Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles What's up, guys? I'm Ethan your RealLife English fluency coach and is there anything really more fun to do on the weekends then to curl up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and watch a great movie? Well, based on the popularity of our lesson looking at ten of the best series to learn English with in 2020. I want to make you a list of my favorite movies that I've seen over the last year that will be great for you to learn English with. Now these are not just movies that came out over the last year rather they're all ones that I've seen recently and that I think are great for learning the language. Now I've tried not to pick any ones that are too obvious like Oscar winners or the blockbuster films because I'm pretty sure a lot of you will have already seen these. And I also wanted to avoid films that are too classic or artsy because these can be sometimes kind of slow or boring and usually don't have the language that you actually need to learn now that said all the series that I have chosen come from different genres which means that no matter what kind of movies you like you are bound to find something that you like in this list and that also makes it great for learning all different types of vocabulary. Plus, you can find most of these series on Netflix which makes it super easy, convenient and simple to watch them. By the way before we get into the lesson I want to let you know that if you're new here every week would make fun lessons like this one so that you can go beyond the classroom and live your English like Ghaida who says that she is no longer afraid when she hears natives speak English. If you want to get fluent, confident English too it's really simple just hit that subscribe button and the bell down below so you don't miss any of our new lessons. Now let's get into the best ten movies to learn English with this year. Number ten: Newness. -Hey how's it going? -Good. Yeah? -You're from Spain originally? -Yeah, Barcelona. Oh my God! You walked like that the whole way here? Okay let's go -You want to have kids? -Yeah, I wanna have kids -but I don't want to get married. -No? I did. -You were married? -Briefly, yeah. What about you? What about me what? You know have you ever ever been in love? Now this is a super fascinating film that deals with exactly how complicated modern-day romantic relationships can be. It features main actress Laia Costa who is actually from Barcelona which means that she is a non-native English speaker just like you, which I think makes this film highly relatable. Furthermore we see a cameo from leading a relationship psychotherapist Esther Perel who on a side note has some really fascinating TED Talks and podcasts that I highly recommend that you check out. Well it goes without saying that Newness is a really great way for you to learn about vocabulary and even culture related to dating in the United States. Finally I'll give you a warning that if you have very traditional values this movie might not be the best one for you but this might also be the exactly reason why you need to watch it. Number 9: The King. A king that's no friends, only followers. And foe. Now this is a Netflix original movie about King Henry the fifth of England who lived during the 15th century. Now this one is fantastic because not only will you improve your English but you'll also learn about British history and there are actually some things that I didn't know about like for example that Kings used to fight on the battlefield in wars and that France for a short period of time formed a part of the British Kingdom so if you like movies about history or about war and strategy this one is perfect for you. Number 8: Ocean's Eleven. Vegas, huh? Vegas? Vegas. Fantastic! The heist is impossible. Casino security cannot be beaten out of your minds Exactly. Now I actually watched this one along with two sequels for the first time this last year and it has a stellar cast: Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Brad Pitt just to name a few. Now all these movies are heist movies do you know what that means? A heist is basically a well planned out robbery so watching this you'll be on the edge of your seat that means you'll be in suspense wondering "What's going to happen? how will they possibly pull off this plan?" You can check out all three of them on Netflix. By the way, do you want to understand your favorite movies even without the subtitles? Well we have a really fun and effective way for you to do it with our Fluent with Friends course now in this forty-eight week course you will have fun learning how natives really speak alongside the first two seasons of the TV series Friends with PDF power lessons vocabulary memorization software, access to our Fluency Circle global community and so much more. What are you waiting for? You can try it for free right now with our three-part master class all you have to do is click up here or down description below to learn more and sign up we're looking forward to seeing you inside. Number seven: My Neighbor Totoro. -Bye Mei! -Bye Mei. -Hurry up Mei, it's gonna rain. -Okay. Are you off to meet your dad at the bus stop? Yes he forgot his umbrella. Now changing genres completely I wanted to include at least one animated film in this list now I don't have kids yet and so I do not watch animated films as much as I used to but when I do sometimes my favorite is a great anime like this one these are great for learning languages because so often they have high quality dubs available in a variety of languages. In fact I actually watch this in Spanish My Neighbor Totoro is an adorable film but as is the case with many anime it actually covers really deep tough real-life problems like having a loved one in the hospital but if you want something that will put a smile on your face while you relax and learn English then this is a great choice and if you've already seen it or if you enjoyed this one then you might also want to check out Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away. Number 6: Knocked Up. I'm really just trying to get to know each other and give this a real shot Okay I know we didn't plan this but I'm on board. Yeah... Is it freaking you out that we're shopping for baby clothes? No I'm just pretending I'm shopping for regular clothes and I'm a giant. What do you think of him, he is funny, right? Fetch, alright bring it back. He is playing fetch with my kids. -Go get it, fetch. -He is treating my kids like they're dogs. Now, I love a good comedy and the main actor in this one Seth Rogen has many hilarious films. Now this one is actually a rom-com and you know what a rom-com is a rom-com is a romantic comedy and this one is actually kind of different than your typical romantic comedy. Now with Knocked Up you will learn vocabulary related to pregnancy, to romantic relationships and you'll learn a ton of great slang as well now if you're looking for something a little bit lighter than a lot of the other options on this list well then this one is a perfect choice. Number 5: Knives Out. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to request that you all stay until the investigation is completed. What? Can we ask why? has something changed? -No. -No it hasn't changed or no we can't ask? Now this one is a murder mystery and I love a great movie that can keep you in suspense and one of the great things about knives out is that it also will have you laughing because they did a fantastic job mixing in some comedy with all the suspense very similar to how they do in Ocean's Eleven. You know something, spill it. I suspect foul play. I have eliminated no suspects. Number four: Kill Bill. Not too long ago I was quite a professional. My friends and I, we were the creme de la creme in an exclusive industry. And we all worked for this man, Bill. Then one day I decided to leave, settle down, start a new life. But when I tried to get out they did me in. Now this is one that I've seen dozens of times and it never gets old it is a Quentin Tarantino classic and it features a mix of Japanese samurai and American Western type films. We actually recently made a lesson with Kill Bill which you can check out by clicking up here or down description below and if you like Kill Bill then another movie you will probably love is Fight Club which we've also made a lesson with which I will post in the description. Number three: The Matrix. Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? What is happening to me? The answer is out there, Neo, it's the question that drives us. What is the Matrix? Now I just recently rewatched all three of the Matrix films this is a sci-fi which is a science fiction that deals with a dystopian future it also covers some really deep philosophical subjects and one of the things that I find really great about this is that every time I watch The Matrix I find new things that I hadn't discovered before The Matrix really has everything incredible action and important subject matter and incredible special effects even though it's 20 years old. So if you haven't seen The Matrix I highly recommend that you watch it right away and if you have seen it and you're looking for something else similar I highly recommend the Netflix original movie I am mother now I am mother very similar to the matrix deals with a dystopian future and it will keep you on the edge your seat guessing what is going to happen so I highly think it is worth watching and finally if you have seen and loved The Matrix I highly recommend that you check out this series Sense8 which is another Netflix original which was created by these same creators of The Matrix. Number 2: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine? Could you be mine? Please would you be my neighbor? Now I grew up watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and this was a children's show that was different than others because Mr. Rogers actually treated kids like intelligent people that deserved quality programming just like that of adults. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is about what Mr. Rogers was like in real life. That little bit that he put into each of us that little lesson that little sense of propriety or neighborliness that he put into us that's the thing that I think is kind of immeasurable. Is it alive in the land given how polarized we are? So I made this film I want to know I think let's have a discussion what kind of neighbors are we are we living up to what Fred Rogers wanted us to do? Now I actually thought that Tom Hanks should have won best actor for this movie because he had a stellar performance in this film now it's very rare for me to cry during a movie but A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood sure had me close. It's a tear-jerker which if you don't know what that is it's a movie that might make you cry but that has a really satisfying and heartfelt ending. Now one of the things that I really love about this one is that there are a lot of lessons that we can learn about kindness which for a goal citizen like yourself is a really important value that I think that the world needs more than ever today. Number one: The Dark Knight. Here's my card. Bruce this is Harvey Dent. Rachel's told me everything about you. Well I certainly hope not. You once told me that we'd be together, did you mean it? Bruce don't make me your only hope for a normal life. -You're Alfred, right? -That's right, sir. Any psychotic ex-boyfriends i should be aware of? Oh you have no idea. Now I actually rewached this one last year and I had forgotten how incredible it was it really was revolutionary as far as superhero movies go, it broke the mold which means that it kind of takes something that's normal and it does it in a completely different way. In The Dark Knight we see some really mind-blowing performances from all the actors especially Heath Ledger who made a really unforgettable Joker. -You complete me. -You're a garbage, you kill for money. Don't talk like one of them you're not, even if you'd like to be. So, if you haven't seen The Dark Knight then a great place to start is the lesson that we made with this movie and if you have seen it then why not go rewatch it maybe it was surprising again just as much as it did for me. All right I hope you've had a lot of fun, we have barely scratched the surface. There are so many fantastic movies out there that you can learn English with so I want to know which ones did we miss? What was your favorite movie that you watched in the last year? Now let's make the comments below a collection of the best movies out there to learn English and be sure to also check out in the comments what other people are loving learning with.