Traditional classroom teaching alone cannot motivate every student. Given that children love entertainment, inspirational movies are an effective and easy medium to motivate them.

If you are a teacher or a parent, you might understand this very well. It is essential for students to feel affection towards learning.

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It is not difficult to screen a movie today. We have smart classrooms with projectors and screens. Here are some good inspirational, educational Hollywood & Bollywood movies that can motivate students from schools and colleges alike. These teach students the value of hard work and proper education.

Here is our list of best inspirational movies of all time for students:

1. Good Will Hunting (1997)

IMDb rating – 8.3/10

Cast & Crew: Good Will Hunting boasts an illustrious cast including Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Stellan Skarsgard. This American film was written by Affleck and Matt Damon while it was helmed by Gus Van Sant.

Story: Matt Damon played the title role of a 20-year old young man. The hero is gifted with high potential in mathematics and chemistry but doesn’t realize what his potential can offer.

The film will inspire students to discover hidden talents they have.

2. The Great Debaters

IMDb rating –7.6/10

Cast & Crew: Starring Denzel Washington, “The Great Debaters” is an inspirational American movie movie released in 2007. It was directed by Denzel Washington himself and its producer was Oprah Winfrey.

Story: It is based on an article written about the Wiley College debate team.

Thinking of teaching or training others? This movie is the dramatic retelling of the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor who inspired his students to challenge Harvard at the debating championships.

This is a heart-warming tale to lift the study spirits of the students, especially if they have been inspired at some point by a wonderful teacher who saw their potential.

3. Lean on Me (1989)

IMDb rating –7.4/10

Cast & Crew: Written by Michael Schiffer and stars Morgan Freeman, directed by John G. Avildsen.

Story: Do you need a second chance at study or your career?

Based on a true story, Lean on Me is a dramatized biographical film An unorthodox teacher returns to the idyllic high school from which he had been fired as the principal, only to find it devoid of the success it used to be.

This movie will help build you up and get you through that pile of study! There is nothing like a true story to really lift your spirits.

4. The Paper Chase (1973)

IMDb rating –7.2/10

Cast & Crew: Directed by James Bridges, The Paper Chase is an inspirational Hollywood movie starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman.

Story: Sometimes study does not come easily – often we need to learn to “set the mode”.

The Paper Chase focuses on the hardworking and studious James T. Hart who faces many challenges during his first year at Harvard. The movie is perfect for anyone struggling and finding it difficult to keep the motivation alive.

5. 21 (2008)

IMDb rating –6.8/10

Cast & Crew: 21 is a 2008 American movie directed by Robert Luketic starring Jim Sturgess and Kevin Spacey.

Story: The film is inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team as told in Bringing Down the House, the best-selling book by Ben Mezrich.

There is a typical situation: a talented student entered Harvard University, but he has to demonstrate his unique experience no other students have in order to get a scholarship.

Taking into account the fact that last year this scholarship was won by a student from Korea who had no leg, this task appears to be not easy at all. But the student is lucky to meet a math teacher who has noticed his talent to count and offered an unusual deal to him…
If you don’t know what to write in your motivation letter for all professors to notice you, this movie is a real must-watch for you then.

6. Forrest Gump (1994)

IMDb rating – 8.8/10

Cast & Crew: Directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks

Story: This Tom Hanks movie tells the inspiring story of a man with low IQ who achieves many incredible feats. He wins the Medal of Honor for bravery, becomes an expert Ping Pong player, inspires the famous dance of Elvis Presley, and makes money by selling shrimps.

It is a truly inspirational story that every student should watch. The movie conveys that nothing is impossible if you are willing enough. There is a famous in the movie – “ Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are gonna get” from the movie remains popular to this day.

7. Theory of Everything (2014)

IMDb rating –7.7/10

Cast & Crew: James Marsh directed this movie starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones

Story: This Movie depicts the story of Stephen Hawking, the greatest cosmologist and physicist of our time. As a brilliant student of Astrophysics, he shockingly learns that he is suffering from motor neurone disease. Doctors predict just 2 more years for him to live.

But, he remarkably defied medical calculations and went on to live up to 76 years of age. During this period he became the famous man he is today with his eminent contributions to the world of Cosmology and Physics.
This movie is inspirational for all students, especially ones with special needs. There simply isn’t a boundary for what you can achieve with what you have.

8. 42 (2013)

IMDb rating –7.5/10

Cast & Crew: This Brian Helgeland helmed movie featured Chadwick Aaron Boseman in the lead role also starring Harrison Ford.

Story: This inspirational sports drama portrays the real life story of America’s baseball icon Jackie Robinson. He was the first Black player to feature in the Major League in the Modern Era.

The movie can teach students a lot about racism that was in practise in the USA. It can help students understand how difficult it can be to overcome challenges and why they should persevere.

9. The Social Network (2010)

IMDb rating –7.7/10

Cast & Crew: “The Social Network” is an American drama movie written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher in 2010. Jesse Eisenberg depicted facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg while Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield played supporting roles

Story: This Inspirational Hollywood movie shows the journey of Mark Zuckerberg from a Harvard student to a multi-millionaire is really an inspiring one for everyone; it might inspire you to become an awesome genius like the man himself. The Social Network, tells that every student can turn their dream into reality.

10. The Breakfast Club (1985)

IMDb rating –7.7/10

Cast & Crew: It’s an American comedy drama directed, written and produced by John Hugges in 1985.

Story: This movie is about how 5 students from different backgrounds end up together for a detention and open up to each other.


The Breakfast Club shows that students can find friendship in the most unexpected ways. Regarded as an evergreen teen cult movie, it is a must watch for every student.

11. Freedom Writers(2007)

IMDb rating –7.6/10

Cast & Crew: This movie was directed by Richard LaGravenese and featured Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey

Story: “Freedom Writers” is an inspirational movie based on a young teacher who inspires her troublesome class to pursue studies even after high school. She has to contend with at-risk students who are divided among themselves, opposing teachers, struggling marriage and money shortage.

Students who watch this movie are bound to see their teachers in a new light.

12. Life of Pi (2012)

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Cast and Crew: Released in the year 2012, this movie directed by Ang Lee features both Indian and foreign actors. The film stars Suraj Sharma as Pi, Irfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall, and Gerard Depardieu. The film won many awards at premiere film festivals around the world. It won the Golden Globe awards for the Best Director and Best Picture – Drama.

The Story: The plot of the movie revolves around the life of Pi Patel, a 16-year-old born a Hindu but follows all three religions for the love of God. The film talks of the boy’s life story as rendered to a novelist about how he survived a shipwreck and marooned in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger for companionship on a lifeboat.

The film will teach students how to realize hidden strengths when pushed to a corner.

13. Stand and Deliver(1988)

IMDb rating –7.9/10

Cast & Crew: Directed by Ramón Menéndez, starring Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Will Gotay and Vanessa Marquez

Story: This movie is based on the real story of a high school mathematics teacher named Jaime Escalante.

It shows how an idealistic maths teacher supports his “no-hoper” students to study by adopting unusual teaching methods. “Stand and Deliver” is really an inspirational movie for those who think they are hopeless in their studies.

14. Rush (2013)

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Cast and Crew: Written by Peter Morgan and directed by Ron Howard, the movie stars Chris Helmsworth and Daniel Bruhl. Produced on a budget of 38 million USD, the film is a racy one which won the BAFTA Award for Best Editing.

The Story:  The plot of the movie is centred around two F1 racers of the 1970s – James Hunt and NikiLauda who are intense rivals and how they stretch to their very limits to prove their supremacy on the tracks. The movie is for the driving buff with exhilarating race sequences on the screen.

Students can get a feel of the gruelling conditions during an F1 race and how the rivalry spurred the other to fine-tune their skills.

15. Boyhood (2014)

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Cast and Crew: Written and directed by Richard Linklater, who is famous for his ‘Before’ trilogy, the movie stars Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, and Lorelei Linklater. The film was lauded for its extraordinary undertaking of being shot for over 12 years. The stars showed up and the film every year when their schedules allowed them to do so.

The Story: The unique point of this movie was that it was shot over a course of 12 years and renders the story of a boy’s life over 12 years’ time. Incidents that occur in MJ’s life when living with his mother after his parents’ divorce form the main part of the film. The film traces in all emotional depth the life of the boy during his teens. The film shows the poignant moments of fatherhood and motherhood as well.

The film provides a great chance for children to understand the happenings in their parents’ lives in the context of modern times.

16. The Blind Side(2009)

IMDb rating –7.7/10

Cast & Crew: The Blind Side is an American biographical sports drama film written & directed by John Lee Hancock in 2009. Sandra Bullock starred in the leading role.

Story: It is based on the real story of Michael Oher, who was adopted by a loving, supportive family – the Tuohys. Leigh Anne Tuohy and her husband Sean offer him shelter for a day and extend their welcome indefinitely.

Leigh Anne discovers Michael’s strengths and helps him understand his strengths better. This, in turn, has a positive effect on his football skills. Finally, he becomes a successful football player, with strong support from the Tuohy family despite going through some rough patches.

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17. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

IMDb rating –7.7/10

Cast & Crew: Helmed by Gabriele Muccino, this biopic featured Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith as Chris Gardner and his son respectively.

Story: The Pursuit of Happyness is an American biographical drama film based on the life of entrepreneur Chris Gardner directed by Gabriele Muccino in 2006.

In this movie, Will Smith plays the role of Gardner who goes from being a homeless salesman to the owner of a brokerage house with his sheer determination and will power.

18.Warrior (2011)

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Cast and Crew: Directed by Gavin O’Connor, the movie stars Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, and Tom Hardy. Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

The Story: The film tells the story of two MMA champions who meet for a fight without knowing the fact that they are estranged brothers. The two brothers fight tournaments for different reasons and end up fighting one another. The brothers reconcile their differences in the end and the movie closes with the smiling shot of the father.

The film presents some great shots on MMA fighting with the major theme being reconciliation and redemption of the human spirit. The power of forgiveness and family bonds are well explored in the movie.

19. Half Nelson (2006)

IMDb rating –7.2/10

Cast & Crew: Half Nelson, is an American drama film directed by Ryan Fleck in 2006 and written by Anna Boden & Fleck. Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps and Anthony Mackie played the lead roles.

Story: This movie focuses on an inner city middle-school teacher who becomes friends with one of his students after she finds out that he has a drug habit. As compared to other movies based on good teachers, Half Nelson tells the story of ordinary people facing genuine problems but still maintains hope.

20. The Internship(2013)

IMDb rating –7.2/10

Cast & Crew: It’s an American comedy movie, directed by Shawn Levy in 2013, written by Vince Vaughn & Jared Stern and it was produced by Vaughn and Levy.

Story: The Internship is about Billy and Nick, two middle-aged salesmen, played by Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, who lost their jobs due to the arrival of digital age and how they manage to get a chance to do internship with Google and prove their worth.

21. Everest (2015)

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Cast and Crew: This biographical adventure film was both produced and directed by BaltasarKormakur. The film was scripted by Simon Beaufoy and William Nicholson. The movie stars Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, and Keira Knightley among others.

The Story: The story set in Everest and recounts the disaster that took place in the year 1996 in the mountain. Two expedition groups fight to survive as they are faced with difficulties during the climbing as well as the descent. The film portrays intense peril and the thrill of being able to view climbing up Everest.

The film shows, how in reality, things can go wrong, not in the way that one hopes and what is usually shown in happy-ending movies.

22. Dead Poets Society (1989)

IMDb rating –8.1/10 

Cast & Crew: Dead Pets Society was written by Tom Schulman and directed by Peter Weir. Late actor Robin Williams played the lead role, the other actors being Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles and more.

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Story: This classic movie follows a group of students and their free-spirited English teacher – John Keatings, who uses poetry to encourage his students to express themselves.

The teacher, with his unique ways, teaches them to be true to themselves and make the most of life. It is a timeless story that teaches us to think for ourselves and to follow our dreams.

23. October Sky (1999)

IMDb rating –7.8/10 

Cast and Crew: Based on the book – Rocket Boys written by
Homer H. Hickam Jr., Lewis Colick prepared the screenplay of this biographical movie and was directed by Joe Johnston.

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal played Homer Hickam – the author of the book the movie is based on. Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen and William Lee Scott were some of the other actors who starred in the movie.

The Story: The movie follows the journey of Homer Hickam from being a coal miner’s son who took up rocketry inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 much against his father’s wishes and went on to become a NASA Engineer. It is an inspiring story of courage and determination and teaches us to never stop reaching for our goals.

24. The Imitation Game (2014)

IMDb rating – 8/10

Cast and Crew: Based on the book – Rocket Boys written by
Homer H. Hickam Jr., Lewis Colick prepared the screenplay of this biographical movie and was directed by Joe Johnston. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal played Homer Hickam – the author of the book the movie is based on. Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen and William Lee Scott were some of the other actors who starred in the movie.

The Story: The movie follows the journey of Homer Hickam from being a coal miner’s son who took up rocketry inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 much against his father’s wishes and went on to become a NASA Engineer. It is an inspiring story of courage and determination and teaches us to never stop reaching for our goals.

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25. I am Kalam (2010)

IMDb rating – 7.9/10Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth, 2007)

Cast and Crew: The Hindi-language film, I am Kalam was written by Sanjay Chauhan and directed by Nila Madhab Panda. The movie stars actors Gulshan Grover, Harsh Mayar, Pitobash, Hussan Saad and Beatrice Ordeix.

The Story: I am Kalam tells the story of Chotu – a child labourer who dreams of becoming someone like Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who was an Indian aerospace scientist as well as the country’s 11th president. The movie inspires you to be optimistic in life and to face all your problems with a smile.

26. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2019)

IMDb rating – 7.2/10

Cast and Crew: This British biopic on the life and academic career of legendary Indian Mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan was written and directed by Matt Brown. Actor Dev Patel dons the role of the Indian Mathematician, while Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi, Dhritiman Chatterjee and many more actors play other important roles.

The Story: Based on the 1991 book titled The Man Who Knew Infinity written by Robert Kanigel, the movie explores both personal and professional life of the self-taught Indian Mathematician – Srinivasa Ramanujan. As much as it inspires you to keep fighting to achieve your dreams, the movie also makes you realize that talent and hard work are not the only factors that define success. Being resourceful and grabbing the right opportunities are as important.

27. Whiplash (2014)

IMDb rating – 7.2/10

Cast and Crew: This British biopic on the life and academic career of legendary Indian Mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan was written and directed by Matt Brown. Actor Dev Patel dons the role of the Indian Mathematician, while Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi, Dhritiman Chatterjee and many more actors play other important roles.

The Story: The movie tells the story of 19-year-old Andrew Niemann, who dreams of becoming one of the greatest jazz drummers in the world. It tells you how behind every success, there is a story of giving blood, sweat and tears and breaking out of the limits.

28. Zootopia (2016)

IMDb rating – 8/10

Cast and Crew: This Oscar-winning animated film was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore based on the screenplay by Jared Bush and Phil Johnston. Ginnifer Goodwin voices the role of Judy Hopps – the main character of the movie. Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate and more have also lend their voices for the movie.

The Story: The movie follows the life of Judy Hopps – a rabbit who realizes her dream of becoming a police officer in the city of Zootopia, in a fictional world populated by anthropomorphic mammals. But things take a turn when she is pushed aside despite being a high performer at the academy and has to face many obstacles to prove herself. The movie inspires you to never quit and to face your problems with your head held high.

29. Queen of Katwe (2016)

IMDb rating – 7.4/10

Cast and Crew: Queen of Katwe is a biographical sports movie written by William Wheeler and directed by Mira Nair. It is based on the life of Phiona Mutesi – a Ugandan chess player. Madina Nalwanga plays the role of Mutesi in the movie.

The Story: The movie is about how the life of a Ugandan girl changes drastically after she is introduced into the world of chess. The movie inspires you to dream big despite the circumstances you come from.

30. Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth, 2007)

IMDb rating – 8.3/10

Cast and Crew: Taare Zameen Par is a Hindi-language movie written by Amol Gupte and directed by Aamir Khan. Indian actors Darsheel Safary and Aamir Khan play the main roles in the film.

The Story: The movie tells the story of Ishaan Awasthi – an eight-year-old boy labelled as lazy and trouble maker, when in fact he has learning difficulties that people around him fail to recognize, until he is transferred to a boarding school where he meets an art teacher – Ram Shankar Nikumbh who identifies Ishaan’s learning difficulty as dyslexia and also recognizes the boy’s talent in art and helps the young boy overcome his problems.

This is a heart-warming tale to lift the study spirits of the students, especially if they have been inspired at some point by a wonderful teacher who saw their potential.

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It is a proud moment for everyone as we approach another Independence Day on August 15th. This annual observance has a great significance and this special day is celebrated for commemorating our brave leaders and fighters of history who won us the freedom we are enjoying today. On this great occasion, schools usually come up with a lot of interesting Independence Day celebration and activities to help kids learn more about the significance of the day.

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The main activities we usually see every year in schools include Independence Day art and craft activities, drawing and painting competitions on special day themes, group reading history storybooks and a lot more. Are you running out of ideas as the special day is near?

Here let us have a look at some of the interesting Independence Day celebrations and activities for schools that instills the freedom spirit in kids.

1. Flag Hoisting

Hoisting the tricolor is the first and foremost activity that is done in any institution which kicks off the rest of celebrations. In fact celebration for the day is incomplete without this proud moment. Followed by flag hoisting, it is very common to sing the national anthem together which triggers the spirit among kids.

Teachers and parents can take initiatives beforehand to help the kids memorize the national anthem so that they can sing along with all proud and happy feeling.

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2. March Past

You can arrange a march past, which is a parade or a procession, within the school campus or in the neighborhood. This activity can be taken as an opportunity to remind everyone of our freedom fighters and the importance of this day for us, as Indian citizens.

Independence Day March Past

Teachers and parents can help students practice for this activity beforehand. March past can be performed along with a drill after hoisting the tricolor in schools on Independence Day. Apart from spreading the spirit of the day, this activity also teaches children the importance of working together as a team.

3. Vande Mataram Fest

Vande Mataram, our national song, has great significance on this special day as we know how our freedom fighters got inspired and motivated with this beautiful creation all through the freedom struggle. The uniqueness of this song is its versatility and it is truly emotional.

A fest can be arranged where kids can form small to large groups to perform Vande Mataram. It can be anything from vocals, shadow dancing, or drama to classical dance performances which can grace the occasion. Parents can also be invited as part of the program and given an opportunity to feel proud of their kids.

4. Show a Patriotic Movie

It would be a good idea to show a patriotic movie on the big screen using projectors in large school halls or auditoriums. Choose movies that include significant incidents that paved the way to freedom and that show the spirit of fraternity in achieving their goals.

You may also have an interesting session after the movie, where kids can share their understandings or viewpoints from the movie. Of course, interesting movies can make a lasting impact on the understanding of perspectives that students have about the subject.

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5. Patriotic Costume Contest

This is a really interesting activity that can be totally exciting for entry-level middle school and high school students. Kids can dress up as freedom fighters in this special fancy dress competition. They can even include unique items, such as spectacles and walking stick for Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose’s cap and rose for Nehru, to make the activity more colorful.

