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1. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 27,790

2. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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82 Metascore

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 245,415 | Gross: $81.26M

3. King of the Hill (1997–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick

Votes: 42,127

4. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 621,926 | Gross: $132.09M

5. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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61 Metascore

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 125,532 | Gross: $91.46M

6. Finding Dory (2016)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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77 Metascore

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 214,310 | Gross: $486.30M

7. Bad Teacher (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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47 Metascore

A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch

Votes: 181,454 | Gross: $100.29M

8. Naked (I) (2017)

TV-14 | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.4
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36 Metascore

Nervous about finally getting married, a guy is forced to relive the same nerve-wracking hours over and over again until he gets things right on his wedding day.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, J.T. Jackson

Votes: 14,240

9. Invincible (2006)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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63 Metascore

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway

Votes: 60,797 | Gross: $57.79M

10. Shall We Dance (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.1
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47 Metascore

A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 40,627 | Gross: $57.89M

11. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 24,647 | Gross: $1.49M

12. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 80,596 | Gross: $2.69M

13. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.6
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74 Metascore

A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

Votes: 28,872 | Gross: $14.79M

14. Cooties (2014)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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49 Metascore

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion | Stars: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 20,713 | Gross: $0.06M

15. School's Out (2018)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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When Pierre Hoffman integrates the prestigious College St Joseph, it finds among 3th 1 of strange behavior, a hostility diffuse, a deaf violence. Is it because their professor of French has... See full summary »

Director: Sébastien Marnier | Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Emmanuelle Bercot, Luàna Bajrami, Victor Bonnel

Votes: 520

16. Sound of My Voice (2011)

R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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67 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling, Davenia McFadden

Votes: 19,417 | Gross: $0.41M

17. One Eight Seven (1997)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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15 months after being stabbed 9 times by a student at work as a high school teacher in NYC, Mr. Garfield is working in LA as a substitute teacher come full-time. He refuses to be a victim anymore.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 20,559 | Gross: $5.72M

18. Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)

TV-14 | 116 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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A coming of age story involving young love and a mysterious music, coming from a crystal radio left as a memento by an absent father, that leads a young heroine deep into a hidden world.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Hilary Haag, Corey Hartzog, Leraldo Anzaldua, David Matranga

Votes: 11,643

19. Terkel in Trouble (2004)

Not Rated | 77 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

7.1
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Terkel is an average teenager whose life takes a turn for the worse when a girl who had a crush on him kills herself and an unknown maniac starts stalking him.

Directors: Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Stefan Fjeldmark | Stars: Anders Matthesen, Kim Mattheson, Bill Bailey, Ben Bishop

Votes: 8,957 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Flash of Genius (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.

Director: Marc Abraham | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Tim Eddis

Votes: 15,812 | Gross: $4.23M

21. Indian Summer (1972)

132 min | Drama

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In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in high school replacing another teacher. His ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Alain Delon, Giancarlo Giannini, Sonia Petrovna, Renato Salvatori

Votes: 1,414

22. Miss Meadows (2014)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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43 Metascore

A story centered on a proper elementary school teacher who moonlights as a vigilante.

Director: Karen Leigh Hopkins | Stars: Katie Holmes, James Badge Dale, Callan Mulvey, Jean Smart

Votes: 6,583

23. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 18,189 | Gross: $2.01M

24. The Formula (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

2.7
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"The Formula" is the story of Quinn and Graham, two engineering students who discover a mathematical formula to pick up women with ease. Quinn is a hopeless romantic who falls head over ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Beecher, Joe Clarke | Stars: Brandon Baker, Mike Schminke, Sasha Jackson, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 679

25. Tales from the Neverending Story (2001– )

375 min | Drama, Family, Adventure

5.2
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Twelve-year-old Bastian Balthazar Bux had lost the wonderful imagination he had as a child somewhere between growing older, watching TV, going to school and playing with his Gameboy. But ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Griffin, Brittany Drisdelle, Valérie Chiniara, Stefano Faustini

Votes: 711

26. Not One Less (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

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73 Metascore

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian, Enman Gao

Votes: 7,704 | Gross: $0.59M

27. Dirty Teacher (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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A high school senior becomes the victim of an elaborate frame-up after learning that her boyfriend is sleeping with their teacher.

Director: Doug Campbell | Stars: Josie Davis, Kelcie Stranahan, Cameron Deane Stewart, Darlene Vogel

Votes: 1,667

28. Invasion (1997– )

TV-14 | 175 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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Small rocks fall from the sky which, when touched, trigger a latent virus that has always existed in humans and begins mutating them into an alien species. Taking advantage of its hive ... See full summary »

Stars: Luke Perry, Kim Cattrall, Rebecca Gayheart, Christopher Orr

Votes: 1,043

29. Virgin High (1991)

R | 90 min | Comedy

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A girl gets in trouble with her parents for allegedly fooling around with her boyfriend, and they send her to a catholic girls' high school. There she finds that one of the students (... See full summary »

Director: Richard Gabai | Stars: Richard Gabai, Tracy Dali, Burt Ward, Maureen LaVette

Votes: 387

30. My Little Chickadee (1940)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Dick Foran

Votes: 2,374

31. Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)

95 min | Crime, Drama

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The year is 1962. Erik, his newly aquainted friend Edmund and his grown-up brother Henry are going to spend their summer holiday in a fairly decayed house just near the lake Genesaret. One ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Asphaug | Stars: Anton Lundqvist, Jesper Adefelt, Jonas Karlsson, Johan H:son Kjellgren

Votes: 2,177

32. Wild Reeds (1994)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

Votes: 4,752 | Gross: $0.92M

33. Fallen Stars (2017)

TV-14 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

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A poignant drama that chronicles the unexpected friendship that develops between Cooper, a melancholy bartender, who at thirty-six still isn't sure what he wants to do with his life, and ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Jett | Stars: Ryan O'Nan, Michelle Ang, Leslie David Baker, Jennifer Irwin

Votes: 296

34. Summerfield (1977)

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A teacher discovers one of his students has a rare blood disease, and is drawn into a mystery that culminates in a thrilling climax.

