Substitute teacher movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant substitute teacher movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, clever and semi serious films and TV shows about / with substitute teacher, teacher, school, high school, friendship, youth, teachers and students, classroom, student and teacher student relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as substitute teacher: School of Rock (2003), School's Out (2018), King of the Hill (1997), Bad Teacher (2011), Wishin' and Hopin' (2014), The Substitute (1996), Drillbit Taylor (2008), Detachment (2011), Dirty Teacher (2013), The Golden Girls (1985).

List of substitute teacher movies

 7.2
 307K
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, funny, humorous, sexy, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: music, teacher, teachers and students, rock music, school, rock band, musician, music band, high school, student, battle of the bands, rock concert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
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 6.5
 3K
School's Out (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Pierre Hoffman joins St Joseph’s College to stand in for a young French teacher who threw himself from the window of his classroom. But he soon starts noticing strange behaviour from his Year 10 class.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, avant garde, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: french countryside, teenager, substitute teacher, school trip, high school, ambiguity, student, ecology, teen suicide, lgbt, school, environment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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King of the Hill (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Texas, this animated series follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne. Hank has conservative views about God, ...
Style: adult animation, witty, sitcom, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: ordinary person, family relations, small town, youth, teenage life, family life, suburban life, patriotism, machismo, manager, couples, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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 5.6
 204K
Bad Teacher (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job and her students is forced to return to her job to make enough money for a boob job after her rich fiancé dumps her.
Style: funny, not serious, sexy, humorous, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: selfish woman, school, bribery, teachers and students, female teacher, teacher, school teacher, workplace romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, compulsive liar, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, sincere, entertaining ...
Plot: christmas, coming of age, youth, small town, substitute teacher, catholic school, parents and children, teachers and students, family relations, friendship, exchange student, student life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: connecticut, usa
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 6.0
 14K
The Substitute (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After he did some jobs for CIA, ex-marine John Shale is visiting his high school love Jane. She's now a teacher in Columbus High School in Miami. Soon after his arriving Jane has her knee cap broken while jogging. After that, John decides to go ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, harsh, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, teachers and students, hidden identity, teacher, gangsters, undercover, teenager, bullying, vigilante, youth, society, gang ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
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Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully, not realising he is just a homeless beggar and petty thief looking for some easy cash.
Style: humorous, melancholic, not serious, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, nerd, teacher, friendship, youth, high school life, cheerleading, teenager, bullying, unlikely friendships, self defense, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, los angeles
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 7.7
 87K
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, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, depression, suicide, teachers and students, dedicated educator, human relationship, school, unhappy, social problems, life is a bitch, social decay, unhappiness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Dirty Teacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a high school senior discovers her teacher is seducing her boyfriend, events turn deadly after the teacher tries to cover it up.
Style: sexy, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: teacher student sex, older woman younger man relationship, female teacher, teacher, female antagonist, bitch, misunderstanding, frame up, murder, teacher student relationship, woman with a gun, lifetime ...
Place: los angeles
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The Golden Girls (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, the show centers on four older women sharing a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, old woman, elderly, senior citizen, sicilian, family relations, lifestyle, best friends, parents and children, singleness, women, strong female lead ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, atlanta georgia, sicily, brooklyn new york city ...
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 2.6
 738
The Formula (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Quinn and Graham, two engineering students who discover a mathematical formula to pick up women with ease.
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, romance, best friends, true love, womanizer, youth, mathematics, student, theory, looking for love, girl, golf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Substitute (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right. How is she able read kids' minds? Why is she so mean? And how does she manage to convince ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, scary, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing, horror for children
Plot: alien, teachers and students, supernatural ability, small town life, small town, teenager, family, youth, lie, evil alien, alien invasion, coming of age ...
Place: denmark, europe
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One Eight Seven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After surviving a stabbing by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. There, he resumes teaching as a substitute teacher. The education system, where violent bullies control the classrooms and the administration is ...
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, unusual plot structure, allegory ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, high school, gang, gangsters, hip hop, teenager, revenge, professor, ghetto, blacks and whites, violence, russian roulette ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, new york, new jersey, california, usa ...
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The Elementary School (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is replaced by the militant Igor Hnidzo. He is very strict - but also ...
