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Film and history

Links to Film Education resources

Our most comprehensive resource for film and history teaching is Thinking Film, Thinking History: The Holocaust This free resource, designed for learners aged 13 and up,   comprises a DVD of carefully chosen film clips supported by a CD ROM of classroom materials and teachers' notes.

Here is a selection of Film Education’s film-focused online resources with direct relevance for History teaching at Secondary level:

Links to Film Education resources

Amazing Grace



Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The

Cry Freedom

Downfall (Untergang, Der)


Forrest Gump

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Hope and Glory


King’s Speech, The

Land Girls, The

Made in Dagenham

Malcolm X


Pianist, The

Private Peaceful

Red Tails


Schindler's List

Spirit of '45, The


Thirteen Days

War Horse

Also see these ‘Topics’, which are broader generic resources relevant for introducing film to History teaching:

Holocaust Education and Film resource

You can also browse the Film Library or use the search box at the top of the page to search the site for further resources.