British Sign Language (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
49 metascore

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 441,122 | Gross: $216.43M

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
81 metascore

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow

Votes: 137,609 | Gross: $52.70M

The Piano (1993)
89 metascore

The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

Votes: 78,202 | Gross: $40.16M

Requiem (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

When her mother commits suicide, a cellist's life is turned upside down by mysterious questions raised about her past.

Stars: Lydia Wilson, James Frecheville, Sian Reese-Williams, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 5,257

Dear Frankie (2004)
63 metascore

Dear Frankie (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him.

Director: Shona Auerbach | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans

Votes: 20,872 | Gross: $1.34M

The Silent Child (2017)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama

A deaf 6-year-old girl named Libby lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her to use sign language to communicate.

Director: Chris Overton | Stars: Rachel Fielding, Philip York, Rachel Shenton, Maisie Sly

Votes: 1,867

Messiah (2001)

152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.

Stars: Ken Stott, Frances Grey, Jamie Draven, Kieran O'Brien

Votes: 1,827

Magic Hands (2013– )

150 min | Family

Magic Hands is a brand new series for CBeebies that is breaking new ground by featuring poetry for children translated entirely into British Sign Language (BSL) and, at the same time, opening up the world of poetry to a younger audience.

Stars: Hayley Cartwright, Aimee Campbell-Nottage, Ashley Kendall, Simon Herdman

Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002–2003)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man is buried alive, and Metcalfe must delve into a serial killer's psyche.

Stars: Frances Grey, Gillian Taylforth, Emily Joyce, Dani Biernat

Votes: 848

Dawn of the Deaf (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

When a sonic pulse infects the hearing population, a small group of Deaf people must band together to survive.

Director: Rob Savage | Stars: Caroline Ward, Haley Bishop, Radina Drandova, Stephen Collins

Votes: 269

Reservoir Wolves (2001)

10 min | Short, Crime

A parody of Quentin Tarantino's 1992 masterpiece set to British Sign Language.

Director: Ramon Woolfe | Stars: Bassim Baz, Samuel Dore, David Ellington, Jonathan Nelson

Votes: 35

Messiah: The Promise (2004)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As a prison riot erupts into violence, Red comes face to face with the ring leader: the man who once held him hostage and nearly drove him mad. But what they don't know is a killer's amongst them, preying on their weaknesses.

Stars: Anthony Lennon, Rufus Jones, Olivia Busby, Leo Bill

Votes: 702

Vision On (1965–1976)

30 min | Family

A show presenting art projects and pantomime performances oriented for a hearing impaired youth audience.

Stars: Pat Keysell, Rex Hays, Ralph Thompson, Robin Pitman

Votes: 63

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action (2018)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama

Collective screening of the Academy Award nominated short films from the Live Action category for 2018.

Director: Max Porter | Stars: Kobe Bryant, Tarra Riggs

Votes: 196 | Gross: $3.51M

Go Ahead (2010 TV Short)

16 min | Short, Drama

Jack is a twenty-something guy who is not very happy with life. That is until he receives an unexpected package containing an old mini com and meets a mysterious stranger.

Director: Ted Evans | Stars: Jacob Cassleden, Emma Case, Sophie Nabunya, Ryan Pendley

The End (II) (2011)

24 min | Short, Drama

Starting in the 1980's, 'The End' follows 4 Deaf children over 60 years. After the introduction of a treatment aimed at eradicating deafness, the very survival of Deaf language and culture ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Evans | Stars: Tyler Webster, Karolis Jaskus, Brian Duffy, Terry Edwards

Votes: 12

See Hear (1981– )


The weekly magazine programme for deaf and hard of hearing people, produced in sign language with open subtitles.

Stars: Jean Breeze, Martin Colville, Joseph Taylor, Maggie Woolley

Votes: 8

Prince Charming (1999)

95 min | Drama, Romance

A man falls in love with a woman from Shanghai, who's come to Hong Kong to look for long-lost-mother, but problems arise when her wealthy father assumes she's been kidnapped.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Andy Lau, Michelle Reis, Deannie Ip, Suki Kwan

Votes: 230

Switch (2001– )

25 min | Drama

Switch is a British signed soap opera, following the lives of many deaf people.

