Movies That Promote Teamwork

Teamwork is one of the most valuable character strengths and life skills for kids' development and long-term success. These fun, engaging movies all feature characters who work together to solve common goals. Sometimes they're a team from the beginning, and other times it takes a while to learn to work together. But all of these excellent movies show kids the importance of working respectfully and effectively within a group -- and doing their share. From the dynamic duo in Toy Story to the fearless fellowship of The Lord of the Rings, these role models demonstrate the character strength of teamwork by repeatedly working together to overcome obstacles and learning not to think only of themselves. (See even more movies and TV shows that promote teamwork.)

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Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Movie Poster Image
Fast-paced, engaging sequel is fun for preschoolers.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Pixie Hollow Games Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated "fairy" tale teaches about teamwork.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Movie Poster Image
A few tense scenes add drama to family and friendship tale.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown Movie Poster Image
Athletic Peanuts adventure with a focus on playing fairly.
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(Release Year: 1975)
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101 Dalmatians Movie Poster Image
Lovable cartoon classic with cute dogs and a mean villain.
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(Release Year: 1961)
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The Adventures of Milo and Otis Movie Poster Image
Lovable pet tale about friendship despite differences.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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A Bug's Life Movie Poster Image
Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Monsters University Movie Poster Image
Monsters Inc. prequel is a fun college comedy for all ages.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Pirate Fairy Movie Poster Image
Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Shaun the Sheep Movie Movie Poster Image
Tons of barn-animal fun in sweet stop-motion adventure.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Toy Story (1995) Movie Poster Image
Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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WALL-E Movie Poster Image
Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Movie Poster Image
Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Poster Image
Panda hero saves the day in surprisingly deep family film.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Land Before Time Movie Poster Image
Original baby-dinosaur buddy tale has scares, sadness.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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The Lego Movie Movie Poster Image
Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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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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The Parent Trap (1961) Movie Poster Image
Charming classic has some dated gender roles.
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(Release Year: 1961)
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The Secret Life of Pets Movie Poster Image
Adventure is clever and engaging, despite animals in peril.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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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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Singin' in the Rain Movie Poster Image
Often considered the finest musical of all time.
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(Release Year: 1952)
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The Wizard of Oz Movie Poster Image
Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made.
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(Release Year: 1939)
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An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success Movie Poster Image
Tale of young baker jam-packed with positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Batkid Begins Movie Poster Image
Tremendously heartwarming, positive docu for all ages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Big Hero 6 Movie Poster Image
Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Chicken Run Movie Poster Image
Charming animated escape tale has some peril, scares.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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The Dark Crystal Movie Poster Image
A fantastic but more intense Muppet adventure.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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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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The Incredibles Movie Poster Image
Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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James and the Giant Peach Movie Poster Image
Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Spy Kids Movie Poster Image
Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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A Hard Day's Night Movie Poster Image
Beatles classic is Fab-ulous, but expect lots of smoking.
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(Release Year: 1964)
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The Sandlot Movie Poster Image
Lighthearted, nostalgic tween comedy; some language.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Swiss Family Robinson Movie Poster Image
Good intro to older movies for kids; watch for stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 1960)
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Poster Image
Sweet book-based comedy has great family messages.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Hoosiers Movie Poster Image
Stirring tale of heroic sportsmanship will inspire families.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Children of Heaven Movie Poster Image
Excellent subtitled Iranian coming-of-age story.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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The Goonies Movie Poster Image
Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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A League of Their Own Movie Poster Image
Terrific story of women's baseball has great messages.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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McFarland, USA Movie Poster Image
Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Remember the Titans Movie Poster Image
Inspiring football drama brings history to life.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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The Right Stuff Movie Poster Image
Exciting '80s astronaut movie has cursing, sex.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Poster Image
Epic Star Wars sequel delivers great performances, action.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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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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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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The 33 Movie Poster Image
Gripping, intense true ordeal of trapped Chilean miners.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Apollo 13 Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, heartwarming, scary, and superb.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Drumline Movie Poster Image
Outstanding cast, great message, strong language.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie Poster Image
Quirky Kiwi dramedy promotes teamwork, friendship.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Jurassic Park Movie Poster Image
Terrifyingly realistic dinos run amok in sci-fi landmark.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Star Trek Beyond Movie Poster Image
Violent but exciting adventure honors teamwork, diversity.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu explores female heroes in comics, real life.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Avengers Movie Poster Image
Heroes work together in explosive comic-book adventure.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Bend It Like Beckham Movie Poster Image
Superb tale of a girl's struggle for her dreams.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Hoop Dreams Movie Poster Image
Stunning documentary addresses race and class issues.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Mudbloods Movie Poster Image
Underdogs rule in real-life Quidditch docu; some profanity.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Cove Movie Poster Image
Gruesome, powerful, and inspiring dolphin documentary.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Movie Poster Image
Edgy high school disaster comedy is memorably offbeat.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Next Goal Wins Movie Poster Image
Captivating, moving sports docu; some swearing.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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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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Last Men in Aleppo Movie Poster Image
Gripping docu shows real-life footage of ongoing Syrian war.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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