Most Popular "Literacy" Titles
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1. Finding Nemo (2003)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Votes: 746,689 | Gross: $380.84M
2. Madagascar (2005)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Spoiled by their upbringing and unaware of what wildlife really is, four animals from the New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar.
Votes: 284,997 | Gross: $193.14M
3. The Reader (2008)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Votes: 198,295 | Gross: $34.18M
4. Maid in Manhattan (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.
Votes: 71,237 | Gross: $93.82M
5. Zardoz (1974)
R | 105 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.
6. Far and Away (1992)
PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »
Votes: 49,814 | Gross: $58.88M
11. The First Grader (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
Votes: 3,568 | Gross: $0.33M
12. Blood and Sand (1941)
Approved | 125 min | Drama, Sport
Illiterate peasant Juan Gallardo rises meteorically to fame and fortune in the bullfight arena only to sow the seeds of his own fall.
13. La source des femmes (2011)
135 min | Comedy, Drama
A comedy/drama set in a village and centered on a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favors if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.
16. Dragon Seed (1944)
Passed | 148 min | Drama, History, War
The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.
18. Nightjohn (1996 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama
Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl in the ante-bellum South, faces a relatively hopeless life. Her chief duties at the plantation of Clel Waller are serving at table, spitting tobacco juice on... See full summary »
19. The Italian (2005)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama
Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.
Votes: 2,828 | Gross: $0.55M
20. The Black Velvet Gown (1991 TV Movie)
In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »
21. Al-mohager (1994)
129 min | Drama
The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study. In this film, Joseph is called Ram. Ram, tired of his family's backward superstitious ... See full summary »
22. The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981 TV Movie)
97 min | Drama
Jesse Hallam, an illiterate coal miner from Kentucky, moves to Cincinnati so that his daughter may receive spinal surgery. Determined to support his family in the city, he decides he must ... See full summary »
25. Dear America: A Picture of Freedom (1999 TV Short)
30 min | Short, Drama, Family
Living on a Southern plantation before the Civil War, a young slave girl secretly learns how to read and write, and determines to teach others.
26. Out of Print (2013)
55 min | Documentary, Family, History
Out of Print draws us into the topsy-turvy world of the written word, illuminating the turbulent, exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Writers, publishers, readers... See full summary »
Director: Vivienne Roumani
27. Manoro (2006)
75 min | Documentary, Drama
The plot of the film surrounds Jonalyn and her father's journey to look for Apong Bisen- her grandfather who went hunting in the forest and had not returned to cast his vote for the ... See full summary »
28. Sa pusod ng dagat (1998)
116 min | Drama, Romance
Pepito, growing up in a remote fishing village in the Philippines is destined to become the successor of his mother: the only midwife in the whole district, a job given from generation to ... See full summary »
30. Nous, princesses de Clèves (2011)
69 min | Documentary
Has 1558 anything in common with 2009 ? Have nobles of King Henri III's court anything to do with today's young people from poor neighborhoods, most of whom immigrants'children ? Is there ... See full summary »
31. The Delivery (I) (2008)
30 min | Short, Fantasy
A reluctant-reader teen's quest for a solution to an due-yesterday English Lit assignment leads her discovering the value of the audio book. She encounters temperament, talent and a glimpse... See full summary »
34. Butterfly Dreams (2013)
23 min | Short, Drama, Family
A nine-year-old girl in rural India, exploited by child labor, must find a way to pursue her dream - how to read and write. She has one last chance when an educated man comes to town.
35. Emily (VII) (2015)
14 min | Short, Drama | Completed
When the recently widowed Gwen discovers that there was another woman in her husbands life, she sets out to find the truth about the mysterious Emily.
36. Sharbat (2014)
23 min | Short, Drama, Family
A young Indian girl, with an insatiable thirst for knowledge in a stifling patriarchal society, is forced to take a decision that will change her life forever when she realizes what her father has planned for her future.
40. Comic Book Literacy (2009)
71 min | Documentary
Comic books are a medium as diverse as movies and encourage more thought than video games. Yet this misunderstood medium has always been the dirty little secret of the literature world. ... See full summary »
41. Tina in Mexico (2002)
77 min | Documentary, History, War
Using reenactments, newsreel footage, and photographs, Longfellow tells the story of Tina Modotti (1896-1942), from 1920 when she's living in LA with artist Robo Richey to the assassination... See full summary »
43. A Dança do Pensamento (2008)
54 min | Documentary
The cosmos, human beings and the city. The quest for a conversation with the universe from the myths of creation, to philosophy, to the actual narratives.
45. Pedaling to Freedom (2007)
28 min | Documentary, Short
In one of the poorest parts of the world, 230,000 people learned to read and write. Over 100,000 women learned to cycle. Wages jumped up 1000% It happened in the space of just one year and cost about a dollar per person.
Director: Vijay S. Jodha
49. Harriet Van Meter: A Life Extraordinary (2006 TV Movie)
28 min | Documentary
After observing lines of people in India, waiting for the chance to read a book, Harriet Van Meter began collecting, packing and shipping books to those who requested them from around the world. Working our of her basement, she started the International Book Project, a volunteer organization, which today has shipped more than 5 million books worldwide.