Dedicated teacher movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dedicated teacher movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, sincere and touching films and TV shows about / with dedicated teacher, teacher, school, youth, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, power relations, dedicated educator, hopes and education plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dedicated teacher: To Sir, with Love (1967), Dead Poets Society (1989), Freedom Writers (2007), Matilda (1996), Summer School (1987), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), Dangerous Minds (1995), King Richard (2021), The Dark Horse (2014).

List of dedicated teacher movies

To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, inspirational, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: teacher, high school, education, school, dedicated teacher, teenager, dedicated educator, coming of age, teaching, dancing, racism, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england, east end london, europe
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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, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, kids, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, teachers and students, poetry, poet, philosophy, dedicated educator, youth, boarding school life, education ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
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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, sentimental, rough, touching, educational ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, dedicated educator, teachers and students, lifestyle change, teenage life, holocaust, racism, idealism, school, survival, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1961, year 1993 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.9
 154K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, school, supernatural ability, children, adoption, adventure, teachers and students, family, young heroes, dysfunctional family, parents and children, telekinesis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
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 6.6
 21K
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: humorous, feel good, sexy, stylized, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: teacher, teenager, summer school, high school, teacher student relationship, slacker, summer, teaching, underage drinking, dyslexia, chainsaw, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, hawaii
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: realistic, talky, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fascism, teacher, school, girls' school, female nudity, coming of age, boarding school, fascist, dedicated teacher, feminist, spanish civil war, unrequited love ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, california, spain, new jersey ...
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Who Are You: School 2015 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: After losing her memory in an accident, a bullied high school orphan finds herself in the place of an identical-looking girl who's gone missing.
Style: dorama, sentimental, light, sincere, visually appealing
Plot: school, school trip, amnesia, love triangle, first love, lookalikes, dedicated teacher, jealousy, twists and turns, high school, high school romance, friendship between teens ...
Place: korea
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Dangerous Minds (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Marine Louanne Johnson lands a gig teaching in a pilot program for bright but underachieving teens at a notorious inner-city high school. After having a terrible first day, she decides she must throw decorum to the wind. When Johnson returns ...
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, rough, sincere ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, teacher, school teacher, teenager, coming of age, hip hop, amusement park, teenage life, hopes, school, gang, life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, new jersey, usa, san francisco
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 7.5
 113K
King Richard (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The story of how Richard Williams served as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history.
Style: breathtaking, inspirational, motivational, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: father, tennis, tennis player, family, athlete's life, strict father, family relations, father daughter relationship, rivalry, coach, athlete and trainer, sport ...
Place: plymouth
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional, motivational ...
Plot: chess, mental illness, friendship, compassion, brother brother relationship, uncle nephew relationship, underdog, contests and competitions, dedicated educator, hopes, teenager, illness ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: new zealand
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To Miss with Love (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a new teacher (Sharla Cheung) arrives, she finds herself caught up in the affairs of the students from her class. Jimmy Lin is harbouring an unrequited crush on childhood friend Athena Chu. However, he is too shy to reveal his feeling to her ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, dedicated teacher, school, student, teacher, new teacher, crush, farce, basketball, coming of age, unrequited love, school principal ...
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The Mighty Pawns (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Inner city kids are given new direction when they are convinced to join the school chess team.
Plot: chess, education, junior high school, teacher student relationship, dedicated teacher, boss, assault, theft, power, studying, high school life, teenage angst ...
Time: 80s
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, society, social differences, idealism, friendship, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, teacher ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 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: romantic, sentimental, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teacher student relationship, boys' school, boarding school, world war two, teacher, youth, love, vacation, dedicated educator, teaching, education, high school life ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: italy, pompeii, europe, london, england ...
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Stand and Deliver (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: teacher, education, teenager, mathematics, high school, school, dedicated educator, gang, civil rights, bullying, coming of age, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, inspirational, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: music, high school, classical music, school, composer, teacher, honest, musician, unlikely friendships, music teacher, follow your dream, dedicated educator ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, 90s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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High School High (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, unusual plot structure, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teacher, hip hop, school, satire, gang, cheerleading, farce, teenager, high school, destiny, first contact, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles
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 7.3
 112K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, depressing, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, poverty, illiteracy, social misfits, teacher, aids, life is a bitch, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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 7.1
 129
Small Voices (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Melinda is a new substitute teacher at the Malawig Elementary School, located in a poor remote barrio. A young university graduate, her family expects her to look for work abroad, but in her idealism she takes on a challenging job in the provincial ...
Plot: hopes, mutiny, new teacher, singing competition, teacher, school, teaching, public school, countryside, partisan, boss, school teacher ...
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The Confidence Man (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Policeman Stevie Grimes never lost his trust in the police force but has been suspended a few months for accidentally shooting and killing a young boy. Because of lack of evidence in court and with some help from his former partner, Stevie soon ...
Plot: dedicated teacher, extortion, strip club, bribe, loyalty, apprentice, stripper, bad luck, car, surveillance, truth, undercover ...
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Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, social worker, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, judge, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imprisonment, strong female character, compassion, anger, nervousness ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
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The Miracle Worker (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, a gripping battle to overcome impossible obstacles and the struggle to communicate. As a young girl, Helen Keller is stricken with scarlet fever. The illness leaves her blind, mute, and deaf. Sealed ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: teacher, deaf, mentor protege relationship, obstacle, disability, sign language, power relations, doctors and patients, against the odds, isolation, human spirit, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
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The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, blindness, blind character, disability, mute or deaf, women, human spirit, education, deafness, children, deaf, catholic ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: alabama, boston, usa
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A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: racism, politics, empire, aunt, interracial relations, false accusation, urban ghetto life, prison life, wrongfully committed, human spirit, teachers and students, school ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 21K
Lean on Me (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, realistic, intense, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teacher, african american, gang, teenager, school, violence, education, society, teenage pregnancy, teaching, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new jersey
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The Emperor's Club (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: teacher, coming of age, dedicated educator, boarding school life, youth, boarding school, hardcase students, friendship, cheating, ethics, school, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., new jersey, pennsylvania
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 7.9
 393
Christy (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young teacher comes to the impoverished mountain region of Cutter Gap, Tennesse in 1912 and tries to make a difference. Based on the best-selling novel by Catherine Marshall.
Audience: teens
Plot: christian, dedicated teacher
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
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 6.3
 2K
Carried Away (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on Jim Harrison's book, "Farmer". 47-year-old Joseph Svenden lives on the family farm with his dying mother and teaches at a two room schoolhouse with Rosealee, his lover and his best friend's widow. Joseph, who lacks a ...
Style: sexy, sincere, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: relationships, teacher, human nature, older man younger woman relationship, romance, sexual attraction, seduction, nudity (full frontal - brief), older man younger woman sex, widow, sex, passion ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas
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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by ...
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, child prodigy, hopes, teachers and students, teacher, african american, self esteem, elementary school, culture clash, unlikely friendships, prejudice, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., california, usa
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Welcome Back, Kotter (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Welcome Back, Kotter is an American television sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan and featuring a young John Travolta. Videotaped in front of a live studio audience, it originally aired on the ABC network from September 9, 1975, to June 8, 1979.
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous, retro
Plot: high school, teacher, teachers and students, school, urban ghetto, troublemaker, friends, power relations, society, twins, prodigy, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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