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  1. Super 30

This is a movie about a sincere and intelligent man who wants underprivileged and poor people to reach academic heights. Super 30 is a movie based on the real story of Anand Kumar. Born in a poor household, intelligent Anand understood the value of higher education and after certain events in his life, he decides to teach a batch of 30 students every year and coach them to crack the JEE. It also exposes the dirty politics of the tuition business in India. It is a really good watch, especially for students of our age.

2. Taare Zameen Par

Through a story about a dyslexic child, Taare Zameen Par brings to light society’s unacceptance of learning disabilities and the stigma and insensitivity surrounding it. The protagonist, Ishaan due to his dyslexia is a victim of the same insensitivity, even from his family. But finally, he finds a friend and a confidant in his art teacher who understands him and helps him achieve his goals and overcome his disability. TZP is really a heartwarming, must-watch bollywood classic.

3. Hitchki

What happens when a teacher has a rare problem of Tourette Syndrome and is assigned a class of so the so-called slum kids who take more interest in creating a nuisance than studying? Watch Hitchki and you’ll find out! This movie focuses on how the teacher and the students first clash with each other and then finally come together to achieve success for their own good, again setting an example that all that is needed to make your mark is willpower. It is an absolutely incredible movie!

4. 3 Idiots

A comedy starring the big names of Bollywood like Aamir Khan, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor Khan, 3 Idiots is a classic of modern Bollywood. A story about 3 individuals from different backgrounds who come to a top-tier engineering college run by a strict dean, this story has a huge appeal base and almost everyone seems to have liked the movie. It is indeed a mix of everything school and college life encompasses, ranging from true friendship, hostel life, peer pressure, clashes between dreams and parents’ approval and many more. It is an absolutely marvelous movie!

5. Nil Battey Sannata

"Nil Battey Sannata", meaning 'knowing nothing', talks about a dream a mother has for her child. It is the story of a mother who sacrifices and struggles in her journey to make sure she is able to give her daughter a bright future. Right from the beginning of the film, you will be completely engrossed while watching the beautiful tale of a mother and her struggle to keep her dreams alive. Blended with sarcasm and light moments, the film is an incredibly powerful drama.

6. Footloose (the 1984 version)

Released at the dawn of the music video age, the movie shows the definite influence of MTV. With extended dance sequences that are only tangentially related to the plot, the movie plays, in parts, like an early rock video. Teens of the 1980s loved Footloose and its music. Directed by Herbert Ross, Footloose received average reviews but became a big box office hit and a cult classic. The movie received two Academy Award nominations.

7. Monster University

"Monsters University" is a film from Pixar that is a prequel to their film "Monsters Inc.". In addition to the two main characters, a whole lot of new characters are introduced at the college that Mike and Sully attended. The plot involves Mike trying to become a 'scaring major'—something quite unthinkable since he isn't the least bit scary. There's a lot more to the film than this, but I won't spoil it for you! You should definitely give it a watch!


8. Dead Poet’s Society

There are some films that, if you watch them for the first time at the right age, have the capacity to stimulate and reassure you: Dead Poets Society is one such film. It is uncynical, principled, and optimistic. It's about an inspirational, unconventional English teacher and his students at the best prep school in America and how he challenges them to question conventional views. It is indeed our favorite recommendation!

9. The Breakfast Club

"The Breakfast Club" begins with an old dramatic standby. You isolate a group of people in a room, you have them talk, and eventually, they exchange truths about themselves and come to new understandings. It is certainly appropriate for thoughtful teenagers.

10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s best-selling novel. It is a coming-of-age tale that will make you laugh and cry, and is sure to stick with you for years. Charlie (Logan Lerman) is starting his freshmen year of high school — and he doesn’t fit in. That changes when he becomes close friends with Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller), two siblings who pride themselves on being misfits and liking obscure music. The film goes into what it’s like to be an outcast in high school, and how there is so much more to life than “fitting in”. The film highlights the importance of finding friends who accept you for who you are, a life lesson everyone can use.

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