Best Educational Movies of 2014

The Best Educational Movies is one in a series covering Learning Liftoff’s Best of 2014. We hope that Learning Liftoff has provided your family with some valuable movie reviews and suggestions as you navigate what your kids watch, and we look forward to doing more of the same in 2015.

How Educational is Disneynature’s Bears?

Being at the top of the food chain, you’d think these grizzlies would have it easy, but, as we learn throughout the film, this is far from the truth. Read More


Is The LEGO Movie OK For Kids?

While The LEGO Movie is more motivational than educational, it spreads a positive message, reminding people to be themselves. Read More

Is the Lego Movie Okay for Kids?

The Monuments Men (PG-13): Is it OK to Take the Kids?

The Monuments Men tells the true but little-known story of a group of courageous citizen-soldiers who rescued literally millions of works of art stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Read More

The Monuments Men (PG-13): Is it OK to Take the Kids?

Is How to Train Your Dragon 2 OK for Kids?

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is more action-packed than the first, while keeping the same charm and humor as the original. What educational value will your kids take from the film? Read More


Is X-Men: Days of Future Past Too Violent for Kids?

A character who travels back in time provides some educational value per some minor lessons in history in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Read More


How Educational is Disney’s Big Hero 6?

Hiro is a 14-year-old genius who has already graduated from high school and whose older brother, Tadashi, encourages him to pursue higher education with the goal of creating new technology to better mankind. Read More

Read our review of Disney's Big Hero 6 and what kids can learn from the action-packed comedy-adventure as high-tech heroes come together to solve a mystery.

This has been a great year for movies and the Learning Liftoff team has written about several of them. Be sure to check out all of our movie posts and comment below, sharing your favorites and the educational nuances they have imparted on you.

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