The 10 Best Films of the Decade About Disabilities

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

The importance and expansion of representation and diversity continue to reverberate throughout the film industry. So now feels like just as good a time as any to reflect on a personal area near and dear to my own heart; disability in cinema.

However, one doesn’t need to specifically hone in on the past two years or so (when representation and diversity were really pressured to improve), for the entire decade has a sampling of terrific films studying a wide array of disabilities, ranging from blockbuster films to French cinema. So let’s get to the list, and please take a chance on something if it sounds interesting. There’s nothing better than enjoying a great movie and educating oneself on vital topics.

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Wonder trailer

Stephen Chbosky is returning to hallways and homework with his sophomore effort as a filmmaker, Wonder. The Perks of Being a Wallflower author and director showed a real love and understanding of his young protagonists with his first feature. I’m hoping he does the same for the young leads in his next film, which is a bit of an ensemble story with August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) at the center of it. Like Perks of Being a Wallflower, maybe Chbosky’s next movie will pull at the heart strings without much difficulty.

Below, check out the new Wonder trailer.

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wonder trailer

Five years after making his directorial debut, the author and director of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Stephen Chbosky, has his sophomore effort coming out. His new movie is an adaptation of R.J. Palacio‘s New York Times bestseller, Wonder, and stars Jacob Tremblay (Room), Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson. Although Chbosky didn’t adapt the material himself, the trailer shows off his warmth as a storyteller.

Below, watch the Wonder trailer.

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