1. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. Extremely funny.
2. "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA" by Tim Weiner. Detailed view at the CIA's ambiguous work throughout its history.
3. "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. Classic from Nigeria, about the beginning of British colonialism in Africa.
1. "Romeo and Juliet" (1968) by Franco Zeffirelli. A classic interpretation of Shakespeare's play.
2. "Empire of the Sun" (1987) by Steven Spielberg. An example of the struggles involved in British imperialism. Also, the little kid is Christian Bale.
3. "Roméo et Juliette: De la haine à l'amour" (2001) by Gérard Presgurvic. In case you're interested in seeing the rest of the musical, not just "Les rois du monde".