Style: surreal, realistic, semi serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: world war two, self discovery, boy, teacher, education, friendship, pregnancy, extramarital affair, voyeurism, prostitute, substitute teacher, village ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1946, post world war two
Place: europe, czech republic, prague, czechoslovakia
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 4.9
 140
List of Merite (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: fall in love, high school life, parent child relationship, infidelity, adultery, substitute teacher, youth, sex, panties, girl in panties, black panties
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 6.3
 2K
Mr. Jealousy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his first date at age 15 ended with the girl making out with another man at a party, aspiring writer Lester Grimm has treated all his girlfriends with jealousy and suspicion. While dating Ramona Ray, paranoia gets the best of him when he ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, love and romance, romance, teacher, writers, destiny, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), relationships, catastrophe, creativity, honest ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, iowa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
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Spotlight on Christmas (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dumped two weeks before Christmas, actress Olivia O’Hara secretly returns to her tiny hometown to hide out, eat cookies and avoid the press. What she doesn’t expect is to be faced with the family she left behind, meeting a charming new guy Casey ...
Style: feel good, light, sentimental, touching, entertaining
Plot: christmas, hometown, christmas season, movie star, actress, mother daughter relationship, reporter, sister sister relationship, public humiliation, love and romance, lifestyle, ordinary person ...
Place: colorado, los angeles
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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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Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The high school students didn't mean to kill Mr. Griffin. They wanted to make him suffer. But when their mean English teacher turns up dead, they have to find out who killed them before the police arrests them all.
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: lifetime, high school, kidnapping, emotional abuse, cheerleader, youth, protagonist as suspect, crimes, prank, amateur detective, teachers and students, high school life ...
Time: 90s
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 5.8
 3K
Blame (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drama teacher's taboo relationship with an unstable student strikes a nerve in her jealous classmate, sparking a vengeful chain of events within their suburban high school that draws parallels to 'The Crucible'.
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher student relationship, sex scene, high school, peer pressure, male teacher female student affair, bullying, teenage girl, older man younger woman relationship, life is a bitch, teenage life, teacher, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.8
 365
Summerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When teacher Simon arrives in a small, secluded village to take over the local school, he is surprised to discover that his predecessor has disappeared without a trace - and that nobody seems too concerned about it. As Simon probes deeper into the ...
Style: slasher, surprise ending
Plot: incest, disease, island, disappearance, brother sister incest, incestuous relationship, mystery, discovery, small village, teacher, countryside, runner ...
Place: australia
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Indian Summer (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the local high school replacing another teacher. His relationship with his partner Monica is in crisis and ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: teachers and students, age difference, love story, high school, bittersweet, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, youth, gambling, tragic love, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
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 5.4
 20K
Naked (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following a wild night out with his Best Man, Rob Anderson wakes up to find himself naked in an elevator on the morning of his wedding day and is forced to relive the morning over and over again.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time loop, wedding, male objectification, on the run, fish out of water, repeated scene, race against time, trapped, time travel, family relations, friends, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 25
Let's Dance (1995)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Robbie Mallorca and Anna Alvarado are teachers from an exclusive school headed by the ever conventional and non-conformist principal. The administrators of the school greatly disapprove their students wish to build a dance group as a form of ...
Plot: teacher, student, school, dancing, high school, education, english teacher, brawl, piano, poetry, substitute teacher, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: the philippines
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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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Til Death Do Us Part (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman investigates the past of her seemingly ideal husband, a doctor who starts to become increasingly hostile.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological thriller
Plot: suspicion, newlyweds, small town, doctor, marriage, murder, uncover truth, under the surface, crimes, wedding, lifetime, jealous husband ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada
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 7.1
 32K
Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, melancholic, thought provoking, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, loneliness, guilt, depression, childhood, death of husband, female nudity, mother daughter estrangement, psychology, autobiography, suicide, death ...
Time: 2010s, 90s, 80s
Place: spain, galicia, portugal, madrid
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 5.6
 368
Fallen Stars (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A poignant drama that chronicles the unexpected friendship that develops between Cooper, a melancholy bartender, who at thirty-six still isn't sure what he wants to do with his life, and Daisy, an extremely bright but socially awkward girl in ...
Style: motivational, lyrical, artsy, atmospheric, mysterious
Plot: bartender, alone, friendship, writers, introspection, changing lives, regret, fall in love, love and romance, forgiveness, fired from the job, old friend ...
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 7.3
 277K
Finding Dory (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
Style: feel good, light, humorous, touching, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, memory loss, family, animals, fish, adventure, kids and family, amnesia, ocean, shark, friendship, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 6.5
 394
Detention (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After some personal trauma, Wilson Walmsley is invited to work as a substitute teacher in a suburban public high school. He finds lack of authority and interest in the school direction and teacher body; uncontrolled and abusive students in an ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, rebellion, confined, hardcase students, crimes, youth, society, social relations, dark humor, undisciplined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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