Great movies for discussion

Selected clips from movies listed below will be
used to generate discussion during advisor group.

Feel free to make suggestions!  Contact Austin@ZimmerWorks.com or call 301-320-1057.  Send a note to Mr. Zimmer with the title of the movie, proposed discussion category, and personal explanation as to why the movie might be useful.  Mr. Zimmer is constantly searching for movies that generate thoughtful and informed discussions.
 

Guns, violence and anger:

Bowling for Columbine
Fight Club
Elephant
Boondock Saints

Hate, anger, society and government:

Hotel Rwanda

Journey to a Hate Free Millennium

Gandhi

Pay it Forward
Dr. Strangelove

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

School Ties

 

Race, difference, hate, anger, society and government:

Hotel Rwanda

Amistad

American History X

Journey to a Hate Free Millennium

Easy Rider

Radio

Family, parenting and friendship:

Harold and Maude (one of the best films ever made!)

Billy Elliot

Finding Nemo
School Ties

Brother Bear

The Big Chill

Breakfast Club

Thirteen

Rain Man

Homophobia, general GLBT issues, difference, AIDS, hate, anger, society, and government:

The Times of Harvey Milk
Billy Elliot
Boys Don't Cry

School Ties

Philadelphia

Torch Song Trilogy

In and Out

The Laramie Project

Teaching Respect for All

It's Elementary (new)

Scout's Honor (new)

As Good as it Gets

Journey to a Hate Free Millennium

Adolescence, ageism and general difference issues:

Thirteen

Powder
Pleasantville
Shawshank Redemption
Thirteen

Elephant
On Golden Pond

The Basketball Diaries

 

Honor, life, general greatness and harmony:

 

Dead Poet's Society

Mr. Holland’s Opus

The Emperor's Club
Billy Elliot

Scent of a Woman
MASH - Collector's Edition
Harold and Maude (best movie of ALL time!!!!) - get the DVD and enjoy movie trailers from 1972!
Gandhi

Liar Liar

Big Fish

 

Gender roles, change and harmony:
 

Pleasantville

Whale Rider

Mona Lisa Smile

 

Sanity, insanity, society, government and leadership:

 

Aviator

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

King of Hearts (sub-titled in English - great film!)

Dr. Strangelove

Big Fish

Harold and Maude (one of the best films ever made!)

The Manchurian Candidate

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

 

Silly, funny stuff, sanity, insanity, family, friendship, feel good movie:

 

Animal House (classic, must see!)

Tommy Boy

Life of Brian

Big Chill
As Good As It Gets

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Dr. Strangelove
Big Fish

 

Teaching, leadership and role-modeling:

 

Dangerous Minds

Good Will Hunting

Dead Poet's Society

Teachers (with Nick Nolte)

Pay it Forward

 

Historical, war, Holocaust, art and life:

 

The Pianist
Amadeus

Apocalypse Now


Technology and futuristic:

 

2001 – A Space Odyssey
Dr. Strangelove
The Manchurian Candidate

 

Counseling and achieving harmony in life:

 

Wayne Dyer

 

Strange, but interesting:

 

Donnie Darko
Dr. Strangelove
Big Fish

 

Photography (teaching related):

 

Helmut Newton

Richard Avedon

Alfred Stieglitz

National Geographic: The Photographers

Ansel Adams


Contact Austin@ZimmerWorks.com or call 301-320-1057.  Send a note to Mr. Zimmer with the title of the movie, proposed discussion category, and personal explanation as to why the movie might be useful.  Mr. Zimmer is constantly searching for movies that generate thoughtful and informed discussions.

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