13 Best Teacher movies on Netflix in 2022

Best Teacher movies on Netflix

Netflix provides a treasure of movies collection, it’s hard to keep up. We try to find the best movies on Netflix when we are bored and one of the movies I was looking for was a movie about teachers. Netflix has some great Best Teacher movies which are the perfect afternoon entertainment for anyone who is a teacher. These are the movies that will keep you glued to your seat, learning something new!

In this article, we have put together a list of the Best Teacher Movies on Netflix that will leave you reminiscing about your teachers.

Let’s get started…..

13. Help, I Shrunk My Teacher

Help, I Shrunk My Teacher
  • Year: 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 5.1/10
  • Creator: Florian Schumacher, Gerrit Hermans.
  • Director: Sven Unterwaldt, Sven Unterwaldt Jr. 
  • Cast: Anja Kling, Axel Stein, Justus von Dohnanyi, Lina Hüeske, Oskar Keymer.
  • Language: German
  • Runtime: 1h 37m

An 11-year-old boy Felix has accidentally shrunk Dr. Schmitt, the strict principal of his new school, to a height of six inches. However, he doesn’t know how it happened. Now, Felix and his friend Ella must get the principal back to her normal size to save the school from a schemer. While his opponent Mario tries to stop him. And Otto Waalkes plays the ghost of the school’s founder.

12. Bad Teacher

  • Year: 2011
  • IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
  • Creator: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg.
  • Director: Jake Kasdan.
  • Cast: Cameron Diaz, Dave Allen, Jake Kasdan, Jason Segel, Jillian Armenante.
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h 31m

Elizabeth Halsey is an immoral, lazy, and incompetent teacher at John Adams Middle School who hates her job, and her students. She wants to quit his job and marry her wealthy fiancé but she is forced to return to teaching when her fiancé dumps her for being a gold-digger. She saves money for breast implant surgery after her fiancé dumps her. When she meets a wealthy teacher, Scott Delacorte, she tries to win over him but faces tough competition from her dedicated and enthusiastic colleague Amy Squirrel.

11. The Best Job in the World

The Best Job in the World
  • Year: 1996
  • IMDb Rating: 5.7/10
  • Director: Gerard Lauzier.
  • Cast: Souad Amidou, Ticky Holgado.
  • Language: French
  • Runtime: 1h 40m

Gerard Depardieu is a divorced teacher who lives in a peaceful provincial town, but he wants to be closer to his kids so he starts a job in a lower-class school in a multiethnic Parisian suburb. There he faces rebellious students and has a tough time with a special eighth-grade class, and in his building.

10. The Invisible Eye

The Invisible Eye
  • Year: 2010
  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
  • Creator: Maria Meira, Martin Kohan.
  • Cast: Diego Vegezzi.
  • Language: Spanish
  • Runtime: 1h 32m

The Invisible Eye or La Marida Invisible is set in 1982 against the backdrop of The Falkland Wars and the declining years of Argentina’s military dictatorship. The movie focuses on Maria Teresa, a repressed young assistant teacher at a strict Buenos Aires school who undertakes a mission to spy on students to ensure that no one breaks the rules. She begins to hide in the boys’ lavatory to catch smokers and report violations of conduct to the school’s headmaster, Señor Biasutto.

9. Here Comes the Boom

  • Year: 2012
  • IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
  • Director: Frank Coraci.
  • Cast: Bas Rutten, Charice, Gary Valentine, Greg Germann, Henry Winkler.
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h 44m

Scott Voss is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. He was once a collegiate wrestler, and when cutbacks threaten the school’s extracurricular activities program and its teacher, he springs into action. He earns money for the program by moonlighting as a successful mixed-martial arts fighter.

8. Music Teacher

Music Teacher
  • Year: 2019
  • IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
  • Creator: Sarthak Dasgupta.
  • Director: Sarthak Dasgupta.
  • Cast: Amrita Bagchi, Divya Dutta, K.C. Shankar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
  • Language: Hindi
  • Runtime: 1h 41m

A disillusioned small-town music teacher, Beni, struggles with guilt and regret when Jyotsna, his star pupil who once loved him comes to town as the successful Bollywood singer he always wanted to be. Beni has to come to terms with the pains of the past when he was compelled to return from Mumbai to his hometown after his father’s death and when Jyotsna left him heartbroken to pursue her dreams.

