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

Movies With Amputation

The Piano (1993)
R Drama Romance Music
Enabling Abuse, Physical Amputation Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder American Sign Language Mute Caregiving Single Parenting Depression

In the mid-1800's, Ada, the single mother of young Flora who is also mute sails -- with her piano -- from Scotland to the rugged forests of New Zealan...

Director : Jane Campion
Cast : Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
NR Drama Romance War
Amputation Prosthetics Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcoholism, Functional

In 1945 three World War II servicemen from different stations of society return to the same town. Al Stephenson to an influential banking position, fi...

Director : William Wyler
Cast : Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Harold Russell, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael

Treasure Island (1934)
NR Action Adventure
Amputation Limp From Injury Alcohol Abuse

Young Jim finds a treasure map and sails on the Hispaniola to find the fortune. Also on board is the renowned pirate, Long John Silver. As members of ...

Director : Victor Fleming
Cast : Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger, Lewis Stone, Nigel Bruce

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Prosthetics Death of Child Cancer Chronic Respiratory Condition Amputation

Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit and a disdain for the conventional. They meet at a support group and it's love at first ...

Director : Josh Boone
Cast : Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern

Hancock (2008)
PG-13 Action Fantasy
Amputation Alcoholism

The superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and one of the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved lives, he's d...

Director : Peter Berg
Cast : Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

True Grit (2010)
PG-13 Action Adventure Drama Western
Amputation Alcoholism Vision Impairment/Eye Patch Artificial Eyes/One Eyed Vision

Following the murder of her father by his hired hand Chaney, a fourteen-year-old year-old farm girl named Mattie decides to capture the killer. She hi...

Director : Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

Unforgiven (1992)
R Crime Drama Suspense Western
Death of Spouse Smallpox Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Disfigurement Amputation Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Alcoholism, Reformed

Except for the abusive sheriff Little Bill, the 1880's town of Big Whiskey is people trying to get by. When a couple of cowboys abuse and disfigure on...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Frances Fisher

The Shining (1980)
R Drama Horror Mystery Thriller
Alcoholic Relapse Delusional Amputation Writer's Block Stress Domestic Violence Psychopathy Depression Abuse, Child Anxiety

Hoping to both earn some money and cure his writer's block, Jack, a writer and former teacher, moves his wife Wendy and son Danny to Colorado to manag...

Director : Stanley Kubrick
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
N/A Comedy Crime Drama Romance Senior Interest Holiday
Blindness Unexpected Pregnancy Chronic Heart Condition Amputation American Sign Language Mute Lipreading/Speechreading Single Parenting Little People/People of Small Stature Illegitimacy Deafness Alcoholism

1920's prohibition beggar, Apple Annie, is a well known fixture on Manhattan's Broadway. Especially by bootlegger Dave the Dude, who's convinced her a...

Director : Frank Capra
Cast : Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Mickey Shaughnessy, Sheldon Leonard

The Addams Family (1991)
PG-13 Comedy Family Fantasy
Amputation Siamese Twins Retrograde Amnesia

When a man claiming to be Uncle Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, arrives at the Addams' home, the family is thrilled. Morticia, however, b...

Director : Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast : Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Christina Ricci, Elizabeth Wilson, Dana Ivey

Freaks (1932)
NR Drama History Horror Romance Suspense
Weight Challenged Enabling Disfigurement Amputation Siamese Twins Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Little People/People of Small Stature Denial

A circus trapeze artist, Cleopatra, takes an interest in Hans, a man of small stature who works with her in the circus, to use him. She is the show's ...

Director : Tod Browning
Cast : Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Empire Falls (2005)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Recovering Substance Abuser Amputation Alzheimer’s Disease Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Alcoholism Divorce Cancer Weight Challenged Death of Parent

An epic focusing on Empire Falls, an economically depressed mill town in Maine. Lifetime resident Miles Roby, who for twenty years has run the town's ...

