Paraplegic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant paraplegic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, psychological, intense, suspenseful and touching films and TV shows about / with paraplegic, wheelchair, disability, paralysis, mentor, destiny, hospital, friendship, storytelling and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as paraplegic: The Bone Collector (1999), Morgan (2012), Sleeping with the Devil (1997), Gattaca (1997), Wheels (2014), Live Flesh (1997), Coming Home (1978), The Haunted Airman (2006), The Waterdance (1992), Nationale 7 (2000).

List of paraplegic movies

The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: psychological thriller, tense, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, master criminal, crime, forensics, paraplegic, policewoman, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, united states, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 1K
Morgan (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Morgan is the inspiring story of Morgan Oliver, a young athlete determined that a bicycle accident that left him paralyzed will not change him. He takes a chance on love when he meets Dean Kagen on a basketball court. Dean helps Morgan train for the ...
Style: psychological, touching, rough, unusual plot structure, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, paraplegic, paralysis, gay athlete, lgbt, bicycle accident, couple relations, love, youth, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Sleeping with the Devil (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Professional nurse Rebecca Dubrovich is swept off her feet by charming millionaire Dick Strang, and the two begin a passionate romance. Only when it is too late does Rebecca discover that Strang has a very dark side...
Style: captivating, touching, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: marital abuse, paraplegic, abusive husband, saving a life, fear, despot, rehabilitation, love, beating, gym, nurse, woman in danger ...
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 7.8
 289K
Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, neo noir, intellectual, twists and turns ...
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, future dystopia, discrimination, paraplegic, genetics, philosophy, eugenics, society, heart disease, space travel, destiny ...
Time: future, near future
Place: detroit, riviera, french riviera
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 8.4
 19K
Wheels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two suicidal paraplegic junkies hustle their way through the city streets trying to find a reason to live.
Style: touching, semi serious, psychological, captivating, sad ...
Plot: paraplegic, junkie, friendship, disability, introspection, cause and meaning, drugs/alcohol, suicide, self discovery, life, loneliness, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 30K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: lust, infidelity, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
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 7.3
 13K
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, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: paraplegic, vietnam war, wheelchair, love triangle, disability, paralysis, hospital, military hospital, soldier, homecoming, post traumatic stress disorder, war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, vietnam, usa, los angeles
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The Haunted Airman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 68 min.
Story: An injured RAF pilot, confined to a wheelchair is committed to an eerie hospital where he starts to loose his mind.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: paraplegic, world war two, military, war, doctors and patients, disability, battles, power relations, isolation, danger, heroes, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, paraplegic, disability, love and romance, paralysis, human nature, human spirit, hopes, society, life philosophy, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
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 6.9
 508
Nationale 7 (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a nursing home for disabled near Toulon, René is unanimously hated by all. With fifty years and suffering from myopathy, has an irascible, rebellious character. But not resist provocations candor and uprightness of Julie, a special educator ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, handicapped, self discovery, paraplegic, sexual relations, misfit, couples, biker, male female relationship, obstacle, disability, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france
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 7.4
 211K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, psychiatrist, marijuana, friendship, self discovery, family relations, romance, drugs/alcohol, lifestyle, friends, paraplegic, loss of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, los angeles, usa
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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2020)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A youth romantic drama with themes of growing up, the story focuses on college student Tsuneo and dreamer Josee, who lives her life stuck in a wheelchair. Josee—named after the heroine in Françoise Sagan’s Wonderful Clouds—spends most of her ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: paraplegic, relationships, disability, wheelchair bound, physical disability, handicapped, lifestyle, disabled child, male female relationship, teenage life, woman in a wheelchair, teenager ...
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Special Needs (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: TV producer Warren (Isaak James) is developing his masterpiece, a reality show called "Handicaps" starring a variety of people with disabilities. Aided by Laura (Eva James), an overbearing partner with anger issues, and an ex-prison guard ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, biting, offbeat ...
Plot: satire, disability, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, misfit, workplace, ambition, politics, dark humor, disabled person, obstacle ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.9
 6K
Anjaam (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Vijay Agnihotri is a wealthy, spoilt man who lives with his mother in the city of Mumbai. His mother has allowed him everything and more than that he wants. One day on a mishap Vijay manages to reach up with an air-hostess named Shivani Chopra, he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: obsessive love, vengeance, obsession, murder, stewardess, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, danger, frame up, crimes, family in danger, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
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Scream of Fear (1961)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A wheelchair-bound young girl returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.
