13 Best Movies Like The Great Debaters ...

13 Best Movies Like The Great Debaters ...

If you liked this film , you will for sure love these too! In this selection we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar premise to 'The Great Debaters', and are worth checking out.

1. Antwone Fisher (2002)

2h Drama Romance

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

2. Cinderella Man (2005)

2h 24m Romance Drama History

The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920ā€™s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

3. The Ron Clark Story (2006)

1h 30m TV Movie Drama

A passionate and innovative teacher leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. But to break through to this students, Ron Clark must use unconventional methods, including his ground-breaking classroom rules, to drive them toward their potential.

4. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

1h 39m Drama

Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.

5. Hurricane Season (2009)

1h 43m Drama

Based on true events amid the wreckage and chaos dealt by Hurricane Katrina; one basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana just will not give up. Coach Al Collins, gathers other players from hard-hit schools and builds a team actually worthy enough to go to the state playoffs.

6. Flash of Genius (2008)

1h 59m Drama

In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife and six kids.

7. Hidden Figures (2016)

2h 7m Drama History

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson ā€“ brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history ā€“ the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

8. Mississippi Masala (1991)

1h 58m Drama Romance

An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.

9. The Express (2008)

2h 10m Drama

Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

10. McFarland, USA (2015)

2h 8m Drama

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

11. Remember the Titans (2000)

1h 53m Drama

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone ā€“ tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

12. Selma (2014)

2h 7m History Drama

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act.

13. Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)

2h Drama

The story of golf icon and legend, Bobby Jones, who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.

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