250 Great Movies for Latter-day Saint Families

250 Great Movies for Latter-day Saint Families

by Jonathan Decker




Finding wholesome, uplifting movies can be a daunting task-especially when Hollywood's values are so far from the Church's. 250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families offers a broad selection of edifying options for your family's next movie night. With content reviews, gospel parallels, and easy-to-use indexes, this guide is sure to have something for everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462112180
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction: LDS Movie Standards 1

What Makes a Good Movie? 5

How to Use This Book 15

The Movie Reviews 19

Indexes 225

Genre 225

Gospel Topic 232

Rating 255

About the Author 261

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all, I am not LDS nor affiliated with this church, but I do appreciate their books and many of their teachings. I often trust their recommendations when it comes to all sorts of media. This is why I chose to read this particular book. I was completely impressed with the layout and premise of this book. The author has his own website, and he actively reviews movies with family in mind. He even spoke of how his views on what is appropriate and what is not has changed over the years. It is important for all faith-practicing individuals to make their choices on what is appropriate a personal decision between you and God. I whole-heartedly agree and appreciate his view on this. The 250 movies he chose are not exhaustive, but I have to say that some of the inclusions surprised me. In fact, he challenged me to consider some that often have received bad press and negative reviews. For example, I know that Tim Burton's films are well done, but I assumed that his kid's films were bad. Due to the author's reviews and recommendations, I have realized that what I believed may have been wrong. My daughter was very happy to learn that I have relaxed my standards to a degree, and I am now open to movies that may not be of interest to me but are not inherently bad.  I recommend this book to families who truly care about watching quality films that have good messages. All potential problems with recommended movies are stated in an easy-to-comprehend way, and positive messages/teaching moments are also pointed out. There are several Mormon films that are of no real interest to me, but the vast majority of the films are good, wholesome entertainment. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
How do you find good entertainment? This book is a WONDERFUL tool to help with that! Filled with 250 GOOD, CLEAN, FUN movie titles...you will find plenty to watch by yourself or with your family. Each movie title includes: Movie Description (including rating and date); Content Overview; and Messages to Discuss (including scriptural references that relate). Here is a very, very small and highly abbreviated sampling of that the book offers: 17 Miracles (PG, 2011) Description: Moving account of the Willie-Martin handcart companies Content Overview: There is plenty of suffering. It is intense, but historically accurate. Messages to Discuss: The tender mercies of the Lord (1 Nephi 1:20) The Avengers (PG-13, 2012) Description: Witty Screenplay, charismatic performances, and wall-to-wall action. Content Overview: Plentiful action violence and destruction, mild language, and mild drug reference. Messages to Discuss: Strength comes from overcoming selfishness and pride to achieve unity (D&C 38:27) Cars (G, 2006) Description: A warm and worthwhile tale of an arrogant hotshot race-car who learns humility. Content Overview: No foul language or sexuality. Messages to Discuss: We are to love our neighbors as ourselves (Galatians 5:14) I am HIGHLY impressed with this book and believe that EVERY FAMILY should own a copy of this book and use it frequently to not only find good entertainment, but to find the good in the entertainment!