The Karate Kid ( 1984 )


Daniel moves to Los Angeles with his mother, Lucille, and soon strikes up a relationship with Ali. He quickly finds himself the target of bullying by a group of high school students, led by Ali's ex-boyfriend Johnny, who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo under ruthless sensei, John Kreese. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi, an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate for self-defense and later, preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.

perseverance 9/10

The main character continues to train and improve despite challenges.

bravery 8/10

The main character shows courage in standing up to bullies.

respect 8/10

Respect for oneself and others is a central theme, especially in the context of martial arts.

friendship 7/10

Strong friendships are formed and highlighted throughout the story.

self-control 7/10

Characters demonstrate self-discipline and control through martial arts training.

violence 6/10

There are several fight scenes and instances of bullying.

language 3/10

Mild language and insults are present in a few scenes.