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

Movies With Commitment Phobia

Alfie (2004)
R Comedy Drama Romance Remake
Substance Abuse Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia Biracial Passive Aggressive Behavior Bipolar Disorder Single Parenting Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Adultery

In Manhattan, a British limousine driver, Alfie, has the busy life of a playboy. Women of all ages are attracted to his affable self confidence and lo...

Director : Charles Shyer
Cast : Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Nia Long, Jane Krakowski, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Omar Epps, Renée Taylor, Jane Krakowski

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Self-Esteem Weight Challenged Sexual Harassment, Female Commitment Phobia Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Passive Aggressive Behavior Alcoholism, Functional Denial

Bridget Jones is an unmarried 30 'ish woman in London struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her status and, mostly, from her chronic lack o...

Director : Sharon Maguire
Cast : Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Celia Imrie, Jim Broadbent, James Faulkner

Factotum (2005)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism Insecurity

Womanizing, aspiring writer Hank Chinaski has no qualifications, ambition, or ethics. Even the dead-end jobs he lands are lost through laziness, risk ...

Director : Bent Hamer
Cast : Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Didier Flamand, Fisher Stevens

Arthur (1981)
PG Comedy Romance
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism Enabling

Arthur is a wealthy, spoiled, grown man and happy alcoholic with no ambition. He's also the heir to a fortune which he is told will only be his if he ...

Director : Steve Gordon
Cast : Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
PG Comedy Romance Sequel
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism

In this sequel to the 1981 hit about an irresponsible wealty alcoholic , Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former milli...

Director : Bud Yorkin
Cast : Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Alfie (1966)
NR Comedy Drama Original Version Satire
Rehabilitation Facility Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial Alcoholism Tuberculosis Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Adultery Abortion, Illegal

For Alfie, the only real life is his sex life, only then can does he feel alive. Attaining elite status has no appeal for him. A working class man is ...

Director : Lewis Gilbert
Cast : Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher

Father Goose (1964)
G Action Adventure Comedy Family Romance Suspense War Historical Fiction
Commitment Phobia Passive Aggressive Behavior Alcoholism, Functional Temporary Speech Loss Oppositional Defiant Disorder Denial Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Anxiety

During World War II, Frank, a commander in the Australian Navy, blackmails his American buddy, an alcoholic ex-history professor and confirmed bachelo...

Director : Ralph Nelson
Cast : Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good

High Society (1956)
APPROVED Comedy Musical Romance Musical Remake Dance
Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Narcissistic Personality Disorder Adultery Commitment Phobia

In 1956 Newport, Rhode Island, C.K. Dexter-Haven -- heir, songwriter, and recovering alcoholic -- is hosting the Newport Jazz Festival at his uncle's ...

Director : Charles Walters
Cast : Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, Louis Armstrong

North by Northwest (1959)
APPROVED Action Adventure Mystery Romance Suspense Thriller Roadtrip Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Enabling Commitment Phobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Sex Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Gaslighting Insecurity Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical

In 1959 Manhattan, at the height of the Cold War, a Madison Avenue advertising executive named Roger is mistaken for another man and kidnapped. To esc...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Jessie Royce Landis

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Deafness Heart Attack Commitment Phobia American Sign Language Lipreading/Speechreading Hearing Loss

The film follows the lives of several friends in London over the course of several years -- four weddings and a funeral -- which serve as the backgrou...

Director : Mike Newell
Cast : Hugh Grant, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristen Scott Thomas, Andie McDowell, Charlotte Coleman

Shopgirl (2005)
R Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Depression, Clinical Commitment Phobia Voyeurism

Although recent UCLA graduate Mirabelle, works hard to make a life for herself in L.A. it's tough to pay off her college loan, find work as an artist ...

