FILMS LISTED BY APPROPRIATE AGE:

Three Years    Four Years    Five Years    Six Years    Seven Years    Eight Years    Nine Years    Ten Years    Eleven Years  
Twelve Years    Thirteen Years    Fourteen Years    Fifteen-Seventeen Years    Eighteen Years (and up)

 

Topics relating to Social and Emotional Learning appear after the term “SEL”.

“Moral-Ethical Emphasis” is a reference to Character Counts’ Six Pillars of Character.

FILMS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
EIGHT (8) YEARS OF AGE

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, MN, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

A

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

(Science Fiction; Seafaring) [8 – 12]

The Adventures of Huck Finn

(U.S./1812 – 1860, Diversity & Missouri; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Breaking Out; Running Away; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [6+]

The Adventures of Milo and Otis

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

An American Tail

(U.S./1865 – 1913; Diversity & New York; Religions/Judaism; SEL: Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Fairness) [9 & 10]

An American Tail

Talking and Playing for Growth

(U.S./1865 – 1913; Diversity & New York; Religions/Judaism; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

Animal Farm

(Literature/England & Literary Devices; World/Russia; SEL: Rebellion; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [6+; Literary genre: Allegory]

Anne of Green Gables

(World/Canada; SEL: Coming of Age; Female Role Model) [8+]

Apollo 13

(Aviation & Space Exploration; U.S./1945 – 1991; SEL: Teamwork; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8+]

B

Babe

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Caring for Animals; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

Bach’s Fight for Freedom

(Biography; Music/Classical; World/Germany; SEL: Talent; Friendship; Father/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6 – 12]

Babe

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Caring for Animals; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

The Black Stallion

(Sports/Horse Racing; SEL: Caring for Animals; Surviving; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

Ben and Me

Short Subject

(Biography/Franklin; U. S./1750 – 1812 & Pennsylvania; Science-Technology; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship) [8 & 9; 27 minutes]

Ben and Me

Talking and Playing for Growth — Short Subject

(SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Citizenship) [5 – 8; 27 minutes]

A Bugs Life

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Courage; Friendship; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Caring) [5 – 8]

The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Short Subject — from the series “This is America Charlie Brown”

(U.S./1865 – 1913) [8 – 11; 24 minutes]

C

Captains Courageous

(U.S./1929 – 1941 & Massachusets; Seafaring; SEL: Friendship, Parenting; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility) [8 – 12]

Cars

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Sportsmanship; Teamwork; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring Citizenship) [5 – 8]

Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist

(Visual Arts; World/France; U.S./1865 – 1913; Biography; SEL: Talent; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8+]

A Christmas Carol

(Religions/Christianity; World/England; SEL: Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

Cool Runnings

(Sports/Olympics; World/Jamaica; SEL: Sportsmanship; Redemption; Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) [8+]

Coppelia

(Dance/Performance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [5+]

D

Degas and the Dancer

(Visual Arts; World/France; Dance; SEL: Talent, Ambition, Mother/Daughter, Sisters; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Responsibility; Caring) [8 – 13]

Donald in Mathmagic Land

Short Subject

(Mathematics; World/Greece; Music) [7+; 27 minutes]

E

Edison: The Wizard of Light

(Science-Technology; U.S./1865 – 1929; Cinema; Biography; SEL: Talent; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Citizenship) [8 – 13]

F

Fiddler on the Roof

(Drama/Musicals; Religions/Judaism; U.S./Diversity; World/Russia; Dance/Performance; SEL: Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [7+]

Finding Nemo

Talking and Playing for Growth

(Science (Marine Biology); SEL: Father/Son; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility, Respect, Caring) [5 – 8]

Fort Apache

(U.S./The Frontier and the West & Arizona; SEL: Courage in War; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [8+] (Some Spanish spoken by the Native Americans)

Fraggle Rock S1 – Disc 1

Talking and Playing for Growth

Many SEL and Ethics topics covered. [3 – 8]

G

Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants

(Biography; Science-Technology; World/Italy & the Renaissance; SEL: Brothers; Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [8 – 13]

Goya: Awakened in a Dream

(Visual Arts; World/Spain & the Enlightenment; Biography; SEL: Father/Son; Friendship; Illness; Human Rights; Talent; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8 – 13]

The Great Inventors

Short Subject

From the series “This is America Charlie Brown” (U.S./1865 – 1913; Science – Technology) [8 – 11; 24 minutes]

Gulliver’s Travels

(World/Enlightenment; Literature/Ireland; SEL: Peace/Peacemakers; Courage in War; Humility) [7+]

H

Handel’s Last Chance

(Biography; Music/Classical; World/England & Ireland; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [6-12]

Happy Feet

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Courage; Self-Esteem; Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

High School Musical

(Dance; Drama/Musicals; SEL: Breaking Out; Friendship, Peer Pressure; Father/Son; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring) [8 – 14]

Horton Hears a Who!

