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Still shot from the movie: War of the Worlds (1953).

War of the Worlds (1953)

Gene Barry and Ann Robinson fend off Martian invaders in this cult-classic, science fiction adventure based on H. G. Well's novel. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 85
Theater Release: 27 Aug 1953
Video Release: 01 Nov 2005
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

One of the many high-tech devices the film’s creators included in their production was “The Flying Wing.” Technically named the Northrop YB-49, only two of these aircraft were built—and both crashed. Click here to find out more about these not-so-successful modern wonders.

Considering this movie was made after the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, why do you think it treats the dangers of radiation so lightly?

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