Most Popular Teacher As Protagonist Movies and TV Shows
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3. Bad Teacher (2011)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 186,132 | Gross: $100.29M
6. 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: 63,717 | Gross: $36.61M
7. Rita (2012– )
40 min | Comedy, Drama
Following the life of a very outspoken and rebellious woman, Rita is a school teacher who is competent in the classroom, but seems to need a teacher of her own, when it comes to her personal life.
9. 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: 85,449 | Gross: $14.88M
11. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Votes: 15,218 | Gross: $13.99M
12. School's Out (2018)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A replacement teacher arrives in a class of elite students after their professor jumps out of the window. He soon notices the strangely violent behavior of this united group of six. ... See full summary »
13. 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 fifteen-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond a platonic friendship.
Votes: 72,453 | Gross: $17.51M
15. Teachers (1984)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,709 | Gross: $27.77M
18. Room 222 (1969–1974)
30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He's assisted by girlfriend and school counselor, Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.
20. One Eight Seven (1997)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.
Votes: 21,299 | Gross: $5.72M
21. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.
23. High School High (1996)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
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.
Votes: 12,263 | Gross: $20.95M
29. Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.
Votes: 5,532 | Gross: $0.01M
34. Mourir d'aimer... (1971)
GP | 101 min | Drama
A love story between a teacher, Daniele, 32 years and one of her students Gerard, 17 during the heated atmosphere of May 68. Daniele is a fiery young woman, very involved politically. ... See full summary »
35. Night of Terror (1972 TV Movie)
Unrated | 73 min | Thriller
A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.
36. Stuck with a Perfect Woman (2016)
Eliska's husband has left her for a younger woman. She is childless, in her early forties, yet still attractive. Till then she had taken care of her successful husband, but now she has to ... See full summary »
37. Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971)
103 min | Comedy, Crime
Two criminal gangs are ruthlessly fighting for a 1-million dollar check that, purely by chance, got into the flat of shy high school teacher George Camel. As the number of victims sharply ... See full summary »
38. Beauregard (2009 TV Movie)
185 min | Drama
The life of a small group of teenagers in a small 1961 French boarding school. In French Savoie, Pierre Hautefort, a literature teacher, is head of the Beauregard school, located in the ... See full summary »
39. Rita (2013 TV Movie)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows Rita, an acerbic, outspoken private-school teacher who struggles to raise her three teenage children while dealing with the inane bureaucracy and overprotective parents at her school.
41. Get Ready With Me (2019)
30 min | Short, Thriller
Aspiring youtuber Vendela decides to get up infront of her high school class and show a disturbing video that disrupts the lesson and causes her teacher Lukas to fear for her life. Get ... See full summary »
42. Point de fuite (1987)
10 min | Short, Comedy
A math teacher arrives at classroom to give a lesson on perspective only to find her students sitting there completely naked and in silence. Totally confused, she undresses as well and proceeds with the class. But there's a catch.
43. Liebmann (2016)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
The teacher Antek Liebmann moves to the French countryside to leave his former life in Germany behind. He soon gets a job and finds himself in a new relationship. But the strange energy of ... See full summary »
45. Making the Grade (1982)
30 min | Comedy
St. Louis Franklin High has a diverse staff deal with typical students. Harry Barnes is dean who's assistant Felspar is an inept dullard. Sara the pretty drama teacher discourages romance ... See full summary »
46. Love Lesson (1975)
85 min | Drama
A German governess is hired to give German and piano lessons to the teenager son of a rich traditional family, in the 20s. But soon they get involved, and she teaches him love lessons instead.
47. Paradise (2015)
100 min | Drama
The 25 years old Hanieh lives in the household of her married sister in Tehran. Every day Hanieh travels long and tedious hours to get to the suburbs where she works as a teacher at a girls... See full summary »