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The Ron Clark Story (2006)
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The Ron Clark Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matthew Perry is real-life inspiration Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. But to break through to this students, Clark must use unconventional methods, including his ground-breaking classroom rules, to drive them toward their potential.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: dedicated educator, human spirit, teachers and students, new job, obstacle, challenge, hardcase students, changing lives, power relations, school, hopes, idealism, bad attitude, urban ghetto, african american, black american, teacher student relationship, youth, reach out, classmates, fighting illness, society, respect, dedication, unconventional method ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1998, 1990s, year 1994
Place: usa, harlem, new york, manhattan new york city, north carolina, harlem manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and uplifting films with plots about hopes, youth, power relations, teachers and students, society, dedicated educator and human spirit mostly in Drama, Biography and Sport genres. Some movies like The Ron Clark Story: Stand and Deliver (1988), To Sir, with Love (1967), To Sir, with Love II (1996), Conrack (1974), Dangerous Minds (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, summer school, cheating, mexican american, education, idealism, youth, teachers and students, hardcase students, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, school, youth, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, idealism, uneducated, hopes, teachers and students, undisciplined, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
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100%
To Sir, with Love II (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is a West Indian, who in the 1967 film had taken teaching in a London East End school. He spent twenty years teaching and ten in administrative roles. He has taught the children of his former pupils, but is now retiring.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, interracial relations, gain trust, teenage life, idealism, undisciplined, power relations, reach out, urban ghetto, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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49%
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Conrack (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young, white teacher is assigned to an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina populated mostly by poor black families. He finds that the basically illiterate, neglected children there know so little of the world outside their island.
Style: sincere, serious, feel good, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: island, school, teacher, racism, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, interracial relations, hardcase students, fighting the system, human spirit, mentally challenged, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, rough, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, teenage life, karate, amusement park, naval officer, unwanted pregnancy, breaking point, dedication, teachers and students, dedicated educator, gain trust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: parole officer, high school, support group, dedicated educator, human spirit, teenage life, idealism, power relations, social relations, society, against the odds, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, uplifting
Plot: homeless, teacher, society, power relations, reach out, dedicated educator, changing lives, hopes, teachers and students, dedication, idealism, youth ...
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: human spirit, ambition, underdog, school, chess, power relations, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, idealism, elementary school, youth, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Won't Back Down (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 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
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, touching ...
Plot: school, power relations, social relations, teachers and students, hopes, parents and children, changing lives, family relations, human spirit, dedication, fighting the system, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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39%
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, young heroes, hopes, human spirit, youth, college, love and romance, mute or deaf, power relations, misfit ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Music of the Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: school, dedicated educator, school teacher, ambition, against the odds, fighting the system, teachers and students, female protagonist, happy ending, underdog, rivalry, uneducated ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Lean on Me (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks ...
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, reform, drug dealing, gang, school principal, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, changing lives, dedicated educator, teenage life, dedication, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: serious, uplifting, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, power relations, family relations, human spirit, misfit, youth, hopes, parents and children, illness ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Explosive Generation (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Peter Gifford is a likable, dedicated schoolteacher that teaches a senior life skills class. When student Janet Sommers brings up the topic of sex and dating, he asks students to write questions on the topic, and will cover them in the next class. ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, student, teacher, high school life, teenage life, couples, power relations, stoners, urban ghetto, youth, school, society ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: teaching, school, hopes, teachers and students, parents and children, dedicated educator, social misfits, boss and employee, mental institution, dysfunctional family, misfit, mentally challenged ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is a movie based on the life story of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson from 1961 to 1987.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, uplifting
Plot: against the odds, surgery, african american, human spirit, blacks and whites, underdog, single parent, youth, temperamental, society, ambition, belief ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, medical school, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: sentimental, touching, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, teacher, idealism, dedicated educator, domestic violence, holocaust, gang violence, urban ghetto life, teenage life, mentor, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teacher, tantrum, struggle, tutor, railway station, institution, human spirit, social misfits, blind character, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Ryan White Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, school, hopes, high school life, misfit, society, gender, workplace, parents and children, workplace situations, legal action ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
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30%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, rough, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, reach out, power relations, self destructing, youth, underdog, ambition, high school, high school life, society, insubordination, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Up the Down Staircase (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher at New York's inner-city Calvin Coolidge High: her lit classes are overcrowded, a window is broken, there's no chalk, books arrive late. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: high school, friendship, culture clash, fish out of water, teacher, idealism, rebellion, adolescence vs adulthood, hardcase students, chaos and mayhem, hopes, administration ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Awakenings (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, motivational, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, mental institution, coma, hospital, hopes, illness, patient, doctor, fighting illness, treatment, family reunited ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, year 1969
Place: usa, bronx new york city
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28%
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking
Plot: legal action, americana, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, social differences, society, fighting the system, human spirit, legal, racism, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (Don Cheadle), with a lot of factual based occurrences. A reformed junkie returns from prison to clean up his act and devote the rest of his life to the young kids of Harlem. 1996 ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: basketball, drug abuse, sport, heroin, vietnam war, contests and competitions, against humanity, rising to stardom, hopes, athlete's life, life is a bitch, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
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Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, sport, teachers and students, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, coach, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
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McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: prison, hardcase students, hopes, teachers and students, confined, dedicated educator, idealism, underdog, school, rivalry, high school, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, dedicated educator, young heroes, mute or deaf, power relations, misfit, society, against the odds, human spirit, youth, isolation, social misfits ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, disturbing, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, prejudice, instructor, navy, society, follow your dream, ambition, african american, u.s. navy, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Emperor's Club (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school life, cheating, reunion, hypocrisy, teachers and students, coming of age, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, contests and competitions, lifestyle, ambition, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: pennsylvania, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%