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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Charlie Brown's All Stars! Movie Poster Image
Classic Peanuts fare stands the test of time.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Dr. Seuss: The Lorax Movie Poster Image
Outstanding 1970s parable about protecting nature.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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Lady and the Tramp Movie Poster Image
Classic Disney dogs paw their way into hearts of all ages.
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(Release Year: 1955)
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Monsters, Inc. Movie Poster Image
Cute, kid-friendly monster movie; may scare sensitive kids.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Mulan Movie Poster Image
Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Movie Poster Image
Animated classic is enchanting but also scary.
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(Release Year: 1937)
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Tangled Movie Poster Image
Fantastic princess adventure is fun, with great messages.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown Movie Poster Image
'70s TV special explains the political process with humor.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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Mary Poppins Movie Poster Image
World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.
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(Release Year: 1964)
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Miracle on 34th Street Movie Poster Image
Classic holiday movie for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1947)
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The Muppet Movie Movie Poster Image
First Muppet movie is full of wonderful songs, plus guns.
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(Release Year: 1979)
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Pinocchio Movie Poster Image
Disney masterpiece is darker than you may remember.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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Ratatouille Movie Poster Image
Cute rat tale has some peril and potentially scary moments.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Shrek Movie Poster Image
Gross-out laughs meet a marvelous fairy tale mix.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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The Sound of Music Movie Poster Image
Outstanding family film features glorious music.
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(Release Year: 1965)
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Up Movie Poster Image
Up
Pixar's stunning adventure is an upper for everyone.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Book of Life Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Elf Movie Poster Image
Elf
Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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How to Train Your Dragon Movie Poster Image
Thrilling 3D adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon Movie Poster Image
Colorful, funny animal adventure with lots of cartoon peril.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Movie Poster Image
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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High School Musical Movie Poster Image
A modern-day Grease for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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The Princess Diaries Movie Poster Image
Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Superman: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.
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(Release Year: 1978)
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
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(Release Year: 1971)
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It's a Wonderful Life Movie Poster Image
This classic delivers warmth all year long.
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(Release Year: 1946)
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Roman Holiday Movie Poster Image
Delightful classic is perfect for family movie night.
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(Release Year: 1953)
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Casablanca Movie Poster Image
Brief violence and lots of tension in top-notch classic.
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(Release Year: 1942)
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The Bridge on the River Kwai Movie Poster Image
Epic of WWII honor and sacrifice gone haywire.
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(Release Year: 1957)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Movie Poster Image
Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Rudy Movie Poster Image
Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Sense and Sensibility Movie Poster Image
A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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12 Angry Men Movie Poster Image
Outstanding Henry Fonda jury classic is still relevant.
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(Release Year: 1957)
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Gandhi Movie Poster Image
Brilliant biopic engages, educates, and inspires.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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The Grapes of Wrath Movie Poster Image
Classic John Steinbeck adaptation is still powerful.
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(Release Year: 1940)
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He Named Me Malala Movie Poster Image
Inspiring, deeply affecting docu explores teen icon's life.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Quiz Show Movie Poster Image
Outstanding drama about morals and our choices.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Poster Image
Masterpiece with crucial lessons about prejudice.
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(Release Year: 1962)
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Barbershop Movie Poster Image
Engaging ensemble comedy has some salty language.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Big Movie Poster Image
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Wonderful story with some very mature material.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Bridge of Spies Movie Poster Image
Cold War thriller focuses on tension over action.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Cinema Paradiso Movie Poster Image
Charming Italian film about friendship has sex, profanity.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Dead Poets Society Movie Poster Image
Inspiring, intense story of a teacher and his students.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Lincoln Movie Poster Image
Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Lost Boys of Sudan Movie Poster Image
Enlightening documentary for adults and teens.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Selma Movie Poster Image
Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The King's Speech Movie Poster Image
Superb drama about overcoming fears is fine for teens.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Mean Girls Movie Poster Image
Mature but often-hilarious teen comedy.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Real Women Have Curves Movie Poster Image
Smart coming-of-age drama addresses body image.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Big Sick Movie Poster Image
Thoughtful romantic dramedy has swearing, drinking, sex.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Say Anything Movie Poster Image
Smart, edgy coming-of-age story.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Schindler's List Movie Poster Image
Accurate, heartbreaking masterpiece about the Holocaust.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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The Shawshank Redemption Movie Poster Image
Gritty prison tale has positive messages, lots of profanity.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Spotlight Movie Poster Image
Powerful, intense film about Boston church abuse scandal.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Almost Famous Movie Poster Image
Great, but lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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Slumdog Millionaire Movie Poster Image
Epic romance-drama is brilliant but too mature for kids.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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