The Polar Express

Movie • 2004 • Adventure  

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When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
This movie contains 6 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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shroomoss
Flying Reindeer are handled roughly by the elves and then Santa uses a magic whip on them to steer them forward.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Nebulacat
One scene has toys that are broken, but instead of getting destroyed, the broken toys are taken to be fixed.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Anonymous
There's a jumpscare in the broken toys-scene if I remember correctly
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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thespianscreed
The ghost of a middle-aged man is a side character throughout the movie, but he is benevolent.
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Are there clowns?
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Anonymous
There are clowns in the train cart full of toys
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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jdpamv
More of puppets/marionettes but they’re mannequin-like.
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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slayallday123456788
a character spits out the drink the guy on the roof of the train gives him but it wasn't triggering for me personally
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Does someone spit?
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shroomoss
The protag spits out his "joe" that the "hobo" gave to him after tasting it.
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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jdpamv
The nerd character could be seen as misrepresenting autism.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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shroomoss
Potentially the beginning of one when the protag couldn't hear the sleigh bells at the north pole during Santa's reveal. But he recovers.
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YourLocalINTJ
They’re in a tight-space shuttle at one point
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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shroomoss
In a dark tunnel scene the train brakes causing light sparks in the darkness that flash.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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ChanticleerxGoldie
The "annoying kid" seems to be a stereotype of autism (especially when infodumping about "what kind of train this is"), but nothing is confirmed
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there fat suits?
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jdpamv
No, but there's a similar concept; Michael Jeter (who wasn't fat) does the voice and motion-capture of a photorealistic CGI character who is fat.
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Spoiler
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thespianscreed
The main character does not believe in Santa at the beginning of the movie, and articles about mall Santa strikes" and the "barren North Pole" are shown and read. Dialogue about his doubt is present throughout the movie. However, by the end of the movie, the boy meets and believes in Santa. End-of-movie narration reveals that although his family and friends stopped believing as the got older, he did not.
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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thespianscreed
No automobiles in the movie, but a train and its cars are frequently shown in peril and sometimes crashing, including being in peril of falling through thin ice and off steep cliffs. No one is harmed.
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rockhasnoclue
There isn’t ties screeching but the wheel of the train scraping across the ice could be read or be triggering in a similar way
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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