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: 456,109 | Gross: $216.43M

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: 79,384 | Gross: $40.16M

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: 140,563 | Gross: $52.70M

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: 2,000

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: 5,408

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: 20,961 | Gross: $1.34M

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: 1,857

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: 295

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: 872

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: 721

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: 37

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: 67

See Hear (1981– )


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

Stars: Memnos Costi, Jean Breeze, Martin Colville, Clive Mason

Votes: 9

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: 194 | Gross: $3.51M

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: 232

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

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: 9

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

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

The Hub (2010– )

25 min | Talk-Show

News-based magazine for the sign language community.

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

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: 12

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

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

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

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, Rachel Hockenbarger, Kirsty Davidson, Grace Barclay

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: 88

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

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: 68

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

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

Grandad (2003 TV Movie)


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Director: Louis Neethling | Stars: Hal Draper, David Sands, Claire Davies, Ilan Dwek

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: 13

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

Faith (I) (2020)

Short, Drama

Taliha and Marlyn are very good friends, Marlyn came out as a lesbian a couple of years ago. Taliha is uncomfortable with this although she wants to speak to Marlyn about LGBT+ issues. *** ... See full summary »

Stars: Judy Newsome, Sahera Khan

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: 8

Tricks (2003)

10 min | Short, Drama

An unattached sex junkie meets a call girl with a difference.

Director: Samuel Dore | Stars: Giles Alderson, Diana Martin

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

Wicked (2009–2011)


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

C.O.D.A. (2011 TV Short)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

After failing to assert her Deaf identity to her hearing family as a 20-year-old, Jenny resolves to bring up her daughter Annabel as part of the Deaf community.

Director: Melissa Mostyn | Stars: Talitha Wengraf-Townsend, Emily Howlett, Jenny Sealey, Paris Palmer

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

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

5 Needles (2011 TV Short)

13 min | Short, 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

Cậu Bé Manocanh (2017)

12 min | Animation, Short, Thriller

MNC boy is the story of seeking precious things which are sinking into oblivion We can give up on all but our emotions

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

Retreat (I)


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Director: Ted Evans

Deaf Beat (2011 TV Short)

15 min | Short, 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

Two Deaf Travellers (2020)

10 min | Short, Documentary

Two young Deaf filmmakers document the challenges and discoveries that they come across on a journey.

Director: Raabia Hussain | Stars: William Horsefield, Raabia Hussain

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

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