As a foreign student, you face a lot of serious challenges when studying at college, starting by getting used to a new environment, opening a personal bank account, and trying to cope with the workload. Of course, exploring a new country is fascinating; however, you have come here to study in the first place. So, keep in mind your goal and motivate yourself to learn new subjects using these films.
Dead Poets Society
The film tells the story of the unconventional English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams). Keating is outgoing, communicative, and eccentric, unlike the other teachers at Welton Academy. Using his understanding and love to classic literature and poetry, John tries to inspire the students to rebel against the rules and ruin the barriers existing in the oppressive college and be themselves.
The Pursuit of Happiness
It is a story of the Gardners, a father (Will Smith) and a son (Jaden Smith) who have to overcome enormous challenges in order to survive in the cruel world. Due to lack of money and the father’s unemployment, both heroes become homeless. However, the father’s care for his son, persistence and belief in his own strength help him to start his business and become a millionaire.
Good Will Hunting
Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is a twenty-year-old wunderkind who often finds himself in unpleasant situations, such as breaking the law and street fights. After one of the incidents, Will is asked to take part in psychotherapy sessions. These meetings first seem unbearable for both Will and his psychologist, Sean. But later, both heroes become the best friends.
School of Rock
This comedy is about a former rock star, Dewey Finn (Jack Black), who experiences depression after the end of his successful career in music. By chance, he gets employed as a school teacher. Although Finn is not successful in his new role, his aim is to transform obedient and nice students into a rebellious rock band and win a music contest.
This story is based on the stunning experience of the English teacher, Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank), who found out an exceptional method of studying after she managed to motivate “at-risk” students to achieve academic success. This movie shows that the power of education can influence and transform even those people who are considered social outcasts.
Stand and Deliver
Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is a teacher who educates children from dysfunctional families. However, the teacher believes that his students are skillful and clever, even though they are inclined to criminal activities and antisocial behavior. He sets the goal to educate his students and give them a chance to become better people.
If you are tired of studying and need some motivation to start your homework, choose the film from the list and spend your evening watching it. You will certainly see the process of education from the different angle after watching one of the movies.
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