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 talky films and TV shows about / with teacher, youth, school, mentor, storytelling, friendship, runaway, redemption, dialogue and teacher student relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
teacher movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as teacher: Dead Poets Society (1989), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Pay It Forward (2000), Assassination Classroom (2015), Detachment (2011), School of Rock (2003), Pretty Little Liars (2010), Suck Me Shakespeer (2013), After the Dark (2013), October Sky (1999).

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: intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school life, teacher, teachers and students, poetry, poet, teaching the ways of the world, suicide, dedicated educator, youth, philosophy, coming of age, professor ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 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, suspense ...
Plot: blackmail, obsession, teacher, teachers and students, forbidden love, age difference, adultery, older woman younger man relationship, loneliness, secret, infidelity, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: 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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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: exciting, captivating, humorous, disturbing, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: education, teacher, murder, friendship, school, monster, underdog, death wish, superhuman, classroom, assassination, government agent
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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, serious, bleak, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, unhappy, social problems, human relationship, life is a bitch, depression, dedicated educator, high school life, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: humorous, inspirational, funny, witty, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids
Plot: music band, teacher, rock band, teachers and students, music, musician, youth, school, idealism, ambition, rock, rock music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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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, teen drama, girls' night, family outing
Plot: secret, threat, blackmail, best friends, high school, friendship, haunted by the past, youth, disappearance, teenage life, gossip and rumors, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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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, funny, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school life, teachers and students, teacher, fish out of water, high school, cons and scams, robbery, dishonesty, crimes, fall in love, school, release from prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future, 18th century
Place: germany
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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, danger, philosophy, youth, human nature, teachers and students, social relations, experiment gone awry, catastrophe, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
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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, against the odds, generation gap, teacher, small town, 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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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, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: teacher, loneliness, liberal, student, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, cocaine, coach, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california
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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: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: athlete and trainer, basketball, teachers and students, sport, coach, athlete's life, teacher, high school, underdog, human spirit, dedicated educator, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
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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, psychological, captivating, clever, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, crimes, peril, life is a bitch, family problems, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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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, orphan, school, boss ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, england
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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, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sport, boxing, fist fighting, teacher, warrior, mixed martial arts, training, 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, twists and turns, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teacher, school, youth, society, teenage life, rise to the top, adventure, mentor, twists & turns, friendship, singing in a car, female teacher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, munich germany
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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, gay, child abuse, teacher, priest, dangerous attraction, blackmail, first love, male nudity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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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, psychological, melancholic, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, school, workplace, self discovery, social relations, teenage life, society, french, school life, high school life, classmates ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, morocco, paris france, caribbean ...
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, East Germany, West Germany
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: feel good, exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, chocolate, factory, candy, teacher, cooking and food, contests and competitions, wish come true, inheritance, tour guide, overweight child, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Place: arizona, montana, germany
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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: infidelity, high school, teacher, party, jealousy, election, lesbian, politics, morality, divorce, graduation, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
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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, psychological, enigmatic, witty, disturbing ...
Plot: teacher, high school, teenager, privacy invasion, teacher student relationship, manipulations, mind game, voyeurism, obsession, literature, desire, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama
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: masochism, older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, fetish, bdsm, pianist, overbearing parent, desire, destructive relationship, perversion, teacher, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, 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, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: teacher, letter, retired, age difference, on the road, alcoholic, long lost relative, brazilian, realism, friendship, poverty, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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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: abusive mother, high school life, rage, prom, social misfits, teenage life, cruelty, vengeance, humiliation, psychic, supernatural ability, classmates ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, near future, year 1979, future
Place: usa
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Bad Education (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Young teacher Alfie Wickers is "the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system" – at Abbey Grove School, in Watford Hertfordshire.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, feel good, realistic
Plot: teacher, school, sitcom, teachers and students, youth, undisciplined, social relations, classmates, young at heart, workplace, workplace situations, goodhearted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Merli (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 58 min.
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: semi serious, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: philosophy, teacher, high school, coming out, teenage love, homosexuality, coming of age, young, parents and children, colleague colleague relationship, teenage life, coworker ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
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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, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teachers and students, high school, dedicated educator, idealism, teacher, lifestyle change, teenage life, gang violence, domestic violence, life is a bitch, social relations, racial tension ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
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, kids, family outing
Plot: wizards and magicians, good versus evil, friendship, chosen one, magical, imaginary, supernatural ability, supernatural, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, death, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1998, 20th century ...
Place: europe, england
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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, light, funny, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: fish out of water, working undercover, mischievous children, teacher, undercover, police investigation, hidden identity, disorder, small town, chase, police detective, danger ...
Time: 20th century, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1990, 80s
Place: kindergarten, oregon, california
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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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, gothic, emotional ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, investigation, haunted by the past, boarding school, teacher, uncover truth, fear, life is a bitch, countryside, boarding school life ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london
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