Here you’ll find films that teach or show the importance of kindness, and those that inspire empathy and compassion.

8 Hollywood Films That Teach Us Kindness (not all are suitable for children)
Recommended by Jeremy Chew, Youth Ki Awaaz

Pay it Forward
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
I am Sam
The Amazing Spiderman 2

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
12 Years a Slave
American History X
Life of Pi

5 films for families that show the importance of kindness
Recommended by Caresa Alexander Randall, Deseret News

The Neverending Story

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Movies that Inspire Compassion
Recommended by Common Sense Media

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
My Neighbor Totoro
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Dear Dumb Diary
Despicable Me
FernGully: The Last Rainforest
An American Girl Story – Melody, 1963: Love has to Win
Batkid Begins
Dolphin Tale
The Indian in the Cupboard
A Little Princess
Howl’s Moving Castle
Old Yeller
And the Children Shall Lead
A Christmas Carol
Kindness is Contagious
Little Women
The Tale of the Princess

Belle and Sebastian
I am Eleven
Inequality for All
Dancing in Jaffa
Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football
Steel Magnolias
Wonder Woman
The World According to Sesame Street
Young Frankenstein
Dead Poets Society
Edward Scissorhands
The Lady in the Van
Lady Valor
Temple Grandin
Schindler’s List
The Joy Luck Club
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

15 Movies that Teach Empathy and Compassion
Recommended by Feeding America

The Grapes of Wrath
The Blind Side
Inside Out
Pay it Forward
The Glass Castle
Patch Adams

Freedom Writers
Remember the Titans
Beauty and the Beast
The Pursuit of Happyness
Charlotte’s Web
A Little Princess