Movies like To Sir, with Love

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To Sir, with Love (1967)
 7.7
 14K
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, emotional, inspirational, earnest, clever, talky ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, school, high school, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, youth, idealism, dedicated educator, respect, teenage crush, education, high school dance, maturity, interracial relations, teachers and students, urban, high school life, hopes, society, power relations, hardcase students, teenage life, rebellion, uneducated, reach out ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london

Most similar movies to To Sir, with Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about power relations, youth, teacher, school, teachers and students, society and teacher student relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like To Sir, with Love: Stand and Deliver (1988), Lean on Me (1989), The Class (2008), Freedom Writers (2007), The Emperor's Club (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: 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, thought provoking, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, mexican american, education, summer school, cheating, idealism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, high school teacher, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.4
 16K
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, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, gang, school principal, drug dealing, reform, dedicated educator, hardcase students, urban, human spirit, idealism, teachers and students, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.5
 32K
The Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 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.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, high school life, school, high school, dedicated educator, french, high school teacher, education, respect, literature, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, based on true events, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, idealism, holocaust, dedicated educator, teacher, gang violence, urban ghetto life, teenage life, domestic violence, mentor, ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: boarding school life, cheating, reunion, greek, hypocrisy, senator, confession, coming of age, boarding school, dedicated educator, teachers and students, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: washington d.c., pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, karate, amusement park, teenage life, dedicated educator, hardcase students, naval officer, urban, idealism, urban ghetto, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, urban ghetto, idealism, looking for sex, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: dedicated educator, human spirit, teachers and students, new job, african american, hardcase students, school, urban ghetto, idealism, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, year 1998, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 2K
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: feel good, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: island, school, racism, teacher, dedicated educator, hardcase students, college, fighting the system, high school, human spirit, idealism, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Finding Forrester (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Gus van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: mentor, friendship, dedicated educator, prodigy, plagiarism, private school, basketball, prejudice, writer's life, high school, literature, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, scotland, usa, new york yankees, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 265
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: serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: school, running, teacher, idealism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, romance, teachers and students, youth, power relations, mentally unstable, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: talky, touching, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, infidelity, self discovery, college life, dishonesty, college, hopes, love and romance, youth, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: high school, teacher, fish out of water, friendship, culture clash, dedicated educator, hardcase students, teachers and students, urban ghetto, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 8K
Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, friendship, feminism, teacher, coming out, prison, teenage girl, tattoo, hostage, coming of age, lesbian, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 105K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, single parent, child's point of view, childhood, good deed, disfigurement, injustice, school, life philosophy, addiction, death, alone in the world ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 121K
An Education (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, love and romance, age difference, coming of age, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, youth, virginity, teacher, adolescence, self discovery, art theft ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1961
Place: england, london, europe, france, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: boarding school, school, dedicated educator, teachers and students, boarding school life, society, youth, power relations, tragic hero, idealism, friendship, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, racism, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: boarding school, bullying, rugby, coming of age, dedicated educator, hardcase students, social misfits, idealism, teachers and students, boarding school life, teenage life, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, university, love triangle, human nature, romance, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 79K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, basketball, liberal, student, friendship, african american, drug abuse, high school, bicycle, prison, junior high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, sweet, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, college, dedicated educator, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, women ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.6
 19K
If.... (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film is a caustic portrait of a traditional English boys’ boarding school, where social hierarchy reigns supreme and power remains in the hands of distanced and ineffectual teachers and callously vicious prefects in the Upper Sixth. But three ...
Style: biting, surreal, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, coming of age, social satire, boarding school life, youth, school, boarding school, buddies, private school, social misfits, innocence lost, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, school, classical music, composer, mentor, musician, dedicated educator, musician's life, apprentice, follow your dream, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, high school, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 23K
Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, innocence lost, unsupportive friend, teenage life, high school, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, high school life, school, misfit, rape, mute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 67K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, life is a bitch, unhappy, human relationship, dedicated educator, social problems, unhappiness, classroom, animal abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, spelling, rivalry, african american, loss of daughter, self esteem, dedicated educator, underdog, contests and competitions, urban, black people, elementary school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, suspicion, teacher, injustice, social misfits, disfigurement, physical appearance, secret, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, false accusation, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%