Danish films about teachers

List of the best children's films about teachers, selected by visitors to our site: In a Better World, Antboy, Speed Walking, Tom of Finland, Good People, The Absent One, Zoo, Sami Blood, You Are Not Alone, Love at First Hiccup.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
CharactersTeachers, Parents
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Divorce
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryDenmark, Germany
CharactersDogs, Superhero, Teachers, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Light, Fascinating

12-year-old Pelle accidentally gets bitten by an ant and develops unimaginable superpowers. With help from his friend, comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret identity as the superhero Antboy. Slowly things start to happen in the surburban community, and when a scary and crazy supervillain, Flea, enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge. The first Danish superhero-movie. Based on the books by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, history
CharactersTeens, Gay, Teachers
PlotFirst love, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in the midst of it all Martin's mother suddenly passes away and her tragic death trickers a series of events that not only changes Martin's life forever, but also affects everyone else in the local community. Overwhelmed with grief neither Martin's dad, nor his older brother, is capable to comfort Martin. He enters adulthood in a mixture of drunken happiness and immense sadness over the loss of his mother, and his relationship to both his friend Kim and girlfriend Kristine comes to its natural conclusion.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
CharactersGay, Teachers, Thieves, Artists, Jews
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Poker, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Party, Germany, USA

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden
CharactersTeachers, Thieves
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAction, By books, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Tom and Anna Wright, a young American couple, fall into severe debt while renovating Anna's family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them is dead, and he's left behind a stash of cash—$400,000 worth. Though initially hesitant, Tom and Anna decide that the plan is simple: all they have to do is quietly take the money and use only what's necessary to get them out of debt. But when they start spending the money and can't seem to stop, they find themselves the target of a deadly adversary—the thief who stole it—and that's when very bad things start happening to good people.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryDenmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Rich, Hunters
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Party, Boarding school
StyleAction, By books, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and is convicted for the murders. When the case ends up on Carls Mørck’s desk 20 years later, he soon realises that something is terribly wrong. As Carl and Assad start investigating the case, they are led on to an old emergency call from a desperate girl who seems to know the secrets of the murders. Soon they are plunged into an intense search for the girl, Kimmie, who has been missing since the murders happened. But Carl and Assad are not the only ones trying to track her down as the girl’s testimonial is of great danger to a group of influential men at the top of society who will do all they can to keep her silent.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
CharactersZombie, Teachers, Criminals
PlotLove, Survival, Apocalypse, Friendship, Death
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

A couple trying to save their marriage during a zombie apocalypse.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryNorway, Denmark, Sweden
CharactersTeachers, Students, Sisters, Teachers
PlotRacing, Dancing, Inheritance, Funeral
PlaceSchool, Trains, Sweden, Boarding school

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersTeens, Gay, Teachers, Thieves, Students
PlotFriendship, First love
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the headmaster's son (Peter Bjerg) and the two boys form a bond that slowly grows into a sexual relationship. Frank and unadorned, this Danish film concluded director Lasse Nielsen's youth-oriented trilogy that began with La' Os Være (1975) and continued with Måske Ku' Vi (1976). ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Denmark
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Spiders, Family, Rappers
PlotLove, Motorcycles, Obsession, First love, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleLight, Fascinating, Explicit scenes

A high school romantic comedy about freshman Victor who has contracted a case of Anya-itis, (acute and incurable love passion for high school senior Anja.) And why shouldn't he?

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Disabled people, Losers, Mute
PlotInvestigation, Love with age difference, Lost memory
StyleAction, Soulful, Touching, Depressive, Serious

The psychological thriller "Murk" tells the story of Jacob, who is investigating into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama

An advertising man 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 there is no structure set up for the class.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Karate
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Touching

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 to the classroom, she does so armed with a no-nonsense attitude informed by her military training and a fearless determination to better the lives of her students -- no matter what the cost.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySoviet Union

Four school graduates congratulate their teacher of mathematics Yelena Sergeyevna on her birthday and ask her to return them their graduate works on mathematics in order to change them before the marks. Yelena Sergeyevna strongly objects...

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountrySweden, Denmark
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Pianists, Orphans, Foster children
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Jealousy, Tango
PlaceVillage, Trains, Sweden
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

The summer of '58, the year Sweden almost won the world championship in soccer over Brazil, Yngve Johansson accepts two children to live with him during the summer, as told through the eyes of a young boy. His name is Mårten, and the other child's name is Annika. She is a rough girl, with many problems. The three of them do not get along, and Yngve is a true dictator to the children's eyes. However, when the children discover that their new guardian has a crush on their teacher (Cecilia Nilsson), they do what they can to bring the two together. Soon enough, the three will discover that they have a lot more in common than they previously imagined, and together they can make their lives worth living again. This is a sweet story about life in Sweden in the mid 1900's. It is about family, love, hate, innocent friendship that we all can relate to, and much, much more...

Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Thieves, Sisters
PlotBank robbery, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Ukraine, Germany
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating

A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.

Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersTeachers, Artists, Pupils, Losers, Parents
PlotLove, Love triangle, Depression, Parenting
PlaceVillage, School, Mountains, USSR, Party
StylePsychological problems, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching, Depressive

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 enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Musicians, Students, Pupils
PlotMusic, Cheating, Uprising, Contests, Music group
PlaceSchool, New York

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' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Markimdb: 6
Genreadventure, history

Detective story set up in the time and place of young Pushkin, at Tsarskosel'sky Liceum.

Markimdb: 5.2
PlotLove, Friendship, Revolution, Death, Blackmail
PlaceRussia, Forest
StyleRomantic, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Tense

A story about a simple school literature teacher, Fedorov, who thought his life couldn't become more boring and pointless until he met a strange girl, who stormed into his very ordinary day, accused him of bringing her girl-friend to suicide and turned his life completely.

Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersHorses, Gods, Ninja, Teachers
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Blackmail
PlaceSchool, USA

When one school teacher gets the other fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRomania, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Croatia, Luxembourg, United Kingdom
StyleWomens in main roles

Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure. Radu Jude (Aferim!) delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, irreverent humor and scathing commentary on hypocrisy and prejudice in our societies.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, history
CharactersKnights, Doctors, Surgeons, Orphans
PlotSurvival, Adventure
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Intellectual, Serious

The story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina. Through countless ordeals and challenges, and making many sacrifices along the way, he struggles on unwaveringly. His unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeachers, Blonde girls, Students

A teacher tries to overcome his frustration teaching a high-school that seems to be full of flunkies.

Markimdb: 6.3
PlotLove at first sight

An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel's Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man's escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible--forgiveness and love.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryCanada, USA

At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award is held. And every year for the last 43 years Norman Warner or most fondly called Stormin' Norman Warner has won the award. Now that he has died, the burden of carrying the legacy falls into the hands of Matt Warner, the son of the late Norman Warner who has always lived in the shadow of his father.

Markimdb: 7.5
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Teachers
PlaceSchool, Paris, France
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Serious

Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotLove, Love with age difference, Growing up

The 17-year-old Savva is getting ready to enrol at university. His parents go on vacation, conferring the responsibility for preparing the entrance exams onto the son. Savva finds a foreign literature teacher on the Internet site “Your Tutor”.

PlaceSchool, Russia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to the deep north province of Russia. As she starts teaching art in a local school, she finds herself opposed by a twelve-year-old boy, Misha, whose brother is a feared local gang leader.

Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious

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 doors and demands effort and results from students, staff and parents. Autocratic to a fault, this real-life educator put it all on the lin