Movies That Inspire Curiosity

Curiosity is more than just what killed the cat. It's also an essential life skill and character strength that inspired the exciting adventures that take place in these films. The fantastic movies on this list show kids that wonder and knowledge are there for the taking, by focusing on characters who value learning information for its own sake and actively seek out new challenges. Questioning everything is intrinsic to these stories, which range from kid-friendly picks like Curious George and Alice in Wonderland to tween favorites like The Goonies and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. (See even more movies and TV shows that inspire curiosity.)

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Friendly monkey's escapades teach tots about nature.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Surreal animated Disney classic with mild peril.
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(Release Year: 1951)
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A simple, sweet, sometimes silly monkey tale.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Disney's original circle-of-life story.
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(Release Year: 1942)
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Tons of barn-animal fun in sweet stop-motion adventure.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Exciting fairy adventure has loss, some scariness.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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A fantastical car story custom-made for kids.
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(Release Year: 1968)
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Faithful, sensitive take on classic novel is great for kids.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Great book, great adaptation.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Awe-inspiring, poignant docu tracks decline of coral reefs.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Despite language, iffy behavior, this is a comedy classic.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Hitchcock masterpiece stars peeping Jimmy Stewart.
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(Release Year: 1954)
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Beautiful, affecting documentary about glacier retreat.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Thoughtful, charming for 16+.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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