What are the best educational movies?

Movies aren't just for entertainment and thrills, some aim to impart wisdom, provoke deep analysis, or teach a lesson to its viewers. With that said, here are some of the best educational movies that you can see.

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    #1Dead Poets Society

    Dead Poets Society

    Dead Poet Society is an educational movie directed by Peter Weir and released on June 2, 1992. It starred Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke and it's a movie interpretation of the scriptwriter's life.


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    Alexander Peters
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "This is one of the best movies that you can see. Period. It's not an educational movie in the traditional sense but rather teaches viewers the value of individuality and the importance of life lessons outside school."
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    #2Waiting for "Superman"

    Waiting for "Superman"

    Waiting for "Superman" is an American documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim and was released on September 24, 2010. Throughout the documentary, different aspects of the American public education system are examined.


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    Johnny Stanley
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "A truly engaging and educational movie that takes a long and deep look at the country's educational system and how the teachers that are supposed to help educate us don't always have our best interest in mind."
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    Bully is a special interest and documentary movie directed by Lee Hirsch. It was released March 30, 2012. This documentary is about five teenagers and the varieties of bullying or harassment that they went through.


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    Jack Garza
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "A very moving documentary about bullying. It shows children who have been bullied and their parents, as well as what they went through and how to deal with it in order for other children to learn how to handle it. Very informative."


The first single-lens camera that got movies started got its patent in 1888? This was by a French inventor named Louis Le Prince. The first moving picture show was a homemade movie done by Max and Emil Skladanowsky. They were the first to make movies for paying audiences throughout Europe. Silent movies ruled the early years of cinema. The most significant early movie is generally regarded German masterpiece “Metropolis.” It released back in 1927 and took several years and the use of special effects on the film. The ability to put sound on the actual movie film got its patent by American Lee De Forest in 1919. Along with the help of inventor Theodore Case, De Forest and debuted and first heard in 1927. The rest, as they say, is history.

Today, movies come in all sorts of formats and resolutions. As well as paired with amazing sound effects and designs. Some of the best movies have also diversified since then and cover many topics and themes. Apart from the usual genres like action, romance, and comedy, there are now plenty of others. There are sports movies, biopics, and even educational movies. One of the most popular types of movies today is superhero movies. We can thank Marvel for bringing our childhood superhero idols to the big screen.

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    #43 Idiots

    3 Idiots

    3 Idiots is an Indian comedy-drama directed by Rajkumar Hirani. It follows the friendship of 3 students at an Indian engineering college and is a satire about the social pressures under an Indian education system.


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    Rakesh Malik
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "Having just graduated from university recently, I could not help but relate to this movie on a personal level. The pressures to do well in school, make a name for yourself, and become successful in life are things we all worried about when we were younger."
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    #5Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth)

    Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth)

    Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth) is an Indian drama film produced and directed by Aamir Khan. It was first released in 2007 by Aamir Khan Production and UTV Home Entertainment. It starred Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan and Tanay Chheda.


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    Divya Rangarajan
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "As a mother myself who has a son in school, I appreciate teachers like Ram Shankar who never gives up on his students and only want the best for them. This is a wonderful movie that everyone should see."
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    #6Freedom Writers

    Freedom Writers

    Freedom Writers is an American drama movie directed by Richard LaGravanese. It was first released on January 5, 2007. It follows the Erin Gruwell as she teaches English for at-risk students at Woodrow Wilson High School.


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    Ethan Shaw
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "A thought-provoking film that takes a look at the education system and everything that is wrong with it. Even the most wayward and misguided of kids deserve a chance at a better life for themselves with the right encouragement and guidance from their adult figures."
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    #7School of Rock

    School of Rock

    School of Rock is an American comedy movie directed by Richard Linklater. It was released September 24, 2003 by Paramount Pictures. It was starred by Jack Black, Adam Pascal and Lucas Papaelias.


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    Sean Gomez
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "A movie that teaches kids to have confidence in themselves through the medium of music. It also teaches them that they can achieve a lot in life if only they try. A good movie overall that you should at least see once."
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    #8Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo is an animated film from Pixar directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee UnkrichIt. It tells the story of a clownfish looking for his son, Nemo, when he's is captured by a scuba diver. The movie shows the love of a father for his son and captures the feeling of loneliness. 


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    Claire Shi
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "This heart-warming movie teaches a very important lesson to its viewers, and that is the importance of family. If you can work together, you will be able to overcome many of life's challenges."


Best What are the best educational movies
1Dead Poets SocietyMovies 19 Paid
2Waiting for "Superman"Movies 13 Paid
3BullyMovies 10 Paid
43 IdiotsMovies 9 Paid
5Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth)Movies 6 Paid
6Freedom WritersMovies 6 Paid
7School of RockMovies 2 Paid
8Finding NemoMovies 0 Paid

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