Teaching movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant teaching movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sentimental and dramatic films and TV shows about / with teaching, school, teacher, mentor, teacher student relationship, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, redemption and student plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
teaching movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as teaching: A Child Is Waiting (1963), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), Nightjohn (1996), Porky's (1981), Porky's II: The Next Day (1983), Kinsey (2004), Summer School (1987), The Rewrite (2014), Selam (2013), Special Education (1977).

List of teaching movies

A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: school, teaching, dedicated educator, mentally challenged, mental institution, down syndrome, human spirit, teachers and students, hopes, power relations, social misfits, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Academy Award-honoree Peter O'Toole stars in this musical classic about a prim English schoolmaster who learns to show his compassion through the help of an outgoing showgirl. O'Toole, who received his fourth Oscar-nomination for this ...
Style: serious, emotional, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: boarding school, teacher student relationship, boys' school, love, school life, vacation, forbidden love, music hall, teaching, dedicated educator, dealing with death, romance ...
Time: 20s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london
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Nightjohn (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Charles Burnett directs this movie about John, a man of many talents, including one forbidden skill: he can read. When he teaches a young slave girl named Sarny to read and write, she learns an unforgettable lesson about the power of words and the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: slave, plantation, teaching, reading, literacy, human spirit, injustice, fighting the system, against the odds, americana, hopes, society ...
Time: 19th century
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The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student and the stress of educating teenagers. Geographer, as the ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, adultery, alcohol abuse, school, introspection, friendship, teacher, hopes, youth, flirting, infatuation, teacher student relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Porky's (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
Style: humorous, sexy, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, teenager, virgin, high school, school, lust, voyeur, racism, loss of virginity, peeping tom, teaching, stripper ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the students of Angel Beach High decide to stage "An Evening With Shakespeare," their efforts are threatened by Miss Balbricker, who views the works of Shakespeare as obscene. She enlists the help of Reverend Bubba Flavel, a religious ...
Style: humorous, sexual, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, prank, school, religious fanatic, teenager, teaching, racism, rebelliousness, misadventure, lust, teenage love, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa
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Kinsey (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into ...
Style: clever, sexual, talky, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexuality, research, professor, student, sex, homosexuality, morality, lesbian, taboo, marriage, interview, teaching ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, campus
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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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: summer school, high school, teacher, school, teenager, underdog, summer, self discovery, coming of age, surfing, dedicated educator, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
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The Rewrite (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: college, professor, single parent, romance, fall in love, love and romance, teaching, unlikely couple, writer's life, teachers and students, college life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, united states, new york state, new jersey, new york ...
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Selam (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Selam' is a Turkish movie that tells the impressive stories of three Turkish teachers who are idealists working at schools opened by Turkish entrepreneurs on three different continents and in three different countries: Afghanistan, ...
Plot: education, teaching, death by drowning, falling into water, singing, airport, rescue from drowning, school teacher, loss of daughter, food, school, river ...
Place: bosnia, afghanistan
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Special Education (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Educator and those educated in a home for juvenile delinquents in the same test: approach, take a peek into his soul to become a man. The story of a minor, neglected boys-offenders and their teachers who try to reject the old methods of ...
Plot: car accident, hitchhiking, juvenile detention, teaching, education, escape, thief, juvenile delinquency, teenage boy, prostitute, small town, death ...
Place: belgrade
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American Kickboxer (1991)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kickboxing champion B.J. is jailed for an accidental murder thanks to the testimony of his arch-nemesis Denard. A year later, B.J. is released and then challenged by Denard for $100,000. Will B.J. accept and get even with Denard?
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, master warrior, contests and competitions, competition, dojo, teaching, egotism, journalism, training, arrogance, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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All Things Fair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This film is set in 1943 when the whole of Europe was embroiled in WWII. It deals with attraction of a 15 year old boy Stig to his teacher Viola. The whole movie revolves around the sexual encounters between Stig and Viola and how he eventually ...
