World Deaf Culture Films, TV Movies and TV series

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1.
Deaf Mute Recitation (1901 Documentary)
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A young girl reciting "The Star Spangled Banner" in sign language as taught at Gallaudet Institute.
 
2.
Wolcott Coombs: The Phenomenal Deaf and Blind Boy (1912 Documentary)
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Young Coombs is deaf and blind and only seventeen years of age, yet in three years he has accumulated...
 
3.
What New York Is Doing for Its Deaf, Dumb and Blind (1913 Documentary)
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The wonderful progress made by science in helping the afflicted is demonstrated in this interesting production...
 
4.
Deliverance (1919)
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The true story of Helen Keller, who lost her vision and hearing at the age of two, was considered a hopeless case... (90 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
5.
Asilados de la escuela de sordo mudos (1921 Documentary)
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Director: Fernando Orozco
 
6.
You'd Be Surprised (1926)
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A diamond is stolen at a houseboat party given by the district attorney. He gives the thief a chance... (60 mins.)
Director: Arthur Rosson
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
7.
Deaf Sam-ryong (1929)
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Director: Woon-gyu Na
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
8.
Beggars in Ermine (1934)
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John Dawson loses control of his factory when he is crippled in an accident caused by a rival. Destitute... (72 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
9.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
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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... (98 mins.)
Director: Irving Cummings
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
10.
Lady Gangster (1942)
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Dot Burton (Faye Emerson)has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest... (62 mins.)
Director: Florian Roberts
“ Dorothy Adams played as deaf woman, Annie. ” - deano11
 
11.
Le loup des Malveneur (1943)
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A young governess arrives at the Castle of the Malveneurs and begins to investigate some peculiar disappearances. (99 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Radot
“ AKA The Wolf Malveneur. ” - deano11
 
12.
Une vie de chien (1943)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Maurice Cammage
“ AKA A Dog's Life. ” - deano11
 
13.
Pursuit to Algiers (1945)
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Holmes is recruited to escort the heir to a European throne safely back to his homeland after his father's assassination. (65 mins.)
“ William 'Wee Willie' Davis played as a deaf-mute killer, Gubec, who used sign languages to communicate. ” - deano11
 
14.
Out of the Past (1947)
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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. (97 mins.)
“ Dickie Moore, a former child actor, played as Jeff Bailey's (Robert Mitchum) deaf young assistant. ” - deano11
 
15.
Johnny Belinda (1948)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ Jane Wyman played a deaf-mute girl, Belinda McDonald based on the play of the same name by Elmer Blaney Harris. ” - deano11
 
16.
Crash of Silence (1952)
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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. (93 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
17.
Galawgaw (1954)
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18.
The Unconquered (1954 Documentary)
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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... (55 mins.)
Director: Nancy Hamilton
“ A biographical documentary film about a blind and deaf girl who struggle her life. ” - deano11
 
19.
Thursday's Children (1954 Documentary)
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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... (21 mins.)
“ A British short documentary film about The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent, UK. ” - deano11
 
20.
The Court Jester (1955)
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A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king. (101 mins.)
 
21.
The First Texan (1956)
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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. (82 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
22.
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death. (122 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
“ American and silent movie actor Lon Chaney's (played by James Cagney) parents were deaf mutes and used ASL in this real-life film. ” - deano11
 
23.
The Story of Esther Costello (1957)
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Eighteen-year-old Esther has been deaf and blind since the accident which killed her mother. Wealthy Margaret Landi... (103 mins.)
Director: David Miller
“ English actress Heather Sears played the title role, a 15-year-old deaf and blind Irish girl. ” - deano11
 
24.
For the First Time (1959)
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The brilliance of one of the world's most beloved tenors and the exciting world of opera highlight this... (92 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
“ German actress Johanna von Koczian played a young German woman, Christa, who happens to be deaf. ” - deano11
 
25.
The Tingler (1959)
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An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host. (82 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ Martha (played by Judith Evelyn), who is deaf and mute and a movie theatre owner's wife and used ASL. ” - deano11
 
26.
El sordo (1959)
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(88 mins.)
Director: René Cardona
 
27.
Johnny Belinda (1961 TV Movie)
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(125 mins.)
“ Violetta Ferrari played a deaf-mute girl, Belinda McDonald based on the play of the same name by Elmer Blaney Harris. ” - deano11
 
28.
The Miracle Worker (1962)
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate. (106 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
29.
The Dumb Samyong (1964)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Sang-ok Shin
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
30.
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
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Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad... (84 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
31.
Vision On (1965 TV Series)
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A show presenting art projects and pantomime performances oriented for a hearing impaired youth audience. (30 mins.)
“ English actress Pat Keysell, who is fluent in British Sign Language (BSL) taught deaf children in this British children's television programmee. ” - deano11
 
32.
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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A carpenter in the Nazi-occupied Slovak State is appointed Aryan controller of a Jewish widow's store. (128 mins.)
“ Polish-Jewish actress Ida Kamińska played as an old, near-deaf Jewish woman and owner of the sewing notion store. ” - deano11
 
33.
Who's Minding the Mint? (1967)
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A mint worker accidentally destroys some money and decides to break in and reprint it, but find he has some unwanted partners. (97 mins.)
Director: Howard Morris
 
34.
Johnny Belinda (1967 TV Movie)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
“ Mia Farrow played as a deaf-mute girl, Belinda McDonald based on the play of the same name by Elmer Blaney Harris. ” - deano11
 
35.
Psych-Out (1968)
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A deaf runaway arrives in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury hippie district looking for her missing brother. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
“ Susan Strasberg played as Jenny, a deaf runaway who can only understand others through lip reading. ” - deano11
 
36.
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
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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. (123 mins.)
“ Alan Arkin played a deaf-mute John Singer with use ASL. ” - deano11
 
37.
Priya (1970)
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(152 mins.)
Director: Madhu
 
38.
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
39.
Hoa Binh (1970)
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A small Vietnamese boy grows up during the horrors and hardships of The Vietnam War era. (93 mins.)
Director: Raoul Coutard
 
40.
The Wild Child (1970)
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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. (83 mins.)
 
41.
Land of Silence and Darkness (1971 Documentary)
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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... (85 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ A West German film documentary film about the story of Fini Straubinger, a deaf-blind German woman. ” - deano11
 
42.
Deaf Mute Heroine (1971)
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A bounty hunter who makes her living hunting outlaws finds herself the one being hunted when a psychopathic princess wants her dead. (84 mins.)
Director: Wu Ma
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
43.
Koshish (1972)
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Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and... (125 mins.)
Director: Gulzar
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
44.
Églantine (1972)
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(90 mins.)
 
45.
Maxie (1973)
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A mute young girl finds out that a butcher is using his store as a front for murder. (89 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
46.
Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (1973)
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Set in 1830's Texas just after the Republic won its independence from Mexico. The Republic's future is in doubt... (91 mins.)
Director: Paolo Cavara
“ AKA Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears. ” - deano11
 
47.
Silence (1974)
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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. (88 mins.)
Director: John Korty
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
48.
The Towering Inferno (1974)
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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. (165 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
49.
Deafula (1975)
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A theology student finds himself turning into a vampire and hunting other students for their blood. (95 mins.)
Director: Peter Wechsberg
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
50.
Nashville (1975)
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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
51.
Tommy (1975)
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A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
52.
The Sound of Love (1978 TV Movie)
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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... (77 mins.)
Director: John Power
“ 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). ” - deano11
 
53.
Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language. (85 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
54.
Dummy (1979 TV Movie)
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A deaf and dumb young man is accused of murdering a prostitute and defended by a deaf lawyer. (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
“ 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). ” - deano11
 
55.
The Miracle Worker (1979 TV Movie)
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Devoted teacher Anne Sullivan leads deaf and blind Helen Keller into the light of learnedness. (98 mins.)
Director: Paul Aaron
“ 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). ” - deano11
 
56.
Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story (1979 TV Movie)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Lou Antonio
“ True story of an American former stuntwoman and racer who became deaf when she was four months old played by Stockard Channing. ” - deano11
 
57.
...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979 TV Movie)
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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. (100 mins.)
“ Jeffrey Bravin, a deaf former child actor, played as a lonely deaf child who has been misdiagnosed as retarded. ” - deano11
 
58.
Voices (1979)
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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. (106 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
59.
Resurrection (1980)
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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband... (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
60.
The Deaf Worker (1980)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-young Kim
“ South Korean actress played as the title role who works at a brick factory and she used Korean Sign Language (KSL). ” - deano11
 
61.
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
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A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area. (84 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
 
62.
See What I Say (1981 Documentary)
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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). ” - deano11
 
63.
Amy (1981)
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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. (100 mins.)
“ Amy (Jenny Agutter), a teacher teaches deaf and blind students how to speak. ” - deano11
 
64.
La surditude (1981 Documentary)
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This film acquaints its audience with the problems connected with impaired hearing: communication, education... (85 mins.)
Director: Yves Dion
“ AKA To Be Deaf. This film acquaints its audience with the problems connected with impaired hearing: communication, education, social integration, jobs in Canada. ” - deano11
 
65.
Madhouse (1981)
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A woman is pursued by her taunting, murderous, sadistic, psychopathic twin sister and her relentless demonic Rottweiler on a killing spree. (92 mins.)
Director: Oliver Hellman
“ AKA Madhouse. Actress Trish Everly played as a young schoolteacher for deaf children and used ASL to communicate each other. ” - deano11
 
66.
See Hear (1981 TV Series)
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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. ” - deano11
 
67.
A Single Light (1981 TV Movie)
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Director: Karl Epstein
“ Nia Peeples played a deaf girl. ” - deano11
 
68.
Johnny Belinda (1982 TV Movie)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Page
“ Rosanna Arquette played a deaf-mute girl, Belinda McDonald based on the play of the same name by Elmer Blaney Harris. ” - deano11
 
69.
Tin Man (1983)
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A young man, born deaf, invents a computer so he can hear and speak with others. (89 mins.)
Director: John G. Thomas
“ Timothy Bottoms played as a young auto mechanic, born deaf, invents a computer so he can hear and speak with others. ” - deano11
 
70.
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983 TV Movie)
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As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy... (60 mins.)
Director: Jon Stone
“ Deaf American actress Linda Bove played the part of Linda the Librarian from the children's television program Sesame Street. ” - deano11
 
71.
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (1984 TV Movie)
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Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe College. (100 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
“ 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). ” - deano11
 
72.
Alpine Fire (1985)
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A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi... (119 mins.)
Director: Fredi M. Murer
“ Switzerland film with Thomas Nock played a deaf boy who works like a man, child-like. ” - deano11
 
73.
Follow That Bird (1985)
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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. (88 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
“ Deaf American actress Linda Bove played the part of Linda the Librarian from the children's television program Sesame Street. ” - deano11
 
74.
A Summer to Remember (1985 TV Movie)
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Silent since losing his hearing to meningitis, young Toby Wyler takes a bitter stance against the world and his family... (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Lewis
“ A bitter deaf boy (real-life deaf actor Sean Gerlis) befriended by signing chimp with use ASL. ” - deano11
 
75.
Love Is Never Silent (1985 TV Movie)
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Margaret Ryder has always looked after her deaf parents, Janice and Abel. Long the only contact her folks have had with the speaking world... (100 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
“ Deaf actors Phyllis Frelich and Ed Waterstreet played as Margaret Ryder's (Mare Winningham) deaf parents. ” - deano11
 
76.
Deaf (1986 Documentary)
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(164 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
77.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
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A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice. (119 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
78.
Le sourd dans la ville (1987)
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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. (97 mins.)
“ 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). ” - deano11
 
79.
Crazy Moon (1987)
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A rich young kleptomaniac and a deaf store worker form a relationship after an ordeal with a stolen mannequin. (90 mins.)
Director: Allan Eastman
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
80.
Walker (1987)
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An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua. (94 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
“ Marlee Matlin played as William Walker's (Ed Harris) deaf fianceé with used ASL for only 10 minutes. ” - deano11
 
81.
Suspect (1987)
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A legal team defending a homeless, mute man of murder, find a web of corruption that may have dangerous implications. (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ Liam Neeson played a homeless, deaf-mute Vietnam veteran accused of murdering a file clerk at the Justice Department. ” - deano11
 
82.
Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV Series)
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The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City. (60 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
83.
La brute (1987)
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Based on Guy Des Cars novel La Brute. A Deaf and blind young boy is accused of commiting a brutal murder. (90 mins.)
“ French actor Xavier Deluc played as a blind-deaf-mute man who is accused of murdering his wife's lover. ” - deano11
 
84.
Captain Johnno (1988 TV Movie)
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A deaf boy befriends an Italian fisherman in his village. (96 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
85.
Bridge to Silence (1989 TV Movie)
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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... (100 mins.)
Director: Karen Arthur
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
86.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ Gene Wilder played Dave Lyons, a deaf guy who can read lips only. ” - deano11
 
87.
Erreur de jeunesse (1989)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Radovan Tadic
 
88.
A Scene at the Sea (1991)
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The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding. (101 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
89.
L'homme au masque d'or (1991)
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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...
Director: Eric Duret
“ AKA The Man with the Golden Mask. ” - deano11
 
90.
Wildflower (1991 TV Movie)
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An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children. (120 mins.)
Director: Diane Keaton
“ Patricia Arquette played as Alice, an abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children. ” - deano11
 
91.
The Linguini Incident (1991)
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Two disgruntled restaurant employees (David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette) decide to rob their employers (Buck Henry, Andre Gregory). (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Shepard
“ Marlee Matlin played as Jeanette, a deaf colleague of Monte (David Bowie) and Lucy (Rosanna Arquette) in the restaurant. ” - deano11
 
92.
High Heels (1991)
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A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends... (112 mins.)
“ Isabel (played by Spanish actress Miriam Díaz Aroca), the Spanish sign language interpreter of Rebeca's (Victoria Abril) words on the TV news. ” - deano11
 
93.
Grand Canyon (1991)
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Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles... (134 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ 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). ” - deano11
 
94.
In the Land of the Deaf (1992 Documentary)
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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. (99 mins.)
“ Focuses on the interrelationships between Deaf culture and language in France. Presented in French Sign Language (FSL). ” - deano11
 
95.
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
96.
Hear No Evil (1993)
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Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin... (97 mins.)
“ Marlee Matlin played Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. She used ASL. ” - deano11
 
97.
Reasonable Doubts (1991 TV Series)
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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. (60 mins.)
Director: Jim Michaels
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
98.
First Love (1992 Mini-Series)
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(25 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11
 
99.
The Piano (1993)
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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. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ 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). ” - deano11
 
100.
Picket Fences (1992 TV Series)
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An aging Sheriff tries to keep the peace in a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes. (120 mins.)
“ 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. ” - deano11