World Deaf Culture Films, TV Movies and TV seriesby deano11 | created - 17 Nov 2011 | updated - 5 days ago | Public
We can see where the Deaf or hearing impaired actors/actresses (or hearing actors/actresses who play as deaf or mute) appeared in this movies, straight-to-DVDs, TV movies, TV series, short films, and documentary films listing with using the world's sign languages and other communications.
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1. Deaf Mute Recitation (1901)
A young girl reciting "The Star Spangled Banner" in sign language as taught at Gallaudet Institute.
Young Coombs is deaf and blind and only seventeen years of age, yet in three years he has accumulated more education and practical knowledge than most sighted boys master in twice that time... See full summary »
Star: Wolcott Coombs
The wonderful progress made by science in helping the afflicted is demonstrated in this interesting production. We see deaf and dumb children regaining the power of speech through the ... See full summary »
4. Deliverance (1919)
90 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of Helen Keller, who lost her vision and hearing at the age of two, was considered a hopeless case, but who through the diligent aid of teacher Anne Sullivan became a ... See full summary »
Silent film tells the life story of a brave deaf and blind Helen Keller played by Etna Ross (as young), Ann Mason (as young woman) and herself, and her teacher, Annie Sullivan played by Edith Lyle (as young woman) and herself.
6. You'd Be Surprised (1926)
Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery
A diamond is stolen at a houseboat party given by the district attorney. He gives the thief a chance to return it by putting an empty box on a table and turning out the lights. When the ... See full summary »
A Victor/Victoria-esque Deaf role where Granville Redmond, a Deaf actor, played a hearing guy pretending to be a Deaf guy in order to provide the plot twist.
7. Beongeoli Sam-ryong (1929)
A Korean silent film based on a short story by Na Do-Hyang about a deaf servant (played by Korean actor Na Woon-gyu) who's in love with his landlord's daughter-in-law.
8. Beggars in Ermine (1934)
Passed | 72 min | Drama
John Dawson loses control of his factory when he is crippled in an accident caused by a rival. Destitute, he travels the country organizing the homeless to help him regain control of his ... See full summary »
9. The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
Alexander Graham Bell falls in love with deaf girl Mabel Hubbard while teaching the deaf and trying to invent means for telegraphing the human voice. She urges him to put off thoughts of ... See full summary »
Loretta Young played as Alexander Graham Bell's wife, Mabel Gardiner Hubbard, who contracted scarlet fever at an early age and became completely deaf. She used to lip-read and speak, not ASL.
10. Lady Gangster (1942)
Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Dot Burton (Faye Emerson)has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who ... See full summary »
Dorothy Adams played as deaf woman, Annie.
11. Le loup des Malveneur (1943)
99 min | Horror, Mystery
A young governess arrives at the Castle of the Malveneurs and begins to investigate some peculiar disappearances.
AKA The Wolf Malveneur.
12. Une vie de chien (1943)
AKA A Dog's Life.
13. Pursuit to Algiers (1945)
Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir
Holmes is recruited to escort the heir to a European throne safely back to his homeland after his father's assassination.
William 'Wee Willie' Davis played as a deaf-mute killer, Gubec, who used sign languages to communicate.
14. Out of the Past (1947)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
Dickie Moore, a former child actor, played as Jeff Bailey's (Robert Mitchum) deaf young assistant.
15. Johnny Belinda (1948)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama
In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.
Jane Wyman played a deaf-mute girl, Belinda McDonald based on the play of the same name by Elmer Blaney Harris.
16. Crash of Silence (1952)
Approved | 93 min | Drama
Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher.
Based on the book The Day Is Ours by Hilda Lewis about in this British film about a family drama involving a deaf-mute child played by English child actress Mandy Miller.
