New Delhi: Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5 every year in India. It is a day to celebrate the worth of teachers in one’s life and the importance of education. The entertainment world-both Bollywood and Hollywood contributed to recognize this day through their movies or series.
Let us look at the top 5 Hollywood movies that were made about teachers.
The Browning Version (1951)
Directed by Anthony Asquith, this movie is about an unpopular professor who is forced to retire from an English public school. Now he must confront his failure as a teacher and a husband. The movie stars Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick.
To Be and to Have (2002)
Starring Georges Lopez, the movie is a documentary portrait of of a one-room school in rural France, where the students are educated by a single dedicated teacher. To Be and to Have is directed by Nicolas Philibert.
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Featuring Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, this movie is about a single teacher’s courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect’s sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.
Freedom Writers (2007)
Starring Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Freedom Writers is about a young teacher who inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
Starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Iron, the movie is directed by Matt Brown. It is a British biographical drama about the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.