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, stylized, melancholic, bleak and harsh films and TV shows about / with illiteracy, friendship, society, school, life is a bitch, poverty, violence, death, horse and money plots mostly in Drama, History and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
illiteracy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as illiteracy: Dumb & Dumber (1994), Melanie (1982), Black and White (2002), Small Faces (1996), Precious (2009), Father and Master (1977), La Cérémonie (1995), Under the Sun (1998), Willy The Sparrow (1989), Geronimo (1962).

List of illiteracy movies

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, stupidity, friendship, dimwit, social misfits, parakeet, gas station, adventure, misfit, buddies, prank, road trip ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, rhode island, pennsylvania ...
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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, kidnapping, zoo, tape recorder, friendship, gun, duck, foreigner, animal cruelty
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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, backwoods, romance, child custody, divorce
Place: arkansas
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Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, racism, illiteracy, hotshot lawyer, crimes, australian aboriginal, prison, rivalry, legal, false accusation, crime, legal investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
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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, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: gang, illiteracy, working class, dysfunctional family, coming of age, human nature, misfit, introspection, society, juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: scotland, europe, new jersey, california
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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: emotional, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: domestic violence, rape, child abuse, dysfunctional family, social misfits, fear, aids, parents and children, physical appearance, sexual abuse, teacher, school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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Father and Master (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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 opposition from his brutal father.
Style: uplifting, realistic, rough, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: shepherd, coming of age, bestiality, abusive father, sheep, illiteracy, human spirit, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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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: cynical, tense, suspenseful, realistic, biting ...
Plot: murder, friendship, village, illiteracy, bourgeoisie, maid, vengeance, family, friends, power relations, social relations, grudge ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, los angeles
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Under the Sun (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Olof lives alone on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik, who helps him in the afternoons. Once a sailor, Erik brags of having known hundreds of women. Out of the ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, touching, realistic
Plot: farmer, couples, fall in love, couple relations, countryside, love and romance, romance, friends, family relations, friendship, society, illiteracy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
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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, light, fairy tale
Plot: sparrow, kids and family, hungarian, bird, tree, antenna, disappearance, city, elderly man, lamp, elderly woman, window ...
Place: hungary, budapest
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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: injustice, racism, on the run, fighting the system, chases and races, hopes, state affairs, escapades, interracial relations, life is a bitch, anti heroes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona
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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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: camp, refugee, coming of age, hopes, parents and children, forceful separation, family relations, human spirit, teenage life, youth, refugee camp, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: jordan, middle east
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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: gypsy, coming of age, police raid, flowers, singing, theft, electricity, child, head wound, catholic, raised middle finger, motorcycle ...
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, hit in the face, singing, murder, girl, dehydration, trousers, suspenders, looking through a keyhole, bridesmaid, refugee, train ...
Time: year 1947, year 1945
Place: india, delhi, pakistan
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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, gay kiss, prostitute, erection, threesome, dildo, illiteracy, violence, anal sex, torture, male nudity, blood ...
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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: secret society, mouse, kicked in the crotch, karate, illiteracy, fistfight, urination, evil man, sex, prisoner, bare breasts, 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: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: homeless, teacher, society, idealism, dedication, youth, dedicated educator, hopes, teachers and students, changing lives, power relations, reach out ...
Place: usa, new mexico
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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, society, americana, sleeping, garden, classroom, climbing a tree, corn, u.s. president, reading aloud ...
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: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: factory, working class, labor union, politics, sweatshop, solidarity, running from police, misery, prostitution, turin italy, strike, 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, exciting, stylized, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: jungle, survival, vestiges of humanity, virus, isolation, distant future, plague, deadly virus, adventure, future dystopia, wilderness, apocalypse ...
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, realistic, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Plot: revolution, wartime life, village life, state affairs, village, life is a bitch, society, washing, mud, ripping clothes, illiteracy, russian civil war ...
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: school, education, money problems, school teacher, village, illiteracy, children, classroom, poverty, death of loved one
Place: south korea
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Of Skies and Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Welcome to the hometown of Yoyong, Poklat, Boying and Uding. Here, there are no big shopping malls, no tall buildings. There are only huge mountains and vast fields as far as the eye can see, and clouds that seem to be always embracing the ...
Plot: text message, tied up, stepfather, banana, illiteracy, letter, candy, pig, runaway, burial, sick, child ...
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Kondaveeti Donga (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Unable to tolerate the worries of the villagers, Raja takes aid of a fairy tale hero 'Kondaveeti Donga', transforms himself into one and sets out to save the people from an evil hypnotizer Kadra.
Plot: horse, love, train, villager, sister sister relationship, love triangle, undercover, hypnosis, doctor, dog, graduate, vigilante ...
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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, widow, argument, house, country, poverty, child, partner, trial, loss of control, police car, memories ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: chile
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Scum (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power ...
Style: banned film
Plot: suicide, illiteracy, racism, prison riot, corruption, criminal, brutality, rape, working class
Place: england
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The Begger (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hassanein is a poor illiterate man who leaves his village and moves to the city to live with his maternal uncle and his family. However, he fails to keep a job and has no choice but to return to his hometown, and while he is sleeping in a mosque, a ...
Plot: revolt, fight, children, illiteracy, gang, uncle, undercover, construction worker, blind man, donkey, bribery, sunglasses ...
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A Judgment in Stone (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and her attempts to keep her sexuality from asserting itself ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: school, teasing, christmas, self mutilation, illiteracy, handyman, ex prostitute, religious fanatic, pillow, dyslexia, mansion, spouse abuse ...
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Please Sir! (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mr. Hedges, the somewhat naive and idealistc teacher of the rebellious Class 5C, lobbies to have them allowed on the school camping trip despite much precedent to the contrary. Once on the camping trip Mr. Hedges pursues the local barmaid and the ...
Plot: stolen money, teenage girl, bus, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, black boy, school trip, teenage boy, child smoking cigarette, caretaker, countryside, schoolgirl, gypsy ...
Place: england
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Metello (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Metello struggles to escape from the poverty that led to the premature death of his parents, and that is the lot of the working class in northern Italy during the second half of the 19th century. Metello fights his way out from his condition through ...
Plot: gardening, class struggle, engineer, construction site, orphan, illiteracy, prison, funeral, death of wife, strike, working class, misery ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s
Place: florence italy, italy
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