Director : Fred Schepisi
Cast : Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Aiden Quinn, Robin Wright

Courage Under Fire (1996)
R Action Crime Drama Mystery War
Amputation Alcoholism Addiction, Substance Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Captain Karen Walden, who died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued when it crashed in Desert Storm, is expected to be the first woman to re...

Director : Edward Zwick
Cast : Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Michael Moriarty, Bronson Pinchot

The Beaver (2011)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Enabling Passive Aggressive Behavior Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Genetically Predisposed Death of Sibling Anxiety Alcohol Abuse Substance Overdose Suicidal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Depression, Situational Suicide Amputation Prosthetics Self-Inflicted Wounds Depression, Situational Denial Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical

Walter, the CEO of a toy company, is a clinically depressed man who, after trying everything to change his condition, finally begins to sleep all day....

Director : Jodie Foster
Cast : Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin, Cherry Jones

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
APPROVED Drama
Virginity, Female Amputation American Sign Language Lipreading/Speechreading Caregiving Lung Cancer Deafness Mobility Developmental Delays Alcoholism

John, a man who is deaf and mute, tries to help the people around him. He rents a bedroom in a small Southern town to be closer to his friend Spiros, ...

Director : Robert Ellis Miller
Cast : Alan Arkin, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos, John O'Leary

I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
R Crime Horror Mystery Thriller Psychological
Seizures/Convulsions Asthma Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Epilepsy Amputation

New Salem, a quiet suburb, is being terrorized by a serial killer who abducts women, holding them captive for weeks and then murdering them. Aubrey, a...

Director : Chris Sivertson
Cast : Bonnie Aarons, Lindsay Lohan, Michael Adler, Julia Ormond

Winter's Bone (2010)
R Crime Drama Mystery Suspense Thriller
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Caregiving Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Amputation

With a meth addicted absentee father and a chronically depressed mute mother, seventeen-year-old year-old Ree has raised her two young siblings alone ...

Director : Debra Granik
Cast : Jennifer Lawrence, Isaiah Stone, Ashlee Thompson, Valerie Richards

The Deer Hunter (1978)
R Drama War Military
Mobility Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insanity Unexpected Pregnancy Amputation Domestic Violence

Michael, Steve, Stan, and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who have enlisted in the Vietnam War. Before they depart, they go on one la...

Director : Michael Cimino
Cast : Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken

Frida (2002)
R Drama Romance Biography
Mobility Alcoholism Sexuality Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Amputation

At eighteen, Frida was hit by a pole and sustained permanent injuries as one of the passengers in the collision of two trolley cars. To take her mind ...

Director : Julie Taymor
Cast : Salma Hayek, Mía Maestro, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
PG-13 Drama Sport
Respiratory Failure Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial Artificial Eyes/One Eyed Vision Addiction, Gambling Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Spinal Cord Injury Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Amputation Euthanasia/Right To Die

Frankie Dunn, owner of a boxing training gym, has managed several fighters during a lifetime spent around the ring. The most important lesson he teach...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Serena (2014)
R Action Crime Drama History Romance Senior Interest Based On Novel
Stillbirth Postpartum Depression Sociopathy Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Illegitimacy Infertility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Sibling Orphaned Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Amputation Survivor Guilt

In 1930's Depression-era North Carolina, the fate of the Pumberton timber empire hangs as it faces a buyout at a huge loss so the Smoky Mountains loca...

Director : Susanne Bier
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones

Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 Drama Epic Fantasy Romance War Dark Comedy Coming of Age Inspirational
Substance Abuse Virginity, Male Single Parenting Abuse, Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Asperger's Syndrome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Incest Promiscuity Death of Parent Amputation AIDS/HIV Scoliosis

Though young Forrest Gump is told he's slow and has scoliosis, he never thinks of himself as disadvantaged thanks in part to his positive, supportive ...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Senise, Sally Field

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Drama History Romance Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Mobility Polio Insecurity Adultery Chronic Respiratory Condition Amputation Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Heart Failure

Beginning with his Washington DC presidential election in 1932, in this second half of a the two-part biopic, Eleanor Roosevelt recalls their lives d...

Director : Daniel Petrie
Cast : Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn