TV and Movies That Celebrate Grit

Perseverance, determination, grit -- all are positive traits that help kids succeed in life. Watching movies and TV shows that celebrate these elements can inspire kids to pursue their dreams, even when things get tough.

Browse TV and Movies That Celebrate Grit

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Fraggle Rock co-stars emphasize learning by doing.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
Odd Squad TV Poster Image
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Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2014)
Becoming TV Poster Image
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Biographical show inspires with athletes' tales of success.
Network: Disney XD, ESPN
(2014)
Inazuma Eleven TV Poster Image
Misfit soccer team teaches perseverance, overcoming fears.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
 
Incredible docu captures human details of remote existence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
 
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Fascinating documentary about legendary Soviet hockey team.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
All In with Laila Ali TV Poster Image
Inspiring tales of human triumph make great family viewing.
Network: CBS
(2013)
Survivalist competition is about teamwork and being smart.
Network: NBC
(2013)
 
Stirring docu sees superhero as powerful motivator for good.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
Kids cook and compete in this whole-family treat.
Network: Fox
(2013)
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Goal-oriented reality TV with a happy ending.
Network: MTV
(2005)
Superb tale of a girl's struggle for her dreams.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Terrific story of young ballet dancer has strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
Life Continued: Defeating Depression TV Poster Image
Affecting tales of mental illness raise awareness for teens.
Network: MTV
(2013)
 
Hawking's brilliant mind comes to life in thoughtful drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)