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SACI Movie List

SACI understands the challenges that come about when exploring various ideals and theories in order to help strengthen your skills within the realm of our competencies. Therefore, please feel free to browse through our movie list in order to find supplementary materials for accomplishing your goals of each competency. These movies are acceptable for those who are teaching classes geared toward social justice, privilege, and/or inclusive beliefs. We encourage you to contact the chair (s) of SACI if there are movies not on this list that you would like to add!

 

Movie Title

Year Produced

Rating

Theme

Availability

12 Years A Slave

2013

R

race, racism, equality

Summit

42

2013

PG-13

race, racial crimes

Summit

A Beautiful Mind

2002

PG-13

mental illness/schizophrenia, persons with disabilities

Summit

A Day Without a Mexican

2004

R

race, Mexican-Americans, economy

Summit

American History X

1998

R

race, racial crimes, gang violence

Summit

Amistad

1997

R

race, slavery, history

Summit

Angels in America

2003

Unrated

AIDS, religion, addiction, sexual orientation

Summit

Broke Back Mountain

2005

R

sexual orientation, discrimination, violence, identity

Brokedown Palace

1999

PG-13

violence, privilege, racial crimes, corruption

Hamersly/Summit

Charlotte Sometimes

2003

R

identity, sexual violence, Asian American community, multi-racial identity, socio-economic status

Summit

Children of a Lesser God

1986

R

disability- deaf and hearing

Summit

Crash

2005

R

racism, sexual violence, privilege, anti-semitism, sexism, heterosexism

Summit

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years

2009

Unrated

Summit

Fences

2016

PG-13

Classism, race, family,

Summit

Gandhi

1982

PG

religion, violence, peace

Hamersly/Summit

Higher Learning

1995

R

race, sexual violence, privilege, prejudice, sexual orientation

Summit

Hotel Rwanda

2005

PG-13

genocide, sexual violence, war, corruption

Summit

I Am Sam

2002

PG-13

person(s) with disabilities

Summit

If These Halls Could Talk

2006

Unrated

racial collegiate experience

Summit

If These Walls Could Talk

2000

R

abortion, women’s rights, teen pregnancy

Summit

If You Could See What I Hear

1982

PG

disability awareness

Hamersly/Summit

Killing Us Softly 4: advertising’s image of women

2010

Unrated

gender roles

Hamersly/Summit

Milk

2008

R

lgbtq, equality

Hamersly/Summit

Monster’s Ball

2001

R

racism, awareness

Summit

Moonlight

2016

R

Sexuality, African-American studies, drugs/addiction, violence, adolescene and adulthood

Summit

Murder Ball

2005

R

identity, injury/disability

Hamersly/Summit

Music Within

2007

R

deaf/hearing impaired, disability, equality

Summit

My Life

1993

PG-13

illness/death

Summit

North Country

2005

R

woman’s rights, socioeconomic issues, women in the workforce

Summit

Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored

1996

PG

race, racism, equality

Summit

Philadelphia

1993

PG-13

lgbtq, disability rights

Summit

Priest

1994

R

Hamersly

Remember the Titans

2000

PG

race, racism, equality

Hamersly/Summit

School Ties

1992

PG-13

religion

Summit

Simon Birch

1998

PG-13

disability, religion

Summit

Sometimes in April

2005

Unrated

genocide

Summit

The Color Purple

1985

PG-13

power, privilege, race, women’s rights

Hamersly/Summit

The Joy Luck Club

1993

R

women’s issues, Asian-American issues, cultural conflict/change

Summit

The Killing Fields

1984

R

Summit

The Laramie Project

2001

Unrated

LGBTQ issues/history, hate crimes, sexuality

Summit

The Miracle Worker

1962

Unrated

disability awareness/education, deaf/blind awareness

Summit

The Other Sister

1999

PG-13

disability awareness, socioeconomic issues

Hamersly/Summit

Through Deaf Eyes

2007

Unrated

disability awareness, deaf population, 19th century american history

Hamersly/Summit

Tiptoes

2003

R

dwarfism

Summit

Torch Song Triology

1988

R

religion, bisexuality, social media

Hamersly/Summit

Transamerica

2005

R

LGBT population

Hamersly/Summit

When the Levees Broke

2006

Unrated

poor and underprivileged populations, race

Summit

*The rating for each of the aforementioned films was decided upon through the Motion Picture Association of America. More information can be found on their website.