For Movies That Include

Disabilities, Disorders, Syndromes,

and Other Challenges

Movies With Abuse, Psychological

Swimming Upstream (2003)
PG-13 Drama Sport Biography
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Enabling Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Depression Alcoholism

Set in late 1950's Brisbane, Australia this is the true story of Tony Fingleton, a young man in Australia from a large troubled family who defied the ...

Director : Russell Mulcahy
Cast : Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl

Detective Story (1951)
NR Crime Drama Mystery Film-Noir
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Kleptomania/Shoplifting Abuse, Verbal Abortion, Illegal

Jim is a tough, cynical detective who believes in a strict interpretation of the law. The current object of his zealousness is Karl, an abortionist re...

Director : William Wyler
Cast : Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Lee Grant, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

The Fighter (2010)
R Drama Sport Biography Based on True Events
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Rehabilitation Facility Enabling Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Verbal

In 1988 Lowell, Mass. welterweight boxer "Irish" Micky Ward is a co-dependent man enabling his own abuse with the management of his abusive, narcissis...

Director : David O. Russell
Cast : Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

Eight Men Out (1988)
PG Drama History Sport Based on True Events
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Illiteracy Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Depression, Situational

In 1919 Chicago's professional baseball team, the pennant winning White Sox, are resentful and frustrated because their are under paid by their manage...

Director : John Sayles
Cast : John Cusack, John Sayles, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney, Charlie Sheen, John Mahoney, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Studs Terkel

Apocalypse Now (1979)
R Action Drama War Military Psychological Historical Fiction
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Insanity Catatonia Abuse, Physical

It is the peak of the Vietnam war, U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission: find the insane Green Bere...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

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

Kinsey (2004)
R Drama Erotic Biography Based on True Events Erotica Historical Fiction
Addiction, Substance Abuse, Psychological Virginity, Female Enabling Self-Mutilation Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Addiction, Sex Abuse, Child Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Verbal Sexual Therapy Heart Attack

Alfred Kinsey has been interested in biology since he was a child during the early 1900's, despite the rigid criticisms of his overbearing, devoutly C...

Director : Bill Condon
Cast : Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard,Timothy Hutton, John Lithogow, John Krasinski, Oliver Platt, Julianne Nicholson, Lynn Redgrave, Veronica Cartwright, Tim Curry

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

Risky Business (1983)
R Comedy Crime Drama Erotic Satire
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Promiscuity Virginity, Male Passive Aggressive Behavior Psychopathy Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Prostitution Anxiety

Joel is the only child and teenage son being crushed by the weight of his parent's expectations: achieve perfect grades in order to be accepted by Pri...

Director : Paul Brickman
Cast : Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

Shine (1996)
PG-13 Drama Biography Music Based on True Events Inspirational
Mental Health Facilities Abuse, Psychological Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Schizophrenia Stuttering/Stammering Scapegoat Identity Abuse, Child Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Abuse, Emotional

Australian pianist David Helfgott, is a child prodigy who grows up under the traumatic control of an abusive father who uses his children as scapegoat...

Director : Scott Hicks
Cast : Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Chris Haywood

Take the Lead (2006)
PG-13 Drama Music Based on True Events Ballroom Dancing Dance
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Abuse, Sex Prostitution Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Abuse, Emotional Artificial Insemination Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Abuse, Physical Sexual Harassment, Female Stress

In New York, a dance instructor, Pierre, sees a black teenager vandalizing the car of an inner city high school principal due to his frustration over ...

Director : Liz Friedlander
Cast : Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard

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

Camilla Dickinson (2012)
Drama Family Romance Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Abuse, Psychological Adultery Suicidal Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Abuse, Emotional

In 1948 Manhattan, fifteen-year-old Camilla lives an affluent but sheltered life with an immature, needy mother and a cold, controlling father on the ...

Director : Cornelia Moore
Cast : Adelaide Clemens, Samantha Mathis, Gregg Sulkin, Cary Elwes, Camryn Manheim, Margaret Colin, Colby Minifie

Bubble Boy (2001)
PG-13 Action Adventure Comedy Roadtrip Satire
Immune Disorders Abuse, Psychological Immune Deficiency Denial

A coming-of-age comedy follows the life of Jimmy Livingston, a young man born without immunities and raised in the world of his zealous, overprotectiv...

