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People with Disabilities in Film: Feature Films

Feature Films at Rod Library (title, A-L)

Rod Library holdings of some feature films (motion pictures) portraying individuals or groups who have disabilities are listed below in alphabetical order according to the film's title.  The call number for each film is given.  A few words describing each film's focus are provided; use Control+f to search these listings.  Click on each film title to connect to the Books/Media Rod Library catalog listing that contains more information about the film.

If you learn the names of films not on this list, please search the Rod Library catalog Books/Media to learn if we do own them.  

To search for more films owned by Rod Library depicting individuals who have disabilities, consult Searching Rod Library.

As Good as it Gets (1997)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .A8 2005 DVD
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; OCD

The Aviator (2005)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .A982 2005 DVD 1-2
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder symptoms; OCD; Chronic pain; Howard Hughes; Biographical films

Awakenings (1997)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .A984 1997 DVD
Postencephalitic Parkinsonism; Epidemic Encephalitis; Dopa; Oliver Sacks; Biographical films

Away from Her (2006)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .A986 2007 DVD
Alzheimer's Disease; Nursing home patients; Intimacy

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .B359 2006 DVD
Schizophrenia; Mathematicians; Biographical films

Black Swan (2010)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .B592 2011 DVD
Psychosis

Children of a Lessor God (1986)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .C45 2000 DVD  
Deaf; Education; Teenagers

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .D276 2014 DVD and BLU-RAY
HIV-positive persons

A Dangerous Method (2012)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .D3216 2012 DVD
Psychoanalysis; Sigmund Freud

The Elephant Man (1980)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .E433 2010 DVD
Neurofibromatosis; Joseph Carey Merrick; Biographical films

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Rod Library Youth Coll Y GRE DVD c.3
Cancer; Terminally ill; Self-help; Teenagers

Forrest Gump (1994)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .F59 2001 DVD 1-2
Individuals with mental disabilities

Front of the Class
Rod Library Video  PN 1997 .F777 2009 DVD 
Behavior disorders; Tourette syndrome; Education; Teachers; Brad Cohen; Biographical films 

Harvey (1950)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .H3762 2000 DVD
Imaginary companions; Involuntary treatment

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .H3774 2012 DVD
Deaf; Hearing impaired

The Imitation Game (2014)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .I463 2015 DVD
Asperger Syndrome symptoms; Autism symptoms; Alan Turing; Mathematicians; Biographical films

The King’s Speech (2010)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .K5584 2011 DVD
Speech disorders; Speech therapy; George VI, King of Great Britain; Biographical films

Feature Films at Rod Library (title, M-Z)

Mary and Max (2009)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .M273 2010 DVD
Asperger syndrome

Mercury Rising (1996)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .M432 2009 DVD
Autism; Children

Moonstruck (1987)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .M69 2006 DVD  
Person with amputated hand and forearm

Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .M7993 1995 DVD
Deaf; Hearing impaired; Education

My Left Foot (1989)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .M893 2005 DVD
Cerebral Palsy; Christy Brown; Biographical films

The Normal Heart (2014)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .N63 2014 DVD
AIDS (Disease); AIDS activists

Number 23 (2007)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .N97 2007 DVD
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; OCD

Of Mice and Men (1992)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .O32 2003 DVD
Intellectual disability

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .O47 1997 DVD
Mental illness; Psychiatric disability; Psychiatric hospital patients

Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .P752 2002 DVD
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; ALS; Lou Gehrig; Biographical films

Ray (2004)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .R27 2005 DVD 1-2
Blind; Drug addiction; Ray Charles; Entertainers; Musicians; Biographical films

Rory O’Shea was Here (2004)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .R72 2005 DVD
Cerebral Palsy; Teenagers; Friendship

The Secret Life of Words (2006)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .S32 2007 DVD
Burns and scalds; Hearing impaired

The Sessions
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .S466 2013 DVD 
Paralysis; Intimacy; Sex surrogates; Sexual behavior; Sexuality

Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .S545 2001 DVD
Psychopaths

Silver Linings Playbook (2013)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .S5456 2013 DVD
Mental depression

Simon Birch (1998)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 S5458 1999
Dwarfism

The Soloist (2009)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .S6 2009 DVD
Schizophrenia; Steve Lopez, Nathaniel A. Ayers; Journalists; Musicians; Biographical films

Still Alice (2015)
Rod Library Video Bistro PN 1997 .S72 2015 DVD  
Alzheimer's Disease

Temple Grandin (2010)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .T443 2010 DVD  
Autism; Animal Scientists; Temple Grandin; Biographical films

The Theory of Everything (2014)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .T45356 2015 DVD and BLU-RAY
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; ALS; Motor neurone disease; Stephen Hawking; Mathematicians; Astrophysicists; Biographical films

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .T592 2005 DVD 1-2 and text
Physical disability; developmental disability

Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .T82 2000 DVD
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; ALS; Morris S. Schwartz; Biographical films

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Rod Library Video PN 1997 .W435 2006 DVD
Autism; Children

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