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1.
Detachment (2011)
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A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
2.
One Eight Seven (1997)
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After surviving a brutal attack (Instrument used was a board with nails in it) by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. (119 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
3.
Renaissance Man (1994)
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A failed businessman is hired by the army to teach a group of underachieving recruits in order to help them pass basic training. (128 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
4.
School of Rock (2003)
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After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band. (108 mins.)
 
5.
Half Nelson (2006)
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An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret. (106 mins.)
Director: Ryan Fleck
 
6.
The Browning Version (1994)
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Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school... (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
7.
Lean on Me (1989)
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve. (108 mins.)
 
8.
Teachers (1984)
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A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student. (107 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
9.
Dangerous Minds (1995)
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An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school. (99 mins.)
Director: John N. Smith
 
10.
Freedom Writers (2007)
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A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school. (123 mins.)
 
11.
Election (1999)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
12.
Boston Public (2000 TV Series)
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The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity. (60 mins.)
 
13.
The Substitute (1996)
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After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami... (114 mins.)
Director: Robert Mandel
 
14.
Bad Teacher (2011)
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A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her. (92 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
15.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
16.
The Principal (1987)
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A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime ridden high school. (109 mins.)
 
17.
High School High (1996)
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Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher. (86 mins.)
Director: Hart Bochner
 
18.
The Faculty (1998)
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Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. (104 mins.)
 
19.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
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English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
20.
The Emperor's Club (2002)
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An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
21.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (143 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
22.
Stand and Deliver (1988)
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus. (103 mins.)
Director: Ramon Menendez
 
23.
Music of the Heart (1999)
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Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids. (124 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
24.
Finding Forrester (2000)
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A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author. (136 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
25.
Coach Carter (2005)
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Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. (136 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
26.
Remember the Titans (2000)
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The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
27.
Take the Lead (2006)
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The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids. (118 mins.)
Director: Liz Friedlander
 
28.
Conrack (1974)
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White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District... (106 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
29.
To Sir, with Love (1967)
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Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End. (105 mins.)
Director: James Clavell
 
30.
To Sir, with Love II (1996 TV Movie)
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After thirty years teaching in London, Mark Thackeray retires and returns to Chicago. There, however... (92 mins.)
 
31.
The Best Job in the World (1996)
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Gerard Depardieu is a new teacher in a lower class school. He has a hard time with a special eighth grade class, and in his building. (105 mins.)
Director: Gérard Lauzier
 
32.
Tuesdays with Morrie (1999 TV Movie)
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Mitch became caught up with his career as a sport commentator and journalist. He ignored his girlfriend... (89 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
33.
In & Out (1997)
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A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
34.
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
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The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way. (96 mins.)
 
35.
The Human Stain (2003)
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When a disgraced former college dean has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark, twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking fact about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
36.
Blue Car (2002)
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A troubled young woman is encouraged by a teacher to enter a poetry contest. (96 mins.)
Director: Karen Moncrieff
 
37.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
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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. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
38.
Cheaters (2000 TV Movie)
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Eleven students conspire with their teacher to cheat on an academic competition. (108 mins.)
Director: John Stockwell
 
39.
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
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A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment. (104 mins.)
Director: Marcos Siega
 
40.
Foxfire (1996)
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The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them... (102 mins.)
 
41.
Arlington Road (1999)
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A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly. (117 mins.)
Director: Mark Pellington
 
42.
The Substitute (2007)
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A group of sixth graders are convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien. (93 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
 
43.
Larry Crowne (2011)
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After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college. (98 mins.)
Director: Tom Hanks
 
44.
The Class (2008)
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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. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
45.
Knights of the South Bronx (2005 TV Movie)
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The movie is based on the life & times of David MacEnulty who taught schoolchildren of the Bronx Community... (89 mins.)
Director: Allen Hughes
 
46.
The Gambler (1974)
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Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this he cannot stop gambling. (111 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
47.
Surviving Desire (1992)
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Jude, a college literature professor, falls for one of his students. She is more interested in the empirical... (53 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
48.
Elegy (2008)
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Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher. (112 mins.)
Director: Isabel Coixet
 
49.
The Life of David Gale (2003)
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A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row. (130 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
50.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
51.
Wonder Boys (2000)
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An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in. (107 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
52.
Smart People (2008)
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Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother. (95 mins.)
Director: Noam Murro
 
53.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
54.
Mr. Jealousy (1997)
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Lester is an occasional substitute teacher and he's very jealous. He is jealous about the last boyfriend... (103 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
55.
B. Monkey (1998)
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A young woman attempts to end her criminal career. But she needs love to make it. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
56.
Anything for Her (2008)
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With no legal means left to him, a high school teacher devises a daring plan to rescue his wrongfully imprisoned wife from jail. (96 mins.)
Director: Fred Cavayé
 
57.
The Next Three Days (2010)
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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. (133 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
58.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters. (136 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
59.
The Substitute (1993 TV Movie)
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A high school substitute English teacher resorts to murder to protect her murderous dark past while seducing a student whom begins to suspect her true identity. (86 mins.)
Director: Martin Donovan
 
60.
Here Comes the Boom (2012)
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A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
 
61.
Only the Strong (1993)
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Ex-Special Forces soldier Louis Stevens returns to Miami to find his former high school overrun by drugs and violence... (99 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Lettich
 
62.
Tenure (2008)
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A college professor competes for tenure with a hot-shot female colleague. (89 mins.)
Director: Mike Million
 
63.
Loser Takes All! (2003)
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Serge Vaudier, a mathematics teacher, wins the lotto twice and claims he can do it again, thanks to an infallible system he has designed... (92 mins.)
 
64.
21 (2008)
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"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
65.
A Serious Man (2009)
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Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
 
66.
Women in Love (1969)
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The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britian's industrial Midlands in the 1920s... (131 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
67.
The Visitor (2007)
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A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
 
68.
The Woman in the Fifth (2011)
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A college lecturer flees to Paris after a scandal costs him his job. In the City of Light, he meets a widow who might be involved in a series of murders. (85 mins.)
 
69.
Sweet Hearts Dance (1988)
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Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years and are now in the process of breaking up. Sam... (101 mins.)
 
70.
The English Teacher (2013)
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An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York. (93 mins.)
Director: Craig Zisk
 
71.
It All Starts Today (1999)
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Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production... (117 mins.)
 
72.
Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)
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A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him. (102 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
 
73.
Noce blanche (1989)
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A teacher of philosophy encounters a complicated pupil; a seventeen year old girl who possesses quite a cynical view of the world... (92 mins.)
 
74.
Mary Kay Letourneau: All American Girl (2000 TV Movie)
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A teacher is arrested and jailed for raping her 13-year-old student, and twice gives birth to his child. (120 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Kramer
 
75.
L'ennui (1998)
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A philosophy teacher restless with the need to do something with his life meets a young woman suspected of driving an artist to his death... (122 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn
 
76.
P.R.O.F.S. (1985)
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A clique of four young teachers at a high school looks critically at their colleagues. To avoid falling in the same routine... (90 mins.)
 
77.
Drabet (2005)
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A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman. (100 mins.)
Director: Per Fly
 
78.
Pay It Forward (2000)
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A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. (123 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
 
79.
Shout (1991)
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A new music teacher in a 1955 West Texas home for wayward boys brings new vision and hope for many of the interned boys. (89 mins.)
 
80.
The Water Is Wide (2006 TV Movie)
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Pat Conroy, an ambitious, slightly rebellious idealistic teacher accepts Bennington county, SC's school... (100 mins.)