Top 10 Movies from 1993

HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Separated from their human family, three domesticated pets brave the Pacific Northwest wilderness as they embark on a perilous mission to find their masters. Highly recommended for all ages, HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY delicately affirms the importance of family, self-sacrifice, responsibility, and love.

SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER tells the true story of child chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin as he and his parents learn to cope with genius and retain a grip on childhood as well. While the movie's subject is unusual, its themes are universal: a child's discovery of what makes him special and a parent's loving possessiveness. These qualities, combined with excellent directing, acting and cinematography, will endear SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER to moviegoers.

GETTYSBURG

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
Ron Maxwell's epic film GETTYSBURG, based on Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel THE KILLER ANGELS, dramatically depicts the three most courageous days in American history when North and South were arrayed against each other in the decisive battle fought on the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania plains. GETTYSBURG is a magnificent movie that should be viewed by every American.

FREE WILLY

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
In desperate need of love and the security of a family, 12-year-old Jesse recognizes similar needs in his new-found friend Willy, a 7000-pound killer whale, living in the North West Adventure Park, and knows there can be only one solution...FREE WILLY. This film is well made and very clean, to the point of being refreshing. FREE WILLY is a great treat and suitable for the entire family.

THE METEOR MAN

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
THE METEOR MAN is a creative and energetic story about Jefferson Reed, a teacher hit by a magical meteor and transformed into a superhero gifted with super-powers and the motivation to help his inner-city neighbors learn to help themselves. The movie is funny, uplifting and clean, with no foul language, very little sexual content and some violence which earned it the PG-13 rating.

DENNIS THE MENACE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
With slingshot, marbles, wagon, and dog Ruff in tow, DENNIS THE MENACE is a disaster waiting to happen, and he is headed for his favorite next-door neighbor, George Wilson. Walter Matthau is literally on the defensive as the cranky old Mr. Wilson, running for his life from the baby-toothed, tow-headed "Menace," brought to inexhaustible life by newcomer Mason Gamble. DENNIS THE MENACE is a harmless, entertaining, fun summer treat for children of all ages. The film portrays a way of life where children are still allowed to be children, happy and safe, neighbors look out for each other, and people and relationships are valued and important.

SISTER ACT II: BACK IN THE HABIT

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
In SISTER ACT II, Sister Mary Clarence and her "fellow" nuns work on converting some potential delinquents from St. Francis High School into happy, diligent students. Regrettably, there are a few borderline foul words and one profanity uttered by the contemptible school administrator. Even so, the film contains some outstanding musical numbers and clearly communicates the love of God, the value of hard work and the need to acquire Christian virtues--messages that every teenager and adult needs to hear. In its own joyous way, SISTER ACT II may bring some wayward soul to Jesus Christ.

BEETHOVEN’S 2ND

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
BEETHOVEN’S 2ND finds the gentle, good-natured St. Bernard star smitten by a demure, feminine lady-love. Trouble is in the person of Missy’s evil owner Regina who heartlessly severs Beethoven and Missy and plots to steal their puppies. BEETHOVEN’S 2ND is more fun, more adventure, more excitement – the highlight of the season!

TOM AND JERRY: THE MOVIE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
After some "classic" chases, Tom and Jerry's lifestyle turns topsy-turvy when their home is demolished in TOM AND JERRY: THE MOVIE. On the streets, they befriend Robyn, who has fled her Aunt Figg in search of her missing father. Aunt Figg and her cronies follow them on the chase of a lifetime. TOM AND JERRY: THE MOVIE is an entertaining family film with plenty of adventure and humor for all ages that incorporates messages of friendship, teamwork and the importance of family.

COOL RUNNINGS

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
After the disastrous outcome of a 1988 Olympic qualifying trial he was destined to win, Jamaican sprinter Derrice Bannock decides his only chance to follow in his father's footsteps to the Olympic games is as a member of the yet-to-be-formed Jamaican bobsled team in the new Disney adventure comedy COOL RUNNINGS. A small amount of mild foul language mars this otherwise fun, enjoyable film which promotes friendship, acceptance, integrity, and teamwork.
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