Starring physically disabled people

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1. Young Adult (2017)

17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

On the last day of a summer camp for persons with disabilities, a teenage girl fights to connect the boy that might be the love of her life.

Director: Jake Yuzna | Stars: Allison Cameron Gray, MacGregor Arney, Skyler Davenport, Jamie H. Jung

2. Speechless (2016–2019)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces - and excellent at creating new ones.

Stars: Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie, Cedric Yarbrough, Mason Cook

Votes: 6,646

3. Switched at Birth (2011–2017)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Two teenage girls' lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

Stars: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett

Votes: 21,975

4. The Society (2019– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.

Stars: Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Votes: 14,078

5. The Deaf Family (2008)


The Deaf Family portrays a dysfunctional deaf family going through everyday trials and tribulations. As each character encounters and muddles through a new challenge, they come to realize ... See full summary »

Director: Chad W. Taylor | Stars: Sean Berdy, Max Fomitchev, Megg Rose, Andrew Rubin

Votes: 37

6. Reasonable Doubts (1991–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A drama about the working relationship between Assistant DA Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor sensitive to the rights of the accused, and hard-charging, gruff Detective Dicky Cobb, an old-fashioned cop with a "bust-the-perps" attitude.

Stars: Mark Harmon, Marlee Matlin, William Converse-Roberts, Tim Grimm

Votes: 342

7. CinemAbility (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

This documentary examines the ever-changing portrayals of disability story lines in film, TV and the web to see if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of people with disabilities.

Director: Jenni Gold | Stars: Ben Affleck, Michael Apted, Adam Arkin, Paris Barclay

Votes: 43

8. NCIS: New Orleans (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A spin-off of NCIS (2003) about the local field office of NCIS that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Special Agent Dwayne Pride's team is at its best.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Rob Kerkovich, CCH Pounder, Lucas Black

Votes: 13,653

9. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,642,075

10. I Think We're Alone Now (2018)

R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse -- until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship.

Director: Reed Morano | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 6,477

11. Life Goes On (1989–1993)

60 min | Drama

A modern All-American family deals with the struggles of life and love in mid-western suburbia.

Stars: Kellie Martin, Chris Burke, Patti LuPone, Bill Smitrovich

Votes: 2,037

12. Carol of the Bells (2019)

100 min | Drama

A young man with a troubled past seeks out his biological mother. His world is turned upside down upon discovering that she is developmentally disabled. Unable to work through this new ... See full summary »

Director: Joey Travolta | Stars: Lee Purcell, Andrea F. Friedman, Yuly Mireles, Donna Pescow

13. This Close (2018– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama

Dealing with work, romance and family drama is never easy. But BFFs Kate and Michael, who are both deaf and live in Los Angeles, are about to face new challenges - including a bad breakup, ... See full summary »

Stars: Shoshannah Stern, Joshua Feldman, Colt Prattes, Zach Gilford

Votes: 426

14. Fridays (2017– )

5 min | Comedy

A dramedy series about two deaf best friends who try to navigate their friendship through new changes in their lives.

Stars: Joshua Chang, Hank Chen, Wilson Cruz, Joshua Feldman

15. Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Based on a true story, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye follows the adventures of Sue Thomas at the FBI in Washington, D.C. She's one hard-headed, soft-hearted woman whose talent for reading lips helps ... See full summary »

Stars: Deanne Bray, Yannick Bisson, Rick Peters, Marc Gomes

Votes: 1,618

16. Mr. Blue Sky (2007)

84 min | Drama

An unconventional love triangle between three childhood buddies; two girls, one born with Down syndrome, and one boy, who all grow up fighting who they are inside, how they are perceived by... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Gurfield | Stars: Chaney Kley, Richard Karn, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Nancy Rita Wolfe

Votes: 37 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Jewel (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with four healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down syndrome.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Bergin, Cicely Tyson, Ashley Wolfe

Votes: 260

18. Guest Room (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A young woman with Down Syndrome (GLEE's Lauren Potter) must face the harsh realities of adulthood after an unexpected turn of events with her boyfriend.

