Most Popular Illiterate Movies and TV Shows
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2. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Votes: 94,669 | Gross: $5.20M
5. The Breadwinner (2017)
PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Drama, Family
In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Votes: 16,380 | Gross: $0.31M
6. Teachers (1984)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.
Votes: 3,689 | Gross: $27.77M
7. No Mercy (1986)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.
Votes: 6,454 | Gross: $12.30M
8. Central Station (1998)
R | 110 min | Drama
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Votes: 33,798 | Gross: $5.60M
9. Band of the Hand (1986)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Five juvenile lost causes are sent to the Everglades where a war veteran tries to reform them using survival tactics. Their new skills and resolve are tested when a Miami drug lord targets them for trying to clean up their neighborhood.
Votes: 2,579 | Gross: $4.87M
11. The Boss, Anatomy of a Crime (2014)
90 min | Crime, Drama
With dreams of a better life, a humble but illiterate labourer and his wife leave their poor village in Santiago to move to Buenos Aires. However, a sinister boss' promise of a bright future will come at a high price.
12. Capri-Revolution (2018)
122 min | Drama, History
With Italy about to go to war in 1914, this is the story of the encounter between a goatherd called Lucia, the commune of young Northern Europeans led by Seybu and the town's young doctor on the unique island of Capri.
13. M (I) (2017)
100 min | Drama
Lila and Mo meet at a bus stop. Lila has a paralyzing speech impediment. Mo is chatty and exuberant. Lila is preparing for her exams. Mo illegally races cars for a living. Opposites attract... See full summary »
14. Heidi (1952)
G | 97 min | Drama, Family
An adaptation of the famous childhood classic about a little girl taken away from her beloved grandfather, which benefits from filming in the actual picturesque Switzerland locations.
15. When I Saw You (2012)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of ... See full summary »
16. La vida no vale nada (1955)
TV-PG | 100 min | Drama
Con una perspectiva un poco fatalista sobre la naturaleza humana y la búsqueda de la felicidad a través del amor, Pablo experimenta de manera cínica algunas relaciones sin éxito.
18. Menina (2017)
100 min | Drama
An 8-year old Portugees child fled with her parents to France in the early seventies. But the Portuguese terror travels along with her, with an alcoholic father and unloving mother.
19. Brutal Glory (1989 Video)
111 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
The highly fictionalized making and breaking of Norman Selby, more recognizable as Kid McCoy, the real life American middleweight world boxing champion from the turn of the 20th century.
20. Hop (2002)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
All Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy a soccer game together. This simple act sparks a chain of events leading to Justin running from the law. He must embark on a ... See full summary »
25. The True Knight (2016 TV Movie)
Adventure, Comedy, Family
The king is returning from war - and awaiting him at home is a great surprise: he has a son - though one a bit different than the king - a true knight - had expected. He loves music and literature, and is the very opposite of his father.
27. Ta touvla (1985)
96 min | Comedy
Two streetwise childhood friends and powerful financial tycoons who never quite managed to graduate from high school will go back to class, only to fall for the same girl. But, are they willing to let the woman do the choosing?
28. Oshikkhito (1978)
127 min | Drama
Manik is a school going boy whose father died in boat drowning and lives from hand to mouth with his mother. One day the village head's evil eyes fell on his mother and not to be gratified ... See full summary »
American Gangster (2006–2009)
'Freeway' Ricky Ross
TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary
Illiterate, but an athlete, "Freeway" Ricky Ross went from being a sports king to the crack king in the 70s and 80s when drugs were turning L.A. into the 'Hood' from hell.
Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
As Difficult as ABC
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy
A promising basketball player whose coach has been making sure his grades are OK so he can play, learns he has a condition that means he can't play basket ball anymore. His coach then casts... See full summary »
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Consider Her Ways
48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Amnesiac woman awakens in a dystopian society formed after the extinction of all men where women are sorted at birth into one of four casts - Workers, Mothers (human incubators), Servitors and Doctors. She rebels against being a Mother.
This Time Next Year (2016– )
46 min | Reality-TV
Davina meets a grandfather determined to tackle his illiteracy, a little girl who wants to walk to school without her walking sticks and a man who wants to meet the stranger who saved his life twice.
Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Fighting Sky Pilot
TV-PG | 30 min | Western
Reverend Ben Darniell believes he should practice what he preaches, and he refuses to resort to violence in the face of opposition. But he finds a minister in Carson City must be prepared to fight for those who cannot defend themselves.
The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)
Great Wide World Over There
22 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Cora Gibbs is an illiterate woman living on an isolated farm with her much older husband. When her educated nephew Benjy visits for the summer, she sees her opportunity to connect with the ... See full summary »
Forensic Files (1996–2011)
Killer's 'Cattle' Log
TV-PG | 22 min | Documentary, Crime
When police in the Great Plains were called to retrieve a dead body, they did a background check on the victim. The trail guided them into a strange thread of homeless drifters, cattle ... See full summary »
Supernatural (2005– )
King of the Damned
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Abaddon makes a deal with Crowley to stop the Winchesters and recover the first blade. Castiel tries to bring Gadreel to his side in the war against Metatron.
The Michael Knowles Show (2017– )
58 min | Talk-Show
Eric Metaxas guests and defends Martin Luther. Austen Fletcher (aka Fleccas Talks), Bradley Devlin and Elisha Krauss make up the Panel of Deplorables.
The Borgias (2011–2013)
Tears of Blood
TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History
Micheleto learns his kept lover is a Sforza informant, Caterina Sforza mounts the Shroud of Turin as a rival holy relic, and Fredirigo puts Lucrezia under house arrest.
The Borgias (2011–2013)
The Beautiful Deception
TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, History
Lucrezia is inconsolable after Paolo's death, but it is ruled a suicide as King Charles marches north to revenge themselves on the Pope and the Eternal City.
Against the Wind (1978)
The Flogging Parson
Mary and Polly begin to settle into their various situations in the new colony. Jonathan falls afoul of the cruel overseer Pike, and pays for his slip in judgment
Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
The Great Silence
TV-G | 30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A mysterious phenomenon that causes people to lose the use of their vocal cords appears in a remote corner of the northwestern United States and begins spreading. The government blames the ... See full summary »