Disabled character movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant disabled character movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, psychological, clever, exciting and interesting films and TV shows about / with disabled character, disability, wheelchair, storytelling, suspense, hospital, murder, dialogue, love and doctor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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disabled character movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as disabled character: Blind Fury (1989), Extreme Measures (1996), Persons Unknown (1996), Live Flesh (1997), Gattaca (1997), X-Men (2000), Notting Hill (1999), At First Sight (1999), Rear Window (1998), Becker (1998).

List of disabled character movies

Blind Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, buddies, vengeance, gangsters, rescue, heroic mission, samurai, righting the wronged, obsessive quest, vietnam war, blind man, sword fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, australia
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Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, scary ...
Plot: hospital, suspense, investigation, doctor, medical, medical research, plot twist, twists and turns, uncover truth, cure, doctors and patients, human experiment ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Persons Unknown (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan by Amanda and her sister Molly, to obtain security codes. ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever, neo noir
Plot: disability, disabled character, ex-cop, one night stand, graphic violence, dishonesty, love and romance, drug dealing, law enforcement, woman in danger, fall in love, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
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Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: sexy, erotic, psychological, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: adult
Plot: infidelity, lust, disability, obsession, desire, bus, betrayal, sex, love triangle, haunted by the past, relationships, magic realism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1990, year 1970
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, madrid, europe, sarajevo ...
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Gattaca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, intellectual, neo noir, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, genetics, twists and turns, discrimination, society, eugenics, paraplegic, future dystopia, science, utopia, deception ...
Time: future, near future
Place: riviera, detroit, french riviera
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X-Men (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Style: serious, humorous, exciting, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids, boys' night
Plot: superhero, mutant, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, genetically altered, heroic mission, superhuman powers, rescue, supernatural power, psychic power ...
Time: near future, 1940s, 2000s, future, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, poland, mississippi, canada ...
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Notting Hill (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a ...
Style: feel good, touching, romantic, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: fame, love and romance, couples, social differences, love, opposites attract, paparazzi, friendship, power of love, ordinary person, male female relationship, love story ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
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At First Sight (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: blindness, disability, blind character, brother sister relationship, winter, happy ending, love, bittersweet, humanity, destiny, internet, doctors ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, disability, psychopath, investigation, uncover truth, mind game, who done it, law enforcement, amateur detective, obsession, dangerous attraction, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
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Becker (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Becker is a dedicated, outspoken and talented doctor with a gruff exterior. While he tends to offend those who try to get close to him, he is extremely dedicated to his medical practice in the Bronx, N.Y., where he always goes the extra mile to help ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: blind character, doctor, blind man, blindness, love, disabled character, best friends, disabled person, hospital, diner, medical, doctors ...
Time: 90s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, plot twist, invulnerability, twists and turns, train crash, suspense, villain, self discovery, father son relationship, supernatural ability, supernatural power, a vision ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 60s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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NCIS (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, semi serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, adult
Plot: law enforcement, special agents, teamwork, partners against crime, crime investigation, victim, evidence, investigation, forensics, military, computer genius, government agency ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa
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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, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: disability, nurse, hospital, human spirit, french, paralysis, courage, coma, patient, death, life turned upside down, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nepal, hong kong ...
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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, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: boxing, sport, euthanasia, female protagonist, female boxer, determination, mentor protege relationship, underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, female athlete, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, las vegas, london ...
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: epic, captivating, atmospheric, dramatic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, adult
Plot: intrigue, dragon, medieval, warrior, fantasy world, incest, power struggle, conflict, vicious, political intrigue, abuse of power, peril ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, surreal, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, distopia, cyberpunk, androids and robots, dystopic future, technology gone awry, utopia, cloning, clones, future dystopia, physical appearance, virtual reality ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: san diego california
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Glee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Glee is an American teen musical comedy-drama television series that airs on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the reconstituted William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition ...
