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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 315,388 | Gross: $95.86M

2. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 66,969 | Gross: $63.86M

3. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Votes: 13,473 | Gross: $13.99M

4. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 13,146 | Gross: $42.43M

5. The Miracle Worker (1962)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Votes: 13,515

6. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 7,271

7. The Substitute (1996)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Tom Berenger, Raymond Cruz, William Forsythe, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 10,220 | Gross: $14.75M

8. Born Yesterday (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 8,200

9. 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: 8,505

10. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, George Baker

Votes: 2,624

11. Rachel, Rachel (1968)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 2,453

12. Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.6
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The experiences of a young female English teacher in an inner-city New York high school.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Patrick Bedford, Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White

Votes: 1,517

13. Detention (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.3
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A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Alex Karzis, Kata Dobó, Corey Sevier

Votes: 1,978

14. Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

7.0
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Miss Dove is a strict disciplinary, plus a well respected teacher, who has inspired her students to individual greatness. One day during class, Miss Dove experiences great pain in her back,... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack, Kipp Hamilton, Robert Douglas

Votes: 702

15. A Lesson Before Dying (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

6.9
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In the 1940s South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing of a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 894

16. The Miracle Worker (1979 TV Movie)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan leads deaf and blind Helen Keller into the light of learnedness.

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Patty Duke, Diana Muldaur, Charles Siebert, Anne Seymour

Votes: 422

17. The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Action

4.7
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At a college visit to a war buddy's professor daughter, mercenary Karl Thomasson finds her brutally beaten. He then poses as a teacher to teach a lesson, and get revenge, on the brash football jocks responsible.

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Treat Williams, David Jensen, Barbara Jane Reams, Brian Simpson

Votes: 1,339

18. The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama

4.6
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Former mercenary Karl Thomasson returns once again as a substitute teacher, this time to infiltrate a military school's faculty to cease the actions of white supremacists.

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Treat Williams, Angie Everhart, Patrick Kilpatrick, Bill Nunn

Votes: 963

19. Imtihan (1974)

Not Rated | 153 min | Family, Drama

7.6
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Madhu Shastri lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad, who is also the Principal of Adarsh Mahavidyalyal. She is in love with Vijay, a pilot, and both are expected to marry soon. ... See full summary »

Director: Madan Sinha | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Tanuja, Deven Verma, Bindu

Votes: 37

20. Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996)

R | 85 min | Action

5.2
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A former CIA agent (Wilson) lives a suburban life as a high school teacher with his teen son (White). When the agent is attacked by former allies because of knowledge he possesses and his ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Don Wilson, John Patrick White, Jillian McWhirter, Warren Burton

Votes: 237

21. Mga munting tinig (2002)

109 min | Drama

6.9
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58 Metascore

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

Votes: 116

22. Concert in Tirol (1938)

94 min | Music, Romance

7.6
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Director: Karl Heinz Martin | Stars: Heli Finkenzeller, Ferdinand Mayerhofer, Hans Holt, Fritz Kampers

Votes: 5

23. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: The Miracle Worker (2000)

TV-PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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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.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Alison Elliott, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Lucas Black, Kate Greenhouse

Votes: 1,369