Education movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant education movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, talky, sentimental and inspirational films and TV shows about / with education, school, teacher, friendship, storytelling, runaway, mentor, power relations, catastrophe and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as education: Assassination Classroom (2015), Stanley & Iris (1990), The Wave (2008), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Accepted (2006), School of Rock (2003), Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014), Aarakshan (2011), The Better Angels (2014), Stand and Deliver (1988).

List of education movies

Assassination Classroom (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, exciting, humorous, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, education, friendship, murder, monster, school, underdog, superhuman, classroom, death wish, government agent, assassination
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Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, friendship ...
Time: 80s
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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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Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cat, teenage love, love, first love, coming of age, follow your dream, education, book, imagination, high school, library, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, europe, asia
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 6.5
 116K
Accepted (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, student, college life, overnight success, unconventional method, cons and scams, youth, slacker, graduation, misfit partners, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, ohio, harvard university, yale university
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 7.1
 241K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: music band, teacher, teachers and students, musician, youth, rock band, music, idealism, ambition, rock, school, rock musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Mitali was a worried mother. This time, once again, her 5 year old son Gogol had failed to pass the admission test in a reputed school. Mitali was determined to get her son admitted into a reputed school. Gogol loved the song of birds, the flight of ...
Plot: school, education, children
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 6.2
 4K
Aarakshan (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The decision by India's supreme court to establish caste-based reservations for jobs in education causes conflict between a teacher and his mentor.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: prejudice, teacher, mathematics, social activism, loan, demonstration, tutor, education, politics, social differences, society, family relations ...
Place: india, campus, asia
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The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: wilderness, education, illness, americana, society, forest, punishment, owl, raccoon, campfire, wrestling, horse and wagon ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
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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: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, summer school, cheating, education, mexican american, idealism, reach out, life is a bitch, win over, bad attitude ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, 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: intellectual, witty, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, coming of age, friendship, gay, oxford, education, boys' school, exam, student, history teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, renaissance, year 1983, 1960s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, london ...
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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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The First Grader (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Kenya
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, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: school, village, student, teacher, education, one last chance, unsupportive coworkers, hopes, blind ambition, village life, golden years, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1963
Place: kenya, africa
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Life of the Party (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dumped by her husband, longtime housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Winding up at the same school as her daughter, Deanna plunges headlong into the campus experience – embracing fun, freedom and frat boys.
Style: funny, humorous, sincere, light, realistic ...
Plot: college, daughter, mother daughter relationship, divorce, education, friends, age difference, adulterous husband, starting over, human spirit, party, housewife ...
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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: kids
Plot: friendship, disfigurement, injustice, teacher, social misfits, false accusation, physical appearance, teaching the ways of the world, secret, mysterious character, suspicion, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
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Bad Education (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Young teacher Alfie Wickers is "the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system" – at Abbey Grove School, in Watford Hertfordshire.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: teacher, sitcom, school, teachers and students, goodhearted, classmates, politically correct, workplace situations, irresponsible, young at heart, undisciplined, immature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: hip hop, ambition, convent, underdog, misfit, nun, catholic school, mother superior, singing, high school life, music, clergy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, las vegas
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Hurricane Bianca (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hurricane Bianca is a revenge comedy about a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised in drag to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him.
Plot: lgbt, gay, high school, teacher, revenge, discrimination, small town, gay pride, high school teacher, education, school, gay culture ...
Place: texas, new york
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 8.8
 667
Grey Home (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A rather grim depiction of life in home for juvenile delinquents. Stories follow young offenders and attempts of the educators to show them the right path, often facing defeats in changing their behavior, which mostly turns out to be a result of ...
Plot: robbery, reformatory, escape, education, barbed wire, song, juvenile delinquent, pickpocket, psychologist, police officer, male female relationship
Place: yugoslavia, italy
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
Selam (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Selam' is a Turkish movie that tells the impressive stories of three Turkish teachers who are idealists working at schools opened by Turkish entrepreneurs on three different continents and in three different countries: Afghanistan, ...
Plot: education, teaching, food, school, singing, airport, school teacher, rescue from drowning, loss of daughter, racism, fight, bridge ...
Place: bosnia, afghanistan
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In the Army Now (1994)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman didn't really know what they were in for when they enlisted in the U.S. Army; they just wanted to get a job and make some money. But these new recruits are so hapless, they run the risk of getting kicked out before ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, intense, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, war, desert, military, u.s. army, boot camp, fish out of water, save the day, goofy hero, against the odds, military life, gulf war ...
Place: middle east, iraq
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 6.6
 61K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: touching, humorous, fairy tale, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: nanny, witch, parents and children, mischievous children, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, family, single father, danger, bully, children, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, couple relations, human nature, social differences, unfulfillment, parents and children, leukemia, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
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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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Special Education (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Educator and those educated in a home for juvenile delinquents in the same test: approach, take a peek into his soul to become a man. The story of a minor, neglected boys-offenders and their teachers who try to reject the old methods of ...
Plot: car accident, education, juvenile detention, teaching, hitchhiking, escape, runaway, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, serbian, friendship, friend ...
Place: belgrade
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 2K
Gentleman (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A story of a modern day Robin Hood who takes from the corrupted rich to provide education for the poor. Krishnamoorthy alias Kicha (Arjun) is a respected person in his local community and runs a small business. But Kicha, at the same time, is also a ...
Plot: vigilante, corruption, bribery, education, death of friend, thief, escape, court, death of mother, police investigation, ring, bomb ...
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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, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, high school, school, youth, high school teacher, teacher student relationship, idealism, dedicated educator, undisciplined, reach out, teachers and students, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
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 6.8
 19K
Martian Child (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A recently-widowed, science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, friendship, agent, photographer, small town, theft, social worker, thanksgiving, baseball, family, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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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, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teacher, railway station, tantrum, struggle, tutor, institution, social misfits, human spirit, family relations, overcoming ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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Stolen Spring (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: At their 25th high-school anniversary some bourgeois citizens remember their time in school as a happy one. In reality it was quite the contrary. The school was a madhouse in which the teachers, especially Blomme, tormented the students. As a result ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, high school life, poisoning, power relations, social relations, teenage life, under the surface, life is a bitch, teachers and students, school, teacher, education ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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