How many times have you wished to watch a movie and then found out that it was full of immodesty, foul language or anything else disturbing? Or maybe you have gotten to the middle and had to turn it off, thinking to yourself, They didn't have to add all of this rubbish...it just ruined the whole show! I know that I have been in that place. There has been more than one movie that our family couldn't finish because the directors/producers were not considerate to Christians, or anyone else wanting to avoid those disturbing images/words.
As a Christian, our family tries to avoid movies that have dishonoring things to God. We are wanting to please Him above all, so watching or reading things that take His name in vain, really bother us. But in this world, how can we make sure to guard our hearts and minds from the evil all around us? How can we watch a clean movie anymore?
Well, guess what! There are several websites that can help you have the best family movie nights possible! (If this sounds like an ad, it's really not! =D Please keep reading!)
First of all, it is really important to know what is in a movie. Looking up possible dangers can be super beneficial. Our family uses Plugged In, a site that has thousands of movie reviews. If you type in the movie you are considering, they will show you the positive elements, spiritual content, violent content, bad language and other possibly offensive things in the movie. You can use this to make sure that the things you are watching are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. (Philippians 4:8)
For years, we used Plugged In to check out movies and sadly put ones aside that didn't get past our "test". It is always disappointing to find things that make us unable to view movies! However, just recently, we found another website that is invaluable for those who are wanting to watch a clean film! It is called VidAngel! This website allows you to rent a movie for $20 and take out whatever offensive content that you want. For instance, if a scene has immodesty in it, you can block it and the whole scene is deleted. Or you can mute foul language. If you watch the movie within 24 hours, you can "sell it back" and they will give you $19 in return. Thus, you can watch a clean film for only one dollar!! With this, my family was able to watch through the whole Star Wars movies, taking out several bad words and immodesty in scenes. We were so thankful for the opportunity to watch a clean movie for a low price!
I really hope these website are helpful to you like they are to my family!
Are there any movies that you have been wanting to view, but haven't been able to because of language/bad content, that you will now be able to view? Comment below!