Milada (2017) B1

Truth always prevails and the story behind this film proves it. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes too long and the price paid is too high. The film tells us about the life of an extraordinary woman, lawyer, and politician, Milada Horáková, who was fighting for human rights until her last breath. If you are familiar with … Continue reading Milada (2017) B1

Despicable Me (2010) B2

If you want something funny and with a meaning, this is exactly what you need. I can’t promise you’ll understand much of what minions are talking aobut, but it’s still a great way to train your listening skills in English. The main characters, that is Gru, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, speak quite clearly. Vector is … Continue reading Despicable Me (2010) B2

Gulliver’s Travels (1939) B2

This classic story by Jonathan Swift has been an example of satire since the moment of its creation. And this film is an adapted screen version that you can easily enjoy as another quality animation released several decades ago. For the modern audience it may seem quite slow-paced but it’s full of adventures and jokes. … Continue reading Gulliver’s Travels (1939) B2

Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (2019) B2

It’s a brand-new film defined as a documentary. However, it’s a very different genre for the readers of Movies by Levels. Based on her research findings, Brené looks at shame, vulnerability and how these are related to courage which is crucial for everyone to know. Unlike many documentaries recommended earlier, this one has only one … Continue reading Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (2019) B2

Secrets of Selfridges (2014) B1

It might seem at first sight that the film tells a story of yet another popular shopping spot in London. However, it’s also about fashion, innovative advertising approaches, and women’s rights in a heavily layered society. The documentary is full of interviews which makes it a great listening exercise. These conversations are mostly well paced … Continue reading Secrets of Selfridges (2014) B1

The Crown, season 1 (2016) B2

Whether you’re interested in the life of modern royal families or not, this series may shed some light on the other side of their glamorous life. As the series focuses on the life of the British Royal family, the language our characters use reflects their context and the time that is depicted in it. Therefore, … Continue reading The Crown, season 1 (2016) B2

Cinderella (1950) B1 

Everyone will see something different in this story and everyone can find a grain of truth and some kindness in this fairy tale. This well-known story may teach you how to be patient and persistent, grateful for what you have, as well as caring and brave. And surely it teaches you to never stop dreaming, … Continue reading Cinderella (1950) B1 

The Notebook (2004) B2

What was love like when there were no social media or even mobile phones? What was it like to actually write a letter using a pen and a sheet of paper? Not even type it but write? This film takes us back to the 1930s and we often cannot even imagine how different everything was … Continue reading The Notebook (2004) B2

Inside Einstein’s Mind (2015) B1

How much do you know about the greatest mind of the 20th century? How did he solve the riddle of the universe? Was anyone helping him? You’ll find the answers to these and many other questions in this documentary. The narrator speaks slowly and distinctly and other speakers also sound clear, which makes this film … Continue reading Inside Einstein’s Mind (2015) B1

Downton Abbey, season 1 (2010) C1

What could be your goal in life? Can it be your family estate? In fact, it can: rephrasing the main character’s words, it becomes another family member. As the events take place in the early 20th century, be sure the language corresponds to the setting. You will hear words like ‘His Lordship’ and ‘Her Ladyship’ … Continue reading Downton Abbey, season 1 (2010) C1