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9 Family-Friendly Films Perfect for Your Next Movie Night

Grab a bowl of popcorn and gather your family to watch one of these nine family-friendly films that will not only make you laugh but are packed with powerful gospel lessons applicable to all ages. 

Trek: The Movie

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Trek follows a young Mormon teenager named Tom and his friends on their handcart journey. Along the way, they try to smuggle in unsanctioned food, battle sibling rivalry, encounter a "special ops" Young Men leader, match wits with a Twinkie-loving skunk, and ponder doctrinal brain teasers like, "Do General Authorities go to PG-13 movies?" But, when they encounter unexpected trouble, their faith is tested much like that of their pioneer ancestors. Whether you've been on a trek or not, your family will laugh along and ultimately be inspired as you enjoy this delightful film.

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Love, Kennedy

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Kennedy Hansen is funny, loving, and seems to be a typical child—until she inexplicably begins to fall. It takes years for a diagnosis...juvenile Batten disease, an extremely rare, terrible, and terminal prognosis. There is no cure for Batten disease and after living only sixteen years, Kennedy leaves behind a great legacy of love and friendship. But her story doesn't end at her death—in fact, that's when the miracles really begin.

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Once I Was a Beehive

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Lane Speer is a 16 year old girl who spends her family vacations camping in the mountains. She takes the memories for granted until she loses her father to an unexpected bout with cancer. Only a year later, as Lane is still reeling from her father's death, her mother remarries a guy that Lane hardly knows. Worst of all, he is a Mormon. To top it off, while they are on their honeymoon, they arrange to have her stay with her Mormon step-aunt who takes her away to a bible-themed girls camp with a bunch of young Mormon girls. Confronted with memories of camping with her family, she tries to find peace with her new surroundings and deal with the death of her father.

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Saturday's Warrior

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Saturday's Warrior is a musical fantasy that originated on the stage in 1974 with music by Lex de Azevedo and book and lyrics by Doug Stewart. It is based on the idea that we existed before we were born into this life, in a realm where we not only had relationships with others with whom we would share our earthly journey, but that we might even have made promises to them. Saturday's Warrior is the age-old story of a prodigal son struggling to find himself as he faces temptations, family expectations, and the changing values of the times. Sub-titles: Eng, Port, Span. All Regions

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The Errand of Angels

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The hit missionary movie the whole family can enjoy! Set in the scenic mountains of Austria, The Errand of Angels is the story of Sister Rachel Taylor (Erin Chambers), an enthusiastic new missionary who faces the challenges of struggling to learn a different language, eat foreign cuisine, and find common ground with a difficult companion. In the spirit of powerful missionary movies like The Other Side of Heaven and The Best Two Years comes this heartwarming tale of a missionary who learns that sometimes, the greatest change comes from within.

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Facing the Giants

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It's the movie that has the whole country talking about faith and film. Coming to DVD on January 30, Facing the Giants is the heart-warming story of a downtrodden Christian high school football coach who turns to God when everything seems to be going against him. Trusting God to do the impossible, Coach Grant Taylor and his Shiloh Christian Eagles soon discover how faith plays out on the field...and off.

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The Ultimate Gift

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Red Stevens owned everything a man could ask for and gave his family a piece of that everything. However, right before he died Red realized one thing. As he looked down along the long list of things he had given his family he came to the conclusion that he had given them nothing by giving them everything. While most of his family were lost causes because of his mistake, one stood out with the potential to learn. That one was in store for the year to end all years. That one was his nephew Jason.

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The Stray

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The Stray tells the true story of a dog who saves a struggling family in more ways than one."Pluto" comes out of nowhere and quickly makes himself at home with the Davis family, who are on the brink of falling apart. The last thing they need is another mouth to feed. Or is it? In just a short time, Pluto the "wonderdog" manages to save a lost toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year-old boy, help restore a marriage and repair a broken father-son relationship. Pluto is not only a guard dog – he's a guardian angel. Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places. Sometimes our prayers get answered in strange ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything.

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We Love You, Sally Carmichael

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Readers across the world are in love with author Sally Carmichael's record-breaking series of romance novels that chronicle the epic love story between a human girl and a merman. No one knows that Sally Carmichael is really Simon Hayes, a bitter, serious novelist and Simon would like to keep it that way. But as Simon begins to fall in love with Tess Perkins, a beautiful single mother of a daughter who loves Sally Carmichael, and is forced to meet Perry Quinn, an eccentric box office star who wants to headline the movie adaptation of a Sally Carmichael book (but only if he can meet the real Sally), the authors carefully built life of anonymity starts crumbling down around him.

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