10 Things I Hate about You (1999) - SR
Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Summary: Romantic comedy set in a suburban high school, loosely based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.

Prophecy: (Dad:) Thank the Lord that love always wins in the end!--This sweet, simple movie carries that sweet message. They did a pretty good job of modernizing Shakespeare's play, though they could have done without some of the foolishness.


100 Men and a Girl (1937) - MC
Deanna Durbin

Summary: Musicians rally around the faith and vision of one girl to overcome great obstacles.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


101 Dalmations (1961) - YC
Animation

Summary: Story about the theft and recovery of some Dalmatian puppies. Portions may be shown to younger children, however, the portions with the villainess Cruella should not be shown to the very young.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


101 Dalmations (1996) - MC
Jeff Daniels, Glenn Close, Joely Richardson

Summary: Live-action version of the classic tale of the puppies who are kidnapped, and the search to get them back. Beware of some scary parts with evil characters. Sensitive children might be negatively affected by some parts, so careful previewing and discussion is recommended. Not recommended for repeated viewing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


101 Dalmations II: Patch's London Adventure (2002) - MC
Animated: Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave

Summary: Sequel to the original animation 101 Dalmatians. Roger and Anita are planning to move to their Dalmatian Plantation, but young Patch gets left behind in London and wanders into an unusual situation.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie has a sweet message that each one is special and has worth, even if you're one in a hundred. You're special to Me, because when I look at each one of you, I see just you and love you individually and for what you are.

This movie did have some scarier scenes and weirdness on the part of the main villains, and it was more emphasized than the first one. While it has its enjoyable parts and good lessons, it's not the kind of movie to watch over and over again, especially because of the attitudes and mannerisms of the odd, artsy character in it. That is what the kids would start imitating after repeated viewings.

Some of the scenes of Cruella de Vil, her henchmen, and the artist fellow, are quite long and could easily be fast-forwarded through without missing much of the story at all.


102 Dalmatians (2000) - OC
Glenn Close, Gerard Depardieu

Summary: Sequel to 101 Dalmatians. After three years in prison, Cruella De Vil is judged to have paid her debt to society and is set free, as she pledges to have nothing to do with fur ever again. She, however, cannot keep this promise and soon is plotting another scheme to get her ultimate Dalmatian coat.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a fun movie. Although it dwells more on "Cruella" this time and her badness, it still brings out the good and the evil gets exposed. The good wins in the end. Please do pray and ask Me before showing it to a younger age group though, as there are some parts that could be a bit scary for them. But it does have a sweet message, it's funny, and it's a movie that the older kids will enjoy.


12:01 (1993) - JETT
Jonathan Silverman, Helen Slater

Summary: Fantasy/comedy/action drama, involving a man caught in a mysterious time warp.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


13 Coversations About One Thing (2002) - OTHER
Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Matthew McConaghey

Summary: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's unpredictability.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is a good character study, with good acting, and it shows you what a sad state the world is in, in its pursuit of happiness without Me. Because of that, it does give you a heart for reaching poor lost souls.

It's a very realistic look at some sad lives, and shows the hopelessness that many feel. Therefore it can be helpful to some as a good look at life in the System-especially for those of the younger generation who don't know what it's like out there.

This movie is very worthwhile for some people, and very much not worthwhile for others. It really depends on the person, your mood, your needs, and what type of lessons and/or entertainment you need personally.

For those needing insight into the hearts of those in the world, for those who aren't very aware of the suffering people go through, for those who are smug or content in their blessed and happy lives with Me, this movie is useful, as it provides this insight, and it shows the way things really are for some people-so shallow, so empty, so devoid of life and light.

For others, those who know and understand these principles, who know the ways of the world and its emptiness and darkness, and who are thankful for My love and salvation and truth and aware of how wonderful these blessings are, this movie could in some cases be no more than a downer. Those who have had a long, tiring day of pouring out and working hard and who need some recreation and relaxation may find this movie draining. Those who are battling or struggling with depression or sadness personally may find seeing all the sadness in this movie too much to bear.

It's a movie that has a lot of good in it, but it isn't necessary for a lot of people to see, because the good that's in it is something they're already aware of and they have better things to do with their time. It is, however, a movie that I would lead some to watch, and in some cases even encourage them to show their teenagers as a message-movie.

I have made people with a void in their lives for Me to fill. Many people try many things, and those things-whether success, or relationships, or money, or even a supposedly good, fulfilling job-will fail them, if they aren't seeking Me.

In this movie, you see people trying different ways to handle life. Those who keep their eyes focused upwards are the ones who have some peace. They find joy in simple things. Those who look to success in their jobs or to relationships for their happiness are either building their joy upon the sand to be knocked away by a storm, or are constantly seeking joy, never to find it. True joy comes only from Me.

It's a very deep movie, a movie that makes you think, and the majority of the conclusions that you who know the truth are left with, are right. It shows how faith and a positive outlook pay off, whereas selfishness and a negative outlook just make life worse. That is brought out quite clearly. But then there are other "doctrines" thrown out in the comments different ones make or the attitudes they are left with, which imply that life is all just random happenings, that there's no plan, no Planner, no purpose, no real destiny-it's just a matter of "things happen and you have to deal with them." It's true that bad things happen, and it's true that learning to deal with them is a big part of life. But it's not true that you're just left to fend for yourself, to deal with them on your own, and that nobody cares for you or is looking out for you. I am always looking out for My children-including those who know Me, and those who don't yet know Me but who in their hearts yearn for Me and seek Me.

Continue to seek out My sheep. Let not even the hardness of some hearts discourage you, for the ray of love and hope that you have to give them through receiving Me will turn them around. They might not listen to you the first time, but down the road they'll look back at your loving sample, and it won't return void. My love keeps working in the lives of those who need Me, and always bears fruit.


13 Going On 30 (2004) - JETT
Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo

Summary: Comedy. A 13-year-old girl makes a birthday wish to get older, and fast. When she wakes up the next morning, she's 30 years old, a successful magazine editor, and involved in a relationship.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie follows what has been a fairly common theme for movies—that of a kid waking up to find themselves inhabiting an adult's body. It's a pretty good concept on which to base a story, because it's something that lots of people can relate to. So many times young folks wish they could grow up quicker. They dream about who they want to be when they grow up, what they want to do, and what kind of life they want to live.

In today’s world, so many of those youthful dreams are based on unrealistic ideals, because of constantly being bombarded with worldly, counterfeit goals and values that don't satisfy or bring lasting happiness. This movie exposes the wrong values and System fakery, and in an entertaining way shows what kind of spirit and attitudes and actions will bring true happiness. There are good lessons about comparing and about what really counts in life. That's what sets this movie apart from some of the others of this genre. It’s fun and entertaining, and it also has a good message.


1492: Conquest (1992) - NIX
Gerard Depardieu, Sigourney Weaver

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


15 Minutes (2001) - NIX
Robert de Niro, Edward Burns

Summary:

Prophecy: (Jesus:) While this movie is an interesting look at the hypocrisy and corruption of the American media, and to what lengths it will go to sell its stories, it is on the overall unedifying and definitely unsuitable for My children. It focuses on the lives of psycho serial killers, and I would not have My children stoop to such depths or wade through such horrific evil.


1969 () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


1984 () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


2001 () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


2010 (1984) - JR
Roy Scheider, John Lithgow

Summary: Sci-fi about a joint American-Soviet space mission, launched in an attempt to discover what went wrong with a previous ill-fated space mission. (See ML #2163.) Sequel to the non-recommended "2001."

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


25th Hour (2002) - SR
Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Summary: Drama depicting the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) 25th Hour is a heavy movie, with a lot of insight. People in the System are chained eagles; even the ones who think they're free know in their hearts that they're not, that their freedom is a farce, and their happiness fickle.

This movie is a "traumatic testimony," but it has an important message. It breaks your heart for those who've made wrong decisions in their lives, but are trapped by those decisions. They silenced their conscience by greed and lack of conviction, but then one day they have to face reality, and it's not pretty.

The poor people in the world, the Enemy dupes them so easily, preying on their weaknesses, and chaining them to the lies they live. Every day he entangles them a little more, often without them realizing that they're being led around by the nose, and then one day, they take a look at what they're left with and it scares them.-They realize they have nothing.

If one doesn't follow the straight and narrow, the Devil will eat him up sooner or later. Even those whom the Devil strings along for most of their lives, treating them as his pets, he will exact the price from sooner or later. He does not care for his own. The Devil is able to deceive many to think they can live with him and enjoy his dainties and not pay the price. But the price will come, for many in this life, and for others in the next.

This film is geared toward warning those who enter the world of crime and corruption. It shows a world where love between people is corrupted by greed, self-interest, sin, fear, suspicion, and hatred. The bitterness and discouragement of the film's creator spews out in the statements made by the movie's main character.

The message of staying away from crime and drugs is one that is pretty obvious to the Family, and you don't need to see this movie to get that lesson! But a deeper lesson that is brought out that is relatable to those in the Family is one of telling your friends when you see them taking the wrong road-standing up for your convictions and the truth.


28 Days (2000) - JR
Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi

Summary: After a drunk-driving charge, a female newspaper reporter is assigned to spend some time at a rehabilitation center and has to face the reality of her booze and pill addiction.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a serious movie about a girl with a serious substance addiction. But the producers have sprinkled a little humor throughout, which makes the message of the movie more readily accepted by the viewers. It's a traumatic testimony, about someone whose life was headed nowhere. It's not your typical "down and out" movie, though, because it's got some lighthearted, funny scenes as well.

It should break your heart for those in the System who have no hope or support, so turn to drugs and alcohol. They don't have Me, therefore they have no stability--emotionally, physically, or spiritually. This isn't just a made-up story. It's very true to life. There are real people out there in the world who go through this kind of hell on earth--and worse! But no one is beyond help, and no one is too far gone for Me to reach down and turn his or her life around.

There's a homosexual character in the movie, but his sin is not being glorified, and My children need not be stumbled by it. He is more the joke of the movie, something to laugh about, and is not being promoted or exalted. My children should be wise enough to eschew this in their viewing, in order to be able to benefit from the overall message portrayed.


40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) - SR
Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon

Summary: Comedy. After a breakup, a young man vows to stay celibate during the 40 days of Lent--a task which proves quite daunting.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) While somewhat unrealistic, this movie is full of laughs. You gotta feel sorry for the guy. Poor fellow. It goes to show that you can't reach perfection by abstinence, self-denial, or any of those Catholic trips and hang-ups. Just think about how much better you've got it.--If you're having relationship problems, you can just ask Me, and My advice will always be right on for you. You don't have to go trying silly things like this guy did. It did make for a fun and funny movie, though.

So many young folks in the world have so little in the way of help, comfort, and faith because it's a world of "every man for himself." It was so hard for him to go on with his life without doing something drastic and what could be considered rather foolish. When you watch this, be thankful for the friends, the family, and the shepherds you have that can talk with you, listen to you in a non-condescending way and help you and pray for you. It's a luxury and something that as you will see, was a need in this man's life, and if he could have had some really good counsel or an understanding friend, it would have been a lot easier for him.

My cautions would be to be wary of System viewpoints on relationships and sex, etc., as well as to be on guard about the quite unrealistic portrayal of young people working in the System. This movie shows them all to have great jobs that obviously pay well, yet you never, or hardly ever, see them working. They have plenty of money, live in a world with almost all attractive people, never have a hard time finding plenty of girls or guys, etc. That's just not accurate, and it would be a shame if any of you took this to be your idea of what you think things are like out there, because it just ain't the truth.


50 First Dates (2004) - OTHER
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore

Summary:

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is an entertaining romantic comedy for the most part, but it's sad that they had to throw in the crass or ungodly elements--like the homosexual aspect, one of the men making frequent derogatory digs at his wife, and a few gross scenes or lines sprinkled throughout. It's not that it's altogether bad or unwatchable, but the few not-so-great and not-so-inspiring elements have turned what might have been a very sweet and innocent and fun and enjoyable movie into something a little impure.

No movie is altogether "pure"--but this could have been a pretty pure and innocent movie if it weren't for some of the uncalled for and unwanted aspects of it. If you do see it, you'd definitely want to be forewarned that there is some unhealthy and ungodly humor in it, and it may not be to your liking or very good for your spirit because of this. If you're prepared to choose the good and eschew the evil, then it is also a sweet movie about love, and could be viewable as a one-time thing.


6th Day, The (2000) - SR
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Duvall, Tony Goldwyn

Summary: Action thriller set in the near future. A commercial helicopter pilot and war veteran finds himself the victim of perfected, though officially outlawed, human cloning technology.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an action movie with a warning. It warns the world of how a seemingly innocent and even helpful invention can “obtain the kingdom by flatteries” and gain power while hiding its more sinister motives.

This idea of cloning a human is not of Me, and it is the evil imagination of the Devil at work in the hearts and minds of men who do not like to retain Me in their knowledge. This movie warns of this danger and I am pleased that the world will hear this message. You can watch this movie almost as a skit, a small-time representation of how the Antichrist could come to power. Sometimes concepts like the Endtime and the AC seem so far away and far-fetched, but this movie can give you a glimpse of how it can be very real and could happen.

Be careful for the negative portrayal of the Christian activists in the movie. It is true that I am against human cloning, but at the same time, My Kingdom is not of this world, and I would not have My children take up arms and fight in the flesh, as is done by some of the Christians in this picture.


7 Women () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


9 Months (1995) - SR
Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Robin Williams

Summary: Comedy about a carefree young executive who is faced with some drastic decisions about his lifestyle when he discovers that his fiancé is pregnant. Caution about the unrealistic and chaotic childbirth scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


A Beautiful Mind (2001) - SR
Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris

Summary: Drama based on the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a math prodigy and Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia.

Prophecy:

(Jesus:) This movie has good lessons and messages. It shows how real love wins out over some very big obstacles. It also shows some good insight into one of the Enemy's main battlefields, the mind. It's a fighter movie portraying determination and resolve. The movie confirms many things that you've learned from the Word about conflict in the spirit world.

It's a serious movie, so people shouldn't go into it lightly. It's well acted and evokes many strong emotions. It has its sad parts and depicts true-to-life struggles that aren't easy to go through. It's based on a true story, though of course it's dramatized and enhanced some.

Schizophrenia is a real thing, and many people in the world are afflicted by it. It is a device of the Enemy, oft times a delusional tool, but at times also a spiritual attack in which the victim is haunted by spirits and therefore lives a double life. It is not an affliction that is incurable, however. With prayer and the power of the keys, a man's mind can be again set on the straight and narrow path, if he will yield to Me.

However, so many in the world do not have this insight and knowledge. They do not know the truth, so they follow the path of doctors and medication, seeking to sedate the delusion and the spirits with drugs, which often leads to more confusion, depression, and anxiety.

This movie exposes the failure of the System's psychological profession to understand and help those with mental problems and difficulties. Unfortunately it doesn't point the audience to the true source of the solution, which is Me, but at least it points them away from the godless and hopeless outlook that the psychologist had to offer.

I gifted this man with an amazing mind, and I give various ones-geniuses-these outstanding gifts, to demonstrate My mighty power, to show that the mind of man, as created by God, is beyond man's control and ability to discern how it functions. I give some extraordinary gifts of perception, discerning, and specialized ability so that people are reminded of Me, and of how the Creator is far greater than His creation.

This movie shows the life of a man who went through mental torment, but who struggled and fought to regain a semblance of a normal life. He kept his demons, if you will, at bay, choosing to believe the truth rather than what he could see, hear, and feel around him. This is a good parallel of the life of faith.

In your lives for Me, the Enemy is the impostor who calls to you and tries to lead you down another path. Even though he is there, waiting for any opportunity to whisper in your ear and influence your mind and thoughts, you cannot allow yourself to give place to him. You must rebuke him, defy him, cast him out of your mind, and ignore his attempts to pull you off the wall of your life for Me. This is what, to a certain extent, John Nash had to do in his struggle to regain control over his mind and spirit.

Though he has continued to fight this battle (not being privy to the knowledge of My deliverance), he has nevertheless been a good sample of a fighter, of one determined to overcome the obstacles in his life. He shows the victory of a man who desperately determines to harness his mind.

There is no mention of Me and of My help in his life, and that is the downside of this movie. There are certain principles of the spirit that if practiced get results, whether the person acknowledges Me or not, and in this case this man got the desired results by applying those principles. Of course I could help and comfort him a lot more if he would turn to Me for help, but nonetheless he did get a measure of My grace by disciplining his mind.

The movie also shows a beautiful example of love, compassion, and sacrifice in his wife. It shows the power of love, and shows the eventual fruit that love brings when given in sacrifice, humility, and true care.

This is a good movie for some people to see. I say some, because while it's got a good message, and there are things in the movie that will help to enhance your witness and understanding of the troubled people in the world today, it's not for everyone, as there are some disturbing scenes and it's emotionally intense.

The message of love is beautiful, and of course My love is the only love that is strong enough to make it through those deep, dark valleys, and times when all seems lost. My love has the power to completely heal and save, and although they don't give Me the credit in this movie, My love played an integral role in the scenario played out.

Your prayers can help people trapped in such a state. Even if they don't know Me enough to call out to Me personally, your prayers call out on their behalf, and I am able to help them supernaturally. Pray for these people to come to know Me, to know My peace, to have the grace and strength to stand against the attacks of the Enemy.

You can also learn from the spiritual principles in the movie-that his strong pride and desire to "make his mark" allowed his mind to be weakened to reality.

As always, each person should pray before watching. Any questions you come out of the movie with, especially those that relate to the spirit world or mental illnesses, should be brought before Me.


A Civil Action (1998) - JR
John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan

Summary: Intricate courtroom drama about a hot-shot, self-assured small-time lawyer who takes on two huge companies after the deaths of several children are traced to possible pollution from their plants. Based on a true story. Could be suitable for JETTs, with discussion and explanation of fairly complicated subject matter.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This isn't your average action-packed thriller; it isn't your typical lawyer movie where everything turns out just peachy. The story is a little more realistic and true to life, because it's based on a true story. It's a good movie, good for entertainment, but it's certainly not high impact. Through the whole vein of the movie, you see once again, that so many people out in the world live for nothing but money. It's a cutthroat society; everyone looking out for number one, and not giving a damn about anyone else. It's not a fictional story, and crimes of a far, far greater magnitude are happening out there every day. (End of message from Dad.)


A Cry in the Wild (1990) - OC
Jared Rushton, Ned Beatty

Summary: 13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry animals while trying to reach safety. (Note that there are a couple of disturbing scenes that may bother more sensitive children.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie about how a young boy learns to survive out in the wild by himself. It's got a lot of funny parts which are a bit unrealistic and he has a few bad attitudes about a few things, but the boy does learn some good lessons and it all turns out to be for his good. There are a few parts which may not be good for sensitive viewers, but this movie is okay to watch. Just be sure, as always, to pray per view and ask Me if this is something your kids can watch.


A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995) - OC
Thomas Ian Nicolas, Paloma Baeza, Kate Winslet

Summary: A teenager from the year 1995 is pulled into King Arthur’s court by Merlin. His mission: to save Camelot. To do this he must overcome the villain, train to become a knight, and rescue the princess who has fallen in love with him. Ultimately, he must help Arthur regain his confidence before he can go home.

Prophecy: (Dad:) A Kid in King Arthur’s Court is a cute, fairy-tale type movie. It’s not true to life and isn’t real lesson-filled, but it can be fun and enjoyable entertainment if not viewed repeatedly. It may be okay for some MCs to watch, but be sure to preview and check with the Lord first before doing so.


A Knight's Tale (2001) - JETT
Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Mark Addy

Summary: A medieval squire assumes the identity of his master and becomes a favorite in the jousting arena.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a fairly straightforward movie. The main character didn't exactly accomplish anything all that great, but at least he learned lessons on real love and how, with enough faith and hard work, he could obtain what he had always wanted. Think about your own life and the things t hat you want or that you want Me to do for you and apply the same principles. Who can stop a man with faith? No one. Take the example of his strength and determination and use it to help you gain results in your own life.


A Map of the World (1999) - YA
Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore

Summary: A mother's reputation takes serious hits when a child dies in her care and she's accused of abusing another child. Emotionally intense drama, with worthwhile lessons and insight.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is very deep with many thought-provoking topics. It's not an easy movie to watch as it's fairly realistic and emotional. Each would need to pray before going into it, as it deals with a child's death, child abuse, being unjustly accused, prison, bitterness and forgiveness--all topics that are very emotionally charged. It's a view of how so many worldly people handle these things, muddling through without My love, care and comfort. In some ways it's very heartbreaking seeing the injustice of the System and of man without My love and mercy. It's a sobering movie about the unguarded moment and the dangers of not heeding My counsel of "having no appearance of evil."

This movie could be helpful to inform our people about the mistakes made concerning child abuse charges, why they happen in certain situations, and what motives certain people have for making such accusations. It's good for them to see that it happens to people in the world as well as the Family, and it's not just because of your lifestyle or beliefs that you are sometimes charged with child abuse. This is a common problem in the world today and many suffer from false charges, as is portrayed in this movie.


A Shot At Glory (2002) - JR
Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Ally McCoist

Summary: When the manager of a third-tier Scottish football team is faced with pressure from his American owner, he is forced to bring on a marquee player to improve the fortunes of the team. Along the way, he must deal with long-standing personal issues.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie has a certain depth. It brings out the struggle it can be to change old traditional ways. It brings out lessons of overcoming bitterness that divides people. It shows the value of teamwork and putting your whole heart into doing something. It shows that the only way to win is to work together, and to esteem others better than yourself. It shows the rewards of lifting another person up and helping him live up to his full potential.


A Walk on the Moon (1999) - SR
Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Liev Schreiber

Summary: In the summer of 1969, the world of a young Jewish housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited hippie against the backdrop of Woodstock.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a sweet story with some very good lessons on love, parenting, honesty in relationships, and finding the balance between total freedom versus getting into ruts.

The young husband and wife in this movie are stuck in a boring relationship pattern, both placing each other in a mold and seeing each other with narrow mindsets. Although she wasn't completely wrong in her desire for excitement and freedom, the way she went about it landed her in quite a mess.

We can be thankful for our life for the Lord, which is full of changes and excitement! And praise the Lord for His freedom in spirit as well. If you find yourself in a situation that needs changing, a stale marriage or relationship, or even just ruts in your life, you can ask the Lord for His counsel on how and what needs changing, and He'll tell you what steps you can take to make things more fresh and exciting.


A Walk To Remember (2002) - JR
Mandy Moore, Shane West

Summary: A drama/love story of a popular boy who was involved in a hazing accident is required to do some community service to stay in school, and while practicing for the school play, he and the local preacher's daughter develop an unlikely connection.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is a rare jewel among all the movies out there. It's a heart-warming story that touches you deep down.

One of the main reasons I liked this movie was that it doesn't portray the typical worldly teen as most movies portray them nowadays. Unlike most movies about teenagers or young people, this one isn't foolish or full of clichés, but deep, insightful, and touching. It shows how there are teens in the world who do have depth. They are searching, and are capable of thinking further than just their parties, boyfriends/girlfriends, and the usual teenage foolishness. There are many out there who are just shallow and brainless, but there are also many who are ready for something deeper--for real meaning in their lives.

This movie has a pretty strong witness about the Lord. Unlike many movies nowadays, the producers weren't afraid to put the Lord and the Bible in there. God bless them. The main girl in the story is a good example of a true Christian, and a strong witness gets through in this movie about the power of the Lord's love. She was such a witness. She is filled with the Lord's love and Spirit, and wasn't afraid of what other people thought about her or her faith. She is a beautiful example of reaching out, of having faith in people, of living her life according to her faith and convictions. She seemed a little odd and dorky at first, but as the movie went along you realize she is a "normal" person in many ways, but so much more than a normal person. There is a lot of depth and beauty in her character. It's good for people in the world to see the Lord's children portrayed in such a positive light, and it's good for the Family too.

She made the boy into a better person. He never came right out and accepted the Lord, but you could see that the seeds of faith were planted, because he loved her so much and she was such a beautiful example that he couldn't deny there was something powerful about her faith. Her life preached to him in a way that sermons never could, and her love changed him in ways that all the "correction" he had gotten all his life never could have.

It did portray her father, the preacher, as quite a self-righteous old-bottle--sort of stuck in old-church tradition--but as the movie went along you understood that it was because of the hurt he had felt and because of his fears, and he does change.

This isn't a light story, though it has many light and happy moments. It has a heavier theme and content than you would expect. But it's uplifting and inspiring. You can go in expecting a sweet story, with a good message and some good lessons. It's a movie that makes you reflect on the real values in life.


A.D. () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


A.I. (2001) - SR
Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O’Connor

Summary: In this futuristic post-apocalyptic world, where robots have been manufactured to take on many of the daily tasks of humans, a highly advanced android hopes to become a real boy.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a picture of a world without Me, a glimpse of man's vision of the future and what it will be like. Even now there are those who are experimenting with such things, in the hopes of replacing Me as the Creator. But I will not allow it, and I will blow upon their feeble attempts to create life, whether it be human or machine.

The theme is man trying to save himself, and doing this without God. Technology and high intelligence is the god of this world. As entertainment and enlightenment as to the course of this world and where they are trying to take things, it is an interesting movie. It is not for the young and the immature, for it plays on your emotions and tries to bring you into sympathy with unreal things, ultimately technology.

You cannot perfect that which I have created, but man will not listen; He keeps trying to improve. It would be rather funny if it wasn’t so sad.

This is an exposé of what man is trying to do: improve on My creation. Be not fooled by the Devil’s devices. It is not My creation that is imperfect, but man’s.

A.I. is a movie with an agenda. The heroes are the machines, the man-made robots with artificial intelligence, perfect in many ways and without the violent and erratic emotions of mankind. Man is shown as so much more inferior to these creations of man. It is an interesting movie to watch in that it depicts a scenario that could very well take place if man was left to himself. It can be used as a witnessing springboard, as there are several topics covered in the movie that can lead to deep and meaningful discussions. It is a social commentary and the conclusion holds out very little hope for mankind. The bleak scenario portrayed can provide an opening for My children to tell of My truth, and the future I have planned.


About a Boy (2002) - JR
Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult

Summary: Comedy. A shallow and self-absorbed playboy finds his attitude and view of the world changing when he befriends a 12-year-old loner.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is warm, and unusual. You'll laugh, and relive some of your own childhood moments. It's true to life, and yet sometimes absurd. Most people, young and old, will like this one.

This movie has more human depth than most movies have these days. It also has its humorous moments. It's a clear portrayal of how selfishness and self-centeredness bring nothing but husks. Eventually, there comes a time in all men and women's lives when they will have to give an account for their actions, or lack thereof. No man is an island and I hold you accountable for doing good. A lack of love always backfires, entangles you in a web of charades, and is so much more difficult to live out in the end.

It's not your typical Hollywood "everything's rosy" picture. It deals with real-life issues. The people in the movie shouldn't be considered role models in any way.--They each make mistakes and react selfishly or with wrong attitudes. They lack My true love most of the time, and they realize how short their own love falls. True love, My love, is the solution to any problem. It is a good picture of what life is like without My love, and how it can be transformed and brought together through unselfish love--which is My love. If genuine love perseveres and persists in spite of all odds, I will always reward it.


About Schmidt (2002) - JR
Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Summary: A man entering retirement must come to terms with his estranged daughter's marriage to a man he does not care for, and the failure that his life has become.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a true-to-life movie that portrays the sad life of the main character, Schmidt. It's a character study and it does have a pretty good message. It should give the Family a heart for the sad state of some of the souls trapped in the conformity and hollow routine of the System, and also the difficulty some have in adjusting to retirement from a meaningless job.

There are lessons on the meaning of life, and learning to appreciate your blessings and not take them for granted, communicating from your heart, etc. It should show those in the Family who view it what a blessing it is to have the Lord and know the true meaning of our existence.


Above Suspicion (1994) - NIX
Christopher Reeve, Joe Mantegna

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Abraham (1994) - MC
Richard Harris, BarbaraHershey

Summary: Movie portraying the life of Abraham. There are a few deviations from the Bible story, but realistic and well-portrayed. Some points may need fast-forwarding or discussion with children, such as the Sodomites, the childbirth scenes, and the strained relations between Sarah and Hagar.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Absence of Malice (1981) - JR
Paul Newman, SallyField

Summary: Drama about a female reporter who unknowingly prints a story discrediting an innocent man--who then determines to expose those defaming him. Interesting about ethics in journalism.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Absolute Power (1997) - SR
Clint Eastwood, GeneHackman, Ed Harris

Summary: Thriller/character study about a thief who witnesses a crime, which embroils him in high-powered political intrigue. Beware of a particularly unpleasant scene near the beginning of the movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Abyss, the (1989) - JR
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Summary: Tense sci-fi drama about an elite oil-rig crew that becomes involved in a perilous under-water operation to rescue a sunken nuclear submarine. Some violence. If possible, see the newer "special edition" version, with 27 minutes extra footage which makes the plot -- and the ending in particular -- much clearer. Beware of foul language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Accused, The (1988) - NIX
Jodie Foster, Kelly Mcgillis

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1994) - NIX
Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) - NIX
Jim Carrey

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Across the Great Divide (1976) - OC
George "Buck" Flower, Mark Edward Hall, Robert Logan, Heather Rattray

Summary: From the makers of the Wilderness Family films. Set in 1876, this wilderness adventure centers on a pair of orphans who will stop at nothing to successfully navigate the rugged Rockies and trek to Salem, Oregon where they are to inherit a 400-acre ranch.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I enjoy a movie like this. There's a good mixture of excitement and funny parts without all that slapstick foolishness. There are a couple scary parts that might bother more sensitive younger children, but for the older ones it should be fun and interesting.


Adaptation (2002) - OTHER
Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep

Summary:

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie shows both good and bad, beautiful and ugly. It shows the depth of loneliness and sadness and emptiness that many in the world experience--even those who are considered very gifted or who are well off.

Essentially, this is a story about the extreme loneliness and the various pressures in life that drive people to that loneliness. Some people, like the orchid collector, find relief in their hobbies or passions. Others, like the woman writer, find their relief in the form of love, their work, or even drugs. And then there is the main character, the writer, and he didn't really have a clue as to how to take care of his needs, his loneliness, and the ways in which he felt shut out from the rest of the world, even though in worldly terms he was successful.

When people in the System see movies like this, they relate, and they understand those feelings, but in the end they're left with as many or as few answers as are left to them on the screen. But when My children see a movie like this, it's so much more clear to them how very sad the whole experience is, because you know that I am the answer, and that a life of love and service for others is the answer. In so many movies on so many topics, the moral, or at least what you can take away from it is so similar--an understanding of the horrible struggles those in the world endure, and how clear the answer would be if you could only give them Jesus.

This movie holds interest for some, and it has its merits. It makes for an interesting look into the creative process, and is certainly relatable for those who have done writing of any kind. Also the way in which the movie is done, the mix of truth and fiction, is unique in its concept and execution, and there would be those who would be fascinated by it and have a good time unraveling the puzzle and following the story. But overall, the message isn't one that will uplift the viewer. Those with a heart for the sheep will feel for these people, and would wish that they could be reached, and it could be an inspiration to do more for Me, but there are many sad movies like that, and it's not always My will that My children have to wallow in the problems and struggles of the System just to get a heart for them.

There were a lot of subtle things thrown in here or there that were not godly. The writer put a lot of himself up on screen, and used this movie as an avenue to voice a lot of his thoughts, which were full of negativity, as well as other attitudes that are not of Me.

There are also touching moments when some of the main characters reflect on the meaning of life and the value of love, and these are like a ray of light and warmth. Accept My personal love for you, enjoy it, live in it, and then you will be able to love others, as you will be set free from the chains that you forge for yourself when you do not like or do not accept yourself.


Adventures in Odyssy (NA) - MC
Animated

Summary: Christian series of half-hour cartoon shows with the main character experiencing various adventures and learning lessons. Touted by the Christian community as being excellent, top-quality material, but it is definitely on the milky side as far as message. Some episodes may be suitable for younger children, but others contain a fair amount of negative attitudes which children could pick up on, or scenes which could be frightening to small children. Not all the shows have been watched, so please preview each one before showing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Adventures of Milo and Otis, the (1989) - ALL
Narrated by Dudley Moore

Summary: Cute movie about the adventures of a dog and cat who embark on a journey from their farmyard home.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Adventures of Pinocchio, the (1996) - OC
Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Summary: Mixed live-action and computer-animation version of the famous story of the wooden marionette who yearns to be a real boy and magically comes to life. Beware of parts which could be scary for some children, in particular the scene where some characters change to donkeys and the part with the sea monster.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) - OC
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland

Summary: Sir Robin of Locksley, defender of downtrodden Saxons, runs afoul of Norman authority and is forced to turn outlaw. With his band of Merry Men, he robs from the rich and gives to the poor, in his battle to restore King Richard III to the English throne.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a great adventure story for children to enjoy. It’s exciting to see Robin Hood standing up for his beliefs and fighting back against the evil to accomplish his ends. It’s got action, and adventure, but more than all it has a happy, uplifting, and harmless tone to it. It isn’t mean-spirited or wicked in its violence, it’s just the bare minimum to get the point across. If kids are looking for action in their movies, this is a good one for them.


Adventures of the Wilderness Family, the (1996) - OC
Robert Logan, Susan Shaw

Summary: Movie about a modern-day family who forsake city life to go off and live in the woods. Lots of adventure, and lessons about what not to do!

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Advise And Consent () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Affair of the Necklace, The (2001) - SR
Hilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce

Summary: In pre-revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless after her family's fall from grace and the death of her parents tries to avenge her family's name and estate by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is based on history and is interesting from that perspective. It is full of the intrigue of the court at the time before the French Revolution, when the corruption of the French monarchy was at its height. It shows a dandy-bad example of royalty--spoiled children thinking only of themselves.

Marie Antoinette was correctly depicted as being only selfishly concerned for appearances and wardrobe and snobbery when her people were suffering. This should make you thankful for your own loving queen, who lays down her life daily for you and for Me.

The movie's plot, which follows the fate of a young girl intent on regaining her heritage and the lands that were taken from her family, shows how the corruption of the evil regime spread. The lesson here is that the end does not justify the means. In partaking of their corruption, she was not only as wrong as they were, but she suffered for having chosen to use theft and deception to get what she considered to be an honorable goal. It is never good to fight evil with evil. Evil will only be overcome by good.

This is not a lighthearted movie. It has some deep lessons, and the time period of the French Revolution was not a happy time. It should make you thankful for the heritage you have by faith, which was given to you by grace and not something you had to prove or fight to retain in the flesh. If you serve Me and follow My ways, I will avenge those who wrong you. It never works to sink to the same awful depths as your persecutors and to try to avenge yourselves. Let Me mete out justice, and you follow the ways of good and love and mercy and truth.


African Journey (1989) - JETT
Jason Blicker, Pedzisai Sithole

Summary: (Canadian miniseries) A Canadian teen visits his father, a diamond miner, for three months in Africa. After an uncomfortable period of adjustment to a new culture, he forms a close friendship with a 16-year-old African. Filmed on location in Zimbabwe.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This film could be used for school and field prep. It shows a typical Western kid thrust into a rural African situation and learning lessons--many the hard way. This is a good film about friendship, culture and customs, and gives a glimpse into a whole other way of life than many are accustomed to.

It is good for social studies and learning about a difficult field. You may want to consider it more as documentary-type input, so that the JETTs wouldn't expect the entertainment of a movie night.

It touches on how failed marriages affect children, how moves and changes can enrich one's life, youthful zeal and pride, the forming of friendships through tests and trials, the challenges young people face as they grow up in different cultures.

Be ready to explain the things that come up that we don't agree with, such as the Family planning, the emphasis put on the importance of getting a higher education and so on. It's an amazing look into a culture and lifestyle that children in Western countries hardly know exists. It gives you a burden to go and minister to those folks and bring them Jesus. They need Him so much!


African Queen (1951) - OC
Humphrey Bogart, Kathrine Hepburn

Summary: Love story about a cynical drunkard and a missionary woman traveling together down a river in Africa during WW1, fighting the elements, the Germans and each other. Lessons on how helping others endears us to them--and helps us overcome our problems at the same time.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


After the Promise (1987) - YA
Mark Harmon, Diana Scarwid

Summary: A very dramatic and emotionally gripping account of a mans long and painful struggle to regain custody of his four sons who were institutionalized by welfare authorities after his wifes death. Based on actual events. Exposes the cruel side of the child welfare services, with good lessons on "guarding our children" and using wisdom when dealing with social service authorities. However, because this movie is extremely heart-wrenching, it is not recommended for parents (or others) who are sensitive to this issue.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Aftermath (1991) - NIX
Richard Chamberlain

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Against All Odds () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Agatha () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Age of Innocence, the (1993) - SR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Wynona Ryder

Summary: Drama/character study set in New York in the late 1800s. A well-bred young man, engaged to a well-bred young woman, is smitten by a beautiful, independent woman with a somewhat scandalous background. Interesting insight into the lifestyle and mores of upper-class Americans of those days. Adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Agnes Browne (1999) - JR
Anjelica Huston, Marion O'Dwyer

Summary: A recently widowed woman copes with raising her seven kids, making enough money to pay back a local loan shark and hoping to see singer Tom Jones with her best friend in 1960s Dublin. Touching drama, and also humorous in parts.

Prophecy: (Dad:) What a sweet movie. Just like real life. It brought tears to my eyes many times, because this was a story about real people. It wasn't Hollywood, it wasn't glamorous, it was real down-home living about people's experiences and how they deal with them. It was wonderful how they brought God into the picture and His victories and blessings and help. Life for many folks is hard; it's a struggle--financially, emotionally and spiritually. People love their kids and they ache to raise them up right, but God has to bring their kids through, and good training, and this showed that well.

There is a lot to explain to teens in this movie; it's quite meaty because it is real life. It's got a lot of the “fuck” word in it. I don't want to excuse it in this case, but it was kind of cute the way they playfully used it; still, it's coarse and not a good sample of speech.

And love, yes, love!--It conquered all. And humility. God bless the main actress who depicted humility--admitting the need for help and friendship. What a wonderful sample of serving and preferring the other in real love. I enjoyed this film, and it was a relief to see something so wholesome and actually in favor of God and His care and help.


Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) - JETT
Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison

Summary: Story of Michelangelos artistic conflicts with Pope Julius II, who commissioned him to paint the Sistine Chapel, and how Michelangelo, a spoiled prodigy, learned obedience. The Lord used him to get out the Message for his day, picturing Gods Love for man, which has been seen by millions throughout the ages, in "the greatest painting ever made." Michelangelo was Gods anointed and His channel to reach the people of his day. Lessons on yieldedness and helping people achieve their potential. His attitude and lack of respect towards the Pope will need explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Air America (1990) - NIX
Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr.

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Air Bud (1997) - YC
Kevin Zegers, Michael Jeter

Summary: Cute Disney story about a dog who is able to play basketball. Sweet lessons about giving love, caring for others and working as a team. Beware of the bad example of the first coach. It's generally fine for younger audiences to also watch if they're around, but it may need some explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Air Bud: Golden Reciever (1998) - All
Kevin Zegers, Cynthia Stevenson

Summary: Sequel to the movie about the basketball-playing dog--this time Buddy learns to play football! Good lessons as the boy learns to accept his mom's remarriage.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie is light entertainment. Kids will like it, and if some of the not-so-edifying things are explained, the kids will latch on to the good lessons this movie contains, such as not jumping to conclusions, etc.
As always, tailor your viewing to the age of the children involved. As you watch it with them, try to be sensitive to their perspective and how they might be seeing things. The younger ones may have different questions than the older ones, but even ones who are a little older could benefit from a little informal discussion afterwards, of what could have been done differently and what the main characters could have done to prevent some of the bad things happening. (End of message from Jesus.)


Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002) - MC
Caitlin Wachs, Chantal Strand

Summary: Josh [star of previous Air Bud movies] has gone to college, and his little sister Andrea enlists their dog Buddy in her baseball team; meanwhile Buddy's puppies are kidnapped.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a pretty good movie for this day and age. The main family is sweet, and get along well, and though they have their trials and difficulties, the children are respectful to their parents, get along, and help with their baby brother. There are good lessons about friendship and loyalty, comparing, perseverance, and not giving up even if you're having a rough time, and there's some fun action as well. The bad guys are obviously bad, though somewhat foolish. It's something My children can watch for fun and entertainment without having to worry about picking up tons of bad attitudes in the process. This movie could even be shown to the whole family with parents or teachers' previewing and approval--very small children might not "get" everything, but at least there's nothing in it that would leave bad pictures.


Air Force One (1997) - JR
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman

Summary: Action thriller about a hijacking of the US President's aircraft, Air Force One. Contains scenes of violence, but also good samples of bravery and heroism.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Air up There, the (1995) - JR
Kevin Bacon

Summary: Cocky aspiring coach travels to Africa in search of a star basketball player. Lessons on humility, teamworking and becoming one. Be wary of some African tribal dancing and ceremonies, etc., which are rather intense.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Airplane (1980) - NIX
Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Aladdin (1992) - OC
Animated

Summary: Liberal Disney adaptation of the classic tale of Aladdin's Magic Lamp. Not recommended for repeated viewing, due to the predominant influence of the less desirable characters. Also, some of the main characters' bad actions and attitudes are portrayed as good or cute--such as stealing, for example.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Alamo, The (2004) - JR
Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric

Summary: Drama based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men (led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie), and Mexican general Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie deals with history and a real life event, and it portrays the characters in a realistic way that is easy to relate to. There are a lot of battle scenes, especially in the last part of the movie. They aren't exceptionally graphic or gory, but there is quite a bit of blood and wounds and killing shown, as you would expect from a war film. So it's not something for everyone, and you should pray and ask the Lord to find out if it's something you would benefit from before viewing it.

This movie shows the sad loss of war. It’s not like you need to see this over and over to be convinced, but this movie is historical and the loss was unnecessary. Pride on both sides of the conflict caused the loss of life of little people who would have preferred living their lives and minding their own affairs, but who got caught up in this war. It’s the way of man. It’s the Devil and man’s pride that brings on war.

There are also lessons in the movie about honor and standing up for what you believe to be right and having the courage to fight with all you've got all the way to the end, even against tremendous odds. There is an American patriotic message and theme weaved in, which you would pretty much expect from a film like this, but if you can look beyond that, there are things the Family could learn about the bravery and determination shown, the unity that develops, and the character of these men who fought these historical battles.

The history of the world glorifies and almost sanctifies wartime events that were a horrible waste of life, a great loss, a needless sacrifice. People glorify these past “heroes” who gave their lives, when they didn’t really need to, and when a solution could have been reached peacefully. The sad thing is that then other young, healthy men, with their whole lives in front of them, are then encouraged by the promise of glory and honor and respect and pride to go off and give their lives for equally senseless causes. Such a waste of young lives! You have a cause that’s truly worth fighting and dying for!—The eternal souls of men!

[Note: Dad explains another perspective of the battle at the Alamo in ML #1582:8–9, which is worth reading before or after viewing this movie.]


Alaska (1996) - OC
Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Charlton Heston

Summary: Adventure drama about two young teens who embark on a search for their father after his plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness. Some bad attitudes could be discussed. It would also be good to explain to young viewers the real-life risks of being in that type of survival situation and around polar bears, which are portrayed as friendly animals in the movie but are actually dangerous carnivores.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Alex And Emma (2003) - JR
Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson

Summary: An author whose writer's block and debts have landed him in a jam has 30 days to finish his novel or wind up in big trouble. To help him complete his manuscript he hires stenographer Emma. As Alex dictates his tale of a romantic love triangle to the charming, yet somewhat opinionated stenographer, real life begins to imitate art.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a traditional type of love story told from a new angle. Some mindsets come into question, but these are eventually resolved in the happy ending. It's a different way of telling a story, and if you like love stories, you'll probably like this one too. It's interesting to take a peek into others' lives and see what makes them tick. In this day and age of so many complex issues and electronic wizardry, it's refreshing to see a simple story of love.


Alexander the Great (1956) - JR
Richard Burton, Claire Bloom

Summary: Epic about the Greek conqueror. May be accompanied by a history study.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ali (2001) - JR
Will Smith, Jon Voigt

Summary: Biographical drama about boxer Muhammad Ali.

Prophecy:

(Jesus:) This movie is not only educational but inspiring, as far as seeing someone who was willing to risk everything for his convictions. You see how much of a fighter this man is; he stood up for what he believed in a time when what he was saying was very unpopular, and doing so hurt him in many ways, but he didn't back down.

There is a lot to be learned from this movie, and it's one of those true stories that has real value. It is well done and has some food for thought. It portrays the time period of the '60s well, and can be educational.

It shows that Ali was a normal person. He had his weaknesses and his strong points, his low times and his high times. It shows the hypocrisy of religions, as well as the love of money and fame. Boxing is an ugly sport, emphasizing the baser man inside, and this movie doesn't make you like it any more.

Ali's disease [Parkinson's syndrome] has humbled him and given him a new meaning for living and so even though greatly humbled and weakened, he is much happier and more useful to the world.


Alice In Wonderland () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Alien, The () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Alistair Maclean's Night Watch (1995) - NIX
Pierce Brosnan

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Alive (1993) - YA
Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spanoy

Summary: True story of a Uruguayan rugby teams fight for survival when their plane crashes in a remote area of the Andes. This high-intensity movie may not be for some, as the crash and other scenes are quite graphic. The movie touches on a subject which some will find particularly controversial, and which you may want to discuss after the movie. (An interesting footnote is that one of the crash survivors is a friend of the Family in Uruguay.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


All Creatures Great and Small (1974) - OC
Anthony Hopkins, Simon Ward

Summary: Drama/character study about rural English life, about a young man who is apprentice to an eccentric veterinarian.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989) - NIX
Animated

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


All the Presidents Men (1976) - JR
Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

Summary: True story of how two Washington Post reporters uncovered the story behind the Watergate break-in, which eventually forced President Nixon to resign in 1974. Very interesting modern history, which will need explaining for those who are unfamiliar with this aspect of American history.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Almost an Angel (1990) - JR
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski

Summary: Simple, sweet tale of a bank robber who gets a second chance to "do good." Shows how God can use anyone to be kind and help others if they will yield to Him. Similar to a "Highway to Heaven," with a light witness.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Almost Famous (2000) - SR
Kate Hudson, Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand

Summary: A young aspiring rock-music journalist hits the road with a band and an appealing groupie. Drama/comedy based on the teenage years of Cameron Crowe (the movie’s director and screenwriter).

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie has a tender and touching aspect, and worthwhile lessons and insight into different things, including communication between parents and children. The characters in this movie and the whole rock ‘n’ roll scene are somewhat romanticized, in the sense that the movie focuses more on the fun and excitement rather than the pain and problems and messed-up people—although it does touch on this somewhat. It’s an interesting look at that time period and the mood of some of the youth then, which is relevant to the Family because that was the time period in which the Family was born.


Along Came a Spider (2001) - SR
Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter

Summary: Suspense/thriller about a Washington, D.C. detective and a Secret Service agent who join forces to find a young hostage and her kidnapper.

Prophecy: (Dad:) Well it’s hard for me to say much about this movie without giving away the plot--and plots and plotting is what this movie’s all about. I found it interesting--not great, but somewhat entertaining.

I liked the main actor and hero figure of the movie. They didn’t bring it out so clearly, but our folks will see him as playing an almost spiritual role where he gets a lot of spiritual help and guidance to figure things out. When he gets quiet and seems to be thinking over a problem you could easily imagine him praying and tuning in to the Spirit for insight, because the answers he came up with were definitely “inspired.” Too bad he didn’t tune in to some things a little sooner, but then there would have been nothing to make a movie about.

I would say it is watchable, with a little warning to the more squeamish folk that the opening sequence is unpleasant, plus a few characters good and bad are disposed of rather casually and graphically along the way.


Along Came Polly (2004) - JR
Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston

Summary: A man who's afraid of risk, and who makes a living analyzing risk, ends up getting involved in a risky romance.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Overall this is a sweet story that is for the most part easy to relate to and has some good lessons. It's got its funny moments and its serious moments. It's a movie where opposites attract and each person tries to change for the other one.

As with many movies, some of the goals and ideals portrayed aren't exactly right on, but these sorts of attitudes are pretty transparent. A downside of this movie is the man's unforgiving attitude towards his wife. This portrayal of System attitudes gives the message that even if someone is repentant of their wrongdoing, you should not forgive and take them back, no matter how sorry they are. This is not love and forgiveness; this is self-righteousness and bitterness. People make mistakes and should be forgiven if they are truly sorry and want to change.

This movie is much more realistic than some other love stories—and it's a little too realistic in parts, and some scenes are a little distasteful. But overall the message is good and uplifting.

In watching this movie, you feel for the people who don't have Me, and who don't know who to turn to when making decisions. They have friends, but no one can give the right answer every time.

You can go away from this movie reflecting on My version of love. Not love the way the System defines it—getting married with your dream person and settling down—but the white-hot power of My love and Word in your hearts always ready to make new, always doing the unexpected, and always for your good! That's the true nature of My love. I came to love, but often it was a shocking and head-turning type of love. My love moved into action to break the chains of tradition and to help people live. I wanted to set people free from the calculated, law-abiding morass that had become society. No other love can satisfy, and no other love can be that radical, that revolutionary! My love changes you, and that's the bottom line.


Always (1989) - JETT
Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman

Summary: Touching and inspiring love story about a pilot who returns in the spirit after hes killed in a plane crash. Has a good portrayal of the spirit world and lessons on jealousy and "letting go" of daydreaming and reminiscing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Amazing Book, the (1988) - ALL
Animated

Summary: Half-hour Christian cartoon with songs, facts and highlights about the Bible, presented in a fun way with cute characters.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) - OC
Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck

Summary: An American pre-teen gives up little league baseball in order to protest against nuclear weapons. Good lessons on conviction and teamwork. (Also called "The Silent Voice.")

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Amazing Mr. Blunden, the (1972) - OC
Laurence Naismith, Lynne Frederick

Summary: A touching story about an old man who has a second chance to right the wrongs hes committed in his previous life. Time travel scenes need explanation, as well as concepts of redeeming himself, and that we, the saved, are forgiven. Could be a bit scary in parts for some; murder threats need explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Amazing Panda Adventure, the (1995) - MC
Stephen Lang, Ryan Slater

Summary: Preteen boy whose parents are divorced goes to visit his dad in China on a panda reserve, and embarks on a journey of adventure and lessons. Beautiful scenery and educational insights into the panda and the forests and remote farmlands of China. Good lessons of the boy's recognition and understanding of his father's love, even though they have had to be apart for long periods.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Amelie (2001) - SR
Audrey Tatou, Mathieu Kassovitz

Summary: Amelie is about a young woman who has spent most of her life existing in the background. She works as a waitress in a café and spends her nights alone in her small apartment. She has no boyfriend, no confidantes, and no real sense of purpose in life. Then one small event starts a series of changes in her life. French, with English subtitles.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a heartwarming, sweet movie with a good message. Unfortunately it doesn't bring the Lord into the picture specifically, but the girl's attitude and motivation is based on good Christian principles. It's a type of a "Change the World" story.

It's a meaningful character study. Some of the characters are a bit odd, though. It's not an action film, but it keeps your interest with many scene changes that eventually fit together into the story. Some unusual techniques are used in the filming which give it a distinct style, such as odd camera angles, speeded-up scenes, slow motion at times, etc. Her strategy for helping people is also very unique and fascinating. It keeps you guessing about how things are going to work out in the end. Also, though Amelie longs to help others and has a quest in life to do good, she sometimes is a bit off in her methods, even if the person possibly does deserve the prank.

It's very artsy. If you like unusual types of movies, you will most likely enjoy this one.


America's Sweethearts (2001) - OTHER
John Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts

Summary:

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie that in some cases would be okay for people to see, and they might get some good out of it, but in other situations it won't be edifying or uplifting on the overall. It's a typical romantic comedy in a way, with the usual mix-ups and cross-relationships and awkward scenarios, but unfortunately it has more than the typical share of jealous and hurtful attitudes. One thing it does show is how messed up people's relationships can become without the foundation of My love and My Law of Love. It's a pretty fair portrayal of how some movie stars are, and of how pride and fame can make people become very selfish, self-centered and manipulative.

It does have some good laughs, as well as some sweet moments, and things work out okay in the end, but it's not an entirely pleasant or edifying journey. The bitterness, the vengefulness, the messed-up emotions, these are things that some can be negatively affected by, especially if you're going through a difficult emotional situation at the time. There are also some jokes and scenes that some would find quite distasteful. You'd want to pray and ask Me about watching this movie, and if you don't see it, you won't be missing a whole lot.


American Beauty (1999) - YA
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

Summary: Drama focusing on a seemingly typical suburban family and neighborhood, and the hidden troubles, heartaches, and confusion that plague each member. A sad but realistic view of the miserable existence many people find themselves trapped in. Exposé of the American way of life, showing how lost, confused, and screwed up many people are. Not an inspiring movie. Viewers should be prepared for some potentially disturbing parts.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is not a movie to watch just for entertainment. All should pray before they consider viewing it, as I will tell many not to, because it's not worth their time or they don't need the message. Yet it will be helpful to some. If they want to watch it, that's their choice, but they will need My perspective on it. I'm not endorsing it as good, but as a clear showing of the bad.

There are many hot issues addressed in this movie: the generation gap, sexuality, homosexuality, drugs, discipline, comparison, communication, self-image, pride, and so on.

If you choose to watch this movie, you should have an attitude of alertness. Pray afterwards for cleansing and protection against bad influences. It is heavy emotionally and if you're not prayerful you can develop misconceptions or views that are out of line with My Word. Ask Me about the things that you wonder about, that leave you with a heavy or confused feeling.

Many things contrary to the Word are portrayed in the movie because the people involved are not living according to My Law of Love. So My children should not take any samples from the movie or apply anything to their own lives. (End of message from Jesus.)

(Dad:) This movie is the story of American beauty--what looks beautiful and fine on the outside, but inside is full of misery and sadness--like white sepulchers, but full of dead men's bones! No one in this movie was happy; everyone was miserable. Even the ones who seemed relatively happy proved to be just as sad as the rest.

The movie isn't happy, because it's very close to the reality of most people's lives in the System--those who don't have Jesus and don't have anything to live for. Even those who try and put on a happy front aren't really happy. Inside they're miserable, just like everyone else. Even those who think they have it all really have nothing.

The only good thing that this movie would do for the Lord's children is to make them thankful for the wonderful life they have in the Family and all of the blessings that we have. It should also make them see the futility of life in the System and how unsatisfying life is without Jesus and a real purpose for living. But it also has a lot of negativity that you have to wade through in order to get these points--very basic points of our spiritual lives.

This movie also has a lot of other subtle messages to beware of, and a lot of dandy bad examples ranging from wrong attitudes regarding marriage and love and sex, to showing extremely strained inter-generational relations as normal, to its twisted portrayal of homosexuality.

The world is a mess; people's lives really “suck,” as they say, and the American dream has become a nightmare. Nobody's happy, nobody has what they really want. People are screwed up, confused, twisted, and they don't even see it. The ones that do see it sometimes become all the more miserable because then they are overwhelmed with hopelessness. There is so much misery, depression, fear, bitterness and hatred in people's hearts. It's pitiful!

The people in this movie were all a bit eccentric. No one had his or her head totally screwed on straight. Each one's mind was a little messed up--or a lot messed up. It's a messed up world full of messed up people. Some people at least see things somewhat as they are.--They have the right questions, but they still don't have the answers. They know what's wrong, but they don't know what's right.

Where there is no love, there is no life! Where there is no hope, there is no life. A lot of people are in a living death, and they don't even know it--or if they do, they don't know what to do about it. Or even if they think they do, they're stuck in the System and they can't completely break free on their own if others around them don't also change, and especially if they don't have the Lord.

Watching something like this ought to break your hearts for the world and those who are trapped in a dead-end existence. Even more than that, it should make you so very grateful for what you have! You have lives with meaning, and you have Someone to turn to in your troubles. You have faith and the power of prayer, and you have peace of mind.

God help us to reach as many as we can and show them the truth, give them hope, and hook them up to the only One Who can solve life's complicated problems and help people break out of the awful entangled webs that their lives have become. (End of message from Dad.)


American Graffiti () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


American History X (1998) - YA
Edward Norton, Edward Furlong

Summary: Heavy, intense drama about a young man's experiences as a neo-Nazi skinhead. Not to everyone's liking. Sensitive and non-sensitive viewers alike, please be mindful of, and avoid if necessary, two particularly unpleasant scenes: a graphically violent flashback, and a shower scene in prison.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) The world today is in a mess! It is a place of death and destruction. It is a place of hate and cruelty, of vengeance and violence. America has now become a highway of ungodliness, because they have turned their backs on Me. They have desisted from teaching their children about Me, so in their desire to find something and someone to be a part of, so many turn to these gangs or cliques, which in some cases seem innocent enough at first, but lead to horrors. I am not on the side of the left or the right, the black or the white. Each side has difficulties and struggles, each side has many, many mistakes. Some of what each side promotes is true, and are real problems and lacks with the other side; yet because they do not have Me to help them and guide them through their problems and sort them out with wisdom, they become confused.
They lump all problems of all people of a certain race or color--or any race or color that is not their own; or even those of their own race who they feel are not loyal enough or are siding with others--together, and they allow the hatred and bitterness to build up within them, until some are capable of the most horrific acts.
This film serves as a traumatic testimony, showing how horrible life can be. Did it not break your heart? Did you not feel the hopelessness, the gloom, the despair? This is what so many out there feel--more than will admit, more than you are aware of.
As the recent shootings in the USA schools showed, there are many troubled youths out there, and as the messages I gave about that incident showed, this is all the work of the Enemy, part of his ploy to take over the world in these Last Days. I would that you, My children, be not ignorant of his devices.
For some, this movie may be too rough, too traumatic, and would-be viewers should be warned and cautioned. Though it is a powerful exposé, those who do not feel they can handle it should be humble and honest enough to admit it. They will not miss out on important lessons or truths because of it, for I have made these things clear already in My Words, and you, My children, know the truth.
But so many out there in the world do not know the truth, and they, like the youths in this movie, are so troubled and messed up. Reach out to them in love, My children, and bring them to Me. Go out into the highways and hedges, even into the dark alleys and the corners where evil lurks, and search them out.
The youth of America are as a lost generation--Generation X, living American history X. It is a generation unlike any that has gone before. Nor shall anything as horrible follow. For this is the generation that shall witness My coming, and there shall be a great division among the people in these Last Days. Many shall repent and see the error of their ways; but many will not, and will go on in their blindness, in their hardness of heart, rejecting Me and the love and forgiveness I have to bring.
Your part, My children, is to reach those in need. To most of you I would say to leave this horror-filled land of America, which has perpetrated worse crimes and more horrible atrocities than nearly any other. Go to those who are needy, to the lands that have not yet rejected Me. For none have rejected Me so blatantly as America the Whore.
To those of you who are called to stay in America, I would say to reach the youth--those who are wandering or confused or fearful, or worse yet, who have given themselves over to evil. Feed this lost generation the truth, and some among them will turn to Me. (End of message from Jesus.)


American in Paris, an (1951) - OC
Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

Summary: Dance/musical about an American man in Paris, torn between his romantic attachments with two women.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


American Me (1992) - NIX
Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


American Pie (1999) - YA
Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas

Summary: Four high school friends make an agreement to each try to lose their virginity before the end of the school year. Light entertainment only; contains some distasteful scenes.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie has received a lot of hype and publicity, but when you get right down to it, this was a sweet movie about love and sex. It's light and funny and it has a lot of laughs. I wouldn't say there's a tremendous amount of message in there, but neither is there a lot of negative. I would not suggest it for young viewers. It's entertaining for adults, but not needed or desirable for input for young folks who are in the process of forming their feelings and behavior about sex. But older ones should be able to maturely discern the bits of foolishness that are in there, and have an enjoyable time celebrating love and sex and the appreciation of the opposite sex.

It's rare to find a movie that deals with sex or even love affairs these days that's not tainted by some type of system perversion, homosexuality and so on, so in that respect it is good, as it doesn't have the strong negative undertones that a lot of movies are coming out with nowadays.

For those who are mature and in My Spirit and can take the humor for what it's worth and enjoy it, and not get into the things that are a bit off the wall or silly, then I say it would be fine to watch, and an enjoyable experience for those who partake of it. (End of message from Jesus.)

(Jesus speaking:) It's good for people to talk openly about sex, and while this movie will offend the sensitivities of many people of the world, it should make the children of David happy for not only the sexual freedom they have, but also for the sexual education. (End of message from Jesus.)


American Pie 2 (2001) - OTHER
Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Seann William Scott

Summary:

Prophecy: (Dad:) As they say, the sequel is usually not as good as the original. It has its funny moments, but they are few and far between and not really worth wading through the unrealistic subplots and System attitudes to get there. This one is really not worth spending your time on.

This movie doesn't have the sort of purity that the first one did, and it shows some of the innocence ending in a way. All the young people in the first one were just trying to have sex for the first time, but in this one it gets into different fetishes and whatnot, some of which are fine, some of which are a little kinky, and some of which are simply not right, and impure. There's a guy with guy scene, which, although not “promoted,” so to speak, it did drag out unnecessarily to where it makes you uncomfortable and grossed out.

It promotes a very unrealistic, System portrayal of young people, who seem to have plenty of money coming out of their pockets and can afford to rent a house right on the lake and can keep up that lifestyle by a little house-painting on the side.

This movie is another sad example of what America has become--her youth have lost their idealism and desire the make the world a better place. So many of the films about the youth of today reflect the shallow and meaningless existences that they live.


American President, the (1995) - JR
Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen

Summary: Light drama/love story in which a widowed, modern-day US president falls in love with a lobbyist. Interesting character study on the personal lives of those at the top and the political choices they are faced with on a daily basis. The movie promotes a pro-liberal agenda.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


American Wedding (2003) - NIX
Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott

Summary:

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie has no redeeming qualities that make it worth the Family's time to watch. There are sweet parts, but it's not worth sitting through all the garbage that you have to go through to get the few good moments. The gay element is very prevalent throughout the movie, along with nuances or portrayals of perversions, and other humor that is plain disgusting.


Amerika () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Amistad (1997) - SR
Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou

Summary: Heart-wrenching, true story of African slaves who mutiny and take over a Spanish slave ship on its way to Cuba in 1839. Beware of violence, especially one graphic scene in the beginning of the movie. Good character study and interesting look at America in the early 19th century.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Amy and the Angel (1983) - OC
Helen Slater, James Earl Jones

Summary: A teenage girl who thinks others dont like her learns to see that certain people need and depend on her and wouldnt be what they are without her love for them.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


An Everlasting Piece (2000) - JR
Barry McEvoy, Brian F. O'Byrne

Summary: Comedy. Two men, one Catholic, the other Protestant, team up to try to get a monopoly on selling hairpieces in Northern Ireland during the 1980s.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is an interesting movie and a look into a time and a society that most movies don't enter. It's a satire, British/Irish humor, that pokes fun at the sectarian violence and politics of Northern Ireland between the Protestants and Catholics. It takes place in the '80s, when the "troubles" between these factions was raging heavily. It does have a message in that the main characters, one a Protestant and the other a Catholic, find that their friendship and partnership in a rather bizarre business venture is more important than the sectarian division their society is involved in.

The movie gives you a feeling for what it is like to live in a divided country with so much hatred between fellow citizens. Humor is used to show how ludicrous the whole state of affairs is. There is a lot of foul language.


Ana Kerina () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Analyze That (2002) - SR
Robert DeNiro, Billy Crystal

Summary: Sequel to Analyze This. After a stint in prison, Mobster Paul Vitti is released into Dr. Ben Sobel's care.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an entertaining movie, with some good humor and even a few lessons, along similar lines as the first movie. It provides a chance to relax and have a good laugh, and it's well acted. It was done in good taste, in that it is funny but does not make fun of people in a hurtful way.

Like the first movie, there is a fair bit of bad language, there are references to violence, and there are also some sexual jokes, and therefore this movie isn't necessarily suitable for all teens.

If you're in the mood for light entertainment, this movie, like the original, is one to consider.


Analyze This (1999) - SR
Robert DeNiro, Billy Crystal

Summary: Comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is acceptable as relaxing entertainment for those so inclined. It makes fun of many facets of the System--from the mobster lifestyle to that of the learned doctor of psychology, and people's screwy relationships and relationship problems.

One of the main characters being a mobster is of course not as "innocent" as it appears, and things such as people dying and killing each other shouldn't be made light of, but since the movie is obviously a spoof, it's in a way mocking the way Hollywood makes violence that's so unrealistic and ridiculous--when it's really not that way in real life. There is also a fair bit of foul language.

Something sweet about this movie is how it shows that "the heart of man is the same" anywhere in the world, and in any class of society. Everyone, no matter what their line of work or class in life, has problems--loneliness, fear, and sadness. Everyone needs love. Everyone needs someone to really care about them. And you can't always help people through conventional means either. Everyone has their own "key" and their own special approach that works to reach them. Thankfully you who are My children don't have to experiment and work "hit and miss" when you're trying to help people, like the poor psychologist in this movie. You can actually know what you're doing and get it right from the start if you seek Me and follow what I show you.


Anastasia (1997) - NIX
Animated

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) - JR
Amy Irving, Omar Sharif, Edward Fox

Summary: Interesting two-part movie based on the true story of Anna Anderson, a woman who claimed to be the daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Some intense scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


And Justice For All () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Anderson Tapes () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Andre (1994) - MC
Keith Carradine, Tina Majorino

Summary: Sweet story set in coastal Maine in the early 1960s, about an animal-loving family who adopt a baby seal named André. Based on a true story, with actual footage of André at the end.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Angel Eyes (2001) - SR
Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Sonia Braga

Summary: As a tough Chicago cop tries to deal with her estranged family, she must also deal with a mysterious stranger who saved her life.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a love story with a good message. It isn't a light movie. It deals with some pretty major emotions and battles that people in the System face, of loneliness, family problems, condemnation and the like. If folks go into it with that knowledge, they'll find a touching story and interesting insight into the characters' lives and worlds. Remember to pray for the people in the System who don't have supportive Family members like you do, and who don't know how to take their troubles to the Lord and find relief and peace. You are so blessed!


Angel on my Shoulder (1980) - JETT
Richard Strauss, Barbara Hershey

Summary: A young man makes a deal with the Devil, which eventually turns the young man from his bad ways. Comedy, with a good moral and a good ending.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Angela's Ashes (1999) - YA
Joe Breen, Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle

Summary: Drama based on the memoirs of Frank McCourt, a New York City teacher who grew up in poverty in Ireland during the depression, facing one hardship after another. Gives insight and compassion for the plight of the poor, and although some found it depressing, it is an example of overcoming in spite of many obstacles and bad circumstances.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is an accurate portrayal of man without Me, and what churchianity has done to ruin the faith of many of My lost sheep. Although it was during the time of the Depression, and the conditions were depressing, things haven't changed much. These conditions still exist in the world today in many third-world countries, and the churches and big business react the same way now as they did then.

That is why I have you, My children, as a light in a very dark world, that you may give hope and the truth to those in need. I am not the perpetrator of such horrible conditions--man is. And until the Son of Man returns, you can expect that conditions for the poor of the earth won't improve much.

Rejoice that I have given you a life with meaning, that I supply your needs, that I abundantly shower you with blessings. You have put Me first and truly seek first the Kingdom, therefore I add all these things unto you. I send you forth as lights in the midst of gross darkness to give hope to the lost.

This is not a light film. It is a historical look into life during that time, a testimony of one person's life, which will break your heart.


Angels In Green () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Angels in the Endzone (1997) - OC
Christopher Lloyd, Matthew Lawrence, Paul Dooley

Summary: Jesse Harper is the only talented player on his high school football team, but he quits the team after his father dies in an accident. His younger brother Kevin, who realizes that football is the most important thing in Jesse's life, sends a nighttime prayer which is heard by some sports-loving angels who come to the rescue.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Kids, have fun! These movies are for fun and entertainment. That means you get entertained while you watch it, and then you go on and do something else. You don't take the foolishness from the movie with you, okay? Do take with you the fun, the desire to help your brothers and sisters like this boy helped his brother by praying for him and acting on those prayers, and the knowledge that nothing is impossible. Enjoy yourselves!


Angels in the Infield (2000) - JETT
Patrick Warburton, David Alan Grier, Brittney Irvin

Summary: Third film in Disney's Angels series again finds heavenly helpers taking an interest in baseball when a young girl prays to help her dad, a professional pitcher. (Note: Don't go out of your way to get this movie for your kids, as it's quite shallow and there's not much to it, but it's not harmful if you want to watch something purely for entertainment.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) I have to laugh a little when I see movies like this. They call you crazy to believe in spirit helpers, and yet Disney can make movies about them and they don’t get called crazy. This is the standard angel-comes-to-help-people-make-good movie based on the earlier ones in this series.

Spirit helpers do come to help you make good, so they got that part right. Some of your spirit helpers are pretty funny types like the fellow in this movie. Still, if you show it to your kids, please straighten out any false impressions they might get. One impression it gives is that spirit helpers are trying to boost your self-confidence, when in reality they're trying to get you to put your confidence in Me. I like the fact that the Devil loses. He and some of his imps turn up, but they wash out. The girl, and the dad especially, learn good lessons along the line of unselfishness and putting the needs and even the desires of others before their own. A lot of movies like to portray people as if they have all the money in the world. They want to foster the impression that spending lavishly helps to make you happy—which of course you know isn’t true.


Angels in the Outfield (1994) - JETT
Danny Glover, TonyDanza

Summary: A young boy's prayer for his favorite baseball team who are on a steady losing streak produces some amazing results! The depiction of the angels is not Scripturally sound, but overall it is a sweet, enjoyable movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Anger Management (2002) - OTHER
Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson

Summary: N/A

Prophecy: (Jesus:) What silly, crazy people! It's like the blind leading the blind--an insane person trying to help someone who has anger problems. Really, his wasn't true anger in the sense of rage, but it was bottled-up suppression of his frustrations.

I can and will always help you with the problems you face, those that cause irritation, frustration, or anger. I can always help with this--either by providing a solution or a way of escape, or by giving peace and even contentment in the middle of a difficult situation.

This movie is like watching something that is all backwards, turned upside down and wrong side out. It's like watching a comedy of errors. Although it is obvious that sometimes therapy or confronting one's past or dealing with frustration by voicing it can help, really these approaches do not change the heart of the problem--which is man's nature that has its own sinful bent, that is inclined to selfishness rather than inclined to what is good and loving and merciful and peaceful.

How do you think people who have to battle this serious problem of anger and rage feel when an affliction like this is taken and made fun of and portrayed in a humorous manner? It is not a light or humorous topic, and it just goes to show you how low Hollywood has to stoop these days to find a topic that will be entertaining to people.

I will not say that this movie should not be viewed, but I will say that it is the opposite of My methods, and My love, and My mercy, and My solutions to anger. Of course, My children viewing this will know that, and therein lies the humor--the backwardness of it all. If people happen to watch it, it's not going to harm them spiritually or emotionally, but there are other movies out there that are a better use of your time, even just for entertainment.


Angie (1994) - NIX
Geena Davis, Stephen Rea

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Anna and the King (1999) - JETT
Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-Fat

Summary: Lavish, dramatic adaptation of “The King and I” story, involving the interaction between the king of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher Ana Leonowens during the 1860s, and the subtle romance that develops between them. Not completely historically accurate, but many good points for discussion.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) While not entirely historically accurate, this movie has a clear and wholesome spirit. Older children can see it, but only if they watch it with a teacher or parent or someone who previews it beforehand and can explain things well during the showing. There are some very complex issues that are brought out in this film that might not be directly relatable to My children who have grown up apart from the world. JETTs would be able to understand this in the form the movie brings out, whereas those younger would need to have guidance and not just watch this for entertainment.
The lessons of understanding and becoming one are sober lessons that can benefit the children greatly, for children live very much in their own little world sometimes. This movie can be a treasure chest of good principles and lessons if presented prayerfully and the lessons applied in a form that they can understand. (End of message from Jesus.)
(Dad speaking:) I always loved this story and thought it very courageous of this woman to step out virtually alone and to make this journey of faith in a new strange land, at least strange to her. She was not only a teacher, but also a type of missionary, although this movie can't show that too openly. Granted, she didn't always go about things with the Lord's wisdom and leading, but she did the best she could in a difficult situation, plus she herself had a lot to learn.
It is a story of love, a beautiful one based on her own diary, worthwhile viewing and well done. Love helped to overcome, to conquer, it changed lives and history. (End of message from Dad.)


Anna and the King of Siam (1946) - OC
Rex Harrison, Irene Dunne

Summary: Movie about a British governess who trains the children of the king of Siam. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Anne Frank () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Anne of Green Gabels: The Sequel (1987) - JETT
Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst

Summary: Continuing with the life of Anne Shirley, who is now 18 and dreaming of finding her ideal man.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Anne of Green Gables (1985) - JETT
Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst

Summary: Screen adaptation of the classic novel by L.M. Montgomery, about the imaginative orphan, Anne Shirley, who is adopted by an elderly brother and sister.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Annie Hall () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Annie of the Thousand Days (1969) - JETT
Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold

Summary: Well-acted historical drama centering on the life of Anne Boleyn, one of the wives of Henry VIII.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Another Country () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Another Stakeout (1993) - JR
Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell

Summary: Action-comedy sequel to "Stakeout." The pair of detectives team up with a bungling assistant D.A. as they try to track down a witness in a Mafia trial, who has gone into hiding.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Antitrust (2001) - SR
Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani

Summary: A genius computer programmer agrees to take a job with a giant software firm and finds himself in the position of “teacher's pet.” Soon, however, he suspects that all is not right, and sets out to discover the truth.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is one of those conspiracy theory movies, and although a lot of it is unrealistic, it will still be interesting for many to watch. It has some good lessons on compromising with the System for gain and standing up for what you believe. Overall it could be an entertaining movie if you aren’t expecting too much.


Antwone Fisher (2001) - YA
Denzel Washington, Derek Luke

Summary: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past. (Cautionary note: This movie includes scenes dealing with issues of child abuse.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This drama provides good insight into the hearts of those who are caged in bitterness, hate, frustration, shame and a lack of love. It's based on a true story, and is indicative of the lives of many poor folks today. Though it is in the vein of thinking mainly of the black underdog ghetto children, this same sadness and mistreatment prevails now around the world.

This movie has substance and good lessons on honesty, facing your fears and overcoming the past. There's a lot to reflect on, especially if you're facing hard times and need to get over issues and situations. It can be done, but it takes being honest and being willing to do the "hard" things.

The main character talks to a psychiatrist, but if you're open with Me and bring your doubts and hurts to Me, I can bring about your healing even quicker.

People who are sensitive to child abuse themes, or those who had a particularly difficult childhood, might find this movie depressing. Even though the victories were worth the fight, for some people the general theme and reflections back to his childhood might not be the best viewing. Pray and ask Me specifically if this is the movie for you.

This movie should make you thankful for the wonderful lives you all lead compared to the poor people out there, like this young man, who have suffered so much, yet they have nothing and no one to turn to, and so like him become angry, violent and full of frustration and hatred. At least he found someone who could help him, and who in turn he also helped. It is a beautiful movie about helping someone reach his full potential and be all that he could.

You, My children, are greatly blessed and protected and surrounded with an aura of love and peace and purity, so it's sometimes easy to forget what others have to suffer through, and not only that, but they have to face their trials and heartbreaks all alone.

There are so, so many broken hearts in your dark and discouraging world. This movie should convict you and motivate you to reach out and to love all those who I put across your way. Pray for wisdom when witnessing to people who have deep hurts, and I can show you how to help them see that they can rise above and forgive and love and gain the ability to receive love.


Antz (1998) - JETT
Animated; Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone

Summary: A rather neurotic ant attempts to break away from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) There are many truths portrayed in this movie, disguised truths but, albeit, truths. It is similar in many ways to My sheep's struggle in the System; they don't fit in but don't quite know why. They don't want to follow the System's rules or standards, they don't want to go along with the mindless mob, but they want to discover true freedom and purpose in life. There are two ways to take the rebellion portrayed in this movie. The way that I would have My children see it is that it is a rebellion from an evil System, rebellion from a System that would seek to control and even destroy. But do not let it promote in your minds a rebellion against righteous authority. By righteous authority I mean My authority and the structure that I have ordained and set up. There is a big difference. It is also an anti-war movie, showing the futility of war and the evilness of the war-mongers. (End of message from Jesus.)


Any Given Sunday (2000) - SR
Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx

Summary: When a devastating hit knocks a legendary professional football quarterback out of the game, a young, unknown player is called in to replace him. His performance forces the team's aging coach to reevaluate his time-tested values and strategies, often in conflict with those of the aggressive young president of the team. Has a lot of foul language. One graphic sports injury scene.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is an up-close-and-personal, in-your-face look at the sports world and especially the people behind the scenes who are running it, pushing it, driving it. It's not an entirely pretty look, but it's realistic. It's intense; it's a little rough and raw, because that's the way that world is. Like they say in the movie, these players are like modern-day gladiators, bashing their bodies and brains up to entertain the masses, and they're trying to get rich and famous in the process. But the ones who really profit are the ones who are manipulating them, pulling their strings like puppeteers. Poor boys! This oughtta break your heart for them.

There's a lot of foul language, and because it's a sports movie, it won't be to everyone's liking. It focuses on the negative more than the positive, because it's an exposé. It brings out some other good points too, though, including lessons on teamwork and inter-generational interactions.


Anywhere But Here (1999) - YA
Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman

Summary: A mother and daughter set out from their small town to start a new life in Los Angeles. Interesting insight into parent/teenager relationships and communication.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is by and large a sad look into a couple of confused hearts. It is touching, moving, and addresses some of the typical problems between parents and children and across generations—lack of communication, lack of understanding, lack of being willing to make concessions, and on the mother’s part, lack of being willing to let go. There comes a time in every child’s life when they need to launch out and be loosed from the apron strings. My way for this to happen is gently, slowly, with preparation for what the young person will face—“independence through dependency.”

The mother and daughter in this movie were very stubborn, very set in their ways, and had a lot to learn about understanding and accepting one another, as well as communicating. They put on a hard, cold front to hide the deep sadness and bitterness that was within their hearts. There are good lessons in this movie for parents and shepherds—mostly along the lines of what not to do, showing the need that exists between the generations for communication and understanding. It’s not an example of how to parent, and the mother is not a role model by any means.

This is a movie that sways your emotions back and forth, first feeling for the young girl, then the mother, then back to the poor girl, then the poor mother. It gives you a broader scope of understanding of character by bringing out both sides of the picture. It’s also got its sweet moments, and its laughs, and is a movie some will enjoy, though others could find it a bit of a downer.


Apocalypse Now () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Apollo 13 (1995) - JETT
Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon

Summary: True story of the Apollo 13's ill-fated 1970 moon mission. Contains good lessons on teamwork, determination in problem-solving, and Rom.8:28. Technical aspects will probably need explaining for younger audiences. Good springboard for study on the space program.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Apostle, The (1997) - SR
Robert Duvall, Farrah Fawcett

Summary: Character study/drama about a sincere Holy-roller Pentecostal preacher. Not to everyone's liking, but an interesting and sometimes inspiring portrayal of a man who really preached the Word and lifted up the Lord.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) Personally, I thought it was a pretty good movie. This man certainly preached Jesus, and really loved the Lord and was sincere. He was sincere--you could see it, you could feel it. He really loved those ones with the Lord's love and he manifested that love. He was a real sinner, like the rest of us, and he certainly made his mistakes and really messed up pretty bad. But it wasn't so good that they didn't show any repentance on his part for having blown it so badly; that made him look pretty weird and strange. I think as long as folks know that the Enemy's always trying to make people who love the Lord look weird and strange and crazy, and that this man's lack of deep repentance for his sins was not a good sample, I think they'll be able to take the rest of the movie and see this man's sincerity and his love for the Lord and appreciate it, for he surely witnessed everywhere he went. He put the Lord first, and he tried to keep going in spite of his sins and shortcomings. (End of message from Dad)


Apple, the (1980) - JETT
Catherine Mary Stewart, Allan Love

Summary: Excellent movie showing a parallel to the Antichrist, with an anti-System ending. Good for older mature JETTs only if explained. Lots of rock music.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Appointment with Death (1988) - SR
Peter Ustinov, Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall

Summary: Whodunit mystery based on the novel by Agatha Christie. The story revolves around a bitter, scheming woman who is determined to manipulate the lives of her daughter and three stepchildren. Suspenseful and well acted, without gore or much violence.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This movie is an interesting character study--the type I liked to watch when I was on Earth. It's a bit old fashioned, maybe, but it's got good acting and well-developed characters, and it'll keep you thinking and guessing till the end. It's nice to have some movies every now and then that make you think, that provoke your brain cells to do a little relaying between themselves. For a relaxing evening, for those who enjoy this sort of murder mystery, I think there would definitely be no harm in watching it, and many will find it enjoyable. (End of message from Dad.)