This will surely give a sense of feeling of patriotism for not only the participants, but also for the kids who are on the audience side.

6. Independence Day Theme Party

Just like any other occasion, arranging a theme party helps to get an overall feel of the special day. Every arrangement for the day can inspire some color combinations from our national flag or related symbols. The organizers can take effort to make the food menu based on themes by including tricolored food items.

Theme based games can be made part of the party and the winners may be presented with a national flag. You may also arrange theme based competitions where kids can work in small groups to make it a success.

7. Explaining Independence Concepts through Nature

Teachers and school authorities can take a brilliant step as part of the Independence Day activities- take kids for a tree plantation drive. This is a great way to explain the concepts of the special day through nature. As we enjoy the hard-earned independence, it is really important to preserve our environment.

The life of trees can be set as an example to convey the ideas of unity and diversity. The growth of trees is remarkable in clusters which show the significance of unity. Similarly, the concept of diversity can also be seen when different kinds of trees support each other for survival.

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8. Organize Independence Day Quiz

Kids will be really interested to take part in quiz competitions and Independence Day special quiz can be even more interesting. The questions can be true based on history, freedom fighters, special events, and happenings on the struggle towards freedom, important dates to remember and a lot more.

The quiz can be arranged for kids in single, couple or groups and interesting prizes can be announced beforehand to make it more exciting.

9. T-shirt painting

It is quite common to see kids and teachers come up in costumes based on tricolor for Independence Day celebrations. However, it will all be bought from the shops and kids would be eager to select the best from the collections.

However, you can try the T-shirt painting a part of this event where kids can do tricolor painting on white t-shirts. The personalized t-shirts designed through hand painting can add more thrill and make the day special. Give an idea about what to do and you will be surprised to see how creative the students are when they are given such opportunities.

10. Plan a Historical Walk

There are a lot of historical places like museums or places that have traces of freedom fight struggle. Why not plan a historical walk to that place with the kids? More than just textbook information visiting such places can help kids to have a deeper level of knowledge about the phase and understand the relevance of their struggles better.

You can narrate the incidents while you go for the walk and let the kids take notes if they find the information interesting. You can also give an opportunity for kids beforehand to find out the historical places in the city and make a list to go.

11. Flag Relay

It can be a good fun activity for elementary school and middle school students. You all know about the rules and regulations of the normal relay race. In this Independence Day special relay race, the kids have to run with national flags and they have to pass it to the team member to take it all the way to the final spot.

They can have a lot of fun while the physical exercise keeps them strong and healthy. Moreover, this sports activity instills them the feeling of patriotism and gives a lot of confidence in teamwork.

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12. Independence Day Games

There are a lot of games that can be organized as part of the special day. You may arrange a musical chair game where the songs played can be Vande Mataram or such songs of relevance for the day. Or you may go for crossword puzzle games where words can be related to freedom fight events, special patriotism symbols or words that invoke national pride.

The four corners game can be perfect for the occasion where each corner represent North, South, West and East India. Kids can run from one corner to another while music is played and they have to remain in the current corner when the music stops. If a kid is standing in corner North India, he has to answer a question based on the place.

13. Organize Plays or Skits

This is an exciting activity that can make the celebrations more colorful. Kids can take this opportunity to enact any prominent happening in the history that showcases patriotic feelings. Teachers can use this chance to help kids to have a closer look into the incidents in history.

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14. Drawing and Painting Competitions

Schools can hold drawing and painting competitions with Independence Day related themes as part of the celebrations. You can also organize poster making competitions based on the same theme.

Choose topics that highlight the importance of freedom and motivate children as they let their creative juices flow. This gives children an opportunity to express their thoughts about Independence Day using colors. Teachers can also join the students to make the event more colorful.

15. Make Scrapbooks

Let students collect worksheets, images and everything related to India and Independence Day, and create their own scrapbooks. The topics can include national flag, national symbols, national anthem, freedom fighters, and much more.

You can organize this either as a fun activity or as a competition and reward the students who make the best-looking as well as informative scrapbooks. The activity sounds fun and engaging. At the same time, it helps students gain more knowledge about India and also the significance of Independence Day.

16. Independence Day Speech Competition

Give students a topic related to Independence Day to speak about. The topic can be given beforehand or on the spot depending on the age group and the students who give the best speeches can be rewarded.

The idea is to spread awareness about Independence Day among students, and also to use the competition as an opportunity to let students gain more knowledge about the independence struggle, freedom fighters and India as a whole.

17. Independence Day Exhibition

Educators and students can collectively organize an exhibition in the school on Independence Day. You can display fact sheets, posters, images, pre-independence souvenirs, and much more related to the day.

Students can also volunteer to guide the fellow students as they attend the exhibition. This activity is a great way to let students have a closer look into the relevance of Independence Day, the struggles faced by our ancestors to attain freedom and also remind ourselves to value the freedom we enjoy today.

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18. Cultural Dance

Unity in diversity is what makes India special. All 28 states of the country are homes to a variety of cultures, many of which we are not even aware of. Independence Day is the best occasion to familiarize with the different cultures across India and you can do it by organizing a cultural dance program.

Independence Day Cultural Dance

Students can dress up in traditional costumes of different states and dance to the folk songs of the respective states. This gives students as well as educators an opportunity to learn more about the beautiful cultural diversity of our country.

19. Independence Day Rangoli

Rangoli is an art form where designs are created on a surface using a poweder of limestone, rice, flower petals and much more. You can buy readymade colors available in the market to make the designs.

Organize Rangoli design event in school based on Independence Day related themes. Students and teachers can work in groups or individually to create their own designs. Rewards can be given to the participants who created the best designs.

20. Independence Day Potluck

Organize potluck in school, where students and educators can bring authentic Indian dishes to school. Like its culture, India is also diverse in terms of cuisine. Therefore, this potluck event will be an opportunity for you to taste the flavors from different parts of India.

You can also get creative with the event by basing it on Independence Day related themes. One example of such theme is tricolor. Students and educators can bring a variety of food items that are of tricolor or any one of the colors in tricolor, adding to the colorfulness of the event.

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Letting them know about how our freedom fighters give their best to get us the freedom through interesting scripts can make them feel proud of our heroes. Moreover, the students watching the skit also take a moment to realize the hardships of our icons which inspires them to use the hard-earned freedom wisely.

Other than these activities, schools with large grounds come up with interesting themes like kids in large groups forming the shape of the country flag. Students are also given special gifts and sweets to make the day more special. Some schools also take this opportunity to let kids come up with campaigns for charity works.

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It would be a great idea to let kids come up with special ideas for the day. Just let them know the significance of the day and you may be surprised to learn the out of the box celebration and activities ideas from the present generation kids.

Minecraft: Education Edition is a special educational edition of the famous block-based game Minecraft. The Minecraft: Education Edition builds on the creativity of the original game to help enhance learning in virtually any subject area. From math to science to history to the Roman Colosseum, students can discover, create, experiment, and make mistakes during the learning process.

When combined with added teacher controls, the combination of an open-world game and the demonstration of higher-order thinking opens up greater levels of engagement among students. Students are able to showcase their knowledge and collaborate in an open, familiar setting, where they feel comfortable taking risks. Minecraft: Education Edition is suitable for students of all ages and classes. Many institutions have utilized Minecraft to provide virtual tours and orientation groups, as well as to help new students integrate digitally during remote learning periods.

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What is Minecraft: Education Edition?

The game Minecraft offers virtual design controls and block-based visuals, and it can be used to create virtual worlds where its players can play as a character and explore freely. There are a lot more sub-games, but we’ll simply focus only on Education Edition options. Over the normal edition, the Minecraft: Education Edition adds specific tools for educators that allow them to govern the virtual environment their students are in. This provides a comfortable environment, allows the instructor to keep students engaged on a topic, and allows for discussions. This game works on a wide range of devices, including laptops, computers, Chromebooks, and tablets. It’s a wonderful idea to provide a virtual world that doesn’t rely on a network connection.

What Makes Minecraft: Education Edition a Good Choice for Students?

It’s no wonder game-based learning is popular among educators. Minecraft is played by students all over the world, with the Education Edition being played in over 115 countries. Because it has a game element, it makes it immediately interesting and engaging for students.

The game creates project-based abilities and allows students to work on problem-solving topics independently or collectively. As a consequence, STEM learning takes place in an atmosphere that develops both digital citizenship and real-world confidence.

This enhances learning and assessment since students can capture a screenshot at any moment during or after the project activity and give it to the teacher for review. It’s also a good approach for students to start building a portfolio of their work.

There is even a Code Builder mode that allows students to learn coding while they play the game. Students can use code for chemistry experiments, and a biome underwater allows students to learn oceanography.

What Makes Minecraft: Education Edition a Good Choice for Teachers?

Teachers may experience the benefits of participating in a community with other teachers using Minecraft: Education Edition. There is a lot to do, from engaging in group discussions to collaborating with other institutions. The website provides a variety of tools teachers can use to learn how to use it. Teachers can watch tutorial videos, download lesson plans, and other materials to aid in learning. Mentors, trainers, and other instructors are available on the site to help them.

Through the Classroom mode, teachers can see a map of the virtual world and zoom in and out to engage with their students. They can also bring a wandering student avatar back to their proper location.

Teachers may also utilize chalkboards to write out tasks and objectives to students, just like they would in the real world. Teachers may also make non-playable characters that function as guides, guiding students from one activity to the next.

How much does Minecraft: Education Edition will cost you?

While the idea of an infinite world backed by a plethora of education-focused tools that kids genuinely want to use seems costly, in reality, it’s not.

