Movies like To Sir, with Love

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To Sir, with Love (1967)
 7.7
 16K
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, emotional, feel good, nostalgic, inspirational, earnest ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, high school, school, youth, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, interracial relations, idealism, teenage life, teachers and students, rebellion, reach out, hopes, high school life, society, urban, dignity, win over, studying, bad attitude, dedication, uneducated, hardcase students, changing lives ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london

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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, school, teacher, teachers and students, society and dedicated educator mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like To Sir, with Love: Lean on Me (1989), Stand and Deliver (1988), Freedom Writers (2007), The Ron Clark Story (2006), The Emperor's Club (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 18K
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, atmospheric, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, gang, reform, school principal, drug dealing, unsupportive coworkers, reach out, bad attitude, changing lives, lifestyle, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, high school, dedicated educator, mathematics, studying, summer school, cheating, mexican american, education, idealism, dignity, win over ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, sentimental, touching, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, lifestyle change, teenage life, idealism, gang violence, social relations, life is a bitch, racial tension, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, touching, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: high school, juvenile delinquency, teacher, teenage life, city life, gain trust, power relations, reach out, undisciplined, urban ghetto, bad attitude, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: dedicated educator, human spirit, teachers and students, teacher, new job, profanity, hardcase students, changing lives, challenge, power relations, obstacle, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 1990s, year 1998
Place: harlem, usa, new york, north carolina, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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: touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, cheating, reunion, hypocrisy, boarding school, undisciplined, teachers and students, coming of age, rebellion, bad attitude, insubordination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: pennsylvania, washington d.c., 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, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: high school, friendship, fish out of water, culture clash, school teacher, teacher, dedicated educator, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, high school life, against the odds, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, teacher, rap, profanity, hopes, teenage life, amusement park, school teacher, karate, naval officer, urban ghetto life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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: thought provoking, uplifting, touching, feel good, sincere ...
Plot: school, island, interracial relations, family relations, teacher, racism, teachers and students, high school life, college life, human spirit, idealism, college ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 34K
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: sincere, psychological, melancholic, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, school, school life, self discovery, workplace, social relations, interracial relations, society, teenage life, french, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sexy, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: high school, student, teacher, youth, society, dedicated educator, hardcase students, power relations, couples, stoners, urban ghetto, hopes ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mentor, dedicated educator, prejudice, friendship, prodigy, basketball, writer's life, african american, private school, lifestyle, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: uplifting, sincere, rough, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, ambition, rebellion, teenage life, changing lives, society, redemption, teachers and students, contests and competitions, gain trust, bad attitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, power relations, misfit, lifestyle, hardcase students, dedicated educator, teenage life, teachers and students, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, girls' night, teens
Plot: composer, classical music, music, music teacher, school, high school, follow your dream, dedicated educator, teachers and students, musician, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 9K
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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, teacher, youth, rebellion, hostage, prison, tattoo, teenage girl, coming of age, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 1K
Hunky Dory (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Musical film about the trials and tribulations of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end of year show.
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, idealism, teenage life, society, youth, reach out, teachers and students, rock, self confidence, coming of age, rehearsal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.4
 284
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: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, touching
Plot: school, idealism, running, teacher, romance, power relations, youth, rebellion, teachers and students, mentally unstable, dedicated educator, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, inspirational, realistic, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, teachers and students, school, dedicated educator, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 129K
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: realistic, twists and turns, stylized, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, love affair, love and romance, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, suburbs, adolescence vs adulthood, betrayal, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, touching, intellectual, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, dedicated educator, femininity, college, art history, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, bittersweet, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, yale university, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: friendship, disfigurement, injustice, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, false accusation, physical appearance, mysterious character, loneliness, intergenerational friendship, suspicion, secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, society, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 84K
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, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, loneliness, friendship, basketball, liberal, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 25K
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: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, unsupportive friend, life is a bitch, rape victim, school, high school, youth, rehabilitation, family problems, sexual abuse, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 175
The Beat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A new kid moves into a tough neighborhood controlled by gangs, and tries to teach them poetry.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gang, poetry, teenage life, fighting the system, youth, idealism, life is a bitch, rebellion, society, dedicated educator, crimes, stoners ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 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: humorous, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 113K
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: uplifting, motivational, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, parents and children, addiction, teachers and students, child's point of view, good deed, alcohol abuse, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, human spirit, dedicated educator, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boss and employee, mental institution, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%