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1. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 17,743 | Gross: $2.71M

2. I Killed My Mother (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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83 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical story about Hubert as a young homosexual at odds with his mother.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clément

Votes: 17,859

3. Rocket Science (2007)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Looking for answers to life's big questions, a stuttering boy joins his high school debate team.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Reece Thompson, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas D'Agosto, Utkarsh Ambudkar

Votes: 11,629 | Gross: $0.71M

4. Little Britain (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

7.7
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner

Votes: 16,631

5. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 18,899 | Gross: $7.83M

6. Summer Heights High (2007– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.5
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The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.

Stars: Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau, Zach Fa'atoe

Votes: 11,483

7. All I Wanna Do (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.7
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60 Metascore

In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.

Director: Sarah Kernochan | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Gaby Hoffmann, Rachael Leigh Cook

Votes: 5,604 | Gross: $0.78M

8. Won't Back Down (2012)

PG | 121 min | Drama

6.4
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42 Metascore

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 5,122 | Gross: $5.31M

9. Music of the Heart (1999)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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54 Metascore

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Meryl Streep, Cloris Leachman, Henry Dinhofer, Michael Angarano

Votes: 9,907 | Gross: $14.85M

10. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 15,186 | Gross: $4.88M

11. Hurricane Season (2009)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Shad Moss, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 2,063

12. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Votes: 7,883

13. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

7.5
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81 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR ... See full summary »

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz

Votes: 9,713 | Gross: $6.41M

14. The Ruling Class (1972)

R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

Votes: 4,653

15. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

104 min | Drama, Sport

7.7
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A juvenile offender impresses the reform school Governor with running abilities. He is in turn given special privileges to encourage him to win a race against the local public school, but he is therefore teased his fellow rebellious peers.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

Votes: 5,596

16. Aces High (1976)

PG | 114 min | War, Drama, Action

6.6
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In WW1 the high casualty rate among the rookie pilots of the Royal Flying Corps puts an enormous strain on the survivors.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth

Votes: 1,756

17. The Browning Version (1951)

Passed | 90 min | Drama

8.2
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Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 3,297

18. Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school.

Director: Cathy Randall | Stars: Danielle Catanzariti, Cassandra Jinman, Talia Monaghan, Yen Yen Stender

Votes: 1,223 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.1
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 2,608

20. Mga munting tinig (2002)

109 min | Drama

6.8
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58 Metascore

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Director: Gil Portes | Stars: Alessandra de Rossi, Dexter Doria, Gina Alajar, Amy Austria

Votes: 115

21. High School (1968)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside Northeast High School as a fly on the wall to observe the teachers and how they interact with the students.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 1,113

22. American Teacher (2011)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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60 Metascore

Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in... See full summary »

Directors: Vanessa Roth, Brian McGinn | Stars: Erik Benner, Neil Cavuto, Matt Damon, Linda Darling-Hammond

Votes: 207 | Gross: $0.03M

23. My Brother's Keeper (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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A man and his HIV-positive twin take an insurance company to court over a possibly life-saving bone marrow transplant.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: John Lithgow, Annette O'Toole, Veronica Cartwright, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 79

24. American Promise (2013)

135 min | Documentary

7.0
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67 Metascore

This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.

Directors: Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson

Votes: 235 | Gross: $0.09M

25. South Riding (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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"Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but 'the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Edna Best, Ralph Richardson, Edmund Gwenn, Ann Todd

Votes: 73

26. The Lottery (2010)

81 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.0
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72 Metascore

Four children enter a high-stakes lottery. If they win, they can attend one of the best schools in New York. A look at the crisis in public education, The Lottery makes the case than any child can succeed.

Director: Madeleine Sackler | Stars: Cory Booker, Geoffrey Canada, Candice Fryer, Gregory Goodwine Jr.

Votes: 515 | Gross: $0.05M

27. The Outsider (1948)

97 min | Drama

6.8
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Jack Read, a working-class boy, wins a scholarship to a public school as part of a post-World War Two experiment in bringing boys of different social classes together. He meets much ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles, Cecil Trouncer

Votes: 238

28. Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (2008)

73 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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Profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America's foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic "I [heart] N.Y." logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take ... See full summary »

Director: Wendy Keys

Votes: 144

29. The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Rowland Brown | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney, Ian Hunter

Votes: 292

30. Small Wonders (1995)

G | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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A dedicated music teacher in East Harlem instructs a gaggle of underprivileged children in the art of the violin. In the climax, they play Carnegie Hall with some of the world's foremost ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Miller | Stars: Roberta Guaspari, Arnold Steinhardt, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman

Votes: 125

31. I Learn America (2013)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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The children of immigration, here to stay, are the new Americans. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond. The International ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Michel Dissard, Gitte Peng

Votes: 11

32. It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School (1996)

80 min | Documentary

8.0
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The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Part of The Respect for All Project.

