Many excellent pro-life movies and documentaries have been recently released covering a wide spectrum of our issues. In fact, the movies seem to be coming so fast I have delayed posting this column several weeks to try to catch the latest. Even last week I read of one more but have to draw the line somewhere.
My star rating is out of four possible. Because of the volume, I am providing thumbnail reviews. Films are listed in alphabetical order....

Stars: 2-1/2
Released Spring 2009. Dove-family approved. 93 minutes. Fiction.
Synopsis: Pro-life college law student argues against Roe v. Wade in "moot court" while pro-abortion mother argues against parental notification before US Supreme Court. Patrick Henry College student production (and school infomercial) - impressive in that regard but not up to Hollywood standards. Good information on Roe v. Wade decision; good love story role modeling. $10-15 online.

Stars: 4
Released Spring 2008. 56 minutes. Documentary.
Synopsis: Details the catastrophic social and economic consequences of the worldwide population decline. Sobering, must see - more than once. $18 online.
The follow-up to this movie, Demographic Bomb, was released June 20, but I only have seen a press release.

Stars: 4

Released June 2009. 57 minutes. Documentary.
Synopsis: First, I promise this film is not boring, making excellent use of movie clips and celebrity sound bites in combination with graphics and interviews of scientists on both sides of the debate. Covered are not only ethics but women's health as well as media, political and terminology obfuscation. Very current information provided. $20 online.
Read thumbnail reviews of 5 more pro-life films in my column today, "Eight new pro-life films shine," at
There is a pro-life angle to more movies than I thought. I have listed names you gave me on page 2 in alphabetical order. If you think of more, I'll add them to the list.

Mainstream films with pro-life theme

A Walk in the Clouds
Alfie (original)
August Rush
Black Snake Moan
Cheaper by the Dozen (original)
Children of Men
Cinderella Man
Citizen Ruth
Clerks 2
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Death be not Proud
Elephant Man
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Father of the Bride II
Finding Nemo
Follow the Stars Home
Fools Rush In
For Keeps?
Forest Gump
Horton Hears a Who
It's a Wonderful Life
Kill Bill I and II
Kitty Foyle
Knocked Up
Last Chance Harvey
Les Miserables
Life Aquatic
Life is Beautiful
Look Who's Talking
Love is a Choice
Nine Months
Night Watch
North Country
Pan's Labyrinth
Rob Roy
Saturday Night Fever
Steel Magnolias
The 6th Day
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Forgotten
The Godfather
The Island - addresses impropriety of human cloning
The Island of Dr. Moreau
To Each His Own
Yours, Mine and Ours - original
Wings of the Spirit

Mainstream films with anti anti-life theme

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Circle of Friends
Citizen Ruth
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Happy Endings
Last American Virgin
Match Point
Revolutionary Road
The Cider House Rules
Vera Drake

Mainstream films with mixed theme

Dirty Dancing
Lake of Fire

Films and documentaries produced by pro-lifers

22 Weeks
A Distant Thunder
Amazing Grace
Come What May
Demographic Bomb
Demographic Winter
Killing Girls
Lines that Divide
Maafa 21
Silent Scream
The Terry Schiavo Story
Thine Eyes

Contact: Jill Stanek
Publish Date: June 24, 2009
Link to this article.  
Send this article to a friend.

Illinois Federation for Right to Life Blog  Visit the IFRL on Facebook  Bookmark and Share

The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly.   Click here to learn more about the IFRL.


Illinois Federation for Right to Life