It can be hard today to find quality movies that don’t fill our minds with filth. My husband and I frequently analyze whether we should keep the various streaming programs we subscribe to. More often than not, we find ourselves deleting them for a season. Add children into the mix, and you’ll find it’s almost impossible to discover family-friendly films that are worth popping some popcorn and watching together.
However, lately I’ve been becoming increasingly more aware of the hidden, even accidental, positive messages and themes in movies. You see, God is not only our creator, He’s the creator of all things. Nothing exists on this earth outside of the Lord. On top of that, the Bible tell us we are made in His image.
“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’” (Genesis 1:26)
Because of this Biblical truth, the Lord’s creation—including people and non-believers—can’t help but reflect His glory… even if they don’t mean to! Film producers, directors, and screen writers aren’t immune to this reflection. One of my favorite pastimes now is finding “accidental” allegory in entertainment.
Here are 10 classic family movies with gospel themes—however intentionally or unintentionally they might be!
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