Cinema Therapy Movies

 

A compilation of movies on various subjects – including Deaf Cultural topics – is provided below.  Please feel free to Google a given title with the year to find out more information on the movie / video.     

 

 

Addictions

 

  • 28 Days (2000)
  • Clean and Sober (1988)
  • Drugstore Cowboy (2007)
  • Barfly (1987)
  • Ironweed (1987)
  • Hard Eight (1997)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Third Edition): American Sign Language (2009)
  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions: American Sign Language (2006)

 

Adoption & Attachment

 

  • Martian Child (2007)
  • Dark Matter of Love (2014)

 

Anger & Forgiveness

 

  • The Upside of Anger (2005)
  • Anger Management (2003)
  • Dolores Claiborne (1999)
  • Changing Lanes (2002)
  • Antwone Fisher (2003)
  • An Unfinished Life (2006)
  • Gandhi (1982)
  • The Straight Story (1999)

 

Audism

 

  • Crash (2005)
  • Audism Unveiled (2008)
  • The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009)
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence (2011)
  • Introduction to Deaf Hate Crime (2010)

 

Autism Spectrum

 

  • My Name is Khan (2010)
  • Gerald (2009; ASL Films)
  • Temple Grandin (2010)
  • Loving Lamposts (2011)
  • Mozart and the Whale (2006)
  • Ocean Heaven (2010)
  • Talk to Me: A Documentary Film (2003)
  • Wretches and Jabberers (2011)
  • Snow Cake (2006)

 

Bipolar

 

  • Beautiful (2000) 
  • Mr. Jones (2013) 
  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 
  • Vincent and Theo (1990) 
  • All She Ever Wanted (1996)

 

Body Image

 

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
  • Real Women Have Curves (2002)
  • Shallow Hal (2001)

 

CODA

 

  • Deaf Mosaic: A Bridge Between.  Program No. 212. (1987, February)
  • Deaf Mosaic: KODA, A National Organization For Kids of Deaf Adults. Program No. 908. (1993, December)
  • Deaf Parents: Voice with Hearing Children? (2014; That! Vlog)
  • Live at SMI (video No. 256): Elinor Kraft. (1994)
  • Love Is Never Silent (1985, December 1)
  • Passport Without A Country (1992/1993)
  • Tomorrow Dad Will Still Be Deaf And Other Stories (1997)

 

Deaf Entertainment Movies in ASL

 

  • Black Sand (2010)
  • Forget Me Not (2010)
  • Hard Man (2012)
  • In The Can (2015)
  • Beyond the Embers (2015)
  • Lake Windfall: Are You Prepared? (2013)
  • Slot: Steep Slot, Steeper Risk (2014)
  • The Legend of the Mountain Man (2008)
  • Versa Effect (2012)
  • Wrong Game (2007)

 

Deaf Issues

 

  • Sound and Fury (2000)
  • Sound and Fury: 6 Years Later (2006)
  • Children of a Lesser God (1986)
  • The Miracle Worker (2000)
  • And Your Name is Jonah (1979)

 

Deaf Culture

 

  • ASL Pah! Deaf Student’s Perspectives On Their Language (1992)
  • Deaf Culture Lecture: Cultural Differences (1994)
  • Deaf Culture Lecture: Shared Wisdom For Families (1996)
  • Deaf Culture Lecture: Tools For A Cross-Cultural Adventure (1996)

 

Depression

 

  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • Elizabethtown (2005)
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • Unstrung Heroes (1995)
  • Life of Pi (2012)

 

Domestic Violence

 

  • The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
  • Precious (2010)
  • Take My Eyes (2003)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
  • The Color Purple (1985)

 

Grief

 

  • Fearless (1993)
  • Deeply (2000)
  • Ghost (1990)
  • Rabbit Hole (2010)
  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

 

Music – Sign Language

 

  • Best Sign Language Music Videos – Official List (1994; Jules Dameron)
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)

 

OCD

 

  • As Good as it Gets (1997)
  • Breaking the Waves (1996)
  • Matchstick Men (2003) 

 

Schizophrenia

 

  • Clean Shaven (1994)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • Shine (1996)
  • Dear John (2010)
  • Foxcatcher (2014)

 

Self-Esteem & Authentic Self

 

  • Harold and Maude (1971)
  • My Life (1993)
  • Still Alice (2015)
  • Nell (1994)
  • Gattaca (1997)
  • The Other Sister (1999) 
  • Sliding Doors (1998)
  • The Hammer (2010)

 

Stress Management

 

  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • Happy (2011)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Moneyball (2011)
  • Cast Away (2000)
  • Cinderella Man (2005)

 

“Zone” Movies

 

  • Office Space (1999)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Meet the Parents (2000)
  • Airplane! (1980)
  • There’s Something About Mary (1998)
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
  • Zoolander (2001)
  • Ghostbusters (1985)
  • Wayne’s World (1992)
  • Clueless (1995)
  • Three Amigos! (1986)
  • Dumb and Dumber (1994)
  • Groundhog Day (1983)
  • Happy Gilmore (1996)
  • Fletch (1985)