Teacher dating student lifetime movie

He plays an idealistic engineer-turned-teacher who ends up in an East End London school where the staff has given up on the rowdy, incorrigible students.

Things start rough, but once he throws out the textbooks and decides to teach the kids about life rather than square roots and split infinitives, he begins to win their trust and respect.

The film deals with discrimination based on both race and economics, and Poitier is perfect as the man the kids come to refer to as "Sir." Judy Geeson and Lulu were reunited with Poitier in the 1996 TV sequel directed by Peter Bogdanovich. His character was modeled on author James Hilton's old classics master, W. Balgarnie, who taught for a half century at The Leys public school in Cambridge.

Robert Donat shocked everyone by winning the Best Actor Oscar over Clark Gable's Rhett Butler. The film was later remade as a 1969 musical with Peter O' Toole and Petula Clark.

What’s interesting about these films is they all share another likeness: They focus on upper class, privileged white women.

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Sheila Kohler‘s novel inspired this film about a teacher (played by Eva Green) in the 1930s who falls for a student; but this time, the feelings are not reciprocated.

Watch this one if: You don’t mind Rooney Mara taking up most of the screentime, but like to see a subplot about a tomboy finding herself alongside her more sexually secure friends.

Out director Katherine Brooks told the story of a new student at a Catholic boarding school who falls for her teacher Simone.

Although this movie version stripped the relationship down to be rather tame, a 1958 remake was a little more outwardly gay and inspired another film on this list, Piper Perabo and Jessica Pare shared a bed and a secret romance until some of their peers found out.

Lesbian director Lea Pool told the sad story of Tori’s (Pare) going back into the closet and Pauly’s (Perabo) descent into madness because of it.

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