Stars: Umesh Valjee, Diana Martin, Ramon Woolfe, Matthew Gurney

Votes: 6

Reverberations (2018)

28 min | Short, Sci-Fi

In 2167, a fascist Government uses advances in gene therapy to eradicate Deafness and create a perfect society. A young Deaf time traveller is sent to the present to find the inventor of the cure and change her mind before it's too late.

Director: Samuel Dore | Stars: Mia Ward, Lisa Kelly, Rose Ayling-Ellis, Matt Kyle

Small World (I) (2014– )


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Stars: Brian Duffy, Ace Mahbaz, David Sands, Adam Bassett

Votes: 8

Soundproof (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

When Chris is thrown from the balcony of a high-rise block of flats, suspicion falls on his flatmate Dean, who is profoundly deaf.

Director: Edmund Coulthard | Stars: Susan Lynch, Joseph Mawle, Joanna Dunbar, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 87

You, Me (2012)

24 min | Short, Drama

A young Deaf girl learns that Santa is not Deaf. A Deaf teacher finds a new calling after finding out that his Deaf school is closing down.

Director: Simon Herdman | Stars: Naomi Postawa-Husar, Terry Edwards, Brian Duffy, Charlotte Arrowsmith

To Know Him (2018)


When a tragic accident leaves Sarah grieving for her deaf partner Rob, she is forced to track down and engage with his estranged hearing father. To lay the man she loves to rest, Sarah must overcome a barrier far greater than language.

Director: Ted Evans | Stars: Hermon Berhane, Richard Boddy, Tashi Bradford, Matt Bridges

Votes: 13

Sunny's Ears (1997– )

23 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

Sunny is a 13-year-old girl who lost her hearing at age 11 after a bout of meningitis. She talks normally, and her family is learning sign language - and she has a nutty school friend who ... See full summary »

Stars: Jocelyn Barker, Pascale Blackburn, Tricia George, Chris Walker

Votes: 7

Battle Lines (2014)

28 min | Short, Drama, War

During WW1 Arthur Robertson is forced to come face to face with more struggles than he bargained for. Watching his personal battle unfold proves that sometimes all that matters is knowing you matter.

Director: Julian Peedle-Calloo | Stars: Sophie Allen, Anna Brecon, Ian Brooker, Jacob Casselden

Votes: 5

If You Knew (2019)

5 min | Documentary, Short

After months of fighting and no communication, two teenage twin brothers come together to spend a day in Canvey Island.

Director: Stroma Cairns

Votes: 7

Life is a Gift (2011 TV Short)

11 min | Short, Drama

An Afghan refugee claiming asylum in he UK has the physical inability to hear or speak as extra burdens to carry on top of his other fears.

Director: Rinkoo Barpaga | Stars: Ali Buhdeima, Niamattullah Nader, Mohamed El-Husseini, Adnan Ahmadzay

Herstory: The Short Biography of Adriane Chraïbi or How the Mindcatcher was Conceived, Made, Used and Then Destroyed (2018)

20 min | Short, Biography, Drama

A based-on-interviews mockumentary about Adriane Chraïbi: a young female scientist who creates a mind reader device which changes the role of the women in the scientific communities worldwide.

Director: Simon Barletti | Stars: Alice Bombi, Giada Frisoni, Astridur Olafsdottir, Evelina Califano

Water Song (2013)

7 min | Short, Drama

A competitive swimmer so desperate for victory that she considers cheating, but is it worth the cost?

Director: Henry Mason | Stars: Larissa Kouznetsova, Leonie Spilsbury

Votes: 67

Echo Chamber (II) (2020)

11 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

A documentary exploring the diverging opinions of the global population, as the world falls into crisis amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, via an internet video call. Except the participants have no idea that they are talking to each other.

Director: Raza Tariq | Stars: Shirley Phelps-Roper, Daniel Daszek-Green, Rachel Hockenbarger, Ruth Woolhouse

Signs of an Affair (2017)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Flora suspects her husband of 21 years is up to no good. Misunderstandings and mayhem ensue as she searches for the truth.

Director: Louis Neethling | Stars: Michael Adams, Michael Adams, Adrian Bailey, Ralph Bogard

The Hub (2010– )

25 min | Talk-Show

News-based magazine for the sign language community.

