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

Movies With Alzheimer’s Disease

This site has an ongoing, dynamic list of movies about Alzheimer's disease and also includes films with dementia, assisted living/managed care, delusions, caregiving, enabling, mental health facilities, and more.

A Time to Remember (2003)
NR Drama Family Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

An artist and single mother returns home for Thanksgiving, after years of estrangement, in order to to try to repair her relationship with her mother....

Director : John Putch
Cast : Dana Delany, Doris Roberts, Megan Gallagher, Louise Fletcher

On Golden Pond (1981)
PG Drama Family Romance Senior Interest Dark Comedy Coming of Age Based on a Play
Insecurity Divorce Blended Families Single Parenting Chronic Heart Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease

Eighty-year old Norman, a retired professor, and his wife, Ethel have returned for the summer to their cottage on GoldenPond in New Hampshire. A lette...

Director : Mark Rydell
Cast : Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

Iris (2001)
R Drama Romance Biography Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

British writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch, is a young academic, teaching philosophy at Oxford. Murdoch meets and falls in love with fellow professo...

Director : Richard Eyre
Cast : Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent

The Iron Lady (2011)
PG-13 Drama Biography Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

A prisoner in her own home due to a concerned staff and her daughter Carol, Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, looks back on he...

Director : Phyllida Lloyd
Cast : Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Susan Brown, Alice da Cunha

A Song for Martin (2001)
PG-13 Drama Romance Foreign Music Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

Composer, Martin meets violinist, Barbara at one of his performances. Despite the fact that both of them are married and middle aged they fall in love...

Director : Bille August
Cast : Sven Wollter, Viveka Seldahl, Reine Brynolfsson, Linda Källgren

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
PG Comedy Drama Senior Interest
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Illiteracy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving

In 1948 Atlanta, after damaging her car, a 73-year-old widow called Miss Daisy must face the fact that she that can no longer drive. Her son hires a b...

Director : Bruce Beresford
Cast : Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Billy Elliot (2000)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Music Dark Comedy Dance
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Caregiving Depression Death of Parent Domestic Violence Alzheimer’s Disease

In 1984, County Durham, England during the longest, most violent coal miner's strike against the Thatcher administration that Britain had seen since W...

Director : Stephen Daldry
Cast : Jamie Bell, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven, Gary Lewis

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

A Moment to Remember (2004)
NR Drama Romance Foreign
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving

A Korean love story about two young people, opposites in every way, who discover happiness and fall in love. The couple's enduring love is then put to...

Director : John H. Lee
Cast : Woo-sung Jung, Ye-jin Son, Jong-hak Baek, Sun-jin Lee

The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 Drama Romance Senior Interest
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Enabling

In 2004, in an assisted living facility, a man reads a story to a disoriented woman with Alzheimer's disease. The story takes place in 1940s South Car...

Director : Nick Cassavetes
Cast : Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, Joan Allen, James Garner, Sam Shepard, James Marsden, Tim Ivey, Gena Rowlands, Starletta DuPois

Black (2005)
NR Drama Family Foreign
Alcoholism Blindness Deafness American Sign Language Alzheimer’s Disease Mute Lipreading/Speechreading

Paul and Catherine give birth to their first daughter, Michelle, who is blind, deaf, and mute. They isolate her from the outside world and, consequent...

Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast : Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel, Ayesha Kapoor

Lovely, Still (2008)
PG Drama Romance Senior Interest
Alzheimer’s Disease

Robert is an elderly and lonely bachelor. He works as a grocery store bagger and is friendly with his boss, Mike.To Robert's shock, his new neighbor, ...

Director : Nicholas Fackler
Cast : Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott

U Me Aur Hum (2008)
NR Comedy Drama Romance Foreign Senior Interest
Alzheimer’s Disease Alcohol Abuse Caregiving

Ajay and Pia's love story begins at sea where they develop a strong and special bond with one another. Then they rush into marriage despite the advice...

Director : Ajay Devgn
Cast : Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Sumeet Raghvan, Divya Dutta

A Separation (2011)
PG-13 Drama Foreign
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

Nader and Simin discuss moving abroad to live permanently. Simin wants to live abroad to access opportunities for their only daughter, Termeh. However...

Director : Asghar Farhadi
Cast : Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
PG-13 Action Drama Science-Fiction
Genetic Research Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientist Will Rodman is employed by a major pharmaceutical firm that is trying to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The most recent version of his...

Director : Rupert Wyatt
Cast : James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Richard Ridings

Terri (2011)
R Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcohol Abuse Weight Challenged Orphaned Sexual Harassment, Female Alzheimer’s Disease Self-Inflicted Wounds

Overweight and depressed 15-year old Terri Thompson starts to slack off in his small town school by wearing pajamas, to the disgust of his teachers. S...

Director : Azazel Jacobs
Cast : Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, Bridger Zadina, Creed Bratton

Evim Sensin (2012)
NR Fantasy Romance Foreign
Alzheimer’s Disease

Esra working for a logistics firm and shares a home with her best friend Didem. While at the wedding of her another friend, Zeynep, she realizes she's...

Director : Özcan Deniz
Cast : Özcan Deniz, Gizem Denizci, Rafi Emeksiz, Fahriye Evcen

Gone with the Wind (1939)
G Drama Epic History Romance War
Histrionic Personality Disorder Death of Spouse Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Unexpected Pregnancy Alzheimer’s Disease Sexual Confusion Death of Child Miscarriage Abuse, Sex Developmental Delays

Scarlett is a beautiful, strong-willed, southern woman used to getting what she wants. She survives the Civil War despite the deaths of multiple husba...

Director : Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
Cast : Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Vivien Leigh, Evelyn Keyes

Do You Remember Love (1985)
NR Drama Family Romance Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

Barbara is an English professor who begins to forget things. After making the same recipe for dinner every night without realizing it, her husband tak...

Director : Jeff Bleckner
Cast : Joanne Woodward, Richard Kiley, Andrea Barber, Judith Barsi

Honig im Kopf (2014)
NR Comedy Drama Family Foreign Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

Tilda loved her grandfather, Amandus. But, Amandus has Alzheimers. Always the charming, humorous, adored head of the family, now he starts acting like...

Director : Til Schweiger, Lars Gmehling
Cast : Til Schweiger, Dar Salim, Jeanette Hain, Mehmet Kurtulus

Gray Sunset (1985)
NR Foreign Senior Interest
Alzheimer’s Disease

Gray Sunset is a Japanese film about Alzheimer's disease that was directed by Shunya Ito, and was Japan's submission to the 58th Academy Awards for th...

Director : Shunya Itô
Cast : Yukiyo Toake, Minoru Chiaki, Teruhiko Saigô, Yumiko Nogawa

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
PG Comedy Romance Coming of Age
Weight Challenged Alzheimer’s Disease Abuse, Emotional

Toula is thirty-years-old, single, and stuck working in her family's Greek diner Dancing Zorba's in Chicago. Her father Gus just wants her to marry a ...

Director : Joel Zwick
Cast : Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez, Christina Eleusiniotis, Kaylee Vieira

One Special Night (1999)
PG Drama Romance Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Alzheimer’s Disease

Robert, a general contractor, regularly visits his wife who has Alzheimer's disease in an assisted living home. One night he has problems with his car...

Director : Roger Young
Cast : James Garner, Julie Andrews, Patricia Charbonneau, Stacy Grant

Pieces of April (2003)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Self-Esteem Insecurity Alzheimer’s Disease Delusional Breast Cancer

In a run down apartment building in Manhattan, April and her nice, black boyfriend, Bobby are preparing to have her family over for Thanksgiving dinne...

Director : Peter Hedges
Cast : Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Alison Pill

Still Alice (2014)
PG-13 Drama
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

Alice, a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children starts to forget the words that have made her a professor. When her ...

Director : Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Cast : Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart, Shane McRae, Hunter Parrish

Poetry (2010)
NR Drama Foreign Senior Interest
Rape Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Suicidal Stroke

A sixty-something woman, faced with the revelation of a heinous family crime finds she is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Initially, she s...

Director : Chang-dong Lee
Cast : Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hira Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Win Win (2011)
R Comedy Drama Sport
Single Parenting Alzheimer’s Disease

Small town attorney Mike, who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, is suffering from panic attacks due to his mounting debt. In this state of ...

Director : Thomas McCarthy
Cast : Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young, Melanie Lynskey, Alex Shaffer, Margo Martindale

Son of the Bride (2001)
R Comedy Drama Foreign Senior Interest
Divorce Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Single Parenting Heart Attack

At 42 years old Rafael Belvedere is a divorced restaurateur who lives in the shadow of his father, feels guilty about rarely visiting his mother who h...

Director : Juan José Campanella
Cast : Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

St. Vincent (2014)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Military Senior Interest Inspirational
Death of Spouse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease Memory, Short Term Single Parenting Memory, Long Term Addiction, Gambling Prostitution Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Unexpected Pregnancy Stroke

Vincent is a gambling, alcoholic Vietnam veteran with PTSD who owns a run down house in Brooklyn. What money he does have is used to pay for his belov...

Director : Theodore Melfi
Cast : Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd

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

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

A Short History of Decay (2014)
R Comedy Senior Interest
Stroke Alzheimer’s Disease

A thirty-five-year-old failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher, visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother has Alzheimer's and his father has rece...

Director : Michael Maren
Cast : Linda Lavin, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Harris Yulin

Still Mine (2012)
PG-13 Drama Romance Senior Interest
Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Enabling

Craig and Irene are rapidly realizing they are no longer able to make a living from their small coastal New Brunswick farm. Irene has begun to show si...

Director : Michael McGowan
Cast : James Cromwell, Chuck Shamata, Geneviève Bujold, Ronan Rees, Campbell Scott

Marvin's Room (1996)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy
Mental Health Facilities Leukemia Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Stroke Commitment Phobia Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Single Parenting Denial Bone Marrow Donor

By 1996, Bessie and Lee are sisters who have been estranged for nearly 20 years due to radically different personalities and life choices. Bessie rema...

Director : Jerry Zaks
Cast : Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

The Savages (2007)
R Comedy Drama
Domestic Violence Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving

Jon and Wendy Savage are siblings who have spent their adult years attempting, without success, to recover from childhoods with their abusive father, ...

Director : Tamara Jenkins
Cast : Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

Wrinkles (2011)
NR Drama Animated Senior Interest Based On Novel
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Alzheimer’s Disease

Based on a comic book, "Wrinkles" is an animated film about the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two elderly men in an assisted living care home....

Director : Ignacio Ferreras
Cast : Tacho González, Álvaro Guevara, Mabel Rivera, Raúl Dans

A Second Childhood (2010)
NR Drama Senior Interest
Infertility Alzheimer’s Disease

Lino Settembre and his wife Chicca have led married life without any serious problems. They are satisfied with their careers as sports editor at The M...

Director : Pupi Avati
Cast : Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Francesca Neri, Serena Grandi, Gianni Cavina

View from the Top (2003)
PG-13 Comedy Romance Satire
Alcoholism Strabismas Eye Disorder Insecurity Promiscuity Commitment Phobia Alzheimer’s Disease Kleptomania/Shoplifting

Donna lives in a trailer in Silver Springs, Nevada with her mother, an ex-showgirl on the fourth of her alcoholic husbands. Donna's sweet, but also de...

Director : Bruno Barreto
Cast : Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen,Kelly Preston, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

Thanmathra (2005)
NR Drama Foreign Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

He was the best father and husband a family could have. His only dream was to live long enough to see his son as an IAS Officer. And then he found out...

Director : Blessy
Cast : Mohanlal, Meera Vasudevan, Arjun Lal, Nedumudi Venu

Away from Her (2006)
PG-13 Drama Romance Senior Interest
Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Adultery

Grant and Fiona Anderson have been married for forty-four years. Their marriage has been a happy and loving, except for Grant's affairs while being a ...

Director : Sarah Polley
Cast : Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy

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