Watch one of the following movies, or a movie that takes place between 1877 and 1992 and deals with a topic that relates to the United States.  In 350 – 450 words, give a synopsis of the movie and then write one or two paragraphs on why the subject (or related topic expressed in the film) of the movie is important to American History.


Warning: Some of these are rated R and may have content that not all viewers would find suitable. Please only watch a movie that you are comfortable with.


List of movie

The Grapes of Wrath


Memphis Belle

The Tuskegee Airmen


Dr. Strangelove

The Right Stuff

Ghosts of Mississippi

Remember the Titans

All the President’s Men

Thirteen Days

The Great Gatsby

Iron Jawed Angels


Apollo 13


October Sky

To Kill a Mockingbird

Thin Red Line

Full Metal Jacket

Monuments Men

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Far and Away

There will be blood