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Dead Poets Society (1989)
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English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
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Stand and Deliver (1988)
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus. (103 mins.)
Director: Ramon Menendez
 
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To Sir, with Love (1967)
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End. (105 mins.)
Director: James Clavell
 
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The Breakfast Club (1985)
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Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
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The Paper Chase (1973)
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A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor. (113 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
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A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl. (155 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
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Music of the Heart (1999)
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Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids. (124 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
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Dangerous Minds (1995)
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An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school. (99 mins.)
Director: John N. Smith
 
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Precious (2009)
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In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. (110 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
 
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Freedom Writers (2007)
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A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school. (123 mins.)
 
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School of Rock (2003)
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After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band. (108 mins.)
 
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Educating Rita (1983)
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In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
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Waiting for 'Superman' (2010 Documentary)
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An examination of the current state of education in America today. (111 mins.)
 
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Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008 Documentary)
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Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design. (90 mins.)
 
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To Be and to Have (2002 Documentary)
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A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher. (104 mins.)
 
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Teached Vol. I (2011 Documentary)
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More than half a century after Brown v. Board of Education integrated U.S. schools, African-American... (40 mins.)
Director: Kelly Amis
 
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Mad Hot Ballroom (2005 Documentary)
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The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition. (105 mins.)
Director: Marilyn Agrelo
 
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We Are the People We've Been Waiting For (2009 Documentary)
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This landmark documentary explores the extent to which young people around the world are being failed... (90 mins.)
Director: Daryl Goodrich
 
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Spellbound (2002 Documentary)
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Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
 
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Race to Nowhere (2010 Documentary)
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RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities... (85 mins.)
 
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In God We Teach (2011 Documentary)
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The story of a Kearny (NJ) high school student who secretly recorded his history teacher in class, and accused him of proselytizing. When the story hit The New York Times all hell broke loose. (62 mins.)
Director: Vic Losick
 
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New York Says Thank You (2011 Documentary)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Scott Rettberg
 
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Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary on inner city teens from Harlem to Compton and all points in between, as they compete in an annual business plan competition run by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). (84 mins.)
Director: Mary Mazzio
 
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Education and Rural Poor (1984 Documentary)
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Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination (2008 Documentary)
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Six students from 3 Countries, USA, India and China are moving to College. They soon find themselves in a global competition and it narrows down to: Engineering and Science. (54 mins.)
Director: Chad Heeter
 
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Please Vote for Me (2007 Documentary)
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Democracy in China exists, that is, in a primary school in Wuhan where a grade 3 class can vote who they want as class monitor. (58 mins.)
Director: Weijun Chen