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1. My Fair Lady (1964)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.9
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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, George Bernard Shaw | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

2. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Writers: Robert Eisele, Jeffrey Porro, Tony Scherman | Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

3. The Interpreter (2005)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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62 Metascore

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.

Writers: Martin Stellman, Brian Ward, Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen

4. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Animation

7.1
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76 Metascore

A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.

Writer: Michel Gondry | Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry, Richard Feynman, Michèle Oshima

5. Youth Without Youth (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

6.3
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43 Metascore

A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in pre-World War II Europe, a timid professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life.

Writers: Mircea Eliade, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, André Hennicke

6. Project Nim (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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83 Metascore

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Writer: Elizabeth Hess | Director: James Marsh | Stars: Nim Chimpsky, Stephanie LaFarge, Herbert Terrace, Wer LaFarge

7. Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)

98 min | Drama

6.5
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On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los ... See full summary »

Writer: Daryl Haney | Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Melissa Errico, Michael Lerner, Joe Regalbuto, Sean Young

8. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.3
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When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.

Writers: Stanislaw Lem, Jan Fethke, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Günter Reisch, Günther Rücker, Alexander Stenbock-Fermor, Kurt Maetzig | Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Yôko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe

9. Sherman's March (1985)

157 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.5
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Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by ... See full summary »

Writer: Ross McElwee | Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Ross McElwee Jr., Patricia Rendleman

10. Camouflage (1977)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the ... See full summary »

Writer: Krzysztof Zanussi | Director: Krzysztof Zanussi | Stars: Piotr Garlicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Christine Paul-Podlasky, Mariusz Dmochowski

11. Joy of Learning (1969)

95 min | Drama

6.4
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Jacques Rousseau | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Luc Godard

12. We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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WE STILL LIVE HERE: As Nutayunean tells the amazing story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no Native speakers has been revived in this country. Four ... See full summary »

Writer: Anne Makepeace | Director: Anne Makepeace | Stars: Jason Baird, Jessie Baird, Mae Alice Baird, Eva Blake

13. Breaking the Maya Code (2008)

116 min | Documentary, Mystery

7.5
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The complex and beautiful hieroglyphic script of the ancient Maya was until recently one of the last great untranslated writing systems. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Coe, ... See full summary »

Writer: David Lebrun | Director: David Lebrun | Stars: Michael D. Coe, Ian Graham, Nikolai Grube, Peter Mathews

14. Padre padrone (1977)

114 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent ... See full summary »

Writers: Gavino Ledda, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte

15. In Custody (1994)

PG | 126 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An editor asks Deven, a teacher who loves Urdu poetry, to interview poet Nur Shahjehanabadi, an aging whale of a man. Deven goes to Bhopal from Mirpur to meet Nur, of whom he is in awe. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Desai, Shahrukh Husain | Director: Ismail Merchant | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth

16. Journey of Man (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.8
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Traces the expansion of the human race from central Africa to Asia to the edge of South America.

Director: Clive Maltby | Stars: William H. Calvin, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Nina Jablonski, Richard Klein

17. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

18. The Ritchie Boys (2004)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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76 Metascore

During WWII, the U.S. formed an elite intelligence unit -- mostly German Jewish academics -- at Camp Ritchie, Maryland. Tasked with devising ways to break the morale of the SS, these men ... See full summary »

Writer: Christian Bauer | Director: Christian Bauer | Stars: Michael Hanrahan, Werner Angress, Victor Brombert, Marlene Dietrich

19. The Adventure of English (2002 TV Mini-Series)

65 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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The history of the English language.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Michael Cronin, Joss Ackland, Mark Saban

20. Rune (2006)

90 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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When a linguist looks to use the artifact she discovered to improve humanity, a band that includes art collectors, criminals, and government agents try to stop her.

Writers: Seth Kenlon, Arayna Thomas | Directors: Seth Kenlon, Arayna Thomas | Stars: Natasha Atalla, Tony Black, Medea Bonesteel, Norman Bonesteel

21. Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor (2004 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

9.2
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Teen detective Nancy Drew is invited to an old manor in England to figure out why the woman living there has been acting strangely.