Director : Anand Tucker
Cast : Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Juno (2007)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Infertility Adoption Single Parenting Denial Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia

After drinking a gallon of orangeade, Juno, a 16-year-old high-school junior in Minnesota discovers she's pregnant from a single act with her best fri...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons

Laurel Canyon (2002)
R Drama Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age Erotica
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Commitment Phobia Sexual Dissatisfaction Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Insecurity Anxiety Alcohol Abuse Abuse, Emotional Sexual Dysfunction Adultery Promiscuity Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Addiction, Sex Depression, Situational Denial Voyeurism

Newly graduated Psychiatrist, Sam and his fiancee, Alex leave the confines of a rigid Harvard life for Sam's residency in Los Angeles. Sam has avoided...

Director : Lisa Cholodenko
Cast : Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Alessandro Nivola, Natascha McElhone

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Enabling Eating Disorders Panic Attacks Commitment Phobia Sexuality Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Denial Body Image Wendy Syndrome

Rose and Greg, both professors at Columbia University in Manhattan, meet when Rose's sister answers Greg's platonic personal ad on behalf of Rose. Use...

Director : Barbra Streisand
Cast : Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Pierce Brosnan, Mimi Rodgers

About a Boy (2002)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Depression, Clinical Single Parenting Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Depression, Situational Suicide Commitment Phobia

Marcus Brewer is twelve and lives with his chronically depressed single mother, Fiona, doing whatever he can to lift her mood, even if it causes him g...

Director : Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Cast : Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small, Madison Cook

Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
NR Comedy Drama Romance
Abortion, Illegal Enabling Unexpected Pregnancy Panic Attacks Learned Helplessness Commitment Phobia Narcissistic Personality Disorder Inferiority Complex Anxiety Abuse, Emotional

Angie Rossini, a Macy's sales girl, is the only sister in a claustrophobic apartment that includes her controlling mother and over-possessive brothers...

Director : Robert Mulligan
Cast : Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Tom Bosley, Harvey Lembeck

Trainwreck (2015)
R Comedy Romance
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Commitment Phobia Dementia Chronic Depression Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Alcohol Abuse Promiscuity Death of Parent

Amy's parents divorced when she and her sister were young girls. Before moving out, her promiscuous father lectured his daughters about the dangers of...

Director : Judd Apatow
Cast : Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James,

Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Comedy Drama Romance
Illiteracy Blended Families Enabling Commitment Phobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Illegitimacy Prostitution Adoption

Toward the end of WW II in Italy, bombing forces everyone in a brothel to flee for safety. A vain, bemused businessman named Domenico, hears a fright...

Director : Vittorio De Sica
Cast : Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi, Tecla Scarano

Up in the Air (2009)
R Drama Romance
Asthma Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial Depression, Situational Suicide Commitment Phobia

The ideas from a new, younger co-worker may put an end to the constant travel of corporate downsizer Ryan, but he's not sure they will work. So he tak...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Distant Location
Commitment Phobia Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A 1950s Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom, borrows a Princeton jacket to earn money by playing piano accompaniment at a cocktail party. When the wealt...

Director : Anthony Minghella
Cast : Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

Terms of Endearment (1983)
R Comedy Drama
Cancer Adultery Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia Sexual Dissatisfaction Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Houston,Texas widow Aurora and her teenaged daughter, Emma, have a strong bond until Emma marries a teacher, Flap, against her mother's wishes, and m...

Director : James L. Brooks
Cast : Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow

Rear Window (1954)
N/A Comedy Crime Mystery Romance Thriller
Death of Spouse Broken Bones Voyeurism Suicidal Enabling Invalid Commitment Phobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

In 1954 Manhattan, an action photographer named Jeff breaks is recuperating with a leg broken while taking an photograph. Now in a wheelchair and conf...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Panic Attacks Heart Attack Commitment Phobia Stress Sexuality Menopause Single Parenting Depression, Situational Divorce Anxiety Blended Families

Harry is a famous bachelor known to never date women over thirty. Marin, his latest girlfriend, brings him to a her mother's East Hampton home for the...

