Dove Watch List

Films To Consider: It’s Time for an Election

The 2020 election is two weeks away but the topic of politics doesn’t usually bring sunny, happy feelings with it. Here are some films to consider for yourself, and to spur discussion about how politics impact us and the faith we live. In the follow-up to his documentary The Overnighters, director Jesse Moss teamed with […]

3 Dove Approved Films for Halloween

Are you looking for a Halloween-themed film for your family this week, but don’t know where to start? Look no further than this list of Dove-approved films. Hotel Transylvania (2012, All Ages) Sometimes monsters need a break too. That’s why Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) opened Hotel Transylvania, a five-star resort where monsters and their […]

Pray Film Highlights Power of Prayer … and Persistence

By Jacob Sahms “The family that prays together stays together.” While I’d heard this phrase hundreds of times growing up in the church, I never knew its origins until watching Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton. Father Patrick Peyton, an immigrant from Ireland, gave his life over to the priesthood after a scary teenage battle […]

Beckman: Pure Flix’s “Taken” Tackles Violence and Human Trafficking

By Jacob Sahms With films like The Dancer and the Dame and Samson on his resume, one might think that director Gabriel Sabloff has a “type” of film, but when Sabloff and David A.R. White get together, it’s usually been more apocalyptic (three Revelation Road films). So maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by their latest collaboration, […]

Cowboy and Preacher Tri Robinson Wants to Save the World

By Jacob Sahms Retired Vineyard pastor Tri Robinson believes his evangelical beliefs are compatible with his passion for caring for God’s Creation. In Cowboy and Preacher, award-winning documentary filmmaker Will Fraser captured the innate sense of purpose in Robinson’s convictions, showing how the former pastor of Vineyard Christian Fellowship (Boise, ID) has taken his love […]

When We Last Spoke Tells Story of Redemption

By Jacob Sahms When We Last Spoke tells the story of sisters Evangeline and Juliet, who are abandoned by their mother while their father is off fighting in the Vietnam War. Based on the novel by Marci Henna, the film provides a sweeping tale of love, redemption, and family, directed by Joanna Hoch, in theaters […]

5 Dove Approved Sizzling Hot Summer Blockbusters

By Jacob Sahms Summer is here – but not many films are finding their way to the theater. So what could audiences watch from home? Here’s a Dove list of previous summer blockbusters. The Avengers (Dove Approved 12+) The Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible […]

Baseball is Back! Films about America’s Pasttime

By Jacob Sahms Baseball is back but we still love the stories we’ve heard and seen before. Here’s a list of some terrific baseball fans for you to consider in-between games! 42 Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. 42 tells […]

Save the Date! A Look at Upcoming Family Films

By Jacob Sahms With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everything from schools to travel, movie theaters and movie studios weren’t exempt. While some of them plan to open in the next month, major family films have been pushed into different release options, like Artemis Fowl last week on Disney+ and My Spy releasing next Friday on Amazon, and several […]

8 Films That Highlight Freedom

By Jacob Sahms Are you looking for a film to watch that will help you consider what freedom is this weekend? Look no further than this list! Alone Yet Not Alone opens with a calming musical soundtrack and gorgeous landscapes. We learn that the time period is 1755 when America was considered a haven for families […]