Movies About Thankfullness

This is my list of  great movies that teach thankfulness. Only a few of them include the Thanksgiving holiday, but they all have being thankful as part of they’re core message.  Also, you should know that these are all personal favorites of mine. I’ve watched each of these movies more than once, over the years, with my family. 6. MR HOLLAND’S OPUS – be thankful for your life – This is a wonderful movie about a high school band teacher whose personal life and professional life includes many ups and downs. As he approaches retirement, he’s feeling as if his life has … Continue reading Movies About Thankfullness

Great Fathers in Movies

I’m a father of four wonderful kids. I know from personal experience and from professional studies that I’ve come across how important fathers are to the well-being of families. Their role is huge. Most fictional fathers, portrayed in television and movies, are bumbling clueless oafs, a fact that saddens me to no end. However, over the years I’ve come across a few movies that feature smart, loving and resourceful fathers. With Father’s Day just a few days away, I thought it would be appropriate to spotlight some of my favorite movies that feature strong father figures. 1. COURAGEOUS (2011, Sherwood Pictures) – Short Summary: When a tragedy … Continue reading Great Fathers in Movies

Family Friendly Movies – I Recommend

Finding family friendly movies that the whole family will enjoy is getting more and more difficult, as our choices become fewer and fewer. The number of PG and G rated movies that come out every year is decreasing as Hollywood and movie audiences gravitate towards PG-13 rated movies. Some of my favorite memories with my family have been times that we’ve all enjoyed a movie together. Over the years, I’ve learned that there are only a select few movies that fit the criteria to be called a Cahan Favorite. These criteria are as follows: 1. They must be free of … Continue reading Family Friendly Movies – I Recommend