Teacher Movies

The list of the best films about teachers, selected by visitors to our site: Hichki, Irrational Man, Sex Ed, When Calls the Heart, Bad Teacher, Detachment, The Wave, Front of the Class, The Ron Clark Story, The History Boys, School of Rock, School of Life, Stand and Deliver
Hichki (2018)

A story about a woman who turns her biggest weakness into her biggest strength.

Irrational Man (2015)

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)

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.

When Calls the Heart (2013)

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.

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 colleague.

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 who is just as lost as he is.

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 uncertain what to do.

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 Ron Clark Story (2006)

In his small North Carolina hometown, Ron Clark (Matthew Perry) leads a comfortable life as a successful elementary school teacher, earning the respect of the community. However, he knows there are students elsewhere who need him more. Following his inner calling, Clark uproots to New York City, hoping to make a difference for the disenfranchised youths the school system has left behind. Clark makes it his mission to turn around the worst students, even though he knows his job is on the line.

The History Boys (2006)

Based on Alan Bennett's superb screenplay, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring the original National Theatre cast members, including Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Stephan Campbell Moore and Clive Merrison The History Boys brings together eight bright, funny history students in the north of England in the mid 1980s. With a headmaster obsessed with breaking into the ranks of those schools that regularly send boys up to Oxford and Cambridge he enlists Irwin (Moore), a shrewd newcomer, to coach the boys into intellectual shape for the trials ahead. Seduced though they are by the exam-busting bag of tricks offered by the temporary supply teacher, the boys are torn by their loyalty to the hugely eccentric, poetry-spouting English master Hector (Griffiths). As they prepare for the daunting admissions process, the journey of the History Boys becomes as much about how education works as it is about where education leads.

School of Rock (2003)

Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is fired from his rock band and takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at a private school. Dewey finds out that his students are quite talented musicians so he decides to train them to play and win the "battle of bands" rock band competiton, which will solve all of his money problems and re-establish himself as a respected rocker.

School of Life (2003)

School of Life is a 2005 made-for-television comedy-drama film starring Ryan Reynolds about a teacher who moves to a town and shakes the old school ways up a bit.

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 exam in order to quiet the critics.