SCHOOLS AND TEACHERSby s-karaba | created - 16 Oct 2011 | updated - 01 May 2012 | Public
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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 329,447 | Gross: $95.86M
2. To Sir, with Love II (1996 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama
After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however, the challenge of reaching kids in an inner city school proves too much to resist.
3. Freedom Writers (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Votes: 58,768 | Gross: $36.61M
5. One Eight Seven (1997)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
High school teacher Trevor Garfield is stabbed by bad-boy student. Fifteen months later, he moves to Los-Angeles to the unruly, predominantly Latino school. He has to tame wolf-like ... See full summary »
Votes: 19,689 | Gross: $5.72M
6. The Substitute (1996)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
Votes: 10,344 | Gross: $14.75M
8. Class of 1999 (1990)
R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,410 | Gross: $2.46M
9. Lean on Me (1989)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.
Votes: 15,893 | Gross: $31.91M
10. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Votes: 13,671 | Gross: $13.99M
12. Class of 1984 (1982)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
14. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
15. To Sir, with Love (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Votes: 13,366 | Gross: $42.43M
16. Half Nelson (2006)
R | 106 min | Drama
An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.
Votes: 77,488 | Gross: $2.69M
17. The Class (2008)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 31,353 | Gross: $3.77M
18. The Wave (2008)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
19. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Votes: 66,459 | Gross: $22.24M
20. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.
21. The Cider House Rules (1999)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance
A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
Votes: 84,837 | Gross: $57.55M
22. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
Votes: 34,668 | Gross: $3.49M
24. Neds (2010)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama
Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.
25. Stella (2008)
103 min | Drama
Paris, 1977. Eleven year old Stella knows poker better than grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There, she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her parents' bar.