Teachers & Professors

by Reno-Rangan | created - 03 Feb 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

The list includes sports teacher, music teacher and other teachers related to school and college.

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1. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music

82 Metascore

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 255,627 | Gross: $81.26M

2. Unexpected (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.

Director: Kris Rey | Stars: Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 2,945

3. Bad Teacher (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 186,904 | Gross: $100.29M

4. The English Teacher (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

42 Metascore

An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins

Votes: 11,523

5. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

85 Metascore

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.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 82,121 | Gross: $2.69M

6. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 153,621 | Gross: $1.22M

7. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 74,819 | Gross: $63.86M

8. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed

Votes: 126,984 | Gross: $9.19M

9. Here Comes the Boom (2012)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann

Votes: 83,483 | Gross: $45.29M

10. To Sir, with Love (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

55 Metascore

Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall

Votes: 14,889 | Gross: $42.43M

11. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 98,487

12. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

Votes: 36,251 | Gross: $0.22M

13. McFarland, USA (2015)

PG | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

60 Metascore

Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez, Carlos Pratts

Votes: 33,506 | Gross: $44.47M

14. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 130,416 | Gross: $91.46M

15. Pay It Forward (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

40 Metascore

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr

Votes: 109,664 | Gross: $33.52M

16. Freedom Writers (2007)

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

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: 64,207 | Gross: $36.61M

17. The Class (2008)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel

Votes: 33,026 | Gross: $3.77M

18. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Votes: 54,392 | Gross: $30.23M

19. Liberal Arts (2012)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.

Director: Josh Radnor | Stars: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 34,945 | Gross: $0.32M

20. Pasanga (2009)

Not Rated | 178 min | Drama, Family

Anbukkarusu, a bright student, takes admission in a new school. Jeevanandam, who is popular in his class, feels jealous when Anbukkarusu begins to get all the attention.

Director: Pandiraj | Stars: Vimal, Vega Tamotia, Kishore Kumar G., Sri Ram

Votes: 747

21. Some Kind of Beautiful (II) (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

11 Metascore

A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 12,883

22. Detachment (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

52 Metascore

A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu

Votes: 72,619 | Gross: $0.07M

23. Little Big Master (2015)

112 min | Biography, Drama

Based on a true story, Little Big Master chronicles the struggles of the lowest-paid headmistress in Hong Kong history.

Director: Adrian Kwan | Stars: Miriam Chin Wah Yeung, Louis Koo, Winnie Yuen-Ying Ho, Shun-ying Fu

Votes: 664

24. The Rewrite (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Whit Baldwin, Vanessa Wasche, Enid Graham

Votes: 17,554

25. Cracks (I) (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school.

Director: Jordan Scott | Stars: Eva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde, Imogen Poots

Votes: 18,548 | Gross: $0.02M

26. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

Votes: 40,764 | Gross: $9.42M

27. Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

R | 111 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

30 Metascore

Swiss Professor Raimund Gregorius (Jeremy Irons) abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck

Votes: 17,503

28. When Calls the Heart (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Poppy Drayton, Daniel Sharman

Votes: 1,637

29. In the House (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

72 Metascore

A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 28,283 | Gross: $0.35M

30. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 80,449 | Gross: $66.40M

31. Won't Back Down (2012)

PG | 121 min | Drama

42 Metascore

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 6,058 | Gross: $5.31M

32. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 811,412 | Gross: $138.43M

33. Miss Meadows (2014)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

A story centered on a proper elementary school teacher who moonlights as a vigilante.

Director: Karen Leigh Hopkins | Stars: Katie Holmes, James Badge Dale, Callan Mulvey, Jean Smart

Votes: 6,881

34. Fist Fight (2017)

R | 91 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

When one school teacher unwittingly causes another teacher's dismissal, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Director: Richie Keen | Stars: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 37,576 | Gross: $32.19M

35. Things to Come (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Votes: 10,770 | Gross: $0.28M

36. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 257,091 | Gross: $32.73M

37. The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

R | 96 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.

Director: Sara Colangelo | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael García Bernal, Ato Blankson-Wood, Libya Pugh

Votes: 11,400

38. The Professor (2018)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

37 Metascore

A college professor lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Director: Wayne Roberts | Stars: Johnny Depp, Rosemarie DeWitt, Odessa Young, Danny Huston

Votes: 17,621

39. Little Monsters (2019)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

59 Metascore

A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.

Director: Abe Forsythe | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Alexander England, Josh Gad, Kat Stewart

Votes: 8,847

40. Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

68 Metascore

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton

Votes: 20,970 | Gross: $1.58M



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