Movies with a Positive Message

I don’t know about you, but I’m an avid movie watcher. Always have been. My parents used to say I had my whole head in the movie; meaning, I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the screen. I did the same with books too. If you couldn’t find me, please know that I was probably underneath your bed reading a Meg Cabot teen fiction.

Whiles I’m one of the first to admit that I do love a good movie/TV show, (aka, A Shonda Rimes original, aka one of my fav directors, aka Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy…) Yet, time and time again I’m disappointed in these movies/TV shows. The very fact that great actors choose to pursue roles that are full of unnecessary and explicit sexual content, promoting a normalized over-sexualized society. It becomes okay for sex to permeate every movie, okay for a film sponsored by Disney to be about  a business man falling in love with a kinky prostitute, okay for children to expect a kiss at the end of the movie because, let’s just be honest here, we’ll all be a teensy bit disappointed if there was no kiss at the end.

I recently watched some not so popular movies on my Netflix account that I absolutely LOVED! – And something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently (in regard to movies) hit me. There can be great movies without kissing. Not just kissing, but unnecessary sexuality or sex scenes that may promote negative images and thoughts in viewer’s minds. Seriously. It can be faith-based or a completely normal movie that spreads a genuine message of positivism!

I watched the movie, Bride and Prejudice the other day and laughed so hard whiles watching it. At the end of the movie I waited for the passionate kissing scene that would sum up the story as is the norm for movies in this generation and…nothing. They hugged. No seriously. They just hugged. It’s so unlike Hollywood that I must admit I was slightly stunned. Other movies include, October baby, Love comes softly, and (a favourite of mine) Grace Unplugged. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying sex or kissing is bad, it can be a beautiful thing…unless it’s taken out of context and begins to bake little porn addicts…(don’t even get me started on the ‘film’, Fifty Shades of Grey). I can truly say that I love many movies that come out because of the story line or the actors in the film…until it is completely ruined by Hollywood’s concepts of love (and everything else for that matter!)

Truthfully though, we can only fix us, so let us start being conscious of the things we watch and the messages we allow society to feed us? yes? yasssss!

“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– Think about such things.” -Philippians 4:8

Passionately,

Leanne

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leanneoforiatta

Hello, I'm Leanne, a blogger and Youtuber from England, currently living in Canada. I am 20 years old, a dreamer, slightly obsessed with the art of writing, fashion, acting, and almost everything in-between. Most importantly though, I am a a girl who's soul is set on fire for Jesus Christ and lives her life daily to please Him! On this blog, expect to find fashion tips, Lifestyle posts, and encouragements for a walk with God! Thanks for stopping by, Hope you stick around! Passionately, Leanne

2 thoughts on “Movies with a Positive Message”

  1. Thanks for talking about something not a lot of people bring up these days! I had the same problem – I LOVED Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy but the closer I got to God, the more it just didn’t sit well with me. I decided that my relationship with God was far more important and definitely worth giving up a couple tv shows for. I love the last part where you mentioned that we can only fix ourselves. Since Hollywood obviously isn’t going to change anytime soon, we need to take the initiative and learn how to cut some things out of our lives. Great post! 🙂

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    1. Thank you girl! It honestly is something that truly bothers me! and yes you’re absolutely right! It makes it hard for christians or people interested in good family movies, to find anything that is not full of twisted morals that hollywood subjects us to. God bless for your comment! 🙂 x

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