18. The Unconquered (1954)
Approved | 55 min | Documentary
This documentary chronicles the life of Helen Keller, who was struck by an illness as a young child that left her both blind and deaf. Aided by her devoted teacher, Anne Sullivan, Keller is... See full summary »
A biographical documentary film about a blind and deaf girl who struggle her life.
19. Thursday's Children (1954)
Approved | 21 min | Documentary, Short
Won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short of 1954. The subject deals with the children at The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent. The hearing-handicapped children are ... See full summary »
A British short documentary film about The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent, UK.
20. The Court Jester (1955)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king.
21. The First Texan (1956)
Approved | 82 min | Biography, Drama, History
Eastern lawyer Sam Houston moves to Texas where, at the request of President Jackson, he leads the Texan independence movement and wins several battles against the Mexican army.
Real-life American frontiersman Erastus "Deaf" Smith (played by Chubby Johnson) appeared in this part of story about the Texas Revolution and the Army of the Republic of Texas. He used to lip reading.
22. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.
American and silent movie actor Lon Chaney's (played by James Cagney) parents were deaf mutes and used ASL in this real-life film.
23. The Story of Esther Costello (1957)
103 min | Drama
Eighteen-year-old Esther has been deaf and blind since the accident which killed her mother. Wealthy Margaret Landi, a native of Esther's village in Ireland, is talked into helping to ... See full summary »
English actress Heather Sears played the title role, a 15-year-old deaf and blind Irish girl.
24. For the First Time (1959)
Unrated | 92 min | Musical
The brilliance of one of the world's most beloved tenors and the exciting world of opera highlight this delightful romantic adventure set in the most beautiful cities of Europe. Tonio Costa... See full summary »
German actress Johanna von Koczian played a young German woman, Christa, who happens to be deaf.
25. The Tingler (1959)
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror
An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.
Martha (played by Judith Evelyn), who is deaf and mute and a movie theatre owner's wife and used ASL.
27. Johnny Belinda (1961 TV Movie)
125 min | Drama
Violetta Ferrari played a deaf-mute girl, Belinda McDonald based on the play of the same name by Elmer Blaney Harris.
28. The Miracle Worker (1962)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama
True story of a brave deaf and blind Helen Keller played by Patty Duke and her teacher of the deaf and blind, Anne Sullivan played by Anne Bancroft.
29. The Dumb Samyong (1964)
85 min | Drama
Deaf Samryong works as a farmhand. He loves the landlord's daughter-in-law. This film describes his true love and humanity to resist old customs.
A South Korean remake film of 1929's Beongeoli Sam-Ryong in the same short story. Kim Jin-kyu played as a deaf farmhand who's in love with the landlord's daughter-in-law.
30. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Unrated | 84 min | Horror
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. ... See full summary »
Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) and Hans (Sandor Elès) nearly run over Rena the Begger Girl (played by Katy Wild), a wild haired, deaf-mute young woman, who is being accosted by a couple of thugs.
31. Vision On (1965–1976)
30 min | Family
A show presenting art projects and pantomime performances oriented for a hearing impaired youth audience.
English actress Pat Keysell, who is fluent in British Sign Language (BSL) taught deaf children in this British children's television programmee.
32. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Not Rated | 128 min | Drama
A carpenter in the Nazi-occupied Slovak State is appointed Aryan controller of a Jewish widow's store.
Polish-Jewish actress Ida Kamińska played as an old, near-deaf Jewish woman and owner of the sewing notion store.
34. Johnny Belinda (1967 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.
Mia Farrow played as a deaf-mute girl, Belinda McDonald based on the play of the same name by Elmer Blaney Harris.
35. Psych-Out (1968)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
A deaf runaway arrives in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury hippie district looking for her missing brother.
Susan Strasberg played as Jenny, a deaf runaway who can only understand others through lip reading.
36. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
G | 123 min | Drama
When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter.
Alan Arkin played a deaf-mute John Singer with use ASL.
