05 May 2012
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Dead Poets Society (1997) Rated PG
Robin Williams stars as English professor John Keating, a passionate iconoclast who changes his students’ lives forever when he challenges them to life life to the fullest and “Carpe Diem” – seize the day!”
Teachers (1984) Rated R
A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.
Stand and Deliver (1988) Rated PG
Story of Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at East Los Angeles’ Garfield High School, who refuses to write off his inner-city students as losers. Escalante pushes and inspires 18 students who were struggling with math to become math whizzes.
Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) Rated PG
A frustrated composer comes to realize that his real passion is teaching and that his legacy is not a truly memorable piece of music, but the generations of young people whose lives he affects.
Lean on Me (1989) Rated PG-13
Based on the true story of high school principal Joe Clark, who armed himself with a bullhorn and a Louisville Slugger and slammed the door on losers at Eastside High in Paterson, New Jersey.
03 Sep 2011
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Tags: attitude, attorney, auto parts, based on a true story, case, Clerks, comedy, convenience, corporation, coworker, diploma, drug dealers, erin brockovich, films, fired, girlfriend, harassment, hire, husband, job, Labor day films 2011, Labor day movies, law case, law firm, life, list, management, marriage, miners, minnesota, mother, movies, north country, Office Space, physically assaulted, pranks, salesmanship, Saturday Cinema, seven years, sexual harassment, sexy, steel mine, stores, tommy boy, U.S., verbally abuse, video store clerks, What to Watch
Clerks (1994) Rated R
A deadpan comedy about a day in the life of two nowhere-bound convenience and video store clerks and the two eccentric drug dealers who constantly loiter outside the stores.
Erin Brockovich (1999) Rated R
Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a momumental law case against a giant corporation. Erin’s determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees. Based on a true story.
North Country (2005) Rated R
Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first class action sexual harassment case in the U.S.
Office Space (1999) Rated R
Unable to endure another mind-numbing day at Initech Corporation, cubicle slave Peter Gibbons gets fired up–and decides to get fired. Armed with a leisurely new attitude and a sexy new girlfriend, he soon masters the art of neglecting his job, which quickly propels him into the ranks of upper management.
Tommy Boy (1995) Rated PG-13
Party animal Tommy Callahan is definitely a few cans short of a six-pack. But after seven years, Tommy’s finally earned his diploma–and a cushy job at Callahan Auto Parts. Returning home, Tommy gets some more great news: his dad is marrying a real “10,” and Tommy will get the stepbrother he always wanted. But when his father dies, the business starts tanking–and his stepmother starts scheming. Now Tommy’s got to hit the road with his dad’s right-hand man, a smug numbers-cruncher. And what these two don’t know about salesmanship could fill a book.