Take a look at these movies to watch with your kid that show boys and girls who demonstrate tenacity and determination when life tries to keep them down.
A young man pursues his dream formed at the age of ten to play football for Notre Dame despite being small and having little real ability. Never say quit! Great movie. .
Here are some other movies with resilient boys: Seabiscuit, Rocky, Holes, A Cry in the Wild, Surf’s Up, Harry Potter Movies, Life is Beautiful, Pinocchio (Disney version), Saint Ralph, Simon Birch, Terri, Angus
A medical engineer on a space mission is the only survivor of a catastrophe. She has to figure out a way to get herself back to earth; and things keep going wrong. Tension and edge of your seat thrills all in the vacuum of space.
These are also movies with resilient female characters: Anne of Green Gables, The Lady, Cold Mountain, Hunger Games, Akeelah and the Bee, Gracie, Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, Soul Surfer, The Golden Compass, Everafter