Illiteracy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant illiteracy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, touching, stylized and emotional films and TV shows about / with illiteracy, friendship, storytelling, runaway, society, destiny, mentor, catastrophe, brutality and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as illiteracy: Dumb & Dumber (1994), Melanie (1982), Small Faces (1996), Precious (2009), La Cérémonie (1995), Pretty Baby (1978), Jackal of Nahueltoro (1969), Trespass Against Us (2016), Streets (1990), Driving Miss Daisy (1989).

List of illiteracy movies

 7.3
 326K
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After ...
Style: humorous, not serious, idiotic, absurd, toilet humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: odd couple, friendship, dimwit, stupidity, parakeet, social misfits, buddies, prank, gas station, adventure, road trip, misfit ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, pennsylvania, rhode island ...
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The Foreign Duck, the Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A university student finds himself wrapped up in the bizarre world of his next door neighbor, learning about his history and relationship with a girl who changed his life.
Plot: illiteracy, tape recorder, kidnapping, zoo, duck, gun, foreigner, animal cruelty
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 7.0
 217
Melanie (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods, illiterate young woman from Arkansas battles to regain custody of her son from her estranged husband who feels she is an unfit mother. In the process, she falls in love with a struggling musician who helps her cause.
Plot: illiteracy, romance, backwoods, child custody, divorce
Place: arkansas
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 7.1
 1K
Small Faces (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, juvenile delinquency, extreme violence, dysfunctional family, ghetto, social misfits, coming of age, human nature, school, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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 7.3
 99K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: domestic violence, rape, child abuse, social misfits, dysfunctional family, parents and children, physical appearance, abusive mother, school, aids, sexual abuse, fear ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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La Cérémonie (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: maid, bourgeoisie, friendship, illiteracy, village, murder, vengeance, family, class society, female friendship, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, los angeles, usa
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 6.6
 8K
Pretty Baby (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, erotic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brothel, virginity, loss of virginity, innocence lost, photographer, prostitute, prostitution, girl man relationship, love and romance, child prostitution, family relations, child abuse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: new orleans, usa
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Jackal of Nahueltoro (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Chile, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on an actual event that occurred in the southern region of Chillán in 1960, tells the story of an illiterate peasant who, while drunk, murdered the woman with whom he had relationships and her five daughters
Style: based on true events
Plot: feral child, execution, arrest, tragedy, loneliness, police arrest, wandering, murder of family, farmer, dysfunctional family, illiteracy, priest ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: chile
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Trespass Against Us (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three generations of the rowdy Cutler family live as outlaws in some of Britain's richest countryside – hunting hares, ram-raiding stately homes, and taunting the police. Struggling to retain a way of life fast becoming extinct, Chad Cutler ...
Plot: parent child relationship, poacher, crime family, domineering father, father son relationship, illiteracy, gypsy, male nudity, helicopter, grandfather grandson relationship, car chase, dog ...
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 6.0
 619
Streets (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tough drama looks at the plight of a young L.A. prostitute, who shoots heroin to get through the day, sells sex just to survive, and eats roadkill sometimes when there isn't anything else available. Into this futile existence is thrown a psycho ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, rescue, gory, juvenile delinquency, crimes, danger, deadly, on the run, stalking, survival, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: elderly, master and servant, civil rights, golden years, friendship, widow, car accident, chauffeur, jewish, self discovery, boss and employee, aging ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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 5.8
 19K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, teens
Plot: orphan, family, daughter, cons and scams, friendship, urban, rich and poor, little girl, society, school, hugging, single father ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: incest, domestic violence, sexual abuse, feminism, rape, letter, slavery, african american, adoption, self discovery, reunion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
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 6.9
 268K
The Book of Eli (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Style: futuristic, rough, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, lone wolves, brutality, christianity, future dystopia, post apocalyptic, danger, tough heroes, heroes, book ...
Time: future, 2040s
Place: usa, cross country, san francisco
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 6.7
 22K
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape ...
Style: stylized, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, gender, maid, lesbian, master and servant, butler, hotel, transvestism, hidden identity, society, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 1890s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, england
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 6.4
 183K
Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adoption, responsibility, immaturity, child's point of view, parents and children, friends, slacker, parenthood, love and romance, single father, mentor, lifestyle change ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Willy The Sparrow (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 76 min.
Story: What would it feel like to be a bird and fly over the trees and housetops? A boy named Willy finds out when the Sparrow Guardian turns him into a Sparrow for shooting a BB gun at the little birds. Suddenly, Willy's own cat thinks of him as ...
Style: epic, fairy tale, light
Plot: sparrow, hungarian, kids and family, bird, writing, trial, city, destiny, disappearance, tree, vandalism, antenna ...
Place: hungary, budapest
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 5.9
 907
Geronimo (1962)
Genre: Action, Biography, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1883, the Apache Indians lead by Geronimo reluctantly surrender to the attacks of American and Mexican troops, in exchange for a territory and food for their warriors. Soon though, Geronimo escapes the camps and declares war against the Americans.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, racism, injustice, fighting the system, anti heroes, vigilantism, redemption, interracial relations, culture clash, social decay, righting the wronged, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona
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 6.6
 519
When I Saw You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Palestine, Jordan, Greece, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jordan, 1967: displaced to a refugee camp after the occupation of their West Bank village, an eleven-year old boy and his mother enact the emancipating dream that every refugee has imagined countless times, in Annemarie Jacir's passionate and ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: camp, refugee, coming of age, human spirit, hopes, youth, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, forceful separation, runaway child, problem child ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: jordan, middle east
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 6.9
 2K
A Ciambra (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio ...
Style: neorealism
Plot: coming of age, gypsy, teenage boy, non professional cast, hunger, climbing out a window, breaking down a door, car theft, escape, police, gambling, waking up ...
Place: italy, southern italy
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: epic
Plot: independence, peace, dead mother, military uniform, protest, tragic event, dead wife, misery, cleaning, crying boy, ethnic conflict, asian indian ...
Time: year 1947, year 1945
Place: delhi, india, pakistan
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 7.1
 1K
Sauvage (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here... longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.
Plot: gay, erection, threesome, gay kiss, dildo, illiteracy, wheelchair, blood, male nudity, anal sex, hustler, disease ...
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Expert Weapon (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on death row for killing a policeman, small-time criminal Adam (Ian Jacklin) is sprung from his cell and asked to join a covert government organization that will shape him into a killing machine. He is trained by the group's ruthless ...
Plot: sex, blind woman, boxer shorts, mouse, secret society, chase, kicked in the crotch, karate, motel, bare breasts, police, head held underwater ...
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Beyond the Blackboard (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, “Beyond the Blackboard” is about a 24-year-old first-time teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the homeless children she teaches in a shelter’s makeshift classroom. Set in 1987 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: homeless, teacher, dedicated educator, idealism, school, children, teachers and students, hopes, youth, power relations, society, reach out ...
Place: usa, new mexico
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The Boy and the Beast (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That ...
Style: touching, intense, breathtaking, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: training, beast, destiny, mentor, friendship, martial arts, father son relationship, runaway, good versus evil, orphan, fantasy world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: wilderness, education, illness, americana, society, farm, church bell, thunder, turtle, embroidery, abandoned by father, burial ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
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The Organizer (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Professor Sinigaglia (Marcello Mastroianni) is the title character in this darkly comedic Italian drama about mistreated factory workers in the city of Turin. Toiling away in appalling conditions in a textile mill, these employees have no one to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: factory, strike, prostitution, misery, running from police, solidarity, turin italy, working class, politics, labor union, rebelliousness, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: italy
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The Lost Future (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of post-apocalyptic survivors, struggle to survive in a world where jungles and forests and primeval wetlands and deserts have obliterated civilization. They staunchly face genetically mutating beasts and mysterious diseases in an attempt to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, survival, virus, plague, vestiges of humanity, adventure, wilderness, apocalypse, distant future, giant monster, future dystopia, danger ...
Time: future
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Zhila-byla Odna Baba (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: История частной жизни одной женщины и четверых ее мужчин. Главная героиня - неграмотная крестьянка, и действие фильма начинается с ее ...
Style: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: village life, wartime life, revolution, village, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, mud, washing, female nudity, rape, illiteracy ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 1900s
Place: russia, europe
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Evergreen Tree (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yeong-shin (played by the Choi Eun-hee–Shin Sang-ok’s wife) and Dong-hyeok (Shin Yeong-gyun) graduate from college with a cause. They plan to bring education and modernization to farmers living in the rural area of their birth. When they arrive, ...
Plot: money problems, education, school teacher, poverty, school, village, children, illiteracy, classroom, death of loved one
Place: south korea
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