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, emotional, serious, touching, humorous and sentimental films and TV shows about / with teaching, school, teacher, teacher student relationship, mentor, student, youth, runaway, storytelling and power relations 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).
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The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
Adventure, Drama
120 min.
Kinsey (2004)
Biography, Drama, Romance
USA, Germany
118 min.
The list contains the new films ordered by year. Click "View All" to show all items.
Teen Bride (2017)
Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
The Fencer (2015)
Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Finland, Estonia, Germany
99 min.

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, realistic, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: teaching, school, 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, realistic, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: boarding school, teacher student relationship, vacation, love, boys' school, school life, teaching, forbidden love, music hall, dedicated educator, dealing with death, opposites attract ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s
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: serious, sincere, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: teaching, reading, slave, plantation, 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
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: gloomy, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: teachers and students, river, camping, teaching, school, introspection, high school, self discovery, schoolboy, canoe, wife, alcohol ...
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, high school, school, racism, virgin, voyeur, peeping tom, lust, teaching, loss of virginity, 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, lust, misadventure, 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, lesbian, sex, sexual relations, homosexuality, morality, marriage, interview, teaching ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: high school, summer school, teacher, school, teenager, underdog, summer, self discovery, coming of age, surfing, rock, dedicated educator ...
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: professor, romance, fall in love, college, love and romance, teaching, single parent, unlikely couple, writer's life, teachers and students, college life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, california
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Selam (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
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, airport, knife, death of daughter, singing, food, school, audio cassette, rescue from drowning, loss of daughter, falling into water ...
Place: afghanistan, bosnia
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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, juvenile detention, education, hitchhiking, escape, teaching, serbian, thief, theft, teen angst, 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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, master warrior, contests and competitions, dojo, training, arrogance, egotism, courtroom, beach, teaching, gym ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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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, school, teaching, high school, talking during sex, horse, female nudity, lesbian kiss
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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, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, single parent, childhood, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, injustice, addiction, school, life philosophy, parents and children, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, 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, journalist, entrapment, humiliation, teenager, hidden identity, undercover, romance, fall in love, journalism, teacher ...
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, classical music, school, 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teachers and students, dedicated educator, starting over, workplace situations, youth, power relations, rebelliousness, high school life, teenage life, fish out of water, uneducated ...
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, opposites attract, self discovery, romance, social differences, culture clash, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society, couples, power relations ...
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: touching, uplifting, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: follow your dream, dancer's life, ballet, hopes, audition, prejudice, friendship, poverty, dance school, coming of age, father son relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe, mine
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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, love affair, coming of age, teacher, couple relations, friendship, older woman younger man relationship, high school, romance, jealousy, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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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, crazy, white gloves, suit and tie, kidnapped, chore, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl, jealous man, taking off shoes, wife husband relationship, priest ...
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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, teacher, high school teacher, tv news, video, school life, social issues, high school friends, juvenile delinquent, teenage boy, teenage girl, teenager ...
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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, bully, sadist, english, misfit, sitcom, teaching
Place: northern england
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The Dark Horse (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 124 min.
Story: One-time Maori speed-chess champ, Genesis Potini, lives with a bi-polar disorder and must overcome prejudice and violence in the battle to save his struggling chess club, his family and ultimately, himself.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, emotional
Plot: chess, mental illness, hopes, dedicated educator, mentally unstable, contests and competitions, kids in trouble, ambition, misfit, power relations, teenager, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new zealand
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The Creation Adventure Team: Six Short Days, One Big Adventure (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 38 min.
Story: No Overview
Plot: dinosaur, christian, religion, evolution, creationism, teaching
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Johnny Tiger (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Teacher George Dean (Robert Taylor) packs up his children to accept a job instructing Native American children on a Seminole reservation in Florida.
Plot: girl, swimming, boy, doctor, kiss, teaching, cigarette smoking, church, climbing a tree, owl, doll, native american ...
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Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fighting Back is a 1982 Australian film about troubled teenagers.
Plot: terror, journalism, police officer, racism, school, teaching, student, revenge, violence, teenager, ghetto, slum
Place: australia
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Captain Johnno (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Captain Johnno" is a deaf boy who befriends an Italian fisherman in this Australian made-for-TV family film.
Plot: port, 11 year old, cricket bat, wristwatch, fishing village, opening a door, blonde child, euphemism, lying on bed, looking in a window, looking at picture, hearing ...
Time: 1950s
Place: south australia, australia
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