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Films Recommended for Advanced Foreign Language Teaching (FLT)

Literary adaptations and feature films in chronological order:

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) (social criticism)

Chinatown (1974) (entertainment)

My Beautiful Laundrette (1986) (intercultural learning, part I)

Stand by Me (1986) (initiation)

Rain Man (1989) (outstanding film)

Do the Right Thing (1989) (intercultural learning, part I)

Dead Poets Society (1989) (school/initiation)

Ballad of the Sad Café (1991) (outstanding film)

The Crying Game (1992) (intercultural learning, part I)

The Remains of the Day (1993) (social criticism)

Forrest Gump (1994) (social criticism)

Muriel's Wedding (1994) (initiation)

Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) initiation)

The Truman Show (1998) (social criticism)

East is East (1999) (intercultural learning, part I)

The Matrix (1999) (entertainment)

American Beauty (1999) (social criticism)

Erin Brockovich (2000) (social criticism)

Finding Forrester (2000) (initiation)

Billy Elliot (2000) (initiation)

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) (entertainment)

Monsoon Wedding (2001) (intercultural learning, part I)

The Hours (2002) (outstanding film)

About a Boy (2002) (initiation)

Bend it like Beckham (2002) (intercultural learning, part II)

Red Dust (2004) (intercultural learning, part I)

Crash (2004) (intercultural learning, part I)


Monty Python

Last Updated by Dr. Willi Real on Monday, 5 May, 2008 at 11:30 AM.

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