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John Hurt stars as John Merrick, the hideously deformed 19th century Londoner known as "The Elephant Man". Treated as a sideshow freak, Merrick is assumed to be retarded as well as misshapen because of his inability to speak coherently.

Average: 5 (1 vote)

This film offers the perspective of two challenges in life, that of someone with a disability and racial discrimiation.  Rizwan Khan, played by Shah Rukh Khan, has to overcome the challenges of Asperger's Syndrome in the first half of the film.  Despite this challenge, he manages to find love and

Average: 4.9 (15 votes)

An uplifting and entertaining film based on a true story of an unlikely relationship which highlights the very best of human nature.  The reciprocal compassion and non-judgemental attitude between the carer and the cared for are inspiring.