Disabled Life on Film

Inspired by Adam Davie’s essential list of Black Life on Film, I decided to put together a similar list dedicated to the Disabled experience. Since there's no point in fixing something that ain't broke, I figured I'd call it Disabled Life on Film.

Having been born with muscular dystrophy, I'm intimately aware of the fact that most films about the Disabled experience are total crap and likely made by able-bodied filmmakers and actors. However, like so many different marginalized groups have discovered over the years, even in such inauthentic drivel may linger a scene, a moment, or even a single line or shot that speaks to an authentic truth. Between every caricature and misrepresentation and use of disability as prop…

  • ...And Your Name Is Jonah
  • 100 Meters
  • 22 July
  • 23 Blast
  • 23 Paces to Baker Street
  • 37 Seconds
  • 50 First Dates
  • 50/50
  • 5B
  • 80 Steps to Jonah
  • A.K.A. Doc Pomus
  • Abominable
  • About Sarah
  • Above Suspicion
  • The Accountant
  • Adam
  • Adjustment & Work
  • Affair in Havana
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Afraid of the Dark
  • Algorithms
  • Alien Resurrection
  • Alive and Ticking
  • All I See Is You
  • All of Me
  • Alligator Eyes
  • Almost You
  • Alpine Fire
  • Always
  • American Dreamer
  • Amour
  • Amy
  • Amélie
  • América
  • And Now Tomorrow
  • Andhadhun
  • The Andromeda Strain
  • Angel Baby
  • Annabelle: Creation
  • Any Day Now
  • Anya's Bell
  • The Apple
  • Army of Darkness
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Art and Craft
  • Article 99
  • As Good as It Gets
  • Asperger's Are Us
  • At First Sight
  • At Middle Age
  • Ata
  • Athlete
  • Augie
  • Aunt Mary
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Autism in Love
  • Autism: The Musical
  • Autumn in New York
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Ava
  • Avatar
  • The Aviator
  • Awakenings
  • Away from Her
  • The Awful Dr. Orlof
  • Babel
  • Baby Driver
  • A Backbone Tale
  • Backstreet Dreams
  • Bad Hurt
  • Ballad in Blue
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Ballad of Orin
  • Bang the Drum Slowly
  • Barbarella
  • Barfi!
  • Be with Me
  • Beanpole
  • Beastly
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Becoming Bulletproof
  • Bedlam
  • Beeswax
  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs
  • Beethoven – Tage aus einem Leben
  • Beethoven's Great Love
  • Before I Go to Sleep
  • Beg, Borrow...or Steal
  • Beginners
  • The Beguiled
  • The Beguiled
  • Being Different
  • Being There
  • Benny & Joon
  • Best and Most Beautiful Things
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Beyond Silence