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, interesting, feel good, harsh and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with teacher, school, youth, friendship, mentor, teenager, teacher student relationship, power relations, storytelling and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teacher: Dead Poets Society (1989), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Assassination Classroom (2015), Detachment (2011), Pay It Forward (2000), Half Nelson (2006), School of Rock (2003), After the Dark (2013), Suck Me Shakespeer (2013), Breaking Bad (2008).

List of teacher movies

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, intellectual, sentimental, uplifting, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, poetry, boarding school life, literature, philosophy, dedicated educator, poet, student, suicide, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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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, serious ...
Plot: teacher, adultery, teachers and students, obsession, blackmail, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, dangerous attraction, loneliness, infidelity, older woman younger man sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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Assassination Classroom (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, disturbing, humorous, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, education, school, friendship, murder, monster, underdog, death wish, superhuman, classroom, assassination, government agent ...
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 7.7
 76K
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 ...
Plot: depression, teachers and students, teacher, suicide, social decay, unhappy, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, dedicated educator, social relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.2
 112K
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: motivational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, teacher, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, society, school, life philosophy, teachers and students, addiction, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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 7.2
 84K
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: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, friendship, loneliness, liberal, basketball, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
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 7.1
 264K
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, feel good, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: rock band, teacher, music band, musician, rock music, teachers and students, youth, school, rock and roll, society, music, rock musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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 5.7
 21K
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, teacher, youth, human nature, danger, disorder, experiment gone awry, teachers and students, social relations, bunker, philosophy, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
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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, entertaining, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school life, teachers and students, teacher, high school, fish out of water, cons and scams, robbery, crimes, school, fall in love, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future, 18th century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 9.5
 1.4M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, crimes, master criminal, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, family problems, teacher, peril, desperation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.9
 57K
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, uplifting, sentimental, feel good, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school, childhood, boarding school life, teacher, musician, orphan, music, boss, friendship, singer, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
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Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Alzano Imperial Magic Academy is located in the southern part of the Alzano Empire and is among most prominent magic schools in the world, where students can learn the highest forms of magic. All those who strive to learn magic dream of studying ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, tense, entertaining
Plot: magic, teacher, magician, schoolgirl, magical girl, school, friendship, training, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, protector, teenager ...
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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: humorous, twists and turns, dark humor, feel good
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teacher, school, friendship, youth, teenage life, rise to the top, society, mentor, adventure, twists & turns, motivation, director ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, munich germany
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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, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, dedicated educator, high school, lifestyle change, teenage life, idealism, gang violence, life is a bitch, social relations, domestic violence, racial tension ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, teacher, chocolate, candy, factory, contests and competitions, wish come true, tour guide, rich and poor, overweight child, grandfather grandson relationship, cooking and food ...
Place: arizona, montana, germany
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 7.8
 81K
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: realistic, exciting, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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 8.6
 7K
Merli (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems between the students of the class.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: philosophy, teacher, high school, gay lead character, teenage love, coming of age, gay love, young, coming out, homosexuality, lgbt, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: wizards and magicians, chosen one, magical, supernatural ability, good versus evil, friendship, imaginary, teacher, supernatural, magic, young heroes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, near future, year 1998 ...
Place: europe, england
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: friendship, blackmail, threat, friends, best friends, high school, popularity, youth, high school life, haunted by the past, disappearance, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.2
 89K
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, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: satire, jealousy, teacher, high school, election, party, infidelity, teachers and students, lifestyle, teenage life, society, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, new york, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, semi serious, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, teachers and students, lgbt, lesbian romance, older woman younger woman relationship, love affair, school, teacher, college life, boarding school life, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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 7.4
 29K
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, enigmatic, witty, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: teacher, high school, privacy invasion, teacher student relationship, manipulation, manipulations, teen angst, mind game, voyeurism, obsession, teenager, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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 7.3
 125K
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, touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, texas
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 8.2
 430K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, emotional, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, mixed martial arts, sport, boxing, fist fighting, teacher, warrior, training, fight scenes, contests and competitions, courage, muscleman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq, el paso texas ...
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 6.5
 63K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ghosts, afterlife, teacher, investigation, haunted by the past, boarding school, uncover truth, fear, life is a bitch, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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 7.4
 55K
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: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, child abuse, male nudity, teacher, priest, boarding school, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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 7.4
 10K
Bad Education (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Young teacher Alfie Wickers is "the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system" – at Abbey Grove School, in Watford Hertfordshire.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: teacher, school, teachers and students, workplace situations, young at heart, classmate, workplace, classmates, social relations, youth, undisciplined, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Summer Heights High (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.
Style: realistic, humorous, sitcom, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, school, high school, teachers and students, australian, teenage life, society, student, satire, bully, misfit, breakdance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 7.5
 34K
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, psychological, melancholic, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, school, school life, self discovery, workplace, social relations, interracial relations, society, teenage life, french, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
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 7.0
 353K
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, sexy, funny ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, youth, teenage life, teenager, adolescence, loss of virginity, popularity, teenage girl, notoriety, teenage love, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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