Language Resources

Foreign TV and movies in Gainesville



  1. The Language Learning Center has some foreign-language theatrical films, including a reserve of tapes and DVDs assigned for language class homework.
  2. The FMR, a teaching collection located on the second floor of Turlington and managed by the English Department, has a useful collection and will sometimes purchase copies of important films for FL faculty; located Turlington 2301.
  3. The UF Library has an excellent and always growing collection of DVDs of foreign films. You can use the catalogue to search for a particular title or director, or try the advanced search to look only among the videos.
  4. In the Fall, there is a Latino Film Festival on and off campus, with extra activities.
  5. The Reitz Union Board is in charge of movie programming and sometimes shows foreign films.
  6. The HIPPODROME CINEMA is Gainesville's best venue for foreign (and also independent American) films. Check the listings for films from all over the world. They are also sometimes the venue for French film festivals sponsored by the France-Florida Institute or the Alliance Fran├žaise (2015 festival).The cinema is in the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville (25 SE 2ND PLACE 375-4477).
  7. Gainesville's various other movie theaters often have Spanish and occasionally other foreign-language films.
  8. If you are curious about a particular film, or you want to read more about it, you can check it in the International Movie Data Base (IMDB).


  1. The Language Learning Center has copies of several vintage language telecourses and other older materials for study.
  2. Campus Cable carries Al-Jazeera (Arabic news channel) and some other international programming. (This can be watched in the Hub.)
  3. Cox Cable in Gainesville includes Univision, a Spanish-language channel with news, talk shows, soaps etc. on channel 40 as part of their standard service package, and it offers a "Latino Pak" with many channels of sports, news, and entertainment in Spanish.