Many films have captured the student-teacher interaction, fraught with myriads of emotions, in an unforgettable manner. Here are a few of them:
Dead Poets' Society (1989)
This is about John Keating, an unconventional English teacher in a conservative prep school for boys. He dares his students to be different, which doesn't go well with the strict headmaster, Gale Nolan. Does Keating make a difference?
Remember the Titans (2000)
In the 1970s, when racial discrimination is at its peak, Herman Boone an African-American Rugby coach is called to train a multi-racial team. The film portrays the ups and downs of the team and how they evolve.
Les Choristes ( The Chorus , 2004)
Set in 1949, Clement Mathieu, the new supervisor in a boarding school for 'difficult' boys, tries to find a way to interact with them. The French film explores how music helps a teacher bond better with his students.
Taare Zameen Par (2007)
Eight-year-old Ishaan is different — not only because he loves to paint, but also because he finds letters and numbers confusing. His parents don't know that until his art teacher points it out. The film portrays a teacher's way of helping a dyslexic child.
Entre les Murs (The Class, 2008)
It depicts the struggles of a French language teacher with a class of rebellious 14-year-olds of varied ethnicity. The film is based on the semi-autobiographical novel by François Bégaudeau who plays the role of the teacher in the movie.
Stanley ka Dabba (2011)
Stanley, a fourth standard student, is full of life. His wit and creativity impress his English teacher but not his gluttonous Hindi teacher, "Kadoos". The film shows Stanley's relationship with his teachers and his pride, which doesn't allow him to reveal to his fellow students why he doesn't get his dabba .