What movies do you think would be important for older kids to see? I thought of To kill a mocking bird, Malcolm X, An inconvenient truth, fork over your knives, Serenity. There are some others, too.
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This is interesting. I've only seen one or two of the movies on this list!
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I have always loved and continue to be spellbound by Whale Rider. Loving reading all these other suggestions though. :)
I wonder about some of the films above that have excessive violence. I wouldn't put those in a "kids" movie category. Later High School and College age is good for movies like Schindlers List and American History X. I can't even watch that one scene in American History X as an adult. I'd say Dances with Wolves, but that had violence in it too. Profound movie though. How about movies about some of the good things in the world?
Millions (great, but some scary parts with a bad guy)
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) - my boys (6&9) saw this recently and loved it
Pay It Forward
The Black Stallion is one of my favorites! Such a good movie.
I'm thinking any coming-of-age movie would be good, right? Depending on what age we are talking about when we say "older kids" I am thinking movies that cover topics such as bullying, first romantic encounters, shyness, self-discovery, introversion, lack of confidence, etc.
Some of my personal favorites (teen movies):
Stand by me
Dead poets society
Also, a great list here: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/gallery/50_greatest_teen_movies/
Yes! Yes to all of those. The Dead Poets Society was huge for me when i first saw it in the 6th grade. I would add Mary and Max , Harold and Maude , V for Vendetta and Little Miss Sunshine.
I was weird. Really good movie and important as well. :-)
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And I thought of a few more:
The Pursuit of Happyness
March of the Penguins