IMDb Home School: Educational Picks for Kidsby IMDb-Editors | last updated - 6 months ago
School of Rock | Now Streaming on HBO and Available to Rent on Prime Video
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn (Jack Black) takes a position as a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school. He discovers his students are talented young musicians and turns his class into a rock band, setting his sights on a "Battle of the Bands" competition.
Hidden Figures | Now Streaming on FXNOW and Available to Rent on Prime Video
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American women mathematicians who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.
"Making It" | Season 2 Now Streaming on Hulu
If you and your family have a room dedicated to fabric, googly eyes, glue, and glitter, this friendly competition show, hosted by the wonderfully goofy Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, gently puts a cast of ambitious crafters through their paces. And every challenge winner earns a Girl Scouts-inspired badge for their efforts.
The Book Thief | Available to Rent on Prime Video
While navigating life in Germany during World War II, young Liesel finds solace in stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. Based on the popular novel by Markus Zusak.
"Cosmos: Possible Worlds" | Now Streaming on DIRECTV
Rating: Not Rated
Following the wildly successful "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," Neil deGrasse Tyson returns as host to translate more revelations of science into a lavish transporting experience, taking audiences on a series of spiritual voyages of exploration. The show reveals previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds, worlds yet to come, and the worlds that humans may one day inhabit.
To Kill a Mockingbird | Now Streaming on Prime Video
Rating: TV-PG (TV rating)
This Oscar-winning adaptation of Harper Lee's seminal novel deals with mature themes. In it, Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved charge, and his children against prejudice. See our parents guide for content advisories.
"Our Planet" | Now Streaming on Netflix
Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
Stand and Deliver | Now Streaming on Netflix
For some viewers, the real value of calculus can be found in this Oscar-nominated story centered on Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who is determined to inspire his dropout-prone students to learn the subject.
Fantasia | Now Streaming on Disney+
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music, including famous numbers like Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" and Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring."
Selma | Now Streaming on FXNOW and Available to Rent on Prime Video
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Osmosis Jones | Now Streaming on HBO Max and DIRECTV
This action-packed flick is like an animated biology lesson. A policeman white blood cell named Osmosis Jones (voiced by Chris Rock), with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank (Bill Murray).
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | Now Streaming on Netflix
Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the true story of William Kamkwamba.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas | Available to Rent on Prime Video
Through the innocent eyes of Bruno (Asa Butterfield), the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, a forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Lean on Me | Available to Rent on Prime Video
One of Morgan Freeman's best roles has him starring as the principal of a decaying school that he is determined to improve by any and all means. It's another streaming option for families with teenage kids. See our parents guide for content advisories.
When We Were Kings | Now Streaming on Cinemax
Subject: Social Studies/History
A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.