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Washington DC: 5 Awesome Movies to Watch on the Coach Bus

By December 10, 2012 February 8th, 2018 No Comments

Watching movies is a great way to pass the time during a long bus ride from your hometown to Washington DC Movies can entertain, but they can also add historical and geographical context for your trip.  Students can step off the bus and make connections between the movie and the places that they visit on tour. Several great movies to watch on the way to Washington DC are:


The Conspirator

The Conspirator

Rating: PG – 13
Synopsis (from IMDb): Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Kevin Kline Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel



National Treasure Movies

National Treasure

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Rating: PG
Synopsis (from IMDb):Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the mystery within the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth’s diary
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha


Lincoln, Movies




Rating: PG – 13
Synopsis (from IMDb): As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Director:Steven Spielberg
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn

Night at the MuseumNight at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Rating: PG
Synopsis (from IMDb): A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.
Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney


Flags of Our Fathers, MoviesFlags of Our Fathers
Rating: R  *Due to its graphic nature, this film is appropriate for adult audiences only.*
Synopsis (from IMDb)The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross

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