Oscar-winning films are definitely must-watch movies. Here at SpeechWorks, we love movies, but especially movies about the importance of communication in daily life.
CODA is a film that fully captures heart, soul, and depth while also offering an empathetic view from every perspective of the main characters. It captured the weight of responsibility of 17-year-old Ruby, the only hearing person in a deaf family. She runs a fishing business, and her role as a fisherwoman, advocate, interpreter, and ambassador of communication. At the same time, she’s also balancing the challenges of being a teenager who wants to fall in love, to be a singer, and to be independent of her family.
CODA, the touching film about a child of deaf adults and her family, won the 2022 Academy Award for Best Picture and is rated PG-13.
Based on George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is about a strong woman attempting to retain her identity despite the controlling machinations of a small-minded man. It is brimming with sentiment and a unique love story.
My Fair Lady (Rated G), which starred Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn, was a critical and financial success, becoming 1964’s second most grossing film and winning eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.
Fun Fact – The play Pygmalion is what inspired Jann Fujimoto, the owner of SpeechWorks, to become a speech language pathologist!
The King’s Speech, which earned a rating “R”, won the best film during the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011. Nominated for 12 Oscars, the film tells the story of a man who happens to be the King of England, forced by circumstances to be thrust into the limelight. Together with his speech and language therapist, he addresses the British Empire in a wartime radio broadcast during World War II.
Whether you’re looking for movies that your family would thoroughly enjoy from start to finish or those artistically, musically, and technically outstanding on every level, the films mentioned above will undoubtedly entertain and inspire you.