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Best movie teachers

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“Teaching is the most important of all professions,” Ridley Scott proclaimed at the Baftas. “Sort that out and social problems will get sorted out.” We’re with you, Ridley, and the world has seen some heroic teachers this week. In celebration, this Showdown is an Election for the educators who have gained the most Fame on film, from the very best—Thackeray! Shorofsky! Keating! Norbury!—to the absolute worst—Rooney! Vernon! Get listing, or we’ll hold a member of the Dead Poets Society in a Half Nelson. Do you even go to this school? Hand in your top 10 before the bell goes.

Most mentioned

  • Dead Poets Society
  • School of Rock
  • Whiplash
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Good Will Hunting
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Matilda
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Mean Girls
  • Election
  • Easy A
  • Rushmore
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Karate Kid
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Stand and Deliver
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Hunt

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RetroHound

RetroHound 15 films

Micah Van Hove

Micah Van Hove 40 films

Melissa

Melissa 431 films

Ryan

Ryan 25 films

Forrest With2Rs

Forrest With2Rs 10 films

galacticdude7

galacticdude7 17 films

Beeeeeees

Beeeeeees 21 films

Jojo Maben

Jojo Maben 5 films

Jay Schell

Jay Schell 10 films

Tamara

Tamara 25 films

Ogi

Ogi 10 films

Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman 30 films

george_kaplan

george_kaplan 10 films

Michael Peers

Michael Peers 20 films

Skeldal

Skeldal 10 films

improbable

improbable 10 films

Collykibber

Collykibber 10 films

kierstonwoodley

kierstonwoodley 27 films

Sera Ash

Sera Ash 11 films

teradactylia

teradactylia 9 films

Wiaaam

Wiaaam 8 films

Landon

Landon 10 films

Gareth Bailey

Gareth Bailey 10 films

Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly 55 films

Lane Stanberry

Lane Stanberry 8 films

Chad Marriotti

Chad Marriotti 10 films

Kelcey Foster

Kelcey Foster 10 films

Nyuriko

Nyuriko 10 films

Farah

Farah 8 films

francesca 🍝

francesca 🍝 9 films

Or

Or 15 films

eleawyn

eleawyn 7 films

Daniel Charchuk

Daniel Charchuk 25 films

TajLV

TajLV 10 films

elvisisking

elvisisking 47 films

Rui Ozpinhead

Rui Ozpinhead 11 films

Tanita

Tanita 10 films

GargusSCP

GargusSCP 10 films

donovon

donovon 10 films

Davormkd

Davormkd 10 films

Buboven

Buboven 10 films

lonestarr357

lonestarr357 20 films

Jeff —

Jeff — 7 films

Stephen Hanson

Stephen Hanson 10 films

Zheddy

Zheddy 10 films

Sam Holdren

Sam Holdren 20 films

egizi

egizi 6 films

Conor Wade

Conor Wade 20 films

Luis_989

Luis_989 19 films

Florin Scanlon

Florin Scanlon 15 films

DisposableMiffy

DisposableMiffy 10 films

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell 10 films

Eigne

Eigne 10 films

Robert Berlin

Robert Berlin 9 films

Dani

Dani 10 films

Blake Petit

Blake Petit 18 films

Vivek

Vivek 25 films

Kyle Bailey

Kyle Bailey 10 films

Amarillion

Amarillion 21 films

Almer

Almer 17 films

Gabriel Jewett

Gabriel Jewett 10 films

Juan Espinoza

Juan Espinoza 10 films

Darren

Darren 14 films

Keegs 🌈

Keegs 🌈 10 films

IlaiA

IlaiA 15 films

Leesah Sea

Leesah Sea 5 films

DNArington

DNArington 29 films

Milo

Milo 10 films

Andrew

Andrew 4 films

Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor 15 films

Ian

Ian 15 films

Bailey Navy

Bailey Navy 7 films

Phantom_Fred

Phantom_Fred 10 films

Tiye

Tiye 15 films

goodbyesolo

goodbyesolo 14 films

Brittany

Brittany 20 films

Jared Walters

Jared Walters 10 films

Jeremiah Baker

Jeremiah Baker 9 films

Tom Velasco

Tom Velasco 21 films

RJMacReady

RJMacReady 10 films

hessli

hessli 9 films