USA
Our recommendations for films,
documentaries, youtube clips,
museums and websites

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We have done all the time-consuming searching for you and offer you our recommendations of the best films, documentaries, YouTube clips, websites and places to visit.

a guide to useful resources:
links to other websites; films; museums & exhibitions etc


Please note: we take no responsibility for the content in the recommendations we give.
Please check the appropriateness yourself before showing a movie etc. to your class.


OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

. FILMS .

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American West

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Dances with Wolves
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The Cowboys
. Classic John Wayne
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Geronimo

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Cheyenne Autumn
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Comanche Moon
Excellent
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Lonesome Dove
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Open Range

Jesse James
Excellent

Unforgiven
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Little Big Man
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Children of Dust
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Crazy Horse
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USA 1920/1930s

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Cinderella Man
During the Great Depression, a common-man hero, James J. Braddock--a.k.a. the Cinderella Man--was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seemingly as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck as much of the rest of the American populace who had hit rock bottom…..
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Gatsby
. An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await
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Grapes of Wrath
. A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

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Of Mice and Men
. Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
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To Kill a Mockingbird
.Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book of 1961. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. How will the trial turn out - and will it change any of the racial tension in the town ?
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Modern Times
. Charlie turns against modern society, the machine age, (The use of sound in films ?) and progress. Firstly we see him frantically trying to keep up with a production line, tightening bolts. He is selected for an experiment with an automatic feeding machine, but various mishaps leads his boss to believe he has gone mad, and Charlie is sent to a mental hospital... When he gets out, he is mistaken for a communist while waving a red flag, sent to jail, foils a jailbreak, and is let out again.

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Hard Times
In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.
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Road to Perdition
1931. Mike Sullivan and Connor Rooney are two henchmen of elderly Chicago-based Irish-American mobster John Rooney, Connor's father.
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Miller’s Crossing
. Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

USA after 1945

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Malcolm X

Downfall
Excellent

Miller’s Crossing
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Schindler’s List

Downfall
Excellent

Miller’s Crossing
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Schindler’s List

Downfall
Excellent

Miller’s Crossing
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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS . DOCUMENTARIES .

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American West

Schindler’s List

Downfall
Excellent

Miller’s Crossing
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USA 1920s & 1930s

Schindler’s List

Downfall
Excellent

Miller’s Crossing
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Post 1945

Schindler’s List

Downfall
Excellent

Miller’s Crossing
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Schindler’s List

Downfall
Excellent

Miller’s Crossing
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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS: . Museums .

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