Movies about the disabled

List of the best movies about the disabled selected by visitors to our site: The Intouchables, The Theory of Everything, Rolling to You, Upgrade, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, My Sister Momoko, The Upside, Avatar, Guzaarish, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Intouchables (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CharactersFriends, Disabled people, Partners
PlotLoneliness, On real events
StyleWorth watching, Interesting, Soulful, Touching

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

The Theory of Everything (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersScientists, Geniuses, Disabled people
PlotLove, On real events
StyleTouching, Soulful

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Rolling to You (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersBusinessmen, Rich, Disabled people, Sisters
PlotSeduction, Date, Funeral
StyleSoulful, Light, Cute

Jocelyn is a selfish and misogynist businessman. He tries to seduce a young pretty woman by pretending to be handicapped, till the day he meets her sister, who is also in a wheelchair.

Upgrade (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CharactersDisabled people, Gangsters, Bodyguards, Surgeons
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Revenge, Technology, Investigation, Death, Martial Arts
StyleUnderrated, Gloomy, Exciting, Spectacular, Interesting, Unexpected ending, Worth watching, Cyberpunk, Makes me think, Disturbing

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersArtists, Disabled people, Nurses
PlotArt, Adoption, On real events

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

My Sister Momoko (2003)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, cartoon
CharactersDisabled people

Momoko, who attends a special school, is both mentally and physically disabled. Every morning she becomes peevish because she can't go to the ordinary school with her twin brother Riki.

The Upside (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersRich, Disabled people, Nurses

Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He decides to hire Dell, a struggling parolee who's trying to reconnect with his ex and his young son. Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom.

Avatar (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersAliens, Military, Disabled people, Scientists, Friends, Soldier, Warriors
PlotTravel, Love, War, Fight, Chase, Betrayal, Adventure, Survival, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Forest, Mountains
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Fascinating

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Guzaarish (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
CharactersWizards, Disabled people, Nurses, Losers
PlotLove, Travel, Religious, Relationship
PlaceSea, India, Nature, Asia
StyleTo cry, Makes me think, Touching, Gloomy

Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersPolice, Friends, Disabled people, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Mafia
PlotLove, Revenge, Skirmishes, Funeral
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fancy

Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.

Any Day Now (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.5)
CharactersLawyers, Disabled people
PlotLove, Holidays, Adoption

In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal system to adopt the child.

Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Friends, Disabled people
StyleDepressive, Soulful, Gloomy

Story about the remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator and a chaotic homeless man, whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersWriters, Disabled people, Friends, Nurses
PlotOn real events
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Soulful, Inspirational

The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersDisabled people, Fathers
PlotTime travel, Adventure

Viktor spends his free time trawling bars with ladies of questionable repute, from where he is picked up by a wife he doesn’t love, the mother of a child they never planned. Viktor himself was abandoned by his own father, his mother then committed suicide, and he was left to grow up in an orphanage. Years later, his errant dad returns, now a disabled felon, and Viktor discovers a timely legacy is in the offing – his father’s apartment. The documentation for securing dad’s move into an old people’s home is signed in a flash. Nevertheless, the only one that can take him is miles away and, what’s more, the invalid starts to recuperate during the journey, which is when their real problems begin.

I Know You're in There (2016)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersFamily, Disabled people
PlotLove, Relationship, Mystery

When his mother commits suicide, Tom Redding discovers he has a long lost sister that cannot move or talk. Together they travel to their dead mother's isolated home, where Tom hopes to document her illness, only to be driven to the brink of madness by a supernatural evil.

A Silent Voice (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon
CharactersTeens, Friends, Disabled people, Cats, Sisters, Single mothers, Photographers, Autistic
PlaceSchool, Trains, Japan
StyleTouching, Inspirational, Soulful, Cute

Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya do not speak to each other again... until an older, wiser Shouya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shouko once more. He wants to atone for his sins, but is it already too late...?

This Crazy Heart (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends, Disabled people, Nurses
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think

When 30-ish rich kid Lenny has to take care of 15-year-old David, who’s suffering from heart disease, it’s the beginning of a wild adventure. Lenny fearlessly breaks all the rules to fulfill his young friend’s every wish.

Speechless (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersFamily, Disabled people, Mothers, Mute
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleSoulful, Touching

Maya DiMeo is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.”

Thozha (2016)
Mark5 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersBusinessmen, Friends, Disabled people

A convict out on parole finds employment as the caretaker of a multi-millionaire, who is paralysed from neck down.

Genius by Stephen Hawking (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersScientists, Disabled people
PlaceNature, Laboratory

Professor Stephen Hawking challenges a selection of volunteers to think like the greatest geniuses in history and solve some of humanity's most enduring questions.