Deep down, we all have a desire to establish friendships when we head back to school. We’re excited to see old friends, make new ones and strengthen those friendships that seem eternal. This season, as you long to develop your friendships see what the movies have to say about the treasured gift of friendship.
Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who is unlike the other giants – he’s more interested in capturing humans for their dreams rather than for food. Their journey through a magical land strengthens their friendship as they both try to defeat obstacles in their life.
The Legend of Tarzan (PG-13)
Though we tend to focus on the love relationship between Tarzan and Jane, the relationship Tarzan has with the animals is what makes him wild and able to pursue his love like no other human. Tarzan has acclimated to human life, but is called back into the jungle to investigate a mining operation. When he becomes endangered, instinct and a powerful drive for love kick in.
The Secret Life of Pets (PG)
Dogs are called “Man’s Best Friend” for a reason. In this hilarious film, learn more than you ever thought you would about Fido, and be sure to love and care for him immensely.
If you’re not into dogs, then check out Nine Lives (PG).
There’s always a ghost in your closet that you need to face – and doing so with friends standing by makes the difficult process bearable. However, in this film, there are literal ghosts in more than just closets. But these four friends (and hilarious ladies) have a blast working together to overcome the calamity of a few unfriendly phantoms.
Whether make believe or real, we all need a best friend who understands us completely. Pete, an orphan, survives living in the wild because of the love and provision of his best friend Elliot, a Dragon. When Pete finds a family, he must introduce them to Elliot
Family can sometimes be the best of friends. Even after family is long gone, we still embrace the significance they had in our life. Kubo is the son of a magical warrior who much find his fathers amour to save his life. His journey isn’t just about the suit, it’s also about delving into his identity and magical powers. This endearing film digs into the reality of familial love and how it extends beyond death.
The Space Between Us (PG-13)
Our uniqueness is sometimes what draws friends together. Tulsa is drawn to Gardner, a kid who is literally from Mars. When he has the opportunity to come to Earth, the two friends go on an adventure to discover the greatest things about Planet Earth.
Life is never easy, but it’s a lot more bearable with family and friends who believe in you, standing by you every step of the journey. This is the case for Brandon Bulsworth, who is said to be the greatest walk-on in college football history. Brandon dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorback, but was told he wasn’t good enough to play. Undeterred, Brandon took a risk. Written off by fellow teammates and coaches, Brandon displayed determination in the face of staggering odds. The awkward kid, who once was an embarrassment to his teammates and an annoyance to his coaches, ended up becoming the most respected player in the history of the program, changing the lives of all he touched.
When a friend or a brother betrays you, the hurt stays with you forever – unless you’re willing to give the pain to Christ and ask Him to help you forgive. This is the reality of Ben Hur, a falsely accused Jewish nobleman who survives slavery during the years of Jesus’ ministry here on earth. To gain vengeance, he must defeat His brother in the epic Roman races.
Other cute films:
The Founder (PG-13)
Café’ Society (PG-13)
Florence Foster Jenkins