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1. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

Votes: 109,192 | Gross: $1.20M

2. Rudy (1993)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind

Votes: 45,606 | Gross: $22.75M

3. In Her Shoes (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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60 Metascore

Strait-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Anson Mount

Votes: 54,097 | Gross: $32.88M

4. No Ordinary Family (2010–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The Powells are a typical American family living in Pacific Bay, California, whose members gain special powers after their plane crashes in the Amazon.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 15,232

5. Freeway (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri

Votes: 23,163

6. Mean Creek (2004)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

When a teen is bullied, his brother and friends lure the bully into the woods to seek revenge.

Director: Jacob Estes | Stars: Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan

Votes: 27,731 | Gross: $0.60M

7. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.7
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90 Metascore

A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

Votes: 28,194 | Gross: $4.31M

8. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 11,025 | Gross: $2.64M

9. American Loser (2007)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Harrison Williams | Stars: Seann William Scott, Gretchen Mol, Deirdre O'Connell, Kevin Conway

Votes: 2,379

10. Marvellous (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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The life of Neil Baldwin, a man who has shrugged off his perceived limitations to live an incredible life.

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Toby Jones, Gemma Jones, Tony Curran, Nicholas Gleaves

Votes: 4,483

11. Harvie Krumpet (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

8.0
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The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth

Votes: 7,196

12. American Teen (2008)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary

6.5
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66 Metascore

A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Hannah Bailey, Jake Tusing, Megan Krizmanich, Colin Clemens

Votes: 3,913 | Gross: $0.94M

13. Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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57 Metascore

A painter struggling for inspiration finds an unexpected muse after he accepts a teaching position in a small town and becomes the caregiver to Eddie, a seemingly docile art student with a rare sleepwalking condition.

Director: Boris Rodriguez | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Georgina Reilly, Dylan Smith, Paul Braunstein

Votes: 1,300 | Gross: $0.00M

14. The Address (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary

7.5
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Students of a special boarding school for kids with learning disabilities are challenged to learn about and recite the Gettysburg Address.

Director: Ken Burns

Votes: 114

15. Donovan Quick (2000 TV Movie)

104 min

7.2
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Retelling of the Don Quixote story set in present day Scotland. Donovan Quick comes to the rescue of Lucy, the mainstay of the dysfunctional Pannick family.

Director: David Blair | Stars: Colin Firth, Katy Murphy, David O'Hara, Liz Smith

Votes: 229

16. Regarding Billy (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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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, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff London | Stars: Ronnie Kerr, Jack Sway, Jason Van Eman

Votes: 372

17. American Promise (2013)

TV-PG | 135 min | Documentary

7.0
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67 Metascore

This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.

Directors: Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson

Votes: 254 | Gross: $0.09M

18. CinemAbility (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

This documentary examines the ever-changing portrayals of disability story lines in film, TV and the web to see if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of people with disabilities.

Director: Jenni Gold | Stars: Ben Affleck, Michael Apted, Adam Arkin, Paris Barclay

19. 24 Nights (1999)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Turner | Stars: Kevin Isola, Aida Turturro, Stephen Mailer, David Burtka

Votes: 304

20. I Can't Do This But I Can Do That: A Film for Families about Learning Differences (2010 TV Movie)

31 min | Documentary, Family

6.9
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Children talk about their experiences dealing with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, attention deficit disorder, and auditory processing disorder.

Director: Ellen Goosenberg Kent | Star: Michael Hall D'Addario

Votes: 36

21. My Apocalyptic Thanksgiving (2017)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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... See full summary »

Director: Charles B. Unger | Stars: Joshua Warren Bush, Ray Chang, Chris Wu, Grace Shen

22. To kanarini podilato (1999)

90 min | Drama, Family

6.5
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A new teacher comes by transfer to an elementary school in Athens. He will distinguish a student which can't read, write or do arithmetic, and will help to discover some other talents he has, and will give him an incentive to try to learn.

