Movie Review Monday – 25 all-time favorite family movies

Penny Zeller, Christian Author

I’ve been asked on several occasions to list some of our family’s all-time favorite family movies.

I have to admit that it’s difficult to narrow the list down to just 25!

I’m sure I’ll be including another “favorites” list in the coming months. Believe it or not, there are many great movies out there suitable for the entire family. It just takes a bit of investigating to find them.

I’ve noted on the list below if any movies are appropriate for certain age groups. Some of these movies have archived movie reviews at so be sure to check that as well.

This list is by no means exhaustive, but here are 25 or our favorites in no particular order:

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The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

End of the Spear (ages 12 and older)

Christmas Angel (Pureflix with Della Reese)

Last Ounce of Courage

Drive Thru History Series

Courageous (ages 12 and older)

The Gospel of John

                                      Clancy (ages 12 and older)

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Samantha (American Girl)

Fallen Angel (Hallmark)

Follow the Stars Home (Hallmark)

Love Comes Softly


Kit Kittredge (American Girl)

Time Changer

Game Time: Tackling the Past

IMG (2)Though None Go With Me

The Inheritance (Feature Films for Families)

Beautiful Dreamer (Feature Films for Families)

What If

Doc Series

Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (ages 10 and older)

Sarah Plain and Tall Series (Hallmark)

A huge thank you to the directors, producers, and writers of wholesome films. You are appreciated!

For an archived list of movie reviews, go to my newly created Archived Movie Reviews page. This page will be updated regularly to show all movies included in Movie Review Monday.
For a listing of all mom-approved movies, go here.

Join me each week for a new movie suggestion of recommended movies suitable for the entire family with reviews written from a Christian worldview.

Movie Monday – Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts – Holy Land – Temple, Cross, and the Empty Tomb

Penny Zeller, Christian AuthorThis week’s Movie Monday movie suggestion is Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts – Holy Land – Temple, Cross, and the Empty Tomb.

Dave Stotts cruises through another interesting history lesson in his latest DVDThe entire DVD is interesting and full of information and takes viewers to a variety of places in Israel.  This DVD contains three separate shows regarding the Temple, Cross, and Empty Tomb, and the episodes are as follows:

Episode 1: Mount Moriah, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Western Wall

Episode 2: Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Bethesda, Kidron Valley, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane

Episode 3: Prophecies, Caiaphas, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Our family’s favorite was the last episode where Dave discusses the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus and takes us to the place where Jesus stood trial. We view the tomb of Caiaphas the Priest, and other fascinating archeological discoveries. To be able to see where Jesus walked, taught, and died for our sins is beyond amazing and truly brings the Bible to life.

There is nothing objectionable in any of the Drive Thru History movies, and they make for excellent learning tools for homeschool. But that isn’t the only use for these videos. Families will enjoy watching them for entertainment on family night and learning about the places in the Bible.

Dave Stotts has a gift for teaching and presents these videos in an interesting and informative way. This is yet another Drive Thru History that I highly recommend!

Reviews of other episodes of Drive Thru History can be found at the following links:

Drive Thru History – Holy Land – Volumes 1 & 2

Drive Thru History – Greece is the Word

And for a complete listing of family movie suggestions and an archive of past reviews from a Christian worldview for Movie Monday, please go to my Mom-Approved Movies Page. Join me each Monday for a new movie review. Until then, have a blessed week!