Movies about teachers

List of the best movies about teachers selected by visitors to our site: The Professor, Godless Youth, M.F.A., Oh Lucy!, Dirty Dancing, Indignation, Sami Blood, 100 Meters, Flying Colors, The Grandmaster
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
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.

Godless Youth (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersPupils, Teachers

German students compete to enter one of the country's elite schools.

M.F.A. (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police, Students, Teachers
PlotRevenge, Creation, Art
PlaceUSA, Hostel, Party
StyleHeavy, Tense

After the accidental death of her rapist, an art student becomes an unlikely vigilante, set out to avenge college girls whose rapists were not charged.

Oh Lucy! (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersMothers, Sisters, Maids, Deer, Teachers, Taxi drivers, Fathers
PlotLove, The escape, Loneliness, Pursuit, Money
PlaceJapan, Office, USA, Aircraft, Trains

A lonely, chain-smoking office lady in Tokyo falls for her teacher when she decides to take English lessons. When her teacher disappears, she sets out on a journey to find him.

Dirty Dancing (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 3.1)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CharactersSisters, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music
StyleLight, Cute

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family.

Indignation (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Jews, Singers
PlotLove, War, Happiness, Religious, Divorce
PlaceUSA, College

In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.

Sami Blood (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryNorway, Denmark, Sweden
CharactersSisters, Students, Teachers, Teachers
PlotRacing, Dancing, Funeral
PlaceSchool, Trains

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.

100 Meters (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryPortugal, Spain
CharactersDisabled people, Superhero, Teachers
PlotCompetitions, Love, On real events
PlaceSpain, Sea, Beach

Based on the incredibly true story of a Spanish man with Multiple Esclorosis who tried to finish an Iron-Man: 3,8km swimming, 180km cycling and 42 running. And he was told that he could not make 100 meters.

Flying Colors (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
CharactersTeachers, Sisters, Girlfriends, Teachers
PlaceSchool, College, Japan, Night Clubs

A high school girl, Sayaka Kudō was the bottom of the class. After a year, she improved her deviation value from 30 to 70, then passed Keio University that is considered one of the most difficult to enter in Japan.

The Grandmaster (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryHong Kong, China
CharactersHeroes, Teachers
PlotMartial Arts, On real events
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men, Gloomy

Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.

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Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryHong Kong
CharactersHeroes, Teachers
PlotMartial Arts, Rivalry, On real events
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more, when what begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon draw him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, he has no choice but to fight one last time...

Kicking Off (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersFriends, Teachers, DJs
StyleMakes me think, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

This movie is about soccer hooligans, the most aggressive and violent soccer aficionados. They are an exclusive group, the elite of all soccer fans. Whoever they may be in their everyday lives—college students, bankers, musicians, or car mechanics—they are a “firm.” It’s easy to get into a firm, but once you’re in, it’s for life. There’s no going back. The movie is based on actual events

Welcome to the Jungle (2013)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom
CharactersSnake, Tigers, Teachers, Pilots
PlaceIslands, Jungle, Uninhabited island

A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.

Angels of Sex (2012)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain, Brazil
CharactersGay, Friends, Teachers
PlotLove triangle, Hip Hop

Carla and Bruno believe they have answers for everything until Rai appears in their lives, an attractive and mysterious young who lives outside the rules. In this story about love and friendship, boundaries dissolve by the rhythm of funky and break to offer a provocative, exciting and deeply touching vision about romantic relationships.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersWizards, Teens, Friends, Teachers, Pupils, Teachers
PlotDamn things, Magic, Ghosts, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Forest, England

Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's formidable skills.

