Most Popular Substitute Teacher Movies and TV Shows
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2. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Votes: 634,975 | Gross: $132.09M
3. School of Rock (2003)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band.
Votes: 253,241 | Gross: $81.26M
4. Finding Dory (2016)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Friendly but forgetful blue tang Dory begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Votes: 223,679 | Gross: $486.30M
5. King of the Hill (1997–2010)
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.
6. Kindergarten Cop (1990)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.
Votes: 129,404 | Gross: $91.46M
7. Bad Teacher (2011)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.
Votes: 185,674 | Gross: $100.29M
8. Invincible (2006)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
Votes: 62,619 | Gross: $57.79M
9. Naked (I) (2017)
TV-14 | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Nervous about finally getting married, a guy is forced to relive the same nerve-wracking hours over and over again until he gets things right on his wedding day.
10. Julieta (2016)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.
Votes: 26,368 | Gross: $1.49M
11. Cooties (2014)
R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Votes: 21,677 | Gross: $0.06M
12. Shall We Dance (2004)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.
Votes: 41,577 | Gross: $57.89M
13. Half Nelson (2006)
R | 106 min | Drama
An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.
Votes: 81,706 | Gross: $2.69M
14. School's Out (2018)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A replacement teacher arrives in a class of elite students after their professor jumps out of the window. He soon notices the strangely violent behavior of this united group of six. ... See full summary »
15. Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
TV-14 | 116 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.
17. Sound of My Voice (2011)
R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.
Votes: 19,890 | Gross: $0.41M
18. One Eight Seven (1997)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.
Votes: 21,248 | Gross: $5.72M
20. Dirty Teacher (2013 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A high school senior becomes the victim of an elaborate frame-up after learning that her boyfriend is sleeping with their teacher.
21. Virgin High (1991)
R | 90 min | Comedy
A girl gets in trouble with her parents for allegedly fooling around with her boyfriend, and they send her to a catholic girls' high school. There she finds that one of the students (... See full summary »
23. Terkel in Trouble (2004)
Not Rated | 77 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical
Terkel is an average teenager whose life takes a turn for the worse when a girl who had a crush on him kills herself and an unknown maniac starts stalking him.
Votes: 9,307 | Gross: $0.01M
24. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.
Votes: 18,529 | Gross: $2.01M
25. Wild Reeds (1994)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »
Votes: 4,996 | Gross: $0.92M
26. The Formula (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
"The Formula" is the story of Quinn and Graham, two engineering students who discover a mathematical formula to pick up women with ease. Quinn is a hopeless romantic who falls head over ... See full summary »
27. Tales from the Neverending Story (2001– )
375 min | Drama, Family, Adventure
Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But ... See full summary »
28. Til Death Do Us Part (2014 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 105 min | Thriller
Psychological thriller about a woman with a heart condition who begins to suspect that her new husband might not be who she thinks he is.
29. Not One Less (1999)
G | 106 min | Drama
In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,880 | Gross: $0.59M
31. The Elementary School (1991)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »
33. Invasion (1997– )
TV-14 | 175 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Small rocks fall from the sky which, when touched, trigger a latent virus that has always existed in humans and begins mutating them into an alien species. Taking advantage of its hive ... See full summary »
35. Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)
95 min | Crime, Drama
The year is 1962. Erik, his newly aquainted friend Edmund and his grown-up brother Henry are going to spend their summer holiday in a fairly decayed house just near the lake Genesaret. One ... See full summary »
36. Christmas Angel (2012 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family
Christmas wishes made before a long-abandoned house that start coming true lead an elementary schoolgirl to discover a reclusive woman living inside.
37. Fallen Stars (2017)
TV-14 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
A poignant drama that chronicles the unexpected friendship that develops between Cooper, a melancholy bartender, who at thirty-six still isn't sure what he wants to do with his life, and ... See full summary »
38. Gilda Live (1980)
R | 96 min | Comedy
A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."
Votes: 513 | Gross: $2.26M
39. Indian Summer (1972)
132 min | Drama
In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in high school replacing another teacher. His ... See full summary »
40. Mga munting tinig (2002)
109 min | Drama
A young idealistic teacher enters her kids in a city choral competition. A victory there would not only gain funds for the school, but prove to these children of poverty how even they can afford to hope.
41. The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments (2003 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
This 90-minute special aired on the Lifetime network in June 2003 served as a reunion show for 3 of the 4 Golden Girls. This show has clips from the girls' favorite moments from the show, ... See full summary »
43. Detention (I) (1998)
R | 86 min | Drama
After some personal trauma, Wilson Walmsley is invited to work as a substitute teacher in a suburban public high school. He finds lack of authority and interest in the school direction and ... See full summary »
44. Blue Blue Sky (2010)
128 min | Drama, Family
High school girls decided to participate the Calligraphy Demonstration Event. The importance of calligraphy is 'to learn how to express oneself',which is also the most difficult skill that ... See full summary »
45. Gerry Dee: The Substitute (2014 TV Movie)
60 min | Comedy
Gerry Dee from CBC's Mr. D puts on a funny wolf man beard and pretends he is an Eastern European substitute teacher and then he talks to the students all day, but then he takes his beard ... See full summary »
47. Amazones (2004)
100 min | Action, Crime, Comedy
Four women from the North of Dutch town Breda are sick of their poor life. Lot is divorced and has two little kids; her friend Sam has a busy family life and an unemployed husband; Reneetje... See full summary »
49. Sing, Salmon, Sing! (2008)
120 min | Comedy, Music
Nanahama High school girl Kasumi is in her school's choir. She loses her confidence and esteem when she is told by a would-be photographer how she resembles a salmon when she is singing. ... See full summary »
50. Sugar Creek Gang: Teacher Trouble (2005 Video)
65 min | Adventure, Family
This is the fifth film in The Sugar Creek Gang series. The Sugar Creek Gang suddenly becomes the opposite of teacher's pets when the new substitute, Mr. Black, comes to town. A wrongful ... See full summary »