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Old 07-20-2008, 10:12 AM
 
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Another thread got me thinking about your favorite, most inspiring teacher-themed movies. My all-time favorite is To Be and To Have, a French film about a one-room schoolhouse in the South of France and their amazingly kind teacher who is about to retire.
What's yours?


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Old 07-20-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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I saw the one that you are speaking of; it was very good.

My favorite teacher films are probably cheesy choices, but I don't care!
* To Sir With Love
* Dead Poets Society
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I love Dead Poet's Society.
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Yup, Dead Poet's Society. And one not nearly as uplifting, "The Children's Hour" with Audrey Hepburn, James Garner, Shirley MacClaine. It's about two teachers who own a private boarding school for girls. One of the girls is really spiteful and accuses the teachers (both women) of having an affair. WAY ahead of its time!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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my favorite is actually not a teacher movie, more of a "mentor" movie, and that is Findind Forrester with Sean Connery. i love that movie so much...oooooh, maybe i'll watch it today!


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Old 07-20-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Mr. Holland's Opus, I love the ending.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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Mr. Holland's Opus---that movie makes me cry every time I watch it!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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I also have to agree with Mr. Holland's Opus! LOVE that movie!
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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My favorites:

To Sir, With Love (I could watch it over and over)
Freedom Writers
The Water is Wide (although the book was WAY better, of course)
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depends on my mood
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If I need some levity, I go for Election or Fast Times at Ridgemont High (love Mr. Hand!) as just some general "Isn't life at school kooky?" kind of viewing.

If I need a pick me up, wondering why I ever chose this career, I go for Mona Lisa Smile or Lean on Me.


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Old 07-20-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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the Ron Clark Story. It motivates me to get excited about reaching those hard to reach kids.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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First and foremost is Freedom Writers and then Mona Lisa Smiles.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Definitely Mr. Holland's Opus.

And this one isn't inspiring, but all my teacher friends who are in their 30s love it. Ferris Bueller's Day Off. We constantly make fun of it in the lunch room. Bueller.... Bueller.... Fry... Fry.... I had it on in my classroom during our last minimum day while I did report cards, and coworkers kept coming by to watch it for a few minutes.

I especially like it because I serve as our attendance administrator since we don't have a vice principal. It just cracks me up that Mr. Rooney has all this time on his hands to go track down 1 attendance problem all over the city. I wish!
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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Freedom Writers, Lean on Me and Mr. Holland's Opus are my favorites!
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Ummm... School of Rock? Summer School?

I love teacher movies!

Dangerous Mind
To Sir, With Love
Lean on Me
Stand and Deliver
October Sky
Music of the Heart
Dead Poet's Society was okay

I've never seen:
Mr. Holland's Opus
Freedom Writers
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:04 PM
 
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My favorites would be:

To Sir With Love
Blackboard Jungle
School Ties
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Old 07-20-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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I love this movie.. I discovered it as a child on the "late movie" one night.. and have loved it ever since. Granted it's not exactly the sort of "teacher movie" we see these days, all inspiring and saving the masses... but the love that this teacher has for teaching and her "girls" (it's an all girl school) goes beyond the classroom and content area - she teaches them to be thinkers in their own right, to explore and learn, to become learners for life.

Jean Brodie: I am a teacher! I am a teacher, first, last, always! Do you imagine that for one instant I will let that be taken from me without a fight? I have dedicated, sacrificed my life to this profession. And I will not stand by like an inky little slacker and watch you rob me of it and for what? For what reason? For jealousy! Because I have the gift of claiming girls for my own. It is true I am a strong influence on my girls. I am proud of it! I influence them to be aware of all the possibilities of life... of beauty, honor, courage.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is one of my favorites as well. I had forgotten that one.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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Dangerous Minds - love this movie because I have taught in an Elementary School where the attitudes and situations are similar to the inner city school setting of this movie.

Mr. Holland's Opus and Music of the Heart - because my degree is Music Ed. and I taught Music for 15 years. I just hope I had 1/10 of the influence on my students as these two teachers had on theirs.

Good Morning Miss Dove - I saw this for the first time when I was in grade school (it's an old movie). It is a wonderful movie about a teacher in a small town the influence she has had through the years on the students in that town. Awesome movie!

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Old 07-20-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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The Miracle Worker with Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft.
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My favorite teacher movie is Lean on Me. Morgan Freeman is incredible as Joe Clark.

I also like The Principal and The Freedom Writers.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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Stand and Deliver
Dangerous Minds
Freedom Writers
Dead Poet's Society
The Miracle Worker
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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The Miracle Worker, definitely-- I got obsessed with it when I was young and was even in the play in college
Mr. Holland's Opus-- I love the ending
Freedom Writers
Dangerous Minds ("the gave me candy and called me the Light"-- definitely a good line)
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:14 PM
 
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Mr. Holland's Opus
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thanks for the memory
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Seeing the post about "To Sir With Love" reminded me of the end of the year note I got from a parent several years ago. She thanked me for a good year and ended by saying "You are our ""SIR". I've still got that note.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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I love, love, love Mr. Holland's Opus and Lean on Me! Both great movies!
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movies I never get tired of watching
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  • To Sir, With Love
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Remember the Titans
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • The Breakfast Club
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To Sir With Love
Fame
The Paper Chase (law school)
Grease
Summer School? with Mark Harmon
The really lame one with Jon Lovitz from SNL
secret guilty pleasure
Substitute movies with Tom Beringer
(sort of Death Wish goes to High School)
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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I love the Ron Clark Story.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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My favorite teacher movies are:
-Sister Act 2 (funny)
-Stand and Deliver
-Lean on Me
-To Sir with Love.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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Teacher movies are my favorite ones to watch. They inspire me to be better. Here are some I love:

♡To Sir With Love (a classic that still is relevant today)
♡Dead Poet's Society (I still cry every time)
♡To Be And To Have (what a sweet movie)
♡Mr. Holland's Opus (love the part, you found your compass)
♡The Ron Clark Story (I made a picture collage with his picture on it because he is so inspirational)
♡The Freedom Writers ( book and movie made me cry)
♡Lean on Me (I love movies based on real events)
♡Stand And Deliver (great reminder to reach out to all kids)
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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I loved Dangerous Minds. I read both the books before seeing this movie and was inspired by this real-life teacher.

I too LOVE The Breakfast Club!

A new one I just watched with my children was Sky High. It was with Kurt Russell. It wasn't a traditional school movie but well worth the watch. I really enjoyed it!
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