20 Movies Like Freedom Writers

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The Blind Side

The Blind Side
The Blind Side
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 30 nominations total
Writer: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis
Actors: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Blind Side” is a biographical sports drama film based on the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless and underprivileged teenager who is taken in by a wealthy family and ultimately becomes a successful professional football player. The movie explores themes of family, compassion, and the power of opportunity.

Coach Carter

Coach Carter
Coach Carter
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: 3 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Mark Schwahn, John Gatins
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“Coach Carter” is a sports drama film based on a true story about a high school basketball coach who takes a stand against poor academic performance and lack of discipline, implementing strict rules and emphasizing the importance of education to his team. The movie explores themes of perseverance, teamwork, and the transformative power of education.

Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds
Dangerous Minds
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: 6 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: LouAnne Johnson, Ron Bass
Actors: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Dangerous Minds” is a movie about a dedicated teacher who works to inspire and educate a group of underprivileged and troubled high school students. Through her unconventional teaching methods and personal connections, she helps them overcome their obstacles and discover their potential.

Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans
Remember the Titans
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: 8 wins & 17 nominations
Writer: Gregory Allen Howard
Actors: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Remember the Titans” is a film based on the true story of a newly integrated high school football team in Virginia during the 1970s. The movie explores themes of racial tension, teamwork, and overcoming adversity as the team and their coach strive to unite and succeed on the field.

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver
Stand and Deliver
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 7 nominations total
Writer: Ramón Menéndez, Tom Musca
Actors: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Stand and Deliver” is a 1988 film based on a true story about a high school math teacher, Jaime Escalante, who transforms a group of underprivileged students into advanced calculus scholars against all odds. The movie showcases Escalante’s dedication, unconventional teaching methods, and the students’ determination to overcome societal expectations and achieve academic success.

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 20 wins & 19 nominations total
Writer: Tom Schulman
Actors: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
Language: English, Latin
Country: United States
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“Dead Poets Society” is a coming-of-age film that follows an English teacher who inspires his students to embrace their passion for poetry and challenge societal norms. Through his unorthodox teaching methods, he encourages them to seize the day and live life to the fullest, ultimately leaving a profound impact on their lives.

Lean on Me

Lean on Me
Lean on Me
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 3 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Michael Schiffer
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume
Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Country: United States
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The movie “Lean on Me” follows the true story of Joe Clark, a tough and determined high school principal who transforms a troubled inner-city school in New Jersey by implementing strict discipline and emphasizing academic excellence.

Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee
Akeelah and the Bee
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Family
Awards: 11 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Doug Atchison
Actors: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Akeelah and the Bee” is a movie about a young girl named Akeelah who overcomes personal obstacles and societal pressures to compete in the National Spelling Bee. Through her journey, she discovers her own potential and inspires those around her.

The Ron Clark Story

The Ron Clark Story
The Ron Clark Story
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. 6 wins & 17 nominations total
Writer: Annie DeYoung, Max Enscoe
Actors: Matthew Perry, Judith Buchan, Griffin Cork
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Ron Clark Story” is a movie based on the true story of Ron Clark, a teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach at a challenging inner-city school in New York City. Through his unconventional teaching methods and dedication, he inspires his students to excel academically and overcome their personal obstacles.

To Sir, with Love

To Sir, with Love
To Sir, with Love
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations
Writer: E.R. Braithwaite, James Clavell
Actors: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“To Sir, with Love” is a 1967 British drama film about a black engineer who becomes a teacher in a tough East London school, facing challenges of racial prejudice and unruly students. Through his unconventional teaching methods, he manages to gain the respect and transform the lives of his students.

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters
The Great Debaters
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Awards: 10 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman
Actors: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Great Debaters” is a film based on the true story of a professor and his team of African American students who overcome racial barriers to compete in the national debating championship. Through their passion and intellect, they challenge societal norms and inspire change in their community.

Finding Forrester

Finding Forrester
Finding Forrester
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Mike Rich
Actors: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Finding Forrester” is a film about a reclusive writer named William Forrester who forms an unlikely friendship with a talented young African-American student, Jamal Wallace, as they navigate the challenges of pursuing their passions and overcoming societal expectations.”

October Sky

October Sky
October Sky
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Awards: 4 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Homer H. Hickam Jr., Lewis Colick
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern
Language: English
Country: United States
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“October Sky” is a biographical drama film about a group of high school students in a small coal mining town who become inspired by the launch of Sputnik and set out to build their own rocket, facing various challenges and opposition along the way. The movie explores their determination, friendship, and pursuit of their dreams against the backdrop of a working-class community.

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 12 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Steve Conrad
Actors: Will Smith, Thandiwe Newton, Jaden Smith
Language: English, Cantonese
Country: United States
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“The Pursuit of Happyness” is a biographical drama film that tells the inspiring true story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman who becomes homeless with his young son. Despite facing numerous hardships, Gardner perseveres and eventually lands a prestigious internship that paves the way for a brighter future.

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 12 wins & 13 nominations total
Writer: William Gibson, Helen Keller
Actors: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory
Language: English, American Sign
Country: United States
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“The Miracle Worker” is a biographical film that tells the story of Helen Keller, a deaf and blind girl, and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, who helps her overcome her disabilities and learn to communicate. The movie portrays their intense and transformative journey as Annie uses unconventional methods to break through Helen’s isolation and unlock her potential.

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 3 nominations total
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
Actors: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States
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“The Karate Kid” is a coming-of-age film about a young boy who moves to a new city and learns karate from a wise and unconventional mentor to defend himself against bullies. Through his training, he discovers inner strength, discipline, and the true meaning of martial arts.

The Help

The Help
The Help
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 79 wins & 121 nominations total
Writer: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett
Actors: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer
Language: English
Country: United States, India
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“The Help” is a movie set in the 1960s, where a young aspiring journalist decides to write a book documenting the experiences of African-American maids working for white families in Mississippi, sparking a courageous movement for change and equality.

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 25 wins & 61 nominations total
Writer: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Actors: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Good Will Hunting” is a film about a brilliant but troubled janitor named Will Hunting who possesses extraordinary mathematical abilities. As he navigates his personal struggles and forms a bond with a therapist, he is challenged to confront his past and embrace his potential.

Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile
Mona Lisa Smile
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 6 nominations
Writer: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Actors: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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“Mona Lisa Smile” is a 2003 drama film set in the 1950s, following a progressive art history professor who challenges the traditional societal expectations imposed on women at a conservative all-female college. Through her unorthodox teaching methods, she inspires her students to question their own aspirations and strive for more fulfilling lives.

Mr. Holland’s Opus

Mr. Holland's Opus
Mr. Holland's Opus
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 59/100
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Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Drama, Music
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan
Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas
Language: English, American Sign
Country: United States
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“Mr. Holland’s Opus” is a film about a frustrated composer who becomes a high school music teacher and dedicates his life to teaching and inspiring his students, while also grappling with personal sacrifices and challenges. The movie explores his journey of finding fulfillment and leaving a lasting impact on the lives of his students.

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