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Class movie suggestions

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:08 pm
by Zyz
I thought I would ask for suggestions from the community. One of the classes I'm teaching this year is film studies. While the primary concentration will be on science fiction and cyberpunk, I will still be covering everything from silent films to current day movies. While I have a good list going on, one of the issues I'm running into is a large majority of the movies I watched in my film criticism classes were fine for the college students, they are not appropriate to show at high school.

I'd love to see some ideas from the community. Stipulations are no cursing, no nudity, no sex, no glamorizing of drugs and alcohol.

Re: Class movie suggestions

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:29 pm
by Schwing
Moved this to off topic.

Also Kingdom of Heaven, Akira and Infernal Affairs cover a few bases.

Re: Class movie suggestions

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:37 pm
by Elfylolz
The sandlot and the little rascals are 2 of my favorite movies and I'm in high school:)

Re: Class movie suggestions

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:31 pm
by F0SSIL
- The Mummy (original ofc)
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (original ofc)
- Dinosaurs
- Mrs. Doubtfire

Just some random faves:)

Re: Class movie suggestions

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:14 am
by Mind
Contact,
The Martian,
(true story, so not really sci-fi, but...) Hidden Figures,
Independence day (the first one)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail I actually had a high school teacher make us take notes, lecture, and then quiz over this. It was just as awesome and ambiguous as you'd hope.

Re: Class movie suggestions

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:27 am
by Tadaaah
A few that def. are okay for high schoolers:
A Little Princess (It is a well-written movie)
Snowpeircer
Iron Giant
Wall-E
Annihilation
Gravity

I can't remember if these have nudity/sex or not. My parents were terrible at censorship. I sang along with the Rocky Horror Picture Show (which you should def do anyway) by the time I was 7.
Dark City
Vanilla Sky
Sunshine
Paprika
Serenity

I feel a lot of Sci-Fi and Cyberpunk has tons of nudity and sex...

Re: Class movie suggestions

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:53 am
by SPLEND1D

Re: Class movie suggestions

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:22 am
by TinyMaclir
F0SSIL wrote:- The Mummy (original ofc)
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (original ofc)
- Dinosaurs
- Mrs. Doubtfire

Just some random faves:)

No mummy

Re: Class movie suggestions

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:41 pm
by F0SSIL
TinyMaclir wrote:
F0SSIL wrote:- The Mummy (original ofc)
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (original ofc)
- Dinosaurs
- Mrs. Doubtfire

Just some random faves:)

No mummy


WHAAAAAT!? It's the best!

Re: Class movie suggestions

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:44 pm
by Zyz
Thank you for all the suggestions so far. Please keep them coming