a comprehensive guide to TEACHER FLICKS.

some of these movies will make you question why you wanted to be a teacher. some will make you laugh. some will make you cry. some of them are cliché. but all of them (admittedly, some more than others) will remind you of your importance as an educator.

anyway, you need the comedies in there otherwise you'd never bounce back from the depression you'll fall into after you watch detachment.

  • Detachment
  • Half Nelson
  • Freedom Writers
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • The Great Debaters
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Dangerous Minds
  • Lean On Me
  • Here Comes the Boom
  • Bad Teacher
  • The Emperor's Club
  • The History Boys
  • The Class
  • School of Rock
  • Up the Down Staircase
  • To Sir, with Love
  • Won't Back Down
  • Renaissance Man
  • Mona Lisa Smile
  • Spare the Rod