19. Dangerous Minds (1995)
Director: John N. Smith
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett, Beatrice Winde, John Neville, Renoly Santiago, Wade Dominguez, Bruklin Harris
You may remember Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise," the hit song from this movie, but what about Michelle Pfeiffer playing a retired Marine who becomes a teacher and saves shiftless, ignorant, minority students from their self-destructive tendencies? Best Teach America recruitment video we've ever seen.