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4 great back-to-school movies

It’s that time again. Get your pencils sharpened and zip up your backpacks because it’s time to go back to school. Here are four movies to get you even more excited about the first day of school.
Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com Modified: August 18, 2014 at 9:20 pm •  Published: August 19, 2014
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HOMEROOM — It’s that time again. Get your pencils sharpened and zip up your backpacks because it’s time to go back to school. Here are four movies to get you even more excited about the first day of school.

"Matilda"

Have you ever wanted to move things with your mind —l ike when the remote is across the room and you just don’t want to get off the couch? Well, one little girl named Matilda can do just that.

Telekinesis isn’t the only thing that makes Matilda special, though. She also has a voracious appetite for books, something only her first-grade teacher seems to appreciate.

Now not every teacher is as wonderful as Miss Honey, but at least there isn’t a principal worse than Ms. Trunchbull, who swings little girls around by their braids and locks kids up in a closet called “the chokey” for bad behavior.

“Matilda” teaches us about magic, books and the importance of good parenting. This movie has a 71 percent worth-your-time rating on ok.com and is appropriate for ages 7 and up.

"Akeelah and the Bee"

You don’t have to know how to spell “prestidigitation” to appreciate Akeelah’s talent for words. This is one of those movies that is sure to make you S-M-I-L-E.

“Akeelah and the Bee” follows a young girl on her journey to the National Spelling Bee with the help of her coach, played by Laurence Fishburne. But the movie isn’t just about one girl. “Akeelah and the Bee” explores the issues and differences in education, especially in disadvantaged areas.

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