Recommended Uplifting, Positive Films

By Thomas Gail Haws

Only films that present the most wholesome view of life in the most positive, uplifting way are recommended here. Therefore the list is not long. Few films with a PG rating would be appropriate for this list. If you have suggestions for additions, please comment here.

Title (year) Lesson Synopsis
Family Fun
You Can't Take It with You (1938) Smell the roses Eccentric, carefree family shows hard-nosed businessman what life is about.
Chariots of Fire (1981) God honors who honors Him True story of preacher turned gifted runner who puts God first in Olympics quest.
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) We are all growing A synopsis would be hard, so here's more message: it's about how parents teach their children and shape their lives--and about how children, for good or ill, learn lessons in life from their parents.
Shadowlands (1993) Suffering is part of joy True story of C.S. Lewis's late life love and marriage.