Top 10 Movies Every Parent Should Watch

Parenting is a hard job. Not everyone is good at parenting. But can become one.

Here are some great movies on the parent-children relationship. These help you understand children’s behavior and their mindset. Some movies go beyond to showcase the care and sacrifice involved in great parenting.

Appa (2016)

One of the best movies I watched on parenting. The story is about Dhayalan, a friendly father who encourages his son to pursue his dreams. In contrast, Singaperumal imposes his own perspective on his son while Nadunilayan is disinterested in his boy’s future.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

A Jewish father and his family are surrounded by Nazi death camps. Living in a hostile environment, he uses humor to shield his young son from the grim realities of war.

Capernaum (2018)

After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him.

Peranbu (2018)

Amudhavan is dejected after his wife abandons him and their child, who has cerebral palsy. He struggles to take care of his daughter while society constantly rejects him.

Kanchivaram (2008)

Vengadam promises his newborn daughter that he will drape her in a silk sari on her wedding day. But he goes through various problems in the process.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Chris Gardner takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm after he loses his life’s earnings selling a product he invested in. His wife leaves him and he is left with the custody of his son.

Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

At the age of nine, Amudha learns that she is an adopted child. Armed with a few bare facts, she desperately searches for her biological mother in war-ridden zones of Sri Lanka.

Drishyam (2013)

Georgekutty lives a happy life with his wife and daughters. However, things take a turn for the worse when his family commits an accidental crime, leaving him to protect them and their secret.

Deiva Thirumagal (2011)

Krishna, a man with an intellectual disability, fights for the custody of his young daughter Nila. He convinces lawyer Anuradha to fight his case when his father-in-law takes his daughter away from him.

Nil Battey Sannata (2015):

Apeksha hates studying since she thinks it is a futile effort owing to their financial status. To solve this problem, her mother, Chanda, comes up with a unique strategy to motivate her daughter.


Praveen Hanchinal is an Educator, IT Consultant, Professional Speaker on Artificial Intelligence (AI, ML, DL), Cloud, Big Data, IoT (Internet of Things) and BlockChain. Have been working on AI, Cloud, Big Data, IoT technologies for 9.0 years. He is a Team Lead, Educator, IT Consultant, trains and gives talks on topics of his interest and educates people. Trained around 11000+ people which include teachers, students, industry professionals and government officials on recent technologies.

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