Showdown: We Don't Need No Education

Because Dead Poets Society is just too fucking obvious - these are all rather flawed teachers in the main. No glowing, sentimental inspirational bollocks here (with the possible exception of To Sir, With Love but even that adaptation of Braithwaite's experience in the post-war East End seemed out of sorts in '67; teaching urban kids traditional gender roles at the height of the swinging sixties?)

Notes for the top 5.

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  • Kes
  • Hearts and Minds
  • The History Boys
  • Fever Pitch
  • Gregory's Girl
  • Educating Rita
  • To Sir, with Love
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Falling
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • Birth of a Nation
  • Wonder Boys
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • Clockwise
  • Ahead of the Class