If you haven’t seen any of these movies, do yourself a favor and go see them now! They are all fantastic and worth seeing in the theater.
Lego Batman Movie – As adults, we all love that many kids movies these days are written with the adults in mind. The Lego movies take it to a new level! Their newest installment, The Lego Batman Movie, is creative, witty, and reminds us of the hilarity found in everyday moments we can all relate to! The film gives nods to all the previous Batman movies which is great for adults and has lots of action and comedy for kids. If you need a movie to take the kids to or simply want to go yourself, this is the one!
- Rated PG for rude humor and some action
- Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Hidden Figures – There are untold stories throughout history that need to be told. They are worthy of our attention and will inspire us to be better people. Such is the case for Hidden Figures. It tells the story of three African-American women who played crucial roles in the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Brilliantly portrayed by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe, this film reminds us all that we have something to offer the world.
- Rated PG for thematic elements and some language
- Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Lion – This movie deserves all the attention it can receive! Based on a true story, it tells how Saroo, a 5-year old in India, gets lost on a train and eventually adopted by a couple in Australia. Cut to twenty-five years later, he is determined to get back to his first home and family. This movie is powerful, emotional, and beautifully shot. One of my favorite movies of all time and be sure to bring your Kleenex.
- Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality
- Rotten Tomatoes: 86%