Style: sexual, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: teachers and students, forbidden love, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, coming of age, teacher, high school, teacher student relationship, couple relations, friendship, romance, jealousy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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P.R.O.F.S. (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A clique of four young teachers at a high school looks critically at their colleagues. To avoid falling in the same routine, they bring new ideas into the school lessons and play little games and pranks in their spare time -- sometimes get even more ...
Plot: professor, teacher, teaching, school, horse, talking during sex, female nudity, lesbian kiss, male nudity, high school
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Renaissance Man (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Danny DeVito plays an advertising man who is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job; Teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: teachers and students, unemployment, soldier, self discovery, underdog, military, instructor, vietnam veteran, hopes, misfit, power relations, military life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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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, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, single parent, childhood, child's point of view, good deed, disfigurement, school, life philosophy, addiction, death, alone in the world, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
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The Nutty Professor (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, touching, not serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: inventions and discoveries, mad scientist, split personality, experiment gone awry, physical appearance, goofy hero, nothing goes right, alter ego, fall in love, sarcasm, farce, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, campus
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Never Been Kissed (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Josie Geller, a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her brother, Rob, Josie infiltrates the inner circle of the most ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, kids
Plot: high school, prom, teenager, journalist, entrapment, humiliation, hidden identity, undercover, romance, fall in love, teacher, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
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Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: music, school, classical music, composer, mentor, musician, dedicated educator, musician's life, apprentice, follow your dream, parents and children, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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GTO (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dedicated educator, starting over, teachers and students, workplace situations, youth, power relations, rebelliousness, teenage life, fish out of water, uneducated, adult virgin ...
Place: asia, japan
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Educating Rita (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rita, a 26 year old Scouse hairdresser with a sharp wit, is married to her childhood sweetheart, the feckless Denny. He wants a baby, she doesn't. She wants to discover herself, so she joins the Open University. Dr. Frank Bryant Is a ...
Style: talky, witty, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, hairdresser, opposites attract, self discovery, alcoholic, university, social differences, romance, culture clash, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, dancer's life, audition, coming of age, hopes, father son relationship, prejudice, friendship, working class, poverty, dance school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe, mine
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, obsession, genius, schizophrenia, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination, mathematician, insanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts, campus, stockholm sweden ...
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I Daskala Me Ta Xantha Mallia (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mirto, a progressive teacher, is assigned to a backward village, where her ideas find opposition from the parents. She falls in love with Stephanos, the mayor's son, whom she marries. As soon as the marriage ends, the eve of 28 Oct, 1940, the ...
Plot: red rose, wedding ceremony, loss, marriage, teacher, bomb, world war two, wedding, teaching, ceremony, school, grocer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: greece
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, amateur detective, friendship, sherlock holmes, investigation, adventure, mystery, private detective, danger, rivalry, mastermind, religion and supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, future ...
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, egypt
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White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, survival, friendship, sailing, danger, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, mentor, catastrophe, life & death, male bonding ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1961, year 1960
Place: caribbean, jamaica, west indies, cuba, connecticut ...
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Teen Bride (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: Japan
Story: Karin Oriyama, 16 years old. She is in high school and... she's about to get married!
Style: fairy tale
Plot: red dress, pastry, pearl necklace, bathroom, wealth, banquet, celebration, servant, marriage, school, eyeglasses, husband wife relationship ...
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A Patch of Blue (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.
Style: talky, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, blindness, tenement, park, innocence lost, disability, romance, interracial relations, parents and children, abuse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa
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TV 101 (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: TV 101 is an American drama series that aired on CBS from 1988 until 1989. The series stars Sam Robards, Brynn Thayer, Leon Russom and Andrew Cassese. Other notable cast members include Stacey Dash, Teri Polo, Alex D├ęsert and Matt LeBlanc. The ...
Plot: high school, tv news, high school teacher, teacher, teaching, high school friends, video, juvenile delinquent, teenage boy, teenager, teenage girl, school life ...
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The Grimleys (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The Grimleys is a nostalgic comedy-drama television series set on a council estate in Dudley, West Midlands, England in the mid-1970s. It was first broadcast by Granada TV for ITV in 1999, following a pilot in 1997, and concluded in 2001 after three ...
Plot: school, teaching, sitcom, sadist, bully, english, misfit, british humour
Place: northern england
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