There are two alternative pricing options in Minecraft: Education Edition –

1. There is a $5 per user per year price for a small, single-class school.

2. Microsoft offers volume licenses for schools with more than 100 students and several classrooms that want to use the game. This is included in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions program, and charges vary based on the size of the institution and the plan selected.

Furthermore, hardware must be kept in mind. Minecraft can be run on almost all laptops, PCs, and tablets. The game does not require high system requirements to run.

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When we come to think about it, digital transformation in education has been hastened by the lockdown due to the Corona Pandemic. Children are at home 24/7 and the schools are closed until the end of 2020. Parents are breaking their heads trying to find ways to keep kids edutained (education + entertainment). Thats’s when YouTube comes to the rescue. There are hundreds of YouTube channels for kids. We’ve collated a list of the 23 Best YouTube Channels for Kids in this blog. This list has channels that focus on education, art, activities, science and technology, and lots more.

  1. Pebbles Kids Learning

  • Subscribers: 855K
  • Best for: Kids of ages 2 to 9
  • Don’t miss: Vedic Math Tricks| Speed Maths Tricks, Tell Me the Answers| Tell Me Why, Learn Magic Tricks with Hands| Learn Magic Tricks for Beginners

Pebbles Kids Learning is a great channel for school kids. This channel has videos that cover a wide range of subjects including math, English, science, Vedic Math, History, and Geography. They also have interesting videos on generic concepts for Pre KG and KG kids. Pebbles also has channels in local languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telegu, and Bengali.

2. Peekaboo Kidz

  • Subscribers: 1.06 Million
  • Best for: Children of ages 2 to 11
  • Don’t miss: Four Domains of the Earth, Carnivorous Plants, What is Space Debris

This YouTube channel has colorful and attractive animated video content for kids. It has videos of phonic songs, lullabies, nursery rhymes, and English songs. The channel also has videos on environmental concepts, mathematical theories, and lots more. The videos are just 5 to 10 minutes long to keep the child’s attention focused.

3. Kids TV – Nursery Rhymes and Baby Songs

  • Subscribers: 16.3 Million
  • Best for: Kids of ages 2 to 6
  • Don’t miss: Kids TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs, Parts of the Body Song, Little Eddie Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes, fun videos on alphabets, shapes, colours, interesting stories, songs, and lots more educational and entertaining videos to keep your tiny tots occupied. The video content available in Kids TV are a great way to make your children learn the basic concepts in a fun way.

4. TED-Ed

  • Subscribers: 12.1 Million
  • Best for Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: Does Time Exist, Questions No One Knows Answers To, Think Like a Coder,

TED-Ed is a part of the TED and is committed to spreading great ideas in education. This YouTube channel has videos on scientific concepts, coding, poems, history, natural science, math, and student talks. The concept and content of these animation videos are created by experts and educators.

5. SciShow Kids

  • Subscribers: 472 K
  • Best for Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: How Animals Find Their Way Home, The Coolest Machine Ever, Physics for Kids, Are There Other Planets Like Earth?

Encourage your child’s curiosity to explore the amazing world of science and find answers to those oft-asked “Why” questions. This YouTube channel has interesting videos on science experiments and the natural world.

6. Motivation2Study

  • Subscribers: 2.38 M
  • Best for Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: Stop Wasting Time, Work for your Dreams, 5 Best Ways to Wake Up at 4 AM every day

Do you feel that your kids are feeling down and demotivated because of the pressure to perform? This channel has motivational videos that encourage students to manage their time and plan for success. It also has videos of famous people sharing tips and suggestions to be successful in life.

7. National Geographic

  • Subscribers: 14.9 M
  • Best for Tweens and teens
  • Don’t miss: Earthquakes 101, Journey into the Deep Sea, Great White Shark Hunting Patterns

National Geographic explores the natural world and focuses on bringing global awareness to environmental issues. The scientists, explorers, journalists, and filmmakers in Nat Geo travel to the ends of the world to bring to you real stories of people, culture, natural life, and lots more. This official channel is a repository of the documentaries, short movies, and videos from National Geographic filmmakers.

8. Ryan’s World

  • Subscribers: 26.3 M
  • Best for: Children of ages 5 to 10
  • Don’t miss: Easy DIY Science Experiments, Healthy Food Vs Unhealthy Food Challenge

A YouTube channel for kids hosted by a kid! This channel has videos of Ryan doing fun science experiments, skits, challenges, pretend play, and other activities. In some videos, Ryan’s family also joins him for more fun and entertainment.

9. 5-Minute Crafts PLAY

  • Subscribers: 17.6M
  • Best for 4 to 10 year olds
  • Don’t miss: 25 DIY Soap and Bathroom Décor Ideas, 22 Budget Ideas for Cool Crafts, 20 Genius New Ways to Use Ordinary Things

If your child has a creative bent of mind and enjoys making things with his/her hands, this channel is sure to give you exciting DIY activity ideas. This YouTube channel has interesting and interactive videos on various fun DIY art and craft projects for kids. It also has videos of simple recipes, magic tricks, hacks, and lots more.

10. Talking Tom

  • Subscribers: 20.3M
  • Best for: Kids of ages 3 to 10
  • Don’t miss: Toilet Drama in My Talking Tom Friends, Sing with Talking Tom, Racoon Invasion in Talking Tom Hero Dash

Does your child enjoy playing with Talking Tom on your mobile phone? Then he/she is sure to enjoy these animation videos where Tom is the hero. Your child will have a gala time with Talking Tom and his gang.

11. Ninja Kids TV

  • Subscribers:10.1 M
  • Best for: Children of ages 8 and above
  • Don’t miss: Power Rangers Ninja Kidz Battle with healthbars, Gymnast Vs Giant: Who is Stronger, Power Rangers Ninja Kidz

Your little Ninja fan at home will enjoy watching these videos. The channel contains videos performed by gymnasts, athletes, and skilled ninjas. The videos are of skits, challenges, action adventures, and lots more. The theme of the videos majorly focus on life skills and character building. However, as there is a lot of action in these videos, parental guidance is necessary.

12. Blippi

  • Subscribers: 9.25 M
  • Best for: Kids of ages 4 to 10
  • Don’t miss: Blippi Learns about Jungle Animals, Detective Blippi Video for Children, Blippi Learns at the Children’s Museum

These videos encourage and satiate your kid’s curiosity about the world around him/her. A fun character called Blippi sings, dances, plays, and explores the world around him as he takes the viewers along.

13. Tech Insider

  • Subscribers: 3.17M
  • Best for: Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: 6 Months of the Corona Pandemic in the US, Why We Still Don’t Have Another Concorde, What if Humans Tried to Land on Saturn

Children interested in tech and space exploration will find plenty of interesting videos on this channel. It also has videos of Apple gadgets and Tesla road trips. This channel is also the video platform of Business Insider.

14. Nintendo

  • Subscribers: 6.96M
  • Best for: Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, All Things Crossing, Classic Nintendo Games

A video channel for Nintendo fans. It brings to you the latest news, videos, and releases of Nintendo games and gaming systems. You can also watch the videos of the Nintendo simulation game series here.

15. Magic Tricks for Kids 

  • Subscribers: 15.1K
  • Best for: Kids of ages 6 to 12
  • Don’t miss: Magic Vanishing Milk Illusion, Glass Levitating Floating Illusion, Linking Paper Clips Illusion

A YouTube channel that consists of videos that teach simple magic tricks to kids. Impromptu tricks that your child will love to show off at the next birthday party or a family dinner.

16. The Royal Institution

  • Subscribers: 866K
  • Best for: Teens
  • Don’t miss: The Magic of Chemistry with Andrew Szydlo, Quantum Fields – The Real Building Blocks of the Universe with David Tong

This video channel is the YouTube handle of The Royal Institution, which is a London-based charitable institution. This channel has interesting and in-depth videos of various scientific concepts as well as talks of world-famous scientists and writers. It has videos on concepts in biology, brain, chemistry, physics, medicine, tech/engineering, and mathematics. Teens who want to build their career in the world of science and tech are sure to find these videos fascinating.

17. Art for Kids Hub

  • Subscribers: 3.07 M
  • Best for: Kids of ages 4 to 10
  • Don’t miss: How to Draw Hello Kitty, How to Draw a Birthday Cake

Art for Kids Hub is a family YouTube channel where Rob, his wife and four kids share their love of art with the world. The channel has  hundreds of how to draw videos. Just give your budding artist the art supplies and help him/her learn the basics of drawing with these videos.

18. National Geographic Kids

  • Subscribers: 404K
  • Best for: Children of ages 6 to 12
  • Don’t miss: Behind the Scenes, Explorer Academy, You Wanna Be a What?

Nat Geo Kids YouTube channel is for the bright and curious little minds. It’s a simpler and more child-friendly version of the National Geographic video channel. The videos have a lot of animations that children will enjoy. The channel has videos that talk about natural life, environment, animals, destinations, and lots more.

19. Draw So Cute

  • Subscribers: 2.08M
  • Best for: Tweens and Teens
  • Don’t miss: How to Draw Movie Characters Cute, How to Draw Famous YouTubers

Another YouTube channel for children who are interested in art and drawing. In these videos, the host Wennie helps children learn drawing and DIY crafts. The videos have step-by-step instructions on drawing cartoon, movie, and anime characters.

20. Morphle TV

  • Subscribers: 8.61M
  • Best for: Kids of ages 4 to 8
  • Don’t miss: Morphie Vs Orphle, Learning videos for kids

Mila is a cute and imaginative girl. Her father has a magical pet store where there are pets with magical powers. Mila has her own magical pet – Morphle, that can change itself to any shape. Every day is fun and magical with Mila and her magical pet.

21. Free School

  • Subscribers: 352K
  • Best for: Tweens
  • Don’t miss: Exploring our Solar System, Exploring the coral reefs

Learning becomes fun and easy with these interesting and age-appropriate videos. This YouTube channel has videos on various concepts in literature, science, history, music, art, and more.