Director : Blair Hayes
Cast : Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo

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

Lolita (1962)
NOT RATED Drama Romance Satire Psychological
Antisocial Personality Disorder Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Death of Parent Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child

Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor of literature, travels all the way to a small-town in the United States for a teaching position. Once th...

Director : Stanley Kubrick
Cast : James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Peter Sellers, Gary Cockrell

Big Eyes (2014)
PG-13 Drama Biography
Divorce Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Single Parenting Psychopathy Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence

In the late 1950's, a recently divorced mother, Margaret, moves to North Beach, California hoping to start a new life supporting her daughter as a pro...

Director : Tim Burton
Cast : Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartman, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

From the Terrace (1960)
APPROVED Drama Romance
Abuse, Psychological Virginity, Female Promiscuity Chronic Depression Survivor Guilt Narcissistic Personality Disorder Death of Child Abuse, Child Alcoholism Death of Sibling Adultery

Alfred returns from WWII to his wealthy, but miserable parents in Pennsylvania. His father, is a factory owner who still grieves over the death of his...

Director : Mark Robson
Cast : Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Ina Balin

Of Human Bondage (1964)
APPROVED Drama Romance
Abuse, Psychological Enabling Disfigurement Club Foot Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Death of Child Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) Abuse, Sex Tuberculosis Abuse, Verbal Promiscuity

In 1930's London, an artistic medical student named Philip self-conscious about his club foot. He meets a callous waitress named Mildred and falls int...

Director : Ken Hughes, Henry Hathaway, Bryan Forbes
Cast : Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, Robert Morley, Siobhan McKenna

Born Yesterday (1950)
APPROVED Comedy Romance
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Verbal Enabling Abuse, Physical Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Depression, Situational Abuse, Emotional

In 1950, an abusive junkyard tycoon named Harry descends upon Washington D.C. attempting to buy off s few congressmen. He brings along, Billie, his mi...

Director : George Cukor
Cast : Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John

Stick It (2006)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Sport Coming of Age
Abuse, Psychological Addiction, Danger Addiction, Physical Challenges Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Abuse, Child Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Physical

After a run-in with the law for severe sport stunts on a bike in an empty pool in Plano, Texas, seventeen-year-old Haley has a choice: juvenile detent...

Director : Jessica Bendinger
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Julie Warner, Annie Corley, Vanessa Lengies, Nikki SooHoo, Gia Carides

The Big Lift (1950)
Drama Romance War Military Based on True Events Historical Fiction
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical

Following WWII, in 1948, the Russians in the Soviet Union blockaded the Allied sectors of Berlin, Germany in an early attempt at Cold War to control t...

Director : George Seaton
Cast : Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, Bruni Löbel

The Help (2011)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy
Abuse, Psychological Domestic Violence Alzheimer’s Disease Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Miscarriage Infertility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Insecurity Anxiety Alcohol Abuse Abuse, Emotional Cancer Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Abuse, Child

In 1963, Skeeter graduates from college and returns home to her life long friends in Jackson, Mississippi determined to become a journalist. As she re...

Director : Tate Taylor
Cast : Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson

The Immigrant (2013)
R Drama Romance Historical Fiction
Tuberculosis Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Virginity, Female Abuse, Verbal Virginity, Male Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Sex Prostitution

Fleeing post-WWI Poland in 1921, Ewa and her sister Magda arrive at Ellis Island only to be separated when the doctors discover that Magda has tubercu...

Director : James Gray
Cast : Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk

Sybil (1976)
Drama Biography Based on True Events Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Repression Enabling Delusional Genophobia/Coitophobia Single Parenting Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Abuse, Sex Self-Esteem Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse, Emotional Suicidal Abuse, Physical Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Self-Inflicted Wounds Denial Abuse, Child Depression, Clinical

Sybil, a introverted twenty-nine year old student living alone in New York City has blackouts and nightmares about her childhood. After wounding herse...

