Inspiring teacher/student movies

Mentor/student movies are some of my all time favorite feel good movies and not all of them happens in classrooms.
All of these are worth a watch, some more than others, but very inspiring and makes you think.
They are placed after age, oldest first
- I would love to add and know of more :)

Special thx for the help on this list to: pat-roberts2534, therealamericanbeauty, jerrellejames-1, yurenchu, MrDude_o_o, starline, Le0, Chris Bowen.
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1.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades. (114 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
2.
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
3.
The Miracle Worker (1962)
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate. (106 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
4.
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
 
5.
The Miracle Worker (1979 TV Movie)
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Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution... (98 mins.)
Director: Paul Aaron
 
6.
The Wave (1981 Short Film)
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An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story. (44 mins.)
Director: Alex Grasshoff
 
7.
Class of 1984 (1982)
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A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school. (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Lester
 
8.
Educating Rita (1983)
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A young wife decides to complete her education and take her exams. She meets a professor who teaches... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
9.
The Karate Kid (1984)
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A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting. (126 mins.)
 
10.
The George McKenna Story (1986 TV Movie)
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He risked it all to make the grade. (100 mins.)
Director: Eric Laneuville
 
11.
Summer School (1987)
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A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students... (97 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
12.
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
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Man Without a Face (1993)
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Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher. (115 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
17.
Renaissance Man (1994)
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A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered - a teacher in the U.S. Army.... (128 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
18.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (143 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
19.
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
 
20.
Eddie (1996)
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Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team... (100 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
21.
One Eight Seven (1997)
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After surviving a brutal attack (Instrument used was a board with nails in it) by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. (119 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
22.
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
 
23.
Free of Eden (1998 TV Movie)
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A black girl seeks a tutor, hoping a good education will help her escape from poor housing projects. (98 mins.)
Director: Leon Ichaso
 
24.
A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999 TV Movie)
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Fifteen-year-old Daniel Huffman is a normal teenager with a passion for football and grand hope for a collage football scholarship... (84 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
25.
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
 
26.
The Miracle Worker (2000 TV Movie)
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A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence. (95 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
27.
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
 
28.
Pay It Forward (2000)
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A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. (123 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
 
29.
Finding Forrester (2000)
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A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author. (136 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
30.
The Emperor's Club (2002)
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An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
31.
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003 TV Movie)
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Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Levin
 
32.
Radio (2003)
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The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Tollin
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
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A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
35.
Miracle (2004)
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Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
 
36.
Friday Night Lights (2004)
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Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
37.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
38.
School of Life (2005 TV Movie)
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A new teacher squares off against his crusty competitor for a teacher of the year award. (111 mins.)
Director: William Dear
 
39.
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based... (120 mins.)
Director: Andy Wolk
 
40.
Knights of the South Bronx (2005 TV Movie)
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The movie is based on the life & times of David MacEnulty who taught schoolchildren of the Bronx Community... (89 mins.)
Director: Allen Hughes
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
We Are Marshall (2006)
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When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
 
44.
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
 
45.
The Ron Clark Story (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A small-town teacher relocates to one of the toughest classrooms in the country. (90 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
46.
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. (112 mins.)
Director: Doug Atchison
 
47.
The Water Is Wide (2006 TV Movie)
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Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious idealistic teacher accepts Bennington county, SC's school... (100 mins.)
 
48.
Take the Lead (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids. (118 mins.)
Director: Liz Friedlander
 
49.
Freedom Writers (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school. (123 mins.)
 
50.
The Great Debaters (2007)
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A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. (126 mins.)
 
51.
The Wave (2008)
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A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own. (107 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
 
52.
The Express (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. (130 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
53.
Front of the Class (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Brad Cohen who, despite being challenged by Tourette's Syndrom at a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher. (95 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
54.
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
 
55.
The Soloist (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
56.
The Perfect Game (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. (118 mins.)
Director: William Dear
 
57.
Hurricane Season (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles... (102 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
 
58.
The Blind Side (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
 
59.
Secretariat (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown. (123 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
60.
An Invisible Sign (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises. (96 mins.)
Director: Marilyn Agrelo
 
61.
Legendary (2010)
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A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago. (107 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski
 
62.
Beyond the Blackboard (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A 24-year-old first-time teacher overcomes her initial fears and prejudices and makes a difference in... (95 mins.)
Director: Jeff Bleckner
 
63.
Detachment (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
64.
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
 
65.
Touchback (2011)
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A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player. (118 mins.)
Director: Don Handfield
 
66.
Soul Surfer (2011)
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Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack. (106 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
67.
Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
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After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher. (100 mins.)
 
68.
A Smile as Big as the Moon (2012 TV Movie)
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a special education teacher, helps his students, & trains them, & looks for ways to take them to where they are dreaming to go, space camp!
 
69.
Chasing Mavericks (2012)
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When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. (116 mins.)