22. British Council |Learn English Kids

  • Subscribers: 223K
  • Best for: Tweens
  • Don’t miss: How to videos, kids stories

The British Council is a UK-based organization that offers English language training programs. This channel is for kids who are learning English as a second language. The videos have stories, songs, rhymes, and simple English conversations.

23. Infobells

  • Subscribers: 11.4 M
  • Best for: Children of ages 2 to 5
  • Don’t miss: Grandma stories for kids, Akbar and Birbal stories

This YouTube channel is managed by an Education and Edutainment publishing firm of the same name. The channel has videos of rhymes, animated bedtime and grandma stories, lullabies and lots more. You can also find videos in local languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, and Hindi on this video channel.


There’s a lot of content out on the internet and parents need to take the utmost care to ensure that the children have access to age-appropriate content.

So, we do suggest you evaluate the video content and channel before getting your children to watch them. If you have any other favorite YouTube channels that have helped your children, share them with us here in the comments section.

Programming movies are an all-time addiction not only for programmers but also for kids of all ages.

As we all know movies are powerful in creating impressions in the people’s minds and also they are a bundle of inspiration, entertainment, and education as well.

Programming movies can really inspire programmers to code again.

Hats off to Hollywood for portraying movies based on stuff like technology, computers, programmers, etc.

So here goes a list of Top Programming Movies!!!!!!!!

Read it and choose your cup of tea from below mentioned list and give yourself a treat by watching out your favorite programming movie with a bucket of popcorn aside.

Perhaps, these programming movies are pretty sure to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout!

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1) The Social Network

2) Pirates of the Silicon Valle

3) Hackers

4) Jobs

5) Takedown

6) Untraceable

7) Sneakers

8) Snowden

9) The Matrix

10) Tron

11) Source Code

12) War Games

13) Blackhat

14) Ex Machina

15) The Fifth Estate

16) Antitrust

17) Office Space

18) Disclosure

19) We are legion

20) The Imitation Game

21) Primer

22) TPB AFK – The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard (2013)

23) In The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swart

24) Who Am I: No System is Safe

25) Code Rush

  1. The Social Network

  • Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella
  • Director: David Fincher
  • IMBD Rating: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 96%
  • Metacritic: 95%
  • Release date: 15 October 2010
  • Box office: $224.9 million

The Social Network portrays the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook. Based on the novel The Accidental Millionaires by Ben Mezrich, the story starts when Zuckerberg is a 19-year old studying at the Harvard University. At the end of the movie, you are left wondering if Facebook really helps you make friends?

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  1. Pirates of the Silicon Valle

  • Cast: Noah Wyle, Anthony Michael Hall
  • Director: Martyn Burke
  • IMBD Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 90%
  • Metacritic: 84%
  • Release date: 20 June 1999
  • Box office: Not available

This drama film is based on Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine. Set from 1971 to 1997, the movie takes you on an enthralling journey with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates as they usher in a new digital era with the development of the personal computer.

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  1. Hackers

  • Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Fisher Stevens, Lorraine Bracco
  • Director: Iain Softley
  • IMBD Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 33%
  • Metacritic: 46%
  • Release date: 15 September 1995
  • Box office: 75 lakhs USD

Dade Murphy, a super hacker, created a destructive virus when he was just 11 years old. He’s then banned from using computers till he’s 18 years of age. Dade and his friends soon discover that there’s an even more evil virus called the Plague to create oil spills and put the blame on kids. Will the villain be unmasked and the virus destroyed?

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  1. Jobs

  • Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad
  • Director: Joshua Michael Stern
  • IMBD Rating:5.9/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 28%
  • Metacritic: 44%
  • Release date: 25 January 2013
  • Box office: 4.21 crores USD

It’s the year 2001, and the movie opens with Steve Jobs going for an Apple Townhall Meeting. This movie charts Steve Job’s life from being a college dropout to becoming the founder of Apple.

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  1. Takedown

  • Cast: Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Angela Featherstone, Donal Logue, Christopher, McDonald, Master P, Tom Berenger
  • Director: Joe Chappelle
  • IMBD Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: Not available
  • Metacritic: Not available
  • Release date: March 15, 2000
  • Box office: Not available

Another programmer movie that’s based on real life. This action thriller movie tracks the pursuit of Kevin Mitnick, who is America’s most wanted hacker. It was released in 2000 in Finland. However, due to controversies, this movie came to the cinemas in the USA only in 2004.

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  1. Untraceable

  • Cast: Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt
  • Director: Gregory Hoblit
  • IMBD Rating: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 16%
  • Metacritic: 32%
  • Release date: 25 January 2008
  • Box office: 5.27 crores USD

Untraceable is a crime thriller movie set in Portland, Oregon about a serial killer. Special Agent Jennifer Marsh works in FBI cybercrime division. She comes across a website that streams a video of a cat being killed. Every time the website server is closed, immediately a mirror server comes up.

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  1. Sneakers

  • Cast: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn
  • Director: Phil Alden Robinson
  • IMBD Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 79%
  • Metacritic: 65%
  • Release date: 01 Jan 1992
  • Box office: 10.52 crores USD

Released in 1992, this movie is about how an FBI fugitive Martin Bishop helps the National Security Agency find a computer stolen by the Russians. However, Martin’s former associate who was captured by the FBI steals and hides it. Will they recover the computer?

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  1. Snowden

Snowden is a biological thriller based on The Snowden Files by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. One of NSA’s employees leaks the illegal surveillance techniques and thousands of classified documents to the public. The movie captures the aftermath of this incident.

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  1. The Matrix

  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano
  • Director: The Wachowskis
  • IMBD Rating: 8.7/10
  • Rotten Tomato:88%
  • Metacritic: 73%
  • Release date: 31 March 1999
  • Box office: 465.3 million USD

Thomas A. Anderson is an average programmer by day and Neo, a hacker by night. When the police find that Morpheus, a computer hacker who is branded as a terrorist has approached Neo, they start targeting him. Neo needs to fight against the super computer to stop the rebellion.

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  1. Tron

  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes
  • Director: Steven Lisberger
  • IMBD Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 75%
  • Metacritic: 58%
  • Release date: 9 July 1982
  • Box office: 5 crores USD

Tron is a sci-fi movie released in 1982. In this movie, a computer programmer, Jeff Bridges finds himself transported into a mainframe computer. He needs to interact with the programs and escape from the software world.

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  1. Source Code

  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
  • Director: Duncan Jones
  • IMBD Rating: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 92%
  • Metacritic: 74%
  • Release date: 1 April 2011
  • Box office: 14.73 crores USD

Source Code is a science fiction time travel movie. The source code is a time loop program. The protagonist Jake Gyllenhaal find himself in different situations and each time, an event occurs, he is transported back to the source code. His mission is to discover a bomber.

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  1. War Games

  • Cast: Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy
  • Director: John Badham
  • IMBD Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomato:93%
  • Metacritic:77%
  • Release date: 3 June 1983
  • Box office: 7.96 crores USD

It’s a science fiction movie where the protagonist, David Lightman, who is a hacker finds that he has unknowingly accessed the War Operation Plan Response (WOPR). This supercomputer belongs to the US military and was programmed to predict the possible results of the nuclear war. Lightman finds himself stuck between reality and simulation. Will he be able to find his way out?

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  1. Blackhat

  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tang Wei, Viola Davis, Ritchie Coster, Holt McCallany, Yorick van Wageningen, Wang Leehom
  • Director: Michael Mann
  • IMBD Rating: 5.4/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 32%
  • Metacritic: 51%
  • Release date: 8 January 2015
  • Box office: 1.97 crores USD

A power plant in Hong Kong explodes. The New York Stock Exchange is hacked. Nicholas Hathaway, Agent Carol Barrett, and their Chinese counterparts team together to find out if these two seemingly different incidents are related. And if so, who’s the brain behind it?

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  1. Ex Machina

  • Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac
  • Director: Alex Garland
  • IMBD Rating: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 92%
  • Metacritic: 78%
  • Release date: 21 January 2015
  • Box office: 3.69 crores USD

This sci-fi psychological thriller that explores the human-robot relationships. Caleb Smith is a programmer who wins a one-week stay at the home of Nathan Bateman, the CEO of Blue Book, a search engine company that he works for. There Caleb meets Ava, an android with AI capabilities. Caleb needs to evaluate Ava’s thoughts and actions. As emotions explore, the line between man and machine begins to blur.

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  1. The Fifth Estate

  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney
  • Director: Bill Condon
  • IMBD Rating: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 36%
  • Metacritic: 49%
  • Release date: September 5, 2013
  • Box office: 86 lakhs USD

The Fifth Estate is based on Inside WikiLeaks by Daniel Domscheit-Berg WikiLeaks by David Leigh and Luke Harding.

The movie explores the rise of the whistle-blower website – Wiki Leaks and the relationship between the founder Julian Assange and the techie activist Daniel Domscheit-Berg.

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  1. Antitrust

  • Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani
  • Director: Peter Howitt
  • IMBD Rating: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 24%
  • Metacritic: 31%
  • Release date: 12 January 2001
  • Box office: 1.82 crores USD

Milo Hoffman is a computer genius who is trying hard to launch his start-up company. Gary Winston, a computer mogul enters the scene. Gary makes an offer to Milo for his start-up business idea. Will Milo be able to stand up to his inspiration and hero or fold down to his tempting offer?

