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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

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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
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
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.

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