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A good movie is so hard to find

Written By: Jodi on March 14, 2008 One Comment

So many movies today, even the ones marketed for kids, are full of material that is objectionable to parents. It’s nearly impossible to know just by movie descriptions and trailers how much profanity and ‘adult situations’ will be included.

I thought I’d share some resources to help you find out the ‘family-friendly’ level of movies before you head to the theater or rent a video.

  • Common Sense Media – Besides movies and DVD’s, this site also reviews books, games, tv, and music.
  • Plugged In Online – Online version of the magazine. Also includes reviews of games and music.
  • Kids-in-mind – Unique rating system that immediately shows the level of objectionable material in 3 categories.
  • Dove – Make sure you read each title’s review here. Some movies are ‘Dove approved’ but only for those above a certain age. The Dove approval does NOT indicate that it is appropriate for the entire family.

There are other family movie review sites but I find these pretty much cover anything you’d need to know before making a decision.

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One Response to “A good movie is so hard to find”

  1. Gina Webb says on: 15 March 2008 at 11:17 am

    Thanks for the websites. I have used the plugged in before.. but hadn’t looked at the other ones yet:) It is hard to find a family friendly movie. I have just tried to stay away from Hollywood made ones… There are so many independent Christian filmmakers coming on the scene. The only thing is that you have to buy the dvd, can’t really rent them anywhere. But it’s all good. If it’s educational and fun, then I know we’ll use it again.

    I usually check out the stuff from Vision Forum and Answers in Genesis… of course there are many other sources, but anyways, long comment, sorry;)

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