Physical therapy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant physical therapy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, disturbing, talky and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with physical therapy, hospital, wheelchair, friendship, redemption, storytelling, destiny, disability, mentor and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres shot in USA, France, Belgium and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as physical therapy: Stronger (2017), A Sunday Horse (2016), Cake (2014), Two for the Win (2021), The Intouchables (2011), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Cavalcade (2005), Shining Moon (1975), The Rider (2017), Passion Fish (1992).

List of physical therapy movies

Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: inspirational, suspenseful, disturbing, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: physical therapy, rehabilitation, hospital, terrorist bombing, conspiracy, friendship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, investigation, saving a life, running, medication ...
Time: year 2013, year 2014, year 2016, 2010s, 21st century
Place: boston
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Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 17-year-old Ashley Reeves is left for dead in the woods following a brutal attack. After spending 30 horrific hours in the cold, gravely wounded, lying in the dirt, and paralyzed, the police find her alive.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: attempted murder, police investigation, teacher student relationship, hospital, physical therapy, court case, recovery, high school student, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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A Sunday Horse (2016)
Genre: Biography, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a near-fatal accident, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special, a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks defies all the odds to pursue her dreams of winning a national jumping championship.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: equestrian, horse, girl horse relationship, human animal relationship, faith, horse trainer, physical therapy, rider horse relationship, accident, strong female lead, strong female character, horse race ...
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Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: depressing, psychological, touching, compassionate, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: depression, loneliness, drug addiction, obsession, suicide, friendship, suicide attempt, support group, character study, tragedy, drugs, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, tijuana mexico
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Two for the Win (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A world champion ski racer and local ski instructor find romance on the slopes as he returns home and prepares for the biggest race of his life.
Style: psychological, sincere, disturbing, captivating, romantic
Plot: ski resort, love interest, male female relationship, physical therapy, winner, christmas, relationships, athlete's life, snow skiing, romantic friendship, skiing, athlete and trainer ...
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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: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: disability, friendship, friendship between men, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, lifestyle change, handicapped, french, human relationship, culture clash, friends, disabled person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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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, inspirational, sincere, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: disability, coma, nurse, hospital, human spirit, french, paralysis, courage, death, life turned upside down, communication problem, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nepal, africa ...
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, factual, intense ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, disability, politics, fighting the system, wartime, war, handicapped, military, desert, drunkenness, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 80s, year 1970 ...
Place: vietnam, the philippines, texas, iraq, usa ...
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Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: quadriplegic, life turned upside down, redemption, human spirit, couples, hopes, love and romance, womanizer, rehabilitation, couple relations, friendship, disabled person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, betrayal, chase, assassination, government agency, secret agents, manhunt, state affairs, espionage, conspiracy, killer, ninja ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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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: touching, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rodeo, horse riding, horse, human animal relationship, disabled person, riding accident, cowboy, rodeo cowboy, horse trainer, father son relationship, autism, pain ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: south dakota
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Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, clever, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: disability, friendship, physical disability, destiny, solitude, obsession, crime gone awry, suicide attempt, melancholy, bittersweet, ship, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
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Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: sexy, emotional, sad, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, disability, french, love, illegal fistfight, romance, redemption, ex boxer, complex characters, character study, family relations, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, cote d'azur, french riviera, riviera, europe ...
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BrainWaves (1982)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: After a traffic accident Kaylie is in coma for months. Her doctors want to try a new procedure on her: to regain her consciousness, they stimulate her brain with neural patterns of a woman who just died. It works, and Kaylie seems to be OK again. ...
Plot: coma, doctor, accident, murder, physical therapy, brain transplant, a vision, nudity (full frontal - brief), neurologist, brain damage, therapy, blackout ...
