Paralysis movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant paralysis movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, psychological and suspense films and TV shows about / with paralysis, wheelchair, disability, hospital, telephone call, friendship, doctor, hopes, husband wife relationship and sex plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Biography genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
paralysis movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as paralysis: The Skeleton Key (2005), Monkey Shines (1988), The Best of Men (2012), Abuse of Weakness (2013), The Athlete (2009), The Antichrist (1974), Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971), The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005), Breathe (2017), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017).

List of paralysis movies

The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, attic, black magic, paralysis, soul transference, rite, supernatural, suspicion, workplace, secret room ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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Monkey Shines (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: paralysis, monkey, murder, disability, revenge, rage, experiment, vengeance, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, zombie, danger ...
Time: 80s
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: french, human spirit, rehabilitation, disability, paralysis, life turned upside down, coma, writing, nurse, patient, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, beirut lebanon, arc de triomphe paris ...
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Style: based on true events, uplifting, touching, ironic, compassionate ...
Plot: alcoholics anonymous, paralysis, drawing, alcoholic, car accident, disability, man in a wheelchair, cartoonist, therapy, redemption, rehabilitation, adoption ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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The Best of Men (2012)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ludwig Guttmann, a renowned German neurosurgeon who fled Nazi Germany in the early days of WWII, takes a position at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England in 1944 and begins to transform the lives of his patients, paralyzed soldiers ...
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: disability, paralysis, hospital, human spirit, self fulfillment, against the odds, dignity, changing lives, contests and competitions, hopes, rehabilitation, nursing ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: england
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Abuse of Weakness (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a brain hemorrhage, Maud, a filmmaker, wakes up one morning in a half-dead body that has left her hemiplegic and facing inevitable solitude. Bedridden but determined to pursue her latest film project, she discovers Vilko, a con man who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: paralysis, cons and scams, weakness, dishonesty, criminal, female protagonist, anguish, epilepsy, artists and showbiz, performer's life, suburbs, denial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: belgium, brussels
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The Athlete (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ethiopia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first ...
Style: touching, uplifting, exciting, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: disability, rehabilitation, paralysis, starting over, against the odds, human spirit, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ethiopia, africa, rome italy
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The Antichrist (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Italian nobleman seeks help after his paralyzed daughter becomes possessed by the spirit of a malevolent ancestress.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, paralysis, inquisition, past, faith, adultery, losing-it hero, supernatural, ghost, disability, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
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Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared.
Style: scary, rough, atmospheric, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: investigation, paralysis, conspiracy, disappearance, mystery, danger, journalism, sect, delusion, paranoia, medical examiner, hospital ...
Time: 60s, 70s, future
Place: prague, czech republic, europe, prague czechoslovakia, venice ...
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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The blood orchid - A rare flower that holds the secret of eternal life and a fortune to the pharmaceutical company that finds it. Led by a two-fisted soldier of fortune, a scientific expedition is sent deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, animal horror, adventure, snake, expedition, rescue, danger, survival, treasure hunt, research, paralysis, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, nurse, ambulance, paralysis, surgery, paramedic, fighting illness, health situation, public health, terminal illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, canada, tokyo
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Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: based on true events, realistic, factual, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, illness, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, nickname, professor, song, marriage ...
Time: year 1965, year 1960, year 1971, year 1958, year 1981 ...
Place: spain, africa, england, germany, kenya
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, brutality, blackmail, hospital, paralysis, revenge, cruelty, obsession, teenage boy, supernatural, psychopath ...
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, lifestyle change, french, culture clash, disability, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, handicapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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Dormant Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional
Plot: paralysis, doctor, life is a bitch, dealing with death, parents and children, family relations, mercy killing, loss of daughter, father daughter estrangement, faith, prayer, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Music Within (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a confrontation with one of his idols dashes his dreams of studying public speaking in college, Richard Pimentel joins the Army and ships off to Vietnam. During his service, Richard loses nearly all of his hearing. Joining a new circle of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, wheelchair, vietnam war, friendship, hippie, society, human spirit, mute or deaf, social activist, paralysis, hopes, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, seattle, seattle washington, california, portland oregon
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The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, ancient mystery, gory, ruins, vacation, survival, self sacrifice, friendship, death, mercy killing, tourist, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Cartagena (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Muriel is beautiful, free-spirited and bed-ridden since a horrific accident. Leo is a drunk middle-aged ex-boxer. Desperate for work and unqualified, he interviews for Muriel, who hires him to cook and care for her against her better judgment. ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: opposites attract, teaching the ways of the world, paralysis, gain trust, one more chance, fall in love, disability, hopes, female boxer, nursing, alcohol abuse, ex boxer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, france
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Gantz (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and his friend Masaru Kato who die in a train accident and become part of a semi-posthumous "game" in which they and several other ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, ghost, supernatural, danger, save the world, rivalry, alien encounter, paralysis, crimes, heroes, deadly, deadly weapon ...
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1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Style: emotional, captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: college, rehabilitation, hopes, sport, against the odds, human spirit, paralysis, disability, parents and children, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Come as You Are (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three young guys like wine and women. They tested wine with pleasure, but the second they have never been able to taste. Under the guise of a wine tour, the three plans a trip to Spain to finally have sex. Nothing will stop them. Certainly not the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sincere, realistic, road movie
Plot: looking for sex, disability, independence, brothel, obsessive quest, buddies, self discovery, young people, blind character, misfit, youth, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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Coming Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, paralysis, disability, hospital, military hospital, soldier, paraplegic, wheelchair, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: california, vietnam, usa, los angeles
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: poet, handicapped, human spirit, paralysis, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, courage, working class, painting, family relations, leg ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
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Sympathy for Delicious (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.
Style: dark humor, humorous, thought provoking, semi serious, rough ...
Plot: disc jockey, disorder, supernatural, ambition, music band, desire for fame, musician's life, supernatural ability, paralysis, rising to stardom, self discovery, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Living Death (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Torture is the ultimate seduction when Victor, a powerful and dangerous millionaire, discovers that his beautiful wife Elizabeth (Kristy Swanson) is having a steamy affair with his best friend. And when the lovers' risky plan to get rid of him ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: obsession, psychopath, vengeance, uncover truth, supernatural, deadly, family problems, gory, crime gone awry, betrayal, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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Shadow People (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, listener, life is a bitch, radio dj, paralysis, dishonesty, small town, down on your luck, viral video ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, year 2008
Place: usa, kentucky, cambodia
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The Waterdance (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: rehabilitation, friendship, disability, love and romance, human nature, society, human spirit, paralysis, hopes, life philosophy, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
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Tuya's Marriage (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her, as well as her disabled husband.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, couple relations, hopes, romance, couples, disability, paralysis, marriage proposal, husband wife relationship, camel, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia, china
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Nails (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paralyzed after a terrible accident, Dana struggles to regain her life and family when she encounters a malevolent ghost in her hospital room.
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, suspense, exciting
Plot: supernatural power, hospital room, recovery, car accident, trapped, ghost, hospital, female protagonist, paralysis, husband wife relationship, uncover truth, bed ...
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Aaltra (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they are doomed to stay together. They no longer focus their ...
Style: dark humor, road movie, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: on the road, hospital, friendship, disability, misfit, paralysis, farmer, tractor, adventure, life is a bitch, money, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland, europe, belgium, helsinki finland
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