October Sky is inspirational and has a science/math hook in that a group of kids are trying to create a rocket. Their teacher believes in them, but their families aren’t supportive. In the end, they succeed and many end up becoming scientists. (It is based on a true story.)
check this list:
1. THE BICYCLE THIEVES
2. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
3. COLLEGE ROAD TRIP
5. THE KITE RUNNER
6. HOTEL RWANDA
7. THE PIANIST
8. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
9. CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
10. TAARE ZAMEEN PAR (HINDI/INDIA)
11. ANJALI (TAMIL/INDIA)
12. NANDHALALA (TAMIL/INDIA)
13. MYNAA (TAMIL/INDIA)
14. AADUKALAM (TAMIL/INDIA)
15. PASANGA (TAMIL/INDIA)
17. URUMI (MALAYALAM/INDIA)
18. ADAMINTE MAKAN ABU (MALAYALAM/INDIA)
19. SWAAS (MARATHI/INDIA)
20. GAJA (KANNADA/INDIA)
21. TINGYA (MARATHI/INDIA)
22. BOMARILLU (TELUGU/INDIA)
23. KAAL PURUSH (BENGALI/INDIA)
tickets & 2-day tickets are available)
I haven’t shown a movie in my class all year long, but I am considering showing one week after next, which is the last week of school here. Half of my students will be pulled out for external activities during that week and if I can find a good movie to keep them thinking- when nothing else at this time of year seems to do that- then I am going for it! Any suggestions?? 🙂
What can I show for middle school Spanish class??!?!?!
I showed Nacho Libre last year to my 7th and 8th grade classes and they loved it. It’s harmless, but I would caution you to give a disclaimer about the religious views in the movie. Some of the content may be viewed as offensive to students/parents who have strong religious beliefs.
A Los Angeles Kings jersey can be spotted in the 1996 movie Swingers.
I just showed Iron Will to my 7th graders and they enjoyed it. Most have never seen it since it was made in 1984. Being a period piece makes that immaterial.
I saw that movie! Very very good!
We also read Freak the Mighty, but I have to disagree about the movie. This year I showed My Bodyguard and it led to a great compare/ contrast assignment.
The Perfect Game is an excellent movie to show to middle schoolers.
There is a place in the movie where Will is a bar and the men in the race are plying him with cigars and alcohol which he doesn’t handle well. There are a few incidences of violence that are very much part of the rugged theme of the movie and necessary to the plot.