a list of great family movies
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.