Arch Of Triumph () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Aristocats, the (1970) - YC
Animated

Summary: Lively Disney animation involving a cat and her kittens on the run from a malevolent butler after they inherit a fortune from their late mistress. Entertainment only; not recommended for repeated viewing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Armageddon (1998) - JR
Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck

Summary: Action drama about an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Some evolution doctrine. Touching in parts. Could be fine for JETTs if previewed first by an adult who feels it's okay for your JETT audience.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie is exciting and is good entertainment, but you must bear in mind that this was man trying to glorify himself, but he cannot be his own savior. Soon I will return with My Armageddon that man won't be able to stop. As long as you see through the message of trying to lean on the arm of the flesh, and realize that I am your only hope and salvation and watch this movie with a mature attitude, it will be fine.

This movie has an underlying propaganda for evolution, how it happened a long time ago and will happen again. Although this will not happen for I am coming soon, the younger ones should be warned about the evolutionary message. (End of message from Jesus)


Around the World in 80 Days (1956) - YC
David Niven, Shirley MacLaine

Summary: Story taken from the Jules Verne novel about an Englishman in 1872 who bets he can circle the globe in 80 days. Lots of adventure and excitement! Parts may be shown to younger children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Around the World in 80 Days (1989) - MC
Pierce Brosnan, Peter Ustinov

Summary: An adaptation of Jules Verne's classic adventure story. To win a wager, a man must travel around the globe in 80 days or less.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Here’s a positive movie about keeping your eyes focused on the possible, and not looking down at the waves. Parents, you can draw on the positive attacking initiative shown in this movie to help your kids in overcoming adversities that they face. You could even remind them of scenes where it looked impossible for Mr. Fogg, but he kept going with a smile on his face and determination in his heart. This movie is similar to the older version, but has more modern excitement in the presentation. So even if you’ve seen the older version, many of you will enjoy this one as well. Parents, if your children could be frightened or shocked by the suttee* scene, then take note that this is in the section on India and be prepared to fast forward.

(*In the Indian subcontinent, the Hindu practice, now illegal, of a widow throwing herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.)


Arrival, the (1996) - JR
Charlie Sheen, RonSilver

Summary: Sci-fi action thriller about a radio astronomer who picks up signals seeming to prove that there is intelligent life beyond our solar system. He is promptly fired from his job -- and that is only the beginning ...

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Arthur () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Article 99 (1992) - JR
Ray Liotta, Kiefer Sutherland

Summary: Expos of U.S. Veterans Administration hospital abuse. Realistic, if somewhat disheartening scenario. Lessons on fighting System bureaucracy and standing up for your convictions despite retribution. Some violence and realistic medical procedures.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


As Good as it Gets (1997) - JR
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

Summary: A bigoted, cantankerous novelist does his best to alienate himself from the rest of the world, except for a certain waitress who somehow manages to put up with him. When his precisely orchestrated routine gets upset, everyone's world is transformed. The movie presents the homosexual lifestyle as a part of everyday life, as an acceptable and normal thing, and of course the Bible teaches otherwise. However, we can hate the sin but still love the sinner, and it's a good portrayal of how love conquers all. Be sure to check out Dad's counsel on Hollywood and homosexuals in "You Are What You Watch!"

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) It is My will that My children see movies of this type. Firstly, because it shows them the vast riches that they have in My Family. Secondly, so that their hearts will be broken, so they will search and seek out those who need their listening ear, their concern, and sometimes their help in a physical way. Although some of the characters were quite low and despicable in their behavior, still, you saw their need, their human side, and the craving of each one to have someone who loved and understood them. You can see in this movie how even the love of a little dog can begin to unlock the cages people have put themselves in, and set them free. You can unlock people's cages. You can set people free. You can give them My love by your touch, your words, your looks, your offers of help. And when they question or wonder why, you can tell them that it's My love in you, reaching out to them. They can find that a mediocre or a miserable existence is not as good as it gets. There's more—there's so much more. This movie presents homosexuality as a part of everyday life, as an acceptable, normal thing. As you know, the Bible and I have taught otherwise, that homosexuality is not the natural state for man to be in, for I created man to be with woman, and part of this young man's torment is because he did not choose the natural state that I ordained. However, the movie shows broken hearts and the need people have for My love, for understanding, for someone to listen, which you can supply to all types of people, whether they be homosexuals, football players, rednecks, businessmen, housewives—regardless of what they are, they need this love and this listening ear. (End of prophecy)


Assault at West Point (1994) - JR
Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Waterston, Seth Gilliam

Summary: Courtroom drama about one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point and the persecution he suffered.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) If you want to see a true story, a historical drama that gives a good picture of the kind of things that helped to instigate the civil rights movement of the sixties, this is a very good movie to see.
The great American story, almost from the very beginning, has been one of violence--with lies, hypocrisy and more violence to cover up their violence. It certainly makes you understand why there's still so much bitterness amongst many Blacks in the States today. That self-righteous, blood-thirsty, so-called Christian nation has sown the wind and is now reaping the whirlwind. They've planted violence almost everywhere they've ever gotten involved, and now they're reaping it in their own children.
This is also a good story of faith and determination, of fighting for the truth and standing up for what you know is right, and not letting the System destroy your spirit, no matter what happens. (End of message from Dad.)


Assignment, the (1997) - SR
Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland

Summary: Action-drama about a naval officer who is recruited to impersonate an international terrorist, in order to trap him. Beware of some intense and violent scenes.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is an interesting movie on the effects of your environment, and how you are influenced by the things around you. It's so easy to say, "These things don't affect me. I'm strong, I'm not affected by that!" But as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he; whatsoever a man sows, he will reap; and what things you willingly partake of, you will first accept in your mind, and then become.
Some parts of this movie are just entertainment; other parts are not good and are quite evil. There is also a strong message of the dangers of partaking of the table of sin--even for the best of reasons--and thinking you can come out unscathed. It's not that you can never get over it, but in reality you could not truly overcome such an immersion in the ways of evil without the true cleansing of My Spirit.
Those who see this movie should be very on guard when they go into it, and not just sit down, lightly thinking, "This is going to be a nice, entertaining movie." Rather they should start with a good prayer that they will get the lessons that I have for them. (End of message from Jesus.)


Associate, the (1996) - JR
Whoopie Goldberg, Dianne West

Summary: Comedy about a female Wall Street investment adviser who goes to unusual lengths to get ahead in the business world. Not suggested for younger audiences due to the deceit factor. (Please note that the conclusion is not a realistic portrayal of the legal system.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Astronaut's Wife, The (1999) - NIX
Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron

Summary:

Prophecy: (Jesus:) I would spare My Family the evil and horror in the disgusting scenes and concepts that are presented in this movie.


At First Sight (1999) - JR
Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Kelly McGillis

Summary: Drama/love story about a high-powered businesswoman who falls in love with a blind massage therapist at a health spa, and the tests and trials and experiences that they go through when an opportunity becomes available for him to have his sight restored. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie is a good portrayal of the ups and downs of love. It is realistic and has an interesting plot line. But the outstanding thing about this movie, which would make it of greatest value to My children, is that it shows the path of true love. The course of true love never runs completely smooth, especially when those involved are trying to pour each other into a mold, or have them be a certain way that they think would be better. If they would accept each other the way they are, complete with faults, failings and imperfections, then they could have a beautiful love that could rise above whatever hindrances or problems it encounters, and be a tremendous blessing and sample to others as well. Your life in My service is not without its hardships, but if you can endure and rise above those petty little details of everyday life, you'll find your life transformed into one that is more caring, concerned, and able to show My love to others, in all of its truth and fullness. (End of message from Jesus.)


At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (1991) - NIX
Tom Berenger, John Lithgow

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Atlantis (2001) - JETT
Animated, voices of Michael J. Fox and James Garner

Summary: This fictional deep-sea animated adventure follows the explorer Milo James Thatch on his mission with the Shepherd's Journal, an ancient book containing long lost information, to locate the legendary lost continent of Atlantis.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie, like all Disney movies, has as its aim to spread certain doctrines. It’s not promoting Me, but rather promotes a New Age type of light to follow. However, those of age will be able to discern this, and therefore it’s watchable. But it’s not to be shown to younger children. JETTs on up could view this. Even for some JETTs, if they do not have their questions answered, it would be best they didn’t view it. This will give rise to questions in their hearts, questions about Atlantis, but even more so, questions about spiritual principles.

If you view this movie with your JETTs, be sure to point out to them that I am the only giver of light, and the only way to Heaven and overcoming. In this movie the light even empowers the demon general in the end, who represented the Devil or one like him. However, My light does not empower the Devil, but rather he is totally void of all light because he has turned his back on Me.

Take encouragement from the story of the princess, of how you can give yourselves wholly to Me, and be fully empowered by My light to help save the lost in these last dying days of the world. Just as the princess gave herself wholly to the light and had the power needed to save her people, so you can give yourselves wholly to My light and receive My powers in full, through My keys. And what was required of her to gain this power?—Simply the yielding of herself and saying yes. Yield yourselves wholly to Me, My children, say yes to My call, and you will have all My power at your command.


Atlantis II: Milo's Return (2003) - NIX
Animated

Summary:

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This cartoon is a waste of time for My children. There is much that is not of Me, and many things that could be frightening for younger children. Even for older children, there is so little that is good and correct and so much that dwells on strange spiritism and mythology that it would be best if it was not viewed. These things can affect the minds and imaginations of children more than you might realize. I would that you protect your Family children from this movie.


Attica () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Aurora Encounter () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Author Author () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Autumn in New York (2000) - SR
Richard Gere, Winona Ryder

Summary: A commitment-phobic womanizer falls in love with a woman half his age. Shows the conversion of a soul to that which is meaningful in life.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Although this movie doesn't treat all the topics it touches on--like inter-generational sex, death, etc.--in a totally Godly fashion, nonetheless there is a moral of the story. Love never fails, and through their love for one another they were both changed. He especially was made a new creature, and if there hadn't been such an extreme situation he might not have been able to make the change. He was a proud, scared, tough nut, and it took a major crisis to get through to him. Beauty for ashes! It should break your heart for those lonely lost people out there who are so blinded by their pride that they need the 2 x 4 treatment. This won't be a movie to everyone's liking, especially as the topic is a bit sensitive for some; nevertheless it is an interesting character study.


Avalanche Express () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Awakenings (1991) - JR
Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams

Summary: Movie based on a true story about a doctor with vision and faith, who, in 1969, experimented with a drug that could help patients who had become coma-like as a result of a viral epidemic during the 1920s. Lessons on giving God the glory, fighting, faith and teamwork, having faith for people and not giving up.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Babe (1995) - MC
James Cromwell

Summary: Heart-warming movie about a piglet who aspires to become a sheep-dog. Fun for all ages, but younger children may need explanation of some parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Babe, the (1992) - YA
John Goodman, Kelly McGillis

Summary: Realistic portrayal of the legendary but crude hero of baseball, Babe Ruth. Character study of his bad sample and lack of discipline. Movie brings out lessons on the importance of being responsible if you want responsibility.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Baby Boom (1987) - JETT
Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard

Summary: A young professional woman entangled in the corporate jungle finds true happiness and fulfillment in a child she "inherits" from relatives. Some points to pow-wow: How System women cant even relate to children, how her values change when she decides to put her heart into caring for the child.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bachelor, The (1999) - JR
Chris O'Donnell; Renée Zellweger

Summary: Light romantic comedy in which a confirmed bachelor has 24 hours to find a bride and get married in order to collect a large inheritance.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is good, clean fun. Of course, the guy doesn't have the greatest attitudes about life and love at the start, but it's a realistic, yet humorous portrayal of the uncertainty and insecurity that young men often feel about commitment to relationships, and it takes time and experience to work through that and grow up. As for the rest, well, I don't want to give it away but there are a lot of sweet moments, fun moments, and on the overall it's relaxing and enjoyable.


Back to the Future (1985) - JETT
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

Summary: Fantasy/comedy about a teenager from the 1980s who travels back in time to when his parents were teenagers. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Back to the Future II (1989) - JETT
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

Summary: Sequel to "Back to the Future," with more time-travel for Marty--this time, into the future. Not to everyone's liking. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Back to the Future III (1990) - JETT
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

Summary: Third and last in the "Back to the Future" series sends Marty back to the Wild West in the 1800s to try to save Doc's life. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Backdraft (1991) - NIX
Kurt Russell, Robert de Niro

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bad Girls (1994) - NIX
Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie Macdowell

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Balto (1995) - ALL
Animation

Summary: Based on a true story that took place in Nome, Alaska, in 1925. An unwanted, ill-treated wolf-dog leads a dogsled team back to the town with medicine to fight a diphtheria epidemic. Lots of good lessons for kids, including the bad fruits of lying, competition, bullying and peer pressure. Can also lead into a geography study following the events of the story.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bambi (1942) - ALL
Animation

Summary: Animated feature about a deer and his life in the forest and how he learns the true meaning of love and friendship. For young children, fast-forward from the fighting scene to the end, until the happy ending where the animals are coming out of the water after the fire. Death of mama deer will need explaining, as well as Thumpers naughty behavior.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Band of Brothers (2001) - SR
Damian Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg, Ron Livingston

Summary: Mini-series based on WWII historian Stephen Ambrose's nonfiction book about an Army rifle company that parachuted into France on D-Day. A realistic look at war, with a lot of battle scenes.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This series is well done and would be interesting for some people. But for those who are uninterested in that historical period, the movie will not interest them, and for others it is simply too many hours of war to watch.

I'd consider it beneficial for most young men to watch it and see what real war is like. In this case it may have started off looking fun and exciting, but the days turned to weeks, the months to years, and the years dragged on. Soon, all that these men had left to fight for was for each other--to keep each other alive.

It is a true story, and it accurately portrays those at the "grass roots" of war. It's not about the glorified generals, nor the politicians or statesmen who gave all the "good reasons" to fight. It's about the men who followed orders.

There's a lot you can gain from this about what happens in the hearts of young men called out to war, whether a just or unjust cause. It kills their hearts in some ways. For you, My soldiers, being called out to war strengthens your heart. For those who are called upon to fight in man's gruesome wars, a part of their heart is killed.

This movie has a good message on the need for unity. These soldiers were men from very different backgrounds, with different desires and plans for their lives, but they united to get the job done. They stood up for each other. They fought for each other. They were willing to give their lives for each other, and they did.

War movies are often very subtle. While there are many lessons that are valuable to your spirit, the Enemy also tries to get through his propaganda. He often attempts to glorify the military unit as something that builds character and forges the "best" in men. The truth is that the sole purpose of the military is to destroy life, whereas you in the Family are tasked as soldiers for the protection and creation of life.

You are all tasked with the impossible; you all face a mightier, and sometimes seemingly overwhelming foe. Yet when you are desperate with Me, calling down My power, and you fight in earnest to overcome, you receive much in the way of spiritual commendation and medals, and lay up rewards which are eternal.

It is sad to see so many die, and many of the men who took part in this horrible war had to live with memories of those they lost, as well as of the horrors that they witnessed. They honestly believed what they were doing was right--and I rewarded them for the times they tried to do good and sacrifice of themselves for the greater good. To you whom much truth has been given is much more required--to give your lives for Me daily.


Bandits (2001) - OTHER
Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett

Summary:

Prophecy: (Dad:) It's an “entertainment only” movie with some insight into a threesome. In a way, it confirms the Lord's Words about the Law of Love. There was a good example in this movie of sharing, of love, of caring. It's fun, it's got laughs and you get that without having to see people beat up and killed. It doesn't really portray the right attitudes, because the main characters are going around robbing and stealing, but the way that they do it is polite and not violent.

However, while the acting is good and the plot interesting, it's a little sad that they glorify people who are committing crimes. It's your typical Hollywood film that mixes the bad in with the good. On one hand it's fun and has its laughs, but the bottom line is, lying and stealing is lying and stealing. No matter how nice the bad guys look and seem, no matter how much you might sympathize with them, wrong is still wrong.

For the spiritually mature, it may not be of great consequence to see this film, if they reject the wrong attitudes and take it where it's at-which is not too deep.


Banger Sisters, The (2002) - SR
Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon

Summary: Two former rock groupies and best friends reconnect after 20 years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative lifestyle.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is warm, humorous, and entertaining. The two women in the title roles have a lot in common with a lot of our FGAs, because they were part of the same sixties hippy/drug/rock scene. It shows the danger of compromise and melting back into the System, and also the dead end of living in the past.

For the SGAs, it's a glimpse into the era that their parents came from. It's also a pretty good portrayal of life in the System as a teen. It shows what a profound impact a little love and understanding can have on some of the most unlovely and hopeless people. There's a lot that can be gotten from this movie, if you pray about it.

This movie is a good portrayal of life in the System on the two extremes--the loose, be-yourself side, and the formal, play-a-role side. It makes it clear that neither extreme is enough to make you happy. The lesson to "be real" is a good one, but it's not enough in itself to solve the world's problems, or even any individual's problems. The solution is the Lord and His love, and a goal that's worth living and dying for, a goal that lasts, something you can hang on to through the tough times.


Bank, The (2001) - JR
David Wenham, Anthony La Paglia, Sibylla Budd

Summary: A young mathematician who has discovered a formula that accurately predicts fluctuations of stock prices may hold the key to the future of the financial markets.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It's good when a movie is entertaining and interesting, but also has a purpose. I especially like it when movies expose the System and its greed, and show how easily it can all turn to dust or husks. When power and money are the main goals in someone's life, it seems they can never get enough. They always end up wanting more and more, until they're willing to do almost anything to get it, even sell their soul. But in the end, as My Word says, "What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Unfortunately, some learn this lesson the hard way. But learn it they will, either in this life, or in the life to come.

It is unfortunate, though, when people start taking things into their own hands and feel they are the ones to seek retribution and mete out punishment to the wrongdoers. I am the One Who judges those who are not motivated by love and care and compassion for their fellow man—either in this life, or the next. It is not My will for man to take it upon himself to do so, for this does not give Me a chance to work in the wrongdoer's life, and bring him around in My time and in My way.


Barefoot In The Park () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Barney's Manners (1993) - All
Barney and friends

Summary: Half-hour show featuring the big, friendly stuffed purple dinosaur, and a small group of MC/OC-aged kids. Consists mostly of various songs on the theme of general manners and common courtesy. Sweet and fun for young audiences. (Other Barney videos have not been viewed, so please proceed with prayer concerning any other titles.)

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) Praise the Lord! This is a pretty sweet little show. It's nice how even the System can punch through with some good, sweet and wholesome things. Of course the Family should know that there's nothing in the way of the spiritual, no message about the Lord or the world of the spirit, which is often the case with any System show you're going to watch. So it should never be used as a staple or mainstay of the kids' viewing diet! But as far as System shows go, this one is pretty up there.
It's got a sweet spirit, good message, good lessons about manners and eating healthy food, and kindness and consideration for others. There is a lot of good that can be picked up. You might want to be mindful about that little song about the bubble gum, though. It's pretty short and not real "in your face," but you'll want to make sure the kids know our stand on white sugar, and don't let this wear away at their resolve about the truth of "food or poison." For the real little guys who wouldn't understand the explanation, you could just fast-forward that part altogether. But aside from that, this is a pretty good show, and there's a lot of sweet things that kids can learn from it. (End of message from Dad.)


Basic (2002) - OTHER
John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson

Summary: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie has quite a plot with so many twists and turns and replays of the same flashback scenes from many different people's perspectives that it's very difficult to keep up with all that is happening. It's certainly a mind-bender, and you're not sure who the good guys or bad guys are.

The main motive of the movie seems to be to play games with the audience by trying to take the most likely unexpected twist, but there gets to be so many unexpected turns that you don't have time to even think if they are plausible or not.

It doesn't really have any moral value or meaning. It also has some rough language as well as graphic scenes, so it wouldn't be good for those who are sensitive along those lines.

God is not the author of confusion, and when you walk away from a movie feeling more confused about the story and plot than when you began, then it's not really worth your time. While this movie and the acting and story are enjoyable to a certain extent, it isn't even worth trying to figure out the plot because ultimately, it doesn't really all fit together or make much sense.


Basic Instinct (1992) - NIX
Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Basket, The (1999) - JETT
Peter Coyote, Karen Allen

Summary: Drama about intolerance and acceptance, set during World War I. A pair of German orphans are sent to a farming community in the Pacific Northwest after a stay in an internment camp. While they are welcomed by some in the town, many resent their presence.

[Note: This could also be shown to OCs, with parents' approval and previewing.]

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a well-done movie with fine acting. The story is very much a character study, but complex enough to hold one's interest. This is a movie about unity and overcoming differences. It has lots of lessons on unity, teamwork, fighting, forgiveness, honesty, and more. Other themes covered in the movie deal with bullying, cruelty, racial prejudice, poverty, bitterness, guilt, death, loss of loved ones, and sacrifice. It is a film rich in things to talk about, as human weaknesses are openly portrayed.

This film takes place during World War I, and also at the beginning of basketball as a sport. From a historical viewpoint the movie is very interesting, showing what everyday life was like during that time. There wasn't any electricity, or indoor plumbing, much less TVs, computers, and modern-day conveniences that so many take for granted today. You might think that because it is a movie about basketball's beginning that it would be a movie for sports enthusiasts, but it is much more than that—it's about life as it was in the U.S. in 1918.

The movie has a strong anti-war message, showing that everyone loses because of war. It is aimed at teens and pre-teens and is good for this age group, but it is deep enough to be enjoyed by older viewers as well.


Bat 21 (1988) - JR
Gene Hackman, Danny Glover

Summary: Tense drama about a middle-aged air force colonel and strategist in the Vietnam War who is shot down behind enemy lines. Based on a true story. Some unpleasant scenes; sensitive viewers beware.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Batman () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Batman Forever (1995) - NIX
Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Batteries not Included (1987) - JETT
Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy

Summary: Sci-fi fantasy movie about a family of small alien spacecraft who come to the rescue of New York senior citizens whose tenement is about to be demolished.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Battlestar: Galactica (1979) - OC
Lorne Greene, Jane Seymour

Summary: A starship commander takes survivors of a doomed planet in search of a new home. (There is a TV series by the same name. Each episode will need to be previewed before viewing.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beaches (1988) - SR
Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey

Summary: Drama/character study about the lifelong friendship between two women, one rich and one poor.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beau Geste (1939) - OC
Gary Cooper, Ray Milland

Summary: Adventure story of love and courage. In order to help their mother, three English brothers flee England and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa. Some fighting scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beautician and the Beast, the (1997) - OC
Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton

Summary: Romantic comedy about a beautician who is hired to educate the children of an East European dictator.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beauty and the Beast (NA) - OC
George C. Scott

Summary: Good adaptation of the famous fairy tale about a beast who kidnaps a beautiful young girl, and her discovery that physical attractiveness is of less importance than kindness and love. Good lessons on love and unselfishness. Good to prepare in advance for the Beasts looks, and parts when he goes into a rage. A bit scary for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beauty and the Beast (1991) - MC
Animation

Summary: Disney adaptation of the classic tale, with a sweet story and fun musical numbers. Not recommended for repeated viewing due to the foolishness and negative attitudes of the bad characters. Parts could also be fast-forwarded, in particular the bar scene where the song is sung in praise of the bully Gaston.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bed And Breakfast (1992) - NIX
Roger Moore, Talia Shire

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bed of Roses (1996) - JR
Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson

Summary: Drama/love story between a woman executive and a florist. Sweet story with lessons on honesty and trust in relationships.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bedazzled (2000) - SR
Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley

Summary: Romantic comedy in which a socially inept computer programmer who is in love with a woman in his office makes a deal with the Devil in order to get his dream girl.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sweet movie. It's fun, funny, and also has a good point to it. It shows that all the wishing in the world will not bring you true happiness.

It's just like how the Devil tempted Me with the riches of this world if I would bow down and worship him. Well, you all know the story, so you'll remember what I said to him, right? I said, “Get thee behind Me, Satan.” I had to close the door on him right then and there, because it was a temptation. Riches, fame and all those things do seem so good, but there's always a catch. The Devil doesn't give anything away for free. When you watch this movie you'll see and understand that even more.

It's a good movie with good morals. But like any other movie, there are always little things that you'll need to wade through that are not of Me, that give the wrong message. On the whole I would say that the makers of this movie did their best to make it fun and edifying. You can expect to have a good, enjoyable time.


Bedroom Window, the (1987) - YA
Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern

Summary: Suspense and intrigue result when two lovers witness a murder. The film has good lessons on impulsive actions and "what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive" to cover oneself to avoid exposure.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beethoven (1992) - NIX
Charles Grodin, Oliver Platt

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beethoven's 3rd (2000) - NIX
Judge Reinhold, Julia Sweeney

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) There would be no useful purpose in showing this to your kids. It is quite senseless, the kid is very disrespectful, the parents don't stand for much, and the two stupid pranksters ruined the movie.


Beethoven's Second (1993) - MC
Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt

Summary: Entertaining comedy about a St. Bernard dog and his owners, a family struggling with typical financial pressures, while their children face the challenges of "growing up." The part about the children lying to the parents in order to cover for the dogs should be pow-wowed with young viewers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Before and After (1996) - SR
Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong

Summary: The lives of a small-town couple are thrown into turmoil when their teenage son is charged with murdering his girlfriend. Tense, realistic and traumatic in parts. Good lessons on honesty, conviction, facing fears, and the negative results of deceit and covering up. Sensitive viewers should be mindful of the graphic scene showing the girl's death.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Behind Enemy Lines (2001) - SR
Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman

Summary: Action/adventure movie about a U.S. Navy navigator trying to make his way out from behind enemy lines after his plane is shot down.

Prophecy: (Dad:) If there is one thing that this movie is a clear picture of, it's how Americans worship their might, and how their power blinds them to the bigger picture of what is really happening in the world. They don't really care. All they care about is themselves, and this movie brings that out very clearly. The fact that the Americans are made out to be the heroes in the movie shows you just how deluded they have become. But if you can look past that, there are other things you can take away from this movie--such as the principle that, even if you can't see the battle, it doesn't mean that you're not at war.

The main character starts out despising his place in the military, seeking a way out, feeling like all his training has been a waste. But when he unexpectedly finds himself in the thick of the action, he suddenly realizes what all that training and preparation was for, and that it could end up saving his life if he's careful.

So if you ask the Lord to help you choose the good and eschew the evil, there are some good gems that you can glean from this movie, especially in light of some of the things the Lord is now asking and requiring of you, as His elite Endtime troops.


Behind the Lines (a.k.a. Regeneration) (1997) - SR
Jonathan Pryce, Johnny Lee Miller

Summary: War drama, mainly taking place within a Scottish hospital for those whose war wounds as a result of WW1 are to the mind and spirit, not the body.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) “Behind the Lines” is very believable and moving. It shows the hypocrisy of the System and it has a good lesson to teach the world. However, because it's a war movie, it's of course quite traumatic. I am glad that the trend in war movies has shifted, and that instead of romanticizing war and war heroes, as was done in earlier decades, many directors and producers are now forcing the world to see the bare, naked truth of the horrors of war. The hero in this movie isn't only a brave soldier and officer, but a brave and courageous iconoclast, willing to stand up against the establishment in order to speak the truth about war.

The world needs to see this, and each new generation of young people needs to know the truth about war. While other movies have exposed the cruel bloodiness of war by showing real-life battle scenes and the carnage that takes place, this movie takes place mostly in an army hospital mental ward. Instead of dwelling on the physical wounds that take place on the battlefield, it shows the suffering that takes place in the battlefield of men's minds.

If you want to hear another view of what is evil about war, as presented by those who take part in them, watch this movie. There are some traumatic scenes that the sensitive viewer might wish to turn away from. But they are a smaller part of this war movie than found in other current ones. The main thing you’ll take away with you is the view that wars are mostly for the sake of promoting the cause of the politician or businessman, and in that they are wicked.


Being Human (1994) - NIX
Robin Williams, John Turturro

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Being There (1979) - NIX
Peter Sellers, Shirley Maclaine

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bells of St. Mary's, the (1945) - ALL
Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman

Summary: Movie about faith and teamwork between a parish priest and a nun who runs a parochial school. Uplifting.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ben Hur (1959) - JETT
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins

Summary: Historical drama set at the time of Christ. Good lessons on overcoming bitterness and revenge. Some chariot and galley scenes may need to be fast-forwarded.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bend It Like Beckham (2002) - JETT
Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley

Summary: A young Indian woman in England joins a soccer team, to the shock of her traditional Sikh family.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie takes a look at a traditional Indian family living in London trying to keep their Indian tradition and ideals strong in the face of the Western influences around them. It's a beautiful story about life's obstacles and realizing one's dream. It has lessons on faith, perseverance, honesty, unselfishness, relating to others, and more. The young girl does her best to act in love, and is helped by her coach to act in love as well. It shows the great influence people all have on each other--families, friends, teachers or coaches.

This movie would provide an enjoyable evening of entertainment, as it is about sports, family, and girl-boy relations as well.


Benji the Hunted (1987) - YC
Benji, Red Steagall

Summary: Story of the dog Benji's survival in the mountain wilds.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Benny and Joon (1993) - JR
Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson

Summary: Character study about a young man who is left to care for his mentally unstable sister after their parents' deaths, and her relationship with an equally quirky boarder whom she takes a fancy to. Good sample of "Don Quixote" type people who dare to pioneer things others think are nuts, and sweet lessons of love. Some unpleasant mental institution scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Best Bad Thing, The (1997) - OC
Lana McKissack, Michael Perron, Kirin Kiki, George Takei

Summary: Story of a young Japanese-American girl raised and educated in the U.S., set in Oakland, California, during the summer of 1935. (Could also be shown to MCs after prayer and previewing by parents.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a great movie for kids to whom you want to show a bit of depth and "reality" of life-especially life in those days when children had to work and a lot was expected of them.

It also shows that I am on the side of the weak and helpless, but that often, when you're stuck in an impossible situation, I ask that you do something to show your faith and to put it into action.

The movie has good lessons on giving, being a help, and how I can really bless that-not necessarily with anything physical, but with feelings of happiness and enjoyment.

The Romans 8:28 factor is also very strong in showing how things that may seem like burdens can indeed be blessings and that I have everything under My perfect control.

It shows the benefits of being adaptable, as the girl learns to eat different kinds of food and to sleep in a new room. It's one of those movies that broadens kids' horizons, as the Americanized little Japanese girl goes to stay with a Japanese woman who doesn't speak much English.

It's a movie that will be good all around for most kids, and you can make it even more educational by explaining a bit about the history of the Japanese first coming to the United States, and explaining a bit about the racist attitudes displayed by some people.


Best Defense () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Best Friends () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the (1982) - JR
Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds

Summary: Fun musical about the pressures put on a sheriff by a crusading TV personality to close a popular brothel on the outskirts of town. Some foul language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Best Man (1999) - SR
Taye Diggs, Nia Long

Summary: Romantic comedy. A novelist about to serve as best man for his high school friend finds that an advance copy of his book is making its way through the wedding party, causing no small stir.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a good, sweet, uplifting movie. It's fun to watch the entirely black cast and listen to their lingo. Much of it is not the “cleanest,” but on the overall the movie has a good message, and some good lessons about love, forgiveness, discretion, and what can happen if you're too loose with what you say. It's entertaining, a romantic comedy with a light witness and message about faith in God and prayer. It's one of the few movies that openly brings God into a new union.


Best Seller () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Betsy's Wedding (1990) - NIX
Alan Alda, Molly Ringwald

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Between two Worlds (1944) - JETT
John Garfield, Eleanor Parker

Summary: Drama about several people who have died and are on board a ship which will take them to either Heaven or Hell. (B&W)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) - NIX
Eddie Murphy

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beverly Hills Madame () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beyond Borders (2003) - SR
Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen

Summary: A tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrops of war-torn Africa, Cambodia, and Chechnya.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It is good for the Family to see others who are laying down their lives for the causes that they are committed to. This film is well worth My Family's time. Family members who have worked in trouble spots around the world will be able to relate to this movie. However, it's definitely not a movie for the faint-hearted, or sensitive viewers, as there are number of graphic scenes, where the suffering of the people is real and painful to see.

This movie is a bold statement in defense of the poor and needy, and a reproach to the rich and indifferent. I will have mercy upon those who have mercy upon the poor. A movie like this pricks the consciences of those who watch it. They are either convicted and want to do something to help, or they must find fault. Don't get caught up in the faults and flaws. See deeper into the point that is being made. As you have learned yourselves, to do the right thing pretty much separates you from the world right away. They will hate you and fight you, and help you only when it serves their own interests.

The poor will always be amongst you as long as there are greedy, selfish hearts. This is therefore your commission—to change hearts. You can be right there on the ground with the hungry and poor and needy, ministering to their physical needs, but it is a drop in the ocean compared to what is needed, and basically a losing battle. It is not that it is of no value, for it is a great calling and one worthy of giving your life for. But you have within your hands the ability to reach beyond and to change the situation even more drastically, by helping Me to change the hearts of others. It must happen, one heart at a time. It must be a true change of heart. It must be a heart changing from its ways of selfishness to ways of unselfishness and giving.

So, go, and with renewed vigor and inspiration, preach the Gospel to every creature like never before. Let this movie break your heart and cause you to weep for not only the sick and dying, but the spiritually lost and hardened, those who need love—My love, your love—so that they may find true peace and happiness.

This movie portrays how in some countries the NGOs and aid services are often abused and used by governments to their own ends. As for the premise of doing evil that good may come, I say that for you, My children, you should never have to resort to doing evil that you may receive compensation to help you survive. As you minister on the fields that I have led you to, trust that I will never leave you nor forsake you, and you will never have to resort to the means this doctor did to receive money.

One day I will rescue all My children from this evil and corrupt world. I will wipe away every tear, heal every pain, and soothe every heartache. In that day it will truly be Heaven on Earth, as I have promised; there will be peace and plenty, laughter and freedom, and no more tears.


Beyond Rangoon (1995) - JR
Patricia Arquette

Summary: Drama based on true historical events from the late 1980s and early 1990s. A recently widowed American woman on vacation in Burma gets caught up in the tumultuous events surrounding the military's suppression of the democracy movement. Somewhat unrealistic in parts, but good lessons on being challenged to help others during a crisis. Beware of violent scenes throughout the movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beyond Silence (1996) - JETT
Sylvie Testud

Summary: Since her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task translating for her parents who are deaf-mute. As Lara becomes interested in music she has to decide between her parents’ and her own ambitions. (German with subtitles)

Prophecy: (Dad:) It’s always interesting to see how people handle handicaps or misfortune. For some, it becomes a gateway to greater things. They reach out to others in love, and because of their handicap, the love is even sweeter and more real and more lasting. Others become embittered, or have difficulty making the leap from resentment to thankfulness for the misfortune.

This story is very real, very modern, and can have good lessons for those who see it. Mostly it is the message of how love can overcome anything, not just handicaps, but bad treatment as a child, obstacles to love, hindrances to understanding, roadblocks to progress. All this is represented in the movie. For some the German language and subtitles will be difficult. To others the sign language and pattern of life of the deaf people will be fascinating.

Many in the Family minister to the deaf, and this shows how there is a whole set of challenges that they face, which other people do not face. So it is educational as well as interesting. The movie shows how love never fails—in this situation, as in almost any.


Beyond The Limit () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beyond The Next Mountain () - OC

Summary: The testimony of a man from a remote Indian hill tribe and his lifelong pursuit to translate the Bible into Hmar, the language of his people. Good lessons on shticking and pursuing a goal.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Beyond the Stars (1989) - JETT
Martin Sheen

Summary: A teen, whose desire is to become an astronaut, befriends a former astronaut who has become a recluse after visiting the Moon. Slow-moving, but has an interesting ending.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bible, the (1966) - OC
Richard Harris, George C. Scott

Summary: Good portrayal of the Bible from Genesis to Abraham. May want to fast forward through weird portrayal of Abrahams dream, and parts of Sodom and Gomorrah. Some portions may be suitable for younger children, such as Noahs Ark.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bicentennial Man (1999) - JETT
Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz, Oliver Platt

Summary: Futuristic sci-fi drama about a robot programmed to perform household chores, that begins to experience emotions and creative thought. Please read prophecy before viewing movie.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) Praise the Lord, this is a beautiful movie!--Reminds me of the movies I used to love when I was a boy. A robot with a soul--ha! Who ever comes up with these ideas! Of course it's pure fiction and fantasy, but it's got a lot of heart, and it's a fable, really, about man and his search for love and for the Lord--for a meaning and purpose to life, the thing for which he was created. This robot is trying as hard as he can to become human; he feels that's his destiny. Well, in the same way, we are put on this earth to find our purpose and calling, the job for which the Lord has designed and destined us. And until we find that specific niche, we'll be a mite restless and unhappy, but when we find it we'll explode in a blaze of glory, and we'll know that our lives have meaning.
You can find meaning from so many different things--not just big and glorious activities and purposes, but serving the Lord is a fulfillment like no other. There are a lot of lessons and spiritual parallels that can be gathered from this movie, and I think it will be a blessing to those who watch it.
The message and subjects are pretty deep, but I think if kids watch it with a mature older person who can explain anything they have questions about, then they will be able to benefit from it and get all the good there is. (End of message from Dad.)


Big (1988) - JR
Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins

Summary: A boys wish to become an adult comes true with lots of funny surprises. Light, entertaining comedy with lessons on contentment.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Big Fat Liar (2002) - NIX
Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) While movies are understood to be the perpetrators of very unrealistic portraits of life, this one takes the cake. In an attempt to get the message across that lying was bad, this movie ended up taking you through one lie after the other, and the sad part about it is that in the end it glorified lying. It made it seem that it was okay if it was done for the right purpose. This movie is a waste of time, and not wholesome. Often movies try to get you to feel that "well, the main character is not that bad, he means well," but since actions are an outward manifestation of the heart, one cannot excuse people for being well inside, while their actions hurt others and are for their own selfish gain.


Big Fish (2003) - JR
Ewan MacGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup

Summary: A young man tries to learn more about his dying father by piecing together the stories he has gathered over the years.

Prophecy: Dad:) This movie takes you into a fantasy world—a world based on fact, but where things are greatly embellished. There's a lot in the movie that's good and interesting, but the good isn't just handed to you on a platter. It's more like a parable—one you have to take the time to hear out, and then afterward stop and really think about. That's not bad. In fact, I would say for the most part it's good. Unfortunately, if I get into explaining the good too much, it'll spoil the whole thing for many, and would take a lot of the fun out of it.

There are things in the movie that are pretty strange—witches and wolves, and a few other bizarre happenings. But though it's not a "must see" film, it is different and interesting, and doesn't contain much violence or bad language. Overall, I would say it's a movie with a message, and a pretty good one at that—you can't judge a book by its cover. If you want to know the truth about something or someone, you've got to be willing to open your heart and look through the eyes of love.

There are some good lessons, and it highlights enduring love. There are important lessons on passing judgment, on trying to understand others, on bitterness and learning to love, and on how to forgive. There are also good lessons to be had about the importance of communication. William, the son, wasn't willing to communicate on his father's terms. He wanted things his way or not at all. But his father, too, was unable to change and communicate in a way that would have helped his son to understand. He loved him, but couldn't really show him. He kept him at arm's length, at a distance.

The son viewed his father as a liar, while others viewed his tall tales as harmless stories that were interesting and even inspiring. Both views were correct. The man did tell stories, but his intentions weren't necessarily bad, spiteful, or malicious. He wanted to make people happy, to bring a little cheer into their lives—though in an odd sort of way.


Big Fix, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Big Picture, The (1989) - NIX
Kevin Bacon, J.T. Walsh

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Big Red (1962) - YC
Walter Pidgeon

Summary: Disney story of a boy who goes to work for a dog-trainer and becomes attached to an Irish setter.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Big Trouble (2002) - JR
Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci, Jason Lee

Summary: The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to teenagers, intersect with outrageous results. Based on a novel by Dave Barry.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is one of those rather unusual and off-beat type of movies. It's pure entertainment. It isn't meaningful or deep, but neither is it evil or crass, as many movies are today. It has its mildly meaningful side, which is an exposé of sorts on how quirky and weird the world and some of its inhabitants have become.

As in many of Dave Barry's articles, there is not only humor, but an underlying commentary. He is making light of the idiocy many folks make of their lives through nearsightedness or self-centeredness. He pokes fun at the System and its wacky ways of doing things.

If you're looking for a movie with some humor, some very light entertainment, and you're not expecting too much, this one might bring you a few good laughs.


Bingo (1991) - NIX
Cindy Williams, David Rasche

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bird On A Wire (1990) - NIX
Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Birdcage, The (1996) - NIX
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) - JR
Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden

Summary: Based on the true story of Robert Stroud, a convicted criminal, who became a noted authority on birds while serving a life sentence in prison. Good sample of a "Romans 8:28" attitude and the change of heart he had.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bishop's Wife, the (1947) - YC
Cary Grant, Loretta Young

Summary: An angel comes to earth to aid in the lives of a bishop and his wife. Pow-wow points: How the bishop got his mind on building churches and being accepted and forgot about being loving; how the angel did lots of little things to change the world around him; how we can influence others with our sample of love. Bishops jealousy of the angel needs explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Black Beauty () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Black Hawk Down (2001) - YA
Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner

Summary: War drama about a U.S. military raid that went disastrously wrong when optimistic plans ran into unexpected resistance in Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 1993. Very realistic, intense, with graphic and gory portrayals of the horrors of war. Not for sensitive viewers.

Prophecy:

(Jesus:) Because of its extremely graphic realism, this movie is much more than a movie.-It's an experience, a trip into the hell fires of war itself. In spite of the horrific and heartbreaking scenes of senseless killing and destruction, for those who are able to stomach it, there can be some benefits from watching this movie.

Everyone who chooses to watch this should be warned that he or she will be affected by it. I don't want people who are sensitive, or hurt by such graphic depictions of war, to watch this movie. Even those who aren't prone to be bothered by violence and killing should wholeheartedly pray for My protection and cleansing both before and after watching it. There are several very disturbing scenes throughout the movie, scenes which could stick with you for a very long time. For the world, it's good that these scenes are there, for it reminds them what war really is. War should not be romanticized or idealized, for nothing good comes from war-only the perpetuation of evil and destruction.

It goes without saying that this movie was pretty one-sided. It didn't present the whole story of what really happened in Somalia and why. It would be good for those who watch this movie to read a little background of what really happened, otherwise they could tend to come away feeling that the Americans are the saviors and the Africans are mere savages. This, of course, is not the way I see things.

Many soldiers themselves, maybe even the generals and other commanders, may have thought they were doing the right thing, and may have wanted with their hearts to help the people of that land, but they themselves didn't really understand the situation or all that was going on. History is complicated and governments are complex, and can't be rationalized or understood by looking at one event, and certainly not by reading one book or watching one movie. If you are wise, if you are in tune with Me, and if you realize this simple fact, then you can watch a movie like this and it can have a good effect on you, moving you, touching you, helping you to see the horror of war and be touched to pray for and empathize with those who have had to go through such things-whatever side they're on. 

The sad thing is that in a war like that, nobody wins. Everybody loses. There's no clear-cut right and wrong, or a clear good guy and bad guy, in real life. The heart of man is wicked, and whether it's a wicked warlord in Somalia or a greedy politician in the USA, evil is evil, and the fact is that the world is run and its wars started by evil men-men against men, wounding, killing, and blowing each other up with steel and dynamite. There is hardly anything more appalling in My sight.

The movie was trying to be a fairly accurate account of a certain event in Somalia. Of course, every story needs a protagonist, and this movie has its "heroes" in the form of the U.S. servicemen. In that way it is flawed, as the movie manipulates your emotions to feel pain or rejoicing at the defeats and victories of the men portrayed. It makes you feel anger at the "enemy" and sympathy for the "good guys." It's not that the Somali warlords and their followers were in the right, it's just that no matter what outfit they're in, everyone still has a human soul, and still has relatives, friends, and family that will mourn their death.

The director and producers did at least present human faces on some of the Somalians, and give them a chance to express their views, and if you aren't biased toward one side or the other, you can see their point and feel for them. For many, though, this will not be effective, because on the other side, the promotion of the fact that America was doing the right thing in being there and doing what they did is very strong, and the most touching part of the film, its wrap-up, portrays this message.

This movie did not glorify war or attempt to gloss over its horrors. It shows it like it was in the sense of being terrifying, disgusting, and disappointing to all involved. It shows the heartache and fear in the hearts of the soldiers, and the conflicts that many struggle with. It also shows that the generals in charge made some big mistakes, and some of the soldiers did too, which is the way it is.

This movie takes you right in there, into the tanks, into the streets and alleys, into the firefight, and it makes you feel like you know what it was like to fight in that battle. It is interesting in the way that it shows the in-depth details of modern military action.

There are also good examples to be gained from the heroism, obedience, teamwork, and co-ordination of the various groups of soldiers. I often liken you, My Family, to elite war divisions, and this is an example of how things can be. Things can be going horribly, and you can be in the most horrific of situations, but if you remember your training, and do your best to contact headquarters, and most of all faithfully and bravely do your duty in using the new weapons, you can come out victorious and save not only your life, but the lives of others.

Another thing to glean from this movie is a renewed appreciation for how you can believe in what you're fighting for. It's one thing to fight for what is right, but these poor soldiers were in there because of a political decision-a decision made by men who were not led by Me and which incurred disastrous results. It gives you a heart for the men who are led by politicians who have absolutely no idea of what it's like for men to be in battle-and it can further strengthen your resolve for Me, as I do know what it's like to be in the battles you're engaged with. You also are blessed with a cause worth fighting and dying for, if need be.

Conditions in My Endtime army can be rough, and in the future, you may find yourself in battles that will be as intense in spirit as the physical battles shown in this movie. But you will not be going into them alone and without sufficient support, or on the counsel of unwise or incompetent leaders. You will be going in with My back-up, with communication with Me, with the ability to hear from Me and get your signals clear so that you don't find yourself with your back to the wall and no way out. You can learn from the example of these men, who were dedicated, whether it was to the cause, to their fellow soldiers, or even just to their own honor. They were willing to fight and bleed and suffer and die for these things. How much more should you, My soldiers, be willing to fight and die for Me, knowing that you are on the right side, that your cause is worthy and justified, and that you are bringing light and life rather than death and destruction.


Black Hole, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Black Rain () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Black Rainbow (1991) - NIX
Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Black Stallion Returns, the (1983) - OC
Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano

Summary: Sequel to "The Black Stallion," with the young teen boy searching the Sahara Desert for his Arabian horse which has been stolen.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Black Stallion, the (1979) - OC
Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

Summary: Drama of a boy who befriends a wild stallion and trains to become a jockey. Be careful of one fire and one snake scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blade II (2002) - NIX

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a bad movie. It's violent, dark, ugly, disgusting, and impure. Don't watch it!


Blade Runner () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blair Witch Project, The (1999) - NIX
Heather Donahue, Michael Williams, Joshua Leonard

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blakes Seven (NA) - JETT
Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich

Summary: Good sci-fi TV series. Outdated and low-budget by todays standards, and probably unavailable in most places, but were including it here in case you have old recordings you want to watch. (See also Dads comments on this series in HH 5, p.217.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blast from the Past (1999) - JR
Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone

Summary: Romantic comedy. A young man, who was born and grew up in a sealed nuclear bomb shelter, comes up to the outside world for the first time, to try and find a wife. Caution: Homosexual character in a supporting role.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This gives a sweet portrayal of a sheltered young man who brings a touch of sweetness to the life of a somewhat cynical and hardened young woman. It's such a shame how movie producers these days love to throw their little pieces of garbage into what could otherwise have been a really great movie. You've just got to learn to choose the good and eschew the evil.
There's always going to be some little problem, some subtle, perverting influence, some bad example or thing that you want to be on guard against. That's why it's so important that you bathe your kids--and yourselves--in the Word and in prayer before and after you take your time with the tube. There are so many things that are not according to God's Word, and it can be the slightest little attitude or way of looking at things, but which goes contrary to the truth, and that makes it a lie. So be on guard, and don't take it lightly! It's a lesson that you need to apply to all the movies you watch, to give yourself a good lathering up in prayer first, and then rinse down again afterwards, to clean off any of the gunk that might've stuck to you from the show.
The portrayal of the sodomite is not very overt, and while it would be important to clarify this for the teens when they watch it, reminding them that this is not a normal, acceptable lifestyle but something diametrically opposed to God's Word, I don't think it would cause such a problem that you shouldn't list the movie. It's got a good message. Just be prayed up, and I say that for this movie and for all movies.--Or the boogey man will get you if you don't watch out! (End of message from Dad.)


Blaze (1989) - YA
NA

Summary: Story based on the life of Earl Long, the flamboyant governor of Louisiana in the 1950s and his relationship with stripper Blaze Star. Insight into political corruption in America. Interesting to see that there are others who are willing to stand up for what they believe and buck the System.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bless the Child (2000) - YA
Kim Basinger, Rufus Sewell

Summary: A divorcee who is forced to become the caretaker for her druggie sister's newborn baby soon realizes that her niece is special, possessing supernatural powers. Meanwhile, there are ritualistic satanic child murders taking place in New York City. The movie is a good portrayal of the spiritual warfare as being real and relevant. It also contains some graphic and disturbing scenes.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) In order to make the movie sell, it has some Hollywood gore and scare tactics. However, they’ve done well in not glorifying the Enemy too much, nor his power, nor the power of his people, but instead have shown them to be what they are, perverted lovers of darkness rather than light, seeking to enslave and to destroy. They’ve also done well to include a very sweet witness of true and sincere believers, not simplistic or wimpy church people, but believers who were willing and determined to fight the Enemy and to free his captives.

It's a very clear portrayal of good versus evil, God versus the Devil—with God triumphant. I won't give away the plot, but you need to be prayed up before seeing this—and if you're sensitive about seeing children exposed to attacks by evil forces or a few spots of graphic violence or seeing evil spirits, you may want to skip this. But many Endtime themes come out in this movie: special powers to combat evil, having conviction and not compromising, the power of prayer, etc. This movie should inspire you to press in and stay in shape spiritually for the times to come! The power that I will give you in the Endtime, and through the keys of the Kingdom, will be far greater than the power My children in this movie are shown as possessing.


Blinded By The Light () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blink (1994) - SR
Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn

Summary: Tense thriller about a young blind woman who undergoes an operation to regain her sight, and while recovering when her eyesight is very blurry, becomes a witness to a murder. Some scenes of violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bliss Of Mrs. Blossom () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blow (2001) - SR
Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz

Summary: Based on the true story of George Jung, an all-American boy, who became the leading drug smuggler of the Colombian Medellin cartel in the 1970s, and brought cocaine to mainstream America.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is an interesting look into this man and this lifestyle, but it's sad how it almost makes him out to be the victim.-That's backwards. He had a good father who loved him and tried so hard to train him right and they had a good loving relationship, yet the son still chose to go his own way down the path of Hell, knowing how much it would hurt his dear father. That was pure selfishness. It was cruel to his poor father. The mother was another story and certainly didn't earn his respect or even love, but the fact that he had someone [his father] so special to hold on to him and pray for him and try so hard to help him, and yet he just flaunted his evil life in his face, was so sad.

The story itself wasn't so off. He had some tough times and tried to pull out of them a few times, so you can symp athize with that, but the fact that it ends with you practically feeling sorry for him just isn't right. You never see the results of his actions in bringing drugs into the U.S. This man was an instrument of the Enemy, used by Satan to propagate that terrible, terrible drug life.

God help the poor innocents who find this array of wonder drugs at their fingertips because of men like him. Put out a warning with this movie. Let people know that it's only half the story, or less. The other half is the sordid tale of death and ruined lives and families that resulted from this influx of drugs. Drugs have changed the face of the nation and not for the better, either.


Blowup () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blue And The Gray () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blue Chips (1994) - SR
Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell

Summary: Expos of college basketball and the corruption schemes involved in recruiting top players. A very explosive and foul-mouthed coach has to decide between breaking the rules in order to win, or losing the tournament. The coach is a true-to-life representation of how many coaches are, but certainly not a role model. Interesting look at sports behind-the-scenes for our teens. Beware of foul language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blue Crush (2002) - JR
Kate Bosworth, Matthew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez

Summary: As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) In most ways this movie is just light entertainment and fun, with fun surfing action and lots of beautiful scenery, but it also had a good message that you, as disciples, can relate to. Of course, the parallel between the main character's life and your life is not exactly right on, but there were some similarities in her goals--of being the best she could be, and giving it her all, the way you as disciples are striving for excellence in your service for Me.

Discipleship isn't always pretty. It can be a hard lifestyle and takes a lot of guts and grit. But it's the challenge of the battle that brings you fulfillment. It's getting on that wave and riding it, even if it's 20 feet over your head and barreling right behind you. True dedication is getting back up and on the board even when you've been bashed and battered and feel almost dead. Real determination means you head out even if the waves are looming and bigger than you expected. You've got to make sacrifices and choices that are hard, but the rewards are definitely worth it.

This movie has a good message about facing your fears and overcoming them, and about sticking to the goal ahead of you and putting your all into it and not getting sidetracked. It's a somewhat sad picture, yet with a hopeful and happy ending. So many are doomed to a bleak existence, with menial jobs and existences, unless they can find some way to fulfill their dreams. It's a fight to achieve anything. Count your blessings, My loves. You have the clearest view and path to achieving goals and happiness, and the knowledge of the means to achieve it all. Put your trust in Me, work hard, and don't let any excuse hold you back.

If there are those who are willing to give their life for a thrill, for a mere moment of excitement, can't you, My brides, be willing to give your all for something that will last for eternity? This is not the place for half-hearts; this is the big time! Yet even if you don't think you have what it takes to make it, I can and will give you the strength to make it. Don't look at the waves or think about the last time you failed. I will bring you through the high waves and the fierce sea. It will be a thrilling ride, full of danger and excitement, but one that you will never regret!


Blue Lagoon, the (1980) - JETT
Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins

Summary: Two children are shipwrecked on a remote island and fall in love as they grow to maturity.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blue Sky (1994) - SR
Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones

Summary: Drama about an army officer in the late 1950s who struggles with the antics of his alcoholic, sexpot wife and becomes involved in a nuclear cover-up scheme. Lessons on fighting, unconditional love and forgiveness.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blue Yonder, the (1985) - ALL
Peter Coyote, Art Carney

Summary: Tale of a boy who travels back in time to join his grandfather in his aviation adventures.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blues Brothers, The (1980) - NIX
John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Blues Clues(series) (NA) - ALL
Steve and Blue, the puppy

Summary: A cute, simple and edifying preschool video series that presents a curriculum similar to "Teach Me Time." Good for little ones up until about seven years old. Available on Direct TV, Nickelodeon channel.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bob Roberts (1992) - JR
Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito

Summary: olitical satire/exposé about a manipulative right-wing candidate's campaign for the US Senate. Some

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Body, The (2000) - YA
Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams

Summary: An archeologist uncovers a crucified body, dating back to 1st century A.D. in an ancient grave in Jerusalem. A Catholic priest arrives at the scene to do research and examine her findings. The story deals with heavy issues of faith and doubt, and overall has a good message.

The plot plays out against the background of the political and sectarian violence prevalent in Jerusalem. The Palestinians, especially the radical ones, are unfortunately portrayed in a generally bad light.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is a witness. The Lord still gets His message out even in this day and age.

It has some parts which are going to be pretty difficult to sit through, especially when the priest is questioning his own faith. Such doubts are brought out very strongly in this movie, so you’ll have to watch for this, but overall it really does promote the message of Jesus being alive and risen from the dead.I would caution those who are weak in faith or doubting that they need to really pray before watching this movie, because although it’s a wonderful testimony for Jesus, it is also a lot of doubt to go through before getting to the good message.

God bless the writers who made that priest a witness against the churches. Boy, what a slam against them. Whew! I’ll bet they really didn’t like this movie. It’s our message—we’re for the risen Savior, not the political establishments of this world. Thank God we haven’t gotten caught up in all of that.

This movie depicts very well how the established churches have meddled so much with politics that at times it comes above their commitment to the Lord. It's sad how one religion will pit itself against the other in order to get what they want. Governments know this weakness, this need for power that established religions thrive on. They will think nothing of riding on this thirst for power to promote their own causes, which in the end results in loss of lives and hurts so many.

Here was a man who had his faith tried and tested and stood up for his convictions. Learn from this good sample of someone who had his faith tested and stood strong in the Lord.

(Jesus:) One thing that is very sweet and an excellent witness is the way this priest talks about Me, not just as someone he serves, a deity somewhere up There, but he refers to Me as his Friend and Companion.

It shows how I am real. I am risen, I am living Here in the heavenlies, to show My power and love to man.

I am so happy for you, My faithful little ones—My children of David. For through you, this despised and rejected group of faithful beggars, I will show an example to the world of meek and unassuming faith.

You, My dear, dear ones, are small in numbers, weak in popularity, misunderstood and maligned by many. Yet to Me, you are pure, undefiled, and uninterested in the worldly alliances which have corrupted so many others. As long as you stay unattached and unaffected by the world, as long as you keep yourselves from alliances and responsibilities which would dilute your allegiance to Me and My “strange” doctrines; as long as you stay pure and undefiled in your devotion to Me; as long as you do not waver or turn from devotion to Me and to the Words of My mouth and the commands of My heart; as long as you keep Me first above all attachments of the world that would seek in the long run to pull you down, you will remain My most beloved on Earth.


BodyGuard, the (1993) - SR
Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston

Summary: Suspense/love story about an endangered rock star and the highly disciplined bodyguard she hires to protect her. Lessons on dedication and not getting sidetracked from doing your job right, even if it means having to forgo a personal relationship. Also lessons on security, and how the "rich and famous" often live in constant fear--the price of stardom. This movie is quite worldly in spirit, so needs to be pow-wowed so that teens dont pick up on the somewhat macho attitude of the lead man and the glamour of the leading woman. Entertaining, but not a movie youd want to show teens again and again.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Boiler Room (2000) - YA
Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Affleck, Nia Long

Summary: A college dropout, seeking the approval of his father, quits the illegal casino he runs out of his apartment to get a "legitimate" job at a brokerage firm which promises him he'll be a millionaire within a year's time.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is an exposé on the greed of the Wall Street underground and how they exploit the stock investment system and people's desire to make big money fast. One of the characters mocks the Word about "the love of money is the root of all evil," but then the story goes on to show how true this principle is and how evil, selfish, and uncaring those that love money can be.

This movie may not be for everyone because it is a traumatic story, but it has a good message for those who might be tempted by the possibilities of easy wealth that some less-than-realistic movies portray. Not all that glitters is gold, and this movie does a good job of tearing away some of the glittering veneer of the system and exposing the ugliness that lies beneath. There's a lot of foul language, which is unpleasant, but shows the kind of unhealthy environment and habits some people have let themselves get swallowed into in their quest for wealth and power.

Count your blessings--that you are able to be in the Lord's happy Family and not trapped in the evils of man's society that is fueled by greed and the selfish lust for materialism. You can only serve one master, and you have chosen the right one if you are serving the Lord.


Bonfire Of The Vanities (1990) - NIX
Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Born Again (1978) - JETT
Dean Jones, Anne Francis

Summary: Inspiring true story about the conversion of Nixon aide Charles Colson, after he was imprisoned for his part in the Watergate affair. Good Salvation witness and good message on follow-up and "confirming the brethren." Pow-wow points: Rom.8:28, how the Lord used the sons drug charge to free him from prison; how the Lord took care of him in prison; was it Gods will for him to go to prison? (fruit it bore in his life and others); difference between his wifes religion and his born-again experience.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Born Free (1966) - OC
Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

Summary: True story of how a lion cub named Elsa was raised in captivity as a pet by a couple in Kenya.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Born on the Fourth of July (1989) - JR
Tom Cruise, William Dafoe

Summary: Movie based on the true story of Vietnam veteran and anti-war activist Ron Kovic, following his life from a young, patriotic teen to an embittered, paralyzed war veteran and anti-war activist. Shows the plight of the Vietnam veterans and what they went through after the war. Watch out for graphic war and hospital scenes. This movie may not be for everyone, as its quite intense, graphic and traumatic. Good expos on the horrors of war and the toll it takes on peoples lives.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Born Romantic (2000) - SR
Craig Ferguson, Jane Horrocks, Catherine McCormack

Summary: Six hopeless romantics take you for a dizzying spin through their quirky courtships in this romantic comedy.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a pretty lighthearted movie. The scenes are kept moving between the interactions of various couples, which makes it an interesting character study. It has funny lines and situations, and there is nothing really harmful in the movie. It's very British in humor, sweet and touching at times, and there is a happy outcome in the end.

If you like character studies you might like this one, and there are some real characters in this one to study, ha! It's a story of a bunch of ordinary people trying to muddle their way through life and find true love and happiness. It's sad they don't know the Lover of all lovers. You who do sure have it a lot better.


Born Yesterday (1993) - NIX
Melanie Griffith, John Goodman

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Borrowed Hearts (1997) - OC
Roma Downey

Summary: Sweet drama about a struggling single mother who is asked to pose as her boss' wife to help him close a business deal. Some of the relationship and separation issues may need to be discussed with young viewers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Borrowers, the (1997) - OC
John Goodman, Jim Broadbent

Summary: The Borrowers are four-inch high "little people" who live under the floorboards. When the owner of the house they live in dies and an unscrupulous realtor wants to tear it down to build luxury apartments, they start to fight for their home. Fun movie, but be mindful of some of the children's unloving behavior.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This can be a fun movie. It was made for kids but probably would appeal more to older people who would also be able to take it with a grain of salt. Borrowing without permission is stealing and although these little people didn't think they were actually stealing they were and we do not endorse stealing--it's against My Law of Love. It's a fun idea to think that these little people exist and it caters to the desire for the spirit and spiritual things. But be careful showing it to young children as they could easily get the wrong idea that stealing is okay. It's made for kids, but it's not good for all kids. So choose wisely who would not be adversely affected by it. For those mature enough to know right and wrong and who would like to watch a fanciful story for entertainment's sake, it would be fine. (End of message from Jesus.)


Bounce (2000) - SR
Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow

Summary: An advertising executive struggles over the effects of a fatal plane crash, and finds that his desire to make things right for the survivors is hard to fulfill.

Prophecy: (Dad:) You all are so blessed in the Family to have the love of the Lord and the Family to help see you through life's crises. This is a sweet story of how two people cope with their grief. It’s a touching love story. I like these types of movies where there is some depth and even some personal sacrifice involved. Of course, you wonderful folks in the Family look at death in a whole different light. You have faith and nothing to feel guilty about because you know that your loved ones who die are in a better place and not far from you—only a whisper away. But it's interesting to see how some people in the world deal with those difficult emotions.


Bound (1996) - NIX
Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bounty, the (1984) - JR
Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson

Summary: Drama based on a true story about a mutiny aboard a British ship in the 1700s. Although the captain is not a good sample of loving, compassionate leadership, the crew also has their faults and bad attitudes; and the movie shows the bad fruit of disunity and not working together. Good lessons for shepherds on being a good sample to the flock, and how they can lead the flock astray. Shows how we shouldnt let relationships get in the way of our responsibilities and sample.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bourne Identity, the (1988) - SR
Richard Chamberlain, JaclynSmith, Anthony Quayle

Summary: Action-packed thriller about a man who wakes up with complete memory loss, only to find himself tracked at every step by would-be assassins. Entertainment only. Beware of scenes of violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bourne Identity, The (2002) - SR
Matt Damon, Franka Potente

Summary: After being pulled from the sea unconscious and with bullet wounds, an amnesic man tries to figure out who he is and why various people are trying to kill him. Action entertainment. (May be okay for junior teens with parental previewing and permission.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a fast-paced suspense thriller, with good action, good acting, and an interesting plot. Like most films of the action genre, it has its share of violence and foul language. It's an older movie redone, and done well. It's not an exceptionally deep film as far as character study or development.

It gives the viewer a pretty realistic idea of how quickly and easily government and intelligence bodies can track and pinpoint an individual's location, even those who are the "Gypsy" types with no credit or work history, living outside of the System for all intents and purposes. This is a good security primer for the days ahead when the AC government is in place and will be searching for My children.

It gives a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in the inner echelons of the government agencies--the secret projects they're working on and how they manipulate people to their own ends. Yet all they do is justified in the name of patriotism and national defense and national pride.

There's a fair bit of violence, so it would be up to parents' discretion whether they would allow a junior teen to view this movie.


Bowfinger (1999) - JR
Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

Summary: Comedy/satire spoofing the Hollywood movie industry, about a producer named Bowfinger who is so desperate to get his film made that he will go to any lengths to do so.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a spoof on Hollywood done by an insider, one of their own kind, who should know what the real inside scoop is. It has its funny parts, but it also seeks to send a message about the frivolity, the vanity, the sham, the manipulative and the dog-eat-dog world it really is. It pokes fun in a humorous way at your stereotypical Hollywood type people, as well as Scientology and other “trips” that they get into, because they are spiritually starved and seek the truth, only they seek it in the wrong places. This movie shows what’s wrong with Hollywood, but it doesn’t show the real truth and answer to their problems, which is Jesus. Because they do not have the truth, nothing can change and life continues as it is, heading towards destruction. Pray for these unhappy, dissatisfied and unfulfilled people, that they can know and learn the truth! (End of message from Dad.)


Boxer, The (1997) - JR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson

Summary: Drama about an Irish boxer who is released after serving time in jail for his part in IRA activities, and goes about trying to rebuild his life without any political and sectarian ties. Interesting and realistic portrayal of the situation in Northern Ireland.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is a serious, sober movie, one that should not be entered into lightly. This man did not know Me. He did not have My Word or the true values to fight for, but he was fighting, in the way he knew how, for whatever reasons he could. Seeing these type of fighters should inspire you and spur you to motion in your own life to reach out to those around you, to share what you have with those who are so lacking, and so in need. Let your heart be broken through this film, that you may reach forth with renewed effort to share My love and light with those who are so desperately in need of it. (End of message from Jesus)


Boy Takes Girl () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Boys and Girls (2000) - SR
Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, Jason Biggs

Summary: Two college students' long-term friendship is put to the test after one night of intimacy.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) There's not all that much to this movie, although there are a few nuggets about being honest and not playing roles or trying to be someone you aren't. It's more of a light entertainment movie.


Boys From Brazil, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Boys In The Band () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Boys Town (1938) - OC
Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy

Summary: Touching true story of a Catholic priest, Father Flannigan, who begins a school for homeless boys. Good lessons on faith and love.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Brainstorm (1983) - SR
Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood

Summary: Drama/sci-fi about a scientist who invents a device that can record and play back not only pictures and sounds, but sensations and emotions, and what happens when the military gets involved. A bit outdated, but its interesting that what was depicted as "sci-fi" in this movie practically exists today in the form of virtual reality.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Brassed Off (1996) - JR
Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald

Summary: Drama/character study about a group of Scottish miners who are also members of the town's brass band. Caught in bad times, they find the future of their mine--and the entire town--hanging in the balances.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a pretty sweet movie but I don't know that it's going to turn everybody's key. It just doesn't have the real high profile, zany thrills and excitement that many are geared up for these days. But I would say that the ability to enjoy a good, if a bit slow-moving, but very sweet and humble, lesson-filled movie is a good skill to have. It's good to balance out your movie-viewing appetite so you're not just going for the thrills and chills, but you're getting enough of the other too, the human side of things, the sweetness and caring and compassion, the lessons of fighting and giving and understanding. This movie has a sweet spirit and message. (End of message from Dad.)


Brave Little Toaster, The (1987) - NIX
Animated

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Braveheart (1995) - SR
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

Summary: Well-made Hollywood epic production chronicling 13th-century Scotland's fight for independence from Britain. Good lessons on conviction, the qualities of a pioneer, not giving up, and being willing to give your all for a cause you believe in. Beware of extremely graphic violent scenes throughout the movie. (Note: You may want to have two showings of this movie--one for those who want to watch it in its entirety, and another for those who want an "edited" version, where the violent and gruesome portions can be fast-forwarded by someone who has seen the whole thing. The battle scenes aren't necessary to the understanding of the plot.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Brazil () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bread and Roses (2001) - SR
Adrien Brody, Pilar Padilla

Summary: Drama about a young Mexican woman who illegally crosses the border into the U.S. in search of a better life and becomes involved in a labor strike.

Prophecy: (Dad:) Bread and Roses is a touching look into the real-life stories of countless poor Latinos and other immigrants who, out of desperation, are willing to risk everything in order to find an easier life than what is possible for them in their home countries. This poor sub-class of immigrants exists in almost every country of the world today.

They're the poor, the defenseless, the untouchables, the invisibles--enticed and tempted by the very ones who ignore them, despise them, and treat them like mere beasts of burden. They're needed, but not wanted. The System wouldn't exist without them, but they must be kept in their place at all costs.

Although it's a simple story, with simple actors, the movie was realistic and believable, a kind of Latin, modern-day Norma Rae. It's watchable, and even helpful for our folks to see, in order to remind them of their many blessings. You have been able to live by faith for years, traveling from country to country, sometimes like kings, and sometimes more like paupers, but always with the Lord's blessings. You've seen countless miracles of supply and protection for the Family the world over, and the Lord will continue to bless and keep you, in whatever state you find yourself in, as long as you're in the center of His will, reaching the lost with His love. You, like Jesus, have been willing to forsake all, that you might bring the true riches of the spirit to the rich and the poor alike.


Break In () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Breakdown (1997) - NIX
Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, J.T. Walsh

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Breaker Morant (1979) - JR
Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson

Summary: Somber drama about three Australian soldiers who are court-martialed on trumped-up charges during the Boer War of 1899-1902. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Breaking Away (1979) - JETT
Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid

Summary: Character study/comedy about four college-age boys who are looked down on by peers from the local college, wondering what to do with their lives.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Breaking In () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Breaking Up (1997) - NIX
Russel Crowe, Salma Hayek

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bridges of Madison County, the (1995) - JR
Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood

Summary: Well-acted character study about a world-traveling photographer who arrives in a small Iowa town and strikes up an acquaintance with a farmer's wife. Good lessons on sacrificial love.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) - SR
Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Summary: Romantic comedy about a 32-year-old woman having difficulty in her romantic life. To start off the New Year she resolves to change things and begins to keep a diary about her life and loves.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I liked this movie. It has a lot of good in it, but like all movies, you’ve gotta take the good and eschew the bad. This is a sweet story about a poor, lost, lonely soul in search of love, the different things she tries, and how she learns to just be herself. It’s something good for all you dear girls to realize--that trying to be something that you’re not doesn’t bear good fruit! Actually, that’s a good tip for all you men, too! Just be yourself! Just love others and be kind and sweet, and happiness will find you. Love is there to be had, and if you feel that you’re not getting it, give it, and soon it will come back to you! One message that this movie portrays that isn’t necessarily true is that to find happiness you have to find that “perfect” someone; nevertheless the sweet lessons and some good laughs make this movie worth viewing.


Brigadoon (1954) - MC
Gene Kelly, Van Johnson

Summary: Musical about a magical village in Scotland that comes to life every 100 years. Message about faith, love and life. Kellys New York flatlander friends terrible attitude and comments need exposing, as he murmurs and scoffs. Dance numbers are okay for younger children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Brigham Young -- Frontiersman (1940) - OC
Tyron Power, Mary Astor

Summary: Movie about the founding of the Mormons and the trials they faced. Some tense scenes may need fast forwarding.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bright Lights, Big City (1988) - NIX
Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bringing Down The House (2003) - SR
Steve Martin, Queen Latifah

Summary: A lonely lawyer meets a woman on the Internet who proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a culture- and class-clash comedy. Lessons are learned because of the clashes between the two main characters--the uptight, insensitive lawyer and the street-wise gal.

It has a couple of good messages to it, though the plot line and outcome was highly predictable. One message was that of the workaholic parent learning to take time to understand his young son and teenage daughter, and the other was about not judging people too quickly or shallowly, but seeing the good and possibilities regardless of social status, class, or culture. In its overly simplistic manner, the movie suggests that transcending society's racial barriers will provide the answers to caring for your teens, patching up your marriage, freedom, individuality, and personal happiness--not really accurate, to say the least.

The overall theme and story are fine as light entertainment, nothing too deep or profound. It is a vehicle for the stars to show off their talents.

There are a few scenes that are a bit foolish or crass, and there's a bit of deception going on, so as with all movies, you need to choose the good and eschew the evil.

I love reconciliation. I like to see how people react to different situations--whether they dig themselves deeper into the mire or whether they let the light of love show them the way out of the pit. When you're out amongst the people, know that each one you pass by carries many weights--so let your sample encourage them--even if it's a smile or a kind hello--and be especially open to those whom I bring across your path who will be open to My message of salvation.


Bringing Out The Dead (1999) - NIX
Nicholas Cage

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Prophecy: Jesus:) This movie was a real slam on paramedics and the spirit world. It is not edifying or uplifting, nor is it even a real representation of the sacrificial life of a paramedic. The subject matter was good and could have been a gripping, interesting, Spirit-filled movie, but instead the film was warped and twisted and a waste of time for My children to see.


Brokedown Palace (1999) - SR
Claire Danes, Bill Pullman, Kate Beckinsale

Summary: Drama about two best friends who take a trip to Thailand to celebrate their graduation from high school, and soon find themselves in more trouble than they could ever have imagined.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie serves as a good reminder that the Enemy walks about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. He walks about in sheep's clothing, but is inwardly a ravenous wolf. I would that My children be forewarned and thereby forearmed. All that glitters is not gold. There are many lessons and discussion points that can be drawn from this movie. There are many pointers that will spring immediately to mind, and others that can be brought out through an informal discussion afterwards, if the occasion presents itself. It's not an inspiring, relaxing or uplifting story, but it's got a powerful and needed message--watch out for the Enemy's traps, for he is out to snare whoever he will, and he will not give up without a fight. And how much more is he fighting you, My Endtime army! Yet you have the advantage over these poor, foolish girls, who were so naïve and so dumb and who made just about every mistake possible. Beware and be wise. Remember that anytime you are on the Devil's territory, you need to be prayerful and alert. (End of message from Jesus.)


Broken Trust (1995) - JR
Tom Selleck, Elizabeth McGovern

Summary: Suspenseful drama about a judge who cooperates with the US Justice Department to do a sting operation on a corrupt court system. Interesting look into the corruption of the System.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Brother Bear (2003) - OTHER
Animated, voices of Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez

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Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie would be great for kids if there weren't so much of that Indian spirit stuff in it. Because of the way they promote the whole idea that animals and people are on the same plane and equal, there isn't much value in showing this to our kids, who know the Scriptures that say God made man a little lower than the angels, but above the animal kingdom, and he is meant to have dominion over the animal kingdom. This whole message was off in that they were portraying man and animal as one, brothers in spirit and in flesh.

Of course, it's a cartoon, a fairy tale, but for young children who can't discern the difference, and who see how pleasant the story is and how loving and sweet the communion between animal and human becomes, they won't be able to tell the difference, and it will subtly but surely undermine their faith in Scripture. It's not that easy to explain why this isn't so, so I'd recommend that you just don't show this to younger audiences. Perhaps when the kids are older, in their JETT years or thereabout, you could let them see something like this, as a fairy tale, but they would be able to tell the difference between what the moviemakers tried to get across and what is truth.

As for adults watching it, it certainly isn't a "must see," and for that matter, it's not even going to do them that much good.


Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1973) - OC
Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker

Summary: Zeffirellis inspiring film about the life of St. Francis. Beautiful example of forsaking all and how living for the Lord is all that matters. For those who are impressionable, may want to fast forward through war nightmare, raid and killing at leper camp. Helpful to do a study of the Catholic church beforehand, to help understand the movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Brotherhood of the Bell, the (NA) - JR
Glenn Ford

Summary: Drama about a secret college fraternity whose members control the business world. Interesting parallels to the AC conspiracy. (Year unavailable, but at least 15-20 years old.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Brotherhood of the Rose, the (1989) - JR
Peter Strauss, Robert Mitchum

Summary: Intriguing spy movie set in different countries all over the world. Beware of violence in parts. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Brothers Karmozov, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Browning Version, the (1994) - JR
Albert Finney, Greta Scacchi, Matthew Modine

Summary: Touching drama/character study about a professor at an English public school who is being unjustly removed from his position, and is considered a loser by everyone until one of his young students shows him genuine appreciation. Slow-moving in parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Brubaker () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bruce Almighty (2003) - SR
Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman

Summary: A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers and challenged to take on the big job and see if he can do it any better.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Like with most movies, there is some good and some bad in this one. The main message of this movie is good and is something that this world needs to hear-that I am just and loving and really want you to love Me back, and that prayers prayed from an unselfish, loving, desperate heart get answered. It shows that I know best-which I do-and it's good to see people saying that in a world that is so full of pride and self-reliance. It's got lessons of learning to trust Me, learning to find My will, learning yieldedness, and finding true happiness.

This film explores the famous "what if" question-"What if I were God?" This film does the subject justice-for the world. You, My Family, have the straight Word and know the truth, but this film can be useful in your witness to others. It will get a lot of people in the world thinking about Me and realizing that God is fair and God is good, even though it doesn't always look like it. If people you're ministering to have seen this movie, you could get good mileage out of discussing it with them.

What type of God would you make? Would you do things better? Do you want the job? Look what happened to this man when he got My powers. His evil, selfish nature was amplified-just as Adam and Eve's fallen nature would have been immortalized had they been allowed to remain in the garden and partaken of the tree of life.

This movie shows that you reap what you sow-that the things you do, the way you behave, the way you treat others, comes back to you. In this case, things ended up well enough, but it's not like the main character got off scot-free. He had to go through a few things in the school of hard knocks to see how off-center he was, and get his priorities and focus straight.

It has a generally good portrayal of God as being loving, wise, caring, and also very personable, with a "human" side if you will, a side that is fun to be around and interesting to talk to. I like seeing that portrayed in movies.

Now for some of the flaws in this movie that taint it somewhat: The selfishness and self-centeredness of the main character, the revenge and "get even" tactics are obviously wrong. It shows the lesson, you get the point in the end, and you see a change, but just sitting and watching someone be so unloving and selfish and such a "jerk" can be draining.

Some of the scenes are taken just a bit too far in the crassness department. There's also a fair bit of foul language.

Watch out also for some more subtle, twisted truths in the movie. I don't take vacations as portrayed, and I'm not lethargic and laid back or lackadaisical in My care of mankind. I would never say that, "too many people look up" to Me. In fact, it's just the opposite; I want you to look to Me in all things, to not make a move without asking Me.

This movie has a pretty good message in it, especially for the world. While it's a message that the Family or some Family members can benefit from, or use in your witnessing, it's not a message that you who know Me so intimately already really need. You know that I have a plan. You know that it pays to trust Me. You know that I have a purpose for things. You know that I know best.


Buddy (1997) - MC
Rene Russo, Alan Cumming

Summary: Movie based on events in the life of 1920s socialite Gertrude Lintz, who takes in and raises a baby gorilla. Fun animal movie with some interesting points for discussion. Some scenes of the gorilla's misbehavior and temper, in the later part of the movie, may be a bit tense for sensitive children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bug's Life, A (1998) - MC
Animated; David Foley, Kevin Spacey

Summary: Fun Disney animation saga of a non-conformist worker ant who sets out to liberate his colony from the evil grip of tribute-demanding grasshoppers.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This cute movie has a good spirit to it. Of course, like with every System video, the Enemy tried to throw in some of his ungodly attitudes and system slop, but overall I'd have to say that the Lord punched through in this one and there are really some good parallels in this video as well. Personally, I liked this film. The lesson on "as a team we do it better" and several others in it are milestone lessons for children, including God's Endtime children. Those lessons were well portrayed and I believe this movie is just fine for the MCs. (End of message from Dad.)


Bugsy (1991) - NIX
Warren Beatty, Annette Benning

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bull Durham () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bulworth (1998) - SR
Warren Beatty, Halle Berry

Summary: Satire about a depressed U.S. senator running for re-election who comes to a point of crisis in his life, and suddenly becomes brutally honest with his voters. Contains foul language, but also a strong exposé of American politics.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) I think this movie has a pretty good message all round, though there are some parts that aren't the best or "right on" and there is quite a bit of foul language. This movie was designed to be an exposé of the hypocrisy, lies and selfishness of worldly governments, of politics and the politicians of today.
Not many moviemakers these days dare to really come out and expose the System. This movie was designed to be an exposé, but of course they had to do it in sort of a comedic fashion so as not to upset the System too much. But at least someone, it seems, is trying to stick their head above the crowd, so you have to give it to them for that. I think the Family can glean the good out of this film and it can be entertaining and therefore I would deem it watchable.
Watch out for the bad language! If you find you're having a problem with foul language either personally or as a Home, perhaps this is not the movie for you--or at least not at this time. Take in the good and eschew the evil. Amen? (End of message from Dad.)