The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (2010)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, drama, biography, history, sport
CountryHong Kong
CharactersTeachers, Brothers, Friends, Teachers, Heroes, Businessmen
PlotMartial Arts, Relationship, On real events
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, For men

Featuring some of the most spectacular, innovative and explosive martial arts ever staged, The Legend Is Born is the remarkable true story of the early life of Ip Man, the formidable kung fu genius who would become Bruce Lee's mentor.Beginning at the start of his journey from his initial training through to the ultimate battle to become supreme master of the art of Wing Chun, The Legend Is Born has already been hailed as one of the greatest martial arts films of all time and features an all-star cast, including Sammo Hung (Enter The Dragon), Yuen Biao and Ip Man's real life son, 76-year-old Ip Chun, as Ip Man's kung fu master.

Welcome (2009)
Markimdb: 7.5
CharactersFriends, Losers, Teachers
PlotLove with age difference
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Touching, Atmospheric, Gloomy

Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim? The boy soon discovers that his trip won't be as easy as he imagined... The community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais

The Class (2008)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
CharactersTeachers, Pupils, Teachers, Teens, Students
PlaceSchool, France
StyleSoulful, Makes me think

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.

Flirting with Forty (2008)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotHolidays, Diving
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, To cry

A divorcee has a passionate affair with a much younger surfing instructor in Hawaii.

Aaja Nachle (2007)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, musical
PlotDivorce, Love, Political
PlaceIndia, Village, New York, Asia, Small cities

Dia is a divorced mom living in New York and must go back to India after she receives news that her guru is on his death bed. When she arrives she finds he is gone and has left her the responsibility of saving and reviving the Ajanta Theater where she used to dance. The problem is that the political officers want it torn down and turned into a shopping mall. The storyline follows Dia and her challenge to stand up for what she believes in and fight the cause to the end, while trying to win back the love and support of the people of the town whom she walked out on ten years prior.

Accepted (2006)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.4)
CharactersParents, Friends, Teachers, Students, Scammers
PlaceUSA, Party, College

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Markimdb: 6.3
PlotMartial Arts, Obsession
PlaceSchool, Small cities

An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.

The Guardian (2006)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, adventure
CharactersMilitary, Teachers, Teachers
PlaceHelicopters, Alaska
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

Those Happy Days (2006)
Markimdb: 6.8
PlaceTrains, France, Summer camp

Set in 1992, a manager Vincent has to run a children's holiday camp for three weeks and to face the unexpected concerning the place, his colleagues, various problems linked to children about the rooms, trips, their belongings...

Match Point (2005)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersBusinessmen, Teachers, Actors
PlotLove triangle, Seduction, Tennis

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

Keeping Mum (2005)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Teachers, Priests
PlaceEngland, Village, Small cities
StyleFancy, Light

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.

Love Is in the Air (2005)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersStewardesses, Friends, Teachers, Neighbors
PlaceFrance, Party, Aircraft

Yann Kerbec is a flight instructor: he evaluates pilots’ abilities under extreme conditions on flight simulators. But Yann has a big problem: he is so airsick since he was born in a plane, that he couldn’t even follow the love of his life when she moved to Australia. Yann is now thirty years old and remembers with both nostalgia and humour the numerous love stories he spoiled because of his phobia. Will he finally accept to become a grown up or will he keep making plans in the air?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWizards, Friends, Teachers, Pupils, Teachers, Family, Witch, Werewolf, Giants, Owls
PlotSports, Magic, Ghosts, Mystery, Competitions, Adventure, Supernatural, Betrayal, Superpowers
PlacePrison, School, England, London
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Gothic

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.

Shall We Dance? (2004)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersTeachers, Friends, Family
PlotJealousy, Dancing, Love
StyleTouching, To cry, Inspirational, Smart

Upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, a bored and overworked estate lawyer signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotDancing, Music
StyleTo cry, Touching

In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to dance with Javier, she learns the meanings of love, sensuality and independence.

Club Dread (2004)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CharactersSerial killers, Friends, Teachers

When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort -- a hedonistic island paradise for swingers --- it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence ... or at least hide it!