Place: san francisco
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Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, plot twist, invulnerability, twists and turns, train crash, self discovery, father son relationship, supernatural ability, mystery, villain, a vision, supernatural power ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 60s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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, sad, emotional, touching, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, euthanasia, human spirit, death, suicide, handicapped, lawyer, existentialism, character study, life & death, dignity, understanding ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, catalonia, galicia
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Flawless (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, thought provoking, feel good, visually appealing, poignant ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, transvestism, stroke, female impersonator, lgbt, lgbtq, gay lead character, loneliness, friendship, gay slur, transvestite, culture clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: impotent husband, obsession, sex, erotica, master and servant, infidelity, dysfunctional marriage, war injury, world war one, love triangle, adultery, paralysis ...
Time: 80s, 1910s
Place: england, britain, france, europe
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Journeyman (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boxer suffers a serious head injury during a fight, and must deal with the consequences.
Style: exciting, inspirational, sentimental, rough, art house ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, sport, rise and fall, rivalry, courage, transformation, violence, rage, ambition, boxer, brain damage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, britain, united kingdom, england
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Cyclomania (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Finland, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: C (Lauri Nurkse) and Eetu (Tommi Mujunen) are the best friends. They work together as bike couriers in the center of Helsinki, and training tightly every night to reach success of bicycle racing. However, life will change once and for all when a ...
Plot: bicycle, riding a bicycle, friendship, romance, friends, young man, young woman, twenty something, nudity (full frontal - brief), canoe, skinny dipping, physical therapy ...
Time: 2000s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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Patria (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: A look at the impact of Spain’s Basque conflict on ordinary people on both sides, such as the widow of a man killed by the ETA who returns to her home village after the 2011 ceasefire between the separatist group and the Spanish government, and ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, compassionate, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: terrorist, terrorist group, terrorism, revolutionary, conflict, eta terrorist group, friendship, murder, police, death, conspiracy, woman in danger ...
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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: one man army, terrorism, murder, soldier, navy, prison fight, police, tough guy, revenge, prison, u.s. navy, swat team ...
Time: 2020s
Place: syria, usa, north carolina, langley virginia, pentagon ...
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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gunfight, suburbs, dark humor, crimes, secretary, psychiatrist, therapy, small town, radio dj, love and romance, high school reunion, sniper ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
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Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Japan, West Germany
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: This animation series follows the childhood "adventures" of a girl named Heidi, who lives with her grandfather somewhere on the Alps.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family relations, orphan, friendship, win over, family, adventure, young heroes, family life, winter, child, girl, children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: swiss alps, switzerland, germany, frankfurt germany, alps ...
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Seconds (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A secret organisation offers wealthy people a second chance at life. The customer picks out someone they want to be and the organisation surgically alters the customer to look like the intended person, stages the customer's death, gets rid of ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, thought provoking, macabre, cerebral ...
Plot: surrealism, plastic surgery, haunted by the past, new identity, existentialism, redemption, faked death, mental disorder, female nudity, mentor, mental illness, childhood ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, malibu california, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new york
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Blue Away to America (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The victim of a serious accident, Camille finds himself in a strange, huge, rehabilitation centre run by Professor Helpos. He soon teams up with a group calling themselves "the wreckers" and who make their own rules, ignoring those of the ...
Plot: physical disability, love, disability, violence, hospital, gang, coma, paralysis, disabled person, physical therapy, quadriplegic, doctor ...
Place: america
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: idealism, society, dishonesty, friendship, politics, protest, musician, police brutality, character study, political corruption, psychiatrist, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, lebanon, europe, turin italy ...
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Baden Baden (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charts the trials and tribulations of Ana, a free-spirited 26 year-old returning home to Strasbourg for the summer after living abroad for long enough to feel out of place everywhere.
Plot: woman, women, twenty something, realism, male nudity, male full rear nudity, female nudity, father daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, hospital, physical therapy ...
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Home of the Brave (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, hostage, coping, life is a bitch, politics, military, buddies, homecoming, anti war, single parent, haunted by the past, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
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Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police, crimes, gunfight, tough law enforcer, psychopath, violence, vigilante, murder, city, urban setting, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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