Most Popular "Polio" Titles
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1. The Sessions (2012)
R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
2. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.
3. Where the Truth Lies (2005)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.
4. American Dreams (2002–2005)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Music
Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »
5. Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
6. The Quiet American (2002)
R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.
7. Homefront (1991–1993)
60 min | Drama, History, Romance
World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.
8. End of the Spear (2005)
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Drama
Two people come to the end of a spear in order to realize that the divisions between them are not real.
9. Freakonomics (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary
A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.
Writers: Peter Bull, Alex Gibney, Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock, Eugene Jarecki, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Seth Gordon, Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner | Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock, Bill Gates
10. Murderball (2005)
R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport
Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.
11. Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)
121 min | Biography, Drama
Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
12. The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
PG | 103 min | Drama
A female skiing champion is paralyzed in a tragic skiing accident. Her girlfriend is taken out of competition when she contracts polio.
13. War Bride (2001)
107 min | Drama, Romance
WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »
14. Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ... See full summary »
15. Lantern Hill (1989 TV Movie)
111 min | Drama, Family
In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied.... See full summary »
16. My Favorite Season (1993)
127 min | Drama
Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »
17. Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a Stateside hotel during the height of World War II, young Danny Coogan dreams of joining the war effort. Following the murder of hotel guest Mr. Toulon by Nazi assassins, Danny finds ... See full summary »
18. Frida Still Life (1983)
108 min | Biography, Drama
The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible ... See full summary »
19. Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Franklin Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 40 in 1921 and how his family (and especially wife Eleanor) cope with his illness. From being stricken while vacationing at ... See full summary »
20. The Pale Horse (1997 TV Movie)
120 min | Mystery
When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself.
21. Sister Kenny (1946)
Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama
Elizabeth Kenny, as a young nurse out in the Australian bush discovers an effective treatment for polio, but can't get official recognition or sanction for her techniques and theories. For ... See full summary »
22. Interrupted Melody (1955)
Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.
23. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)
TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy
Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.
25. Eleanor and Franklin (1976 TV Movie)
240 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
27. Paperback Romance (1994)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
Sophie, a writer of racy romance novels, is working on one of her stories in the library, when Eddie overhears her. Sophie, embarrassed by her paralyzed leg from childhood polio, spurns his... See full summary »
28. The Walking Stick (1970)
GP | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her ... See full summary »
29. The Fireball (1950)
84 min | Drama
Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he... See full summary »
30. Benda Bilili! (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music
Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people. "Benda Bilili" - in English "See Beyond", is the name of ... See full summary »
31. The Goddess Bunny (1994 Video)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography
A tour of Los Angeles, California's underground gay, lesbian, and transgendered nightclub scene, as hosted by Goddess Bunny, a deformed, tap-dancing transvestite.
32. Never Fear (1949)
82 min | Drama
A dancer who has just gotten engaged to her partner and choreographer and is about to embark on a major career is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio.
33. Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2013)
91 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike - her elongated, ... See full summary »
34. A Man to Remember (1938)
Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance
Doctor John Abbott is a single parent who settles in the town of Westport, with his son Dick, trying to eke out a living for them. He also inherits, by way of his doorstep, an unwanted baby... See full summary »
36. Ride a Wild Pony (1975)
G | 91 min | Adventure, Family
Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony ... See full summary »
37. Jungle Jim (1948)
Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure
Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure.
38. Green Light (1937)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance
A brilliant young surgeon takes the blame for a colleague when a botched surgery causes a patient's death and buries himself at a wilderness research facility.
39. La piscina (2011)
Not Rated | 65 min | Drama
During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.
40. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977 TV Movie)
180 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
35 min | Documentary, Short
Portrait of writer Mark O'Brien, who contracted polio as a child and spent much of his life in an iron lung.
42. A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America (1998 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
Few know the story of how polio came to America in 1916 and grew into the frightening epidemics of the 1940's and 50's when the diseases crippled tens of thousands of children every summer.
44. A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2012)
98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Doc Pomus was the most unlikely of rock & roll icons. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, ... See full summary »
45. Vaccine Nation (2008)
140 min | Documentary
This Gary Null, Ph.D. documentary challenges the assumption that vaccines are PERFECTLY safe. The use of heavy metals such as mercury, connections to autism and the high number of vaccines ... See full summary »
47. The Shot Felt 'Round the World (2010)
67 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The images and memories are still familiar to those of a certain age - children in braces or iron lungs; the terrifying fear that washed over America each summer - a fear that out of ... See full summary »
48. Let the Balloon Go (1976)
G | 92 min | Drama, Family
While his brother is fighting in WWI, a small independent Australian boy who lives in the countryside with his overbearing mother and pet dog and who must wear a leg brace decides to overcome his handicap no matter what.
49. The Last Child: The Global Race to End Polio (2004 TV Movie)
G | 56 min | Documentary, History
From the frontlines in Nigeria, India, Haiti and elsewhere, "The Last Child" takes you behind the scenes where you'll witness the victories and challenges of trying to wipe out a disease for only the second time in history.