Director : Nancy Meyers
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet

The Upside of Anger (2005)
R Comedy Drama Mystery Romance Sport Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Virginity, Female Enabling Commitment Phobia Virginity, Male Passive Aggressive Behavior Single Parenting Alcoholism Divorce Anxiety Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Stress Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Ulcers

Over the course of three years, in an affluent Detroit suburb, a strong-willed wife named Terry is left to raise her four equally headstrong daughters...

Director : Mike Binder
Cast : Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood, Alicia Witt, Mike Binder

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

Arthur (2011)
PG-13 Comedy Romance Remake
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism

A remake of the 1981 hit. Arthur is a rich, alcoholic playboy with working life. After another drunken run-in with the law, his callus mother forces h...

Director : Jason Winer
Cast : Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner

Sabrina (1995)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Single Parenting Denial Death of Parent Commitment Phobia Accent Reduction Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Growing up with her widowed British father, the chauffeur to the Larrabee's Rolls Royce in an estate on the North Fork of Long Island, New York , Sabr...

Director : Sydney Pollack
Cast : Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, Fanny Ardant, Richard Crenna,Angie Dickenson, Paul Giamatti, John Wood, Dana Ivey

BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Drama Romance
Enabling Commitment Phobia Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Prostitution Insecurity Anxiety Adultery Promiscuity Death of Parent

Gloria Wandrous grew up with a loving single mother who tolerated her daughter's one-night stands through her own denial. For after Gloria's father di...

Director : Daniel Mann
Cast : Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill, Muriel Dunnock, Betty Field, Susan Oliver

View from the Top (2003)
PG-13 Comedy Romance Satire
Alcoholism Strabismas Eye Disorder Insecurity Promiscuity Commitment Phobia Alzheimer’s Disease Kleptomania/Shoplifting

Donna lives in a trailer in Silver Springs, Nevada with her mother, an ex-showgirl on the fourth of her alcoholic husbands. Donna's sweet, but also de...

Director : Bruno Barreto
Cast : Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen,Kelly Preston, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

A Wedding For Bella (2001)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Inspirational
Developmental Delays Commitment Phobia Down’s Syndrome

Dominic is a successful businessman who trades in the single lifestyle to work two jobs. One job he hates: being a well-paid white collar corporate ra...

Director : Melissa Martin
Cast : Scott Baio, John Seitz, Kim Martin, Zachary Mott

Spirit (2012)
NR Comedy Drama Foreign Satire
Alcoholism Divorce Commitment Phobia Domestic Violence Mute Single Parenting Denial Deafness

Raghunandan, an ex-Bank of England employee, now works for as an interviewer in a popular television show called Show the Spirit. An alcoholic loner, ...

Director : Renjith
Cast : Mohanlal, Kanika, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Nandu, Madhu,Lena, Kalpana, Thilakan

Picnic (1955)
PG Drama Romance Based on a Play
Virginity, Female Arranged Marriage Repression Panic Attacks Commitment Phobia Alcoholism, Functional Single Parenting Oppositional Defiant Disorder Illegitimacy Abuse, Child Alcoholism Insecurity Alcohol Abuse Sexual Harassment, Female

Over one weekend in a small Kansas town in 1955, Hal, raised with abuse by an alcoholic single father and then a football scholarship hero who dropped...

Director : Joshua Logan
Cast : William Holden, Kim Novak, Cliff Robertson, Rosalind Russell, Susan Strasberg, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
R Crime Drama Based on True Events Film-Noir
Substance Abuse Impotency Polio Misogyny Disfigurement Deafness Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Abortion, Illegal Suicidal Promiscuity Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Scoliosis Rape Masochism Addiction, Sex Body Image Commitment Phobia Limp From Injury Domestic Violence

Theresa grew up in a strict Irish Catholic family in the 1960's. She was left with the psychological and physical scars from childhood polio, surgery,...

Director : Richard Brooks
Cast : Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Tom Berenger, Richard Kiley