Top 10 Pro-Life Movies for Mature Audiences

Top 10 Pro-Life Movies for Mature Audiences

The following movies contain themes of adoption, the value of life and the unborn. Movieguide® encourages readers to read the full review to make sure if a movie is right for you.

GOSNELL: THE TRIAL OF AMERICA’S BIGGEST SERIAL KILLER

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
GOSNELL: THE TRIAL OF AMERICA’S BIGGEST SERIAL KILLER is a shocking expose of the horrible activities and unclean practices of an inner city late-term abortion doctor in Philadelphia who was found guilty of murdering several babies in his clinic after they were born. GOSNELL contains some foul language and disturbing content, but it’s a compelling, well-acted drama from a pro-life moral perspective that also exposes the lack of oversight by the health departments in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania when it comes to abortion clinics.

MAN OF STEEL

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
MAN OF STEEL brings Superman back, in a big way, in a story that pits Superman against General Zod, who wants to destroy the human race so that Earth can become a new home for the Krypton race. Super-smart and super-cool, MAN OF STEEL delivers a powerful, redemptive, heroic story with Christian content in a key scene. However, it has some foul language and intense action violence, so caution is advised.

LES MISERABLES

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
LES MISÉRABLES is a movie version of the beloved musical play of Victor Hugo’s novel about an ex-convict whose life is redeemed but is hounded anyway by a legalistic policeman. LES MISÉRABLES is a brilliant adaptation of this inspiring, spiritually uplifting Christian story that beautifully depicts God’s transformational powers though the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it contains some harsh scenes showing the brokenness of humanity without God.

UNPLANNED

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
UNPLANNED is the incredible, powerful true story of Abby, a young woman who gets drawn into working for Planned Parenthood because she thinks that the goal is to help prevent pregnancies. UNPLANNED is extremely well made and powerful.

SIMON BIRCH

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.

Twelve-year-old dwarf Simon Birch thinks he will be used as a hero by God and befriends 12-year-old Joe, who seeks to find his biological father. Though containing some foul language and a few inappropriate behaviors, SIMON BIRCH presents a strong Christian worldview exemplifying grace, mercy and faith.

SHAZAM!

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
SHAZAM! is a superhero movie based on the DC comic book character of a young boy who gets magical powers that transform him into a superhero with an adult body. SHAZAM! is very exciting, funny and delightful, with a mixed worldview and a high amount of gratuitous foul language that warrants a strong caution.

INSTANT FAMILY

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
INSTANT FAMILY is the story of a married couple who have postponed having children of their own but then try adopting a trio of foster siblings, who turn their lives upside down. Inspired by a true story, INSTANT FAMILY has a strong Christian, moral worldview undercut by too much foul language and the positive portrayal of a homosexual couple seeking to adopt a child.

EVELYN

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
In EVELYN, when a young Irish girl and her brothers are taken from her poor, single father and forced to be raised in orphanages, her father must tenaciously and miraculously prevail over deeply-rooted societal systems in hopes of eventual restoration. Showing the fallen human condition, EVELYN is a brave, Christ-centered movie with stellar acting and skillful storytelling that will delight, encourage and touch all who see it.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is the Christmas classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed about the struggling owner of a small-town savings and loan company who’s at the end of his rope but, with the help of a bumbling but lovable angel, discovers he’s the richest man in the world! IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is arguably the best movie ever made. It’s certainly the most uplifting movie ever made, an instant masterpiece by Director Frank Capra with brilliant performances by Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and a cast of terrific character actors.

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, Mel Gibson’s masterpiece, covers the time period from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Cross and beyond. The movie goes beyond most Passion Plays to highlight in stark, dark, and intense terms the spiritual warfare raging around Jesus Christ during His Passion. It is a must-see movie, beautifully directed and powerfully acted.

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