Cinema Therapy – Children and Adolescents

Children

Bullies

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Mean Girls (2004)
My Bodyguard (1980)

Competition

Searching For Bobby Fisher

Childhood Fears

The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
The Lion King (1994)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

Gifted Children

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
A Bug’s Life (1998)
Loyalties (1987)
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Toy Story (1995)

Loss and Grief

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Corina, Corina (1994)
Fly Away Home (1996)
Ponette (1996)
Shadowlands (1993)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Unstrung Heroes (1995)

Child Abuse
(Emotionally Challenging!)

Affliction (1997)
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Best Little Girl in the World, The (TV 1981)
Cider House Rules, The (1999)
Closet Land (1991)
Crazy Heart (2009)
Dogwalker (2002)
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Jane Eyre (1983 and 2011)
Matilda (1996)
Mommy Dearest (1981)
Mystic River (2003)
Not My Kid (TV 1985)
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Radio Flyer (1992)
Ryan White Story (TV 1989)
Sling Blade (1996)
Stand By Me (1986)
Sybil (TV 1976 and TV 2007)
A Thousand Acres (1997)

Adolescents

Peer Relationships

The Breakfast Club (1985)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Mean Creek (2004)
My Bodyguard (1980)
Powder (1995)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Stand and Deliver (1988)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

Search for Identity

Boyhood (2014)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
An Education (2009)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
The Graduate (1967)
The Lion King (1994)
October Sky (1999)
Ordinary People (1980)
Powder (1995)
Rudy (1993)
Stand By Me (1986)
White Squall (1996)

Transition to Adulthood

Breaking Away (1979)
Father of the Bride (1991)
The Graduate (1967)
Little Women (1994)

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