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [4 – 8]

I

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Talking and Playing for Growth

(The Environment; SEL: Friendship; Courage; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility (Taking Care of the Environment) [6 – 8]

Isaac Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs

(Biography; Science-Technology; World/England & Enlightenment; Mathematics; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Talent) [8-13]

J

The Jackie Robinson Story

(Biography; Sports/Baseball; U.S./1945 – 1991 & Diversity; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Citizenship) [8+]

K

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Coming of Age; Talent; Friendship; Courage. Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect; Responsibility; Caring) [5 – 8]

The King and I

(Drama/Musicals; World/Thailand; U.S./1860 – 1865; Dance/Performance; SEL: Courage, Education; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Respect) [8+]

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

(U.S./1929 – 1941 (the Great Depression); SEL: Ambition; Families in Crisis; Female Role Model; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Trustworthiness; Citizenship) [6-12]

Knute Rockne — All American 

(Sports/Football; U.S./1913 – 1929; Biography; SEL: Leadership, Sportsmanship, Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8+]

L

Leonardo: A Dream of Flight

(World/Italy & the Renaissance; Science-Technology; Aviation; Biography; SEL: Talent; Friendship; Mother/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [8 – 11]

Les Misérables

(Literature/France; World/France; SEL: Redemption; Suicide; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Fairness, Caring) [8+]

Liszts’ Rhapsody

(Biography; Music/Classical; SEL: Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [6 – 12]

Little Women

(U.S./1860 – 1865 & Massachusetts; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Female Role Model; Families in Crisis; Parenting; Sisters; Coming of Age; Talent; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [6+]

Life With Father

(U.S./1865 – 1913 & New York; SEL: Coming of Age; Father/Son; Marriage; Parenting; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

The Lion King

(The Environment; Science/Technology; SEL: Grieving; Redemption; Friendship; Ambition, Running Away; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8 – 11]

M

Marie Curie: More Than Meets the Eye

(Biography; World/France & WWI; Medicine; Science-Technology; SEL: Female Role Model; Mother/Daughter; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8 – 12]

The Mayflower Voyagers

Short Subject

From the series “This is America Charlie Brown” (U.S./1629 – 1750; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [7 – 11; 24 minutes]

Microcosmos

Set-Up-the-Sub Lesson Plan for Symbiosis and Predation in the World of Insects

[5+; grades K – 12; snippet: 25 minutes; lesson: one class period]

Modern Times

(Cinema; U.S./1929-1941; SEL: Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [8+]

Microcosmos

Snippet Lesson Plan on Complex and Cooperative Ant Behaviors

(Science-Biology) [5+; grades K – 12; snippet: 4 minutes; lesson: 30 minutes]

Microcosmos

Snippet Lesson Plan on Symbiosis and Predation in the World of Insects

[5+; grades K – 12; snippet: 25 minutes; lesson: one class period]

Mulan

(World/China; Mythology; SEL: Breaking Out; Female Role Model; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [6-9]

The Music and Heroes of America

Short Subject

From the series “This is America Charlie Brown” (U.S./1865 – 1913; Music) [8 – 11; 25 minutes]

The Music Man

(Drama/Musicals; U.S. 1865 – 1913; Dance/Performance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [6+]

My Fair Lady

(Drama/Musicals; World/England; SEL: Breaking Out; Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6+]

N

The Nutcracker

(Dance; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [5+]

O

Old Yeller

(U.S./1865 – 1913; SEL: Courage; Grieving (for a beloved animal); Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [7-12]

Oliver!

(Drama/Musicals; Literature/England; World/England; SEL: Spousal Abuse; Crime; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8+]

P

The Pirates of Penzance

(Drama/Musicals; World/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8+]

Ponyo

(Literature/World; World/Japan; SEL: Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [5+]

Ponyo

Talking and Playing

SEL: Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [4-8]

Pride of the Yankees

(Biography/Gehrig; Sports/Baseball; SEL: Male Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8+]

Q

No titles.

R

Rossini’s Ghost

(Biography; Music/Opera; World/Italy; SEL: Talent; Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [6 – 12]

The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming

(U.S./1945 – 1991 & Massachusetts; SEL: Peace/Peacemakers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8 – 12]

S

Small Wonders

(Music/Classical; U.S./1991 – Present & New York; Biography/Guaspari; SEL: Education; Female Role Model; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship) [6+]

The Smithsonian and the Presidency

Short Subject

From the series “This is America Charlie Brown” (U.S./Creating the Nation, 1860 – 1865; and 1929 – 1941; SEL: Disabilities; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [7 – 11; 25 minutes]

The Sound of Music

(Drama/Musicals; World/ WWII & Austria; SEL: Parenting, Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring) [6+]

Strauss: The King of Three-Quarter Time

(Biography; Music/Classical; World/Austria; SEL: Friendship; Child Abuse; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6 – 12]

The Swiss Family Robinson

(Literature/England; Science-Technology; World/Indonesia; SEL: Families in Crisis; Brothers; Surviving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: General) [6 – 12]

T

Toy Story

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Teamwork; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Respect; Caring) [5 – 8]

U

Up

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: Friendship; Caring for Animals; Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [6 – 8]

V

No Titles.

W

Wall-E

Talking and Playing for Growth

(SEL: The Environment; Romantic Relationships; Taking Care of Yourself; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [4 – 8]

Where the Red Fern Grows

(SEL: Grieving; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Perseverance; Fairness,) [8-12+]

The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk

Short Subject

From the series “This is America Charlie Brown” (U.S./1865 – 1913; Aviation; SEL: Ambition, Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility) [8 – 11; 24 minutes]

Winslow Homer: An American Original

(U.S./1861 – 1913; Visual Arts; Medicine-Psychiatry; Biography; SEL: Talent; Grieving; Mental Illness; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility) [8 – 12]

The Wizard of Oz 

Primary

(Cinema; Drama/Musicals; U.S./1865-1913; SEL: Self-esteem; Friendship; Taking Care of Yourself; Breaking Out; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring) [5+]

X

No Titles.

Y

The Yearling

(U.S./1865 – 1913 & Florida; Literature/U.S.; SEL: Male Role Model; Coming of Age; Running Away; Father/Son; Mother/Son; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring) [8 – 12]

Z

No Titles.