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The Best Teacher Movies on Netflix

Finding a good Teacher movie 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 of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. 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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2. Carrie

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7.4/10
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85/100
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 popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 5 others).

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3. A Single Man

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7.6/10
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81/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

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).

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4. Frances Ha

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7.4/10
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81/100
Released: 2013Rated: 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 popular subscription service (Netflix, Showtime & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The Jane Austen Book Club

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6.8/10
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70/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they delve into Austen's literature, the club members find themselves dealing with life experiences that parallel the themes of the books they are reading.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Billy Elliot

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7.7/10
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69/100
Released: 2000Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's 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 stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Miss Stevens

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6.6/10
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68/100
Released: 2016
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Stuck at a crossroads in her personal life, it falls on high school English teacher Miss Stevens to chaperone three of her students — Billy, Margot and Sam — on a weekend trip to a drama competition.

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

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8. Mona Lisa Smile

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6.5/10
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67/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.

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

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9. The Bachelors

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6.8/10
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66/100
Released: 2017
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After the early death of his wife, a mourning father moves with his teenage son across the country for a private school teaching job. Their lives begin to transform due to two unique women, who help them embrace life and love again

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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10. The Physician

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65/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: England, 1021. Rob Cole, a boy born in a miserable mining town, swears to become a physician and vanquish disease and death. His harsh path of many years, a quest for knowledge besieged by countless challenges and sacrifices, leads him to the remote Isfahan, in Persia, where he meets Ibn Sina, the greatest healer of his time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Prime Video).

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11. One Eight Seven

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6.7/10
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64/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: After surviving a stabbing by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. There, he resumes teaching as a substitute teacher. The education system, where violent bullies control the classrooms and the administration is afraid of lawsuits, slowly drives Garfield mad.

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

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12. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

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7.7/10
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64/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape, and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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13. Loving Annabelle

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6.3/10
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58/100
Released: 2006
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of her dorm and English teacher, Simone Bradley. Annabelle pursues her relentlessly and until the end the older woman manages to avoid the law.

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

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14. Submission

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57/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: A well-respected professor who is a celebrated novelist and loving husband loses himself when he becomes obsessed with an ambitious and talented student.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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15. Eerie

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4.7/10
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51/100
Released: 2018
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The unexpected and gruesome death of a student threatens the existence of an old Catholic school for girls. Pat Consolacion, the school guidance counselor, involves herself with the students in the hopes of helping them cope, and at the same time uncover the mysteries of the student’s death. Most students suspect of the strict and borderline abusive Mother Alice, who also threatened Pat’s tenure in the school because of her continuous meddling with the case. But Pat’s unusual talents lead her to knowing Eri, a former student who's been watching the whole school for years. Piece by piece, Pat uncovers the secret of the school and the monster that it nurtured for the past century.

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

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16. Mr. Woodcock

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5.1/10
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50/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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17. Philips and the Monkey Pen

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7.4/10
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50/100
Released: 2013
Drama, Family

What it's about: The film revolves around an eight-year old called Ryan Philip and his adventures with a magical pen called the Monkey Pen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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18. Hurricane Bianca

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5.9/10
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50/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Hurricane Bianca is a revenge comedy about a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised in drag to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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19. Counterfeiting in Suburbia

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4.5/10
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41/100
Released: 2018
Thriller

What it's about: Two teenagers have convinced themselves they're not doing anyone any harm by counterfeiting money but it all takes a dark turn when their debt-ridden art teacher finds out they are using his classroom to make the counterfeit bills.

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

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20. Love You... Love You Not...

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5.2/10
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36/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A romantic comedy about Amira, an English tutor, and Juki, a hot-tempered Betawi guy. It begins when Suchin, a Thailand girl who is also Juki girlfriend, asks Amira, her English tutor, to tell Juki that they brakes up because she gets a job in America. During this time she and Juki communicate through gestures. When Amira tells Suchin message, Juki does not accept it and forces Amira to teach him English, to follow Suchin. For fear of Juki, Amira tutors him privately. At the same time, another guy, Taufan, is approaching Amira.

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

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21. Nasha

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3.2/10
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31/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A teenage boy becomes smitten with his new drama teacher and pursues her, despite the perilous risks of being found out.

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