Director: Dimitris Stavrakas | Stars: Dimitris Alexandris, Yorgos Halaris, Manos Vakousis, Thanos Grammenos

Votes: 116

23. The Satyr of Springbok Heights (2009)

54 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Silke | Stars: Victoria Caballaire, Godfrey Johnson, Nicole Franco, Nicholas Spagnoletti

Votes: 7

24. Citizen Autistic (2013)

58 min | Documentary, News

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This film explores the controversy surrounding autism advocacy from the perspectives of members of the autism communities.

Director: William Davenport

25. Just Another Stupid Kid (1984 TV Short)

24 min | Drama, Short, Family

8.8
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Danny is failing in school and is moved to a remedial class. His mother is supportive but his father thinks he needs punishment. Eventually Danny is diagnosed as being dyslectic, but his father needs convincing there is a problem.

Director: Sam Ellis | Stars: Jonathan Ward, Christine Parks, Bob Elkins, Rico Simmons

Votes: 5

26. Die Mongolettes - Wir wollen rocken! (2012 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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Tom is a musician whose last success with his band was 15 years ago. And he is broke. Eventually even his beloved guitar is repossessed and he must act and find a paying job. With forged ... See full summary »

Director: Florian Gärtner | Stars: Max von Thun, Katharina Wackernagel, Benjamin Seidel, Christopher Puttins

Votes: 25

27. The Playground (2007)

12 min | Short, Drama

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A man with learning difficulties becomes the target of a teenage gang.

Director: Jack Tarling | Stars: Austin Ross, Tom Sparkes, Andrew Stafford, Elaine Young

28. Original Minds (2011 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

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Five teenagers stigmatized by being in Special Ed struggle to articulate how their brains work and discover that they are smarter than they thought.

Director: Tom Weidlinger

29. Secret Heart (1994)

25 min | Short

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Four girls with learning disabilities communicate through music. Secret Heart is a unique portrait of their lives. Fragments of past and present, of families and friends, of feelings and hopes, are woven together with their music.

Director: Jill Daniels

30. Us 5 (2009 Video)

35 min | Short, Drama

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Will's Story: Will finds himself faced with new responsibilities and a dilemma Diamond's Story: Diamond is not sure she can rely on Will Phoebe's Story: Phoebe has to seek support beyond ... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Koronka, Martin Wright

31. Tommy's Story (2007)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary in which filmmaker William Jessop follows his brother Tommy Jessop, a TV actor with Down Syndrome, as his career takes off with roles in "Coming Down the Mountain" and "Holby City."

Director: William Jessop | Star: Tommy Jessop

32. A Mind of Your Own (1999)

38 min | Short

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Director: Gail Sweeney

33. BBC North West Tonight (1984– )
Episode: 1 November 2016: Nightly Bulletin (2016)

11 min | News

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Stars: Annabel Tiffin, Mathieu Culverhouse, Karen Downes, Richard McCutcheon

34. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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13-year-old boy has problems reading, which his teachers attribute to laziness. It is later discovered that he has Dyslexia.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Madge Sinclair, River Phoenix, Judy Farrell, Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 72

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Brother's Little Helper (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Bart is put on medication to control his behavior, but the pills cause him to become paranoid and insane.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 930

36. Mr. D (2012– )
Episode: Educational Assistant (2016)

Comedy

8.4
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Gerry is assigned an educational assistant, Marty, who quickly becomes a new source of irritation in the classroom.

Director: Keith Samples | Stars: Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens, Lauren Hammersley, Bette MacDonald

Votes: 7

37. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: Elephant's Memory (2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When a spree killing begins in a small Texas town, Reid's identification with the killer may endanger the girl with him, and cause Reid to put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,922

38. HaYehudim Baim (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.11 (2015)

Comedy, History

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Director: Kobi Havia | Stars: Moni Moshonov, Yael Sharoni, Yaniv Biton, Ido Mosseri

39. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Magnificat (2004)

TV-14 | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A car bomb kills three children, and suspicion focuses on their father.

Director: Frank Prinzi | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 140

40. Fugget About It (2012–2016)
Episode: Too Cool for Night School (2013)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Crime

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Director: Richard Weston | Stars: Tony Nappo, Jacqueline Pillon, Chuck Shamata, Emilie-Claire Barlow