Here is a list of educative and really inspiring movies divided by theme that you can watch. Combine having fun with your friends and family with learning.
Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243 year-old eccentric who owns the store, bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once remarkable Emporium.
It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.
English teacher Keating told their students to look at poetry with a different perspective of really authentic knowledge and feelings.
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. Edward, in spite of his inherent ability to slay anyone he comes across, is a gentle soul whose only wish is to be loved. His impromptu family has, at best, a limited understanding of Edward, but he finds himself drawn to Peg’s weary but sympathetic daughter, Kim.
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. It is a sharp and intelligent telling of Louisa May Alcott’s famous story, and not the soft-edged children’s movie it might appear. The film depicts about how all of life seems to stretch ahead of us when we’re young, and how, through a series of choices, we choose and narrow our destiny.
Based on the story of LouAnne Johnson, a former U.S. Marine, Dangerous Minds tells the story of a teacher trying to encourage teens from East Palo Alto, California, to take school seriously. This movie features unorthodox teaching methods, and changes to the curriculum designed to help the teacher connect with students.
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life, since like most highly intelligent people, faces social reintegration problems.
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
The new teacher at a severely administered boys’ boarding school works to positively affect the students’ lives through music.
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. Marin tries to get through to his students, sometimes with success and sometimes resulting in utter failure. This movie must be seen both by students and teachers. Do not miss it!
The story centers on a 14-year-old girl who keeps a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager, including the things she learns about kissing.
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. The story is much more than a typical teenage love story. It places a lot of philosophical and life questions that everyone has been thinking of.
After an all night adventure, Quentin’s life-long crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime.
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
A high school teacher’s experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.
Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Enzo and Jacques are two childhood friends with a passion for diving. However, they lost contact when growing up. Now, the world’s champion in freediving, Enzo, looks for Jacques and brings him in Taormina for a showdown that will test their limits.
An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Jack London’s classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.