Bundle of Joy (1956) - ALL
Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds

Summary: Musical comedy about a single girl who finds a baby and learns to care for it.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bunyan, The Preacher () - OC

Summary: John Bunyan is released from prison for a day by a sympathetic guard to preach a sermon in the country to those who are gathered to hear him. Good lessons on conviction and not fearing persecution. May be a bit deep for some OCs.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Burbs, The (1989) - NIX
Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Butchers Wife, The (1991) - NIX
Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Buttercream Gang, The (1992) - OC
Jason Johnson, Michael D. Weatherred

Summary: The Buttercream Gang are a group of boys whoset out to do good deeds for other people. After their leader returns from a stay with an aunt in Chicago, however, he has changed and starts hanging around with the wrong crowd.The new leader of the gang finds that lovingothers can be a lot tougher than he imaginedas he undertakesthe task of trying to turn his wayward former buddy around.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) There are a number of good lessons on loving the unlovely andnot giving up on people in this movie.In real life, you may not always see the fruits as clearly as this movie portrays, but theprinciples are good and right. (End of message from Jesus.)


Butterfly Effect, The (2004) - NIX
Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie does not have a good spirit and although the premise of the movie is interesting, the way it's presented is negative and the thoughts and feelings that it leaves you with are those of hopelessness, pain, and frustration. There are many aspects of this film that would affect people negatively.

This is another one of those movies where someone attempts to play God, trying to remedy things of the past that went awry. This man tries so hard to fix those things which went wrong, but ends up messing things up more. It's not that the concept of wanting to change the things of the past is so wrong, but the movie drags you through such horrific ordeals in order to be able to have something to rectify. It focuses on the corrupt attitudes of people, perversions, and other such ungodly things. There is so much unnecessary, senseless stuff to wade through that it dulls whatever good the movie has to offer.


By Dawns Early Light (1990) - JR
Rebecca De Mornay, James EarlJones

Summary: Cold War thriller about the political and military debate that ensues as the button is about to be pushed initiating nuclear war. Good expos of war-mongering politics at "the top."

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


By Love Set Free () - JR

Summary: The true story of Wayne Lewis, a hippie during the early 70s who left the U.S. for South America in search of happiness. There he gets involved with selling drugs and is arrested and put in prison. Through the efforts of a local missionary his life changes! Good lessons on witnessing, follow-up and prison ministry.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bye Bye, Love (1995) - SR
Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid, PaulReiser

Summary: Comedy/drama about three divorced men, their interactions with their ex-wives and children, and their attempts to carry on normal lives.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Bye-Bye Birdie () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Caddie Woodlawn (1989) - OC
Emily Schulman, James Stevens

Summary: The adventures of an 11-year-old tomboy growing up in the Wisconsin frontier of the 1860s. Based on the children's book.

[Note: Caddie was a real person--the grandmother of the author of the book that the movie is based on.]

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is wholesome and lesson filled for children--something that they can watch without negative influences, without seeing naughty children or bad samples. It has a sweet message of being loving even to those you may feel are unlovable. It also shows how love is not something to give only when it is applauded by everyone, but even in the face of ridicule, no matter what other people think. This is a good message for the kids in the Family, because this is their job--to go into all the world and show love to everyone they meet on their way.

This movie is simple but has a plot to it, and it illustrates some of the problems and issues of life: comparing, pride and humility, racial prejudice, abuse, love and consideration, and death. It's nice to see a movie that's pretty wholesome, without naughty children or bad samples.


Caddyshack 2 () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cadence () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Caine Mutiny (1954) - JR
Humphrey Bogart, Fred MacMurray

Summary: Very good drama/character study about a mutiny on a WW2 U.S. navy ship. Lots of good lessons on leadership, teamwork, honesty, etc.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Calendar Girls (2003) - SR
Helen Mirren, Julie Walters

Summary: A British women's club, trying to raise money for charity, hit on the idea of having its members pose nude for a pin-up calendar. Comedy, based on a true story.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a fun film, showing ordinary people being inspired to do extraordinary things. It was not only enjoyable, with some good lessons, good laughs, and fun characters, but it makes a point I thoroughly agree with—that women who stay young in heart get even more beautiful with age. This movie should be a big encouragement to our FGAs of both sexes.

It's very cute and fun to see these older women break out of their shells of conformity and tradition. Thank the Lord that you in the Family have been set free from so many of the needless mindsets that shackle and confine and make life so boring! These dear women had nothing but boring meaningless meetings until this project began. And what made it even more beautiful and meaningful was that it was to help others, the relatives of cancer patients.

The movie also covers the pitfalls of fame—both for family and friendships—but it reaches good conclusions and has a sweet ending. It portrays the women's willingness to make changes, to fight for something they believe in, and to not fear the opinions of man. It leaves you feeling some admiration for this group of gutsy middle-aged women, willing to buck the mindset of "you can't do that!" The general spirit is uplifting, inspirational, and realistic. It should give the older generation a boost of faith that they, too, can overcome any mindsets, any obstacles that are holding them back from following the radical moves of the spirit. If these British ladies could do it without the keys, just think how much more the Lord will help you to do with the power of the keys!


Call Of The Wild () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Call of the Wild (1976) - NIX
John Beck, Bernard Fresson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Camelot () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Can you feel me Dancing? (1986) - JR
Justine Bateman, Jason Bateman

Summary: Sweet and touching drama/character study about a blind teenager's struggle to overcome her handicap. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Can't Buy me Love (1987) - JETT
Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson

Summary: Extremely uncool teenager pays one of the "in" girls to pose as his girlfriend, in the hopes of elevating his status amongst his peers. Lessons on vanity and self-image, and good portrayal of the pressure on teens in the System to be accepted by the "in" crowd.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Can't Hardly Wait (1998) - JR
Ethan Embry, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Summary: Comedy about a group of teens celebrating the end of the school year at a wild party. Contains some bad attitudes and behavior, but also has a lot of good lessons and exposes the futility of the values that the System promotes.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie was put together with real forethought, with its intent and purpose to help young people see the vanity and shallowness of these frivolous adolescent ways. On the surface these parties seem to be so exciting and so much fun, but as the movie progresses, it becomes very evident that none of the young people are truly enjoying themselves or having fun. It just becomes more and more confusing, destructive and futile. There are good lessons in this movie on not trying to be someone, as in the instance of the white Jewish boy trying to appear to be a Black and cool, the athlete trying to be so independent and needing no one, but in the end pleasing no one including himself. This movie is a genuine exposé of the bad values that the System promotes to its youth: the worship of athletes, the abuse of alcohol, vanity, worldliness and lust, and the many other things that grieve My Spirit and stop the flow of My love to My children. (End of message from Jesus.)


Canadian, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


CandleShoe (1977) - OC
Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes

Summary: Disney comedy about a street girl who is persuaded by a con man to pose as the long-lost granddaughter of a wealthy widow, in an attempt to locate a mysterious hidden treasure. The girl's tough attitude in some places could be a topic of discussion.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Canon Ball Run 2 () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Capone () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Capricorn One (1978) - JR
Eliott Gould, James Brolin

Summary: Fictional thriller about a government cover-up when a U.S. manned trip to Mars goes awry.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Captain Blood (1935) - OC
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone

Summary: Adventuresome story about Peter Blood, a doctor, who is found guilty of treason for treating a rebel to the throne. He and others are shipped to the Colonies and sold as slaves.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I enjoyed watching that movie! Movies like this one that cover a serious situation but can still make you laugh a bit, get excited, and have a good time without flooding your mind with excessive violence and gore, are worth seeing. One thing that you need to explain though is about his turning into a pirate to get along; that wasn't the solution, and he did see that, but it's not really brought out very well, so you may need to clarify that.


Captain Cook (NA) - OC
Keith Michelle

Summary: Six-hour Australian mini-series of adventure on the high seas with James Cook (1728-1779), who was a British navigator and map maker, and one of the worlds greatest explorers. Good leadership lessons. Watch out for violent ending.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) - SR
Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz

Summary: Drama/love story set in the small Greek island of Cephalonia during World War II. The daughter of the village doctor, who is engaged to a young fisherman, becomes involved with an Italian captain stationed on the island.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a movie with some good insight into love. It’s a love story and a war story combined. It’s well acted and is an interesting look into the lives of simple people in a simple village as they are put through some big tests due to the difficult circumstances they are caught up in.

This is a very heavy drama. It is not a lovey-dovey love story. It brings out the reality of life and how different situations affect and change people. It’s a deep character study that shows how sweet attitudes and good character combined with love and sound principles can win out in the end despite dire circumstances.

It’s a good movie for the Family to see. I believe most will find it inspiring and worth watching. Some will want to be warned of a few graphic war scenes and executions in the last part of the movie.

(Jesus:) Love loves its enemies, and this movie clearly showed the power that love can bring. The music was good too, and the side lesson of how music can draw many hearts together is another good point from this movie.

It is somewhat “unreligious” in that the main characters don’t make mention of Me. But it is overall worthwhile to watch, and is positive.

The message about My love and My being the answer is basically non-existent. It talks about human love, but in reality, all human love falls short. You must have My love in order to make it complete.

One of the main characters who acts in love professes not to be religious. Now, in your understanding that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because you know that you don’t have to be religious in order to love Me and know Me. But to the world, this is a bad testimony, for in essence it’s saying that you don’t need Me in order to live a good life.--When I am the source of all that is good, and only by knowing Me can you know full truth.

This movie does have some beautiful lessons, if people will choose the good and eschew the evil. It also helps you to realize that your troubles are small in comparison to what many people go through, and it should motivate you to give My love to as many as possible, so that they can have the comfort and strength they need when they face their life’s difficulties.


Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) - OC
Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo

Summary: Naval adventure, based on three novels by C.S. Forester, about the heroic 19th-century British seafarer during the Napoleonic Wars. Typical Hollywood entertainment, but fun for the kids.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Here’s a movie with lots of action for you boys! Girls will enjoy it too.—It’s got old-fashioned Hollywood glamour and romance. Parents, if there’s a problem in your Home of looking down on other races, you might want to avoid having your kids watch this one, as their presentation of certain peoples is demeaning. Other than that, it’s a fun movie that they’ll enjoy.


Captains Courageous (1937) - OC
Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney

Summary: Story by Rudyard Kipling about a spoiled rich boy who falls off a cruise ship and is rescued by New England fishermen. Lessons on unselfishness and love. Pow-wow points: Good fruit of loving firmness; makings through breakings, especially as the boys pride is humbled; love and real values in life fill his heart and make him a changed person. Drowning of fisherman may need fast-forwarding. (This version is better than the newer one with Karl Malden and Ricardo Montalban.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Carman: The Champion (2001) - JR
Carman, Patricia Manterola

Summary: A retired boxing champion who's devoted his life to a Christian youth ministry in inner city Los Angeles finds himself forced to re-enter the ring.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie was a good way to get across a worthwhile Christian message, in some fairly entertaining packaging. It's not overly religious or preachy, but it's not typical Hollywood either. It's something a little different, and many of you who like sports movies, or movies about interesting and unusual characters, will enjoy it and get something good out of it.

(Dad:) Although we in the Family do not use the means to reach people that this fellow Carman does, still he is reaching many with his own unorthodox methods, so he deserves credit for that. Some of the movie may surprise you-to think that a Christian w ould do this or that, but remember, he's reaching a segment of people who need to see that Christians aren't sissies, they aren't pansies, they aren't weak and namby-pamby string-for-a-backbone types. And I like that! God bless this dear man who is giving his life to reach many with a ministry that some may not like, but which does bear fruit. He's a little bit off the beaten track, just like we are, so you've got to admire his guts and his ability to buck the status quo in order to get the Word out.


Carrie () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Carried Away (1996) - YA
Dennis Hopper, Amy Locane, Amy Irving

Summary: Drama/character study set in the 1960s about a middle-aged school teacher in a small rural town who gets involved with a flirty teen.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Carrington (1995) - NIX
Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Casablanca (1942) - JR
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

Summary: Spies, love and intrigue in Casablanca, Morocco, during WW2. Famous old black-and-white love story.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Casino (1995) - NIX
Robert Deniro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Casino Royale () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cassandra Crossing, the (1977) - JR
Richard Harris, Sophia Loren, Burt Lancaster

Summary: Tense action-drama taking place on board a train carrying a deadly plague, which is mysteriously going out of control. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cast a Giant Shadow () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Castaway () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Castaway (2000) - JR
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt

Summary: A globetrotting FedEx troubleshooter must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive on a deserted island after a plane crash.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a good movie. It has its sweet as well as its sad moments. I made each one to need others; I've put in the heart of every man the need to not be alone. Seeing this man's difficulty can give you so many things to be thankful for. It may sound very cliché, but put yourself in his shoes. What if you were alone on an island? Think of all you'd miss. There are so many things that you can look at around you that you're thankful for. Doesn't it put a whole new spin on living communally? Look at all those around you that fill your life with hope, with friendship and happiness. Think how awful it would be to not have them. Think about being able to have fresh clean water and food and all these other blessings that you'd really miss if they were suddenly taken away from you. It gives you a whole new batch of things to be thankful for, doesn't it? When you watch this movie, think about all the things in your life that you're so very happy to have-all the fellowship, the friends, people to talk with-all these things that you would sorely miss but that you often take for granted, and thank Me for them.


Castle, The (1999) - JR
Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry

Summary: An enjoyable comedy from Down Under. The story of a closely knit, if idiosyncratic, blue-collar Australian family and their struggle to keep their home from being devoured by an airport expansion.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a beautiful movie, full of old family values and big vs. little in the System. I admire those who have crazy faith as this guy did, willing to take on the Devil of a System in all its might without worrying about the odds. Who's to say who the real winners in this life are?--The little guys with nothing in the physical but a home of happiness, or the rich ones who've “got it all” with all their misery as well.


Casualties Of War () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cat On A Hot Tin Roof () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cat's Meow, The (2001) - JR
Kirsten Dunst, Edward Herrmann, Cary Elwes

Summary: Drama about the events leading up to an unsolved death of a guest amidst a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie pretty well depicts the opulence and lack of moral values of the "roaring twenties." It was an era of hedonism and people experimenting with new things--new values, music, dress, and forms of entertainment, with an "anything goes" spirit. Many people made a lot of money very quickly, and money was power.

This movie is based on a true story, albeit the true facts never came to light and went to the grave with those who were involved. It clearly shows the fruit of yielding to jealousy and how an unguarded moment can lead to tragedy.


Catch Me If You Can (2002) - JR
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks

Summary: Drama set in the '60s based on the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr.--a young con artist who managed to pass himself off as several identities, and the FBI agent hot on his trail.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is an interesting movie, because it's based on a true story and sticks quite closely to what actually happened. It's a good drama and character study. It keeps you guessing and it's good entertainment. This is probably one of the better movies that deal with conmen.

This movie has more to it than first appears, in that it shows the loneliness and yearning for recognition that the main character experienced, which in part contributed to the lifestyle that he started to live. He had a dysfunctional family and had to learn to cope with life on his own as his parents had not prepared him for it, due to their own compromises and shattered dreams. There are good lessons on finding the true values in life, and how fame and fortune are fleeting and don't bring lasting joy.


Catholics () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cats and Dogs (2001) - OTHER
Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins; voices of Tobey Maguire, Alec Baldwin

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Prophecy: (Dad:) Hollywood has taken God's animals and made them to do and say unnatural things. It's no doubt that animals can communicate; they can. But in order to make this movie appealing to both young and old, Hollywood has put in all the System attitudes of violence, fighting, action, martial arts, etc. It's too aggressive and violent for young children, but it may also be too childish for the older generation. But this is Hollywood and the direction they are going. They are more concerned about creating films that will make the most money and have the most draw, rather than creating something that our kids need. Because the world is waxing worse and worse, the appetites of the young are getting more and more perverse.

In some ways, this is a cute, harmless movie. In other ways, it just offers more of the System input that our kids would do better not having.

Much of the humor is aimed at adults, and sadly, is not that good for children. They should be taught that dogs and cats are fun as pets, that they are to be taken care of, and that the Lord gave them as friends and companions and playmates to us. So this is a bit of a distorted picture of dogs and cats, and the way the Lord made them. For adults, it's no problem and they could watch it if they wanted to. They see the obvious humor and the obvious exaggeration and joke, and they can laugh it off. Unfortunately, it's not an adults' movie, but a children's movie, so again, you have the moviemakers confused about who they are making movies for, and that's sad, really. We should pray for more good movies for children!


Celebrity (1998) - NIX
Kenneth Branagh, Winona Ryder, Leonardo DiCaprio

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Celtic Pride (1996) - NIX
Damon Wayans, Dan Aykroyd

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Center Stage (2000) - JR
Amanda Schull, Ethan Steifel

Summary: A look into the world of dancing, through the eyes of a group of young people striving for a position in the fictitious American Ballet Company. Some good dancing scenes.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I loved the beautiful dancing. This movie has some worthwhile lessons on finding your calling. It also showed how ambition can corrupt, and what people will put themselves through just to try to succeed--because they feel they have to. It is a showcase for the dancing, for young stars who can both act and dance.


Chain Reaction (1996) - JR
Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz

Summary: Action movie about a group of scientists who discover a cheap, non-polluting source of energy, but soon find themselves running for their lives through a series of inexplicable events. Occasional but not graphic violence. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Chairman, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Chamber, the (1996) - SR
Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway

Summary: Drama/character study about a young attorney trying to save his white supremacist grandfather from the gas chamber. From the novel by John Grisham, with lessons on not judging people by outward appearances. Contains quite a bit of foul language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Champagne For Caesar () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Champions (1983) - JR
John Hurt, Kirstie Alley

Summary: Drama about a jockeys fight against cancer, based on a true story. The main point of this movie is how he kept fighting and didnt give up, in spite of the fact he was told to forget about horse racing. Lessons on persevering and shticking. Shows the bad effects chemotherapy can have and how it almost killed him.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Chances Are (1989) - JR
Robert Downey Jr., Cybill Shepherd

Summary: Comedy-spoof about a man who returns to Earth after his death, and his relations with his former wife and daughter.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Changing Lanes (2002) - JR
Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Affleck

Summary: A minor traffic accident and some misunderstandings change the lives of two men who get into a progressively escalating match of tit for tat.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a very interesting movie. It shows the standard System reaction, how people would normally react in such a situation. It shows that the normal response is wrong and has negative consequences. It shows that doing things in revenge doesn't pay and it exposes the distrust and the lack of love between people in the System.

People should be aware that there is a lot of revenge and unloving behavior in this movie. It's a bit intense for a while with their sinful and unloving actions towards each other. However, it does end well and it has a good message. Unfortunately you've got to go through a bit of hell first to get to that ending. Poor, poor people who don't know how to go to the Lord for answers or counsel, who don't have the support that you do in the Family, who have to or choose to lean to their own understanding.

This movie has a good message about change and forgiveness. It shows how revenge does more damage than good and will not rectify a situation but adds more harm and sadness to the person who is in the vengeful state. Also, it shows how the Lord is in control of everything--people's lives, paths that cross, circumstances, and how it's all for a reason.

This movie shows the importance of little things, little decisions, and little actions that reap big results. It's a good example of how one wrong decision can lead you down a path which just leads lower and lower until you've got yourself into a real mess and done things that you would otherwise never have thought of doing when in your right mind. It's the little compromises that lead to bigger ones.

This is a worthwhile movie with good lessons, as well as an interesting plot and good acting. It stands out among much of the trash coming out from Hollywood these days.


Chaplin (1992) - JR
Robert Downey, Jr., Anthony Hopkins

Summary: Long, detailed biography of Charlie Chaplin--from his squalid childhood in London to early movie-making days, to international stardom and scandal. Interesting from a historical perspective, and gives some insight into the life of one of the worlds most famous filmmakers. Pro-Jewish, anti-Nazi and anti-right wing. Please keep in mind that Chaplin movies themselves are generally not recommended. (See ML #1643:101.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Chariots of Fire (1981) - OC
Ben Cross, Ian Charleson

Summary: True story about two British athletes, one Christian and one Jewish, who compete in the 1924 Olympics. (See ML #1254:38.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Charlemange (1994) - JETT
Christian Brendel, Paolo Bonacelli

Summary: Six-hour mini-series on the life of Charlemagne, beginning with his ascent to the Frankish throne in the middle of the 8th century AD. Despite having many powerful enemies he slowly unites the nations of Western Europe and rebuilds civilization on the ruins of the Roman Empire. Some parts will need explaining for young viewers. Not everything is entirely historically accurate.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) In viewing this movie it would be helpful to keep in mind that movies can tend to glamorize and embellish the truth. This is a historical movie and one that not everyone would necessarily want to view for their relaxation or pleasure on a normal video-viewing night. The series is interesting and informational, but there are parts that do not portray how I wish My children to act. But men of force are men of faults, and there are interesting and inspiring lessons and facts that can be learned from this series. (End of message from Jesus.)


Charles and Dianna (1982) - OC
David Robb, Caroline Bliss

Summary: Story of Charles and Dianas romance and wedding. Lady Diana collaborated on the script and her cousin plays Diana in this version.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Charlie Brown Christmas, A (1965) - YC
Animated

Summary: Charlie Brown is fed up with the commercialization of the Christmas season. Some of the children's negative attitudes could be pointed out and discussed with young viewers.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This film has a sweet message, the kind that I would have liked when I was a kid. It's a pity that the kids' samples aren't the best, but in a way those kinds of things can make our kids even more thankful for the love and care and support they get from their friends and family. It's important when showing movies to kids that you don't just leave them to watch it on their own, but that you're sitting there with them; then you can be on guard to catch things like this, and explain to them what are good things and good lessons to learn, and which things are bad samples and what they shouldn't copy. The younger they are, the more important it is that they have that training in choosing the good and eschewing the evil. (End of message from Dad.)


Charlie's Angels (2000) - SR
Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu

Summary: Action comedy about three women detectives working for a mysterious boss, using martial arts, high-tech skills, and lots of sex appeal.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) While this movie doesn't have a lot of message in it, it is fun entertainment and isn't harmful or evil. It's making fun of action movies in a way, and it's not trying to be serious, so even though there are some fight scenes in the movie, they're very over-the-top, and it doesn't carry a violent spirit. It's got its comedy and light moments too, and the girls are cute, pretty, and funny.

If you're on guard to choose the good, this movie can be fun and relaxing entertainment; and if you're prayerful and watching for them, I can even show you some parallels to your life for Me that you'll find interesting. There's also a good lesson about not being led astray by your emotions or being too naive when on a mission.

This movie is kind of like a super hero beauty pageant. Super heroes aren't real; you're all human and fallible, but there will come a super hero who will arise one day who will have some of the power of the Enemy and he will come across to the world at first as the greatest super hero of all. But by then, you'll be anointed with your super hero power, and you'll have a lot of adventures in using those new and exciting super powers to fight the powers of darkness. Then, and only then, will super heroes really come alive! So look forward to that day, and keep practicing with using your spiritual weapons.


Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) - SR
Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu

Summary: Sequel to the 2000 movie. The "angels" are back for more investigative action.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is more of the same along the lines of the first movie. There is lots of action in this one, even more than in the first movie. The story and antics are completely unrealistic, but it's done with a lot of humor. If you enjoyed the first movie, you will probably enjoy this second one as well. And the reverse is true, that if you didn't like the first movie, you probably won't like the sequel.

If you look at it from an allegorical point of view, you could get some parallels from this movie to your lives. These girls, when off duty, are pretty normal, and you might even say a little dorky, but when on duty they can really do damage to their enemy. The movie brings out that friendship and teamwork is important, and how a team is handicapped without even one of its members.

This movie is less innocent than the first one, in that there is more violence and evil portrayed. But it's a clear battle of good versus evil, and it's obvious that good will triumph. There are also a lot of sexual jokes—some outright, and a lot of nuances—which were for the most part in pretty good taste, but some are offensive, and the overall tone of which make this movie inappropriate for young teens.

It's not a movie to be watched over and over, but it's fine to watch, as long as you personally get the okay from Me.


Charlotte Gray (2001) - JR
Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup

Summary: Romantic WWII espionage drama about a Scotswoman who volunteers to work with the British intelligence and the Resistance in Nazi-occupied France in order to search for her lover.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) The point of this movie, as is so aptly said in the film, is "war makes fools of you." It is well acted and emotionally charged. It has its sweet moments, but like most movies based in wartime, it also has its sad moments. Watching this film should make you so thankful for peace and all your blessings. It should also make you want to intercede in prayer for all the innocent ones who are caught up in wars all around the world. Pray for My soon coming and for My righteous reign on Earth.


Chase, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Chasers (1994) - NIX
Tom Berenger, Erika Eleniak

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cheaper By The Dozen (2003) - OTHER
Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt

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Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie has mixed messages. It has a good message that is favorable to having large families, which is not the norm for society today. So by that standard it has some good morals. Unfortunately though, the good message is mixed in with a lot of bad behavior on the part of the children. It's human nature for kids to be naughty and to make mistakes, and it can even be funny at times, but the kids in this movie are really spoiled brats. When they were put in a tough situation, instead of complaining, they could have helped make it work for their parents, but they didn't--in fact, they did all they could to make the new situation fail. It also showed a bad sample of discipline, and a neglectful attitude on the parents' part overall.


Chicago (2002) - OTHER
Renee Zellwegger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) The acting, singing, dancing, sets and costumes in this movie are very well-done, especially if you like musicals and jazz music. It's an entertainment spectacle. The downside to this movie, however, is that all of its main characters are villains--people who lie and cheat, people who care only about themselves--even murderers.

The film chronicles a real event that happened in Chicago in the 1920s, and gives a glimpse of what life was like at that time in this city. It shows how fleeting fame is with a fickle public, but at the same time it can give the impression that crime pays. It shows how the media can be manipulated and how much influence it has on people's lives.

In a way it's a very well-done spoof of the legal system and what a farce it is--and it wasn't just like that back in the '20s, it's still very much like that now. If you have the right lawyer and the right "friends in high places," you can get away with murder, literally. It's too true that, as portrayed in this movie, many of the world's courtrooms have become a circus, a spectacle--show business!

In a way it glorifies the people who get away with crime, but on the other hand it also shows how it doesn't really satisfy or make things better to have all that fame and be loved by the world and the System--and how these people, behind all the razzle-dazzle, were just empty shells of humanity, with no purpose, no love, no meaning, no joy in their lives.

It's really a sad statement on the condition of humanity, in a way, showing how the world's system turns on greed and corruption rather than on love and integrity. It's a movie to go into watching prayerfully, realizing that you're going to see some messages portrayed that are wrong; yet other aspects of the movie, in their own satirical manner, get across some very true messages against the world's legal system and its hypocrisy.


Chicken Run (2000) - OC
Voices of Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha

Summary: British claymation film (by the makers of Wallace and Gromit) about chickens living in a 1950s egg farm, run like a concentration camp. The chickens are trying to make their “great escape” before they become the ingredients of chicken pies. The film follows their leaders as they lead their fellow chickens to freedom. Entertaining for adults as well as older children.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) A lot of lessons can be pulled from this movie. There are some good points for discussion and the kids can get a lot out of it. There are some parts that may not have a good effect on some of the children, especially the sensitive ones. Make sure you've previewed it first and that it will be suitable for your little ones. Although there is a lot of good that can be pulled from this movie, there are also some bad attitudes and different scenes that can stick in their little minds. So, please do pray and ask Me for a confirmation on whether or not it should be shown to your kids.


Children Nobody Wanted, the (1981) - JETT
Frederic Lehne, Michelle Pfeiffer

Summary: True-life story of Tom Butterfield, who crusaded to provide a family life for homeless youngsters. Touching movie with a happy ending.--Some dramatic scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Children of a Lesser God (1986) - JR
William Hurt, Marlee Matlin

Summary: Drama and love story about a teacher of the deaf who falls in love with an unruly and bitter deaf girl, and how they learn to communicate and understand each other. Good sample of a teacher with faith and hope for his students. Lessons on love, patience and understanding of those very different from oneself.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Children of Heaven (1997) - OC
Mir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi

Summary: (In Farsi with subtitles)

Nine-year-old Ali takes his sister's shoes to the cobbler for repairs, and on the way home, when he stops to pick up vegetables for his mother, a blind trash collector accidentally carries them away. The boy is afraid to tell his parents, convinces his sister to keep quiet, and the two decide to share one pair of shoes with heartwarming results. Touching story with interesting insight into the Iranian culture.

(Note to parents/teachers: The prophecy below brings out some important points to keep in mind if you watch this movie with your children. It's a movie that would require some discussion, as without explaining certain aspects it would be difficult for many children to understand. However, the message also gives away much of the film's plot, so you would probably not want to read this message to the children before watching the movie. Also note that this movie, while many found it touching and uplifting, could also be a bit of a downer for some, young or old, depending on their mood and sensitivities.)

Prophecy:

(Jesus:) This movie shows the life of some who, although poor, were rich in love and sacrifice and maturity. Some things are a bit too subtle even for older children who can read the subtitles to catch, so it is a film that should be explained and pow-wowed.

These children had to work hard to help their parents and one another, and it's a good example of helping without complaints or dragging your feet. There are lots of good lessons about how all things work together for good. For example, the father and son had a very long, exhausting journey uptown to do gardening, and the little boy was so tired, but a teacher could later bring out to the children that the fact that the little boy had to do so much running and walking around-to and from school, etc.-is what prepared him to run the four-kilometer race.

His little sister was very wise, even when she saw her missing shoes on the feet of another little girl, she didn't start a fight or try to steal them back. Instead, she waited and took her brother to the house of the girl who had the pink shoes, and when they discovered the little girl's father was blind, they decided not to try to get the shoes back, because they saw that the other little girl was even worse off than them. This also is a good example of thinking of others, and a teacher or parent can bring out the spiritual principle of how God blesses unselfishness.

It will be one of those movies that will help Family children to count their blessings, and it will also broaden their perspective a little bit, to see how some people in the world live. It is something that could be used for a social studies class coupled with a study on this part of the world and Islam in general. It was a good, positive example of how they share and help each other out, basing their lives on their faith.

Even though it ends a little abruptly, the movie or lessons won't be lost on the children if the parent/teacher is faithful to bring out the happy ending that occurred. The parent/teacher can bring out that life is often like that-sometimes you give and sacrifice and try to do good and simply don't see the blessings right away.

The parent/teacher can also bring out the comparison with the boy in the rich section of town, that even though the rich little boy had a big, fancy house to live in and toys and a swimming pool, and new clothes, he didn't have the blessing of a sister or anyone to play with in his big lonely house, and it was very mature of the poor boy not to compare, but simply to be a friend to the lonely rich boy. There are quite a few good morals that a prayerful parent/teacher can glean from this for children as they watch.

The love of this little boy for his sister is a very good example to your kids, to love one another, to truly care for one another with My love. When you are poor and have little, you often find your little blessings are more meaningful. This is how much of the world lives, and this is the life of many of the poor children today. Besides giving a good insight into how others live, it's a sweet example of a good relationship between a brother and sister. Their material blessings are few, but their love is rich. Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.


China Cry () - JR

Summary: Based on a true story of a young Chinese girl who suffers persecution and detainment because she will not deny her faith. Good lessons on conviction, perseverance and fight. The story takes place 10 years before Chinas Cultural Revolution and 30 years before Tiananmen Square. Be prepared for persecution scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


China Syndrome (1979) - JR
Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon

Summary: Exciting and well-acted thriller about a reporter who discovers that a local nuclear power plant is unsafe. Good expos of the dangers of nuclear plants and how media executives and authorities try to cover it up.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Chips, the War Dog (1990) - MC
Brandon Douglas, Ned Vaughn

Summary: A young enlisted soldier who is afraid of dogs finds himself enrolled in an experimental program attempting to integrate dogs into the military. Some war scenes, though not bloody, may need to be fast-forwarded for sensitive children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Chocolát (2000) - JR
Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Johnny Depp

Summary: A non-conformist single mother moves to a village where nothing much has ever happened. She opens a chocolate shop during Lent, while everyone is being encouraged by the church to fast, and before long, little by little a lot of things are changing.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sweet movie that entertains and uplifts. It also exposes the hypocrisy and self-righteousness of the church. It is a movie about love, tolerance, understanding, and acceptance. It shows the power of love. It also shows what lack of love and intolerance can lead to. It shows what one person can do to change their part of the world. Of course, no one can truly and completely change things for the better without My love in their hearts, and My power and wisdom, and this movie doesn’t bring that out, which is sad. But in general it is sweet and edifying and portrays godly principles.


Choose Me () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Chosen, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Christmas Box, The (1995) - OC
Maureen O'Hara, Richard Thomas

Summary: Character study/drama about a couple and their daughter who move into a huge mansion as caretakers. As Christmas approaches, the workaholic father is disturbed by a strange, recurring dream.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) The real meaning of Christmas! This is a wonderful, helping, healing message of a movie, a real sweet little parable story that's captured the true spirit of Christmas--giving love to another, taking time to care and to share, and exchanging those things that are truly important for those that don't really matter at all. Merry Christmas to all of you, My wonderful children!--May this movie convict your hearts also to seek out those lonely ones who need you all the more at this special time of the year! (End of message from Jesus.)


Christmas Carol, a (1951) - OC
Alastair Sim, Jack Warner

Summary: Milder version of Charles Dickens classic.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Christmas Carol, the (1984) - JETT
George C. Scott, Nigel Davenport

Summary: Charles Dickens classic novel about a miserly old man who changes his ways at Christmas time.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Christmas Eve (1986) - MC
Loretta Young, Trevor Howard

Summary: Story of a wealthy older woman who has Don Quixote faith in helping the poor and restoring her familys unity. Good lessons on forgiveness.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Christmas in my Hometown (1996) - OC
Melissa Gilbert

Summary: Touching story about a businessman who is sent back to his hometown to assess who needs to be laid off from the factory that keeps the town alive.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Christmas Lillies of the Field (1979) - ALL
Billy Dee Williams, Maria Schell

Summary: A man returns to the chapel he built in the Arizona desert to help establish an orphanage. Lots of songs. (Sequel to "Lilies of the Field.")

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Christopher Columbus () - OC

Summary: Six-hour mini-series about Christopher Columbus. The last two hours might be worth skipping for some as it gets a little depressing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Christy (1994) - OC
Kellie Martin

Summary: Drama based on the Christian novel by Catherine Marshall, about a young woman who goes to teach in a poverty-stricken mountain community in 1912. Somewhat churchy in parts. Some portions might be traumatic for young viewers -- especially since this is the pilot for an American TV series and all the issues are not resolved -- so discussion with younger audiences is recommended. (Note: The TV series has not been viewed or rated.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cimarron (1961) - JETT
Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter

Summary: The Oklahoma land rush of 1889 provides the starting point for this western drama, when a newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boomtown with his reluctant wife. (Dad mentioned this movie in ML #1623:18.)

[Editor's note: After previewing, parents could show this movie to OCs if they deem it suitable and if they take the time to explain certain things.]

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is valuable because it's historical, and also because it promotes the values of being a pioneer and fighting for just causes. It brings out the importance of putting the rights of others above your own selfishness. Cimarron had a pioneering spirit, but even more so, he had the spirit of one who wished to change the world. It shows My blessing on such a life.

This movie could be used as a springboard for understanding and studying that time in history. It shows the rush for new land, the construction of a town and its evolution into more modern times, the discovery of oil, and the changes that brought in people's lives, making them more selfish and greedy.

There is not much violence compared to today's standard. Some people do get shot, but they bring out the pain and hurt of such a thing, and life isn't considered cheap. The hero of the story has a kind heart and really stands up for what he believes in. However, his wife never understands him and is by contrast a Systemite. If she would have been more supportive of him this would have made the movie better and more edifying, but her example is a good lesson on how not to be.


Cincinatti Kid () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cinderella (1950) - YC
NA

Summary: Classic Disney version of the famous fairy tale about the sweet-tempered young girl with a nasty stepmother and stepsisters, who yearns for a chance to attend the prince's ball.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cinderella (1997) - MC
Brandy, Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg

Summary: Made-for-TV remake of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, with a multi-racial cast. The jealous behavior of the two stepsisters may need explaining to children.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I think the kids will enjoy this sweet movie. As with most movies these days, there are parts that are rather silly and exaggerated that will need pow-wowing. These parts should be pretty obvious to you. This movie is light entertainment. There are, however, some good lessons that can be gleaned from this sweet story on love, faith, determination, and trust.


Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True (2002) - ALL
Animated. Voices of Jennifer Hale, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Summary: Sequel to Cinderella consisting of three short stories. First, after Cinderella marries Prince Charming, she finds it difficult to reconcile her new station in life with the simple ways she's known in the past. Secondly, the friendly mouse Jacques wishes he could be a human being; but after the Fairy Godmother makes it so, he discovers it's a lot tougher than he imagined. And finally, Cinderella takes pity on her stepsister, Anastasia, and teaches her how to smile in the hopes she can find a love of her own.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sweet and harmless movie, good for children of all ages. It has sweet lessons on accepting the way you are, and also of loving the unlovely, and helping them to reach out and find love. Older audiences may find it boring, but it has a sweet and simple message.

This movie places a lot of emphasis on following your heart, breaking the rules of what's always been done, and discovering yourself. These things are good in themselves, but when they become your priorities in life, you can miss so much that life has to offer and become pretty selfish and self-centered.

This movie is a bit old fashioned, and not as "cool" as some of the latest cartoons, but that's good in a way, as it isn't riddled with sarcasm and unnecessary foolishness.


Cindirella () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Circle of Friends (1995) - JR
Chris O'Donnell, Minnie Driver

Summary: Love story/character study set in Ireland in the 1950s, about a young woman from a small village who enrolls in a Dublin university and falls in love. Slow-moving in parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Citizen Kane () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


City By the Sea (2002) - SR
Robert DeNiro, Frances McDormand

Summary: New York City homicide detective Vincent LaMarca has forged a long and distinguished career in law enforcement. But on his latest case, the stakes are higher for Vincent--the murder suspect he's investigating is his own son.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is one of those traumatic but realistic movies that tells the tale of some of the difficulties and problems people in the world face. It's based on a true story, which gives more punch to the point that life out there is very hard for many. It depicts the very real seedy side of life, rife with drugs, crime, violence, and personal problems.

It could be said that the main characters were a product of their heredity and environment, and the movie makes that implication. The point that comes across is that in great part the blame can be shifted to something or somewhere or someone other than their personal shortcomings and the choices each one personally made that brought them into the state they were in. This, as you know, isn't necessarily the way it works according to My spiritual laws.

This movie makes you thankful for the wonderful lives of happiness, love, and peace in the Family. It's not the type of movie that most would like seeing because of the trauma. It's not for the fainthearted. If you have a hard time watching drug addicts and violence, it isn't for you. It's also not a movie for those who have a difficult time dealing with broken marriages and personal relationships. If your son or daughter is in serious trouble right now, this might be a good one to skip. It's not upbeat or inspiring. It's pretty much a real-life drama of a cop's life and a peek into his family.

The movie shows the reality of how people who get dependent on drugs live these days. It will help you pray for our young people who have left or are contemplating leaving God's service, that they don't get involved in gangs, drugs, crime, and filth, but that they'll acknowledge Me enough to be a witness or at least lead a "good" life and be a blessing to those around them. I am able to use difficult circumstances and hardships to help people come to the end of themselves and to reconcile, grow, and gain victories.


City Hall (1996) - JR
Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda

Summary: Tense political drama involving corruption in New York City. Well-acted but with the usual shootings that characterize this genre of movies. Good lessons on conviction, and the far-reaching results of small compromises. May be suitable for some JETTs, with discussion.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


City of Joy (1992) - JR
Patrick Swayze, Pauline Collins

Summary: Intense but heart-warming drama set in Calcutta. A young American doctor trying to escape the pain and responsibility of caring for people, sets out to find enlightenment and truth in India. After a harrowing experience he is once again faced with the same need and responsibility, this time with the lepers and poorest of India. Watch out for the violent scene with the razor blade. (You can easily see it coming.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


City Slickers (1991) - NIX
Billy Crystal, Jack Palance

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


City Slickers 2 (1994) - NIX
Billy Crystal, Jack Palance

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Claim, The (2000) - SR
Wes Bentley, Milla Jovovich, Natassia Kinski

Summary: A wealthy prospector who owns much of the old Wild West town of Kingdom Come, finds his past coming back to haunt him. Meanwhile, a young surveyor and his crew scout the town as a location for a new railroad line.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) The Claim is a touching story--at times happy, and at others sad. It presents a pretty strong message and an important lesson. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul? In the end, only what's done in love and for love will remain. All the rest is like the chaff which the wind carries away. The movie is also a pretty good depiction of the impact the railroads had on people and communities, and the kind of people who pioneered and established the Western U.S. in the late 1800s.


Clarence (1990) - OC
Robert Carradine, Kate Trotter

Summary: Clarence, the angel from "Its a Wonderful Life," who has become younger by 35 years because of his good deeds on Earth, returns to help the wife of a new angel who has just arrived in Heaven. Sweet story with good lessons on love, sacrifice and giving.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Clarence the Cross-eyed Lion (1965) - YC
Marshall Thompson, Betsy Drake

Summary: Fun, sweet adventure movie set in Africa. Please note the few fighting and shooting scenes when previewing, so that these can be fast-forwarded for YCs.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Clash Of The Titans () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Class Action (1991) - JR
Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Summary: A lawyer takes on a class action suit against a negligent auto company, while his estranged daughter represents the defense. Good expos of the corruption of corporate law. Lessons on bitterness, forgiveness, and competitiveness. Good lessons also on teamwork and unity.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Clean and Sober (1988) - JR
Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker

Summary: Young hustler who is heavily addicted to cocaine and alcohol learns lessons on acknowledging and confessing his weaknesses. Dramatic and intense with some foul language throughout. (1988) (Previously rated JETTs and up.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Clean Slate (1994) - JR
Dana Carvey, Valeria Golino

Summary: Comedy/action movie about a private detective who wakes up every morning with no remembrance of what happened the day before. Light entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Clear and Present Danger (1994) - SR
Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe

Summary: Action thriller involving the CIA, Colombian drug lords, and Washington corruption. Much violence may make this undesirable for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cleopatra (1963) - JETT
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

Summary: Dramatization of the life of the famous Egyptian queen, around 50 B.C. Lessons on openness, First Love and loyalty. Movie could be accompanied with a study of Egypt and Rome during this time period. Be prepared for Caesars epileptic fits.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cleopatra (1999) - JR
Leonor Varela, Timothy Dalton, Billy Zane

Summary: Three-hour mini-series chronicling the life of the celebrated ruler of Egypt, and her involvement with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) These historical movies are not always an altogether pleasant ride, because a lot of what we can learn from history is to see the futility of man's struggle to make it without God. But it's educational and it's interesting, and there are many things that you can learn from seeing their faults and sins and the way they did things and struggled for vain glory and power and the conquest of the flesh.

I wouldn't say that this is among the most historically accurate movies; there's a lot of Hollywood fluff in there, but overall it's a fairly good portrayal of a pretty sad time in the world's history, and I think there's a lot that can be learned in viewing it.

So go into it prayerfully and cautiously. See it for what it is, and ask the Lord to help you see these things through His eyes, the way He looks at the world and its rulers. Thank God that one day soon He will come and right all wrongs, and set up His wonderful, righteous Kingdom, with love and fairness and plenty for all! (End of message from Dad.)


Client, the (1994) - SR
Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon

Summary: Suspense movie about an 11-year-old boy who becomes a target for a crime syndicate after witnessing a gangster commit suicide. The boy has an unpleasant attitude and there is a lot of foul language, but there's a good sample from the woman lawyer of how love can change problem children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1980) - OC
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

Summary: Sci-fi about UFOs. A spiritual message in scientific fashion. (See ML#s 1103; 1541:8,9.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Coal Miners Daughter (1980) - JR
Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones

Summary: True life story of Loretta Lynn, American country singer. Insight into the life of entertainers and being on the road, and the lonely life they lead. Scenes where she gets married and has a bad sexual experience will need explanation, as well as her personal life during her career.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cobb (1994) - NIX
Tommy Lee Jones

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cocoon (1985) - OC
Don Ameche, Maureen Stapleton

Summary: Sci-fi comedy about aliens returning to Earth to retrieve members of their race who have been in hibernation in cocoons, and their interaction with some elderly folks.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cocoon: The Return (1988) - JETT
Don Ameche, Jack Gilford

Summary: Sci-fi sequel, where the elderly couples return from an alien planet in another attempt to rescue the cocoons left on the bottom of the ocean.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cold Comfort Farm (1995) - JR
Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale

Summary: Eccentric British comedy/character study about a high society girl who goes to live with her distant relatives on their spooky old farm, and tries to make a difference in their lives.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cold Mountain (2003) - SR
Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger

Summary: In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina, to reunite with his sweetheart.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is a sad but realistic look at the Civil War era. It shows the waste and horrors of war, so is not for the fainthearted. It also has a sweet love story that runs parallel that makes the movie interesting. It's a bittersweet story, and although some may find it inspiring, it is sad to see the cruelty of man. Your heart breaks for the lonely, the destitute, and the casualties of war—not even so much those on the battlefront, as those who were left behind to deal with the aftermath on their own—their loneliness, hopelessness, and fear.

It's so sad to see how people suffer during wartime. So often you think of the men out on the battlefront, who die needlessly in the name of freedom, but back at home are their women and children who suffer the agonies of worry, fear, pain, and usually their own form of the battle, often in their dire attempts to survive. Everyone suffers when it comes to war, even the so-called victors.

Even after wars, though, there is a healing, a time when people return to the peace they knew before. The scars of the pain and hurt are still there, but there are those who choose to move on, who put aside the pain and look towards their future, the hope in their children, and the promise of a better tomorrow. I heal the aching heart, and I bring peace to those who will take their pains and hurts to Me, and let Me do the mending.

This movie is a bit of a saga, and it's not lighthearted—it shows pain and suffering and the nightmare that war is. But it also shows how the beauty of love and friendship can help you through the stormy times in life. It brings out what people are made of—what's ultimately important to them when they're stuck with nothing, and how love, faith, and determination can get you through even the worst of times. It also shows the wonders of overcoming bitterness. So while this movie may not be for everyone, there are those who will be touched by it.

This movie is not one to be watched by those who battle depression or are brought down by sad movies. Not that this movie is all sadness and misery, but it might leave some feeling depressed. If you're prepared and go into it knowing what type of movie to expect, it is an interesting look into the human soul. It's not an epic action movie by any means. If you're going to watch it, pray first and check in with Me.


Colony (1995) - NIX
John Ritter

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Color of Courage (1999) - JR
Linda Hamilton, Lyn Whitfield

Summary: Based on the Sipes vs. McGhee civil rights trial in 1944, initiated after a black family moves into an all-white neighborhood. An inspiring story of struggle, triumph and friendship.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a story about conviction and compromise and standing up for what's right. Although those who stand up for what is right may not be received well in this world, they will not go unrewarded in My Kingdom. This is a heart-touching true story with good lessons. (End of message from Jesus.)


Color Of Money, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Color Of Night, The (1994) - NIX
Bruce Willis, Jane March

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Color of Paradise, The (1999) - JETT
Moshen Ramezani, Hossein Mahjub

Summary: Director Majid Majidi (Children of Heaven) returns with another compassionate story that covers true-to-life struggles. Mohammad is a student from a special school for blind children in Tehran. His mother is dead, and his lonely father struggles between caring for the boy or turning him over to others' care so he can continue on with his personal life.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) There is a lot in this movie--real life lessons in compassion, understanding, trials, and difficulties. This movie is not for everyone, but has depth and beauty that is rarely found in movies nowadays. It gives a sweet understanding of the people who go through the same trials and troubles that all do. The heart of man is the same the world over. For JETTs or junior teens, it can even be shown as part of their school studies about life in the Middle East. (If some parents also deem it good for their OCs--after viewing themselves first--it may be best to show it to them in more of a "study" atmosphere, rather than a "relaxed movie time" atmosphere.)

It has lessons on trusting Me for what I do in your life, and that there's lots you can do even if you have a handicap. It shows the need to reach out to others, so they can know love.

This is serious stuff and a look at the rough and tough side of life in a world where love is hard to win. This is a reality film.

This is a great film for those who want to understand people from another culture. The media in the U.S. portrays Iranians as fanatical Shiites, Islamic fanatics, similar to how it portrays Arabs. But this story of a blind boy and his embittered, lonely father is so very touching and makes you feel like you have to die getting the love of Jesus out to these dear souls. It makes you want to be a missionary. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth; blessed are the poor in spirit, for they shall be comforted!--And you as missionaries are the ones who God wants to use to bless folks like these.

Compared to the rubbish which comes out of Hollywood, this film is pure gold. It has good lessons on seeing how hard some people's lives are--yet how they make the best of it and cope. This is not a kids' movie, but a film for serious viewers, some of whom may be young.

This is a very worthwhile movie, because it shows the depth of life that most people experience. If you wonder why you need to witness to people, since those who don't get a chance now will get one in the next life, then a movie like this should help you. Look how lonely that man was. He wasn't a bad man, just a pitifully lonely man, who needed Me. These are the people I died for, and who My heart continues to break for. Please reach them!


Color Purple, the (1985) - SR
Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey

Summary: Character study about a black woman's life of trials and triumphs in the Southern US. A melancholy but well-made, interesting portrayal of black culture during the early 1900s. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Come see the Paradise (1991) - JR
Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita

Summary: Character study revolving around the round-up of the Japanese in the U.S.A. during WW2 and their detainment in concentration (internment) camps. Interesting from the historical viewpoint to see how the U.S. treated Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Comenius () - JR

Summary: Biography of the Czech educational reformer and religious leader who radically changed the course of education in Europe in the 1600s. Good lessons on persevering despite persecution, tragedy and personal loss.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Coming to America (1988) - SR
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall

Summary: Entertaining comedy about a young African prince who travels to America in search of a wife. Some foul language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Communion () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Company Business (1991) - NIX
Gene Hackman, Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Conecticut Yankee () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Confidence (2003) - OTHER
Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) The whole premise of this film is built on deception, greed and revenge. The heroes were bad people who made a living stealing. In this case they did attempt to steal from someone who was supposedly worse than they were, but does that make it right? It's a matter of "less bad" vs. "bad," but still both options are "bad." Apart from that point, it gives people a very unrealistic portrayal of what life is all about and the consequences of things of this nature.


Congo (1995) - NIX
Laura Linney, Ernie Hudson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Conspiracy Theory (1997) - SR
Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts

Summary: Action-drama about a paranoid, conspiracy-obsessed cab driver who becomes the target of shady government types. Certain scenes may be disturbing for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Contact (1997) - SR
Jodie Foster, Matthew McConnaughey

Summary: Drama about a young scientist who devotes her life to making contact with extraterrestrial life. Explores the conflict for those who require scientific "proof" in order to believe in God, and contains good lessons on accepting things by faith, not sight. Some underlying stabs made at religious fanatics and apocalyptic cults.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) The positive point of this movie is the window of insight it opens into how the world views this conflict of faith versus scientific proof. It is a springboard for witnessing, and can give an illustration of how faith in something unseen or unproven is a matter of belief, but once you believe, then you can experience the effects and benefits of your faith. And it shows the devices of the Enemy in grouping together those with sincere faith amidst those whom the Devil has set up as red herrings and detours from Me--the Way, the Truth and the Life. Warn My children of the negative religious slant, but fear not that they will be affected, for they have received much Word on this subject, and they know that in the Last Days, as the times shall wax worse, yet more ungodliness shall come upon the world, and these things are only the beginning. (end of prophecy) (Dad speaking:) This movie is well made. It has good acting, it's interesting, and had millions of dollars invested in it, but it's part of the Antichrist plan to prepare the hearts and minds of the people, and to portray fanatical Christians as weird, as people that can't be trusted. It's important for our Family to discuss movies like this so they can learn to discern what is truth and what is just the lies and slop of the Enemy. (End of prophecy.)


Conversation, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cool Runnings (1993) - SR
John Candy, Leon

Summary: Comedy. Based on a true story of four Jamaicans who decide to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics as the first bobsled team ever from a tropical country. Entertaining, with lessons on teamwork and fighting against all odds, but some bad and foolish attitudes of the main characters make this unsuitable for young audiences.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cool, Dry Place, A (1998) - SR
Vince Vaughn, Joey Lauren Adams, Monica Potter

Summary: Drama/character study about a young lawyer who, after his wife suddenly leaves him and their son, wrestles with the responsibilities of single fatherhood while attempting to rebuild his life and career.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a sweet movie, with sweet lessons on love and communication. It has the potential to be sensitive for parents who are separated and don't have all their children with them, so anyone who's in that situation should pray and ask the Lord personally if they should watch it. But overall it's sweet, and helps you to feel a touch of what single parents in the System go through.

Even though in our lives in the Family we face difficult times, times of loneliness or separation or difficulties with our children, at least we have the support of others, and most of all we know the Lord and we have His Words and promises to hang on to. When people in the System go through those types of things, they don't have anyone to turn to.

It also shows how difficult it is to raise a child in the System--the pressures of work often take the place of the loving parenting relationship that the Lord ordained. All in all, it's a good appreciation course for all that the Lord has blessed you with through His Words and loving solutions. (End of message from Dad.)


Core, The (2003) - JR
Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank

Summary: Scientists discover that the earth's core is about to stop spinning, which will cause tremendous natural disasters.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a pretty wholesome action/adventure movie, with hardly any bad language or violence. It's just a fantasy, with a lot of thrills and suspense. The whole plot is really outrageous, and that's obvious, but the writers and directors didn't try too hard to make it too serious or realistic.

Of course, the Lord is not going to allow man to get themselves into such a large-scale mess as was portrayed in the movie, but it is true that man is messing up and destroying the earth little by little every day with the pollutants they're spewing into the air, disregard for animals' lives and habitats, slash-and-burn-type harvesting methods, and waste dumping in oceans and lakes. Not to mention the way wars affect the environment--destroying the land and leaving behind all sorts of damaging pollutants in the soil and air. It's really a shame that man doesn't take better care of the garden that God created for him. But what's even worse is that man doesn't take better care of mankind--his brothers and sisters--those whom God put around him. People don't love or care for each other like God originally intended. Instead they neglect, hurt, and kill each other. And that's even sadder than the earth going to pot.

The Lord will come back before He lets man completely destroy himself. So this kind of thing would never happen. However, it's a fun movie, albeit unrealistic, and it does have some lessons. These people needed to work together to save the world from disaster. They had to put aside their own thoughts and feelings, their own bitterness toward each other, in order to do the job that they were being relied on to do. They had to make hard decisions for the greater good. And some even had to lay down their lives, so that many could be saved.

Everyone wants to be a hero in these movies, and they are willing to die for a noble cause; but you die daily and give of yourselves for the greatest and most noble cause--that of bringing souls into the Lord's eternal Kingdom.


Corn Is Green, The (1979) - NIX
Katharine Hepburn

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Corrina, Corrina (1994) - JETT
Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta

Summary: Touching movie about a young widower in the late 1950s who hires a black housekeeper to help take care of his daughter, and the effect she has on their lives.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cosmos () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Couch in New York, a (1997) - JR
William Hurt, Juliette Binoche

Summary: Romantic comedy about a New York psychiatrist and a free-spirited Parisian who swap apartments for several months. Found to be slow-moving by some, but enjoyable by others.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Count of Monte Cristo, the (1975) - JR
Richard Chamberlain, Tony Curtis

Summary: Adventure story, from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, about a man who is unjustly accused and spends years in prison, until he finally escapes and seeks revenge.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Count of Monte Cristo, The (2002) - JR
Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris

Summary: Adventurous drama based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. A man is unjustly accused of a crime and sent to prison, then escapes, takes on an exotic identity, and builds a new life.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie, like all movies, has its good points and its not-so-good ones. If you're looking for a good, old-fashioned movie with suspense, intrigue, excitement, and fun, then this is a good movie for you. It's an exciting story about rising above extreme hardship and difficulty.

Make sure that you watch this movie with prayerfulness. Keep your mind and heart in check and be sure that you pray before and after viewing this movie, just like with all other movies. Otherwise, some of the vengeful attitudes and actions could seem right and justified to you. No matter how badly you've been wronged, I can help to heal, to mend the broken heart and to make you whole again. Revenge won't heal the pain, it will only make it worse, but asking Me to take the pain away is the only way to be rid of the bitterness. So do not follow this man's example, but do what he should have done, and take your cares to Me, for I love you and I will release you from the burden.

The movie works in the heart of the viewer so that you're in agreement with the wrong and vengeful actions that the main character takes. This feeling is fueled by the cruel injustices done to the man himself. There is love and sweetness in this movie, and even the form of Me, presented in the priest who lovingly cares for him almost like a father, and tries to instruct him in the right way to go. But he doesn't follow the counsel. He begins to get the point, but a little too late. So that blurs the message.

The original story by Dumas had a better message. His original intent, besides writing a book with an exciting adventure, was to show how revenge is wrong and how it eats you up from the inside and you can find no peace. Unfortunately, this movie doesn't bring that out very well. The main character learns his lesson and gets the victory, but a little too late. The message that revenge is wrong is there, but it's sort of cloaked and muddled.

It's one thing to turn to Me after you've taken your revenge, after you “get even” through taking things into your own hands, but forgiveness is divine. Trusting Me to work in the lives of those who do wrong is what I want. My Word clearly states that vengeance is Mine, and I will repay. This is what I expect of you--to put things in My hands and trust Me. My judgments sometimes come about in what appears to be a slow way, but they are fine. What a man sows, he will also reap. This is a sound law of the spirit. Judgment belongs to Me.

It takes great men and women to endure affliction and then to pray for their captors, to not entertain revenge in their hearts. But this is My way, My will, and as I have promised, all will be evened out and justice will be served at the Last Day.


counterfeit Tratior, the (1962) - JR
William Holden, Lilli Palmer

Summary: Movie based on a true story about an American of Swedish descent who is blackmailed by Allied intelligence to become a spy during WW2. Would be good to explain beforehand about the role of neutral countries like Sweden during WW2. Lots of good lessons on dedication, being on guard and conviction.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Country (1984) - JR
Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard

Summary: Realistic portrayal of small farm family in the U.S., who are deeply in debt. A social commentary on the U.S. recession. Good lessons on determination.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Courage Mountain (1989) - OC
Charlie Sheen, Leslie Caron

Summary: Another "Heidi" story. Heidi, now a teenager, is sent to boarding school during WW1. Good lessons on taking responsibility and being a good sample. Some intense scenes for children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Courage Under Fire (1996) - SR
Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips

Summary: Intense, realistic drama about a US Army colonel who is assigned to investigate whether a woman combat officer should receive a posthumous medal of honor for bravery during the Gulf War. Profiles of courage and cowardice, with the tension of wartime, are vividly portrayed. Contains the typical pro-American slant. May be suitable for some junior teens.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Courageous Mr. Penn (1941) - OC
Deborah Kerr

Summary: Interesting background on persecuted Quaker, William Penn, who founded the colony of Pennsylvania.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Court Jester, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Courtship Of Eddys Father, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cover Girl () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crash (1996) - NIX
James Spader, Holly Hunter

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crazy from the Heart (1991) - JR
Christine Lahti, Ruben Blades

Summary: Light-hearted romance. A school principal in a small Texas border town, bored and frustrated with the conservative mores of society, finds love in an unexpected place.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) It's a sweet story of love, caring and sharing, of breaking out of the System's routines and narrow-minded traditions and concepts. It's sad how many people in the world are lonely and in need of love, but are afraid to step out and share it with someone that's not of their class, race or social standing. It's a beautiful thing, a real act of true love, when someone is able to break free from that and follow the feelings of love that I give them, and the desire to give and share and help someone else, someone who needs and appreciates them. And who cares what the System says anyway? (End of message from Jesus.)


Crazy People (1990) - JR
Dudley Moore, Daryl Hannah

Summary: Comedy about a stressed-out ad executive who is placed in a mental institution by his co-worker, and finds he prefers it to his hectic and compromising lifestyle. Good expos on the advertising industry, as well as psychiatrists and insane asylums. Beware of foul language throughout the movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crazy/Beautiful (2001) - SR
Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez

Summary: A poor Latino boy falls for a troubled girl from an affluent neighborhood. Drama about the ensuing complications of their relationship.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie will touch your heart to see what teens in the world go through, without shepherds, without My guidance, just making their way the best they can. It shows the triumph and consistency and true help that love brings--real love. It's deeper than most teen movies, and is therefore more worthwhile than most. Some of the teens are really messed up and out of control, but their misbehavior and problems are not glorified, as they are in many movies these days.

It's a traumatic testimony, but it's a pretty accurate portrayal of the miserable lives many teens in the System live and the hopelessness they face when they feel no one understands them or what they're going through. It's yet another “thank God for the Family” movie. It also shows the creative power of love. If one can have such a positive effect on another just through their own love, think how much more effect you can have through My love and the understanding and power I have given you!


Creeping Unknown, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crimes And Misdemeanors () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crimes Of The Heart () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crimson Tide (1995) - JR
Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman

Summary: High-tension movie set on a US Navy nuclear submarine as the US is pushed to the brink of war with Russia. Attitudes of disunity and mutiny, and the lessons needed to be learned by both sides make good discussion topics.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crocodile Dundee (1986) - JETT
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski

Summary: A woman reporter hears of a tough outback Australian named Crocodile Dundee, who has an amazing tale to tell about an encounter with a crocodile, so she decides to investigate. Adventurous, entertaining comedy-love story.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crocodile Dundee II (1988) - JR
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski

Summary: Sequel to "Crocodile Dundee"; this time Dundee tracks Colombian drug lords through the Australian outback. Entertaining movie with good triumphing over evil. For mature teens.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles (2001) - JETT
Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks

Summary: Mick Dundee and family move to Los Angeles when Sue is temporarily assigned to head the bureau of her father’s newspaper.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is an “entertainment only” movie. It doesn’t have much of a storyline to it, or lessons, but there isn’t anything harmful in it either. It’s not as interesting as the previous two “Crocodile Dundee” movies, but most folks will find it enjoyable, light entertainment.


Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, The (2002) - OC
Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin

Summary: Steve Irwin and his wife Terri play themselves as animal activists who rescue an endangered crocodile, not realizing that the critter has swallowed a top-secret satellite beacon that's the subject of an intense search by CIA personnel.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a good movie, and lots of fun for children. There are of course things to be aware of and clarify to any children that do see it, such as the typical evolution theories, but also the subtler "save the beasts" over the value of man. Man has been created with a special purpose in My image, and though they can be wicked at times, their eternal souls need redemption and to be saved. So really, we're on a "save the humans" campaign. The movie is for fun and excitement, so you don't have to turn it into a preachment. Let the kids enjoy it and mention before or after about the various things to be aware of.

Also, of course, it would be good to remind the kids that they shouldn't pick up snakes and spiders the way this fellow does! He is an expert in his field and has been trained in how to do these things, and it's his life's work, so he knows what he's doing. He's a fun guy to watch, isn't he? So full of life and enthusiasm for his cause--a love for animals, which I have put within him. So, enjoy!


Cromwell (1970) - JETT
Richard Harris, Alec Guinness

Summary: Historical drama about Oliver Cromwell. Lessons on conviction and paying the price for your beliefs. Helpful to do historical background study before watching. Beware of violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cross and the Switchblade, the (1972) - JETT
Pat Boone, Erik Estrada

Summary: Film version of the book by David Wilkerson, telling of his ministry to the drug addicts and gang members on the streets of New York.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cross My Heart () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Crucible, the (1996) - SR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder

Summary: Intense drama based on a famous play about the Salem witch hunts of the 1600s. Traumatic subject matter; not for light viewing. Contains many points for discussion, such as similarities between the witch hunt and the child abuse hysteria.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cruel Intentions (1999) - NIX
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This dark comedy has nothing worthwhile in it. It only has examples of the bad, and worse yet, presents them in a way that could appear cool and appealing, when if you look at it from My perspective, it is pure evil—revenge, selfishness and unloving attitudes regarding sex.


Cry Freedom (1987) - JETT
Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline

Summary: Drama/character study based on the life of black South African activist Steve Biko and his friendship with a crusading white newspaper editor. Young viewers should beware of some scenes of violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cry in the Dark (1988) - YA
Meryl Streep, Sam Neill

Summary: True story set in Australia, of the tragic death of a baby girl who was killed by a wild dog, and the ensuing media sensationalism of the Seventh-day Adventist parents plight and consequent court trial. Pro-Christian leaning, it has very pertinent lessons on media persecution and the need to "walk in wisdom toward them that are without." Very intense and heart-wrenching.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) - JETT
James Earl Jones, Richard Harris

Summary: Heavy, emotional drama set in South Africa in the late 1940s about a black country minister who goes to Johannesburg in search of his errant son. With very good acting, brings out the themes of forgiveness and mercy and the Rom.8:28 of trials and sufferings, set against the racial inequalities and tensions present in South Africa in that era. Adapted from a well-known book.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cuba () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Curly Sue (1991) - SR
James Belushi, Kelly Lynch

Summary: Comedy/drama/romance about a hard-driving attorney who takes in a homeless con artist and his adopted orphan girl. Most people found this watchable and entertaining, though it does have some foul language and deception by the main characters.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The (2001) - SR
Woody Allen, Helen Hunt

Summary: Comedy set in the 1940s. A senior insurance investigator clashes with a new female “efficiency expert.” One night at a party they both get hypnotized and things take off from there.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is made in a distinctive style. Whether someone would enjoy it or not is mainly a matter of taste.

Message-wise this movie doesn't have a lot of depth, but it does bring out the point that you can't base everything on outward appearance or first impressions. Sometimes love, as well as goodness, can be found in the most unlikely places. These aren't things that you have to watch this movie to learn, of course, but because of that positive angle, it can be uplifting and a feel-good movie if you're in the mood for it.

Part of the fun of a movie like this, if you like that type of movie--is that it's a fantasy, and in some ways a parody or spoof on some typical clichés.

One thing that's unfortunate about this movie is that they went overboard with some of the nasty things that the two main characters say to each other. They had real problems getting along and had a lot of things they disliked about one another, and that was obvious enough and needed to be for the story to work; but they pushed it a little too far with some of the insults they exchanged. It's sad to see people use words like that--it's really a form of cruelty. Things do sort out at the end and ways are mended, but still, that's one thing about this movie that's a very poor example, not a godly influence, and a definite reason why it wouldn't be appropriate for younger or immature audiences who would pick up on this type of thing and then start quoting those lines to each other.


Curtain Call (1999) - JR
James Spader, Polly Walker, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith

Summary: Romantic comedy about a bachelor having trouble committing to marry his girlfriend. He gets more than he bargained for when he buys a famous old house.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) Though this movie is wrapped in the packaging of light entertainment, it does have an important lesson to teach about love. Life is short, and every minute counts. Don't waste a day or a minute when it comes to showing love and giving love, because before you know it, the book will be closed, the curtain will fall, and the chance to let your loved ones know how important they are to you will be gone. But don't worry, there aren't any sermons to wade through, just a little humorous insight into two very differentcouples,whoare destined to help each other learnverysimilarlessons. It might be a little slow for some people's taste, but there are some fun and entertaining moments. All in all, most people will probably enjoy this simple movie. (End of message from Dad.)


Cutthroat Island (1995) - NIX
Geena Davis, Matthew Modine

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cutting Edge, the (1992) - JR
D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly

Summary: Romantic comedy about a sarcastic, spoiled figure skater and a has-been hockey player, who are paired up in a last ditch attempt to capture an Olympic gold medal. Lessons on teamwork, unity and "glamour or glory," as well as parents not driving their children to excel in life for their own pride and selfish motives.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Cyrano DE Bergerac (1990) - JR
Gerard Depardieu, Anne Brochet

Summary: Movie based on the famous classic of the passionate and poetic love and sacrifice of a 17th-Century soldier of fortune, Cyrano de Bergerac. Lessons on how true love looks on the heart and not on the outward appearance. Although Bergerac showed bravery to take up any challenge, the movie reveals how pride and fear of failure can inhibit our relations with others. Movie is in French with clear subtitles.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Czechmate () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) - JETT
Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean

Summary: Sci-fi about a childless couple who adopt a little boy who turns out to be a sophisticated robot prototype.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) - JETT
Joshua Jackson, Jeffrey Nordling, Emilio Estevez

Summary: The teenage hockey team is back for more exciting action as they start as freshmen at a prestigious prep school. Some bad behavior can be pointed out, but also contains good lessons on humility and learning to give others the benefit of the doubt.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Da () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dad (1989) - SR
Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson

Summary: Touching drama about a jet-set executive who returns home to care for his elderly father while his mother is hospitalized. Good lessons on family relationships, loving and caring, and interesting insight into the lives of old people. A tear-jerker in parts, funny in others.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Daddy Day-Care (2003) - JR
Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin

Summary: Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie where the true values in life are brought out, as well as the funny side of raising children. There is some goofy stuff, but on the whole it is a lighthearted comedy. There is some mild profanity and some bathroom- and diaper-related humor, though not too graphic. In the past, Eddie Murphy has done some very distasteful comedy to the point of being vulgar, but in this movie the bad humor is significantly toned down.

This is a pretty simple story with simple lessons. It brings out how rewarding it is to pour into children, and how it can be much more fulfilling than having a high paying, successful job in the System; it shows which is more significant when it comes to the truly important things in life.


Damien: The Leper Priest (1980) - OC
Ken Howard, Mike Farrell

Summary: True story of a dedicated pioneer priest on a lepers island. Good lessons on love and sacrifice.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dance With Me (1998) - JR
Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, Kris Kristofferson

Summary: A young Cuban comes to the US to stay with his father who runs a dance studio, and soon becomes involved with a world-class professional dancer. Lots of fun Latin dancing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dances with Wolves (1990) - JR
Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell

Summary: An idealistic Civil War soldier is stationed in an abandoned outpost in the middle of Indian territory and makes friends with a Sioux Indian tribe. Realistic portrayal of the lifestyle of the Sioux, with some breathtaking photography. A blast against the Whites for their persecution of the Indians. Watch out for the opening scene, which is a bit gory, and a few other graphic scenes throughout the movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dangerous Beauty [a.k.a. A Destiny of her Own] (1998) - JR
Catherine McCormack, RufusSewell, Oliver Platt

Summary: Lavish, sexy historical drama/love story based on the real-life diaries of 16th century Venetian courtesan Veronica Franco. Interesting story with captivating dialogue and many good lessons.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dangerous Liaisons () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dangerous Minds (1995) - JETT
Michelle Pfeiffer

Summary: Real-life drama about an inner city school with unruly high-school class that gets a new substitute teacher to replace the previous ones who have quit. Realistic look at today's American schools and the corruption of the public school system. Fighter movie with good lessons on peer pressure and people-handling.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dangerous Pursuit () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Daniel () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Danny (1970) - ALL
Rebecca Page, Janet Zarish

Summary: A poor girl comes across an injured horse, nurses it back to health, and grows to love it. However the horse had previously been sold to a wealthy family, whose spoiled daughter, having previously rejected him because of his injuries, now wants the horse back.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sweet movie, with a simple and sweet message. It's one that's good for the whole family. There isn't anything that's bad or would be harmful to children.

The little ones would certainly like the scenes with the horses. There is no violence or bad language. There is only one scene to be aware of toward the middle of the movie, when the little girl encounters a mean-looking man. You may want to explain to your little ones why he acted like that, and that later on the man is happier.

It has good lessons on working hard for your goals, being faithful, and not losing hope. Overall it is positive, showing that with faith people can change.


Dante's Peak (1997) - JETT
Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton

Summary: Special-effects drama about a vulcanologist trying to convince his superiors that a long-dormant volcano is about to erupt. Young or sensitive viewers beware of an unpleasant part involving a hot spring.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Daredevil (2003) - OTHER
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner,

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) Daredevil is a fantasy--the story of a handicapped hero trying to save his city and righting wrongs. It's too good to be true in the sense of the hero's abilities and special powers, his good looks, and his abilities to keep his life together. It's entirely unrealistic, of course, being based on a comic strip. That's to be expected.

There isn't a particular outstanding quality or moral to this movie that makes it really worth watching, considering the violence. While the main character is good and trying to do good, and in a sense sacrifices his own life, energy, and strength for the good of others, aside from that, the movie is riddled with typical comic-strip-turned-movie violence. It's not feeding or even that inspiring.

Because of the fact that the "hero" hangs around a Catholic church, it gives you the impression he's godly and being used of Me. But as he himself questions, can you fight evil with evil? The path that he takes is wrong, as vengeance is Mine, but those who don't know Me often try to take things into their own hands. Of course violence begets violence, and hate and bitterness can only hurt and destroy.

No matter what the problems of the world, My love is the answer. That's why you, My physically weak brides and ministers of love, can do much more to change the world than any so called "superhero" ever could. They try in their own might to make things right, but that path is usually the path of violence, and in the end, the root of the problems aren't solved.

My children should pray and seek Me before taking in such input.


Date with an Angel (1987) - JR
Michael E. Knight, Emmanuelle Beart

Summary: Comedy about an aspiring musician who is saved from a shallow marriage by an angel with a broken wing. An unrealistic plot and some foolishness, but okay for one-time viewing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Daughters Of Privilege (1991) - NIX
Dick Van Dyke

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dave (1993) - JETT
Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver

Summary: Political comedy about an ordinary guy who doubles for the U.S. President and the surprising developments that follow. Movie features cameos by celebrities, real reporters, and actual U.S. senators. Lessons on sincerity, fighting for a righteous cause and the cost of leadership.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


David and Bathsheba (1951) - OC
Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward

Summary: Portrayal of the Biblical story of David and Bathsheba. Although some of the chronology is mixed up and not all the facts are right, it does bring out good lessons and shows the Lords mercy and patience, and is a good portrayal of repentance. Good to read 2Sam.11,12 first.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


David Copperfield (1999) - JETT
Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran McMenamin, Ian McKellen, Bob Hoskins

Summary: Made-for-TV BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie carries the spirit of triumph, and shows how one's life will be triumphant as long as love is the major goal. He gave and gave, and kept on giving, and love conquered the obstacles not only in his own life, but in the lives of those that his life came in contact with. As this love came together, it conquered the evil that tried to ruin their lives. It's a strong message on the power of love being the way to rise above the problems of life. It shows love for the unlovely and love for the lost and lonely as well. It's worth watching for this reason.


Day After Tomorrow, The (2004) - JETT
Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum

Summary: Special-effects-filled look at what the world might become like if global warming continued at such levels that it resulted in worldwide catastrophe, including hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, floods and more.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is one of those disaster films where you get a character study combined with an action story. It’s a look at the consequences that man foresees for not taking care of the Earth. It is not what is going to happen. The whole story is very far fetched and could never happen so drastically in reality, and if you are looking for factual information and a deep message about important environmental topics, this film is not that.

While watching this movie, you get involved in the lives of several sets of people and you see how they handle coping with disaster. There is some meaning in the reconciliation between people in a dysfunctional family; there is an example of love, sacrifice, and laying down your life for others, although it’s a all in a very far fetched and unbelievable setting. It makes a point of how fleeting material objects and man's creation are and how senseless it is to put too much importance on it, because it can vanish in an instant when disaster strikes.

In the beginning I gave the Garden to Adam to tend, and when he sinned and had to leave the garden I expected him, and man following him, to tend and care for the Earth that I have given them. But man has sinned against Me and has polluted the land, sea and air. One day I will cleanse and renew and make everything perfect once again.


Day After, the (1983) - SR
Jason Robards, Steve Guttenberg

Summary: Intense anti-war drama showing the effects of a nuclear war in the U.S. Because this movie is so realistic, it can leave a lasting fearful impression on some, so its not for those who are sensitive to this topic. You may want to follow this up with a positive discussion or Word study of the Lords care for His Own.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Day of the Dolphin (1973) - JR
George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere

Summary: A scientist involved in teaching dolphins is caught up in a political assassination plot. A bit dated, but okay for entertainment.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Day of the Jackal (1973) - JR
Edward Fox, Alan Badel

Summary: Action-suspense as an assassin targets President DeGaulle of France. Based on the novel by Frederick Forsythe.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Day Of The Triffids, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Day The Earth Moved, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Day the Earth Stood Still, the (1951) - OC
Patricia Neal

Summary: Sci-fi drama about an alien who comes to deliver a message of peace to the world. (See ML#s 1103:45,46; 1440:103-104.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Day Time Ended, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Daylight (1996) - JETT
Sylvester Stallone

Summary: Disaster thriller about a group of people who are trapped inside a collapsed tunnel. Traumatic in parts. Lots of good points for discussion, such as heroism, leadership, unselfishness/selfishness and teamworking. May be suitable for some JETTs.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Days Of Thunder (1990) - NIX
Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dead Again (1991) - NIX
Kenneth Branaugh, Emma Thompson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dead Man (1996) - NIX
Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dead Man Walking (1995) - YA
Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn

Summary: Intense, realistic drama based on the true story of a nun who gets involved in spiritually counseling a death row inmate. Well-acted, with clear messages of Salvation through Jesus and loving the sinner while hating the sin. This movie contains repeated flashbacks of the rape/murder scene and a graphic description of the act by the parents of one of the victims, which may be disturbing. Everyone will probably appreciate an extra good cleansing prayer after viewing this one, and avoiding watching these scenes if they might disturb you.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dead Poets Society (1989) - YA
Robin Williams

Summary: Drama about a charismatic, iconoclastic schoolteachers influence over his students (not always in the right direction) through poetry and his challenging them to "seize the day." Expos of the corruption and stagnation in the education System, and how an idealistic teacher has no chance of changing the status quo. However, it does bring out how his enthusiasm and example of standing up for what he believes both impressed and changed his students. The movie also shows the sadness that can result from a fathers insistence in trying to drive his child to be what he wants him to be. Ending is intense.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dead Zone (1983) - YA
Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Summary: Intense drama of a man who awakens after a five-year coma and finds he has psychic powers to predict the future. A few gory parts, especially watch out for the bathroom scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Deadmans Curve (1978) - JETT
Richard Hatch, Bruce Davison

Summary: True story about the 60s pop duo, Jan and Dean. Moving character study about the humbling of a pop star and the effect of pride on a friendship. Good lessons about the damaging effect of exaltation and stardom.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Deal Of The Century () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dear God (1996) - OC
Greg Kinnear, Laurie Metcalf

Summary: Comedy about a convicted small-time con man who is assigned by the court to work in the "dead letter" section of the Post Office. Fun movie which older age groups will find enjoyable as well.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Death In The Vatican () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Death on the Nile (1978) - JR
Peter Ustinov

Summary: An Agatha Christie whodunit murder mystery and character study. A murder takes place on a cruise ship on the Nile, and detective Hercule Poirot tries to solve the mystery. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Deception [a.ka. Ruby Cairo] (1993) - JR
Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson

Summary: Mystery drama about a housewife and mother who, after hearing of her husband's death, sets out on an adventure to try to find clues about his death. Not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Deen End of the Ocean, The (1999) - JR
Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg

Summary: Drama/character study about a woman whose three-year-old son disappears in a crowded hotel lobby, and the effect it has on her family and marriage. Intense and thought-provoking, with many good lessons.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie is a sobering, true and somewhat traumatic account of what can happen to the people of the world who do not have the protection of My Spirit. It's so easy to take your eyes off of one of your little ones for one second--and sometimes that's all it takes.

When you see this movie, parents especially, it's very important that you keep the proper perspective in mind, and that you guard against the Enemy's inroads of fear and worry that such a thing could happen to you. It's true that the Enemy goes about as a roaring lion, but he is limited in the attacks that he can perpetrate on My children who are under My protective power, and he is limited even further when you are desperate in prayer and sensitive to and following the whispers of My Spirit.

So let it rekindle in you a desperation and vigilance in the care of your precious little ones, yes, but do not give way to the fear and worry and doubts of the Enemy. I am able to keep all of those who put their trust in Me.

There are also many precious lessons on communication, honesty, unconditional love, and seeing the needs of those around you. This is not a light movie; it's meaty and heavy. But it has a sweet, touching spirit, and it will move you to search your own hearts in many different areas. If any of you who see it feel particularly moved by it, take the time afterwards to come before Me individually, and ask Me if there are any specific messages that I have for you personally from the movie, and I can teach you even more. (End of message from Jesus.)


Deep Cover (1992) - NIX
Jeff Goldblum, Larry Fishburne

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Deep Impact (1998) - JETT
Morgan Freeman, Elijah Wood, TeaLeoni

Summary: A giant meteor is on a collision course with Earth. Good portrayal of people's reactions during times of crisis. Emotionally charged and intense in parts.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie does stir up your emotions, but it is good for those who view it, as it makes them think about their loved ones, and if they were to die today, what have they done with their lives? Were they kind, loving, unselfish, without strife or malice? It is good to occasionally check your heart and ponder these things. What would you do if you were in a similar situation and circumstances? It shows that when things get serious, people are compelled to take a good look at their lives, and want to right any wrongs and do the right thing. (End of prophecy.)


Deer Hunter () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Degas and the Dancer (1998) - OC
Thomas Jay Ryan, Alison Pill

Summary: Short film (55 minutes) showing the relationship between a young ballerina, Marie von Goetham, and the realist/impressionist artist Edgar Degas, best known for his paintings featuring ballet dancers. The artist becomes acquainted with Marie and is inspired by her deep commitment to her art form, and they both learn things from one another.

