Courage is sometimes obvious and other times less blatant than, for example, laying down your life so that others may live or heroically fighting off an enemy. In the course of family films, bravery has been displayed in many different ways -- from a young boy standing up to his boss to a grown man defiantly singing a song of unity and peace in times of war.

We've come up with a list of top 10 courageous moments in family films, but we realize that this list could consist of entirely different moments -- all of them coming from just one or two movies, in some cases. We tried to select moments from different decades and various types of films that appeal to families. Don't agree with our picks? Share your favorite moments of cinematic bravery in family flicks.



The Karate Kid
PG1984
In Theaters on June 22nd, 1984

Bullied teen (Ralph Macchio) learns karate from handyman Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita). Read More

Finding Nemo
G2003
Based on 38 critics

A clown fish (Albert Brooks) searches for his son (Alexander Gould). Read More

The Wizard of Oz
G1939
Based on 4 critics

A tornado whisks a Kansas farm girl (Judy Garland) to a magic land. Read More

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Charlotte's Web
G1991
In Theaters on July 18th, 1991

Barnyard spider Charlotte saves little pig Wilbur's life in E.B. White's tale. Read More

The Iron Giant
PG1999
Based on 27 critics

A Maine boy befriends a gentle, 50-foot robot with an insatiable appetite for metal. Read More

The Lion King
G1994
Based on 14 critics

Young Simba, son of Mufasa, must fight his wicked Uncle Scar to be king after his father is killed. Read More

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
PG2001
Based on 36 critics

An orphan (Daniel Radcliffe) attends a school of witchcraft and wizardry. Read More

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