Linguistics Movies

Here we collected the best linguistics movies in order of popularity
K'anech'oxdekdiigh: I'm Not Going to Teach You

K'anech'oxdekdiigh: I'm Not Going to Teach You

2006
The collaboration between the Tanacross and Northway, Alaska communities and trained linguistic specialists from the Alaska Native Language Center to keep their native language from disappearing. And ...
Do I Sound Gay?

Do I Sound Gay?

2015
A journalist is trying to find out what makes a voice gay.
Involuntary Conversion

Involuntary Conversion

1991
This apocalyptic linguistic comedy meditates on the relationship between language, meaning and social decay and is scripted from "double-speak" language found in a variety of media sources. Drawing it...
To Save a Language

To Save a Language

2020
Linguist Indrek Park has been working with Native American languages for a decade. He recorded the language of the Mandan tribe on the banks of the Missouri River. He is running out of time because hi...
The Grammar of Happiness

The Grammar of Happiness

2012
The Grammar Of Happiness follows the story of Daniel Everett among the extraordinary 'nonconvertible' Amazonian Pirah tribe, a group of indigenous hunter- gatherers whose culture and outlook on life h...
CodeSwitching

CodeSwitching

2019
There are personal stories from three generations of African American students who participated in a landmark voluntary program. Shuttling between their inner-city Boston neighborhoods and predominant...
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

2013
Interviews with linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky were done in hand-drawn animation.
Project Nim

Project Nim

2011
The story of the ape who was the focus of a landmark experiment in the 70s is from the team behind Man on Wire. The film is a biography of an animal that we tried to make human. His true nature is com...
Mockingbird Don't Sing

Mockingbird Don't Sing

2001
The tragic true story of one of the worst cases of child abuse ever documented, in which a girl was locked in a room without social contact for nearly thirteen years, and what happened when she was fi...
Arrival

Arrival

6.32
2016
After alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine if they come in peace or if they are a threat.
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