Everyday existence relies heavily on the ability to communicate with others. Communication has undergone a radical shift since the dawn of the digital age. More time is spent interacting with digital devices than it is with other people. I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the near future, humans begin to lose the art of physical communication altogether. Here is a list of the best movies ever made about communication. Some of the films on this list focus on nonverbal and cross-cultural communication, while others emphasize the significance of interpersonal communication. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime all have excellent selections of movies about communication.
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10. Nell (1994)
As the story of ‘Nell’ unravels, we become sympathetic to Jodie Foster’s character due to the nuance of her performance. Nell Kellty is a young woman who lives in the woods and is unable to speak. Local doctor Dr. Jerome Lovell (Liam Neeson), who takes note, introduces the woman to the realm of danger. According to the film, “disability is a mental illness.” This is an excellent example of how it’s true.
9. Youth Without Youth (2007)
Youth Without Youth is a science fiction, World War II spy thriller, love story, and contemplation on death, ageing and the origins of consciousness. It’s also an exploration of the concept of reincarnation in the context of time and philosophy. Adapted on Mircea Eliade’s novel, Francis Ford Coppola’s film takes us on a surreal voyage across time, space, and our own sense of self. A great performance by Tim Roth in the role of Dominic justifies the cult-like status this picture has achieved.
8. The Interpreter (2005)
When an assassination plot is overheard by an interpreter at the United Nations, what happens? Anxiety sets in. The Interpreter is anchored by Nicole Kidman’s Sylvia Broome, who is brilliantly played by Sean Penn’s Tobin Keller.
7. Finding Dory (2016)
In a delightful and heartwarming way, ‘Finding Dory’ combines the fragility of being apart from one’s family with the joy of being reunited. In the roles of the adorable Dory, Ty Burrell’s Beluga Whale Bailey, and Ed O’Neill’s octopus, Hank, these performers all deliver strong performances. Effective communication is the key to Dory’s return to the ocean.
6. The Terminal (2004)
Viktor Navorski from Krakozhia is introduced to us by Tom Hanks in ‘The Terminal,’ one of his most versatile interpretations. Consider what it would be like to ‘live’ in the JFK airport terminal with individuals who don’t speak your language. As the innocently foolish Viktor breaks down linguistic barriers and makes us feel that love is universal, we laugh and cry with this film. Catherine Zeta-Jones portrays a small flight hostess who is dealing with a number of personal catastrophes of her own. Catherine Zeta-Jones: Frank Dixon, played by Stanley Tucci, and Gupta Rajan, played by a supposedly Indian Kumar Pallana, are both odd and unorthodox, yet both convincing.
5. The Lake House (2006)
‘The Lake House,’ a beautiful romantic tale that also emphasizes the necessity of simple but effective communication, is vastly underappreciated and unfairly maligned.
A dejected architect and a lonely doctor who formerly shared a unique lakeside home begin an affectionate correspondence. They try to solve the riddle of their incredible romance before it’s too late when they realize that they live two years apart.
4. Arrival (2016)
“Arrival,” like many other Hollywood films, combines the unthinkable with logical reasoning. Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) thinks that Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) loves “approaching language as a mathematician.” Amy Adams portrays Dr. Louise Banks. Simple queries like “What are your initials?” are answered in bizarre symbols that resemble enormous circles with ivy-like branches emerging from their borders. This component of the film is maybe the most fascinating. ‘Arrival’ had a similar effect on the sci-fi genre by including these elements into its story. Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has ventured into a new genre in sci-fi cinema that works effectively in making its audience believe in the stuff they are exposed to, and more crucially reveals to us an entirely new species that is unknown to the majority of the human race.
3. Dead Poets Society (1989)
Poetry, logophilia and literature all have a fondness for this piece of art. Cinema has given literature a gift with ‘Dead Poets Society.’ It is a phenomenon on film. A teacher like Robin Williams, who played the endearing John Keating, would be a dream come true for any of us. His lectures never felt like sermons. In order for us to truly believe in miracles and love, we need a person who can completely shred all of the sorrow in our life. Teenage high school buddies Ethan Hawke (Todd Anderson), Robert Sean Leonard (Neil Perry) and Josh Charles (Knox Overstreet) star in the film. Wet your eyelashes, this clip is for anyone who has ever had an educator who was as close to them as a parent was.
2. Babel (2006)
The narrative of ‘Babel,’ which has origins in Morocco, Japan, and Mexico, is a complex one. A Moroccan herder buys a rifle for his sons to protect the herd and keep the jackals at away while a couple is on vacation trying to repair their marriage. A Japanese woman, on the other hand, is wracked by grief at the death of her mother and struggles to deal with other personal issues in a city (Tokyo) that seems to ignore her. During this time, the married couple’s Mexican nanny sends their children to Mexico to attend the wedding of her son, but when she returns, she falls into difficulty. Featuring Brad Pitt (Richard Jones) and Rinko Kikuchi (Chieko Wataya) at the helm, this confluence of four storylines is a must-see!
1. Lost in Translation (2003)
One of America’s best-known actors, Bob Harris (Billy Murray), is now well past his prime. The young wife of a visiting photographer arrives in Tokyo, where he appears in advertisements and meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johannson). Bob and Charlotte’s boredom and exhaustion make them perfect, if unlikely, traveling partners. A mediocre marriage in the United States is tolerable for Charlotte and Bob, who are both searching for “their place in life.” Both individually and as a group, they experience what it is like to be an American in Tokyo. The cultural and linguistic disparities that separate Bob and Charlotte from the Japanese cause them much amusement as well as confusion. As Bob and Charlotte’s romance grows, they come to terms with the fact that their trips to Japan and their time together are coming to an end. Is it necessary?