Disability movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant disability movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sentimental and compassionate films and TV shows about / with disability, friendship, childhood, runaway, hopes, storytelling, misfit, mentor, destiny and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as disability: The Intouchables (2011), Me Before You (2016), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), The Elephant Man (1980), The Sea Inside (2004), Scent of a Woman (1992), Breathe (2017), The Theory of Everything (2014), Frida (2002).

List of disability movies

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, sincere, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, disability, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, odd couple, life philosophy, culture clash, loneliness, starting over, partners, french ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 7.4
 167K
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, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, romance, wheelchair, loneliness, depression, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, human spirit, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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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, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, self discovery, small town, dysfunctional family, family drama, parents and children, mental illness, responsibility, sibling relationship, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: social misfits, disfigurement, freak, disability, dignity, physical appearance, life is a bitch, hospital, human nature, exploitation, hopes, suffering ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.0
 72K
The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 125 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, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, mercy killing, dignity, freedom, lawyer, friendship, suicide, sailor, euthanasia, wheelchair, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, galicia
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, disability, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, ex military, change of heart, thanksgiving, blindness, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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 7.1
 15K
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: factual, based on true events, realistic, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, illness, husband wife relationship, paralysis, polio, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, marriage, hospital, suffocation, near death experience ...
Time: year 1970, year 1981, year 1971, year 1958, year 1960 ...
Place: africa, kenya, spain, england, germany
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: touching, uplifting, factual, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, disability, supportive spouse, against the odds, human spirit, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, adaptation, love, cambridge university, husband wife relationship, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: oxford university, england
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 7.4
 74K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
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: colourful, emotional, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, disability, loneliness, feminism, painter, love of one's life, bisexuality, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, female protagonist, artist ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, mexico city ...
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 7.2
 24K
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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, freak, disfigurement, dignity, single parent, coming of age, rocker, falling in love, parents and children, teenage love, physical appearance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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 7.8
 20K
Dear Frankie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, heartbreaking, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: single parent, disability, letter, stranger, friendship, ship, family drama, father son relationship, mother son relationship, life & death, coming of age, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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 7.9
 60K
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: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: disability, irish, poet, human spirit, courage, working class, cerebral palsy, artist, painting, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
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Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, paraplegic, romance, love and romance, misfit, athlete's life, human nature, destiny, isolation, fall in love, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, disability, nightmare, uncover truth, woman in danger, haunted by the past, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, teacher, tutor, railway station, institution, tantrum, struggle, human spirit, social misfits, dedicated educator, education ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: alabama, usa, boston
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, british history, destiny, state affairs, speech, radio, disability, historical character, treatment, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, scotland ...
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 7.3
 5K
Music Within (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a confrontation with one of his idols dashes his dreams of studying public speaking in college, Richard Pimentel joins the Army and ships off to Vietnam. During his service, Richard loses nearly all of his hearing. Joining a new circle of ...
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, wheelchair, vietnam war, friendship, hippie, mute or deaf, drugs/alcohol, human spirit, hopes, misfit, society, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1940s, 1990s ...
Place: vietnam, seattle washington, portland oregon, california, campus
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 5.2
 503
Crescendo (1970)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An innocent project transforms into a perilous nightmare when researcher Susan Roberts arrives in France in search of information on a deceased composer. She contacts his widow whose mental deterioration, precipitated by the death of her husband, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, sexual
Plot: disability, psychological thriller, student, master and servant, twins, addiction, curses spells and rituals, drug abuse, life is a bitch, bikini, drug addict, servant ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, south of france
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 8.1
 8K
Silenced (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mute or deaf, disability, child abuse, rape, sex crime, sexual abuse, teacher student sex, school, teachers and students, life is a bitch, youth, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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 8.2
 23K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, high school, deaf, sign language, redemption, bullying, disability, coming of age, suicide attempt, deafness, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship ...
Place: japan
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 6.6
 76K
Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, deaf, isolation, murder, blood, masked killer, alone, trapped, disability, home invasion, survival ...
Place: california
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 8.3
 24K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: against the odds, autism, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, genius, inventions and discoveries, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1960s, 1950s, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, harvard university, arizona
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 6.9
 36K
Radio (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, feel good ...
Plot: disability, sport, small town, underdog, football, radio, friendship, graduation, mentally challenged, human spirit, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, cuba, san francisco
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Temporary Difficulties (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sasha Korolev has a congenital disorder. The boy’s father has chosen what seemed to him the only correct way to put the son on his feet: to treat him like a healthy person. “You’re not a patient, you have temporary difficulties”. Eating, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, uplifting, based on true events, brutal
Plot: human spirit, parents and children, disability, rise to the top, working class, childhood, boy, father son relationship, cerebral palsy, cripple, child abuse, adaptation ...
Place: ussr
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Curse of Chucky (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wheelchair, slasher, doll, killer doll, escape, serial killer, toy comes to life, vengeance, crimes, disability, family relations, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 4K
Door to Door (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sometimes the true heroes in our lives are those people who inspire us not with their superhuman accomplishments but simply by their refusal to give up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and the dignity in which they go about their lives. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic, feel good
Plot: disability, human spirit, cerebral palsy, salesman, door to door salesman, against the odds, ambition, misfit, society, underdog, americana, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon
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How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viktor spends his free time trawling bars with ladies of questionable repute, from where he is picked up by a wife he doesn’t love, the mother of a child they never planned. Viktor himself was abandoned by his own father, his mother then committed ...
Style: emotional, surprise ending, realistic, suspense
Plot: life is a bitch, greed, disability, brutality, complex characters, father son relationship, runaway, criminal heroes, happy ending, orphan
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The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, writer's life, single parent, alcohol abuse, hopes, family relations, vacation, disability, artists and showbiz, misfit, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, high school, running, follow your dream, family, human spirit, blind man, overprotective parent, friendship, teenage life, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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