Top 10 Movies For Families From 2013

LINSANITY

Quality:
***
Age:
All ages
LINSANITY is an absorbing documentary about Jeremy Lin, a devout Asian-American Christian who captured massive media coverage by playing some miraculous basketball for the New York Knicks in 2011. The story of how Jeremy made it to the NBA is filled with great, inspiring lessons about trusting in God and pursuing God’s will with passion.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 finds young inventor Flint Lockwood and his friends embarking on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and other foodimals to save the world. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 is a feast of fun for the eyes and the funny bone, with some positive moral lessons along the way.

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children and adults
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL is an entertaining, big budget prequel about how a circus magician miraculously journeys to a fantastic land with evil witches and strange, colorful creatures. OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL has a strong moral, redemptive worldview, but there are some scary elements requiring caution for younger children.

BLACK NATIVITY

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
BLACK NATIVITY is a Christmas musical drama about a struggling single mother forced to send her teenage son to stay with her estranged parents. BLACK NATIVITY is a powerful, inspiring, well-acted drama with beautiful music and an uplifting message of God’s grace, faith, family, and forgiveness that holds everything together.

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
In MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, Mike and Sulley return to the big screen, this time to attend college together. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY has a lot of heart and soul, with a strong moral worldview and many laughs, but some monsters may be scary for very young children.

GRACE UNPLUGGED

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
GRACE UNPLUDGGED is about the young daughter of a former rock star who found Jesus and now must lead his wayward daughter away from bad influences and back to Christ. GRACE UNPLUDGGED keeps you on the edge of your seat and is one of the best, most entertaining, and most powerful, heartrending Christian movie ever produced.

TURBO

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
TURBO is a super-charged animated comedy about a little garden snail with big dreams, who gets endowed with special powers that enable him to qualify for the Indy 500. TURBO has loads of hi-octane fun for all ages, with a positive redemptive message about being your brother’s keeper.

THE CROODS

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
THE CROODS is a new animated comedy about one of the world’s first families, who are fearful of the new when their cave is suddenly destroyed. THE CROODS is a fun adventure with a family who truly love each other, but it has some humanist, environmentalist elements.

DESPICABLE ME 2

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
DESPICABLE ME 2 finds the former villain Gru joining the Anti-Villains League to stop a villain who’s turning Gru’s adorable little minions into monsters with a stolen secret formula. DESPICABLE ME 2 is one of the funniest, laugh-out-loud, hilarious, best conceived, well-plotted, most enjoyable movies ever. Every form of villainy is refuted, family is affirmed, doing the right thing is affirmed, and good triumphs.

FROZEN (2013)

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
FROZEN is an animated comic fantasy from Disney about a princess who must convince her sister, the queen, to bring summer back after she uses magic powers to freeze the kingdom. FROZEN is not only a funny, entertaining movie, with incredible animation, its highly redemptive, moral premise shows that true love is sacrifice.