Comedies on TeachWithMovies.org

Big Hero's Journey Lesson Plan — Fantasy Comedy — (Literature/Hero's Journey of Internal Growth and Development) [12+]


Dr. Strangelove — Black Comedy — (U.S./1945 - 1991; SEL: Leadership; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [10+]


Groundhog Day — Social Satire —(Literature; SEL: Friendship; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]


An Ideal Husband — Comedy of Manners — (Drama/England, World/England; SEL: Marriage, Families in Crisis, Friendship, Romantic Relationships, Justice, Redemption; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Responsibility; Caring) [12+]


The Importance of Being Earnest — Comedy of Manners — (World/England; Drama/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [12+]


The Invention of Lying — Social Satire — (ELA: Social Satire; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness) [13+]


Much Ado About Nothing — Shakespeare — (Drama/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Brothers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Trustworthiness; Fairness) [10+]


Roxanne — Social Satire — (Drama; ELA: irony; characterization; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Self-esteem; Moral-Ethical Emphasis Respect) [12+]


The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming — Farce — (U.S./1945 - 1991 & Massachusetts; SEL: Peace/Peacemakers; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [8 - 12]


Tootsie — Social Satire — (U.S./1945 - 1991 & New York; Drama/U.S. SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Respect) [13+]


Twelfth Night — Shakespeare — (Drama/England; SEL: Romantic Relationships; Moral-Ethical Emphasis: Caring) [12+]


The suggested age range appears in brackets at the end of each entry. Topics relating to Social and Emotional Learning appear after the term "SEL". "Moral-Ethical Emphasis" is a reference to Character Counts' Six Pillars of Character.