Top 10 Movies For Families From 2006

FACING THE GIANTS

Quality:
****
Age:
Junior high and up
FACING THE GIANTS is a thoroughly entertaining high school football movie with a strong evangelistic thrust. When Coach Grant realizes that the importance of the football team is not winning the game but serving God, he completely rebuilds the team, revival breaks out in the school, and miracles start to happen. MOVIEGUIDE® commends the filmmakers for producing such an inspiring, entertaining movie.

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

Quality:
****
Age:
Teenagers and adults
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, starring Will Smith and his real-life son, is based on the true life and struggles of Chris Gardner as he attempts to create a better life for himself and his young son. One of the most inspirational movies of the year, the movie puts forth a strong message about a parent’s commitment to their child and that with hard work and a belief in one’s self, great things can be accomplished.

GLORY ROAD

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children and adults
GLORY ROAD tells the true-life story of the 1966 Texas Western basketball team’s arduous and inspiring season that culminated with an NCAA championship. With convincing acting and a redemptive message, GLORY ROAD is a winner, full of teamwork, drama, heart, and soul.

INVINCIBLE

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
INVINCIBLE tells an incredible, entertaining story about a regular guy from Philadelphia who tries out for the Philadelphia Eagles football team and becomes a star player. Rated PG, INVINCIBLE has a strong moral outlook, with only a few plot problems and very little foul language.

ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN is an animated sequel about ice age animals trying to escape a great flood caused by glaciers melting. ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN will melt your heart, tickle your funny bone, and delight your older children, but some of the humor is too crude and some of the action too scary for younger children.

AKEELAH AND THE BEE

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
AKEELAH AND THE BEE is an inspiring, entertaining drama about an 11-year-old spelling bee champion who inspires almost everyone she meets. AKEELAH AND THE BEE is an extremely uplifting, heartfelt movie with strong moral messages, but it has some instances of PG-rated foul language.

EIGHT BELOW

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
EIGHT BELOW is a story about a survival guide who must go back to Antarctica to rescue the sled dogs he had to leave down there. EIGHT BELOW exceeds all expectations. It is an extremely entertaining, exciting, well-acted, and well-directed adventure story with strong moral virtues that families will love.

THE NATIVITY STORY

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
THE NATIVITY STORY tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in a dramatic, authentic manner. It is one of those very rare movies that brings the Gospel alive in a compelling, interesting, entertaining manner that shatters expectations.

CARS

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
CARS, Pixar and Disney's new computer-animated movie, tells the fantasy tale of Lightning McQueen, a selfish racecar who learns how to slow down, care for others and find himself when he becomes stranded in an isolated, small desert town off Route 66. CARS is a feast for the eyes and the heart. It celebrates the values that made small-town America great.

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
CHARLOTTES' WEB is a live action movie of the beloved children's novel, about a young farm girl named Fern, a small pig named Wilbur, and a spider named Charlotte. CHARLOTTE'S WEB is a radiant delight for children of all ages, a brilliantly plotted movie filled with positive moral messages and signs of God's grace penetrating ordinary life.