Movie Suggestions by Genre


There are so many uplifting movies that we don’t need to trifle with the bad. No more sitting at the enemies table!

When screening movies we should be sensitive to more than just flagrant sexuality or violence, we should be sensitive to rude attitudes toward peers and parents. To subtle suggestions of rebellion, etc..

There are also great suggested movies at “Zion Tube”, a Joseph Smith Foundation website.



Movies: Children

Movies: Action, Suspense

Movies: Drama, Fantasy

Movies: Comedy

Movies: Theater, Broadway, Musicals

Movies: TV Series/Shows

Movies: on Classic Literature





Old Yeller


Prince of Egypt

Liberty Kids

The Black Stallion

The Living Scriptures: Animated Stories

Davy Crocket

The Other Side of Heaven

Because of Winn Dixie (Based on the book)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Muppets Treasure Island

Muppets Christmas Carol

Wallace and Gromit

Chicken Run

Wish Bone

The Pagemaster

Around the World in 80 Days

Young Sherlock Holmes

Enders Game

The Bridge to Tarabethia

Tom Sawyer

Huckleberry Finn

Swiss Family Robinson

Jeremiah Johnson – western – 1972 ?




Action, Suspense


Ben Hur

1984 (George Orwell) – black and white version

The Great Escape

Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) – space suit version

Lawrence of Arabia

Sherlock Holmes

Man in the Iron Mask

Lord of the Rings

The purple rose of Cairo

The Patriot


Erik the Viking?

Hamlet – 1990

Iron Will

Elizabeth: The Golden Age – PG13 – 2007 ?

All quiet on the western front?


My Fair Lady

Beautiful Mind

Life is Beautiful

It’s a Beautiful Life

October Sky

Patch Adams

Roman Holiday

The Princess Bride

Darby O’Gill and the Little People

Mr. Smith goes to Washington




My Fair Lady

Studio C comedy skits are often good, known for clean comedy

Brian Regan has some good stuff, known for clean comedy



Theater, Broadway, Musicals



The Sound of Music

Little Women

King and I

Singin’ in the Rain


Westside Story – 1961

My Fair Lady


TV Series/Shows

Little House on the Prairie

When Calls the Heart

When Love Comes Softly

Andy Griffith Show

Beverly Hillbillies

I Love Lucy

Perry Mason (one of Thomas S Monson’s favorites)



BBC Productions of literature by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, etc.


Movies on Classic Literature


Sense and Sensibility – 1995

Pride and Prejudice – 2005

Gone with the Wind

Scrooge – Patrick Macnee ?

The Damnation of Faust


Its a wonderful life

Life is Beautiful

Les Mesrables – old version

The Scarlet Pimpernail

The 10 Commandments

To kill a Mockingbird

Wuthering Heights – 1939

Bleakhouse – 8 hr version, BBC

Edmond Druid, BBC of Dickens

Oliver Twist – BBC series

Little Dorrit – BBC

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