B(l)ack to School Movies

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  • Morgan Freeman
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey
  • Stacey Dash
  • Spike Lee
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Meagon Good, Ne-Yo
  • Kid 'N Play
  • Cooley High
  • Coolio
  • Nick Cannon
  • Hillary Swank, Mario
  • John Singleton, Tyra Banks, Ice Cube
  • Hoop Dreams

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Starring the legendary actor Sidney Poitier, Blackboard Jungle sparked the enduring film genre of "tough-but-tender teachers who tame a classroom full of disruptive teenagers." If it weren’t for this 1955 film, there would be no Dangerous Minds.

(Photo: MGM)

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