Movies about the disabled

Movies about the disabled
List of the best movies about the disabled selected by visitors to our site: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, Still Alice, Alive, Rain Man, Inside I'm Dancing, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Away from Her, Penguin Bloom, The Intouchables, Adam.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersArtists, Disabled people, Alcoholics, Orphans, Foster children
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Depression, Art, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceParty, Hospitals
StyleMind-altering, Inspirational, Black humor, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:41
CharactersDoctors, Terminally ill, Sisters, Parents
PlotLost memory
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Sad ones, Soulful, By books, Heavy

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, detective, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotLove, Revenge, Friendship, Ghosts
PlaceChechnya, Russia
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Tense

A veteran of the Chechen War is helped by the ghosts of his two fallen comrades to leave the war behind.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersAutistic, Friends, Brothers
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Inheritance
PlaceUSA, Casino, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:38
PlaceIreland
StyleInspirational

Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersChildrens, Disabled people, Single mothers
PlotMental disorders
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Vital signs, Touching

Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersNurses
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Jealousy, Snow
PlaceCanada
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Tense

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersFamily, Disabled people
PlotOn real events, Vacation, Overcoming difficulties
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

When an unlikely ally enters the Bloom family's world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin, the bird’s arrival makes a profound difference in the struggling family’s life.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52
CharactersDisabled people, Millionaires, Friends, Partners
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Loneliness, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceFrance
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, Light, Inspirational

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersAutistic, Writers, Disabled people, Losers
PlotLove, Loneliness, First love, Mental disorders
PlaceCourt, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Touching

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersDisabled people, Nurses
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

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Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersDemons, Disabled people
PlotSupernatural, Death, Damn things, Ghosts, Voodoo
TimeNew Year
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Eva, an ex-dancer, is now living in a wheelchair, unable to walk. When her friend Sophie gives her an old wooden antique advent calendar before Christmas, she realizes each window contains a surprise that triggers repercussions in real life: some of them good, but most of them bad... Now Eva will have to choose between getting rid of the calendar or walking again… even if it causes death around her.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:25
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Disabled people, Maids
PlotLove, Friendship, Jealousy, False accusations
PlaceSchool
StyleNot for everyone, Sad ones

Lena is a bright, disabled girl who, after years spent studying at home, is keen to get back to school. She is assigned to a special class for disabled pupils who have to present themselves before a school commission at the end of the year in order to prove that they merit being moved back into a "normal" class. Her enervated teachers, however, show absolutely no desire to motivate the students and help them improve; on the contrary, they try to quash right from the start any interest Lena shows in more complex study material. Nevertheless, Lena soon involves herself in the school routine and gets together with classmate Anton. Yet their transparent happiness is not to everyone's liking and repercussions soon follow.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Disabled people, Pupils, Trainers, Difficult teens
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Success, Training, Aerobics
PlaceSchool
StyleInspirational

A bright and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school's team and to win over the heart of a classmate, the girl of his dreams.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:43
CharactersDisabled people
PlotBasketball, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceSpain
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes, Gloomy, Serious

A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDisabled people, Friends, Losers, Terminally ill
PlotTravel, Friendship
StyleSoulful, For men

Three young men with disabilities embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs to lose their virginity and embrace their independence. Inspired by a true story and remake of the Belgian film Hasta La Vista

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersMusicians, Disabled people, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Death
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Cute, Inspirational, By books, Touching

A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeachers, Geniuses, Autistic, Scientists, Disabled people
PlotOn real events
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany
Duration02:28
CharactersFriends, Blind, Janitors
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Success
PlaceGermany, Hotels
StyleSoulful

An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel despite being strongly visually impaired.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersRich, Disabled people, Nurses
PlotHappiness

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersRobots, Gangsters, Cyborgs, Bodyguards, Disabled people
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Martial Arts, Revenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Spectacular, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary, short
CountryFrance
Duration01:47
CharactersWriters, Disabled people, Friends, Nurses
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Rehabilitation
PlaceFrance
StylePsychological problems, Inspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric, First person

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Captives, Neighbors, Cats
PlotExperiments, Stockholm syndrome, Conspiracies, Cheating, Sects
PlaceSmall cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

When Sarah lucks into a sweet one-bedroom at Asilo Del Mar Apartments in Los Angeles, she think she's hit the jackpot. It's got plenty of space, friendly tenants, group BBQs and even a cute neighbour next door. All is not what it seems: loud noises start keeping her awake at night; her cat is missing; everyone seems to be a little too helpful and friendly, except for the weirdo, Lester. Soon, Sarah learns she didn't choose this apartment — it chose her.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:59
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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersGeniuses, Scientists, Disabled people, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceEngland
StyleSoulful, By books, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.3

A woman named Amanda lies stricken, far from home. A young boy named David questions her, trying to make her remember. She's not his mother, he's not her son. As her time is running out, he helps her unravel a powerful, haunting story of obsessive jealousy, an invisible danger, and the power of a mother's love for her child.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:01
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Cheating, Dreams
PlaceRussia

Unlucky lawyer pretends to be a disabled to get a job in the top corporation, which decides to dispossess the Disabled club of its building. Now the lawyer needs to choose between career and a girl from the Disabled club

Markimdb: 3.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:20
CharactersDisabled people, Fathers, Mothers
PlotRelationship, Success, Hatred
PlaceSchool, Russia, Forest

Sasha Korolev has a congenital disorder. The boy’s father has chosen what seemed to him the only correct way to put the son on his feet: to treat him like a healthy person. “You’re not a patient, you have temporary difficulties”. Eating, getting dressed, going downstairs and walking up the front door steps — every day the child spends hours on such simple household tasks. At school he is mocked by his peers, and there is no help to expect. The boy has coped with the illness, but started hating the father. When he finished school, Sasha left home and stopped all contact with the father. Over the past 15 years he has become the best business consultant in the country, who has helped hundreds of businesses out of crisis. “You have no a crisis, you have temporary difficulties”, — Sasha would say to his clients, having gone along a difficult path himself. And one day, a new order unexpectedly gives him the opportunity to settle accounts with the father...

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Singapore
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Disabled people, Guards
PlotBoxing, Passion, Depression
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersScientists, Losers
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric

A high school student falls asleep while sitting in class. When he wakes up, all time is frozen, except for him.





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