Director : N/A
Cast : Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Drama History Romance Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Polio Abuse, Psychological Respiratory Failure Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Sexual Confusion Narcissistic Personality Disorder Mobility Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Adultery Death of Parent Heart Attack Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Denial Abuse, Child

From Eleanor and Franklin's meeting as cousins and teenagers in the late 1890's, to their courtship and marriage during their uncle Teddy Roosevelt's ...

Director : Daniel Petrie
Cast : Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Rosemary Murphy, Pamela Franklin

Spotlight (2015)
Crime Drama Mystery Based on True Events
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Virginity, Female Sexual Harassment, Male Repression Chronic Depression Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Abuse, Child Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Sexual Harassment, Female Rape

In 2011 Boston, Mass, The Boston Globe hires a new editor who is Jewish. As an unbiased outsider with no previous loyalties, he assigns "Spotlight," t...

Director : Thomas McCarthy
Cast : Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Michael Keaton, Liev Schriever, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Jamey SheridanBilly Crudup,

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

The Rainmaker (1997)
PG-13 Crime Drama Thriller
Leukemia Depression, Clinical Abuse, Psychological Delusional Miscarriage Abuse, Sex Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Bone Marrow Donor Abuse, Verbal Orphaned Abuse, Physical

Broke, homeless, new attorney Rudy, must resort to his only job offer, working for a law firm run by a man named Bruiser. There, he's shown the ropes...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Teresa Wright, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, Danny Glover

Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)
Drama Thriller Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Abuse, Physical Psychosis Narcissistic Personality Disorder Epilepsy Seizures/Convulsions

In Hamburg, Germany, Tore is the newest teenager to be a member of the "Jesus Freaks," a group attempting to correct what other denominations have got...

Director : Katrin Gebbe
Cast : Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Annika Kuhl, Swantje Kohlhof

A Chorus Line (1985)
PG-13 Drama Musical Music Based on a Play Dance
Abuse, Psychological Biracial Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Sexuality Depression Body Image Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Abuse, Physical

Inside a dark Broadway theater in New York City in the mid-1980's, Zach, a famous choreographer, must narrow down hundreds of unemployed, hopeful danc...

Director : Richard Attenborough
Cast : Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed,

Carrie (1976)
R Horror Thriller Satire
Abuse, Psychological Insanity Delusional Abuse, Physical Androphobia Rape Psychosis Single Parenting Abuse, Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional

Carrie is a sensitive, shy seventeen-year old girl who lives with her child abusing, religiously crazed mother in a small,white house on the edge of t...

Director : Brian De Palma
Cast : Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, William Katt, John Travolta, Nancy Allen

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

This Property Is Condemned (1966)
UNRATED Drama Romance Historical Fiction
Abuse, Psychological Arranged Marriage Promiscuity Delusional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Chronic Asocial Behavior Abuse, Child Prostitution Tuberculosis Abuse, Emotional

Alva Starr is the main attraction at her Mama Hazel's boarding house of prostitution. With loving authority figure Alva is used to her role, yet she ...

Director : Sydney Pollack
Cast : Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid, Mary Badham, Robert Blake, Dabney Coleman

The Outsiders (1983)
PG-13 Action Crime Drama Coming of Age
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Orphaned Domestic Violence Chronic Depression Abuse, Child

A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers live at odds with their rival gang, the Socials. When the youngest Greasers, Ponyboy and Johnny, are stalk...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Mystic River (2003)
R Crime Drama Mystery Suspense
Death of Spouse Abuse, Psychological Death, Sudden Death of Parent Death of Child Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Developmental Delays Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Marital Separation Abuse, Emotional

In the summer of 1975 in a blue collar boston neighborhood, Dave, Jimmy and Sean are playing on the sidewalk when Dave gets pulled into a car and driv...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Laura Linney, Marcia Gay Harden

Doubt (2008)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Suspense Psychological Based on a Play
Abuse, Psychological Sexual Harassment, Male Repression Sociopathy Scapegoat Identity Glaucoma Single Parenting Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Vision Abuse, Physical

It's 1964 at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, New York. Father Flynn, the new and popular priest is trying to bend the school's strict customs...

