I know a lot of teachers who don't show films in class due to the time constraint. Filminute has 25 different films all chiming in at a minute!
You can use them as listening activities, attention getters, things for students to describe, or inspiration for your students' own events!
Here are some that I liked and could see using in class.
Idiosyncratic I am sure they'll remember the word idiosyncrasy after this! A great clip to cover, "What would you do if this happened?" There is censored female nudity and a cigarette I think I would use this in class one day when working on guessing the meaning of a word from the context.
The Kissing Booth: Talk about a twist! Super cute! You
can talk about what he was thinking and introduce the word, "homely" I'd probably use this for a grammar point (conditional, participial phrases, relative clauses, etc.) or just to start a discussion about love.
Veil This is another sentimental one.
Great if you are talking about the Arab spring, different cultures, or
empathy. Not any dialogue, but I still think there's lots to do here!
(There is some blood and you can hear guns so be sure it is
appropriate for your class).
Maybe Another Time This does have
gunshots. There are thick accents, but it is subtitled. I think showing
this and The Veil back to back and having students compare them would be
The Present Lots of talking for a listening
activity. Pretty clear and very sentimental! A great tie in if you are
going to read / talk about the downfalls of different jobs. No gore, no blood,
There are so many more! for example would be great for adjectives. How do they fee? I'd have my students get started on a poetry unit with it, or we could talk about symbols!
Take a second to check them out and let me know if you think you would use any in your class. You won't waste your time, after all each is only a minute!