Education

stories/comedy with schools and teachers
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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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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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My So-Called Life (1994 TV Series)
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school. (60 mins.)
 
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Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
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A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home. (96 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
 
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3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
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A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. (112 mins.)
Director: Doug Atchison
 
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That's What I Am (2011)
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A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who... (101 mins.)
Director: Mike Pavone
 
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Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. (107 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
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Charlie Bartlett (2007)
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A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Poll
 
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Sydney White (2007)
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A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Nussbaum
 
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The Art of Getting By (2011)
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George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. (83 mins.)
Director: Gavin Wiesen
 
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The Hot Chick (2002)
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An attractive and popular teenager who is mean-spirited toward others finds herself in the body of an older man, and must find a way to get back to her original body. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom Brady
 
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She's the Man (2006)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguised as him, and proceeds to fall for one of his soccer teammates, and soon learns she's not the only one with romantic troubles. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
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Teachers (2001 TV Series)
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom. (50 mins.)
 
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Easy A (2010)
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A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
 
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
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The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
 
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Community (2009 TV Series)
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
 
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Bad Teacher (2011)
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A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her. (92 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
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Mean Girls (2004)
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Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
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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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Patch Adams (1998)
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The true story of a heroic man, Hunter Patch Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos. (115 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
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Detachment (2011)
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A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
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Flipped (2010)
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Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. (90 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
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The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008 TV Series)
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After an unplanned pregnancy, teenager Amy Juergens's life will never be the same, as she deals with other teenagers around her. (43 mins.)
 
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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
 
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Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
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At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. (94 mins.)
 
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Life Unexpected (2010 TV Series)
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After 15 years in foster homes, Lux decides to get emancipated, which leads to her meeting her birth parents. (60 mins.)
 
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Jessica Darling's It List (2016)
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Jessica Darling's older sister gives her the "IT List," a checklist on how to navigate the middle school popularity hierarchy. The instructions appear simple enough to follow, but like life, nothing is as easy as it seems. (79 mins.)
Director: Ali Scher
 
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Mili (2015)
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Story of Mili, an introvert girl who grows up to be a self made woman. (114 mins.)
Director: Rajesh Pillai
 
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Sing Street (2016)
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A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. (106 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
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Gifted (2017)
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Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (101 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
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Sami Blood (2016)
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Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school... (110 mins.)
Director: Amanda Kernell
 
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Baked (2015 TV Series)
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"Baked" is India's most ambitious original fiction web-series which chronicles the misadventures of... (23 mins.)