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Good movies for the classroom

Postby Toni » Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:37 pm

I am new here and I teach in a private school. Someone suggested that I try to find out some information from you wonderful homeschoolers. Years ago I homeschooled but now that my children are all grown I teach religion.
I am looking to put together a list of movies that can be watched during classroom time. Whether it is a special day or simply an end of the year time to rest movie.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. :D

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Postby Theodore » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:14 pm

What sort of movies are you looking for? Movies that will go well with your class, or just movies that are fun to watch?

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Postby Toni » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:11 pm

Both!
Sometimes we are looking for movies for the holidays, history, religion or sometimes for a special day.

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Re: Good movies for the classroom

Postby Theodore » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:14 pm

Chariots of Fire is a great movie, and fits well with your class. If you like war movies, I also highly recommend the Mel Gibson movies We Were Soldiers and The Patriot, and the Horatio Hornblower series (though watch out for the scene with the men showering on deck in one of them). There's probably about a million other movies I'm forgetting here, but this should get you started.

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Postby Toni » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:03 pm

Thank you!
Presently I am working on a list for Preschool through 8th grade. When I have completed that I will work on a list for highschool.
I love the Patriot and When we were soldiers.
Thank you for your suggestions.

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Postby sparkie12 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:59 pm

Here are some of my favorites:

1. My Dog Skip
2. The Sandlot
3. Angels in the Outfield
4. Where the Red Fern Grows
5. Old Yeller

Can you tell I have all boys? LOL

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Re: Good movies for the classroom

Postby Theodore » Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:09 pm

Oh yes, don't forget the classics. Swiss Family Robinson (1960) is a great movie, as are Sergeant York, The Mark of Zorro (1940, Tyrone Powers and Basil Rathbone), and Follow Me Boys. I also really enjoyed Jeremiah Johnson (1972, Robert Redford) - and Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea (or whatever the sequel is called), and Tales from Avonlea are all good as well.

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Postby Toni » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:07 pm

Thank you for your suggestions. For those who are interested these are the movies I have so far. I appreciate all the help you give.

Abe Lincoln in Illinois) (1940)
Anne Of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Barabbas 1962
Bambi (G) 2005
Bells of St. Mary's, The 1945
Big Red 1962
Black Beauty 1971
Boys Town 1938
Charlotte's Web 1973
Cheaper by the Dozen 1950
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates ( 1956 )
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier ( 1955 )
Demitrus and Gladiators 1954
Diary of Anne Frank 1959
Flowers of St. Francis, The ( 1950 )
Going My Way ( 1944 )
Heidi ( 1937 )
Incredible Mr. Limpet, The ( 1964 )
Incredible Journey, The ( 1963 )
Joan of Arc ( 1948 )
Joan of Arc -- ( 1999 )
Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie A-I -- General Patronage (G) 2002.
Lady and the Tramp ( 1955 )
Life Is Beautiful ( 1998 )
Lilies of the Field ( 1963 )
Little Women (1933)
Little Miss Broadway ( 1938 )
Little Colonel, The) ( 1935 )
Little Miss Marker ( 1934 )
Little Princess, The ( 1939 )
Littlest Rebel, The ( 1935 )
Man for All Seasons, A ( 1966 )
March of the Penguins
Mary Poppins ( 1964 )
Miracle of Marcelino, The ( 1955 )
Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, The ( 1952 )
Miracle of the Bells, The ( 1948 )
Miracle on 34th Street ( 1947)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ( 1939 )
Nutty Professor, The ( 1963 )
Old Yeller ( 1958 )
Passion of the Christ 2004
Pinocchio ( 1940 )
Polar Express 2004
Quo Vadis ( 1951 )
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm ( 1938 )
Remember the Titans. 2000 (Disney)
Romero
Song of Bernadette, The ( 1943 )
Sound of Music, The ( 1965 )
Spartacus ( 1960 )
State Fair ( 1945 )
Stowaway ( 1936 )
Swiss Family Robinson ( 1960 )
Ten Commandments, The ( 1956 )
Veggie Tales "Tales from the Crisperâ€

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Looks like a good list, except for Barabbas.

Postby Theodore » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:15 pm

Looks like a pretty good list, except for Barabbas, which I've seen and found rather risque for a movie made in 1962. Not something I'd personally recommend.

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Postby Janet Tatman » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:47 am

Some of our family favorites were:

James Herriott - Series - BBC
Saint and Soldiers- WWII High School
Walk to Remember - High School
Princess Bride
Forever Young - Mel Gibson
Sabrina
Man From Snowy River
Toy Story
Finding Nemo
Any Jane Austin based movie - Pride and Prejudice, etc.
Little Women
Remember Me
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Postby Toni » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:24 pm

Thanks for the reminder on Barabas it has been a long time since I have seen it.
I believe that and Quo Vadis will go on the high school list.

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Postby Toni » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:25 pm

Thank you Janet for your family favorites.
Is that Sabrina the old one of the new one?

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Postby Toni » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:26 pm

Has anyone seen all of the Magic school bus movies. Many of the teachers own them and since I do not have them I have a more difficult time approving them. I could probably rent them all if I have to.

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Postby Janet Tatman » Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:56 am

Toni,

We like both the old version of Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and the new one with Harrison Ford.
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