This is an informal list of films that cover social studies content, as well as a blank template for students to complete a report on a movie. I use this list and template as a way for students to earn extra credit at home. It is by no means a complete list of all the movies available for social studies, but I do try to offer some that cover all of the major time periods I teach in U.S. History. You, as the teacher, will need to decide if the films are appropriate for your age group. You may also want to consider editing it if your school has a policy against recommending movies that are PG-13 or R rated. There are so many more wonderful movies you could add to this list, so of course please modify it for your own needs.