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SOA 377: Cinema and Society

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Choosing a film and topic may feel like a daunting challenge. I hope this page helps you think about how to go about making this choice! 

Choosing a Film

Look for reviews and film criticism before settling on a title. It will make your life easier if you choose films that has been reviewed and analyzed.


If you'd like to start by browsing titles, you may want to choose an award winner that pertains to your theme. It will be more likely that these films have received critical attention.

You can often find plot summaries and links to awards and reviews on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Selected Major Film & Television Awards

Academy Awards aka Oscars / Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Emmy Awards (TV) / Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Golden Globe Awards (Film & TV) / Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards (Film & TV)
Directors Guild Awards (Film & TV)
Writers Guild Awards (Film & TV)
Film Independent Spirit Awards
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Critics' Choice Awards (Broadcast Film Critics Association)
Television Critics Association Awards 

Famous Films

AFI's 100 Greatest Movies List