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, thought provoking and feel good films and TV shows about / with teacher, friendship, school, youth, teacher student relationship, mentor, storytelling, teenager, catastrophe and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as teacher: Dead Poets Society (1989), Coach Carter (2005), Detachment (2011), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Pay It Forward (2000), School of Rock (2003), Half Nelson (2006), The Chorus (2004), Assassination Classroom (2013), Suck Me Shakespeer (2013).

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, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, literature, teacher, poetry, boarding school life, coming of age, poet, dedicated educator, suicide, philosophy, student, private school ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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 7.3
 135K
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, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: basketball, teachers and students, athlete and trainer, teacher, sport, underdog, athlete's life, high school, coach, dedicated educator, human spirit, sport team ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco, sacramento california ...
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 7.7
 80K
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, depressing ...
Plot: depression, teachers and students, teacher, suicide, classroom, unhappy, social problems, social decay, human relationship, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, high school life ...
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: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: adultery, teacher, blackmail, obsession, teachers and students, forbidden love, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, lust, extramarital affair, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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 7.2
 116K
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: uplifting, motivational, touching, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, parents and children, disfigurement, addiction, teachers and students, child's point of view, life philosophy, good deed, alcohol abuse, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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 7.1
 285K
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, humorous, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, kids
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, music band, rock band, rock music, music, musician, school, guitarist, idealism, contests and competitions, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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 7.2
 86K
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, loneliness, friendship, basketball, liberal, student, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
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 7.9
 59K
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, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school, teacher, childhood, boarding school life, musician, music, boss, orphan, friendship, singer, changing lives ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: france, europe, new york, paris france, england
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Assassination Classroom (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, 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, death wish, underdog, superhuman, classroom, assassination, government agent ...
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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, funny, entertaining, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, teacher, high school life, high school, fish out of water, cons and scams, robbery, crimes, school, fall in love, love and romance, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future, 18th century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, 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, controversial, sexual, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, masochism, older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, teacher, desire, bdsm, fetish, age difference, overbearing parent, teachers and students, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, paris france, vienna
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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, entertaining, tense
Plot: magic, teacher, magical girl, magician, school, training, friendship, supernatural, protector, teenager, schoolgirl, curses spells and rituals ...
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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, rough, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teachers and students, dedicated educator, teacher, high school, lifestyle change, idealism, teenage life, gang violence, social relations, life is a bitch, racial tension, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.4
 31K
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, odd, enigmatic, witty, disturbing ...
Plot: teacher, high school, privacy invasion, writers, student, school, stalking, teen angst, teacher student relationship, manipulation, manipulations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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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, dark fantasy, stylized, atmospheric, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, magic, magic wand, imaginary, sorcerer, supernatural ability, friendship, good versus evil, young heroes, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 2017, 90s ...
Place: europe, england
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 5.7
 22K
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, philosophical, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: survival, youth, human nature, social relations, teacher, disorder, danger, bunker, teachers and students, philosophy, experiment gone awry, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia, tokyo
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 7.5
 35K
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, high school life, school, social relations, workplace, self discovery, interracial relations, society, teenage life, french, dedicated educator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, caribbean ...
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: 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: chocolate, mischievous children, teacher, candy, factory, childhood, contests and competitions, wish come true, tour guide, overweight child, grandfather grandson relationship, cooking and food ...
Place: germany, montana, arizona
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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, feel good
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teacher, motivation, school, female boss, teenager, high school, teacher student relationship, friendship, classroom, teenage life, rise to the top, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, munich germany
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 14K
The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: sincere, humorous, sentimental, realistic, tragicomedy ...
Plot: terminal illness, teacher, fighting illness, cancer, human spirit, parents and children, couple relations, hopes, dying, life is a bitch, couples, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut
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 9.4
 1.6M
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, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, crimes, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, drug cartel, double life, success, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 7.8
 86K
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, inspirational, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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When Calls The Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, light ...
Plot: teacher, upscale, small town, lifestyle change, character change, christianity, social relations, instructor, female protagonist, power relations, diary, belief ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, usa
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 8.6
 8K
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: captivating, thought provoking, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: philosophy, high school, gay lead character, teacher, teenage love, coming of age, gay love, bisexual man, coming out, teenage life, young, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
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 7.2
 93K
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: jealousy, teacher, satire, high school, election, party, infidelity, teachers and students, teenage life, society, lifestyle, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, new york, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, family outing
Plot: friends, high school, friendship, best friends, blackmail, threat, youth, high school life, gossip and rumors, teenage life, popularity, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.0
 370K
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, teen sex comedy, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick ...
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, loss of virginity, teenage girl, youth, high school life, popularity, teenage love, teenage boy, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, xian, florida
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 8.1
 448K
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: serious, tense, emotional, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, martial arts, warrior, fist fighting, sport, fight scenes, boxing, courage, athlete and trainer, teacher, underdog, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq, philadelphia ...
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 7.4
 57K
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, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual abuse, child abuse, transvestism, male nudity, boarding school, first love, teacher, gay, priest, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, phoenix arizona, new york ...
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