Choosing Movies from the Lord’s Side of the Line
A friend of mine, Steven K. Jones, has compiled The Good List: Using Movies From the Lord’s Side of the Line and has agreed to share it with others.
The list was compiled considering the following counsel from George Albert Smith: “All safety, all righteousness, all happiness are on the Lord’s side of the line . . . All that enriches our lives and prepares us for eternal joy is on the Lord’s side of the line” (Conference Report, Oct. 1949, 5-6).
Key quotes, ideas, principles, and scriptures are provided for most of the movies on the list. These “keys” unlock the principal messages in the films and provide a basis for discussing the stories together as a family.
The first 2 pages of the list give ideas and guidelines to parents on how to make wise media choices. Steve suggests that parents do the following:
To find more information about a movie you are considering, you may want to use the following sources: