Education Movies & Documentaries

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Waiting for 'Superman' (2010 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca... (111 mins.)
 
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Connections (1978 Mini-Series)
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Follow James Burke through the history of science and technology. In this collection of 10 1-hour episodes, starting with "The Trigger Effect". (50 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
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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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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a 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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Planet in Peril (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary in which CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta report on global issues from 13 countries around the world.
 
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The Universe (2007 TV Series)
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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists. (45 mins.)
 
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The Providence Effect (2009 Documentary)
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This is the remarkable story of a K through 12 school on Chicago's impoverished, high crime West Side... (92 mins.)
Director: Rollin Binzer
 
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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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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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Bully (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. (98 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
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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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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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To Sir, with Love II (1996 TV Movie)
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After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however... (92 mins.)
 
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Conrack (1974)
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White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District... (106 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
20.
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
 
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Ivory Tower (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that questions the cost -- and value -- of higher education in the United States. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew Rossi