These 8 Picks Top Our List Of Best Teacher-Student Movies

3 min readMay 25, 2020


Watching a good movie can always be more than just entertainment. The 2–3 hours experience lets you live somebody else’s life, understand culture beyond your region, or sometimes strike you with a hard-hitting message and learning.

In this article, we’ve rounded up 8 movies from around the world that depict the beautiful and strong relationship between a student and teacher. Scroll through:

1. The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

This movie talks about a relationship between a teacher her 5-year-old student. It revolves around how on finding his impeccable talent of reciting evocative poems and his parents’ lack of encouragement, the teacher goes to unbelievable lengths to protect his talent.

2. To Sir, With Love (1967)

It’s a classic and is considered so for a reason. This is a 1967 British film that throws light on social and racial issues in a city school. A freshly graduate engineer joins a London school as a teacher, which is filled with troublemakers. He then, with his calm demeanour, changes the course of the students. The film was loved worldwide and was also remade in Hindi — Imtehaan.

3. Blackboards (2000)

It is an Iranian movie that focuses on Kurdish itinerant teachers. In the war-surrounded mountains, a group of teachers, each carrying a blackboard, trudge in search of a village with children to teach. On their journey, they explore different stories, different people, different situations, sometimes using their blackboards as a shield to shootings from helicopters

4. Etre Et Avoir (2002)

This is a French documentary based in rural France, where a school teacher educates 12 children, aged between 4 to 11 years old, in a tiny classroom. The dedicated teacher uses traditional French tools to teach not only academics but also human & life. As the movie progresses, we see students minds develop remarkably.

5. Stand and Deliver (1988)

This American drama movie is based on a true story, where a rebellious math teacher teaches calculus to dropouts and evokes the zeal to study and succeed in them. The teacher’s sheer dedication eventually transforms the lives of seemingly hopeless children.

6. Chalk (2006)

This is a mockumentary that revolves mainly around the lives of 3 teachers and 1 assistant principal portraying the daily struggles of teaching they go through. The movie is served with a sense of dry and witty humour along with some real classroom stories.

7. Dead Poets Society (1989)

This 1989 movie is set in 1959, starring the legendary Robin Williams as an English teacher in an elite all-boys school. Considered as one of the best school movies, this one is cited as an inspiration for generations. He uses unorthodox methods to encourage and reach out to students, who are under enormous parents’ pressure.

8. Hichki (2018)

A story of a teacher, struggling to speak without a break given to her suffering from Tourette Syndrome, whose passion is to become a teacher. She gets a job in a highly reputed school but is given a class that consists of students enrolled through RTE. It revolves around her being butt of jokes for the trouble-making kids and she later understanding the roots of their unnecessary rebel nature. She takes it to herself to teach them and evoke confidence in them to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the elite in the school.

Did we miss any worthy film on our list? Let us know!

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