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Our Top 10 Family Movies from 2020

SAFETY

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
SAFETY is a heartrending, triumphant sports drama about a college football player’s love and sacrifice for his younger brother when their mother is incarcerated for drugs. Streaming on Disney Plus [Disney+], SAFETY is a powerful, heartwarming movie peppered with many Christian, morally uplifting content and values.

THE CROODS: A NEW AGE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
In the animated comedy THE CROODS: A NEW AGE, the prehistoric Crood family meets a family named the Bettermans, who challenge the Croods on everything. THE CROODS: A NEW AGE is a very funny, heartwarming movie that the whole family can enjoy, with moral messages about family, commitment and love throughout the story.

RED SHOES AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
RED SHOES AND THE SEVEN DWARFS is a delightful animated movie where seven human princes who have been cursed and changed into tiny green dwarfs run into their possible deliverance in Red Shoes, but it turns out no one is being honest about their true identity. Although RED SHOES AND THE SEVEN DWARFS has a strong moral worldview where love conquers evil and character is valued above physical appearance, due to some cartoonish violence and flirting, as well as well as the use of magic, Movieguide® advises caution for younger audiences.

JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY follows an inventor who has lost his motivation when his work is stolen and his wife passes away, but is inspired once again when his granddaughter comes to live with him. Streaming on Netflix, JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY is a fun, exciting, heartfelt musical that has a strong moral, redemptive worldview stressing love, family, forgiveness, and the joy of creation and including positive references to Christmas and prayer, but focuses too much on personal belief.

A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON is another great, funny, heartwarming, delightful Aardmore Studio stop motion family cartoon, where Shaun has some adventures with an alien and his flying saucer. Now playing on Netflix, FARMAGEDDON is full of fun and fantasy that will appeal to all ages as well as clever science fiction references that will appeal to adults.

I AM PATRICK PATRON SAINT OF IRELAND

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
I AM PATRICK: PATRON SAINT OF IRELAND is a docudrama that unpacks Saint Patrick’s life according to historical experts and his famous letter the “Confessio.” I AM PATRICK has a very strong Christian, biblical worldview and stresses the value of evangelism, ministry, confession, prayer, and trusting in God.

ONWARD

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
ONWARD is a witty animated fantasy movie about two elf brothers, Ian and Barley, who set out to bring their deceased father back to life for a day. ONWARD is set in modern times but takes place in a fantasy world with magic at the heart of the story. However, ONWARD also has strong moral elements with some redemptive content stressing family relationships, sacrifice, and reconciliation.

STARDOG AND TURBOCAT

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
STARDOG AND TURBOCAT is a funny, witty animated superhero movie about a dog who’s shot into outer space in 1969 using a radioactive crystal and returns to Earth 50 years later with super powers, where he must help a vigilante cat stop a plot to use the crystal power to turn all humans into stupid animal slaves. Once the plot gets going, STARDOG AND TURBOCAT turns into an exciting adventure with many funny twists and turns, but younger children may not understand everything that’s happening.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a delightful action comedy based on the beloved video game character from another planet who befriends a small-town policeman to evade a mad scientist hired by the government to find Sonic, the source of a massive accidental power outage. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a funny, heartwarming, uplifting comedy about finding and helping new friends, but there is some action violence and light but brief foul language.

THE SOCIAL DILEMMA

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE SOCIAL DILEMMA mixes investigative style interviews from some major Big Tech whistleblowers and dramatized scenes of life in an average American household to reveal social media’s effect on society and the dangerous predicament of the future. THE SOCIAL DILEMMA is a compelling and timely inside look at how Big Tech companies and social media outlets can manipulate and harm children and adults, but some depictions of riots and discussion of suicide warrant caution for older children.