With my 10th graders, I'm showing the 1975 movie version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I had never watched this movie until I showed it last year, but I like it. This movie won 5 Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Picture, and it was nominated for a total of 9 Oscars. In a fun little side note, this was one of Danny DeVito's first films!
A lot of my students seem to think that if a movie was made before they were born, it is automatically "old" and, therefore, not worth watching. I love that both of these movies tend to shatter those illusions for many of them. I also love that many of my students acknowledge that the book is better than the movie. :)
Once we're done with the movies, all we have left is the final exam! Then we're done for the summer!