Director: Ken Hannam | Stars: Nick Tate, John Waters, Elizabeth Alexander, Michelle Jarman

Votes: 238

35. The Substitute (2007)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A group of sixth graders are convinced their new substitute teacher is actually a menacing alien.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen, Jonas Wandschneider, Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok

Votes: 3,014

36. Til Death Do Us Part (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 105 min | Thriller

5.2
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Psychological thriller about a woman with a heart condition who begins to suspect that her new husband might not be who she thinks he is.

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Haylie Duff, Ty Olsson, Magda Apanowicz, Andrea Brooks

Votes: 233

37. Christmas Angel (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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Christmas wishes made before a long-abandoned house that start coming true lead an elementary schoolgirl to discover a reclusive woman living inside.

Director: Brian Herzlinger | Stars: Della Reese, Teri Polo, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Kevin Sorbo

Votes: 945

38. The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.8
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This 90-minute special aired on the Lifetime network in June 2003 served as a reunion show for 3 of the 4 Golden Girls. This show has clips from the girls' favorite moments from the show, ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, Estelle Getty

Votes: 74

39. The Elementary School (1991)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Jan Tríska, Zdenek Sverák, Libuse Safránková, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 2,414

40. Gilda Live (1980)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.0
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A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

Directors: Mike Nichols, Lorne Michaels | Stars: Gilda Radner, Don Novello, Paul Shaffer, Nils Nichols

Votes: 501 | Gross: $2.26M

41. El Reemplazante (2012– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A former financial executive finds redemption and romance when he becomes a math teacher, after he's granted parole following a prison sentence.

Stars: Ivan Alvarez de Araya, Karla Melo, Sebastián Ayala, Sergio Hernández

Votes: 219

42. Detention (I) (1998)

R | 86 min | Drama

6.5
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After some personal trauma, Wilson Walmsley is invited to work as a substitute teacher in a suburban public high school. He finds lack of authority and interest in the school direction and ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Anderson | Stars: John S. Davies, Marsha Dietlein, Meason Wiley, Kirk E. Kelleykahn

Votes: 353

43. Blue Blue Sky (2010)

128 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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High school girls decided to participate the Calligraphy Demonstration Event. The importance of calligraphy is 'to learn how to express oneself',which is also the most difficult skill that ... See full summary »

Director: Takafumi Ohta | Stars: Karin Aiba, Michelle Fujisaki, Tomoko Fujita, Yuria Haga

Votes: 13

44. Mga munting tinig (2002)

109 min | Drama

7.1
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58 Metascore

A young idealistic teacher enters her kids in a city choral competition. A victory there would not only gain funds for the school, but prove to these children of poverty how even they can afford to hope.

Director: Gil Portes | Stars: Alessandra de Rossi, Dexter Doria, Gina Alajar, Amy Austria

Votes: 119

45. Hataw na (1995)

Musical, Romance, Drama

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Director: Jose Javier Reyes | Stars: Gary Valenciano, Dayanara Torres, Nida Blanca, Jao Mapa

Votes: 17

46. Amazones (2004)

100 min | Action, Crime, Comedy

5.6
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Four women from the North of Dutch town Breda are sick of their poor life. Lot is divorced and has two little kids; her friend Sam has a busy family life and an unemployed husband; Reneetje... See full summary »

Director: Esmé Lammers | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Monic Hendrickx, Georgina Verbaan, Susan Visser

Votes: 639

47. Gerry Dee: The Substitute (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

1.0
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Gerry Dee from CBC's Mr. D puts on a funny wolf man beard and pretends he is an Eastern European substitute teacher and then he talks to the students all day, but then he takes his beard ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerry Dee, Michael Volpe | Stars: Gerry Dee, Sara Mitich, Verity Fiction, Sandy Forsyth

Votes: 150

48. Piv (2011)

26 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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Director: Mads Riisom | Stars: Jonas Bagger, Caroline Birch, Henrik Birch, Sofie Brandt

Votes: 6

49. Sing, Salmon, Sing! (2008)

120 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Nanahama High school girl Kasumi is in her school's choir. She loses her confidence and esteem when she is told by a would-be photographer how she resembles a salmon when she is singing. ... See full summary »

Director: Makoto Tanaka | Stars: Kaho, Gori, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Masaaki Akahori

Votes: 78

50. The Substitute (2007)

17 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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There's something strange about the new substitute teacher in class.

Director: Andrea Jublin | Stars: Valentino Campitelli, Arianna Dal Buono, Lorenzo de Cicco, Nicola De Feo

Votes: 445



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