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Erica Galindo
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Last edited on: June 22, 2016.

Family-friendly movies in June continue to be at the top of the charts. On June 18, Box Office Mojo reported that Finding Dory (PG-all ages) is the top box office movie and that Jungle Book (PG-older children-adults) and Zootopia (PG-older children-adults) continue to do well at the box office. These movies are top family picks for quality and content in theaters for the fourth week of June.

On June 18, Billy Graham said in The Christian Times to parents that children are “deeply influenced by TV and movies.” He advises parents to protect their children from the effects of the TV shows and movies they watch.  Graham stated, “The media has a great impact on young people, and parents should not overlook this fact.”

Movieguide.org provides some of the best reviews for quality and content for movies in theaters. There are always many movies in theaters for which caution is advised for language, violence, inappropriate behaviors and more, even movies that may look okay for youth and families. It is critical to study good reviews to determine suitability.

This summer there are many promising family and redemptive movies for a range of ages due out in theaters: I’m Not Ashamed, BFG, The Secret Life of Pets, Star Trek Beyond, and Ben-Hur (which will be the best summer movie). Many other family and redemptive movies in development: Left Behind 2, Full of Grace, Do You Believe 2, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew, Ten Commandments, King David, Apostle Paul (with Hugh Jackman), Pontius Pilate, Butterfly Circus, The Adventures of Tintin 2, Touchdown on the Tundra, Wanted, The Passion of the Christ 2, a slate of HD Texas movies, and more.

Further, Disney has many promising family, classic, live-action remakes in development: Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins Returns, Aladdin, Mulan, Dumbo, Winnie-the-Pooh, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Tinker Bell, Chip ‘n Dale and more.

The top family picks for quality and content in movies out in theaters the fourth week of June are the following: Finding Dory, Jungle Book and Zootopia.  

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