Family entertainment…that teaches!

A few weeks ago I saw the end of an old movie called “Twelve Angry Men.”  It is wonderful story of a jury that has voted 11 to 1 in favor of the conviction of a man for a serious crime.  Just one man holds out……at first!  He continues to call for calm examination and reflection.  Because of his character and courage he is able to eventually lead the entire jury to see the truth.  This juror has to undergo tremendous opposition and hostility, yet he remained committed to his conscience and the search for truth.  I would highly recommend this film for a family night movie.  It would be a great teaching tool for us all — especially children and young people — to stand firm in the face of injustice and opposition.


Can you recommend other movies that would be worthwhile for family movie nights?

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One Comment on “Family entertainment…that teaches!”

  1. Christian Says:

    OK father, I’ll bite:
    Life is Beautiful 1998, In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a beautiful woman from a nearby city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido plays a game with his young son that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank. Although set amongst the specter of the worst moments of the 20th century, the movie focuses on the little miracles which happen in families filled with love. Wonderful, uplifting story, suitable for 10 and up.

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