7. My Teacher, My Love

My Teacher, My Love
  • Year: 2018
  • IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
  • Director: Sho Tsukikawa.
  • Cast: Minami Hamabe, Riko Fukumoto, Rina Kawaei, Ryoma Takeuchi.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Runtime: 1h 44m

Ayuha Samaru is a headstrong and honest high school student who works hard at everything. She is determined to be with her fated partner for true love. One day, she has distress at a gyudon restaurant due to money then a man at the restaurant, Yoshitaka Hiromitsu helps her out. Later, she comes to know that Yoshitaka has come to her school as a substitute teacher for her ill teacher. Now, she believes that he is her fated partner and expresses her feelings to him.

6. The Kindergarten Teacher

  • Year: 2018
  • IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
  • Creator: Nadav Lapid, Sara Colangelo.
  • Director: Sara Colangelo.
  • Cast: Ajay Naidu, Anna Baryshnikov, Daisy Tahan, Maggie Gyllenhaal.
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h 37m

Lisa Spinelli is a kindergarten teacher from Staten Island who is facing feelings of discontent in her life. She is in a passionless marriage with her husband Grant. She is a devoted teacher and attends a poetry class every week. When she overhears Jimmy reciting a poem, she takes an interest in his creative potential and dedicates her time to nurturing his talent believing that he is a child prodigy. But she soon becomes obsessed with him.

5. The Teacher

  • Year: 2016
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
  • Director: Jan Hřebejk.
  • Cast: Attila Mokos, Csongor Kassai, Martin Havelka, Ondřej Malý.
  • Language: Czech
  • Runtime: 1h 38m

When a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova arrived at a Bratislava suburban school, the life of students and parents was overturned. She manipulates her student’s parents into doing favors for her in exchange for good grades for their children. Due to her corrupt behavior, one of the students attempted suicide which makes the school Principal call the students’ parents and asked all the families to sign a petition to move Maria out of the school. But she has high connections within the Communist Party that intimidated everyone but now they have to make a decision. Will they go against Maria or will they just remain silent?

4. The Wave

The Wave
  • Year: 2008
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
  • Creator: Johnny Dawkins, Ron Birnbach.
  • Director: Dennis Gansel.
  • Cast: Amelie Kiefer, Christiane Paul, Cristina do Rego, Elyas M’Barek.
  • Language: German
  • Runtime:1h 46m

A high school teacher, Rainer Wegner is popular among the students because he is not orthodox. He is forced to conduct a social experiment on autocracy for the school’s project week. To give his students real-world examples of autocracy or dictatorship, he wants them to become more invested in the prospect of self-rule, and soon the students start forming a nation-state that eerily resembles Germany’s past. Now Rainer and the other teachers are clueless that what should they do to stop this.

3. The Teacher’s Diary

  • Year: 2014
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
  • Creator: Nithiwat Tharatorn, Sopana Chaowwiwatkul.
  • Director: Nithiwat Tharatorn.
  • Cast: Chermarn Boonyasak, Chutima Teepanat, Laila Boonyasak.
  • Language: Thai
  • Runtime: 1h 49m

The story follows two school teachers. The female teacher, Ann was exiled from a city school for not removing his tattoo then she accepts an offer to teach in a remote school and write a diary. When she transferred to another school, her diary was left behind. Then a male teacher, Song came as a substitute and he read the diary. He falls in love with the writer and writes comments in the diary. When he leaves and she returns, she reads his comments and she also falls in love with him. Will they ever meet?

2. My Octopus Teacher

  • Year: 2020
  • IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
  • Director: James Reed, Pippa Ehrlich.
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h 25m

This is a documentary film based on the experience of filmmaker Craig Foster forging a relationship with a wild common octopus. In 2010, Foster began free-diving in a cold underwater kelp forest in South Africa, where he meets a female octopus who captured his attention. He follows her around for nearly a year then they form a bond and she allows him into her world. She teaches him a lesson about humanity and its connection with nature.

1. Whiplash

  • Year: 2014
  • IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
  • Creator: Damien Chazelle.
  • Director: Damien Chazelle.
  • Cast: Austin Stowell, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Jayson Blair.
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h 46m

Andrew Neiman is a young and ambitious drummer who enrolls in a prestigious music conservatory to become a successful drummer. There he finds himself under the wings of Terence Fletcher, the most respected professor at the school, whose terrifying training methods push him beyond the boundaries of his ability and sanity. The two forms an odd relationship as the student wants to achieve perfection even if it destroys his personality, and the professor pushes him. Soon, his passion becomes an obsession.

Wrapping Up:

We hope that this list was useful to you! Now you can enjoy a good teacher movie without worrying about other criteria. Of course, there are plenty of other great teacher movies available on Netflix that we didn’t mention in the above list, too-but the 13 above are a solid starting point. If we miss any of your favorite teacher movies do let us know in the comment below!