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.
2. Madagascar (2005)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs
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.
4. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the dephs of space by the magical board game they are playing.
5. 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 »
6. The Mighty (1998)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty,... See full summary »
7. Zardoz (1974)
R | 105 min | Drama, 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.
10. Robin and Marian (1976)
PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.
11. The First Grader (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
12. The Hunting Party (1971)
R | 111 min | Drama, Western, Action
A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.
13. The Inspector General (1949)
Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An illiterate stooge in a traveling medicine show wanders into a strange town and is picked up on a vagrancy charge. The town's corrupt officials mistake him for the inspector general whom ... See full summary »
14. 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.
15. 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 »
17. Pinky (1949)
Approved | 102 min | Drama
A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.
18. 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.
19. 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 »
20. The Emigrant (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 »
21. Butterfly Dreams (2013)
23 min | Short, Drama, Family
A 9-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.
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 »
23. 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.
25. Tennessee Johnson (1942)
Passed | 103 min | Biography, Drama
The bio of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his rise to the Presidency of the United States.
28. 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.
29. In the Navel of the Sea (1998)
116 min | Drama
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. 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 »
31. 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
32. Jackass Mail (1942)
Passed | 79 min | Romance, Western
Tiny Tucker delivers mail and attracted to her, Just Baggot becomes her new carrier. When he kills a man in a gunfight, the man's son joins him in the deliveries and they become good ... See full summary »
33. The Afghan Alphabet (2002)
45 min | Documentary
Documentary showing the life of children of the Afghan villages bordering Iran, and how their life and culture were affected by Taliban regime.
34. 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 »
36. Architects of Thought (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.
37. For the Love of Books (2012)
78 min | Documentary, Comedy, News
Kathy Patrick opened what was probably the first hair salon/book store and founded what she called the Pulpwood Queens Book Club. The club now has over five hundred chapters worldwide and each January, Kathy hosts a book-loving party in her hometown of Jefferson, Texas.
38. Comic Book Literacy (2009)
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 »
40. 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.
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 »
42. 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.
43. A Tale of Two Schools (2003 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
A look at the efforts to teach reading to elementary school students in Mississippi and Texas.
45. Feast of Titans (2008)
8 min | Documentary, Short, History
Fernando Arrabal speaks about mythology, politics and art, searching for the ways of the modern man through the theater and scientific development.
48. The Patten Projects (2009 Video)
Twenty-three short moving image projects that span a broad range of imaginative thoughts and ideas. These projects represent a significant portion of Grant Patten's creative output during ... See full summary »
50. Pare. Olhe. Escute. (2009)
17 min | Documentary, Short
A look at a remote town in the Northeast of Brazil where despite high levels of illiteracy, a group of teenagers scored the highest test scores in the nation in creative writing. When ... See full summary »