• 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 13 Going on 30
  • 17 Again
  • 21 Jump Street
  • 22 Jump Street
  • Another Round
  • The Kindergarten Teacher
  • Río Escondido
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • The Class

Former Showdowns: The 10 Teacher films

Another former showdown, in this case, my selection of best (and worst) teachers.

  • Speak
  • The Ron Clark Story
  • CODA
  • Whiplash
  • The King's Speech

Key to our Future

Answer to our bright future is good teachers. They can mold young minds into something great.

  • School of Rock
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Whiplash
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Teachers

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Latin

  • Dead Poets Society
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Another Round
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Matilda
  • Another Round
  • Boyhood
  • The King's Speech
  • School of Rock
  • Rushmore
  • Matilda
  • School of Rock
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Margaret
  • Lucas
  • Rushmore
  • Dead Poets Society
  • American Graffiti

Too Cool for School

School movies (mostly high-school) as inspiration for a screenplay I’m writing, in vague order of relevancy to the story.

  • Stand and Deliver
  • Freedom Writers
  • Dangerous Minds
  • Lean On Me
  • The George McKenna Story

Inspirational Educators

Movies about teachers and principals who make a difference.

As always, suggestions welcome. My wife loves these kinds of stories…

  • Election
  • Rushmore
  • School of Rock
  • Clueless
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Bigger Than Life
  • Lolita
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Karate Kid
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Battle Royale
  • Bigger Than Life
  • Suspiria
  • Whiplash
  • School of Rock

Showdown: Back to School

My favorite teachers in movies