Movies That Inspire Integrity

Integrity is one of the most important character strengths and life skills a kid can develop, but it's also one of the hardest to recognize. These movies help by providing great examples of integrity in action. With characters and real-life role models (ranging from Charlie Brown to Malala) who act honestly and ethically, kids can learn the value of telling the truth, acting sincerely, treating people equally, and taking responsibility for their actions. With repeated examples of the character strength of integrity and "wins" over character flaws such as dishonesty, these movies are fun, engaging ways for kids to see the importance of doing the right thing even when no one is looking. (See even more movies and TV shows that inspire integrity.)

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Classic Peanuts fare stands the test of time.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Outstanding 1970s parable about protecting nature.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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Classic Disney dogs paw their way into hearts of all ages.
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(Release Year: 1955)
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Cute, kid-friendly monster movie; may scare sensitive kids.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Animated classic is enchanting but also scary.
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(Release Year: 1937)
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Fantastic princess adventure is fun, with great messages.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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'70s TV special explains the political process with humor.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.
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(Release Year: 1964)
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Classic holiday movie for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1947)
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First Muppet movie is full of wonderful songs, plus guns.
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(Release Year: 1979)
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Disney masterpiece is darker than you may remember.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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Cute rat tale has some peril and potentially scary moments.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Gross-out laughs meet a marvelous fairy tale mix.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Outstanding family film features glorious music.
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(Release Year: 1965)
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Up
Pixar's stunning adventure is an upper for everyone.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Elf
Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Thrilling 3D adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Colorful, funny animal adventure with lots of cartoon peril.
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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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A modern-day Grease for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.
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(Release Year: 1978)
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Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
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(Release Year: 1971)
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This classic delivers warmth all year long.
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(Release Year: 1946)
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Delightful classic is perfect for family movie night.
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(Release Year: 1953)
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Brief violence and lots of tension in top-notch classic.
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(Release Year: 1942)
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Epic of WWII honor and sacrifice gone haywire.
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(Release Year: 1957)
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Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Outstanding Henry Fonda jury classic is still relevant.
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(Release Year: 1957)
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Brilliant biopic engages, educates, and inspires.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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Inspiring, deeply affecting docu explores teen icon's life.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Outstanding drama about morals and our choices.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Masterpiece with crucial lessons about prejudice.
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(Release Year: 1962)
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Engaging ensemble comedy has some salty language.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Big
Wonderful story with some very mature material.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Cold War thriller focuses on tension over action.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Charming Italian film about friendship has sex, profanity.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Inspiring, intense story of a teacher and his students.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Enlightening documentary for adults and teens.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Superb drama about overcoming fears is fine for teens.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Mature but often-hilarious teen comedy.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Smart coming-of-age drama addresses body image.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Thoughtful romantic dramedy has swearing, drinking, sex.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Smart, edgy coming-of-age story.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Accurate, heartbreaking masterpiece about the Holocaust.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Gritty prison tale has positive messages, lots of profanity.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Powerful, intense film about Boston church abuse scandal.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Great, but lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Epic romance-drama is brilliant but too mature for kids.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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