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Best Movies About School, Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers


Several movies have tackled the theme of an inspiring teacher motivating a troubled urban classroom. This one, starring Academy Award winner Hillary Swank, stands out in the crowd due to strong acting and its basis on an uplifting true story, The Freedom Writers Diary, by Erin Gruwell (the California English teacher Swank plays). (2007, PG-13)

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