A great teacher can be the difference between whether you learn anything in life or not. October 5 is celebrated every year all over the world to celebrate the great teachers in our lives. And over the years, movies have given us many great teachers who make us wish we were in their class. Here are some of the best fictional teachers that actually made us want to study:
Robin Williams as John Keating in 'Dead Poets Society'
The late Robin Williams made us all want to be artists, and poets and to follow our dreams and passion as John Keating in 'Dead Poets Society'.
Jack Black as Dewey Finn in 'The School of Rock'
Jack Black as Dewey Finn helped us realise that within each of us is the ability to be spectacular, even if you don't realise it yourself.
Embeth Davidtz as Miss Honey in 'Matilda'
A safe haven for Matilda from her parents and the principal, Miss Honey eventually ends up adopting Matilda as her own.
Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall in 'Harry Potter'
The iconic Maggie Smith brought to life the role of Professor McGonagall so well that all of us wished we had such a great teacher, one who would protect us from evil while still being our friend.
Julia Roberts as Katherine Ann Watson in 'Mona Lisa Smile'
Set in the '50s, Julia Roberts' character in 'Mona Lisa Smile' showed women that they could be more than wives and homemakers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble in 'Kindergarten Cop'
Although not technically a teacher, Schwarzenegger's John Kimble would do anything to protect the students under him when he goes undercover to a kindergarten.
Pat Morita as Mr Miyagi in 'Karate Kid'
Wax on, wax off. A simple statement that exemplifies the simplicity and goodness in the man, Mr Miyagi is one of the all-time iconic characters and one of the best teachers portrayed on screen.
Robin Williams as Sean Maguire in 'Good Will Hunting'
Robin Williams appears on the list once again, in the classic movie 'Good Will Hunting' where he plays a psychology professor who tries to get through to a particularly difficult student.