Director: Joshua Tate | Stars: Lauren Potter, Michael Iovine, Shawn Afradi, Kyle Belzowski

Votes: 42

19. Mac and Me (1988)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Tina Caspary, Lauren Stanley

Votes: 11,093 | Gross: $6.42M

20. 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: 9,663 | Gross: $1.52M

21. My Gimpy Life (2011– )

6 min | Comedy

The awkward adventures of a driven actress trying to navigate Hollywood in a wheelchair.

Stars: Teal Sherer, Brent Bradshaw, Felicia Day, Teale Sperling

Votes: 316

22. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,312,418

23. Escape from Paradise (I)

Mystery | Pre-production

High Octane Action Murder Mystery.

Director: Gregg Sargeant | Stars: RJ Mitte, Chris Mulkey, Vernon Wells, David Chokachi

24. Like It Was Yesterday (2020– )
Episode: Gabe (2020)

TV-MA | 20 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

Libby and her son, Cole, travel to the beach for a day of fun. After having a horrific experience in the ocean, a generous bystander opens up his home to care for Cole.

Director: Nik Tizekker | Stars: RJ Mitte, Kayla Radomski, Hudson West, Catherine Carlen

25. Somebody Like You

Drama, Romance | Announced

A recent college graduate from Chicago visits her pregnant sister in rural Willow Springs and meets a charming cowboy who goes to humorous lengths to win over her broken heart caused by an incident she tries to keep secret.

Director: Jason Winn | Stars: RJ Mitte, Caitlin Stasey, Lacianne Carriere, John Newberg

26. All the Little Things We Kill (2019)


A college professor takes her students hostage to force the passage of a bill that bans semi-automatic weapons.

Director: Adam Neutzsky-Wulff | Stars: RJ Mitte, Elizabeth Marvel, Guillermo Díaz, Geneva Carr

27. Triumph (II)

Drama | Completed

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

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: RJ Mitte, Colton Haynes, Johnathon Schaech, Terrence Howard

28. Rear Window (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Daryl Hannah, Robert Forster, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 3,636

29. A Step Toward Tomorrow (1996)

G | 93 min | Drama

A divorcee moves her family cross-country to take her paralyzed son to a pioneer neurosurgeon.

Director: Deborah Reinisch | Stars: Judith Light, Tom Irwin, Christopher Reeve, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 202

30. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 293,228

31. How to Score Your Life (2012)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

Can you be out of love, out of money, just out of jail and still be a success?

Director: Steven Tanenbaum | Stars: Lawrence Jansen, Kristen Abate, Nick Paglino, Mitch Longley

Votes: 7

32. Ass Level (2019)

4 min | Short, Comedy

In a comedic nod to 90s music videos, Santina shows the high end, VIP side to living life in a wheelchair.

Director: Alison Becker | Stars: Aman Adumer, Travis Coles, Valencia Gamble, Lydia Hearst

33. Take It Back (I) (2019)

Short, Sci-Fi

Set in the year 2030 "Take It Back" follows a woman who travels back in time to prevent the accident that left her paralyzed when she was a young girl, making a few unexpected stops along the way.

Director: Cassandra Pimentel | Stars: Rose Arscott, Grant Harling, Christian Henley, Alex Jungers

34. Unarmed But Dangerous (2009)

90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Jimmy Loveit, born with shortened arms due to thalidomide, is a talented kick boxer despite his handicap. Ably coached by Ron, Jimmy is a formidable opponent for anyone in the ring. One ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Leret | Stars: Frank Harper, Mat Fraser, Terry Stone, Faye Tozer

Votes: 182

35. Threading (TV Movie)

Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Silvia Moroe, a third year film student, has decided to do her final thesis on the occult symbolism found throughout the city, with a hidden agenda of discovering what happened to her older... See full summary »

Stars: Mat Fraser, Ed O'Ross, Antoni Corone, Mark Borkowski

36. Cast Offs (2009– )


A darkly comic drama series written by Jack Thorne telling the story of six disabled characters sent to a remote British island for a fictional reality TV show

Stars: Mat Fraser, Tim Gebbels, Peter Mitchell, Kiruna Stamell

Votes: 106

38. Notes on Blindness (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

75 Metascore

In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Middleton, James Spinney | Stars: John M. Hull, Marilyn Hull, Miranda Beinart-Smith, Jamie Bradley

Votes: 1,792

39. Dawn of the Deaf (2016)

12 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

When a sonic pulse infects the hearing population, a small group of Deaf people must band together to survive.

