Linguist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant linguist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking, exciting, suspense and clever films and TV shows about / with linguist, storytelling, death, catastrophe, husband wife relationship, dialogue, mentor, gun, pistol and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Action and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Netherlands and other countries.
linguist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as linguist: Arrival (2016), My Fair Lady (1964), Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), The Statue (1971), On Top of the Whale (1982), Who Is That Man? (1985), I Dream in Another Language (2017), Joy of Learning (1969).

List of linguist movies

Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, cerebral, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, ufo, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, loss, scientist, destiny, science, alien contact ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, montana, china, venezuela ...
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My Fair Lady (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, high society, opposites attract, love and romance, bet, fish out of water, culture clash, rise to the top, social differences, class differences, misogynist ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
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Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 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 Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: child abuse, disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, family problems, self discovery, doctors and patients, mental illness, isolation, parents and children, society, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1970
Place: los angeles, usa
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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet clash in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: giant monster, godzilla, giant animal, monster versus monster, giant creature, sea monster, creature, giant ape, creature feature, monster, king kong, giant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, hong kong, florida, philadelphia
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Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek set 100 years before. The series premiered September 26, 2001 on the UPN television network with the final episode airing on May 13, 2005. The series takes ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space exploration, alien planet, escapades, astronaut, good versus evil, heroes, teleportation, time travel, adventure ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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The Statue (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: search, paranoia, hidden camera, champagne, butt naked, german shepherd, nudity (full frontal - brief), arcade, shrine, washing a car, travel, statue ...
Place: florence italy, florence, london
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On Top of the Whale (1982)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 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 language. That language apparently consists of a single word, ...
Plot: linguist, anthropologist, language, indigenous people, anthropology, oneiric
Place: patagonia, south america
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Who Is That Man? (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in 1939. A military officer is stripped of his rank for his apparent collaboration with a counter-espionage agent while on a mission in Paris. Then he is enlisted in his own country's counterespionage unit, due to his knowledge ...
Style: pre war
Plot: female director, espionage, innocence, world war two, prison, prisoner, death sentence, linguist, accidental killing, court martial, spy, murder ...
Time: year 1939
Place: paris france
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I Dream in Another Language (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A millenary language agonizes: Its last two speakers, Evaristo and Isauro (70´s) had a quarrel 50 years ago and haven't spoken to each other since. Martin, a linguist, will undertake the challenge of bringing the two old friends back together ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, sentimental, lgbt cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, dream, love triangle, rivalry, translator, love and romance, feud, storytelling, loneliness, indigenous people, linguist ...
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Joy of Learning (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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 revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: student film
Plot: politics, revolution, repression, fighting the system, society, rebellion, hopes, state affairs, young heroes, lifestyle, rebelliousness, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, cuba, vietnam ...
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A Mere Mortal (1991)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man, a researcher in ancient languages, begins to receive strange radio messages in a language only he knows. The messages ask him for very bizarre missions. Eventually, he understands that he's just a pawn in an intergalactic game, and ...
Plot: father daughter incest, talking to oneself in a mirror, hunter, taxi driver, tape recorder, attempted rape, suicide, shot in the head, brake failure, forced incest, linguist, heist ...
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Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, world war two, adventure, anti war, british army, war, survival, destiny, danger, rescue, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: year 1942, 70s
Place: the philippines, england, japan, tokyo
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Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, intense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space battle, outer space, teleportation, cloning, space wars, self sacrifice, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, androids and robots, escapades ...
Time: future, 24th century
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The Seventh Sign (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abby is a pregnant woman with a curious new boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word.
Style: biblical, bleak, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, christianity, supernatural, pregnancy, prophecy, sacrifice, destiny, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, clergy, religions or cults, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: haiti, nicaragua, california, israel
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The Lover (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a remarkably subtle film–a character study that focuses on Mitya’s attempts to cope with each new startling phase of discovery. At first he mourns for his dead wife, but then he discovers that he didn’t really know her.
Style: romantic, captivating
Plot: loss, husband wife relationship, death of wife, relationships, love and romance, male female relationship, family relations, kitchen, diary, stoicism, father son relationship, sudden death ...
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized, epic ...
Plot: warrior, samurai, battles, self discovery, pride and honor, human spirit, courage, friendship, japanese history, honor, loyalty, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, san francisco, tokyo
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Fallen (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychic, devil, good versus evil, supernatural, murder, execution, police detective, mystery, angel, psychopath, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, united states
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The Discovery of Heaven (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Disappointed with humanity, God wants to revoke his contract with humanity and wants to take back the stone tablets containing the ten commandments. To this end an angel is sent out to affect the personal lives of three humans so an appropriate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense, sentimental
Plot: heaven, superhuman powers, angel, religions or cults, supernatural ability, parent child relationship, supernatural, miraculous event, love triangle, hopes, attempted murder, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, amsterdam, cuba, rome italy
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Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, photographer, marriage, obsession, depression, sexual attraction, secret love, complex characters, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city, new york
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Camouflage (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 straightforward, intimate approach to students. He is opposed in ...
Style: clever, humorous, thought provoking, talky, cynical ...
Plot: satire, summer camp, intrigue, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), contests and competitions, campus, power relations, university, idealism, human nature, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventurer, adventure, expedition, underwater, scientist, ancient mystery, disney, princess, beast, king, steampunk ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: iceland, washington d.c.
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A Fine Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A Fine Romance is a British situation comedy starring husband-and-wife team Judi Dench and Michael Williams. Dench's sister was played by Susan Penhaligon. It was produced by London Weekend Television and written by Bob Larbey. It was first ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: translator, pretense, couple relations, midlife crisis, workplace romance, romance, unlikely couple, love and romance, workplace, couples, social relations, dentist ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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God's Outlaw (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatized biography of William Tyndale, the 16th Century reformer determined to translate the Bible into English, which illegal act set him at odds with the Catholic Church, Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: translator, burned alive, anti hero, religions or cults, church, state affairs, clergy, dishonesty, obsessive quest, anti heroes, against the rules, on the run ...
Time: 16th century
Place: germany, england
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Jungle Child (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: interracial relations, adventure, social differences, youth, society, friendship, family life, jungle, fish out of water, disorder, family in danger, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, indonesia, germany
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