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Erica Galindo
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Last edited on: October 29, 2015.

Family and redemptive movies are growing and improving in quality and quantity, as they persist and prevail across all platforms of delivery. According to Mojo Box Office October 25, three good family and redemptive movies (without the common scary and fearful elements of many films for the season) continue as popular choices in theaters: Woodlawn and Panare in the top ten at the box office, as well as War Room in the top twenty at the box office (after many weeks out).

On October 25, Rentrak reveals top box office movies worldwide and domestically. Worldwide, Ant-man and Pan are in the top ten at the box office. Domestically, Woodlawn, and Pan are in the top twelve at the box office. These movies that are good choices for families of older children and above are part of the growing and improving release of redemptive, family movies for theaters.

Upcoming, promising, redemptive family movies include: The Peanuts Movie, November 6; The 33, November 13; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, November 20; Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, November 25; and Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens, Dec. 18.

Updates on some of the future release dates for hopeful, redemptive family movies for various ages next year include:  Risen, January 22; Kung Fu Panda 3, January 29; Ben-Hur, February 26;  Young Messiah, March 11;  Miracles from Heaven, March 23;  God’s not Dead 2, April 1; The Jungle Book, April 15; Same Kind of Different as Me, April 29; Finding Dory, June 17; BFG, July 1; Captain America: Civil War, May 6; Alice Through the Looking Glass May 27;  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, June 3; Star Trek Beyond, July 22 ; Pete’s Dragon, August 12; Star Wars: Rogue One, December 16.

This ever-growing and increasingly improving list of potentially good movies for families that are in development also include Disney live-action reboots; Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Mulan, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Tinker Bell, and Chip ‘n’ Dale.

Disney is remaking The Jungle Book in live action form; Photo Courtesy of Variety

Disney is remaking The Jungle Book in live action form; Photo Courtesy of Variety

Even for remakes of familiar titles, it is significant before seeing these movies to check out good reviews as to current suitability. Sonoma Christian Home provides valuable reviews, trailers, interviews and more for redemptive and family movies.

Today with the ever-growing releases of family and redemptive movies, content and quality is improving, especially as socially responsible consumers support artistic and worthwhile movies. With ongoing consumer support and patronage, the Renaissance of artistry and Reformation of content will continue.

Follow Sonoma Christian Home for regular top picks for movies and ongoing updates on the best in family and redemptive movies and entertainment programming on screens of all sizes in theaters, on dvds, on television, as well as via streaming.


Written by Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies),

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