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, inspirational, feel good, serious, sincere and dramatic films and TV shows about / with teacher, school, teachers and students, storytelling, mentor, youth, runaway, teenager, education and unlikely friendships plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
teacher movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as teacher: Detachment (2011), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Pay It Forward (2000), Freedom Writers (2007), The Chorus (2004), Dead Poets Society (1989), School of Rock (2003), Suck Me Shakespeer (2013), Half Nelson (2006), Coach Carter (2005).

List of teacher movies

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, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, depression, suicide, teachers and students, dedicated educator, human relationship, school, unhappy, social problems, life is a bitch, social decay, unhappiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: sexy, sexual, psychological, intense, tense ...
Plot: teacher, lesbian, forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, obsession, teachers and students, adultery, older woman teenage boy relationship, older woman younger man sex, blackmail, older woman teenage boy sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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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: touching, inspirational, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, teachers and students, life philosophy, single mother, addiction, parents and children, youth, alcohol abuse, school, good deed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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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: inspirational, sentimental, rough, touching, educational ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, dedicated educator, teachers and students, lifestyle change, teenage life, holocaust, racism, idealism, school, survival, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1961, year 1993 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Chorus (2004)
Genre: Comedy, 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, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: kids
Plot: boarding school, teacher, childhood, music, friendship, orphan, musician, teachers and students, boarding school life, boss, school, children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
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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: philosophical, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, kids, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, teachers and students, poetry, poet, philosophy, dedicated educator, youth, boarding school life, education ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
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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: feel good, funny, humorous, sexy, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: music, teacher, teachers and students, rock music, school, rock band, musician, music band, high school, student, battle of the bands, rock concert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
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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: funny, entertaining, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher, high school life, high school, teachers and students, fish out of water, school, romance, happy ending, sister sister relationship, robbery, released from prison, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 18th century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, addiction, student, ghetto, drug addiction, school, existentialism, secret ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
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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: motivational, inspirational, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing, girls' night ...
Plot: basketball, sport, teacher, teachers and students, high school, athlete and trainer, underdog, life philosophy, athlete's life, human spirit, dedicated educator, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, texas, usa, sacramento california ...
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In the House (2012)
Genre: 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: suspense, witty, enigmatic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: writers, teacher, high school, school, literature, student, art, obsession, voyeurism, privacy invasion, stalking, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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The Emperor's Club (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: teacher, coming of age, dedicated educator, boarding school life, youth, boarding school, hardcase students, friendship, cheating, ethics, school, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, pennsylvania
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Take the Lead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, sexy, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, date night
Plot: dancing, teacher, dancer, dancer's life, dedicated educator, high school, teachers and students, music, prejudice, respect, ambition, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During a harsh Montréal winter, an elementary-school class is left reeling after its teacher commits suicide. Bachir Lazhar, a charismatic Algerian immigrant, steps in as the substitute teacher for the classroom of traumatized children. All the ...
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: teacher, elementary school, suicide, immigrants, teachers and students, youth, coming of age, tragedy, precocious child, culture clash, character study, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal, quebec, ontario canada
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Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, school teacher, teenager, coming of age, hip hop, amusement park, teenage life, hopes, school, gang, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco
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The Great Debaters (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.
Style: inspirational, realistic, touching, political, feel good ...
Plot: racism, teacher, debate, professor, college, segregation, mentor, contests and competitions, prejudice, african american, labor union, black american ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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The Ron Clark Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Matthew Perry is real-life inspiration Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. But to break through to this students, Clark must use unconventional methods, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, inspirational
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: teacher, dedicated educator, teachers and students, human spirit, new job, teacher student relationship, challenge, obstacle, power relations, changing lives, hardcase students, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, year 1998
Place: usa, harlem, north carolina, new york, manhattan new york city
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Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: funny, humorous, witty, absurd, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teacher, love triangle, depression, friendship, student, jealousy, teenager, obsession, preparatory school, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, texas
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McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, teacher, underdog, track and field, athlete and trainer, human spirit, teenager, school, mentor, high school, dedicated educator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, texas, new jersey
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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: sincere, melancholic, psychological, educational, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, school, high school life, education, teenager, dedicated educator, adolescence, high school, life philosophy, workplace, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, latin america, california, europe ...
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The History Boys (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their ...
Style: witty, stylized, melancholic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: teacher, coming of age, exam, gay, gay teenager, education, lgbt, youth, lifestyle, friends, anti conformity, underage sex ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, yorkshire, london, new jersey, northern england ...
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Summer School (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sexy, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: teacher, teenager, summer school, high school, teacher student relationship, slacker, summer, teaching, underage drinking, dyslexia, chainsaw, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, fairy tale, entertaining, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magic, harry potter, witch, boarding school, wizards, magical, teacher, creature, chosen one, supernatural, fantasy world, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1992 ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Action, 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: light, funny, humorous, sincere, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, teens
Plot: fish out of water, teacher, kindergarten, mischievous children, small town, police investigation, children, bullying, chase, police, undercover, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s
Place: california, oregon, plymouth, los angeles
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The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, psychological, disturbing, sad ...
Plot: injustice, teacher, life turned upside down, false accusation, child abuse, father son relationship, pedophile, social injustice, friendship between men, divorced man, divorce, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, 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: political, witty, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, election, jealousy, teenager, politics, satire, teenage girl, coming of age, cheerleading, school, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., nebraska, california, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, sitcom ...
Plot: teacher, fighting illness, terminal illness, dying, cancer, human spirit, couple relations, hopes, life is a bitch, couples, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut
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The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
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: philosophical, psychological, emotional, political, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: fascism, experiment, bullying, suicide, nazism, teacher, teachers and students, dictatorship, high school, education, fanaticism, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, california, europe
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The Karate Kid (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, teenager, teacher, karate, teaching the ways of the world, sport, human spirit, underdog, high school, coming of age, martial arts tournament, fight ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa
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Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, depressing, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, poverty, illiteracy, social misfits, teacher, aids, life is a bitch, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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