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

Movies With Genetically Predisposed

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

28 Days (2000)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Rehabilitation Facility Detoxification Self-Mutilation Alcoholic, Recovering

After getting into a car accident while drunk and ruining her sister's wedding, journalist Gwen Cummings is given a choice between entering prison or ...

Director : Betty Thomas
Cast : Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins

Affliction (1997)
R Drama Mystery Thriller
Genetically Predisposed Divorce Abuse, Emotional Enabling Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alcoholism

Wade Whitehouse is the hostile, unhappy sheriff of a small New Hampshire town and an alcoholic who, according to many, has achieved nothing in life. H...

Director : Paul Schrader
Cast : Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Brigid Tierney, Holmes Osborne, Jim True-Frost

Georgia Rule (2007)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Genetically Predisposed Divorce Promiscuity Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Sex Alcoholism

Seventeen year old Rachel is sent to Idaho to spend the summer with her Grandmother, Georgia, who she hasn't seen her sine she was a girl. Georgia and...

Director : Garry Marshall
Cast : Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney

Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
G Drama
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Caregiving Enabling Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Playwright Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical account of his explosive home life, fused by his morphine-addicted mother; his alcoholic father, a former...

Director : Sidney Lumet
Cast : Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

Submarino (2010)
NR Drama Foreign
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Death of Sibling Single Parenting

Nick and his younger brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself into oblivion. When their baby brother dies, they blame...

Director : Thomas Vinterberg
Cast : Gustav Fischer Kjærulff, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Mads Broe Andersen, Jakob Cedergren

The Hours (2002)
PG-13 Drama
Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Genetically Predisposed Dissociative Identity Disorder Suicidal AIDS/HIV Sexuality Bipolar Disorder Depression Abuse, Sex

The stories of three generations of women -- author, Virginia Woolf in 1923, pregnant housewife and mother Laura Brown, in 1951, and New Yorker Claris...

Director : Stephen Daldry
Cast : Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris

Call Me Anna (1990)
NR Drama Biography
Depression, Clinical Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Bipolar Disorder Abuse, Child

Actress Patty Duke plays herself in this film based on her autobiography. Born to a poor family in Queens, New York, in the late 1950's she is taken f...

Director : Gilbert Cates
Cast : Patty Duke, Timothy Carhart, Howard Hesseman, Deborah May

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy Ballroom Dancing Dance
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Survivor Guilt Scapegoat Identity Bipolar Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Addiction, Sex Addiction, Gambling Genetically Predisposed Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Dolores discharges her son Pat, Jr. from a mental health institution, against his doctor's advice and without the knowledge of her husband, Pat Sr., a...

Director : David O. Russell
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Gattaca (1997)
PG-13 Drama Thriller Science-Fiction
Parapalegia Genetic Research Genetically Predisposed

It is Vincent's dream to travel into outer space, but his dream is deadened by his invalid status as genetically inferior. " He chooses to change this...

Director : Andrew Niccol
Cast : Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Gore Vidal, Xander Berkeley

The Bélier Family (2014)
Comedy
Genetically Predisposed American Sign Language Lipreading/Speechreading Deaf Speech Deafness

Rodolphe and Gigi Belier are married couple in France. They have two children and run their farm for a living. Of the three of them, Rodolphe, Gigi, a...

Director : Eric Lartigau
Cast : Karin Viard, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino, Louane Emera

October Baby (2011)
PG-13 Drama Roadtrip Coming of Age
Genetically Predisposed Adoption Abortion, Illegal

Before Hannah steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut to utter her first lines, she collapses in front of the audience. Later, countless medical...

Director : Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Cast : Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jennifer Price

American Beauty (1999)
R Drama Fantasy Romance Satire
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Delusional Sexual Dissatisfaction Narcissistic Personality Disorder Insecurity Genetically Predisposed Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Verbal Promiscuity Insanity Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Abuse, Child Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Voyeurism

Lester and Carolyn Burnham believe that they present themselves as the perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house to their neighbors. To themselves ...

Director : Sam Mendes
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

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 Quiet (2005)
R Drama Thriller
Incest Orphaned Death, Sudden Death of Parent American Sign Language Mute Lipreading/Speechreading Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Deafness Genetically Predisposed

Dot is a teenager who is deaf, mute, and now orphaned. After the death of father, who was also deaf, she is sent to live with her godparents and their...

Director : Jamie Babbit
Cast : Elisha Cuthbert, Camilla Belle, Edie Falco, Martin Donovan

Ford: The Man and the Machine (1987)
Action Crime Drama History Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Abuse, Psychological Cancer Adultery Promiscuity Enabling Delusional Psychosis Bipolar Disorder Genetically Predisposed Abuse, Emotional

During the late 1870's, a humble Michigan farm boy named Henry is fascinated, not with animals, but with machines. He's obsessed with creating a horse...

Director : Allan Eastman
Cast : Cliff Robertson, Hope Lange, Heather Thomas, Michael Ironside