Journeys In Film offers what seem to me to be high-quality (and free) curriculum guides to movies.
Here’s how they describe themselves:
Journeys in Film harnesses the storytelling power of film to educate the most visually literate generation in history.
Most of the critical issues that the United States faces today are international in their scope and complexity, and our abilities as a nation to meet these challenges will be strengthened by a greater understanding of our global interdependence.
Aligned with various prominent national initiatives, Journeys in Film believes that helping America’s youth develop this kind of worldview and understanding should be a primary 21st century educational goal. Our educational program has proven to be effective in connecting cultures, broadening world-views, teaching for global competency and building a new paradigm for best practices in education.
I’ve embedded a video below from their national spokesman, actor Liam Neeson, who describes the organization:
I’m adding this info to The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them), where you can also find other organizations that provide teaching ideas for theatrical releases.