What would be a good movie to write a college essay on?
I have once had a marvelous order where the task was to compare two adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, of 1940 and 2005. I watched the two movies and I was amazed how startlingly different they were! You can write an incredible essay identifying what adaptation tells about the contemporary culture, trying to explain where the movies differ and why.
Another idea is to consider movies dwelling on the topic of superheroes. Again, you can consider how the contemporary society sees one, how one is different from the traditional or earlier portrayal, make your inferences about why the new portrayal is different.