Living with 'disability' is a reality for many of us, yet seldom are disabled members of society seen on the big screen. Breakthrough hits like 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', 'My Left Foot' and 'Children of a Lesser God' illustrate the rich depth of experience and valuable stories that should be and are being told. From the bizarre ('Freaks') to the inspiring ('Mask') from the sweet ('Mozart and the Whale') to the tough as nails ('Murderball').

My Left Foot (Blu-ray) (1989)

Director: Jim Sheridan
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally, Cyril Cusack

The acclaimed true story of Christy Brown, an Irish artist and writer who refused to let the cerebral palsy that crippled him since birth make him a p... Read more

My Sister's Keeper (2002)

Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Starring: Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins, Lynn Redgrave, Kimberly Brown

Adapted from Margaret Moorman's book about two sisters struggling to come to terms with their mother's (Lynn Redgrave) death. Kathy Bates is Christin... Read more

Neverwas (2005)

Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte, William Hurt, Jessica...

Aaron Eckhart is psychiatrist Zach Riley, who gives up his academic career to work in a mental institution. It's the same place his late father once... Read more

Notes on Blindness (2016)

Director: Peter Middelton, James Spinney

In 1983, after years of failing sight, John Hull, a professor of theology in Birmingham, England, became completely blind. Soon after, he began keepin... Read more

Observe and Report (2009)

Director: Jody Hill
Starring: Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Michael Pena, Anna Faris, Jesse Plemons, Dan Bakkedahl

Mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) patrols his domain with an iron fist - skateboarders and shoplifters beware. But his real ambition i... Read more

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, W...

The first movie since Frank Capra's It Happened One Night to sweep the big five Oscars (director, screenplay, actor, actress, film), Cuckoo's Nest rem... Read more

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ( Blu-ray ) (1975)

Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, W...

Jack Nicholson gives a powerful, flamboyant performance in this adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel about a free spirit in a mental ward. Nicholson's rebe... Read more

Passion Fish (1992)

Director: John Sayles
Starring: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, David Strathairn

A beautifully crafted, often sharply funny, drama about a soap opera star whose career is cut short after an accident. Never to walk again she retreat... Read more

Pauline and Paulette (2001)

Director: Lieven Debrauwer
Starring: Dora Van Der Groen, Ann Petersen, Rosemarie Bergmans, Idwig Stephane

Mentally-challenged Pauline is obsessed with pretty flowers and her glamourous sister Paulette. When Martha, her caretaker sister, dies suddenly, Paul... Read more

Please Stand By (2017)

Director: Ben Lewin
Starring: Toni Collette, Dakota Fanning, Patton Oswalt, Alice Eve, Michael Stahl-David, Ri...

Wendy sees things differently: she's fiercely independent, with a brilliant mind and a mischievous sense of hilarity. Wendy also has autism. To her, p... Read more