Best Movies To Learn English

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Movies are one of the most entertaining ways to improve their English
comprehension skills.

Thanks to film in the original version (with or without subtitles, depending on the level), you can expand a vocabulary, discover aspects related to intonation and commonly used expressions, and even improve their control of grammar.

Check the list of 20 movies prepared by a writing helper and English learning fan Nellie Burges to learn English gladly.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

Who has not seen the saga of adventures of this young wizard? For its dynamism and easy-to-follow story, Harry Potter is one of the best movies to learn English.

Its cast includes actors with very diverse accents (mostly Anglo-Saxon), which, together with a plot known to all, will make it easy for students to follow this movie.

Indiana Jones

Another saga worth mentioning: its short dialogues, simple questions, and
direct answers make its plot easy to follow.

In this case, students will hear an American accent with Harrison Ford in the lead and actors from almost every part of the world with whom they will discover different accents.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Extra Terrestrial

One of Steven Spielberg’s iconic films loaded with simple questions and answers that, due to the origin of its protagonist (the extraterrestrial E.T.), are explained slowly.

All of its young actors have American accents and are easily understood given their young age.

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

With simple expressions and North American dialogues, the film is designed for the little ones. Like any Pixar classic, it brings a high level of creativity that will delight all children.

This same characteristic makes it a story that engages the plot.

High School Musical

High School Musical

This musical, which was all the rage in the early 2000s, tells the love story between Troy and Gabriella, two teenagers with a great passion for music.

Its songs are easy to learn and sing along to: with simple dialogues and lyrics, students will discover various expressions and a vast vocabulary.

The King’s Speech

The King's Speech

Britain’s Colin Firth stars in this historical drama as King George (father of Elizabeth II, the current monarch), who had to overcome his stuttering when he unexpectedly came to power.

Because this film focuses specifically on speech, it’s quite the pronunciation and intonation lesson with exercises to aid fluency.

The Lion King

The Lion King

With this other Disney classic, students will learn everyday expressions.

As it is a children’s movie, all the voice actors use a clear accent with straightforward language, making this movie a good option for learning English.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Another musical packed with easy, catchy songs. Although the original film was released in 1939, it is still an excellent movie to improve your English skills.

The director of ‘Gone with the Wind’ featured a young Judy Garland
who will make the students memorize all her songs with a clear American accent?

Toy Story

Toy Story

In 2019, the fourth part of this Disney classic aimed at the little ones will arrive in theaters worldwide.

Like other films of the house, it has a story and a simple vocabulary for the little ones and adults.

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

This classic film is full of straightforward language with a protagonist who speaks very slowly due to his condition.

Ideal for putting it in classrooms and learning English while learning more about American history.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Like almost all movies focused on children, this is perfect for teaching English at a beginner level, as they use simple and easy-to-understand words and conjugations.

The Last Mohican

The Last Mojican

The peculiarity of this movie is the appearance of many characters of different ethnicities, which in turn sets the bar for English not exceptionally high.

The pronunciation they use is straightforward, as is the construction
of the sentences.

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

It is a perfect example of learning English as the movie progresses. Why?

Because we share the condition with the main character, Audrey Hepburn, who doesn’t know how to speak the language and has to learn during the story.

Inside Out

Inside Out

Pixar’s film tells the story of an eleven-year-old girl who will move out of a town with her parents and faces all the emotions that the situation provokes in her.

For this reason, most of the plot unfolds in her mind, in which joy, sadness, fear, dislike, and anger struggle to take center stage and guide her decisions.

The ease of the language he uses and the recognizable nature of his feelings make it easy for the little ones at home to identify their own emotions and learn the basic vocabulary related to them.

Frozen

Frozen

Released in 2013, it is an adaptation of the classic ‘The Snow Queen’ and tells the story of a kingdom that lives in perpetual winter. Princess Anna, her sister Elsa, the mountaineer Kristoff and reindeer Sven will start an adventure to break the spell.

It has a simple vocabulary and dialogues, besides having one of the catchiest and most repeated soundtracks by the little ones of the house in recent years: their knowledge of them and having seen the movie before in Spanish will make them have no problems following the story.

Sing

Sing

Movies in which the main plot is music are a good option for learning English: the catchy choruses make it easier to understand new knowledge in another language.

In this American film, a group of animals decides to sign up for a singing competition in a theater run by a koala.

The songs (more than 60 throughout the film) use a multitude of vocabulary on
different topics and colloquial expressions, among others.

Shrek

Shrek

The ogre Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots… Many characters appear in the four films of this fun Dreamworks saga, and each of them has a way of speaking and a very peculiar accent.

Therefore, it is suitable for students who already have a good level of oral comprehension, which will help them to improve this ability even more.

Despicable Me

Despicable Me

This film, released in 2010, tells the story of Gru, a villain who plans to steal the moon. Gru is helped by the Minions, cute yellow creatures who speak a made-up language inspired by English.

All his plans go awry when three little girls appear on the scene, and Gru has to care for them.

American actor Steve Carell voices the villain, and British actress Julie Andrews,
known as Mary Poppins, plays the mother.

This pairing is ideal for students to become familiar with American and British accents, recognizing different expressions and ways of speaking in them.

On the other hand, the three girls star in short dialogues that are easy to understand due to their young age.

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