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Film adaptations of some of the most studied texts across all four nations' curricula. Part of the Into Film Festival.

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Image from To Kill A Mockingbird

Contains racist language, mild threat and mild sex references.

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To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) Rating: PG 11+

3.4819 out of 5 83 Votes (Members)
Duration
124 mins
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Harper Lee adaptation about an idealistic white laywer in 1930s Alabama who takes on the case of a black man accused of an awful crime.

Image from The Color Purple

Contains references to child sexual abuse and infrequent moderate bad language

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The Color Purple (1985) Rating: 15 14+

3.4000 out of 5 25 Votes (Members)
Duration
147 mins
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Adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about the turbulent life of Celie, a black woman growing up in the American Deep South of the 1900s.

Image from 10 Things I Hate About You

Contains moderate language and sex references.

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10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Rating: 12 11+

3.9799 out of 5 249 Votes (Members)
Duration
94 mins
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Inventive 90s comedy, in which Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew is relocated to a modern American high school setting.

Image from A Streetcar Named Desire

This film has a couple of uses of mild bad language and contains moderate violence.

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A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Rating: 15 14+

4.5000 out of 5 2 Votes (Members)
Duration
119 mins
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A memorable performance from a young Marlon Brando, this is a powerful adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play.

Image from Romeo and Juliet (1968)

This film contains mild sex references, moderate violence, natural nudity.

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Romeo and Juliet (1968) Rating: PG 9+

3.9091 out of 5 11 Votes (Members)
Duration
132 mins
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Zeffirelli's 1968 version of Shakespeare's tragic love story.

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