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101 Best Movies for Learning English

One of the best ways to learn English is to watch movies with lots of engaging dialogue. If the movie is entertaining, then you are more likely to care about what is being said, so it will help you to remember the words and phrases used.

Often times we relax with friends and family members when watching movies, and we munch on snacks. It’s a fun time, so our minds are working differently than when we are studying intently. This method helps the brain absorb and retain information in another way, so it’s potentially a good approach.

It’s best to watch movies with lots of dialogue as opposed to movies that are almost entirely action like Transformers. Sometimes it’s good to watch movies with subtitles, and sometimes without. Both viewing experiences will help you learn in different ways.

We’ve put together a huge list of over 100 great movies with lots of dialogue that will help you take your English comprehension to the next level.

  • You can search the list by typing in a keyword into the filter box.
  • You can also sort the list by clicking on a column title. Clicking on the movie thumbnail will take you to a YouTube trailer for that movie.
  • Clicking on the IMDB rating will take you to the IMDB page for the movie.
  • Clicking on the Parental Rating will take you to the parental guidelines page.


Year of Release
Rating & Link
IMDB Rating
UnstoppableAction, Thriller20106.86.8
Princess BrideAdventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance19878.18.1
It's a Wonderful LifeDrama, Family, Fantasy19468.68.6
Much Ado About NothingComedy, Drama, Romance19937.47.4
Back to the FutureAdventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi19858.58.5
Back to the Future Part IIAdventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi19897.87.8
Back to the Future Part IIIAdventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi19907.47.4
FireproofDrama, Romance20086.66.6
AvengersAction, Adventure, Sci-Fi20128.18.1
Keeping the PromiseDrama19976.46.4
Honey I Shrunk the KidsAdventure, Comedy, Family19896.36.3
Seven Brides for Seven BrothersComedy, Drama, Musical19547.47.4
Sound of MusicBioraphy, Drama, Family196588
Gone with the WindDrama, History, Romance19398.28.2
The Wizard of OzAdventure, Family, Fantasy193988
Citizen KaneDrama, Mystery19418.38.3
The Third ManFilm-Noir, Mystery, Thriller19498.28.2
The Guns of NavaroneAction, Adventure, Drama19617.67.6
The Great EscapeAdventure, Drama, History19638.28.2
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV)Crime, Drama, Mystery1984-19858.78.7
Ben HurAdventure, Drama, History19598.18.1
Forbidden PlanetAction, Adventure, Sci-Fi19567.67.6
LionBioraphy, Drama20168.18.1
Life of PiAdventure, Drama, Fantasy20127.97.9
Logan LuckyComedy, Crime, Drama201777
The Shawshank RedemptionDrama19949.39.3
Lawrence of ArabiaAdventure, Biography, Drama19628.38.3
VertigoMystery, Romance, Thriller19588.38.3
Forest GumpDrama, Romance19948.88.8
12 Angry MenDrama19578.98.9
ET The Extra TerrestrialFamily, Sci-Fi19827.97.9
The Bridge on the River KwaiAdventure, Drama, War19578.28.2
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombComedy19648.48.4
GladiatorAction, Adventure, Drama20008.58.5
RockyDrama, Sport19768.18.1
Rocky IIDrama, Sport19797.27.2
Rocky IIIDrama, Sport19826.86.8
Rocky IVDrama, Sport19856.86.8
Dances with WolvesAdventure, Drama, Western199088
Rain ManDrama198888
The Green MileCrime, Drama, Mystery19998.58.5
Good Will HuntingDrama, Romance19978.38.3
North by NorthwestAdventure, Mystery, Thriller19598.38.3
Groundhog DayComedy, Fantasy, Romance199388
The Usual SuspectsCrime, Mystery, Thriller19958.68.6
Jerry MaguireComedy, Drama, Romance19967.37.3
Quiz Show Biography, Drama, History19947.57.5
Kindergarten CopComedy, Crime19906.16.1
Raiders of the Lost ArkAction, Adventure19818.58.5
Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeAction, Adventure, Fantasy19898.28.2
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Action, Adventure19847.67.6
Ghost BustersAction, Comedy, Fantasy19847.87.8
Airplane! Comedy19807.87.8
Tommy BoyAdventure, Comedy19957.17.1
Computer Who Wore Tennis ShoesComedy, Family, Sci-Fi19696.16.1
Happy GilmoreComedy, Sport199677
The WizardAdventure, Comedy, Drama19896.16.1
ElfComedy, Family, Fantasy20036.96.9
How the Grinch Stole ChristmasComedy, Family, Fantasy20006.16.1
Robin Hood CartoonAnimation, Adventure, Comedy19737.67.6
Robin Hood - Kevin CosnerAction, Adventure, Drama19916.96.9
Pure LuckComedy, Crime, Mystery19915.75.7
Toy Story Animation, Adventure, Comedy19958.38.3
How to Train Your DragonAnimation, Action, Adventure20108.18.1
How to Train Your Dragon 2Animation, Action, Adventure20147.87.8
Air Force OneAction, Drama, Thriller19976.56.5
The FugitiveAction, Crime, Drama19937.87.8
Field of DreamsDrama, Family, Fantasy19897.57.5
Moneyball Biography, Drama, Sport20117.67.6
BigComedy, Drama, Family19887.37.3
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad WorldAction, Adventure, Comedy19637.67.6
FootlooseDrama, Music, Romance19846.56.5
SupermanAction, Adventure, Drama19787.37.3
SullyBiography, Drama20167.57.5
FrozenAnimation, Adventure, Comedy20137.57.5
CastawayAdventure, Drama200066
Chicken Run Animation, Adventure, Comedy200077
Hands on a Hard BodyDocumentary19977.77.7
Cool Runnings Adventure, Comedy, Family19936.96.9
Charlie Brown ChristmasAnimation, Short, Comedy19658.48.4
Heaven is for RealBiography, Drama, Family20145.85.8
Kung Fu PandaAnimation, Action, Adventure20087.67.6
Kung Fu Panda 2 Animation, Action, Adventure20117.27.2
Kung Fu Panda 3Animation, Action, Adventure20167.17.1
Night at the MuseumAdventure, Comedy, Family20066.46.4
Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb Adventure, Comedy, Family20146.26.2
Short CircuitComedy, Family, Sci-Fi19866.66.6
Short Circuit 2Comedy, Drama, Family19885.75.7
The Gods Must Be CrazyComedy19807.37.3
The Gods Must Be Crazy 2Comedy19896.96.9
The NeverEnding Story Adventure, Drama, Family19857.47.4
The NeverEnding Story 2Adventure, Drama, Family19905.15.1
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate FactoryFamily, Fantasy, Musical19717.87.8
Mary PoppinsComedy, Family, Fantasy19647.87.8
The Music ManComedy, Musical, Romance19627.77.7
ShrekAnimation, Adventure, Comedy20017.97.9
Shrek 2Animation, Adventure, Comedy20047.27.2
Shrek The ThirdAnimation, Adventure, Comedy20076.16.1
Shrek Forever AfterAnimation, Adventure, Comedy20106.36.3

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