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The Best Teacher Movies and TV Shows on Philo

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 on Philo.

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1. Freedom Writers

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7.6/10
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75/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

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 (PlutoTV, Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Paramount+, Philo & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Detachment

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7.7/10
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75/100
Released: 2011
Crime, Drama

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, PlutoTV, Peacock & 6 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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3. Teachers

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7.8/10
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56/100
Year: 2001-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: The chaotic lives, loves and drinking sessions of a group of hapless teachers. They might be qualified to teach, but they've still got a lot to learn...

Where to Watch: 41 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, IMDb TV & 1 other). 40 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).

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4. Bad Teacher

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5.3/10
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49/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: An always inappropriate, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle). 13 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo). 13 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. Class of 1984

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Released: 1982Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Andy is a new teacher at an inner city high school that is unlike any he has seen before. There are metal detectors at the front door and the place is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Shudder & 2 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Monsieur Lazhar

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Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: During a harsh Montréal winter, an elementary-school class is left reeling after its teacher commits suicide. Bachir Lazhar, a charismatic Algerian immigrant, steps in as the substitute teacher for the classroom of traumatized children. All the while, he must keep his personal life tucked away: the fact that he is seeking political refuge in Québec – and that he, like the children, has suffered an appalling loss.

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

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7. Half Nelson

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Released: 2006Rated: R
Thriller, 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 watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 3 others) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Beyond the Blackboard

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59/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG
Family, Drama

What it's about: Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this movie tells the story a brand-new teacher and Mom who is given a tougher than expected teaching job and winds up teaching homeless children in a school that is housed in a room and called, literally, The School with No Name. She has some personal prejudicial hurdles to cross before she is able to be a true teacher for these children and of course there are hurdles like the lack of books and supplies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hallmark Movies Now & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Come Dance at My Wedding

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Released: 2009Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Just a few weeks before her wedding, dance teacher Cyd Merriman comes face-to-face with the father she never knew. As they deal with the emotional repercussions of his return, they must decide together whether to sell the dance studio that has been in the family for generations to a real estate developer.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (Hallmark) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & Vudu).

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10. I Met My Love Again

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Released: 1938
Romance, Drama

What it's about: In Vermont, college student Ives Towner refuses to marry his longtime girlfriend, Julie Weir, until he has a career. Soon after, Julie meets and grows infatuated with handsome writer Michael Shaw, and they marry and move to Paris. Years later, after Michael's accidental death, Julie and her daughter move back to Vermont to live with her aunt and Julie finds Ives, now a professor, disinterested in resuming their romantic relationship.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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11. I Wish

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Released: 2011Rated: PG
Fantasy, Drama

What it's about: Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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12. The Long Walk Home

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Released: 1990Rated: PG
History, Drama

What it's about: Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott led by Martin Luther King.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo & fuboTV).

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