Stars: Elizabeth Bojas, Gavin Lilley, Clive Mason, Ashley Kendall

Coming Home (2009 TV Short)

27 min | Short, Drama

A young Deaf man embarks on a journey of discovery after finding out that he is adopted.

Director: Louis Neethling | Stars: Bruce Alexander, Isabelle Amyes, Matthew Gurney, Sophie Leigh Stone

Wicked (2009–2011)


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Stars: Lilli Risner, Nathan Rollinson, Lee 'Rawr' Robertson, Nadia Nadarajah

Champion of the World (2012)

22 min | Short, Drama

A deaf girl determined to become a champion athlete must battle the temptation to cheat when she gets a set back through chasing a shoplifter.

Director: Bim Ajadi | Stars: Rebecca Zelic, Jacqui Beckford, Wayne Jemmott, Charmaine Wombwell

Votes: 5

Contenders (2019)

15 min | Short, Sci-Fi

Arriving at a gateway in the North of UK, one small group are on the brink of crossing into an uncertain future.

Director: Rebecca King | Stars: Ali Ariaie, Nebli Basani, Raghad Chaar, Titana Muthui

Honeymoon (2016)

10 min | Short, Drama

A deaf couple are on their honeymoon but things take a turn for the worse.

Director: Ronit Meranda | Stars: Catherine Guy, Lara Steward, Lynn Stewart-Taylor

Retreat (I)


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Director: Ted Evans

A Sonic Pulse (2019)

8 min | Documentary, Short

A short documentary exploring deaf people's experiences of electronic music from a communal and visceral perspective.

Directors: Dorothy Allen-Pickard, Antoine Marinot | Stars: Richard France, Troi Lee, Helen Oakley

Louder Than Words (II) (2018)

8 min | Short, Romance

Ana has been separated from her husband Simon for the best part of a year following a series of bad decisions. As she attempts to rebuild her life, she adopts old routines in order to feel ... See full summary »

Director: Dann Emmons | Stars: Lara Steward, Julian Peedle-Calloo, Dennis Farrin, Taryn Kay

Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars (2006 Video Game)


In this computer game, the developers in the face of the German studio EA Phenomic managed to combine the creation, pumping of the main character, his interaction with other characters with... See full summary »

Director: Lani Minella | Stars: Ron Jones, D.C. Douglas, Erin Ashe, Moriah Angeline

Votes: 65

My Darling Christopher (2020)

10 min | Short, Drama

Based on the story of Clive, who, as a young boy at the outbreak of the Second World War, contracted Meningitis and lost both his sight and his hearing.

Director: Clare-Louise English | Stars: Brian Duffy, William Grint, Robin Paley Yorke, Jo Sargeant

My Song (2011)

24 min | Short, Drama

My Song is a coming of age story which follows Ellen, a young deaf girl stuck in the middle of the deaf and hearing worlds.

Director: William Mager | Stars: Lara Steward, Daryl Jackson, Linda Richards, Cassie Raine

Votes: 7

In Motion (2000– )

5 min | Short, Drama

Classic poems signed and performed for the hearing-impaired.

Stars: Fiona Wing Yin Ng, Jean St. Clair, Sarah Beauvoisin, Patricia King

Look Here/Not Here (2020 TV Short)

29 min | Documentary, Short

An exploration of the themes and processes of the hip hop music drama Here/Not Here, including interviews with the cast and key creative contributors.

Director: Andrew Gillman

24/7 (2009 TV Short)

2 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Adam Bassett | Stars: Adam Bassett, Gemma Richal, Natasha Robson, David Webb

Punk Chef (2013– )

24 min | Reality-TV

Lifestyle programme in which the Punk Chef helps Deaf people to eat healthier food. 63% of Deaf people are overweight, compared to 12% of hearing people, with Deaf people twice as likely to... See full summary »

Star: Scott Garthwaite

The Boy from Before (2009– )

26 min | Drama

This is a drama concerning a ghost from the 1940's who is seen only by our hero, Sam. He is a dispossessed lad who is on his fourth school in three years.

Stars: Simon Eyers, Karolis Jaskus, Makeda Wright

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