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').

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

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, Joel Grey, David Morse

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival, Lars Von Trier's brilliant film inspires adulation and scorn. This neo-musical is set in an earl... Read more

Being There (1979)

Director: Hal Ashby
Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Dysart, Ri...

Peter Sellers gives the performance of his career as Chance, a middle-aged gardener who's led a sheltered life and whose thoughts and behaviour are to... Read more

Talk To Her (2002)

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Geraldine Chap...

In this ravishing tale of romantic obsession, loneliness and friendship, director Pedro Almodovar crafts a life affirming story of two tragic women an... Read more

Awakenings (1990)

Director: Penny Marshall
Starring: Julie Kavner, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller, M...

A remarkable, moving and true story, about a maverick doctor who awakens his catatonic patients after decades of darkness. Extraordinary performances... Read more

Rain Man (1988)

Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Dustin Hoffman, Michael D Roberts, Bonnie Hunt

It's a road movie about two brothers who didn't know the other existed until fate brought them together. Similaraties to the movie 'Twins' with Danny... Read more

The Intouchables (2011)

Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Starring: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet

A.k.a. "Intouchables", "Untouchable". Philippe (Francois Cluzet) is a wealthy Parisian left paralyzed from the neck down after a paragliding accident.... Read more

I Am Sam (2001)

Director: Jessie Nelson
Starring: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Richard Schiff, Dakota Fanning, Doug...

Sean Penn is Sam, a mentally challenged man who cleans tables at an LA coffeehouse and whose life is radically changed when the homeless woman living... Read more

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josee Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick C...

Based on the best-selling memoir of the same name, this is the remarkable true story of Jean Dominic Bauby, wealthy playboy and editor of the French '... Read more

Seraphine (2008)

Director: Martin Provost
Starring: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Genevieve Mnich, Nico Rogner, Franco...

Frenchwoman Seraphine de Senlis, lived from 1864 to 1942. A shepherdess and housekeeper, in her private hours she painted incredible floral arrangemen... Read more