Physical disability movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant physical disability movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, sincere, realistic, touching, serious and emotional films and TV shows about / with physical disability, disability, handicapped, wheelchair bound, friendship, hospital, life is a bitch, wheelchair, love and romance and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as physical disability: The Theory of Everything (2014), Dragons: Race to the Edge (2015), The Crumbs (2020), 1 Litre of Tears (2005), 90 Minutes in Heaven (2015), Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2020), Life Feels Good (2013), Adam (2020), Inseparables (2016), Perfect World (2018).

List of physical disability movies

The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
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: uplifting, touching, emotional, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, disability, against the odds, fall in love, cambridge university, love, supportive spouse, handicapped, life is a bitch, couples, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
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Dragons: Race to the Edge (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Unlock the secrets of the Dragon Eye and come face to face with more dragons than anyone has ever imagined as Hiccup, Toothless and the Dragon Riders soar to the edge of adventure.
Style: entertaining, captivating, funny, exciting
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dragon, viking, physical disability, puzzle, rescue team, friends, animal training, teenage protagonist, environmental activism, island, netflix, computer animation ...
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The Crumbs (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dr. Benjamin and his family run a Bed and Breakfast in the woods whereby the family performs experiments on unsuspecting guests.
Style: dark, macabre, suspense, psychotronic, stylized
Plot: incest, cannibalism, cabin in the woods, fountain of youth, child murder, corrupt sheriff, physical disability, family relations, husband wife relationship, danger, eccentric family, small town ...
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1 Litre of Tears (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: 1 Rittoru no Namida is a Japanese television drama for Fuji Television about a girl who was diagnosed with an incurable degenerative disease at 15, but was able to continue her life until her death at the age of 25.
Style: emotional, touching, thought provoking, rough, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, family, school life, human spirit, high school life, tragedy, wheelchair bound, woman in a wheelchair, family problems, child illness, fighting illness, physical disability ...
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90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.
Style: christian film, disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, church, heaven, near death experience, car accident, husband wife relationship, recovery, prayer, physical disability, dealing with death, handicapped, religious faith ...
Time: year 1989
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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: disability, paraplegic, relationships, physical disability, wheelchair bound, disabled child, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, handicapped, woman in a wheelchair, male female relationship, teenage life, teenager ...
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Life Feels Good (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Mateusz is an intelligent, romantic young man tragically trapped inside his own body, suffering from severe cerebral palsy that makes speech and controlled movement nearly impossible. Born into a loving family, Mateusz’s protected world is ...
Style: touching, uplifting, compassionate, sad, ironic ...
Plot: cerebral palsy, faith, mother son relationship, disability, physical disability, parents and children, disabled child, longing, family relations, love, mental institution, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 2000s
Place: poland
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Adam (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A hard-living salesman becomes a quadriplegic after an accident.
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, relationships, life turned upside down, hopes, friendship, down on your luck, life philosophy, goodhearted, age difference, starting over, salesman, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: captivating, sincere, sentimental, humorous, remake of french film
Plot: employer employee relationship, friendship between men, unlikely friendships, wheelchair bound, friendship, handicapped, rich and poor, paraplegic, nursing, man in a wheelchair, quadriplegic, rich ...
Place: argentina
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Perfect World (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tsugumi Kawana (Hana Sugisaki) works at an interior design company. She happens to meet her first love Itsuki Ayukawa (Takanori Iwata) from her high school days. He is now an architect and in a wheelchair because of an accident. --asianwiki
Style: captivating, sincere
Plot: cripple, kindness, man in a wheelchair, love, friend, rehabilitation, disability, handicapped, in love, love story, wheelchair bound, male female relationship ...
Place: tokyo
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Penguin Bloom (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family's world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting
Plot: dreaming, pet bird, family problems, parents and children, family, physical disability, disability, handicapped, tragic event, wheelchair bound, family tragedy, lifestyle change ...
Place: thailand
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War Eagle, Arkansas (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on a True Story War Eagle, Arkansas is a character-driven drama about a young man’s choice of whether to leave his family and friends for a career in baseball or stay and redeem his struggling community. The story takes place over a few ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: friendship, baseball, high school, stuttering, stutterer, baseball coach, scholarship, wheelchair, teenage life, handicapped, disabled child, physical disability ...
