a list of great family movies

bend it like beckham

Family Movies with Compelling Characters and Inspiring Stories  (that we all watched and loved!)

They are noted with a target age according to Common Sense Media.

1. Duma (8) – a boy raises a cheetah as a pet and has to return him to the wild. Beautifully filmed in South Africa, a coming of age story that highlights the power and importance of family.

2. Secretariat (8) – true story, follow your dreams message about horse racing.

3. Rudy (9) – true story, follow your dreams message about football and the underdog.

4. Whale Rider (11) – filmed in New Zealand, a Maori girl wants to become chief of her tribe though the role has been solely reserved for men. Great positive message for girls.

5. Bend it Like Beckham (13) – follow your dreams message, romantic, cultural and generational tensions. Great positive message for girls.

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