Dove Watch List

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 […]

Movies About Race and Reconciliation

By Jacob Sahms Here at Dove, we’re aware that discussions of race are front and center in our national awareness right now. How should Christians respond? How can we talk with our children about real issues? What difference can we make? We’ve assembled a list of films that will show you stories based on true […]

Memorial Day: Watch and Remember List

By Jacob Sahms Memorial Day is Monday, and here at Dove, we’ve created a list of movies that look at the brave soldiers who fought and died to defend our freedom. While the majority of the films have a Dove Approval, a few will require discernment as individuals and families consider how much wartime violence […]

Scoob! Reflects Years of Warner Bros. Animated Excellence

By Jacob Sahms With the direct-to-home media Scoob!, Warner Bros. has reworked the delivery of one of their old animated franchises, that of the detective tag-team of Scooby Doo and his human friends. Created in 1969 in response to the cancellation of their longer-running animated shows because of fears that those shows were too violent, […]

Redeeming Love Producer Says Love Story is a Game-Changer

By Jacob Sahms As a child, Cindy Bond studied classic films like Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, Henry King’s Song of Bernadette, Henry Koster’s The Robe, and then later Hugh Hudson’s Chariots of Fire, loving the musical elements, the great romances, the moments that moved her to laughter and tears. After her husband Steve […]

Your Dove-Approved Mother’s Day List

By Jacob Sahms This Sunday, we celebrate our moms, the women who helped us become who we are. At Dove, we’re always looking for opportunities to celebrate movies and family, so we’ve compiled this list of Dove-approved films for your enjoyment and discussion as we stop to appreciate Mother’s Day. Breakthrough Joyce Smith (Chrissy Metz) […]

The Willoughbys (Netflix): Fixing Family

By Jacob Sahms Netflix’s The Willoughbys, a wild adventure about four underprivileged children who discover life on their own, delivers a high energy, slapstick comedy thanks to the character design of Craig Kellman (Madagascar, Hotel Transylvania, The Addams Family). When the Willougby children take in an abandoned child and find themselves homeless, they hatch a […]

Films to Soothe Your Soul Vol. IV: Find Your Purpose

By Jacob Sahms We live in unexpected and uncertain times, and sometimes, there’s a movie or two that we go to for comfort, a momentary reprieve from the craziness of the world around us. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing thoughts about a few of those movies each week. May they bring you […]