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Movies That Inspire Empathy
Empathy is one of the most important traits for living in an interconnected world. It's one of the character strengths and life skills essential to kids' overall growth and success. These movies help kids learn the value of putting themselves in someone else's shoes to understand the feelings and perspective of others. These are excellent examples of empathy because they show how the character strength is intrinsic to the story or is repeated several times in the actions of a lead character, and empathy "wins" over character flaws such as focusing only on one's own needs. From classic films like To Kill a Mockingbird to modern kid-friendly faves like Inside Out and Zootopia, these picks will help your family step into a new point of view. (See even more movies and TV shows that inspire empathy.)