French movies about teachers

List of the best French movies about teachers selected by visitors to our site: The Class, In the House, My Afternoons with Margueritte, Going Away, The Grad Job, Mrs. Hyde, The Chorus, The Way I Spent the End of the World, Mustang, The Piano.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeachers, Students, Writers
PlotObsession, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, France
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeachers, Lawyers, Friends, Losers, Cats
PlotFriendship, Breakup, Viruses
PlaceVillage, France
StyleTo cry, Touching

An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.

Markimdb: 6.3
PlotLove, Loneliness, Swimming, Tennis, Debts
PlaceSchool, France, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage full of surprises and unforeseen consequences in this surprisingly tough, unsentimental drama.

Markimdb: 5.4

Teenagers, in their last year of High School, steel the subjects of the Baccalaureate from the education exam division in order to succeed at the exam.

Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Musicians, Rappers
PlaceSchool, France, Hospitals, Laboratory
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Mrs. Géquil is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different. Will she now be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Germany
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Friends, Orphans
PlotMusic, Friendship, Intrigue, Parenting
PlaceSchool, France, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Touching

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Markimdb: 7.2
CountryRomania, France
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Pupils, Friends, Parents
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Friendship, Political
PlaceVillage, School
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator.

Markimdb: 7.6
CountryTurkey, France, Germany, Qatar
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Friends, Sisters
PlotDancing, Soccer, Wedding, Money, Weapon
PlaceVillage, School, Turkey
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Sad ones

In a Turkish village, five orphaned sisters live under strict rule while members of their family prepare their arranged marriages.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryAustralia, New Zealand, France
CharactersTeachers, Musicians, Pianists
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Moving
StylePsychological problems

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Alcoholics, Fathers, Mothers
PlaceForest, France

When a teenager suddenly disappears without a trace, the case is assigned to an alcoholic police officer who maintains a complicated relationship with his own troubled teenage son, suspected of drug trafficking.

Markimdb: 6.4
CountrySouth Korea, France
CharactersTeachers, Photographers, Lovers, Directors
PlotLove, Love triangle, Female friendship
PlaceFrance, Beach, Korea

On a business trip to the Cannes Film Festival, Manhee is accused of being dishonest and fired. A teacher named Claire goes around taking photos with a Polaroid camera. She gets to know Manhee and sympathizes with her. Through taking photos, Claire has acquired the ability to look slowly at things and to transform objects.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music
CountryFrance, Austria, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Musicians, Pianists
PlotMusic, Mental disorders, Love with age difference, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Explicit scenes, Serious

Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIran, France
CharactersTeachers, Students, Old man, Cats, Actors
PlotCars, Relationship, Money, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, detective
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Teachers, Criminals
PlotMagic, Supernatural, Shipwreck, Flowers, Dreams
PlaceSea, Islands, Court, France, Beach

In the beginning of the 20th century, five children on the island of La Réunion commit a savage crime. As punishment, a Dutch captain takes them to a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers.

Markimdb: 8.1
CountryTurkey, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Sweden, Qatar
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Family, Writers, Ants
PlotMoney, Snow, Meaning of life, Fate, Debts
PlaceNature, Turkey
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating

Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium, South Korea
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Students, Writers
PlotLove, Time travel, Friendship, Love triangle, Snow
PlaceSchool, Trains, Parallel worlds, Paris, France
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Touching

A man tries that his wife fall in love with him again, after to wake up in an alternate reality where she never knew him.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, western, military
CharactersHorses, Teachers
PlotSurvival, Travel, Hostage, Uprising
PlaceSchool, Mountains, Africa
StyleFascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersTeachers, Writers
PlaceParis, France
StyleTo cry

Mathias Gold is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager—an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale—and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard, who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death.

Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersTeens, Horses, Teachers, Tourists
PlaceSchool, France
StyleLight, Fascinating

With only 12 percent of its pupils obtaining their baccalaureate, Jules Ferry High School is the worst school in France. The Inspector of Schools has already exhausted all the conventional means to raise standards at the school and he has no choice but to take the advice of his deputy. It is a case of having to fight fire with fire: the worst pupils must be taught by the worst teachers...

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France
CharactersTeachers, Terminally ill, Psychiatrists
PlotMoney, Mental disorders, Weapon, Cancer, Blackmail
StyleAction, Fascinating, Fancy, Serious

The father of a terminally ill girl is determined to grant his daughter her last wish, a very expensive anime costume.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeachers, Students
PlotPassion, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceFrance, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Serious

Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain), a single schoolteacher and Jean (Vincent Lindon), discover an unexpected bond that causes them to question the direction of their lives. They move in different social circles but their relationship develops and their lives begin gradually to unravel.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China
CharactersHackers, Spy, Teachers, Special agents, Cyclists
PlotVirtual Reality, Pursuit, Chase
PlaceEngland, France, Lighthouse, Castle, Yachts
StyleExciting, For a group of friends, For relax

Disaster strikes when a criminal mastermind reveals the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain. The secret service can now rely on only one man - Johnny English. Currently teaching at a minor prep school, Johnny springs back into action to find the mysterious hacker. For this mission to succeed, he’ll need all of his skills - what few he has - as the man with yesterday’s analogue methods faces off against tomorrow’s digital technology.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, Germany, France
CharactersTeachers, Psychiatrists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Fog, Sects
PlaceVillage, School, Mountains, Italy
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric

Based on the bestselling novel by Donato Carrisi, THE GIRL IN THE FOG is a gripping and chilling thriller that brings us to a hazy mountain village where enigmatic Detective Vogel is investigating on the sudden disappearance of fifteen-year-old Anna Lou. But with the case at the heart of a media storm, the fine line between the police and criminals begins to blur and soon everyone becomes a suspect.

Markimdb: 8
CountryBrazil, France
CharactersTeachers, Alcoholics, Friends, Poor
PlotFriendship, Love with age difference
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Markimdb: 6.7
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Spain, France, Luxembourg
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students
PlotObsession, Mental disorders, Depression, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, England, Boarding school
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CharactersTeachers, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Life, Friendship, Family life
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

French adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's memoirs of his childhood in the countryside, early in the century.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Actors
PlotLove, Love triangle
PlaceSchool, France
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating

An average guy meets an actress who is more beautiful than he could ever imagine. But then a pesky girl materializes to make his life a living hell. His perfect girlfriend now thinks that he is involved with this Caprice.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, detective
CountryNetherlands, France, West Germany
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers
PlotLove, Travel, Obsession, Vacation, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, drama
CountryFrance, West Germany
CharactersMonsters, Serial killers, Teachers
PlotObsession, Supernatural
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fancy, Explicit scenes, Serious

A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and bizarre incidents that indicate something more than a possessed love affair.