Young minds and souls undoubtedly need a guiding hand to help them across troubled times. Inexperience is the greatest stumbling block one has to pass through in life, and the people who are dedicated to making us understand and experience the complexities of the world we see around us deserve more respect than anyone else. These people are our teachers. After our parents, they are the ones who have the most influence on our lives. Our teachers have made us aware of the world around us. They have influenced our lives and helped us understand our true potential. Thus we can safely say that the relationship students share with their teachers is one of the most treasured relationships in life.
Below we have listed certain movies that depict the relationship between students and teachers which you can readily watch on Netflix. Some of these movies depict instances where the sanctity of this relationship has been transgressed by the carnal instinct of man, while others are about teachers who have really been inspirational figures. There is one fascinating observation which can be made while compiling such a list: Netflix has truly become a website to satisfy all our entertainment needs. With that said, here’s the list of really good student-teacher relationship movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
6. Miss Stevens (2016)
Directed by Julia Hart, ‘Miss Stevens’ is a 2016 film centering around a young teacher’s experiences as she takes a contingent of high school students to a drama competition. The central character of the film, the eponymous Rachel Stevens, is just 29 years old, and is still in the process of accepting her adult responsibilities. The visit to the drama competition leads to many emotional revelations in Miss Stevens’ life as she engages sexually with a teacher from another school and abstains herself from being romantically involved with one of her students. ‘Miss Stevens’ beautifully paints the picture of a teacher who is slowly fitting into her new role. We can describe ‘Miss Stevens’ as a coming-of-age story of an adult.
5. Handsome Devil (2016)
Private schools always boast of being the option the rich and elite choose to enroll their kids in. These schools indeed have the best facilities; they hire better teachers than government schools; and provide the students with resources which can boost their all-round development. Private schools pride themselves on being better than their public counterparts, and it is this snobbery which ‘Handsome Devil’ attacks. The regimented way of life and a false sense of self-importance these schools foster are strongly reflected in this film by John Butler.