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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, teacher, new job, challenge, changing lives, obstacle, hardcase students, power relations, school, bad attitude, idealism, hopes, urban ghetto, african american, boss, teacher student relationship, black american, youth, graphic violence, classmate, society, respect, dedication ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, year 1998, 1990s
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 realistic, serious, touching and uplifting films with plots about hopes, power relations, youth, teachers and students, dedicated educator, teacher and school mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like The Ron Clark Story: Freedom Writers (2007), Dead Poets Society (1989), Dangerous Minds (1995), The First Grader (2010), Stand and Deliver (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: inspirational, rough, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, lifestyle change, teenage life, idealism, gang violence, holocaust, social relations, life is a bitch, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1961, year 2006, year 1992 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teachers and students, literature, boarding school life, teacher, poetry, coming of age, poet, suicide, philosophy, dedicated educator, student, boarding school ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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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, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teacher, teenage life, hopes, school teacher, amusement park, rap, high school life, boss, karate, naval officer, breaking point ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
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The First Grader (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Kenya, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Style: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: school, prisoner of war camp, teacher, education, village, hopes, social relations, human spirit, ex military, blind ambition, society, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, year 1963
Place: kenya, africa
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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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: homeless, life is a bitch, homeless teenager, aids, university, starting over, against the odds, human spirit, kids in trouble, street kid, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: feel good, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, high school, dedicated educator, mathematics, studying, summer school, cheating, high school life, education, idealism, bittersweet, insubordination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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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, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, youth, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, interracial relations, idealism, studying, changing lives, dignity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
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100%
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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: motivational, inspirational, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, teacher, athlete and trainer, sport, underdog, high school, dedicated educator, human spirit, athlete's life, coach, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, sacramento california, san francisco ...
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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, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: dedicated educator, school, school teacher, fighting the system, ambition, against the odds, music teacher, teachers and students, female protagonist, violinist, happy ending, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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, serious, uplifting, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, gang, reform, school principal, drug dealing, human spirit, teachers and students, unwanted pregnancy, urban ghetto life, high school life, teenage life, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey
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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: uplifting, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: homeless, teacher, changing lives, power relations, teachers and students, idealism, society, youth, hopes, dedication, school, new job ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: usa, new mexico, salt lake city utah
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The Great Debaters (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: racism, debate, teacher, african american, contests and competitions, college, professor, labor union, segregation, mentor, opponent, confrontation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, oklahoma, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
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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: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, school, misfit, youth, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, juvenile delinquency, elementary school, lifestyle, high school life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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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: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: high school, teacher, juvenile delinquency, bad attitude, urban ghetto, undisciplined, gain trust, power relations, idealism, high school life, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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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: uplifting, thought provoking, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Plot: island, school, family relations, interracial relations, teacher, racism, power relations, urban ghetto, hardcase students, misfit, fighting the system, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, 60s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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Benim Dünyam (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At 2 Ela lost her ability of seeing and hearing because of a severe illness. And then she became a total disappointment of her family due to her untamed behaviors. But everything changed after an unorthodox teacher stepped into their lives to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, deaf mute, teachers and students, human spirit, dedicated educator, social misfits, parents and children, against the odds, family relations, mute or deaf, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
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100%
The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, 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: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: disability, obstacle, power relations, mute or deaf, elderly lovers, youth, social misfits, young heroes, dedicated educator, hopes, society, misfit ...
Time: 70s
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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: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, school, human spirit, hopes, parents and children, teachers and students, changing lives, social relations, family relations, society, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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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: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, bittersweet, thanksgiving, family problems, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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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, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: strong female lead, poverty, orphan, social activism, destiny, youth, hopes, kids in trouble, female protagonist, social injustice, empowerment, female empowerment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1955
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, ireland
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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, uplifting, touching, rough, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, teenage life, changing lives, rebellion, ambition, society, bad attitude, contests and competitions, gain trust, teachers and students, hardcase students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, power relations, mute or deaf, misfit, youth, love and romance, hopes, dedicated educator, young heroes, against the odds, human spirit, college ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, teacher, blind character, human spirit, disability, family relations, tantrum, tutor, handicapped, social misfits, dedicated educator, communication problem ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: twins, human spirit, against the odds, autism, disability, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, hopes, society, youth, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, psychotronic
Plot: high school, teacher, hopes, hardcase students, society, dedicated educator, youth, high school life, teachers and students, looking for sex, idealism, school ...
Time: 60s
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The Least Among You (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Black college graduate Richard Kelly reluctantly accepts a plea bargain requiring him to spend two semesters at an all-white seminary after he's wrongly accused of crimes committed during the 1965 Watts riots. Facing bigotry on all sides, ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, against the odds, self discovery, rebellion, leadership, society, social relations, hopes, student life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s
Place: usa, california
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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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, cheating, teacher, ethics, hypocrisy, boarding school, school teacher, undisciplined, teachers and students, coming of age, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: pennsylvania, washington d.c., new jersey
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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, captivating, uplifting, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, teenager, sport, track and field, mentor, dedicated educator, small town, sport team, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, understanding, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
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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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, fish out of water, culture clash, high school life, friendship, teacher, english teacher, school teacher, dedicated educator, chaos and mayhem, adolescence vs adulthood, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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