Top 10 Movies for Families From 2017

THE STAR

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
THE STAR is a wonderful, hilarious, deeply reverential animated family movie centered on the birth of Jesus, but from the perspective of a lowly donkey named Bo. THE STAR is tremendous fun, with great moral, spiritual lessons along the way. It’s a must-see Christmas movie for every family.

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
The Smurfs return to the big screen in SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, where Smurfette finds her true purpose by helping save a lost village. SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE is an adorable movie for the entire family, with a strong Christian, moral worldview.

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is a thoroughly delightful, brilliant, enthralling movie about how Charles Dickens crafted the beloved Christmas classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL and practically invented the way Christmas is celebrated today. THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is an instant holiday classic, with a marvelous performance by Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens, who delightfully interacts with the characters from his story. It’s one of the best Christmas movies ever made, filled with good will toward men.

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE has Batman fighting The Joker, while learning his need to be part of a family, soften his persona and be a father to a son he accidentally adopts. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is laugh out loud funny and exciting, with some strong positive messages about family, but a caution is advised for younger children due to a politically correct reference, some light innuendo and animated action violence.

FERDINAND

Quality:
****
Age:
Older pre-teen children to adults
FERDINAND is an animated movie based on the classic short story about a large bull with a loving nature who wants to get out of bull fighting, but is mistaken for a dangerous beast. FERDINAND is a funny, entertaining, well-made movie with some moral, redemptive content but does have some Romantic elements of following your heart.

THE EMOJI MOVIE

Quality:
****
Age:
Older pre-adolescents to adults
In THE EMOJI MOVIE, Gene wants to be a working emoji, but when he finds out he has more emotions than just one, he must go on a mission to be reprogrammed. THE EMOJI MOVIE is a fun family movie that has a strong, morally uplifting worldview about helping and supporting others.

DESPICABLE ME 3

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children and adults
DESPICABLE ME 3 shows Gru losing his job with the Anti-Villain League and then meeting his long-lost twin brother, with whom he plans a heist against another villain so that Gru can get back his job. DESPICABLE ME 3 is a high octane, high energy mélange of several storylines that bring fast and furious jokes, fun, reconciliation, prayer, and family to the big screen.

THE CASE FOR CHRIST

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children and adults
THE CASE FOR CHRIST is the inside story of how Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel set out to disprove Christianity when his wife, Leslie, became a Christian and challenged Lee’s atheist beliefs. THE CASE FOR CHRIST is a terrific drama reminiscent of ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, with its own examples of excellent acting. It also brilliantly lays out the facts confirming Jesus Christ’s resurrection, but does contain some tense moments and alcohol use requiring caution for younger children.

CARS 3

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
In CARS 3, Lightning McQueen is finding it harder and harder to stay in the number one spot and must learn how to work with others while making a comeback. CARS 3 is a fun, entertaining movie for the whole family with strong moral lessons reflecting biblical, redemptive truths.

THE BOSS BABY

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
THE BOSS BABY is a delightful, funny animated comedy. Seven-year-old Tim has a perfect life until he gets a baby brother and together they must stop a powerful, nefarious organization trying to replace cuddly babies with cuddly puppies. BOSS BABY is a hilarious, ultimately heartwarming movie with a strong Christian, moral worldview that’s pro-life, pro-family and pro-business.