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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.
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312 86
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers

2
250 84
John Keating is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Dead Poets Society

3
213 64
Yoda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Star Wars

4
197 98
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
The Karate Kid Franchise

5
165 66
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
X-Men

6
145 65
Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Star Wars

7
261 102
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers

8
206 53
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Uzoamaka Obasi added Harry Potter

9
147 74
Sean Maguire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Good Will Hunting

10
155 83
Indiana Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Indiana Jones

11
154 67
George Feeny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Boy Meets World

12
124 106
Dewey Finn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
School of Rock

13
168 109
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers

14
93 61
Miss Honey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
wiabux added Miss Robin Hood

15
97 79
Ms. Norbury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Mean Girls

16
62 83
Mark Thackeray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
To Sir, With Love

17
67 45
Qui-Gon Jinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Star Wars

18
66 76
Glenn Holland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Mr. Holland's Opus

19
63 76
Detective John Kimble is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Kindergarten Cop

20
81 108
Economics Teacher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

21
46 78
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Breaking Bad

22
37 72
Eric Taylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
Friday Night Lights

23
40 74
Alaric Saltzman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
wiabux added The Vampire Diaries

24
66 53
Rupert Giles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
wiabux added Buffy the Vampire Slayer

25
55 40
Kakashi Hatake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Teachers
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto