Quadriplegic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant quadriplegic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental and sincere films and TV shows about / with quadriplegic, disability, wheelchair, paralysis, hospital, death, physical disability, friendship, love and hopes plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as quadriplegic: The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005), Cavalcade (2005), The Intouchables (2011), The Bone Collector (1999), The Brooke Ellison Story (2004), Broken (2016), Me Before You (2016), The Request (2010), Caterpillar (2010), Upgrade (2018).

List of quadriplegic movies

The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: quadriplegic, self discovery, friendship, starting over, looking for love, romance, hopes, love and romance, disability, couples, small town, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, wisconsin
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 4.8
 196
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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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 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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, twists and turns, race against time, mind game, policewoman, master criminal, paraplegic, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, saga ...
Plot: disability, quadriplegic, college, against the odds, hospital, ambition, lifestyle, teenage love, human spirit, single parent, survival, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.1
 344
Broken (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young female escapes her past and absconds to England in search of a new life. She takes a job caring for a tetraplegic, but burden of the job stirs up her past. It seems the limits of caring are not always as clear as they should be.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: quadriplegic, nursing, life is a bitch, tragic past, confronting the past, female protagonist, public health, abuse, rehabilitation, escape, escapism, parisian ...
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 7.4
 254K
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: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: disability, love, romance, love story, love and romance, fall in love, handicapped, quadriplegic, caregiver, euthanasia, death, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, usa, switzerland, mallorca ...
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 7.4
 19K
The Request (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: quadriplegic, legal action, human spirit, disability, life is a bitch, love affair, love, protest, media, legal, euthanasia, magic ...
Place: india, asia
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 6.7
 1K
Caterpillar (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle. All hopes, from the villagers and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: japanese soldier, quadriplegic, world war two, family problems, disability, life is a bitch, marital abuse, military, soldier, state affairs, political unrest, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan
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 7.5
 187K
Upgrade (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, surprise ending, experimental, neo noir ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, revenge, murder, microchip, nanotechnology, distopia, cyborgs, surgery, super soldier, evil wins, super computer ...
Time: future, near future
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 6.8
 202
Short Circuits (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At night a city bus driver finds an abandoned baby near a stop. A divorced man comes to pick up his excited son for the weekend. A pretty doctor befriends a quadriplegic. Out of this unfolds a delicate story of human relationships, in which tough ...
Plot: death, father son relationship, guilt, professor, embassy, hospital, bus driver, loss of son, homeless, accident, abandoned baby, gas station ...
Place: slovenia, central europe
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 5.7
 13K
The Paramedic (2020)
Genre: 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, macabre, emotional, tense, intense ...
Plot: violence against women, crimes, mental disorder, hidden identity, quadriplegic, paraplegic, kidnapped woman, physical abuse, stalking, obsession, jealousy, murder ...
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The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female skiing champion is paralyzed in a tragic skiing accident. Her girlfriend is taken out of competition when she contracts polio.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: quadriplegic, disability, skiing, physical disability, illness, winter olympics, paralysis, accident, against the odds, human spirit, relationship vs career, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s, 50s
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 6.7
 311
Joni (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.
Style: christian film
Plot: physical disability, christianity, faith, quadriplegic, christian, girl, disability, accident, religion, belief in god, hospital, church ...
Time: 60s, 70s, year 1967
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 6.2
 12K
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, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: zombie, monkey, monster, revenge, murder, vengeance, disability, experiment, rage, dangerous animal, experiment gone awry, disorder ...
Time: 80s
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 8.0
 82K
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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 6.2
 2K
Kelly & Cal (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn’t yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous
Plot: friendship, older woman younger man relationship, unhappy wife, single mother, youth, self discovery, teenage life, suburbs, punk rocker, wheelchair bound, husband wife relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
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: uplifting, touching, compassionate, ironic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: disability, drawing, man in a wheelchair, therapy, cartoonist, paralysis, alcoholics anonymous, alcoholic, car accident, rehabilitation, redemption, adoption ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of a middle-class French girl's sexual adventures, her then fall into prostitution, and her ultimate redemption.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, captivating, erotic ...
Plot: sex, nymphomaniac, porn, sexual relations, loss of virginity, prostitute, sex scene, diary, looking for sex, promiscuous past, sex addict, lust ...
Time: year 1993
Place: spain, europe, france, barcelona
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 6.4
 927
Inseparables (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Felipe a wealthy businessman who has been quadriplegic, due to an accident, is looking for a therapeutic assistant. There are several highly qualified, but he decides to take the assistant of his gardener, Tito who has decided to resign.
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, sincere, surprise ending ...
Plot: man in a wheelchair, paralysis, friendship between men, employer employee relationship, unlikely friendships, wheelchair bound, friendship, nursing, paraplegic, quadriplegic, rich and poor, disability ...
Place: argentina
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, depressing, harsh ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, determination, euthanasia, female boxer, mentor protege relationship, underdog, human spirit, female athlete, athlete's life, strong female lead, boxing trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, london, las vegas ...
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 6.7
 1K
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: paralysis, disability, opposites attract, teaching the ways of the world, one more chance, gain trust, fall in love, hopes, nursing, alcohol abuse, ex boxer, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america, france
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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 Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 is a 1978 film directed by Larry Peerce. It stars Marilyn Hassett and Timothy Bottoms. It is a sequel to The Other Side of the Mountain
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, physical disability, quadriplegic, paralysis, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, misfit, human spirit, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, disability, psychopath, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, mystery, law enforcement, amateur detective, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. ...
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, depressing ...
Plot: loner, disability, loneliness, surrealism, workplace, paranoia, drunken sex, creativity, insanity, obsession, psychiatry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 115
The Switch (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident. He gradually loses the will to live, in the meantime befriending a talk radio DJ over the phone. The two meet each other and become friends, though Larry still wishes to ...
Plot: disability, euthanasia, suicidal thoughts, quadriplegic, suicide, medical, motorcycle accident, paralysis, wheelchair
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Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Film that tells the story of Los Gatos (California) high school football coach Charlie Wedemeyer. At 31, onetime football pro Wedemeyer is living the American dream; a winning team, a happy marriage and public adulation.
Plot: quadriplegic, coach, football, high school sports, talking about love, high school teacher, suffocation, soccer coach, high school principal, large family, cheerleader, factory ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: hawaii
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 26K
You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: touching, sentimental, lyrical, sweet, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, death, character study, disability, dying, musician, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, youth, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, san francisco, usa
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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, depressing, heartbreaking, compassionate, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: road trip, disability, unlikely friendships, abandoned by father, coming of age, friendship, honest, tragedy, justice, loneliness, mentor, depression ...
Place: seattle
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