We needed to fill up a little time on the last day of school. There’s an awards ceremony and closing devotion in the morning and a little roller skating in the afternoon. We decided that we would show a movie for the kids who were done with all of their homework, and make anyone who wasn’t finished work on their missing assignments in the office. But we don’t know what movie to show. I looked at a bunch of lists of movies and came up with these as possible ideas.
I’m looking for some help to get this list down to about a dozen. Which ones do you think would be best for 6th, 7th & 8th graders? If you have another movie idea, throw it in the ring. If you know a reason that I shouldn’t show one of these, lets hear it. Once we get down to about a dozen movies that I like, We’ll let the kids vote on them.
This post gets lots of hits, so I decided to make a slightly more useful version. At 50 Best Movies for Middle School you can sort the movies by release date, run time and rating. There are also links to the IMDb entries for each movie as well as the Parent Guide.