Polio movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant polio movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental and sexy films and TV shows about / with polio, family relations, father son relationship, disability, drinking alcohol, hospital, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, loneliness and drink plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
polio movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as polio: Breathe (2017), The Affair (1973), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), Paperback Romance (1994), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Warm Springs (2005), What They Had (2018), The Directive (2019), Sexy Cat (1973).

List of polio movies

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: sad, touching, compassionate, factual, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, illness, supportive spouse, polio, paralysis, marriage, love, husband wife relationship, hospital, adaptation, human spirit, depression ...
Time: 50s, year 1958, year 1970, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: africa, germany, england, spain, kenya
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The Affair (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: disability, polio, terminal illness, songwriter, lawyer, love, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, young lovers, love and romance, unlikely couple ...
Time: 70s
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Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Style: political, factual, witty, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: president, cousin cousin relationship, king of england, queen, disability, royalty, king, state affairs, family relations, love affair, polio, politics ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century
Place: usa, england, new jersey, new york state, new york ...
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Paperback Romance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sophie, a writer of racy romance novels, is working on one of her stories in the library, when Eddie overhears her. Sophie, embarrassed by her paralyzed leg from childhood polio, spurns his advances, but when Sophie breaks her leg, she has the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: erotica, library, polio, writers, disorder, paralysis, disability, couples, down on your luck, heist, fall in love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Style: uplifting, realistic, semi serious, touching, biting ...
Plot: disability, lifestyle, desire for fame, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, musician's life, life is a bitch, hopes, couple relations, music, rising to stardom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: england, ireland, europe
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A Very Long Engagement (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But ...
Style: romantic, touching, atmospheric, epic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, war, love, love and romance, love story, wartime, private detective, investigation, obsession, tragedy, sacrifice, life & death ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1917, year 1919
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany, marseille ...
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, sentimental, political ...
Plot: president, politics, disability, ambition, rise and fall, society, rebellion, fighting the system, human spirit, hopes, introspection, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, florida, washington d.c., southern usa ...
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: biology, medical research, women, research, genetics, fight, death, scientific experiment, medical experiment, experimental technology, genetic experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 90s, 2000s, 1940s
Place: north carolina, baltimore
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What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, captivating, melancholic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, mother daughter relationship, lie, blizzard, self discovery, introspection, woman, marriage, illness, dementia, snow ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, california, sacramento california, florida
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The Directive (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of an incurable virus spread, a robot seeking to eradicate humanity deceptively guides a Red Cross survivor to sanctuary with the false hope of his family awaiting in Safe Zone 57.
Style: epic, surprise ending, psychotronic, allegory, educational ...
Plot: zombie outbreak, sole survivor, rat, robot, journey, expedition, infection, role playing, cholera, zombie survival, quarantine, missing person ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, year 2019
Place: usa, china, colorado, washington d.c., utah ...
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Sexy Cat (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A movie crew shooting a film featuring a comic-strip hero named The Sexy Cat finds itself stalked by a serial killer who begins murdering the cast and crew.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: murder, serial killer, whodunit, fashion, television studio, superhero, polio, murderer, pop art, police inspector, psycho killer, model ...
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FDR: American Badass! (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chronicles the adventures of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as he rides a "wheelchair of death" to stop the world from being taking over by polio-carrying werewolves during WWII. A deadly menace that are led by Werewolf Hitler, Mussolini and ...
Style: humorous, parody, exciting, not serious, captivating ...
Plot: u.s. president, good versus evil, silly humor, escapades, disability, human becoming an animal, heroes, vengeance, head of state, disorder, state affairs, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa
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The Brand New Testament (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 114 min.
Story: God lives in Brussels. On earth though, God is a coward, with pathetical morals and being odious with his family. His daughter, Ea, is bored at home and can't stand being locked up in a small apartment in ordinary Brussels, until the day she ...
Style: philosophical, surreal, meditative, stylized, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: goddess, god, religion, destiny, life & death, humanity, greed, existentialism, irreverent, father daughter relationship, satire, death ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, brussels
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, disturbing, satirical, harsh ...
