Top 41 Die Hard in a School Films/Showsby muybueno16 | created - 11 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Colleges and military schools included.
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2. The Substitute (1996)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mercenary Shale's team is retired after a (not so) covert mission in Cuba. He becomes substitute teacher at his teacher fiancee's Miami high school to get those behind kneecapping her. His team helps him.
Votes: 11,184 | Gross: $14.75M
3. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.
Votes: 346,947 | Gross: $100.01M
5. 24: Redemption (2008 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Former Federal Agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
6. The Siege (1998)
R | 116 min | Action, Thriller
The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.
Votes: 65,700 | Gross: $40.98M
7. Taken 3 (2014)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller
Accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed, Bryan Mills goes on the run and brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.
Votes: 169,103 | Gross: $89.26M
8. The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998 TV Movie)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Professional mercenary Karl Thomasson arrives in Brooklyn to attend the funeral of his brother Randall, who was murdered while trying to stop a carjacking that has been blamed on the "... See full summary »
9. The Peacemaker (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Thriller
A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.
Votes: 51,843 | Gross: $41.26M
11. A Deadly Obsession (2012)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action
At the age of six years, Suzanne (Katee Sackhoff) saw her mother kill her father. Twenty-five years later, she is a professor of psychology and lives in fear of becoming a criminal like her... See full summary »
12. The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999 TV Movie)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
At a college visit to a war buddy's professor daughter, mercenary Karl Thomasson finds her brutally beaten. He then poses as a teacher to teach a lesson, and get revenge, on the brash football jocks responsible.
13. The Deadliest Lesson (2008 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Teacher Gloria Abraham witnesses the murder of a student by a local drug dealer, Oscar Reyes, while on the way to work. After agreeing to testify, she is then targeted by the dealer and his... See full summary »
14. Demolition High (1996 Video)
R | 84 min | Action
A high school is taken over by terrorists with deadly far reaching intentions but one heroic, resourceful student decides to take the fight right to them.
16. Hard Rain (1998)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.
Votes: 30,860 | Gross: $19.82M
Briefly underwater in a school.
17. The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001 Video)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Former mercenary Karl Thomasson returns once again as a substitute teacher, this time to infiltrate a military school's faculty to cease the actions of white supremacists.
18. The Unit (2006–2009)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.
Infiltration of corrupt military academies as well as hostage crisis in a school, a military simulation and a mikitary town under siege from a biological weapon.
19. NCIS (2003– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
A bunch of different school, schoolyard, schoolbus or military academy encounters.
20. B gai waak (1998)
95 min | Action
Loosely based on the Tokyo Nerve Gas Bombings, a terrorist cult plan the destruction of Hong Kong by deadly Sarin Gas if their leader is not released. One Hong Kong Cop and a seconded ... See full summary »
22. 24 (2001–2010)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
Briefly in a college and a school in season 3. Also a brief school subplot in season 10 Legacy.
23. Spooks (2002–2011)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.
The first 3 seasons feature infiltrations of various schools, colleges and military academies.
24. Kindergarten Cop (1990)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.
Votes: 128,511 | Gross: $91.46M
25. Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy
Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school's liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.
26. Masterminds (1997)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
Trapped in a school in which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside.
Votes: 3,264 | Gross: $1.89M
27. High Risk (1995)
R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an ... See full summary »
Briefly at beginning
28. Blast (1997)
R | 105 min | Action
Terrorists are holding the U.S. Olympic swim team hostage, and only the janitor can stop them.
So bad its good & set in an Olympic swimming stadium school.
29. Hard Time: The Premonition (1999 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Burt Reynolds plays Logan McQueen, the hardest and most fearless cop in Florida. A series of attacks begins to happen in Miami, everyone of them meticulously carried out by a person who ... See full summary »
30. Homeland (2011– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
31. Moving Target (1996)
R | 106 min | Action, Thriller, Drama
A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
32. Law & Order (1990–2010)
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
A few different ones.
33. Chicago P.D. (2014– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.
A few different ones includibg S3E7 and S6E16.
34. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.
Various episodes including S5E2, S7E6 and S20E1.
35. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.
A notable school two parter.
36. Showdown (I) (1993)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action
Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose... See full summary »
37. Higher Learning (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
People from all different walks of life, encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.
Votes: 17,118 | Gross: $38.29M
40. Big Brother (2018)
TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A soldier-turned-high school teacher uses unusual methods to reach to a class of poor students, while dealing with a greedy entrepreneur and his gang of fighters as well as the government.
Votes: 1,719 | Gross: $0.09M
41. Andaz (1994)
Not Rated | 167 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
After completing his schooling from Nalanda, Ajay Kumar Saxena returns and is hired as a Teacher. He meets with savvy students, whose names are Jaya, Neelam, Shilpa, Sonam, Chunky, Govinda,... See full summary »
42. Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill (1996)
R | 85 min | Action
A former CIA agent (Wilson) lives a suburban life as a high school teacher with his teen son (White). When the agent is attacked by former allies because of knowledge he possesses and his ... See full summary »