Prophecy: (Dad:) Some of these artists sure were kooks and hard to get along with. Talented people often have some pretty serious flaws and weak areas that help keep them desperate and humble them. And learning humility is something that very talented folk often need help with. The film is fantasy, but it does have some good lessons on some of the big battlefields there are in life--pride, self, attitude and getting along with others.

All in all this is a pretty meaningful movie for kids. It portrayed a real-life example of the struggles many of us go through, and the hardships we have to overcome. What can be learned from this movie is that sometimes the best things in life are things you have to strive for. In your work for Me, and doing what is My will for you, you must persevere, and hold true to My heavenly calling and not give up.

Points to bring out for kids from this movie are:

- Persevering, even when you don't seem to be very good, or others put you down.
- Sticking with something, even if it's hard, and you don't like it, because good things can come from it.
- Some people have peculiar personality traits, but with love and trying to see the good in them, you can be a positive influence in their life.
- Young people can be a big help and encouragement to grown ups. Everyone needs to know they have friends, and needs encouragement from others, even those who seem to be talented.
- Thinking more highly of yourself will bring you low. Just doing the best you can is what will help you succeed.


Deja Vu (1997) - YA
Victoria Foyt, Stephen Dillane

Summary: Drama/love story about two strangers who, from the moment they meet, have a strong sense that they belong together.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie portrays the depth of the longing in each human’s heart for real love. So many have a “form” of love, but it is incomplete. Even those who feel they have a complete or perfect love don’t really, if they don’t involve Me as well. This movie is an interesting look into several lives and many emotions, and how people’s choices affect their destinies.

I don’t want to say too much and give away the storyline, but I will say to watch and pray, to ask Me to speak to you about this movie—starting by praying about whether you should watch it. Those who are battling emotionally will likely want to avoid it. Also take note that not all the personalities in this movie behave in an exemplary manner; nor are the choices they make necessarily the ones you should make in a similar situation. You can’t know what’s best unless you ask Me—and serious decisions about your life and future, especially those that affect the lives and hearts of others, are surely not to be taken lightly. You, My children, have the freedom of the Law of Love, and yet also the constraints that come with it—the responsibility to love others more than yourself and care for their happiness more than your own.


Deliverance () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Demolition Man (1993) - NIX
Silvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Deperate Measures (1998) - NIX
Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Descending Angel (1990) - NIX
George C. Scott

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Desert Hawk, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Desiree (1954) - JR
Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons

Summary: Historical drama about Napoleon and his mistress and the influence she had on his life. Helpful to read a brief history of Napoleon before viewing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Desperado (1995) - NIX
Antonio Banderas

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Devil In A Blue Dress (1995) - NIX
Denzel Washington

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Devil's Advocate, the (1997) - SR
Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

Summary: Intense, traumatic drama about an ambitious young lawyer who joins a very unusual law firm. Shows clearly the origin of worldly temptations, and gives a revealing look at the horrors of the Devil's devices. Will not be to everyone's liking. Beware of some horrific scenes.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) I've said many times that I don't like to advertise the Devil's kingdom and his powers. The Devil's just so evil that we don't want to give him any inroads into our very spiritually sensitive people's hearts and minds. But in this case, I feel it might be good to make an exception. This movie is exceptionally well done and can clearly show the Family, especially our young people, not only the power and the attraction that the Devil has, with all the glitter and wealth and goodies and lust and greed, and how powerful he can make a person, but it also clearly brings out the effects of these things if you yield and sell yourself to the Devil. There is also a clear message that, as the Bible says, "there is no discharge in this war." You don't just defeat the Devil once and then not have to worry about him anymore; it's an ongoing fight. (End of prophecy)


Devil's Own, the (1997) - SR
Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt

Summary: Suspenseful drama about a young member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) who travels to the US and is accepted into the home of an honest policeman. Has a pro-IRA slant. Beware of some scenes of violence, particularly one in a warehouse.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dick Tracy (1990) - NIX
Warren Beatty, Al Pacino

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Die Another Day (2002) - OTHER
Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) It's amazing how people's appetites have changed over the years, and what the expectations of the audience have come to be. James Bond fans want cool adventures, close calls, pretty women, a predictable plot, really bad guys, and heroic good guys that come out unscathed. They want more action, more adventures, more thrills, and they want each new movie to outdo the last one. That's what they've done here. They've added so many more scenarios, so many more gadgets, so much unrealism, that it's comedic.

This is very much an "entertainment-only" movie, and for those who enjoy this type of action, it's a fun flick. It's not for people who want a thought-provoking, realistic, or deep movie. Still, although the main content of this movie is entertainment, there are also things you can learn if you take the time to look beyond the gadgets, impressive settings, and suave characters. You can get some insight into human nature, and in some ways you as My "special forces" can relate to some of the sacrifices that special agents in the world have to make.

Seeing a lot of violence simply isn't healthy, and therefore movies like this, even if they are okay once in awhile and if viewed once or twice, aren't healthy for multiple viewings. Seeing a lot of violence dulls you to reality and numbs your senses after awhile. You should pray when leaving a movie like this--to be cleansed of its wrong influences and that the careless or foolish attitudes toward life as portrayed in movies with a lot of superhero action and violence won't pollute you or linger and become a part of you.


Diggstown (1992) - NIX
James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dinner With Friends (2001) - YA
Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Greg Kinnear, Toni Colette

Summary: A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple, decide to split up after twelve years.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a character study with well-defined characters, whose parts are acted well by an impressive cast. It's a thought-provoking film about commitment and choices. This movie is not a handbook on how couples should react or how to do things, especially as I'm not brought into it. But it's a real "slice of life" movie, and deals with very real issues that most couples must face at one time or another. It focuses a fair bit more on the negative than on the positive, but it is a clear demonstration of where certain attitudes and decisions—both good and bad—can take a marriage, and in this sense it is worthwhile. It is interesting to watch the step-by-step interactions and conversations of these two married couples, and it gives some interesting insight—especially for those who are in a relationship.

I would not recommend that teens watch this, mainly because it portrays marriage and relationships in a pretty "fatalistic" light, and those who do not have a lot of life experience might pretty much conclude that most marriages are "doomed." It doesn't have to be taken that way, and the movie portrays a ray of light and hope, and shows that though there are obstacles in any relationship, with enough love and determination, they can be overcome. It takes a lot of love, sacrifice, and humility to share your life with another person. But if it's what I've chosen for you, if it's My will for you, then it's certainly worth the sacrifices, forsakings, and humblings. Any relationship built on selfishness and self-interest, however, is doomed to fail.

As shown in this movie, there are some situations where a relationship really is beyond repair—not that I couldn't help a couple to repair it, but they have to want to fix it, and they have to try and fight for it. And if, over years, they don't try and they don't persevere and they don't work on overcoming their weaknesses and selfishness and interpersonal problems, they can grow to a point where they're both better off without each other. That's not the ideal, of course—the ideal is to work things out and work through them together. But, if over time people ignore the warning signs and danger signals, and don't really try to make things right, and don't put their hearts and souls into doing so, there are some cases where it is better for people to go their separate ways. It's difficult and painful, but sometimes things do get to that point.

On the overall, this movie is worth watching—for some people. It's important that people pray about whether this movie is good for them, realizing that there are some uninspiring moments, but it is a demonstration of many important and true-to-life principles that would be beneficial for some people to see. A mature viewer, one who has an understanding of the spiritual principles in the Word and the way I see relationships and marriage, will come away with the right conclusions and some worthwhile lessons.


Dinosaur (2000) - MC
Animated, voices of Alfre Woodard, Julianna Margulies and Ossie Davis

Summary: A group of dinosaurs trying to find food and water meet with many adventures along the way. Portrays some positive values for young viewers: compassion, cooperation, perseverance, tolerance and forgiveness. There are several violent and frightening scenes that involve ferocious creatures. Parents, please use discretion. (Note to parents: There isn’t much evolutionary doctrine put forth, but some incorrectly portrayed events may need explanation.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It’s an interesting movie with a good message on the importance of working together, young and old, and how it could be the secret of your survival. Of course, it is a movie that portrays some evolution and has violence in certain scenes. Though the characters are talking dinosaurs and of course unrealistic, it is nevertheless used as a means to attract the attention of the young public and bring out an important lesson of the two generations working together, learning to respect each other, and what happens when pride comes in the way. Take the time to discuss the movie with your younger ones, and you will find ample subjects of discussion and interesting points to bring out.


Dinotopia (2002) - OC
Erik von Detten, Shiloh Strong, Georgina Rylance

Summary: Six-hour miniseries about a pair of teenaged half brothers who crashed their father's plane into the ocean and were washed ashore on an uncharted continent, a hidden civilization where human beings and dinosaurs peacefully co-exist. (Mixture of live action and animation.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a fantasy and imaginary story, but through this movie that will probably appeal to many children, the author was able to give insight into the life of some young people learning lessons of yieldedness and humility, of facing their fears and not giving up, of obedience and trust, about perseverance. It is a well-done movie, fun and full of adventure and action, and also done in a positive way.

You must filter out the usual allusion to evolution and some New Age concepts, and help your children filter these out, but you can build on the principle that My light is what keeps things alive and well. Without My light, the world would die. To keep My light bright, you must dig in the Word and fight the Enemy.


Dirty Dancing (1987) - SR
Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze

Summary: Drama about a spoiled teenage girl on vacation at a resort hotel, who learns lessons about love and life. A bit dated, but has fun dancing sequences.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dirty Dozen, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Disclosure (1994) - SR
Michael Douglas, Demi Moore

Summary: Drama about a high-tech executive who gets passed over for a promotion in favor of an upcoming woman executive and is then accused of sexual harassment. Exposes the hypocrisy and deceit of the corporate world and what people will do for personal and corporate gain. The slant given to the issue of sexual harassment would be a good topic for discussion.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dish, The (2001) - JETT
Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton

Summary: The residents of a small Australian town prepare for the first televised landing of man on the moon that's to be relayed through their huge radio telescope.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an offbeat movie, as well as a pretty true-to-life character study of real, normal, regular people and how they behave.--How they act when receiving a special honor, and how they act when the unexpected occurs. It's an interesting look into some folks who worked "behind the scenes" doing little but significant things to help make a big thing happen. It's something all little people can relate to--those who do something "small," but are a part of something big.

Of course, it's very different in the Family because for these people it was all about the honor, the recognition, and sometimes the way they acted, trying to be so "important," was pretty silly. The movie brings that out clearly. It also shows some good examples that you can learn from, of wise interaction between different nationalities and generations.


Distinguished Gentleman, the (1993) - JR
Eddie Murphy

Summary: Comedy about a con-man who becomes a representative in the U.S. Congress. Expos of the corruption in the American political System. Also brings out how one persons convictions can change even the most devious and selfish of people.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) - YA
Ellen Burstyn, Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd

Summary: After years of mother-daughter tension, a young woman receives a scrapbook detailing the adventures of the "Ya-Yas," her mother's girlhood friends.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) If you like character studies, this movie is very interesting from a woman's point of view, especially the young woman in this movie and her mother who were facing up to some major issues from their past. It has its funny parts, but also is troublesome and traumatic in parts. It shows how love and friendship help people who don't know Me. This is because love is of Me, even if those involved don't know that it comes from Me.

When you see this movie, you can be thankful for how I have helped you to be healed of past hurts, and for how I give you new beginnings, clean new starts, fresh new outlooks, and how I put the past away, so that it doesn't plague you and doesn't hurt you any more.

Love and forgiveness can heal anything--that's the bottom line. How much humility and forgiveness would you have if someone treated you wrong and really hurt you, like the young woman in this movie was hurt? Often it's easier said than done. But no matter what happens in your life, if you stop blaming others for your problems and walk a mile in the other person's shoes, and ask for My help to do so, then you can start a new life.


Doc Hollywood (1991) - JETT
Michael J. Fox, Bridget Fonda

Summary: A young hot-shot medical school graduate, on his way to Hollywood to become a rich plastic surgeon for the stars, has a drastic change in his life after a car accident in a small Southern town. Good lessons on the real values in life.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Doctor Detroit () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Doctor Zhivago (1965) - JR
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie

Summary: Love and romance as told against the background of the Russian Revolution. Lessons on conviction and being willing to die for a cause. Shows how Communists destroyed Russia. Good to accompany with a history study.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Doctor, the (1992) - JR
William Hurt, Christine Lahti

Summary: Based on a true story of an arrogant, insensitive surgeon who himself needs surgery and gets a taste of his own medicine, seeing what its like to be a patient, and how it changes his life. Very good lessons on having compassion and mercy on others, putting yourself in their shoes and not being cold and calculating. Beware of opening operating scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dog Day Afternoon () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dog of Flanders (1999) - OC
Jack Warden, Jeremy James Kissner, Jon Voight

Summary: Based on the classic tale of love, loyalty and faith. An orphaned boy with a gift for art strives to overcome the anguish of his poverty with the aid of his loving canine. (There are a couple of possibly disturbing scenes, a chase scene and one of the dog being beaten. Parents should view the movie beforehand and possibly skip these.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) I like movies with sweetness, love, and good morals. Of course this is, as with all children's movies, one for the children to watch with an overseer, someone who can explain why the people are acting a certain way and remind the kids that it's just a movie. It could be shown to some MCs, but the parents or teachers should be aware of a couple of brief scary scenes, and especially if their children are sensitive, have them close their eyes for those parts, or fast forward. On the overall, though, it's a beautiful movie with lots of good lessons.


Dog of Flanders, a (1959) - OC
Theodore Bikel, David Ladd

Summary: Movie about a young Dutch boy, his grandfather and the dog they adopt.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dogma (1999) - NIX
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an unusual movie, and was made, with good intent, for those who do not have or have lost their faith in the church or even in Me altogether. It is scandalous, it is even blasphemous at times, but the truths therein could only be accepted by some through that vehicle. But for those who already know My truth, this movie is not worth the time they would spend wading through the language and the violence. There are a few things that go overboard to being disgusting or ridiculous, and had they cut some of those things it would have been an interesting movie to watch, a different approach to witnessing.

This movie can leave the viewer with the thought that perhaps I do not have all things in My control and that the Enemy can get his way. Though everything worked together for good in the end and there were good lessons in this film, all in all it isn’t worth going through the muck and the mire. It’s rather foolish to struggle through slime only to get a taste of something you have warehouses full of. Also, this movie is filled with foul language and takes My name in vain all too often.

It contains some true waters of My truth, but they are soiled and polluted with so much worldly packaging, so much that is amiss, that it is not at all spiritually feeding or strengthening for My children. It is, however, a vehicle that, believe it or not, I have used to bring some people to allow a seed of faith to be born in their hearts. It was made for those who think religion is dead and dull and boring and have no faith. It is made to cause them to think that maybe there is something to religion and maybe it’s worth being interested in. It makes them think maybe God is kind of neat after all. But it doesn’t go beyond that and give answers. It doesn’t present salvation, or the true picture of the love and power of God.


Dolly In London () - JETT
Dolly Parton

Summary: Dolly Partons London concert. Good sample of enthusiasm and getting out of yourself while performing. Some songs need to be forwarded through. Not recommended to watch over and over, but mainly for her sample of winning her audience and her Christian witness on stage.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Domino Principle () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Don Juan de Marco (1995) - SR
Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp

Summary: Fanciful tale of a young man who believes himself to actually be Don Juan, the world's greatest lover. Good discussion points on the "Don Quixote" parallels, seeing things through the eyes of faith and being able to "be all things" in the spirit world, as well as the potential dangers of daydreaming or living in a make-believe world.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Donnie Brasco (1997) - SR
Johnny Depp, Al Pacino

Summary: Intense drama/character study based on the true story of an FBI agent who infiltrates the Mafia in order to gather information on their activities. Some scenes of extremely graphic violence; not for the faint-hearted.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Donomans Reef () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Door To Door (2002) - JR
William H. Macy, Helen Mirren

Summary: Drama based on the true story of salesman Bill Porter, who came into contact with many people during his decades of knocking on doors. Porter, suffering from cerebral palsy, didn't allow his condition to stop him from pursuing a career, and his story touched the hearts and lives of many of his customers.

[Note: The main character's overly liberal viewpoint toward homosexuality is something that may need clarifying to teens.]

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a real fighter movie. It has a lot of good lessons on how to overcome and not let your handicaps become an excuse for why you can't do things. It shows how with determination, willpower, and hard work, you can rise above all obstacles. It doesn't talk about Me, but the lessons are still very good. Although the main character is handicapped, he has a very good attitude, he's very positive, and that makes the movie enjoyable.


Double Exposure () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Double Platinum (1999) - SR
Diana Ross, Brandy

Summary: Drama about two singers, a mother and daughter, who are reunited after many years. Includes their emotional ups and downs as they try to re-establish a relationship and resolve the past. A lot of singing by the two stars throughout the movie.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie about reconciliation. The difficult part of this movie is that in order to reconcile, a lot of time and detail must be spent on looking at how the mother and father made their mistakes and caused many problems for their daughter. The Enemy can amplify and even misappropriate this situation for some of your young people, in regards to things which have happened in their own lives or the lives of their peers, and for this reason, it is prudent to preview this movie before showing it to those who may be thus affected--directly or indirectly. Give no place to the Enemy. Accentuate the positive--the lessons learned by all and how the road to reconciliation can be much smoother thanks to the smooth surface of prayer, confession, forgiveness, and humility--and of course, love. Another good point is that even if mistakes were made by the parents of young people viewing this film, this new generation can avoid making the same mistakes--especially by staying close to Me and My Word.


Down in the Delta (1999) - JR
Jason Johnson, Michael D. Weatherred

Summary: Loretta, a young single mother messed up with alcohol and drugs, finds a chance at a new life when invited to stay with her uncle in the country.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) What a touching and uplifting story. It's sad in a way that they don't bring it out more clearly, but this is an example of Christian love and faith and how it can change lives. Poor people out in the world, there are so many that are so messed up, so lonely, with no vision, no goal, no hope, no faith. Movies like this both break your heart for people that suffer, and also give hope and faith, showing how far a little bit of love can go. (End of message from Dad.)


Down Periscope (1996) - JETT
Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly

Summary: Comedy about an unconventional U.S. navy officer who is given command of a rusted-out diesel submarine and a ragtag crew, and has to prove himself in a series of war games. Good portrayal of leadership qualities, teamworking, and perseverance.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Down to Earth (2001) - JR
Chris Rock, Regina King, Chazz Palminteri

Summary: A comedian meets his Maker too soon and an angel is assigned to find him another body to reside in. A modern-day remake of “Heaven Can Wait.”

Prophecy: (Jesus:) If you want an away-from-thinking-type entertainment movie, this one is okay. Most of you are already familiar with the plot, which though not exactly the same as "Heaven Can Wait," it is pretty similar. It's not harmful, but it's not exceptional either. It's a vehicle for Chris Rock to show his talent, and the level of humor is not too bad considering some of his other movies. He tried to play a sweet, caring person. There is a good lesson in this movie, that you just have to persevere in spite of failure and keep trying, but it's not like you have to view this movie to get that "revelation."


Down With Love (2003) - SR
Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor

Summary: Comedy set in the '60s about a best-selling female advice author and feminist, and a sly journalist playboy.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a period piece of the '50s and '60s era movies, and it might appeal to some people that enjoy that type of movie. It's mostly just entertainment and fancy sets and costumes.

There are no movies that are "all good" or that every single angle of the message is right on. But in this one there are no blatantly evil attitudes or messages included, there's no violence, there's no ugly sex, there's very little bad language, and it's not like many of the movies of this day and age that you walk away from feeling soiled and dirtied from the Devil's propaganda.

This is a "relationship" movie, but the issues it deals with are simple ones. It's not something that people will be led astray by, as it's pretty far-fetched. Sometimes the more playful movies that are not realistic, that are not set in today's time and that are exaggerated spoofs, are much less harmful, as people aren't as apt to emulate the behavior, pick up the language, and take on the mindsets and attitudes.

Something that I didn't like much about the movie was the show of independence on the woman's part. It's not that it's bad for women to work, or to assert themselves, but at the same time it has gone to the extreme, to where many women don't want to have children because they're too selfish to stay home and care for them. They'd rather have a glamorous job and be footloose and fancy-free. In some ways the movie clarifies itself and shows that that spirit of feminism isn't where it's at.

I wouldn't recommend it for those who are young, or young in love and experience. The games of manipulation and playful revenge that the main characters play to get their way are not My way of loving. They're not the way of humility. I never promote deceitfulness or conniving in order to get your way, and for those who try to do things that way, things rarely work out. Those who are wise and have been "around the block" in life and love relationships will recognize this, and will have a good laugh.

If you really want to know how to get ahead in relationships, pray and seek Me, and ask Me what the key to the other person's heart is. Then obey what I show you in humility, being willing to take the low seat and sacrifice to make others happy, and then true happiness will find you.


Downtown (1990) - NIX
Anthony Edwards, Forest Whitaker

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dragonfly (2002) - SR
Kevin Costner, Susanna Thompson

Summary: After experiencing various seemingly supernatural encounters, a doctor begins to believe that his dead wife is trying to contact him from beyond the grave.

Prophecy: (Dad:) It's very interesting to see the number of movies that involve contact with the dead, messages from the dead, experiences with the dead, because it reflects the curiosity people feel, the desire to understand the world beyond this one.

God bless Kevin Costner for taking on this topic, and attempting to weave a story around it. He did a good job, and the movie is a good one for the Family to see. It shows how widespread the skepticism is out there about things of the spirit, but it also shows how very real the spiritual world can become, when one hears the near-death experiences of so many.

(Jesus:) It's heavy, and not for the sensitive. Though it has a very good message overall, it dwells on the dark side quite a bit--not dark in the way of evil spirits--but just a very spooky portrayal of spirit beings' communications with those on Earth. There are parts that would not be good for people who have fears along the lines of ghosts and the spirit world. You know that you have protection in the spirit world and there is nothing to be fearful of as long as you're staying in sync with Me. When some of you have taken spirit trips or had experiences with angels or spirit beings, they've usually been positive and inspiring, not scary in anyway. The producers of this movie tried to give the whole subject a very spooky twist, in hopes that it would attract more viewers and make more money, which is sad. In essence, however, the message of this movie was basically right on.

It's surprising that a movie with such controversial subject matter about the spirit world and life-after-death experiences actually got through. There was no reference to Me, really--but there was the indirect message about salvation: "If you believe, you'll go [to Heaven]."

Of course, not everything in this movie was Scriptural, but without giving away too much of the plot, the fact of the matter is that there are times that I allow contact between the departed and their loved ones on Earth, for one reason or another.

This movie will have more of an impact on people in the world than it will on Family members, since you already have so much truth on the subject of the spirit world and help from the spirit. Nevertheless, you'll enjoy it and find it interesting, thought provoking and edifying.

The terminally ill children, although they have only fairly minor parts, are really the stars of this show. They're the closest to Heaven, and good samples of faith and trust in the face of serious affliction, which is something that quite a few of our Family children go through, either directly or indirectly when a parent, sibling, or someone they're close to is afflicted. It will also help the Family feel for people who are desperate for love and answers. This film is worthwhile for lots of reasons.


Dream Team, The (1989) - NIX
Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dream West (NA) - JETT
Richard Chamberlain

Summary: Five-hour mini-series about the life of John Charles Fremont, U.S. explorer who helped open the West. Good lessons on vision, determination and leadership.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


DreamScape (1984) - SR
Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer

Summary: Science fiction movie about a man who discovers he can enter other people's dreams. Beware of graphic violence in parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Driven (2001) - JR
Sylvester Stallone, Kip Pardue, Burt Reynolds

Summary: Action movie/drama about a seasoned racecar driver called in to help a young driver through his rookie season.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is not your usual idea of what you would get when you make a movie about racecars. It shows more of the real side of things, and what people in positions of popularity are faced with--the loneliness and often the feeling of not being able to live up to what is expected of them. You see the pressure of being at the top and what it takes to remain there. This should break your heart for these types of people, who are really just seeking to find the answers and truth in life, pushing their limits trying to find out what life is really all about. As in most movies, you have to see the bad in order to appreciate the good. There is not a lot that’s bad, and overall it is a good movie with lessons on what it takes to be the best that you can be by learning what your weaknesses are and letting the Lord fill them and be your strength.


Driving Miss Daisy (1989) - JR
Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman

Summary: Drama/character study about a cantankerous old Southern woman and her loyal black chauffeur.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Drumline (2002) - JR
Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones

Summary: A talented but egotistical drummer has to learn to be a team player rather than the individual star when he joins a prestigious college marching band.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Most of the characters in the movie are college-age kids, facing college-level challenges. As the story progresses, the main characters begin to grow up and learn a little humility and how to work together. It's one of those movies that you pretty much expect to turn out sweet, and it does, especially when the two generations begin to accept and understand each other, and then to change and work together to accomplish mutual goals.

Because everyone involved is there to accomplish something, and they have set high goals and expectations for themselves, and because they know they have to sacrifice and fight and work hard to reach those goals, it's not one of those typical college party scenes. There's some romance to sweeten things up, and of course there are the marching and drum line scenes, which all together make for a pretty fun mix.


Dune () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Dying Young (1991) - YA
Campbell Scott

Summary: Drama about a rich young man dying of leukemia and an aimless, but fresh and alive young woman who takes the job of being his nurse/companion. Shows the sweetness that is brought out and happiness that can be found in giving love and helping others. This movie also reveals the trauma that chemotherapy patients must endure. Some intense scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


E.T, the Extra Terrestrial (1982) - OC
Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas

Summary: Sci-fi about a little boy who befriends a creature from another planet who has been stranded on Earth. Reflection of where the world is at today. Childrens bad samples and foul language need explaining. (See ML#s 1566:1; 2497:1-12.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Earthly Possesions (1999) - SR
Susan Sarandon, Stephen Dorff

Summary: Drama/character study about a small-town preacher's wife who is taken hostage by a bank robber.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie shows the power of My love. My love is not shown in this movie in the way that many would expect, but that is what gives this movie its message. An important part of My love is having faith in the one that I have given you to love.--Faith to see this one's true heart, the things that are locked deep inside waiting to be set free; faith to see what even the person themselves can't see, and then the willingness to act and to put that faith into motion; helping the one you love to be set free little by little, step by step. It's not a conscious thing, something that you do, but it is the power that I give to you when I give you love for another. (End of message from Jesus.)


Earthquake (1974) - JR
Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner

Summary: Drama about an earthquake that destroys Los Angeles. Good lessons on being prepared for emergencies at all times. Very realistic special effects.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Earths Final Fury () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Easter Parade (1948) - MC
Judy Garland, Fred Astaire

Summary: Musical about a dancer whose female partner abandons their act and the girl who replaces her.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Easy Rider (1969) - JR
Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson

Summary: Tale of two dope-dealing hippies who cross the Southern U.S. on motorcycles, searching for the truth. Historical background into the hippie philosophy and the attitudes of society towards hippies at the time the Family was starting. Shows how the hippies were searching for the truth and answers in life and how drugs werent the answer. Good sociology course for teens. Violent in parts. May or may not want to fast-forward through the acid trip towards the end.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eddie (1996) - JETT
Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina

Summary: Comedy about a basketball fan who becomes the head coach of a losing team. Some foul language. Good points for discussion on unity and on getting people to put forth their best efforts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eddie Duchin Story, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Edge, the (1997) - SR
Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin

Summary: Adventure/character study involving three men struggling for survival in the wilderness. Good points for discussion on jealousy and the real values of life. Sensitive viewers should beware of some graphic and unpleasant scenes involving a bear.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


EdTV (1999) - JR
Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson

Summary: Comedy/drama about a down-and-out video store clerk who agrees to have his every waking moment filmed by a camera crew for a live-TV cable network.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) There's a powerful message in this movie, and I'm sure if you've seen it you can name it right off the bat: Watch out for the Devil's traps, and don't sell your soul for a cheap thrill! It's sure a good reminder that you can never get something for nothing. Beware of the System's gifts, because no matter how pretty the packaging, inside there's a gift that you'll have hell to pay for.
That's why I keep plugging away, hitting away on you guys in message after message: Stay separate! Stay dropped out! Don't give the Devil an inch or he'll take a mile! Don't play footsie with the Enemy! You think these are just words that take up space in the GNs? If you're not convinced of the truth of these things in your own heart, you just might be one who's going to have to learn the hard way.
It's a shame how they have to throw in those homosexual shots, isn't it? Ugh! Lord help us to be on guard against this subtle inroad of the Enemy and not let his poisonous gas seep into our mind to where we start to accept these things as the norm and lose our conviction against it. (End of message from Dad.)


Edward and Mrs. Simpson (NA) - JR
Edward Fox, Jane Alexander

Summary: A British TV mini-series based on the love affair and abdication of Edward VII of England. Perhaps a bit slow in parts for younger teens, but could be combined with a class on 20th century European history. D: "Excellent dramatic history. What he should have done is gone ahead and married her [without abdicating] and the people would have probably accepted it." (Year unavailable, but made in the 1980s.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eight Men Out (1988) - JETT
John Cusack, Charlie Sheen

Summary: Movie about the members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox professional baseball team who were enticed to throw (lose) the World Series for money. Good character studies with good lessons, especially about honesty and standing up for your principles. Also brings out the deceit and oppression of the glorified sports world.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eight Seconds (1994) - SR
Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin

Summary: Based on the true story of Lane Frost, one of the most famous rodeo champions of all time. While Lane is not a role model, and we certainly dont agree with risking your life for the thrill of bull-riding, the movie is entertaining and generally wholesome, with good lessons on love and forgiveness in relationships, being kind to others, not letting fame go to your head, and the bad fruit of jealousy.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eighteen Again (1988) - JETT
George Burns, Charlie Schlatter

Summary: An 80-year-old man changes places with his grandson and experiences being 18 again. Entertaining light comedy.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eighty-four Charing Cross Road (1987) - JR
Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins

Summary: Well-acted character study/drama about the long-time correspondence between a feisty New York City woman writer and a British bookseller. Slow-moving, with lessons on honesty, sharing your true feelings, and the power of love to influence others. Touching depiction of the lost, lonely people in the world.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


El Cid (1961) - OC
Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren

Summary: Inspiring historical adventure based on the true story of a Spanish lord who rose up to drive the Moors out of Spain in the 11th century. Intriguing story of one mans devotion to God and country. Watch out for gory battle scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


El Crimen Del Padre Amaro [The Crime Of Father Amaro] (2002) - SR
Gael Garcia Bernal, Sancho Gracia

Summary: Drama/exposé about a young, newly ordained priest in a small Mexican town who faces complicated issues of politics, corruption, and love. (Spanish, with English subtitles.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a touching, but very tragic film, in that it shows the complex pressures that a priest must face in the modern world in Latin America, as well as the poor foundation that new priests are given in their ministry and their faith.

The young pastor is fervent in his desire to help the people he is ministering to, yet he is too driven by ambition and by his desire to rise within the Catholic Church, to truly let love be his aim. This misguided ambition coupled with the restrictions placed on him by the Catholic Church, which teaches that it is impossible to have a wife and serve Me as a priest, led to his downfall. This has led to many priests stepping outside those boundaries to find the human, sexual, and sensual love which I have ordained for man to have.

This movie makes a social statement about the Catholic Church, its priests, and about human nature in general. It shows how, sadly, the church makes a huge deal out of certain issues, but turns a blind eye to others. It shows how mixed up and confused the politics and morals of the church and individuals within it are. They have lost sight of their focus, of their purpose, of their mission in many cases, and are more concerned about appearances, about church politics, than about love, and about truly doing the right thing.

This movie deals with issues that really are quite complex and heavy. You who are My children can pretty clearly see what is right and what is wrong in the approach and behavior of each character in this movie, and it can make for some interesting discussion. This movie is a slice of life, and a pretty unpleasant one, but there is enough in here message-wise and insight-wise that makes it worthwhile viewing for some.


Electric Dreams (1984) - JETT
Lenny von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen

Summary: Romantic comedy about a shy young man who enlists the help of his computer to try to win a girl's affections--with unexpected results!

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Electric Horseman (1979) - JETT
Robert Redford, Jane Fonda

Summary: Movie about a has-been cowboy star who steals a twelve-million-dollar show horse and heads for the prairie, and the investigative reporter who hunts him down.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eleni () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Elephant Boy (1937) - MC
Sabu, W.E. Holloway

Summary: An Indian boy joins a group of elephant hunters and proves himself a man and hero. Some portions may be shown to younger children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Elephant Man, the (1980) - JR
Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt

Summary: Moving and touching dramatization of the true story of John Merrick, a severely deformed man, who is shown compassion for the first time in his life by an eminent doctor. Movie brings out "mans inhumanity to man," but also convicting to see that someone can be so content in his affliction and not blame God for it. The mans deformity takes getting used to at first, and may be disturbing for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Elizabeth (1998) - SR
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Joseph Fiennes

Summary: Somber historical drama focusing on the rise to power of young Queen Elizabeth I. Historically accurate but more informational than uplifting. Not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth the Great shows the true commitment of a woman obsessed with the will to accomplish My will in her life. She became a hard woman and had to harden her heart because her mission required it. She was married not only to England, but to Me, her God. She did not compromise her convictions. She forsook her greatest love for My love and My cause, so that I could use her kingdom to spread My message, My Gospel, My salvation to the world. She was truly great, and it was I who made her great! The things that she gave up she now enjoys as her reward Here in Heaven. Great has been her reward! (End of message from Jesus.) [See also "First Love" in DB1, par.9-11.]


Elmer Gantry () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Emma (1996) - JETT
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Northam

Summary: Romantic comedy based on the novel by Jane Austen, about a young woman who enjoys matchmaking and engineering the romantic lives of others. Lessons on love, kindness, and being genuine.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Emmanuelle () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Emperor's Club, The (2002) - JR
Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz

Summary: A retired "old-school" classics teacher finds his methods put to the test by a new student, who threatens to undermine all that he stands for. The professor's challenge is to change this young man while maintaining his integrity. (Could also be viewed by JETTs at parents' discretion.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a good movie with some good lessons. You don't have to be someone important or hold a high office or position to change the world. You just have to pursue what I've made you for with all your heart and soul. You can't always control the outcome, you can only do your best. The basic message is that it's not old fashioned to believe in truth, honesty, and right. In fact, if you want to accomplish anything worthwhile in life, it'll depend on your resolve to uphold integrity. It's a good exposé on politicians as well. It doesn't have any violence or foul language or perversions. Teachers and parents will appreciate the reinforcement this movie offers.

Where are the teachers? Where are those who will lay down their lives and give their all, like the very special professor portrayed in this movie? He gave his all--his heart and soul--and poured himself selflessly into the next generation, and the next, instead of living only for himself and personal pursuits or pleasure.

This is a touching and insightful movie. It's definitely worth watching, especially by anyone who is a parent, or a teacher, or a student, or by anyone who's involved in witnessing or sharing My love with the world. Did I get everyone? I hope so.

Just as any witnesser has learned, you can't always win, because some will not receive the love of the truth. But you must be true to your conscience and share the truth in love, regardless. There will be those who receive the seeds you plant in their hearts and lives, and because of those, it will be worth it all.

St. Benedict's, as an academy of higher learning, is a good representation of the price those in the world expect and are willing to pay if they hope to make something of themselves and take their places as leaders of their generation. My young people in the Family have a much higher calling than any of these portrayed in the movie, and if they're willing to pay the price and prepare, they indeed will become the leaders I've called and destined them to be. Yes, it will cost something, but I guarantee you'll be thankful you were willing.


Emperor's New Clothes, The (2001) - JETT
Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle

Summary: An exiled Napoleon devises a plan to retake the throne. Fictional account, based on some historical events. (A brief study of the actual history surrounding these events, before or after the movie, may be helpful.)

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie shows what the truly meaningful things in life are--how power and fame pale by comparison to love and kindness. It also shows how the Lord blesses if you try to make the best of whatever situation you find yourself in.--Including learning how to be abased after you have abounded much of your life. It reminds me of Nebuchadnezzar and how he said, "Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of Heaven, all Whose works are truth, and His ways judgment: and those that walk in pride He is able to abase" (Dan.4:37). And Paul said: "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need" (Phil.4:11–12).

The film also brings out a point about who we are, about true identity.--Are we the images or memories we carry in our mind, or are we what others see us to be? After you view the film, you will understand more what I am saying here. The Lord's children don't need to accept a fixed identity of what they used to be, but rather can take on being what the Lord wants them to be.


Emperor’s New Groove, The (2000) - JETT
Animated, voices of David Spade, John Goodman

Summary: A selfish emperor is transformed by a potion into a llama and tries to get his life back. Has some foolishness, but generally fun adult/teen entertainment, with some lessons on unselfishness.

Prophecy: (Dad:) You usually think of cartoons as movies for little children, but the producers of The Emperor’s New Groove have specifically made this to cater to an older audience. They made a comedy, and most of the humor children wouldn’t understand and wouldn’t find funny. That’s not to say that you couldn’t show it to children, but it’s one that you’d definitely want to preview first, to see what kind of an effect it will have on your children. It could possibly be shown to younger audiences, at your discretion, and if the lessons are clearly brought out for them.

As far as JETTs and adults go, it’s fun entertainment, and you’ll get some good laughs. It’s got a sweet ending. It’s a simple story, with a lot of humor to spice it up, about someone who didn’t care about others and had to go through a lot—the school of hard knocks—in order to learn his lessons.


Empire Of The Sun (1987) - NIX
John Malkovich

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Empire Strikes Back, the (1980) - JETT
Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford, CarrieFisher

Summary: Second movie in the "Star Wars" trilogy -- the fight of good versus evil continues! Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Enchanted April (1993) - JETT
Miranda Richardson, Joan Plowright

Summary: Character study about four different British women spending their vacation together in an Italian villa. Brings out how staying positive and loving affects and changes others, and that "love never fails." Also good lessons about overcoming selfishness.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


End Game () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


End Of Days (1999) - NIX
Arnold Schwarzenneger, Gabriel Byrne

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


End of the Affair, The (1999) - YA
Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea

Summary: Drama/character study set in post-WW2 London. It will not appeal to all, and because the story is about love and jealousy, is sad and has a rather unclear message, it will affect different people differently. Before watching it, please be sure to ask the Lord if it is a movie you should see. A novelist becomes obsessed with learning the reason for the abrupt ending of a relationship that he had with the wife of a government minister, two years before. Based on the novel by Graham Greene.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is a sad story of where jealousy can lead.--This poor man didn't have to be so miserable; he could have enjoyed his love so much more to the full. There are some good lessons in this movie, lessons on love, communication, misunderstandings, sharing and trust, lessons on faith. There are also lessons on what not to do--on how not to be.

Those who view this film should be prayed up beforehand, asking Me to help them see these matters of the heart as I see them. They should ask Me to help them weigh against My Word the reactions and opinions of the man portrayed in the film, and to get My mind on these matters. Some lessons will be more than obvious, for My children are far more learned in these matters of love and jealousy than those in the world. Yet I am able to bring out personal lessons to each of My children who view this film if they will come to Me.

This movie will not be to everyone's liking. It will affect different people in different ways, depending on their mood, how sensitive they are to these love emotions, to jealousy and so on. While it will be considered by some to be an interesting character study, with interesting lessons, for others it won't even be considered entertainment simply because of the subject matter. Its bittersweet message and melancholy tone will not appeal to all.

A movie of this sort does have some redeeming qualities: there are lessons to be drawn, it's a sobering look at life and where jealousy and hate can lead. There's also a message of faith and trust in Me. It has a witness. It's a true portrayal of what some people have to endure when they refuse to turn completely to Me. It's yet another reminder to pray for the poor people of the world who are trapped in their emotions, and who do not turn to Me for answers. (End of message from Jesus.)


Enemy at the Gates (2001) - SR
Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Ed Harris

Summary: While the Nazi and Russian armies hurl rank after rank of soldiers at each other and the world fearfully awaits the outcome of the Battle of Stalingrad, a celebrated Russian sniper quietly stalks his enemies one man at a time. His fame, however, soon thrusts him into a duel with the Nazi's best sharpshooter, and the two find themselves waging an intense personal war while the most momentous battle of the age rages around them.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Oh, the horror of war!—The atrocities committed, man against man, the blood that is spilled for greed and power. All of these things hurt Me so and cause Me to weep for those who were lost in these bloody battles—battles that still rage around the world at this very moment—wars and rumors of wars, sweeping the earth. This movie gives a very up close and personal look at the suffering of those who participated in this particular war. It should break your heart for the soldiers, for the boys and even girls who were used as cannon fodder to perpetrate the wars of the greedy and power-hungry leaders of nations.

Aside from the reality and horrors of war that this movie portrays, it’s got good acting, is life-like and realistic. It’s based on a true story, is interesting and intriguing—and has its sweet moments.

My loves, pray for those who are touched by war at this very moment, in the Mideast and other places around the globe, and let this film move your heart to pray even more fervently for them. For they need your prayers, and each one needs Me, the Prince of Peace. For I will bring an end to war, and will rule and reign upon the earth for a thousand years, where all will be harmony and unity, love and brotherhood. The lion shall lay down with the lamb, and there shall be no more war.


Enemy of the State (1998) - JR
Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight

Summary: Action-thriller about a young lawyer who becomes a target of the ultra-secret National Security Agency [NSA] when he is unknowingly made privy to top secret information. Interesting portrayal of secret high-tech surveillance equipment.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) Not only was this an exciting, fast-paced movie with lots of action, but it gives you a good look up the Enemy's barrel of tricks. This movie shouldn't make you worry or fear the Enemy, because no matter how many big guns the Devil's got, ours and the Lord's are twice as big--no, ten times! A hundred times! The Lord's children would never be caught in a situation like this poor man was, because we have the much more powerful new weapons of the spirit--prayer, prophecy, loving the Lord, and all the things that you're learning about and honing now during this time of peace. But seeing what you'll be up against should give you the vision for really developing those weapons, because you're sure as shootin' gonna need `em! Then, "greater things than these shall ye do"! You'll go from strength to strength, and confound the Enemy's plots one by one. They won't be able to sic any satellite on you, any wire tape or surveillance device, because the Lord will reveal them to us just as soon as they get out of the Devil's bag. They'll be the suckers then! (End of message from Dad.)


English Patient, the (1996) (1996) - JR
Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche

Summary: Drama/character study set during WW2 about an injured man struggling to remember the secrets of his past. Almost three hours long. Beware of a couple of gory scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Englishman who went up a hill, the (1995) - OC
Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald

Summary: Comedy/drama about two WWI British Army map makers who raise the ire of a Welsh community when they mark the village's prized landmark as a hill rather than a mountain. Based on a Welsh legend. Lessons on teamworking and not giving up your goal, despite obstacles.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Enigma (2001) - JR
Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Saffron Burrows

Summary: During the heart of World War II, crypto analysts at Britain's code-breaking center have discovered to their horror that Nazi U-boats have changed their Enigma Code. Authorities enlist the help of a brilliant young man to help them break the code again.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie will keep you guessing. As with all good spy movies, you are unsure until the end of what is happening. So in that way, this is an entertaining movie. It's also true to life in many ways about the complications that can happen in one's personal life when he or she joins the world of government intelligence. The life of intelligence intrigues many young people, but this movie shows how the lives of people who become involved can be messed up by the many complications that arise.


Enola Gay () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Entertaining Angels -- The Dorthy Day Story (1996) - JETT
Moira Kelly, Martin Sheen

Summary: Inspiring drama about the life of Dorothy Day, a journalist, communist and women's rights activist who had a drastic change in her life. Good lessons on laying down your life for others and perseverance against all odds. (Young or sensitive viewers, beware of one rather unpleasant scene in a bathroom.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Entrapment (1999) - JR
Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Summary: Suspenseful action movie following an insurance company employee who is sent to track down and help capture a notorious art thief.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a pretty fun, exciting movie. It doesn't have a whole lot of meaning or message or lessons in it, but it's a good example of an exciting, action-filled movie that doesn't have all that System gore and violence that so many thrillers have these days. You know what a thriller used to be? It used to be a good old fashioned nail-biter, a mystery, suspense, where you really had to think and you were kept guessing the whole way through. I loved those kind of movies! But nowadays you say 'thriller' and what you end up with is a pile of blood and guts, ugh!
Anyhow, this is a real guesser, and it's got a sweet love story to boot. Don't expect a whole lot in the way of meaning, and don't look to the samples of the main characters as role models, but if you just want to sit back and relax, this is a fun one. (End of message from Dad.)


Equilibrium (2002) - SR
Christian Bale, Emily Watson

Summary: In a fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law finds himself questioning it.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie reminds you of the beauty of the human soul. What they were trying to nullify in this futuristic society was the soul, which is more than just feelings. There is a fair bit of violence in this movie, but the message is good. (There is one somewhat disturbing scene, toward the end of the movie, after a long sword fight, that sensitive viewers will want to be forewarned about.) It has some good parallels to what you in the Family face, and what you're fighting for.

Even in a perfect society, where there's no longer war, and everyone has what they want in the physical, kind of like what the AC government will try to offer in many ways, still, the heart of man is looking for and needs something more. There will always be those who are receptive to My Spirit, and who will be called to drop out of the System, out of the flatlander existence, and live in a new dimension--and even give their lives, if need be, in order to free others.

These poor people, because they were not used to the freedom of having emotions, knew very little about how to control their emotions once they were allowed to have them. Thank Me for how I've not only allowed you to have emotions, but through the freedoms of the Spirit I've given you through salvation and through the liberating Words of David, you in the Family have a greater degree of emotional experiences than most. And through the experiences you've had, you've learned and continue to learn how to give these emotions to Me; you have Me to help you through difficult emotions.


Equinox (1993) - NIX
Matthew Modine

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eraser (1996) - NIX
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Erin Brockovich (2000) - JR
Julia Roberts, Albert Finney

Summary: An unemployed single mom gets a job as a file clerk in a law office. When she discovers that a large utility company is illegally contaminating the groundwater in a small California community, she attempts to expose them. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: (Dad:) That girl sure had spunk! I love stories about fighters like this. Who says you can't fight city hall when God's on your side? It's a great testimony of how someone as seemingly unimportant as she was could stand up with the simple truth of showing concern for others and turn the big money boys on their heads! I think it's great! Good parallels to what our people have to face, and will face more and more as the days grow darker. If He could do such things with one who had so little of His power, imagine what He's got in store for you, His powerhouses of His Spirit for these Last Days! She sure had her share of faults and failings, and the movie makers gave a very true-to-life view rather than the typical Hollywood-sanitized heroine image. I don't like bad language, but this is one case where it was needed to clearly portray the character. (End of message from Dad.)


Escanaba In Da Moonlight (2001) - NIX
Jeff Daniels

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Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a ridiculous movie with goofy characters and crass humor, which would be a waste of time for anyone to watch. There are no lessons to get that are worth wading through all the foolishness. It starts out a bit interesting and then degenerates into watching a bunch of dimwitted characters displaying bizarre antics in a weak and unrealistic storyline.


Escape from Alcatraz (1979) - JR
Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan

Summary: Action-drama based on a true story of the 1962 breakout attempt from the Alcatraz prison. Some violent and disturbing scenes, but pretty "tame" compared to some other prison movies.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Escape from Freedom (1988) - JR
Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Sean Penn

Summary: Drama about a US judge who has to determine if the hijacking of an East German jet into Berlin was justified.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Escape From L.A. (1996) - NIX
Kurt Russell

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Escape From New York () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2000) - MC
Dan Haggerty, Miko Hughes

Summary: This rugged adventure set in the U.S. Pacific Northwest follows a brave boy back through time in a race to save a bear cub from its cruel circus owners.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a simple and sweet spirited movie. The time travel part will need to be explained to kids--how the way this is portrayed is not something that really happens, but is just part of the story. It has good lessons on standing up for what you know is right and on taking care of nature and animals. It's very sweet how they make references to "God" and "God's world," etc. It has quite a godly message.


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - SR
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet

Summary: After a relationship ends badly, both partners attempt to have their memories erased in order to get over it.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a pretty unusual movie, and unique in its presentation. It's deep and complex, and not a movie for those who want to just enjoy a sweet, simple, uncomplicated love story. It is a love story, but one with some very unusual twists.

It doesn't have a particularly clear message, though it does have interesting insight into love, and it portrays a Romans 8:28 concept in a way. It's also a pretty good portrayal of how unstable and insecure people can be, especially when in a relationship without Me and My love and stability. The people in the film are not mentally unstable by any means, but they are led by their emotions, and don't have that foundation of security and stability that I can give.

It shows how love is something that I put within people's hearts. At times some may consider love a curse, and something that causes more pain than it does good, especially when a relationship ends. Nevertheless, love is a beautiful thing, a thing that does the soul and spirit good; a thing through which a person grows and develops, and which brings out character that would otherwise be left hidden away. That's why it can be so hard to let go and move on. Sometimes you have to do so, but the old saying is still true: "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." You always gain things through love relationships that you wouldn't find in life otherwise.

There are a lot of sides to a love relationship: There's the good and the bad, the beautiful memories, and the unlovely things you'd rather forget. All of this together is what makes up a couple and their relationship, and they have to be willing to accept each other, overlook the bad, and concentrate on the good and all the beautiful things they have together.

Everyone must deal with their lives and take responsibility for their actions. If you treat others the way you want to be treated, then you may not have as many bad memories to deal with and to overcome. Even if you do your best, you will always make mistakes--but you can learn and grow from these things. You don't have to be lost in the hopeless cycle that those without the knowledge of true love have to confront. There are many who have the desire to erase their bad memories, and who long for a better understanding of why things happen. You have a significant advantage in this, because you can always learn from all that comes your way when you come to Me for the answers.

A point in this movie's favor is also the fact that it doesn't include a lot of foul language or bad attitudes, so it can provide a time of entertainment without filling yourself with things that you'll have to be cleansed from later.


Eternity () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


European Vacation () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Evelyn (2002) - JR
Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Vavasseur, Julianna Margulies

Summary: Drama based on a true story about an Irishman in the 1950s fighting for the right to raise his three children by himself after his wife left him.

Prophecy: (Dad:) You know how much I admire a fighter, and this dear Irishman was a real fighter, someone whose story and gutsy sample should inspire the Family. He might not have been anything special in the eyes of the world, just a little nobody. He could hardly even find work. But he had guts and conviction, and the faith of David against Goliath. What he lacked in financial and worldly esteem, he made up for with fiery, obstinate faith.

He was a real sinner, a typical Irish Catholic, but he was willing to take on church and state, the whole System, to fight for his God-given right to raise his own children, in his own house, according to how he saw fit.

Sometimes people tend to shy away from stories that deal with kids being taken away by the System, but this story plays out in such a way that it is inspiring and even enjoyable.


Event Horizon (1997) - NIX
Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Everafter (1998) - MC
DrewBarrymore, Anjelica Huston

Summary: Cinderella-type romance story set in 16th-century Europe. Enjoyable for adults as well. After previewing, some parents may find it suitable for younger audiences.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Everybodys all-American (1988) - SR
Dennis Quaid, Jessica Lange

Summary: Character study involving a college football star and his beauty queen wife, and the ups and downs they face over a period of 25 years. Good study of the maturing of a relationship, although a bit depressing in parts. Interesting movie to pow-wow.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Everyone says "I love you" (1996) - JR
Woody Allen, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore

Summary: Musical comedy about the adventures in love of an upper-class Manhattan family. Done as an imaginative spoof on musicals, with wacky dancing and humor. Point of interest: All the actors except Drew Barrymore do their own singing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Everything That Rises (1998) - JETT
Dennis Quaid, Mare Winningham

Summary: Touching story about how a tough, unemotional rancher changes when his young son has a serious accident. Good lessons on the importance of demonstrating love and affection, and how parents need to relate to their adolescents.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a beautiful story about love and understanding, forgiveness, walking a mile in another's shoes, learning to give and take, fighting to overcome, tolerance and more. It's lesson-filled and a good portrayal of how blessings can come from handicaps, how beauty can be born out of ashes. It's nice to see a movie of this type for a change; there aren't many of them. This is a beautiful story about how hearts can change, how blessings come from heartbreak and hard times, how with love and understanding you can fight through and overcome even a severe handicap.

There's a lot to be gleaned from a film like this with the kids--lessons on love, forgiveness, communication, understanding. Get a confirmation from the Lord on showing it to your kids. If you're going to invest the time to watch a movie for a couple hours, you might as well get your money's worth, or in this case, your time's worth from it. Try to have a discussion afterwards or at some point in time with your JETTs. Try to draw them out and discuss the lessons in this movie. Glean all you can from it and make it worth your while.


Evita (1996) - JETT
Madonna, Antonio Banderas

Summary: Big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical about the controversial life of Eva Peron, former first lady of Argentina, in which her version of history in the making -- and her part in it -- is contrasted by that of the narrator, who speaks for her critics. A basic knowledge of her life story and Peron-era politics is helpful, as otherwise the story line is hard to follow. (For comments from Dad on the Perons, please see MLs #270:31-34,37; #272:35,40,42; #2167:126-128,131)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Excalibur () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Executive Action (1973) - JR
Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan

Summary: Interesting political drama depicting how President Kennedy could easily have been assassinated by right-wing industrialists in the U.S. As follow up, read ML #288, "Who Shot Kennedy?"

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Executive Descision (1996) - JR
Kurt Russel, Oliver Platt, HalleBerry

Summary: Tense, action-packed drama involving the hijacking of a passenger plane by Arab terrorists. Beware of unexpected violence at the very beginning of the movie. Also has a very pro-American and anti-Arab slant. Unrealistic, but exciting and contains lessons on teamworking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Exit Wounds (2001) - NIX
Steven Segal

Summary: (Jesus:) Exit Wounds is very violent and with virtually no story. It is poorly done and is not even good entertainment.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Exodus () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Exorcist, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Extreme Measures (1996) - SR
Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman

Summary: Medical thriller about an emergency room doctor who decides to dig a little deeper when the corpse of one of his former patients mysteriously disappears. Interesting story line which raises thought-provoking moral questions. Contains graphic and bloody emergency room scenes, as well as a fair amount of bad language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eye For An Eye, An (1996) - NIX
Sally Field, Keifer Sutherland, Ed Harris

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eye Of The Needle () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eyes Of A Witness (1991) - NIX
Jennifer Grey

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - NIX
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fahrenheit 451 (1967) - JETT
Julie Christie, Oskar Werner

Summary: Sci-fi about a future civilization on Earth where all printed reading material is outlawed. Could be taken as good forecast of AC suppression.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997) - OC
Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel

Summary: Controversy erupts in England during World War I, when two girls produce photos of fairies. Interesting historical drama with a look at some of the famous personalities of that time, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author of Sherlock Holmes) and Houdini.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Falcon and the Snowman, the (1985) - JR
Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn

Summary: Somewhat depressing, but factual account of two affluent young Americans caught up in the intrigue of selling secrets to the Russians.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fallen (1997) - NIX
Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Falling Down (1993) - NIX
Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Falling In Love () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


False Arrest () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Family Business (1989) - NIX
Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Family Man, The (2000) - JR
Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni, Don Cheadle

Summary: A single Wall Street businessman and workaholic wakes up on Christmas morning to find himself in an alternate life.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie shows how love, concern and unselfishness can change a person. It shows what might happen if someone was given another chance to start his life again. Love, compassion and giving are always the solutions for a happy life—not only for your own benefit, but also for the happiness of those around you.

The man in this movie has to go through a lot of humiliation and breaking before he realizes that the simple things of life are what are important, not money or wealth or authority. It’s a sweet story you’ll enjoy watching, and it will touch your heart and inspire you to reach out to others.


Family thing, a (1996) - JR
James Earl Jones, Robert Duvall

Summary: After his mother's death, a middle-aged white southerner discovers family secrets that lead to a search for his half-brother. Character study addressing the issues of race and infidelity.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fan, The (1996) - NIX
Robert Deniro, Wesley Snipes

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fantasia (1940) - ALL
Animation

Summary: Animated Walt Disney movie. Some parts about Evolution. Some of it beautiful, and good classical music, but some of it horror stories and some downright silly! Fast forward through undesirable parts! (See S.O.O.C. 88:3-5.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Far and Away (1992) - JR
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

Summary: Saga of a scrappy, dirt-poor Irish tenant farmer and the equally feisty daughter of a wealthy landowner who team up and sail for America to seek their fortune. Historical perspective of U.S. immigrants at the turn of the 19th century. Watch out for numerous fist fight scenes. Some may find this movie a bit slow-moving and shallow.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Far Country (NA) - JR
Michael York

Summary: A Czech doctor hides his wartime Nazi involvement to start a new life in Australia. Sweet love story and good lessons on honesty, humility, stick-to-it-iveness and fighting for your convictions. (Year unavailable, but made around the 1970s.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Far From Heaven (2002) - NIX
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid

Summary:

Prophecy: (Dad:) The movie is a good portrayal of some of the attitudes and prejudices of the '50s, as it's pretty true to life. However, with the very prevalent homosexuality angle, it's just not a pleasant or inspiring film. I'd have to say the bad outweighs the good by too much in this movie, and the Family should avoid viewing it.


Far From Home (1995) - MC
Mimi Rogers, Bruce Davidson

Summary: Adventure story of a boy and his dog who survive the capsizing of their boat and fight for survival in a forest as they try to find their way home. Good tips on wilderness survival. May not hold the attention of younger viewers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Far From The Madding Crowd () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Far Pavilions, the (1985) - JETT
Ben Cross, AmyIrving, Omar Sharif

Summary: Romantic adventure set in 19th-century India, about a young British officer and an Indian princess. There is a four hour mini-series, as well as a shorter, feature-length movie edited from the series.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fat Man and Littleboy (1989) - JR
Paul Newman, John Cusack

Summary: Interesting historical account of the development of the atomic bomb in New Mexico during WW2 and a character study of the people who were involved in the project. Expos of the U.S. government and the deceit and behind-the-scenes politics behind the making of the bomb.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fatal Attraction (1987) - NIX
Michael Douglas, Anne Archer

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Father Goose () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Father Of The Bride (1991) - NIX
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Father of the Bride 2 (1995) - SR
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

Summary: Fun, pro-fatherhood comedy about the joys of pregnancy and childbirth with a good central message. Supporting roles portraying homosexuals and a strong materialistic slant taint this otherwise light and entertaining movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fatherhood (1993) - NIX
Patrick Swayze

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fathers' Day (1997) - JR
Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Nastassja Kinski

Summary: Comedy about two men who are recruited by a former girlfriend of both of them to search for her runaway teenage son, whom she tells each of the men is his.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Favor, the (1994) - SR
Elisabeth McGovern, Brad Pitt

Summary: Comedy about a married woman obsessed with a fantasy of making love to her high school sweetheart. Light entertainment, with lessons on honest communication.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fearless (1993) - NIX
Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Feds (1992) - NIX
Rebecca De Mornay

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Feeling Minnesota (1996) - NIX
Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ferris Buellers Day Off () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Few Good Men, a (1993) - JR
Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

Summary: Drama centered around the death of a Marine and the ensuing trial. The movie has a definite anti-Christian slant, but is a good expos of the injustice and cruelty of the American military establishment. Good lessons on teamwork, fighting against the odds and not giving up.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - JR
Topol, Norma Crane

Summary: Musical about Jews in Russia before the Bolshevik revolution. Clear portrayal of the Jews and their culture. Movie is rather pro-Jewish. For mature teens. Could accompany movie with a study on the Bolshevik revolution.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Field of Dreams (1989) - JETT
Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones

Summary: Although this movie is not an accurate portrayal of hearing from and having faith in God, nevertheless, it shows the fruit of stepping out by faith and acting on what you believe, and the rewards in doing so. Also brings out how memories of how weve treated others in the past can affect our present lives.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fifty-Five Days at Peking (1963) - JETT
Charlton Heston, David Niven

Summary: Historical drama depicting the Boxer Rebellion in China in the early 1900s. Interesting history, although you may want to fast-forward some of the violent parts for younger audiences.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fight Club (1999) - NIX
Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fighting Temptations, The (2003) - JETT
Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé Knowles

Summary: A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance, but finds he must create a Gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) On the whole, this is a sweet story, and has good, clear, life lessons--about self-righteousness, honesty, doing things for the right reasons, and what really makes a happy life. There's lots of Gospel singing, if people like that. It's a sweet, down-home story. There isn't a lot of bad that is subtle or would be a negative influence--the bad is obvious and the good is obvious.


Final Conflict, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Final Countdown, the (1980) - JETT
Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen

Summary: Exciting, thought-provoking action drama of a nuclear aircraft carrier that goes back in time. Happy surprise ending.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Finding Forrester (2000) - JR
Sean Connery, Rob Brown, Anna Paquin

Summary: An black teen writing prodigy (and star basketball player) finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I think everyone who views this will get something worthwhile from it. While it does glorify education and writing somewhat, the main focus and essence of the movie, as I saw it, was the intersecting of two separate lives and the wonderful change that took place in both of these men’s hearts and attitudes as a result. It certainly goes to show how much influence just one life can have on another, if people will put forth the effort needed to come out of their shells and little worlds and touch another life in a positive way.

The old man needed to be freed from the past and the cocoon he’d formed around himself, and the young boy needed a challenge in order to rise above his circumstances and reach his full potential. The consequent dependency upon each other created something beautiful in both of their lives, a beauty that transcended race, age, circumstances, obstacles and even the past. How much more can we—who have the truth burning within our hearts—effect change in the hearts and lives of those He brings across our path!


Finding Nemo (2003) - OC
Animated, voices of Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould, Ellen DeGeneres.

Summary: A father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, a boy clownfish, who gets captured and taken from his coral reef home. His father, Marlin, sets off across the ocean to find Nemo.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a beautifully done, colorful, fun undersea movie for older children, with little lessons interspersed on the dangers of disobedience on the part of the kids, and a little warning to parents about being too overprotective of their children.

Some of the humor may go over the kids' heads, but they can probably catch most of it. It's enjoyable for adults watching it with their kids as well.

There are a few scary, traumatic parts of the story, which will be too difficult for younger children--from a predatory attacking fish, to loss of a parent and siblings, other perils, etc. There's a tinge of evolution, but that is detectable and easily swatted down. The theme of single-parent families may be difficult for some single-parent Family children, but contrasting your cooperative way of life with those living in the System--even the underwater system in this film--will help put things into perspective.

Parents of younger children can view this first, and then at their discretion show parts of it to their younger kids, as they are led by Me. It's good, clean fun and a refreshing break from some of the other animated cartoons these days. The characters are all learning lessons as they go, and it has a  sweet, positive ending.s channel.


Finians Rainbow () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Firebirds (1990) - NIX
Nicholas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Firefox () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Firelight (1997) - SR
Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane

Summary: Touching drama set in the 1800s about a poor Swiss governess and an heirless English landowner who are brought together by clandestine needs and a secret bargain.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a beautiful movie, which shows the power of a mother's love. Some of the behavior portrayed by the characters in this movie is not exemplary; nevertheless, it is a touching story of love. In a way it is an example of an attempt to live outside the System's accepted boundaries of love, and shows that it can be very difficult for those who do not have understanding of My truth and grace and My Law of Love to cope with such situations and handle them well. Though things work out, you can feel the heaviness of spirit, even the guilt, that is upon the characters in this film, and the difficult, painful, and sometimes wrong decisions that they make in order to protect their love. It should make you grateful for the truth you have, the understanding of the ways of the spirit, and the freedom within My love.


Firestarter (1984) - JR
George C. Scott, David Keith, Drew Barrymore

Summary: Sci-fi drama about a father and daughter with extraordinary powers, much like those the Bible says His witnesses in the Endtime will have. Not for sensitive teens. Watch out for violence and perverted attitudes. Some portions may need fast-forwarding. Discussion points: Responsibility of gifts, importance of not letting your guard down, having discernment about people.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Firestorm (1997) - NIX
Howie Long

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Firm, the (1993) - SR
Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman

Summary: Suspense/drama about a Harvard law school grad who is wooed by a high-powered law firm and happily signs on, never suspecting the sinister truth behind its gracious faade. Some violent scenes. Mostly entertainment, although a bit unrealistic in parts. Expos of the deceitfulness of riches and corruption in the business world.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


First Blood () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


First Circle () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


First Fruits () - JETT

Summary: The story of the beginning of Protestant missions. A young man becomes the first missionary to Black natives on an island in the West Indies.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


First Kid (1996) - JETT
Sinbad, Brock Pierce

Summary: Comedy about a Secret Service agent who is assigned to protect the son of the U.S. President. Some bad attitudes could be discussed; young or sensitive viewers should also be prepared for a tense scene towards the end of the movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


First Knight (1995) - JETT
Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

Summary: Drama-love story loosely based on the legend of King Arthur of Camelot, his wife, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot. Lessons on good versus evil, honesty, jealousy, and the danger of the "fires within." Downside: Glorifies self-confidence and violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fish Called Wanda, A () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fisher King, The (1991) - NIX
Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fistful Of Dollars () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Flap, The Last Warrior () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Flash (1997) - OC
Lucas Black, Ellen Burstyn, Brian Kerwin

Summary: A boy falls in love with a horse named Flash. He gets a job to earn the money to buy the horse, but he's forced to sell him to an unscrupulous trainer when the family falls on hard times. There are a few points that will need to be pow-wowed, but it is a sweet story with a good ending.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It's a horse movie, kids, with fun adventure. Now you don't want to imitate all you see. For example, don't think that you can walk up to a horse you like and talk it into letting you ride it. You can get kicked or seriously injured doing something like that. And don't think you can ride a horse or bicycle across hundreds of kilometers on your own. You need to stay close to your paren ts and follow their counsel. However, in this case, the boy needed help and no grownups were around. So he rode off to get the help he needed from his dad. He would have had an easier trip if he had accepted the help offered him by some of the people he met, but nevertheless he made it. And it shows how although it looked like he was all alone, the Lord took care of him and got him back together with his dad. It's a fun story, with an encouraging outcome. Enjoy it!


Flash Dance () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Flashback (1990) - JR
Kiefer Sutherland, Dennis Hopper

Summary: A 60s radical who has been on the run for 20 years, is caught and escorted across the country by a young, straight FBI agent. Values of 60s and 80s compared. Humorous, with some message.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Flatliners (1990) - YA
Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland

Summary: Intense, psychological drama about medical students who experiment with death in order to find out if there is an afterlife. The movie brings up the other side of life after death, and how people are going to have to atone for their sins and make retribution and seek forgiveness of those they have wronged. Although some of their experiences are very traumatic, it illustrates how not all after-death experiences are pleasant. It also shows that people are searching for answers about the afterlife. This movie is not for everyone and had a negative effect on some. So be sure to have good prayer before and after viewing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Flight of the Navigator (1986) - OC
Joey Cramer, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff De Young

Summary: The year is 1978: Twelve-year-old Joey Cramer, playing in the woods near his home, is knocked unconscious. He awakens and heads home, only to find strangers living there. He also finds that the year is 1986, and that he's been officially missing for eight years.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a simple kids' movie, from a simpler time, and the few bad examples of the two brothers--calling each other names and not getting along--are far outweighed by their appreciation of each other later on. It's a movie from a more innocent era. The parents' sweet and caring attitudes are also a good portrayal, as is the boy's obedience. It's a fantasy story, a simple and fun adventure that only has a few small bad elements that will need to be discussed with the kids. For the most part it is a fun and enjoyable story with a good message and moral.


Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, the (2000) - OC
Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski

Summary: This prequel to the 1994 movie, "The Flintstones," goes back to when Fred and Barney first met their future wives Wilma and Betty. Contains some cartoon-type violence and adult humor that may go over the heads of younger age groups. Not recommended for repeated viewing.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) There is a fair amount of silliness in this movie, however it is generally uplifting and enjoyable to watch. Be sure that the children understand that the idea of cavemen living on Earth millions of years ago is not according to My Word; once they realize that this is simply fiction, it will do them no harm, and they will catch the main lesson of the movie--that money does not make people happy nor help them win the hearts of those they love.


Flintstones, the (1994) - MC
John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins

Summary: Comedy based on the cartoon series by the same name about a family and friends who live on the cutting edge of Stone Age technology. Contains some foolishness, but has good lessons on the temptations of greed and pride. Not recommended for repeated viewing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Flipper (1963) - ALL
Chuck Conners

Summary: Movie about a boy who nurses an injured dolphin back to health, and the friendship that develops between them. Deception, lying, etc., need pow-wowing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Flipper (1996) - MC
Elijah Wood, Paul Hogan

Summary: Rebellious city kid goes to Florida to spend the summer with his bachelor uncle, and becomes friends with a dolphin. Fun dolphin scenes may be shown to younger audiences, but beware of some smart-alecky, foul language and bad behavior, as well as the boy's close encounter with a hammerhead shark, which could be frightening for some children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Flirting With Disaster (1996) - NIX
Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Florence Nightingale (1985) - JETT
Jaclyn Smith, Timothy Dalton

Summary: Biography of nursing pioneer, Florence Nightingale. A headstrong young woman who, over the objections of her high-society family, chooses to spend her time with the sick and needy. Lessons on forsaking all, dedication and self-sacrifice. May be accompanied with a study on the Crimean War. Some war and hospital scenes may need to be fast-forwarded.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fly Away Home (1996) - MC
Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin

Summary: After the death of her divorced mother, a 13-year-old girl goes to live with her father on a farm in Canada, and becomes attached to a brood of baby geese. Many good points for discussion, including coping with separation and a parent's death, accepting a new mother, and learning to take responsibility and following through with chosen undertakings. The scene in the shower may be unsettling to some children. Would not be harmful for younger ones to watch, though they might find it slow-moving.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fools Rush In (1997) - JETT
Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek

Summary: Romantic comedy about a one-night stand with long-lasting results. Fun and entertaining, with lots of good lessons.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Foot Loose () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


For Keeps (1988) - JR
Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff

Summary: Character study of two high school students who have a baby and learn about married life. (Pow-wowed version can be found on GAP #004 and 005.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


For Love of the Game (1999) - JR
Kevin Costner; Kelly Preston

Summary: A legendary baseball pitcher nearing the end of his career has one last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years. Good lessons on being humble enough to admit your need for another person's love and affection.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a very sweet story. There are a lot of good lessons to be found in it--lessons on persevering, the support of others, and how love always finds a way. Everyone faces difficult times in his or her life, times when you're faced with a big decision, one that will affect the rest of your life. The nice thing about this movie is that the main character takes the time to reassess parts of his life to help him find out where he should be headed. He recounts the good and the bad, the nice things he's done and his hurtful actions, and it points him to a new direction in his life. Though this movie is based around baseball, it's really the other things about the movie--his failing love life, the ups and downs he had--that make this movie what it is.


For Richer or Poorer (1997) - JETT
Kirstie Alley, Tim Allen

Summary: A wealthy New York couple with marriage problems flee to an Amish colony to avoid the Internal Revenue Service. Good messages on marriage, honesty, and the simple life versus the rat race.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


For the Boys (1991) - JR
Bette Midler, James Caan

Summary: Comedy/drama about the tumultuous relationship between a USO singer and an egotistical comedian who team up together to perform for the troops in the trenches during WW2, and details how the relationship develops over the decades. Interesting character studies and insight into how peoples lives affect one another. Also a realistic view at what the times and stage life were like in the 40s and 50s, as well as some of the horrors of war. Beware of some foul language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Forbidden Planet, the (1956) - OC
Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis

Summary: Space travelers visit a planet where a man has built his own empire. One of the earliest sci-fi films, with good lessons on hate and bitterness. (See ML #1378.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Forbidden Territory (1997) - JETT
Aidan Quinn, Nigel Hawthorne

Summary: Dramatization of Stanley's search for Livingstone, based on the actual diaries and logs that Stanley kept.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ford, The Man And The Machine () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Forever Young (1992) - JETT
Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis

Summary: Comedy/fantasy/romance. In 1939, a test pilot volunteers to be frozen as part of a cryogenics experiment and is accidentally thawed out in 1992.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Forget Paris (1995) - JR
Billy Crystal, Debra Winger

Summary: Comedy/love story about a popular basketball referee who goes to Paris to bury his father, and falls in love. Light entertainment with lessons on marriage and relationships.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Forrest Gump (1994) - JETT
Tom Hanks, Sally Field

Summary: The fictional life story of mentally slow but lovable Forrest Gump and his growth to adulthood, following his coincidental involvement in many major events of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Sweet character study with lots of good lessons. Younger age groups will probably need the historical significance of certain events explained.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fortress, The (1993) - NIX
Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklyn

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fortunate Pilgrim, The (1988) - NIX
Sofia Loren, Edward James Olmos

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Forty Carats (1973) - SR
Liv Ullman, Gene Kelly, Edward Albert, Jr.

Summary: Comedy about the relationship between a 40-year-old divorced woman and a young man in his twenties. Light entertainment.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Four Feathers, the (1977) - JR
Beau Bridges, Jane Seymour, Robert Powell

Summary: Courage, heroism and love in a drama/romance about British soldiers in the 19th century during the Sudan campaign. Lessons on love, understanding and sacrifice.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Four Feathers, The (2002) - SR
Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson

Summary: A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancée as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a well-made movie with an interesting message. The message is one of sacrifice and courage in the face of fear. It has its share of violence, but that part is not overdone. The English were fighting a war in Sudan, so some violence and bloodshed is to be expected. It's not overly graphic or gory, but sensitive viewers would want to be prepared.

This story has good parallels to life for Me. Sometimes you hope and pray that you can wait out the battles, that maybe it's not required of you to go out and fight for what you believe in, and be willing to give your life for it. But there comes a time of decision for everyone, when you are faced with a battle that will cost you everything, and what you choose is what determines the person you will become.

Just as I sent this man a "guardian angel" out of nowhere to care for him, so you can expect the same type of protection and care in the Last Days. I will send you angels to watch over you. Sometimes they'll be rugged characters, but they will nonetheless help to preserve your lives so that you can preach My Endtime message and do My will.

This movie should break your heart for the hundreds of thousands of young men who are sent off to war, knowing that they may not see another day. You, My children, have the wonderful benefit of knowing that you can turn to Me and receive My confirmation on anything that you do, so that you can know whether or not you're in the center of My perfect will. Those in the world do not have this blessing, therefore they are fearful, worried, and make decisions that they later regret, as in this movie. The pride of life and the opinions of men play such a strong part in guiding the lives of those in the world, and you can thank Me that you are free from this.

"No greater love hath any man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." These men fought through thick and thin when all odds were against them, and they didn't give up. Not all of their motives were pure, and not everything they did was right, but nonetheless they gave of themselves for the sake of another.

You are My army and though you don't fight in the physical or with physical weapons, the principles of fighting and laying down your life for the sake of another relate to each of you. In the future when the world has come under the control of the Antichrist forces, that may mean the actual laying down of your lives, but right now that means sacrificing for your brothers and sisters. It means living unselfishly. It means putting the needs of your Family above your own. It means laying aside the piddly things that aren't really that important but which bring disunity in your lives.

Laying down your lives for your Family in this way takes a lot of the kind of love that only I can give you. You need to continually pray for that love. It's not something that comes naturally. The natural instincts of man are to take care of himself, but My love can give you the kind of love that transcends the natural and gives you the supernatural instincts of love.


Four Rooms (1995) - NIX
Tim Roth, Marisa Tomei

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) - NIX
Hugh Grant, Andie Macdowell

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fourth Protocol, the (1987) - SR
Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan

Summary: Thriller about a British policeman assigned to foil a plot by rogue elements in the Russian military to detonate a nuclear bomb at a British airbase. Based on a novel by Frederick Forsythe. Some violence and unpleasant scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fourth War, The (1990) - NIX
Roy Scheider

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fourth Wiseman, the (1985) - OC
Martin Sheen, Alan Arkin

Summary: Fictional drama dealing with a fourth wise man, who misses the journey to see the Messiah, and so embarks on his own journey to try to locate Him.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fox and the Hound, the (1981) - YC
Animated

Summary: The story of a fox cub and hound pup, who befriend each other when young and the effect that growing up has on their lives and relationship. Lessons on love, understanding and forgiveness. Some scenes may need to be fast-forwarded for younger or impressionable children, particularly the bear fight at the end.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Foxfire (1987) - JR
Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

Summary: Character study about an elderly woman who refuses to leave her home in the hills where she communes with the spirit of her dead husband. Slow-moving; not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Frailty (2001) - NIX
Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is dark and sinister, gruesome, and ungodly. It paints those who hear things from God in a very perverse and wrong way. It drags young children into it, which makes it even darker, and is a slam against Christianity and those who believe in Me. It is definitely not worth the Family's time, and should be shunned.


Frankie and Johnny (1991) - SR
Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

Summary: Drama/love story about the developing relationship between an ex-convict and a withdrawn waitress. Good insight into the loneliness and need for love of many worldly people, and lessons on honesty, communication and being willing to accept love.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Freaky Friday (2003) - JR
Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan

Summary: An overworked mother and her daughter, who have continual disagreements, each get a peek at how the other person feels, thinks, and lives when their personalities are switched, and they are forced to adapt to the other's life for one day.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a good example of the generations understanding each other, learning new things about the other, relating to each other, and overcoming labels and preconceived ideas. There's a good overall message about accepting and moving on, expanding your circle, and loving even when it's hard to love. Each character in this story had to overcome various mindsets to have a better understanding of the other person.

This movie brings out what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes and to find the place in your heart to bring out the love that is so often covered under the rubble of day-to-day living and personal differences.

This simple lesson of understanding others is something, that when and if learned, can change this world. The simplicity of the story and plot is helped along by the lighthearted actions of the characters, but don't lose the deeper meaning in the lightness of the subject matter and the humorous presentation.

Our teens could relate to the young teen girl, but they need to remember that they are not teens in the System, but rather a called-out and chosen generation, so how much more should they learn to understand and get along with others. For younger audiences, the little brother is definitely a bad sample. The sad thing is they make him out to be cute and smart, when he is really quite a rascal and terror to his older sister. But for the most part he is typical of little mischievous boys and plays a more minor role in the film.


Free Willy (1993) - JETT
Jason James Richter, Lori Petty

Summary: A young boy befriends a whale in an aquarium, and struggles to save it from its seedy owner. The heavy emphasis on spiritism and negative messages should be discussed with young viewers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Free Willy 2 (1995) - MC
Jason James Richter, Michael Madsen

Summary: A young teen boy's younger half-brother comes to live with him, and both learn about love and acceptance -- as well as about whales! Beware of fairly strong promotion of American Indian religion. Please be sure to discuss this and clear up any confusion in the kids' minds. Kids should also realize that orcas (killer whales) are not generally friendly and tame -- they are predators who eat fish, penguins, seals, dolphins and other sea mammals. They have not been known to attack people, but caution is still recommended.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Free Willy 3 (1997) - JETT
Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg

Summary: This third installment reunites young Jesse with orca whale friend Willy, as he attempts to save Willy and his family from illegal whalers. The pro-environment message should be put into context when discussing the movie with children, that animals are not more important than people and their livelihood.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


FreeJack (1992) - SR
Emilio Estevez, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger

Summary: Tense futuristic action movie about a professional racecar driver who gets transported to the future when his car crashes. Beware of scenes of violence. Not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


French Atlantic Affair, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


French Connection, Part 2 () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


French Kiss (1995) - JR
Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Timothy Hutton

Summary: Romantic comedy about an American woman who goes to Paris to try to win back her fiancé who has left her for a French woman. Some "ugly American" behavior, and the mannerisms of the French may need some explaining. Light entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


French Lieutenant's Woman, the (1981) - SR
Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons

Summary: Drama which goes back and forth between the filming of a forbidden love affair in a movie set in Victorian times, and the real-life relationship of the actors. Well-acted, but somewhat slow-moving and not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Frequency (2000) - SR
Dennis Quaid; James Caviezel

Summary: Sci-fi/thriller about a young man who discovers that his ham radio can reach 30 years into the past--to communicate with his father who died when he was a boy. Beware of some tense scenes towards the end.

Prophecy: (Dad:) Frequency is an interesting, intriguing, well-made movie. It's fun entertainment, thought provoking, and has a good storyline. I don't want to tell you too much about it, because that will spoil the suspense of not knowing what's going to happen next--which is half the enjoyment.

This movie brings out the significance of every little thing in our lives, every little decision we make, and the repercussions of such decisions and actions. It can be a good springboard to discuss or think about the importance of hearing from the Lord about everything, and how the Lord can help us to get things right, make wise decisions, and keep in step with Him.


Freshman, The (1990) - NIX
Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Frida (2002) - OTHER
Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina

Summary:

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is the story of a woman who was free-spirited, happy, and a generally upbeat person. Then she was afflicted—first in a horrible streetcar accident, which left her crippled and in pain for almost all of her life. Then she became romantically involved with a man with whom her life becomes intertwined as an artist and as a woman, but who treated her unlovingly. These two torturous factors in her life created great pain.

Those considering viewing this movie should know ahead of time that there is some weirdness in it—including the artwork shown, Frida's lesbianism, and her torturous marriage—but there are also some aspects that are interesting from a historical point of view. It is also, in its own right, an example of a fighting spirit in face of all kinds of adversities. Some of My children would benefit from it; others would be troubled by it.