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  1. Office Space

  • Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Stephen Root, Gary Cole
  • Director: Mike Judge
  • IMBD Rating: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomato:80%
  • Metacritic: 68%
  • Release date: 19 Feb 1999
  • Box office: 1.22 crores USD

Office Space is a hilarious tale of a typical software employee. Peter Gibbons is one of those “unknown” employees working in a software company. He doesn’t like his job much and feels very demotivated. His girlfriend Anne encourages him to go for hypnotherapy treatment. What happens after the hypnotherapy treatment makes the rest of the movie.

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  1. Disclosure

  • Cast: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Caroline Goodall, Dennis Miller
  • Director: Barry Levinson
  • IMBD Rating: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 59%
  • Metacritic: 58%
  • Release date: 9 December 1994
  • Box office: $21.4 crores USD

Production line manager Tom works in a technology company founded by Bob Garvin. Tom expects to be promoted when Bob retires. But then Meredith, Tom’s ex-girlfriend gets the promotion. Meredith calls Tom to her office on pretext of a meeting and tries to force herself on him. But Tom refuses here advances. But the next day, he finds the Meredith has filed sexual harassment charges against her. A legal fight ensues and Tom legally wins his position.

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  1. We are Legion

  • Director: Brian Knappenberger
  • IMBD Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 75%
  • Metacritic: 66%
  • Release date: 19 October 2012
  • Box office: $67.9 million

The movie traces the path of many pranksters who join together to form a complete global movement. This story of Hacktivists explores a whole range of “online” issues such as cyberattacks, web controllers, police brutality, copyright abuse, and online censorship.

Cast: Julian Assange, Aaron Barr, Anon2World, Anonyops, Stanley Cohen, Adrian Chen

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  1. The Imitation Game

  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Mark Strong
  • Director: Morten Tyldum
  • IMBD Rating: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 90%
  • Metacritic: 73%
  • Release date: 28 November 2014
  • Box office: 23.36 crores USD

Nock and Staehl, two policemen interrogate the mathematician Alan Turing after an apparent break-in. During the interrogation, Alan talks about working at Bletchley Park during the Second World War and the building of the Turing’s machine, which we now call computers. This movie is based on Alan Turing’s biography.

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  1. Primer

  • Cast: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan
  • Director: Shane Carruth
  • IMBD Rating: 6.9/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 73%
  • Metacritic: 68%
  • Release date: 8 October 2004
  • Box office: 8.42 lakhs USD

A science-fiction movie with elements of time travel. Two engineers, Aaron and Abe work on tech projects to supplement their income. One day, while working on an electromagnetic project, they discover the side effect of the time loop. They find out they can travel in time and play with the stock market.

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  1. TPB AFK – The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard (2013)

  • Cast: Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde, Roger Wallis
  • Director: Simon Klose
  • IMBD Rating: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomato: Not available
  • Metacritic: Not available
  • Release date: 8 February 2013
  • Box office: Not available

This Swedish movie documents the life of the three founders of The Pirate Bay, which is an online digital content index. The founder’s Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, and Gottfrid Svartholm face a $13 million claims in a copyright infringement case. The movie follows their lives away from the keyboard.

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  1. In The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swart

  • Cast: Aaron Swartz, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley
  • Director: Brian Knappenberger,
  • IMBD Rating: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomato: 93%
  • Metacritic: 72
  • Release date: 25 August 2014
  • Box office: 48,911 USD

The movie documents the life and suicide of Internet’s own boy – Aaron Swart. Aaron was a programming prodigy and information activist. He played an integral part in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and the website Reddit. However, his aggressive approach toward accessing information political activism lands him in legal trouble. The battle ended when he took his life at the age of 26.

Critic Review: Link

  1. Who Am I: No System is Safe

  • Cast: Tom Schilling, Elyas M’Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring
  • Director: Baran bo Odar
  • IMBD Rating: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomato: Not available
  • Metacritic: Not available
  • Release date: 25 September 2014
  • Box office: 0.77 Crores USD

This German techno-thriller movie revolves around a group of computer hackers who want to achieve international fame. But the hackers are implicated of a murder and they need to use their computing skills to prove that they’re not guilty of the crime.

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  1. Code Rush

  • Cast: Scott Collins, Stuart Parmenter, Jamie Zawinski
  • Director: 25 April 2000
  • IMBD Rating: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomato: Not available
  • Metacritic: Not available
  • Release date: March 30, 2000 (TV)
  • Box office: Not available

This documentary movie released in 2000 is about the final part of the project when the Netscape engineers are working hard to make the source code of Mozilla ready for release. The documentary tracks the lives of the employees as they work against time to save their company, families, and jobs.

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Wow! I hope it was indeed a personal time for you to get immersed in your favorite programming movies. All these programming movies are not only fun but also informative too.

You can spend your leisure time wisely by watching the programming movies mentioned above. You can accompany your friends in your home theatres for a fun-filled movie watching time.

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Though maths is an interesting subject, it’s a hard nut to crack for a majority. That is why teachers lookout for different strategies to make teaching more creative, funny, and engaging to invoke interest in the kids. Gamification and math puzzles are among the most tried out techniques in today’s classrooms and the idea of maths jokes is not novel.

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There is hardly anyone who doesn’t like to laugh out and have some humor in the conversation. Why not make it a strategy to teach maths to kids who consider the subject a nightmare?

Jokes on maths not only lighten the mood in classrooms but also brings out a positive vibe in learning sessions. Here we can have a look at some of the cheesy maths jokes that will make the students laugh out loud.

1. Why nobody prefers to talk to circles?

Ans: Because it is a waste of time as ‘there is no point’.

2. What is a math teacher’s most loved type of tree?

Ans: Geometry

3. Do you know why the quarter doesn’t roll down the hill with the nickel?

Ans: Yes! Because it had more cents!

4. Why is the math book so sad always?

Ans: Because it has too many problems.

5. Do you know why plants hate math?

Ans: It may be because it gives them square roots.

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6. The number 6 is always afraid of the number 7. What is the reason?

Ans: Because 7 “ate” 9!

7. The two fours are likely to skip lunch. Why?

Ans: Because they already eight!

8. A number can’t stay in one place. Which is that number?

Ans: A Roamin’ numeral

9. Why did the man refuse to drink the juice with 8 ice cubes in it?

Ans: Because it’s too cubed!

10. Which one weighs more –a pound of feathers or a pound of iron?

Ans: Both would weigh the same!

11. How algebra can help you to be a better dancer?

Ans: Because you can use the algo-rhythm!

12. If there are 4 apples in the basket and you take away 3 of them, how many do you have?

Ans: Three apples because you took three of them.

13. Why is it heartbreaking that parallel lines have so much in common?

Ans: Because they will never meet

14. Do you know a king who loved fractions?

Ans: Yes! Henry the ⅛

15. What may be the reason why a nose can’t be 12 inches long?

Ans: Because then it would be afoot.

16. Why did the mathematician drip all of his food in the oven?

Ans: Because the directions said, “Put the food in the oven at 180°”.

17. What is a math teacher’s favorite snake?

Ans: A pi-thon

18. Teacher: Why are you doing your multiplication problems on the floor?

Ans: You told me not to use the tables for these problems.

19. Have you heard the latest statistics joke?

Ans: Probably

20. Two fathers and two sons went fishing. Each of them catches one fish. So why do they bring home only three fish?

Ans: The fishing group consists of a grandfather, his son, and his son’s son. So three people caught only 3 fishes.

21. You know what seems odd to me?

Ans: Numbers that can’t be divided by two.

22. Why did seven eat nine?

Ans: Because you are supposed to eat 3 squared meals a day!

23. Why was the fraction worried about marrying the decimal?

Ans: Because he would have to convert.

24. Why did Pi get its driver’s license canceled?

Ans: Because it has no idea when to stop.

25. What did the triangle tell the circle to win the argument?

Ans: You are so pointless always.

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26. What will you finally get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter?

Ans: Pi in the sky

27. What can you do to make seven an even number?

Ans: Remove the S

28. Why was the equal sign ‘=’ so humble?

Ans: Because she accepts the fact that she wasn’t greater than or less than anyone else.

29. Why did the boy get upset when his teacher called him average?

Ans: It was a ‘mean’ comment from the teacher.

30. Who is the king of the pencil case?

Ans: The Ruler

31. What is the reason why statistics is never anyone’s favorite subject?

Ans: It is just ‘average’

32. What are 10 things you can count on always?

Ans: Your fingers

33. Have you heard about the statistician who got drowned while crossing the river?

Ans: Yes! As it was just three feet deep on average, he thought he could easily cross it.

34. You are not at all advised to start a conversation with Pi. Why?

Ans: It will just go on and on forever.

35. What did the zero say to the eight?

Ans: Nice belt!

36. Why do atheists have difficulty with exponents?

Ans: Because, they don’t actually believe in higher powers.

37. Do you know a mathematician who couldn’t afford the lunch?

Ans: Yes, he could ‘binomials’

38. Why didn’t the two 4’s want any dinner for the day?

Ans: Because they already eight!

39. Is there any option to stay warm in a cold room?

Ans: Better go to the corner. It’s always 90 degrees.

40. Who invented the Round Table?

Ans: Sir ‘Cumference’

41. What might have the spelling book said to the math book?

Ans: “I know I can count on you!”

42. What do baby parabolas drink?

Ans: Quadratic formula

43. Why is it a bad decision to argue with the decimals?

Ans: Because, decimals always have a point.

44. What do you call an angle that is adorable?

Ans: A’cute’ angle

45. Why should you never mention the number 288?

Ans: Because it is “two” gross

46. What is a math teacher’s most loved vacation destination?

Ans: Times Square!

So, these are some interesting math jokes about maths for your little ones!

It is not too late to try out this maths jokes strategy in your classroom that is surely going to work out. This is because humans have a tendency to remember the facts through fun. While they laugh out on these math jokes on maths, it also makes them think about the math facts that are associated with it.

