Movies about teachers

List of the best movies about teachers selected by visitors to our site: Bad Teacher, Irrational Man, Sex Ed, The Grad Job, Detachment, School of Rock, School Of Life, The Wave, Front of the Class, Lean On Me.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Bad Teacher (2011)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.6)
CharactersTeachers, Teens
PlotWar, Intrigue

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.

Irrational Man (2015)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Students
PlotDepression, Weapon, Meaning of life, Loneliness
PlaceCollege, Laboratory, Small cities
StyleTense, Smart

On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.

Sex Ed (2014)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersTeachers, Losers
PlaceSchool, Small cities

Eddie lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school and finds his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn't really equipped to teach them...he's not exactly experienced romantically.

The Grad Job (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 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.

Detachment (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
CharactersTeachers, Parents, Pupils, Losers
PlotParenting, Depression
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Touching, Gloomy

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.

School of Rock (2003)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Musicians, Rockers, Students, Singers, Guitarists
PlotContests, Music, Uprising, Cheating
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.

School Of Life (2005)
Mark8 (imdb: 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.

The Wave (2008)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama

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.

Front of the Class (2008)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)

"Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher

Lean On Me (1989)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
CharactersTeachers, Teens
PlotOn real events
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Heavy

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

Stand and Deliver (1988)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
CharactersTeachers, Teens
PlotOn real events
PlaceSchool, Los Angeles
StyleTouching, Heavy, Soulful, Makes me think, To cry, Gloomy

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 algebra and calculus students.

The Ron Clark Story (2006)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotOn real events
PlaceSchool, New York, USA

Matthew Perry is real-life inspiration Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem's toughest schools. But to break through to this students, Clark must use unconventional methods, including his ground-breaking classroom rules, to drive them toward their potential.

The History Boys (2006)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Students

The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master, a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their test scores, a grossly out-numbered history teacher, and a headmaster obsessed with results, the boys attempt to pass.

When Calls the Heart (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, USA, Romania

Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.

Hichki (2018)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeachers, Strong women, Difficult teens
PlaceSchool, India
StyleCute, Fascinating, Touching

Hichki is a story about a woman who turns her most daunting weakness into her biggest strength. Naina Mathur (Rani Mukerji) is an aspiring teacher who suffers from Tourette Syndrome. After several interviews and numerous rejections, she lands her dream job as a full-time teacher in one of the most elite schools in the city. However, she soon realises that the class she has been assigned comprises of defiant and impish students who can't seem to keep out of trouble. Despite a few initial hiccups, Naina must do whatever she can to ensure that her students realise their true potential, and defy all the odds against them.

Mrs. Hyde (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersTeachers, Dogs, Disabled people, Fish
PlaceSchool, France, Laboratory

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?

Patrick (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.9)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLosers, Dogs, Teachers
StyleLight, For girls, Womens in main roles, Touching, Soulful

A woman's chaotic life becomes more complicated when she inherits her grandmother's dog.

The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.7)
CountryUSA, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotArt, Obsession, Parenting
StyleTo cry, Touching, Heavy

Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.

The Professor (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTerminally ill, Students, Teachers, Teachers
PlotHappiness, Cancer, Adventure, Rivalry, Death, Fate
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Fascinating

A world-weary college professor is given a life-changing diagnosis and decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible with a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak and a touch of madness.

Tutor (2018)
PlotLove, Love with age difference

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”.