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The Best Teacher Movies and TV Shows

Finding a good Teacher movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Teacher movies and TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Breaking Bad

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9.5/10
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100/100
Year: 2008-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live. He becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.

Where to Watch: 62 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 62 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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8.7/10
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97/100
Released: 1980Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Whiplash

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8.5/10
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94/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Musical

What it's about: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Hunt

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8.3/10
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92/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Dead Poets Society

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8.1/10
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91/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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7.9/10
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91/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black—and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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7. The Handmaid's Tale

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8.5/10
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88/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a theonomic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

Where to Watch: 37 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 37 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Like Stars on Earth

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8.4/10
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87/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG
Drama, Family

What it's about: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. Ishaan cannot seem to get anything right in class; he is then sent to boarding school, where his life changes forever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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7.8/10
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87/100
Released: 1986Rated: PG-13
Comedy

What it's about: After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school principal and fed-up sister.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. The Karate Kid

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7.3/10
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87/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG
Drama, Children

What it's about: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. Armed with newfound confidence, skill and wisdom, Daniel ultimately faces off against his tormentors in this hugely popular classic underdog tale.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Diabolique

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8.0/10
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87/100
Released: 1955
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse mysteriously disappears.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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12. The Birds

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7.7/10
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86/100
Released: 1963Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. Suddenly, the townsfolk face a massive avian onslaught, with the feathered fiends inexplicably attacking people all over Bodega Bay.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Peacock Premium) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Remember the Titans

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7.8/10
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85/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Tokyo Story

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8.2/10
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85/100
Released: 1953
Drama

What it's about: The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Carrie

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7.4/10
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84/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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16. October Sky

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7.8/10
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84/100
Released: 1999Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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17. School of Rock

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7.1/10
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83/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: Fired from his band and hard up for cash, guitarist and vocalist Dewey Finn finagles his way into a job as a fifth-grade substitute teacher at a private school, where he secretly begins teaching his students the finer points of rock 'n' roll. The school's hard-nosed principal is rightly suspicious of Finn's activities. But Finn's roommate remains in the dark about what he's doing.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. The Last Emperor

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7.7/10
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83/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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19. In the House

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7.4/10
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83/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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20. Amour

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7.9/10
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83/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. Billy Elliot

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83/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Set against the background of the 1984 Miners' Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. Matilda

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6.9/10
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83/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG
Children, Comedy

What it's about: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Election

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7.2/10
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83/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex, PopcornFlix & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. A Single Man

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7.6/10
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83/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of his close girl friend Charley, who is struggling with her own questions about life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Vudu).

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25. Andrei Rublev

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1966Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses a brutal battle and unintentionally becomes involved, he takes a vow of silence and spends time away from his work. As he begins to ease his troubled soul, he takes steps towards becoming a painter once again.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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26. Gifted

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7.6/10
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82/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Drama, Family

What it's about: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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27. Pather Panchali

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8.6/10
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82/100
Released: 1955
Drama

What it's about: Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. Alone, his wife, Sarbojaya, looks after her rebellious daughter, Durga, and her young son, Apu, as well as Harihar's elderly aunt Indir. The children enjoy the small pleasures of their difficult life, while their parents suffer the daily indignities heaped upon them.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. Frances Ha

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7.5/10
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81/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime & The Criterion Channel), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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29. Freedom Writers

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7.5/10
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80/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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30. Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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31. Finding Forrester

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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32. Central Station

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8.0/10
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80/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $9.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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33. Detachment

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7.7/10
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80/100
Released: 2011
Drama, Crime

What it's about: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Peacock, Plex & 4 others), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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34. Half Nelson

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, HBO, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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35. Robin Hood

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7.6/10
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80/100
Released: 1973Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and staunch opposition by the wily Robin Hood and his band of merry men.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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36. Inherit the Wind

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8.1/10
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79/100
Released: 1960
Drama, History

What it's about: This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy—the role religion should play in the schools.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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37. The Piano Teacher

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7.5/10
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79/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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38. Lolita

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6.9/10
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79/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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39. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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79/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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40. Marty

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7.7/10
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79/100
Released: 1955
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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41. The Chorus

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7.9/10
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79/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG
Drama, Musical

What it's about: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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42. Once Were Warriors

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7.9/10
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78/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Crime, Independent

What it's about: A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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43. Wake in Fright

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7.7/10
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78/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into his own destruction.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & ConTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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44. The White Ribbon

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7.8/10
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78/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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45. Maria Full of Grace

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7.4/10
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78/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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46. Coach Carter

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7.3/10
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77/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Drama, Sport

What it's about: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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47. Mr. Holland's Opus

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7.3/10
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77/100
Released: 1995Rated: PG
Drama, Musical

What it's about: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life's purpose.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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48. Notes on a Scandal

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7.4/10
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77/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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49. Sister Act

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6.4/10
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77/100
Released: 1992Rated: PG
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A Reno singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the mob's hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing choir and begins helping with community projects, which gets her an interview on TV—and identification by the mob.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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50. Fist of Fury

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7.4/10
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77/100
Released: 1972Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on with his mastery of martial arts while investigating his teacher's murder.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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