Audience: adult
Plot: teacher, loneliness, sexual promiscuity, adultery, sex scene, depression, sexual abuse, one night stand, sexual relations, looking for love, self discovery, sexual humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1976
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Swimming Pool (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 65 min.
Story: During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: swimming, teenage life, disability, teachers and students, mentally challenged, youth, realism, loneliness, power relations, misfit, handicapped, polio ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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The Oily Maniac (1976)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Malaysia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A cripple takes revenge on criminals by using a magic spell that transforms him into an oily monster/superhero.
Style: psychotronic, weird
Plot: exploitation, superhero, monster, killer, body horror, serial killer, legal action, corrupt lawyer, female nudity, crooked lawyer, magic spell, attempted rape ...
Place: malaysia
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Frida, naturaleza viva (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: This film is a chronicle of painter Frida Kahlo, and her encounter with the personalities of her time. Despite being confied to a wheelchair as a result of polio, operations and amputations, she faces and traces some of the most colorful and ...
Plot: art, artist, painter, handicapped, radical, polio, women, woman, wheelchair
Place: mexico
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Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: usa president, president, usa history, incest, american politics, postmodernism, paraplegic, loneliness, slum, hostess, unemployment, white house ...
Time: 1890s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: california, washington d.c., usa, pearl harbor
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Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, disturbing
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, father daughter relationship, family relations, horse, youth, father son relationship, love, poor family, poverty, siblings, family values, teaching the ways of the world ...
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Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 203 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: usa president, president, incest, usa history, politics, family relations, state affairs, head of state, democrat, couple relations, forbidden love, parents and children ...
Time: victorian era, 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: boston, new york, usa
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American Dreams (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Dreams is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark Productions in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Studios. The series was created by Jonathan ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, coming of age, hopes, follow your dream, love and romance, dysfunctional family, friendship, parents and children, society, human spirit, youth ...
Time: 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, intense, talky ...
Plot: politics, older man younger woman relationship, vietnam war, journalism, war, cia, moral ambiguity, spy, love triangle, intrigue, tragedy, complex characters ...
Time: 50s, year 1952, 20th century
Place: vietnam, london, indochina, iraq, england ...
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My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: sexy, psychological, thought provoking, erotic, affectionate ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, children, aging, hospital, father daughter relationship, nude, runaway, secrets, adaptation, relationships, character study, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, california
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The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, cynical, sexy ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: gambling, billiards, sport, hustler, suspense, suicide, success, championship, cons and scams, rivalry, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, minnesota, san francisco, new york
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Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, ...
Style: erotic, emotional, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: horse, older woman younger man relationship, youth, true love, sex scene, making love, family relations, disability, infidelity, love triangle, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: australia, south australia
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End of the Spear (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, redemption, christianity, culture clash, murder, life philosophy, battles, family relations, coming of age, courage, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: ecuador, new jersey
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Captain America (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Captain America winds up frozen ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, touching, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, world war two, captain, martial arts, heroes, rivalry, superhuman powers, escapades, good versus evil, undercover, villain, battles ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, year 1993, year 1943 ...
Place: washington d.c., canada, europe, west germany, ohio ...
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All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During a Day of the Dead celebration, the dead come to life to prey upon the living. In the remote Mexican village of Santa Bonita, a nightmare lay buried for over a century. But when a group of hard-partying students from the OC are stranded in ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, dark, scary ...
Plot: zombie, survival, supernatural, massacre, human sacrifice, living dead, suspense, ghost, escapades, village life, village, husband wife relationship ...
Place: mexico, latin america
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Ride a Wild Pony (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony suddenly disappears. Soon after, the ranch owner's ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: horse, disney, girl horse relationship, disability, pony, youth, school, farm, ranch, outback, death in the family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1910s
Place: australia
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Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In a Stateside hotel during the height of World War II, young Danny Coogan dreams of joining the war effort. Following the murder of hotel guest Mr. Toulon by Nazi assassins, Danny finds the old man's crate of mysterious puppets and is suddenly ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, slasher, tense, captivating ...
Plot: puppet, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, vengeance, good versus evil, undercover, rivalry, deadly creature, supernatural ability, doll, killer doll, abduction ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, 21st century
Place: usa
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