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, serious, emotional, sexy, clever and sentimental films and TV shows about / with teaching, school, teacher student relationship, teacher, teenager, student, mentor, runaway, education and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
teaching movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as teaching: Kinsey (2004), A Child Is Waiting (1963), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), Nightjohn (1996), Porky's (1981), Porky's II: The Next Day (1983), The Man Without a Face (1993), Summer School (1987), The Rewrite (2014), Selam (2013).

List of teaching movies

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: intellectual, talky, sincere, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: research, professor, sexuality, student, sexual relations, marriage, college, scientist, teaching, interview, sex, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa, campus
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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: emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, dysfunctional family, mentally challenged, human spirit, family problems, power relations, family relations, mental institution, thanksgiving, youth, 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: sentimental, stylized, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: boarding school, vacation, forbidden love, school life, teaching, boys' school, music hall, love, teacher student relationship, opposites attract, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
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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: emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: literacy, teaching, reading, plantation, slave, self discovery, against the odds, society, life is a bitch, hopes, americana, discrimination ...
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adultery, teachers and students, alcohol abuse, school, youth, hopes, introspection, teacher, friendship, infatuation, teacher student relationship, flirting ...
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, realistic, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, teenager, high school, virgin, school, masturbation, prank, voyeur, peeping tom, lust, stripper, teaching ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s, 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, feel good, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: high school, school, racism, prank, religious fanatic, teaching, teenager, teenage love, clergy, friends, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: florida, usa
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The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, disfigurement, injustice, teacher, social misfits, false accusation, physical appearance, teaching the ways of the world, secret, mysterious character, suspicion, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
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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, realistic, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: summer school, high school, underdog, teacher, school, teenager, self discovery, surfing, coming of age, summer, rivalry, 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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: single parent, college, professor, romance, fall in love, teachers and students, writer's life, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, love and romance, college life, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, river, wound, classroom, racism, fight, loss of daughter, school teacher, bridge, school, food ...
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, teaching, hitchhiking, juvenile detention, education, escape, friendship, boy, friend, runaway, juvenile delinquency, 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, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kickboxing, vengeance, ambition, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions, master warrior, heroes, gym, courtroom, beach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Courage to Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: injustice, discrimination, fighting the system, romance, master and servant, life is a bitch, interracial relations, rebellion, campaign, racism, church, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa, new orleans
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Shady (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Because of her last name "Kumada" (bear + rice paddy) and her appearance, Misa's high school classmates call her "Pooh" disparagingly. She obviously has no friends and can only let down her guard around her pet parrot and ...
Style: bloody
Plot: river, mirror, tunnel, japanese schoolgirl, japanese girl, order, bench, backpack, transformation, cat, bridge, school uniform ...
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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: greek, school, teaching, world war two, bomb, teacher, ceremony, threat, debt, village, rose, happy ending ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, sherlock holmes, friendship, rivalry, danger, mastermind, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, adventure, mystery, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 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, friendship, survival, danger, sailing, adventure, escapades, ocean or sea, storm at sea, mentor, seasickness, teenage boy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: caribbean, cuba, jamaica, west indies, florida ...
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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: mother daughter relationship, security, party, servant, eyeglasses, rivalry, apology, teaching, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, school, chauffeur ...
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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: touching, talky, emotional, realistic, tense ...
Plot: friendship, racism, prostitute, blindness, disability, tenement, innocence lost, park, romance, misfit, alcohol abuse, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles
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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 Désert and Matt LeBlanc. The ...
Plot: high school, tv news, high school teacher, teacher, teaching, high school friends, video, teenage girl, juvenile delinquent, social issues, school life, teenage boy ...
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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, sadist, bully, english, sitcom, misfit, british humour
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, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: mental illness, chess, misfit, mentally unstable, hopes, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, ambition, power relations, kids in trouble, championship, practice ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new zealand
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 38 min.
Story: No Overview
Plot: religion, christian, evolution, creationism, teaching, dinosaur
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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: native american, pipe smoking, doll, owl, indian reservation, half breed, swimming, girl, church, doctor, boy, cigarette smoking ...
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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: revenge, slum, racism, ghetto, police officer, journalism, terror, teenager, violence, teaching, school, student
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: looking in a window, hearing, blonde child, lying on bed, coast, euphemism, tv, opening a door, beard, looking at picture, brother sister relationship, mirror ...
Time: 1950s
Place: australia, south australia
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Hot Cat? (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This love story finds a lonely teacher resisting the advances of an interested co-worker. She is fearful of affection and relationships due to a previous romance that did not work out. The small-town school marm tries to help a male student who has ...
Plot: school, boat, lake, alcohol, flashback, father son relationship, drinking, teacher, female nudity, love, falling in love, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s
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Dead Students Society (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nikko and Nora aren't your average siblings. She's a sultry serial killer, and he's her voyeuristic accomplice. She poses as a literature professor who tempts students into her lair, where she teases them with erotic poetry before …
Plot: brother sister relationship, mirror, chloroform, jeans, voyeur, shower, teenage sex, answering machine, poetry, magazine, serial killer, topless ...
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Subarnarekha (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Made in 1962 (but not released until 1965), Bengali director Ritwik Ghatak’s film starts soon after the 1947 partition of Bengal. At a socialist refugee colony, Ishwar and his younger sister, Sita, adopt a low-caste boy, Abhiram, who has been ...
Plot: death of sister, teaching, river, brothel, brother sister relationship, prostitution, widow, grief, suicide, refugee, symbol, prostitute ...
Time: 1960s
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