Disability Movies

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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: 690,235 | Gross: $13.18M

2. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 34,929 | Gross: $4.21M

3. Where Hope Grows (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Family

41 Metascore

A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.

Director: Chris Dowling | Stars: Kristoffer Polaha, David DeSanctis, McKaley Miller, Michael Grant

Votes: 2,781 | Gross: $1.10M

4. A Mile in His Shoes (2011 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Mickey Tussler, an autistic pitcher, joins a minor-league baseball team and has a profound effect on the team and manager Arthur "Murph" Murphy over the course of a season.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Luke Schroder, Dean Cain, George Canyon, Chilton Crane

Votes: 510

5. Rudy (1993)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

71 Metascore

Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind

Votes: 51,243 | Gross: $22.75M

6. Radio (2003)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

38 Metascore

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 36,620 | Gross: $52.28M

7. Sanctuary (III) (2016)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Larry and Sophie, two people with intellectual disabilities, long to be together in a world that does everything to keep them apart.

Director: Len Collin | Stars: Stephen Marcus, Amy-Joyce Hastings, Tara Breathnach, Christopher Dunne

Votes: 363

8. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: The Miracle Worker (2000)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A television remake of William Gibson's classic play about Annie Sullivan's efforts to draw Helen Keller from her world of darkness, blindness, deafness and silence.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Alison Elliott, Hallie Eisenberg, Lucas Black, Kate Greenhouse

Votes: 1,484

9. Life, Animated (2016)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Cornelia Suskind, Walter Suskind

Votes: 5,164 | Gross: $0.24M

10. 23 Blast (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Family, Sport

45 Metascore

When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.

Director: Dylan Baker | Stars: Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover, Stephen Lang, Max Adler

Votes: 1,600 | Gross: $0.49M

11. Front of the Class (2008 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama

Brad Cohen who, despite being challenged by Tourette's Syndrom at a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: James Wolk, Treat Williams, Dominic Scott Kay, Sarah Drew

Votes: 5,659

12. Going to the Mat (2004 TV Movie)

G | 120 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Khleo Thomas, Alessandra Torresani, Wayne Brady

Votes: 1,179

13. The Minis (2009)

76 min | Comedy, Sport

A talented team of basketball players made up of little people enters a tournament to help a teammate's son go to college.

Director: Valerio Zanoli | Stars: Dennis Rodman, Gabriel Pimentel, Joe Gnoffo, Dana Michael Woods

Votes: 396 | Gross: $1.75M

14. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

Votes: 9,583 | Gross: $1.52M

15. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 129,063 | Gross: $75.33M

16. Wonder (I) (2017)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

66 Metascore

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Votes: 116,115 | Gross: $132.42M

17. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Votes: 42,269 | Gross: $43.85M

18. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 327,960 | Gross: $18.34M

19. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 137,015 | Gross: $40.31M

20. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,643,438 | Gross: $330.25M

21. Iqbal (2005)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Sport

Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of a washed-up, alcoholic ex-player.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Shreyas Talpade, Naseeruddin Shah, Shweta Basu Prasad, Yatin Karyekar

Votes: 14,741

22. Miracle Run (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama

The social stigma and discrimination of autistic children is present in the movie Miracle Run. The life of Corrine Morgan-Thomas, the mother of autistic twins Stephen and Philip, changes ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Aidan Quinn, Zac Efron, Bubba Lewis

Votes: 1,412

23. Hoovey (2015)

PG | 91 min | Drama

Life can change in an instant, and turn your whole world upside down. And that is exactly what happens to firefighter Jeff Elliott and his wife Ruth who are living their dream in the golden... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Cody Linley, Patrick Warburton, Lauren Holly, Alyson Stoner

Votes: 807

24. If I Had Wings (2013)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

A policeman father gets a repeat juvenile offender to be a cross country running partner for his blind high school son.

Director: Allan Harmon | Stars: Richard Harmon, Jaren Brandt Bartlett, Craig Bierko, Jill Hennessy

Votes: 1,218

25. Marathon (2005)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

An autistic boy discovers he has a talent for running and with the help of the mother participates in a major marathon.

Director: Yoon-chul Chung | Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Mi-suk Kim, Gi-yeong Lee, Sung-Hyun Baek

Votes: 2,089

26. The Goal (2005)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Family

"The Goal" chronicles the lives of two athletes who are on an adrenaline track, one to the Olympics and the other to the world of Pro Soccer. Steve and Jason cross paths while rebuilding ... See full summary »

Director: Darla Rae | Stars: Ryan J. Parker, Gale Grove, Steve Sanner, Wendy Duncan

Votes: 121

27. At First Sight (1999)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Kelly McGillis, Steven Weber

Votes: 12,533 | Gross: $22.37M

28. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

65 Metascore

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

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 446,062 | Gross: $178.80M

29. Dear John (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

Votes: 130,366 | Gross: $80.01M

30. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

46 Metascore

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

Votes: 93,839 | Gross: $31.85M

31. The Best of Men (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography

Towards the end of the Second World War, Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a brisk refugee from Nazi Germany, arrives at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire and is appalled to find the partially... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whitby | Stars: George MacKay, Bebe Sanders, Leigh Quinn, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 1,019

32. Champions (I) (2018)

124 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of mentally disabled players.

Director: Javier Fesser | Stars: Javier Gutiérrez, Athenea Mata, Juan Margallo, José de Luna

Votes: 6,464

33. The Finishers (2013)

G | 86 min | Drama, Sport

Julien dreams of adventure. But when you live in a wheelchair, such dreams are difficult to fulfill. To do so, Julien challenges his father to compete with him in the "Ironman" triathlon in... See full summary »

Director: Nils Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Alexandra Lamy, Fabien Héraud, Sophie de Fürst

Votes: 927

34. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally-disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 199,938 | Gross: $9.17M



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