Films about Uniqueness and Individuality
Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13)
The famed detective Hercule Poirot is aboard the lavish Orient Express. The train screeches to a halt as thirteen passengers become suspects to a troubling murder. Will the detective be able to solve the case before another victim is found dead and will all the passengers be able to maintain composure while stranded on the stranded train?
Watch it For: All Aboard the Orient Express. Although it has the perfect setting for a film filled with the spirit of Christmas, it’s not the merriest movie to watch during the holiday season. The classic and beautifully haunting story based on the novel by Agatha Christie is exquisitely choreographed for the big screen by director Kenneth Branagh, which means you’re in for a treat.
A young boy who lives with facial deformation enters a public elementary school for the first time. Among the teasing and the targeting, he becomes stronger, braver and more appreciative of the family that loves and adores him.
Watch it For: Sometimes we can’t see our own beauty, but we must trust those who love us the most who see our perfect nature daily. God has placed a plethora of people who see us uniquely and beautifully. Hear the truth that they speak louder than any other voice.
The Star (PG)
Jesus is the center of the Christmas Story, but this season, the spotlight is on the animals. Or, at least the animals who follow the shining star of Bethlehem. Bo, a particularly brave donkey, befriends a dove, lamb and three camels who all embark on an exhilarating and funny journey to support and love Mary and Joseph in order to save the King.
Watch it For: Though loosely based on the Bible, it shares the Spirit and the Reason for Christmas. Jesus is the ultimate hero, but He does and will continue to expose heroes in the most unlikely places – even in you.
Famed writer Charles Dickens has major writers block. When the story of The Christmas Carol finally comes to him, he is surrounded by inspiration, concepts and key elements that make his story magical. Through his writing frenzy, Dickens introduces the world to a season of hope.
Watch it For: Behind every good story, there is a creator. The greatest talent of a writer is to imagine a world and make it come alive. Your life is a story full of purpose and meaning and God is making it good!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13)
Rey joins Luke Skywalker in an unforgettable journey with Leia, Finn and Poe. As the battle of good versus evil finds balance, the mystery of the Force and secrets of the past are revealed. Discover which side Rey will ultimately choose.
Watch it For: The Star Wars Series. Consider cuddling up with your family this Christmas break and watching the first seven episodes of Star Wars before hitting the theater for episode eight. The family drama (yours or the Skywalker’s) continues in this invigorating film.
The Greatest Showman (PG)
Barnum and Bailey Circus starts with a humble beginning. One man sees the beauty of individuality. Rather than hiding distinct uniqueness, PT Barnum wants to put it on display. He wants to show the world how incredible it is to be different.
Watch it For: The layers of music, costumes, sets, etc. joined together to tell a tale of how greatness resides in us all.