On Friday 7th January it was announced that star of To Sir, With Love, Sidney Poitier, had died aged 94.

Poitier is praised for being a pioneer for Black actors in cinema, as he was the first Black actor to receive an Oscar. Following his death, fans want to know where they can stream his movie.

When did To Sir, With Love come out? What is it about?

To Sir, With Love was produced by Columbia Pictures and released in 1967. The film’s run-time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

Poitier plays an out-of-work engineer who takes a teaching job at an East End school. Mark Thackeray (Poitier) slowly wins the admiration of his students by implementing a mode of discipline based off respect.

To Sir, With Love has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 90% with the critical consensus being Sidney Poitier’s ‘outstanding performance’ that makes the film so compelling.

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Where to watch To Sir, With Love

To Sir, With Love is available to stream on Amazon Prime for a rental fee of £3.49. Its 1996 successor, To Sir, With Love 2, is also available on Amazon Prime for the same price.

Additionally, fans can watch To Sir, With Love on YouTube. Similarly, the full movie is available to stream across Apple TV.

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Tributes to the life and work of Sidney Poitier

Following the news of Sidney Poitier’s death, people have taken to social media to honour his life and groundbreaking career. Film critic Scott Mantz honoured him by saying: “Very sad to hear that trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier has died at the age of 94. Poitier broke down racial barriers in Hollywood and became the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor”.

These sentiments were echoed by Antoine Allen, a reporter for ITV, saying: “This film, & Mr Poitier are legendary.” He continued, “Sidney Poitier broke down Hollywood’s racial barriers, paving the way for generations of black actors to come”.

Oprah Winfrey shared her own tribute to Poitier, stating: “I treasured him. I adored him. He had an enormous soul I will forever cherish”.

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