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

Movies With Panic Attacks

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Enabling Panic Attacks Narcissistic Personality Disorder Hypochondria Caregiving Single Parenting Infertility Inferiority Complex Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Divorce In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Blended Families Adultery Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In 1986, at a Manhattan Thanksgiving Day family gathering, we meet the three daughters of two former actors, now demanding alcoholics. The sisters ar...

Director : Woody Allen
Cast : Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Sam Waterson, Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Diane Wiest, Lloyd Nolan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Max Von Sydow, Daniel Stern

The Homesman (2014)
R Drama Western Historical Fiction
Abuse, Psychological Virginity, Female Postpartum Depression Self-Mutilation Panic Attacks Misogyny Sexual Dissatisfaction Diphtheria Caregiving Abuse, Sex Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Insanity Sexual Harassment, Female Depression, Situational Suicide Rape Death of Child Catatonia Depression, Clinical

In 1854, on the brutally harsh Nebraska frontier, a lonely female farmer, Mary Bee, struggles to maintain her farm without the husband she traveled we...

Director : Tommy Lee Jones
Cast : Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson

Analyze This (1999)
R Comedy Crime
Impotency Voyeurism Death of Parent Panic Attacks Stress Survivor Guilt Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Anxiety Blended Families

Ben is divorced psychiatrist with a son who spies on his patients and parents who don't want to attend his upcoming wedding. Paul is a well known mobs...

Director : Harold Ramis
Cast : Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Viterelli, Pat Cooper

My Favorite Year (1982)
PG Action Adventure Comedy Crime Romance
Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Enabling Panic Attacks Caregiving Single Parenting Denial

In 1950's Manhattan, Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy television show based in Rockefeller Center. Television is a new...

Director : Richard Benjamin
Cast : Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Lainie Kazan

The Right Stuff (1983)
PG Action Adventure Drama Epic History
Marital Separation Stuttering/Stammering Grandiose Behavior Disorder Depression, Situational Panic Attacks

The story of the U.S. Space program begins in the 1950's in a Nevada desert where pilots live under isolated, limited circumstances testing new aircra...

Director : Philip Kaufman
Cast : Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Levon Hlem, Mary Jo Deschanel, Jeff Goldblum, Scott Wilson, Kathy Baker, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Hershey, Veronica Cartwright, Kim Stanley

Copycat (1995)
R Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Panic Attacks Agoraphobia Anxiety

Criminal profiler and psychologist Dr. Helen Hudson becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a deadly copycat serial killer, Peter Foley. Due to a...

Director : Jon Amiel
Cast : Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

Red Desert (1964)
NOT RATED Drama
Panic Attacks Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Sex

Cold, rain, and fog surround a plant in Ravenna as factory waste pollutes the local lakes and ships pass or dock, raising quarantine flags. Guiliana i...

Director : Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast : Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi

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

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

The Chapman Report (1962)
Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Virginity, Female Frigidity Enabling Panic Attacks Sexual Dissatisfaction Sexual Confusion Abuse, Sex Alcoholism Marital Separation Anxiety Sexual Therapy Promiscuity Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Addiction, Sex Denial

Based on the best-selling book that was inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of women, the film details the sexual lives of four women wi...

Director : George Cukor
Cast : Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom, Shelley Winters

Prozac Nation (2001)
R Drama
Substance Abuse Virginity, Female Promiscuity Enabling Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Panic Attacks Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Single Parenting Conduct Disorder

"Lizzie" is a teenager accepted into Harvard with a scholarship in journalism. She has been raised by her divorced mother since she was two years old ...

Director : Erik Skjoldbjærg
Cast : Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs, Anne Heche, Michelle Williams

A Dog Year (2009)
Comedy Drama Dark Comedy Inspirational
Panic Attacks Depression, Clinical Writer's Block Marital Separation

Jon Katz is a writer with writer's block. His emotional distance has caused his wife to depart and he can barely answer the phone. When a kennel sends...

Director : George LaVoo
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Lauren Ambrose, Lois Smith, Domhnall Gleeson

The Departed (2006)
R Crime Drama Thriller Erotica
Substance Abuse Impotency Abuse, Psychological Panic Attacks Single Parenting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Cancer Abuse, Verbal Orphaned Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Addiction, Sex

Billy, a recent orphan and South Boston police officer graduate is requested by his boss to go undercover to infiltrate the Irish mobster, Frank. As B...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Vera Farmiga, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
N/A Crime Drama Mystery Suspense Thriller Film-Noir
Wendy Syndrome Mobility Narcissistic Personality Disorder Psychosomatic Symptoms Panic Attacks Invalid

In the 1940's, Leona is the pampered daughter of a wealthy man. Though she has her pick of suitors, she falls for a handsome man without wealth, conne...

Director : Anatole Litvak
Cast : Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

Shall We Dance (2004)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Music American Remake Ballroom Dancing Dance
Weight Challenged Repression Panic Attacks Sexuality Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Denial Body Image Anxiety

Despite having a long career as a lawyer and a loving family, John Clark is depressed over the fact that something is missing in his life. Then, one n...

Director : Peter Chelsom
Cast : Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Lisa Ann Walter

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
PG Drama Music
Passive Aggressive Behavior Lipreading/Speechreading Artificial Insemination Deafness Panic Attacks American Sign Language

In early 1960's Oregon, recent graduate and hopeful composer, Glenn, Holland believes it's his destiny to write a transcendent piece of music. Since ...

Director : Stephen Herek
Cast : Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

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

Nightcrawler (2014)
R Crime Thriller
Panic Attacks Anxiety

Lou Bloom is a driven man desperate for work when he discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Joining a group of freelance camera crew...

