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Five for Families: Films that teach viewers to 'have courage, and be kind'
Lily James is Cinderella in Disney's live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, "Cinderella," which brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. - photo by Deseret Connect
Disneys live-action version of Cinderella hit Redbox this week, giving viewers another way to be reminded of the films admonition to have courage, and be kind." Here are five films, including "Cinderella," that contain themes of courage and kindness.

Redbox: 'Cinderella'

This recent version of the well-loved fairy tale tells its familiar story with particular emphasis on the title character's courage and kindness despite her unfavorable circumstances. In addition to its positive theme statement, Parents Television Council praised the film for its lack of objectionable content, adding, Filled with luscious visuals, action, comedy and above all romance, Cinderella deserves to be seen by every family who wants to introduce their children to classic (and classy) fairy tales. recommends the film for viewers ages 5 and older.

Netflix: 'The Rescuers'

Two mice from the Rescue Aid Society courageously seek to help a young orphan girl. Parent Previews emphasized that the film promotes the idea that little creatures can still do big things. Due to a few potentially scary scenes, the website encourages parents to watch the film with their children. recommends the film for viewers ages 5 and older.

Netflix: 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

A lonely bell-ringer and a beautiful gypsy become friends, each showing the other kindness in their way. The Dove Foundation writes that this family treat is filled with humor, adventure and positive messages, but warns there may be some frightening scenes. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.

Amazon Instant: 'Courageous'

Four police officers struggle to balance their work lives with their home lives, causing them to make decisions that are courageous in more ways than one. Common Sense Media states that the film focuses on the nature of fatherhood and following Gods path as a parent. recommends the film for viewers ages 10 and older.

iTunes: 'The Wizard of Oz'

Dorothy must find her way back home from Oz to Kansas, a journey made possible thanks to the kindness and courage of the friends she meets along the way. The Dove Foundation refers to it as an endearing story and a family favorite and awarded it its Family Approved Seal for all ages. recommends the film for viewers ages 4 and older.