My kids really responded to Welcome to the Dollhouse last year. There is a lot of crude language (bitch, faggot etc) a school fight, but no sex. It is frankly the most realistic and unflinching portrayal of middle school life I have ever seen.. I want to continue to show quirky, provocative movies, not the typical, mind-deadening Hollywood junk "Night at the Museum" "Home Alone 2" that some teachers dump on the kids. I also recommend "Nightmare before Christmas" during discussion of trickster characters and I showed a subtitled movie, Sophie Scholl , to tie into our Anne Frank unit.