To sir, with love - kind of films

The best movies with a theme like 'To sir, with love'. A teacher or coach deals with a difficult group of different people with various backgrounds. From a defeaten state of mind the group rices above themselves with a great achievement due to a coach or teacher as - spiritual - leader. Achieve the highest possible by great leadership where the group has no hope left.
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1.
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
“ drama, school, racial problems, childeren, teacher, sidney poitier ” - royvanlieshout
 
2.
Coach Carter (2005)
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Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. (136 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
“ drama, sports, basketball, Samuel L. Jackson ” - royvanlieshout
 
3.
Mean Machine (2001)
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A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards. (99 mins.)
Director: Barry Skolnick
“ sports, soccer, prison, vinny jones ” - royvanlieshout
 
4.
Glory Road (2006)
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In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship. (118 mins.)
Director: James Gartner
“ high school, basketball, coach, Josh Lucas ” - royvanlieshout
 
5.
Invictus (2009)
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Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (134 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ sports, rugby, apartheid, South-Africa, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman ” - royvanlieshout
 
6.
Remember the Titans (2000)
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The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
“ american football, high school, Denzel Washington ” - royvanlieshout
 
7.
The Longest Yard (2005)
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Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards. (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
“ humor, sports, american football, prison, Adam Sandler ” - royvanlieshout
 
8.
The Longest Yard (1974)
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A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards. (121 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ humor, sports, american football, Burt Reynolds ” - royvanlieshout
 
9.
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
“ school, teacher, Michelle Pfeiffer ” - royvanlieshout
 
10.
Sister Act (1992)
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
“ humor, teacher, singer, Whoopi Goldberg ” - royvanlieshout
 
11.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
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The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a... (107 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
“ humor, teacher, singer, Whoopi Goldberg ” - royvanlieshout
 
12.
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.)
“ drama, teacher, school, Hillary Swank ” - royvanlieshout
 
13.
Moneyball (2011)
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Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
“ sports, baseball, Brad Pitt, (not sure if it's suitable for this list) ” - royvanlieshout
 
14.
Gridiron Gang (2006)
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Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Joanou
“ sports, prison, Dwayne Douglas Johnson aka The Rock ” - royvanlieshout
 
15.
Take the Lead (2006)
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The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids. (118 mins.)
Director: Liz Friedlander
“ dancing, teacher, Antonio Banderas ” - royvanlieshout
 
16.
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
“ drama, school, music, violins, Meryl Streep ” - royvanlieshout
 
17.
Sunset Park (1996)
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A white school teacher takes over a talented, but undisciplined black high school basketball team and turns them into a winning team. (99 mins.)
Director: Steve Gomer
“ school, basketball, white female coach, black basketball team, Rhea Perlman ” - royvanlieshout
 
18.
Lean on Me (1989)
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve. (108 mins.)
“ drama, school, improving whole school, Morgan Freeman ” - royvanlieshout
 
19.
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
“ school, teacher, poetry, Robin Williams ” - royvanlieshout
 
20.
The Class (2008)
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Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
“ school, teacher, Paris, François Bégaudeau ” - royvanlieshout
 
21.
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.)
“ school, substitute teacher, music, Jack Black ” - royvanlieshout
 
22.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them. (162 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ live, modern gladioter, Al Pacino ” - royvanlieshout
 
23.
Victory (1981)
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As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ soccer, war, Paris, Michael Caine ” - royvanlieshout
 
24.
Space Jam (1996)
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Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Pytka
“ sports, comedy, animations, Michael Jordan ” - royvanlieshout