• Coming of Age Films
  • Richard McClatchy
    Stand By Me Rob Reiner 1986 R 89 MINS
    War of the Buttons John Roberts 1994 PG 94 MINS
    Super 8 J.J. Abrams 2011 PG-13 112 MINS

Olivia Synoracki
Big, Penny Marshall, 1988, PG, 104 MINS
The Breakfast Club, John Hughes, 1985, R, 97 MINS
A Walk to Remember, Adam Shankman, 2002, PG, 101 MINS
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky, 2012, PG-13, 102 MINS
  • Families
Marissa Gerhart:
Yours, Mine and Ours, Raja Gosnell, 2005, PG, 90 Min
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Elia Kazan, 1945, PG, 129 Min
Kung Fu Panda 2, Jennifer Yuh, 2011, PG, 91 Min
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Jeremiah S. Chechik, 1989,PG-13, 97 Min
Ordinary People, Robert Redford, 1980, R, 124 Min
  • Belonging

Lexi McCurdy:
Mean Girls, Mark Waters, 2004, 97 minutes
Harry Potter, Chris Columbus, 2001, 152 minutes
The Blind Side, John Lee Hancock, 2009, 129 minutes

Stephanie Leon:
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ken Kwapis, 2005, PG, 119 minutes
The Breakfast Club, John Hughes, 1985, R, 97 minutes
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky, 2012, PG-13, 102 minutes
Edwards Scissorhands, Tim Burton, 1990, PG-13, 105 minutes
Remember the Titans, Boaz Yakin, 2000, PG, 113 minutes
  • Dreams and Quests

Trevor Larsen:
The Princess Bride, Rob Reiner, 1987, PG, 98 minutes
Labyrinth, Jim Henson, 1986, PG, 101 minutes
The NeverEnding Story, Wolfgang Petersen, 1984, PG, 107 minutes

Alicia Whitfield
  1. 1. Title: Harry Potter
Directors: David Yates, Chris Columbus, Alfonso CuarĂ³n, Mike Newell
Rating: PG-13
Movie Time: Is between 130 to 174 minutes

  1. 2. The Chronicles of Narnia
Directors: Andrew Adamson, Michael Apted
Rating: PG
Movie Time: 150

  1. 3. The Lord of the Rings
Directors: Peter Jackson
Rating: PG-13
Movie Time: 228

  1. 4. The Hobbit
Director: Peter Jackson
Rating: PG-13
Movie Time: 169


  • The Black Experience
Victoria Spinelli
Boycott:Clark Johnson, not rated, 2001, 118 minutes
The Color Purple, Steven Spielberg, PG, 155 minutes, 1985
Cooley High: Michael Schultz, PG, 107 minutes, 1975
The First Grader: Justin Chadwick, pg13, 103 minutes, 2010
  • Overcoming Handicaps
    • Radio, Michael Tollin, 2003, PG, 109 min
    • The Soloist, Joe Wright, 2009, PG-13, 117 min
    • I Am Sam, Jessie Nelson, 2001, PG-13, 132 min
    • A Beautiful Mind, Ron Howard, 2001, PG-13 135 min
    • Radio, Michael Tollin, 2003, PG, 109 min
    • The Soul Surfer, Shawn Mcnamara, 2011, PG, 106 min

  • War
    • Julian Egolf
    • Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg, 1998, R, 169 minutes
    • Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979, R, 153 minutes
    • The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, 2008, R, 133 minutes
    • Good Morning, Vietnam, Barry Levinson, 1987, R, 121 minutes
  • Mason Perricone
    • Saving Private Ryan, 1998, R, Steven Spielberg, 169 min
    • Black Hawk Down, 2001, R, Ridley Scott, 144 min
    • Apocalypse Now, 1979, R, Francis Ford Coppola, 153 min