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.

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Doozers TV Poster Image
Fraggle Rock co-stars emphasize learning by doing.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
(2014)
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Odd Squad TV Poster Image
Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2014)
(2014)
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Becoming TV Poster Image
Biographical show inspires with athletes' tales of success.
Network: Disney XD, ESPN
(2014)
(2015)
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Inazuma Eleven TV Poster Image
Misfit soccer team teaches perseverance, overcoming fears.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
(2014)
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Antarctica: A Year on Ice Movie Poster Image
Incredible docu captures human details of remote existence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Red Army Movie Poster Image
Fascinating documentary about legendary Soviet hockey team.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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All In with Laila Ali TV Poster Image
Inspiring tales of human triumph make great family viewing.
Network: CBS
(2013)
(2013)
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Get out Alive with Bear Grylls TV Poster Image
Survivalist competition is about teamwork and being smart.
Network: NBC
(2013)
(2013)
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Legends of the Knight Movie Poster Image
Stirring docu sees superhero as powerful motivator for good.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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MasterChef Junior TV Poster Image
Kids cook and compete in this whole-family treat.
Network: Fox
(2013)
(2013)
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MADE TV Poster Image
Goal-oriented reality TV with a happy ending.
Network: MTV
(2005)
(2002)
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Bend It Like Beckham Movie Poster Image
Superb tale of a girl's struggle for her dreams.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Billy Elliot Movie Poster Image
Terrific story of young ballet dancer has strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Life Continued: Defeating Depression TV Poster Image
Affecting tales of mental illness raise awareness for teens.
Network: MTV
(2013)
(2013)
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The Theory of Everything Movie Poster Image
Hawking's brilliant mind comes to life in thoughtful drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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