Director : John Patrick Shanley
Cast : Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Casino (1995)
R Crime Drama Biography Based on True Events
Addiction, Substance Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Verbal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Child Prostitution Abuse, Emotional

In early-1970's, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein is flattered when he's chosen by his mobster bosses to head the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas. A...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Mulholland Drive (2001)
R Avant-Garde Drama Mystery Thriller Erotic Film-Noir Dark Comedy Erotica Psychological
Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Retrograde Amnesia

A bright-eyed hopeful young actress arrives in Hollywood ready to be the next star. Instead, she's ensnared in a complex conspiracy involving a woman ...

Director : David Lynch
Cast : Naomi Watts, Jeanne Bates, Dan Birnbaum, Laura Harring

Buddy Boy (1999)
R Drama Thriller Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Voyeurism Convulsions/Seizures Epilepsy Caregiving Single Parenting Abuse, Child

Francis is a shy, withdrawn man who has epilepsy. His life has been spent sharing a tenement giving care to his abusive, domineering stepmother, an in...

Director : Mark Hanlon
Cast : Aidan Gillen, Emmanuelle Seigner, Susan Tyrrell, Mark Boone Junior

Mean Girls (2004)
PG-13 Comedy Coming of Age
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Eating Disorders Body Image

Teenage Cady Heron was home-schooled in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves back to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to e...

Director : Mark Waters
Cast : Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Acey Chabert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows

Normal (2003)
Drama
Anxiety Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Transgenderism Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Gender Identity Disorder Sexual Dissatisfaction Depression, Situational

A midwestern factory worker, Roy, faints after celebrating his twenty-five years of marriage to Irma, among the fellow citizens in their community. Th...

Director : Jane Anderson
Cast : Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Lange, Clancy Brown

Precious (2009)
R Drama Fantasy Music Based on True Events Inspirational Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Eating Disorders Domestic Violence Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Developmental Delays Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Incest Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Down’s Syndrome Diabetes Denial Body Image Abuse, Child HIV infected

In Harlem, 1987, sixteen-year-old Precious, an illiterate, obese black teen is pregnant with her second child; both children fathered by her biologica...

Director : Lee Daniels
Cast : Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz

Philomena (2013)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Biography Roadtrip Based on True Events Dark Comedy
Abuse, Psychological Chronic Depression Death of Child Illegitimacy Depression, Situational Abuse, Child Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Adoption Abuse, Emotional Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Unexpected Pregnancy AIDS/HIV

In 1952 Ireland, a naive teenager named Philomena became pregnant. Her mother dead and her father horrified, he abandoned her to a an abusive workhous...

Director : Stephen Frears
Cast : Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham,Anna Maxwell Martin

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R Drama Romance Based on True Events Inspirational
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Abuse, Child

Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai is about to experience the biggest day of his life as all of India watches while he is one...

Director : Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Cast : Dev Patel, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor, Rajendranath Zutshi

The Grifters (1990)
R Action Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Film-Noir Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Delusional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Asocial Behavior Addiction, Gambling Abuse, Child Prostitution Abuse, Emotional Incest Kidney Condition Insanity Unexpected Pregnancy Kleptomania/Shoplifting

In Los Angeles, Roy, a twenty-four-year old grifter independent since he was sixteen and posing as a salesman, receives a smashed kidney by an angry b...

Director : Stephen Frears
Cast : Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, J.T. Walsh, Pat Hingle, Sandy Baron,

Dirty Girl (2010)
R Comedy Drama Roadtrip Coming of Age
Abuse, Psychological Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Adoption Abuse, Emotional Blended Families Promiscuity Abuse, Physical

In 1987, the Norman, Oklahoma high school principal banishes Danielle to a separate, remedial classroom for chronic misbehavior. Much of her behavior ...

Director : Abe Sylvia
Cast : Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Zach Lasry, Jonathan Slavin

The Kite Runner (2007)
PG-13 Crime Drama Based on True Events
Rape Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse, Child

In 1970's Afghanistan, a boy named Amir is friends with a boy named Hassan, the son of their servant Ali. Raised together in Amir's father house, the ...

Director : Marc Forster
Cast : Khalid Abdalla, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub, Sayed Jafar Masihullah Gharibzada

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