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Video on demand streaming services are changing the way we enjoy movies and TV series, and Sign Language is more and more present. Here you have a list of 27 movies and series in streaming in USA, in which you will both small and big roles from Sign Language.

The list is updated on 16 March 2019 and sorted by the rating of the large IMDB database.

27. Congo

Movie 1995 IMDB rating: 5,1

Between adventures and science fiction, the years have made a dent in this movie that was not well received in its day, but with which we can enjoy gorillas communicating in sign language. It should be borne in mind that this movie is from 1995, so it is one of the movies in this list that earlier introduced Sign Language.

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26. The Silence

Serie 2019 IMDB rating: 5,3

Series strongly inspired by the idea of the movie "A Quiet Place" (below). Although the series has been widely criticized, both for its quality and for the poor preparation of the actors and actresses in sign language (the famous deaf model Nyle DiMarco has reported it), it is a clear example of the pull that Sign Language is having in the cinema and on television.

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25. Rampage

Película 2018 IMDB rating: 6,1

You can't miss Dwayne Johnson communicating in Sign Language with her gorilla George. Spectacular special effects for a very entertaining time.

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24. Wonderstruck

Película 2018 IMDB rating: 6,2

Mystery movie that brought to fame the young Deaf actress Millicent Simmonds. It tells the fantasy story of a Deaf girl from 1927 who meets another Deaf boy from 1977. Actress Julianne Moore also had to learn Sign Language to play her role.

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23. Boy Missing

Película 2016 IMDB rating: 6,3

This is probably the first play of a Deaf child in a Spanish movie and his debut was very much appreciated. His name is Marc Domenech and he was 11 years old when he starred in it.

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22. Black Lightning

Serie 2018- IMDB rating: 6,4

In episodes 6 and 7 of this series from the DC Universe you can see in a small role the Deaf actor Warren Snipe.

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21. Hush

Movie 2016 IMDB rating: 6,6

Although the actress is not Deaf in real life, she did an important effort to make her Sign Language seem as natural as possible. The movie has great successes such as having found a way to give fear to a Deaf person without the use of sound and for the viewer to suffer with it.

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20. Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Movie 2018 IMDB rating: 7,1

In this movie, you can see an interesting scene in which actor Benicio del Toro meets a Deaf peasant. The idea of this scene was Benicio's own and was well received by the director to introduce a moment of calm in the movie after a moment of great intensity and violence.

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19. Four Weddings and a Funeral

Movie 1994 IMDB rating: 7,1

A legendary comedy of the 90's that does not go out of fashion and in which you can see small performances of one of the family members at weddings, Deaf actor in real life.

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18. Brimstone

Movie 2016 IMDB rating: 7,1

A thriller in the West, in which we can see actress Dakota Fanning communicating in a rudimentary form of Sign Language, as she was mute for reasons you must discover in the movie.

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17. The tribe

Movie 2014 IMDB rating: 7,1

Multi-awarded film all over the world and praised by the critics who have the particularity of being completely filmed in Sign Language, without subtitles and without voiceover for the audience. The crudity of the images makes the plot perfectly understandable.

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16. Mr. Holland's Opus

Movie 1995 IMDB rating: 7,3

It received good reviews and actor Richard Dreyfuss was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. But, in addition, every person in the film that portrayed a Deaf person is Deaf in real life, which gives more credibility to the film.

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15. The Shape of Water

Movie 2018 IMDB rating: 7,4

This movie by acclaimed director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro won 4 Oscars and numerous international awards. In it, a mute cleaning employee makes contact with a fish-man through Sign Language.

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14. Babel

Movie 2006 IMDB rating: 7,5

Also winner of an Oscar and many international awards, this dramatic movie is set in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico and Japan. The Japanese protagonist is Deaf and communicates in Sign Language.

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13. Pretty Little Liars

Serie 2010-2017 IMDB rating: 7,5

Netflix series that was very popular for seven seasons. While you'll enjoy this teen mystery series, you can jump straight into episode 20 of season 7, where Deaf actress Raquel McPeek Rodriguez plays a small role.

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12. War for the Planet of the Apes

Movie 2017 IMDB rating: 7,5

It is the last movie of the franchise "Planet of the Apes" but possibly the only one available on streaming platforms where we can see Caesar and his tribe communicating in Sign Language.

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11. A Quiet Place

Movie 2018 IMDB rating: 7,6

The young Deaf actress Millicent Simmonds returns to star in a movie, this time of terror, in which a family survives a terrifying threat in complete silence, so they communicate in Sign Language.

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10. The Magicians

Serie 2017-2019 IMDB rating: 7,6

Marlee Matlin, Deaf actress and winner of an Oscar for Best Actress, is one of the stars in this series over seasons 2, 3 and 4. In particular, she appears in eight episodes of the series.

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9. Quantico

Serie 2015-2018 IMDB rating: 7,6

Once again, the Deaf actress Marlee Matlin is one of the stars of this series. She appears in all thirteen episodes of season 3.

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8. September

Movie 2017 IMDB rating: 7,8

A film produced in Guatemala about a baby who becomes deaf after a terrorist attack, in which she also loses her mother.

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7. Stwiched at Birth

Serie 2011-2017 IMDB rating: 7,8

Stwiched at Birth is a clear example of how the lives of Deaf people can be as enjoyable as any other and how Sign Language integrates perfectly into history. Starring some Deaf people in real life, you can enjoy it for five seasons.

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6. Castle Rock

Movie 2018- IMDB rating: 7,8

This series of psychological terror just released has had a quick success and a second season is already planned. Consecrated Deaf actor CJ Jones surprises us again with a key role in episode 6 of the first season.

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5. There Will Be Blood

Movie 2008 IMDB rating: 8,2

In the Top 5, you will find this oscarized movie and considered one of the best 200 movies in history. Here, the young Deaf actor Russell Harvard has a small role.

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4. The Dragon Prince

Serie 2018- IMDB rating: 8,3

In this recently released animation series on Netflix, described by some media as the Game of Thrones animation, in three episodes of the series appears a really key character called Amaya who, in addition to being Deaf and communicating in Sign Language, represents a strong and sensitive woman. The production team took great care in the animated representation of sign language.

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3. The Walking Dead

Serie 2010- IMDB rating: 8,3

Deaf actress Lauren Ridloff plays an important role in season 9 of this long-time and successful zombie series. Lauren appears in 10 episodes.

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2. Dark

Serie 2017- IMDB rating: 8,6

This series has been described as the German "Stranger Things" and has had an excellent acceptance, so much so that they are already preparing their second season. In three episodes appears a girl starring actress Carlotta von Falkenhayn who communicates in Sign Language.

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1. Fargo

Serie 2014- IMDB rating: 9,0

The absolute number 1 is for this series which is among the 25 best of all time. Based on the movie of the same name by the prolific and admired directors Cohen brothers, the Deaf actor Russell Harvard (whom we saw younger in the film There Will Be Blood), stars in 11 episodes of the three seasons so far. Season 4 is scheduled for 2020.

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