Deafness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant deafness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, humorous, emotional and suspense films and TV shows about / with deafness, mute or deaf, disability, sign language, friendship, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), deaf, mother daughter relationship and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
deafness movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as deafness: A Quiet Place (2018), Earth and Ashes (2004), The Bélier Family (2014), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), Children of a Lesser God (1986), The Silence (2019), Music Within (2007), A Silent Voice (2016), My Father Die (2016), Listen to Your Heart (2010).

List of deafness movies

A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, sign language, deafness, self sacrifice, monster, pregnancy, creature feature, marriage, creature, chase, silence ...
Time: near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: new york state
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Earth and Ashes (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Afghanistan, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk, as they make their way to the coal mine where Dastaguir's son Murad works. Dastaguir must tell Murad that the rest of their family were all ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: deafness, mute or deaf, on the road, elderly, life is a bitch, wartime life, war, obsessive quest, desperation, parent child relationship, civil war, mine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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The Bélier Family (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The whole Bélier family is deaf, except for sixteen year old Paula who is the important translator in her parents' day to day life especially when it comes to matters concerning the family farm. When her music teacher discovers she has a ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, teenage girl, singing, deafness, teenage life, follow your dream, family, moral dilemma, family life, hopes, youth, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, australia
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A murder takes place in the shop of David Lyons, a deaf man who fails to hear the gunshot being fired. Outside, blind man Wally Karue hears the shot but cannot see the perpetrator. Both are arrested, but escape to form an unlikely partnership. Being ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, absurd ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, friendship, farce, chase, odd couple, false accusation, mistaken identity, disability, self discovery, deafness, witness ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs. Will her ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sign language, romance, disability, deafness, couple relations, man-woman relation, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, communication problem, love, deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
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The Silence (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With the world under attack by deadly creatures who hunt by sound, a teen and her family seek refuge outside the city and encounter a mysterious cult.
Style: disturbing, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, apocalypse, creature, deadly creature, post apocalypse, danger, deafness, family, saving a life, sign language, silence, loss of friend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: appalachia
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Music Within (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a confrontation with one of his idols dashes his dreams of studying public speaking in college, Richard Pimentel joins the Army and ships off to Vietnam. During his service, Richard loses nearly all of his hearing. Joining a new circle of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, wheelchair, vietnam war, friendship, hippie, society, human spirit, mute or deaf, social activist, paralysis, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, seattle, seattle washington, california, portland oregon
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A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, high school, redemption, bullying, coming of age, suicide attempt, deafness, sister sister relationship, single mother, female director ...
Place: japan
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My Father Die (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother, 21 years ago. And now that his nemesis is out of prison, he gets ...
Style: tense, intense, suspense, rough
Plot: father son conflict, ex convict, violence, patricide, teenage boy, childhood flashback, deafness, police detective, father son relationship, sign language, death of brother, brother brother relationship ...
Place: southern usa
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Listen to Your Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Danny Foster doesn't have much: an apartment as small as his paychecks, no family, and a struggling music career. Yet for him, "every day is a great day to be alive," an attitude he gained from his mother's unwavering optimism ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, family relations, fall in love, musician's life, love and romance, couple relations, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, misfit, parents and children, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, manhattan new york city
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Wildflower (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: rescue, dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, disability, family relations, great depression, countryside, deafness, child abuse, epilepsy, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
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...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, family relations, deafness, family in crisis, mute or deaf, hopes, family, bittersweet, parents and children, disability, human spirit, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa
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Paranoid (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chloe Keane is an stressed American fashion model living in London who is about to have the worst weekend of her life. She and her boyfriend are invited to attend a party at the house of a former rock-star named Stan and his weird family who live in ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: woman in danger, kidnapping, stalking, model, handcuffs, mind game, captive, crimes, danger, isolation, obsession, bondage ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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Beyond Silence (1996)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Beyond Silence is about a family and a young girl’s coming of age story. This German film looks into the lives of the deaf and at a story about the love for music. A girl who has always had to translate speech into sign language for her deaf ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, hopes, death, deafness, sign language, concert, deaf mute, clarinet, mute or deaf, love and romance, family life ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: berlin germany, italy, germany, argentina, tokyo
