10 Inspiring Movies Teacher Should Watch

Everyone has an all-time favorite movie that inspired us to achieve something. Likewise, there are many inspiring movies for teachers that suggest a unique teaching method. Teachers who want to make a difference in the educational field and leave a positive impression on every student’s life should watch these movies. This blog will discuss some top 10 inspiring movies every teacher should watch

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Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par is an Indian movie directed and starred by Aamir Khan. The story revolves around an eight-year-old small boy Ishaan struggling with studies because of dyslexia. The film is so inspirational that how the art teacher Ram (Aamir Khan) helps Ishaan to overcome his disorder and make him understand his potential. One of the movies about teachers helping students beautifully describes how a teacher should communicate with the parents to understand their children’s capabilities. 

Dead Poets Society 

Dead Poets Society is one of the most noteworthy inspiring teacher movies of all time, by Robin Williams. Though it was released in 1989, the film portrays how an English teacher from an orthodox all-boys school helps the students to overcome their parents’ pressure and achieve their dreams. Its famous quote, “Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary”, encourages everyone to pursue their dreams apart from all the struggles and circumstances. 

The Miracle Worker 

The Miracle Worker starring Patty Duke is based on the true story of Helen Keller, who struggled to communicate and learn because of her inability to see and hear. The movie explains well how a half-blind teacher Annie Sullivan forms a bond with her student Helen and supports her in communicating with others using sign language. 


Black is an Indian movie inspired by the autobiography of Helen Keller, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukherji. Michelle is a blind, deaf and mute girl who is ill-behaved because of her isolated life since childhood. The story shows how a peculiar teacher with a doubtful past offers help and transforms her life. 

Freedom Writers 

The freedom Writer (2007), starring Hilary Swank, is one of the educational movies for middle school that every teacher should watch. The film revolves around a dedicated teacher working in a racially divided school where teenagers seem impossible to learn. Yet, apart from all struggles, the teacher dedicated herself to her profession, provided resources, inspired her students to learn and encouraged them to plan their future. 

To Sir, With Love 

To Sir, With Love is a 1967  educational film starring Sidney Poitier. A jobless graduate from engineering finds a teaching job in a school where the students are rejected for their misbehaviors from other schools. Though students approach him as every other teacher at first, his dedication to making them successful earns their respect towards him. 

The Class (2008)

The film is about the teachers of a racially mixed school and their efforts to inspire their students to succeed. It shows how fellow teachers talk about their students among themselves. Sharing their positive and negative, and how they succeed and fail while getting through to their students. It mainly revolves around Francois Marin. A French teacher, his efforts to get along with his students, and the problems he faces then. 

Finding Forrester 

Teaching becomes more compelling when teachers and their students develop an excellent bond. Likewise, this film explains the remarkable relationship between a novelist and a young athlete. The film shows how they get to know more about themselves, discover themselves, develops their friendships, etc.

Finally, it portrays how the athlete chooses the right path with the help of his mentor. Though the movie doesn’t tell anything about school teaching. It inspires how a mentor and a mentee develop a bond and how it helps him discover his passion.

Chalk n Duster

The Chalk n Duster an inspiring teacher film, picturizes the beautiful and troublesome journey of two teachers Vidya and Jyoti, working in a high school. The two teachers share a beautiful relationship because of their love for teaching. The film also depicts how Jyoti stands up for her colleague and fights against the cruelties of the new principal appointed to their school. 

Lean on Me 

The story starts with a low-ranking school East Side High which has no possibilities of getting improved. The school undergoes a transition when am ex-teacher Joe Clark became its principal. As Clark tries to improve students’ performance on exams. He faces a lot of struggles because of narcotics and gang issues. 

To sum up

The teacher movie list discussed above has different inspirational stories that focus on teachers’ dedication and passion for teaching. We hope these movies motivate teachers to be competitive in their field.

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