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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 329,213 | Gross: $95.86M

2. 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.

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

Votes: 13,666 | Gross: $13.99M

3. 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.

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

Votes: 13,359 | Gross: $42.43M

4. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 295,169 | Gross: $45.88M

5. The Paper Chase (1973)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Votes: 6,308

6. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.

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

Votes: 2,680

7. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 709,613 | Gross: $138.43M

8. Music of the Heart (1999)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Music

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: 10,872 | Gross: $14.86M

9. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

47 Metascore

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 42,126 | Gross: $84.92M

10. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

79 Metascore

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.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Votes: 96,047 | Gross: $47.40M

11. Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn

Votes: 58,754 | Gross: $36.61M

12. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Music

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 230,612 | Gross: $81.26M

13. Educating Rita (1983)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny. She joins the literature course in an ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman

Votes: 10,626 | Gross: $14.65M

14. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

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

Votes: 10,094 | Gross: $6.41M

15. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

20 Metascore

Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design.

Director: Nathan Frankowski | Stars: Ben Stein, Lili Asvar, Peter Atkins, Hector Avalos

Votes: 11,496 | Gross: $7.69M

16. To Be and to Have (2002)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Family

87 Metascore

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

Director: Nicolas Philibert | Stars: Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin, Guillaume

Votes: 7,041 | Gross: $0.78M

17. Teached Vol. I (2011 Video)

40 min | Documentary, History, News

More than half a century after Brown v. Board of Education integrated U.S. schools, African-American and Hispanic students still perform far behind white students, and urban, minority youth... See full summary »

Director: Kelly Amis

18. Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Family, Music

71 Metascore

The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.

Director: Marilyn Agrelo | Stars: Heather Berman, Emma Therese Biegacki, Eva Carrozza, Evangelina Carrozzo

Votes: 3,224 | Gross: $8.04M

19. We Are the People We've Been Waiting For (2009)

90 min | Documentary

This landmark documentary explores the extent to which young people around the world are being failed by an education system created at the time of the Industrial Revolution. A provocative ... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Goodrich | Stars: Tony Blair, Richard Branson, David Bryant, Bill Clinton

Votes: 5

20. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

Votes: 11,397 | Gross: $5.73M

21. Race to Nowhere (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time. Parents... See full summary »

Directors: Vicki Abeles, Jessica Congdon

Votes: 182

22. In God We Teach (2011)

62 min | Documentary

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: 31

24. Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon (2009)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

49 Metascore

A documentary on inner city teens from Harlem to Compton and all points in between, as they compete in an annual business plan competition run by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

Director: Mary Mazzio | Stars: Tatyana Blackwell, Jessica Cervantes, Gabriel Echoles, Rahfeal Gordon

Votes: 25

26. Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination (2008)

54 min | Documentary

Six students from 3 Countries, USA, India and China are moving to College. They soon find themselves in a global competition and it narrows down to: Engineering and Science.

Director: Chad Heeter | Stars: Neil Ahrendt, Apoorva Uppala

Votes: 56

27. Please Vote for Me (2007)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

Democracy in China exists, that is, in a primary school in Wuhan where a grade 3 class can vote who they want as class monitor.

Director: Weijun Chen

Votes: 1,179