Good movies about disabled or sick people

by anouk-maree | created - 07 Jun 2012 | updated - 07 Jun 2012 | Public
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1. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 638,683 | Gross: $13.18M

2. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 71,302 | Gross: $2.09M

3. Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 13,031 | Gross: $0.02M

4. A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

14 Metascore

An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kate Hudson, Gael García Bernal, Kathy Bates, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 25,806 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Sweet November (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance

27 Metascore

A workaholic executive, and an unconventional woman agree to a personal relationship for a short period. In this short period she changes his life.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann

Votes: 78,171 | Gross: $25.29M

6. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Comedy

Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in Tequila and decide to take one last trip to ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Jahn | Stars: Til Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Thierry van Werveke, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 23,892 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Love & Other Drugs (2010)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer, Oliver Platt

Votes: 162,493 | Gross: $32.37M

8. The Other Sister (1999)

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

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: 11,174 | Gross: $27.80M

9. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin

Votes: 14,313 | Gross: $0.22M

10. A West Texas Children's Story (2007)

86 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the 1960s, a magical tale of two 12-year-olds embarking on an adventure to find new, cool parents and escape their neglected, overly adult existence.

Director: Brad Isaacs | Stars: Cayden Boyd, Lara Flynn Boyle, Matthew Modine, Noah Grabowski

Votes: 1,452



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