With recent research suggesting movie content such as the above has been on the rise since 1992, it’s understandable that viewers who wish to make appropriate choices in entertainment (Latter-Day Saints among them) may ask themselves, “Where are the ‘decent’ films? And how can I find them?”
Many viewers may feel searching for ‘decency’ in the modern movie industry is akin to taking bites out of items in a restaurant dumpster, hoping for a few morsels of food that are edible and nutritious. You may succeed, but is it even worth the trouble digging through what will certainly be a lot of rotten and disgusting items to get there? Maybe it’s no wonder many LDS seem to have thrown in the towel, saying: “I just don’t *watch* movies (or TV) any more…”
I take a more optimistic view. There are many ‘decent’ films out there to be found, as well as the tools and resources to make informed decisions. As part of a regular series about finding good films, let’s look at ‘decency’ in film.