Learning disability movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant learning disability movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, humorous, emotional and dramatic films and TV shows about / with learning disability, family relations, friendship, teacher, youth, storytelling, loneliness, mother son relationship, mentor and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as learning disability: Night School (2018), Chicken (2015), The Mighty (1998), The Lost Prince (2003), The Satyr of Springbok Heights (2009), My Apocalyptic Thanksgiving (2018), Regarding Billy (2005), Marvellous (2014), American Loser (2007), Like Stars on Earth (2007).

List of learning disability movies

Night School (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Forced to attend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his ...
Style: light, humorous, satirical
Plot: dyslexia, night school, teacher, car accident, learning disability, prom, african american, high school prom, flash forward, marriage proposal, hallucination, misfit ...
Time: year 2001
Place: atlanta georgia, north america, usa
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Chicken (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: RICHARD, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, POLLY, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: teenage boy, brother brother relationship, first love, learning disability, coming of age, teenager, caravan, farm, friendship, couple relations, love, couples ...
Time: 21st century
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The Mighty (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty, the film explores a building of trust and friendship. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, misfit, friendship, bully, social misfits, disability, society, heroes, orphan, youth, best friends, freak ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
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The Lost Prince (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The Lost Prince is an acclaimed British television drama about the life of Prince John – youngest child of Britain's King George V and Queen Mary – who died at the age of 13 in 1919. John suffered from epileptic seizures and an autism-like ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: epilepsy, royal family, disability, family relations, state affairs, intrigue, nanny, family in crisis, separation from family, world war one, prince, branding iron ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, pre world war one
Place: england, europe
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The Satyr of Springbok Heights (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Cape Town, Republic of South Africa. Springbok Heights is a magnificent ivory tower - an art deco masterpiece and an anachronism in the new South Africa. Like its all-white inhabitants, it hasn't changed much in the last few decades. A tightly ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: learning disability, white trash, lebanese, pedophilia, racism, pedophile, bachelor, apartheid, civil servant, loneliness, claustrophobia, unrequited love ...
Place: south africa, cape town south africa
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My Apocalyptic Thanksgiving (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Story: A zombie-obsessed, special needs adult searches for his long lost mother; meanwhile, he befriends a Korean family and a drug-dealing gang who compete to teach him the meaning of family; but in the end, he teaches them all the powerful lesson of ...
Plot: caregiver, thanksgiving, apocalypse, prison, asian, drug dealer, death, zombie, drugs, korean, autism, abuse ...
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Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, gender, best friends, friendship, couples, family problems, disability, love and romance, youth, homecoming, gender bending, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, iraq
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Marvellous (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the true story of the life of Neil "Nello" Baldwin. Born with a mild learning disability but without the burden of social embarrassment & how his inexhaustible ability to see the good in any situation overcame any ...
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: human spirit, disability, society, hopes, sport team, clergy, friendship, mascot, death of mother, clown, mother son relationship, soccer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england
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American Loser (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: alcoholic, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, twentysomething life, love and romance, goofy hero, disorder, dyslexia, sexual content, dark humor, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colours, fish, dogs, and kites don't seem important to the adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and ...
Style: touching, motivational, captivating, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: teachers and students, childhood, dedicated educator, self discovery, dyslexia, teaching the ways of the world, school, shyness, teacher, young heroes, boarding school, optimism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: bleak, non-linear, emotional, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, family problems, incest, small town life, redemption, betrayal, lawyer, bus, drowning, lawsuit, snow, loss of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
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Rudy (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: football, underdog, american football, working class, college life, ambition, sport team, family relations, aspiration, sport, college, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa, new jersey, boston, texas
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Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: bully, kids in trouble, prank, birthday, friendship, unsupportive friend, friends, small town, guilt, drowning, first love, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
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In Her Shoes (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: couple relations, dysfunctional family, shopping, family values, lawyer, audition, self discovery, wedding, job seeking, law firm, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, florida, usa, chicago illinois
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Freeway (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, life is a bitch, murder, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crimes, brutality, social decay, little red riding hood, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san diego california, los angeles
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24 Nights (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Jonathan Parker was 4 years old, his mother's words and a chance encounter with a Salvation Army Kris Kringle instilled in him a lifelong belief in the legend of Santa Claus. Now 24 and his parents long passed away, Jonathan is a spacey, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, disorder, couples, drug abuse, redemption, looking for love, college, infidelity, youth, gender, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, arkansas
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Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A once-famous painter rediscovers inspiration when he befriends a sleepwalking cannibal.
Style: suspenseful, tense, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sleepwalking, misfit, dark humor, power relations, small town, moral dilemma, starting over, art teacher, inspiration, cannibal, painter, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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No Ordinary Family (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: After their plane crashes into the Amazon River, each member of the Powell family starts to show signs of new, unique and distinct super powers.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, enigmatic
Audience: teens
Plot: family, supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, teenage life, parents and children, district attorney, scientist, fighting crime, family life, life turned upside down, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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