Style: psychological, mind bending, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, father, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, estate, disability, mistaken identity, missing person, parents and children, loss of father ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, french riviera, riviera, cote d'azur
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A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this homage to film noir, a wheelchair bound (Jim Metzler) paraplegic fantasizes about the new blonde (Andrea Thompson), who moves into the house across from him..
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: terminal illness, investigation, femme fatale, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, love affair, isolation, dangerous attraction, disability, depression, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles
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Scoundrel in White (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jean-Paul Belmondo plays Paul, a former womanizer who marries the head of the medical department's "unattractive" daughter Christine because he thinks attractive women can't be trusted and make poor wives. A car accident leaves ...
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: satire, romance, opposites attract, dangerous attraction, love triangle, sexual relations, obsession, love and romance, prejudice, womanizer, marriage of convenience, looking for love ...
Time: 70s
Place: tunisia, africa, france
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Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bruce Pritchard is paralysed in a soccer game and is confined to a wheelchair in a convalescence home. But this doesn't slow his lust for life. Then he meets Jill and has to think about the effects of disability.
Style: psychological, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: disability, wedding, paraplegic, love and romance, couples, paralysis, isolation, fall in love, human nature, destiny, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, england
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Fando and Lis (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, serious, captivating ...
Plot: puppet, nihilism, cards, card playing, surrealism, post apocalypse, paraplegic, cross dressing, obsessive quest, escapades, society, puppets ...
Time: 60s
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 7.5
 10K
Open Hearts (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Cecilie and Joachim are about to get married when a freak car accident leaves Joachim disabled, throwing their lives into a spin. The driver of the other car, Marie, and her family don’t get off lightly, either. Her husband Niels works in the ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, destructive relationship, handicapped, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, fall in love, relationships, adultery, secret love, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
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 8.0
 79K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, wheelchair, dignity, lawyer, freedom, mercy killing, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, understanding ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, galicia, catalonia
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 4.8
 349
Como la espuma (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A message circulates from mobile phone to mobile phone. A bunch of strangers meet in a mansion. They come searching for sex, but never has an orgy been so full of love.
Style: light, sexy, humorous
Plot: swinger, orgy, party, friendship, transsexual, unrequited love, womanizer, infidelity, group sex, swinger couple, birthday, sex scene ...
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 5.7
 1K
The Nest (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samuel is a paraplegic young boy living with his mother Elena in "Lake manor," an isolated mansion surrounded by woods. With the strict prohibition to walk away from the mansion, stuck in a family routine, Samuel grows serene but ...
Style: gothic, twists and turns, disturbing, psychotronic, scary ...
Plot: mother son relationship, boy girl relationship, isolated house, family secret, overprotective mother, zombie, mansion, runaway, doctor, evil mother, disabled child, anxiety ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Style: slasher, banned film, scary, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, chainsaw, psychopath, gas station, danger, cannibalism, murder, gory, loss of friend, massacre, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 10K
The Paramedic (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Unable to face his new reality in a wheelchair, Ángel develops a deadly obsession with the woman who left him and unleashes a sinister revenge plot.
Style: suspense, emotional, tense, macabre, psychological thriller ...
Plot: violence against women, stalking, obsession, wheelchair, murder, jealousy, hidden identity, bound and gagged, paramedic, gagged, accident, injury ...
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Stargate: Continuum (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, space travel, space and aliens, changing the past or future, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, heroic mission, save the world, imaginary, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: russia, atlantic ocean, egypt, california
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 2K
Patients (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a serious sport accident in a swimming pool, Ben, now an incomplete quadriplegic, arrives in a rehabilitation center. He meets with other handicapped persons (tetraplegics, paraplegics, traumatized crania), all victims of accidents, as well as ...
Style: touching, psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, humorous
Plot: friendship, suicidal thoughts, disabled person, re-education, autobiography, doctor, suicide attempt, rehabilitation center, swimming pool, hospital, paraplegic, basketball ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 25K
Silver Bullet (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Netherlands Antilles
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric, cult film ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: werewolf, beast, small town, danger, escapades, social relations, deadly, murder, transformation, dangerous animal, curfew, catholic priest ...
Time: 80s, year 1976, 70s
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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, paralysis, coma, disability, nurse, rehabilitation, life turned upside down, patient, writing, courage, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa, nepal ...
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 5.2
 110K
Doom (2005)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Czech Republic, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, deadly creature, danger, mars, good versus evil, quarantine, gory, teleportation, future dystopia, marines, future war, alien ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, 2040s
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