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1. A.P. Bio (2018– )

TV-13 | 21 min | Comedy

7.2
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A former philosophy professor who takes a job teaching AP biology, uses his students to get back at the people in his life who have wronged him.

Stars: Glenn Howerton, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Jacob Houston

Votes: 8,125

2. Head of the Class (1986–1991)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

6.6
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A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman, Robin Givens

Votes: 1,970

3. Bad Teacher (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch

Votes: 186,132 | Gross: $100.29M

4. Bad Education (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A comedy series about a teacher who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches.

Stars: Jack Binstead, Mathew Horne, Ethan Lawrence, Kae Alexander

Votes: 9,244

5. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids.

Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, John Travolta, Robert Hegyes

Votes: 5,040

6. Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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64 Metascore

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn

Votes: 63,717 | Gross: $36.61M

7. Rita (2012– )

40 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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.

Stars: Lise Baastrup, Mille Dinesen, Nikolaj Groth, Ellen Hillingsø

Votes: 5,614

8. Dangerous Minds (1995)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B. Vance, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 46,144 | Gross: $84.92M

9. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

Votes: 85,449 | Gross: $14.88M

10. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

Votes: 37,169 | Gross: $63.86M

11. Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

Director: Ramón Menéndez | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Mark Phelan, Virginia Paris

Votes: 15,218 | Gross: $13.99M

12. School's Out (2018)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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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 »

Director: Sébastien Marnier | Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Emmanuelle Bercot, Luàna Bajrami, Victor Bonnel

Votes: 1,374

13. Notes on a Scandal (2006)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 72,453 | Gross: $17.51M

14. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.3
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American comedy with the larger-than-life teacher and his housemates.

Stars: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman, Marquise Wilson

Votes: 2,452

15. Teachers (1984)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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39 Metascore

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.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio

Votes: 3,709 | Gross: $27.77M

16. Teachers (2016– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Teachers show their hilariously warped perspective as six elementary school educators trying to mold young minds, even though their own lives aren't really together.

Stars: Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Kate Lambert, Katie O'Brien

Votes: 2,991

17. 'Til Death (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A pair of newlyweds move in next door to a veteran married couple of 25 years.

Stars: Brad Garrett, Joely Fisher, Kat Foster, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Votes: 5,770

18. Room 222 (1969–1974)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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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.

Stars: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, Karen Valentine

Votes: 767

19. Mr. D (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Follows a teacher juggle through being a teacher and deal with his students while trying to maintain his not so cool lifestyle.

Stars: Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens, Lauren Hammersley, Bette MacDonald

Votes: 1,886

20. One Eight Seven (1997)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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41 Metascore

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.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 21,299 | Gross: $5.72M

21. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 7,701

22. The Magus (1968)

R | 117 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.7
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A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, Anna Karina

Votes: 1,490

23. High School High (1996)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.5
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33 Metascore

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.

Director: Hart Bochner | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 12,263 | Gross: $20.95M

24. Bad Teacher (2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

5.2
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Centers on a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcée who becomes a teacher to find her next husband.

Stars: Ari Graynor, Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen, Sara Rodier

Votes: 2,617

25. The Principal (1987)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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37 Metascore

A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jim Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Wright

Votes: 8,451 | Gross: $19.73M

26. Der Lehrer (2009– )

Comedy

7.3
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A life of a special, crazy teacher

Stars: Hendrik Duryn, Ulrich Gebauer, Rainer Piwek, Jessica Ginkel

Votes: 324

27. F (2010)

R | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

4.6
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A group of teachers must defend themselves from a gang of murderous kids when their school comes under siege after hours.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: David Schofield, Eliza Bennett, Ruth Gemmell, Finlay Robertson

Votes: 3,761

28. Teachers. (2006– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A comedy about teachers at a New Jersey high school.

Stars: Sarah Shahi, Kali Rocha, Sarah Alexander, Phil Hendrie

Votes: 530

29. Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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In Spain in 1966, an English teacher picks up two hitchhikers on his quest to meet John Lennon.

Director: David Trueba | Stars: Javier Cámara, Natalia de Molina, Francesc Colomer, Ramon Fontserè

Votes: 5,532 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Class of 3000 (2006–2008)

30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.5
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Animated series about an Atlanta performing arts school grad who ditches a successful music career to become a music teacher.

