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, Adam, Away from Her, You're Not You, Temple Grandin, The Intouchables, Rain Man, Me Before You, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:50

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.

Still Alice (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:41

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.

Adam (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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

Away from Her (2006)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50

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.

You're Not You (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

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

Temple Grandin (2010)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

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

The Intouchables (2011)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52

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.

Rain Man (1988)
Duration02:13

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

Me Before You (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25

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.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary, short
CountryFrance
Duration01:47

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.

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The Awakening (1990)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

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

Inside I'm Dancing (2004)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:38

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.

Corrections Class (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:25

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.

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:43

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be retarded for the first ten years of his life.

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:07

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

The Sea Inside (2004)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountrySpain, France, Italy
Duration02:05

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.

Rust and Bone (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Singapore
Duration02:00

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.

Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Duration02:15

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

Cartagena (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:32

Muriel is beautiful, free-spirited and bed-ridden since a horrific accident. Leo is a drunk middle-aged ex-boxer. Desperate for work and unqualified, he interviews for Muriel, who hires him to cook and care for her against her better judgment. Initially out of his depth, Leo slowly wins Muriel's trust. As Muriel teaches him to read, he forces her to confront the joys beyond her window.

Amour (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Austria, Germany
Duration02:07

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

I Am Sam (2001)
Duration02:12

Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

Forrest Gump (1994)
Duration02:22

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

Music Within (2007)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

After a confrontation with one of his idols dashes his dreams of studying public speaking in college, Richard Pimentel joins the Army and ships off to Vietnam. During his service, Richard loses nearly all of his hearing. Joining a new circle of friends, including a man with cerebral palsy and an alcoholic war veteran, Richard discovers his gift for motivational speaking and becomes an advocate for people with disabilities.

Simple Simon (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden
Duration01:25

Simon has Asperger's syndrome and doesn't like changes in his life. He lives with his big brother Sam and Sam's girlfriend Frida. When Frida can't stand having to adapt to Simon's peculiarities anymore she takes off, leaving Simon with having to find a new, perfect, girlfriend for his brother.

Imagine (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryPoland, Portugal, France, United Kingdom
Duration01:45

A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

The Straight Line (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryFrance
Duration01:38

Leila is released from prison after five years of confinement. She will meet Yannick, a young athlete who became blind after an accident. This last practice race despite his disability, but to run it must be connected by a wire to guide a person called. It offers Leila to be his guide. Through this project, they will learn to rebuild.

The Piano (1993)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryAustralia, New Zealand, France
Duration02:01

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

Wonder (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration02:15

The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The Game of Truth (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:30

Four old friends decide to have a meeting in order to discover a hidden truth about themselves. Based on Filipp Lelush play.

The Black Balloon (2008)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
Duration01:37

Thomas is turning 16. His dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; his older brother, Charlie, who's autistic, has his own adolescent sexual issues. Thomas finds Charlie an embarrassment in public, so when Thomas is attracted to Jackie, a girl in his swim class, Charlie presents any number of obstacles when she drops by their house, when the three of them go for a walk, and during a family birthday dinner. Can Thomas find a way to enter the world of teen romance and still be his brother's keeper, or is Charlie's disability going to prove more than Thomas can handle?




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