14 Best Movies Like Mona Lisa Smile ...

14 Best Movies Like Mona Lisa Smile ...

If you liked this movie , you will definitely love these too! In this selection we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar premise to 'Mona Lisa Smile', and are worth checking out.

1. Music of the Heart (1999)

2h 4m Drama

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.

2. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

2h 19m Drama

Through a series of flashbacks, four Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China explore their pasts.

3. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

24m Comedy Family

Mr Bean turns simple everyday tasks into chaotic situations and will leave you in stitches as he creates havoc wherever he goes.

4. I Am Sam (2001)

2h 12m Drama

Although Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old, he has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer, Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

5. Foxfire (1996)

1h 42m Action Drama Thriller

The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.

6. An Education (2009)

1h 40m Drama Romance

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult life that she won't soon forget.

7. Detachment (2011)

1h 38m Drama

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

8. With Honors (1994)

1h 43m Comedy Drama

Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.

9. To Sir, with Love (1967)

1h 45m Drama

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

10. The Spitfire Grill (1996)

1h 57m Comedy Drama

Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others.

11. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

2h 10m Drama Comedy

Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.

12. Half Nelson (2006)

1h 47m Drama

Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.

13. Rich and Famous (1981)

1h 55m Drama

Two literary women compete for 20 years: one writes for the critics; the other one, to get rich.

14. Butterfly (1999)

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