I showed my students the film Of Mice and Men today. Sometimes I feel guilty showing them that movie because they are always so horrified at the ending. No spoilers here, just in case you've never read it.
There are many great teachable moments in the novel, however, and we get a lot of great class discussion out of the themes, plus we get to read the Robert Burns poem.
And I get to spend time watching Gary Sinise who is a true patriot and a great actor!