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7 Movies with a Theme of Gratitude

Looking for a good movie to watch as you close out your week of gratitude? Here are 7 movies that have the theme of gratitude in them. Watching some of these with friends or family could be a great way to start a conversation about the things you’ve learned about this week on this spiritual journey.

The Blind Side

Rating: PG-13
Starring Sandra Bullock, her family adopts a young man who goes on to become a football superstar. Their journey is difficult at times, but they learn that family is what is most important of all.

Mr. Holland’s Opus

Rating: PG
A man and his wife are about to have a child and throughout the pregnancy we learn how important music is to this family–the father, Mr. Holland, is a music teacher. Once their son is born, they find out that he is deaf. The movie portrays the power of family, music, and love.

Forrest Gump

Rating: PG-13
Based on a true story, the movie follows the life of Forrest Gump is an intellectually disabled man and his extraordinary outlook on life.

Finding Nemo

Rating: G
A young fish gets separated from his father and the movie shares the father’s journey across the ocean to find his son.

Les Miserables

Rating: PG-13
Set during the French Revolution, each character faces an extremely difficult journey. This musical is full of themes like love, redemption, salvation, and consequences.

White Christmas

Rating: Not Rated
Starring names like Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas shows us the value of kindness and the power of music when times are hard.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Rating: Not Rated
In this beloved Christmas film, George Bailey gets a second chance at life and sees the error of his ways while being taught a lesson by an angel in training.

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