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Top Ten Movies To Watch This Thanksgiving

Top Ten Movies to Watch This Thanksgiving

It’s been quite the year for people, with many ups and downs and some who have had incredible hardships. Others have seen amazing blessings and miracles. However, no matter how the year has gone for you, there is always a reason to be thankful to God; that’s why Thanksgiving Day is such an important holiday. The holiday puts us into a posture of gratefulness. We’ve put together a list of 10 of our favorite movies or TV programs, both classic and recent, that exemplify thankfulness and remind us to be thankful for all of our blessings.

BREAKTHROUGH (2019)

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
BREAKTHROUGH is a must-see, entertaining, powerful, convicting, heartrending story about the real-life incident of a boy who fell through some ice and had no pulse for a longer period than any doctor thought possible when he then miraculously revived. Each character, believers and unbelievers, undergoes a tremendous journey in BREAKTHROUGH, an inspiring movie that will make you laugh and cry.

LITTLE WOMEN (2019)

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
LITTLE WOMEN (2019) is the most gorgeous, historically accurate big screen version of the famous book by Louisa May Alcott that’s been made several times in movies and for television. Better yet, LITTLE WOMEN has no foul language, no sex, no nudity, no violence but is a delightful character study with very strong Christian content about a family dealing with real issues during the Civil War. Along with the 2019 version, there were productions of LITTLE WOMEN released in 1994, 2018 and 2018 (PBS).

DRIVING MISS DAISY

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
DRIVING MISS DAISY is a great character study with strong Christian values about a wealthy Jewish matron who’s befriended by her black chauffeur, a committed Christian full of wisdom. Beautifully acted by Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman and containing only two exclamatory curses, DRIVING MISS DAISY will not only fill you with joy and love, but also encourage you to follow Jesus Christ more closely.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a wonderful movie starring Tom Hanks as the famous children’s television host, Fred Rogers, whose simple Christian wisdom helps a troubled reporter become a better man and reconcile with his estranged father. A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a delightful, winsome, powerful, heartrending movie that exalts forgiveness, kindness, grace, and love.

SAINTS & STRANGERS

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
SAINTS & STRANGERS is an exciting, faith-filled, jeopardy-filled two part TV miniseries from National Geographic. It tells the story of the Mayflower and the settling of Plymouth by the Pilgrims, the soldiers, the fortune hunters, and the sailors who arrived in Massachusetts in 1620 on Nov. 11. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for SAINTS & STRANGERS because of some foul language and intense violence.

SULLY

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
SULLY is a very powerful, miraculous, heroic story about the airline pilot who safely landed 175 people in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009. SULLY takes a small slice of life and turns it into a tremendous insight into the political, politically correct battles of our day. Caution is advised for older children because of some light foul language and intense air crash moments.

WONDER

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
WONDER is a family drama about Auggie, a young boy with a facial deformity who’s entering school for the first time after being homeschooled by his mother. The movie looks at Auggie’s first year in school from his perspective and the perspective of those around him. WONDER is a terrifically empathetic, uplifting movie that will bring tears of joy, but there’s brief, mostly light foul language.

A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING is a delightful PEANUTS cartoon movie made for television where Peppermint Patty invites herself and many others over to Charlie Brown’s house for Thanksgiving. A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING is an adorable animated movie with some great, positive messages the whole family can enjoy.

JOHN ADAMS

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
JOHN ADAMS is the acclaimed HBO TV miniseries on one of America’s most important founding fathers, and the second president of the United States, who led a glorious, mostly positive life of great influence. The acting, writing and direction are superb, and this miniseries is rich in political, philosophic and spiritual dialogue that recognizes Christian faith in every critical moment.

SQUANTO: A WARRIOR’S TALE

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
The exciting historical-adventure drama, SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TALE, tells the amazing legend of a Native American Indian and his enslavement at the hands of English traders, his daring escape and his miraculous return to his New England homeland where he risks his life for peace and helps Pilgrim settlers survive in the early 1600s. Disney's SQUANTO is free of offensive content -- save for appropriate action violence -- and contains an exceptionally positive portrayal of Christian belief and principles.