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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

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

9.5
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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: 1,254,784

2. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 920,400 | Gross: $23.34M

3. Speechless (2016–2019)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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: 6,310

4. 20th Century Women (2016)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 33,394 | Gross: $5.66M

5. My Left Foot (1989)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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97 Metascore

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan

Votes: 61,929 | Gross: $14.74M

6. Adam's Apples (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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51 Metascore

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen

Votes: 42,321 | Gross: $0.00M

7. The Kid & I (2005)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

5.3
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37 Metascore

Aaron Roman (Gores) is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father (Mantegna) grants Aaron his wish for his 18th birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Tom Arnold, Joe Mantegna, Eric Gores, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 1,295

8. Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, Alan King

Votes: 13,649 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Storytelling (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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50 Metascore

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Maria Thayer

Votes: 16,561 | Gross: $0.91M

10. 37 Seconds (2019)

115 min | Drama

8.0
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Yuma is a young Japanese woman who suffers from cerebral palsy. Torn between her obligations towards her family and her dream to become a manga artist, she struggles to lead a self-determined life.

Director: Hikari | Stars: Makiko Watanabe, Shunsuke Daitô, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Shôhei Uno

Votes: 96

11. Margarita with a Straw (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.

Directors: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal

Votes: 3,005

12. Standing Up for Sunny (2019)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An isolated guy with cerebral palsy is railroaded into helping an unassertive comedienne, and finds love and acceptance through stand up comedy.

Director: Steven Vidler | Stars: RJ Mitte, Sam Reid, Barry Humphries, Ella Scott Lynch

Votes: 25

13. Music Within (2007)

R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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53 Metascore

The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.

Director: Steven Sawalich | Stars: Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen, Clint Jung

Votes: 5,402 | Gross: $0.15M

14. Touched by Love (1980)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.0
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A young nurse becomes determined to reach an unresponsive teenage cerebral palsy patient by encouraging her to write to her favorite rock singer, Elvis Presley.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Deborah Raffin, Diane Lane, Michael Learned, John Amos

Votes: 359

15. Door to Door (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.8
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A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman.

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: William H. Macy, Kyra Sedgwick, Kathy Baker, Joel Brooks

Votes: 3,793

16. How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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40 Metascore

A sarcastic playwright in LA gets new neighbors - single mom and 8 y.o. girl. His wife wants kids and babysits the girl. He doesn't want kids yet plays with her to find out how children talk - for his play. Paternal instincts?

Director: Michael Kalesniko | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Robin Wright, Suzi Hofrichter, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 3,357 | Gross: $0.05M

17. Cost of a Soul (2010)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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30 Metascore

A gritty tale of two veterans who return home from Iraq to the war-zone of their own slum neighborhood. Their lives collide as their own families become entangled in a web of crime and corruption.

Director: Sean Kirkpatrick | Stars: Chris Kerson, Will Blagrove, Mark Borkowski, Judy Jerome

Votes: 151

18. Gaby: A True Story (1987)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Rachel Chagall, Liv Ullmann, Norma Aleandro, Robert Loggia

Votes: 631 | Gross: $0.13M

19. It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007)

74 min | Drama

6.9
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An autobiographical, psycho-sexual, fantastical retelling of Steven C. Stewart's point-of-view of life.

Directors: David Brothers, Crispin Glover | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Steven C. Stewart, Carrie Szlasa, Jami Ferrell

Votes: 389

20. Hell House (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.8
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64 Metascore

A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors ... See full summary »

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Aria Adloo, Ashley Adloo, Amy Allred, Gabriel Allred

Votes: 1,515

21. A Silent Agreement (2017)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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In the first Australian feature film to showcase Auslan (Australian sign language), writer/director Davo Hardy, plays a sensitive writer named Reuben, who grapples with a speech impediment ... See full summary »

Director: Davo Hardy | Stars: Davo Hardy, Joshua Sealy, Paul Mercurio, Sage Godrei

Votes: 60

22. Once in a Lifetime (2000)

108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.2
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Mona Bergström is a sweet euro-vision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish euro-vision pop stars. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Helena Bergström, Jonas Karlsson, Thomas Hanzon, Björn Kjellman

Votes: 1,898

23. Dance Me to My Song (1998)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The wheelchair-bound Julia (Heather Rose), who cannot walk, feed or dress herself, communicates via her computerized electronic voice synthesizer. Her sympathetic lesbian sister Rix (Rena ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Heather Rose, Joey Kennedy, John Brumpton, Rena Owen

Votes: 292

24. Chaindance (1991)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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As a part of a special government reform program, inmate J.T. Blake has to take care of Johnny Reynolds who has cerebral palsy. In the meantime, another inmate wants to take care of J.T. Blake forever.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Scott Andersen, R. Nelson Brown, Norman Browning, Leslie Carlson

Votes: 258

25. America's Heart & Soul (2004)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

4.9
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55 Metascore

Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg hits the road to capture America's people and its natural beauty.

Director: Louie Schwartzberg | Stars: George Woodard, Charles Jimmie Sr., The Vasquez Brothers, Frank Pino

Votes: 561 | Gross: $0.31M

26. Jimmy (I) (2011)

12 min | Documentary, Short

8.7
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A unique point-of-view insight into a day in the life of Jimmy McIntosh, a wheelchair user living with cerebral palsy who on a daily basis fights for the rights of others.

Director: Martin Smith | Star: Jimmy McIntosh

Votes: 14

27. CinemAbility (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

8.2
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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: 29

28. Young Adult (2017)

17 min | Short, Drama

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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

29. Goodbye CP (1972)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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An intimate documentary about a group of people with cerebral palsy in Japan that confronts our preconceptions and prejudices about who they are, what they feel, and how they view their lives.

