Teacher movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant teacher movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, harsh, interesting, intense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with teacher, mentor, youth, friendship, storytelling, runaway, school, teacher student relationship, dialogue and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teacher: October Sky (1999), Assassination Classroom (2015), Dead Poets Society (1989), Pay It Forward (2000), Notes on a Scandal (2006), School of Rock (2003), The Chorus (2004), Pretty Little Liars (2010), After the Dark (2013), Half Nelson (2006).

List of teacher movies

 7.8
 74K
October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: exciting, realistic, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, teacher, small town, generation gap, against the odds, teenage life, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, new jersey
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Assassination Classroom (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled ...
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, humorous, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, education, murder, friendship, school, monster, underdog, death wish, superhuman, classroom, assassination, government agent
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, intellectual, emotional, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, teacher, poet, poetry, teaching the ways of the world, youth, suicide, philosophy, coming of age, dedicated educator, professor ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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 7.2
 107K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, parents and children, school, death, life philosophy, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, forbidden love, teacher, loneliness, blackmail, age difference, secret, dangerous attraction, infidelity, lust, lesbian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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 7.1
 241K
School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: music band, teacher, teachers and students, music, musician, youth, rock band, school, idealism, ambition, rock, rock musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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 7.9
 52K
The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, boarding school life, music, teacher, singer, childhood, musician, friendship, school, changing lives, boss ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, england
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, friendship, blackmail, high school, best friends, threat, youth, haunted by the past, disappearance, family, gossip and rumors, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 5.7
 20K
After the Dark (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Indonesia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, surprise ending, captivating, serious ...
Plot: survival, philosophy, teacher, danger, human nature, teachers and students, social relations, youth, experiment gone awry, catastrophe, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
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 7.2
 80K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, rough, psychological ...
Plot: teacher, student, liberal, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, loneliness, cocaine, coach, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school life, teacher, teachers and students, fish out of water, school, high school, stripper, cons and scams, robbery, dishonesty, crimes, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 18th century
Place: germany
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 7.3
 110K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, sport, teachers and students, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, coach, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
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 8.2
 400K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: tense, emotional, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, sport, mixed martial arts, training, martial arts, warrior, contests and competitions, coach, exercise, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, iraq, atlantic city new jersey
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Suck Me Shakespeer 3 (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.
Style: dark humor, humorous, twists and turns, feel good
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teacher, school, youth, rise to the top, teenage life, society, adventure, mentor, twists & turns, friendship, female teacher, singing in a car ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, munich germany
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 7.5
 51K
Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, child abuse, teacher, gay, priest, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, life is a bitch, gender bending ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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 7.7
 69K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, unhappy, dedicated educator, society, high school life, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 32K
The Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Style: talky, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, french, high school life, high school, school, respect, student, high school teacher, education, dedicated educator, literature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, caribbean, morocco, paris france ...
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 7.3
 82K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: cynical, witty, humorous, biting, clever ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, party, jealousy, infidelity, election, lesbian, politics, morality, divorce, graduation, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
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 7.7
 158K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, exciting, futuristic, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, captivity, survival, survivor, death, island, teacher, desperation, future dystopia, game of death, trap, battle ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.4
 27K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: teacher, high school, student, desire, homework, teen angst, teacher student relationship, teenager, school, french, mysterious character, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sexual relations, masochism, fetish, pianist, overbearing parent, desire, destructive relationship, perversion, teacher, mental illness, bdsm, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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Central Station (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: teacher, letter, on the road, age difference, retired, alcoholic, realism, brazilian, long lost relative, friendship, poverty, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 7.4
 150K
Carrie (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rage, high school life, teenage life, prom, social misfits, vengeance, humiliation, abusive mother, supernatural ability, classmates, teacher, cruelty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1979, near future
Place: usa
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, imaginary, childhood, loss of friend, escape from reality, magical, social misfits, secret, tragic event, classmates, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Freedom Writers (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Style: sentimental, touching, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, teacher, idealism, dedicated educator, domestic violence, holocaust, gang violence, urban ghetto life, teenage life, mentor, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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 9.5
 1.2M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, crimes, double life, peril, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous ...
Style: humorous, sincere, funny, light, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, mischievous children, teacher, working undercover, undercover, police investigation, hidden identity, disorder, small town, chase, danger, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1990, 80s
Place: kindergarten, oregon, california
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 7.1
 326K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage life, teenage love, notoriety, adolescence, friends, virginity, high school life, love and romance, coming of age, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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 7.6
 94K
The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, national socialism, based on true events, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, high school, nazism, dictatorship, teacher, suicide, dictator, society, teenage life, classmates ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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When Calls The Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: teacher, small town, lifestyle change, character change, power relations, christianity, instructor, female protagonist, wealthy family, pride, career, belief ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
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