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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, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, adultery, destructive relationship, handicapped, love triangle, extramarital affair, love affair, fall in love, relationships, secret love, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, tokyo
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Hinokio: Inter Galactic Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A recent accident has left Satoru Iwamoto, an elementary school student, temporarily wheelchair-ridden. In addition, the recent loss of his mother has thrown Satoru into a reclusive state, locking himself from the outside world. However, in an ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining
Plot: robot, humanoid robot, boy, teenager, disabled child, technology, handicapped, hi-tech, social relations, society, physical disability, wheelchair bound ...
Place: japan
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Run (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chloe, a teenager who is confined to a wheelchair, is homeschooled by her mother, Diane. Chloe soon becomes suspicious of her mother and begins to suspect that she may be harboring a dark secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary, surprise ending
Plot: overprotective parent, single mother, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, escape, lie, teenage girl, teenager, life is a bitch, child abuse, bad mother, parents and children ...
Place: washington state
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Tumbledown (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film centres on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC (played by Colin Firth), an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands War of 1982. While fighting at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence is shot in the head by an Argentine ...
Plot: falklands war, british soldier, physical disability, handicapped, war veteran, head injury, disability, rehabilitation, paralysis, brain damage
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Peranbu (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A single father tries to raise his daughter, who has cerebral palsy, even as she is beginning to wake up to her sexuality.
Style: mad
Plot: single father, physical disability, sparrow, smiling, church, boat, tree, bridge, maid, chambermaid, dance, bed ...
Time: 2010s
Place: dubai
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Pumpkin (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When perfect, perky Carolyn (Christina Ricci) and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters decide to coach mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games, Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin (Hank Harris), a young disabled man who touches her ...
Style: humorous, witty, sweet, romantic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, opposites attract, fall in love, romance, friendship, social misfits, misfit, love and romance, couples, mentally challenged, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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On Body and Soul (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two introverted people find out by pure chance that they share the same dream every night. They are puzzled, incredulous, a bit frightened. As they hesitantly accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, sentimental
Plot: penetration, slaughterhouse, psychologist, love, autism, disability, betrayal by friend, dream, sleeping, sex scene, asperger's syndrome, deer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hungary
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The House Where Death Lives (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A nurse goes to a house to care for a crippled old man. Then people in the house start being murdered.
Style: slasher, psychotronic
Plot: murder, supernatural, nurse, old man, mansion, physical disability, supernatural power, death, house, killer, knife, blood ...
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One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his ...
Style: emotional, stylized, offbeat, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, kung fu, heroes, love and romance, danger, misfit, society, rich and poor, fall in love, master warrior, rivalry ...
Place: china, asia
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Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: bullying, middle school, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, mask, family relations, deformity, child, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Tells the story of Paul (Steven C. Stewart), a man suffering from Cerebal Palsy, who spends his days wasting away in a nursing home. To pass his time, he fantasizes about the man he should be despite his twisted body. People are able to understand ...
Style: atmospheric, experimental, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Plot: disability, retirement home, love affair, introspection, human spirit, sexual relations, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, voyeurism, love and romance, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde, twist ending, sentimental, ambiguous ending, captivating ...
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, censorship, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, one legged man, loss of mother, professor, sculpture, communism ...
Time: year 1948, year 1950, year 1952, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: poland
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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: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, friendship, against the odds, hopes, blind man, ambition, unlikely partners, human spirit, teenage life, disability, follow your dream, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Ex Drummer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, semi serious, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: rock, nihilism, dark humor, manipulation, homosexual, rehearsal, sexual perversion, cocaine, music band, buddies, lifestyle, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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Notes from Underground (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he thinks is wrong in contemporary society. His bitterness ...
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, social misfits, master and servant, twins, losing-it hero, misfit, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, mate swapping, couples, social decay ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Warm Springs (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, ambition, society, rise and fall, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, disability, life is a bitch, introspection, hopes, president ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: georgia, usa, florida, washington d.c., new york state ...
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Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, boston, tokyo, san francisco ...
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Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, alcohol abuse, veteran, dishonesty, crimes, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, prostitute, arson, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
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