Director : Dan Gilroy
Cast : Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Papajohn, Marco Rodríguez, Bill Paxton

Mrs Dalloway (1997)
PG-13 Drama Romance War
Panic Attacks Depression, Situational Suicide Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In 1923, Clarissa looks back on her youth as she readies for a part at her house. The wife of a legislator Richard and a doyenne of London's upper-cru...

Director : Marleen Gorris
Cast : Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox

Zelig (1983)
PG Comedy Fantasy Mockumentary Satire Historical Fiction
Panic Attacks Social Anxiety Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder Avoidant Personality Disorder

Zelig is a nondescript enigma who out of a desire to fit in and be liked takes on the characteristics of the personalities around him. The story takes...

Director : Woody Allen
Cast : Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan, John Buckwalter

Nerve (2011)
Comedy Drama
Panic Attacks Social Anxiety Disorder

Josh Biggs is riddled with severe anxiety. So, he agrees to be the subject of an experiment pertaining to the treatment of social anxiety disorder, wh...

Director : J.R. Sawyers
Cast : Tyler Langdon, Laura Alexandra Ramos, Peter DiVito, Rebecca Birdsall

The Odd Couple (1968)
G Comedy Romance
Panic Attacks Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Anxiety Hypochondria

Obsessive-compulsive hypochondriac Felix, a professional photographer, becomes suicidal over his impending divorce and accepts an offer to live with h...

Director : Gene Saks
Cast : Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman

Wonder Boys (2000)
R Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age Satire
Substance Abuse Panic Attacks Writer's Block Sexual Dissatisfaction Chronic Depression Passive Aggressive Behavior Kleptomania/Shoplifting Crossdressing Divorce Alcohol Abuse Adultery Promiscuity Unexpected Pregnancy

Fifty-something Grady is a tenured, creative writing professor teaching at a Pittsburgh university based on the notoriety of his one novel, written se...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard Thomas, Jane Adams, Richard Knox

American Hustle (2013)
R Crime Drama Romance Based on True Events Dark Comedy Historical Fiction True Crime
Substance Abuse Enabling Sociopathy Panic Attacks Agoraphobia Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Gaslighting Insecurity Anxiety Adoption Blended Families Adultery Promiscuity Abuse, Physical Chronic Heart Condition Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Denial

In 1978, Long Island, New York con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his partner and lover, Sydney, are caught in a scam by ambitious FBI agent Richie ...

Director : David O. Russell
Cast : Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Robert DeNiro, Elisabeth Rohm, Louis C.K.

Aurora Borealis (2005)
R Drama Romance Senior Interest Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Parkinson’s Disease Panic Attacks Chronic Depression Caregiving Oppositional Defiant Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Adultery Suicidal Kidney Condition Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition Euthanasia/Right To Die Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Duncan is a depressed twenty-something in Minneapolis, Minnesota still playing hockey with his high school friends who mock, rather than help, him. Al...

Director : James C.E. Burke
Cast : Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis, Louise Fletcher, Steven Pasquale, Katie Griffin, Zack Ward

Michael Clayton (2007)
R Crime Drama Mystery
Addiction, Substance Panic Attacks Narcissistic Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Depression, Situational Addiction, Gambling Alcoholism Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Anxiety Depression, Situational Suicide

Former prosecutor, Michael, has been employed at the corporate law firm of Kenner, Bach and Ledeen for fifteen years, where he now realizes he will ne...

Director : Tony Gilroy
Cast : George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Michael O'Keefe, Sydney Pollack, Danielle Skraastad

Fly Away (2011)
Comedy Drama Family Coming of Age
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Abuse, Physical Panic Attacks Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Single Parenting Depression, Situational Denial Divorce Anxiety

Two weeks in the life of Jeanne, a divorced, single mother growing increasingly overwhelmed with raising her sixteen-year-old daughter. Mandy is autis...

Director : Janet Grillo
Cast : Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, J. R. Bourne, Greg Germann, Denise Dowse

The Haunting (1963)
APPROVED Drama Horror Psychological
Social Anxiety Disorder Anxiety Sexual Confusion Delusional Panic Attacks

Dr. Markway is doing research to prove there are ghosts in Hill House, a large, mansion with a history of death and insanity. With him are the skeptic...

Director : Robert Wise
Cast : Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

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

A Town Like Alice (1956)
Drama Romance War Military Based on True Events Original Version Historical Fiction Based On Novel
Abuse, Psychological Delusional Panic Attacks Malaria Psychosis Survivor Guilt Psychopathy Abuse, Child Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Comatose Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Rape

In 1949, post WWII London, a woman named Jean is informed of an inheritance. Her survivor guilt and PTSD send Jean back to Malaya, where she was a Ja...

Director : Jack Lee
Cast : Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Jean Anderson, Tagaki, Marie Lohr, Maureen Swanson,Tran Van Khe

What Women Want (2000)
PG-13 Comedy Romance American Remake
Depression, Clinical Panic Attacks Sexual Dissatisfaction American Sign Language Single Parenting Depression, Chronic Denial Deafness Insecurity Divorce Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Suicidal Sexual Harassment, Female

Nick, raised and doted on by a mother who was a Las Vegas showgirl, has grown to be a chauvinistic advertising executive rapidly losing his credibilit...

Director : Nancy Meyers
Cast : Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda, Bette Midler, Judy Greer, Mark Feurerstein, Lauren Holly, Lisa Edelstein, Delta Burke, Valerie Perrine

Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)
TV-PG Drama Biography Music
Addiction, Substance Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Insecurity Anxiety Weight Challenged Body Image Panic Attacks

In 1935, the parents of thirteen-year-old Frances Gumm signed an MGM contract in Hollywood where she was renamed Judy Garland. From that day forward h...

Director : Robert Allan Ackerman
Cast : Judy Davis, Tammy Blanchard, Victor Garber, Alison Pill, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey