For Movies That Include

Disabilities, Disorders, Syndromes,

and Other Challenges

Movies With Abuse, Child

Mommie Dearest (1981)
R Drama Biography
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Abuse, Child

Joan Crawford, one of the greatest yet most complex, self-made actresses to emerge from the history of Hollywood -- from the 1930's through the 1960's...

Director : Frank Perry
Cast : Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Labor Day (2013)
PG-13 Drama Romance Coming of Age Based On Novel
Death of Spouse Stillbirth Postpartum Depression Agoraphobia Chronic Depression Miscarriage Mobility Cerebral Palsy Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Blended Families Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Abuse, Child

In the rural town of Holten Mills, New Hampshire in 1987 at the start of the long Labor Day weekend, a severely depressed mother, Adele, with a thirte...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Brooke Smith

The Elephant Man (1980)
PG Drama Biography Based on True Events
Disfigurement Club Foot Rape Little People/People of Small Stature Depression Body Image Abuse, Child Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical

John Merrick was born disfigured with Neurofibromatosis. He grew up to be used and abused in carnival acts for years in Victorian England before final...

Director : David Lynch
Cast : Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

L.A. Confidential (1997)
R Action Crime Drama Mystery Romance
Substance Abuse Prostitution Alcoholism Attachment Disorder Abuse, Child

As corruption grows in tandem with the positive public relations the police department of 1950's Los Angeles consistently receives, three policemen --...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, David Straitharn,

Dear Frankie (2004)
PG-13 Drama Family Mystery Romance
Enabling Death of Parent Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder American Sign Language Lipreading/Speechreading Single Parenting Denial Deafness Abuse, Child

Frankie is a nine-year-old boy who is deaf. He and his single mother, Lizzie, have been on the move all over Scotland ever since Frankie can remember;...

Director : Shona Auerbach
Cast : Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Jack McElhone, Mary Riggans, Sharon Small

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

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

A Thousand Acres (1997)
R Drama Mystery Based On Novel
Abuse, Emotional Incest Adultery Death of Parent Breast Cancer Dementia Denial Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child

In Iowa, Larry, a prosperous farmer decides to retire and split his thousand acres of land among his three daughters, Ginny, Rose, and Caroline. Ginny...

Director : Jocelyn Moorhouse
Cast : Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jason Robards, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Domestic Violence Passive Aggressive Behavior Hunger Strike Denial Abuse, Child Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Alcohol Abuse Abuse, Verbal

A story set in Louisiana from pre WWII to 2002. It follows four lifelong friends who stage a drastic, long overdue intervention between one of them, V...

Director : Callie Khouri
Cast : Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Gina McKee, Cherry Jones

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

The Memory of a Killer (2003)
R Action Crime Drama Foreign
Prostitution Alzheimer’s Disease Abuse, Child

Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detective teams of the Antwerp police force. They are confronted with the disappearance of a top official and the mu...

Director : Erik Van Looy
Cast : Laurien Van den Broeck, Dirk Roofthooft, Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt

Sucker Punch (2011)
PG-13 Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller
Mental Health Facilities Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse, Child

A young girl is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather who is permitting a lobotomy on her in five days. Fearful, she retreats to a ...

Director : Zack Snyder
Cast : Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens

To Sir, with Love (1967)
UNRATED Drama Music Coming of Age Based On Novel
Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Sexual Harassment, Female Domestic Violence Learning Disabilities Abuse, Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Divorce Abuse, Emotional

Mark, an unemployed engineer living in London in 1967, begins as a new teacher in a reform school in the poverty stricken East End to earn money whil...

Director : James Clavell
Cast : Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall

The Skeleton Twins (2014)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Sexuality Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Sex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Fertility Blended Families Adultery Suicidal Promiscuity Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Denial Abuse, Child

When their father's suicide is compounded by another frightening event, fraternal teenage twins Maggie and Milo cannot go to their widowed mother; she...

Director : Craig Johnson
Cast : Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

Antwone Fisher (2002)
PG-13 Drama Romance Biography Military
Orphaned Foster Care Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Sexuality Attachment Disorder

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is finally sent to the naval psychiatrist for a diagnosis. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually ...

Director : Denzel Washington
Cast : Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Denzel Washington

Black Snake Moan (2006)
R Drama Music
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Domestic Violence Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child

In rural Mississippi, Lazarus finds a girl, Rae, nearly beaten to death near his home. She's lived a life of sexual abuse from her father, and verbal ...

Director : Craig Brewer
Cast : Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson

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

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

Butterbox Babies (1995)
NR Drama Based on True Events
Death, Sudden Unexpected Pregnancy Disfigurement Passive Aggressive Behavior Death of Child Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Child Infertility Adoption

The true story of a couple that ran an illegal adoption ring out of a home for unwed mothers in Nova Scotia, from the 1928 through the 1945, that was ...

Director : Don McBrearty
Cast : Susan Clark, Peter MacNeill, Catherine Fitch, Michael Riley

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

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

Bad Teacher (2011)
R Comedy
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Denial Abuse, Child

When her rich fiancé breaks off their engagement, Elizabeth must return to her job as a the laziest English teacher in her middle school. Her life loo...

Director : Jake Kasdan
Cast : Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake

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 Butterfly Effect (2004)
R Drama Thriller Science-Fiction
Mental Health Facilities Incest Single Parenting Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Denial Conduct Disorder Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Asthma

College student Evan experiences headaches so painful that he frequently blacks out. While unconscious, Evan recalls difficult moments in his childhoo...

Director : Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Cast : Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart, Elden Henson

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

Capote (2005)
R Crime Drama History Biography
Sexuality Attachment Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Hunger Strike Foster Care Denial Abuse, Child Alcoholism Dissociative Identity Disorder

When Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, reads about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas, in 1959...

Director : Bennett Miller
Cast : Allie Mickelson, Kelci Stephenson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Craig Archibald

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
R Drama Romance Biography Music Based on True Events
Addiction, Substance Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Rape Attachment Disorder

Born Elinore Harris, Billie Holiday had a rough childhood that included rape, then working in brothels first as a cleaning woman and then as a prostit...

Director : Sidney J. Furie
Cast : Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

West Side Story (1961)
UNRATED Action Crime Drama Musical Romance Based on a Play Dance
Virginity, Female Addiction, Danger Second Language Acquisition Sexuality Domestic Violence Narcissistic Personality Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Insecurity Death of Sibling Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Sexual Harassment, Female Accent Reduction Conduct Disorder Abuse, Child

It's 1961 and the influx of Puerto Ricans in the west side of Manhattan has created two rival gangs of feuding families and teenagers with a hatred an...

Director : Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Cast : Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, John Astin

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,

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

The Butcher Boy (1997)
R Comedy Drama
Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Delusional Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Schizophrenia Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Alcoholism

Francie is a twelve-year-old boy with a wild imagination who lives in the small town of Clones, Ireland in the early 1960's. He needs imagination to e...

Director : Neil Jordan
Cast : Eamonn Owens, Sean McGinley, Peter Gowen, Alan Boyle

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

Repulsion (1965)
UNRATED Drama Horror Thriller Psychological
Incest Repression Delusional Androphobia Rape Psychopathy Catatonia Abuse, Child

Carole, a manicurist sharing a flat in 1965 London with her sister suffers from androphobia, a pathological fear of interaction with men. When her sis...

Director : Roman Polanski
Cast : Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

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

The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 Drama Sport Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Substance Abuse Developmental Delays Blended Families Learning Disabilities Abuse, Child Foster Parenting

Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy take in a homeless teenager named Michael "Big Mike" Oher. He has no father, and his mother is a drug addict. Assertive, aff...

Director : John Lee Hancock
Cast : Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head

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

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

Taxi Driver (1976)
R Crime Drama
Prostitution Schizophrenia Grandiose Behavior Disorder Avoidant Personality Disorder Abuse, Child

Travis Bickle is a Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. Since he suffers from insomnia, he spends his nights driving a cab and his days watchi...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Diahnne Abbott, Frank Adu, Victor Argo, Gino Ardito

BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Drama Romance
Enabling Commitment Phobia Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Prostitution Insecurity Anxiety Adultery Promiscuity Death of Parent

Gloria Wandrous grew up with a loving single mother who tolerated her daughter's one-night stands through her own denial. For after Gloria's father di...

Director : Daniel Mann
Cast : Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill, Muriel Dunnock, Betty Field, Susan Oliver

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,

Agnes of God (1985)
PG-13 Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Virginity, Female Insanity Delusional Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Rape Death of Child

Near Montreal, Quebec, Dr. Martha Livingston is a court-appointed psychiatrist sent to a convent evaluate Sister Agnes, a young nun whose infant has b...

Director : Norman Jewison
Cast : Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak