Deaf characters in movies

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1.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
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Copying Beethoven (2006)
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A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life. (104 mins.)
 
3.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
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James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay... (119 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
4.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (143 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
5.
Read My Lips (2001)
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She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
6.
The Quiet (2005)
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Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light. (96 mins.)
Director: Jamie Babbit
 
7.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
Love Is Never Silent (1985 TV Movie)
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A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama... (100 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
12.
The Legend of the Mountain Man (2008)
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The Legend of the Mountain Man is a family-friendly story that will be enjoyed by viewers of all ages in American Sign Language... (102 mins.)
Director: Mark Wood
 
13.
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.)
 
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Amy (1997)
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Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf after this... (104 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
...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.)
 
17.
Sound and Fury (2000 Documentary)
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If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury follows the intimate... (80 mins.)
Director: Josh Aronson
 
18.
Country of the Deaf (1998)
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(105 mins.)
 
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The Five Senses (1999)
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Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman... (106 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Podeswa
 
20.
Music Within (2007)
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The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities. (94 mins.)
Director: Steven Sawalich
 
21.
The Hammer (2010)
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A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship. (108 mins.)
Director: Oren Kaplan
 
22.
Signs of the Time (2008 Documentary)
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Director: Don Casper
 
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See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary (2009 Documentary)
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This inspirational documentary follows four deaf entertainers: a comic, drummer, actor and a singer as they attempt to cross over to mainstream audiences. These uniquely talented entertainers overcome great challenges to celebrate success. (91 mins.)
Director: Hilari Scarl
 
24.
A Lot Like Love (2005)
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On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together... (107 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
25.
Speakeasy (2002)
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The story is about a man, Bruce Hickman, and his relationship with another man, Frank, the thing that... (86 mins.)
Director: Brendan Murphy
 
26.
After Image (2001)
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The story of a clairvoyant who falls in love with a crime photographer. Soon, both become involved in the search for a pathological murderer. (92 mins.)
 
27.
Signs of Us (2000 Short Film)
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Communcation gaps and the back-roads of Texas. Two sisters - one Deaf, the other hearing - struggle to face the past and re-connect after the death of their mother - the only family member who "spoke" sign language.
Director: Janet Elaine
 
28.
Compensation (1999)
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The life of a deaf African American woman in the early 1900's parallels with another living in the 1990's. (95 mins.)
 
29.
Dead Silence (1997 TV Movie)
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Three escaped convicts from prison take a group of deaf students hostage and hold them captive to keep the authorities at bay... (99 mins.)
 
30.
Breaking Through (1996 TV Movie)
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Laura is a 20 year old deaf girl who has never been taught sign language. She is rescued from neglect and physical abuse by Pam, a social worker. Pam teaches her how to communicate and uncovers Laura's true personality. (93 mins.)
Director: Fred Gerber
 
31.
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
 
32.
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
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
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
 
35.
The Family Stone (2005)
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An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life. (103 mins.)
Director: Thomas Bezucha
 
36.
Conned (2010)
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The Boston Underworld is too small for all of them. And there's only one big prize left. It's about to go under... (101 mins.)
Director: Arthur Luhn
 
37.
Dummy Jim (2013 Documentary)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Matt Hulse
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
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
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
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
 
44.
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
 
45.
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
 
46.
Suspect (1987)
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A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder... (121 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
47.
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
 
48.
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
 
49.
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.)
 
50.
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.)
 
51.
Beyond Silence (1996)
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Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents... (109 mins.)
Director: Caroline Link
 
52.
His Bodyguard (1998 TV Movie)
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A deaf man working at his father's high tech chemical engineering firm witnesses criminals fleeing from... (90 mins.)
 
53.
Where the Truth Lies (1999 TV Movie)
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Courtroom drama where an ambitious but inexperienced young lawyer defends a deaf political campaign manager accused of murder. But is her client too blinded by love to reveal all? (91 mins.)
 
54.
Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
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The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his... (105 mins.)
 
55.
Stille Liebe (2001)
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(90 mins.)
 
56.
Iqbal (2005)
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Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of washed-up, alcoholic ex-player. (132 mins.)
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
 
57.
Black (2005)
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The cathartic tale of a deaf, mute and blind girl, and her teacher who brings a ray of light into her world of BLACK. (122 mins.)
 
58.
Babel (2006)
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Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. (143 mins.)
 
59.
Universal Signs (2008)
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After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.
Director: Ann Calamia
 
60.
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008 TV Movie)
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Family drama about a deaf and hearing couple who struggle to decide whether or not to give their deaf son a cochlear implant. (120 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
61.
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
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A hitman who's in Bangkok to pull off a series of jobs violates his personal code when he falls for a local woman and bonds with his errand boy. (99 mins.)
 
62.
The Deaf Family (2008)
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The Deaf Family portrays a dysfunctional deaf family going through everyday trials and tribulations...
Director: Chad W. Taylor
 
63.
Orphan (2009)
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A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
 
64.
Love Is Deaf (2009 Short Film)
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Boy meets girl. Girl sings horribly. Boy doesn't care. (19 mins.)
Director: Paul Haber
 
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Flying By (2009)
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A real estate developer goes to his 25th high school reunion without his wife, and finds his old teenage band playing... (90 mins.)
Director: Jim Amatulli
 
67.
The Good Shepherd (2006)
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The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life. (167 mins.)
Director: Robert De Niro
 
68.
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
 
69.
La Famille Bélier (2014)
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A girl, who lives with her deaf parents, discovers that she has the gift of singing. (106 mins.)
Director: Eric Lartigau
 
70.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
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In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
71.
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.)
 
72.
Listen to Your Heart (2010)
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A singer/songwriter falls in love with a girl who can't hear the music she inspires him to write. (102 mins.)
Director: Matt Thompson