In fact, kids can use these math jokes as tools at problem-solving times to apply the facts and get the results smoothly.

Are you a math teacher who is finding it difficult to teach the tough math concepts? Then don’t hesitate to try out these cool math jokes that will surely lift the overall classroom vibe.

Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year,!

This season will fill your heart with joy and love. It’s the time of gathering with your friends and families, a period of sharing gifts, etc

Here are some of the famous Christmas quotes for you, while wrapping gifts for your friends and families, tag any of these quotes and make your gift special.

One such quote that will fit well is: “Christmas is the season of joy, gift-giving, and of families united.”

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1. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” —Edna Ferber

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2. “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” – Bob Hope

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3. “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” – Shirley Temple

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4. “Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.” – Mary Ellen Chase

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5. “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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6. “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge

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7. “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.” – Bing Crosby

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8. “No man is a failure who has friends.” — It’s a Wonderful Life

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9. “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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10. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz

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11. “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.” — Carrie Fisher

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12. “Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice

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13. “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” – Margaret Thatcher

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14. “Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” – Phyllis Diller

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15. “I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old familiar carols play / And wild and sweet, the words repeat / Of peace on earth, good-will to men.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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16. “Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” — The Polar Express

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17. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes

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18. “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” – Harlan Miller

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19. “There’s nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up.” ― Jenny Han

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20. “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney

Christmas Quotes21. “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”- Washington Irving

22. “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” — Alexander Smith

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23. “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin

24. “Christmas, my child, is love in action.” – Dale Evans

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25. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Will Ferrell, Elf

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26. “Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” ― Pope John XXIII

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27. “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – Theodor Seuss Geisel, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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28. “Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young

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29. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Dr. Suess

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30. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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31. “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” – Winston Churchill

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32. “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro

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33. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ―Peg Bracken

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34. “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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35. “Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.” ― Eric Sevareid

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36. “Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.” ― B.C. Forbes

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37. “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” – Deborah Whipp

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38. “Christmas now surrounds us, Happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.” – Shirley Sallay

39. “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” – W.T. Ellis

40. “That’s what Christmas memories are made from, they’re not planned, they’re not scheduled, nobody puts them in their blackberry, they just happen.” – Deck the Halls (2006)

41. “Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance—a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.” – Augusta E. Randel

42. “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” – Roy L. Smith

43. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

44. “Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” – Zuzu Bailey, “It’s A Wonderful Life”

45. “Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is, in reality, great if it is given with affection.” – Pindar

46. “Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.”- David Cameron

47. “T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”- Clement Clarke Moore

48. “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.”-Ann Garnett Schultz

49. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.- Dr. Seuss

50. “Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year — and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority”- W. J. Cameron

51) There has been only one Christmas — the rest are anniversaries”-  W. J. Cameron

52. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”- Edward Pola and George Wyle

53. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.”-Janice Maeditere

54. “Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.”-Norman Wesley Brooks

55. “The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.”-James Cash Penney

56. “The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas, it is young.”- Phillips Brooks

57. “Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”- Freya Stark

58. “Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.”- Josephine Daskam Bacon

59. “Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”- Seuss

60. “Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united.”-Norman Vincent Peale

61. “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”-Burton Hills


62. “The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.”-C. Jones

63. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”- Dale Evans Rogers

64. “At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.”- Thomas Tusser

65. “Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”-J. Tucker

66. “Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.” ―Gladys Taber

67. Santa Claus has the right idea – visit people only once a year.”-Victor Borge

68. “At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional”-Robert Godden

69. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful”- Norman Vincent Peale

70 “ Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect” Oren Arnold

71) “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!”-  Benjamin Franklin

72) The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood. Richard Paul Evans

73 Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is absolutely no room for him at all, Christ comes uninvited. Thomas Merton

74) What kind of Christmas present would Jesus ask Santa for? Salman Rushdie

75) Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. Larry Wilde

76) Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year — and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. W.J. Cameron

Students get easily inspired by the innovations around them which can even change their perspective about life. Artificial intelligence is one such area which has gained much popularity among the student groups and has now become an important element in the digital classrooms. Teaching and learning scenario has transformed to the next level with the widespread acceptance of the technology in classrooms.

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There are lots of movies based on the concept of artificial intelligence which has showcased many aspects of technology for the viewers. Watching AI movies can help students to get closer to the technology and get more motivated to learn more on the domain. AI is undoubtedly one of the best inventions of the scientific world and its possibilities have grown to remarkable levels. Here let us take a look at some of the most fascinating movies about AI for students which can really enhance their love for the technology:

1. Metropolis

This is a 1927 science fiction movie that showcases some classic excellence of artificial intelligence. This is one among the first Sci-Fi films of the time that influenced many similar scripts later. It introduced idea of the human interaction with machines and helped viewers set a perspective to AI. The movie tries to highlight the message that no understanding can be guaranteed between the brain and hands till the heart takes the role of a mediator. This awesome movie was directed by Fritz Lang and key roles were played by Brigitte Helm and Alfred Abel.

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick this movie hit the screens in 1968. The key roles were played by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. It is an epic drama on exploration which was rated as an ultimate trip on artificial intelligence for the viewers. The movie is equally thoughtful and fictional and at times questioning the meaning of life. When you watch the movie in 2018, you will have no idea that the movie was screened when the technology was just in the beginning phase. Students will be amazed to see a machine similar to human in the way of thinking and decision-making.

3. Her

 This 2013 AI movie is the right mix of scientific fiction, drama and romance. The technology shown in the movie is an expected reality in the near future. This interesting plot tells the story of relationship of a writer with an OS which can satisfy all his needs. It was directed by Spike Jonze and the lead roles were played by Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. Samantha is just the software but the emotions and feelings in the voice sound very much human. The connection was portrayed as true and loyal and the OS even questioned about the lack of physical existence.

4. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

 This movie is one of the best master pieces from James Cameron which made viewers excited right from beginning to the end. It hit the screens in the year 1991 and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton; Edward Furlong played the key roles. In this version, a more advanced robot, the T-1000 was in action to kill John Connor. A terminator is sent from future to protect them and the creative genius was portrayed with a brilliant sequel. It is intelligent in nature and more human in the approach.

5. Wall- E

This 2008 AI movie is an animated story for kids which show a philosophical journey of the sentient robots. The titular has gained the intelligence through the human inventions such as Rubik’s cubes and light bulbs. This awesome movie was directed by Andrew Stanton and the key roles were handled by Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight and Jeff Garlin. The heroine of Wall-E is a true example of how to perceive and shower deeper emotions of love. The movie puts a platform to think deeply about what actually distinguishes robots from humans.

6. The Matrix

 One of the best movies to showcase the idea of artificial intelligence in the most advanced and brilliant form. This action packed Sci-Fi movie was from the directors, Lana and Lilly Wachowski and it hit the screen on 1999. The plot is interesting which says how powerful machines created Matrix that was capable of imprisoning human minds. Interestingly, they feast on the humans’ body heat. It was scary at times to see how machines were powerful over humans and they even created superhuman agents that can keep hackers. The main roles of the movie were brilliantly portrayed by Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss.

7. Big Hero 6

This is an animation movie based on artificial intelligence which is loved by kids of all ages. The plot includes lot of adventure and action with thrilling scenarios. This awesome movie directed by a team of directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams hit the screens in the year 2014. In the interesting plot, viewers can feel good to see a special bond of prodigy Hiro Hamada and plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax. They teamed up with a set of friends to set up a band of high-tech heroes. The cast lead of the movie includes Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit and Jamie Chung.

8. Blade Runner

This movie is rated as a visual master piece on artificial intelligence which was released in the year 1982. The script is in fact a catalyst of intense thought which was directed by Ridley Scott. Deckard was the hero of the movie who was given the task of terminating four replicates which was actually android beings but resembled humans. The leading roles of this scientific thriller were handled by Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. Once you see the movie, you are made to think a lot and in fact may question the meaning of life, reality, and who are humans.

9. Moon

A lunar experience turned lunatic gets astronaut Sam Bell stuck on the moon with a younger, angrier version of himself which appears from who knows where!

Sounds crazy right? Exactly!

But you won’t mind taking up this chaotic journey with him for every mishap that occurs is well complimented with a well thought and practically extra ordinary come back for survival.

From a carefully crafted script to an incredibly executed performance, moon is a treat to the taste buds of every sci-fi freak.

Don’t forget the take away- Grow perseverance and mental strength to deal even with the most hopeless situations that life throws.

10. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

 This AI movie is interesting to watch for students as it is full of action, adventure and fantasy. This was directed by the popular director George Lucas who gave us lots of movies to remember. In the plot, Luke Skywalker joined forces with a team with the motive of saving the galaxy from the Empire’s apocalyptic battle station. This top rated movie hit the screens in the year 1977 and the lead cast include Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

11. Aliens

This is one of the top rated movies from the director, James Cameron and it hit the screen in the year 1986. In the interesting plot, Ellen Ripley who has been in hypersleep for 57 years was saved by a deep salvage team. The key roles in this AI movie were played by Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Carrie Henn.

12. The Iron Giant

This is an interesting animated movie on AI that is rich with action and adventure. The movie was directed by Brad Bird and star led by Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Aniston. It is a beautiful work of art that hit the screen on 1999. It portrays a beautifully bonded friendship between a young boy and a giant alien robot. As the relationship grows, the alien technology of sophisticated intelligence was revealed to the boy, which in turn created some interesting twists.

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The thought of converting this great idea into movies started ever since Metropolis hit the screen about 90 years ago. These are just a few among the many amazing movies made on the concept of artificial intelligence. These top rated movies can help students to learn more about the possibilities of the technology and watching the theme on big screen can change their perspectives about the modern technology. Many of the students have got inspired by watching such movies and got self motivated to bring out the creative side in them and worked more towards using technology in the right way for the society. This is one of the best ways to introduce the modern scientific technologies among the students and instil innovative ideas in their minds.