Although Frida was considered a talented artist in the world, and is being honored in this movie, the artwork they chose to portray is not beautiful or uplifting. Neither artist (her or her husband) had My Spirit in their paintings; there was little beauty or warmth. Even though the world acclaims these artists as great, their lives and paintings would have been more beautiful had they looked to Me.


Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) - JR
Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kathy Bates

Summary: Story about the relationship between a woman with low self-esteem and an elderly lady who helps change her outlook on life. Although we wouldnt recommend the people in the film as role models, nevertheless it contains good character studies and depiction of life in the deep South during the 1920s and 30s. Lessons on how loving shepherding can bring people out of being so independent, and how a person can change by being challenged and encouraged. Recommended for senior teens due to slightly feminist message and questionable actions by some characters, but please decide your audience after previewing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Friendly Persuasion (1956) - OC
Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire

Summary: Quaker family tries to maintain its Christian principles amid confusion and heartbreak during the Civil War in America. Lessons on non-violence, but willingness to stand up to the enemy when he threatens life.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Friendship's Field (1995) - OC
Kate Maberly, Jonathan Hernandez

Summary: During the summer of 1965, 11-year-old Ira is in her last year of "freedom" before she has to join her three older sisters in hoeing weeds in the beet fields on the family farm. When migrant farm workers from Mexico arrive on the farm to help out for the summer, Ira is befriended by one of the Mexican boys.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This film gets across many lessons in a balanced, godly way. The characters are deep and well portrayed. Good and evil are clear-cut. In all, the story and outcome are edifying for your children.

The main lessons brought out are friendship, character, conviction vs. compromise, peer pressure, bigotry, and love--and love is what makes this film worthwhile and touching.

The film brings out the contrasts between the rich Americans and the poor Mexicans. The message of fighting to overcome prejudice at the personal level comes through loud and clear.

Children on the mission field whose families are following the Letter "Become One" may not even be so aware of the prejudices that exist in many places--but as they get older they will no doubt see examples of it. When they come across those situations, this movie will have helped provide them with an inoculation against being affected by other people's unkind and unloving attitudes about other races. The lessons expressed in this movie are worth remembering, and it is presented in an interesting story, which most children will enjoy.


From Here To Eternity () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fugitive, the (1993) - JR
Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

Summary: Thriller about a prominent surgeon accused of the murder of his wife, who must discover and expose the real murderer before time runs out. Captivating suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. (There are a few violent scenes at the beginning of the film.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Fulfilment Of Mary Gray () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Full Monty, the (1997) - SR
Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy

Summary: British comedy about a group of unemployed steel workers who put together a male striptease troupe to make ends meet. One unexpected but brief scene involving homosexuals.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) I thought it was pretty good, fun, wholesome entertainment. Other Christians would probably look down on this sort of thing, because they don't have the freedom to enjoy stuff like this because they're bound by their law and traditions. But we have the freedom of the spirit, and the humility to laugh and enjoy fun things like this movie. I thought it had a very sweet message about accepting yourself the way that the Lord has made you. The wife of that one guy who was a little overweight was so sweet and really made him feel at ease with the way he was. Then he was kind of set free to enjoy himself, because he knew that she loved him just the way he was. And the other guys weren't hunks either, but that didn't matter. It's kind of like our guys and gals. They shouldn't worry if they're not hunks, models or beauty queens. The Lord loves them, and their brothers and sisters love them, just the way they are. (End of prophecy.)


Funeral In Berlin () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Funeral In Berlin () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Funny About Love (1990) - NIX
Christine Lahti, Mary Stuart Masterson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, A () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Futureworld () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Galaxy Quest (1999) - JETT
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver

Summary: Sci-fi comedy spoof about a group of actors from a sci-fi TV series who are mistaken by aliens as being real space explorers.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This movie was really funny! I was always a sci-fi fan when I was there on Earth, and enjoyed these type of TV shows and movies. This is a spoof on those shows and the characters and the fans as well, but woven throughout are some good lessons about taking the glory, teamwork, and working together. There are a lot of laughs and funny parts that I think the Family will get a kick out of. It's light entertainment, so just sit back and enjoy yourself and have a good laugh. ILY! (End of message from Dad.)


Gallipoli () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Game, the (1997) - SR
Michael Douglas, Sean Penn

Summary: Suspenseful thriller about a hardened businessman who receives an invitation to participate in a mysterious "game," which is tailor-made for each participant.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gandhi (1982) - JETT
Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen

Summary: Interesting biography of the life of Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle for Indias independence. Indian history will need explaining, and it may be helpful to do a study on Gandhi and the political situation of his day before viewing. Violent scenes may need to be forwarded for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gathering Storm, The (2002) - JR
Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave

Summary: A story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, time in their lives, before Churchill was prime minister.

Prophecy: (Dad:) The Gathering Storm is a powerful and emotionally stirring movie. It's a wonderful portrayal of Winston and his wife during a difficult period of their lives. The story takes place between the two World Wars, when Churchill and his politics weren't in favor. He was struggling financially, his wife had gone on a long voyage overseas, and he himself was fighting the black dog of depression.

Churchill was a man of outstanding force and inspiration, but he was also a man of faults. This is a very vivid and intimate look into Churchill the man—his strength of character, as well as his weaknesses and vulnerabilities—all of which combined to make him the man and leader he needed to be in order to fulfill his hour of destiny.

If you took the time to really dig into what was going on in the political realm during this period of British history just before World War II, you might find that the movie gives a few misrepresentations and has some inaccuracies, and isn't necessarily a faithful enactment of history. But it's powerful, touching, and wonderfully acted.

Keep in mind that you're in a very similar position to the one portrayed by Churchill in this movie, for you, too, are called to speak out and raise your voices with a message of truth and warning to a very disinterested world. Pray for the Lord to use this moving portrayal to stir your hearts and inspire you to become all that you can be for Him, so that you might also fulfill the hour of your destiny—regardless of the obstacles.

An interesting aspect of this movie is that Churchill was an old man, and many said he was past his prime, over the hill, done, finished. But he was yet to reach his prime—the main role of leadership that he was destined for. This should encourage those of you who feel your usefulness may be past just because you are getting older. His trials and experiences and the wisdom he gained with his years only served to make him a better leader. He lived the saying that he is so famous for—he didn't give up.

[Editor's note: See the message from Winston Churchill in "Issues, Part 16," ML #3450, GN 1040.]


Gattaca (1997) - JR
Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman

Summary: Sci-fi drama about a society in which genetics determine people's social standing, and where children are genetically engineered. A naturally-born man conspires to beat the System in order to attain his life's goal. Beware of some unpleasant scenes. (See prophecy included.)

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This was an interesting movie in that it gave a glimpse into a possible future--but a future that will not happen, for there is not time for it to happen. The movie could have been very good if I had been brought into it a little more, but I wasn't. Therefore, it was quite lame, and the thing that the man was striving for was to fulfill his own ambitions, not to break free of the System, but to break into the System, so he could be one with the elite Systemites. It is a message in reverse, really, as to what I call My children to--to come out of her and be separate.(End of prophecy)


George of the Jungle (1997) - JETT
Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann

Summary: Spoof on "Tarzan," based on an old cartoon series, starring a clumsy but tender-hearted "king of the jungle." Sweet story and good lessons, although it also contains foolishness.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) - SR
Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall

Summary: Based on the story of Geronimo, the last Apache Indian chief to surrender to the U.S. Army in the late 1800s. American history; clearly shows the White mans cruel oppression of the native Americans (although Geronimo was also cruel). The extensive violence in this movie makes it unsuitable for younger audiences. Good example (by Lt. Gatewood) of wise leadership, and using wisdom and understanding in relations with people while remaining faithful to your duty. The portrayal of Geronimos (evil-)spiritualism may be disturbing to some, but its interesting to note that Geronimo became a Christian in his later years (a point that is not brought out in the movie).

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Get Shorty (1995) - NIX
John Travolta, Gene Hackman

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Getaways, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Getting Even With Dad (1994) - NIX
Ted Danson, Macaulay Culkin

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ghost (1990) - JR
Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore

Summary: Comedy/drama about a man who tries to get through to his grieving girlfriend from the spirit world. Good lessons on good and evil and how you reap what you sow, as well as good visual portrayal of the spirit world and life after death. Some scenes may need to be fast-forwarded for sensitive or impressionable teens.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ghost and Mrs.Muir, the (1947) - OC
Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison

Summary: A ghost story with lessons on love and understanding. A lonely widow is romanced by the ghost of a sea captain in her "haunted" English cottage.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ghost and the Darkness, the (1996) - SR
Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer

Summary: Tense drama about a British railway engineer in Africa who teams up with a hunter to track down two man-eating lions on a killing spree. Based on true events that occurred in 1898. Some graphic and bloody scenes of attacking lions -- in particular a scene involving a woman and baby -- could be disturbing to some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ghost Dad (1990) - NIX
Bill Cosby

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ghostbusters (1984) - NIX
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver;

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ghostbusters II (1989) - NIX
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ghosts Can't Do It (1990) - NIX
Bo Derek, Anthony Quinn

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ghosts of mississipi (1996) - JR
Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

Summary: Drama based on the true story of a woman's fight to bring to justice the man who murdered her husband, a civil rights leader, in the 1960s. Some of the characters are played by the actual participants in this story.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a real good fighter movie about a woman who held on, never gave up, through thick and thin. It's something that you can sit back and admire and apply to your own life. Try it on for size and say, "Do I have that much fight in me that I would hold on for the cause of Christ, against so much opposition, when it seemed I was standing alone for years and years?" Beloved, this is a good portrayal of the way we should be in spirit--fighting against the ol' boy with our last dying breath, and never giving up till he's out of action. Hallelujah! God bless her!--And all of you fighters for Jesus! (End of message from Dad.)


Gideo (1980) - JR
Henry Fonda, Jose Ferrer

Summary: An elderly man gets convicted of a small town robbery in the U.S. because he has no attorney to defend him, and fights his own case through to the Supreme Court, resulting in a precedent-setting decision to change the U.S. legal system. Good lessons on fighting, conviction and patient persistence. Also good on knowing your rights. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gideon's Trumpet (1980) - JR
Henry Fonda, Jose Ferrer

Summary: An elderly man gets convicted of a small town robbery in the U.S. because he has no attorney to defend him, and fights his own case through to the Supreme Court, resulting in a precedent-setting decision to change the U.S. legal system. Good lessons on fighting, conviction and patient persistence. Also good on knowing your rights. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gift of Love, the (1978) - YC
Marie Osmond, Timothy Bottoms

Summary: Movie about an immigrant and a spoiled rich girl who fall in love despite being from different backgrounds, and who learn lessons from the difficulties they face.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gift, The (2000) - NIX
Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi; Keanu Reeves

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie starts off with an interesting premise, but turns out to be basically horror. There is nothing in this movie that would benefit My Family; neither is it something that will be uplifting or edifying to your spirits. Therefore I ask that you shun it.


Gigi (1958) - OC
Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier

Summary: Classic musical set at the turn of the century, about a young girl who is being groomed to be a courtesan.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gigli (2003) - NIX
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sad movie about the state of those who work in the underworld of crime. They're torn in their choices, because while they have some morals and a conscience, once they commit themselves to working for the wrong side it's the situation of "kill or be killed." This is a dead-end depressing movie, without much storyline or lessons. Almost all of the attitudes that the movie portrays are ungodly, with the main focus of the movie and topics of conversation being on homosexuality/lesbianism, and senseless violence. The amount of foul language in the movie in itself is reason to avoid it.


Girl who Spelled Freedom, the (1986) - OC
Wayne Rogers, Mary Kay Place

Summary: True story of a Cambodian refugee who arrived in the U.S. speaking little English and went on to become a national spelling bee champion.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003) - JR
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson

Summary: Drama based on a novel speculating what happened behind the scenes of a famous painting by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is interesting if you are interested in art, or in the way people lived in the mid-1600s in Holland. It's historical fiction. It has some interesting things about art and the acting is well done. It gives a glimpse into life in those times and the difference in the classes. It gives insight into the hand-to-mouth existence that some of these artists lived, how the patronage system worked and the lengths that the artists had to go to in order to realize their dreams. It also shows how life was difficult in those days for the poor and those who had to seek employment as maids and housekeepers, and they worked from morning until night with no thanks and little pay. There is much in the movie that is informative about that time period--down to the details of how they did laundry, how they cooked and prepared meals, how artists ground and mixed colors, etc.

It is a deep and somewhat ponderous film, and you really need to get into it some in order to get something out of it. It's a character study and brings out the very human traits of a desire for love and acceptance, as well as jealousy, insecurity, and the sad results of a lack of good communication. The people in the movie weren't particularly wise, but neither were they malicious or evil. They were just human, and didn't have My love and My light to guide them. In their own way, they were all trying to do the best they could.

Sometimes it takes seeing a movie like this which contrasts so starkly with your life, to help you realize how blessed you really are. It shows how impossible it is to do the right thing without My love and wisdom and insight and strength and unselfishness. Some would find it interesting or would gain good lessons or principles from it. Others would be discouraged or saddened by it, or it could add weight to their battles of insecurity or jealousy or their fears. Ask Me if this movie is one you should watch.


Give Us Barabbas () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Glen Miller Story, the (1954) - OC
Jimmy Stewart, June Allyson

Summary: Romanticized biography of the famous band leader who died during WW2.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - NIX
Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Glenn Miller Story, The (1954) - OC
Jimmy Stewart, June Allyson

Summary: Romanticized biography of the famous band leader who died during WW2.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Glitter (2001) - JR
Mariah Carey, Max Beesley

Summary: Drama about a young singer who is eager to become a big star, and dates a DJ who helps her get into the music business. Loosely based on Mariah's life story.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is a peek into the world of a young girl who is propelled into stardom. As you watch this movie, let it break your heart for those poor souls who get caught up in the stardom scene, and let it cause you to pray for them. So many of them start out like the sweet girl in the movie, a young person who is talented, yet young and inexperienced. They are just normal people with lives like anyone else, struggling through life to make ends meet. Just like everyone they have that empty place in their heart that they're looking to be filled with love. They are really just searching for Me, but get caught in the Devil's web instead.

This movie shows clearly that all that glitters is not gold. The girl in this movie is like a lot of people whom I bless with talent--sweet and innocent and loving, yet often naïve--so they get caught by the big money boys who use them for their own gain. The big money boys don't really care about the person and their feelings. Although her boyfriend wanted to help her make it and really cared about her and was trying to watch out for her, he really didn't have enough power to be able to. The movie shows how little control the one with talent really has and how much control the System has over them.

Anyone who thinks a life of fame and glory is the good life, the free life, better think again. The only thing that sort of life does is destroy your personal and real life and eventually your soul if you don't come to know Me. Once you get in the System's grip you are totally controlled by it, and it ruins the things you should hold dearest to you--your relationships and friendship with others.


Glory (1989) - JR
Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman

Summary: Historical drama set during the US Civil War, about a young, inexperienced white officer who is put in charge of a regiment of black soldiers. Sensitive viewers beware: Contains bloody scenes of wartime violence. Good lessons on leadership, enduring hardness and the strength of unity. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Glory Boys, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Godfather Part III, The (1990) - NIX
Al Pacino, Diane Keaton

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Godfather, part II, the (1974) - SR
Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Robert DeNiro

Summary: Three-and-a-half hour sequel to "The Godfather," following the attempt of Corleone's son, who becomes the Don after his father's death, to restructure the Mafia's operations. Beware of many scenes of violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Godfather, the (1972) - SR
Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Summary: Three-hour action-drama set in the 1940s, based on the novel about the violent life and times of Mafia patriarch Don Corleone. Beware of violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gods and Generals (2003) - JR
Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall

Summary: Lavish, four-hour historical drama charting the early years of the Civil War and how the campaigns unfolded from the first Battle of Manassas to the Battle of Fredericksburg. (Prequel to Gettysburg, another famous movie featuring the Civil War, by the same director.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is watchable and has some merit. There are lessons and some meat to it. There are also a lot of gory battle scenes, which make up a large part of this movie. This movie gives you a bit of insight into history and the Civil War, and helps you become acquainted with some of the main figures during that time. But don't take everything you see in this movie at face value. Don't take it all as the directors and writers present it to you, though, but ask Me how you should view the events unfolded in this movie.

It shows the horrors of war and the heartache and shame it brings. It shows how pride and stubbornness can set brother against brother and father against son. It was a sad time for America. The American Civil War, like all wars, was such a shame, a pity, and an abomination in My eyes. In this terrible conflict, more Americans were killed in proportion to the population than in any other war in the United States' history. America has such a sad history. And it's not over for them yet. They are still a warmongering nation and have war in their hearts.

There is no "right" side in a war. Man's wars are usually fought for selfish reasons, for glory, money, power, and pride.

You can learn from the experiences of others, stay away from the pitfalls they encountered, and try to learn from history. But since your war is a war of the spirit, the main things to do in order to be a successful general, or corporal, or private in the war for men's hearts and minds are: a) live in the Word and let it filter in and become a part of your very nature, b) use the new weapons of the spirit and the keys of the Kingdom, c) stay in the center of My will. If you follow this strategy, victory is guaranteed, conquest is predetermined, and casualties will be minimal.

(See ML #2548, "The Way the Wars Went" and other Letters from Dad for more insight on the American Civil War.)


Gods Must Be Crazy, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Going my Way (1944) - YC
Bing Crosby, Barry

Summary: Film about a priest who wins over a gang of kids, similar to "The Bells of Saint Marys." Good entertainment with lessons.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Going Places () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Golden Bowl, The (2001) - SR
Uma Thurman, Jeremy Northam, Kate Beckinsale

Summary: Adaptation of Henry James' novel about a turn-of-the-century woman obsessed with her former lover. When he marries into a wealthy art collector's family, she follows suit. Drama with interesting insight into relationships and communication.

Prophecy:

(Jesus:) This movie is a peek into the world of a class of people, the nouveau riche who were considered "privileged," as well as the old-world rich who lost their fortune through neglect and squander through the generations. For those who like period pieces, the costumes, and a peek into how people lived in those days, it will be entertaining.

On the other hand, this is not an easy movie for some to see, because of the intense emotions involved, and the mistakes you watch the main characters make. It begins with a mistake, and wrong motivations.

There is never a justification for deception and for hurting others through deceit and lies. It only causes hurt, and when you undertake something of this nature-deceit and lies and misrepresentations-then you are sowing seeds of disaster and pain.

Love must be with the consent of all parties involved. This is the path that it must take, to avoid hurt. Of course, things can be expressed in such a way as to soften the blow, and while you need to tell your mate the truth, it's not always wise to share all the juicy details. But you do need to be open and up front and honest, and then I, the Lord, will direct accordingly. But deceit and lies and lack of faithfulness in this way lead to disaster.

Strive always to be truthful, My loves, in your loving of each other, and in your sharing of your mates. Do not hide feelings or situations, for this only fosters distrust and causes pain. Be up front, and then get the consent of all involved. For I, the Lord, led you into the Law of Love, knowing that you could bear the sharing with My help, and knowing that the good hurt that is caused would bring you to Me. But the "bad hurt" is what is caused when there is deceit and lies.-Do not let this be true of you.


Golden Eye (1995) - NIX
Pierce Brosnan

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Goldfinger () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gone with the Wind (1939) - JR
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

Summary: Drama/character study following the life of Scarlett O'Hara, the feisty and temperamental Southern belle around and during the time of the US Civil War. Considered a film classic, and based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Mitchell. Good lessons on the results of pride and stubbornness. (Nearly four hours long.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Good Advice (2001) - JR
Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards, Angie Harmon

Summary: A successful stockbroker loses everything, but bounces back by taking on his ex-girlfriend's failing advice column. He discovers his more sensitive side, and discovers what's important in life.

Prophecy: (Dad:) Good Advice hashes over the story line that has been done before a number of times from different angles: selfish, self-centered, superficial yuppie has a life crisis and comes to the realization there is more to life than making money. It's a good message for the System and they certainly need it drilled into them at every opportunity, but for the Family, it's not like this is going to be a revelatory movie. It's got a touching and sweet side, though.

Some of the characters are pretty over-the-top and caricatured, and may grate on you, but it is done to poke fun at the different types of personalities the movie presents. It's light entertainment, if you just want an away-from-thinking movie.


Good Fight, the (1992) - JETT
Christine Lahti, Terry O'Quinn

Summary: Drama about a woman lawyer who takes on a powerful tobacco company in court when an acquaintance dies of cancer. Good portrayal of legal battles and bucking the System.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Good Man In Africa, A (1994) - NIX
Sean Connery

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) - SR
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker

Summary: Anti-war comedy/drama. The life of a one-liner stand-up-comedian GI radio host in Saigon is changed as hes confronted with the horrors of war in Vietnam. Unfortunately, most of the humor may be lost on non-Americans (who may not find this movie enjoyable) and teens. Some violent war scenes. Needs pow-wowing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Good Wife, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Good Will Hunting (1997) - SR
Matt Damon, Robin Williams

Summary: Will Hunting is a tough, street-wise guy who works as a janitor at MIT. He is also a genius with a photographic memory. Facing prison on assault charges, his only hope of freedom is to be put under the tutelage of an award-winning math professor who has discovered his amazing talents, and also to go into therapy. Lessons on love, trust, honesty and living up to one's potential. Beware of some distasteful language throughout.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Goodbye Columbus () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gordy (1994) - YC
Doug Stone, James Donaldio

Summary: Simple, light movie about a pig who tries to save his family from being taken to the slaughterhouse. The strong anti-meat eating message should be clarified for children. Not recommended for repeated viewing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gorillas In The Mist (1988) - NIX
Sigourney Weaver, Julie Harris

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gorky Park () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gosford Park (2001) - SR
Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kirsten Scott-Thomas, Helen Mirren, Emily Watson, Kelly Macdonald, Clive Owen, Ryan Philippe

Summary: Drama/mystery set in the 1930s. A large group of family members and friends descend upon Gosford Park, a sprawling country estate, for a shooting party. Tensions mount, and someone ends up dead. As they attempt to discover who's responsible, the members of the party, as well as their servants, react to the incident and deal with their personal issues.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a modern day rendition of one of those old-fashioned British mystery/whodunit movies, with more focus on the characters than the whodunit. It doesn't have a lot of lessons or a clear message, but it is an interesting character study, with a lot of "style" and those who like that particular style will enjoy it and be entertained by it.

The dialogue and scenarios do touch on a variety of deeper matters, such as the difference between the classes, the snobbishness and emptiness of some of the rich and famous, resentment and bitterness, etc. It doesn't really delve into these things, nor present any answers or solutions, though. Nevertheless it's an interesting look into certain lifestyles, and should touch your heart to see how lonely and empty and messed up so many people are.


Gospel According to Mark, The (NA) - ALL
Alex McGowan

Summary: In this one-man play, an actor acts and recites the entire Gospel of Mark in a very dramatic lively form. Good example of memorizing the Word in an inspiring way.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gospel Of John, The (2003) - OC
Henry Ian Cusick, Christopher Plummer (narrator)

Summary: Dramatization of the story of Jesus' life as described in the Gospel of John. (Note: While the movie in full isn't suitable for young children, because of the scourging and crucifixion scenes, selected parts could be shown to children of all ages. Teachers and parents might want to show it in shorter segments, as part of the children's Word time.)

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a good presentation of the Gospel of John. It stays very close to the Scripture. The narrative is from a different version of the Bible than you are used to, the Good News Bible, and not the King James Version. That's good for the people in the world who will see it, as they'll understand it better, and in a way it's good for the Family too, as it is presented to you in wording that you are not so familiar with, which helps you catch some details and shows you new ways of looking at some of the Scriptures you are familiar with.

This film is a good witness and an inspiring portrayal of the story according to John. It's not churchy, and Jesus is presented as a personable and true-to-life type of character. It's feeding to watch--like seeing a big skit of the Bible. It brings it to life for kids, and for everyone, and it's inspiring.


Grace Kelly () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Graduate, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Grand Canyon (1992) - JR
Kevin Kline, Steve Martin

Summary: In the midst of a crumbling American society, two men--one black and one white--meet by accident and become friends, which affects the lives of those around them. Good social commentary and expos on the current state of America, dealing with many of the problems now facing American society. Shows the consequences of mistakes being made, the type of relationships worldly people have with each other, the hopelessness they feel without the Lord, and how you cant have a real lasting change in your life without Jesus. Shows the good effects of real love, trying to do something for someone else without selfish motivation. Beware of foul language and violence; some scenes may need to be fast-forwarded. May not be suitable for all.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Grand Prix () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Grass Harp (1995) - JR
Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Edward Furlong

Summary: Character study set in the early 1920s about a domineering businesswoman and her eccentric sister whose non-conformist ways have a liberating effect on others in her life.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a very sweet film showing the power of love, and the evils of greed. Although Dolly was poor and had nothing much in the material, she was happy and content and was known for her love. Her sister, who had put the quest for material wealth first in her life, on the other hand, was sad and lonely and unhappy as a result. Many in the Family will enjoy watching the dear traveling evangelist with her many children and no husband—which broke the bottles of the hypocritical church people! The theme of the movie, that love is a chain, is beautiful. You, My Family, are part of this chain of love—sowing love, giving love, spreading love throughout the world to those in need.


Grease () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Great Balls Of Fire! () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Great Catherine () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Great Escape, the (1963) - JR
Steve McQueen, James Garner

Summary: Suspenseful drama based on the true story of a group of Allied prisoners of war planning their escape from a Nazi prison camp.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Great Expectations (1998) - JR
Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Bancroft

Summary: Contemporary adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Love story/character study about a young man who gets a chance at his dreams—including his all-consuming love for his childhood sweetheart—through the help of a mysterious benefactor. Somewhat off-beat and artsy; interesting portrayal of the effects of bitterness.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Great Gatsby, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Great Mouse Detective, The (1986) - NIX
Animated

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Great Train Robbery, The (1979) - JR
Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Ann Down

Summary: Light, somewhat unrealistic comedy set in 1855, about three thieves who plan to steal a large shipment of gold from a moving train. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a good old-fashioned movie. It's fun entertainment, without all of the bad language and high intensity action that movies these days provide. It's wittier in nature, and because they didn't have a whole lot of special effects in those days, they've made the plot quite interesting, which more than compensates for the lack of explosions, car chases, etc., that have become commonplace in movies today.

It may not be to everyone's liking, but I think that most will find it enjoyable, interesting and entertaining. The heroes in this movie aren't fighting for the right cause. They're stealing, which is not according to God's laws, but I think our folks are mature enough, and know what's right and wrong. It's a good movie overall and one that I would deem watchable. (End of message from Dad.)


Great Wallendas, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Great Waltz, the (1938) - OC
Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravet

Summary: Romantic musical biography of composer Johann Strauss.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Greatest show on Earth, the (1952) - OC
Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton

Summary: Extravaganza about circus life, its lessons and trials.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Greatest Story ever Told, the (1965) - OC
Max Von Sydow, Charlton Heston

Summary: Portrayal of Jesus life and crucifixion. Parts are scripturally "off," which will need pointing out and explaining, but still an inspiring movie. Crucifixion scene may need forwarding for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Greedy (1994) - SR
Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas

Summary: Satire about a rich old miser and his greedy relatives who are all hoping for a part in the inheritance. Although the style is exaggerated, it is a not-too-far-fetched portrayal of what lengths greedy people will go to, to obtain wealth. Good lessons--particularly for fund-raisers--on how going after money instead of the persons heart can corrupt and result in compromise and loss of convictions; shows how the rich are looking for someone who will love them for what they are, not for what they have. However, the movie is tainted throughout by bad examples of lying and deceit, some very obnoxious attitudes, and lots of foul language, which makes it unsuitable for younger audiences.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Green Card (1990) - JR
Gerard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell

Summary: Entertaining romantic comedy about a woman who marries (in name only) a Frenchman for their mutual benefit, but then is forced to live with him when U.S. immigration authorities begin an investigation.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Green Mile, The (1999) - SR
Tom Hanks, Michael Duncan, David Morse

Summary: Intense drama set in 1935 about a veteran death row prison guard who finds more than he bargained for in a new arrival--a seven-foot tall inmate. Based on a novel by Stephen King. Beware of an unpleasant electric chair scene and some implied disturbing violence. Not for sensitive viewers.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a very serious, thought-provoking movie. It's not one to enter into lightly. It's very spiritual, very deep, and there's a strong message in there. It glorifies the Lord! It glorifies healing! It glorifies miracles and the working of God. Praise the Lord that despite all that the Enemy does to pull the wool over the world's eyes, nevertheless, the Gospel is preached.

This is a good movie, yet I don't know that it would be to everyone's liking. It has that intense, heavy quality that not everybody enjoys or appreciates. There have been other movies rated like this, which are meaty and heavy, and those sensitive souls who are easily disturbed or affected by movies might want to skip them.

There are a few little parts in there that are scripturally off, but I think you'll see those right away. It's nothing evil or insidious, just tiresome little man bumbling along his way through life, trying to understand God's workings and paint them on his own canvas in the way that he sees them. I think you'll be able to tell right away which things are not quite the way things really are, and I won't get into too many details here so as to not give away too much of the plot.

But I think the majority of folks will find this one a faith-booster, and a heavy, deep movie that will leave you with a lot to think about and discuss. There are many deep issues addressed here, and it's fascinating to see the impact that one person can have on others. Greater things than these shall ye do, folks! These things are real, so you'd better believe them! Look forward to many such signs and wonderful, miraculous and unexplainable events such as these in your very own future. Praise the Lord! If nothing else, let this movie increase your faith for Endtime signs and wonders. Amen? I love you! (End of message from Dad.)


Greenfingers (2002) - JR
Clive Owen, Helen Mirren

Summary: A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) I made creation, I made the flowers, I made man to tend the garden. The first job given to man was to tend the Garden of Eden and take care of it. Gardening is good for people, just as it revolutionized the lives of these hardened convicts. This movie is sweet, warm, and surprising.

These are men who had not been trained in loving ways. They changed when they found a way to enjoy love. That's what you, My Family, can do for people when you give them Me. What changed that young man more than the gardening was the fine, Godly counsel that he received from the old man. Gardening was the tool, but that Godly counsel from his friend is what changed his heart. That's what you do for people when you give them Me.


Grey Owl (1999) - JETT
Pierce Brosnan, Annie Galipeau

Summary: Historical drama about a trapper who becomes dedicated to preserving the northern Canadian wilderness in the 1930s.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie that will be entrancing and enjoyable for those who love nature, the great outdoors, tales of Indians as they really were, the struggle between the white man and the Indian. It appeals to the fascination people have for the untouched, the unspoiled, the natural. People see Me in creation, and so the efforts to preserve the huge forests and beautiful lakes of Canada were of Me. The methods used by modern environmentalists are not always of Me, but the love of nature is like a love for Me, because I am depicted in My creation. This man was, you might say, one of the very first environmentalists. This dear man is now at My side in Heaven, having been forgiven for his shortcomings, and he is glad to see that the natural wonders he once fought to protect are now preserved and enjoyed by many, largely due to his perseverance, fight, and sacrifice.

(Dad:) This is a film that’s refreshingly free of the things that spoil most movies these days: violence and gore, foul language, and perverted, ungodly attitudes about sex and religion and so on. It’s certainly enjoyable and worthwhile. Besides, I really like this guy! I’ve met him Here, and we had a lot to talk about—we’ve got so much in common. If folks think about it afterwards, they’ll see what I mean.


Grifters, The (1990) - NIX
John Cusack, Annette Benning

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Grizzly Falls (1999) - OC
Bryan Brown, Daniel Clark, Richard Harris

Summary: Tyrone Bankston, a world-famous explorer, takes his 13-year-old son on his greatest expedition yet, to capture a full-grown grizzly bear and bring it back alive. (Due to two scenes of a bear attack when one of the bad guys gets really hurt, and another where two dogs get badly wounded by the bear, this movie should not be shown to younger children.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie has excitement and fun. You'd probably want to have either parents or caretakers preview it first, before showing it to the kids, as if they have very sensitive viewers it may not be appropriate. They'd also want to know when some of the heavier parts are coming so they can fast forward, according to the age/maturity/sensitivity of their audience.

It has good lessons on humility and being willing to admit that you need others, as in the beginning of the movie the father was quite proud and leaned to his own understanding quite a bit. But I used the whole experience to soften him and make him more humble. It is not all realistic, but there are lessons of love and understanding.

Remember to caution the children that wild animals are dangerous and that the ones shown in the movie were tame animals specifically trained to play the parts.


Groundhog Day (1993) - JR
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

Summary: Comedy in which a self-absorbed newscaster finds himself endlessly reliving the worst day of his life until he learns lessons on unselfishness and compassion. Some bad language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Group Marriage () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Grumpier old Men (1995) - SR
Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Sophia Loren

Summary: Sequel to "Grumpy Old Men" where the old fellows wage war on a woman attempting to make their beloved bait shop by the lake into an Italian restaurant. Similar to the original movie in its foul language and sarcasm, but these are toned down a little, and the storyline has more "plus" points.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Grumpy old Men (1994) - SR
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret

Summary: The long-time feud between two elderly neighbors is brought to a head by the arrival of an extroverted, somewhat wild new woman across the street. This movie may not be to everyone's liking due to the continual bickering and sarcasm of the main characters.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Guardian, The (1990) - NIX
Jenny Seagrove

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Guarding Tess (1994) - JR
Nicholas Cage, Shirley MacLaine

Summary: Drama, with some suspense and humor, about an energetic secret service agent who wants action but is assigned to guard a hard-to-handle former first lady. Good lessons on humility, relations with people and looking for the good in each other, and being dedicated to the job youre assigned even if you dont particularly like it. Also brings out the loneliness older people face and their need for companionship.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Guess Whos Coming To Dinner () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Guilty by Suspicion (1991) - JR
Robert De Niro, Annette Bening

Summary: Drama of a Hollywood director who is blacklisted during the McCarthy Communist scare in the early 50s. Shows how rumors and false accusations can turn into the "truth" and ruin peoples lives and careers. Best if pow-wowed by someone who is familiar with this time period in American history and politics.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gulliver's Travels (1996) - JETT
Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Fox T

Summary: Three-hour adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic political satire novel, in which Gulliver visits the tiny Lilliputians, a land of giants, the savage Yahoos, and others, on his fantastic travels. Good exposé

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gun-Runner, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Guru, The (2002) - OTHER
Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei

Summary: N/A

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie brings out some interesting aspects of life and of the human spirit. It shows the struggles of the poor non-American immigrants, coming to pursue the "American dream," and in a way it spoofs that dream, and exposes how it's not reality. It also pokes some fun at the very non-international and racially biased attitudes of some Americans, and how ignorant they can be sometimes.

It has a message in there about sex and spirituality, about how sex is a gift of God, and your bodies and the way they feel were created to be enjoyed. That's something that you don't hear all that often in the world, expressed in that way. Of course they get a bit carried away with it in this one, but it doesn't get into anything strange. It's also got lessons about honesty vs. covering up, and some other simple love/relationship themes.

It's different style-wise. It takes on some of the Bollywood* aspects of a movie, with its characters breaking out into Indian-style song and dance at several points. (*nickname given to the Indian film industry)

There is one scene toward the end with two gay men kissing, which is something that viewers should be forewarned about. It's all but irrelevant to the story, and wasn't necessary to include by any means.


Guyana Tragedy () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Gypsy (1993) - NIX
Bette Midler, Peter Riegert

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hackers (1995) - NIX
Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hair (1979) - JETT
Treat Williams, John Savage

Summary: Historical drama and good education for our children as to what the hippie movement was all about. Lots of music and dancing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hamlet (1997) - JR
Kenneth Branagh, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie

Summary: Four-hour rendition of Shakespeare's famous tragedy. This movie is a word-for-word cinematic production of the full play in the original language. It's helpful to know at least the first part of the story line before watching the movie. Many discussion points on the subject of revenge, and the bad choices of some of the main characters. Not to everyone's liking. JETTs could watch if parents feel it is appropriate. If shown to young teens or JETTs, it could be viewed as part of a scholastic course, with proper explanation; they may otherwise find it boring and difficult to understand.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is a tale of sadness, revenge, murder, hatred—the story of man vainly trying to remedy things by taking judgment into his own hands. Hamlet's greatest tragedy of all is that he did not leave justice in My hands. He was motivated by having heard from his father's spirit from beyond the grave, but I say unto you that these spirits of revenge, of lust, of the desire to exert power and to set things right oneself only end in more bloodshed, unhappiness, and tragedy. How much better to trust Me! How much better to know that I, the Lord, do all things well! I died to free man from the tragedy caused by his own sin, and these who make these movies have no sense of what I have done, and how I can set men free through accepting what I did to set things right, to take away sin, to give new life and a new start. If you wish to see an example of what is called great in literature by the world, you may see this movie. But do not expect to be entertained. View it as an example of man's attempt at great literature and great film-making, without the anointing of My qualities of love, mercy, and faith. The meaning of the play is not good; it is contrary to My principles of forgiveness. Some of Shakespeare's plays depict stands of faith or acts of love, but this one, as the tragedy that it is, depicts man's inability to trust Me with judgment, and the sad effect of taking revenge into one's own hand. Be aware that it is hard work, it is not fun viewing, and it is more an example of historical literature, well-known in the world, but not much help to you in your life for Me. (End of message from Jesus)


Handmaids Tale, The (1990) - NIX
Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hangar 18 (1980) - JR
Darren McGavin, Robert Vaughn

Summary: Sci-fi drama about a US government plot to hide a captured UFO.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hanna K () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hannibal (2001) - NIX
Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) I would not want any of My children to subject themselves to that hideous perfidy. It is not edifying in the least and there is no reason to drag your spirit through that muck and mire and taint yourself with its evil perniciousness. Even the main actress had to have psychiatric counseling after she finished the movie; that's how much it affected her. How much more then should you, the children of light, stay away from such darkness.


Hanover Street (1979) - JR
Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer

Summary: Action/love story set in Britain during World War II, involving the wife of a British officer who falls in love with an American soldier.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hans Brinker (1969) - YC
Robin Askwith, Richard Baseheart

Summary: Musical adaptation of the classic story. An Amsterdam teenager devoted to ice skating hopes to find help for his injured father, and dreams of winning the New Year's Eve ice-skating competition. For young or sensitive viewers, you may want to fast-forward the scene where the upset father tries to push the mother into the fireplace.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is a sweet, old-fashioned movie. It doesn't have much of a message, but it's got a sweet, positive spirit. It would be fine for the children to watch. (End of message from Jesus.)


Hans Christian Anderson (1952) - MC
Danny Kaye, Farley Granger

Summary: Light musical of how Andersen became famous as a childrens storyteller. Adapt lessons on daydreaming.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Happy As The Grass Is Green (1973) - JR
Pat Hingle, Geraldine Page

Summary: A hippie from New York visits the Mennonite family of a good friend of his who has been killed, and the change that takes place in his life. Insight into the lifestyle of the Mennonites, how some of their beliefs and practices parallel the Familys, as well as ways in which we are different. Ending will need explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Happy Together (1989) - NIX
Patrick Dempsey, Helen Slater

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hardball (2001) - SR
Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane

Summary: Drama about a compulsive gambler who finds himself involved with a group of inner city kids. He agrees to coach their baseball team in exchange for money to pay off his debts, and bonds begin to develop between them.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie will help some to broaden the horizons of their lives and see how some people have to live. It's a sad story, but bittersweet rather than simply sad. Bittersweet tales can touch hearts more than just a sad story, because a sad story can leave you with no hope, yet the bittersweet can give you a touch of real life, painted by sadness, yet with a touch of hope still. This movie gives a little hope of making a difference in a world that is tragically full of misery, a world that most people don't even realize exists, or if they do know it exists, they never actually picture how it really is. They hear of gang shootings and racial conflicts, but they are never touched personally, so this movie reaches across the boundaries and can touch people in every walk of life if they let it.

This is a sweet shepherding movie. When you give, it comes back to you, and as you reach out and help others, you get help yourself. This man learned that once he got his eyes off his own problems and started helping these poor boys, his own difficulties and his own problems didn’t seem so bad after all, and his life started going uphill from there.

The key to helping him turn his life around was these boys needing him, looking up to him, and loving him. It just goes to show that when you give love, you will receive love, and you can never outgive God.

It's a shame that there is so much foul language in this movie, but it's really a reality in the world these boys lived in. They are surrounded by that kind of language from when they are first learning to talk, so that's all they know. They did have good hearts, and when the coach started buckling down on their behavior and attitudes, they shaped up, because they knew they needed someone to keep them in line, and they loved and respected him all the more for it.


Harem (1986) - JR
Nancy Travis, Omar Sharif

Summary: An adventurous British woman goes off to Syria with her father and fiancée, only to be kidnapped and sold into the harem of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. (Not to be confused with the 1985 movie by the same name, starring Natassja Kinski.)

Prophecy: (Dad:) The girls will all love this one, of course.--And the guys will enjoy it too. It's one of those good old-fashioned classic stories of adventure and romance. There are some good lessons in there too about becoming one, about conviction and devotion to a cause, and how one person can influence many around them.


Harold And Maude () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Harrison Bergeran (1995) - SR
Sean Astin, Christopher Plummer

Summary: Futuristic look at a highly controlled society, and a dissatisfied young man who doesn't quite fit in.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) There are a few good parallels in this movie if people are mature enough to catch them. It's an interesting example of what happens when man tries to take the place of God. Throughout history, whenever a government of this type takes power, they always run into the same problems.—What to do with man's freedom of choice, his God-given free-will? It's quite a dilemma. They've come to power on the claim that all men are equal and with the promise to let the common man rule. Yet before long, they find out that the average man doesn't know what's best for him, so they soon start taking more and more power from the masses and give them to a small, chosen elite, until finally, they become a dictatorship, and make the common people their slaves. In order to do this, they must take away people's rights and keep them stupefied with the promise of material comforts. The trouble is, no matter how good a system they create, there will always be a few who will not be satisfied with such mental, spiritual and creative bondage. They want more out of life. This dear boy did what he could. Of course, if we had written the script, the ending would have been very different. But, as long as you choose the good, you can get a lot out of it. (End of message from Dad)


Harry and the Hendersons (1987) - JETT
John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon

Summary: Humorous adventure about a family who encounter a "Bigfoot" type creature in the woods while on their vacation, and take it home, thinking its dead. Light entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Harry's War (1981) - SR
Edward Herrman, Geraldine Page

Summary: Comedy/drama about an American patriot who fights the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) after his eccentric aunt is unfairly billed for back taxes. Exposes the unconstitutionality of the IRS. Plot is definitely far-fetched, but interesting ending in relation to the events at Waco in 1993. Some may find the movie rather slow moving.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hart's War (2002) - SR
Colin Farrell, Bruce Willis

Summary: A white racist American has been murdered in a POW camp, and a black officer is charged with the crime. Lt. Tommy Hart has been assigned to defend him in a court-martial.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This film shows that there are layers of understanding regarding situations--particularly in wartime. The movie examines issues relating to military law, respect, leadership, followership, obedience, wartime situations, and trust. There are lessons in this movie about standing up for what is right, and learning to choose your battles. Some people will find it depressing, but it has a moral message about the value of every individual.

Hart's War will touch your hearts for the many men who are called upon to sacrifice themselves as the innocent pawns of war. The young soldier, who is this story's main character, endures many things, but grows and learns and matures as he faces each new challenge. For those who do not like war films, this may be one you would prefer to avoid. However, even though this is a war movie, it could be somewhat easier for most people to sit through than some other war movies, because the action doesn't take place on a battlefield with all the gore and fighting, but in a prisoner of war camp. It's not so much a story of killing and conquest, but of the pride and fears of man--regardless of the country for which they're fighting.

In a war, soldiers must face a war within the actual war--the battle within. A battle in standing up for their beliefs, a battle to defend the underdog, a battle to survive, a battle to remain honest and to preserve some form of integrity. These are the unseen wars that many times can make or break the overall physical battle that is being fought, and this movie shows this well. Count your blessings that you are in My army, that you have My shepherds to lead you, and that I will be with you always, even unto the end of the world.


Havana (1990) - JR
Robert Redford, Lena Olin

Summary: Professional gambler travels to Cuba just before Castro's takeover, in the hopes of making it big there, only to be distracted by a beautiful Swedish woman.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


He said, She said (1991) - JR
Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins

Summary: Romantic comedy about competing journalists whose newspaper column turns into a popular TV spot. The first half of the movie is their relationship as seen from the mans side, the second half as seen from the womans side. Good "Male or Female" movie. Lessons on working with others, and how you can have opposing viewpoints but still love each other!

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


He's Fired, She's Hired () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Head Above Water (1997) - NIX
Cameron Diaz

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Healing, The () - JETT

Summary: A doctor slides into alcoholism following his wifes death, and meets a group ministering to the homeless who helps him find Gods calling.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Heart and Souls (1993) - JETT
Robert Downey Jr., Charles Groden

Summary: Comedy. Four strangers are killed in an accident and their spirits are assigned to a young baby. They watch him grow up into a young man and end up changing his life as he does theirs. Sweet story with a message of loving, helping, doing your best for those around you and making up for the wrong youve done. The movies portrayal of the operation of the spirit world, while true in some respects, is off in others and would need to be explained to younger audiences.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Heartbreak Hotel () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hearts in Atlantis (2001) - JR
Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis

Summary: Drama set in the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of an 11-year-old. A stranger moves in as a boarder in the upstairs apartment at Bobby's house, and as the two develop a friendship, Bobby begins to learn about the old man’s gift for seeing the future. Based on a novel by Stephen King.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie shows the power each person has to influence the entire life of another. It shows the value of the older generation, how even though weaker in body and tired from a long life, they are vital in My plan for inspiring and encouraging the younger ones. It’s pretty wholesome, no foul language or perversions or violence.

This movie has a spiritual quality about it and shows how powerful My gifts of the Spirit can be. It brings out the benefits of being a medium as well as the disadvantages, at least in this man’s case. It also brings out lessons of love. Of course, I am not mentioned or given the credit, but you can translate and apply the lessons to that which I have already shown you. The powers I have given you will help you survive and thrive in the difficult times to come—for you will be a force to be reckoned with, and you and I shall overcome the world.


Hearts Of Fire () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Heat (1995) - NIX
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Heaven and Earth (1993) - SR
Hiep Thy Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Joan Chen

Summary: Intense psychological drama based on the true story of Le Ly Hayslip, following her peaceful childhood in a Vietnamese village to a lifetime of upheaval in Vietnam and in the US. Beware of traumatic scenes throughout. Not for the faint-hearted. Also has a strong pro-Buddhist slant in parts. Directed by Oliver Stone.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Heaven can Wait (1978) - OC
Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

Summary: Comedy/drama about a football player who dies and comes back in another body. (See ML #1498:36,37.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Heaven's Prisoners (1996) - NIX
Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Mary Stuart Masterson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Heavens Gate () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Heidi (1937) - YC
Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt

Summary: Classic childrens story, set in 19th-Century Switzerland about a little girl taken from her grandfathers home in the Alps and sent to live in the city. Pow-wow suggestions: Parallel Heidis life in the mountain to Family life, and how love loves the unlovely and Gods Love conquers all, as Grandfather is won over by her sample of love. She makes the best of it, and still tries to be sweet and loving. Good lessons also on perseverance and not giving up, Romans 8:28. Gypsy kidnapping scene and police station scenes will need explaining and/or fast-forwarding. Also important to explain beforehand to younger children that "Grandfather" in the movie is not our "Grandpa."

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Heidi (1993) - JETT
Jason Robards, Jane Seymour

Summary: This version of the story of Heidi is very different from the Shirley Temple movie, as it more closely follows the original story line in the book. The grandfather is especially portrayed in a much different light, and it should be explained that the grandfather does not represent our Grandpa (as in the Letter "Heidi"). Nevertheless, good lessons on decision-making, bitterness, and how a little bit of love can go a long way towards changing people. Needs pow-wowing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Held For Ransom () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Helen Keller, The Miracle Continues (NA) - OC
Bly the Danner, Mare Winningham

Summary: Sequel to "The Miracle Worker," dramatizing the life of Helen Keller as a young adult. It especially illustrates her dedication and perseverance.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Helter Skelter () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Henry 2 () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Henry V (1989) - JR
William Branaugh, Emma Thompson

Summary: Powerful rendition of Shakespeares play detailing the story of young Henry V, king of England, who sailed to France in 1415 to reclaim his right to the French throne, and fought the battle of Agincourt against incredible odds. Lots to pow-wow and good lessons on taking responsibility, perseverance, giving God the credit, etc. However, adults and teens not familiar with Shakespeare and/or non-native English speakers will have a difficult time following the plot and understanding the very British accents and poetic old English, especially at the beginning of the movie. Preferably, a British or native English-speaker should watch the movie beforehand so they can pause and explain whats going on. For teens, this movie could be used in class time as a class on Shakespearean literature and European history.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hercules () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hidalgo (2004) - JR
Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif

Summary: An American cowboy travels to Saudi Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize. Loosely based on the true story of Frank T. Hopkins.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie portrays the fighting spirit which all of My children should have. It's about continuing on even when you feel you can't go on anymore. It's watchable and entertaining for those who like adventure/action dramas.

There's not much bad language. It doesn't promote ungodly or worldly influences. It has some violence, though it's not much, and not very graphic. There are some parts of the movie where animals are hurt, so those with a sensitivity towards those kinds of pictures should be aware of that.

The age of viewers for this movie depends on the young person's sensitivities, their maturity, how easily they're affected by what they watch. Some will be able to take it well, benefit from it, and enjoy it. Others might have questions. So it may be able to be shown to younger audiences than the rating, and I leave this decision with the parents and shepherds to pray about after previewing it.

There is some spirituality in the movie that might need to be explained if the movie is shown to teens or younger audiences. It's not bad or evil, but it's got that Native American Indian slant that's borders a little bit on superstition. There are some negative portrayals and attitudes towards Muslims and people from the Middle East that may also need to be explained.

The way the big race is portrayed in this movie gives a good parallel to the race that you run for Me. It's a race you have to be willing to give your life for, even if you die trying. You've got to stick with it no matter how tough things get, because your foes—Satan and his imps—are always looking for a way in, a means to prevent you from completing the race. But you've got Me on your side—that's something that you know and you can hold on to no matter how trying and difficult the race of life may seem at times.


Hiding Place, the (1975) - JR
Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart

Summary: Traumatic testimony of Corrie Ten Boom, a Dutch Christian who was imprisoned in Nazi prison camps during WW2. Pow-wow points: Security lessons, prayerfulness, strength versus weakness, difference between us and church Christians. Although quite heavy, its an inspiring testimony to Gods help in adversity, and how the Lord will take care of His children in difficult situations. Some scenes may need fast-forwarding. Will need to balance out strong propaganda slants. For mature teens.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


High Noon (2000) - JR
Tom Skeritt, Susanna Thompson

Summary: The classic western is updated in this made-for-TV version. Newly married, the marshal hero finds that his archenemy has been pardoned, and he's on his way to the town to exact his revenge.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is not your normal shoot-'em-up western; in fact, there's not much shooting in the movie at all, until near the end. This is a character study and it has some good lessons. The hero is a man of principles. In many ways, you can find this a parallel to trying to recruit disciples for the Family, or even like Jesus calling His disciples. Many have their reasoning and excuses why they can't do what is being asked of them.

The whole movie takes place in a little over an hour in time, in one town, and is about one incident, but it keeps your interest with all the characters you meet during that time, while it builds the story of this man's dedication to his job.

Fortunately, you in the Family have each other's support in your righteous cause, whereas this man had to go it on his own. This in itself is a good lesson on being willing to do what is right, even if almost everyone else is against you. Many would find this story inspiring and worth the time to watch.


High School High (1996) - SR
Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere

Summary: Comedy-spoof on movies such as "Lean on Me" and "Dangerous Minds," dealing with the plague in American public schools, and what both the teachers and students are up against. Zany and a little ridiculous in parts, with some foul language, as you would expect in an inner city, public high school; but the message that love and understanding is the solution makes this movie worthwhile. May not be to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


High Spirits () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Highway to Heavan (NA) - ALL
Michael Landon, Victor French

Summary: Story of an angel "on assignment" on Earth helping those in need and teaching many lessons of love. The pilot film is good and many episodes of the series are too. Each individual episode must be previewed to determine age of audience, as well as pow-wowed. (See LNFs #152 in GN 504.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hilary And Jackie (1998) - SR
Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths

Summary: Based on the life of Jacqueline du Pré, one of the most gifted cellists of her time, and her relationship with her sister Hilary. Based on the memoirs of her sister Hilary and her brother Piers. Lessons on understanding, compassion and communication. Has a rather melancholic tone throughout.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie ought to make you weep for the poor people of the world. This is a sad but true story. It brings out some very good lessons--one of them being that things are not always as they appear. That is why I encourage you in My Word to bear one another's burdens, as you never know what the other person is going through. He or she may be carrying heavy burdens you don't know of.

This movie shows how hard things are without Me. This is not a movie for entertainment.--It's more like an advanced class on life without Me, and if studied properly could help you to relate to people better. This could be a real learning experience if after you watch it, you take time to hear from Me and discuss the things I show you. It's even a springboard for an in-depth talk about the principles of the Law of Love.


Hiroshima (1990) - NIX
Max Von Sydow, Judd Nelson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


His Butler's Sister (1943) - YC
Deanna Durbin, Pat Obrien

Summary: Light musical romance/comedy about a singer and an aloof Broadway composer.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


His Mistress () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hitcher, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hobbit, The (1977) - JETT
Animated, voices of Orson Bean, Richard Boone, John Huston

Summary: Animation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic book featuring the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, and his unexpected adventures.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Like other works by Tolkien, the story brings out some good morals and spiritual principles. Though animated, this isn't suitable for younger ones, as some of the material contained might be frightening, or misunderstood. Bilbo Baggins being credited as a thief, for example, is something they will not understand, as it makes it seem like a good thing. Also, children would not understand the parallels to the spirit world regarding the monsters, wizardry, and magic portrayed, until they have a deeper understanding of My Word.

Good triumphs in the end, and it shows the dangers of being selfish and disunited. These lessons, along with it being a fun adventure story, are the merits to this movie.


Hoffa (1992) - NIX
Jack Nicholson, Danny De Vito

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hollywood Ending (2002) - JR
Woody Allen, Tea Leoni

Summary: Comedy. A film director who was once very popular, but is going through some lean years, gets an unexpected offer to make a big film--by the producer whom his ex-wife is now engaged to.

Prophecy: (Dad:) Woody Allen can be a funny man. The Lord gave him a special gift of wit. Of course, Woody Allen doesn't acknowledge the Lord or look to Him for his inspiration, so his work is hit and miss. This time I would say he did okay. This movie is strictly light entertainment, but if you're in the mood for that, I think you might enjoy it.

This movie is highly unrealistic, and yet at the same time it shows the selfishness, ludicrousness, and ridiculousness of the movie industry. It shows how the spin is everything, and how Hollywood is fueled by insane and egomaniacal people. It's also a sweet and happy story about true love.


Hollywood Homicide (2003) - OTHER
Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is your typical cop-and-criminals movie. There's nothing plot wise or chase scene wise that you haven't seen before. It's got its moments of light comedy making it not as serious as other movies of this genre, but it's nothing special. There isn't much to it, neither is there anything too bad. If My children are prayerful, they can watch this movie without being negatively affected. They should know that it is "for entertainment only" and shouldn't expect much out of it.

There are some mildly amusing parts, as the director tried to make the two cops sort of interesting. You have the yoga-obsessed younger cop who's into spiritual things. Then you have the flatlander, Systemite older cop. In some ways, it's an example of older generation and younger generation working together. However, they're not the greatest example of working in harmony, so they're not role models in this respect.

Some might feel that the spiritual element of the movie, with that woman getting in touch with the spirit world and leading the cops to just the place they needed to be is sort of like prophecy. Yes, it is, and in some ways it's heartening to see that even Hollywood is pulling in a greater awareness of the unseen realm. But think about what it's glorifying--it's glorifying Eastern religions and how cool they are. The underlying message is that you can't be spiritual and in tune with the unseen realm and get cool things in prophecy if you're a Christian. Rather, it promotes the idea that to be and have all those cool things, you have to read Pan's confusing garbage about gods and goddesses--anything to distract people from the pure spiritual realities of being My children and filled with Me and in tune with Heaven's channel.


Holy Man (1999) - JETT
Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum

Summary: Light-hearted story about a religious pilgrim whose chance encounter with a TV shopping-network executive has nationwide repercussions. Good message about the futility of materialism versus the appreciation of the simple things in life. Although the movie is more New Age in its approach, it's a good springboard for witnessing.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) I sometimes give My message by degrees. Within the humor of this movie I've planted seeds of spiritual truths; while they laugh they are seeing the insanity of materialism. Though it doesn't lift Me up as the answer, yet it does give some of the basics of My spiritual realm.

I have many sheep who must be brought along step by step and I use things like this to create a vacuum for the spiritual. When they are laughing they are opening themselves up and letting their guards and walls down a little and I can slip in some truths. Of course the Enemy is trying to do the same, but I use even his attempts to create the interest in spiritual things so that you can do your job of filling the void with the answers. (End of message from Jesus.)

(Dad speaking:) This is a movie that pokes fun at lots of things, yet there are some points about worldliness and simplicity that are basic truths. Like I told you before, many Eastern religions do reap some small benefits from following the rules God has laid down for the working of His creation. They do reap a measure of peace from rejecting the world and coming out and being separate, but it's nothing compared to what you have. (End of message from Dad)


Holy Smoke (1999) - NIX
Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is not a good movie for the Family. It is depressing and discouraging. It is very sleazy. It helped to paint exit-counselors in a bad light to the world, which was a purpose I had in this movie, but it is of no value to the Family to watch it.


Home Alone (1990) - NIX
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Home Is Where The Heart Is () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Home of our Own, a (1993) - JR
Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong

Summary: Realistic (but somewhat sad) drama about a widow and her six children, who, despite their poverty, struggle to obtain a home of their own. The mother in the story is no role model, but good lessons can be drawn from the mistakes she makes in the care of her children--disciplining them too harshly, using foul language, not communicating with them enough, too proud to accept help, etc. A heartbreaking look at the hardships many poor people have to go through--makes you count your blessings! Needs pow-wowing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) - NIX
Robert Hays, Kim Greist

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Honey, I Blew up the Kid (1992) - MC
Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman

Summary: Comedy sequel to "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," where the absent-minded scientist accidentally enlarges his two-year-old son.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997) - OC
Rick Moranis

Summary: Third installment in the series about the inventor of an incredible shrinking machine. -- This time it's the parents' turn to be rendered microscopic. Some bad behavior by the main characters is resolved in the end, but would still be good to address with young viewers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hoosiers (1986) - OC
Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey

Summary: A small-town high school basketball coach leads his team to victory through teamwork. Good lessons on unity and teamwork. (Also known as "Best Shot.")

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


HopScotch (1980) - JETT
Walter Matthau, Ned Beatty

Summary: Spy comedy about a top CIA operative who gets fed up with his idiotic boss and decides to punish him by publishing a revealing book of his memoirs at the agency. A little outdated, but good entertainment.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Horatio Hornblower (1999) - JETT
Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay

Summary: This four-part series traces the life of fictional character Horatio Hornblower. It is set in the late 18th century, when the French Revolution is in full swing, and war has just broken out between France and several European countries including Great Britain. The series is well made and the depiction of the life and times of 18th-century seamen and seafaring is accurate. The French, and to a lesser extent the Spanish, being the enemy, come off none too well, especially in the last episode. There are many lessons on leadership throughout. The last show is a bit more gory than the others. (Further episodes are in the making.)

Prophecy: (Dad:) I like these movies. There was a lot in them. Not only does it have the action and drama of battle and seafaring but it also has a lot of interesting scenarios and the lessons learned from them. The young midshipman, an officer in training, had to learn a lot about earning the respect of his men, battling not only foreign enemies but some within his own ranks, dealing with difficult personalities. He learned that defeat may come along as often as victory, and earned promotion as he gained experience. A lot of parallels can be drawn to our Family lives, although it doesn’t fit like a glove; there are many things that are different, thank God.


Horse Whisperer, the (1998) - JR
Robert Redford, Kirstin Scott Thomas

Summary: Three-hour drama/character study. A Montana cowboy who can communicate with troubled horses becomes involved with an editor, her daughter and their horse after an accident. Lots of beautiful cinematography and horses.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Horseman On The Roof (1995) - SR
Juliette Binoche, Olivier Martinez

Summary: Romantic epic set in the midst of a 19th-century cholera epidemic. A young Italian patriot who has escaped to France encounters a nobleman's beautiful wife, who is bravely searching for her older husband in the plague- and terror-ridden land. French, with English subtitles.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) I like this movie, because it shows devotion and sacrifice--two people who sacrifice for each other, and who are facing a reign of terror and panic together. They win because of love--love wins. If you go in love, My dear ones, you will not fail. If you are motivated by love, empowered by love, and led by love, then you will be successful and I will not forsake you.

This movie has beauty that most other movies do not have. It is exquisite in the scenes represented, and subtle in the realities. The true depth of despair at the death of so many people through the plague is not depicted in its true gruesomeness, but it is shown in a way that prevents the film from being too hard to watch.

It is an adventure film, but done with a beautiful, peace-loving, picturesque, and artful presentation.


Hostage (1992) - NIX
Sam Neill, James Fox

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hotel de Love (1997) - JR
Aden Young, Saffron Burrows

Summary: Wacky Australian comedy about two brothers who are in love with the same girl, and unexpectedly meet at the Hotel de Love, a holiday resort where the romantic lives of various couples are beginning or ending.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hotel New Hampshire () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


HotShot (1986) - JETT
Pele

Summary: A rich young boy joins a professional soccer team, but has to learn lessons of teamwork and obedience. Some points to pow-wow: Being cocky, not willing to accept correction or guidance, learning lessons through "little things." Ending needs explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Houdini (1953) - OC
Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh

Summary: Dramatization of the famous escape artists life.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


House of the Spirits, the (1993) - SR
Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close

Summary: Epic drama following the lives of a rich Chilean family from the 1920s to the early 1970s. Somewhat spooky and somber in parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


House of Yes (1997) - NIX
Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


House on Carroll Street, the (1988) - JR
Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels

Summary: Classic-style suspense thriller set in the US in the 1950s, about a young woman who stumbles across a strange espionage plot.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Housesitter (1992) - NIX
Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


How The West Was Fun (1996) - NIX
Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


How To Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000) - SR
Kenneth Branagh, Robin Wright-Penn

Summary: Comedy/drama about a playwright whose life hits a wall as he battles a failing career. Meanwhile, his wife is growing impatient to have children, and a new neighbor with a child moves in and disrupts his quiet lifestyle.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an interesting film, full of English-style humor and wit. It shows you how messed up some people are, like this poor writer; he's crusty and cranky, obnoxious and even a little cruel through much of the movie, and some might find his behavior offensive. As the movie goes on, he does come around and start seeing what's wrong and changing, and that's sweet and inspiring. This movie is like a play, in that it's mostly dialogue, and everything happens within just a few settings. The people who would appreciate it most are those who appreciate witty dialogue, and real character acting. Not a whole lot "happens," but it's touching and entertaining.


How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003) - JR
Matthew McConaghey, Kate Hudson

Summary: A single man who likes to "play the field" makes a bet that he can stay in a relationship for more than 10 days. However, he picks the wrong woman.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie pokes fun at both sides of the dating game, capitalizing on stereotypes and classic gaffes, but it also contains some good messages about what is important in connecting with another person and meeting their needs. It's not a "must see" by any means, but will provide a fun evening for folks who like this kind of movie.There are some interesting pointers about what not to do in relationships. It's true that a lot of women get going too fast in relationships-they tend to be a bit overwhelmed by their emotions and really want to express them. They can be too clingy, whiny, and don't give the man enough space. This can make a man want to back off.

It's wise to move slowly in relationships. The Lord's given balance through the opposite emotions of men and women. While women want to move fast sometimes, men usually want to move slowly. Of course this is not always the case, and sometimes it's vice versa. But either way, the Lord usually helps there to be a balance of emotions so that He has time to work on your relationship and help you to grow and become a better team, before you jump into commitment.


How To Steal A Million () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Howards End (1992) - YA
Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson

Summary: Well-acted, slow-moving British character study of two middle-class English families at the turn of the century, based on a novel by E.M. Forster (author of Room with a View and Passage to India). Some good examples of a wife treating her husband lovingly and meekly, and changing him as a result.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hudson Taylor () - JETT

Summary: First missionary to China who attempted to "become one" with the people and adopt their dress and lifestyle. Good lessons on faith, perseverance and becoming one. His "agonizing" to become close to God will need explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hulk, The (2003) - SR
Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliot

Summary: Adaptation of the long-running Marvel comic "The Incredible Hulk," where a research scientist's failed experiment causes him to mutate into a powerful and savage green-skinned behemoth.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is another superhero movie; however, it's a little different from other ones. It's more serious and sober than other comic book adaptations, and this is a good thing in many ways. It has violence, but it isn't senseless violence, and it isn't teaching the principal that "might is right." It addresses the issues involved more thoughtfully.

While this movie is based on a comic book, it is not good for younger audiences. It's written for grown-ups and should be watched as such. The emotions dealt with are not understandable to children and shouldn't be shown to them. You should be prepared for a grown-up movie and not go into it thinking, "Oh, this is just a comic book story."

While this movie is not meant to portray real life, it does somewhat in the sense that most of the people are not necessarily such clear-cut "villains" or "heroes." They play roles of real people, making real choices--some for good, some for bad. What would you do with such power and how would you use it?

Even though the Hulk has a good heart, it's almost like possession. He becomes something and does things which he would never do in the real world, even if it is in the name of good. But then at other times his spirit is soft and sweet and gentle.

There are good lessons if you look at it in the right way. If you look at him as getting anointed by the spirit, and doing the impossible in spite of evil men's attempts to destroy him, then you can see it as My power. But at other times he just gets angry and does destructive things even though it's not his intention. This is also one reason why I haven't given many of you greater power yet, because you haven't learned to control it, or you aren't always as close to Me as you would have to be if you were given this amount of power.

There were some beautiful lessons in this story, one of the most outstanding being the "beauty and the beast" type of thing. A whole army was chasing this guy, and nothing their weapons of war could do would stop him, nothing their science could do would stop him, but love could. Let this be a good example to you of how powerful you are and how love truly is the greatest force in the world.

It also had a good message on the science front, about the dangers of wanting to write Me out of the picture, and what can happen when people mess around with what only I should have authority over.

The parts of this movie that weren't so pleasant were the parts that dwelt on his repressed memories and the trauma he experienced as a child. For some it could be unpleasant or even disturbing. While it isn't there for too long, it is somewhat significant to the story and came up often, and you should pray that those parts don't affect you.


Hunchback of Notre Dame II, The (2002) - MC
Voices of Tom Hulce, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kevin Kline, Demi Moore

Summary: Disney's musical sequel finds Quasimodo befriending Esmerelda's son, foiling an evil magician's plot to rob Notre Dame of its most prized bell, and falling in love with a circus assistant.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It's a simple, sweet movie, with a good message about true love. It is a continuation of the first movie, and though it is weaker in its story line, it portrays the importance of not looking at the outward appearance but at the heart. The children may watch it, but again, remind the parents that this cartoon should not be shown over and over, as many of the attitudes and speech portrayed in this movie are not a good representation of My Word and spiritual principles. You would probably want to have some sort of discussion or explanation to help the kids "choose the good." There aren't any real scary parts, but do watch out for the tunnel scene for more sensitive children.


Hunchback of Notre Dame, the (1996) - JETT
Animated

Summary: Disney adaptation of the famous novel by Victor Hugo, with good parallels on the struggle between good and evil, sacrificial love and a victorious approach to persecution. Children may find it intense and scary in parts, and many adult emotions are portrayed which they may not understand. However, it could be suitable for younger age groups with previewing and explanations as needed.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hunchback, the (1997) - JR
Salma Hayek, Richard Harris

Summary: Realistic adaptation (drama, not cartoon) of the classic novel by Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Follows the original story more closely than does Disney's animated version. Somber and heart wrenching in parts, especially in its portrayal of the evil priest and the Dark Ages. Not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hunt for Red October, the (1990) - JR
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin

Summary: Thriller about an American intelligence officer on the trail of a Soviet submarine captain who appears to be running off with a top-secret Soviet sub. Very exciting--keeps you guessing!

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hunted (2003) - OTHER
Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro

Summary: An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is very typical of the run-and-chase type of movies that have gone before. It has no real spiritual or moral value, or even any real art or beauty to it. Sometimes a movie isn't especially meaningful, but it's fun, it's sweet, or it has some enjoyable aspect in a pure or natural way. This doesn't have that. It was mainly a whole lot of action, without a whole lot of plot or point. It would have been a better movie had the motives and intents of the characters revealed a bit more, rather than just focusing on the action. The emphasis on violence and the knife fight scenes is overdone.

It does show the horror of war, not only in the loss of life, but in that it messes up the minds and spirits of those who are involved. It can drive them to insanity and turn them into unnatural creatures who do that which man was not ordained to do.

One of My commandments was "thou shalt not kill," and those who break this commandment suffer for it, mentally and spiritually-and often physically, because those who live by the sword shall die by the sword.

Another thing about this movie that I do not appreciate is how they open and close it with the reading of a Bible passage about Abraham and Isaac-that is misapplied because of the strange slant that is put on it. It's not something that would make My children in the Family stumble, because you have an understanding of what this Bible story was really about, and you see that the moviemakers are just using it for shock value. But still, it's not positive, uplifting, or faith-building in any way. I don't approve of people using My Word in that way.


Hunting Party () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Hurricane, The (1999) - SR
Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon

Summary: Drama loosely based on the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a black boxer who is wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to three life terms, and his fight to prove his innocence. There has been controversy over the movie's accuracy, but it is nonetheless an inspiring portrayal of determination and a fighting spirit.

Prophecy: (Dadspeaking:) There are a number of good lessons in this movie about hanging on and not giving up.As with most movies these days, not everything in it is 100% edifying or "right on," but on the whole I feel it's worth watching and that the good outweighs the negative. (End of message from Dad.)


I Am Sam (2002) - JR
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer

Summary: Touching drama about a mentally challenged father trying to raise the daughter he fathered with a homeless woman seven years earlier. Sweet, though not entirely realistic. Could perhaps be shown to JETTs with previewing and explanation.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is one of those good movies you find every once in a while that's not polluted with a whole bunch of underlying wrong messages. It shows the true values in life, and exposes the hypocrisy of the System. It's not like you in the Family don't know these things already, but it's inspiring, sweet, and a good witness to the world. It's worth the time of those who are interested. It has a sweet and touching message.

Some may be disturbed by the fact that the father is retarded, and the movie is intense in parts, so it isn't necessarily for everyone. It might be sensitive for those who have been involved in custody cases, or have had to be separated from their own children. But it is sweet spirited, and many will enjoy it. It has a good message about priorities as parents, and how love is the most important thing in parenting and raising a child.


I Capture The Castle (2002) - JR
Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy

Summary: A drama/love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, who live in a decaying castle.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is sweet, human, and gives some insight into love, life, and feelings in the teenage years. It's not super deep, but it's real. The story focuses on a family that's going through some hard times—financially and otherwise—but though there are some moments that are a little sad, overall it has a fairly upbeat and hopeful spirit, and is also quite humorous in parts. It's a little emotional, as the main character is a teenage girl, but it's not so heavy or intense on that front that it would be disturbing—unless someone is already in a bad mood or feeling especially emotional. It doesn't have any huge or groundbreaking lessons, and doesn't make any real strong statements, but it's a character study, and there's always something to be learned from observing people, their lives, emotions, reactions, and even their mistakes.


I Dreamed of Africa (2000) - SR
Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez

Summary: Drama based on the true story of Kuki Gallmann, an Italian woman who leaves Europe and starts a new life in Africa with her husband and son. Shows the beauty of the country and her passion for it, in spite of sad events, which some found depressing.

Prophecy: (Dad:) A true story about life in Africa for a foreign woman. Has some beautiful scenes of Kenya, and is a look into their hardships and passion for the country. Beautiful, but sad. It's a good depiction of their life--the good and the bad.

There are some good lessons in this movie, but most of all, it will break your heart for the loneliness, sorrow, and struggles of the people of this world who don't have the Lord and the support and love that we in the Family have. There are some disturbing parts, particularly one with a snake towards the end of the movie. This movie will not be to everyone's liking, but there are lessons to be gleaned from it, if you care to watch it. This is not a movie to watch just for entertainment. If sad movies leave you feeling depressed, you shouldn't watch this one. Pray and ask the Lord.


I Feel Coke, I Like Coke () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


I For Icarus () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


I Love You Alice B. Toklas () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


I Love You To Death (1990) - NIX
Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


I Spy (2002) - JR
Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson

Summary: Action comedy. A professional boxer is teamed up with a U.S. government agent to recover a missing jet.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This isn't a "great" movie, but it's fine to watch for entertainment--a spoof on spies and spy movies. It isn't as funny as you might expect, given such funny subject matter and funny actors, but it has its moments. It's somewhat mediocre as far as the quality of production and the script. The humor is generally wholesome, which is nice.

There's not a lot of message or depth to it, but you can see some good points in it about teamwork and learning to appreciate, value, and work with others' strengths and styles, even if they're very different from your own.


I Want To Keep My Baby () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


I'll Do Anything (1994) - NIX
Nick Nolte, Al Brooks

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


I'll Remember April (1999) - JETT
Pat Morita, Trevor Morgan, Haley Joel Osment

Summary: Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him. [Editor's note: This movie would be suitable for some OCs, but parents would want to preview and pray about it first.]

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sweet movie, with good lessons on love and understanding, and loving your enemies. It teaches that war is hard on everyone on all sides. War is just a sad thing for everyone, and no one really wins in the end.

It does have a slightly pro-American stance throughout that needs to be powwowed with the kids, but the overall message of the movie is that everybody of every race needs love and is important in My eyes.

There is a bit of foul language in the beginning of the movie especially, used by the four boys, so that's something to watch out for. Of course, they were just trying to be tough and imitate the grown-ups they'd heard, but it's not very pleasant to hear some of the ways they speak to each other.

The attitudes of the parents, just letting their children come and go and run wild as they pleased, would also have to be explained. Back then, it was quite common for kids to ride their bikes around town after school, as everything was safe—traffic went slower, there weren't dangerous people around, and kids were more mature and didn't really get into as much trouble. Nowadays, of course, it's very dangerous for kids to just go off alone like that. This point can be explained as pertaining to that period in history.

Another aspect of the boys' behavior that wasn't exemplary was that they were independent and secretive about something that should have been shared with their parents. They took a lot of risks, putting themselves in danger. I wish for My children to be open and honest with their parents and shepherds, so this aspect should be brought out and discussed as well.


I.Q. (1994) - JR
Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau

Summary: Romantic comedy, set in the 1950s, about a garage mechanic who falls in love with a customer and gets some unusual match-making help from her uncle--Albert Einstein! Fictional role of Einstein and use of deception would be good to discuss.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ice Age (2002) - OTHER
Animated, voices of Ray Romano and John Leguizamo

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is fairly typical of a lot of the material that is produced for children these days. Children's expectations and appetites have changed, to where they're no longer satisfied or content to enjoy pure and simple entertainment; they need more in order to make them happy. The producers of this movie geared the tone and presentation towards the general appetite of the world today. They did their best to weave in a good message, but they felt they had to sugarcoat it with a lot of junk in order to make it sell well and make it a hit. But just because that's what the world desires, or even what your own children might desire, doesn't mean that that's what's good for them.

This movie has so much of the world in it that I would not recommend it for young children. There is sarcasm and foul humor and foul language, and these things are not appropriate for My children to be exposed to. It does have a sweet ending, and portrays some good "examples" in its characters, like the message of laying down your life for another, and learning to care for others and work together. But there's so much that comes before the good lesson, that it's not worth it for kids to wade through the muck in order to pick out the one bit of nutrition. What they would remember most--much more than the lesson--are the witty lines, cutting remarks, dirty humor, and attitudes of the world, which I would rather spare them from.

If parents are considering showing it to their children or JETTs, they should certainly preview it first, pray and ask Me about it, and take into consideration the different flaws of the movie--the foolishness, sarcasm, wrong attitudes, and the false evolutionary premise--and they should be sure to pow-wow these things with their children. It certainly is not one for repeated viewing.

If adults want to watch this because they really enjoy animation, I trust that they will pray before and afterwards, and can enjoy the entertainment if they choose the good and eschew the evil. With the life experience you have as an adult, you can look at the characters in an animation like this and see beyond the sarcasm and foolishness and catch the depth, the feelings, the give and take, relate to the "human nature" quirks they portray, etc., and it provides some good laughs. However, children see things on a more simple level. Even many young people who should be mature enough to handle something like this would fall into mimicking some of the comments and attitudes, so I don't give an across-the-board permission to view this movie.


Ice Castles (1979) - JETT
Lynn-Holly Johnson, Robby Benson

Summary: Drama/character study about a successful figure skater who is blinded by a freak accident. Lessons on humility and overcoming obstacles.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ideal Husband, An (1999) - JR
Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett

Summary: Romantic comedy/character study set among the London aristocracy of the 1890s. Based on the play by Oscar Wilde. A fun and insightful combination of wit, intrigue and romance.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) Ideal Husband is well acted, cleverly written and not without its lessons for those involved in any type of relationship. Though portrayed in a light and humorous manner, the situations these people find themselves in are very real-the temptations, the choices and the consequences they can have. But even more real is the power you have through prayer and seeking Me to give you the answers to problems that arise.
Those who have been hurt or who have hurt those they love through dishonesty will relate and draw lessons from this movie. The characters are not role models by any means, but on the overall it's edifying and worth watching. (End of message from Jesus.)


Idle Hands (1999) - NIX
Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Vivica A. Fox

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) I don’t wish for My children to partake of viewing horror films such as this. It can only pollute your spirit.


If the Shoe Fits (1993) - JETT
JenniferGrey, Rob Lowe

Summary: Modern-day Cinderella-type story. A fashion designer down on his luck is searching for a "new look" and a young aspiring designer is trying to market her creations. Sweet story with lessons of love.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ike: The War Years (1978) - JETT
Robert Duvall, Lee Remick

Summary: Two-part mini-series about U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his role as Supreme Commander of Allied troops in Europe during WW2. Good character studies and lessons on the duty and sacrifice of leadership.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Il Postino (1994) - JR
Massimo Troisi, Phillippe Noiret

Summary: Touching drama/character study about a simple postman who finds inspiration in poetry and faith for romance through a friendship with the exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Italian movie with English subtitles. Excellent acting and good lessons on how people can be affected by those they look up to. Slow-moving.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Image, The (1990) - NIX
Albert Finney, John Mahoney

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Immediate Family (1989) - JR
James Woods, Glenn Close

Summary: Touching drama about a couple who desperately want a child, and their plan to adopt the baby of a pregnant teen. Shows what its like for System teens to have the responsibility of pregnancy and children, without the help of family or friends. Good Pro-Life, anti-abortion message.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Immortal Beloved (1994) - JR
Gary Oldman, Isabella Rossellini

Summary: Historical fiction set after the death of Beethoven, involving his confidante's search for the "immortal beloved" addressed by Beethoven in a passionate letter. Lessons on communication.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Importance of Being Earnest, The (2002) - JR
Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon

Summary: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym (Earnest) on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is fun, entertaining, and excellently done. It is refreshing in that there is no foul language or violence. Apart from some mildly deceptive behavior on the part of some of the characters, there isn't much that is objectionable in this film. It's not something by which to base relationships on, of course, as it's based on a fanciful approach on love and life.

Oscar Wilde was a master of the spoof! He was not an admirable person in himself, but the wordings and the nuances and the suggestions--all intended to make fun of the traditions of the era in which he lived--were priceless. The movie is embellished quite a bit from the original manuscript, but in any case it is enjoyable entertainment.

The only thing that is lacking is a deep theme. But in actuality, the theme of the shallowness and frivolity of the rich is well brought out. The need for sincerity and the difficulty in finding it is also brought out.


In and Out (1998) - NIX
Kevin Kline

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


In Dreams (1998) - NIX
Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr.

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is a little taste of Hell, the torment of mind and body that befalls the twisted souls who choose to embrace darkness rather than light. It presents its picture of hopelessness and complete despair, a lost child of darkness caught in the clutches of evil with no hope of escape but the final death of the body. Those who are wise will shun this movie, for there is nothing therein to minister hope or encouragement or inspiration or edification. It is a dark, depressing look at evil close-up, and is not worth taking your time for.


In His Life: The John Lennon Story (2000) - JR
Philip McQuillan, Blair Brown

Summary: A film about the early life of the rock musician and his burgeoning career as a member of the Beatles.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is based on the history of a tremendous success story. It gives you a good glimpse into the early times of the Beatles, and the struggles and obstacles they were faced with. It's a watchable movie with some good lessons and some enjoyable music. There is not much in the way of violence or bad language, at least by comparison to today's Hollywood action films.

