Movie resources

Here you’ll find a list of movies in English that are ideal for helping you improve. The films are split into difficulty categories to help find the appropriate material. Each film will have a flag next to it to show whether it uses mainly British English 🇬🇧 or American English 🇺🇸.

Make sure to review any new vocabulary on a regular basis so you can remember any new words you find. Also, studies have found that watching movies with English subtitles (as well as audio) will give you the greatest benefit so make sure to switch them on!

The difficulty level is based on vocabulary range, general talking speeds, as well as speaking styles (accents etc). The easier films here are generally a lot slower paced and use simpler language compared to the more difficult ones.

Easy

The Lion King (Animation) ☆🇺🇸

The Shawshank Redemption (Drama) ☆ 🇺🇸

Cast away (Adventure) ☆ 🇺🇸

Medium

Shaun of the Dead (Comedy, horror) ☆☆ 🇬🇧

Forrest Gump (Drama, romance) ☆☆ 🇺🇸

The King’s Speech (Biography, drama) ☆☆ 🇬🇧

Advanced

Skyfall (Action, thriller) ☆☆☆ 🇬🇧

Sherlock Holmes (Action, adventure) ☆☆☆ 🇬🇧

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Comedy, sci-fi) ☆☆☆ 🇬🇧🇺🇸