Films with a Pro-Life Message

Horton Hears a Who (2008)
Rating: G
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.
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Martian Child (2007)
Rating:  PG
A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he’s really from Mars.
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Knocked Up (2007)*
Rating: R
For fun-lving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she’s pregnant. Winner of two 2007 Teen Choice Awards. Warning: Crude language and behavior.
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August Rush (2007)
Rating: PG
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
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4 Months, 3 Weeks, & 2 Days (2007)*
Rating:
Drama about a woman who assists her friend to arrange an illegal abortion in 1980’s Romania.
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Waitress (2007)*
Rating: PG-13
Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.
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Amazing Grace (2006) 
Rating: PG
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament in 19th century England, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
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Bella (2006)
Rating: PG-13
Bella is a true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever. This movie looks at adoption in a whole new light. Winner of the 2006 Toronto Film Festival’s People Choice Award.
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Children of Men (2006)*
Rating: R
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child’s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
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Apocalypto (2006)*
Rating: R
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.
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The Island (2005)
Rating: PG-13
A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a “harvested being,” and is being kept along with others in a utopian facility.
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)*
Rating: PG-13
The true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
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The Forgotten (2004)
Rating: PG-13
Told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover that there’s a much bigger enemy at work.
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Gattaca (1997)
Rating: PG-13
Gattaca is the fictional story of a genetically inferior man who assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. This movie explores what could happen in a society with “designer” babies and gene selection.
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Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Rating: G
Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.
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Juno (2006)*
Rating: PG-13
When Juno, a teenage girl pregnant by her best friend, finds out that her unborn baby has fingernails, she decides to forgo her plan to have an abortion, and instead embarks on a quest to find a family responsible enough to adopt her child. Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, and Nominee for the 2008 Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Picture. Warning: crude language.
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22 Weeks
Rating:  R
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
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Defiance (2008)
Rating: R
Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Rating: R
Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
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Penny Serenade (1941)
Rating: Not rated
A couple’s big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy. 

Sophie Scholl: The White Rose (2005)
Rating: Not rated
A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.
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Father of the Bride: Part 2
Rating: PG
In this sequel to “Father of the Bride”, George Banks must accept the reality of what his daughter’s ascension from daughter to wife, and now, to mother means when placed into perspective against his own stage of life. As the comfortable family unit starts to unravel in his mind, a rapid progression into mid-life crisis is in his future. His journey to regain his youth acts as a catalyst for a kind of “rebirth” of his attitude on life when he and his wife, Nina, find how their lives are about to change as well.