MOVIES FOR SCHOOLS -GRADE 11 & 12

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*DISTURBIA*

A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.

• Director: D.J. Caruso
• Writers: Christopher Landon (screenplay), Carl Ellsworth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
• Stars: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Anne Moss
• Rating: PG | FRIGHTENING SCENES | MATURE THEME | VIOLENCE
• Length: 104 Minutes

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*WHEN WE WHERE KINGS*

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, “The Rumble in the Jungle,” between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

• Director: Leon Gast
• Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King
• Rating: PG
• Length: 88 Minutes

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*PHILADELPHIA*

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

• Director: Jonathan Demme
• Writer: Ron Nyswaner
• Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell
• Rating: PG | MATURE THEME
• Length: 116 Minutes

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*WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE*

After his father’s death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.

• Director: Lasse Hallström
• Writers: Peter Hedges (novel), Peter Hedges (screenplay)
• Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewi
• Rating: PG
• Length: 117 Minutes

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*THE AVIATOR*

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

• Director: Martin Scorsese
• Writer: John Logan
• Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale
• Rating: 14A| COARSE LANGUAGE | MATURE THEME | DISTURBING CONTENT
• Length: 165 Minutes

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*THE HUSTLER*

An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

• Director: Robert Rossen
• Writers: Sidney Carroll (screenplay) (as Sydney Carroll), Robert Rossen (screenplay)
• Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie
• Rating: PG
• Length: 140 Minutes

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*PSYCHO*

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

• Director: Alfred Hitchcock
• Writers: Joseph Stefano (screenplay), Robert Bloch (novel)
• Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
• Rating: PG
• Length: 120 Minutes

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*THE WIZARD OF OZ*

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

• Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor (uncredited)
• Writers: Noel Langley (screenplay), Florence Ryerson (screenplay)
• Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
• Rating: G
• Length: 103 Minutes

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