38. Helen Keller and Her Teacher (1970)
More true story of a brave deaf and blind Helen Keller played by Peri Weinstein and her teacher of the deaf and blind, Anne Sullivan played by Barboura Morris.
40. The Wild Child (1970)
G | 83 min | Drama
In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who cannot walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him.
Votes: 6,410 | Gross: $0.06M
41. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »
A West German film documentary film about the story of Fini Straubinger, a deaf-blind German woman.
42. Deaf Mute Heroine (1971)
84 min | Action, Drama
A bounty hunter who makes her living hunting outlaws finds herself the one being hunted when a psychopathic princess wants her dead.
AKA Deaf Mute Heroine. Hong Kong actress Helen Ma played as the title role, a swordswoman, who can neither hear nor speak leaves with a bag of pearls after slashing a group of evil men.
43. Koshish (1972)
125 min | Drama
Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »
An Indian drama film about a deaf and mute couple (played by Indian actor Sanjeev Kumar and actress Jaya Bhaduri) and their conflicts, pain and struggle to carve out a niche for themselves in a desensitized society. They used in Indo-Pakistani Sign Language.
45. Maxie (1973)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A mute young girl finds out that a butcher is using his store as a front for murder.
K.T. Baumann played as Maxie, a deaf-mute young girl, who finds out that a butcher is using his store as a front for murder.
46. Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973)
PG | 91 min | Western
Set in 1830's Texas just after the Republic won its independence from Mexico. The Republic's future is in doubt, with various factions and foreign powers hoping to sway matters to their own... See full summary »
AKA Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears.
47. Silence (1974)
G | 88 min | Drama, Family
Barbara and Al adopt Eric, who is deaf and mute, and take him camping in Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Eric becomes lost and is found by a hermit named Crazy Jack, who teaches him how to survive in the woods.
Eric (played by Ian Geer Flanders), a deaf boy, who is lost in the wilderness is a Crazy Jack (played by Will Geer) family affair.
48. The Towering Inferno (1974)
PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Votes: 33,075 | Gross: $116.00M
Actress Carol McEvoy played as Mrs. Allbright, a deaf and mother of two hearing children, Angela (Carlena Gower) and Phillip (Mike Lookinland). She used ASL to communicate with Lisolette (Jennifer Jones) and her daughter interpreted for her.
49. Deafula (1975)
95 min | Horror
A theology student finds himself turning into a vampire and hunting other students for their blood.
A classic horror movie completely in ASL for Deafies without the captioned. The actors are all hearing who learned to use ASL for their actings.
50. Nashville (1975)
R | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.
Votes: 19,486 | Gross: $9.98M
Linnea and Del Reese (Lily Tomlin and Ned Beatty) are having communication problems with their two deaf children (played by James Dan Calvert and Donna Denton). The children used ASL.
51. Tommy (1975)
PG | 111 min | Drama, Musical
A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.
Votes: 16,649 | Gross: $34.25M
Roger Daltrey played as the title role who was born and raised in post-WWII England grows up seemingly deaf and mute due to a traumatic experience in his youth. He eventually gains fame as a pinball champion, is billed as a messiah and attempts to lead a religious sect.
52. The Sound of Love (1978 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 77 min
A romance about two people who are both disabled. Racing car driver Dave and street-girl Eileen fall in love after he has a car accident. Made as part of a South Australian Film Corporation... See full summary »
An Australian TV movie about a young car mechanic, David (played by John Jarratt), becomes deaf after the motor sport accident and falls in love with a deaf-mute small-time pickpocket and drifter, Eileen (played by Celia de Burgh).
53. Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language.
French documentary focuses on Dr. Francine 'Penny' Patterson and her work with Koko, the gorilla Patterson claims to have taught to communicate with humans using symbols taken from American Sign Language.
54. Dummy (1979 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama
A deaf and dumb young man is accused of murdering a prostitute and defended by a deaf lawyer.
LeVar Burton played as Donald Lang, a real-life African-American deaf-mute teenager, who is accused of killing a prostitute and he was unable to read or write, and did not know lip-reading or sign language. He was represented the case by a deaf attorney Lowell J. Myers (played by Paul Sorvino).
55. The Miracle Worker (1979 TV Movie)
Unrated | 98 min | Drama
Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan leads deaf and blind Helen Keller into the light of learnedness.
True story of a brave deaf and blind Helen Keller played by Melissa Gilbert and her teacher of the blind-deaf Anne Sullivan played by Patty Duke (she played Helen Keller in 1962 feature film).
56. Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story (1979 TV Movie)
120 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the life of Kitty O'Neil, a young girl who overcame her deafness to become one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood, and the holder of the women's land-speed record for driving a rocket-powered racing car.
True story of an American former stuntwoman and racer who became deaf when she was four months old played by Stockard Channing.
57. ...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama
A couple whose son had been diagnosed as intellectually disabled, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not intellectually disabled.
Jeffrey Bravin, a deaf former child actor, played as a lonely deaf child who has been misdiagnosed as retarded.
58. Voices (1979)
PG | 106 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young man meets a deaf teacher and finds she is a great dancer. He encourages her to follow her dream of becoming a professionaL dancer.
Votes: 224 | Gross: $0.03M
Actress Amy Irving played as a young deaf woman and teacher of deaf children who dreams of becoming a dancer is not supported by her mother. She used her ASL.
59. Resurrection (1980)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy
Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,329 | Gross: $3.91M
60. Neumi (1980)
A deaf woman boarding with an elderly laborer suffers many hardships upon the latter's death. The old man's son offers to care for her, but she feels she must leave in order to protect the young man's reputation.
South Korean actress played as the title role who works at a brick factory and she used Korean Sign Language (KSL).
61. Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area.
Votes: 1,528 | Gross: $1.12M
62. See What I Say (1981)
This film features interviews with a number of hearing-impaired women (no men), often in their homes, where the lighting is unusually dark.
A short documentary film about hearing-impaired women who discuss their use of sign language (ASL).
63. Amy (1981)
G | 100 min | Family, Drama
A woman leaves her husband after the death of her child to teach deaf children how to speak. Her own child was deaf and although she has no formal training she successfully teaches one boy.
Amy (Jenny Agutter), a teacher teaches deaf and blind students how to speak.
64. La surditude (1981)
85 min | Documentary
This film acquaints its audience with the problems connected with impaired hearing: communication, education, social integration, jobs. It shows how many of these problems can be surmounted... See full summary »
AKA To Be Deaf. This film acquaints its audience with the problems connected with impaired hearing: communication, education, social integration, jobs in Canada.
65. Madhouse (1981)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
A woman is pursued by her taunting, murderous, sadistic, psychopathic twin sister and her relentless demonic Rottweiler on a killing spree.
AKA Madhouse. Actress Trish Everly played as a young schoolteacher for deaf children and used ASL to communicate each other.
66. See Hear (1981– )
The weekly magazine programme for deaf and hard of hearing people, produced in sign language with open subtitles.
A monthly magazine programme for deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United Kingdom, broadcast on Wednesday mornings. The programme focuses on the British and the worldwide deaf community and covers a broad range of topics from areas such as education, deaf people's rights, technology and language. The programme is presented entirely in BSL and is broadcast with voice-over and subtitles in English. Using these methods allow not only deaf, but also hearing people learning sign language to understand the programme, too.
67. A Single Light (1981 TV Movie)
Nia Peeples played a deaf girl.
68. Johnny Belinda (1982 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama
Rosanna Arquette played a deaf-mute girl, Belinda McDonald based on the play of the same name by Elmer Blaney Harris.
69. Tin Man (1983)
PG | 89 min | Drama
A young man, born deaf, invents a computer so he can hear and speak with others.
Timothy Bottoms played as a young auto mechanic, born deaf, invents a computer so he can hear and speak with others.
70. Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)
60 min | Family, Fantasy
As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ... See full summary »
Deaf American actress Linda Bove played the part of Linda the Librarian from the children's television program Sesame Street.
71. Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama
Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College.
A semisequel to the 1979 TV movie version of The Miracle Worker about the continue life of Helen Keller (Mare Winningham) and her teacher and companion, Anne Sullivan (Blythe Danner).
72. Höhenfeuer (1985)
R | 119 min | Drama
A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him... See full summary »
Switzerland film with Thomas Nock played a deaf boy who works like a man, child-like.
73. Follow That Bird (1985)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
Deaf American actress Linda Bove played the part of Linda the Librarian from the children's television program Sesame Street.
74. A Summer to Remember (1985 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Comedy
Silent since losing his hearing to meningitis, young Toby Wyler takes a bitter stance against the world and his family, refusing to accept his new stepfather. But when a highly trained ... See full summary »
A bitter deaf boy (real-life deaf actor Sean Gerlis) befriended by signing chimp with use ASL.
75. Love Is Never Silent (1985 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Margaret Ryder has always looked after her deaf parents, Janice and Abel. Long the only contact her folks have had with the speaking world, Margaret struggles with whether she should strike... See full summary »
Deaf actors Phyllis Frelich and Ed Waterstreet played as Margaret Ryder's (Mare Winningham) deaf parents.
A documentary film about the School for the Deaf at the Alabama Institute is organized around a theory of total communication i.e. the use of signs and finger spelling in conjunction with speech, hearing aids, lip reading, gestures and the written word. They used ASL.
77. Children of a Lesser God (1986)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice.
Votes: 12,714 | Gross: $31.85M
Deaf American actress Marlee Matlin's debut feature film. This film is notable for being the first since the 1926 silent film You'd Be Surprised to feature a deaf actor in a major role.
78. Le sourd dans la ville (1987)
97 min | Drama
A middle-aged woman is abandoned by her wealthy husband and moves into a cheap, dilapidated hotel where she develops relationships with the eternally optimistic owner and her deaf and terminally ill child.
AKA Deaf to the City. Quebec actor Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge played as a deaf and terminally ill child of a middle-aged woman (Béatrice Picard).
79. Crazy Moon (1987)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rich young kleptomaniac and a deaf store worker form a relationship after an ordeal with a stolen mannequin.
Real-life deaf actress Vanessa Vaughan played Ann, a deaf female employee from a clothes store where Brooks (Kiefer Sutherland) steals a mannequin and he falls in love with her.
80. Walker (1987)
R | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History
An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.
Votes: 2,737 | Gross: $0.26M
Marlee Matlin played as William Walker's (Ed Harris) deaf fianceé with used ASL for only 10 minutes.
81. Suspect (1987)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A legal team defending a homeless, mute man of murder, find a web of corruption that may have dangerous implications.
Votes: 7,767 | Gross: $18.78M
Liam Neeson played a homeless, deaf-mute Vietnam veteran accused of murdering a file clerk at the Justice Department.
82. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)
60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama
The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.
Real-life deaf actress Terrylene played as a deaf girl Laura Williams who supports Vincent known as "The Beast" after he saved her life. She appeared in 4 episodes.
83. La brute (1987)
90 min | Drama
Based on Guy Des Cars novel La Brute. A Deaf and blind young boy is accused of commiting a brutal murder.
French actor Xavier Deluc played as a blind-deaf-mute man who is accused of murdering his wife's lover.
84. Captain Johnno (1988 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family
A deaf boy befriends an Italian fisherman in his village.
Australian young unknown actor Damien Walters played as a ten-year-old with a hearing impairment title role and he used Auslan to communicate with his family.
