Disability related movies

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1. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.6
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57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 589,723 | Gross: $13.18M

2. Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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59 Metascore

When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, Alan King

Votes: 12,591 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Rust and Bone (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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73 Metascore

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Votes: 54,506 | Gross: $2.06M

4. Live Flesh (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.4
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69 Metascore

After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun...

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem, Ángela Molina

Votes: 24,484 | Gross: $1.54M

5. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

7.6
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28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 129,587 | Gross: $40.31M

6. My Left Foot (1989)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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97 Metascore

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan

Votes: 55,363 | Gross: $14.74M

7. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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92 Metascore

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

Votes: 94,607 | Gross: $5.99M

8. The Eighth Day (1996)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou, Henri Garcin

Votes: 7,851 | Gross: $0.33M

9. Children of a Lesser God (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco

Votes: 12,650 | Gross: $31.85M

10. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

Votes: 9,318 | Gross: $1.52M

11. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 56,151 | Gross: $30.18M

12. Sling Blade (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Votes: 77,276 | Gross: $24.48M

13. A Test of Love (1984)

PG | 96 min | Drama

7.0
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In the 1970s, Jessica Hathaway (Angela Punch McGregor) joins the staff of Brentwood Hospital, a government facility for handicapped children in Melbourne, Australia. One of her patients is ... See full summary »

Director: Gil Brealey | Stars: Angela Punch McGregor, Drew Forsythe, Liddy Clark, Monica Maughan

Votes: 127

14. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 185,055 | Gross: $9.17M

15. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Votes: 83,494 | Gross: $70.00M

16. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 412,163 | Gross: $172.83M

17. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

8.0
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61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 86,221 | Gross: $4.18M

18. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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80 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 752,884 | Gross: $112.00M

19. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,423,227 | Gross: $330.25M

20. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 136,937 | Gross: $28.87M

21. Imagine (II) (2012)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski | Stars: Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet, Francis Frappat

Votes: 2,015

22. An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson

Votes: 23,927

23. Black (2005)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.2
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The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel, Ayesha Kapoor

Votes: 28,091 | Gross: $0.73M

24. Butterflies Are Free (1972)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother, and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.

Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser

Votes: 3,793

25. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Votes: 10,266 | Gross: $32.65M

26. Door to Door (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman.

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: William H. Macy, Kyra Sedgwick, Kathy Baker, Joel Brooks

Votes: 3,652

27. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: The Loretta Claiborne Story (2000)

100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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A disabled young girl from a disadvantaged home setting develops self esteem and success in life through Special Olympics competition. Based on the true story of Loretta Claiborne.

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Kimberly Elise, Tina Lifford, Camryn Manheim, Damon Gupton

Votes: 236

28. The Waterdance (1992)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehabilitation centre with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies' man, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Neal Jimenez, Michael Steinberg | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Helen Hunt, Wesley Snipes, William Allen Young

Votes: 2,378 | Gross: $1.72M

29. Hellroller (1992 Video)

72 min | Horror

3.4
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A horror film about a maniacal serial killer in a wheelchair.

Director: Gary J. Levinson | Stars: Ron Litman, Mary Woronov, Michelle Bauer, Elizabeth Kaitan

Votes: 100

30. Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.4
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Ken Harrison is an artist who makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he ... See full summary »

Director: John Badham | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Christine Lahti, Bob Balaban

Votes: 2,313 | Gross: $8.21M

31. Passion Fish (1992)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.5
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May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair. She returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana which she had ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Lenore Banks

Votes: 4,465 | Gross: $5.41M

32. Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama

7.2
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80 Metascore

A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 17,652 | Gross: $7.29M

33. Pumpkin (2002)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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46 Metascore

A sorority girl finds her life falling apart after she develops romantic feelings for a mentally-challenged man.

Directors: Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder | Stars: Christina Ricci, Hank Harris, Brenda Blethyn, Dominique Swain

Votes: 7,825 | Gross: $0.31M

34. Nell (1994)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 24,166 | Gross: $33.68M

35. Front of the Class (2008 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama

8.2
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Brad Cohen who, despite being challenged by Tourette's Syndrom at a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: James Wolk, Treat Williams, Dominic Scott Kay, Sarah Drew

Votes: 4,904

36. Gallivant (1996)

100 min | Documentary

7.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Andrew Kotting | Stars: Andrew Kotting, Eden Kotting, Benji Ming, Gladys Morris

Votes: 178

37. Miracle in Lane 2 (2000 TV Movie)

G | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.2
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Based on a true story, a 13-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair is determined to win a trophy like his athletic older brother.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Rick Rossovich, Molly Hagan, Patrick Levis

Votes: 1,640

38. Miss You Can Do It (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.1
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Miss You Can Do It chronicles Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa USA 2008 and the first woman with a disability to compete at the Miss USA Pageant, and eight girls with various physical and ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Davis | Stars: Abbey Curran, May Diddy, Shawn Marie Diddy

Votes: 193

39. Molly (1999)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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21 Metascore

A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, Thomas Jane

Votes: 2,425 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Morgan (2012)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A paralyzed gay bicycle racer risks home, relationships and personal health to reenter the fray as a paraplegic racer.

Director: Michael D. Akers | Stars: Leo Minaya, Jack Kesy, Darra Like Dat Boyd, Madalyn McKay

Votes: 1,065

41. The Sessions (2012)

R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Director: Ben Lewin | Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood

Votes: 38,230 | Gross: $6.00M

42. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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57 Metascore

A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Andy Serkis, Tom Hughes, Clifford Samuel, Joseph Kennedy

Votes: 3,576

43. The Theory of Flight (1998)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Jones, Holly Aird

Votes: 2,277 | Gross: $0.07M

44. Above Suspicion (1995)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A paralyzed cop takes advantage of the sympathy he attracts in order to get rid of his cheating wife and her lover.

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Joe Mantegna, Kim Cattrall, Edward Kerr

Votes: 1,523

45. Quid Pro Quo (I) (2008)

R | 82 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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55 Metascore

A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.

Director: Carlos Brooks | Stars: Nick Stahl, Vera Farmiga, Leonardo Nam, Rachel Black

Votes: 2,111 | Gross: $0.01M

46. The Other Sister (1999)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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28 Metascore

A mentally challenged young woman seeks independence by obtaining her own apartment and attending college while her family plans her sister's wedding.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 10,935 | Gross: $27.80M

47. The Theory of Everything (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Votes: 315,587 | Gross: $35.89M

48. Me Before You (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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51 Metascore

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance

Votes: 133,509 | Gross: $56.25M