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The Funniest Movies About Teachers

Updated April 22, 2020 4.0k votes 534 voters 32.1k views21 items

List RulesVote 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

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes

    Released2010

    Directed byWill Gluck

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    School of Rock

    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

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    Mean Girls

    Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams

    Released2004

    Directed byMark Waters

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    Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake

    Released2011

    Directed byJake Kasdan

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    Kindergarten Cop

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable

    Released1990

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • Never Been Kissed7
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    Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore

    Released1999

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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    Blake Lively, Jonah Hill

    Released2006

    Directed bySteve Pink

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    Ice Cube, Charlie Day

    Directed byRichie Keen

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    World's Greatest Dad

    Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara

    Released2009

    Directed byBobcat Goldthwait

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    Sex Ed

    Haley Joel Osment, Glen Powell

    Released2010

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    Mr. Woodcock

    Tyra Banks, Amy Poehler

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Dobkin, Craig Gillespie

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    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Matt Letscher, Keegan-Michael Key
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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste

    Released2012

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    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield

    Released1986

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    Rushmore

    Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel

    Released1998

    Directed byWes Anderson

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    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick

    Released1999

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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  • Wonder Boys20
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    Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes

    Released2000

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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    Chalk

    Dan Eggleston, Jeffrey Travis

    Released2006

    Directed byMike Akel

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