Movie: Freedom Writers (2007)
There are two key differences between Dangerous Minds and Freedom Writers: The latter is based on a true story and Hilary Swank’s character Erin Gruwell doesn’t try to “fit in” with her minority students by exchanging her shoulder-padded blazer for a Greaser jacket. Swank’s solidarity with her power suit (and matching pearls) make her curiously sexy in this flick.