Teacher moviesby XoAllyKattoX | created - 27 Jan 2012 | updated - 21 Jul 2012 | Public
In no particular order, these are films about schools, teachers, school problems, or the teaching profession. This is open to revision if there are any I miss (I am certain there are).
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2. Freedom Writers (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
Votes: 57,510 | Gross: $36.61M
3. The History Boys (2006)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.
Votes: 18,684 | Gross: $2.71M
5. Detachment (2011)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.
Votes: 63,877 | Gross: $0.07M
6. Lean on Me (1989)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.
Votes: 15,568 | Gross: $31.91M
9. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 310,690 | Gross: $95.86M
10. October Sky (1999)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Votes: 70,119 | Gross: $32.48M
11. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 245,507 | Gross: $255.96M
12. Precious (II) (2009)
R | 110 min | Drama
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Votes: 94,357 | Gross: $47.40M
13. Election (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
Votes: 78,321 | Gross: $14.88M
15. Mean Girls (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Votes: 274,051 | Gross: $86.06M
16. Carrie (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Votes: 138,951 | Gross: $33.80M
18. Thirteen (2003)
R | 100 min | Drama
A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.
Votes: 72,708 | Gross: $4.60M
20. Notes on a Scandal (2006)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Votes: 67,778 | Gross: $17.51M
21. Summer School (1987)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a "bonehead" English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand ... See full summary »
Votes: 14,184 | Gross: $35.66M
23. Fame (2009)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Votes: 14,791 | Gross: $22.46M
25. St. Trinian's (2007)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Family
In order to save their bankrupt school, a group of troublesome girls stage a robbery with a group of geniuses on their tails.
26. One Eight Seven (1997)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
High school teacher Trevor Garfield is stabbed by bad-boy student. Fifteen months later, he moves to Los-Angeles to the unruly, predominantly Latino school. He has to tame wolf-like ... See full summary »
Votes: 19,389 | Gross: $5.72M