Movies That Promote Communication

Communication seems easier than ever when you can send a text to someone on the other side of the world in an instant, but it's an important character strength for kids' growth and development. There's more to communication than words on a page or screen, and that's where these movies come in. This list is full of films that help teach kids the value of thoughtful listening and clear expression, as well as the importance of honoring differences and being respectful. They also feature characters who express their true selves and learn how their words and actions affect others. (See even more movies and TV shows that promote communication.)

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Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Enchanting take on a beloved children's classic.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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More minions and romance make for a sweet, silly sequel.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Touching robot-kid friendship tale has great messages.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
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(Release Year: 1977)
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Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Perfect for warmhearted family entertainment.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Outstanding Henry Fonda jury classic is still relevant.
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(Release Year: 1957)
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Unforgettable doc about autism, communication, Disney.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Inspiring true story confronts racism head-on.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Classic '80s teen movie has mature themes, profanity.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Two strangers quickly fall in love, discuss big ideas.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Excellent acting in poignant, mature coming-of-age story.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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