Curated Movies Categorized By Disability, Disorder, Disease And Other Human Challenges

Movies With Stroke

Corrina, Corrina (1994)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Death of Parent Stroke Writer's Block Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Caregiving Temporary Speech Loss Single Parenting Denial

In the late 1950's when commercial jingle music writer Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope wit...

Director : Jessie Nelson
Cast : Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Cusack, Larry Miller, Don Ameche, Noreen Hennessey, Lucy Webb, Erica Yohn, Tina Majorino

Amour (2012)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Stroke Caregiving

Georges and Anne, both in their eighties, are retired music teachers who enjoy life. Then Anne has a stroke and their lives are upturned. So begins An...

Director : Michael Haneke
Cast : Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
PG-13 Drama Biography Based on True Events
Stroke

When Bauby, editor-in-chief of the French magazine, Elle has a devastating stroke at age forty-three-years old, the damage to his brain stem leaves hi...

Director : Julian Schnabel
Cast : Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

Poetry (2010)
NR Drama Foreign Senior Interest
Rape Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Suicidal Stroke

A sixty-something woman, faced with the revelation of a heinous family crime finds she is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Initially, she s...

Director : Chang-dong Lee
Cast : Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hira Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

St. Vincent (2014)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Military Senior Interest Inspirational
Death of Spouse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease Memory, Short Term Single Parenting Memory, Long Term Addiction, Gambling Prostitution Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Unexpected Pregnancy Stroke

Vincent is a gambling, alcoholic Vietnam veteran with PTSD who owns a run down house in Brooklyn. What money he does have is used to pay for his belov...

Director : Theodore Melfi
Cast : Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd

Gods and Monsters (1998)
R Drama Biography Based on True Events
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Suicidal Delusional Stroke Sexual Dissatisfaction Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Denial Seizures/Convulsions

In 1950's Los Angeles, the once powerful Hollywood director best known for creating "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein," James Whale, has b...

Director : Bill Condon
Cast : Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich, David Dukes

A Short History of Decay (2014)
R Comedy Senior Interest
Stroke Alzheimer’s Disease

A thirty-five-year-old failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher, visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother has Alzheimer's and his father has rece...

Director : Michael Maren
Cast : Linda Lavin, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Harris Yulin

Marvin's Room (1996)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy
Mental Health Facilities Leukemia Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Stroke Commitment Phobia Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Single Parenting Denial Bone Marrow Donor

By 1996, Bessie and Lee are sisters who have been estranged for nearly 20 years due to radically different personalities and life choices. Bessie rema...

Director : Jerry Zaks
Cast : Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Drama Romance Dark Comedy Based On Novel
Death of Spouse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Bipolar Disorder Asthma Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Cancer Adultery Suicidal Death of Parent Stroke Depression, Situational Suicide Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Survivor Guilt Kleptomania/Shoplifting Depression, Clinical

From 1980 to 2005 the inhabitants of a small town in Maine face a number of mental health challenges. Their actions are seen through the harsh, hurt e...

Director : N/A
Cast : Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Kazan, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Murray, Ken Cheeseman, Ann Dowd