TAP RECOMMENDS

Recommended Films: Middle School


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Feature Films and TV Dramas

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Amazing Grace (2006, 2007 U.S.)

Amistad (1997)

The Attic (1992)

Black Like Me (1964)

The Boys of Baraka (2005)

Brian's Song (1971)

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Cool Runnings (1993)

The Color of Friendship (2000)

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995, 1951)

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Drumline (2002)

Freedom Writers (2007)

Glory (1989)

Glory Road (2006)

Good Night and Good Luck (2005)

Gracie (2007)

The Great White Hope (1970)

Gung Ho (1986)

Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters (1999)

Hidden Figures (2016)

I Am Sam (2001)

Imitation of Life (1959)

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

The Killing Floor (1985)

The Last of His Tribe (1992)

Little Big Man (1970)

The Loretta Claiborne Story (2000)

The Mighty (1998)

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Music of the Heart (1999)

Pride (2007)

Pushing Hands (1992) *7th & 8th grades

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Radio (2003)

Remember the Titans (2000)

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

Ruby Bridges (1998)

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

Selma (2014)

Separate but Equal (1991)

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2003)

Star Trek: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (1969)

Swing Kids (1993)

10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

West Side Story (1961)

Whale Rider (2003)

Whitewash (1995)

X-Men (2000)

Documentaries

The American Experience: America and the Holocaust (1994)

Chisholm '72—Unbought and Unbossed (2005)

Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005)

Control Room (2004)

Eyes on the Prize I and II (1987)

Face: A Portrait (1999)

Hawaii's Last Queen: The Embattled Reign of Queen Lili'uokalani (1997)

Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story (1992)

Ishi: The Last Yahi (1992)

Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot Wars (2005)

On Our Watch (2007)

The Port of Last Resort: Refuge in Shanghai (1998)

The Public Mind: The Truth About Lies (1989)

Seeing Daylight: Alaska's Tlingit and Their Culture (1996)

Slavery, The Making of America (2004)

Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness (2000)

Young@Heart (2007, released 2008)