Edutainment: 5 Movies That Help Your Child to Learn

There are many movies that are not only fun to watch, but also have a hidden message that helps your child learn precious values in life.  What are you waiting for? Put on a movie and have some fun family bonding movie time this weekend! 

  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 
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Based on Roald Dahl’s book, the story revolves around Charlie, who comes from a poor family and lives a stone’s throw away from the renowned Willy Wonka Chocolate factory. The factory has been closed for years due to unknown reasons. One day, Willy Wonka declares the factory’s reopening and hides five golden tickets in random chocolate bars. Whoever gets the tickets will win a chance to tour the factory. Charlie manages to get a ticket, and hence begins the magical chocolate factory adventure. 

The hidden message behind the movie is to warn children never to be greedy. As the movie progresses, the consequences of being greedy are slowly revealed. 

  1. The Lion King 
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One of Disney’s most iconic movies, this movie revolves around Simba, a lion cub that is destined to be the king after his father, King Mufasa. However, things don’t go as planned when Simba’s jealous uncle conspires a plot to kill both father and son so that he can take over the kingdom. When King Mufasa dies and Simba manages to escape, he runs away from the kingdom, holding himself responsible for his father’s death. He later finds out about the conspiracy and is determined to reclaim the kingdom. 

The movie educates children about the importance of being righteous and responsible. It also sends a powerful message on perseverance: No matter how hard life is at the moment, press on and you will be able to find a way. 

  1. Inside Out 
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The movie revolves around five feelings portrayed as cartoon characters living in eleven-year-old Riley’s head: Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness. These emotions are controlled, and sometimes steer Riley’s feelings from negative to positive ones, or vice versa. They also help Riley make many decisions in her life. 

This fun and lively animation movie personifies the many emotions in our minds and sends a message about staying positive and happy. It also emphasises the importance of other emotions, not just happiness. 

  1. The Incredibles 
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As the name suggests, the movie talks about a family of superheroes, famous for tackling evil to save lives. They are later forced to hide their real identities and lead a normal life. However, the family re-enters the superhero scene due to an old enemy. 

The movie emphasises the power of teamwork and shows the importance of helping those in need. 

  1. Up
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78-year-old Carl desires to go to Paradise Falls and coincidentally meets a boy scout, Russel. Together, they embark on an adventure to Paradise Falls, where Carl decides to take his house with him using thousands of balloons. 

Who said that old age is a problem? We see how Russel and Carl’s friendship blossoms, and how Carl manages to fulfil his dreams despite his age. 

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