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10 Family Movies About Having a Humble Heart

10 Family Movies About Having a Humble Heart

By Movieguide® Contributor

The Bible says in Ephesians 4:2, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Children need to learn humility, and this curated list features films with characters who discover what it means to have a humble heart. From Lightning McQueen being held accountable for his mistakes in CARS to Megamind transforming from a villain to a hero, kids will see what it means not to let pride get in the way of becoming who God intends them to be.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
CHARLOTTES' WEB is a live action movie of the beloved children's novel, about a young farm girl named Fern, a small pig named Wilbur, and a spider named Charlotte. CHARLOTTE'S WEB is a radiant delight for children of all ages, a brilliantly plotted movie filled with positive moral messages and signs of God's grace penetrating ordinary life.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (3D)

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST follows the fantastic adventures of Belle, a beautiful, but bored French girl whose life takes an unexpected turn when she finds herself imprisoned by a brooding Beast with a mysterious secret that holds the key to their future. With its newly enhanced format and the addition of a great new scene and song, this movie is a must-see for all except the very young or easily frightened.

CARS

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
CARS, Pixar and Disney's new computer-animated movie, tells the fantasy tale of Lightning McQueen, a selfish racecar who learns how to slow down, care for others and find himself when he becomes stranded in an isolated, small desert town off Route 66. CARS is a feast for the eyes and the heart. It celebrates the values that made small-town America great.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is a wondrously quirky and heartwarming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book about poor Charlie Bucket’s fantastic, life-changing visit to Willy Wonka’s amazing candy factory. The movie imparts many positive moral messages, not the least of which is the fact that having a loving family is the best reward of all.

THE INCREDIBLES

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE INCREDIBLES is another incredible animated movie from Pixar and Disney, about two retired superhero parents who must battle a villain targeting their family. Beautifully animated, THE INCREDIBLES is full of exciting energy, fantastic fun, and humorous hilarity, with a very strong redemptive, Christian worldview full of many positive moral messages.

MEGAMIND

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
MEGAMIND features the title character super villain battling his archenemy super hero Metro Man, only to find that he himself might make a good hero. A very entertaining movie with a redemptive heart, MEGAMIND has slapstick violence and some edgy elements requiring caution for young children.

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE has Batman fighting The Joker, while learning his need to be part of a family, soften his persona and be a father to a son he accidentally adopts. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is laugh out loud funny and exciting, with some strong positive messages about family, but a caution is advised for younger children due to a politically correct reference, some light innuendo and animated action violence.

WRECK-IT RALPH

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
WRECK-IT RALPH is an animated movie about Ralph, a character in an arcade game who doesn’t want to be the “Bad Guy” anymore. WRECK-IT RALPH is an extremely funny, entertaining movie with a strong moral message that’s also redemptive, but caution is advised for some scatological humor and light action violence.

FERDINAND

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
FERDINAND is an animated movie based on the classic short story about a large bull with a loving nature who wants to get out of bull fighting, but is mistaken for a dangerous beast. FERDINAND is a funny, entertaining, well-made movie with some moral, redemptive content but does have some Romantic elements of following your heart.

ALADDIN

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
ALADDIN follows the rags-to-riches story of a resourceful "diamond in the rough" who uses the help of a Genie to save the mythical kingdom of Agrabah and win the heart of a princess. ALADDIN is a sweet cinematic confection bursting with kinetic energy and firmly grounded in the message of the importance of personal honesty and integrity. ALADDIN contains fairy-tale magic which is shown to be unsatisfying compared to true love and personal honesty. Some scenes may be too intense for very young children though none of them have the violence of the wolf-pack scene in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Watch THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES
Quality: - Content: +4
Watch WOLFGANG
Quality: - Content: +3