Moral dilemmas play out all the time in children's lives, and these stories provide lots to ponder and discuss.
It’s easy to be a hero if you’ve got super-strength or an iron suit or a bank account like Bruce Wayne’s. But to stand up for something if you’re just an ordinary Joe or Jane … well, that’s something different.
Kids understand how tough it can be. The moral dramas that play out on the school playground, the school cafeteria, or on Snapchat can be powerful emotional dilemmas presenting significant personal cost. Do I stand up to that bully? Do I protect that kid who’s always getting picked on? Should I let someone copy my homework? Should I take that drink of beer?
The movies listed below don’t deal with moral quandaries quite that specifically. But they do give us heroes and heroines — ordinary Joes and Janes who take some significant risks to stand up for what’s right. Moreover, all five are available through a streaming service like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu right now …