German movies about teachers

List of the best German movies about teachers selected by visitors to our site: School of Rock, Suck Me Shakespeer 2, The Wave, The Chorus, Toni Erdmann, Morris from America, The Wild Pear Tree, Mustang, Freedom Writers, The Girl in the Fog.

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

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
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Teachers, Strong women, Thieves
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Adventure, Fight, Mental disorders
PlaceVillage, Aircraft, School, Jungle, Ships

Mr. Müller is not satisfied with his new work at the Goethe-Gesamtschule. The early getting up and correcting exams annoy him. Director Gerster wants to improve the image of the Goethe-Gesamtschule because she wants to be a symbol of the new company. To achieve this, she wants to take away the partnership from the Schillergymnasium with a Thai school. So, Mr. Müller, Mrs. Schnabelstedt and the 10b must go on a school trip to Thailand.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryGermany, France
CharactersTeachers, Difficult teens
PlotOn real events, Experiments

A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily the masses can become manipulated.

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: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany, Austria
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Family, Businessmen, Couriers
PlotRelationship, Loneliness, Death, Pursuit, Depression
PlaceParty, Germany, Office
StyleAtmospheric, Vital signs

Without warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Fathers
PlotTravel, Moving
PlaceSchool, Germany, USA
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.

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: 7.6
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
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersTeachers, Difficult teens
PlotOn real events, Dreams

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

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: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Trainers
PlotOn real events, Basketball, Friendship
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, For men

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

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: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryFinland, Estonia, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Pupils, Trainers, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Political, KGB, Fear, Competitions
PlaceSchool, USSR
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustralia, Germany
CharactersManiacs, Teachers, Tourists, Beautiful girls
PlotObsession, Hostage, Stockholm syndrome, Snow, Missing people
PlaceParty, Germany, Berlin
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, For girls, Atmospheric, Tense

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, short
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA, Germany, Japan, France
CharactersTeens, Dinosaurs, Teachers, Family, Friends
PlotLife, Friendship, Ghosts, Family life

The life of Gumball Watterson, a 12-year old cat who attends middle school in Elmore. Accompanied by his pet, adoptive brother, and best friend Darwin Watterson, he frequently finds himself involved in various shenanigans around the city, during which he interacts with various family members: Anais, Richard, and Nicole Watterson, and other various citizens.

Markimdb: 6.9
CharactersTeachers, Beetles, Birds
PlaceSchool, Forest, Germany
StylePsychological problems, Tense, Fancy, Serious

The film tells different stories in a kind of parallel Germany about love, affection and hatred.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Political
PlaceSchool, Africa
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.

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: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective, history
CountryGermany, France, Italy, Austria
PlotWar, Death, Fear

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, USA
PlotDancing, Boxing
PlaceParty, Germany

What a man is a comedy that tells the story of a young professor, Alex (Matthias Schweighofer), which after being left by his girlfriend Caroline (Mavie Hörbiger), begins a journey to know himself. But how do you overcome the difficulties of a man today? Or rather what is it that makes a man a man?

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: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersDogs, Teachers
PlotDancing, Hockey, Obsession, Breakup, Baseball
PlaceNew York
StyleRomantic, Light, Touching

When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers Ben's obsession with the Boston Red Sox. She thinks it is perfect until everything goes downhill for them.

Markimdb: 7.1
CountryAustria, France, Germany
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Losers, Nurses
StyleSoulful, Fancy, Explicit scenes, Makes me think, Depressive

A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, struggling to believe in themselves, to find a meaning in life..

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, music
CharactersDogs, Teens, Teachers, Strong women, Spiders
PlotMusic, Music group
PlaceUSSR, Germany
StyleRomantic, Light

The ambitious punk rocker Max and the eco-activist Inge cannot stand each other, ever since Max publicly exposed her by singing the offensive song "When Inge is Dancing" in front of the whole school. But for Max and his classmates Fabio, Joscha and Lukas this song in particular has become a real hit at school as well as in the regional music scene: Their band called Systemfehler is on the verge of a breakthrough. But just before the important gig, which could get them a record deal, guitarist Josha is injured and can't play. Inge happens to be an excellent guitarist, and the only person who can fill in at such short notice. But when Max asks for her help, she imposes one non-negotiable condition: If she decides to play with the band, they will not perform the song "Wenn Inge tanzt".

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
CharactersTerrorists, Teachers
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Serious

After living abroad, Lana returns to the United States, and finds that her uncle is a reclusive vagabond with psychic wounds from the Vietnam War.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany
CharactersCIA, Teachers, Refugees
PlotLove, Dancing, Motorcycles, Revolution, Death
StyleAction, Soulful, Heavy, Makes me think, Serious

A Glasgow man visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee tormented by her memories.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain
CharactersTeachers, Students
PlotMoney, Investigation, Friendship
PlacePrison, Sea, Islands, Party
StyleSerious, Disturbing

During a weekend, two shady businessmen flee to the Cayman Islands to avoid federal prosecution. But their escape ignites a chain reaction that leads a British native to commit a crime that changes the nation.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Heroes, Students, Losers
PlotAbduction, Pursuit, Hostage, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Austria

Already having a hard time adjusting at his new school, things take a turn for the bizarre for eleven year old Felix when he accidentally shrinks his strict principal to only fifteen centimetres in height!

Markimdb: 7
CountryIraq, France, Germany, Iran
CharactersHorses, Teachers, Smugglers
PlotWeapon, Border, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, School, Court, Iraq
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Baran, a war hero, becomes sheriff of the capital and refuses to bow down to a tribal chief.