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

age 3+

Fast-paced, engaging sequel is fun for preschoolers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Pixie Hollow Games

age 4+

Beautifully animated "fairy" tale teaches about teamwork.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown

age 4+

Athletic Peanuts adventure with a focus on playing fairly.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1975)
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101 Dalmatians

age 5+

Lovable cartoon classic with cute dogs and a mean villain.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1961)
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The Adventures of Milo and Otis

age 5+

Lovable pet tale about friendship despite differences.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1989)
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A Bug's Life

age 5+

Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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Monsters University

age 5+

Monsters Inc. prequel is a fun college comedy for all ages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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The Pirate Fairy

age 5+

Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Shaun the Sheep Movie

age 5+

Tons of barn-animal fun in sweet stop-motion adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Toy Story (1995)

age 5+

Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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WALL-E

age 5+

Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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The Elephant Queen

age 6+

Big-hearted, beautiful docu about matriarchal elephant herd.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

age 6+

Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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Kung Fu Panda 2

age 6+

Panda hero saves the day in surprisingly deep family film.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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The Land Before Time

age 6+

Original baby-dinosaur buddy tale has scares, sadness.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1988)
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The Lego Movie

age 6+

Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

age 6+

Lego friends back for more adventure, action in fun sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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The Muppet Movie

age 6+

First Muppet movie has wonderful songs -- and a few guns.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1979)
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The Parent Trap (1961)

age 6+

Charming classic has some dated gender roles.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1961)
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Penguins

age 6+

Funny narration makes Arctic docu particularly kid-friendly.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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