JANE EYRE (2011): A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.Not a Jane Eyre fan but few literary men qualify for a beast so well as Rochester. :P
To Sir, with Love (1966) Sidney Poitier stars as Mark Thackeray, an engineer by training who reluctantly takes a teaching job in a working-class London high school. His unruly students (played by an impressive group of unknowns) assume they'll easily gain the upper hand. Poitier, of course, has other ideas. Eventually he wins the students over, changing their lives -- and his -- in the process.