Directors: Debra Chasnoff, Helen Cohen | Star: Bob Smith

Votes: 82

33. Five Little Peppers in Trouble (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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The Peppers - widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - have returned to live in their small house in Gusty Corners with J.H. King, who they call "... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Edith Fellows, Dorothy Anne Seese, Dorothy Peterson, Pierre Watkin

Votes: 80

34. Undroppable (2013 Video)

Documentary

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A look at the alarming drop-out rate in American public schools, chronicled during the 2011-2012 school year.

Director: Jason Pollock

35. ¡De panzazo! (2012)

85 min | Documentary

6.4
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Directors: Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos Loret de Mola | Stars: Carlos Loret de Mola, Denise Dresser, Elba Esther Gordillo, Federico Heroles Reyes

Votes: 267

36. Ayotzinapa: crónica de un crimen de Estado (2014)

Documentary

7.1
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This documentary exposes the events of Ayotzinapa, Mexico; in which fourty-three students were disapeared by the government.

Director: Xavier Robles

Votes: 14

37. The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today (2010)

56 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Jay Rosenstein | Stars: Ed Dessen, Bruce Dierenfield, Walter Feinberg, Dan McCollum

Votes: 18

38. In God We Teach (2011)

62 min | Documentary

6.7
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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.

Director: Vic Losick | Stars: Matthew LaClair, David Paszkiewicz

Votes: 30

39. Dunbar: The Alchemy of Achievement (2016)

Documentary

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The history of Dunbar High School in Washington, DC, is explored. During the first half of the 20th Century, Dunbar was widely regarded as the most prominent high school for African Americans.

Stars: Vincent Gray, Colbert King, Eleanor Holmes Norton

40. The Food of Love (1959 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

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Stars: Philip Ray, Moultrie Kelsall, Petra Davies, Rodney Diak

41. Fuller PTA: Better Than Stepping on a Rusty Nail (2008)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Family

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A short, comedic take on the PTA in Arizona -- which is surprisingly educational and informative despite itself.

Director: Bruce Dellis | Stars: Bruce Dellis, Wayne Leonard

42. Mr. Nabor's Hood (2003)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Director: Abby Linne | Stars: Javar Parker, Kristen Scott, Hollister Histed, Brian Nabors

43. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Alma Mater (1971)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: James Ferman | Stars: Max Adrian, Graham Armitage, Hilda Braid, Ian Carmichael

44. Touch (2012–2013)
Episode: Enemy of My Enemy (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Martin figures that assuming a cover as a reporter under the name Martin Bishop is the best way to get information about Amelia while eluding the authorities. Trevor helps him in this ... See full summary »

Director: Sanford Bookstaver | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Lukas Haas, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 196

45. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 17 May 1954 (1954)

History, News

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Lesueur and John B. Oakes, New York Times editorial board member, interview U.S. Senator Paul H. Douglas, a Democrat from Illinois. Topics include the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul H. Douglas, Larry LeSueur, John B. Oakes

46. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Fighting Creeping Creationism (2013)

TV-G | 53 min | News, Talk-Show

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The onslaught of creationism and the challenges of free thinking in America.

Stars: Susan Jacoby, Zack Kopplin, Vashti McCollum, Bill Moyers

47. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: O Fat White Woman (1971)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Maureen Pryor, Peter Jeffrey, William Relton, Alethea Charlton

Votes: 10

48. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: Our Fiftieth Episode (1997)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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After a scuffle and being arrested all over a parking ticket, Bill is committed for psychiatric evaluation. With Bill gone, things quickly fall apart one air.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 62

49. Noragami (2014– )
Episode: Over the Line (2014)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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Despite his poor condition, Yato is hired to help a student with a bullying problem, but things take a drastic turn when both the student and Yukine come face-to-face with the reality of their situations.

Director: Shûji Miyahara | Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Maaya Uchida, Yuki Kaji, Aki Toyosaki

Votes: 29

50. Touch (2012–2013)
Episode: Perfect Storm (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Now that Calvin has the Aster Corps access card which he hands over to Martin, Martin is tasked with retrieving all Calvin's computer files from Aster Corps. Calvin warns Martin to avoid ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Lukas Haas, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 182