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, clever, visually appealing, psychological and semi serious films and TV shows about / with translator, storytelling, culture clash, blood, vengeance, dialogue, murder, death, mentor and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
translator movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as translator: The Translators (2019), Fear and Trembling (2003), Arrival (2016), Inbetween Worlds (2014), Gaudi Afternoon (2001), The Pillow Book (1996), The Art of War (2000), Heaven (2002), Ip Man 2 (2010), The Whistle Blower (1986).

List of translator movies

The Translators (2019)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine translators have been picked by a ruthless publisher and locked in a luxury bunker to translate the highly anticipated book of a famous author in record time. Although the translators are confined to prevent any kind of leak because of the high ...
Style: twist ending, non-linear, suspense, clever, serious
Plot: translator, bunker, secret, publisher, sleeping, death, library, rivalry, band, nightmare, new job, job interview ...
Place: paris france, london, frankfurt germany
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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: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: translator, fish out of water, workplace, culture clash, employer employee relationship, power relations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, demotion, friendship, cultural difference, japanese culture ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990 ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, belgium
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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, cerebral, twist ending, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, ufo, alien contact, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, scientist, loss, destiny, science ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, china, montana, venezuela ...
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Inbetween Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jesper is a soldier in the German army, who reports for a new tour of duty in Afghanistan. His unit is to protect a village from the Taliban.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: translator, soldier, war, wartime life, culture clash, danger, gain trust, battle zone, friendship, military, threat, military base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, pakistan, middle east
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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: semi serious, talky, entertaining, intense, offbeat ...
Plot: translator, comedy of errors, eccentric family, family relations, women, eccentricity, kick-butt women, amateur detective, creativity, dysfunctional family, betrayal, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, san francisco, barcelona spain ...
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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: erotic, art house, enigmatic, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: writing, calligraphy, translator, model, nudity (full frontal - brief), book, body painting, publisher, male nudity, legends and myths, lovers, skin ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, shanghai ...
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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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, murder, conspiracy, frame up, heroes, translator, espionage, political conspiracy, crimes, deadly, gunfight, un ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, new york, usa, hong kong, manhattan new york city
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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: sentimental, emotional, sincere, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorist, redemption, fall in love, on the run, justice, bomb, murder, police, translator, explosion, love, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, tuscany, turin italy
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Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
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: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, martial artist, warrior, pride and honor, contests and competitions, courage, fistfight, heroes, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, year 1949 ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
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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: disturbing, clever, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: translator, murder, whistleblower, conspiracy, paranoia, british intelligence, cold war, disorder, life turned upside down, denial, uncover truth, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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Fail-Safe (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring. Director Sidney Lumet gives an atmospheric ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, nuclear threat, atomic bomb, control room, politics, military, danger, race against time, u.s. air force, translator, military life, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: russia, new york, usa, pentagon, moscow russia ...
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Ambassadors (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The adventures and politics of a British ambassador to a fictitious Asian country called Tajbekistan.
Style: humorous, political comedy, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: politics, satire, secretary, translator, workplace, state affairs, workplace situations, ambassador, dictatorship, tourist, political humor, misadventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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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: child in peril, translator, adoption, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, murder, adopted son, scientist, police, deadly, danger, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, mongolia, france, europe, siberia
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, interracial relations, self discovery, military life, friendship, culture clash, translator, homecoming, human nature, military base, racism, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
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Lilting (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 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: bleak, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gay, retirement home, gay relationship, gay love, disorder, translator, life turned upside down, love and romance, dealing with death, unlikely couple, lost love, mother love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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My Wife Is a Gangster 3 (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Aryong, the daughter of a triad boss from Hong Kong is accused of killing the boss of a competing triad, she is goes into hiding in Korea. Upon arriving, she is guided by a nimble but loyal Gi-chul and his motley crew, who are assigned to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, mafia, chases and races, woman in danger, master warrior, deadly, chase, vengeance, heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, korea, seoul, asia
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Chandni Chowk to China (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: India, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Based in Delhi's Chandni Chowk, orphaned Sidhu is adopted by the owner of Bajrang Bali Parathas, known simply as Dada. Years later Sidhu has grown up and is an expert at slicing vegetables.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, martial arts, against the odds, heroic mission, save the day, dishonesty, ambition, rivalry, danger, translator, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, india, asia, delhi
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I Belong (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A nurse gets into a dispute at work because she switches to speaking English when she gets nervous. A translator compromises her integrity when persuaded to translate a book she doesn't believe in. An elderly woman and her daughter are ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: communication problem, workplace situations, human nature, workplace, parents and children, translator, family relations, all female cast, inheritance, communication, women, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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Key & Peele (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists of several pre-taped sketches starring the two actors, introduced by Key ...
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: african american, artists and showbiz, partners, comedian, racial slur, social problems, translator, society, friends, impersonating, blacks and whites, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Arrival of Wang (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Chinese-language interpreter Gaia is called up out of the blue by the Italian authorities with an urgent and confidential translation assignment. She is whisked away to a secret underground location and ushered into a pitch-black room where she is ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, government agent, translator, alien contact, alien species, locked in a room, mistrust, alien creature, interrogation, alien race, female protagonist, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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The Skin (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Naples, year 1943, in the middle of World War II. The city has just be liberated by American troops in an era in which nobody knows just when the war or where begins the peace; winners and losers face...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: translator, wartime life, captivity, military, chaos and mayhem, soldier, against humanity, war, life is a bitch, society, female director, loss of virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, naples italy
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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: touching, psychological, clever, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: translator, family relations, photograph, identity, ruins, love triangle, couple relations, couples, family problems, estrangement, tour guide, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, turkey, armenia, macedonia
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: translator, romance, love and romance, workplace, unlikely couple, couple relations, midlife crisis, workplace romance, pretense, couples, social relations, dentist ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
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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: witty, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, love triangle, love and romance, bittersweet, friendship, fish out of water, homecoming, couple relations, love affair, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, europe
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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: sexy, sexual, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mountain, coma, voyeurism, memory loss, translator, hospital, nurse, couples, instructor, mystery, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, spain, berlin germany
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, nazi germany, secret agents, wartime life, working undercover, love and romance, translator, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
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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: realistic, serious, sentimental, intense, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: italian army, resistance fighter, italian soldier, romance, war, love and romance, world war two, social relations, wartime life, impossible love, fall in love, island ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, albania, rome italy, italy ...
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Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time they will be collected. The village leaders convene to ...
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, realistic, humorous, clever
Plot: world war two, military, resistance, village, wartime life, captivity, rebelliousness, rebellion, confined, oppression, social relations, culture clash ...
Time: 1940s
Place: china, japan, asia
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The Fall (2006)
Genre: Adventure, 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: surreal, offbeat, light, emotional, intense ...
Plot: hospital, imaginary kingdom, suicide attempt, escape from reality, adventure, friendship, storytelling, imagination, adventurer, good versus evil, princess, disguise ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: los angeles, taj mahal, istanbul turkey, india
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Ip Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
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, uplifting, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, human spirit, fist fighting, warrior, kung fu, wing chun, courage, bravery, fistfight, invasion, sino japanese war ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, asia, hong kong, japan, tokyo
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