Every year, Christianity Today picks a list of the "Ten Most Redeeming Movies" from the prior year.
Here's the list for 2006, in reverse order:
10. Children of Men
9. Akeelah and the Bee
8. The Three Burials of Mequiades Estrada
6. Charlotte's Web
5. The Second Chance
4. Joyeux Noel
3. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
2. The New World
1. The Nativity Story
They also give readers a chance to name films that they think should have made the above list, but didn't. Here's "The Ones That Got Away" list:
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
A Prairie Home Companion
The Pursuit of Happyness
We Are Marshall
I must say that I have seen very few of these films, since I usually wait until they come out on video, and even then it takes awhile to see them.
The one movie that I have seen was Superman Returns which, contrary to popular opinion (and Steven Greydanus at the Decent Films Guide, whom I normally trust implicitly) I thought was absolutely one of the worst movies I have seen in many, many years. I looooooooove me some comic book movies, but this one was just yuck. Too many things that made absolutely no sense, and characters acting in ways that I thought were completely unbelievable. I love Superman, but I hated this movie.
Other than that, these lists gave me something to add to my Netlix queue--like that was necessary!