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Erica Galindo
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Last edited on: November 5, 2015.

Good family, redemptive movies continue to have staying power. On November 1, Box Office Mojo’s daily report reveals that the top pick redemptive movies, Woodlawn and War Room remain in theaters, as does top family pick Pan November 1, Box Office Mojo’s weekend report shows that top family picks Inside Out (that has been in theaters 20 weeks) and Ant-Man (which has been in theaters for 16 weeks) remain in cinemas within the top twenty-six.

Recently, Variety has reported, “Marvel-Disney’s Ant-Man has hit the $500 million mark in worldwide grosses… has earned $179 million domestically and $319.5 million internationally…fourth Disney release of 2015 to reach the milestone, along with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out and Cinderella. Ant-Man …opened in the U.S. to $57.2 million in mid July. Ant-Man debuted in China on Oct. 16 with the second biggest three-day opening weekend for a Disney or Marvel release in the territory. China has become the film’s top foreign market with $86.4 million.”

These are all good picks for families in theaters and in DVDS. November 1, On DVD Release reports that these movie are top picks as DVDs in Animation, Family, Action, Sci-Fi, African American, Fantasy categories and more. Family and redemptive movies with good content and quality stand the test of time and are highly successful over the long run across the world.

This week the highly anticipated The Peanuts Movie is released to theaters on November 6. See the delightful teaser and multiple trailers for this movie that is one of the rare, G-rated, animated family movies for all ages.

Also, this week Fanthom Events offers the following special events in cinemas: classic, satirical stage play, The Importance of Being Ernest from the Vaudeville Theater of London (for adults); Metropolitan Opera’s redemptive Tannhäuser (for adults) and Home Alone, 25th Anniversary (for older children through adults).

There are many good family and redemptive movies slated for the rest of 2015: 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. (It is always significant to to check reviews on reputable family movie sites to select the most suitable movies.)

Also, next year holds promise for many family and redemptive movies:  Risen, January 22; Kung Fu Panda 3, January 29; 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 ; Ben-Hur, August 12, Pete’s Dragon, August 12; and Star Wars: Rogue One, December 16.

Even for reboots of familiar titles, such as Disney’s live action remakes of their classic animated movies, it is always important before seeing these movies to check out good reviews as to current suitability.

In review for this week, the top picks for family and redemptive movies in theaters this week are as follows: The Peanuts Movie (all ages), Woodlawn (for older children through adults), War Room (for older children through adults), Pan (for older children through adults), Home Alone (for older children through adults), Ant-Man (for older children through adults), and Inside Out (all ages).


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


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