Movies featuring Quadriplegicsby jlubin | created - 24 Mar 2013 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
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1. The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)
PG | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Young ski champion Jill Kinmont is left paralyzed after a tragic skiing accident. Her best friend suffers the same fate after contracting polio. Jill must slowly put her life back together again with the help of those close to her.
Votes: 878 | Gross: $34.67M
2. The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II (1978)
PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Several years after the deaths of Dick Buek and her father, Jill Kinmont and her mother leave Los Angeles to spend their summer in their hometown of Bishop, California. They rent a summer ... See full summary »
Votes: 283 | Gross: $11.57M
3. Joni (1979)
G | 75 min | Biography, Drama
Based on Joni Eareckson's autobiography. She becomes paralyzed after breaking her neck in a swimming accident at age 17. Trying to cope with her new life, she learns to paint using her mouth and finds strength in her new Christian faith.
4. Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
R | 119 min | Drama
Ken Harrison is an artist who makes sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk, and he wants to die. In hospital he ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,479 | Gross: $8.21M
5. Monkey Shines (1988)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.
Votes: 9,816 | Gross: $5.34M
6. Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story (1988 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
A real-life story about a high school teacher and football coach who is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease but refuses to give in.
8. The Waterdance (1992)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehabilitation centre with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies' man, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,499 | Gross: $1.72M
11. 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.
12. The Bone Collector (1999)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.
Votes: 143,921 | Gross: $66.52M
13. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama
The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.
Votes: 73,439 | Gross: $2.09M
14. Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.
Votes: 13,655 | Gross: $0.02M
15. The Brooke Ellison Story (2004 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama
Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.
17. Murderball (2005)
R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport
Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Votes: 9,583 | Gross: $1.52M
18. So Much So Fast (2006)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary
A man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease deals with the woman falling for him and a brother who becomes obsessed with finding a cure.
Votes: 207 | Gross: $0.02M
20. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.
Votes: 99,127 | Gross: $5.99M
22. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009)
Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance
After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through ... See full summary »
24. The Intouchables (2011)
R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Votes: 690,235 | Gross: $13.18M
25. The Sessions (2012)
R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.
Votes: 40,055 | Gross: $6.00M
31. Who's Driving Doug (2016)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
A sheltered, intelligent college student DOUG (RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad") changes his life forever when he hires an underachieving driver SCOTT (Ray William Johnson of "Equals Three"). In ... See full summary »
33. Breathe (I) (2017)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.
Votes: 15,820 | Gross: $0.49M
34. Upgrade (2018)
R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Votes: 114,375 | Gross: $11.87M
35. The Upside (2017)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama
A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
Votes: 31,924 | Gross: $108.25M
36. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 15,683 | Gross: $1.44M