So the days are getting shorter and cooler and the leaves on the trees are starting to turn, and we all know what that means: the new school year is almost upon us. I never particularly liked school and looking back, I think that was mostly due to my teachers. Sure, I had some good ones, but I can't really say any were terribly entertaining. I think if I had had some teachers like the ones below, I would've done much better. Here are some of the most memorable movie teachers.
Funniest - Mr. Keating, DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. How could you not like a teacher that did impressions and told you to rip up your text book?
Coolest - Mr. Griffith, EASY A. He didn't seem entirely realistic, but still cool nonetheless.
Scariest - Mrs. McKeltch, INVADERS FROM MARS. She was just as scary before the aliens took over and she started eating frogs.
Able to Kick the Most Ass - Mr. Miyagi, THE KARATE KID
- Mr. Kimble, KINDERGARTEN COP
- Mr. Shale, THE SUBSTITUTE
Hottest (For the Fellas) - Miss Davis, VARSITY BLUES. Stripper teacher would've had me sitting up in class.
- Miss Mitchell, ZAPPED AGAIN. Post EXORCIST and CHAINED HEAT Linda Blair could still get heads turning (get it?).
- Sgt. Callahan, POLICE ACADEMY
Hottest (For the Ladies) - Johnny Castle, DIRTY DANCING. He still makes my wife swoon.
- Mr. Lombardo, WILD THINGS
- Mr. Dunne, HALF NELSON
Most Likely to Put You to Sleep - The Unnamed Economics Teacher played by Ben Stein, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF.
Most Entertaining Outside of Class - Mr. Jennings, ANIMAL HOUSE. Enjoys many extracurricular activities with his students.
Biggest Jerk - Mr. Hand, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH. Jerk, yes, but there was still something likeable about him.
Easiest Grader - Dewey Fin a.k.a. Mr. Schneebly, THE SCHOOL OF ROCK. As long as you rock, you get an A.
Best Love Teacher - Lisa, WEIRD SCIENCE
Best "Love" Teacher - Linda Barrett, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH. She taught Stacy how to really love those carrots.
Best Self-defense Instructor - Rex, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. Or worst, depending on how you look at it.
Nicest - Miss Shields, A CHRISTMAS STORY
Best at Teaching You How to Use Your Innate Abilities - Storm, Jean Grey and the other X-Men teachers at Professor Xavier's school.
- Professors Dumbledore, McGonagall, and others at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Best Band Leader - Mr. Holland, MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS
Best at Giving You Some Firsthand Knowledge - Dr. Henry Jones, Jr., RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
Most Inspirational, Mr. Escalante, STAND AND DELIVER
Teacher You Wouldn't Mind Spending the Summer With - Mr. Shoop, SUMMER SCHOOL. House parties, field trips to the zoo, watching horror movies in class; that doesn't sound like too bad a summer.
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