5. Charlotte’s Web – Will I Die?
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Death is probably the hardest subject our children will ever encounter. It’s terrifying, and unlike the others on this list, there’s really no “good time” to talk about it. Christian parents can try to encourage their children, they can speak to them about Heaven and remind them of God’s promise, but in the end, the only way to truly accept death is to face it. While a number of the movies listed here could help kids do this, Charlotte's Web is perhaps the best. Not only does the film gently introduce death to its young viewers, but it also teaches them how to face it bravely.
Unlike most tragic stories, the title character of Charlotte’s Web knows she is going to die. In fact, she explains as much to her friend Wilbur about halfway through the movie. Yet despite this, she is not afraid, she knows her life has had meaning and was spent surrounded by those she loved most. While her death is still painful to watch, Charlotte is able to meet it peacefully with no regrets.