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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, emotional, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, human spirit, teachers and students, new job, african american, hardcase students, school, urban ghetto, idealism, hopes, society, youth, power relations, reach out, bad attitude, dedication, changing lives, unconventional method, fighting illness, respect, obstacle, classmates, challenge, student, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998, year 1994
Place: harlem, usa, 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 serious, realistic, uplifting and touching films with plots about hopes, youth, power relations, society, teachers and students, dedicated educator and human spirit mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The Ron Clark Story: To Sir, with Love (1967), Stand and Deliver (1988), To Sir, with Love II (1996), Dangerous Minds (1995), Conrack (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, school, high school, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, youth, idealism, dedicated educator, respect, high school dance, maturity, education ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
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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, serious, thought provoking, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, education, mexican american, summer school, cheating, idealism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, high school teacher, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, dedicated educator, hardcase students, education, urban, idealism, teachers and students, high school life, urban ghetto, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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93%
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: gloomy, serious, touching, sentimental, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, karate, amusement park, teenage life, dedicated educator, hardcase students, naval officer, urban, idealism, teachers and students, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
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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: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, parole officer, support group, dedicated educator, human spirit, idealism, high school life, against the odds, society, youth, power relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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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: serious, feel good, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: island, school, teacher, racism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, fighting the system, college, high school, human spirit, idealism, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
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77%
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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: homeless, teacher, dedicated educator, idealism, school, children, teachers and students, hopes, youth, power relations, society, reach out ...
Place: usa, new mexico
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Noble (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Vietnam
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, poverty, rape, abuse, determination, social activism, female protagonist, child abuse, empowerment, female empowerment, irish, social injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1955
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, ireland
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100%
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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: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: dedicated educator, high school, hardcase students, urban, idealism, school, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, hopes, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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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: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, mute or deaf, college, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, misfit, youth, power relations, dedicated educator, young heroes, teachers and students ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: school, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, parents and children, urban, hopes, society, family relations, teachers and students, rebellion, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
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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: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sincere
Plot: against the odds, surgery, human spirit, african american, blacks and whites, underdog, urban ghetto, ambition, hopes, youth, single parent, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, medical school, west germany
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, student, teacher, dedicated educator, school, hardcase students, idealism, urban ghetto, looking for sex, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, school, terminal illness, best friends, dedicated educator, legal action, child illness, high school, coming out, family in crisis, high school life, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s
Place: indiana
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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: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: school, teaching, dedicated educator, mentally challenged, mental institution, down syndrome, human spirit, teachers and students, hopes, power relations, social misfits, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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52%
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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, atmospheric, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, drug dealing, school principal, reform, dedicated educator, hardcase students, urban, human spirit, idealism, teachers and students, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, touching, emotional, realistic, uplifting
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, human spirit, hopes, misfit, power relations, parents and children, teachers and students, youth, family relations, mute ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe
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52%
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, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting
Plot: human spirit, discrimination, racism, injustice, fighting the system, hopes, legal, rebellion, society, legal action, social differences, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: sport, drug abuse, basketball, heroin, vietnam war, athlete's life, ambition, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, urban, contests and competitions, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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Prince William (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Prince William is the elder son of Britain's Prince Charles and if the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After his father, he is next in line to the British throne. A biography of his journey so far....
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: royal family, coming of age, state affairs, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, family problems, family relations, paparazzi, lifestyle, british royal family ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: high school, teacher, fish out of water, friendship, culture clash, dedicated educator, hardcase students, high school teacher, english teacher, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, urban ghetto ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teacher, tutor, railway station, institution, tantrum, struggle, human spirit, social misfits, dedicated educator, education ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: university, aids, starting over, human spirit, high school, redemption, dysfunctional family, against the odds, ambition, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Clockwork Mice (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When new teacher Steve Drake joins the faculty at a school for special-needs students, his unorthodox instruction methods raise eyebrows. But attitudes begin to change when he makes a connection with a particularly unruly student.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: school, running, teacher, idealism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, teachers and students, romance, youth, power relations, mentally unstable, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, serious, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, doctors and patients, coma, hospital, illness, hopes, treatment, fighting illness, patient, doctor, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1930s, 1960s
Place: usa, bronx new york city
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A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: politics, prison, african american, convenience store, aunt, redemption, false accusation, racism, dedicated educator, school, juvenile delinquency, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa
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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, sincere, realistic, rough, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, idealism, holocaust, dedicated educator, teacher, gang violence, urban ghetto life, teenage life, domestic violence, mentor, racial segregation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, emotional, sincere, realistic, rough ...
Plot: human spirit, military, racism, u.s. navy, prejudice, against the odds, ambition, hopes, society, follow your dream, african american, navy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, new jersey
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, hardcase students, drugs/alcohol, redemption, sport, high school, teachers and students, hopes, rebellion, rivalry, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Father and Master (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, rough ...
Plot: human spirit, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, society, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, isolation, uneducated, solace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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