Comedy The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers  

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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 Comedy Movies About Teachers
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka
Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. "After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester ...more
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196 75
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens
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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214 89
Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried
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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205 83
School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove
School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey ...more
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177 90
Bad Teacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel
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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123 85
Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett
Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, a tough police detective, who must go undercover and pose as a ...more
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110 85
Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco
Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Drew Barrymore, David ...more
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84 85
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more
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86 90
Accepted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Blake Lively, Jonah Hill, Diora Baird
Accepted is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Steve Pink and written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, and Mark Perez. The plot follows a group of high school graduates who create their own ...more
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76 84
National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland
National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity ...more
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61 77
Here Comes the Boom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James
Here Comes the Boom is a 2012 Action Comedy film written by Kevin James, Allan Loeb, Rock Reuben and directed by Frank Coraci.
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9 6
Fist Fight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
mira2909 added Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Christina Hendricks
Fist Fight is a 2017 comedy film directed by Richie Keen. It is a loose remake of the 1987 teen comedy film Three O'Clock High. After high school teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) accidentally ...more
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46 68
World's Greatest Dad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy
World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American black comedy film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. It stars Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore. The film was released on July 24 ...more
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45 72
Back to School is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison
Back to School is a 1986 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Terry Farrell, William Zabka, Ned Beatty, Sam Kinison, and Robert Downey, Jr. It was ...more
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35 74
Sex Ed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Haley Joel Osment, Glen Powell, Lorenza Izzo
"Created as an empowerment tool by LYRIC’s Work It! Queer Youth Action Project, this video serves as a model of how queer sex issues can be covered in high school sex education ...more
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33 74
Mr. Woodcock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Tyra Banks, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon
Mr. Woodcock is a 2007 sports comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie, and starring Seann William Scott, Billy Bob Thornton, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler, and Ethan Suplee. The film was released ...more
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30 76
Election is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein
Election is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by him and Jim Taylor from Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel of the same title. The plot revolves around a ...more
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17 77
Rushmore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Brian Cox
Rushmore is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer, his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume, and their mutual love for ...more
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17 77
Chalk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Dan Eggleston, Jeffrey Travis, Greg Wise
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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15 73
Teacher of the Year is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Teacher of the Year Matt Letscher, Keegan-Michael Key, Sunny Mabrey
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14 78
Wonder Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Teachers
Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas
Wonder Boys is an American 2000 comedy film directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Steve Kloves. The film was based on the novel of the same title by Michael Chabon. Michael Douglas stars as ...more