Movies That Promote Humility

Humility is not always the easiest character strength to model, but it's essential to kids' overall growth and success. That's why we've come up with this list of great movies that show the importance of being humble. From kid-friendly classics like Aladdin to the exciting action of Doctor Strange, these films feature characters who learn that excessive pride can be their downfall. With the help of our handpicked selections, kids can learn to highlight the strengths of others, to not brag about being "better" than anyone else, and to realize that they always have room for improvement. (See even more movies and TV shows that promote humility.)

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

age 4+

Heartwarming TV special is true to Seuss' classic book.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1966)
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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

age 4+

Gorgeously animated fairy fantasy teaches friendship lesson.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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Cars

age 5+

Pixar comedy is full of four-wheeled fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Aladdin

age 6+

A magic carpet ride of a movie from Disney.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1992)
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The Music Man

age 6+

Glorious production with gorgeous music, dancing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1962)
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Pinocchio

age 6+

Disney masterpiece is darker than you may remember.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1940)
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The Lego Batman Movie

age 7+

Clever, creative, action-packed adventure/toy ad.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

age 8+

Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1977)
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Long Way North

age 8+

Thrilling tale about a girl's search for her grandfather.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Brian and the Boz

age 10+

Smart docu about controversial football player's redemption.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Breakthrough

age 10+

Intense peril in faith- and fact-based tearjerker.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Overcomer

age 10+

Well-made Christian drama succeeds despite stereotyping.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Emma

age 10+

Perfect for warmhearted family entertainment.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1996)
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Pride & Prejudice

age 11+

Gorgeous Jane Austen adaptation has timeless appeal.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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Spider-Man: Far from Home

age 11+

Fun, fast-paced sequel has some dark, dizzying violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Citizen Kane

age 12+

Classic should be required for any movie lover.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1941)
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Doctor Strange

age 12+

Mysticism, humor, and action surround unique Marvel hero.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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First Man

age 12+

Intimate, serious drama about reluctant space hero.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Knock Down the House

age 12+

Outstanding docu about underdog congressional hopefuls.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Roxanne

age 12+

Charming '80s romantic comedy has innuendo, swearing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1987)
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