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Animated movies have now become an indispensable element of student life as they not only give them some fun time but also share some moral values of life. Most of the animated movies for students are truly inspiring and keeps on motivating them to work hard in life and chase their dreams. Even those movies with lots of fun elements convey some message to students in one form or the other and enable them to grow successful. Now parents need not worry about their kids getting addicted to watching animated movies as we have witnessed the positive role of such movies in student life over the decades.

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Here we can have a look at some of the top inspirational animated movies for students that mould their character and inspire them to live a more meaningful life.

1. The Incredibles

This awesome animated movie can be really interesting to watch for students as it tells the story of a family of superheroes. It shows how they fought to rescue their family from the attack of evil. The movie is after all about how to believe in yourself and moreover advices not to be afraid to be yourself. This is an all time classic movie which inspires everyone to be determined on their goals and don’t get distracted by looking back.


 This interesting movie tells the story of cute love between two robots which showcases the importance of love in life. The way movie is pictured is rich with many layers of excellence. As the movie progresses, there are more messages shared for mankind which includes going green and saving habitat. It warns human beings to stop such activities or else to find a new planet to get shifted once they spoil the present hub.

3. Pokemon

 The story revolves around the adventures of Ash Ketchum and his peers. The students will get inspired about the hard training they undergo to reach their goal of becoming a pokemon master. This can more or less relate to the hopes and aspirations of present generation youth. The character of the story is rich with good human values and his willingness to help those in need is truly inspiring for the present youth. The movie conveys several good messages including chasing dreams, hard work, and friendship and helping mentality.

4. Toy Story 3

The plot of the story is interesting for kids as it is about the toys getting wrongly delivered to a day-care center. Woody was in the role of convincing the remaining toys to return home. The movie shares the awesome message of value of childhood, past as well as friendship. The students can learn from the movie about how to value and stick to the things they value the most and how to put in effort to maintain the hope and trust in life.

5. Fairy Tail 

The present generation of youth who are more reserved to the digital age lack the value of relationships and they are not seen as taking enough efforts to maintain the existing relationships. This movie beautifully portrays the friendships, and other relationships and the essence of bond they share between each other. This inspires the present youth to invest some time in relationships. The teamwork, determination and togetherness to achieve what they believe can make a drastic change in the attitude of viewers in approaching life in a better way. Also the movie conveys a truly motivating message “The minute you think of giving up, think of the reason why you help on so long”

6. Grave of the Fireflies

This inspiring movie revolves around the story of a young boy and his little sibling who got separated from their parents during World War 2 in Japan. They fought life to survive the mishaps that happened around them. The movie conveys a beautiful message of dreaming positive in spite of reality. If you are going through some tough days, don’t give up on your dreams and sit in despair. This story can convey the positivity of seeing the good side and looking towards brighter days.

7. One Piece

 This is an awesome animated movie with lots of fun elements that keeps the audience interested throughout the story. This is about a young man who accidentally ate a rubber fruit and his body gained the properties of rubber. The story progresses as he went in search of world’s ultimate treasure with the help of his crew. The way he accomplished his dream is truly inspirational for students to chase their dream despite what life offers in between and to stay positive always.

8. Finding Nemo

 This movie is all about the love of a father for his son as he sets to find him out. In this regard, the movie conveys the beautiful message of family values. The son was lost in the open sea as he didn’t consider the dad’s constant warnings about the dangers of ocean. The other character called dory inspires everyone to never give up on your dreams in spite of the challenges or obstacles that come to your life. The students will get motivated to step outside their comfort zone and it also showcases the importance of teamwork and friendship.

9. Attack on Titan

The movie is centred on three young people who joined the military to fight out the Titans once their home town got invaded. It was full of mysteries that kept the audience waiting to see how the story line brings out twist every time. This anime movie is truly inspirational in the way it showcases the importance of fighting the world for survival. The story indirectly refers to the hopelessness felt by the youth of the society and inspires them to see life from a different angle to live it better.

10. Bakuman

This movie is about the determination and perseverance of a young boy, Moritaka Mashiro who worked along with his classmate, Akito Takagi to achieve the goal of becoming a professional mangaka. Almost all aspects of life are covered in this movie including romance, real life situations, drama and comedy to keep everyone interested till the end. It is truly inspirational in conveying some values to keep in life while chasing a dream such as perseverance, wisdom and diligence. If you are after a goal in life and something is stopping you from it, this movie can lift your spirit and helps you to believe in yourself.

11. A Place Further Than the Universe

 This animated movie tells the story of a girl, Mari Tamaki who always aimed to become great in life but was set back due to her fear for goals. The situation changed all of a sudden when she got inspired by Shirase’s determination of achieving what she wanted in life. The way she worked tirelessly to reach their goals made her to step out of her ordinary circumstances and work towards making her life extraordinary. This movie advices everyone to get inspired by successful people around you and to utilize the possibilities offered by life to grow big.

12. Magic Knight Rayearth

 The hero of the story is courageous and have a “never give up” kind of attitude which is lacking in the present generation of students. She was never seen as waiting for something to happen but approaches life in a more sensible way to get things done. Making things happen despite the limitations and troubles that come your way with a positive attitude is what made this movie inspiring for the viewers.

The listed ones are just a few among the many inspirational animated movies for students that enable them to face the life more positively. While some of them bring out the creative side in them, most of such movies are a good platform for them to learn the moral values in life. It helps students to get closer to the country’s culture and inspires them to learn more about novel areas. Moreover, these movies can improve their social interaction and improves their interest in culture and language.

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Parents have always raised concerns about their kids getting addicted to watching anime movies.

However, research studies have claimed that anime movies can be used as a good study tool for kids. The research analysts have enough points to substantiate the findings. Many of the anime movies can motivate Kids to grow successful in life and teach them the importance of hard work.

Moreover,in Japan learning Japanese is considered of immense value right from childhood. Thus, language is no more a concern for kids as watching anime series can help them to grasp the language gradually.

Some mangas and anime brings out the creative side in them and enables them to think out of the box in real life situations. Here we can have a look at some of the important educational benefits of watching anime series or movies.

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1. Learn More About Novel Areas:  Student life is the phase when they start learning about new things and explore new ideas in life. These movies teaches students about areas which they might not come across in their academic syllabus but are useful for them at some point in their life. For example, they can learn about mental health conditions such as PTSD if they watch School Live and Narcolepsy if they watch Little Busters. Many elements that are projected in some anime movies may seem interesting at present but are valuable or useful later in life.

2. Can Learn Real Life Lessons: Having a good understanding about the real life situations well in advance confers students with the ability of proper decision making . Knowing how the heroes have overcome hardships in life help them to think out of the box,save the situations and grow successful. Even the comedy series are more subtle if you check the element of conveying real life lessons. Anime series including My Hero Academia, A Silent Voice and Orange are popular in terms of teaching real life lessons. These series enable students to learn to respect their parents and be thankful and avoid bullying others and most importantly to get rid of their arrogance.

3. Increased Social Interaction: The modern society have witnessed that many of the students are turned to introverts. However, the influence of anime movies has made a noticeable impact on increasing their interaction and they start behaving more social. Kids of working parents can avoid boredom and the depression of being alone in their free time by watching anime movies. This not only takes off their pressure of loneliness but also gives them a feeling of happiness. They can also get connected to other students who watch anime and thus make new friends.

4. Learn About Value Of Relationships: In today’s world, we have seen that the relationships have started losing its value. However, many good anime movies have projected the importance of relationships and the love for anime has persuaded students to keep up such values in their life.. Hopefully, such anime series can help students to understand the value of relationships in life and inspires them to give out some effort to maintain them. 

5. Understand Moral Values In Life: One of the most important benefits of watching anime movies is learning about keeping up moral values in life. The series such as Haikyuu teaches students about the importance of teamwork in getting things done and why they are crucial in achieving success. DBZ is a popular series that inspires students to come out of the limits, push oneself up, keep on practising, set goals and do enough hard work while chasing dreams. The New Game anime series teaches and inspires students about undergoing struggles to achieve what they want in life and to overcome the troubles of starting as a beginner. They also learn other human values such as righteousness, generosity, honesty, courage and patience.

6. Improved Interest In Culture And Language: It is quite common for students to have least interest in the country’s culture as they prefer fun elements. Surprisingly, anime movies are a good option for them to learn more about the Japanese culture in an entertaining fashion. They slowly start having interest in learning more about the culture and related areas. Even if the extent of understanding might be very little, having some sorts of insights into the culture can help them to grow closer to the culture. Also as these movies are made with Japanese audio clips, they can learn the Japanese language a little more easily and get more fluent with it pretty quickly. The students who are born or brought up outside the country can keep in touch with the culture.

7. Improves Creativity And Critical Thinking: This form of storytelling can enhance their creativity and students can start exploring their creative side along with excelling in academics. This improves their drawing skills that help them to start exploring the areas of animation and architecture. Those students who are truly inspired even start designing their own anime characters and develop their own mangas. In fact, this is a good alternative for kids’ stories as this is a form of imaginative story telling.

Parents do realise that the educational value of anime is immense. Watching anime is not always all about fun but the best part is about its learning possibilities. Apart from these benefits, watching anime can teach students about the importance of proper communication.

Like every other areas, anime addiction can have some negatives if kids tend to copy only the hatred or trouble making aspects of anime. Parents have to keep a check on the types of anime being watched by the kids and help them to sort out the suitable ones. If they make watching anime with educational values a part of their routine, parents can find it easy to mould their character right from the childhood.

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