10 Great Movies About Disability

Leonardo DiCaprio in What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Disability on film is fraught with danger for filmmakers. From the portrayal of the victimized, invalided “cripple” or a romanticised and heroic cliché of triumph above adversity, both pictures painted can often be exploitative and alienating; especially to the people with disabilities whose lives filmmakers are attempting to convey, hopefully with a degree of sincerity. […]