Director: Kazuo Hara | Stars: Hiroshi Yokota, Kôichi Yokozuka

Votes: 149

30. The Punk Syndrome (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys.

Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen, Jani-Petteri Passi | Stars: Pertti Kurikka, Kari Aalto, Sami Helle, Toni Välitalo

Votes: 1,428

31. Magnifico (2003)

120 min | Drama

7.9
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53 Metascore

Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.

Director: Maryo J. de los Reyes | Stars: Lorna Tolentino, Albert Martinez, Gloria Romero, Celia Rodriguez

Votes: 485

32. Door to Door (2009 TV Movie)

123 min | Drama

8.5
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Real story about about a man who was told for many years that he was not employable, but threw all of his effort into working as a door-to-door salesman. Despite the pain attributed to his ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Yoshida | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Rosa Katô, Ikkei Watanabe, Akio Kaneda

Votes: 89

33. Cousin (1999)

4 min | Animation, Short, Biography

7.2
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Adam tells us the story of an older cousin, who had cerebral palsy. Adam would go over to play, and they'd dress as superheroes, jump off the shed, and run about the the street with an old ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Elliot | Star: William McInnes

Votes: 654

34. Work & Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare (2017)

57 min | Documentary

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Compassion fueled the creation of America's welfare system, a safety net that rescues some of the most vulnerable among us. We often hear political leaders and activists tout the system's ... See full summary »

Director: Erin Mae Miller | Stars: Arthur Brooks, Robert Doar, Nazerine Griffin Jr., Harriet McDonald

35. Beyond Limits (2010)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary

6.5
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A man (Bonner Paddock) born with cerebral palsy attempts to conquer Mt. Kilimanjaro in the name of charity and inspiration.

Director: Kent Bassett | Stars: Michael Clarke Duncan, Shirley Ala, Afshin Aminian, Kent Bassett

Votes: 20

36. [in]visible (2017)

Short, Mystery

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Two spies reminisce about the bad old days over dental floss and hand sanitizer.

Director: Rosser Goodman | Stars: Nina Bergman, Bryan Dilbeck

37. Our Beautiful Secret (2013)

Biography, Drama, Family

8.8
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Almost thirty years ago the doctors told Jonathan's parents not to expect him to live long. Born with cerebral palsy, practically mute and perpetually challenged, what's a man to do? Everything.

Director: Angela McCulley | Stars: Scott Goudie, Carrie Foster, Sophie Bolen, Elizabeth Foster

Votes: 17

38. Bicycle Bobby and Elvis (2009)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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An unlikely friendship develops between two men, one an ex-rock star, the other a small town guy with cerebral palsy. Ex-rocker Jeremy has found the love of his life, but can't commit due ... See full summary »

Director: Jana K. Arnold | Stars: Tony Brownrigg, Jack Foltyn, Grant James, Juli Erickson

39. Ron's Night Out (1999)

30 min | Short

5.9
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"Ron, have you ever danced with a girl?," asks a dark-eyed hostess at the strip club where he's celebrating his 30th birthday. "No." How Ron, who has cerebral palsy and lives in a group ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Nordahl | Stars: David H. Stevens, Pedro Shanahan, Rene Marie Morrison, Carlease Burke

Votes: 9

40. In Pot We Trust (2007 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary examining the cases of five chronically ill people who have been prescribed medical marijuana as part of their treatment.

Director: Star Price | Star: Aaron Houston

Votes: 363

41. Indie Capped (2016)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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Eldar cannot speak due to Cerebral Palsy he has since birth, so he makes movies to tell his parents his desires for independence.

Director: Ariela Alush | Stars: Diana Yusupov, Eldar Yusupov

42. Torey's Distraction (2009)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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Filmmaker Tisha Blood follows three girls with a rare craniofacial anomaly called Apert Syndrome over the course of 10 years providing an intimate glimpse into the transforming powers of science, family, humor, hope and compassion.

Director: Tisha Blood | Stars: Randall C. Harrah, Landrieux Harrah, Quentin Harrah, Travis Harrah

Votes: 7

43. My Khmer Heart (2000)

95 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Janine Hosking | Stars: Geraldine Cox, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Hun Sen, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 25

44. Kathy (1981 TV Movie)

26 min | Documentary

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The day to day life of a teen born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a brittle bone disease.

45. Jessy (1959)

31 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Katina Noble, Maureen Pryor, William Dexter, Donald Houston

46. Just Like Anyone Else (1999 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Hiroko, Takaji

47. Only God Could Hear Me (2011)

66 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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A sincere, heartfelt, and sometimes comedic look at four people with disabilities, and the story of the Minspeak AAC system.

Director: Colin Sander | Stars: Bruce Baker, Chris Klein, Jennifer Lowe, Lucas McCarty

Votes: 10

48. Byt ili ne byt?

61 min | Biography | Post-production

The title role performed twenty-year-old Takhir Umarov, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Unforgettable picture makes you wonder about the meaning of our existence..

Directors: Muhammed Mamyrbekov, Aziz Zairov | Stars: Malika Baiseitova, Takhir Umarov, Kanagat Takskarayev

49. WCW Fall Brawl (1993 TV Special)

Sport

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Stars: Arn Anderson, Christopher Ashford-Smith, Marcus Bagwell, Wendy Barlow

Votes: 37

50. Keeping It Real: The Adventures of Greg Walloch (2001)

Documentary

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Director: Eli Kabillio | Stars: Tony Albanese, Stephen Baldwin, Jeff Bond, Paul Borghese

Votes: 26



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