"Sugar" is a great movie to show spanish 1 or 2 classes. It is about Miguel Santos who comes to the US to play baseball and send money back to help his family. He struggles with language barrier, and different social cues. Eventually he finds his dream of being a major league baseball player to much and goes to NY to find work. There he finds work and a group of rejected spanish baseball players who have created a team of their own.
This is great to show while giving oral assessments.
Download a 3 page packet to go with the movie it includes questions about the movie, True and False, Put scenes in order, compare and contrast cultures, and questions that put the students in his shoes.