Handicapped movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant handicapped movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, emotional, dramatic and sincere films and TV shows about / with handicapped, disability, wheelchair, friendship, bittersweet, mentor, childhood, loneliness, runaway and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
handicapped movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as handicapped: Me Before You (2016), The Intouchables (2011), Mask (1985), The Upside (2017), My Left Foot (1989), Rolling to You (2018), Frida (2002), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Inside Moves (1980), In Harmony (2015).

List of handicapped movies

Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, love, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, quadriplegic, accident, disability, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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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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Mask (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: handicapped, falling in love, fall in love, human spirit, disability, coming of age, teenage love, family relations, protective parent, single parent, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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The Upside (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and a unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: handicapped, rich man, disabled person, male nurse, class differences, rich poor, caregiver, friendship, social differences, man in a wheelchair, interracial friendship, apartment ...
Place: chicago illinois, new york
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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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Rolling to You (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jocelyn is a selfish and misogynist businessman. He tries to seduce a young pretty woman by pretending to be handicapped, till the day he meets her sister, who is also in a wheelchair.
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, humorous
Plot: handicapped, fall in love, womanizer, lie, brother brother relationship, woman in a wheelchair, pretense, change of heart, romance, love and romance, training, running ...
Place: paris france, prague, prague czech republic
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: stylized, sincere, serious, colourful, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, couple relations, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, lifestyle, jealousy, loneliness, artist, handicapped ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, melancholic, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, siblings relations, disability, mental illness, parents and children, small town, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, family drama, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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Inside Moves (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Rory begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing basketball for the Golden State Warriors, ...
Style: touching, emotional, offbeat, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: handicapped, friendship, suicide attempt, basketball, bar, wheelchair, bartender, hospital, waitress, disability, redemption, rehabilitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, canada
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In Harmony (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a serious accident on a film shoot, Marc, an equestrian, loses all hope to mount back on. His insurance company instructs Florence to handle his case. This film is the story of their meeting.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, handicapped, insurance company, insurance agent, love, lawyer, courage, stuntman, love and romance, romance, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the ...
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wheelchair, disability, road trip, caregiver, friendship, handicapped, teenage boy, abandoned by father, guilty conscience, loss of son, unlikely friendships, tragedy ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
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Crazy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benjamin is a 16 year old half-side spastic with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, puberty, first sex, boarding school, fall in love, teenage love, youth, love and romance, social relations, teenage life, innocence lost, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
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Barfi! (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: He is cute. He's shrewd. The girls love him. The cops hate him. He can't speak but is always talked about. His naughty antics will make you scream, but he will never listen. Cos he can't! Next summer ride a rollercoaster of emotions ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mute or deaf, love and romance, true love, love triangle, autism, lovers, romance, arranged marriage, society, young woman, young man, young people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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The Rider (2017)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, touching, rough
Plot: cowboy, rodeo, horse, horse riding, head injury, riding accident, disabled person, rodeo cowboy, lasso, human animal relationship, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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Cult of Chucky (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his ...
Style: suspense, tense, dark humor, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, cult, killer doll, danger, serial killer, handicapped, violence, slasher, psychopath, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, sexy, sexual, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: prostitute, handicapped, disability, couples, sexual relations, unfulfillment, self discovery, misfit, caravan, biker, handyman, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
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The Hot Nights of Linda (1975)
Genre: Adult, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young woman is hired to care for an elderly man who lives on an island off the Greek coast. When she arrives there the man warns her that his daughters are evil and dangerous. The woman discovers that one of the daughters is a crazed nymphomaniac ...
Plot: incest, shower, cripple, nightmare, sword, murder, sex, handicapped, banana, family secret, island, nymphomaniac ...
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Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, handicapped, family in crisis, family problems, family life, family relations, reunion, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, kidnapping, old mansion, murder, forgery, jealousy, haunted by the past, newspaper, pianist, brat, actress ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Starfish (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Tom and Nicola Ray from Rutland. Their perfect life is totally ruined in a single moment after Tom had developed sepsis. While her husband was in coma, Nicola gave birth to their second child on the other side of the same ...
Plot: disabled person, handicapped, rehabilitation, amputee, disfigured face, true love, cripple, coma, compassion, infection, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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Ironside (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967 to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, talky, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police detective, handicapped, hippie, danger, civil rights, law enforcement, fighting crime, disability, sniper, private detective, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Marie's Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, dedicated educator, teachers and students, illness, family relations, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, youth, female protagonist, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe
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The Miracle Worker (1962)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mute or deaf, human spirit, blind character, disability, teacher, family relations, railway station, institution, tutor, tantrum, struggle, handicapped ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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A Driver for Vera (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is set during 1962 in Sevastopol, Crimea, then a secret Navy Base in the Soviet Union. General Serov hires Viktor, a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his private chauffeur. In a jet-black "ZIM" limo, Viktor is chauffeuring ...
Style: dramatic, suspenseful, realistic, serious, brutal
Plot: kgb, father daughter relationship, unwanted pregnancy, family relations, social relations, young man, young soldier, assassination, tragedy, couple relations, stranded, outcast ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: soviet union
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Downsizing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, satirical
Plot: shrinking, miniature person, interracial romance, experiment, laboratory, ecology, husband wife relationship, poverty, bald man, neighbor, cleaning lady, midget ...
Time: future, near future
Place: norway, new mexico, istanbul turkey
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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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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, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, extramarital affair, love triangle, fall in love, destructive relationship, love affair, secret love, family problems, crumbling marriage, infidelity, adultery, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
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The Finishers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Julien, 17, is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: swimming, disability, contests and competitions, family relations, human spirit, youth, parents and children, teenage life, redemption, hopes, cycling, riding a bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, nice france, alps
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Inner Sanctum (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman attempts suicide when she suspects her husband doesn't love her and is having an affair. Now she's wheelchair-bound, and her husband, who indeed doesn't love her and is having an affair, hires a private nurse to look after his ...
Style: sexy, sexual, absurd, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, love triangle, intrigue, danger, infidelity, strong sexual content, murder, woman in danger, disability, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
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Beg, Borrow, or Steal (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Three disabled men--one blind, one with no legs and one with no hands--get together to pull off a museum robbery
Plot: museum, heist, man in a wheelchair, prosthetic limb, security guard, handicapped, blind man, obstacle, robbery, disability, blindness, unemployment ...
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