25 Must-See Movies Featuring Linguists, Linguistics and Languages

  1. Iceman (1984)
  2. Pontypool (2010)
  3. Ghost Warrior (1984)
  4. Ball of Fire (1941)
  5. Enemy Mine (1985)
  6. My Fair Lady (1964)
  7. Nell (1994)
  8. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  9. Stargate (1994)
  10. Windtalkers (2002)
  11. Finding Nemo (2016)
  12. Youth without Youth (2008)
  13. The Statue (1971)
  14. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser / Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (1974) 
  15. On Top of the Whale / Het dak van de Walvis (1982) 
  16. The Wild Child / L’enfant sauvage (1969)
  17. Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990)
  18. The Miracle Worker (1962)
  19. The Linguists (2008)
  20. The Grammar of Happiness (2012)
  21. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
  22. Apocalypto (2006)
  23. The Interpreter (2005)
  24. Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  25. The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)

BONUS MOVIES: Other movies suggested by readers:

Still Alive (2014) 
Arrival (2016)
The 13th Warrior (1999) (famous for this scene where Antonio Banderas learns Old Icelandic by «listening»): Link to YouTube Video
Spanglish (2004)
Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner learns Lakota)
Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006) (showcases Quebec French)
Babel (2006) (movie with four stories each filmed in a different language)
Oscar (1991) (dialectologist asked to teach proper language) 
Chan is Missing (1982) (includes a lecture on sociolinguistics)
A Thousand Clowns (1965) (features a man who can identify dialects)

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