Social-Emotional Learning Index


Create Lesson Plans About Talent Using Movies


(Humility; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Biography/Mozart; Music/Classical; World/Austria) [12+]

Anne B. Real

(Breaking Out; Coming of Age; Alcohol & Drug Abuse; Courage; Crime; Education; Families in Crisis; Surviving; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: U.S./1991 – present and New York) [12+]

Bach’s Fight for Freedom

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

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

(Friendship; Grieving; Disability; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Music/Classical; World/Austria; Biography/Beethoven) [9 – 12]

Bizet’s Dream

(Father/Daughter; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: World/France; Music/Opera; Biography/Bizet) [9 – 12]

The Bolero

Short Subject

(Talent; Ethical Emphasis: None; Subjects: Music (classical)) [9+; 26 minutes]

The Buddy Holly Story

(Ethical Emphasis: General; Subjects: Biography; Music/Popular; U.S./1945 – 1991) [12+]

Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist

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


(Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Biography/Taylor; Dance) [12+]

Degas and the Dancer

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

Edison: The Wizard of Light

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

The Glenn Miller Story

(Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Biography; Music/Popular; U.S./1929 – 1945) [12+]

Goya: Awakened in a Dream

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

Handel’s Last Chance

(Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Caring; Subjects: Biography/Handel; Music/Classical; World/England & Ireland) [6 – 12]

High School Musical

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

Hoop Dreams

(Sportsmanship; Breaking Out; Talent; Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility Fairness; Subjects: Sports/Basketball; U.S. 1991 – Present & Illinois) [10+]

Isaac Newton: A Tale of Two Isaacs

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

The Jazz Singer

(Breaking Out; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Caring; Subjects: Cinema; U.S./1913 – 1929, Diversity & New York; Music/Popular) [12+]

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Talking and Playing for Growth

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

Knute Rockne, All American

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

Leonardo: A Dream of Flight

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

Les Choristes

(Self-esteem; Talent; Education; Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Music; World/France; Literature/Poetry Analysis; Literary Devices: theme) [10+; in French with English subtitles]

The Life of Emile Zola

(Justice; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness; Subjects: Biography; World/France; Literature/France) [10+]

Liszts’ Rhapsody

(Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical;) [6 – 12]

Little Women

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

Lust for Life

(Talent; Brothers; Mental Illness; Suicide; Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Biography/Van Gogh; World/France; Visual Arts) [12+]

Moulin Rouge

(Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Disabilities; Talent; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Biography/Lautrec; Visual Arts; World/France) [13+]

Music of the Heart

(Education; Talent; Disabilities; Romantic Relationships; Divorce and Separation; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Citizenship; Subjects: Music/Classical; U.S./1991 – Present & New York; Biography (Guaspari)) [9+]

The Red Shoes

(Talent; Work/Career; Ethical Emphasis Trustworthiness; Citizenship; Subjects: Dance; Music/Classical) [12+]

The Rookie

(Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring; Subjects: Sports/Baseball; U.S./1991 – present) [9+]

Rossini’s Ghost

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

Searching for Bobby Fischer

(Talent; Father/Son; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Sports/Chess; World/Canada) [10+]

Strictly Ballroom

(Breaking Out; Talent; Families in Crisis; Ethical Emphasis: Respect; Subjects: Dance; World/Australia) [9+]

Thirty-two Short Films About Glenn Gould

(Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Biography; Music/Classical; World/Canada) [14+] (Small portions are in French with English subtitles)

The Turning Point

(Marriage; Mother/Daughter; Friendship; Male Role Model; Talent; Work/Career; Ethical Emphasis: Responsibility; Subjects: Dance; U.S./1945 – 1991) [14+]

Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh

(Talent; Brothers, Mental Illness; Suicide; Ethical Emphasis: Caring; Subjects: Biography; World/France; Visual Arts) [12+]

Winslow Homer: An American Original

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