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

Movies With Writer's Block

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late 1950's when commercial jingle music writer Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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

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

Adaptation (2002)
R Comedy Drama
Inferiority Complex Social Anxiety Disorder Insecurity Anxiety Depression, Chronic Writer's Block Sexual Dissatisfaction

Charlie Kaufman is a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and writer's block when he c...

Director : Spike Jonze
Cast : Nicolas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper

The Rewrite (2014)
PG Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Divorce Alcohol Abuse Promiscuity Alcohol Poisening Writer's Block Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Depression, Situational

After lengthy writer's block causes him to drink too much, lose his wife to his producer, become estranged from his son, and face financial collapse, ...

Director : Marc Lawrence
Cast : Hugh Grant, J.K. Simmons, Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Chris Elliottt, Bella Heathcote, Caroline Aaron, Olivia Luccardi

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

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

Young Adult (2011)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Depression, Clinical Enabling Delusional Unexpected Pregnancy Paralysis Writer's Block Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Miscarriage Denial Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Nervous Breakdown/Collapse

Thirty-seven-year-old Mavis is a divorced, alcoholic writer of a young adult series that will end when she completes the last book. But Mavis is havi...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
R Comedy Drama
Impotency Cerebral Palsy Fertility Delusional Writer's Block Alzheimer’s Disease Insomnia

Peter is a once successful playwright with a decade long dry spell. His wife Melanie wants a baby, but Peter isn't ready. His mother-in-law has moved ...

Director : Michael Kalesniko
Cast : Kenneth Branagh, Robin Wright, Suzi Hofrichter, Lynn Redgrave, Jared Harris, Peri Gilpin, Peter Riegert