Mr. Sortina's Recommended Movies
and Television Webpage
To all of my students and Parents:
This webpage is a list of all of the movies that I have watched that deal with
education in some way.  I love to watch movies and find many shows to be
educationally enlightening, as well as, "Cool to watch!!!"  Most movies will
be linked in the future to the independent movie database (
listing of it, so you can get more information about it.    I also have listed
some of the movies that I have recently watched, in case you might want to
know what I do when not in the classroom.  If you have any other questions
about this web page, please send me an e-mail.
-Mr. S
For your reference my e-mail is
Last Updated on 09/24/18 @ 3:15 p.m.
My favorite movies about teaching:
(in alphabetical order)

Akeelah and the Bee
Dangerous Minds
Dead Poets Society
Here Comes The Boom!
The Karate Kid (any one of the series)
Kindergarten Cop
Lean on Me
Mr. Holland's Opus
Rocky (any one of the series)
School of Life
School of Rock
Stand and Deliver
Summer School
The Blindside
My favorite movies about World History:
(by order of curriculum taught)

The Land Before Time (series; Prehistory)
The Croods (Prehistory)
Ice Age (series; Ice Age)
Indiana Jones (series; Archaeology)
Tomb Raider (series; Archaeology)
Stargate (Ancient Egypt)
The Prince of Egypt (Mesopotamia)
The Mummy III; Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
(Ancient China)
Mulan (Ancient China)
The Odyssey (Ancient Greece)
Hercules (Ancient Greece)
Clash of the Titans (Ancient Greece)
Wrath of the Titans (Ancient Greece)
300 (Ancient Greece)
Troy (Ancient Greece)
Gladiator (Ancient Rome)
Spartacus (Ancient Rome)
Julius Caesar (Ancient Rome)
Erik the Viking (Vikings)
How to Train your Dragon (Vikings)
Thor (series; Vikings)
Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail
A Knight's Tale (Knights)
Ever After (Knights)
Master and Commander (Explorers)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (World
History Summary)
My favorite movies with topics rooted in
American History:
(by order of curriculum taught)

Life (Slavery)
National Treasure (series; Archaeology)
The Patriot
Night John (Slavery)
Remember the Titans (Racism)
Rocky IV (Cold War & Russian Racism)
<Update Coming Soon!!!>
My teaching movie wishlist:
(Those movies recommended by other
Driving Miss Daisy
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
The Miracle Worker
My Fair Lady
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Spellbound (Documentary)
To Be and To Have (French)
To Sir, With Love
My favorite movies with topics rooted in
Louisiana History:
The Princess and the Frog
<Update Coming Soon!!!>
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