Stars: André Benjamin, Small Fire, Phil LaMarr, Jennifer Hale

Votes: 983

31. The Lady Terrorist (2019)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Radek Bajgar | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Pavel Liska, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Martin Hofmann

Votes: 153

32. Setkání v cervenci (1978)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Daniela Kolárová, Oldrich Kaiser, Tomás Holý, Svatopluk Matyás

Votes: 113

33. Hjørdis (2015– )

26 min | Family

7.3
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This miniseries spinoff of "Rita" follows teacher Hjørdis as she plans a school play on bullying featuring a cast of socially awkward students.

Stars: Lise Baastrup, Martin Brygmann, Ellen Hillingsø, Nicky Andersen

Votes: 493

34. Mourir d'aimer... (1971)

GP | 101 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Annie Girardot, Bruno Pradal, Claude Cerval, Jean Bouise

Votes: 267

35. Night of Terror (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 73 min | Thriller

6.0
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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.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Martin Balsam, Catherine Burns, Chuck Connors, Donna Mills

Votes: 189

36. Stuck with a Perfect Woman (2016)

Comedy, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Director: Tomas Hoffman | Stars: Petra Hrebícková, Ondrej Vetchý, Miroslav Táborský, Jirí Langmajer

Votes: 227

37. Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971)

103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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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 »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Lubomír Lipský, Jirina Bohdalová, Iva Janzurová, Marie Rosulková

Votes: 601

38. Beauregard (2009 TV Movie)

185 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Jean-Louis Lorenzi | Stars: Jean-François Balmer, Pierre Boulanger, Anne Jacquemin, Joyce Bibring

Votes: 22

39. Rita (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Melissa Roxburgh, Chelah Horsdal, Anna Gunn, Rhys Wakefield

Votes: 32

40. Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht (1992–1999)

90 min | Drama, Family

6.3
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German television program about Dr. Specht, a man trying to balance his personal life with his job as a high-school teacher.

Stars: Robert Atzorn, Gisela Trowe, Claudia Wenzel, Veronica Ferres

Votes: 130

41. Get Ready With Me (2019)

30 min | Short, Thriller

7.9
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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 »

Director: Jonatan Etzler | Stars: Shanti Roney, Miriam Ingrid, Jenna Chaaraoui, Vanja Engström

Votes: 47

42. Point de fuite (1987)

10 min | Short, Comedy

6.8
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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.

Director: Olivier Smolders | Stars: Catherine Aymerie, François Galland, Stéphanie Dessens, Sarah Lefévre

Votes: 298

43. Liebmann (2016)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.3
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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 »

Director: Jules Herrmann | Stars: Godehard Giese, Adeline Moreau, Fabien Ara, Bettina Grahs

Votes: 148

44. The School Teacher (1993–2004)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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Stars: Gérard Klein, Daniel Briquet, Lionnel Astier, Sylvie Jacob

Votes: 98

45. Making the Grade (1982)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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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 »

Stars: James Naughton, Graham Jarvis, Alley Mills, Steven Peterman

Votes: 13

46. Love Lesson (1975)

85 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

Director: Eduardo Escorel | Stars: Lilian Lemmertz, Rogério Fróes, Irene Ravache, Marcos Taquechel

Votes: 143

47. Paradise (2015)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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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 »

Director: Sina Ataeian Dena | Stars: Roya Afshar, Dorna Dibaj, Hooshang Ghovanloo, Neda Jebraeili

Votes: 118

48. Atoms (2012)

19 min | Short, Drama, News

6.6
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Hugo, 34, an educator at the boarding school, finds is daily life disrupted by Jules, a provocative teenager.

Director: Arnaud Dufeys | Stars: Benoît Cosaert, Vincent Lecuyer, Philippe Massart, Antonin Vandorslaer

Votes: 46

49. Karla (1965)

128 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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East German romance about a non conformist young school teacher and a disenchanted journalist turned fisherman.

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Jutta Hoffmann, Klaus-Peter Pleßow, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, Inge Keller

Votes: 131

50. The Pawn (1978)

88 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.4
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Humiliated and down on his luck, a superintendent turns his life around when he decides to write a book.

Director: Christian Gion | Stars: Henri Guybet, Claude Jade, Maureen Kerwin, Claude Piéplu

Votes: 338



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