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.
- Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary ...more
- Prompted by her popular best friend to spill details of her boring weekend, Olive (Emma Stone), a clean-cut teen, decides to spice things up by telling a little lie about losing her virginity. When ...more
- 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 name. ...more
- 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, which ...more
- For most, teaching is an honorable profession -- except for Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). The foul-mouthed, boozy woman can't wait to marry a rich man and quit her job, but she has to rethink her plans ...more
- 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 kindergarten ...more
- Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore), a baby-faced junior copywriter at the Chicago Sun-Times, must pose as a student at her former high school to research contemporary teenage culture. With the help of her ...more
- Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy gets trapped in a love ...more
- 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 members ...more
- Teacher of the Year is a comedy film directed by Jason Strouse. After Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award, he immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave ...more
- 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 fake ...more
- 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 gets ...more
- Here Comes the Boom is a 2012 Action Comedy film written by Kevin James, Allan Loeb, Rock Reuben and directed by Frank Coraci.
- 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
- When the son of high school English teacher Lance Clayton (Robin Williams) accidentally kills himself, Clayton writes a fake suicide note to evade scandal. At first uninterested in the death, the ...more
- Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick), a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) uses less than ethical tactics to get ...more
- "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 classes." Quoting the ...more
- John Farley (Seann William Scott), a self-help author, returns to his hometown and makes a shocking discovery: His mother (Susan Sarandon) is about to marry his former gym teacher (Billy Bob ...more
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- Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (aka Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc) is a 2021 Romanian comedy-drama film directed by Radu Jude. A school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat ...more
- When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with ...more
- Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even ...more
- 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