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The Funniest Movies About Teachers 

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Updated April 22, 2020 3.6k votes 518 voters 29.7k views 21 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about teaching classes.

Joking around isn't allowed in most classrooms, but the best comedies about teachers are full of funny. The top comedy movies about teaching feature misbehaving students, strict principals, and teachers in over their heads. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about teachers including everything from Kindergarten Cop to Bad Teacher to Election.

What films will you find on this list of teacher comedy movies? In School of Rock, Jack Black shares wisdom on the history of rock and the power of live music. Back to School - starring Rodney Dangerfield - is another good funny movie about the classroom. Tina Fey's Ms. Norbury adds heart and humor to the 2004 comedy Mean Girls. Other good films featured on this list include Sex Ed, Teacher of the Year, and Mr. Woodcock.

Which teacher movie do you think is the funniest? Vote your favorites up to the top of the list and add any great films that are missing.

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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

Released: 2010

Directed by: Will Gluck

Easy A is a 2010 American teen comedy film directed by Will Gluck. A clean-cut high school student (Emma Stone) relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

Released: 1996

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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Bad Teacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Bad Teacher is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan based on a screenplay by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch and Jason ...more
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Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

Released: 1999

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

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Fast Times at Ridgemont ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Accepted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Blake Lively, Jonah Hill, Diora Baird

Released: 2006

Directed by: Steve Pink

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National Lampoon's Anima... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Landis

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Here Comes the Boom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

Released: 2012

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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Fist Fight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
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Directed by: Richie Keen

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World's Greatest Dad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
World's Greatest Dad Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy

Released: 2009

Directed by: Bobcat Goldthwait

World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American dark comedy film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. A lonely high school teacher (Robin Williams) has to deal with the tragic loss of his son ...more

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Back to School is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison

Released: 1986

Directed by: Alan Metter

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Sex Ed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Haley Joel Osment, Glen Powell, Lorenza Izzo

Released: 2010

Directed by: Anna Robinson, Ose Hosea, Sam Pollock, Sky Zans, Jonny Rodriguez

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Mr. Woodcock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Tyra Banks, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Dobkin, Craig Gillespie

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Election is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein

Released: 1999

Directed by: Alexander Payne

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Rushmore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Brian Cox

Released: 1998

Directed by: Wes Anderson

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Teacher of the Year is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Teacher of the Year Matt Letscher, Keegan-Michael Key, Sunny Mabrey
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Chalk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Dan Eggleston, Jeffrey Travis, Greg Wise

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mike Akel

Chalk is a 2006 comedy mockumentary about teaching focusing on the lives of three teachers and one assistant principal. It stars Chris Mass as Mr. Stroope and Troy Schremmer as Mr. Lowrey. It is ...more
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Wonder Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Movies About Teachers
Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas

Released: 2000

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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