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5 Films That Depict Great Teamwork

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Teamwork is essential for the success of any organization. Few companies get off the ground or last long without proper collaboration amongst their employees. A lack of teamwork can result in lower productivity and higher turnover. 

So what does good teamwork look like? According to Forbes, the qualities that make a great team include: 

  • A clear vision or goal
  • An inspiring leader
  • Cooperation
  • Constructive communication
  • Appreciation for all members

If you’re looking for a great example of teamwork, then look no further than Hollywood. Though many movies focus on a sole protagonist, there are still quite a few films that accurately depict great teamwork and collaboration. A few movies that execute this well are The Avengers, The Incredibles, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Ocean’s Eleven, and Miracle. 

The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers are a group of enhanced individuals who must come together to fight Loki, the God of Mischief, and his alien invasion. The heroes are thrust together by their leader, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D., to take on the alien army and save the world. 

Each Avenger has their own unique personality, background, and skills that they bring to the team. Inevitably, this causes conflict as some of the heroes have strong egos. However, by the end of the film, the Avengers learn to respect each other. This respect and cooperation echoes throughout many more Marvel films, despite the ups and downs they face along the way.  

The Incredibles (2004)

The Incredibles is the tale of a super-powered family forced to come out of hiding when their fellow heroes start to go missing. Each family member has a unique power and personality, which causes conflict and tension throughout the first half of the film. 

However, the family learns to work through their problems and respect their differences in order to battle the villain. Each member works through their insecurities to not only gain more respect for their family for their own powers as well. 

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The saga of the Lord of the Rings begins with the culmination of one of the most iconic teams in fantasy: the Fellowship of the Ring. The fellowship includes two men, a wizard, four hobbits, an elf, and a dwarf, all with clashing motivations, egos, and cultures. 

Led by the iconic wizard Gandalf, the fellowship sets off to complete their goal: to take the One Ring to Mordor to destroy it. The One Ring causes conflict and tension in the group, but they ultimately stick together throughout the movie. 

The team faces loss, adversity, and even failure throughout the film. However, through altruism, cooperation, and sacrifice, most of the team remains at the end. Though the fellowship breaks apart, each faction still focuses on the goal and finds ways to support and help each other throughout the rest of the trilogy, even when they are hundreds of miles apart. 

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

The members of Ocean’s team all come together with the goal to rob three casinos at the same time. Each member has a particular skill set that is crucial for executing the plan. Without the cooperation and success of a single teammate, the entire plan can fail. 

Throughout the movie, the team sticks to their vision, respects each other’s roles, and communicates often. Without these qualities, Ocean’s Eleven surely would not have succeeded in their heist. 

Miracle (2004)

Miracle depicts the true story of the American hockey team’s match against the Soviet team in the 1980 WInter Olympics. At the film’s beginning, the team struggles to cooperate as they let their differences and rivalries work against them. However, by the end of the film, they band together under the common goal to beat the Soviets.

Marie Miguel Biography
Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.