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, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental and inspirational films and TV shows about / with education, teacher, school, friendship, runaway, storytelling, mentor, power relations, catastrophe and teachers and students 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), The Wave (2008), Life of the Party (2018), Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014), Aarakshan (2011), The Better Angels (2014), Stanley & Iris (1990), Stand and Deliver (1988), Whisper of the Heart (1995), The History Boys (2006).

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, humorous, absurd, disturbing, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, death wish, education, friendship, superhuman, classroom, underdog, monster, murder, school, assassination, government agent
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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: disturbing, psychological, national socialism, based on true events, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, nazism, experiment, high school, dictatorship, teacher, dictator, anarchist, suicide, dedicated educator, education ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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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: humorous, funny, light, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: college, daughter, mother daughter relationship, divorce, education, human spirit, friends, age difference, starting over, adulterous husband, party, housewife ...
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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: education, children, school
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional
Plot: education, tutor, mathematics, teacher, politics, prejudice, demonstration, loan, social activism, fighting the system, bollywood, idealism ...
Place: india, asia, campus
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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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: wilderness, education, illness, americana, society, farm, church bell, thunder, turtle, embroidery, abandoned by father, burial ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: working class, love, education, cook, bakery, widow, romance, pregnancy, unemployment, school, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
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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, serious, thought provoking, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, mathematics, education, mexican american, summer school, cheating, idealism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, high school teacher, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, 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, sentimental, surreal, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: cat, imagination, coming of age, love, teenage love, follow your dream, dream, train, education, writing, violin, high school student ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, japan, tokyo, asia, europe
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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: high school, teacher, teachers and students, gay, coming of age, education, exam, boys' school, oxford, student, history teacher, friendship ...
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, 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, 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: school, village, education, teacher, student, dedicated educator, golden years, uniform, underdog, blind ambition, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1963
Place: kenya, africa
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: teacher, sitcom, school, teachers and students, workplace situations, high school, education, high school teacher, workplace, youth, power relations, social relations ...
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: hip hop, nun, singing, mother superior, catholic school, convent, underdog, music, high school life, ambition, misfit, blues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 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, school, small town, high school teacher, education, lgbt teen, gay culture, gay pride ...
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, pickpocket, escape, education, barbed wire, song, police officer, psychologist, juvenile delinquent, reformatory, male female relationship
Place: yugoslavia, italy
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 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, death by drowning, falling into water, singing, airport, rescue from drowning, school teacher, loss of daughter, food, school, river ...
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, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, war, desert, gulf war, u.s. army, military, officers and cadets, fish out of water, stoners, boot camp, adventure, anti heroes ...
Place: iraq, middle east
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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, children, danger, bully, magic ...
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: love story, romance, cancer, couple relations, human nature, leukemia, parents and children, social differences, unfulfillment, father son relationship, life & death, doctors ...
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, family, blindness and impaired vision, education, teachers and students, hopes, misfit, youth, power relations, human spirit ...
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, hitchhiking, juvenile detention, teaching, education, escape, thief, juvenile delinquency, teenage boy, prostitute, small town, death ...
Place: belgrade
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 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, police investigation, escape, bomb, flashback, death of mother, court, death of friend, thief ...
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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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: teacher, school, high school, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, youth, idealism, dedicated educator, respect, high school dance, maturity, education ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
Is relevant ?
 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, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adoption, orphan, small town, friendship, family, thanksgiving, social worker, alien, baseball, agent, photographer, theft ...
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teacher, tutor, railway station, institution, tantrum, struggle, human spirit, social misfits, dedicated educator, education ...
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: bleak, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, teachers and students, school, danish, education, teacher, teenage life, life is a bitch, power relations, social relations, high school life, under the surface ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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 7.7
 264K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, misfit, american football, family drama, athlete's life, prejudice, homeless, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 106
The Pals (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The war is over, and a group of young Partisans returns to their town to continue their interrupted education. They are doing everything in their way, because they are young enough to go to school and to horse around, but mature enough to react to ...
Plot: education, partisan, uniform, mother, machine gun, jeep, father, rifle, post world war two, tragic event, party, school ...
Place: yugoslavia
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 7.6
 1K
Behavior (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Meet Chala, an eleven year-old boy with a hard life and strong respect for Carmela, his sixth grade teacher. The pair develops a solid bond, but after Carmela suffers an accident, things get complicated…
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, biting
Plot: youth, dedicated educator, kids in trouble, education, hopes, urban ghetto, society, hardcase students, teachers and students, urban ghetto life, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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