Soviet films about teachers

List of the best Soviet films about teachers, selected by visitors to our site: We'll Live Till Monday, The Republic of ShKID, Renaissance Man, Dangerous Minds, Dear Yelena Sergeyevna, Suck Me Shakespeer, Detachment, 1814, School of Rock, Clinch.

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

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Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:46
CharactersTeachers, Pupils
PlaceSchool

Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, Melnikov faces a lot of difficulties in his work. In particular, everybody at school is spreading rumors about Natalya Sergeyevna, an Enlish language teacher and a former student of Melnikov, being in love with him. Exhausted by his mental suffering, Melnikov asks the principal to allow him to quit his job. At the end of the week that is to become the last week of Melnikov's teaching career the students of his class write an in-class essay on how they understand happiness. Svetlana Mikhailovna, their Russian teacher, is shocked by what one of the students wrote in her essay, nevertheless, she allows her to read it in front of the class. The other students express support of their classmate. Melnikov gets involved in the conflict, after which he reconsiders his decision to quit...

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:43
CharactersTeachers
PlaceSchool, Russia, USSR
StyleFor children, Black and White

The film is based on the eponymous book, written by two former street gangsters - Grigori Belykh and Leonid Panteleyev. Film is set in the 1920s St. Petersburg, Russia. Streets of the city are full of the homeless boys. They are caught to be raised and educated at the correction school named after Dostoevsky. The boys are street smart and difficult. But the faculty stands up to the challenge. The teaches are being devoted and caring, and gradually win the respect of the most difficult kids. The school director Vicknixor is a refined intellectual, who becomes a role model for the boys.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers

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
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Karate
PlaceGhetto
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
Duration01:34

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: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryGermany
Duration01:59
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
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
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: 6
Genreadventure, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:35
CharactersInvestigators

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

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, music
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:48
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Musicians, Students, Pupils
PlotMusic, Cheating, Uprising, Contests, Music group
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleInspirational

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: 5.2
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:39
CharactersTeachers
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
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersHorses, Gods, Ninja, Teachers
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Blackmail
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleLight

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryGermany
Duration02:30
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: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRomania, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Croatia, Luxembourg, United Kingdom
CharactersTeachers
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: 6.3
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
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: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeachers, Blonde girls, Students
StyleSmart

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

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, family, sport
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersTeachers
PlaceSchool

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.

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Genredrama
CountryRussia
CharactersCriminals
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.

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Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:28
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotLove, Love with age difference, Growing up
StyleTouching

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”.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration02:08
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Students, Pupils, Teachers
PlotSuccess
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: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:05
CharactersTeachers, Pupils
PlotFriendship
PlaceSchool, Russia, Small cities
StyleBy books, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student and the stress of educating teenagers. Geographer, as the students immediately dub Sluzhkin, attempts to escape from the grueling, dull, stultifying reality of Russia's provincial life in a rafting tour to the Urals. Accompanied by wild, adventure-seeking adolescents, faced with the numerous grim surprises of the nature, Geographer is poised to find himself and his own truth.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersTeachers, Musicians, Artists
PlotMusic
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life's purpose.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events
PlaceSchool
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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersTeachers, Students, Trainers, Poor
PlotBasketball, Friendship, Loneliness, Mystery
PlacePrison, Ghetto, New York
StyleSerious

Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:17
CharactersTeachers
PlotFight, Hostage
PlaceSchool, Russia
StyleHeavy, Tense, Makes me think, Disturbing

A gunshot suddenly breaks the silence of the school hallways. A desperate history teacher holds her whole class hostage. But very soon the situation will change, and the teacher herself will become a hostage.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama
CountryJapan
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Ninja, Teachers, Students
PlotLove, Travel, Friendship, First love, Art
PlaceSchool, Trains, Mountains, Forest, Japan
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Fascinating, Makes me think

Fifteen-year-old country girl Suzume Yosano has to move to Tokyo to live with her uncle due to her father's transfer. She bumps into a mysterious man who ends up taking her to her uncle's place after she gets lost. Turns out, Suzume will be seeing him a lot more often once she starts school because... he's her homeroom teacher?!

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Teachers
PlotOn real events
PlaceSchool, Los Angeles
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Heavy, Gloomy, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:56
CharactersSerial killers, Writers, Friends, Single mothers
PlotTime travel, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Birthday
PlaceSchool, Japan
TimeWinter
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Fascinating

Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersTeachers, Difficult teens
PlotOn real events, Dreams
PlaceGhetto

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

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Blonde girls, Pupils
PlotWar, Intrigue
PlaceSchool

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeachers
PlotOn real events
PlaceSchool
StyleInspirational, Touching

"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





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