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6 Inspirational Movies for Kids

6 Inspirational Movies for Kids

The days of quarantine and social distancing have become testing times for all of us and one needs the inspiration to stay strong. According to social media, it seems that a lot of us are choosing to spend our spare time at home by watching movies and television. It is our job to catch up on interesting and inspiring content to keep our morale high. We have made it easier for you by creating a checklist of 8 inspirational movies that can be watched during the lockdown.

1. How to Train Your Dragon

Embrace differences, be who you are

Hiccup is a misfit in a Norse village where fighting dragons is a way of life. He is tossed into dragon-fighting school by his father (the village chief), yet because of his progressive mindset, he befriends an injured dragon named Toothless.

This movie is a must for our children as it inspires them to be who they are and not who the world wants them to be.

2. The Lego Movie

Everyone is ordinary before they become extraordinary

An ordinary Lego figurine (Emmet) finds himself mistakenly identified as the Special, an extraordinary Lego destined to save the world. Hilariously unprepared, Emmet turns into an unlikely hero.

This movie demonstrates the importance of excelling in unknown areas of life. Children are motivated to embrace themselves as they are and be different. The belief that everyone is different and has their own potentials to become extraordinary 

3. Moana

Go get your dreams, no matter how hard they seem

In a daring adventure, Moana meets demigod Maui. They sail across the ocean encountering monsters and unbeatable odds; yet, Moana fulfills her destiny and discovers her identity.

Moana demonstrates the importance of being oneself. To become oneself one has to follow his/her own heart. The movie teaches us to balance between family expectations and self-expectations.

4. Trolls

Stop looking for happiness because it’s within every one of us

After her friends are taken by an invading Bergen, Princess Poppy sets off on a journey to rescue her friends from the Bergen’s. Poppy is accompanied by the overly-cautious troll Branch, where the unlikely duo not only rescue their friend but fall in love.

This movie teaches us the fact that happiness is intrinsic in all of us. We all have the power to reach happiness despite all the sad situations in our lives.

5. The Jungle Book

Be thankful for what you have and you’ll be happy

Mowgli is an abandoned child raised in the jungle by wolves, where he is threatened by the man-eating tiger Shere Khan. After being forced by his jungle mates to search for a village where human beings live, he doesn’t want to leave them as he finds himself happy there only. This makes him strong to confront Shere Khan and all the difficulties in the jungle.

Mowgli inspires us to not obsess over the things that we do not have but to be happy in every situation. Like Mowgli, we should also accept things as they come and should learn to adjust. Cherish what you have and utilize them wisely.

6. The Lion King

Your painful experience will help you grow and shine

Simba is heir to the throne, yet forced to leave his family after his evil uncle Scar kills Simba’s father. Simba returns to his homeland as an adult and faces his uncle (with the help of his friends). This movie demonstrates the importance of learning from the past and the fact that experiences teach us a lot.

In the words of Mark Twain, “I’ve had many worries in my life. Most of which have never happened.”

In the end, we would suggest parents motivate the children by showing them the good aspects of the characters of the movies. And let them reflect to think about what they would have done if they would have been in the place of the characters.

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