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Family Time Movie Theater: Resilience

In The Blog by Dr James Wellborn

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.

rudy-film-posterRudy (PG) 

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





Gravity movie posterGravity (PG-13)

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





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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