Translator movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant translator movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, stylized, melancholic and intense films and TV shows about / with translator, dialogue, love and romance, storytelling, vengeance, brutality, culture clash, mentor, romance and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
translator movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as translator: The Whistle Blower (1986), The Stone Council (2006), Fear and Trembling (2003), The Woman in the Fifth (2011), Lilting (2014), Ip Man (2008), The Fall (2006), Ip Man 2 (2010), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), Lady Vengeance (2005).

List of translator movies

The Whistle Blower (1986)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: translator, murder, british intelligence, cold war, paranoia, whistleblower, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Stone Council (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane and Liu share their dreadful nightmares. Diane is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, entertaining
Plot: adoption, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, translator, child in peril, murder, adopted son, scientist, police, deadly, danger, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, mongolia, europe, france, siberia
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Fear and Trembling (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it ...
Style: talky, clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: fish out of water, translator, culture clash, employer employee relationship, workplace, workplace intrigue, rivalry, power relations, master and servant, boss and employee, workplace situations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1990, 1990s, year 1993, year 1991
Place: japan, asia, belgium
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The Woman in the Fifth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times.
Style: serious, twists and turns, tense, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: waitress, stuffed toy, letter, widow, theft, poetry, translator, divorce, monitor, femme fatale, mystery, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Lilting (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his lover of four years. Though the two don't share a language, they grow close through their grief.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gay relationship, translator, retirement home, unlikely couple, dealing with death, lost love, homosexuality, lgbt, culture clash, life turned upside down, social misfits, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun. The film focuses on events surrounding Ip that took place in the city of Foshan between the 1930s to 1940s during the Second ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, human spirit, fist fighting, courage, warrior, idealism, racism, rice, sino japanese war, katana, master ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Africa, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, stylized, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, hospital, imagination, storytelling, morphine, friendship, suicide attempt, adventure, translator, theft, torture, princess ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, istanbul turkey, taj mahal, india
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Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fist fighting, master warrior, pride and honor, british, mentor, master, bail, labor, contests and competitions, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1950s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, journey, friendship, collector, human nature, grandparent grandchild relationship, search, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: ukraine, europe, eastern europe, kiev ukraine, berlin germany
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Lady Vengeance (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, crime, cult, torture, translator, bully, ex convict, teacher, redemption, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, australia
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L'Eclisse (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed by the man's materialistic nature.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: translator, alienation, human nature, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, urban, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, usa, los angeles, tokyo
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Heaven (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
Style: stylized, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love, justice, revenge, fall in love, police, bomb, explosion, terrorist, murder, sex, redemption, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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Lipstick on Your Collar (1993)
Genre: Drama, Musical, War
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Musical black comedy set during the Suez Crisis, written by Dennis Potter.
Style: surreal, semi serious, talky, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: office, army, sex, translator, looking for love, romance, twentysomething life, neighbor, sexual humor, british intelligence, military, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, london
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Madras Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: The movie begins as an old English woman Amy Wilkinson (Carole Trungmar) almost at her death bed in London, wants to come down to Chennai in search of a young man Parithi (Arya) whom she last saw on 15 August, 1947 to return Thali necklace (sacred ...
Style: serious, realistic, epic
Plot: forbidden love, translator, wrestling, opposites attract, romance, interracial relations, love and romance, culture clash, fall in love, state affairs, golf, sea disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: india
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Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: emperor, investigation, atomic bomb, military, translator, war crime, occupation, politics, war, state affairs, soldier, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, russia, china
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The Art of War (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations, they frame the one man they believe can stop them: an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, frame up, translator, protagonist as suspect, drugs/alcohol, secret agents, chinese woman, secret agent, espionage, heroic mission, political conspiracy, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, new york, usa, hong kong, manhattan new york city
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: resistance fighter, romance, italian soldier, italian army, war, love and romance, impossible love, officer, wartime life, fall in love, social relations, historical event ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: greece, europe, albania, italy, germany
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: surreal, erotic, sexual, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: legends and myths, model, translator, anti heroes, rebelliousness, social differences, romance, political unrest, royal family, religions or cults, art, state affairs ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, hong kong, shanghai, california ...
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Shining Through (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: double agent, espionage, romance, translator, secret agents, love and romance, war, undercover, nanny, switching roles, workplace romance, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, berlin germany
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Winter Sleepers (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Young blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend ski instructor Marco in a mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, local cinema projectionist, steals Marco's car and gets into a car crash with local Theo, whose daughter, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sexual, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: coma, hospital, voyeurism, mountain, nurse, translator, redemption, couple relations, ski, mystery, haunted by the past, memory loss ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, spain
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Autumn Marathon (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. Buzykin's main problem is that he's a kind man with a weak character. The lies he is telling his wife all ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, witty
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, europe
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A Fine Romance (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: sitcom, translator, couple relations, thirtysomething life, romance, couples, unlikely couple, workplace romance, midlife crisis, love and romance, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, hopes, society, family relations, human nature, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
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Unveiled (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Survival is not enough. Fariba Tabrizi has made it. Under peril of death she has fled from Iran. In Germany she has no alternative way of avoiding the threat of deportation other than to assume the identity of a deceased co-detainee. So what happens ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian relationship, factory, translator, hidden identity, immigrants, homosexuality, gender bending, society, gays and lesbians, lesbian, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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Calendar (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Armenia, Canada, Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A photographer and his wife travel across Armenia photographing churches for a calendar project. Travelling with them is a local man acting as their driver and guide. As the project nears completion, the distance between husband and wife grows.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: translator, love triangle, romance, love and romance, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair, curses spells and rituals, technology gone awry, estrangement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: armenia, canada, turkey, macedonia
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The Second Civil War (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho (Beau Bridges, who won an Emmy) defies the president (Phil Hartman) and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, futuristic, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: politics, journalism, white house, illegal immigration, civil war, terrorism, translator, immigrants, betrayal, chaos and mayhem, culture clash, media satire ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: idaho, middle east, usa, pakistan, washington d.c. ...
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The Past (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After 12 years, Sofía and Rímini decided to separate. While Rímini finds it easy to move on and start a new life, Sofía stays stuck in the past and constantly harasses him. She reappears again and again on Rímini's horizon to reconquer ...
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic
Plot: translator, couple relations, breakup, love and romance, couples, family problems, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, downfall, introspection, obsession, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
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The Spectator (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Valeria is a passive onlooker to her own life in Turin, and she grows so obsessed with the activities of her neighbor Massimo that when he moves to Rome she decides to follow him. There she meets and unexpectedly befriends Massimo's companion ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: voyeurism, translator, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, romance, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love triangle, midlife crisis, estrangement, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
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Gaudi Afternoon (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American abroad finds herself falling in with an eccentric group of fellow expatriates in Spain in this comedy. Cassandra (Judy Davis) is a nomadic American who finds herself stranded in Spain, where she's found temporary work translating ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: translator, gays and lesbians, comedy of errors, mystery, missing person, crimes, culture clash, dishonesty, couples, disorder, gender, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain, tokyo
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Meteor (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nasa, meteor, race against time, satellite, translator, government agency, adventure, man versus machine, space travel, save the day, save the world, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: russia, moscow russia, alps, washington d.c., hong kong ...
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