Finding the Movies for 7Sisters Cinema Guides

Based on a discussion in our Facebook group: Finding the Movies for 7Sisters Cinema Guides.

Finding Movies for Cinema Studies Guides

Finding the Movies for 7Sisters Cinema Guides

The marvelous Stacey Lane Clendaniel comes to the rescue in this post based on a conversation in 7SistersHomeschool Facebook group.

Are you a member our Facebook group? Well if you are I am sure you saw recently the questions about finding and watching the movies in co-op for our Cinema Study Guides.

Well, when one of our 7th Sisters requests the help of her big sisters we do our best to make it happen!

Currently, we have listed thirty Cinema Guides in our estore and fifteen of them are bundled in our Cinema Studies for Literature Curriculum.

The full-year Cinema Studies for Literature Learning Bundle includes study guides for the following movies:

Other Cinema Studies for Literature Learning Guides include:

Learn literature concepts  by watching movies?  Yes!

Homeschooling these days includes an overwhelming amount of choices- including choices for watching movies in the Cinema Guides!

Some homeschool families still have VHS/DVD players and other families are streaming movies on their mobile devices. This is a great example of why we say there is NOT one right way to homeschool!

How hard is it to find the movies for our cinema guides?

Obviously the most economical way is to watch a DVD:

  • borrow the DVD from a friend
  • find a used copy at your local thrift store
  • or use your library

Your local library might even be helpful even with digital formats.

  • Kanopy is a website that provides streaming using your library card for access.
  • Hoopla is another online service that libraries use. I would even suggest a chat with your local librarian about what services they can provide.

However, if you are looking for the easy button for one stop best online service to find all the movies, sadly, my research did not find that one button existed.

(Of course all these finding are subject to change as often the on-line world changes quickly!)

The closest I found for all the movies in one place was Amazon Prime

A few of the movies are included free with prime and the rest could be rented from $1.99 to $3.99 per movie. There is a time limit on how long you can rent the movies.

I did discover the ReelGood website

It allows you to search a movie title and then it provides the streaming services that include the movie for free or as part of their subscription.

You might find organizing your movies based on streaming websites more economical.

For instance, you might be able to take advantage of free month of Netflix and watch all the movies available there. Then the next month watch the movies available on Disney Plus.

If you are teaching these guides in co-op please refer to each streaming service on “group watching” to honor copyright.

  • Co-ops handle watching the movies in different ways.
    • Some (following copyright rules) will have a movie night to watch the movie Then meet during the school week to discuss the guide helpful.
    • Many co-ops instruct teens to watch the movies at home, then get together to work through the Cinema Studies guide.
    • Some co-ops create unit studies with the guides.

Of course, this is not exhaustive list of all places to find a physical DVD or even all the on-line serves but hopefully it helps you organize the best way to find the movies for your homeschool!

Cinema Studies for Literature Learning curriculum explores the important IDEAS of story-telling and the power stories have to shape individuals, groups of people, and even entire cultures using the visual medium of movies…all while earning high school credit!

Finding the Movies for 7Sisters Cinema Guides

Here are some suggestions on where to find the movies on streaming services.

*Included in Cinema Studies for Literature Learning

  • Midnight in Paris

    Cinema Study Guide for Midnight in Paris
    Click image for full description.
    • Netflix Y
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu Y
  • Lillies of the Field

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime Included with Prime
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • The Incredibles

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus Y
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • The Great Debaters

    Cinema Study for The Great Debaters
    Click image for full description.
    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • The Fellowship of the Rings

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max Y
    • Hulu N
  • The Sandlot

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus Y
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu Y
  • The 39 Steps

    Cinema Study Guide The 39 Steps
    Click image for full description.

     

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime Included with prime
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max Y
    • Hulu N
  • Hook

    • Netflix Y
    • Amazon Prime $2.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • Remember the Titans

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus Y
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • Apollo 13

    Cinema Study Guide Apollo 13
    Click image for full description.
    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus Y
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • Hoosiers

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus Y
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • Charade

    Cinema Study Guide Charade
    Click image for full description.
    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime included with prime
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • Life of Pi

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max Y
    • Hulu N
  • *Field of Dreams

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus  N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • *Moby Dick

    Cinema Study Guide Moby Dick
    Click image for full description.
    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime included with prime
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • *12 Angry Men

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime included with prime
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu
  • *The Wizard of Oz

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max Y
    • Hulu N
  • *Casablanca

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max Y
    • Hulu N
  • *Rudy

    Cinema Study Guide for Rudy 7SistersHomeschool
    Click image for full description.
    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $2.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
    • Starz Y
  • *The Miracle Worker

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime included with prime
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • *The Importance of Being Earnest

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $2.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
    • Starz Y
  • *High Noon

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $2.99

      The Three Musketeers Cinema Study Guide
      Click image for full description.
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • *The Three Musketeers

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus Y
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • *Places in the Heart

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $2.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • *A Christmas Carol

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $3.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
  • *What’s Up Doc

    What's Up, Doc? Cinema Study for Literature Learning Study Guide.
    Click image for full description.
    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $1.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max Y
    • Hulu N
  • *Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $2.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max N
    • Hulu N
    • Starz Y
  • *The Truman Show

    • Netflix N
    • Amazon Prime $2.99
    • Disney Plus N
    • HBO Max Y
    • Hulu N

Pop some popcorn and enjoy the discussions!

For more on how to use the Cinema Studies for Literature Learning Guides, check out this post.

Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at 7SistersHomeschool.com, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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