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Movies with Inspiring Teachers
Everyone can remember a teacher who made a real difference in their life. A great teacher's impact can last forever. Here are some movies that celebrate those amazing people who challenge, motivate, and inspire our kids. From tales of perseverance and grit like Akeelah and the Bee and Dead Poets Society, to silly comedies like School of Rock, the adults in these movies support their students no matter the adventure. By demonstrating positive messages and acting as role models, the coaches, principals, and teachers in these popular picks can instill strong character strengths like teamwork and curiosity in kids both on-screen and off. For more stories about school, check out our list of Best High School Movies and Back-to-School Books.