Dangerous Minds (1995): My Educational Psychology instructor at UNCW had our class watch several "teacher" movies and analyze the pedagogy evidenced in the film. (Yes, we had to write a paper on it!) This was a class favorite, along with Stand and Deliver (1988), and Lean on Me (1989). Freedom Writers (2007) would be a great addition to the exceptional-educator example canon! ~M
Limitless (2011): With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
Everybody says there's nothing more dangerous than a mother protecting her young — but some moms go way above and beyond, in their ambition and grit. Some mothers are just unstoppable. But who's the baddest mother in all of science fiction or fantasy?