Movies about teachers

List of the best movies about teachers, selected by visitors to our site: Irrational Man, Detachment, Bad Teacher, Front of the Class, The Wave, The School of Rock, Stand and Deliver, School of Life
Irrational Man 2015
Irrational Man (2015)

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Detachment 2011
Detachment (2011)

Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody) is a substitute teacher who shuns emotional connections, and never stays long enough in one district to bond with his students or colleagues. Troubled and lost, Henry lands at a public school where an apathetic student body and disinterested parents have created a frustrated, burned-out group of teachers and administrators. Inadvertently, Henry becomes a role model to his disaffected students and bonds with a teenage runaway wh...

Bad Teacher 2011
Bad Teacher (2011)

For most, teaching is an honorable profession -- except for Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). The foul-mouthed, boozy woman can't wait to marry a rich man and quit her job, but she has to rethink her plans when her sugar daddy dumps her. Then Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake), a substitute teacher who's cute and rich, arrives. Elizabeth can't wait to sink her teeth into a new meal ticket, but she faces stiff competition from Amy (Lucy Punch), a popular and perky...

Front of the Class 2008
Front of the Class (2008)

Brad Cohen who, despite being challenged by Tourette's Syndrom at a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher.

The Wave 2008
The Wave (2008)

Rainer (J├╝rgen Vogel), a teacher, is given the task of instructing his high school students about the autocratic state during a week-long session dedicated to longer-term lessons. A favorite among the kids, Rainer decides to let his students run with the subject matter, and he asks them to construct their own autocracy. However, when the kids start forming a nation state eerily similar to Nazi Germany, Rainer and the other teachers become unnerved and unce...

The School of Rock 2003
The School of Rock (2003)

When struggling musician Dewey Finn finds himself out of work, he takes over his roommate's job as an elementary school substitute teacher and turns class into a rock band.

Stand and Deliver 1988
Stand and Deliver (1988)

Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips). But Jaime is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom. Caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math. After intensive study, his students ace California\'s calculus test, only to learn that their scores are being questioned. They\'ll have to retake the exa...

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School of Life (2003)

A new teacher squares off against his crusty competitor for a teacher of the year award.