Sunday, May 26, 2013

Movies this year

I've kept track of the films I have watched this year and will try and write a short follow up post about how some of these films would be excellent for the classroom. Which ones of these have you enjoyed? Disliked?


Father of the Bride (Spencer Tracy version)

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan

The Thin Blue Line

Fantastic Mr. Fox

It Happened One Night

2001: A Space Odyssey 

Les Miserables (2012)

The Hobbit

The Man in the White Suit

The Inspector General

Midnight in Paris

The Dark Knight Rises

Key Largo

Wyatt Earp

The Pelican Brief

Cars 2


Star Trek 1,2,3,4,5,6 

To Catch a Thief

Life is Beautiful


Wreck it Ralph



The Evolution of Dad

A Separation

The Queen

The Naked Jungle

Thirteen Days


Dr. Suess' Horton Hears a Who!

Some Like it Hot

North By Northwest


The New World

Modern Times

Pink Ribbons, Inc.



The Cove

Inherit the Wind 

To Kill A Mockingbird

Akeelah the Bee

Iron Man 3

The Iron Lady

A Man Called Peter

The Grapes of Wrath

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Black Narcissus

The Class (French)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence

The Treasure of Sierra Madre


  1. I really like your mix of classics like Treasure of Sierra Madre and modern movies. I still want to see Star Trek: Into Darkness and Iron Man 3. We actually stopped watching Les Miserables after the "Master of the House" song... I really want to see what happens with Javert and Jean ValJean though, so we'll probably get the clean version. :)

    1. Yes - I try to mix it up, and can always expand out of my comfort zone a little more. About Le Mis - you should read my MTC teacher's blog post about it. I don't know why you decided to quit watching it, but perhaps some of the reasons she mentions in her post might seem applicable. It is one of the greatest Atonement stories I know of, but it certainly isn't all pretty!

      Check it out -