Director: Rob Savage | Stars: Caroline Ward, Haley Bishop, Radina Drandova, Stephen Collins

Votes: 221

40. The Hoarding (2019)

Short, Horror | Completed

When Mary starts her first job as a cleaner inside a hoarder's home she finds much more than she bargained for.

Director: Karen Gillan | Stars: Karen Gillan, Jamie Brewer, Kristen Vaganos, Mary Henschell

41. The Wagon (2019)

11 min | Short, Drama | Post-production

After Claire is tricked by her co-workers, who take advantage of her for having Down Syndrome, Claire's Aunt Frances discovers that her niece's child-like goal to purchase a red wagon is more adult-like than she thought.

Director: Gayle Knutson | Stars: Jamie Brewer, Bruce Bohne, Dora Dolphin, Isadora Swann

42. Awakening (VIII)

Drama, Fantasy, Romance | Pre-production

Under a snow moon, deep in the bayou's of Louisiana, a mystical child is mysteriously delivered to a two hundred year old plantation where two ancients would care for her.

Director: Sean Stone | Stars: Booboo Stewart, Jamie Brewer, Nils Allen Stewart, Sean Stone

44. Turnover (2019)

123 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Café owner Peter, leaves his disgruntled manager Henry, to take care of business, and he instead hires a crew of misfits. Peter returns to an unrecognizable business but soon learns the value of camaraderie with the new team.

Director: Linda Palmer | Stars: Paul Guilfoyle, Donna Mills, Adwin Brown, Jamie Brewer

Votes: 111

45. Love You More (2017 TV Short)

TV-MA | 33 min | Short, Comedy

Karen Best is a big girl with a big personality and a big love of Chardonnay, which occasionally causes her to make some big mistakes with men. But the biggest thing about Karen is her big ... See full summary »

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Bridget Everett, Karen Pittman, Loni Anderson, Luke Zimmerman

Votes: 739

46. The Finish Line (2017)

Short, Drama

A Down syndrome boy befriends a reluctant bereaved man in a wheelchair as they relate through their disabilities.

Director: Alice Cogin | Stars: Dominic West, Luke Zimmerman

Votes: 8

47. Maya and Will (2016)

Short, Drama

Maya has been micromanaging her developmentally delayed brother and recovering alcoholic father for years. She may think she is in charge, but when it comes to this family it's hard to tell.

Directors: Mark Potts, Jeanne Marie Walter | Stars: Alexis Carra, Terry Connor, Benjamin Crutcher, Gavin Cutlip

48. The Mustard Seed (2017)

11 min | Short, Drama

After the devastating loss of her family, a visitor from the past awakens a woman's heart and sets forth a chain reaction so strong that it moves even God himself to action.

Director: Gina Jones Roche | Stars: Chantal Maurice, Derek Roché, Christian Keiber, Anthony Coppola

49. The Wing Man (I) (2012)

Short, Comedy, Drama

In a colorful summer in Brooklyn, Greg is having problems getting the girls of his dreams. He will need the help of his brother Sean (who has Down Syndrome) who will teach him a couple of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Ludovica Mauri | Stars: Ugur Becer, Kevin Canepa, Joshua Eber, Eamon Fahey

Votes: 10

50. Road to Zion (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama

Road to Zion tells the story of Jahsen, an illegal Jamaican immigrant who finds his life in Los Angeles shaken by forces outside his control as he struggles to understand how far he is willing to go to protect his family.

Director: Andrew Reid | Stars: Lennox Brown, June Carryl, Koby Kumi-Diaka, Jessica Rosilyn

51. The Funny Guy

Comedy, Romance | Announced

A professional stand-up comedian with mild cerebral palsy goes to humorous lengths to try to win over the guarded heart of a divorced nurse with a bullied teenage son.

Director: Michael D. Coffey | Stars: Kevin Willmott, Laura Kirk, Josh Blue, Kaylin Mally