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
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: 127,959 | Gross: $52.70M

The Piano (1993)
89 metascore

The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A mute woman is sent to 1850s 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: 73,540 | Gross: $40.16M

Requiem (2018)

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

In 1994, a toddler disappeared from a small Welsh village, never to be seen again. 23 years later, in London, the mother of rising cello star Matilda Gray takes her own life, without ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,543

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: 20,443 | Gross: $1.34M

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: 32

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: 1,673

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: 1,723

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: 659

Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002– )

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: 793

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

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: 191

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: 56

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: 7

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: Hermi Berhane, Richard Boddy, Tashi Bradford, Matt Bridges

Votes: 10

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: 60

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

R | 96 min | Action

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

Votes: 189 | Gross: $3.51M

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

Otherside (2011 TV Movie)

18 min | Comedy, Drama

An insurance company entirely staffed by deaf people are visited by all-seeing ghosts of employees past.

Director: Nick Sturley | Stars: David Sands, Daryl Jackson, Patsy Palmer, David Ellington

Hei ma wang zi (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: 224

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: 86

Small World (I) (2014– )


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

Votes: 7

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

24/7 (2009 TV Movie)

2 min | Comedy

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

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

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: 7

Retreat (I)


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Director: Ted Evans

Wicked (2009–2011)


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

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: 10

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: Nebli Basani, Raghad Chaar, Titana Muthui

Coming Home (2009 TV Movie)

27 min | 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

Deaf Beat (2011 TV Movie)

15 min | Comedy

A deaf police unit deals specifically with deaf criminals, and so know their every trick they think they can get away with in a hearing world.

Director: Jonathan Reid | Stars: Amanda Jane Richards, Terry Spurgeon, Jonathan Redfern, Mike Hawthorne

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

September 11th (2012)

10 min | Short, Drama

September 11 is a personal account of the effects of September 11 2001 on a young Deaf Muslim teenager, who faces racism from both inside and outside the Deaf community, making her question her faith.

Director: Raabia Hussain | Stars: Aliya Gulamani, Tariq Mahmood, Daniel Ahmadi, Paris Robin

Votes: 11

Close Up (2015–2018)


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Stars: Tessa Padden, Marian Foster, Paddy Ladd, Jonathan Morrell

Progress Chapter One: In The Beginning (2012 Video)

Action, Reality-TV, Sport

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Directors: Jon Briley, Jim Smallman, Glen Joseph | Stars: Darrell Allen, Colt Cabana, Alexander Cooper, Noam Dar

Life Stories: Agnes Dyab (2019)

Documentary, Short

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Directors: Gareth Deighan, Raabia Hussain | Star: Agnes Dyab

A Deaf Life (2010 TV Movie)

10 min | Comedy

The bitter-sweetness of a Deaf life shown through one man's memories in an amusing comedy.

Director: Jonathan Reid | Stars: Matt Kirby, Samantha Denton, Ruth Curtis, John Lewis

Supersonic (2014 TV Short)


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Director: Samuel Dore | Stars: Tunde Adesina, Marvis Mogor, Edd Muruako, Gareth Turkington

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

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: 62

Don't Leave Me This Way (2008)

G | 28 min | Short, Drama

Sing Don't Leave Me This Way in the Style of "Thelma Houston". Stingray Karaoke R&B/Hip-Hop, Disco, 1977, English, Key C.

Director: John Maidens | Stars: Fifi Garfield, Diana Martin, Jean St. Clair, Ilan Dwek

Who Cares? (I) (2013 TV Movie)


A documentary that looks at care provision in England for three elderly Deaf people. Beatrice has been living alone since her son died and looks forward to visits from her SignHealth worker... See full summary »

Director: Camilla Arnold

5 Needles (2011 TV Movie)

13 min | Drama

Jewish women in a Nazi sewing factory are issued with 5 needles every morning, but if they break all 5, something terrible will happen to them. For those who are deaf, if they are discovered, something terrible will happen anyway.

Director: Julian Peedle-Calloo | Stars: Fifi Garfield, Erika Jones, Jean St. Clair, Emily Howlett

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

All Day (2010 TV Short)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

Two single neighbours are looking for love. Each neighbour admits to their friends that they fancy the other, but neither knows that the other is also Deaf.

Director: Nadia Nadarajah | Stars: Jason Taylor, Aliya Gulamani, Deepa Shastri, Ramas Rentelis

Nightmare at Hathershaw (2010)

12 min | Short, Horror

A girl has a dream which becomes true.

Director: Raabia Hussain | Stars: Raabia Hussain, Adeel Asif, Zain Ali, Tasnia Ali

Love's Labour's Lost: Performed in British Sign Language (2012)

123 min | Comedy

The court of Navarre: the King and his three Lords vow to stay away from wine, women and luxury; but when the princess and her ladies from France arrive, they begin to change their minds. ... See full summary »

Director: Paula Garfield | Stars: Charly Arrowsmith, Adam Basset, Stephen Collins, Brian Duffy

The Beautiful Game (2018)

Documentary, Short

Marios Costi looks at current issues that threaten the future of Deaf football, the sport at the heart of the British Deaf community.

Director: Raabia Hussain | Star: Marios Costi

Chasing Cotton Clouds (2011 TV Movie)

25 min | Drama

A young boy creates a magical fantasy world to help cope with the alienation he feels at home and at school.

Director: Samuel Dore | Stars: William Grint, Charlotte Arrowsmith, Neil Patrick, Hal Draper

Votes: 10

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