Movies About Selflessness for Children

PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE

Quality:
****
Age:
Children to adults
In PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE, Dusty Crophopper has a problem with one of his parts and has to take a break from racing and learn how to be a firefighter. PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE is an adorable animated movie, with a strong moral worldview, that the entire family will enjoy.

TOY STORY 2

Quality:
****
Age:
TOY STORY 2 is a great-looking, very entertaining movie that parents and children will want to see. Buzz Lightyear and other toys rescue Woody who has been stolen by a toy collector. Great story elements include love, compassion, forgiveness, and reconciliation. The story builds jeopardy without stressing evil. This is the type of movie you would like to keep for infinity and beyond!

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is a delightful, often hilarious animated feature where the lovable team of spy-crazy flightless birds must stop a mad purple octopus bent on the humiliation and destruction of all penguins everywhere. PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is an excellent piece of family entertainment that’s fairly wholesome and contains really strong, heartwarming moral, redemptive lessons for everyone.

HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Quality:
****
Age:
Separated from their human family, three domesticated pets brave the Pacific Northwest wilderness as they embark on a perilous mission to find their masters. Highly recommended for all ages, HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY delicately affirms the importance of family, self-sacrifice, responsibility, and love.

BOLT

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
The Disney animated feature BOLT is about a canine actor in a superhero show on TV who gets accidentally shipped to New York and must make his way back to Hollywood, with help from a sarcastic cat named Mittens and wacky hamster named Rhino. BOLT is great wholesome fun from beginning to end.

ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children to adults
ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN is an animated sequel about ice age animals trying to escape a great flood caused by glaciers melting. ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN will melt your heart, tickle your funny bone, and delight your older children, but some of the humor is too crude and some of the action too scary for younger children.

THE YEARLING

Quality:
****
Age:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's sensitive, post Civil War tale of a boy attached to a young deer is a great family story about coming of age. This fine family film starring Gregory Peck as the boy’s father has a redemptive, Christian worldview.

GOODBYE MR. CHIPS

Quality:
****
Age:
Adults

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN

Quality:
****
Age:
The very funny CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN stars Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt as parents of 12 children who must confront their priorities when their careers get in the way. CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN is highly entertaining. Although it is not the beloved original novel, it makes a tremendous number of positive, redemptive, and moral points including affirming the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the midst of messy situations.