Here’s a list of pro-life films that will educate and inspire you, your church, and your communities in doing life ministry.

Abortion

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (2018)

Rating: PG-13

The film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell – his 30-year killing spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Originally investigated for illegal prescription drug sales, a raid by DEA, FBI & local law enforcement revealed crimes they could not have expected within the clinic.

Based on the NY Times Bestseller — Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.

Roe v. Wade (Coming Soon)

A dramatization of the 1973 landmark decision that was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. According to director Nick Loeb, the film is about “the women’s rights movement versus the pro-life movement. It’s a social war movie where we take both sides of the argument and hopefully let the audience decide.”

Unplanned (2019)

Rating: R
As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

The 40 Film
Not Rated
40 is an inspirational movie that examines the effects of abortion on our nation over the last 40 years since Roe v. Wade. The film presents abortion as the most important human and civil rights issue of our time. 40 also reports on the youth at the annual March for Life as the generation that will end abortion.

A Closer Look at the Chemical Abortion Pill
Not Rated
A Closer Look at the Chemical Abortion Pill shines a spotlight on the growing threat posed to women’s health and safety by chemical abortion. Induced with a combination of drugs, these abortions are not only deadly to the baby, but research shows they can be four-times more dangerous and traumatic for their mothers than surgical abortions. In this special program, developed by the same Emmy® Award-winning production team of Life Issues Institute’s weekly television show Facing Life Head-On, you will hear how women are cruelly deceived by abortion advocates who portray the abortion pill as a safe, easy and near-painless solution to an unplanned pregnancy. Both women said it was more painful than labor and delivery of their live children.

Strings Attached
Not Rated
Every year, western donor nations, organizations and private foundations pour into the continent of Africa, billions of dollars earmarked for the support and promotion of “sexual and reproductive health and rights”. But no one ever follows the trail of their funding to know where and how it ends up. Strings Attached is a feature-length documentary that presents the African side of the story of enthusiastic western donors and the African recipient of their “gifts”, particularly, the African women who are the primary targets of the donors’ dollars.

Adoption

I Lived on Parker Avenue (2017)

Adopted at birth and raised in Louisiana, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents he’s never known.  His tattooed birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born. I Lived on Parker Avenue is a short documentary about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and young man’s search for where his life began.

August Rush (2007)
Rating: PG
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Bella (2006)
Rating: PG-13
Bella is a true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever. This movie looks at adoption in a whole new light. Winner of the 2006 Toronto Film Festival’s People Choice Award.

Juno (2006)*
Rating: PG-13
When Juno, a teenage girl pregnant by her best friend, finds out that her unborn baby has fingernails, she decides to forgo her plan to have an abortion, and instead embarks on a quest to find a family responsible enough to adopt her child. Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, and Nominee for the 2008 Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Picture. *Warning: crude language.

October Baby (2011)
Rating: PG-13
Stunned by the truth of her birth, Hannah sets out on a road trip with a band of misfits to discover her past and find hope for her future. Based partly on the true story of Gianna Jessen… and there was more than one miracle story on-set.

Other Life Issues

Maafa 21 (2009)

A documentary that traces eugenic thoughts and practices that have been set against African Americans from the time of slavery through the present.

The Giver (2014)
Rating: PG-13
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.

Horton Hears a Who (2008)
Rating: G
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.

Amazing Grace (2006) 
Rating: PG
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament in 19th century England, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.

Children of Men (2006)
Rating: R
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child’s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

The Drop Box (2014)
No Rating
The Drop Box tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society. It is a heart-wrenching exploration of the physical, emotional and financial toll associated with providing refuge to orphans that would otherwise be abandoned on the streets. But The Drop Box movie is also a story of hope—a reminder that every human life is sacred and worthy of love.

Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Rating: PG-13
The true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

The Forgotten (2004)
Rating: PG-13

Told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover that there’s a much bigger enemy at work.

Gimme Shelter (2014)
Rating: PG-13
After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen (Vanessa Hudgens) seeks refuge with her father — but he rejects her when he learns that she’s pregnant.

It’s a Girl (2012)
Not Rated
This grave documentary spotlights the cultural traditions that surround widespread female gendercide and violence toward women in India and China, featuring Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers and other pro-life leaders.

Doonby (2013)
Rating: PG-13
Stranger Sam Doonby’s arrival affects everyone in a little Texas town, especially as he seems to have a knack for preventing disasters. This brilliant parable has moments of levity, overwhelmed by an intense finale. Norma McCorvey (“Roe” of Roe v. Wade) has an important cameo role, trying to talk a young girl out of an abortion.

Life is Beautiful (1997)
Rating: PG-13
A Jewish waiter (Oscar winner Robert Benigni), his wife and their son are sent to a concentration camp, where the waiter tries to protect his son’s innocence by playing a game.

Amistad (1997)
Rating: R
Steven Spielberg directs this story about the 1839 revolt aboard Spanish slave ship La Amistad and the uprising’s tragic aftermath.

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