"Antebellum tells the story of Eden, a slave on a plantation somewhere in America. The film also tells the story of Veronica, a successful author in modern times. As the film progresses, Eden and Veronica's stories begin to intertwine, revealing the oppressive weight of slavery and discrimination."
The Breakfast Club (1985)
"Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel, princess, outcast, brain, and a jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same."
Good Will Hunting (1997)
"Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard), who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams)."
El Camino (2007)
"Saslaya, a 12-year-old girl, escapes from her native Nicaragua with her little brother in search of their mother, who emigrated 8 years ago to neighboring Costa Rica. The film merges a reality for many children in Nicaragua with poetry and fiction. The director Yasin Gutiérrez has conducted years of research on the children left behind by immigrants."
Yasi has an interesting background and other superb films. Here is a link if you want to read more about her: http://www.ishtaryasin.com/bio.html
This film can be used for different subjects such as, immigration, children, social issues, Central American Studies, and more.
Knives Out (2019)
"The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there's one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure -- everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth."
"Dom Cobb is the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious while a person is dreaming. Cobb’s rare ability has made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Cobb and his team are faced with an impossible task; planting an idea deep in someone's mind while they're dreaming, but the team is hindered by an enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming."
The Great Gatsby (2013)
"The Great Gatsby follows Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he moves to New York City during the 1920s. Alongside his new neighbor Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan), Nick experiences the peak of the roaring 20s with endless parties, bootlegging, and sky-rocketing stocks. While chasing his American Dream, Nick begins to unravel the love and deceit among the super-rich, and he realizes that everyone is hiding their own secrets."
West Side Story (1961)
"West Side Story is a take on Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. It takes place in 1950s Upper West Side New York and follows the rivalry between The Jets, a white gang, and the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang. The two teenage gangs struggle for control of the area, meanwhile Tony, a gang member from the Jets, and Maria, the sister to the Sharks' leader, Bernardo, start a forbidden romance after an ethereal connection at the local dance."