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, sentimental and emotional films and TV shows about / with dedicated educator, teachers and students, power relations, youth, school, teacher, hopes, high school, friendship and teacher student relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Action genres shot in USA, Germany, Japan and other countries.
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dedicated educator movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dedicated educator: Dead Poets Society (1989), Detachment (2011), A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), The Wave (2008), Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), Here Comes the Boom (2012), Music of the Heart (1999), The Miracle Worker (2000), Finding Forrester (2000).

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, emotional, intellectual, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, poet, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, youth, poetry, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor, suicide, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959, 1950s
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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 7.7
 69K
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, thought provoking, serious, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, social problems, unhappy, human relationship, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, social relations, high school life, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban legend, ghost, childhood trauma, dedicated educator, danger, supernatural, gory, deadly, suburbs, slasher, female psychopath, human monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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, gender, society, college life, dedicated educator, fighting the system, friendship, friendship between women, stereotypes, graduation ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, yale university, campus ...
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 7.6
 94K
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: psychological, disturbing, national socialism, based on true events, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, nazism, experiment, dictatorship, high school, teacher, suicide, dictator, anarchist, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, classical music, school, composer, mentor, teachers and students, follow your dream, dedicated educator, power relations, hopes, apprentice, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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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, exciting, inspirational, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: contests and competitions, underdog, high school teacher, prize money, lifestyle change, against the odds, martial arts, ambition, wrestling, championship, character change, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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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: school, dedicated educator, school teacher, against the odds, fighting the system, ambition, teachers and students, female protagonist, happy ending, underdog, rivalry, uneducated ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey
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The Miracle Worker (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan (Alison Elliott) leads deaf, blind and mute Helen Keller (Hallie Kate Eisenberg) out of solitude and helps integrate her into the world.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, human spirit, dedicated educator, blindness and impaired vision, teachers and students, lifestyle, teacher student relationship, youth, power relations, misfit, family ...
Time: 90s
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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, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, mentor, dedicated educator, basketball, african american, age difference, prejudice, plagiarism, private school, prodigy, writer's life, teacher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, scotland, new york yankees, boston
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 4.3
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, ex soldier, survival, one man army, mercenary, hostages, confined, tough heroes, danger, youth, dedicated educator, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
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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, kids
Plot: boarding school life, cheating, reunion, hypocrisy, teachers and students, coming of age, rebelliousness, contests and competitions, haunted by the past, ambition, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s, future
Place: pennsylvania, washington d.c., new jersey
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Physical or Chemical (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Física o Química was a Spanish television series made by Antena 3. The first episode premiered on 4 February 2008. Before its televised broadcast, Física o Química was released on cell phones in Vodafone live! and on the official website of ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, power relations, teachers and students, workplace situations, dedicated educator, teenage life, high school life, love, bullying, friendship, workplace, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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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: humorous, captivating, sincere, semi serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, hardcase students, fish out of water, dedicated educator, workplace situations, lifestyle, society, friendship, starting over, rebelliousness, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.7
 24K
Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: captivating, feel good, inspirational, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dancer, high school, ambition, teachers and students, against the odds, respect, contests and competitions, music, life is a bitch, hopes, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: spelling bee, rivalry, self esteem, african american, human nature, human spirit, hopes, family relations, contests and competitions, elementary school, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, self discovery, boarding school, teacher, teaching the ways of the world, optimism, teenage life, boarding school life, loneliness, school, friendship, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, life philosophy, psychologist, genius, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
Is relevant ?
 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, exciting, uplifting, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: human spirit, small town, athlete and trainer, underdog, coach, contests and competitions, track and field, high school, social differences, teenage life, teachers and students, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, new jersey, texas
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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, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, french, high school life, high school, school, respect, student, education, high school teacher, dedicated educator, literature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, caribbean, morocco ...
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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: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: boarding school life, beating, poetry, discipline, reformatory, orphan, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, human spirit, mistrust, fighting the system, celibacy ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: african american, new job, human spirit, teachers and students, dedicated educator, challenge, school, dedication, obstacle, youth, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1994, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 7.3
 110K
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: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, teacher, high school, teachers and students, underdog, human spirit, coach, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
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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, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: social misfits, school, teachers and students, stuttering, disability, dedicated educator, family relations, teenage life, human spirit, family values, rejection, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, england
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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, touching, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, idealism, teacher, domestic violence, holocaust, gang violence, urban ghetto life, dedicated educator, teenage life, mentor, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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Girl Meets World (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, light, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen comedy, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, sitcom, teenager, school, family values, best friends, parents and children, supportive parent, teachers and students, youth, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, 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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic
Plot: disability, mute or deaf, human spirit, dedication, against the odds, misfit, parents and children, social misfits, family relations, dedicated educator, siblings relations, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
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Cromartie High School: The Movie (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a good student named Kamiyama gets placed in a high school filled with disobedient kids, he steps up to the plate and takes a position of leadership. Urging the young slackers and rebels to clean up their act, Kamiyama is in store for a lot of ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, surreal
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, rivalry, school, college, college life, teenage love, youth, misfit, store, high school life, parody, bounty hunter ...
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 21
Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, hopes, dedicated educator, addiction, haunted by the past, love triangle, youth, high school life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, rough, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, teachers and students, changing lives, dedicated educator, hardcase students, contests and competitions, ambition, high school, youth, teenage life, uneducated, dedication ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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