Style: stylized, feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: high school, gay, teenage life, cheerleader, coach, contests and competitions, youth, outcast, friendship, performance, gay teenager, ambition ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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Beeswax (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A marvelous new film from Andrew Bujalski, one of the brightest stars in indie film, Beeswax revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of twin sisters Jeannie and Lauren – played by extraordinary newcomers Tilly and Maggie ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, psychological, mumblecore ...
Plot: disability, twins, family relations, rivalry, love affair, legal, legal action, friendship, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, disabled character, workplace ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas, kenya, austin texas
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: road movie, exciting, surreal, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, desert, apocalypse, survival, chase, car chase, on the run, car, tough guy, future dystopia, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia, los angeles
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Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: christian film, touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, family outing ...
Plot: surfing, christian, disability, human spirit, shark, sport, against the odds, teenager, shark attack, handicapped, surfer, volunteer ...
Time: 2000s, future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, california, usa, thailand
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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: sad, touching, compassionate, factual, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, illness, supportive spouse, polio, paralysis, marriage, love, husband wife relationship, hospital, adaptation, human spirit, depression ...
Time: 50s, year 1958, year 1970, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: africa, germany, england, spain, kenya
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37 Seconds (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 37 Seconds, 23-year-old comic book artist Yuma, physically disabled due to profound cerebral palsy and emotionally stunted by her well-meaning but overly protective mother, forges her own unusual path to sexual awakening and independence while at ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, feminist film, manga ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disability, cerebral palsy, artist, coming of age, japanese woman, virgin, life is a bitch, adaptation, love affair, character study, love, rivalry ...
Place: japan, tokyo, thailand
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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, ironic, compassionate, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: disability, drawing, cartoonist, therapy, alcoholics anonymous, paralysis, man in a wheelchair, alcoholic, car accident, rehabilitation, redemption, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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The Good Doctor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Style: serious, clever, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: autism, medical, doctor, medicine, hospital, talented, prodigy, surgeon, doctors, nurse, asperger's syndrome, surgical operation ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: san francisco
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A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: scary, disturbing, psychological, surprise ending, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, creature, monster, suspense, survival, sign language, survival horror, fear, silence, pregnancy, alien, creature feature ...
Time: near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: new york state
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Come As You Are (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista
Style: road movie, humorous, sincere, semi serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: paralysis, self discovery, terminal illness, disability, friendship, buddies, friends, escapades, obsessive quest, road trip, girl, prostitute ...
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Glass (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an ...
Style: twist ending, bad ending, psychological, surprise ending, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, superhero, psychology, twists and turns, mental illness, sociopath, pig, feminine beauty, psychic, split personality, cheerleader, mental patient ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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Nude (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In 2026, a radical change requires everyone to live naked in a pacified and peaceful France. But the murder of a young woman found dressed revives tensions. The investigation is entrusted to a young inspector who collaborates with her ex-partner, ...
Style: controversial, humorous, light, not serious
Plot: nudism, nude, police officer, police inspector, romantic relationship, future dystopia, police investigation, obstacle, disabled character, male nudity, policewoman, female nudity ...
Time: near future
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A Call to Spy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of Vera Atkins, a crafty spy recruiter, and two of the first women she selects for Churchill's "secret army": Virginia Hall, a daring American undaunted by a disability and Noor Inayat Khan, a pacifist. These civilian women ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, gestapo, british intelligence, spy, espionage, strong female character, female spy, female protagonist, disguise, british soldier, prisoner, secret ...
Time: year 1944, year 1941, year 1942
Place: germany, scotland, europe, france, vichy ...
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Away (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: American astronaut Emma Green must leave her husband and teenage daughter behind to command an international space crew embarking upon a treacherous mission. A series about hope, humanity and how we need one another if we are to achieve impossible ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, captivating, feel good, exciting
Plot: loneliness, space, astronaut, mars, dangerous mission, female astronaut, separation from family, space colony, wilderness, lesbian, spacecraft, father daughter relationship ...
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