Dedicated educator movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dedicated educator movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, inspirational, emotional and dramatic films and TV shows about / with dedicated educator, youth, teachers and students, power relations, school, teacher, mentor, high school, friendship and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dedicated educator: Dead Poets Society (1989), Finding Forrester (2000), Like Stars on Earth (2007), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007), Good Will Hunting (1997), Freedom Writers (2007), The Class (2008), Detachment (2011), The Ron Clark Story (2006).
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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Drama, Family
India
165 min.
 8.4
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Drama
USA
126 min.
 8.3
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Refuge (2017)
Drama
USA
90 min.
 5.9
McFarland, USA (2015)
Biography, Drama, Sport
USA
129 min.
 7.4

List of dedicated educator movies

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: uplifting, sentimental, intellectual, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, coming of age, poet, poetry, teaching the ways of the world, first love, teacher, dedicated educator, youth, professor, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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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, dedicated educator, friendship, prodigy, prejudice, private school, plagiarism, basketball, writer's life, high school, literature, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, scotland, usa, new york yankees, boston
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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, teaching the ways of the world, boarding school, optimism, teenage life, boarding school life, dedicated educator, friendship, teacher, loneliness, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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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, teacher student relationship, friendship between women, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, harvard university, campus ...
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A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Legend holds that 30 years ago, a suburban town was terrorized by the spirit of a woman whose horrid face had been grotesquely disfigured. Roaming the streets wearing a long coat and carrying large scissors, the spirit would approach her young ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, childhood trauma, urban legend, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, dedicated educator, suburbs, slasher, female psychopath, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, genius, teachers and students, university, doctors and patients, social differences, psychologist, harvard ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, 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, serious, sincere, realistic, based on true events ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, idealism, dedicated educator, teacher, urban ghetto life, teenage life, gang violence, holocaust, domestic violence, divorce, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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 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, dedicated educator, school, high school, french, education, high school teacher, respect, literature, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france, caribbean ...
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 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, social relations, high school life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, north carolina, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 7.4
 31K
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, serious, uplifting, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: small town, human spirit, underdog, coach, athlete and trainer, dedicated educator, sport, contests and competitions, teacher, track and field, high school, school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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 7.3
 106K
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: sincere, touching, captivating, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, high school, human spirit, teacher, teachers and students, underdog, drugs/alcohol, ambition, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas
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Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, orphan, poetry, discipline, reformatory, beating, gory, clergy, school, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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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: touching, realistic, serious, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social misfits, teachers and students, stuttering, disability, school, family relations, dedicated educator, follow your dream, family, parents and children, teenage life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
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 7.9
 50K
The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, music, teachers and students, teacher, friendship, singer, childhood, musician, children, rebellion, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, england
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 7.6
 92K
The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious, national socialism ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, nazism, dictatorship, high school, german, teacher, classroom, anarchist, dictator, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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 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, african american, drug abuse, loneliness, friendship, high school, bicycle, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1998)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Onizuka is an ex-biker and gang leader who has one goal, to become the greatest teacher. He learns of the power and respect possible as an intern teacher, using his strength and connections to get his students to respect him. Now, graduated, he gets ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, starting over, teachers and students, workplace situations, fish out of water, youth, power relations, workplace, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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Strange Days at Blake Holsey High (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Black Hole High is a Canadian science fiction television program which first aired in North America in October 2002 on NBC and Discovery Kids. It is set at the fictional boarding school of the title, where a Science Club investigates mysterious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Plot: boarding school, teenage life, boarding school life, teenager, dedicated educator, high school life, high school, youth, redhead, miniaturization, shrinking, magic
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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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, classical music, school, 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
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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, serious ...
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
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The History Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: teacher, high school, teachers and students, gay, boarding school life, coming of age, student, oxford, exam, boys' school, history teacher, education ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, renaissance, year 1983, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, london ...
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Here Comes the Boom (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: contests and competitions, underdog, prize money, high school teacher, martial arts, dedicated educator, sport, teacher, against the odds, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, 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, human spirit, teacher, social misfits, railway station, struggle, tutor, tantrum, institution, dedicated educator, education ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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The Rainbow Troops (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a group of 10 students struggles with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining island of Belitung off the east coast of Sumatra.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dedicated educator, island, teachers and students, student, poverty, hopes, school, society, village, power relations, idealism, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, indonesia
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 6.5
 877
Class of 3000 (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Class of 3000 is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network that was created by, was executively produced by, and starred André 3000 of the Hip Hop group OutKast as superstar and music teacher Sunny Bridges, set at Atlanta, ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: dedicated educator, hip hop, musician's life, music, school, prodigy, road not taken, artists and showbiz, hopes, follow your dream, self discovery, teachers and students ...
Place: georgia, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 2K
Sarafina! (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: South Africa, UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: dedicated educator, world, idealism, high school, racism, urban ghetto, rebelliousness, college, teachers and students, college life, discrimination, political unrest ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
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 6.3
 1K
Chalk (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life in the trenches of that most honorable and frustrating profession...teaching. It's the start of a memorable new year at Harrison High. The self-conscious Mr. Stroope is convinced that his time has come - this year he will be furnished with ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, dedicated educator, hardcase students, underdog, school, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, college, boss and employee, teachers and students, college life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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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: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: dedicated educator, high school, hardcase students, urban, idealism, teachers and students, school, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, hopes, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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 7.0
 1K
Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: dedicated educator, rebelliousness, teachers and students, discrimination, high school, racism, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, hopes, rebellion, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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