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In the Company of Men (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Style: psychological, disturbing, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, secretary, rivalry, mind game, battle of the sexes, friends, betrayal, cruelty, prejudice, sexism, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, indiana
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Immortal Beloved (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: pianist, secretary, letter, investigation, deafness, uncle nephew relationship, music, musician, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, couple relations, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1820s
Place: europe, austria, hungary
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, racism, deafness, teenage life, disability, small town, mute or deaf, love and romance, small town life, youth, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, alabama, georgia
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Crazy Moon (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1987 Canadian film starring the then relatively unknown Kiefer Sutherland as Brooks, an eccentric rich kid, with a fondness for big band music, bow ties and taking strange photographs who one day whilst stealing a mannequin from a clothes store, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: teen romance, deafness, hopes, love and romance, love affair, mute or deaf, romance, music band, friends, friendship, disability, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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A Scene at the Sea (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When deaf garbage man Shigeru (Kurôdo Maki) finds a broken surfboard on one of his runs, it piques his curiosity, even though he has no experience with surfing. So he repairs the board and, with loyal girlfriend Takako (Hiroko Oshima), who also is ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, touching
Plot: surfing, reconciliation, deafness, mute or deaf, disability, underdog, romance, hopes, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, supportive parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
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Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: tense, suspense, scary, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, slasher, murder, masked killer, isolation, blood, survival, trapped, alone, writers ...
Place: california
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A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, alien, monster, silence, life & death, mother, creature feature, deafness, death, child in peril, strong female character ...
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Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When three college guys get caught spying on a sorority ritual, they're forced to accompany the pledges on their next assignment: stealing a trophy from a bowling alley. But the token they pinch has a devilish imp who makes their lives a living ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sexual, offbeat, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bowling, sorority, spanking, friends, danger, youth, misfit, buddies, disorder, teenage life, genie, escapades ...
Time: 80s
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I Hear the Sunspot (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sugihara Kohei, a college student who has distanced himself from others unconsciously because he is hard of hearing and it keeps causing one misunderstanding after another. One day his classmate Taiichi stumbles into him and notices his delicious ...
Plot: deafness, handicap, live action, homosexuality, gay, university, school, obstacle
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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, depressing, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: anti war, world war one, hospital, haunted by the past, amputation, isolation, soldier, freak, patient, mute, war, disability ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, france, colorado, usa, europe ...
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The Perfect Date (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Michel dreams of a perfect meeting with the woman of his dreams, entirely due to chance, as his parents and grandparents experienced. Vincent, Michel's contrast, is completely different. He is more the man of the direct approach and he follows ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couples, looking for love, romance, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, friendship between men, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, buddies, friends, looking for sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy
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Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is a 2005 sitcom featuring a quintessentially upper-class family in Mumbai. The show received a positive response from the critics and public alike and enjoyed one of the best TRPs for an Indian comedy show. In the final ...
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, sitcom
Plot: social satire, prejudice, sarcasm, husband wife relationship, teasing, materialism, bullying, intolerance, brother brother relationship, mama's boy, high society, unhappiness ...
Place: mumbai india
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Tin Man (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man, born deaf, invents a computer so he can hear and speak with others.
Plot: deaf, computer, fall in love, watching television, deafness, red wine, mechanic, african american man, falling in love, sex scene, banjo, wine ...
Time: 80s
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Benim Dünyam (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At 2 Ela lost her ability of seeing and hearing because of a severe illness. And then she became a total disappointment of her family due to her untamed behaviors. But everything changed after an unorthodox teacher stepped into their lives to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: disability, teachers and students, social misfits, dedicated educator, parents and children, against the odds, human spirit, family relations, hopes, ambition, deaf mute, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
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Tormented (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film centers on Darren Mullet, a bullied asthmatic, driven to suicide by his tormented life - ignored by his parents, ridiculed by his teachers and bullied at school. He returns from the dead to pay his teenage tormentors a final visit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: slasher, high school, school, prank, suicide, drowning, vengeance, ghost, teenage life, revenge, serial killer, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Count Yorga continues to prey on the local community while living by a nearby orphanage. He also intends to take a new wife, while feeding his bevy of female vampires.
Style: suspenseful, scary, humorous, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: vampire, police, mute, quicksand, danger, woman in danger, fall in love, chaos and mayhem, mute or deaf, estate, couples, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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