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AIDS


Absolutely Positive (1990)
An Early Frost (1985)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003, TV)
Love! Valor! Compassion! (1997)
Philadelphia (1993)

Amputee

"Hallmark Hall of Fame" Aunt Mary (1979) (TV Film)

Blindness

23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
80 Steps to Jonah (1969)
Imagine (2012)
Ray (2004)

Cancer

50/50 (2011)
American Friend, The (1977)
Beginners (2011)
Terms of Endearment (1983)

Walk to Remember, A (2002)

Deafness

Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Miracle Worker, The (1962)
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

Disfigurement

Beauty and the Beast (1991)


Disabilities


Mask (1994)

Music Within (2007)
Passion Fish (1992)
Waterdance, The (1992)

Dwarfism

Adventures of Baron Munchhausen, The (1988)
Ballad of the Sad Café, The (1991)
Station Agent, The (2003)

Limb & Spinal

23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)

Polio and Post-Polio

Affair, The (1973) (TV film)
Ape, The (1940)


Stress/Type A


Multiplicity (1996)


Severe Illness


Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

Traumatic Brain Injury


Regarding Henry (1991)