Movie & Book Recommendations

  • Watch and learn - it is possible!!!

    Over the course of the year, I will add recommendations for movies and TV series that will enhance the material we are learning in class. And I am open to include your suggestions in this list too.

    Some of the recommendations are in the movie theaters now and others can be found on video (and many movies are adaptations of famous and excellent books) - they are in the library on DVD as well as most streaming services - but I can't guarantee that - it is up to you to find them

    Unit 1: 1750 - 1914

    Europe:


    Oliver Twist
    David Copperfield
    Little Dorrit
    Vanity Fair
    The Necklace

    Les Miserables

    Amazing Grace

    Belle


    Latin America:
    The Mission

    India:
    Mangal Panday
    Laagan

    Japan:
    The Last Samurai

    China:
    The Last Emperor

    Unit 2: 1914 - Present

    Europe:

    All Quiet on the Western Front (WW1)

    Regeneration(WW1)

    Gallipoli(WW1)

    Charlotte Grey (WW2)

    Europa Europa (WW2)

    Dunkirk (WWII)

    Goodbye Lenin (The Cold War)

    The Lives of Others (The Cold War)

    Michael Collins (Irish Revolution)

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (the Cold War)

    Latin America:

    The House of Spirits (Chile under Pinochet)

    Evita (Argentina under Peron)

    The Motorcycle Diaries (early life of revolutionary Che Guevara)

    Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (HBO - Mexican Revolution)

    India:

    Gandhi

    Middle East

    Persepolis (Iranian Revolution)

    South East Asia

    The Killing Fields (Cambodia)

    The Quiet American (Vietnam 1954 Revolution)

     

    Africa

    The Constant Gardener is a thriller about murder and conspiracy in Africa. Highly recommended!!!

    The Last King of Scotland

    Blood Diamond