Where Can I Find ASL Interpreted Movies?

For those in the Deaf or hard of hearing community, it can be tough to find ASL interpreted movies and TV shows. Closed captioning is more common, but ASL interpretation is not as easy to come by. Thankfully, there are helpful resources out there for those seeking ASL interpreted content.

ASL Films and TV Shows

There are some ASL films and TV shows that show ASL with voice-over and/or subtitles, such as Sundance’s “This Close”, Switched at Birth, CODA to name a few. Netflix’s Deaf U is another one.

ASL Films and ASLized as well as the Red Lantern produced ASL-related films, now available on DVDs and/or online streaming videos. These websites often offer a selection of titles across different genres, giving viewers the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of content in a way that is accessible to them.

The newly founded film company called Deafwood Films and they recently produced a short film called, “Love Clones”. It’s ASL with subtitles. You can rent it.

Local Theaters and Film Festivals

Look for local theaters or film festivals that offer ASL interpreted screenings. Some theaters will schedule specific showings of popular movies with ASL interpretation provided by a sign language interpreter. This can be a great way to enjoy the latest blockbusters with the accessibility you need.

Streaming Apps

Some streaming services are designed for the Deaf and hard of hearing community, like Deaflix and Disney+. Disney+ just added a few movies with ASL interpreters in a small box at the bottom right corner.

They have a range of movies, TV shows, and other content interpreted in ASL, so you can easily find something to watch that’s accessible to you.

Max now offers the Barbie Movie with on screen interpreted. Photo: Max

Browser Extension on Chrome – Sign Up Captions

SignUp – Sign Language for Netflix & Disney+ is the recent extension added for Chrome. The website says that while they have 60+ movies available, they’re constantly expanding their library. You can even request a movie that’s not listed yet.

You can download the Google Chrome extension here.

Until next time, ta ta! 😄🤟🏻

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