Notes on Movies for Which a Learning Guide has Not
Been Written -- Titles Starting with the Letter "O"


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Objective, Burma!    (1945) No MPAA Rating; Director: Raoul Walsh.    See the section on this movie in History Goes to the Movies.

October Sky    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

The Odd Couple    (1968) MPAA Rating: G; Director: Gene Saks.    This film is ranked #17 on the American Film Institute's List of the 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time (2006).

The Odyssey    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

Oedipus Rex    (1967)No MPAA Rating; Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini.    This film is inaccessible. [NA] (JAF)

Of Mice and Men    (1981) No MPAA Rating; Director: Reza Badiyi.    See the section on this movie in History Goes to the Movies.

Of Mice and Men    (1992) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some scenes of violence; Director: Gary Sinise.    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

Office Space    (1999) MPAA Rating: R for language and brief sexuality; Director: Mike Judge.    The film is very entertaining with several hilarious moments. It has volumes to say about the predicament of modern alienated office workers. It contains a tremendous amount of profanity and ends with an attempt at white collar crime which fails miserably. Suggested grades: 9-12. [PD] (JAF, 2007)

The Official Story    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

OffOn    (1972) No MPAA Rating; Director: Scott Bartlett.     This film is listed in the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film.

Oklahoma    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

The Old Curiosity Shop    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

Old Yeller    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

Oliver!    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

Oliver Twist    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

On Golden Pond    (1981) MPAA Rating: PG; Director: Mark Rydell.    See the section on this movie in The Motion Picture Prescription.

On the Beach    (1959) No MPAA Rating; Director: Stanley Kramer.    This film is about nuclear holocaust. It is not realistic or accurate. See, Nuclear War Films. See also the section on this movie in History Goes to the Movies. [NR]

On the Town    (1949) No MPAA Rating; Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly.    This film is ranked #19 on the American Film Institute's List of the Greatest Movie Musicals of All Time (2006).

On The Waterfront    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

On Trial    (1939) No MPAA Rating; Director: Terry Morse.     This is not an accurate portrayal. See the section on this movie in Reel Justice. For recommended films that relate to the U.S. legal system, see the Subject Matter Index under United States/The Law. [NR]

Once    (2007) MPAA Rating: R for language; Director: John Carney.     We had very different reactions to this film. One of us loved the music and the story. The other hated the music. [NR] (JAF & DEF, 2007)

Once Upon A Forest    (1993) MPAA Rating: G; Director: Charles Grosvenor, David Michener.    Suggested by a TWM User.

One Against The Wind    (1992) MPAA Rating: PG for some violence and language; Director: Larry Elikann.    See the section on this movie in History Goes to the Movies.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest    (1975) MPAA Rating: R; Director: Milos Forman.    This film is ranked #20 on the American Film Institute's List of the 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time (2006). This film is listed in the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film. This excellent film contains adult themes, sex and violence. Watch the movie yourself before you show it to children to make sure they are mature enough to deal with it. See the section on this movie in The Motion Picture Prescription. TWM has prepared a Snippet Lesson Plan using this film to present lessons about deriving theme from a work of fiction.

One Froggy Evening    (1955) MPAA Rating: Approved; Director: Chuck Jones.     This film is listed in the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film.

The Onion Field    (1979) MPAA Rating: R; Director: Harold Becker.    See the section on this movie in Reel Justice.

Only Angels Have Wings    (1939) No MPAA Rating; Director: Howard Hawks.    Recommended by a teacher as a movie he has loved for years. The acting and production values at the beginning are poor but then the movie gets quite absorbing. It's a nice period piece vehicle for Jean Arthur and Cary Grant. [ITO] (JAF, 2006)

Open Your Eyes (originally "Abres los Ojos")    (1997) MPAA Rating: PG-13; Director: Alejandro Amenábar.    . . . In this film a man whose face is horrifically scarred in an automobile accident goes insane and murders the woman he loves; but then again, perhaps he wasn't crazy and he wasn't dreaming and it was reality. We weren't sure. The whole experience was not particularly satisfying. [NR] (JAF, 2013)

Operation Eichmann    (1961) No MPAA Rating; Director: R.G. Springsteen.    See the section on this movie in History Goes to the Movies.

The Opposite of Sex    (1998) MPAA Rating: R for strong language and sex related dialogue and sexuality. Director: Don Roos.     A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, and it goes on from there. There are excellent lessons for social-emotional learning in this film. It earns its R rating. [PD] (JAF)

Orchestra Rehearsal    (1978) No MPAA Rating; Director: Federico Fellini.     Shows an orchestra rehearsal being filmed by a television crew. A rebellion breaks out. The film is too slow moving for most adults, let alone children. Original name in Italian was "Prova d'orchestra." [NA] (JAF)

Ordinary People    (1980) MPAA Rating: R; Director: Robert Redford.    Recommended by many.[LI]

Osmosis Jones    (2001) MPAA Rating: PG for bodily humor; Director: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly.    Suggested by a TWM User.

O.S.S.    (1946) No MPAA Rating; Director: Irving Pichel.    See the section on this movie in History Goes to the Movies.

Othello    (1995) MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality; Director: Oliver Parker.    This is a powerful movie but only suitable for adults. There is too much sexual content for children. There is a scene of a couple humping on a cart. Desdemona's breast is shown as she and Othello make love. There is a lot of carousing. Othello strikes his wife and we see him smother her. Iago murders his wife. Othello commits suicide. Also note that we received an e-mail from a parent who home schools her children recommending this film highly. Watch the film before you show it to your children or students and see for yourselves. E-mail us your comments. There is plenty of good Shakespeare on film that can be appreciated by children 12 - 15, for example, "Hamlet", "Romeo and Juliet", "Julius Caesar", and "Richard III". A teacher who is an expert at using film in the classroom has developed a way to use scenes from this movie for certain activities. See Reading in the Dark, by John Golden, 2001, National Council of Teachers of English. [PD] (JAF)

The Others    (2001) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and frightening moments; Director: Alejandro Amenábar.    We could find no curriculum related content in this film. It was depressing and dreary. [ITO] [NA] (JAF)

Our Day    (1938) No MPAA Rating; Director: Wallace Kelly.     This film is listed in the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film.

Our Very Own    (1950) No MPAA Rating; Director: David Miller.    See the section on this movie in The Motion Picture Prescription.

Out of the Past    (1947) MPAA Rating: Approved; Director: Jacques Tourneur.     This film is listed in the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film.

Outbreak    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism    (2004) No MPAA Rating; Director: Robert Greenwald.    See the entry for this film in Reading in the Reel World: Teaching Documentaries and Other Nonfiction Texts by John Golden, National Council of Teachers of English, 2006. (JAF & DEF)

The Outlaw Josey Wales    (1976) MPAA Rating: PG; Director: Clint Eastwood.     This film is listed in the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" film.

The Outsiders    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

Outward Bound    (1930) No MPAA Rating; Director: Robert Milton.    Obscure.

Over the Top    (1987) MPAA Rating: PG; Director: Menahem Golan, Screenplay By: Sylvester Stallone.    Mr. Stallone reportedly received $500,000 from a tobacco company in return for his agreement to use tobacco products during five of his movies. We find this conduct to be reprehensible. Before showing any Stallone film to children, disclose Mr. Stallone's shameful conduct and warn them about smoking. [NR]

The Ox-Bow Incident    A Learning Guide has been prepared for this movie.

Over Forty    (1982) No MPAA Rating; Director: Anne Claire.    See the section on this movie in The Motion Picture Prescription.



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