Most Popular Polio Movies and TV Shows
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1. 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: 15,802 | Gross: $0.49M
2. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.
Votes: 68,550 | Gross: $6.17M
5. 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: 40,046 | Gross: $6.00M
6. Where the Truth Lies (2005)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.
Votes: 16,426 | Gross: $0.87M
7. American Dreams (2002–2005)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Music
Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »
8. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
R | 136 min | Drama
A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Votes: 6,242 | Gross: $16.90M
9. The Quiet American (2002)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An old British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.
Votes: 26,271 | Gross: $12.99M
11. Homefront (1991–1993)
60 min | Drama, History, Romance
World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.
12. Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Votes: 10,810 | Gross: $6.37M
13. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History
An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
14. 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: 879 | Gross: $34.67M
17. My Favorite Season (1993)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Romance
Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,785 | Gross: $0.76M
19. Freakonomics (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary
A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.
Votes: 6,506 | Gross: $0.10M
20. 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: 9,577 | Gross: $1.52M
21. Interrupted Melody (1955)
Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This movie chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.
22. Never Fear (1950)
Passed | 82 min | Drama
A dancer who has just gotten engaged to her partner and choreographer and is about to embark on a major career is devastated to learn that she has contracted polio.
23. War Bride (2001)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance
WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »
24. The Pale Horse (1997 TV Movie)
120 min | Mystery
When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself.
25. Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 83 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
During the Second World War, a young man, with the help of some animated puppets, must stop the Nazis who attacked his family and kidnapped his girlfriend.
26. Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama
In 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt contracts poliomyelitis and, with the help of his wife Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and close friend Louis Howe, battles his newfound disability.
28. Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ... See full summary »
29. Jungle Jim (1948)
Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure
Lady scientist, Hilary Parker is searching for a rare drug to help combat polio. Opportunist Bruce Edwards joins the quest but is actually after gold and buried treasure.
30. Sister Kenny (1946)
Approved | 116 min | Biography, Drama
An Australian nurse discovers an effective new treatment for infantile paralysis, but experiences great difficulty in convincing doctors of the validity of her claims.
32. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)
TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy
Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.
33. Christmas for a Dollar (2013)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Family
America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp's untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father ... See full summary »
35. Ride a Wild Pony (1975)
G | 91 min | Adventure, Family
Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony ... See full summary »
36. The Walking Stick (1970)
GP | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her ... See full summary »
38. The Fireball (1950)
Approved | 84 min | Drama
Johnny runs away from Father O'Hara's orphanage and becomes a roller skating star with the help of Mary Reeves. He becomes involved with women, including Polly, who only love him because he... See full summary »
39. Green Light (1937)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance
A brilliant young surgeon takes the blame for a colleague when a botched surgery causes a patient's death and buries himself at a wilderness research facility.
41. Sexy Cat (1973)
87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A Spanish television crew shooting a pilot for a show about the hit female comic-book character Sexy Cat finds itself stalked by a serial killer dressed as the character.
42. That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)
Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography
This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin.
Votes: 362 | Gross: $0.06M
43. Lantern Hill (1989 TV Movie)
111 min | Drama, Family
Jane, a young Toronto girl, tries to reunite her estranged parents during the 1930's, sick of her strict private school and abusive, nasty grandmother.
45. Paperback Romance (1994)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
Sophie, a writer of racy romance novels, is working on one of her stories in the library, when Eddie overhears her. Sophie, embarrassed by her paralyzed leg from childhood polio, spurns his... See full summary »
Votes: 360 | Gross: $0.12M
46. Frida Still Life (1983)
108 min | Biography, Drama
The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible ... See full summary »
48. Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933)
Passed | 72 min | Drama
Mary Stevens (Kay Francis) and her old friend Don Andrews (Lyle Talbot) find themselves graduating from medical school at the same time. They decide to set up their respective medical ... See full summary »
49. Roughly Speaking (1945)
Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome ... See full summary »