85. Bridge to Silence (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance
John and Peg are both deaf and they have a six year old daughter, Lisa. On their way to Peg's parents they have a car accident and John is killed. Peg has a nervous breakdown and Peg's ... See full summary »
Based on the Broadway that Marlee Matlin also played the role as a deaf widow and mother of a six-year-old hearing daughter in this TV movie.
86. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
Votes: 40,879 | Gross: $46.91M
Gene Wilder played Dave Lyons, a deaf guy who can read lips only.
88. A Scene at the Sea (1991)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.
A Japanese romance film about the lives of a young, deaf and gloomy couple (played by Claude Maki and Hiroko Ôshima) are fulfilled after the deaf garbage collector (Maki) holds interest in surfboarding.
89. L'homme au masque d'or (1991)
In San Luis de la Paz, a small and and very poor town in northern Mexico, the priest Father Victorio manages an orphanage with nearly 50 children. He does wrestling, disguised with a golden... See full summary »
AKA The Man with the Golden Mask.
90. Wildflower (1991 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.
Patricia Arquette played as Alice, an abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.
91. The Linguini Incident (1991)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime
Two disgruntled restaurant employees (David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette) decide to rob their employers (Buck Henry, Andre Gregory).
Marlee Matlin played as Jeanette, a deaf colleague of Monte (David Bowie) and Lucy (Rosanna Arquette) in the restaurant.
92. High Heels (1991)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,209 | Gross: $1.71M
Isabel (played by Spanish actress Miriam Díaz Aroca), the Spanish sign language interpreter of Rebeca's (Victoria Abril) words on the TV news.
93. Grand Canyon (1991)
R | 134 min | Crime, Drama
Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,390 | Gross: $33.24M
Marlee Matlin played brief as an uncredited role, a mother using ASL to communicate with her child as several youth are being sent off to camp. And Simon's (Danny Glover) daughter is deaf when he and her lover communicate to her on TTY (Telephone Typewriter).
94. Le pays des sourds (1992)
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary
With unerring curiousity and sensitivity, director Philbert portrays the difficulties and joys of being deaf, offering vivid portraits of people of all ages coping with and surmounting their challenges.
Focuses on the interrelationships between Deaf culture and language in France. Presented in French Sign Language (FSL).
95. Alexander Graham Bell: The Sound and the Silence (1991 TV Movie)
420 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of an inventor Alexander Graham Bell who instructed the deaf students to speak and avoided the use of ASL at a deaf school. Helen Keller (played by Rhondee Beriault), a deaf and blind woman, appeared brief as one of Bell's most famous pupils.
96. Hear No Evil (1993)
R | 97 min | Thriller
Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin, which he plans to keep for himself. A journalist briefly acquires the... See full summary »
Votes: 927 | Gross: $5.68M
Marlee Matlin played Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. She used ASL.
97. Reasonable Doubts (1991–1993)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama
A drama about the working relationship between Assistant DA Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor sensitive to the rights of the accused, and hard-charging, gruff Detective Dicky Cobb, an old-fashioned cop with a "bust-the-perps" attitude.
Marlee Matlin played D.A. Tess Kaufman, who is deaf, with the assist to Chicago police detective Dicky Cobb (Mark Harmon) as her investigator because he is fluent in ASL.
98. Första kärleken (1992– )
Young Swedish actress Alexandra Royal played as Anna, a deaf girl who used Swedish Sign Language (STS) being friend with a hearing boy, Daniel (played by Linus Åberg), who falls in love with her.
99. The Piano (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
Votes: 68,966 | Gross: $40.16M
American actress and Oscar winner Holly Hunter played as a mute Scotswoman and piano player Aba McGrath who expressed through her British Sign Language (BSL).
100. Picket Fences (1992–1996)
120 min | Crime, Drama, Family
An aging Sheriff tries to keep the peace in a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes.
Marlee Matlin played as Laurie Bay, a deaf-mute former bank robber turned female mayor of Rome, Wisconsin, who used to communicate in ASL and lip-reading.