The story takes you into the lives of all the Beatles and their relationship and how they came together, but it mainly focuses on John Lennon's troubled youth. It gives a view of his darker or harsher characteristics, mixed with what the public was allowed to see. This helps make the film a fairly balanced portrayal of how the group truly interacted.

The Beatles were one of the first counterculture icons, and were used to herald a new era in music as well as society in general. As I once said, they were used to voice the cry of their generation. The Lord used them at that time in history, to usher in the hippie movement that the Family was born in. They were definitely a significant group that made a significant mark, so this glimpse into their history would be of interest to the Family.


In Love and War (1997) - JR
Chris O'Donnell, Sandra Bullock

Summary: Historical romance recounting the relationship between 18-year-old Ernest Hemingway, and a Red Cross nurse in Italy during WWI. Clear portrayal of the fruits of bitterness and pride. Beware of a few gory battle scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


In Love And War () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


In Praise Of Older Women () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


In Pursuit of Honor (1995) - JETT
Don Johnson, Craig Sheffer, Gabrielle Anwar

Summary: Drama loosely based on a 1935 incident when US soldiers were ordered to destroy hundreds of horses as part of the army's modernization program. Beware of the graphic horse-shooting scene. Fighter-type movie with good points to discuss on the balance between obedience to trust and follow the new methods and going to a higher authority when you feel something is wrong; also good lessons on teamworking between older and younger generations. Lots of good discussion points!

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


In Search of the Castaways (1962) - MC
Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier

Summary: Action-filled Disney movie based on Jules Verne novel, about children in search of their father. Very unrealistic in parts! Caution about the portrayal of a "crazy" prisoner who quotes the Bible. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


In the Name of the Father (1993) - JR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson

Summary: Story of the "Guildford Four"--four Irish hippies who were falsely accused of being IRA agents, and sentenced to life imprisonment for bombing a pub in Guildford, London, in 1973. Well-acted and realistic portrayal of England in the early 70s, as well as life in prison (both good pow-wow topics). Good expos of the corruption of the judicial system. Very intense--too much so perhaps for some younger teens--but has a good ending. Definitely needs pow-wowing, especially the problems in the relationship between the father and son, and how life in prison would be quite different for us, as we have the Lord. Rough language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


In The Time Of The Butterflies (2001) - SR
Salma Hayek, Edward James Olmos

Summary: Drama about four sisters in the Dominican Republic, who became political activists against their corrupt dictator in the '50s and '60s. Based on a novel by Julia Alvarez about the Minalta sisters, who in real life became known as "Las Mariposas" for their heroic efforts in the underground resistance.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I love to watch these true-to-life stories about real people, fighters who are willing to pay whatever price is necessary in order to live according to their convictions, rather than compromise with the System and the Devil for mere pleasure, wealth, convenience, security or comfort. This is a touching story, based on the lives of these very brave sisters--"The Butterflies."

This movie isn't for the fainthearted, as it depicts what it was like to live at the time of this brutal and cruel dictatorship, and the atrocious conditions the people of that country were subjected to. There are prison scenes and some graphic violence, along with one dramatic torture scene. It might be shocking for some that these things happened, as it has not been widely published. But things like this happen in many places around the world with few people knowing or caring.

Pray and go into this movie with full faith that the Lord is able to see you through anything and will bring you out victoriously. You have nothing to worry about and you need not fear persecution, as He will never leave or forsake you.

The movie is based on a fictional novel, rather than a fully factual account of what took place, but the spirit of conviction and courage prevails.

Like I always taught, it's the rich, the sons and daughters of the wealthy, the intellectuals, who have what it takes to organize and carry out a revolution. Although the message of hope must reach the ears and hearts of the poor and the suffering, it's the upper classes, the well off and educated, who must take it to them.

Go to the rich and the educated. Preach to their hearts with boldness and conviction. Give them the peace and the answers that they need and are desperately searching for. On the outside, they may come across as self-sufficient, unbelieving and proud, but in their hearts, many of them are crying out for real purpose in life, and a sense of worth that only the Lord and His service can give them.


In Your Wildest Dreams (1991) - OC
Trevor Black, Lise Wilburn

Summary: High school senior Mark Andrews thinks his wildest dreams have come true when he uses the wrong computer to make a simulated stock purchase and accidentally makes a million dollars.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Overall this is a good movie with a good message, including good lessons about priorities in life, making the right decisions, about honesty and not taking advantage of others' mistakes.

This movie could also be turned into a good class about the economy, stock market, shares, insider trading, etc. It's good for young people to be up to date on this topic so they can know what's going on and can converse on this subject with others if necessary.

One thing that would be good to discuss is the emphasis that is put on going to a fancy college, as well as finding a good job and making money. This fellow is not serving Me, like kids in the Family are, but as a typical Systemite, is trying to make a life for himself.

It's a sweet movie, and it shows how being honest and doing what is right is better than being rich or famous. It is always better to do what is right and what My Spirit tells you to do.


Incognito (1997) - JR
Jason Patric, Irene Jacob

Summary: Drama about an expert art forger who is hired to paint a fake Rembrandt, and runs into unforeseen complications along the way.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) Oh, the tangled lives that those who are not in My fold oft lead! This poor young man, though talented and anointed, had no faith and he led a confused and fearful life, content to hide behind the works of others. Pray for these poor people who know not the faith that I have to offer. They struggle to find confidence in themselves, all the while never realizing that they can gain confidence by faith in Me which will in turn give them faith and confidence in what I have made them.
Though this movie was mostly for entertainment, there were good lessons of honesty and having faith in people. What a little faith can kindle in some people's hearts! Sometimes you have to take the plunge and make a decision of faith even when it seems that there's an easier way out. It was this burst of faith that set him free from the bondage of the false sense of security that bound him to hide behind others for so long. But pray, My children, pray for these poor lost and confused souls that they might find Me, that they might find truth. (End of message from Jesus.)


Incredible Journey, the (1963) - ALL
Emile Genest, Tommy Tweed

Summary: Walt Disney movie about two dogs and a cat who travel a great distance to return home

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Incredible Rocky Mountain Race () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Indecent Proposal, the (1993) - YA
Robert Redford, Demi Moore

Summary: Drama about a couple who, when faced with severe financial difficulties, decide to take up a billionaires offer of a night with the wife in exchange for a million dollars. Good lessons on the dangers of jealousy. The movie is controversial because of its portrayal of "sharing" outside of marriage as something that is doomed to fail. Its good to bear in mind that this is an attempt to "share" for the wrong reasons by people who dont have the Lords Love and the unselfishness He gives and who are motivated by money. It makes you thankful for the love and grace the Lord has given us in the Family, whereby we can freely love one another and help fill each others physical needs.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Independence Day (1996) - JETT
Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Will Smith

Summary: Sci-fi action movie, with lots of hi-tech special effects, about an alien attack on the United States. Some pro-American and "one world" hype. Sensitive viewers should be mindful of the scene with the alien in the lab operating room. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Indian in the Cupboard (1995) - MC
Hal Scardino, Litefoot

Summary: Fantasy story about a young boy who receives for his birthday a magical cupboard which turns toys into real people and things. You can explain to the children beforehand that it is only a make-believe story, and of course not true.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) - SR
James Woods

Summary: Well-documented dramatization of the 1984-1989 trial of a California preschool director and staff who were accused of abusing the children in their care. Good fighter movie and powerful System exposé. Parallels can also be drawn to persecution and similar allegations brought against the Family. Could be accompanied by a study of MLs and Home Educators covering these issues.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Indochine (1992) - JR
Catherine Denueve, Vincent Perez

Summary: Historical drama set in French Indochina in the 1930s, spanning the life of a wealthy French landowner, her adopted Indochinese daughter, and the heart-wrenching changes they go through. The movie is in French, with subtitles. Although some found it slow-moving, it is a good look at the tumult of life in that part of the world, rich with color, detail, emotional intrigue, and an interesting story line.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Infinity (1996) - JR
Matthew Broderick, PatriciaArquette

Summary: Love story/character study about Richard Feynman, a scientist involved in developing the atomic bomb. The movie centers on his earlier life, when he was courting his wife.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Inherit The Wind (1999) - NIX
Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott

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Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) Avoid the devoid--this is mockery of the Lord and His people and His Word. Pass by this pool, for the waters here are not good to drink. Their names are doubt and disputation, confusion and mockery.


Inn of the Sixth Happiness, the (1958) - OC
Ingrid Bergman, Curt Jurgens

Summary: Inspiring true story of Gladys Aylward, a missionary in China in the 1930s, and how she leads some children on a dangerous journey through enemy territory. Lots of lessons on faith and perseverance. Pow-wow how hard times and sacrifices are good for us and help mature us. Good examples of bellwether older children helping the younger ones. Some war scenes may need fast forwarding.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Innocent Man, An () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Innocent, The (1995) - NIX
Campbell Scott, Isabella Rossellini, Anthony Hopkins

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Innocents, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Inside Moves (1980) - JR
David Morse, John Savage

Summary: The story of two young cripples and their band of friends who all share different imperfections and handicaps, and the close bond of friendship between them. Although a little sad in parts, still good lessons on unity, friendship, and the real handicaps in life of spirit and attitude. Beware of the graphic opening scene of attempted suicide.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Insider, The (1999) - JR
Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

Summary: Thought-provoking drama centering around CBS' investigation of big tobacco in the early 1990s. Provides interesting insight into the media and legal worlds and their workings, though it may be an amplified and not a totally accurate portrayal of what occurred.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) It is a well done movie that exposes the power that some companies have and how that power corrupts not only the companies themselves, but others that can be easily bought off. It also shows what one man, Dr. Wigand, went through for the truth to be known about the dangers of smoking. He paid the price as far as the world goes, but he made the right decision. This movie aptly portrays the verse, "For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" The champions of truth will win in the end, even if they are not received as such in this world. (End of message from Jesus.)


Insomnia (2002) - OTHER
Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

Summary: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to an Alaskan town--where the sun doesn't set--to investigate the murder of a local teen girl.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a heavy movie. It is interesting and suspenseful, and some would get good things out of it. However, it's also a little dark and it has some repeated unpleasant scenes, as well as some graphic descriptions of murders and abuse, and a glimpse into a very deranged mind.

While it does not show graphic violence, it portrays images that make it real and apparent. It's not appropriate for those who are troubled by violence, in particular violence against women. What is worthwhile about this movie is the message about compromise, honesty, and the bad fruits of covering up. It's a movie with an intense plot, but a bit disheartening. However, it clearly shows how futile it is to take something into one's own hands, no matter how "good" the motives seem to be.


Inspectors, The (1998) - JETT
Louis Gossett Jr., Jonathan Silverman

Summary: Suspenseful drama based on true events, following the case of a mysterious mail bomber in a quiet town. Beware of a graphic autopsy scene.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a pretty interesting movie. There's not a lot to it in the way of message or lessons, but it's got an interesting, intriguing plot without all the gratuitous violence that you so often get in action movies these days. Overall it's a fine movie to watch if you're in the mood for a little suspense. There are some good examples of what not to do in there, and I'm sure you can find little jewels here and there, but mostly it's an “entertainment only” type movie. Make sure you're prayed up, and then you can go ahead. (End of message from Dad)


Instinct (1999) - SR
Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland

Summary: Drama/character study about a young psychologist who is assigned to assess and write a report about a man who spent two years alone in the African jungles before being found and returned to the United States.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) Truths that can be drawn from this movie:
It shows the bestiality of man, and how heartless many have become.
It exposes the System and how they seek to control people's bodies, minds and lives.
It brings out the importance of letting your loved ones know how much they mean to you, and not ignoring relationships because of busy-ness.
It shows how, with determination and true concern for others, you can reach and learn to understand anyone. Nothing is impossible and no one is beyond help.
Many people in the System think they're free when they're really not.
Ungodly messages in this movie to beware of:
Cruelty to animals is not godly, but the fact is that I gave man dominion over animals, and this movie preaches against that.
There are subtle and obvious references to man evolving from animals that are, of course, false.
It misinterprets the meaning of freedom. This man did not know what true freedom was; he only knew what it wasn't.
This movie shows that the System is lousy, but what it promotes is not that much better, nor a true solution. (End of message from Jesus.)


Internal Affairs () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Intersection (1994) - NIX
Richard Gere, Sharon Stone

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Into the West (1993) - JR
Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin

Summary: Touching drama/adventure about two young Gypsy brothers in Ireland whose father, once a leading Gypsy (called a "traveler"), has settled down to a despondent life of drinking and eking out a living in the city following his wifes death. The young boys befriend a mysterious horse that takes them on an amazing adventure which changes their and their fathers lives. Realistic portrayal of Gypsies. This movie might be suitable for some JETTs, but only if certain points are well pow-wowed, such as the fathers mistreatment of his boys, the kids deceitful ways of begging/busking on the street, their running away from home and disregard for school, the mythological story that runs through the movie, and the spiritualistic ending. Since some children or young teens may tend to identify themselves with the Gypsies because of the story of Abrahim, it should be explained that modern-day Gypsies are not role models.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Inventing the Abbots (1997) - JR
Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Crudup, Liv Tyler

Summary: Love story/character study following three years in the lives of two families of teenagers in a small Midwestern U.S. town during the late 1950s. Lessons on love, forgiveness and sibling rivalry.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Invisible Circus (2001) - SR
Jordana Brewster, Cameron Diaz, Christopher Eccleston

Summary: A teenage girl travels to Paris in the 1970s trying to find out about her sister, who had died in mysterious circumstances.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie gives a good portrayal of what was happening in the late '60s and early '70s. It shows what happened to many of the seekers who didn't find Me. So many young people were seeking and looking for the truth, and trying to find something to live for that would really make a difference in the world situation. You see the sad fate of some who missed the true revolution and then became disillusioned with the phony one. The only real way to change the world and make a difference is to change people's hearts.

It's a true-to-life character study type of film. The story deals with suicide, so it won't be to everyone's liking and when praying about whether to view this movie, those who might be disturbed by such things should be sure to consider this point.


Invitation To Hell () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ipcress File, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Iris (2001) - SR
Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet

Summary: True story of the lifelong romance between British novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through to their old age and her developing Alzheimer's disease.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is well done and interesting, the way it switches from the young, freedom-loving, vibrant Iris, to the old Iris and her battle with Alzheimer's. The love between her and her husband is also very sweet. This is a true story and this woman actually existed, and realizing that this isn't just something that someone made up makes it more worthwhile. It will give you who are still young, or even middle aged, a heart for the battles of old age, and especially for those fighting such debilitating diseases as this. It's beautiful the way it ended with Iris quoting a Psalm about Me. She did believe in Me, for she believed in love, and I am love. You can go away from this movie with greater appreciation for your loved ones and personal situations.


Iron Giant, the (1999) - OC
Animated, voices of Jennifer Anniston and Harry Connick, Jr.

Summary: Sci-fi cartoon set in 1957 about a giant robot that falls from the sky and lands in a small American town. Lots of sweet lessons and points for discussion, but some bad attitudes by the main boy should be discussed with children.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a pretty wholesome movie overall. It's a bit of a paradox in a way, because it's hard to put a blanket rating on it, one straight comment that will fit across the board. It's a movie that in many ways is very wholesome, with a sweet message of love and self-sacrifice, of understanding and not judging others by your own prejudices. There are a whole lot of good lessons. But on the other side there are bad attitudes, which are not addressed as being wrong. They don't make up a great deal of the movie, but they are like little snakes in the grass.

So I would say a lot would depend on the situations and the people who would watch it. I would hate to say that the movie isn't watchable, because as I said, it's not only very entertaining but there's a lot of good in there. It's a fun, action-packed, lesson-filled movie. But the onus would be on the parents and teachers to make sure they're actively watching the movie with their kids [as well as asking the Lord if it's good to show to your particular children]--not just sitting back and rocking along, letting them soak in the small influences that the Enemy always tries to sneak in there.

That's true of any movie, really. You're not going to find a System movie that's 100% pure and wholesome, with no evil and muck that can be picked up on. If you go for a walk in the mud, you always stop and wash off your shoes before you go walk on the nice, clean carpet, don't you? So, once you go wading through the Enemy's muck--no matter how nice and appealing it might look or seem on the surface--you always need to have a good scrub-down afterwards. Have a good word of prayer, and pray and ask the Lord if there's anything in what you just saw that should be addressed, or discussed. Ask the kids to find the bad attitudes in the movie: What things did the little boy do that were naughty or wrong in some way? Discuss these with the kids, and then you'll find that you can make good mileage out of even these little negative things that could otherwise stick and cause problems.

I don't think that kids should watch this one on their own, and they shouldn't be watching it over and over again. I also don't think that small children should see it, because it could frighten them. They wouldn't understand what was happening and it wouldn't be good for them to see. But if you have responsible OCs who are Spirit-filled and can discern between right and wrong, and you have a good, prayerful shepherd watching it with them, then I think it will be a fun and enjoyable, entertaining experience for them. (End of message from Dad.)


Iron Will (1994) - OC
Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey

Summary: Captivating, exciting adventure/drama of a boy who enters a perilous 500-mile dog-sled race in order to save his fathers farm, with lessons on courage and perseverance. Based on a true story. Some scenes may need fast-forwarding for children, especially the drowning scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Is Paris Burning? () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Isadora () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


It Came from the Sky (1998) - SR
Christopher Lloyd, Yasmine Bleeth, John Ritter, JoBeth Williams

Summary: Drama/comedy. Donald Bridges and his wife Alice are an unhappy couple struggling with a tragic past, when a small plane mysteriously crash-lands on their roof. From the wreckage emerges an eccentric, wildly romantic couple—Texas millionaire Jarvis Moody and his vivacious girlfriend, Pepper Upper.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sweet story with a good message about love and rising above. Although of course it isn’t totally what you’d call “doctrinally sound,” and has some less than positive scenes, on the overall it’s good and uplifting. A little bit of love goes a long way. The movie is done in a simple setting and in a simple way, yet it brings out some powerful lessons of how I can work in the heart and spirit of ones who have been hardened by difficult trials.


It Could Happen to You (1994) - OC
Nicholas Cage, Bridget Fonda

Summary: Romantic comedy about a policeman who shares a lottery ticket with a waitress--little dreaming what the results will be! Sweet story with a good message, showing the true values in life, and that the greatest happiness comes from giving things away. Some characters and adult concepts will need explaining for younger children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


It Happened one Christmas (1977) - OC
Marlo Thomas, Wayne Rogers

Summary: Inspiring story of how angels supernaturally help to fight discouragement in one persons life. Good lessons on how much one person can do to help others. Based on the movie "Its a Wonderful Life."

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


It Happened one Night (1934) - OC
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

Summary: A newspaper reporter wins the heart of a brash runaway heiress by telling her the truth about her shallowness and selfish ways.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


It Takes Two (1995) - MC
Ashley, Mary-Kate Olsen, SteveGuttenberg, Kirstie Alley

Summary: Light-hearted comedy about two look-alike girls--an orphan and a millionaire's daughter--who switch places. Caution about bad language used by the girls in parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


It’s a Wonderful Life (1947) - OC
James Stewart, Donna Reed

Summary: Christmas classic about a man who gets discouraged, and an angel who shows him what life would have been like had he never been born. Good lessons on thankfulness and being content.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ivanhoe (1952) - OC
Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor

Summary: Classic movie following Sir Walter Scott's epic about life in England in the Middle Ages.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ivanhoe (1997) - JR
Steven Waddington, Susan Lynch, Ciaran Hinds

Summary: Five-hour miniseries based on the Sir Walter Scott tale of the noble Saxon knight Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe as he battles the minions of the scheming Prince John. Some scenes of graphic violence, in particular the fight at the end.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


J. Edgar Hoover () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jack (1996) - JETT
Robin Williams, Diane Lane

Summary: Comedy/drama about a ten-year-old boy who has a rare disease which causes him to age four times faster than normal. (This disease does not exist in real life.) Sweet lessons on compassion, sympathy and acceptance.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jack and Sarah (1995) - JR
Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis

Summary: Comedy/drama about a gruff businessman learning to cope and take care of his baby after his wife dies in childbirth, with a sweet portrayal of how a baby can change someone's life for the better. Could be suitable for some JETTs.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jack Frost (1998) - OC
Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston

Summary: Christmas film about a boy who discovers that his father who died in a car accident is still alive in the form of a snowman. Some System attitudes, including somewhat reckless behavior and a bit of bad language, will need explanation.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a touching movie with many good lessons, namely lessons on what the true values in life are. There are parts of this movie that I would have just as well done without, such as the foul language and the ugly American spirit displayed by the bullies, but by and large it has much more good in it than bad. Be there with your children as they view it and help them to take in the good and eschew the evil.


Jacob (1994) - YC
Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle

Summary: Another movie in the same series as "Abraham" and "Joseph," following the early life of the patriarch Jacob. A few slight deviations from Scripture, but overall an inspiring Biblical account. Beware of hyped-up childbirth scene, which young viewers may find disturbing. Some parts could be fast-forwarded according to audience maturity.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jacobs Ladder (1990) - NIX
Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981) - JR
Jaclyn Smith

Summary: Biography of Jackie Kennedy, from her childhood to JFKs assassination in 1963. Historical biography of a woman who was much publicized.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jagged Edge, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


James And The Giant Peach (1996) - NIX
Paul Terry

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jane Eyre (1996) - JR
William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Summary: Zefferelli adaptation of the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte. Drama/character study, with sweet lessons on love and overcoming obstacles.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


January Man () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jaws () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jefferson in Paris (1995) - JR
Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi

Summary: Historical drama about some little-known episodes of Thomas Jefferson's life during his stint as US ambassador to France, based in Paris just before the French Revolution. Could serve as a springboard for a discussion and study of that period in history and other prominent figures of the day portrayed in the film. A bit slow-moving for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jeremiah (1998) - JETT
Patrick Dempsey

Summary: Dramatization of the life of the Biblical prophet Jeremiah, who leaves his family and the woman he loves, in order to preach God's message in Jerusalem. Although he is persecuted and branded as a traitor for warning others of the destruction of the Holy City, he continues fearlessly with his mission. (Could be suitable for OCs, depending on the child. Parents or teachers should preview first, and possibly fast forward or at least be prepared for some unpleasant scenes.)

Prophecy: (Jeremiah:) I am flattered that someone made a movie about me and my ministry and my friends, Baruch and Ebed. The movie portrays the problems I had with my family and countrymen. The moviemakers attempt to show the political climate and the sad state of Judaism at that time. Of course, they added a few things and also left out others.

I was young when I started to prophesy, and many difficult things happened to me—persecution, sacrifices, injustice. Parts of my story, as with many Old Testament stories, are a bit too heavy for young children. Some of the murders and cruel acts are rather graphic—things which are strong meat.

There's lots that will need to be explained, talked about, and my actual story as told in the Bible should be read and looked over by those choosing to see it. If wisely talked about and explained, as well as any inaccuracies pointed out, it could be shown to those younger than JETTs. But for the most part, it's geared to an older audience.


Jeremiah Johnson () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jericho Mile, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jerry Maguire (1996) - JR
Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger

Summary: Romantic comedy about a hotshot sports agent struggling to make it in both his professional and private life. Deals with commitment and conviction, and the true values of life. Exposé on the big-money machine that drives the professional sports scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jersey Girl (2004) - SR
Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Summary: A top-of-his-game New York publicist has a "perfect life" with a beautiful wife and a baby on the way, when suddenly everything changes and his life is turned upside-down.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie with a simple plot about a man who learns deeper values in life and love--that of the importance of family and friends as opposed to fame and fortune. I like stories and testimonies where adversity teaches people lessons, matures them, and changes their values from shallowness to depth of character. Although the plot is predictable and it can tend to be a bit schmaltzy in places, it is laced with a sense of humor, and an openness concerning sex, which make it enjoyable. There's no violence or crime in the film, which is a plus.

As is usual with Hollywood, there are a couple of scenes to be cautious of. The delivery scene towards the beginning of the movie may be difficult for some to watch. It's traumatic, and young viewers should know that what happens at the birth is a rare occurrence, and one that is not to be expected. Another scene that is unfortunate is the enactment of parts of the Sweeney Todd play, which has a very gory element as the punch line at the end, and which is shown twice. But in spite of these elements, overall the movie is heartwarming.

The relationship between the dad and daughter is sweet. The dad lacks conviction when he gives in to his daughter's desire by giving her something that wouldn't morally or spiritually lead her in the right direction. The dad's instinct is right, but his lack of conviction overrules. This is a true portrayal of so many parents in the world today; because they have no true values in their own lives, they are at a loss in how to direct their children, and so they end up succumbing to pressures all around them.


Jesse (1988) - JR
Lee Remick, Scott Wilson

Summary: A sacrificial nurse in a community with no regular doctor is put on trial for practicing medicine without a license. Based on a true story. Good lessons on standing up for your convictions, not compromising, and fighting for your legal rights.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jesus (1999) - OC
Jeremy Sisto, Gary Oldman, Jacqueline Bisset

Summary: Made-for-TV epic about Jesus' life, focusing on His teachings as well as His relationships with Mary, Joseph, His apostles, persecutors, and Heavenly Father.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) What a beautiful movie! I inspired this movie and I'm happy with the results. The message portrayed is very special.--It's not only showing about My life and message, but in particular it focuses on the aspect of My life on Earth that I've been trying to communicate with you, My Family, about in recent years. It shows My human side, My longings, My heart, My feelings. It shows how real the Enemy's temptation was. It shows how great the spiritual battles were. It shows how monumental the choice and sacrifice that I made was.

It shows My personal love for My disciples, and My intimacy and friendship with them. It shows that I enjoyed Myself and liked to have fun. It shows I wasn't a stuffy, religious, holy man. It shows the freedom that I lived and showed and gave. It shows the freedom My disciples felt to talk to Me, to express anything they thought and felt.--Just like I want you to be with Me. It shows that I had a longing and need for love, and that I knew what it meant to love.

Of course it wasn't perfect. Historically it was slightly flawed in parts. The portrayal of Pilate, the governor, and his role in My crucifixion, is the one aspect that was most doctrinally “off.” That was the one thing where the producers missed it. Nevertheless, the Gospel is preached. The message of My love--My love for all mankind and My love for each individual--comes through loud and clear. You in My Family know the truth from the Word about the history of My life and death. You know who it was that motivated the people to kill Me. You can impart this knowledge to your young ones when you watch this movie, if they don't know already. Yet that is a minor element, and on the overall this movie is very wholesome and worthwhile.


Jesus () - ALL
Brian Deacon

Summary: Movie of Jesus life taken entirely from the Book of Luke. Beautiful portrayal of Jesus ministry, especially emphasizing His ministry of healing. Very good Salvation message at the end of the movie. Good to show friends, kings and contacts and for seminar-type programs. For OCs on down, fast forward healing the epileptic and Legion. Narrated by Alexander Scourby, starring Brian Deacon. Made in 1979 by the Genesis Project, and distributed by Campus Crusade. Available in many languages.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jesus Christ Superstar () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jesus of Nazareth (1976) - YC
Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey

Summary: Zeffirellis inspired movie of the life of Jesus portrayed with tremendous insight. Portions of the movie may be good for all.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


JFK (1992) - JR
Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek

Summary: True story of Jim Garrison, a New Orleans district attorney who re-opened the investigation of the Kennedy assassination and caused the government to re-examine the evidence and submit another report in 1978. Will need lots of pausing and careful explaining, as film is full of much detailed information about Kennedys assassination, not all of which is proven fact. Watch out for cursing and descriptive assassination scenes. Some characters portray homosexual behavior, scenes of which may be fast-forwarded, as they arent pertinent to the story line. For mature teens only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jigsaw Man, the (1984) - JR
Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Summary: Spy movie following a former British secret service agent who, after defecting to Russia, returns to England for one final mission.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jimmy Hollywood (1994) - NIX
Joe Pesci, Christian Slater

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jimmy Reardon () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Joan of Arc (1948) - JETT
Ingrid Bergman, Jose Ferrer

Summary: Story of Joan of Arc, who liberated France from the English. Watch out for gory battle scenes and scenes of burning at the stake.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Joan of Arc (1999) - JETT
Leelee Sobieski, Peter O'Toole, Olympia Dukakis

Summary: Three-hour mini-series following the life of Joan of Arc, from her preteen years until the time of her death.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) Praise the Lord, what a wonderful movie! What a powerful message! God bless those who put this together, it's really going to be a strength and encouragement to many. This is the type of feeding viewing that you can really just sit back and relax and enjoy. You don't have to worry about the System influences, the bad language, the garbage that the Enemy throws in, you can just be fed. It's wholesome entertainment, praise the Lord!--And it's a lot of fun as well. It shows that God's heroes are men and women with clay feet, but praise the Lord, we just do our best and He does the rest. Praise His name. Don't you love Him? I sure do! And I love you, too! Try to see this one, it's tremendous. (End of message from Dad.)


Joe Somebody (2001) - JR
Tim Allen, James Belushi

Summary: Light comedy. A "Joe Nobody" drifts to his dreary office job, sulks about his broken marriage and asks his 12-year-old daughter for advice. But this sad sack becomes a "Joe Somebody" after he is slapped to the ground in the office parking lot by a co-worker. After challenging him to a rematch, Joe gets respect around the office.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This film has a good moral and a fairly positive message overall--basically that it is better to stand up for what you know is right, whatever the cost, and that if that causes you to loses you friends, it's better to not have that type of friends. It was a bit of a shot at the American corporate culture and the dog-eat-dog world that it perpetuates. There was even a good message about ex-wives and husbands being loving and considerate of one another in order to help their kids they are responsible for. There was also a message about being yourself and not trying to be something that you are not.


Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) - JR
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

Summary: Joe, a hypochondriac, is trapped in a monotonous job when he gets news he may not have long to live. A stranger enters his life and presents him an offer he cant refuse! Shows futility and drudgery of worldly pursuits. Comedy.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


John Hus () - JETT

Summary: The true story of the 15th century Bohemian priest John Hus, who challenged the power and corruption and false doctrines within the Roman Catholic Church. Hus was burned at the stake for standing up for his convictions of the Truth of Gods Word and salvation by grace. Lessons on conviction, commitment and faith.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


John Q (2002) - SR
Denzel Washington, James Woods, Anne Heche

Summary: When a young boy suffers sudden heart failure, his parents rush him to the hospital to find they have insufficient insurance for a needed transplant. His father resorts to drastic measures in an attempt to get his son taken care of.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a heavy movie, and the producer meant to get a strong message across.--The message of rich vs. poor, the value of money in the world today, and how the have-nots are often at a great disadvantage. This movie pulls on the heartstrings because it shows the desperation and love of a mother and father toward their dying child, and the injustice of the way the System favors the rich over the poor.

This movie will be a little traumatic for some parents, as it forces you to put yourself in the place of this family, and you ask yourself what you would have done if you were in the same situation. You, My children, have a great advantage when it comes to matters of life and death, because you have Me, you have prayer, you have the power of the keys, you have faith in healing, and trust that your little ones are in My hands. But still, it is a heart-wrenching scenario, and fairly true to life for some in the world.

The underlying message is a good one, and though I would not lead My children to take matters into their own hands like this man does, it shows how the System leaves no recourse to those it shuns. This father had good intentions, a good motive, and he was doing all he did out of love for his son, even though it nearly drove him to the brink of insanity, and pushed him to do things he would have never otherwise considered. This happens to people in the System, when they realize that there are no other options, nowhere to turn, and that nobody really cares about them. Then they lash out and take matters into their own hands.

When man is led to believe that he has to save himself, then he will go to any means necessary to do so, such as this desperate father in this movie. It is pitiful, and millions of people face these same situations every day. Look around you in the world now--the terrorists, the criminals, many of them are the victims of a system that turned people away from Me. Pray for them that they may find Me, for only My love will last and only My “system” is the perfect one.

This movie is a good exposé of healthcare in the U.S., and as bad as that is, in many other countries the availability of medical assistance is far worse. There's a good business lesson in here, on not taking something for granted; to really read and study and ask questions when it comes to the fine print of insurance policies, contracts, credit card rules, etc.

Though this is a traumatic movie in many ways, it is a good movie.


John Wesley () - JETT

Summary: Wesley gives a powerful sermon in a church where many of the parishioners are skeptics, and people are "planted" in the audience to give him opposition. Good sample of how to handle an unruly audience.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Johnny Get Your Gun () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Johnny Mnemonic (1995) - NIX
Keanu Reaves

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Johnny Stecchino (1991) - JR
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Summary: A good-hearted but not very worldly-wise school bus driver finds himself in a series of unexpected situations and a victim of mistaken identity. (In Italian with English subtitles)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is cute, funny in parts, and while it doesn't have a lot of message, it is sweet and good for some laughs. It is a bit offbeat, but nonetheless fine to view for those who would like to see it. It's a simple story, and is simply made.


Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (2002) - MC
(Animated) Voices of Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer

Summary: When a vanload of Veggies on their way to a concert encounter some car trouble, they're stranded at an old, rundown restaurant. While waiting for a tow truck, they meet "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" who tell the children the story of Jonah and explain the nature of mercy and compassion.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) God bless those guys at "Big Idea" productions who put these Veggie Tales together! They got their "big idea" from Me, and I have caused it to prosper and grow and to gain a large following. And now they have a full-length movie all about My prophet Jonah! They're getting the message out to the children of the world, which is good. Of course, My kids in the Family are so far ahead and have so much more Bible knowledge than the System kids, that they're not going to really learn any major lessons from it that they don't already know. But just the same, it's a fun movie with cute songs and they will benefit from the points that were put across about kindness and compassion and My never-ending mercy--how I am truly a God of forgiveness and second chances.

The humor is good and gives people a good concept of simple, childlike Christianity. It even has a fair bit about prophecy, though not many outside the Family will pick up on it. They put it all too far in the past.

It enforces the good things. It's got good lessons in it and it's a cute twist to the Jonah story. Some good points and lessons can be brought out. Younger kids could probably watch it, if prayed about. There may be parts that need explaining to a younger audience.


Joseph (1995) - ALL
Paul Mercurio, Ben Kingsley, Martin Landau

Summary: Well-made dramatization of the Old Testament story of Joseph and his brothers. Follows the Bible quite accurately. Please preview before showing to young children, as certain parts will need explanations or fast-forwarding.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Joseph And Mary () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) - MC
Animation, voices of Ben Affleck, Judith Light, Mark Hamill

Summary: Inspiring, beautifully animated story of the life of Joseph.

(Note: A few liberties have been taken by the script writer, such as the addition of a love interest, and also a scene that shows Potiphar sparing Joseph’s life because his wife asks him to, confirming that Potiphar realized his wife was lying and that he knew Joseph was really innocent. These and other discrepancies may be pointed out to your children as you're watching the movie.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Here's an uplifting account of one of the more well-known Bible stories, that will do you good to view. Take time to go over with the children the places where the movie strays from the full truth in the Scriptures. And then let the movie speak for itself about pride, gifts, and the humblings I take man through to make My gifts to him able to come forth in My full glory.


Josephine Baker Story, the (1991) - JR
Lynn Whitfield, Ruben Blades

Summary: True story of a poor Black girls rise to fame as a dancer and singer in Paris in the 20s and 30s. Her courageous fight for equality of minority groups and her love for children are commendable and gained her respect in her later years.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Joshua (2002) - JR
Tony Goldwyn, F. Murray Abraham

Summary: A stranger comes to a small, sleepy town and starts changing things. While not entirely allegorical of the life of Christ, the story touches on many basic Christian principles.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) There are so many movies about the wrong things, the wrong attitudes and beliefs, that it's good to have a movie about Me, about neighborly love, belief in miracles, and forgiveness. It will make believers and non-believers think about Me, and about how love goes a very long way to influence and change lives.

Although not completely correct doctrinally, this movie is an attempt to share My message, and I am thankful for it. There are Christians out there who are trying to get the message out the best they can, and this is the way they chose.

This is a good example of the kind of movies that Christians are beginning to produce and market; it is the movie equivalent of the music that the same Christians have been putting out for some years now. It's pretty weak, but at least they're trying to do something to help further the Gospel. The counsel I gave you about brackish Christian music in the "Three Wells Prophecy" [ML #3022] also applies to the new genre of Christian movies, of which Joshua is a prime example. It's fine for the Family to watch a few of these movies to see what other Christians are putting out, but this one is not worthy of repeated viewing.

So many times you watch a movie and go away thinking how much better off the characters would have been if they could have found Me and let Me help them with their problems. Well, in this movie they do. The main messages of My love for My children and how I accept and work with each one according to their need and where they're at, are very clear. The makers of this film show Me being able to relate to and help everyone, regardless of who they are, what their problems are, or how they practice their religion.

This movie is also a peek into the future for the Family and your use of the gift of miracles. I have said you would raise the dead and heal the sick through the power of the keys. It's an interesting portrayal of how miracles like that could happen in your everyday life.


Josie and the Pussycats (2001) - JR
Rachel Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Parker Posey

Summary: Comedy about a girls’ rock band who wants to make it to the top. They find themselves working as pawns for the record industry, which is attempting to use them to send subliminal messages through their music. Somewhat of a spoof of the modern media industry.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It’s a cute movie, and shows there is more behind the trends and all that goes on in the world that surrounds you. It’s done in a foolish way, but when you think about it, there is so much that goes on to lure the multitude into following this way or that, buying this and that, and just wanting to maintain a system lifestyle, with all the new gadgetry, and so forth. There is also much more to the music scene than meets the eye. Though this movie is a bit exaggerated, much is done behind the scenes that you never hear of. There is so much manipulation. It’s a rough life for those who are sold out to doing things the System’s way. All is not as it appears.


Journey of Natty Gann, the (1985) - JETT
Meredith Salenger, John Cusack

Summary: Story of a girls journey to find her father during the Depression. A bit intense in parts. The difference between how the girls father left her behind to make a living and how our parents sometimes may need to be apart from their children in order to do the Lords work should be pow-wowed.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) - OC
James Mason, Pat Boone

Summary: Fun adventure based on the novel by Jules Verne of the daring expedition to the Earth's center. Contains some evolutionary themes which could be explained to children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Journey, the (1959) - JETT
Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr

Summary: Adventure movie about people fleeing the Hungarian Revolution in the 1950s. Good lessons on love and sacrifice. D: "Edifying and inspiring!"

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Joy Luck Club, the (1993) - YA
Tamlyn Tomita, Ming-Na Wen

Summary: Dramatic and sometimes depressing character study of four Chinese women and their traumatic experiences during the Communist take over in China, and their relationship with their daughters who were born after they fled to the U.S. Has a feminist slant. This movie may not be to everyones liking and sensitive viewers may want to forego it. Those who have a ministry to the Chinese may be interested in this movie, for the insights into the culture and history of the Chinese.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Judas Kiss (1998) - NIX
Simon Baker-Denny, Gil Bellows

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Judas Project, The (1994) - NIX
John Obanion

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jude (1997) - NIX
Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Judgement At Nuremberg () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Julian Po [a.k.a. "The Tears of Julian Po"] (1997) - NIX
Christian Slater, Robin Tunney

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Julius Caesar (1970) - JR
John Gielgud, Charlton Heston

Summary: Film version of Shakespeares play. Drama of Caesars assassination and the resultant power struggle. Although the script is straight Shakespeare, the delivery is quite easy to understand compared to other films of Shakespeares plays (such as Henry V or The Merchant of Venice). A bit slow-moving, but interesting history. Watch out for the gruesome assassination scene

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jumping Jack Flash () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jungle Book 2, The (2003) - YC
Animated, voices of Haley Joel Osment, John Goodman

Summary: Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a good kids' movie with a sweet spirit. The original movie was good and this is a well-done sequel. Of course, to make it appeal to a modern-day audience they had to add in a lot more action and a few more tiger scenes, and parents may need to fast forward those parts for young children. There are some things that need to be explained--such as Mowgli's dislike of rules and work and things that are just part of normal life. This is something that shouldn't just be overlooked, but should be addressed and talked about a little with children who watch it. You might even want to do a Word study about that either before or after watching this.


Jungle Book, the (1967) - YC
Animation

Summary: Walt Disney animated movie of the Rudyard Kipling classic story about a boy raised by wolves. May not be suitable for children with tendencies towards foolishness. Movie should not be watched repeatedly.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jungle Book, The (1994) - JETT
Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes

Summary: Adventurous, fanciful movie version of the classic tale of the jungle boy who is brought back to civilization by the daughter of a British regiment officer, and involving the mysterious lost treasure city. Light entertainment, but beware of some violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jungle to Jungle (1997) - OC
Tim Allen, Sam Huntington

Summary: Comedy about a New York stockbroker obsessed with work, who discovers he has a son who has grown up in the Amazon jungle -- and brings him back to the big city. Beware of some native rituals.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Junior (1994) - JETT
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson

Summary: Comedy about two scientists who make a desperate attempt to continue development of a new pregnancy drug -- by experimenting on one of them. Light entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jurassic Park (1993) - JR
Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum

Summary: Sci-fi action thriller based on the novel by Michael Crichton, about a dinosaur park off the coast of Central America whose cloned living dinosaurs get loose and go on a rampage. The movie is entertainment only and we of course don't agree with the less than subtle pro-evolution slant. Beware of occasional scenes of graphic violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Jurassic Park III (2001) - JR
Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni

Summary: At the request of a couple seeking adventure and promising financial support, scientist Dr. Alan Grant reluctantly returns to the dinosaur-inhabited islands of Central America, where surprise and danger await.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an “entertainment only” movie. There are no significant lessons, but some will find that it is exciting and the portrayal of the dinosaurs is the most striking and interesting yet. The violence has also been toned down slightly as compared to the other movies in the series.


Just Cause (1995) - NIX
Sean Connery, Lawrence Fishburne

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Just Visiting (2001) - JETT
Jean Reno, Christina Applegate

Summary: Comedy about a French nobleman and his servant who suddenly find themselves thrust from the 12th to the 21st century and must then find their way back home with the help of his future descendent.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is one of those that’s “entertainment only.” It doesn’t have deep lessons, although it does bring out that greed, selfishness, cruelty and prejudice are wrong. It is light and humorous, and has a touching side to it as well. It’s very exaggerated, has some vulgar humor, and is way beyond unrealistic--it’s fantasy--but it’s fun if you’re in the mood for that sort of thing.


K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) - JR
Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

Summary: Intense drama loosely based on a real-life incident when a crew of Soviet military men faced a nuclear disaster in 1961.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a serious movie about a serious time during the Cold War. It's not a war movie, but in a lot of ways it is like one. It's a very well-acted movie. The events in this movie didn't happen exactly the way the film is presenting them, but something similar to this did happen. There is a lot to be learned from the situations these men faced.

This movie is one of value. It has lessons in obedience, teamwork, people handling, true values, leadership, sacrifice, and what it means to give your life for a cause. It brings out the difference in two styles of leadership, how both have their benefits and together they lead to the forming and molding of a crew into a real united team.

It takes you through various emotions, ups and downs, and there is some suspense and tension. There are also some rather heavy scenes that might stay with some people in the form of bad pictures. But those scenes are easy to see coming and people can close their eyes if they are affected in that way.

I would recommend this movie to Family members who enjoy a more sober type of film. The lessons are clear. It's pretty obvious when people make the right decisions, and yet it keeps you guessing and has some plot turns along the way.


K-2 (1992) - JETT
Michael Biehn, Matt Craven

Summary: Based on a true story of a brash lawyer and his gentle physics-professor friend, and their attempt to climb K-2, which is considered to be the worlds steepest and most remote mountain, situated in the Himalayas. Lessons on selfishness and self-sacrifice. Happy ending, despite many battles and misfortunes along the way. Some tense scenes; magnificent scenery; watch out for bad language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


K-9 (1989) - JR
James Belushi, Mel Harris

Summary: Comedy about a cop who teams up with a police dog to crack a drug case. Light entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


K-PAX (2001) - JR
Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

Summary: Intriguing drama about a man in a psychiatric institution, with no apparent past, who claims to be from another planet.

Prophecy: (Dad:) Earth is like an alien planet to us. We are the children of light, and Earth is not our home. We are just passing through this place of hurt and pain, confusion, loneliness and heartbreak. Earth is like one big nuthouse full of crazy people who need a touch of Heaven, a touch of love, a touch of understanding.

This movie does have its tragic and troubling parts, but that’s life. Overall, though, the message of the movie and its portrayal of events and characters is positive. I think you will find it feeding and uplifting if you pray and view it through the eyes of the spirit.

This movie spoofs the psychiatric system in general, and yet also shows that there are doctors and psychiatrists who really do have a love for their patients and want to help them, like the doctor in this movie—though there was precious little he could do. It also showed the foolishness of mankind in general, and how often people neglect the things and people that they claim are most important to them.

This movie draws an interesting parallel to the Lord and His time on this insane earth. Though He looked like those around Him, people couldn't shake the feeling that there was something different about Him. He somehow managed to help others, and often employed unconventional methods. You'll also find some interesting discussions that resemble what I taught you about heavenly bodies of light and transportation in the spirit world. Of course, it's not sound doctrine, but it might whet your appetite enough to make you pull out the Letters I wrote on the subject.

It gets you thinking about those in the world and how many are such Flatlanders that refuse to even believe in the possibility of other beings on other planets—much less the afterlife and Heaven. It should really stir you up to witness and share with others about Heaven and the spirit world and the truth that we have about life beyond Earth. So many are interested in these controversial issues; there's such a fascination for aliens and UFOs and all the rest. Most people have a part of their heart that wants to believe or is at least interested. Of course, there are many Flatlanders in the world that just won't be convinced no matter how much you try, because they've got their minds made up. But there's a whole crop of people whose minds are open and searching for the truth—and the truth will set them free and start to heal them, like the parallel in the movie.


Karate Kid () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Karate Kid 2 () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Karen Carpenter Story, the (1989) - JETT
Cynthia Gibb, Mitchell Anderson

Summary: Drama following the life story of Karen Carpenter, the popular star of the music group The Carpenters, and her struggle with drugs and anorexia.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Kate and Leopold (2001) - JETT
Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman

Summary: Romantic comedy. The third Duke of Albany travels through time from the New York of 1876 and arrives in modern-day New York.

Prophecy:

(Jesus:) This is a fun, uplifting movie about love-a more innocent and pure love than most know today. It's a movie about love that comes to pass through consideration and respect for people in general. It's love from the past, from an age when children were still taught to behave with decency and have respect for others. The same love exists today, but is so hard to find, due to so many trying to be so many things other than just respectful of others.

It's the love that everyone is looking for and wanting, but they just don't know how to find it anymore. If they would just stop, look, and listen to My still, small voice, they would find the keys are right at hand: Show love, and you'll be shown love; give love and you'll receive love; treat others with respect and you'll be respected; tell them they are beautiful and they will be beautiful. Love is My creative power, and when you show love, you are allowing My creative power to come into lives, which transforms and can make something out of nothing.

Learning to love someone completely usually requires letting go of the walls that one tries to protect his or her heart with. But there is magic in love that melts away the uncertainty and the feeling of being unlovable. Love has a power to it that goes contrary to logic, as is shown in this movie.

It brings out the importance of chivalry and good manners in a world where these things have been lost over time. It's a good reminder to go slow and enjoy life and not get caught up in the rat race, which is System life today.


Katherine () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Kavik the Wolf Dog (1980) - YC
Ronnie Cox, John Ireland

Summary: Story about a brave sled dog who travels back to the boy he loves when a ruthless and wealthy man transports him from Alaska to Seattle. (Also known as "The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog.")

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Keeping The Faith (2000) - JR
Edward Norton, Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman

Summary: Comedy about two childhood friends, one who grows up to be a priest and the other a rabbi. Their lives become complicated when a female friend from grade school returns to their hometown and looks them up.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a funny, sweet, touching story. It really shows you how desperate people out there are to find love. All people, no matter what they do or what their positions are, still need love. It has good lessons on forgiveness and understanding, and also about theimportance of honesty.


Keeping the Promise (1997) - OC
Keith Carradine, Annette O'Toole, Brendan Fletcher

Summary: Adventure set in the mid-18th century. In the wilderness of Maine, 13-year-old Matt struggles to survive and keep a promise to protect his family's new homestead until his father can return with the rest of the family. To survive in the wilderness, he must learn to trust and work with the Penobscot Indians. (Note to parents: It mightbe possible to show this to MCs as well, after having previewed to check for parts that might need explaining or fast-forwarding.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an uplifting movie. It has good morals, good attitudes, and depicts life as it is with both its joys and difficult times.It has a lot of good lessons that would be relatable to kids and help them to appreciate their blessings. My children have so many blessings that it's easy for them to take the things they have for granted, but seeing this boy's sample of surviving out in the wilderness on his own will give them something to think about. It also has good lessons on growing up and maturing, on showing love and forgiveness, on being honest and true. There are many good principles brought out in this movie.


Kennedy () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Key Largo () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Keys of the Kingdom (1944) - YC
Gregory Peck, Vincent Price

Summary: Inspiring story about missionaries in China 50 years ago. Shows how the Lord can use someone who doesnt seem to have much talent, but goes on in love for Jesus and others.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Keys To Tulsa (1996) - NIX
Eric Stoltz

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Kid, The (2000) - JR
Bruce Willis, Emily Mortimer

Summary: At 39 years old, Russel Duritz has a life that most men would envy—he has a great job, is respected (and feared), has a beautiful house and makes buckets of money. But everything comes at a cost, in this case no social life, no conscience and a fear of spending the rest of his life alone. He just needs someone to show him the way.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This sweet movie really shows the futility of the push, push, push for prestige and for power. It illustrates that a fine house, a great job, an advanced education and a fancy car cannot buy love and happiness. It brings out that the simple things in life—loving others, taking time to enjoy My creation, and being kind—are the things that matter. Although the emphasis in the movie was on clearing up past events, reconciling with your family, and being honest with yourself, the part I liked best was how it showed that life can be fun, if you just don’t push for the wrong things. Keep on living for the good things, the happy things, the loving things, and you will have a wonderful, happy life in Me.


Kidnapping Of The President, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Kids in Motion (NA) - ALL
Scott Baio

Summary: Half-hour indoor exercise program for kids of all ages, consisting of a variety of dance and stretching segments such as freeze dance, acting out different animals, and so on.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is a good show for those who have it available. It's good for My children to get plenty of vigorous exercise, and fun shows like this make it possible for children to jump and move around even when they can't go outside. It also can provide parents and teachers with fun ideas that they can adapt for use with our beautiful Family music. (End of message from Jesus.)


Killing Fields, the (1984) - JR
Sam Waterson, John Malkovich, Haing Ngor

Summary: Highly charged emotional drama based on the memoirs of a N.Y. Times reporter who remained in Cambodia after the American evacuation in 1970. Frighteningly realistic portrayal of a country and families torn apart by war and terrorism (a true holocaust). Shows the horrors of hate and war. Not for the fainthearted.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Kindergarten Cop (1990) - JR
Arnold Schwartznegger, Penelope Ann Miller

Summary: Comedy about a macho police officer who goes undercover as a temporary kindergarten teacher while attempting to solve a crime. Beware of some violence in parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


King and I, the (1956) - JR
Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr

Summary: Musical about a British teacher who is hired by the King of Siam (Thailand) to teach his children. Based on a true story. Lessons on conviction and not being intimidated, as the teacher was a powerful influence for good on the king. Her worldly attitudes need exposing, as well as her self-righteousness and how she broke the kings heart. "Uncle Toms Cabin" sequence will need explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


King David () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


King of Kings (1961) - ALL
Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Ryan

Summary: Good Biblical drama portraying the life of Jesus. Portions may need to be fast-forwarded for young children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


King of Masks (1996) - JETT
Zhu Xu, Zhou Ren-ying

Summary: Touching drama set in China in the 1930s about an elderly street performer, called the King of Masks, who enchants audiences with his unique art. Seeking an heir to whom he can teach his “family trade,” he buys a child from an impoverished family. Chinese, with English subtitles.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sweet movie about the struggles of one man and how another's life touched his. It's a beautiful portrayal of triumph in suffering. It is a story of love and the resulting conflicts with the norms and traditions of the society of the day. It is an insight into some aspects of the lives and mentality of the Chinese. Though times have changed greatly, there are many who still have these mentalities and mindsets. It’s touching, and well made and well acted.


King of the Wind (1989) - OC
Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson

Summary: Historical fiction about the Godolphin Arabian, the first Arabian horse exported to England in the 1700s. The story follows the adventures of a mute Berber boy from Tunisia to Europe. Lessons on love, dedication and perseverance, with a happy ending. A bit slow moving for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


King Ralph (1991) - JR
John Goodman, Peter OToole

Summary: Entertaining comedy about a two-bit piano player who is suddenly elevated to the throne of England. Good lessons on how being at the top is a lonely job and you dont have a life of your own. Lessons on sacrifice and unselfishness. Pow-wow could bring out parallels of being a king with being a leader.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) - OC
George Sanders, Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo

Summary: Elaborate costume epic based on Sir Walter Scott's tale The Talisman. King Richard the Lion-hearted is the leader of the Third Crusade and is trying to win back Jerusalem from Saladin and his Arab armies. While waging war on Saladin on the one hand, Richard must also contend with a group of conspirators dedicated to toppling him from the leadership role. Meanwhile, a mysterious Scotsman joins the crusading army.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is fine to show to the kids. It’s light, and it’s not over their heads. There are good lessons in it about unity, and also about loyalty and faithfulness. As with many movies of this kind, it is highly romanticized and mostly entertainment, but your children will enjoy the adventurous side of it.

Although there are several battle scenes, much of the violence and gory details are omitted. Explain to the children that although the historical events depicted in this feature are based on the truth, some of the characters and events are fictional, and you can also explain things about that time period and a little background into the Crusades.

A lot of older movies have the advantage of not having the same extent of foul language, or worldly attitudes, as some more recent movies. It’s very clear who’s good, and who’s bad, and it is acceptable entertainment for children that won’t have a lot of negative side effects.


King Solomon's Mines () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Kingpin (1996) - NIX
Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Kiss Of Death (1995) - NIX
David Caruso; Nicolas Cage

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Kiss of the Dragon (2001) - NIX
Jet Li, Bridget Fonda

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) Kiss of the Dragon is a movie I would not recommend watching. It is a waste of time and money because of its blatant disregard for human life, not to mention a weak plot, if any. The evil man is so evil and perverted that it gets the viewers into a thirst for blood and revenge, which is not the spirit I want My brides to get into, even in entertainment. For those who like the style of movie [thriller/action], there will be other movies to come that are far better.


Kiss The Girls (1997) - NIX
Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Kissing a Fool (1998) - SR
David Schwimmer, Mili Avital, Jason Lee

Summary: Romantic comedy about a man who asks his best friend to try to seduce his fiancée, in order to test her loyalty to him.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is a fun and enjoyable movie to watch. It has many good lessons. There are some System attitudes and ways of looking at relationships that are not of Me, but overall it has a good message and it will remind My Family of the true blessings and riches that you have in having found true love. In the System some do not even know what this is. Like the handsome sports announcer who has everything in the eyes of the System: a good job, popularity, good looks, lots of girls, but it becomes obvious what he doesn't have, and that is true love, or even an understanding of true love, for he is so full of pride and his own success that he is incapable of even finding it. Real love comes from humility, which is so difficult for people like this to have, for their whole life is filled with just the opposite. They are so proud of themselves and their accomplishments, which are really nothing in My eyes, for they are not the things of true importance.
As I have told you over and over again, love is the most important thing, and those that seek to give love to others are the ones who will find true love and happiness. In giving of My love and even sharing your loved ones with one another, you receive My blessing, and greater love. You can give and love in faith, and not have to fear, as those in the world do, that in giving or sharing or opening your lives you will lose. For they do not know Me, nor the freedom that My Spirit can bring, nor My godly principle that you never lose by giving.
Pray that you can eschew the evil, but at the same time drink in the good. It can also be used as a springboard for good discussion on how to find real love, and also how to be a real lover--by giving unselfishly and sincerely. (End of message from Jesus.)


Klute () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Knights of the Round Table (1953) - OC
Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor

Summary: A movie about King Arthur and the knights of the round table, including Merlin, Lancelot, etc.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Krakatoa () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


L.A. Story (1991) - NIX
Steve Martin

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


La Femme Nikita (1990) - NIX
Anne Parillaud

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lady and the Tramp (1955) - ALL
Animation

Summary: Walt Disney cartoon about the romantic adventures of a pedigree cocker spaniel and a freedom-loving mutt. Fast forward scary scenes for younger children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001) - OTHER
Animation, by Disney

Summary:

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is a modern-day adaptation of the parable of the prodigal son. With good preparation and supervision, it can be worth watching as it has many good lessons. However, this movie is not for repeated viewing, as the kids could then easily memorize the bad behavior and songs about the same.

It has a very good and clear overall message, but in order to show the contrast between right and wrong, they also depicted quite a bit of the wrong.

It's unfortunate that they made the bad look like so much fun, with those catchy songs and all. That's dangerous, especially for very young ones who aren't likely to stay tuned in long enough to get the point at the end.

It would be a good movie for some Family children to see, as it addresses problems and wrong attitudes that some have seen or been exposed to. But, it will only be helpful if it's shown to the right age groups and thoroughly discussed by the parents or teachers. It's not one for careless, casual or repeated viewing, or when the parents are too tired to really explain it.

I know it's hard for parents to not let their younger kids watch movies rated for older children at the same time their older brothers and sisters are watching, but it would be a mistake for parents to show this to their kids who are too young to get the point and are likely to pick up a lot of the bad in the process.

Unfortunately, by the time kids are old enough to get the most out of this movie, they're at the age when they feel simple cartoon movies like this one are too juvenile for them. The key, as usual, is in the parents or teachers prayerfully previewing it, and taking their questions to Me before they show it to their kids.

A lot depends on what your children are like. If, after viewing the movie yourself, and praying about whether you should present it, I show you it's fine for them, and you then follow the tips I show you for how to make it a positive learning time, then you can go ahead. But if you don't have the time for it, and you just want to throw on something to show them, then this isn't the film to do that with.

The timing is also important, and it would be good to ask Me about the timing of your kids viewing it. A particular child or a group of children may be going through certain things, and watching this movie may not be what they need at this time in their lives. For some children, rather than exposing the evil, it could stir up a hunger for some of the bad things portrayed.

The overall theme and message and purpose of this movie is good. But there are times when such a theme may strike too close to home, such as in a Home where someone has just left My Family and My service to strike out on his or her own, away from the so-called restrictions to find so-called freedom. Then the movie could bring pain and heartache to the loved ones left behind.

However, in many cases where the Home is not in the midst of such trials, it would be a help to the children, particularly the younger ones. It would help them to know that “all that glitters is not gold,” and that the grass that looks so green on the other side of the fence is often brown and dirty when you get there. It is good that the children learn these lessons when they are young.

“Order” by definition has some rules and limits and structure to it. And an orderly environment is a more loving environment. Those who promoted anarchy and disorder in the movie were unloving; they were reckless and haphazard, and with it came selfishness and “every man for himself,” without helping or loving others.

This movie can help teach children wisdom by seeing the sad fruit of what can happen when they do as they please and don't listen to their parents' or elders' advice and wise counsel, just like Scamp in the movie. Explain to your children that Scamp, and also the prodigal son, wanted to leave school before the bell rang, but they both had to come back and start school all over again.

Part of the movie promotes the wrong kind of freedom, through independence and being irresponsible vs. the Godly kind of freedom by being responsible, and holding on to their crown. Teach them about their special calling in life. Teach them to have respect unto the recompense of the reward, like Moses and many others who didn't sell their birthrights! Your children are called and chosen to be Heaven's boys and girls.


Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981) - YA
Sylvia Kristel, Nicholas Clay

Summary: Drama based on D. H. Lawrence's sexy novel about the passionate relationship between a groundskeeper and the wife of a bitter, crippled British country gentleman. Some may find it slow-moving.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lady Jane (1985) - JR
Helena Carter, John Wood

Summary: Historical drama of a teenager who was Queen of England for nine days. Good example of teen dedication and conviction, as she had to choose to deny her faith or be killed. Could be a springboard for a study on English history and the rule of Henry VIII and the House of Tudor. Lesson on Rom.8:28, as although they lost the kingdom, the death of Lady Jane and her husband, both teens, was a greater witness.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ladyhawke (1985) - JR
Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer

Summary: Medieval fantasy adventure about two lovers caught in an evil spell, and a young thief who becomes their unlikely ally. New Age slant makes this one not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Land Before Time I, The (1988) - NIX
Animated

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Land Before Time II, The (1992) - NIX
Animated

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Land Before Time III, The (1995) - NIX
Animated

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lantern Hill (1990) - JETT
Sam Waterston, Colleen Dewhurst

Summary: Drama/ghost story about a young girl who sets out to discover the secret of why her parents separated when she was a baby. Based on the book by L.M. Montgomery (author of Anne of Green Gables). Not suggested for those who have battles about separation situations.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lantern Hill (1989) - JETT
Marion Bennett, Sam Waterston, Patricia Phillips

Summary: A young girl who possesses mysterious powers hopes to harness her unique gifts for good. Her main mission is to reunite her long-estranged mother and father. (Could be shown to OCs at parents' discretion after previewing and hearing from the Lord about it.)

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a movie about fighting for love and the truth, and love rules in the end. The spiritual angle depicted in this movie isn't far off. Everybody in life makes mistakes and blow-its, there are people on the other side who want to make things right, and sometimes the Lord lets them do what they can.

As far as the desire to get her parents back together again, you would have to deal with that sort of thing case by case with those who might be affected adversely by watching that sort of theme in a movie. But overall, I would say that the girl's sample of courage and patience and humility is very good. It could be paralleled to the gift you have of "rising above" your circumstances and conditions, and how by focusing on the power all things become possible.

Watching a movie that touches on the tests and trials of life can be a great springboard for talking things out. Some movies are just for entertainment and amusement, some are educational, and some, like this one, are spiritual and touch on feelings and the struggles of life and matters of the heart. Our homeschool-oriented parents can take advantage of watching movies like this with older children or JETTs, and discussing the issues involved would be a great class and very educational and beneficial.

Your kids nowadays are entering into a much more visible spiritual war than in times past. It's not that they will necessarily see ghosts, as in this movie, but they are or will be more aware of the presence of spiritual beings who help them, and even of those who may be troubled.

The movie made spiritual things seem spooky, as that's the way the world often looks at it. But the truth we know shows us that spiritual beings are real, and also that they are not to be feared.

Here are points that could be discussed before watching the movie, without giving away the story:

* There are sometimes people who may work against you and your cause--some obvious, some more secretive.

* Spirits who have passed on from this world may be troubled and need your prayers. (See "Singapore Sailor," ML #1262.)

* Being sweet, helpful and agreeable is usually good, but there are times when more of a fighting spirit is needed.

Here are points to discuss after the movie:

* Different things happen in your life that may seem bad at the time, but which will help you develop more of a fighting spirit against the attacks of the Enemy. Talk about how both Jane and her mother made progress in this area.


Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life (2003) - OTHER
Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an action/adventure movie, and is pretty predictable in that respect—lots of surrealistic action and unbelievable maneuvers by the heroes of the movie. There's a fair bit of violence, including a couple of graphic scenes, although it's more the typical action movie kind, where there's lots of shooting and the good guys never seem to get hurt.

I don't like any kind of violence, but in some ways the light attitude towards death and inflicting pain that's brought out in many action movies like this is worse than seeing the more realistic effects when they show all the gore and suffering, because it desensitizes people. If you really pray and are on guard and mindful of this ploy of the Enemy to desensitize the masses through this kind of action movie violence, you can protect your spirit, and you can receive My cleansing afterwards. It's important to do that, as otherwise you're pretty much partaking of the Enemy's propaganda, and even if not to the same extent as the people of the world, to some extent you can lose the purity and perspective that I want you to have.

On the positive side, this movie has a good example of being dedicated completely to the cause that you feel is worth dying for, and not letting anything get in the way. Sometimes it's easy to feel ready to take a bullet for the cause you're living for, but when it comes down to forsaking something you really love, that's where the crunch comes in.

On the negative side, the movie's main figure is a calloused feminist who is proud, arrogant, reckless, overly ambitious, competitive, and insulting. To be blunt, she is the total antithesis of the wise and virtuous woman of Proverbs and is caught in a cruel and vicious cycle of having to belittle and outdo everyone else.

This movie would be okay for some people to watch for entertainment, if you're aware of the weak spots and ask Me to cleanse and protect your spirit, but it's not a must-see by any means.


Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) - JR
Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Daniel Craig

Summary: Based on a popular video game of the same name. Lara Croft—a tough, sexy, armed adventurer who was born into wealth—faces her greatest challenge yet: to find two halves of an ancient artifact buried in space and time, while taking on a powerful and dangerous secret society.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is, for the most part, typical action movie fare—definitely not a serious message movie, and with a fair amount of violence. However, if you pray as you go into it and ask Me to help you see more, I will show you spiritual parallels through this movie—parallels of the power you have through My Spirit, and particularly the power of the keys of the kingdom.

The things you have at your disposal are awesome and marvelous, and even though they may seem ordinary to you because you are accustomed to them, the Enemy knows of their true power, and seeks to harm you and take away your power through them. But he cannot ever win all the power he desires, because right will overcome and truth will triumph. Your part in this triumph is up to you. If you train in the new weapons well, you can become a spiritual “tomb raider”—stealing away from the Enemy the treasures and souls and lives he thought he had laid claim to.


Larger than Life (1996) - JETT
Bill Murray, Matthew McConnaughey

Summary: Comedy about a man who inherits a trained elephant, and is then faced with the task of transporting her across the United States and deciding what to do with her. Light entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lassie (1994) - MC
Tom Guiry, Richard Farnsworth, Helen Slater

Summary: Take-off from the classic "Lassie" tale, but with a new story line. Some city folk decide to move to the country to become sheep farmers, and Lassie comes to their rescue! Lots of good lessons on relationships with people, unselfishness, growing up, learning to relate to others and adapt to new things.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lassie Come Home (1943) - YC
Roddy McDowall, Elizabeth Taylor

Summary: A poor family is forced to sell their beloved dog (Lassie), who then begins a very eventful journey to return to them.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Days of Patton, the (1986) - JETT
George C. Scott, Eva Marie Saint

Summary: Historical drama, sequel to the movie "Patton," following the latter years of General Patton's life. Slow-moving; much of the movie takes place in an army hospital.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Days of pompeii (NA) - JETT
Ernest Borgnine, Olivia Hussey

Summary: Mini-series about Christians living in the time of Roman rule. Good lessons, shows why Pompeii was destroyed by God. Good history of early Christians with lessons on discipleship, conviction and compromise. Shows how much wisdom and faith we have as Christians. Although these Christians were saved, they were weak in faith because they didnt have the Word. Pow-wow materialism, "coolness," forgiveness by faith and not works, relationships.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Embrace, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Flight of Noahs Ark, the (1980) - OC
Elliott Gould, Ricky Schroder

Summary: Disney adventure story about a pilot with a planeload of animals, a missionary and some stowaway children who are forced to land on a Pacific island and are stranded there.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last of the Mohicans, the (1992) - SR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe

Summary: Historical drama and romance based on the famous novel by James F. Cooper, set in 1757, when the British and French were at war for control of North America. May not be to everyone's liking due to graphic violence in parts. Good lessons on the damaging effects of bitterness and hatred, with a pretty fair portrayal of all sides involved and the reasons behind their actions.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Plane Out, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Remake Of Beau Geste, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Rites () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Samurai, The (2003) - SR
Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe

Summary: An American Civil War veteran is brought to Japan to train the emperor's troops to defeat the last of the country's samurais.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a moving portrayal of the samurai at the time of the modernization of Japan. It clearly sides with the samurai; though in history nothing is completely black and white. Modernization did help the country in some ways, and hurt it in others.

This is a good movie because it focuses on the importance of a clear understanding of other cultures and peoples. So many in history have made the mistake of making assumptions about others who they didn't understand, and as a result of those wrong assumptions they ended up as enemies when things could have been resolved more peacefully and cooperatively.

The movie is well made and filmed, and will be especially interesting to those who are interested in the Japanese culture and traditions. Despite some bloody scenes, it is nonetheless a movie worth watching.

While you, My children, are not of this world and so you cannot have such a deep love for your culture and land as those in this movie do, you can have that deep love for your Family—doing anything at all costs to preserve your foundation and beliefs.

Good points about this movie are:

* Insight into the Japanese culture.

* The way the movie doesn't follow the Hollywood formula of making the Americans, either as an entity, or even the persona of the main character, the "hero" or "good guy" or "smartest" or "strongest."

* The exposé of war, and its horrors.

* The sweetness of the character study, the delving into the hearts and minds of the main characters rather than keeping them shallow; the demonstration of how a life can change through care and friendship.

* The fighting spirit manifested; the determination to fight for a cause, even until the death, if need be. Though the cause of the samurai may not have been the most "righteous" one, and though in a way they weren't even fighting so much for a cause as much as to defend their honor, it is still inspiring to see that fighting spirit, that spirit of "never give up." If men of the world can fight with such strength and courage for their cause, or even their honor, how much more should you, My children, be willing to fight to your last breath for the ultimate cause?

* It showed how discipline leads to excellence, which is an essential element of the Japanese culture and part of what has made them so successful in many ways; this is an aspect of life that has been largely lost by Western cultures.

The things in this movie that were not godly:

* The over-glorification of the samurai values: both their warlike nature, and their stubborn belief that honor is served by dying nobly, and in many cases by your own hand. It is pride to have so much sense of self-worth that you cannot bear to be conquered or to submit to another.

* There is a subtle anti-Christian, pro-Buddhist philosophy and message portrayed; as in, the Americans were Christians and they were such savages, and the samurai were Buddhist and therefore wise and strong and peaceful and balanced and all these good things.

Overall it has a good message, a message of fighting and being strong, resolute, and loyal. It's an inspiring example of courage and bravery. It's a heavy, thought-provoking movie, one which is only good for those who can have the maturity to extract the proper conclusions and not be misled.


Last Star Fighter, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Unicorn, The (1982) - NIX
Animated

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Last Winter, The (1990) - OC
Joshua Murray, Gerard Parkes

Summary: A look at rural Canada during the 1950s, seen through the eyes of 10-year-old Will, who is perfectly happy as a "country boy" when his parents announce their impending move to the city.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is an old-fashioned coming-of-age film, with some great lessons of love, forgiveness, and belief in something other than the temporal and tangible things of life.

The main character is very resistant to his parents at first, but his bad attitude and the subsequent lessons are clear and easily explained.

It is a movie that can help the Family kids to relate a little to System kids who have lived in the same place all their lives and don't know the joy of change like Family kids do. The kids in the movie don't have the Lord to hold on to, they don't have that anchor, so have a difficult time accepting change; it also deals with forsaking things you love and are used to. It's not easy for anyone, but with the Lord it's much easier than it is for the boy in this movie.

There is a spiritual element regarding a white horse that will need to be explained. I wouldn't recommend repeated viewing of this movie since it does have some bad attitudes. Make time to discuss questions that might come up after your viewing.

(Editor's note: Don't forget to both preview and ask the Lord about the movies you plan to show to your children, to make sure it's good for your children, in particular.)


Late For Dinner () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lawnmower Man (1992) - NIX
Pierce Brosnan, Jeff Fahey

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - JR
Peter OToole, Anthony Quinn

Summary: True story of British soldier T. E. Lawrence, who led Arabs to victory against the Turks in WW1. Interesting historical background of modern Arab nations. May accompany movie with a study of the history of the Ottoman Empire, the Mideast and how the West betrayed the Arabs. Bloody in parts, may need fast forwarding. Beware of homosexual scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Laws Of Attraction (2004) - JR
Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore

Summary: Romantic comedy. Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a funny, cute movie about love. It's not at all realistic, nor a situation Family members can entirely relate to, but it's a fun love story. It has a pretty predictable plot, but it carries a message that many in this world need to be reminded of, and that is that you have to invest in a marriage and fight for it, if you want to make it work.

As this movie brings out, sometimes love comes at times in your life when you least expect it, or via certain people who you think you'd have the hardest time loving. Sometimes I’ll bring about things that are unexpected, or bring someone into your life that you would have never chosen in the natural. And when that happens, if it's My will, just flow with it.

This movie is of course unrealistic in some aspects, and has some worldly and shallow attitudes portrayed; though in a way, it’s also spoofing some of these attitudes. Ask Me whether this movie is for you to view or not, as there are some aspects that would not have a positive effect on certain individuals. It’s relaxing entertainment and the humor is not crass or objectionable. It shows the folly of pride, the blessings of honesty, the unselfishness of real love.

When you’re living the life of a disciple, then you’re in line for My full blessings—and that means not just moments of fairytale bliss when things finally start working out, like movies often portray. But that means the fulfillment of being in My perfect will for you all the time, and finding My perfect plan for your life. Believe Me, nothing will make you happier.


League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The (2003) - OTHER
Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) The main problem with this movie is that the good guys weren't really all that good, and in performing their mission they did a lot of bad along the way. It's not a "good vs. evil" story, but a "bad vs. worse" story. The heroes of the story are all characters that were bad in nineteenth-century literature. This is sowing the seed of doubt that demons maybe aren't all that bad, and giving the impression that there may be times when they could actually be good, which inoculates the masses against believing the truths of the spirit world. Demons are real, and no matter how nicely they may be packaged, they are to be fought and rebuked on all accounts, and at no time are they the good guys.


League of their Own (1992) - SR
Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna

Summary: Entertaining comedy about the girls baseball league that sprang up when most male ballplayers were off fighting in WW2. Lessons on comparing, commitment and overcoming personal weaknesses. Watch out for the foolishness and foul language, especially in the beginning, as well as a womens lib message.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lean on Me (1989) - JETT
Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd

Summary: True story of Joe Clark, a high school principal who uses unusual tactics and disciplinary methods to fight back against the drug pushers and delinquents in his school. A good fighting-the-Establishment type story with good lessons. Shows a realistic picture of how bad inner city public schools are. Need to pow-wow "coolness" of some of the characters. Beware of violent opening scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Leap Of Faith (1992) - NIX
Steve Martin, Debra Winger

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Leaving Las Vegas (1996) - YA
Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue

Summary: Emotionally intense traumatic testimony about the relationship between a depressed alcoholic trying to drink himself to death, and a soft-hearted hooker. Sensitive viewers should be mindful of a graphic rape scene, as well as other scenes of sexual abuse. Not to everyone's liking, as it is heavy, somber, and some found it depressing. But it also has good lessons, and breaks your heart for those who don't have the Lord. Realistic portrayal of prostitution and alcoholism.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is a heartbreaking story. It is heavy meat. Yet it is a touch of the misery felt by those in the world whose lives have been caught up in the vices of the Enemy. It is a testimony of how the heart of every man cries out for real love -- love that can only be found in Me. If watching this movie puts within you feelings of brokenness, of desire to comfort and help those who have no hope, then this fruit is good. But [this movie] is not for all. There are many who do not realize what peace and security they have, what a loving environment I have provided for them. There are even those who foolishly think that a life of vice -- of gambling, drinking or of prostitution -- would be easy and fun. These are deceived, and it is good for them to be made aware that these lifestyles lead only to sorrow, as does any lifestyle that does not include Me. (End of prophecy)


Legal Eagles (1986) - JR
Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah

Summary: Action-drama about an assistant DA who becomes involved with a lawyer and her eccentric client. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Legalese (1998) - JR
James Garner, Gina Gershon, Mary-Louise Parker

Summary: Drama about a young, naïve lawyer who comes to the big city and is offered the chance to defend a famous actress who is accused of murdering her brother-in-law. Humorous in parts, and a good System exposé.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This movie is a good System exposé, and it's entertaining too. It keeps you guessing. It's funny, it's sexy, and has a good message about love and taking a stand and bucking the System no matter what it costs. It's a true picture of the System today, boy!--Do anything for money, for fame, for power, no matter what it costs or who it hurts. Lord help us! This should open your eyes to the reality of life out in the world, and if you think this is a little far-fetched--think again! These types of things and much worse happen every day, behind the scenes, in the offices of the big money boys. So be wise, and don't be caught in their trap. I love you all! (End of message from Dad.)


Legally Blonde (2001) - JR
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Davis, Selma Blair

Summary: A blonde sorority queen enrolls at Harvard in order to win back her boyfriend who has dumped her to find someone more intelligent.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a cute, humorous “entertainment only” movie. It pokes fun at the fashion/beauty scene and the world of “higher” education. Have a good laugh and enjoy yourself. This movie also has a message, albeit weak, of not looking on the outward appearance or limiting yourself because of your background.


Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, And Blonde (2003) - OTHER
Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) The original Legally Blonde movie was fun. It wasn't full of message, but it did have entertainment value without a lot of negative messages baked in. The first movie was much better than this sequel. Since the content of the first movie was already shallow and frivolous in many ways, there wasn't much left for the filmmakers to work with when it came to putting together the second film, so they had to dig into some undesirable elements that make this movie less than meaningful, and in fact, not very worthwhile.

This movie promotes shallowness, frivolity, and takes the focus off of the real issues of the world and places them on almost irrelevant topics. While I love all My creations, including animals, they are not on the same level as humans, whereas this movie's underlying message is that animals deserve the same care and treatment as humans. The homosexual element is another avenue in which the Enemy got his propaganda in, leading people to believe that it's natural, normal, and not only are humans that way, but animals too.

There is the message of being a fighter, not giving up, and of encouraging others. But the main character was so self-absorbed at the same time, that it overshadowed these lessons in comparison.

It's totally unrealistic in every way—especially the notion that U.S. politicians would ever applaud anyone who exposed their corruption and shallowness, but then again, it's a spoof. It could be entertaining for some who enjoy light comedy, but be aware that it's not very meaningful and in most cases not worth your time.


Legend of Bagger Vance, The (2000) - JETT
Matt Damon, Will Smith, Charlize Theron

Summary: Set against the backdrop of a golf tournament in 1930s, Georgia. A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy, who teaches him the secret of the authentic golf stroke, along with the secret to mastering any challenge and finding meaning in life. (Note: This movie could possibly be shown to OCs too, if the parents feel it is appropriate.)

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This movie has a message of overcoming in the midst of adversity. A message of believing--believing in yourself--but you as God's children, as God's bride, can apply the message of having faith to do anything--and you can, as you apply His promise to you in Philippians 4:13.

The Lord has promised us that we will not be prosperous and popular in the ways of the world, but He has promised to do great things through us, if we yield our lives and give them totally to Him. Let this movie be an inspiration to you, that, “I can do anything through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

There is also a good message of how if you try to do it in your own strength, you will fail. But if you allow the Lord to work through you, He will not fail.


Legends Of The Fall (1995) - NIX
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lemon Sisters, The (1990) - NIX
Diane Keaton, Carol Kane

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Les Miserables (1998) - OC
Liam Neeson, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes

Summary: Dramatization of classic tale by French author Victor Hugo. Good lessons on how love and kindness conquers even the hardest of hearts. Discussion may be needed to bring out lessons for younger viewers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Les Miserables (1995) - JR
Jean-Paul Belmondo

Summary: Emotional drama about the life of a simple French worker during World War II, who helps a Jewish family fleeing from the Nazis. Three-hour movie, French with subtitles and excellent acting. Different story from the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, but refers to it throughout.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Les Miserables (1978) - JR
Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins

Summary: Movie adaptation of the novel by Victor Hugo about a man jailed for stealing a loaf of bread during the French Revolution. Lessons on love and forgiveness. A good springboard for a study on French history.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Let it be ME (1995) - JR
Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals

Summary: Drama/love story about a newly engaged young couple who take dancing lessons. Entertaining, with fun dancing scenes and some lessons on relationships, communication and jealousy.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is a sweet movie about love, with some fun dancing thrown in. However, this movie is made by men who don't know the true power or strength of My love, so you must be aware that some of the attitudes towards love and relationships aren't a very good sample of real love or living the Law of Love. You must come back to the Word as the standard and choose the good and eschew the evil. (End of message from Jesus)


Let it Ride (1989) - JR
Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

Summary: Lighthearted racetrack comedy about a chronic gambler who can't resist a hot tip on the horses. Though the movie itself is quite unrealistic, the main character is a classic example of an addicted gambler.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lets Get Harry () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Letters From A Killer (1998) - NIX
Patrick Swayze

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Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) The days are getting worse and worse and the love of many is waxing colder and colder. There is no need for My tender brides to see more horror of the world. The only things portrayed in this movie are the fruits of jealousy and deceiving.


Liam (2000) - JR
Ian Hart, Claire Hackett, Anthony Burrows

Summary: Drama focusing on an English/Irish family in Liverpool in the 1930s, where jobs are hard to come by and the seemingly omnipotent Catholic Church controls charity.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a character study which shows the sad state of the poor English and Irish people during the Depression. It exposes the way the Catholic Church keeps its members under condemnation, and it's also interesting to see what the pressure of money and pride will cause people to do.

This movie is sad, even what some might call depressing, but if you watch it, it should make you very thankful for the Family and the loving surroundings you live in and how you can experience My true love in your lives. It also helps one see the need to reach with true salvation those who the church has in bondage.


Liar, Liar (1997) - JR
Jim Carrey, Justin Cooper

Summary: Comedy about a lawyer -- a habitual liar with a history of broken promises to his young son -- who is bound by the boy's birthday wish to tell only the truth for 24 hours. Contains some crude and foul language in places, but also has a good message and lessons.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


License To Kill () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Life (1999) - NIX
Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Life as a House (2001) - SR
Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott-Thomas

Summary: Touching drama about a man who has just been fired from his job and faces other personal difficulties. He sets out to rebuild his house, as well as win the love and respect of his estranged family.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie shows so much about love and the true meaning of life. It shows what I can do with a life that is yielded to Me, even though late in life. It shows how crisis and heartache and disappointment can bring people together and heal and enrich many lives. It shows how beautiful lives can be if people put others before themselves and try to find ways to make others happy and feel loved and important. It truly shows what life is about and how material things cannot bring happiness and fulfillment in life.

This movie gives you a little portrayal of a fractured, dysfunctional System family. Some scenes show harsh realities of System life, and will give you a thankful heart for the way you live and the love you all share.

It's a rare occasion to find such a meaningful movie these days. It's shocking in some ways, and it doesn't pull its punches, but that's life. It's moving, educational, insightful, and true to life.

It makes you want to love those you are with, those you are blessed to know, those who are a part of your life. Each person needs your love—sometimes manifested in different ways—but that is the highest calling in life, to be loving and to touch others with My love.

It’s sad that it often takes a tragedy or something serious coming into one’s life to make him or her realize the real priorities. But movies like this can help remind you of those things, before it’s too late. Don’t wait a single day to pass on love that I put on your heart. Life will pass you by quickly, and only what is done in love will matter in the end.

Of course, none of the people in this movie are perfect, just like no one around you in your life is perfect either. But that’s the beauty of My love—it loves anyway, and it has power to change and transform and make things right.

After previewing it, parents or shepherds might want to show it to junior teens, but that would depend on the situation, the teens’ maturity, the shepherds’ willingness to explain when needed, etc.


Life is Beautiful (a.ka. "La Vita Bella") (1999) - SR
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini

Summary: Touching comedy-drama about the power of positive thinking set against the stark reality of World War II Europe. While the movie focuses primarily on the Jews' plight, there are many good lessons that can be applied to present-day persecution or Endtime scenarios.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is the way movies were meant to be--touching, feeling, from the heart, exalting love and tenderness and sacrifice and compassion. This movie is rich with meaning and rich with lessons. That was a wonderful sample of positiveness and how the man trained his son to look at the good. Sure, the actual specifics of how he went about it are not necessarily the way I would counsel you to go about things if you would find yourself in a similar situation, because in a way he was deceiving him with untruths. But you can apply the heart of what he was expressing, and that was looking on the good, making a game out of it, making it fun, making things enjoyable for his son, even to his own hurt. This is a realistic story, true to life but very, very touching and warm. (End of message from Dad.)


Life Of Bryan () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Life or Something Like It (2002) - JETT
Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns

Summary: A reporter interviews a psychic homeless man for a fluff piece about a football game. Instead, he gives her a startling bit of news which sparks her to action, to try to change the pattern of her life.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a good movie with good lessons and without a lot of the foul language and violence that mar so many movies.

It shows the shallowness of a System life changed when faced with death. Even though it does not show her embracing Me, which would be the ultimate in satisfaction and a meaningful life, at least she is reaching out for things that count in life--things which are more important than money and jobs and popularity. It shows how a life can be freed and changed quickly.--How much more so when someone turns to Me and asks Me to turn their life around.

It shows the struggle for vain glory, the struggle for beauty and perfection of body. It shows all those meaningless things that people in the world invest so much time in, only to discover one day that all those things aren't going to save them and that, in fact, because of all their busyness, they've missed doing the most important things. They've missed out on friendship, life, love, and purpose in their life. They've missed out on happiness.

No matter what people look like on the outside, they are all the same inside. They are looking for and longing for real love, purpose and meaning to their lives. The systems of this world feed them the same line--work hard, study hard, stay in line, and you'll be successful and happy. It just isn't so. Love, happiness and contentment all come from My hand. You have to get out of the rat race and be willing to go a different direction, against the status quo.

While this movie brings out lessons that My children can spot, the portrayal of it all is quite Hollywood. That's not generally the way things go in the world. Things don't work out so well for the most part. Things don't fall into place so easily. But still, this movie is viewable. The message is fine and sweet. This movie will be more meaningful to those in the world than those in My Family, because it will make them stop and think and wonder if they have their life in order. Whereas, you, My children, know that you have your place in Heaven secured, and therefore you can burn your candle at both ends, living and giving your life for Me, and not for worldly, selfish, and trivial pursuits.

A movie like this should break your heart for the sheep, especially the rich, the educated, the famous, the successful. There are so many who seem to have everything and yet they are so sad and really have nothing. You must reach these.

Like your Father David said, the poorest people spiritually are the ones who have the most in the physical. They take in the things of this world and the materialism, power, fame and the acclaim of man because they don't see anything else. There's no way out for them. They search for the truth, yet so few find it because so many of the churches have turned them away from Me with their self-righteousness, their hypocrisy, and their lack of love. Will you reach the rich? Will you give those that are so poor in spirit the true riches of eternal life?


Like Father, Like Son () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Like Mike (2002) - OC
Lil' Bow Wow, Morris Chestnut

Summary: A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Like Mike is touching, sweet, and fun. Although it's quite unrealistic, it's also refreshing, enjoyable, and full of good lessons. It's a movie full of the hope and aspirations that all kids have. There's a clear distinction between the good kids and the bad kids, the good adults and the bad. It's okay for kids to watch, but help them to choose the good and eschew the evil.

In this world, egos are too often allowed to become over inflated and glorified. The combination of skill and humbleness of spirit within the main character in this film is inspiring. Love and hope always win.

There are a few little crazy stunts in there, but you can explain those to the kids, and of course they should know better than to climb a tree in a lightning storm and go near a power line, or tie up an adult!--Although this guy really deserved it.

It breaks your heart to see those poor little orphan kids, so in need of love and care. It's pitiful the way they were exploited for gain by such a greedy, unloving man. It should give our kids a burden to go out and witness to such children in orphan homes. Our kids have so much--so much love and care and concern on every side, not to speak of the riches of My Word that I pour down upon them.


Lilies of the Field (1963) - JETT
Sidney Poitier

Summary: Touching story about how a cynical man helps some East German nuns, who are refugees, build a chapel in Texas.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lilo And Stitch (Animated) (2002) - NIX

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) While this movie has a sweet side, the foolishness and inane behavior of the characters, not to mention the brattiness and rebellion of others, is enough to outbalance the lessons learned. This movie is not suitable for children. There is gross behavior, arguing, and many unwise, unprayerful actions, and showing this to your children would open the door to misbehavior. There are better movies out there that engender good lessons and love, so give this one a miss for your children.


Limbo (1999) - NIX
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, David Straithairn

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Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie is dark; dark in its understanding of life, dark in the wisdom and the advice it tries to offer. No solutions for those who are lost, just more and more problems. Though a somewhat accurate description of the world today, my children need not wallow through the misery Satan causes to those who know Me not.


Line Shall Go Through, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lion In Winter () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lion King, The (1994) - OC
Animated: James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons

Summary: A lion cub raised to someday take his father's place as the king of the jungle faces adversity and exile until he finally decides to return and rescue his kingdom. Lessons on how good will eventually triumph over evil. Much of the humor is geared more for older age groups, and some scenes may need to be fast-forwarded for younger viewers. Some scenes may raise questions or cause fear, so ample explanation and discussion will probably be needed for younger children. May not be suitable in its entirety for all OCs, but, on the other hand, some parents and caretakers may choose to watch selected portions with younger age groups.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lion of the Desert, The (1981) - JR
Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger

Summary: Historical drama/character study following the Italian attempts of 1911 and 1931 to invade Libya. Contains scenes of wartime violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, The (1979) - OC
Animated

Summary: Animated story which in parable form depicts the sacrifice Jesus made for us. Some parts will need careful explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Listen to Me (1989) - JR
Jami Gertz, Roy Scheider

Summary: A boy-girl university debating team talks their way to the top, culminating in debating the abortion issue in front of the judges of the Supreme Court. Interesting insight into debating, good anti-abortion message, and lots to pow-wow on the importance of good communications and the emptiness of riches and glamour.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Big League (1994) - JETT
Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield

Summary: Comedy about a 12-year-old boy who inherits his grandfather's professional baseball team, and decides to manage and coach it himself. Lessons are learned on maturity, self-righteousness and love.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Buddha (1994) - NIX
Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Drummer Girl, The (1984) - YA
Diane Keaton

Summary: Spy movie about an Arab sympathizer who is won over and used by Mossad (Israeli secret service). Pro-Jewish propaganda with a sad ending, but an interesting look at how secret services operate.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Engine that Could, The (NA) - YC
Animated

Summary: Sweet half-hour story of a little railroad steam engine's determination to make it to a town across the mountains in order to deliver a load of children's birthday presents. A couple of mildly frightening parts, and a bad example of arguing in one place, but overall it is an uplifting story about perseverance and having the faith to keep going despite obstacles.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Giants, The (1994) - NIX
Rick Moranis

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little House on the Praire (1974) - OC
Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert

Summary: Wholesome movie about the adventures of a pioneer family in the U.S. (There is a TV series by the same name. Each episode would need to be previewed before viewing.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980) - YC
Alec Guinness, Ricky Schroder

Summary: Classic story of how the love and simplicity of a child touches and changes his hard-hearted rich uncle. Set in 19th-century England. Pow-wow points: How the boys love for his grandfather changes the grandfathers life; how the boy stayed positive, even though he had to be separated from his mother. Good example of courtesy and manners.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Man Tate (1992) - JR
Jodie Foster

Summary: Story of a young child prodigy and his tough single mother, who is pressured into enrolling him in a school for gifted children. Shows the pressures society places on gifted children, and the importance of letting them enjoy their childhood and be children. Also shows how cramming your head with knowledge is not the answer.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Men (1997) - OC
Mariel Hemingway, Michael Caloz

Summary: Retelling of the classic story by Louisa May Alcott. Two boys, one a hardened street kid and the other a newly orphaned boy, team up in a life of crime till the orphan is caught and put under the care of a boy's school. Their bond of friendship draws the hardened street kid to search out his friend and try to help him escape. Good lessons on the power of love and seeing people's hearts rather than outward appearances.

Prophecy: (Dad:) The heart of man is the same everywhere, and this is a good illustration on not giving up on those that seem to be hopeless cases. It has good lessons on persevering and loving the unlovely. You will want to pow-wow the knife-dropping scene with your kids so they don't try to copy it.


Little Miss Broadway (1938) - YC
Shirley Temple, Jimmy Durante

Summary: Musical about an orphan who ends up in a boarding house for entertainers. Good sample for children performing. Pow-wow sarcastic behavior and language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Princess, The (1939) - YC
Shirley Temple, Richard Greene

Summary: A little girl in London becomes an orphan when her father is thought to have died in the Boer War. This movie may be emotional for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Rascals, The (1994) - NIX
Travis Tedford, Bug Hall

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Secrets (2002) - JETT
Evan Rachel Wood, Vivica A. Fox

Summary: A pre-teen violinist acts as a sort of junior psychologist for the neighborhood kids—each week, her friends confide their deepest secrets to her. Problems arise, however, when she becomes overwhelmed by the sheer volume of classified material.

[Note to parents: You might consider showing this to OCs after previewing and praying about it.]

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie with good lessons on being open and honest. Only towards the end, however, does it show the bad fruits of not telling the truth and how it can really harm you when you keep so many things to yourself. But it ends on the right note, showing that telling the truth brings about the best fruit in the long run, even if it does hurt. In some ways it is a little unrealistic with the kids who have been covering up not getting into trouble and not having to suffer the consequences. In the real world that sort of behavior gets you into a lot more trouble than what was portrayed in the movie. It doesn't bring out how I see and know everything, how I see every thought and intent of man, and how nothing is hid from Me.

It shows a young person who's very determined to see something through, even if it means giving up her own personal free time in order to see her goal to completion. How much more should My children, who have the greatest goal on Earth, to win souls for Me, be determined to sometimes forsake things that are fun or dear to them in order to witness. Nothing gets handed to you on a silver platter. Something else that was brought out was learning to accept the plan I have for you and not being ashamed of who you are.

One attitude that will need explaining is the main girl's resentment about her mom's pregnancy, and her jealousy over her soon-to-be sister. The main girl was actually quite selfish in this way, and definitely needed to learn some lessons and change her attitude about having brothers and sisters, which she does in the end. The thing that might need explaining is the underlying issue that because she was adopted, she felt insecure and like her sister would be more special to her parents than she was. But in the end she realizes that her parents love her just as much as before the new baby came.

One other thing that was really sweet about this movie is the relationship between the younger boy who lives next door and the main girl, and how even though he sort of liked her, in the end he steps back and lets his older brother get closer to her, and doesn't get angry or jealous, but is thankful to just be friends with her. That was a good sample. It's important from an early age to live the Law of Love in sharing friends and being considerate of others' feelings—even when it's a bit difficult.


Little Women (1949) - OC
Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford

Summary: Movie based on the Louisa May Alcott novel about four sisters growing up in a small New England town in the mid-1800s.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Little Women (1994) - OC
Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon

Summary: Well-acted remake of the classic movie based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, of four young Civil War-era sisters and their lives and lessons as they grow to adulthood. Good lessons on having unselfish love for others, relationships with people, and the comparison between material riches and true happiness.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Littlest Rebel, The (1945) - YC
Shirley Temple, John Boles

Summary: During the U.S. Civil War, a Confederate officer tries to escape from Union troops. His daughter helps her father by winning the hearts of her captors. Good lessons on winning others with love.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lolita (1997) - NIX
Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lone Star (1996) - JR
Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey

Summary: Slow-moving multi-character/culture study concerning repercussions that occur when a human skeleton is discovered in a small desert town in Texas near the Mexican border.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Long Days Journey Into Night () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Long Kiss Goodnight, The (1996) - NIX
Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Longest Day, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Look who's Talking (1989) - JR
John Travolta, Kirstie Alley

Summary: Comedy about an accountant who suddenly finds herself pregnant after an affair with a married man, and has to cope with single parenthood, as well as the taxi driver who wants to become the babys father. Good entertainment and pro-life message.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Look who's Talking Now (1993) - JETT
John Travolta, Kirstie Alley

Summary: Comedy, second of two sequels to "Look Who's Talking." This time the dogs are doing the talking. Light entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Look Who's Talking Too (1990) - NIX
John Travolta, Kirstie Alley

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Looking For An Echo (1999) - JR
Armand Assante, Diane Venora

Summary: A widowed 49-year-old bandleader is embittered by the collapse of his singing career 30 years ago, which left him nearly broke. A new love and a reunion with his ex-band mates revive his enthusiasm.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a good movie. I enjoyed it! It's fun to watch and it also has some lessons to teach. It's sad that they don't bring the Lord into the picture, as of course He is the One with all the answers. But in a way that is one of the lessons of the movie. This man would not have had to spend 30 years of his life trying to cope with his past if he had known how to take it to the Lord and see things from the proper perspective.

The movie brings out some true-to-life struggles that families in the System go through. There are some volatile, fiery emotions involved that result from keeping things inside for so long that they eventually erupt. There is a lot of emotional honesty, combined with people trying to help others through difficult times that makes it a heart-touching film.

It has lots of fun music from the '50s, done in an entertaining way which I think many would enjoy.


Looking for Richard (1996) - JR
Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin

Summary: Docu-drama hosted by Al Pacino as he narrates, directs, discusses and acts in Shakespeare's play "Richard III." Interesting look into film-making, and also gives a comprehensive historical explanation of this play.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Loose Cannons (1990) - NIX
Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lord Of The Flies () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lord Of The Rings, The (1978) - JETT
Animated, voices of Christopher Guard, William Squire

Summary: Feature animation covering the first, and part of the second book of Tolkien's trilogy. An evil sorcerer creates a magical ring that enables its users to call upon its tremendous powers, but warps them to evil. A humble hobbit must bear the burden of taking the ring to a place where it can be destroyed.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Overall, the content is good, in the sense that it is a classic good vs. evil story, and this feature could be worthwhile for some. The main character, Frodo, is portrayed as a fighter, and that and other good parallels can be drawn.

This animation follows the story pretty well and brings out some lessons, and is more suitable for JETTs than the recent feature films of this trilogy. Some OCs might be able to see it if the parents watch it beforehand and pray about it, as they know their children. However, even though it's animation, it still has the monsters and some scary parts, and therefore would not be appropriate for all OCs to watch. If parents do show it to OCs, or even to JETTs, it's worth taking time to discuss so that the parallels to the spirit world are drawn.


Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - JR
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen

Summary: Epic dramatization of the first book of Tolkien’s fantasy trilogy. A ring both powerful and dangerous is discovered in an unlikely place, and a fellowship of various “races” sets out on a quest to stand up against the evil forces attempting to rule middle Earth. Lots of action sequences, including battle scenes; as well as elaborate reconstructions of mythical settings.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Suspense, drama, mythological imagery and supernatural powers, the struggle between good and evil.--If done well, it can all make for an exciting story. People love excitement. It helps to lift their spirits above the mundane--to seek a higher plane of thought. And that's a good thing.

Tolkien’s goal was to represent the virtues and spirit of Christianity to a skeptical world, and because he sought Me, I anointed him in his task. The film stays true to the core meaning of this story, and in fact, it helped to bring it alive to millions who haven't read the book. The messages of love, humility, the strength of weakness, the victory of good over evil-all these things came through very clearly. I am well-pleased that all the hype and the publicity that this movie will generate will cause some true seekers to come to understand the deeper truths within. Pray for this.

Of course I don't expect you, My Family, who have been given so much truth and understanding of the spiritual warfare, to be carried away by a movie or to let it take on more importance to you than it should. But if you keep it in its proper place, I will bless you and make it a blessing for you.

The story itself does not parallel any particular Christian story, and it's certainly not a parallel of My life, but it does espouse certain Christian principles of love, good versus evil, how the lust for power destroys men, how the meek shall inherit the earth, and how God uses the weak things of the world to confound the mighty and the wise. There are good lessons on strength out of weakness, of the importance of little things, of the beauty of love and loyalty, of how destructive pride and greed can be, and how powerful love and humility can be. There are many pearls of wisdom to be found through the characters in this story and the virtues and vices they portray.

It’s spiritual, and mythological, but it’s not witchcraft. It’s a simple story-deep, yet simple in its message and principles, and its message and the principles it portrays are good. It has a good mixture of action, suspense, love, camaraderie and touches of humor.

As your Father David said about judging movies, it’s love that makes the difference. This movie had beautiful portrayals of love, loyalty, dedication, unselfishness, and sacrifice for the sake of others.

The good is very, very good, and the evil is very, very evil. It is not a subtle evil, and therefore you find cause to hate it rather than desire it. The evil that is disguised as good is dangerous, and this is unfortunately what comes through in many movies that are made in these times. Therein lies great danger of your minds and hearts being polluted and deceived. Whereas in this story it is clear what is good and what is evil, and you come to love and embrace the good and hate the evil.

It has some scenes that are not very pleasant, including numerous battles against evil creatures, but if those who watch it go in with guarded hearts, then the movie will be enjoyable. There are a lot of bad things in the movie, since it shows the evil side quite clearly. Yet the evil does not carry a fearful spirit with it like some other movies do, nor is it horrendously graphic or gross like some other modern violent movies. However, it is certainly intense and not for all.

Some aspects of this story could inspire fear in the hearts of some, and therefore I would give a caution to those who are especially sensitive viewers to beware. Pray and ask Me whether you should view this or not. I would also not recommend that children watch this movie, because some of the evil and ugliness would linger in their impressionable minds.

When you look at the magic displayed in a story like this, it intrigues you, and for many, it makes you desire to be able to perform signs and wonders as such. That is good, if you look to Me for the power for this, and seek to use it for My purposes. I have indeed entrusted such power into your hands-power to work miracles. Yet with all this power, you yourselves are still human mortals with weaknesses. This story is a good portrayal of that. Some of these characters possess incredible gifts or powers, and yet, they themselves are weak, like any other man. Learn from this, and realize that the power that I give you is My power-you have it at your disposal to wield, but only in the way that I choose for you to wield it, when you call on it according to My will, being yourself yielded and devoted to Me. That is the secret of true spiritual power, as I have told you in My Word.

You have been given power over Heaven and Hell, and at your command, all principalities and demons will be subject to you and the power of My Word and the Keys of the Kingdom.

You have greater power in your hand than all the wizards and sorcerers that ever existed. You have the power of the light and no darkness will ever be able to quench this light. So use it. Don’t give any place to the Enemy to tempt you or frighten you or make you believe that his power is greater than your power. His power is a lie, an illusion, a counterfeit of My power, the real power!

This story is like a parable. If you look at it in this way, then you will gain from it the things that are good, the things that are of Me, the things that can inspire you and edify you.


Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003) - JR
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen

Summary: Conclusion of the J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy, portraying the final great battle to save Middle Earth.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) The content of this movie is very much in keeping with the style of the previous two, and the overall spirit of the Tolkien series. It's a continuation of the great battle between good and evil, culminating in a victorious ending, albeit one with its tribulations as well as sacrifices. It's a fun adventure for those who appreciate that. It also has spiritual parallels that can be applied to your lives as My soldiers and disciples.

This movie comes at a good time in the history of the Family, and of the world for that matter. Never before have the forces of darkness amassed such armies to fight against all that is good and loving in this world. Never before has My Family been given so many spirit helpers to help fight this royal battle—and truly, if it weren't for their help, it would be an almost impossible task.

The Enemy has besieged the Family and you have attacks from within and from without. You must sound the rallying cry to man the walls and to attack the Enemy head on—to not accept defeat or to lay down your swords. Never give in. Never desert your post. Stand strong and hold the line!

Lessons that can be drawn are lessons of faith, and specifically of recognizing the Enemy's devices of doubt, dissension and disunity, and temptations of power or the pull of the "forbidden fruit." There are lessons on unity and working together, for as the peoples banded together and helped each other they were strong enough to overcome the powerful strength of the enemy. There are lessons of courage and bravery, of honor and valor. Also lessons of fighting, perseverance, continuing to hold on and press forward despite seeming impossibility.

The movie shows, like the others, the pull that greed and desire for power can have on people. It illustrates very clearly the struggle that even good people go through, as we are all men of like passions.

This movie is more violent than the first two, with major battles; you witness the pain and sacrifice and suffering of war, so sensitive viewers should be mindful of that. But while there are a lot of fighting scenes, it's not senseless battles as you get in some movies today. These battles were against evil and darkness; they were a fight against oppression and wickedness.

Some other strange and "spooky" things are also portrayed, as has been the case in all the movies in this series. Anyone who is sensitive to violence, or very spiritually sensitive, should be prepared for this, or avoid it; and, because of the presence of this darker side, the movie is not suitable for younger audiences.

There are some topics that may need some discussion or explanation with some younger teens, such as the topics of insanity and suicide that are brought into the picture, and some relationship issues—including parent/child relationships, and man/woman relationships.

The darkest hour is just before dawn, and that's what this movie portrays. The main characters don't have much chance of winning, but through their faith, perseverance, and fighting spirits, they pull through to victory. As the final chapter in the trilogy of the Lord of the Rings, the message it leaves you with is positive and uplifting. It has a happy ending, and just as surely will I come to make things right—I, the real King and heir to the throne.


Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - JR
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen

Summary: The second part of the J.R.R. Tolkien epic trilogy. Hobbits Frodo and Sam brave terrible dangers in an attempt to have the evil ring destroyed, while the rest of the fellowship continue to battle the dark forces on various fronts.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This fictional epic has many parallels in the spiritual. The heart is the battleground between the dark lord, the Enemy of your soul, and the forces of good and godliness. The good will eventually triumph over the evil--that ending cannot be changed--but many of the day-to-day battles depend on the choices that men make in their hearts. The battle that currently surrounds you is not unlike the one fought in the movie. You have now moved out of the days of preparation into the era of action and find battles on every side, and sometimes feel that you are besieged, your numbers are dwindling, and you are being confronted with the ever growing threat of your enemies, just like the heroes in this Two Towers movie.

On the other hand, you must be aware that many things from this movie can affect your outlook on the spiritual, and the things that are presented are not all according to My Word. Evil is depicted as strong--incredibly so--and although this is necessary for the story, it is not the case in the real spiritual world. Ask Me to cleanse you from misconceptions you might take in from this movie.

You shouldn't take Gandalf the White as a Christ-type figure. His "resurrection" is not meant to typify My resurrection from the dead, but rather he is only a messenger, a prophet who was returned to life because his work was not yet done. This is similar to many whom I have seen fit to raise from a deathbed to continue their work for Me.

If you're the type that is easily frightened or has nightmares because of visual effects, then it would be better not to view this movie. Ask Me whether or not you should view it, and I will show you what is best for you personally.

Go into it with prayer, with your eyes open to learn and discern, and also with your spiritual guard up, lest the Enemy use any of the scenes of violence or evil to cause you disturbing thoughts or pictures or dreams later. Those who are sensitive viewers should be especially careful, but everyone should be prayerful. Your spirit does not go untouched by viewing evil--even when it is portrayed and viewed in proper context--and therefore your spirits must be cleansed by Me.

This second movie is a little darker and dwells a little more on the evil than the first movie of the trilogy did. Overall it has a less inspiring feel to it. In a way this is necessary as things have to get worse before they get better, and the movies follow the mood of the three books: The first book/movie is sets the tone and is intriguing, and you get to know all the characters; the second book/movie is very exciting, tense, a lot of action and battles, and a sense of the darkness getting stronger overall; then in the third book/movie things pick up again, culminating in the eventual triumph of good.

This movie has to be taken in context of the previous and following movie. It is in a sense the Great Tribulation of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. The majority of this movie is about war. It is like the darkness before the dawn. Keep that in mind if you watch this, as that helps to keep it in perspective.

This movie brings out the importance of staying on guard, of realizing that "the Enemy never sleeps" and therefore you must also not be too secure or smug, nor should you trust your enemy under any circumstances.

When it's wartime, it's wartime, and sacrifices must be made. It is also a good example of a "David vs. Goliath" scenario, and of those on the side of good not giving up, even when it seemed the odds were so severely stacked against them. The way they came through is an example of the way you can come through. You overcome in spirit not only by your own determination, perseverance, and will to fight, which plays a very big part in the spiritual battle; but it's that combined with reinforcements--in your case in the form of spiritual help from Heaven--that truly wins the battle.

There is a good lesson in here on compromise, with a parallel showing the danger of the Enemy's deceit and how he will do all he can to keep you from being an active Christian.

The days grow darker, and iniquity spreads and multiplies across the world day by day. Yet My light will shine brighter. I have ordained that the few who stand on the side of good and who trust in Me will shine brighter than at any time in history. Yes, indeed, this will be a time well remembered, and they will sing songs and recount tales of the time when you took your stand--you, the Children of David. More than all the heroes gone before you--of legend or of fact--you will stand out and be remembered for the great deeds you accomplished through My glory.


Lorenzo's Oil (1992) - SR
Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov

Summary: Drama based on the true story of a couple's fight to save their young son from a rare, incurable nerve disease. Slow-moving in parts and intense in others. Good examples of unselfishness, perseverance and bucking the System.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Loser (2000) - SR
Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Greg Kinnear

Summary: A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and shunned from their company, falls in love with a co-ed who has eyes for their professor.

Prophecy: (Dad:) The main actor in this movie reminds me a lot of our kids--good looking, smart, yet kind, considerate, trusting, and loving even to his own hurt. This poor fellow was persecuted by those bullies just like I was when going to school. Tactics have changed, but it's still the same old game--evil hates good--but thank the Lord, right always conquers wrong. Even though it's a sweet movie and the young man is a good sample, the awful System attitudes of the bad boys makes this movie somewhat undesirable. It would be a shame if any of our pure, wonderful young folks would be tainted by their bad attitudes. So pray before you watch.


Losing Isiah (1995) - JR
Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, Marc John Jeffries

Summary: Tense emotional drama involving a custody case between a white family who adopted an abandoned crack baby, and the rehabilitated black mother who wants her son back. Many interesting points for discussion.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lost Horizion (1937) - OC
Peter Finch, Liv Ullman

Summary: Musical film adaptation of story of lost travelers who find Shangri-la. Pow-wow points: Parallel to when a person finds the Lords calling in his life and how the Enemy fights with lies and doubts to cause him to turn back. Point out the differences between the two girls--one was fed up with the worldly life and wanted to stay at Shangri-la, the other was dissatisfied with her life in Paradise and wanted to experience and see the world. May need to pre-warn about woman aging, can be shocking for some. (Old black-and-white version (1937) starring Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt is good as well.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lost in Space (1998) - JR
William Hurt, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers

Summary: Sci-fi space adventure about a family that encounters problems en route to begin a new life on another planet. Based on the old TV series by the same name. Entertainment only. (Some frightening parts, as well as the bad attitude of one of the young characters at the beginning of the movie.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lost In Translation (2003) - SR
Bill Murray, Scarlett Johannson

Summary: An American film actor, far past his prime, visits Tokyo to appear in a liquor commercial, and meets up with the bored, newly married, young wife of a photographer.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is a bit odd, definitely more the artsy type. Yet it portrays a message by showing the sadness, emptiness, and loneliness of so many in the world.--Some will find parts of it humorous and entertaining in its own way.

It shows that no matter what the outward packaging, as the old saying goes "the heart of man is the same the world over" and everyone is looking for someone to love and be loved by. Everyone is looking for someone who understands them, who relates to them, who has compassion on them. Even those who seem to have it all, and maybe even appear snobby and crusty on the outside, have their secret sorrows--their innermost, intimate needs that cry out to be satisfied. This movie shows that clearly, though it doesn't really provide any answers--and it's not trying to. It shows in a way that love and understanding can make a difference, but it doesn't really follow that through.

The lack of answers, the focus on the emptiness and loneliness, and even the way the whole movie seems to meander without much of a definite storyline or conclusion, could be uninspiring for some. The intent of the filmmaker here wasn't to try to give any answers, or even direction of any kind; but rather to portray a feeling, a situation, an emptiness. The title really says it all--this movie is about people who are lost: lost souls, wandering, empty, seeking, searching for love.


Lost World, The: Jurassic Park (1997) - JR
Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore

Summary: Sequel to "Jurassic Park," where a small group of scientists go on an expedition to "Site B," a second dinosaur-populated island. Beware of scenes of graphic violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Love Actually (2003) - JR
Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson

Summary: A comedy that tells of ten separate but intertwining stories of love, leading up to a big climax on Christmas Eve.

Prophecy: (Dad:) What better theme could you make a movie about than love? Love Actually is an attempt by the producers to tell the world, "Hey, it's not all about suspicion, terrorism, and a dog-eat-dog world." This movie is cute, with an interesting cross-section of people and their lives. It's good for a few laughs, though as in all cases where a System movie attempts to tackle a topic so big and heavenly as love, you don't want to expect too much.

"Real love, true love, God's love, is all the religion you need!" God is love, and through love God touches many lives. But in this movie God has no place, and there is a message of "man can save himself." But you, the Lord's children, can bring even more meaning to this movie for yourselves, by remembering that you can drop a little love into the hearts of all those you pass by, with a look, a word, a tract, a witness, a deed of kindness.

This movie will pull at your heartstrings, which is what the intention is. It's got an uplifting message, that Christmastime is a time to show love to those you care about. Of course, people should be doing that all year long, and not just at Christmas. But I guess the System has gotten to the point that if they can stop and remember to show love at Christmas, then this is an accomplishment.

Though the story takes place during the Christmas season, it's pathetic that they hardly mention the fact that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus. Boy, oh boy, a nativity play with lobsters and octopus, and Barney as Baby Jesus in the manger! I hope it was tongue in cheek and a dig at how so politically correct things have gotten that if you want to have a nativity play, it can't in any way, shape, or form depict the actual event!

There are a number of situations depicted in the film that many people can relate to. There is really something for everyone. As is common today, there is some swearing in the movie, but not too much. There is a hint at some male bisexuality, but it isn't bad compared to what is really out there. Overall the film is well done, humorous, positive, and heartwarming.

It has good lessons on love and showing love, telling someone you love them, and the different kinds of love there are—the love of friends, the love of a step-parent, love between married people, love between single people, love between children, love between brothers and sisters, and even love between two people who don't speak the same language. Love crosses economic and language boundaries.


Love Affair (1994) - JR
Warren Beatty, Annette Bening

Summary: Love story involving two people who meet aboard a ship headed for Australia. Modern-day remake of B&W classic "An Affair to Remember," with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Love and Basketball (2000) - SR
Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan

Summary: Drama following the basketball careers and relationships of next-door neighbors Quincy and Monica from their pre-teens through the pros.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It's sad that so many movies, even when they're sweet love stories, include jealousy and lack of forgiveness as a natural part of life. That is natural for man without Me, but with Me, you can have love that includes and in fact is based on forgiveness. Lovers have to forgive each other for imperfections and failings every day, and if you don't have true forgiveness, you can't have real love. Still, the story does show how love wins out over resentment. It promotes its share of the wrong messages--the unrealistic depiction of pro sports and what it takes to get and stay there, the System's hypocrisy about sex outside of marriage, and the wrong attitudes about forgiveness. These things are woven into what is otherwise a pretty sweet story of young love between some pretty sweet kids.


Love At Large (1990) - NIX
Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Love Bug, The (1969) - MC
Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson

Summary: Comedy classic about a down-and-out race car driver whose life takes an unexpected turn when he joins up with an unusual little Volkswagen car that appears to have a mind all its own. Light entertainment, with sweet lessons on love and perseverance.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is sweet and entertaining. It’s got some humorous moments and it’s got a positive and sweet message in there too, lessons of love and of perseverance in the face of obstacles. In our lives for the Lord, the Enemy tries to throw all kinds of things in our way to try to get us down and keep us down—but as long as we keep putt-putting along, doing the best we can and just moving along the road of God’s will, we always get there in the end—and we win the victory. There are some bad attitudes and actions of the bad guys that probably won’t be understood by some of the kids, so you’ll need to be ready to explain any of these things to them, so that they don’t pick up on the negative. But good triumphs in the end, and I think that kids will find this to be enjoyable and entertaining.


Love Bug, The (1997) - MC
Hank Cooper, John Hannah, Alex Davis

Summary: Herbie, the magical Volkswagen Beetle, is passed on to a new owner. Together, they must battle a dastardly Australian racer and his evil car "Horace."

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It's a sweet, fun, entertaining story that the kids can enjoy, without too many bad parts. The main characters argue a bit in the beginning, but later learn to work together as a team. It's a typical "good vs. evil" story, and pretty harmless.

In the parts where there is more "action," especially for younger audiences, it probably needs to be explained a little bit. But good wins out in the end, and the "bad" guys aren't as evil or disturbing as they are in some movies.

Kids will enjoy how the happy little misunderstood car does things for people out of love. The story is of course imaginary, as a car is not a living thing, but it is something the children will enjoy watching, especially boys.


Love Field (1992) - YA
Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert

Summary: A Dallas housewife who is enthralled by the Kennedys sets off on an unlikely odyssey to try to attend John Kennedys funeral and see Jackie. Interesting drama about prejudices in the South at that time.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Love is a Many-splendored Thing (1955) - JR
William Holden, Jennifer Jones

Summary: Classic love story set in Hong Kong during the Korean War, about a Eurasian woman doctor who falls in love with a reporter.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Love Leads the Way (1984) - YC
Timothy Bottoms, Eva Marie Saint

Summary: True story of Morris Frank, the man who had the first seeing-eye dog in America in the 1920s. Pow-wow points: Why he became depressed after going blind and what made him want to start fighting; how he had to admit he needed help and couldnt do things on his own; how he needed to learn patience in working with the dog; how he grew to love the dog.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Love Potion No. 9 (1992) - JR
Tate Donovan, Sandra Bullock

Summary: Romantic comedy about two shy lab technicians who decide to personally test out a "love potion," guaranteed to magnetically attract all members of the opposite sex. Light entertainment, with a sweet message.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Love Story () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lover's Knot (1996) - JR
Tim Curry, Jennifer Grey

Summary: Romantic comedy about one of Cupid's assistants, who is assigned to bring a young couple together and then to help them stay together. Good relationship lessons.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Loves Of Isadora () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Love’s Labor’s Lost (2000) - JETT
Kenneth Branagh, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Nathan Lane

Summary: Comedy/musical, adapted from Shakespeare’s play. A king and his three friends decide to commit to three years of study with no distractions, including women, but the arrival of a French princess and her three ladies in waiting changes everything.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a sweet comedy á la Shakespeare, with the interesting touch of an American musical from the ’30s. It's fun and enjoyable for those who like Shakespearean plays and/or that type of old fashioned music from the ’30s. It's wholesome light entertainment.


Lucas (1986) - JETT
Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen

Summary: Character study about a precocious 14-year-old who develops a crush on the new girl in town. Good insight into early teen emotions, and lessons on love and considering the feelings of others.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Lucky Break (2001) - JR
James Nesbit, Olivia Williams, Timothy Spall

Summary: Under the leadership of a small-time bank robber, inmates hatch a plan to escape by staging a musical.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a British character study with its touching moments and some humor. It's a story where love wins out in the end. However, it's also one of those stories where the prisoners are portrayed as the good guys and the ones the audience is expected to identify and sympathize with. Some parts are pretty unrealistic, like the mostly lighthearted prisoners in a relaxed prison atmosphere. But overall it's an okay movie with the message that love has creative power and can change people. It also brings out how words are real things and can lift up or tear down.


Lucky Break [a.k.a. Paperback Romance] (1994) - SR
Gia Carides, Anthony LaPaglia

Summary: Off-beat Australian romantic comedy about a crippled romance-novel writer who unexpectedly gets a chance to loosen up without the burden of her handicap. May not be to everyone's preference due to the wacky style, but overall is enjoyable.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is quite a funny movie, isn't it? It's a bit off-beat and off-kilter; I would say the humor in it won't appeal to everyone. But beneath that rather frothy exterior is a movie about overcoming handicaps, about honesty, and about true love. All the best things in the world! I think that most people will find enjoyment in this movie. It's a sweet story with some really funny parts to it--and some pretty sexy scenes in there too, whew! (End of message from Dad)


Luther (2003) - JETT
Joseph Fiennes, Peter Ustinov, Alfred Molina

Summary: Luther follows the turbulent struggle between the Catholic Church and the country of Germany in the 1500s, revolving around religious liberator Martin Luther.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie does a good job of catching the spirit of Martin Luther and the fight he had with the corrupt Catholic Church of his time. It's a great fighter movie, and it's about fighting for one of the greatest things you can fight for—God's Word! It's a real exposé of the Catholic Church.

It's not a "churchy" view of Martin Luther, but rather a pretty true picture of the radical revolutionary that he was (and still is!). Praise the Lord! This will be an inspiration and uplift to the Family. It portrays the spiritual and physical torment that Luther went through as he defied the huge power of the church system and its false teachings of his day. I would have to call it an epic picture, one of the best portrayals of Luther yet.

The movie promotes godliness and puts down worldliness. They might not have gotten every detail of history exact, but they come very close to accurately showing the spirit of the time. Luther is portrayed as a witty and brilliant speaker, teacher and scholar who wants to serve God with all his heart.

There are so many parallels between his movement and ours. It contains all the basics of faith—not in theological terms, but in actions and deeds: lit and pubs, the power of the Word, conversion/salvation, conviction vs. compromise, dedication, loving Jesus passionately, discipleship and forsaking all, kings, persecution, politics, and zealousness. The film lifts up Jesus and inspires us to have the fire and single-mindedness of Luther.

Luther didn't come across self-righteous, but human—a sinning saint. Martin Luther was exceptional, in that he had embraced Catholicism, he was full of the leaven of churchianity, yet he let the Word open his eyes and purge out the poisonous leaven, and he became a new man. He broke with that which had been part of him. So commendable!

See it! It'll inspire you. This is one you can also show your sheep and friends. This movie is a must-see for those who love the Word, love the truth, and are willing to fight for it. Because of men like Luther we have the freedom to live the Word to the full. The Lord is proud of Luther, and proud of the Family who are not ashamed to speak the truth in spite of persecution. I would encourage the Family to watch it and be reminded of the dedication of God's great men. It's a good teaching aid for teachers in the classroom, for Bible classes for your Activated sheep, etc.

God bless you as you go forth as a movement—not just following a man, a prophet, a visionary, but being professional Christians, being prophets and visionaries, empowered by the Word and the keys of the Kingdom!


Luther (1974) - OC
Stacy Keach, Hugh Griffith

Summary: The story of Martin Luther. Not action-packed, but interesting.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Luzhin Defence, The (2001) - SR
John Turturro, Emily Watson

Summary: An eccentric chess player falls in love with an attractive woman from a different social class in this adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's The Defense.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is a clear look at the addiction to chess, which is not unlike other addictions that you are now challenging with the exposure of Bacchus.

This poor soul, from an insecure and unhappy childhood, latched on to chess as a way to express his brilliance. He was an intelligent person and shone in this one area, so he put everything he had into it. It was an all-or-nothing situation for him, where he gave his life and soul and mind to chess.

To prevent giving away the ending for those who have not seen it, I will only say that the movie shows the tragedy that such an addiction can lead to.

The positive side of the movie is the sweet love of the woman who saw beyond his odd exterior, and loved him for the person that he was inside. This is very sweet, admirable, and it is how we should always love those we come in contact with. We should always look beyond any oddities or strangeness that someone may have, to see the true heart of the person, the soul that Christ died for.

As I wrote in my Letters, chess can be an addiction, as can cards or gambling, just like drinking or drugs. Bacchus delivers a high to the person who is so entangled, and he keeps coming back again and again. There can be a gift, as in this case, of being able to play a certain game very well. But when it is all-absorbing, the only point at which the person feels he discovers or expresses something of value, then it is out of balance and it is an addiction. Such people can be set free when they realize that they are worth something in their own right, beyond their gifts, beyond their talents. They have golden qualities that someone else would love and appreciate. That is why the love of the woman for this awkward man is so sweet and touching. She saw beyond what everyone else prized him for, to the true person within.

I believe this movie is worthwhile for the Family, if only to help them understand addictions, the hold that Bacchus has on the lives of these people who surrender their all to pursuing one talent or gift, and the way out of such addictions through the unconditional and sacrificial love that the Lord can offer them.


Mac and Me (1988) - MC
Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward

Summary: Fantasy/sci-fi about a young extra-terrestrial who escapes from a government lab, and his friendship with a young crippled boy. Some moments may be tense for young viewers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


MacArthur (1977) - JR
Gregory Peck

Summary: Biography of General Douglas MacArthur. Interesting history of the Far East, WW2 and the Korean War. Watch out for violent war scenes. (See ML#2200 and ML#2203.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mackintosh Man () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mad about Mambo (2000) - JR
Keri Russell, William Ash

Summary: Teen-style love story, set in Ireland. A young rich girl becomes the dance partner of a soccer player who wants to pursue a relationship with her. Some fun dancing scenes.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is fine to watch. It doesn’t have a lot of substance—it’s a typical teen flick. Rich girl and poor boy meet, the divide of wealth and the attraction of love. Dance brings them together and it shows the struggle of wealth and poverty in the world and the snobbery of people. It’s cute and sweet, but people should be prepared for the age group it is geared towards, which is young teens.


Mad City (1997) (1997) - JR
Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta

Summary: Drama about a television reporter who lands in the middle of a hostage situation and attempts to use it for his own advantage. Somber exposé of the dog-eat-dog world of media and reporting. Beware of some emotionally heavy content.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This movie is a terrific exposé. It gives clear insight into many aspects integral to the workings of the world. If it's looked at as a pure enjoyment movie, then it may not be to the liking of some. But it's not the type of movie that you're supposed to like; it's the kind that's supposed to instruct you, open your eyes, and break your heart for the lost and the lonely. It's a good movie for witnessers. Put yourselves in the situation of the guy caught in the middle--how much could you have done in the situation? It's a sample of how this newscaster's own attitude changed by being confronted with this type of situation, and how it exposed the whole hypocrisy of the news media world to him. There's a lot in there, but it takes a mature viewer to draw it out. If the junior teens see it as a casual viewing, for fun or relaxation, they're not going to get anything out of it and it will fly over their heads. Let people make up their own minds as to the interest level or maturity of their own kids. There are some kids on the mission field who are pretty young, but they're awfully sold out and dedicated, and this kind of movie could spark their desire for souls even further, and show them clearly where the System's at, and even the dangers of believing everything you see on TV. (End of prophecy)


Mad Love (1995) - NIX
Chris O'donnell, Drew Barrymore

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Madame Butterfly (1993) - NIX
Jeremy Irons

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Madame Curie (1947) - OC
Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon

Summary: Biography of French physicists Marie and Pierre Curie, and their determination and struggle to discover uranium. Lessons on perseverance, teamwork, and keeping up the faith despite circumstances. Well done, but a little slow and long for younger children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Madame Sousatzka () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Made In America (1993) - NIX
Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Made in Heaven (1987) - SR
Timothy Bottoms, Kelly McGillis

Summary: A young man dies before his time, and while in Heaven falls in love with a sweet girl, after which both are sent back to Earth as babies and start new lives. An interesting representation of Heaven--some parts are similar to what Dad has described--but the movie is dragged down by the strange, unscriptural depiction of the boys "guardian angel."

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Madness of King George, The (1994) - JR
Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren

Summary: Historical drama set in the 18th-century, chronicling King George III's struggle with insanity, and his attempts to keep his throne. It would be helpful to read up on King George III before viewing. Certain scenes of mental illness and its treatment could be disturbing for some.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Magdalene (1990) - JR
Natassia Kinski

Summary: Movie about the struggle of a young, dedicated Catholic priest to keep the Lord first in his life, while having emotional feelings for the town prostitute. Lessons on dedication and First Place. Historically set in the Austrian village where "Silent Night" was written.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Magic () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Magical Mistery Tour () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Magnolia (1999) - NIX
Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie would be a waste of time for anyone. It didn’t have any real meaning, and had so much foul language in it. The people making this movie were trying to get across how messed up people lives can get when they don’t forgive each other, but you have to wade through so much bad for the couple of good points that it’s definitely not worth seeing.


Maid In Manhattan (2002) - JETT
Ralph Fiennes, Jennifer Lopez

Summary: A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie with a couple of simple, sweet messages: honesty pays and love conquers all. It's one of those feel-good movies. The ending is inevitable, and the path to it enjoyable.

It's the wonder and magic of love that it can jump from one heart to another, ignoring all prejudices and objections and traditions of man. The movie is unrealistic in parts, but that's just Hollywood for you. This is fine for Family viewing, and overall a pretty wholesome movie.

Real love conquers all, and there is no bridge that enough love cannot gap. Though it might not happen every day and it might seem fanciful, anything wonderful can happen when love is in play.

Whatever one's calling in life, it is what is on the inside that counts. You may meet maids who are princesses in disguise. Look for the heart. You may often find that people's inner life is much deeper and more praiseworthy than their calling suggests; this is a worthwhile theme in this movie.

There are also lessons about honesty, and the message that we all make mistakes, but despite our faults, all things do work together for good.


Maid to Order (1987) - JR
Ally Sheedy, Beverly D’Angelo

Summary: The father of a rich "teen terror" type girl wishes she had never been born, and as a result the teen loses her privileged place. Forced to work as a maid for zany socialites, she learns lessons on thankfulness and unselfishness. Shows vanity of riches and high society. Light comedy.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Majestic, The (2001) - JETT
Jim Carrey, Martin Landau

Summary: Comedy/drama. A blacklisted screenwriter with amnesia washes up on the shores of a small California town and buoys the residents' spirits, as they believe him to be one of their own sons, lost for nearly a decade after WWII.

Prophecy:

(Dad:) This is a movie about truth-about standing up for the truth, regardless of the outcome. About not letting people push you around, or tell you what to say to protect your interests. You can't be pushed around or bullied or otherwise persuaded to stand down from what you know to be true. You can't maintain a lie just to protect yourself.

This movie really shows how one person can make a difference in the lives of many. This man, through a series of unexpected circumstances and events, was able to give love and hope, and mend broken hearts, and his own life was changed for the good because of it as well. This movie has a good message. Even though it's laced with some real "high and mighty spirit of America" type speeches, it also shows the other side of the coin. It shows the corrupt judicial and political system of that time, which has only gotten worse and worse since then.

There are some glorified portrayals of the System and specifically the military. There's also a lot of sentimentality in this movie that some people won't like, but the underlying message is a good one, and I agree with it, and I think it makes the movie worthwhile. This movie takes a poke at those in charge of Hollywood, and of course I always like that too. But most of all, it's about truth and love and the real values in life. It delivers a good message, and I'm proud of Jim Carrey for presenting it. Pray for him, that he finds the Lord and becomes a tool in His hand.


Major Barbara () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Major League 2 (1994) - NIX
Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Malcolm X (1992) - JR
Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett

Summary: Interesting, well-acted biography of Malcolm X, a controversial and radical leader of the Black Muslim movement in America, who was assassinated in 1965. Although definitely a propaganda film, it has some interesting insights into Islam and the beliefs and history of the American Black Muslim movement. Violent in parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man Called Horse, A () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man Called Norman, A () - YA

Summary: A man gives his testimony of how the Lord directed him to witness to and shepherd a rather strange and unusual neighbor.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man for all Seasons, A (1966) - JETT
Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern

Summary: Historical drama based on the life of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) and his religious disputes with King Henry VIII. Good lessons on conviction. Younger audiences may need help following the plot and dialogue.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man From Elysian Fields, The (2001) - SR
Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Julianna Margulies

Summary: Drama. A novelist is down on his luck and struggling financially, which leads him to get involved with a most unusual line of work.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is fairly complex and touches on some very deep issues. It's thought provoking, and it's an interesting insight into what might happen in such a situation, but it's not especially uplifting. Those who are going through or have recently gone through marriage problems or separations may want to avoid it, because it focuses a lot on the negative, on the things that can go wrong, on the hurt that is caused through lack of communication and wrong decisions.

This movie spotlights some of the difficulties many encounter in the System when they come up against the selfish motives of others. This true-to-life presentation shows you the pitfalls that a lack of honest communication can lead to in a marriage. It gives you a good picture of some of the many blessings you have in contrast to what those in the System have to struggle through.

The world's values and the values you have in the Family, as far as relationships and sex and freedom, are very different. It goes without saying that a Family person in a similar situation should handle it differently, and when you watch a movie like this, it's hard to say really whether some of the things done were "right" or "wrong." The fact is that, in some cases, certain actions can be right, if done with the right motives and handled right, whereas in other situations, even if in principle what you're doing isn't wrong, if you are unwise, and if you don't have the faith for it, then it can be very wrong. That's a lesson that, while not brought out as such by the producers of this movie, is something that My children can see and gain from if they view this.

This movie also shows the lengths that a man will go to in order to prove himself and his worth. Although this man [the writer] loved his wife, and she loved him for himself, he felt that fame and money and prestige were what she wanted. Those things were not nearly as important for her as for him, and the movie shows the dangers of these values, as they lead to wrong decisions and hurtful actions.


Man from Snowy River, The (1982) - OC
Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson

Summary: Western-type adventure about a strong-willed teen who had been raised in the rugged hill country, who goes to work for a cattleman on the plains and falls in love with his daughter. Lots of beautiful horse footage.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man in the Iron Mask, The (1977) - JR
Richard Chamberlain, Louis Jourdan

Summary: Adaptation of the Dumas classic story of intrigue, adventure and romance in the royal court of Louis XIV of France. Plot and politics of the time will need explanation.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man in the Iron Mask, The (1998) - JR
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, Jon Malkovich

Summary: New version of the classic by Alexander Dumas, featuring an evil King Louis XIV, his imprisoned twin brother, and the three musketeers. Entertainment, with lavish costumes and sets.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man in the Moon, The (1991) - JETT
Sam Waterston, Tess Harper

Summary: Coming-of-age drama/character study about a 14-year-old girl who falls in love with an older teen boy. Intense and emotional in parts, but with very good lessons on love, communication and overcoming jealousy. You may want to prepare young viewers for a very wrenching scene in a field towards the middle of the movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man of La Mancha, The (1972) - OC
Peter OToole, Sophia Loren

Summary: Inspiring musical drama of the tale of the Crazy Crusader. Depending on audience, may want to fast-forward parts of prison scenes, girl attacked by men, funeral procession and mirrors scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man Who Could Work Miracles, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man Who Fell To Earth, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man who knew too Little, The (1997) - JETT
Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher

Summary: Comedy about a man who signs up for a play involving gangsters with an "interactive theater," only to unwittingly fall in with real criminals. Light entertainment.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man Who Loved Women, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man who Played God, The (1932) - YC
George Arliss, Bette Davis

Summary: The story of a rich deaf philanthropist who learns to read lips and spends his time "eavesdropping" on peoples conversations and anonymously helping those whom he perceives are in difficulty. (See also Dads comments in ML #84:11).

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man who saw Tommorow, The (1981) - JETT
Orson Welles

Summary: Semi-documentary about the predictions of Nostradamus, who lived in the 16th century. See ML #1800.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man Who Would Be King, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man with one Red Shoe (1985) - JETT
Tom Hanks, James Belushi

Summary: Comedy about an unsuspecting man who is mistaken for an undercover agent. Light entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man With Two Brains, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Man Without a Face, The (1993) - YA
Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl

Summary: Drama about the relationship between two misfits of society: a young, troubled fatherless boy, and a mysterious recluse with a serious facial disfiguration. Controversial movie, depressing in parts, but with good lessons on trust, mercy and unconditional friendship. Stirring and realistic expos of the hypocrisy and bigotry of the System, and its "child abuse" witchhunt.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mansfield Park (1999) - JR
Frances O'Connor, Embeth Davidtz

Summary: Based on a novel by Jane Austen. A poor girl is sent by her parents to live with her aunt at Mansfield Park, in order to give her a chance at a better life and social standing.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie gives you a peek into how life used to be. It is a character study, a study of romance in a time when conventions and delicacy prevented honesty. But the young girl makes good choices and there are some good lessons.


Map of the Human Heart, The (1993) - NIX
Jason Scott Lee, Anne Parillaud

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


March Or Die () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Marci X (2003) - NIX
Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans

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Prophecy: (Dad:) Although the movie has its funny moments, the overall message goes against what the Lord has said in His Word about the spirit behind music and its effect on people. It tries to excuse the horrible spirit behind some of the gangsta rap that is out there, as well as promoting other ungodly behavior. There is an underlying sodomite theme to the movie, with song lyrics promoting homosexuality. This movie is not worth the Lord's children's time.


Marco Polo (NA) - OC
Ken

Summary: Mini-series dramatizing the life of Marco Polo.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Maria's Lovers () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Marie (1985) - JR
Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels

Summary: True story of a Tennessee state officials fight against corruption in government. Good "fighter" movie.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Married to It (1993) - SR
Beau Bridges, Stockard Channing

Summary: Drama/comedy/character study centering around the lives of three married couples.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Married To The Mob () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Martin Luther (1953) - OC
Niall MacGinnis

Summary: Good portrayal of Martin Luther and his fight for the Truth and his battle with the Roman Catholic church. Good lessons on conviction and Grace versus Law, as well as example of Gods protection, when other radicals of his day were being martyred. Could be accompanied by a Word study from what Dad has said about Martin Luther. See also LWG TK "Martin Luther" and ML #1671.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Marva Collins Story, The (1981) - OC
Cicely Tyson, Morgan Freeman

Summary: True-life story about a disillusioned Black school teacher who pioneers with problem students a sample school with best results! Good for teachers! Good sample of fighting the System.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Marvin's Room (1996) - SR
Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Leonardo DiCaprio

Summary: Character study about a fiercely independent woman who, after seventeen years, returns with her two sons to relatives she had left behind -- her invalid father and her sister who sacrificially cares for him. Realistic portrayal of System parent-teenager relationships, and people learning responsibility when faced with decisions about whether or not to help someone else in desperate need.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mary Poppings (1964) - MC
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

Summary: Musical comedy classic about a nanny who brings new life to a sober-minded upper-class family. Some foolishness and unrealistic situations can be explained to young viewers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mary Reilly (1996) - NIX
Julia Roberts, John Malcovich

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) - NIX
Robert Deniro, Kenneth Branagh

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mask of Zorro, The (1998) - JR
Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas

Summary: Action adventure about an aging Zorro, who takes a young trainee under his wing and teaches him the ropes. Beware of some unpleasant scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mask, The (1994) - SR
Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz

Summary: Action-comedy based on the comic book classic about a mild-mannered bank clerk who finds an ancient mask with magical powers which turns him into the embodiment of his own fantasies. An imaginative film with a rather zany script, delighting some and repulsing others -- definitely controversial. Some found lessons on accepting yourself and being happy with who you are, and some found only foolishness. The concepts of talismans and spiritual possession could serve as a springboard for discussion. Not suggested for repeated viewing.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) You have to be really mature to get the message and the meaning out of "The Mask." You have to go through quite a bit of the guy being ridiculous and silly and unrealistic. Nobody turns into a guy with a green head and has that type of supernatural powers. It's pretty silly. I think especially young people would have to be pretty deep spiritually to wade through the surface silliness in order to get the message -- to just be yourself, and to be loving and thankful for the way God made you, which is real success. This movie was found very subjective to personal opinion, so it's controversial. One man's meat is another man's poison. So remember, you as a Home must decide whether it's worth watching or not. If you think it's going to have a bad effect on you, then don't watch it. And for God's sake, as with all movies, pray a cleansing prayer afterwards. Don't let the System seep into you! (End of prophecy)


Mass Appeal (1984) - JR
Jack Lemmon, Zeljko Ivanek

Summary: Drama about an idealistic Catholic seminary student who challenges the preaching methods and diplomatic ways of the beloved rector.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003) - SR
Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany

Summary: A British Navy captain and crew sail out to see the richness and strangeness of life on the far side of the world, against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. (Based on the novels by Patrick O'Brian.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is an interesting change from some of the modern action movies. It has plenty of drama, plenty of action, but it's much more godly overall because of the time period it depicts, where people still had a fear of Me, and still acknowledged Me. When watching this movie you're going to have to watch out for the violence factor. You should go into it with the same mindset as you would a war movie, because there is a lot of fighting and gore in parts, and it might be difficult for sensitive viewers to watch.

Overall this movie is uplifting and watchable. Something important to realize, discuss, and explain to teens, is the one part about suicide. It is looked on as a sad event, but it's almost passively accepted as a solution in the situation. There is a subtle message that suicide is okay, when to Me it is not, and is not an easy solution that should be opted for instead of facing life's difficulties and gaining the victories needed.

However, the overall tone of this movie is godly and uplifting. It shows fighting spirits, determination, and has good lessons on listening to the counsel of others. The captain is a godly man and a good leader.

Though this character was a fictional one, his story has much in common with those who have been called out to serve Me. They were resolute, focused on the purpose I had put before them. They weren't content with letting circumstances dictate their destiny.

It will be much the same for you, My loves, as you head into the impossible. It's moving to see an example of courage, but even as dramatized as this movie's events are, it cannot parallel the determination and fire I see wielded within you, My Endtime warriors, as you commit to Me again and again each day.

I have described you, My Family, as an ocean vessel, and I am the ultimate Master and Commander. You needn't worry about Me or My motives as you come to know Me more, and trust that My love for you is sincere and never ending.


Masters Of The Game () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mata Hari () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Matchmaker, The (1997) - JR
Janeane Garofalo, David O’Hara

Summary: Romantic comedy about a tough young American woman who goes to a remote Irish town on a mission for her politician boss and arrives in the middle of a matchmaking festival. Some foul language throughout is unfortunate, but a sweet story otherwise.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Matchstick Men (2003) - OTHER
Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is a portrayal of the dog-eat-dog society that much of the world has become. It's much worse now than even 10 years ago, and will wax worse and worse and worse still. It also shows how love can change hearts. The movie is, however, a bit of a downer. It deals with the life of a man who has a number of obsessions and compulsions and has let his neuroses run wild. The dependence he has on medication is just to give him a feeling of peace and safety—which he does not have on his own—which is sad to see and experience.

It portrays life as a criminal pretty accurately, and gives insight into how crime doesn't pay and that like many things in life, it will all come back to you. It also subtly promotes con-artistry, showing the advantages of it, but at the same time is against it, and that makes its message confusing. For that reason and others, many people will be disappointed with it. The movie is watchable for some, but it's not going to strengthen the resolve of Family members to continue doing a better job. It's more a testimony to those who are not in the Family, and who live their life "by hook or by crook." If you plan to watch this movie, ask Me if it's okay for you before viewing it.


Matilda (1996) - NIX
Mara Wilson, Danny De Vito

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Matinee (1993) - NIX
John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, The (1999) - SR
Mackenzie Astin, Carmen Electra

Summary: Comedy done in a “documentary” style as through the eyes of an alien. It follows a young couple from their first meeting in a disco and through their relationship as it progresses.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an innocent, fun movie that gives a humorous look at the peculiarities of courtship and relationships and sex. There are some cute "he said, she said" demonstrations, not to mention the humorous aspect of seeing the "mating procedures" of humans through the eyes of aliens. You’ll probably laugh some and enjoy yourself.


Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) - SR
Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

Summary: Sequel to The Matrix. Morpheus, Neo, Trinity and their allies in Zion continue their fight for freedom from the Matrix.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Special effects and action scenes aside, this movie continues to have a lot of significance and spiritual symbolism, as did the first movie. There are a number of spiritual principles that can be drawn from the concept of the Matrix, such as about the Endtime, an anti-System message, and parallels of workings in the spirit world. There is depth to these movies. On the other hand, you should be cautious to not read too much into the message in these movies, or think that you have to find a spiritual application or counterpart for every character in the movie. But, if you are prayerful, if you are seeking, if you are in tune with My Spirit, there are good spiritual parallels that these movies bring out, that you can learn from.

In this sequel, there are lessons about faith, fighting, choices, prophecy, and doubt--and there's even an interesting connection to the keys that the Family will get a kick out of. If this movie is taken in through the eyes of the spirit, it can be helpful to some of My children.

The message isn't straightforward Christian, but for those in the world who are seeking to escape from the "matrix" of the dead-end and controlled System around them, it will strike a chord in their hearts and cause them to want to search for the truth.

You, My children, already know the truth and are living outside the System's matrix. Like in the first Matrix, your mission is to go and rescue those who are caught in the System's grip, who don't even know that they're being controlled, and who need to be set free. This sequel can parallel the more open attacks and confrontation with the Enemy of your souls that you will experience when the Antichrist goes on an all-out attack to try to wipe you out and the freedom that you enjoy.

This movie depicts the struggle of good against evil, and you are in a similar struggle. Things will happen that will try and test your faith, and I know that many of you have already experienced such things. But don't give up hope, for there will be a fulfillment of all that I have promised. You don't know what the end of the story of The Matrix will be, and so it is with your life--you don't know how all the details of how your life will play out.

Your choices, My children, are so important. Though the outcome is predetermined as to Who the victor will be, yet how the victory will come about is yet to be decided. And though My victory is predetermined, yours is not, for it is up to the choices that you make right here and now as to whether you will stand with Me in this final battle and win, or whether you will fall.

My children seek excitement and action, and believe Me, if they continue to fight to strive to stay close to Me, they will see lots of excitement and action in the Endtime. It won't be a Hollywood action movie with an unrealistic love story, but it will be a fight to the finish. That's why I'm allowing you to go through various spiritual battles, so that you may rise to the occasion and prepare for your magnificent future.

A caution: The movie does have a fair bit of violence, and some of My children may be negatively affected by it, if they are either prone to glorifying martial arts or are squeamish. So this movie must be viewed by those who are mature enough to take the good and eschew the evil and not be negatively affected by violence. Do not watch it without first praying and asking Me if it is My will for you. And if I give the go ahead for you to see it, then I very much recommend that you discuss the lessons with others and ask Me for counsel on how to apply them to your life.


Matrix Revolutions, The (2003) - SR
Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Summary: Conclusion of the three-part Matrix series. The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) If this movie were to stand on its own, it might not be worthwhile, as in itself it doesn't have outstanding qualities that would make it stand out from other action movies. However, it's the finale of a longer story, the final piece in the puzzle, and therefore I give consent for those who wish to, to see it.

On the whole, the Matrix story and series is a movie with good parallels that can be drawn to dropping out of the System, fighting for the right, etc. The lessons from this last one are the culmination of the last three—the final fight and stand of those who no longer want to be dominated by the machines, and who want to be free.

There are a lot of spiritual parallels in the Matrix movies if you search for them. It's good to look for spiritual parallels, but be careful that you don't go overboard in being too theological about it, or become tripped off in linking everything in the movie to something that has to do with your spiritual life for Me, or the sacrifices I made for you. To do so to the extreme almost minimizes the greatness of My sacrifices for you, which cannot be compared to anything or any movie.

This last part of the Matrix is more violent than the others, and also isn't as interesting or mentally stimulating as the first two movies. I don't approve of violence, killing, fighting, gore, and hurt—and the glorified portrayal of violence in this series is another worldly avenue to beware of. But sadly, people in the world today enjoy and desire violence, and to make a movie that sells you have to include a fair bit of it. In this third movie, though, it was somewhat necessary to show the scenes of violence, because the movie was focusing on a great battle, and you can't have war without hurting, fighting, bleeding, and dying.

This part of the series has more cursing and realistic violence than the other two; because this one takes place largely in the "real world" of humans and not so much in the world of the matrix. It's overall a little grittier with a bit more realistic pain and suffering. In many ways it's not as rich or powerful, mentally or visually, as the others in the series.

Something portrayed that was not quite on target was the concept that machines could partake of emotions and would someday become so real that they would feel emotions. The comments and discussions portrayed in this sense could be interpreted in a variety of ways, and it's not a major issue, but it's important to remember that I am the only One Who gives life, and only those who are alive can feel love. I will not allow machines or computer programs to get to such a state as portrayed in this movie; but using this analogy of computers and computer programs has provided a platform for a very interesting and intriguing story that has gotten a lot of people in the world to think, and to understand some basic spiritual parallels, and I'm happy with that and the movie makers who brought that about.

You, My children, can be encouraged to see the lengths to which those in the film went in order to preserve what they loved, and how hard they fought for their Zion. Each person gave their all, sacrificed things dearest to them, and many gave till their very last breath, to fight for what they believed in. They didn't give up. They kept fighting.

There are times when you have to fight, not even understanding exactly why, and not being completely sure that you understand what's going on or being fully aware of the strategy or tactics of the battle—but just knowing that your Commander said "fight," and therefore you fight. Other times you will have to will yourself to fight on just because you choose to, because you know it is what you must do, because you know it is your destiny.—Even if you're weary, struggling, discouraged, bruised and broken and seemingly defeated, there will always be victory to be found for you, My Endtime brides, as long as you keep the faith.

No one is forcing you to fight for your faith, to serve Me, to play a part in our war of the worlds and to preserve your "Zion." It's a choice you have to make. But if you make that choice, there will be no stopping you, because in choosing My way you accept the help of all of Heaven, and all of the power of the spirit world is at your command to defeat the Enemy and to help Me bring peace on Earth once more.


Matrix, the (1999) - SR
Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne

Summary: Sci-fi action movie. A computer hacker is introduced to some mysterious strangers who possess surprising truths about the world around them. Contains a fair bit of violence. Many interesting parallels can be drawn to our way of life versus the System, the spirit world, sacrifice, etc.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is quite a movie! There's a powerful message in there too, although it's a shame it's overshadowed by so much Hollywood violence. It's sad how the Devil will take a really good message and bury it in a load of his own garbage, trying to almost snuff out the good that's in there through his diabolical infiltration. I guess there is a pro side to that too, though, because in a way it candy-coats it for the people of the world who are so used to this type of action and thrills that they can hardly even relate to movies that don't have it. So at least all this extra baggage--which was overdone in my opinion--opens the door for it to spark the interest of more people than it would otherwise have. And that's good, because it's a movie that's worth watching. People should go into it knowing what they're in for, that there's gonna be a lot of violence and shoot 'em up, but there's a pretty strong message too, and it's most of all something that could be a powerful witnessing tool for our Family members who see it.
When you see it, you'll see the message straight off. It's something that the average Joe Systemite can really relate to--he feels that same yearning in his heart for something real, and there is a way that he can break out of it all and be reborn into a whole new world--the real world, the world as it truly is. There is an evil, sinister power who is trying to keep everyone in the world lulled to sleep, and who will go all-out to fight anyone who's trying to wake others up and expose the lies. So there are lots of things that can be drawn out, and if you go into it prepared and tanked up spiritually, you'll be able to choose the good and eschew the evil, and use it as a powerful opener to introduce people to the One Who's really behind it all. There's more reality to this movie than the producers know! Praise the Lord! (End of message from Dad.)


Matters of the Heart (1990) - SR
Jane Seymour, Christopher Gartin

Summary: Drama following the passionate relationship between a talented teenage musician and an embittered middle-aged woman, and the effect that it has on both of their lives.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Maximum Risk (1996) - NIX
Jean-Claude Van Damme

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Maybe Baby (2000) - SR
Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson

Summary: A happily married and successful career couple are missing the thing they want most—a baby. Encouraged to "look within" by his hippie friend, Sam is inspired to write a comedy based on their lives.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It's refreshing that this movie brings out the desire to have babies. There are good lessons in here, too, about not getting so wrapped up in what you want that you forget the most important thing, which is love. As far as the differences between men and women, this movie is more of a lesson on what not to do than what to do, as neither of the main characters were that sensitive to the other's needs, and what they were going through and experiencing. Things worked out all right, though, and it's sweet and uplifting for the most part.


McHale's Navy (1997) - JETT
Tom Arnold

Summary: Light comedy loosely based on an old TV series. A former navy commander is recruited to help on a top secret mission. Entertainment only; foolish in parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Me Myself I (2000) - SR
Rachel Griffiths

Summary: Romantic comedy. Through a twist of fate, a single woman finds out what life would have been like had she married the love of her life years ago and had children.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie has some sweet and touching points and scenes, along with some humorous ones. It also has lessons on comparing or wondering what it would be like if different decisions had been made. Though subtle, it does show that the Lord can work things out, and that there can be good fruit as well as hardships resulting from any decision that we make. We can learn from past decisions, but these do not need to hinder us from going on with life and making the most of it. Rather than dwelling on a possible cause, or what we feel might be a cause of a sad situation, we can also take a fresh new look at life and go on from there to find happiness and fulfillment.


Medicine Man (1992) - NIX
Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Medusa touch (1978) - SR
Richard Burton, Lino Ventura

Summary: Intense drama about a man with psychic insight who finds that telling (or rather, foretelling) the truth kills. Is he warning of disasters, or causing them? Not for the faint-hearted. You may wish to read ML #955 before watching.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Meet Joe Black (1998) - SR
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

Summary: Drama/love story about the angel of death who, on assignment to Earth to escort an elderly man to the afterlife, wants to partake of human experience and falls in love with the man's daughter. Not an accurate representation of the workings of the spirit world, but otherwise an inspiring and uplifting movie.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) There are truths here that I would not withhold from My little ones, but I say to pray for discernment, for under the outer layer of truth there are also lies that, if left unchecked to grow in your mind, will become doubts. Be on guard, for although the spirit world they paint is supposedly a benign one, it is a spirit world without Me, a spirit world in which all may do as they please. I want you, My elect, to understand, so that you may instruct many. So watch this movie with your eyes open. Ask Me to show you the truth and I will. (End of message from Jesus.)


Meet the Parents (2000) - SR
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

Summary: Comedy about a man who accompanies his girlfriend home to attend her sister's wedding, as well as to ask her father for permission to marry his daughter. Light entertainment.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie should be taken for what it is: a humorous account of the awkwardness that happens in an unfamiliar situation with unfamiliar people. Granted, the boyfriend didn't handle the situation with much wisdom or honesty, but what can you expect when people don't acknowledge the Lord and get their counsel and instruction from Him?

There are some flaws in this movie, especially the deception on the part of the boyfriend in trying to cover up or not be completely honest about things. It's certainly not a characteristic to emulate, and the movie tries to excuse it by the fact that he was just trying to please the girl's parents and be the way he thought they would want him to be. Dishonesty and covering up is not good, no matter what the circumstances; it's always best to be honest and forthright. So just keep those things in mind when you watch this movie and don't take it too seriously; it's just entertainment.


Meggido: Omega Code 2 (2001) - SR
Michael York, Michael Biehn

Summary: Thriller about the Antichrist, his rise to the head of the New World Order, and his struggles to crush the last pockets of pious resistance on Earth so he can begin the Apocalypse.

Prophecy: (Dad:) The most interesting thing to me about this obviously Endtime-oriented movie was how it portrayed the media as being a tool of the Antichrist. He was pretty smart. When it was time for him to start making his move, he knew he had to get control of the media, and he did. He used the media to prepare the hearts of the people and turn them to him. He used flattery and lying vanities to manipulate the masses. He created the problems in order to be able to come in with his solutions.

It showed that there are going to be those who are willing to take the stand against the AC and his false prophet. God bless the AACs and those who are going to refuse to fall under the Antichrist's spell.

I wouldn't say it is the greatest movie, and it didn't have nearly as much message as it could have, and some of it was a little improbable, and not too close to how things are going to be. But I understand the difficulties they must have faced as they were trying to make such a movie. They obviously wanted it to have a message and get people to think about the Endtime and to be able to recognize the signs of the Antichrist's rise to power when it happens; and yet they also had to try to make it interesting and sellable. So, God bless'm for trying. The movie is okay as long as no one goes into it hoping to get a class on eschatology.


Memento (2000) - NIX
Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

Summary: (Jesus:) Memento is a dark movie and very depressing with a morbid ending.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) - JETT
Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah

Summary: Comedy about a man who is rendered invisible and finds himself running for his life. Light entertainment.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Memphis Belle (1991) - JR
Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz

Summary: Based on the true story of the "Memphis Belle," a B-17 bomber of WW2 and the crews last mission before returning home. Good lessons on teamwork, not sowing dissension, pride, foolishness and dedication. Especially good on yieldedness and obedience to leadership. Exciting and action-packed! Some gory scenes may need fast-forwarding.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Men At Work (1990) - NIX
Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Men in Black (1997) - JR
Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones

Summary: Sci-fi spoof about two members of an ultra-secret agency known as the Men in Black, which polices intergalactic relations, who are on the trail of an evil alien bug. Light entertainment only. Be prepared for some weird/frightening alien monsters and repulsive concepts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Men In Black II (2002) - JR
Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith

Summary: Sequel to the 1997 sci-fi spoof about members of an ultra-secret agency known as the Men in Black, which polices intergalactic relations--this time on the trail of another evil alien bug. Light entertainment only. Includes a few scenes which some might find distasteful.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) If you liked the first Men in Black, you'll probably like this one too. It's fun, it's light-hearted, and while it doesn't really come up with anything new, it's still a good entertainment only type movie.

I know some of you enjoy these type of movies sometimes--the up-front silliness that's obviously merely trying to entertain. It's certainly less potentially harmful than the type of movies that preach their "message" and get across worldly viewpoints that get into your mind and spirit. Of course no matter how "innocent" the movie, you still have to be prayed up and on guard because there's no such thing as worldly entertainment that is "pure."

This movie is one of those you watch, you have a few laughs, and then you walk away and pretty much forget about it, and you had a couple hours of relaxation. I don't mind that. It's a little lackluster compared to the first one, but it's relatively harmless.


Men of Honor (2000) - SR
Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlize Theron

Summary: True story of Carl Brashear, the first African American to become a master diver in the Navy. An inspirational story about the human spirit and determination. (Note: Beware of an unexpected graphic accident scene in the middle of the movie, which may be shocking or disturbing for sensitive viewers.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Life wasn't easy for [Carl Brashear], when he was young nor when he was an adult. But it was adversity that toned him into the man of accomplishment that he became. Adversity worked in his favor. He didn't take the adversity and sit back; he focused even more diligently on the goals of his life, and he won. There's a crown waiting for each of you as you focus on the goals I have for you and run the race with not only patience, but also diligence. Be inspired by this movie to give your all to My high calling in your life!


Menace Unseen () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Merchant of Venice, The (1973) - JR
Lawrence Olivier, Joan Plowright

Summary: Screen version of Shakespeares play, filmed as it was performed at the London Theater. The dialogue may be a bit difficult to understand in parts, and the first 10 minutes are very hard to grasp.--But if you can make it through that, even those who dont particularly care for Shakespeare may find this play interesting and entertaining, with lots of good lessons and message. An expos of the AC bankers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mercury Rising (1998) - SR
Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, MikoHughes

Summary: Action drama about an FBI agent trying to protect a young autistic boy after he unwittingly breaks a top secret government code. Action entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mermaids (1990) - NIX
Cher, Winona Ryder

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Message in a Bottle (1999) - JR
Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Paul Newman

Summary: Drama/romance. A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore, and sets out to track down the author.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is an interesting movie, with lessons on the dangers of bitterness, and lessons on love and communication. It's not a fast-paced, action-packed thriller, but it keeps you guessing. It's a love story of sorts, with bittersweet mixed in. These movies oughtta make the Family thankful for the love and honesty and open communication we have with the Lord, which make our relationships run so much smoother than those in the system. Thank the Lord for openness and honesty, for love, prayer, and communication that solve all problems! Our Family has it all right at their fingertips. You might still be learning, and you'll continue to learn, but you have the answer Man and this is what makes the difference. If you let the Lord direct your relationships, things will run so much smoother than what some of these folks in the System have to go through. You can go to Jesus and He'll make things so much easier for you, and help you avoid some of the bitter heartaches and loneliness people bring upon themselves when they don't go to Jesus. This movie should help you remember to express your love for others. Reach out to those around you and love someone today. Never pass up an opportunity to show love; tell others how much you love them, and give them loving appreciation. This movie reminds me of the little song we use to sing, “Love your brother, love your sister, while you can.” (End of message from Dad.)


Message, The (1977) - JETT
Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas

Summary: Historical drama, tracing the life of Mohammed and the founding of Islam. A bit drawn out in parts, but very interesting and a true representation of Islam (produced by Muslims). Needs explaining for JETTs--could make a good class, as more educational than entertaining for younger audiences (you may want to fast-forward some parts for JETTs)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Messenger, The: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) - NIX
Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Metro (1996) - NIX
Eddie Murphy

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Michael (1996) - NIX
John Travolta, Andie Macdowell, William Hurt

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Micheal Collins (1996) - JR
Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts

Summary: Historical drama about the Irish people's violent fight for independence from the United Kingdom in the early part of this century, and what it cost them and the British. Beware of many unpleasant scenes of terrorism and violence.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Micki And Maude () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Midnight Express () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Midsummer Night's Dream, A (1999) - JR
Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart

Summary: Film version of Shakespeare's famous play, a romantic comedy about a tangled group of lovers and the strange events that befall them during a night in an enchanted forest. Set in the early 1900s, with dialogue from the original play. The portrayal of the spirits and the fairy kingdom is not accurate, but this is a small part of an otherwise light and entertaining movie.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie is pretty light and fluffy--a love story and comedy. There isn't anything in here that would be detrimental to the people who watch it. It's total fantasy and not a true representation of how nymphs and fairies operate in the spirit world, but if people have an interest and curiosity and wish to become familiar with this particular Shakespearean play, then it's fine.

There is not a lot of substance or lessons, but there is a sweet message of love overcoming all obstacles put in its path, and a generally happy and positive spirit and message. Those who enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays will find this pleasant and enjoyable. (End of message from Jesus.)


Mighty Aphrodite (1995) - SR
Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Helena Bonham Carter

Summary: Offbeat drama/comedy about a man who decides to try to locate the flesh mother of his young adopted son. Unusual presentation and style make it not to everyone's liking, but contains some good lessons on marriage, communication and real love.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) Though this movie has some frivolity and foolishness, still there is a sweet message: Love conquers all and love knows no boundaries. Although this man wasn't My ambassador of love, as you are, still I used him and his concern to influence the life of a poor, lost and wayward woman.--And look what love did! Though this movie does portray the plight of some people caught up in the tangled web of the underworld in a slightly humorous way, don't forget that there really are people out there who are wading through the scum of the System day after day, many of whom are being drowned in it. So aside from enjoying the humor and the entertaining side of this movie, let it break your heart for those poor people, and make you want to do all you can to reach them in any way you can. (End of message from Jesus)


Mighty Ducks 2 (1994) - NIX
Emilio Estevez

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mighty Ducks, The (1992) - SR
Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland

Summary: Disney comedy about a self-centered yuppie lawyer whos busted for drunk driving, ordered to do community service, and assigned to coach a ragtag inner-city peewee hockey team. Light entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mighty Joe Young (1998) - MC
Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron

Summary: After being discovered in the African outback, a twenty-foot ape and a young woman who is his companion are brought to Los Angeles, where they become an instant sensation. (Parents might want to fast-forward for young or sensitive children a tense scene near the beginning of the movie where poachers are chasing the apes, and the little girl's mother goes to help.)

