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To Sir, with Love (1967), The Substitute (1996), Fame (2009), The English Teacher (2013), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Elephant (2003), The History Boys (2006) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

To Sir, with Love (1967)

To Sir, with Love (1967)

7.7/10 Drama

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

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The Substitute (1996)

The Substitute (1996)

6.0/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mercenary Shale's team is retired after a (not so) covert mission in Cuba. He becomes substitute teacher at his teacher fiancee's Miami high school to get those behind kneecapping her. His team helps him.

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Fame (2009)

Fame (2009)

5.0/10 Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance

An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

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The English Teacher (2013)

The English Teacher (2013)

5.8/10 Comedy, Drama

An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

7.7/10 Comedy, Romance, Drama

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

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Elephant (2003)

Elephant (2003)

7.2/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

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The History Boys (2006)

The History Boys (2006)

6.8/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

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Rushmore (1998)

Rushmore (1998)

7.7/10 Comedy, Drama

The extracurricular king of Rushmore Preparatory School is put on academic probation.

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Freedom Writers (2007)

Freedom Writers (2007)

7.5/10 Drama, Crime, Biography

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

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Lean on Me (1989)

Lean on Me (1989)

7.4/10 Drama

The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.

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Speak (2004)

Speak (2004)

7.3/10 Drama

After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.

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Easy A (2010)

Easy A (2010)

7.1/10 Comedy, Drama, Romance

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

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Music of the Heart (1999)

Music of the Heart (1999)

6.8/10 Drama, Music

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.

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Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

8.1/10 Comedy, Drama

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

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Machuca (2004)

Machuca (2004)

7.7/10 Drama, Biography, History

Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile.

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God's Not Dead (2014)

God's Not Dead (2014)

4.7/10 Drama

College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists.

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Doubt (2008)

Doubt (2008)

7.5/10 Drama, Mystery

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

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McFarland, USA (2015)

McFarland, USA (2015)

7.4/10 Biography, Drama

Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.

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Stand and Deliver (1988)

Stand and Deliver (1988)

7.3/10 Biography, Drama

The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

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Half Nelson (2006)

Half Nelson (2006)

7.2/10 Drama

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

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Dangerous Minds (1995)

Dangerous Minds (1995)

6.5/10 Biography, Drama

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

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