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250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families


December 27, 2022

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The theatre, the theatre, what's happened to the theatre? This is what many LDS parents are also asking. Finding films is not hard with the unlimited resources available for entertainment including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and Amazon instant video. But finding movies that are entertaining, well-made, and wholesome is a challenge.
Jonathan Decker, host of the KJZZ Movie Show and certified marriage and family therapist, offers this review guide—complete with easy-to-navigate indexes—on movies that range from Bing Cosby's Going My Way (1944) to the more modern Avengers (2012). Each film receives a discussion of artistic value, a general content review, and suggestions for gospel parallels. This guide has something for everyone and is an essential tool when planning movie nights, dates, family home evenings, and other gatherings.

Author Description

Jonathan Decker is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in couples' therapy and singles' guidance. He has a background in stage and film performance, appearing in numerous independent movies (most notably the feature-length 24 parody CTU: Provo, costarring Donny Osmond and The Testaments' Rick Macy) as well as writing and performing for the popular BYU comedy group Divine Comedy. Jonathan hosts a weekly segment on classic and overlooked films on The KJZZ Movie Show on KJZZ-TV in Utah. He also has a weekly entertainment column with Meridian Magazine (www.ldsmag.com) and writes reviews of current Hollywood films on his website, www.mormonmovieguy.com. Jonathan lives with his wife and children in St. George, Utah.

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