Along Came Polly (2004)
Mark9 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersGay, Sharks, Teachers
PlaceBeach, New York

Reuben Feffer is a guy who's spent his entire life playing it safe. Polly Prince is irresistible as a free-spirit who lives for the thrill of the moment. When these two comically mismatched souls collide, Reuben's world is turned upside down, as he makes an uproarious attempt to change his life from middle-of-the-road to totally-out-there.

Agent Cody Banks (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersHeroes, Teens, Family, Spy, Teachers, CIA
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Undercover

Recruited by the U.S. government to be a special agent, nerdy teenager Cody Banks must get closer to cute classmate Natalie in order to learn about an evil plan hatched by her father. But despite the agent persona, Cody struggles with teen angst.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWizards, Goblins, Owls, Childrens, Teachers, Pupils, Teachers, Friends, Heroes, Orphans, Family, Witch
PlotMulti-part, Teleportation, Magic, Superpowers, Ghosts, Mystery, Adventure
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, London, Castle
StyleWorth watching, By books, Atmospheric, Exciting, Best soundtracks, Kind, Soulful, Spectacular, Interesting, For children, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, For relax, For a cozy evening, Uplifting, Good music, Bright, Vivid, Touching

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Save the Last Dance (2001)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
PlotDancing, Hip Hop, Music

A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.

Men of Honor (2000)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Cheating, Diving
StyleTouching, Soulful, Inspirational

Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.

Loser (2000)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersTeens, Friends, Teachers
PlaceCollege, New York, Small cities
StyleTo cry

On a university scholarship, a good natured student from the midwest gets a crash course in city life while dealing with three evil roommates. He befriends a virtually homeless college student whom he falls for, but she's dating a nasty professor.

The Faculty (1998)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy, detective
CharactersAliens, Teachers, Teens, Teachers
PlotAlien invasion, Fight
PlaceSchool, USA, Small cities
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Fascinating

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin spreading from the faculty to the students' bodies, it's ultimately up to the few who are left – an unlikely collection of loners, leaders, nerds and jocks – to save the world from alien domination.

Major Payne (1995)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Teachers
PlotRivalry, War
PlaceSchool, College

Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds him a job - commanding officer of a local school's JROTC program, a bunch of ragtag losers with no hope.

Heavyweights (1995)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CharactersFamily, Teens, Friends, Teachers
PlotBulimia, Dancing, Obsession, Racing
PlaceSummer camp

Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick of the endless weeks of "all work and no play," the kids stage a coup and reclaim their summer of fun.

Double Impact (1991)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CharactersTwins, Heroes, Teachers
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry, Death, Skirmishes, Chase
PlaceAsia, Aircraft
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, Heavy

Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces him that his rival in Hong Kong is also the man who killed their parents. Alex is suspicious of Chad, especially when it comes to his girlfriend.

Police Academy (1984)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
CharactersPolice, Teachers
PlotJustice, Chase

New rules enforced by the Lady Mayoress mean that sex, weight, height and intelligence need no longer be a factor for joining the Police Force. This opens the floodgates for all and sundry to enter the Police Academy, much to the chagrin of the instructors. Not everyone is there through choice, though. Social misfit Mahoney has been forced to sign up as the only alternative to a jail sentence and it doesn't take long before he falls foul of the boorish Lieutenant Harris. But before long, Mahoney realises that he is enjoying being a police cadet and decides he wants to stay... while Harris decides he wants Mahoney out!

Flashdance (1983)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CharactersDogs, Teachers
PlotDancing, Rivalry, Music

The popular 1980’s dance movie that depicts the life of an exotic dancer with a side job as a welder who true desire is to get into ballet school. It’s her dream to be a professional dancer and now is her chance. The film has a great soundtrack with an Oscar winning song.

Fist of Fury (1972)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryHong Kong
CharactersTough guys, Heroes, Gangsters, Teachers
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge
PlaceChina, Japan, Asia
StyleHeavy, Exciting, For men

Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of martial arts while investigating his teacher's murder.