Writer: Anne Collins | Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Amy Broomhall, Conni Ellern, Jenn Ruzumna

22. Do You Speak American? (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 168 min | Documentary

7.2
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Journalist Robert MacNeil travels across the USA to observe the current state of the spoken American English language.

Writers: William Cran, Robert MacNeil | Director: William Cran | Stars: Robert MacNeil, Orlagh Cassidy, Tom Ammiano, Kirk Arnott

23. The Chinese Room (2008)

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writers: Nathan Rulf, J.J. Gould | Director: Nathan Rulf | Stars: J.J. Gould, Kevyn Settle, Timothy Aldrich, Kelly Manion

24. On Top of the Whale (1982)

90 min | Fantasy

6.9
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A parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying ... See full summary »

Writer: Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jean Badin, Fernando Bordeu, Herbert Curiel

25. Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (1949)

Approved | 167 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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The female leader of an international crime ring steals a valuable artifact that can give her the power to control men's minds. Federal agents are dispatched to get it back and stop her evil plans.

Writers: Royal K. Cole, Basil Dickey, William Lively, Sol Shor | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Rosemary La Planche, Roy Barcroft, Carol Forman

26. Trip (I) (2009)

116 min | Drama

7.1
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Dani, Yumi, Ovidiu, Ada and Cristi are youths addicted to one another, yet intent on escaping the pressure of their interconnectedness and frustrating realities by performing mind trips ... See full summary »

Writer: Florina Titz | Director: Florina Titz | Stars: Marian Adochitei, Laura Iancu, Lacramioara Muscaliuc, Dragos Stefan

27. The Bible vs. the Book of Mormon (2005 Video)

65 min | Documentary, History

4.6
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When the Bible and the Book of Mormon are tested for authenticity, which one will pass the test?

Writers: Scott R. Johnson, Joel P. Kramer | Directors: Scott R. Johnson, Joel P. Kramer | Stars: Joel P. Kramer, Scott R. Johnson, Cliff Gregory, Thomas W. Murphy

28. Modelo Burela (2009 Video)

66 min | Documentary

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Writer: Bernardo Penabade | Director: Matías Nicieza | Stars: O Poeta, Anxo Rivas, Alfredo Llano, Pepe de Arenas

29. Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the 70's Generation (1999)

76 min | Documentary, History

6.0
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Several Canadians discuss how Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau affected them in the 1970's, in particular, his efforts to create a bilingual Canada.

Director: Catherine Annau | Stars: Evan Adams, John Duffy, Doug Garson, André Gobeil

30. DNA vs. the Book of Mormon (2003 Video)

49 min | Documentary, History

4.7
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Fundamental historical claims of the Book of Mormon are challenged by new genetic research.

Writer: Joel P. Kramer | Directors: Joel P. Kramer, Jeremy Reyes | Stars: John McLaughlin, Thomas W. Murphy, Denis O'Rourke, Randall Shortridge

31. Linguas cruzadas (2007)

50 min | Documentary

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Writers: María Yáñez, Mónica Ares | Directors: Mónica Ares, María Yáñez | Stars: María Seijo, Tania, Naír, The Homens

32. Dominance and Terror: A Discussion with Noam Chomsky (2004 TV Movie)

15 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.5
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An illuminating window into the mind of American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author and the most cited scholar of our time. Director Roberto S. Oregel composes a provocative ... See full summary »

Writer: Roberto S. Oregel | Director: Roberto S. Oregel | Star: Noam Chomsky

33. Australians at Talk (1981 Video)

120 min | Documentary

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A detailed analysis of the Australian accent: is historical origins, physiology, syntax, sociology. Presented by Professor John Bernard, Macquarie University.

Writers: John Bernard, Eric Burgstaller, Ian Hart | Director: Ian Hart

34. The Carolina Brogue (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 27 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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A contemporary portrait of the culture and distinctive 'hoi toide' dialect of North Carolina's coastal communities.

Writer: Neal Hutcheson | Director: Neal Hutcheson | Stars: David Esham, James Barrie Gaskill, David Hill, Nat Jackson