“Oh be careful little eyes what you see,” the Sunday School song of old warned. Sound advice indeed, but sadly, protecting your “little eyes” has meant missing out on some fantastic movies completely.

I’m a total film geek, and I’ve watched more movies than I could ever hope to list. I love movies and everything about them. I love seeing the work of an innovative and artistic director, watching campy 80’s b-movies, or just enjoying the latest blockbuster.

Unfortunately, one can’t watch most popular films coming out of Hollywood these days without running into offensive content.

This has been a real issue for me as a film buff. There are so many movies I had wanted to see that I couldn’t, in good conscience, own or watch in my home. Growing up, we had a TVGuardian – a great device which would mute any profanity in a film – but it did nothing to censor out nudity or sexual content, so I was still left unable to watch several films.

I really can’t even begin to explain the excitement I felt when I discovered VidAngel about a year ago.


VidAngel is a company that believes, “individuals, in the privacy of their homes, should have the personal freedom to watch that content in the way they choose.”

How VidAngel works is simple:

  1. Choose a movie from VidAngel’s massive selection.
  2. Rent the film for $20 – don’t worry, keep reading!
  3. Use the custom content filter to pick what you don’t want in the movie – i.e. profanity, nudity, excessive violence or gore. These filters are very specific, so you can be as strict or moderate on the content coming through as you would like to be. The best feature? You can even filter Jar Jar out of the Star Wars prequels!
  4. Watch the “clean” version of the movie.
  5. When your done, sell it back to VidAngel for $19.
  6. Voila! You just spent $1 (the price of Redbox – without the drive) to rent a movie (without the garbage you don’t want to see!)

Go ahead, tell me you aren’t impressed.

VidAngel has opened up the door for me to watch movies I could never have seen otherwise. It’s my personal favorite streaming service, and I can’t recommend it enough.

If you’d like to try VidAngel, please click here.

If you would not like to try VidAngel, do it anyway, you will be happy you did.

Eric Author ImageEric is a blogger, videographer, designer, and full-time missionary with Rooftop Missions. While in the US, he works to raise support to help fund pastors and orphanages in closed countries. When he is traveling internationally, he provides leadership training for national pastors, as well as documenting the trips through photography and video.

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