It is wonderfully uplifting and inspiring today on television, local theater screens, and computers to see redemptive movies. Rich, redemptive gifts to uplift human spirits around the world are available more widely on various types of screens around the world.
The modern Renaissance and Reformation continues with the production and distribution of good redemptive movies. Today we continue to see on big and small screens, a developing Renaissance with its heightened, multi-dimensional appeal of excellence in artistry and the growing Reformation of content with its appeal to universal absolute moral values.
During the lifetime of Shakespeare, there was both a Renaissance of artistic expression in England and a Reformation of content in England due to the influence and patronage of Queen Elizabeth the First. We have been seeing this happen again in our current time.
Something is “redemptive” when it makes something or someone positive and worthy, despite their former negative states. Redemptive films present realistic, naturalistic, and honest stories in which the characters go on ultimately edifying journeys that lead them towards positive results from that which was originally negative, toward reconciliation, and toward Truth.
Redemptive films have edifying stories that reveal universal ideas and lift viewers from negativism, cynicism, and/or pessimism to what is positive, renewing, and hopeful. Although, they present honest, difficult struggles, they turn what is paralyzing, degrading, and debilitating into what is freeing, beautiful and eternal.
Redemptive movies are authentic, honest, and believable. They entertain with stories that are also uplifting, enlightening, and/or educational that reinforce universal ideas of unconditional love and absolute moral values. Best practice redemptive movies also include the best of artistry cinematography, directing, acting and more.
The ultimate Redemption is that which our Lord Jesus Christ has provided for us and redemptive movies are those that line up with this Truth.
An increasing number of movies are part of the growing Renaissance of artistry and Reformation of content in the increasing trend of production of best practice, family-friendly, redemptive movies with top box office draw. Consumer ticket sales, purchases, and feedback are having a significant influence on what is being produced. Feedback, which are votes for movies in the forms of visits to IMDb movie pages and online reviews, make a difference.
Support for Christian movie review sites such as Movieguide, Sonoma Christian Home, PluggedIn, Dove and more also make a positive difference in the redemptive movies produced. Patronage is significant and has from the earliest productions has made a difference in what is produced. Today, when a consumer goes to a theater and pays to see a movie, she or he is a patron.
To date, box office statistics and ongoing research make it clear that the past decade has been marked by an increasing number of best practice redemptive movies with top box office draw and staying power for all ages produced by mainstream studios, directors, and actors. IMDb records indicate a growing popular interest in redemptive movies, as well as the box office draw and staying power of such movies.
Wonderfully, in recent years, there has been a growing acceleration in production of best practice redemptive movies by independent and Hollywood studios and companies in the midst of international accelerating evil, darkness, and danger.
The year of 2014, for example, was especially marked by many successful redemptive movies by independent and mainstream studios and companies which included: Heaven is for Real, God’s Not Dead, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Unbroken, The Giver, Selma, The Son of God, When the Game Stands Tall, Where Hope Grows,” and many more.
The year 2015 also provided many more popular, successful redemptive movies produced by independent studios and mainstream studios, often with notable actors, such as McFarland USA, Woodlawn, Captive, 90 Minutes in Heaven, The Letters, Noble, Little Boy, The 33, and War Room.
Then, 2016 continued this trend with the following: Ben-Hur, Risen, The Young Messiah, Miracles from Heaven, Hacksaw Ridge, God’s Not Dead 2, I’m Not Ashamed, Queen of Katwe, Deepwater Horizon, Sully, Priceless, Hidden Figures, A United Kingdom, and The Finest Hours.”
Likewise, 2017 continues to provide excellent, entertaining, edifying movie such as the following: Because of Grácia, The Heart of Man, All Saints, Dunkirk, The Case for Christ, A Question of Faith, Mully, 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, The Star and Let There Be Light.
Many of these movies are now available and popular on DVDs and through streaming.
Further, exclusive interviews and ongoing correspondence with leading PR firms and movie makers has revealed that there are many more such excellent, promising redemptive movies with notable of actors on the horizon for 2017: Same Kind of Different as Me, The Star, On Wings of Eagles, and I’ll Push You.
The upcoming 2018 promises many more outstanding redemptive movies: Unbroken, Path to Redemption, Paul Apostle of Christ, God’s Not Dead 3, and many more.
Further, there are many redemptive movies in development for theaters: Do You Believe 2, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew, Ten Commandments, King David, Pontius Pilate, Butterfly Circus, and The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection.
The modern Renaissance and Reformation continues with the production and distribution of good redemptive movies with the patronage and support of investors and consumers.
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