Mary Poppins film cover

Family Time Movie Theater: Communication, Creativity and Work Ethic

In The Blog by Dr James Wellborn

Here are some movies that address communication, creativity and work ethic.  And one even includes kites!

Mary Poppins film coverMary Poppins (G) 

You already know about this Queen of kid movies.  But you may not have paid attention to the lessons that are integrated throughout the movie. There is fun, frolicking, discipline, empathic parenting (or nannying as it were), dancing penguins, carousel horse races, manners, morals.  Communication (and the problems that can ensue when it is absent), creativity, hard work, responsibility, sacrifice are just some of the values your kid will observe.  It goes on and on.  And, along with all of these, they also FLY KITES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ten9eight-documentaryTen9Eight (NR, probably PG)

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship holds an annual competition for business plans created by teens. This documentary follows several inner city kids as they prepare and compete for the $10,000 prize. Inspirational, humbling and a profoundly important film for every teenager to watch about how to get going and make something happen in their life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other possibilities include:  A Cry in the Wild, Iron Will, Legendary, Miracle, Breakaway, Cutting Edge, Rudy, Everafter, Gung Ho, How Green Was My Valley, The Corn is Green, On the Waterfront, Apollo 13, To Kill A Mockingbird, Wall-e, The Pursuit of Happyness, It’s a Wonderful Life, Young Tom Edison, Harry Potter films, Lord of the Rings films, Cold Mountain, The Hunger Games movies, The Paper Chase, Where the Red Fern Grows

You can find all kinds of resources including an extensive list of movies that have a point by visiting the resource pages over on my website.

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