Teachers

The Best Fictional Teachers  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
12.7k votes 1.1k voters 15.4k views 82 items

List Rules Teachers or professors in TV, film, or literature

There are a bunch of movies that feature teachers prominently. In most movies, teachers are a nameless bunch who often times lurk in the background and don't play much of a role in shaping the plot line. The fictional teachers on this list are different. They play prominent roles in the movies they are in and their teaching and mentoring of the characters is an integral part of the movie. Whenever Robin Williams is sporting a thick beard, he is playing a serious role. Playing the parts of John Keating in Dead Poets Society and Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting, Williams thrived as these characters and they are considered two of the best fictional teachers in movie.

Though he's not a teacher in the traditional sense, Mr. Miyagi proved to be one of the greatest mentors in movie history. He taught Daniel LaRusso (and later Julie Pierce) discipline and how to outsmart and outthink his opponents. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Dewey Finn, played by Jack Black in School of Rock. Not a teacher by trade, Finn taught his class of 10-year-olds life lessons and how to play rock music and by the end of the film, learned a thing or two about himself.

Vote for the teach you think is the best fictional teacher. If there is anyone missing from this list, feel free to add him or her.
list ordered by
1
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
2
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
The Karate Kid Franchise
3
Yoda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Star Wars
4
John Keating is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Dead Poets Society
5
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
X-Men
6
Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Star Wars
7
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
8
Indiana Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Indiana Jones
9
Sean Maguire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Good Will Hunting
10
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Uzoamaka Obasi added Harry Potter
11
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Boy Meets World
12
Dewey Finn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
School of Rock
13
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
14
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Breaking Bad
15
Miss Honey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
wiabux added Miss Robin Hood
16
Mark Thackeray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
To Sir, With Love
17
Ms. Norbury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Mean Girls
18
Qui-Gon Jinn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Star Wars
19
Detective John Kimble is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Kindergarten Cop
20
Economics Teacher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
21
Glenn Holland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Mr. Holland's Opus
22
Eric Taylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Friday Night Lights
23
Alaric Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
wiabux added The Vampire Diaries
24
Edna Krabappel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
The Simpsons
25
Rupert Giles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
wiabux added Buffy the Vampire Slayer