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: 126,705 | 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: 73,130 | 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: 4,445

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: 20,380 | 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: 1,653

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: 1,698

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: 30

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: 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: 649

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: 784

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: 186

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

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

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: 187 | Gross: $3.51M

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: 9

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

Small World (I) (2014– )


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

Votes: 7

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: 223

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: 59

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

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

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: 52

Louder Than Words (II) (2018)

8 min | Short, Romance | Completed

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

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: 9

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

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

24/7 (2009 TV Movie)

2 min | Comedy

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

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

Strangers (II) (2012)

Short, Thriller

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Director: Milena Kaleva | Stars: Ivan Angelov, Marinela Angelova, Ivo Arakov, Anton Nikolov

Strangers (VI) (2012)

11 min | Short, Drama

A Deaf teenager in a hearing family, where communication is not clear. An interpreter arrives and suddenly the son has a voice with which to express himself, much to the astonishment of his parents.

Director: Brian Duffy | Stars: William Grint, Ruth Redman, Steven Hunt, Kate Furby

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

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

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

Life Out There (2012 TV Short)

24 min | Short, Comedy

A father and son with a volatile relationship have a belief in aliens in common, but have to face more than the usual prejudice from the rest of humanity due to also being deaf.

Director: David Ellington | Stars: Sean Richards, Robert Duncan, Rebecca Anne Withey, Daisy Dugmore

Fairytale of London Town (2010 TV Movie)

27 min | Drama

A bittersweet modern day fairytale where three deaf women, Veronica, Karen and Sally, face three very different Christmases until an unexpected event throws them together. Veronica is just ... See full synopsis »

Director: Louis Neethling | Stars: Caroline Parker, Patsy Palmer, Sarah Beauvoisin, Janet Henfrey

Votes: 5

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

Wicked (2009–2011)


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

Small World (2016 TV Movie)

28 min | Comedy

Small World is the world's first sitcom in British Sign Language. The sitcom features five main characters: Laura Alfonso Ryan Chris Baker Graham PLOT The day gets off to a bad start. The ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Neethling | Stars: Adam Bassett, Brian Duffy, Sophie Leigh Stone, Ace Mahbaz

Snowball (2003)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

A man confesses to us a crime he has committed but with disjointed flashbacks things don't seem to be what we expect.

Director: Samuel Dore | Star: Benjamin Newby

The Deaf Zone (2000 TV Movie)


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Director: Pete Hammond | Stars: Ilan Dwek, Paula Garfield, Antony Rabin

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

Go Ahead (2010 TV Movie)

16 min | 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

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-interview mockumentary about 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

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

The Big Decisions (2015)

Documentary, Short

Big Decisions. A personal documentary featuring Director John Finn and his family as they explore their decisions to give their 3 year old daughter a Cochlear Implant after she became Deaf (SL).

Director: John Finn | Stars: John Brownlie, Isobella Finn, John Finn, Victoria Finn

Retreat (I)


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Director: Ted Evans

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

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

For Deaf Children (1952–1963)


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Stars: Jasmine Bligh, John Anthony, Michael Aspel, Leslie Benham

Vanishing (II) (2010)

13 min | Short, Thriller

Five people wake up in an office that is in disarray. They are disorientated, trapped and remember little. One by one they start to disappear.

Director: Giles Bowman | Stars: Adam Bassett, Fifi Garfield, Helen Thew, Mike Hawthorne

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