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie is sweet, and mostly just entertainment. It may not be to everyone's liking for different reasons. But one thing that it can help you understand is how much people need something to belong to, someone or something that they make a difference to.
The girl needed someone to love, and someone to be loved by, and in her circumstances, she ended up being somewhat of a sister to Joe, the gorilla. Though it may seem odd and foolish, this is a portrayal of how desperate some people are and how they will give their heart and life to anything for love. People who feel forsaken, who don't fit in, who have been hurt, will give everything even for an animal, like she did. So it should break your heart for these people and help you want to give them true love, something real to live for, a purpose. They need to know that Someone does love them, and that they can make a difference.
So let this movie, though it is mostly just entertainment and not extremely lesson-filled, give you a little insight into a different kind of life, and someone who might seem to be doing a silly thing, to see their heart and understand their need. (End of message from Jesus.)


Mighty, The (1998) - JETT
Elden Ratliff, Kieran Culkin, Sharon Stone

Summary: Touching character study and mild adventure about two unpopular kids who learn to help each other, and then embark on a mission to do good deeds, in the tradition of the Knights of the Round Table. Good points on true friendship, looking at people's hearts, the strength of weakness and the power of love to change lives.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a touching movie. I like this movie; it's a real fighter movie. Even though they were young, it shows how working together can overcome obstacles. The Lord meant for it to be that way so that we could help each other, for what one lacks another can fill. There's lots of good lessons in this movie but I won't give it all away. It's a wholesome movie. (End of message from Dad.)


Milagro Beanfield War, The (1988) - JETT
Ruben Blades, Sonia Braga

Summary: Story of a very poor but rugged individualist who decides to stand up to the big developers, who are trying to take his and his neighbors land. Lessons on being willing to risk your all for others and for what is rightfully yours.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Miles From Home () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Milk Money (1994) - JR
Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris

Summary: Comedy/love story about three 12-year-old boys who pool their funds and go to the big city in hopes of getting a look at a naked woman. A point for discussion would be the non-glamorous reality of the prostitute lifestyle.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Minority Report (2002) - SR
Tom Cruise, Colin Farell, Max Von Sydow

Summary: In a futuristic world, murderers are caught by the "pre-crime" police unit before they commit a crime. However, when an officer in the special unit is accused of a crime, he sets out to prove his innocence.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie really gets you thinking. It addresses significant issues in today's world--personal liberty versus greater involvement by the "state" for the sake of everyone's protection. It shows just how far Big Brother can go, and there will be similarities between the type of control shown in this film and the AC's regime in certain countries. It shows the importance of not letting events drive governments or people to the extreme of control and practically all elimination of individual rights and privacy. The Enemy and the AC forces have lulled the average Systemite to sleep to the point where he doesn't even notice his freedom being stripped away little by little.

There are a few scenes of violence that sensitive viewers should be cautioned about, such as the opening murder scene, and other murder scenes, some of which are replayed a few times. There are also a few other unpleasant scenes, such as an eye operation. The subject matter is murder and it's not a movie one should go into lightly seeking "entertainment."

Any movie that's set in the future usually has something about it that seems a little bleak and foreboding, and you, My children, can thank Me that you know the future--at least more so than most people do. You know how it's all going to end up. You know you're going to be on the right side. You know you're going to come out okay, one way or the other. You also know I won't let you suffer more than you're able to bear. Other people don't have that kind of reassurance, so some are afraid. I use that feeling of insecurity and fear sometimes to prepare My sheep to receive Me. People know that the world's future isn't all that bright, and it's hard to find much hope in it. They try to find hope in the idea that humankind is overall good and fair and things will work out, and that concept is put forth in this movie. Unfortunately, that isn't the truth, because evil men will wax worse and worse.

It's sad the way society is headed--the way people are willing to give up personal freedoms for either convenience or security. Nevertheless, it's part of My plan, and it must be so. Yet as long as there are people like you, My children, and others standing up and speaking out and fighting for freedom of religion, for freedom of privacy, for freedom from too much government intervention, you can help to stave off the complete control of the AC for as long as possible. You won't "win" in the sense that you can't stop what is meant to come. It will come, for that is the destiny of the world. Still, though, I will bless you for standing up and fighting, and in doing so, you will win others to your cause--My cause. And in the end, of course, you really do win.

There's a good message in this movie about choice, how every person has the choice to do right or wrong; it's a gift that God has given people, and it cannot be taken away from them.

The fact that they had those "pre-cogs" or seers, in the plot, was very significant. People are starting to open their hearts and minds more to such spiritual concepts. Be cautioned, however, that the spiritual foresight, prophecy, and foretelling of the future which is portrayed in this movie is not in line with My Word. These are gifts I will give to My children who are yielded and who harness the power of the keys in full faith. The gifts you saw in this movie are a mockery of My gifts. These were not pure gifts, but were tinkered with and altered by Satan, by the machinations of man, and by those who would use others for their own gain.

While the movie was interesting and had a good plot and kept you guessing, the Enemy also got in and glorified his coming system. There is a spirit within this movie designed to linger in the mind of the viewer, and cause them to ponder the question of a systematic prevention of crime, and to what lengths the System should be allowed to go. Some will draw the right conclusions, and others the wrong ones.

The world is speeding toward destruction, and violence is on the rise, just as the spirit of Satan is on the rise. He is synonymous with violence and evil and perversion. And as the people of the world open their mind to him more and more, shocking violence and murders of all kinds will only become more common, to the point where people will be willing to accept tremendous violations of their personal freedom.

Be mindful of the spirits, for some action/mystery movies carry more than meets the eye. This is one of them, wrapped in a clever and entertaining package, but at the same time attempting to twist your mind ever so slightly. Be on guard. Movies have more effect than you realize.

If My children see this movie they must be sure to pray a cleansing prayer before and after, as the images shown throughout the movie can have a negative affect on the minds of My brides if they are not cleansed by Me.


Miracle (2004) - OC
Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson

Summary: Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the "underdog" 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a true story of a man who believed in doing the impossible. But his victory didn't come without a lot of hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and bucking the tide. To accomplish what this man had the vision for, he had to break out of the norm, in spite of opposition.

The rewards that he was working towards were earthly; nevertheless, seeing the movie should inspire My children that their labors are not in vain. Even though they don't see a lot of rewards, they should know that their determination to be My disciples, to make personal sacrifices for the sake of their Home and My Family, does not go unnoticed. There are good lessons in this movie, both for "players" (or disciples) and also for "coaches" (shepherds).

It was a miracle to get all those boys together, united, working in teamwork, giving their all. It shows the importance of teamwork, unity, forsaking all, perseverance, putting your all into what you believe in, taking it seriously and really going for it with all you've got. That's what you need to do in the Family! Of course, there's a lot of U.S. hype and patriotism thrown in there, but take that with a grain of salt.

This is a movie with lots of good lessons and incentive for people to be the best they can be. The teamworking lessons are extremely valuable for My children. In the world, teamworking is a good trait, but in My Family it is a vital trait. A house divided cannot stand, so in order for My children to move forward they must be united and work as a team. Even now, as your Coach, I am preparing you to withstand in the evil day. I am helping you to be conditioned and prepared, so that when the time comes you will not be found lacking.

How badly do you want to achieve your goals? How badly do you want to be a champion? What are you willing to go through to become one?


Miracle Down Under (1987) - MC
Dee Wallace Stone, John Waters

Summary: A touching family Christmas story set in the Australian outback in the 1890s. Lots of fantasy about Santa Claus will need explaining.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Miracle Maker, the (2000) - MC
Animation

Summary: A unique portrayal of the Gospel achieved through stop-motion clay figures, drawn animation, and computer graphics. The story focuses on Jesus' healing of Jairus' daughter, who becomes the central character through which the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection is told. (Beware of a few kind of scary scenes when Mary is hallucinating, before she had the devils cast out of her.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) It's a great movie! Super inspiring! Well done! Lively! Accurate! I would recommend it!


Miracle Of Our Lady Fatima, The (1952) - MC
Gilbert Roland, Susan Whitney

Summary: Dramatization based on a true story of three Portuguese shepherd children who saw visions of Mary in 1917.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is a testimony of how I can take the seemingly weak and foolish things of this earth to confound the wise. Poor shepherd children were given this vision from Heaven, which caused so many to believe.

There's a very good message in this movie about holding on to your faith despite the obstacles or the tribulations, and standing strong. This is something that would really encourage kids in the Family--to see what it was like for these three kids to be persecuted. Even though they were scared, they still kept their trust in Me, and weren't afraid of the man who was trying to do them harm, and their simple believing faith won in the end.

This movie will give you a lot to discuss. It should be previewed ahead of time, so you can use it to get some good dialogue going with your children and to address something that is often difficult to discuss. The movie is rather old-fashioned, and therefore the acting is overly dramatic. But on the overall, it's a good portrayal of history, the times that this event occurred in, and it can give your older children not just a good little history class, but also a class on what to do when facing persecution.

This movie shows that those who fight you are often those of the established religions, your own family, friends, and eventually the rulers of the land. But, My dear little ones, never fear. For if you will remain faithful to Me, great will be your reward and I will be with you always.

Though we don't promote the rituals of the Catholic Church or worship of the Virgin Mary, it can be explained to the kids how I worked according to the faith and belief of the people of this village. This aspect of the movie can also be used to help the children understand more about the beliefs of those who belong to the Catholic faith.

This movie can be shown to MCs as long as the movie is explained to them, as otherwise it would go over their heads. But since it's so wholesome it would be fine for their age group to watch. And the best way to view it is to not just stop at watching the movie, but make it an object lesson and supplement it with My Word.


Miracle of the Heart (1986) - JETT
Art Carney, Casey Siemaszko

Summary: A touching story about a kindly priest who runs a special home for delinquent boys and the transformation that takes place in each one of the boys lives through loving oversight and positive faith. Pow-wow points: Why the delinquents are hardened and bitter about love, how faith and love slowly change their lives. Explanation of drugs and drug use will be needed.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Miracle of the White Stallions (1963) - JETT
Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer

Summary: Drama about the evacuation of prized Lippizan horses from Vienna during WW2. Watch out for tense stable scene. War scenes are a bit long, but theres no gore. Lots of scenes of performing horses. Lessons on perseverance and not giving up.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Miracle Worker, The (1962) - JETT
Patty Duke, Anne Bancroft

Summary: Drama based on the childhood of Helen Keller, who was deaf, dumb and blind. Intense, but has lots of good lessons.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Miracle, The (1958) - OC
Carroll Baker, Roger Moore

Summary: A young girl is in training to be a nun when she falls in love with a soldier and, torn between her feelings for him and her desire to serve God, runs away from the convent. Dramatic and tense parts may need to be explained to children.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Miracles (1986) - NIX
Tom Conti, Teri Garr

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mirror Has Two Faces, The (1996) - SR
Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges

Summary: Love story/character study exploring two peoples' points of view on love and sex, presented from the woman's perspective. Lessons on comparing and not judging by the outward appearance.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Misfits, The () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Miss Congeniality (2000) - JR
Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Caine

Summary: An FBI agent must go undercover as a contestant in the Miss USA Beauty Pageant to prevent a suspected bombing.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I thought this movie was pretty cute. Although it's not exactly a lesson-filled movie, it's still pretty fun and entertaining. It does give you a clearer picture as to what these beauty contestants actually have to go through mentally and physically to be able to achieve their goals, and how empty and meaningless their lives really are! It's a funny movie and I think some of you will really like it!


Miss Firecracker () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Miss Julie (1999) - NIX
Saffron Burrows

Summary:

Prophecy: (Dad:) What a depressing journey into death and darkness! I usually can find something good about a movie, but about all I can say about this one is forget it. About all you can say after seeing it, after a cleansing prayer, is “Dear God, how lost and hopeless the human soul is without Your Word and Your love.”


Missing (1982) - JR
Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

Summary: Based on the true story of a young American who disappeared during the fall of Allende and right-wing takeover in Chile. Realistic expos of U.S. involvement in South American politics. Quite tense in parts.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mission Impossible (1996) - JR
Tom Cruise, Jon Voight

Summary: Action-suspense movie about a crack team of undercover government spies on a mission. Some violence throughout. Look out for one murder scene by a gate, which is repeated in flashbacks. Hollywood entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mission, The (1986) - SR
Robert de Niro, Jeremy Irons

Summary: Drama, based on historic events, of how Jesuit priests evangelized Brazilian Indians in the 1700s, then tried to protect them from the slave-traders. Expos of the Catholic Church and their oppression of the native South American Indians. Could combine with a study of the Spanish conquest and evangelization of South America. This movie seems to be a justification of the "liberation theology" that is prevalent in certain sectors of the Catholic church. Stunning photography. Violent, sad ending.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Missionary, The (1982) - JR
Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard

Summary: Light comedy about a missionary who returns after 10 years in Africa and is assigned a new post: to minister to London's prostitutes.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a good, cute and funny movie. It's inspiring, it's uplifting, and it makes you look to the Lord, too. It's a good sample of an iconoclast who really broke the molds of the church system of his time. There are a lot of lessons and parallels that could be drawn by our dear, sold-out Family members, and I think the subject matter and the presentation will be very enjoyable and entertaining for most. It's got a lot to it--lessons and message, and a lot of laughs and a good time too.


Mississippi Burning (1988) - SR
Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe

Summary: Tense historical drama about two FBI agents in Mississippi in the mid-sixties, who are investigating the disappearance of three civil rights workers. Contains graphic violence. Will need some explanation for viewers not familiar with those times.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Misty (1961) - YC
David Ladd, Pam Smith

Summary: A pre-teen boy and his sister live with their grandparents on a Virginia coastal island. Each year, the local citizens celebrate Pony-Penning Day, when they round up the wild ponies on the neighboring islands to sell them at auction. The children capture a mare hoping to buy its colt, but are disheartened when a stranger purchases both colt and mare. With the help of the sympathetic townspeople, a happy ending is secured.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sweet and innocent movie, suitable for small children, although the smaller the child, the more likely he or she will need a little more explanation about basic things. There are good lessons and examples about getting along with a brother or sister, sharing a very treasured belonging, and also working hard when you want something. It also has excitement and action with the horse roundup. The boy had some lessons to learn about being a bit impulsive, but he does learn, and in the end makes the loving choice. It'll take a bit of explaining to younger children, but overall it's wholesome and sweet.

It's fine for most kids to see, unless money is a sore spot, and they are tempted with this, and wish to have lots of spending money to get what they want. Then it might make them dissatisfied. This might need to be talked about with your children--how if they want something they don't have to go to work to get money for it. As My children work for Me and serve Me, I can and will supply what My children need or even want, if it's in My will. I can give things for free, or provide in some other way, if you are using your time to witness and do what I ask you to do.


Misunderstood () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Moby Dick () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Modern Love (1990) - NIX
Robby Benson, Burt Reynolds

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mojave Moon () - NIX
Danny Aiello

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Moll Flanders (1996) - JR
Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing

Summary: Drama about a young girl struggling to survive on the streets of 18th century London. Inspired by Daniel Defoe's novel by the same name, but retaining very little of the original story. Realistic and sometimes traumatic portrayal of events, but also an inspiring example of overcoming.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Molly (1999) - SR
Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart

Summary: A man must come to terms with dealing with his autistic sister who is suddenly thrust on him when she can no longer stay in her government-sponsored institution. Hope is created when she undergoes an experimental operation to make her smart.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie that has some sweet lessons. How like the main character, Molly, are many in the world--beautiful souls who are trapped and who wait to be set free and to be loved for who they are and not what they are. You, My children, have the key to set them free forever. I am the key, and I long to set them free. I understand their heart cries and I alone have the answers. Thank you for giving your lives to reach My lost sheep.


Molly Maguires, The () - NIX

Summary:

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (2000) - JETT
N/A

Summary: The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) Dear Damien was truly one of My saints. Though he had been misguided in a few things, his love for Me and the lost has been a sample to so many. This movie is an accurate portrayal of his story, and though some parts are pretty unpleasant, the sample of his fighting spirit and how he transformed so many lives is very moving and uplifting. It's not light entertainment, but meaty and provocative. Some parts are a bit slow but it's worth the watching.

This movie isn't for everyone, for some it will be disheartening, thinking of the plight of the lepers. However, there is much truth and much warmth of My love portrayed in this movie. Let this message ring out for all of My children to watch, adults down through the JETTs. Let them be reminded of the wonderful spirit helpers available to them. You who are ministering to the downtrodden can call upon these saints. Not only St. Damien, but also the saints who came to be of help. And even more so, the saints in his care, those with leprosy who received My love and faith through Father Damien.


Mona Lisa Smile (2003) - JR
Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles

Summary: Set in 1953, a free-spirited professor accepts a teaching post at a high-class all-girls college.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie has a deeper meaning than what you see on the surface. Its characters are very realistic, and that's what makes it complex. There is no simple, clear-cut good person/bad person in this movie. Everyone has their good and bad sides. All are simply human and all learn from their interactions one with another. You have to look below the surface of what happens, and see within the hearts as to the motives for people's actions. Everyone makes mistakes, and each one is able to learn and grow through communication.

Things aren't always as they appear. This is a lesson for you, My children. Sometimes you feel that you know what is best for yourself or for others, but it isn't necessarily the case. This is why I tell My children to be open to Me and My changes, to be flexible, adaptable and willing to change. An important lesson that is expressed in this movie is that no matter how strongly you feel you are right about situations, you must be open and flexible and be willing to change.

This movie is something you can prayerfully glean lessons from, as you have this glimpse into the hearts and lives of the students, the parents, the faculty, and their personal lives. It's not full of bad language or violence. It's just giving you a slice of life to observe and learn from.

The role played by Julia Roberts does not present an ideal role model, but does show her attempt to override the status quo, and how there were radicals at different levels of society who tried to change things. The effect she had on the girls, which was obvious at the end, showed that these young women were ready for a change—and more of the change that came later in the '60s and '70s.

(Dad:) One attitude portrayed in this movie that I didn't like much is how the villain in the movie is marriage and "traditions," like homemaking and housekeeping. The goal, of course, is to set women free to become career women. Looking around I would say that that goal has been reached—the housewife ideal is gone, and career women have taken their place. On the one side it depicted an uphill battle to change the system; on the other it was a bit of an exaggerated attempt to stereo typify a whole class of "upper class" girls as being prepared to be plowed under by the marriage machine. But under it all, you do hear a muffled heartcry of lonely women seeking true love, searching for the answers, trying to find meaning in life. We, of course, have those answers—all this and Heaven, too.


Money Pit, The (1986) - JR
Tom Hanks, Shelly Long

Summary: Comedy about a young couple trying to repair and remodel their dream house. Some unrealistic foolishness, but contains lessons on jealousy, communication and forgiveness.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Money Train (1995) - NIX
Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Monsoon Wedding (2001) - SR
Naseeruddin Shah, Lilette Dubey, Vasundhara Das

Summary: A story set in the modern upper-middle class culture of India, where telecommunications and a western lifestyle mix with old traditions. A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an interesting glimpse into the world of the upper-middle class in India. It's interesting to see the extent that western influence has pervaded the world, and yet how people do retain part of their own culture and customs as well. This movie is interesting, particularly for those who live or have lived in India. It's a character study and a pretty accurate portrayal of some sectors of Indian society. It's largely a sweet and upbeat movie, though it also touches on some more serious matters. It's got worthwhile insight into relationships as well.


Monster's Ball (2002) - OTHER
Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a heavy movie, dealing with racial issues, and issues of love, life, and parenting. It's not one that you should go into expecting light entertainment from. It also shows the power of love, and how people can change through love. Some people won't like this movie, as the style is rather odd and the content somewhat depressing, but some will get good out of it, as it's a thought-provoking movie. It's not appropriate for audiences younger than older teens or YAs, as there's a lot of depth, a lot of insinuations that they won't catch or understand.

This is a dark movie about some very dark lives, whose only hope is some form of love from others. A lack of love and hardness of heart slowly destroys all that you have. If nothing else, a movie like this should break your heart for those who live and dwell in such darkness. Though there was a pervading depressing side of the movie about how hate, bitterness, and prejudice will break up families, destroy lives, and create an existence of hopelessness, there was also a statement about overcoming through love. But you have to be prepared to walk through the depressing hatred and people's disgust and hate for each other.

This movie is a statement of life in microcosm, stating the belief and hope that the enmity and clashing and killing between two races can end as each learns to look past the problems of the past to see the possibilities of the future. What they are forgetting and trying to do without, or get around, is the catalyst of real, lasting, enduring love that comes from salvation.

This movie portrays one clear truth, and that is that prejudice is overcome when you realize how irrelevant it is--when you see people for what they are, for who they are, for what they need, for what they have to give--and look beyond the color of their skin, their race or whatever else had been a barrier before.

You get the idea at first that this movie is set back in time, because of the strong anti-black sentiment portrayed. The fact is, though, that there are still plenty of people like that today. In the world at large, racial prejudice is by no means something that has been overcome. There are civil wars going on even now in many places, where people are actually killing each other just because they're of a different race.

It's a sad and lost world, for the most part, full of sad and lost people. But just think, if the love of another person could help another as much as these two people did in this movie, imagine how much My love can do. A movie like this breaks your heart and causes you to want to reach out to those who are lost, who are broken, whose hearts ache and whose spirits are defeated. Pray for them. Do what you can to bring My Words and My love to them. They need Me. They are desperate for Me.


Monsters, INC. (2002) - OTHER
Disney animated feature, voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie has its sweet moments, but it is not really suitable for the audience that it was made for. I do not want younger kids seeing this movie. While good does triumph in the end, the message would not be clear enough to younger age groups that would watch this movie. It could hurt, scare, or stumble the little ones.

The reality of the spirit world is something the Enemy and the System keeps trying to show as cute or interesting or fake. But especially in dealing with the bad side, these things are not true, and it's dangerous to teach kids that they are true. Many movies are coming out these days that present aspects of the spirit world, but not in the right way--and this movie of the cute, cuddly monsters is one such movie.

While older children might be mature enough to watch and enjoy it, it wouldn't be worth it for the ideas and concepts they would bring home and share with their younger brothers and sisters. Even the title of the movie could affect smaller children, just from hearing their older brothers and sisters talking about it.

Fear is a very real attack of the Enemy, and he often gets in through little cracks in your defense to attack your children. While the whole "monster in the closet" concept is made fun of in this movie, and in a sense the producers were trying to dispel that fear through their plot, what will stick with children who are susceptible is that there are scary creatures and they can get in and out of doors very fast and almost supernaturally.

It's not that I want to shelter My little ones from all that might help to toughen them up, but the realities of their lives will grow them up fast enough, without extra things to occupy and worry their little minds, allowing entrance to little imps who will magnify what they've heard and turn those thoughts into real fears and torments.

For an older audience, this movie is entertaining, though it's not a must see. This is not a cute little movie to take your kids to, but it's okay for teens or adults in the mood for some laughs and fun. For those mature enough to take it for what it is, it's a comedy with good guys and bad guys and a happy ending.


Month by the Lake, A (1995) - JR
Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman

Summary: British love story/character study about a middle-aged woman on holiday by Italy's Lake Como, who is attracted to a man also residing there. Some found this movie to be slow-moving. Good lessons on communication and the bad results of shallowness and insincere flirting.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Monty Python () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Moon over Parador (1988) - JR
Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga

Summary: Comedy about a struggling actor working on location in the fictional South American country of Parador. When the country's dictator suddenly dies, government officials concoct an original plan to stave off revolution.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a fun, relaxing movie. It's a good one to watch if you want to sit back and have a little time away from it all, to have some laughs and enjoy a good time. It's a pretty harmless movie, and there are some beautiful women and some tense moments. I'd say: pray and enjoy! (End of message from Dad.)


Moonlight Mile (2002) - SR
Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon

Summary: A slow-moving drama/character study about a young man who lingers in the family home of his fiancée after her accidental death. While grieving along with her parents, he is drawn into legal issues and other complications.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This movie is a glimpse into how those in the world handle grief and the loss of a loved one. It's thought provoking. It's sad, because the poor people in the movie don't have the Lord to turn to. They don't have the hope of glory or know where or how their loved ones are. They don't know how to comfort each other or how to deal with death.

You sort of float through this movie, and as it unfolds you kind of get the feeling that the characters are floating around looking for something solid to hold on to that will help them come to terms with the tragedy that has happened and then to be able to move on with their lives.

The film brings out the awkwardness people feel when dealing with death and the grief it can cause, and how people can so differently cope with the pain and emotions involved. The message of how truth and honesty have to come out in order that the right conclusion can come forth is good.

It's a serious movie, and it wouldn't be one for people to go into lightly. Also, it might not be a good movie for those who may have lost a loved one recently and might be affected by the feelings of grief and sorrow.


Moonstruck (1987) - JR
Cher, Nicholas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Summary: Comedy/romance based around the life of an Italian-American widow and her family. Entertaining true-to-life depiction of Italian New Yorkers.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Morning Glory (1993) - JETT
Christopher Reeve, Deborah Raffin

Summary: Heart-warming drama/character study about a down-and-out ex-con drifter who goes to work for a widowed single mother on a run-down farm. Good lessons on the changing power of love.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Moses The Law Giver () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mosquito Coast () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mostly Martha (2001) - JR
Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto

Summary: When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn eight-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount, until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood. (German, with English subtitles)

Prophecy: (Dad:) This isn' t the typical American or Hollywood movie, but that's part of its appeal. It's about people--very different kinds of people, from different backgrounds and cultures, with different personalities and mindsets, but all needing the same thing. It's about love in real terms.--Not about love and romance, but rather love in a world that is so preoccupied with success, that it hardly has room for love and personal relationships.

In this movie a lonely and somewhat self-centered woman has to learn how to love others, to enjoy life, and to lighten up. It's wonderful to see how she slowly changes and comes around. The Lord had to use some extreme and uncomfortable circumstances to get her to open up, but eventually she does, and learns how to love, and is much happier as a result.

The movie would also be a lot of fun for those who enjoy food and cooking. There's a lot of dialogue, and artistic filming involving food, and it's enjoyable to see it.--It'll probably make you hungry, ha!

So enjoy this little film. There's not much negative to it, and there's a good message throughout, as well as some fun entertainment.


Moulin Rouge (2001) - SR
Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor

Summary: Set in 1899 Paris at the notorious cabaret club, the Moulin Rouge. A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical.

Prophecy: (Dad:) You’ve probably never seen anything like Moulin Rouge. It’s odd and bizarre, yet entertaining and enjoyable. It’s got outrageous costumes, all kinds of dancing, and lots of music and singing. It’s a comedy, but also sad at the same time. It’s got characters you’ll love and characters you’ll despise. It’s almost like a big theatre play. I think some folks will enjoy it immensely, and others won’t care for it at all. It depends on what you like, your personality, etc. If you’re not a real musical/dancing/theatre fan, you might not enjoy it. It’s a very artsy movie, with a potpourri of different and unique characters. There are a couple of parts in the movie that I didn’t particularly enjoy—for example, there’s a song about jealousy. But overall it’s a fun and entertaining movie, and I think the good outweighs the bad. Just choose the good and eschew whatever’s not so good, and you’ll have an enjoyable time watching this film.


Mountbatten, The Last Viceroy (NA) - JR
Nicol Williamson

Summary: Mini-series about Lord Louis Mountbatten, who presided over India's independence in 1946. Realistic portrayal of the time period leading up to and during Indias independence and the creation of Pakistan. Could make an interesting study on India and its history and culture. There are some gory parts which you may want to fast-forward, particularly for younger teens.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mouse the Roared, The (1959) - JETT
Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg

Summary: Comedy about a tiny country that declares war on the U.S.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. And Mrs. Bridge (1990) - NIX
Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) - OC
Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur

Summary: Comedy about a small-town poet who inherits his uncle's millions and moves to the big city. AntiSystem message. (B&W)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Destiny (1990) - JETT
James Belushi, Michael Caine

Summary: Comedy about a married man who is bored and discontent with his lot in life, who believes he would have been a success had he won a high school baseball game. Good lessons on thankfulness, contentment and not agonizing over past mistakes. Beware of foul language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) - OC
Richard Dreyfuss

Summary: Drama/character study of a music teacher and the challenges he faces in his life and work. Lots of lessons on shepherding, love and marriage, and parenting a handicapped child.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Jones (1993) - SR
Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft

Summary: Intense story of a manic-depressive, and the beautiful, serious-minded therapist who is trying to help him. Vivid and realistic portrayal of the lives of people with this mental illness. May not be to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Krugers Christmas (NA) - ALL
James Stewart

Summary: A very touching short story of a lonely old man at Christmas. Produced by the Mormons and has a good witness and message.(30 min.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Mom (1983) - JETT
Michael Keaton, Teri Garr

Summary: Comedy about a business-minded father who gets fired from his job and has take his wife's place caring for the house and children, while she goes to work for an advertising agency.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Roberts () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - OC
James Stewart, Jean Arthur

Summary: The simple truth triumphs over U.S. politics, when a young idealistic senator goes to Washington and fights against corruption. Lessons on conviction and boldness. Closing speech might need to be translated into simpler language for OCs to appreciate the message and get the full impact.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Wonderful (1993) - JR
Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra

Summary: Romantic comedy about a recently-divorced man who sets out to find a husband for his ex-wife, so that he can get out of his alimony payments.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mr. Wrong (1996) - NIX
Ellen Degeneres, Bill Pullman

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mrs. Brown (1997) - JETT
Judi Dench, Billy Connolly

Summary: Historical drama about the alleged twenty-year relationship between Queen Victoria, after the death of her husband, and John Brown, a groom at Balmoral Castle. Shows the human side of royalty.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) - JR
Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan

Summary: Comedy/drama about a father's desperate attempt to spend time with his children. His estranged wife plans to hire a nanny to be with the kids, and the father sees his chance. A few scenes with unpleasant homosexual characters, but otherwise lots of fun, with a sweet, pro-fatherhood message.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mrs. Soffel () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) - JR
Ricki Lake, Shirley MacLaine, Brendan Fraser

Summary: A pregnant, unmarried woman is mistaken for the new wife of a recently deceased millionaire and is welcomed into his high-society family. Good message about love, acceptance and parenthood.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Much Ado About Nothing (1993) - JETT
Kenneth Branaugh, Emma Thompson

Summary: Entertaining, well-acted Shakespearean comedy. As with most of Shakespeares plays, the old English style dialogue in this movie may be difficult to understand in parts, and parts will need explaining (or translating--ha!) for JETTs and teens. The first 10 minutes are particularly hard to understand, but hang on, it gets easier. (See comments on Henry V.) The portrayal of sex outside of marriage as an unpardonable sin should be pow-wowed.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mulan (1998) - JETT
Animated: Eddie Murphy

Summary: Retelling of a Chinese folktale about a young maiden who learns that her weak and lame father is to be drafted into the army to fight the invading Mongols. Knowing that he could not survive the rigors of war, she decides to disguise herself and go in his place. Examples of faith, attacking initiative, and dedication to the cause, but also promotes the world's message of women's lib, independence, and strength of self. May be suitable for some OCs, with explanation and caution about the Chinese spirits--not to be confused with Heavenly helpers. Some insight into the Chinese culture and beliefs. Not recommended for younger children.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) The great door is opening in China, the harvest is ready--the last harvest. Now is the time. Many are the voices crying for help. It's a land of great darkness, but a land of great need. Tell My children to go to China. This is a sample of young people standing up to take the sword and fight the enemy. The barbarian's invaders are like the Devil and his horde of demons trying to take over the heart of My Chinese children. Bring this lesson out to My Family to encourage them to take up the standard to go and fight in prayer for the children of David, the Chinese children of David. This is just a cartoon, a simple illustration, but it is one of My messages. (End of message from Jesus)


Multiplicity (1996) - JR
Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell

Summary: Fanciful comedy about a man who thinks he has found the perfect solution for his lack of time for work, family and personal pursuits: to make a clone of himself. Light entertainment, with lessons on contentment, moderation and more.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mumford (1999) - JR
Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Alfre Woodard

Summary: Humorous and touching story about a young small-town psychologist with a secret, and his interactions with his patients, and general effect on the town.

Prophecy: (Dad:) What a sweet movie! Funny too! It's an exposé of psychiatry and how little these "doctors" really know compared to what people expect of them. This movie shows how a little love goes a long way, and how often people who seem very troubled just need love and understanding.--Of course they need the Lord too, and this movie doesn't touch on that. If it did it'd be perfect. It's a fun and uplifting story, though. It has a bit of a different style that takes some getting used to, but once you get in the groove, I think you'll enjoy it.


Mummy, The (1999) - NIX
Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Muppets, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Murder at 1600 (1997) - SR
Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane

Summary: Action-suspense movie about a cop assigned to investigate a murder at the White House. Violence throughout. Beware of a gory opening scene.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Murder By Decree () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Murder By Illusion (F/X) () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Murder in the First (1995) - YA
Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman

Summary: Intense, realistic drama set in the 1930s about a young lawyer defending an Alcatraz inmate charged with murder. Sensitive viewers will want to be particularly wary of the first 15 minutes, which contain graphic and heart-wrenching scenes--or even avoid this movie altogether. Exposé of the System, showing the good results of courage and fighting despair even in the most terrible circumstances.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Murder of Crows, A (1998) - JR
Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger, Eric Stoltz

Summary: Mystery/drama about a disbarred lawyer who retreats from society to write a book on his experiences, and a mysterious old man who befriends him right before the man's death.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is an all-true-to-life film about lawyers. It's an exposé. You will see how corrupt they really are. It's very sad that those who know so much about the laws of the land are the very ones who twist, bend, and downright break them for their own profit. It goes to show you the “Devil's justice” and the power of money. It also shows the dangers of pride and the pitfalls of deceit.

When you see a film like this, you realize what a miracle our court victories have been. Maybe after you watch this you could take a couple of minutes thanking the Lord for helping us defeat our enemies in the courts, in spite of all their lies, lawyers, judges and money. Wow! PTL! Thank God for His love and mercy. (End of message f


Murphys War () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Music Box () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Music Man, The (1962) - OC
Robert Preston, Shirley Jones

Summary: Musical about a Midwest town that gets turned on to music.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Music of the Heart (1999) - JETT
Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Angela Bassett

Summary: Drama based on the true story of a young woman struggling against bureaucracy in her attempts to teach violin to underprivileged children in a Harlem school. Inspiring and uplifting.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This is a great movie, especially for teachers. It gives you faith and helps you believe in that child that you are caring for. It gives you insight into their tiny little minds and what they are going through. It shows you that, yes, children are able to do above and beyond what you expect of them.

This is a good movie for JETTs on up, as little ones won't really grasp the message and they may find it a bit boring. If there is a parent or shepherd who feels that a younger group can sit through this, then you can come to Me and I will give you the confirmation on it. (End of message from Jesus.)


Musketeer, The (2001) - JR
Justin Chambers, Tim Roth, Mena Suvari

Summary: A young musketeer attempts to defend the French throne while taking on a corrupt cardinal and his ruthless henchman. Some JETTs could also watch this, but this is up to the parents’ discretion, as there is some violence in the movie and quite an evil character.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie that, while unrealistic, could be entertaining for the teens and even some JETTs. It’s an action movie, with meaning, showing that purpose in life gives more power than revenge. So many movies these days promote revenge, when this movie puts it in a better perspective. The young hero wishes for revenge himself, until his teacher guides him to a better way and purpose. It also shows how he put the good of his country above his selfish whims.

I would caution parents as to the violent content, as if their JETTs have a problem with violent behavior they may not want to show it to them. But for most, with the proper presentation and explanations, this movie will be fun and uplifting. It has its fair share of the regular fare of fighting and violence, but the bad folks were obviously bad, and the good were the happier ones.


MVP2: Most Valuable Primate (2002) - MC
Cam Bancroft, Richard Karn, Scott Goodman

Summary: In this sequel to MVP: Most Valuable Primate, Jack the chimp finds himself back on the ice after being drafted for the ZHL hockey league. After being unjustly condemned for biting an opponent, the monkey winds up alone in the city until he's befriended by a runaway boy.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is fine for kids to see. It does need a little pow-wowing though. An adult should watch this movie with the kids, as there are some things that should be explained--especially about the kid who has run away from home. Kids should understand that when things go wrong at home, the solution is not running away, and that if you run away, you won't find a cool, independent life where you can make money, hang around and have fun, and then everything will turn out great in the end.

There is sports violence in the hockey, which should be skipped for young children, as little boys especially could easily pick up on this rough behavior.

The story is way out there and unrealistic, but on the other hand it is a sweet story with a happy ending. If you explain to the kids that it's a "just for fun" thing, it should be okay for the most part. There are sweet lessons about having determination to reach your goals and not giving up. It also shows that if you show love, or try to reach out to someone, then you will be shown love in return.


MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000) - MC
Jamie Renee Smith, Kevin Zegers, Russell Ferrier

Summary: Family-oriented comedy about a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by a researcher who has been teaching him to communicate through sign language.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a fun, sweet, innocent movie that could be enjoyed by the whole family. It doesn't have a lot of the bad attitudes that many children in movies today portray. The brother and sister are very sweet among themselves, and they love and help each other. It teaches some good things about handicaps and how to help people with them; how to be a friend and encouragement to someone who seems to be a bit different.


My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) - NIX
Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) - JETT
Nia Vardalous, Michael Constantine

Summary: A Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I thought this movie was great, in part because none of the characters are unrealistically beautiful or wealthy or successful. It portrays normal people in a normal, though obviously exaggerated, situation. It spoofs both the Greek community and the stuck-in-the-mud WASPs*, but does so in a fun and innocent way that doesn't demean either. That's not an easy feat, and also one that Hollywood doesn't normally attempt. The result is a surprisingly refreshing movie, which also happens to be remarkably free of foul language, violence, homosexuality, and other negative aspects of life that are so prevalent in movies today.

This movie has the good theme of accepting the faults and idiosyncrasies of others for the sake of love-and how when you do so, happiness is the result.

*WASP: Acronym formed from White Anglo-Saxon Protestant; term for a Caucasian from an Anglo-Saxon Protestant background and belonging to the upper crust of society.


My Blue Heaven (1990) - NIX
Steve Martin, Rick Moranis

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Cousin Vinny (1992) - NIX
Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Dog Skip (2000) - OC
Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane

Summary: Touching story of a young, shy boy with no friends whose life changes when given a puppy for his birthday. Based on the memoirs of Willie Morris, who became editor of Harper’s Magazine.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a sweet, true story and portrayed in such a way that is very true-to-life. It addresses many of the questions children have about life, and about the world around them—a world which is sadly not perfect, and full of harsh realities that are difficult for children to understand. This movie is a good example of what many children in the world go through, and could provide an excellent springboard for studies in the Word and discussions on the advantages of the Family, and the advantages of having Me always by their side. I am their best Friend, and they never have to feel alone or isolated from others, because they have Me.

The dog was My gift of love to this little boy, to show him that love did exist, and to help him open up his heart. I use many things as tokens of My love to people, and these come in varying packages, depending on the person and what they would be most receptive to. I used Skip to show the boy love, and to teach him many valuable lessons.

I encourage My dear parents and teachers to preview this movie before showing it to the children, because of the issues it addresses. It is a good movie, well made, and worth watching, but there is much to explain. Depending on the children in your Home, you and the children could bring questions about the movie to Me, to get My views on the deeper issues of life that some may have difficulty understanding. If you take the time to draw good lessons out of this movie, it will be well worth it and the children will learn many good principles and lessons that will help them later on in life.


My Fair Lady (1964) - MC
Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn

Summary: A professor turns a lowly flower girl into a society belle. Good character study.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Favorite Martian (1999) - NIX
Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Fellow Americans (1996) - JR
Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd

Summary: Comedy about two bickering ex-US presidents who embark on a perilous quest for evidence to absolve them of involvement in a political scandal. Light entertainment with some lessons, in spite of the unkind dialogue between the two. Not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My First Mister (2001) - SR
Leelee Sobieski, Albert Brooks

Summary: Drama: A cynical teenage rebel and a lonely middle-aged man forge an unlikely friendship after he hires her to work in his clothing store.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie has a lot to offer. You can learn things and experience things from it that are not the norm for your day to day interactions with others. You can gain insight into the minds and emotions of some of today's teenagers, and you can feel and sympathize with their struggles. The things that this girl was into were not good and not of Me. She was lost, lonely, searching and desperate, and her actions were in the wrong direction, so much like the youth of today who are lost and searching for the truth and light; however, they think they can find it in darkness and destruction. You can see what a daunting task it is to try to help guide, teach and influence for the good today's youth who have cast aside all the rules and absolutes that you are so accustomed to.

This movie will make you laugh, cry, reflect and count your blessings. It shows the give and take needed in order for two generations to blend. It has its emotionally traumatic moments, which are not easy to watch, but it's important and edifying.

This shows the benefits of the mingling of the generations, how both generations stand to gain from uniting. He gave her stability, and she gave him freedom. They needed each other. They taught each other how they had self-worth, and that made it possible for them to reach out to love others. There is great gain and beauty to be had in the mingling of the generations, and this movie brings that point home beautifully!

This movie also shows how people need people. This is something a lot of the modern generation today doesn't understand. People need people, and that's one reason you, My Family, have so much to give. You give people the warmth element.


My Giant (1998) - OC
Billy Crystal, Kathleen Quinlan, Gheorghe Muresan

Summary: Comedy/drama about a Hollywood agent visiting Romania, who is not doing too well at his work until he meets a local giant. Exposé on how people of the world use each other to their own advantage. Lessons on love and compassion and putting others first.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Girl (1991) - NIX
Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Husband Is Missing () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Left Foot (1989) - JR
Daniel Day-Lewis

Summary: True story which takes place in Ireland, about Christie Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy, and his struggles to become a writer and artist. Character study with a good ending.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Life (1993) - JR
Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman

Summary: Touching drama about a "fast-lane" executive who is dying of cancer and is forced to take a close look at his life. Good lessons on love, understanding, forgiveness in child-parent relationships, the true values of life, and the importance of overcoming bitterness. The relationship between the man and his parents needs pow-wowing for teens, particularly any whose parents have had to spend time away from them for the Lords work sake; also how we turn to the Lord instead of doctors and Chinese healers in such crises.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Little Girl (1986) - JR
Mary Stuart Masterson, James Earl Jones

Summary: Drama/character study about a naive young, wealthy girl who volunteers to work one summer in a children's foster home. Gives some insight into teens' emotions and frustrations. Points for discussion on communication and not acting on impulse.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Own Private Idaho (1991) - NIX
River Phoenix

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Secret Life With Goldie Hawn () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


My Stepmother is an Alien (1988) - JR
Dan Akroyd, Kim Bassinger

Summary: Comedy about a widowed scientist looking for a peaceful domestic life who marries a very unusual bride! Light entertainment only; not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Mystery, Alaska (1999) - JR
Russell Crowe, Burt Reynolds

Summary: A small Alaskan town, whose main form of entertainment is their weekly hockey game, shifts into high gear when it is announced that their local hockey team has been picked to play the New York Rangers in a nationally televised event.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is fun and relaxing, and gives an interesting look at life in this rather remote part of the world. It also deals somewhat with relationships and jealousy, and portrays a pretty good attitude on this topic, for a System movie. It's not high action, but has some sweet lessons, and most will find it enjoyable. There is a fair bit of foul language, which is sad, but other than that it's wholesome entertainment.


Mystic Pizza (1988) - JR
Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor

Summary: Character study centering on three young women who work at a pizzeria in a small fishing town, and their lives and loves. Lessons on relationships.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nadia (1984) - OC
Talia Balsam, Jonathan Banks

Summary: True story of Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian teen who won an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. Lessons in perseverance. The System habits, etc., will need to be pow-wowed.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nadine () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Naked And The Dead, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Napoleon and Josephine (1987) - JR
Jacqueline Bisset, Armand Assante, Anthony Perkins

Summary: Five-hour mini-series chronicling the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, especially his relationship with Josephine de Beauharnais, until his exile.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Narrow Margin (1990) - NIX
Gene Hackman, Anne Archer

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


National Velvet (1944) - OC
Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney

Summary: Story of a young girls quest to win a national horse race.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nativity, The (1978) - JETT
John Shea, Jane Wyatt

Summary: The story of Jesus birth told from Josephs standpoint. Important to explain that this is a dramatization of how it could have happened, but is not specifically confirmed by the Word

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Natural, The (1984) - JR
Robert Redford, Kim Bassinger

Summary: A boy from a rural area is on his way to big league baseball when he is almost killed. Character study with lessons on getting involved with the right or wrong kind of people. Also shows the power of the media to make or break someone.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Negotiator, The (1998) - SR
Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

Summary: Action-drama about a police hostage negotiator who suddenly finds himself implicated in a retirement fund scam and consequently fired from the police force.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a real “Hollywood” movie in that it keeps your interest and there is a lot of excitement, but as far as real values go, it is a bit shallow and unrealistic. It's not a good example of how to handle things--but then again, what's a guy to do when he doesn't have the Lord and can't count on Him to vindicate him and get him out of a pickle? It can be a rather thought-provoking movie, giving an insight into a part of life out there that you might not consider otherwise. (End of messae from Dad.)


Neighbors () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nell (1995) - SR
Jodi Foster, Liam Neeson

Summary: A small-town Southern doctor discovers a girl who was raised in the backwoods, completely apart from civilization. Shows how love and patience can help people learn to communicate, in contrast to the System's unfeeling methods.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nephew, The (1998) - JR
Hill Harper, Pierce Brosnan, Sinéad Cusack

Summary: Drama about a small Irish island community that is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a young man from America whose mother, formerly from the island, has recently died. He finds himself the unwitting center of an ongoing conflict.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a sweet movie about love and family and acceptance. It’s not one of those Hollywood glamour movies—it’s more a glimpse of real life. I like those movies where you take a look into people’s lives and see the different things that make them the way they are. Of course their lives would be so much different if they had the Lord, but it was still interesting and sweet.


Neptune's Daughter (1949) - MC
Esther Williams, Red Skelton

Summary: Comedy/musical/romance with beautiful underwater scenes. Beware of foolishness in parts. Not recommended for repeated viewing.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Net, The (1995) - JR
Sandra Bullock

Summary: Young computer expert becomes involved in a computer deception scheme and finds herself running for her life. Though not an accurate portrayal of how things really work on the Internet, the movie gives an interesting look at how easily people's lives can be controlled and manipulated through computers. Younger audiences will need some explanation.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Netforce (1999) - JR
Scott Bakula, Joanna Going

Summary: Suspenseful drama set in the year 2005, about a group of Internet crime investigators who become entangled in a complex plot with far-reaching implications.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a pretty interesting, suspenseful "away from thinking" movie. It doesn't have a whole lot of lessons, but if you're in the mood for a little entertainment and you just want to relax, this would be fine to watch. Of course you'll want to be on guard against the negative aspects--some bad language, some violence and bad attitudes--but overall I would say it's a pretty good, exciting movie that'll keep you guessing all the way through. (End of message from Dad.)


Network (1976) - SR
Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch

Summary: Drama/satire about a trailing TV station that will air anything to get a big rating. Beware of a mocking portrayal of prophets.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Never been Kissed (1999) - JETT
Drew Barrymore, David Arquette

Summary: Romantic comedy about a reclusive journalist who goes undercover to infiltrate the popular clique in a local high school and write a story about today's teens.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a sweet movie. I liked it very much, and I believe you'd like it too. For one thing, it was downright funny, plus it had lots of important lessons that you'll be able to identify with.
This film shows what can happen to people when they are ridiculed and excluded by their peers, and the long-lasting negative effects it can have on their lives. This may be a good one for our young people to see, if they can, because the world isn't the only place where such ostracism exists, sad to say. It also brings up the other side of how much a bit of positive peer-pressure can help cut through the shallowness and hypocrisy that tends to form among cliques and social circles.
It's a definite spoof/exposé on the so-called "fun years" and all those proms and end-of-the-school-year high school parties. (End of message from Dad.)


Never Say "Never Again" () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


New Age, The (1994) - NIX
Samuel Jackson

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Newsies (1992) - OC
Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall

Summary: Walt Disney musical about New York newsboys in the late 1800s, and how these young boys revolt and stand up for their rights.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nicholas Nickleby (2003) - JETT
Charlie Hunnam, Christopher Plummer, Nathan Lane

Summary: A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-hearted uncle. Based on a novel by Charles Dickens.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie has a good message that living good, godly, loving, helpful lives pays, and selfishness and cruelty doesn't. It's an inspiring story of love and friendship overcoming the cruel obstacles that get placed in its way. It also brings out the dignity of not compromising for gain and how I bless that.


Nick of Time (1995) - JR
Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken

Summary: Suspenseful thriller about a widower whose young daughter is kidnapped, to be released unharmed only if he commits a murder in the next 90 minutes. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Night Crossing (1981) - JETT
John Hurt, Beau Bridges

Summary: True story of two East German families who escape to the West via a homemade hot air balloon. Lots of good lessons on security and persecution, as well as perseverance and family unity. Sobering. Will need background explanation as to Communist repression in East Germany at that time.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Night Eyes () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) - SR
Andy Garcia, Ian Holm, Richard Dreyfuss

Summary: Drama about an idealistic young district attorney who uncovers corruption in the New York police department, and the choices he faces as a result. Interesting look into the criminal justice system and the big gray area between total guilt and total innocence. Not to everyone's liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Night of the Iguana (1964) - YA
Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, Ava Gardner

Summary: Drama about an ex-minister and others who hit rock bottom in their lives while down in Mexico, with character studies on how they were treated by different people. Lessons on finding the good in anothers heart, as well as the danger of adult/teen relationships. Also brings out the value of true friendship.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Night Shift () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Night Watch () - NIX
Pierce Brosnan

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nikolai () - OC

Summary: True story of a young Christian boy in Russia who takes a stand for Jesus, despite the pressures and dangers of persecution. Good sample of not compromising your convictions.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nine To Five () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nixon (1995) - SR
Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen

Summary: Drama/character study portraying Nixon's political career, and the events leading to his impeachment. Three hours long; produced by Oliver Stone. Interesting look at the behind-the-scenes workings of the US government and political shenanigans of that era, but may need some explanation for those not familiar with the events depicted. Some may find it a bit slow-moving. Could be a springboard for further study of the events of the early '70s. (Note: You may find it interesting to read ML #219, "Special Police Powers," after this movie -- a prophetic dream which Dad had before the Watergate situation came to light.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


No Alibis () - JR

Summary: Non-gory anti-abortion film about a teacher who teaches against abortion in his sex education class and draws attention from the media when a female reporter comes to interview him.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


No Longer Alone () - JETT

Summary: The true-life story and traumatic testimony of a British actress who comes to the end of herself and finds the Lord.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


No Mercy () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


No Way Out (1987) - JR
Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, SeanYoung

Summary: Suspenseful thriller about a murder and cover-up plot within the top circles of the US Department of Defense. A few violent scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Noah (1999) - OC
Tony Danza, Wallace Shawn

Summary: Warmhearted modern-day adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah's Ark. Since the death of his wife, a widower with three sons has cocooned himself in his work as a ruthless businessman and contractor. His life takes a turn though when a mysterious stranger instructs him to build an ark in forty days. (Could be suitable for MCs with previewing.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a movie that could be enjoyable for kids. They'll understand the parallel tests and trials of a modern-day Noah. It's interesting for them to look at the role of a Biblical character and see how difficult it might have been for him to fulfill God's calling. Of course, this movie makes it lighter than the actual event was, but it does touch on it, and may help kids start thinking about their responsibility to obey the Lord no matter what the cost. Kids could pow-wow comparisons to Noah and this movie. They even might want to make up some skits of their own, comparing the actions of Biblical characters to someone in modern days.

This is good for kids to see, but in order for them to get the good out of it, and not be left wondering why certain things happened, etc., things will need to be pointed out and explained. The main lessons that could be brought out are: obeying by faith, even if things seem to be crazy; if it's the Lord's will, do it no matter what people say; not being too proud to ask for help; if you do it the right way, the Devil will fight you; dealing with loss of a parent and learning to move on; keeping on going and not quitting; loving people no matter what, and forgiving them no matter what they did.

The guy is your typical sinner-type whom God chooses to do something that just does not make sense to flatlanders. The kids were quite nice boys for a change without all the usual bad mouth bantering.


Noah's Ark (1999) - NIX
Jon Voigt, Mary Steenburgen

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Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie is blasphemous, unscriptural, anti-religious and mocks My Word, truth, wisdom and justice.


Norma Rae (1979) - SR
Sally Fields, Beau Bridges

Summary: Drama about a poor Southern textile worker who is gradually won over toward unionization by N.Y.C. labor organizer. Lessons on fighting and standing up for your convictions, despite the odds.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nostradamus (1994) - SR
Tcheky Karyo, Julia Ormond

Summary: Biographical drama about the 16th-century astrologer-physician Nostradamus and his life and prophecies. Good springboard for further discussion on the dark times in which he lived, the role of the church of those days, the movie's emphasis on knowledge and book-learning and the portrayal of Nostradamus' character and the source of his gift. May not be to everyone's liking. (Please see MLs #1800 and 2323 for more on Nostradamus' prophecies.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Not Without My Daughter (1991) - JR
Sally Field, Alfred Molina

Summary: Intense, traumatic testimony, based on the true story of Betty Mahmoody, an American woman who, with her young daughter, went for a "visit" with her Iranian husband to Iran and wound up trapped there, unable to leave. Good lessons on fighting and prayer. Shows how family pressure and compromise can negatively affect people. Interesting insight into the Muslim culture.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nothing But Trouble (1991) - NIX
Chevy Chase, Demi Moore

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Nothing In Common () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Notting Hill (1999) - JETT
Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts

Summary: Romantic comedy about a travel bookstore owner whose chance encounter with the most famous actress in the world completely changes his life.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) This movie is good because it shows the truth behind all that Hollywood glamour and glitter. Behind each of those stars that look so polished and so fancy and so rich, is somebody who just holds up their hands, begging for love. The greatest love that they need is My love, the love of My Spirit, and they can only get that from you, the Children of David. Let this movie motivate you to see into their hearts, to see behind the façade of these people who seem to have it all, but who are really lost and lonely and yearning for the only love that will ever truly satisfy them, which is My love, the love of My Spirit. Do not fail them by neglecting to give to them what they need and what they desire. (End of message from Jesus.)


Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) - NIX
Eddie Murphy

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) While it is interesting to see how one actor can play so many roles, as in this movie, nevertheless, the film sports little other redeeming qualities to make it worth the Family’s time. It is unbalanced. The foolishness, crassness and crudeness in the film far outweigh any good qualities. This film is simply not worth the time, the expense, the effort of watching. I ask the Family to shun it, and invest their time in far more uplifting and satisfying free-time activities and movies.


O (2001) - NIX
Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett

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Prophecy: (Dad:) While this movie is based on a Shakespearean classic, its setting in modern time puts a bit of a different spirit on it than the play had. It comes across more as a psycho-killer type of movie. The general message is still the same as the original play by Shakespeare—jealousy kills, lying destroys, and destructive envy ruins lives—but it has a much heavier spirit to it than the play does, and even the movies made of the play that kept within that historical era. This movie is one of those unhappily ending movies that show life as it is for some people when jealousy, anger, and deceit overtake their lives and consume their very being. It definitely shows the fruits of jealousy and deceit, but these are all very negative and something everyone already knows, so it's not really worth being dragged through a movie for these type of lessons.


O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2001) - JR
George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson

Summary: A parody of Homer’s “Odyssey,” this film chronicles the journey of three escaped prisoners through Mississippi during the Depression. Offbeat comedy.

Prophecy: (Dad:) I would say that it’s a “take it or leave it” kind of film. Don’t expect much and you won’t be disappointed. I found this lightly entertaining. I was interested because it was about times I lived through. It portrays some exaggerated and kooky characters and an offbeat way of looking at life. But those of us who went through the hungry thirties can relate to quite a few things about those times.

I wish they would have put a clearer salvation message in there rather than making salvation look like a quick dip in the river with some cult-like characters. Those days were great days of revival and my mother helped reap a mighty harvest out of those troubled times. It was a bit sad that they made religion and the Bible look like just another way for the most rotten character in the movie to make money off of people. There were a lot of sincere men and women of God going out by faith and trying to comfort people and help bring in the harvest of souls in those days, and most of them were not rolling in the dough doing it either. There are some wrong attitudes towards Christians and prayer in this movie, but they’re pretty easy to see though.


O Mr. Porter () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Object of my Affection (1998) - NIX
Jennifer Anniston

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ocean's Eleven (2001) - SR
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon

Summary: A former thief, freshly released from prison, gets together a group of his old buddies to plan a major casino heist.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is an entertaining, well-done caper* movie, with a tightly woven plot that many people will enjoy. There's not much violence or foul language, which is a plus for it, but it does have its share of the regular Hollywood deal, where "bad" guys are good guys, and it's also quite unrealistic. Though this movie is not filled with many lessons, if you want to merely watch something for fun and entertainment, this is as harmless as a robbery movie gets, and is fine for a mature audience.

*caper: a dangerous or illegal activity, especially one involving robbery (informal)


October Sky (1999) - OC
Laura Dern, Jake Gyllenhaal

Summary: Touching drama set in the late 1950s, following the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) That's exactly what the System tries to do: they try to fit you in a mold that you can't break out of. They resent the fact that you'd try to do anything else, anything out of the norm, anything different.
The world is a society full of flatlanders that live their lives in ruts run by rules and regulations and limitations. The world is full of eagles chained to their stakes, walking round and round in circles, never getting anywhere.
Thank God we have worthwhile goals to reach for--not just something like becoming a rocket scientist. We're going to be rulers of tomorrow! We have Heavenly goals that we're reaching for, and no one's going to stop us. PTL! (End of message from Dad.)


Octopussy () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Odd Couple, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Odyssey, The (1997) - JR
Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Vanessa Williams

Summary: Four-hour miniseries following Homer's classic tale of the warrior who, on his journey back from the Trojan War, encounters many of the gods and monsters of Greek mythology. Of course this is purely a fantasy story and should be taken as such, but there are also good lessons. Beware of some bloody scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Of Love and Shadows (1994) - SR
Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Connelly

Summary: Fact-based drama written by Allende's niece. A young upper-class fashion journalist who is engaged to an up-and-coming army officer meets a photographer/psychologist. Together they seek to expose the human rights abuses of the military dictatorship who governed Chile after the 1973 coup

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a good movie; I liked it. It has good lessons on love, sacrifice, and many more. They had to sacrifice their own cozy little lives in order to stand up for what they felt in their hearts to be right, and look at how many people were helped through their sacrifices. And that's what the Lord is asking of each one of us daily. Are you fulfilling His commission to give your all for others? Even though this movie won't be to everyone's liking and there are some parts that show the atrocities of war and civil unrest, still, there are good lessons. (End of message from Jesus.)


Office Space (1999) - JR
Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, Jennifer Aniston

Summary: Comedy-satire about a stressed-out computer programmer who is fed up with his job, his boss and his work place.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) Ha! What a riot! There's no one like the System to poke fun at the System! I guess they really know the ins and outs and all the things they hate about their way of life! This is a great portrayal of the reality of the green-door System. Let's tell it like it is! This is a good movie for our young people to see. They've seen the other side, all these glamorous job movies, how great the System workplace is--now let's have a bit of the other side. And I'll tell you, this other side is a lot more truthful, the real unvarnished stuff.
Oh sure, there's dramatic license, and it's been exaggerated to make it funny. But anyone who's ever worked at a job like this will tell you that's pretty much just how it is. Every day, get up for the grind, and it just goes on and on. Thank God for our Family! Thank God that we don't have to be slaves to the System, that we have jobs that we love and thank God that we can burn free and fill the world with His light.
It's a shame that the movie stops just short of the best answer of all--Jesus. Wouldn't that have made a terrific ending? To not only see what's wrong, but what's right as well? There are people like this out there, folks, and you're the ones who need to reach them. That person you're walking by on the street might be just at the right moment, just desperate enough that he will do anything to know the truth. Be there to give it to them, and turn their lives from a green-door hell into a beautiful, Heavenly Heaven. Amen? Keep on keeping on! (End of message from Dad.)


Officer and a Gentleman, An (1982) - YA
Richard Gere, Debra Winger

Summary: Aimless, self-centered young man enlists in Naval Officer Candidate School and learns lessons about humility, life and love. Watch out for foul language and glorification of military training. Not to everyones liking.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Oh, God!--Part 1 (1977) - OC
George Burns, John Denver

Summary: George Burns plays God in this comedy with a light message.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Oh, God!--Part 2 (1980) - OC
George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette

Summary: Comedy with a good message about a young girl who becomes Gods PR agent to improve His image. We dont necessarily agree with all of the movies message, but most was good. Also known as "Tracy and Friend."

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Oklahoma (1955) - OC
Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones

Summary: Musical drama about life in a U.S. farm town.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Old Gringo () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Old Yeller () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Oliver () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Omega Code, The (1999) - JR
Casper Van Dien, Michael York

Summary: Two men have opposing reasons for seeking a cryptogram that may spell doom for the world.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) The world is so interested in the Endtime. They want to find out what's going to happen. This movie is fairly doctrinally straight in the events it speaks of, but the way it portrays how it actually happens isn't so right on. At least it gets people thinking about the Endtime and it glorifies My Word and the ultimate victory in the End.


Omega Man () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Omen, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


On Golden Pond (1981) - SR
Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda

Summary: Drama/character study about life, love and affection, centering on a crotchety, 80-year-old retired professor and his relationships with his wife, daughter and grandson. Beware of bad language and cynicism.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


On Wings of Eagles (1986) - JR
Burt Lancaster, Richard Crenna

Summary: Action adventure based on a true story about billionaire Ross Perot's attempts to rescue two of his executives imprisoned in Iran during the chaos surrounding the overthrow of the Shah's regime. Interesting pointers on security and what not to do.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Once Around () - NIX
Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Once Upon a Forest (1993) - MC
Animated

Summary: When an environmental spill threatens their forest home, three small creatures must journey into a dangerous, unfamiliar world in a race against time to save the life of a friend. Good entertainment, with lessons on teamwork, listening to each other, love and forgiveness, perseverance and overcoming fear. Young or impressionable children may find the story intense in parts, and you may want to fast-forward some of the "scarier" parts, such as one of the scenes with the owl.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Once Upon A Spy (1991) - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


One Fine Day (1996) - JETT
Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney

Summary: Romantic comedy about two divorced single parents whose children and business affairs become continually entangled during one eventful day.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


One Foot in Heaven (1941) - OC
Fredric March, Beulah Bondi

Summary: Entertaining story of a preacher and his wife facing various problems in the clash between church life and 20th-century America.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


One Million Years B.C. () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


One Night at McCool's (2001) - NIX
Matt Dillon, Liv Tyler

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is the story of three men who allowed their lives to be thoroughly destroyed by a series of events that they could have avoided. Everyone is in it for themselves and out to cheat everyone else. Many lie to cover up what they have done and the places their lust has led them, because they know that it is wrong, and they are ashamed, but lust is also as an addiction of the Enemy that traps them. The spirit of this movie is sad and wrong. It makes light of a very real and wrong side of people.


One True Thing (1998) - SR
Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt

Summary: Drama about a successful New York journalist who leaves her high-powered job and returns home to care for her terminally ill mother. Good message about not despising the calling of being a mother and a wife, and being happy and content with what you have.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Only the Lonely (1991) - JR
John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy

Summary: Romantic comedy about a withdrawn Chicago cop still living with his mother, who falls in love--much to his mother's dismay.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Only You (1994) - JR
Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.

Summary: Romantic comedy about a girl whose search for her "dream man" takes her to Europe. Light entertainment.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


OP Center, The (1995) - JR
Charles Noland, George Alvarez

Summary: Suspense movie portraying a possible WW3 scenario involving Ukrainian nuclear weapons. Lessons on teamworking and personal relationships.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Operation Daybreak () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Operation Dumbo Drop (1995) - OC
Danny Glover, Ray Liotta, Denis Leary

Summary: Light-action/comedy based on the true story of a US army unit during the Vietnam War assigned to buy and transport an elephant to a remote mountain village. Sweet, fun story with good lessons on humility, working together and "becoming one." Older viewers will enjoy this as well!

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Operation Thunderbolt () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Opportunity Knocks (1990) - NIX
Dana Carvey, Robert Loggia

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ordeal By Innocence () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Ordeal in the Artic (1995) - JETT
Richard Chamberlain

Summary: Drama based on the true story of a plane that crashes in the Arctic, and the resultant lessons for the survivors of overcoming and pulling together as the story unfolds.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Organisation, The () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Original Sin (2001) - NIX
Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie

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Prophecy: (Dad:) The original title of this story, “Waltz into Darkness,” says it all as far as I'm concerned. Talk about a tragedy. But the real tragedy is that so many people get their ideas about what they feel love and romance should be from stories like this. A lot of folks would come away thinking, “Well, I know this good, sweet man basically ends up selling his soul for that woman, but at least he found true love, so maybe it was all worth it.” That's the kind of love people are made to think they're supposed to find--the kind that is so hot and heavy and passionate that you become lost in it and nothing and no one else matters. May God deliver us from that kind of “love!”

Some of the scenes involving the main villain were also outright perverted and something the Family should be spared from. This movie is a tragedy, and not one that breaks your heart for the world and shows life as it is, but one that leaves you feeling drained with no real moral or purpose or lesson. It’s really not worth anyone taking their time to see.


Orions Belt () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Orphan Train (1979) - OC
Jill Eikenberry, Kevin Dobson

Summary: True story about some New York orphans of the 19th century and their trek across America to find new homes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Other Side of Heaven (2001) - JETT
Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway

Summary: Movie based on the memoirs of John H. Groberg, a high-ranking leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who spent three years as a young man during the 1950s performing Mormon missionary service among remote Tongan Islanders.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a good film showing what different missionaries go through and the sacrifices that they make in order to preach the Gospel. It illustrates very clearly many of the challenges that missionaries face in any foreign field--the language, acceptance, becoming one, understanding the people and their customs, the personal sacrifices that they have to make and so on.

This film shows very clearly a beautiful sample of love and sacrifice in bringing My message to those who need it, and it also shows some of the weaknesses and shortcomings of the established religions and how I have led the Family to be a more effective and efficient force in doing the big job of reaching the world.

It illustrates very clearly the many ways in which you, My loves, are different than many other Christians and missionaries. I led your Father David to see things from a different perspective and break out of the traditional concept of what a missionary should be and do. Concepts like reaching the rich and developing tools to do the job of reaching the masses and concentrating on winning and training potential labor leaders are some examples of how My Family is different, not to speak of the freedom of the spirit that you enjoy because of your intimate relationship with Me.

If you're curious about the Mormons and their faith, this can give you a little glimpse and insight into how they operate. They have a sincere love for the lost and for reaching people with the My message. This boy did make a difference there, albeit very slowly and over a period of many years. How much more you, My Family, can accomplish through your boldness and the power of the keys!


Other Sister, The (1999) - JR
Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton, Giovanni Ribisi

Summary: Character study/love story about a young woman with a slight mental impairment who returns home after years of special education at a private boarding school. There she is faced with a whole new set of challenges. Beware of a pro-lesbian slant.

Prophecy: (Dad speaking:) This is a real sweet movie of how love conquers all. There's so many out there who don't ever find such love. And that's why we're there to give them the truest love ever--Jesus! So don't be afraid to reach out and touch these lonely, poor people, the cast-offs of society. It's rare to find someone who loves them as they are, so they go around their whole life carrying burdens that none of us have to carry. But Jesus loves them, so we as His channels should reach out and show them that Someone does love them and Someone does care.

The movie may not be a real blockbuster, not to everyone's liking, but it a sweet story of down-to-earth love. You see a lot of movies with "perfect" men and women having passionate, perfect relationships, and you know it's not always that way. This movie shows another side and kind of love. The course of true love never runs smooth, but the bumps and difficulties and challenges are what strengthen it. (End of message from Dad.)


Others, The (2001) - NIX
Nicole Kidman

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is a disappointing portrayal of the spirit world, a tale of one who was insane and knew Me not. It portrays the main character as a "good Catholic," and it is a mockery to Me and I am deeply displeased.

Instead of turning the world toward Me or creating in them an interest for the spirit world and life after death, this movie throws a bucket of cold water on the glories that are beyond this life, and it will be disillusioning for the people of the world. It will be unsatisfying and a waste of time for My children to view, and I would that you avoid it. The negative in this movie far outweighs the positive.


Our Gang (aka. The Little Rascals) (1922) - YC
Spanky McFarland; Carl Switzer,

Summary: Long running black-and-white TV series (available on video) centering around a group of neighborhood kids and their antics. Please preview each episode before watching, as although the majority are wholesome with good lessons, several are unedifying and not worth watching. (Please note also that the 1994 remake movie "The Little Rascals" is not recommended for children.)

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Our Man Flint () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Out Of Time (2003) - SR
Denzel Washington, Eva Mendez

Summary: The respected chief of police in a small Florida town fights to find out the truth about a vicious double homicide, when he himself falls under suspicion.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is the type of movie that is entertaining and away from thinking in that it is engrossing and suspenseful. It shows that anyone can be weak and subject to temptations that lead him into situations that could be his downfall, or even his death. It shows how far someone can go astray when they take the first step away from the straight line of integrity and honesty.

The primary lesson in this movie is that if you, My children, are not careful, you can weave a pretty terrible web of deceit that will eventually entangle you.


Out On A Limb () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Out to Sea (1997) - JETT
Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon

Summary: Comedy about two old men who sign up as dance hosts on a cruise ship, hoping to meet prospective wives. The dialogue between the main characters is more positive than the "Grumpy Old Men" movies. Entertainment only.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Outbreak (1995) - JR
Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman

Summary: Military medical researcher identifies a deadly virus that has made its way from Africa to the US, then has to race against the clock to stop it from spreading. Story loosely based on a real-life incident. Tense action movie with some unpleasant scenes.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Overboard (1987) - OC
Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell

Summary: Comedy about a spoiled heiress who falls off her yacht, suffers amnesia and is "claimed" at the hospital by her "husband" and starts learning how to unselfishly love her new "family"! Some foul language.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Oxford Blues () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Pack Of Lies () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Pagemaster (1994) - NIX
Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Panache () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Panic Room (2002) - OTHER
Jodie Foster, Forrest Whittaker

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Prophecy: (Jesus:) This is a suspense thriller that's somewhat typical, but with a little more depth to it due to the character-study element. However, the overall spirit of the movie is far from uplifting, and to some it will be depressing or even disturbing.

It's obviously a little far-fetched, but it does make you wonder, "What would I do in such a situation?" It is good to think about how you react, or would react, under pressure or in intense situations. The most interesting thing about this movie was the insight into the characters, where they were coming from, and how they behaved.

If you're ever in a similar situation in real life, it's important that you take a look into the minds and hearts of the participants. With just a little bit of common sense and discernment, you can often tell a lot-and with the gifts of My Spirit, and especially the gift of Heavenly thought power, you, My children, have a great advantage. Because you can hear from Me, and because you can communicate with Me clearly-provided you have kept your channel clean and exercised-you can be at peace, knowing that if you're ever in such a trying situation, you can talk with Me and get My guidance, and I can show you what to do or not do, so that you'll come out all right. That's a real feeling of security, isn't it? To know that you'll never be in a situation that you can't figure out a way out of-because even if you can't, I can. And even if there's nothing you can do, well then, you still have Me to take care of things for you, to do miracles for you.

Another interesting observation is that it really doesn't pay to get riled up or emotional or fearful in dangerous situations. You can't help but feel a little fear, but staying calm, which in the case of My children is done by trusting in Me and putting your faith in Me, is a great plus, and in fact, can't be done without.

The sad thing, which is prevalent in so many movies and books and shows today, is the element of violence. It seems that people are becoming more and more hardened or indifferent to it. There wasn't a need to have that continual violence, and that detracted from the few pluses this movie offered.


Paper, The (1994) - SR
Michael Keaton, Glenn Close

Summary: Intense look at a day in the life of a N.Y. tabloid newspaper editor, his job, and his relationship with his co-workers and his pregnant wife. This movie is unfortunately marred by lots of foul language, and some viewers will not like the high-speed stress from start to finish. However, it is an interesting and realistic insight into tabloid journalism, as well as so-called "teamworking" in the System, which underlines just how miraculous the peace and unity we have in our Homes is. A message on the true values of life, but watch out for the underlying propaganda that the media has a "heart," as this is rarely the case. There is an intense hospital scene (though not gory) that some sensitive viewers may want to skip.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Papillon () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Parable, The (NA) - JETT
NA

Summary: Short pantomime film in which a clown represents Jesus. Good film to witness with. Need to pow-wow the storys parallel to the life of Jesus, as all may not understand.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Paradise (1992) - JR
Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson

Summary: Drama about a young boy who spends the summer with a couple, the wife of whom is unable to cope with the loss of their child, which results in marital difficulties. Character study, with good lessons on honest communication and how love can influence others. Shows the agony of soul without the Lord and His Love.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Paradise Road (1997) - JR
Glenn Close, Frances McDormand

Summary: Drama set in Singapore in 1942, about a group of women prisoners in a Japanese concentration camp, who set out to organize a vocal orchestra, in spite of their guards' resistance. Some scenes may be disturbing for sensitive viewers.

Prophecy: (Jesus speaking:) It is good for My Family to view accounts such as this one of those who have suffered persecution and endured hardships. It helps you to see that, if with the little truth and hope they had, they were able to find the grace and strength to survive and even thrive under such terrible circumstances, all the more will you find your strength in Me when you face trying times. This movie has good lessons on this matter, and is also interesting historically, though not entirely accurate; so it would be worth the Family watching. Although it is a little traumatic in parts, it is good to see and know about these things, and to partake of these lessons. If there are any who are particularly fearful regarding confinement, they would want to avoid this movie. (End of message from Jesus)


Parallax View () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Parallel Corps () - NIX

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Parent Trap, the (1998) - OC
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson

Summary: Identical twins Hallie and Annie were separated at birth when their parents divorced. After the two meet at summer camp, they begin plotting to reunite their estranged parents.

Prophecy: (Dad:) This is a sweet movie and is fun and entertaining to watch. There are a few things that you parents and care-givers will need to keep in mind when you're watching this with the kids. Make sure that you point out how wrong it was for the girls to play those pranks on each other, and others, and to deceive their parents. Playing pranks on people isn't loving, and we don't allow dangerous pranks in our Homes! Other than that, this is a very sweet and fun movie about learning to get along, love and friendship.


Parenthood (1989) - JR
Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen

Summary: A comical look at several related families and the different characters portrayed. Good lessons on communication with children and what parenthood involves. Good Pro-life message.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Passage to India, A (1984) - JR
Judy Davis, Alec Guiness, Peggy Ashcroft

Summary: Drama/character study set in India in the 1920s, with interesting insight into Indian lifestyle and the culture clash of the East and West.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Passenger 57 (1992) - NIX
Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Passing Glory (1999) - JR
Andre Braugher, Rip Torn, Ruby Dee

Summary: Back in the ’60s, a small New Orleans all-black Catholic school fights to get a game between the school’s champion basketball team and the town’s champion all-white team. Based on a true story.

Prophecy: (Jesus:) This movie is worthwhile for several reasons. It's about racial tension among black and white high school basketball teams in the ’60s, set in the South. But more than that, it has lessons about standing up for what you believe is right, learning how to relate between the older and younger generations, giving all you've got to fulfill your destiny, etc.


Passion and Paradise (1989) - JR
Armand Assante, Catherine Mary Stewart, Rod Steiger

Summary: Drama set in the Bahamas during WWII, about an American playboy who falls in love with the daughter of a British millionaire and soon finds himself on trial for murder. The movie is based on true events, and gives an interesting view of politics in the Bahamas at this time, although the conclusion about the murder culprits is speculation.

Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Passion Fish (1992) - NIX
Mary Mcdonnell, Alfre Woodard

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Prophecy: There is no prophecy available for this title.


Passion of Mind (2000) - YA
Demi Moore, Stellan Skarsgard, William Fichtner

Summary: Drama about a woman who feels she is living two lives, her day in each one beginning when she goes to sleep in the other one. After a while she is unsure which world is the real one.

Prophecy: (Dad:) It's got a good message about love, about the power of thought, and about facing your fears and overcoming them. It's an unusual and unique plot which keeps your interest. The woman's openness and honesty about her situation helps her to get the help she needs, to find a solution to her problem.

Real love is a key ingredient that helps the woman overcome the state she had gotten into, and in a way th at glorifies the Lord, for He is love. Of course, if the woman had had a strong relationship with the Lord she wouldn't have gotten into the predicament she found herself in, and this should reinforce what the Family already knows: that there are many tormented souls in the world that need the Lord and His truth in their lives.

Thank you, dear Family, for being a great spiritual help to so many lost souls in a world with so many in need of the Lord's spiritual help.


Passion Of The Christ, The (2004) - JR
James Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern

Summary: Intense drama detailing the 12 hours of Jesus' life, from the Garden of Gethsemane to His crucifixion. The movie is powerful, realistic, and quite Scripturally accurate, but may be too graphic for some to watch. (The majority of the two hours, while very meaningful, is very violent and painful.)

Prophecy: (Jesus:) The Passion of the Christ, while disturbing, will help you be touched by the immensity of My sacrifice for you. Never before has the torture and extreme suffering that I experienced been so graphically portrayed, and it's bound to have an effect on virtually anyone who sees it.

So many of My children take communion without truly understanding what it means. Every time you break bread, I want you to remember that My body was indeed crushed and broken for you. When you drink the wine, I want you to remember the full extent of what it cost Me to shed My blood for you. For I knew that I would have to suffer these things, and that it would be nearly unbearable physically. But My love for you was great--much greater even than the pain.

This movie is not for everyone. It should not be shown to anyone JETT age or younger, without it first being previewed by their parents or the responsible adults. Also, if you're someone who is easily affected by violence and gore, and if you already have a deep understanding and appreciation for the great sacrifice I made for you, the movie may disturb you more than it's worth. It's important that you ask Me if this movie is for you.

If I confirm that you should watch it, do not go into it expecting to be inspired. The message as a whole will feed you spiritually and sober your spirit. However, you will most likely not go away with images of My smiling face, but rather, images of My love and mercy, depicted on My blood-drenched, pain-ridden face. The Passion of the Christ is about understanding just how far I was willing to go because of My love for you.

(Jesus:) This isn't a "feel good" movie. It was meant to be an experience--a virtual journey of sights and sounds that would burn themselves into your memory so indelibly that you'd never be able to forget them. The extreme violence in the movie was designed to take you to the edge, almost to the point where you can't take it any more. That was the intent and what the producers were hoping for.

You might not necessarily be touched or moved by this the way you'd expect. It's not "inspiring," and you're not going to come away feeling emotionally, or even spiritually "high." For most, the graphic violence will be too much, too overwhelming for that. But afterward, when meditating and praying about it, you'll probably find that you were affected in even a much deeper way than what you had expected, a more important and lasting way.

There are, of course, lots of other parts, other chapters of My life that you're familiar with, which could have been depicted as well. I'm your Friend, your Shepherd, your Lover and Husband, your Miracle Worker, and the One Who rose from the dead. And it would be nice if other movies would be made about My life, depicting these other sides of Me in just as powerful and graphic terms. But the fact is, if I hadn't been willing to go through those horrendous twelve hours of torture and crucifixion, none of the rest would really mean anything anyway. It would have been nice and sweet and comforting and made people feel good, but it wouldn't have been enough. It wouldn't have really mattered or made a difference. In order to truly put skin on it all, I had to go through the torture and horror of the cross.

There could have been a different emphasis in this movie. It could have been less graphic, less torturous. But this is the movie I wanted for this time, for this generation, and I gifted and anointed these men to make it. Of course it's not perfect. No production or witnessing tool is or will be. But this is the movie I knew would generate the kind of controversy that would get the attention I wanted to get. Most people today, especially the younger generation, have to have something harsh, violent, horrible, and graphic in order to get their attention.

It's true that his conservative Catholic background strongly influenced Mel Gibson in his decision to emphasize the cross and the suffering to such an extent. It's not the whole story by any means--just one brief chapter of My life, twelve short hours. But just because it didn't tell the whole story, or dwell on something more inspiring, doesn't mean that it didn't accomplish what I meant for it to accomplish or cover the material that it needed to cover.

Your religion in the Family is a happy one, and you tend to concentrate more on the freedoms and blessings I've given you, than you do about things like suffering and sin and death on the cross. But if you choose to watch this, if you're able to, it will be good for you. If you ask Me to help you see beyond the suffering, beyond the hardships I endured and understand the great love that saw Me through it, you'll partake of that love and leave uplifted.

If I show you to watch it, and if you call upon Me to be with you as you do, I will help you to be touched by the good and will protect your spirit from being negatively affected. It might hurt momentarily, but the pain will pass, and you will be left with a stronger and much more knowledgeable understanding of how blessed you truly are to be My brides, and what wonderful love we will be able to share together for all eternity.

[Note: For further details of what to expect as far as the level and intensi