10 Incredible Movies for Teachers

We will approach the theme of pedagogy and cinema in this list, bringing films that explore the concept assertively and that propose a sense of reappraisal of several instances that comprise the profession. Below, we chose to list works of different genres and epochs, all nourishing the very expressive figure of education for the full development of the human being. Let’s go to the list!


10º – October Sky (Joe Johnston, 1999)Based on a true story, the film, set in the mid-1950s in a small American city, brings the life of a teenager, fascinated by science and the space race, who has the chance to work on a project of one rocket with their teachers and colleagues. ‘October Sky’ shows how important a teacher is to the lives of his students, contrasting the boundaries inherent in a small town with the ever-pulsating sense of some individuals focused on certain goals.


9º – Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)A professor at an important American college ends up, by mere chance, discovering an invaluable talent in a young janitor who is out of place. By glimpsing this talent as well as destructive behavior, the teacher decides to seek the help of an old friend psychologist for the young man. ‘Good Will Hunting’ is intelligent and sensitive in his onslaughts, working with a story that shows how all individuals need to take special care for the full development of their qualities.


8º – The Wave (Dennis Gansel, 2008)In the plot, a teacher decides to implement a social experiment on his high school students. However, what should only prove one point, ends up resulting in extreme events. ‘The Wave’ is a regular movie, but with a powerful and necessary central theme. Its inclusion in this list is due to expose the risks of dealing with the human species with little care, bringing a negative compendium about the profession.

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