Friday, April 26, 2013

Faithful Friday - "Family, Faith, and Inspirational Movies"

If you're like us, you get discouraged and even disgusted with the content and language in movies these days.  I know that we're always on the search for movies that we feel good about our family watching.  We want movies that build faith and character and inspire us to live our lives in a way pleasing to God.

I thought I would share some of these.  I know we're not the only ones looking for family, faith, character-building, or inspirational movies!  (Thanks Susannah for inspiring me to share these)!  :)

Some of these movies we have rented from Redbox, some are from Netflix, some we've purchased from our Christian Bookstore (Family Christian or Lifeway), and a few from Walmart as well.

** Subject matter in some of these movies may not be suitable for young children.  As the parent,  please use your own judgement for what's best and appropriate for your family. **  There are a few on here that contained subjects that we weren't ready for our little one (5 years old) to be exposed to (especially the 180 Movie). 

First I'm going to share the ones we've watched.  Here they are, in no particular order.......

What If
The Woodcarver
Gifted Hands 
Abel's Field
October Baby
Facing the Giants
Faith Like Potatoes
New Hope
To Save a Life
Seven Days in Utopia
Beware of Christians 
One Nation Under God 
The Ultimate Gift
Letters to God
Last Ounce of Courage
Home Beyond the Sun  
The Grace Card 
Safe Harbor
Uncle Nino
Miracle in the Woods
First of May
Lost and Found Family
Sarah's Choice
Amish Grace
180 Movie
Flag of My Father
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
The Perfect Game
Island of Grace
A Greater Yes
Love Comes Softly Series
Marriage Retreat
Me Again
The Shunning
Fifth Quarter
Meant to Be
Marriage Retreat
Brother White
In the Blink of an Eye
Beyond Gates of Splendor
End of the Spear
Children of an Lac

Here's a list of some on our list to watch........

Heaven is Waiting
Backroads and Lilies
Disconnect Reconnect
The Last Brickmaker in America
What Katy Did
Accidental Activist
The heart of Texas
Hidden Places
Fallen Race
The Runner from Ravenshead
The Miracle of the Cards
Second Chances
Just Where I Belong
Behind the Mask
A Mile in His Shoes
Ring the Bell
Though None Go With Me
Paper Dream

If you know of anymore you'd like to add to the list, please share!  :)

It's so nice to watch movies that build up instead of tear down.  And it's wonderful to have good things to ponder.  :)

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  
Philippians 4:8
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Thanks for stopping by!  :)
♥ Tammy ♥


Jill said...

Such a great list! Thanks for taking the time to share.

Wendi said...

I am looking forward to seeing many of the shows you listed. I enjoy watching a movie and crafting or cleaning while the boys sleep. Thanks for sharing!

Terri said...

Great list- thanks!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I love watching movies like that! :D They're so great. It's awesome that a person can be entertained AND be encouraged and built up in the faith at the same time.

Love you! 8! Thank you for participating in Faithful Fridays! :)

Joy :)

Susannah said...

Tammy, thanks again for the list of the wonderfu movies. Now that you have added more, I will add them to our list and Tori's list. As soon as her basketball league is over...they will be having family night again and these movies will be great. I appreciate you and I hope young people enjoy these movies with their families.


Mary said...

I love the list here! If I may also add, Will Smith's The Pursuit of Happiness is also a great motivational movie :)

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