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

Movies With Addiction, Gambling

Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Sexual Harassment, Male Enabling Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Cancer, Skin Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Denial Addiction, Gambling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

After her beloved father's suicide, twenty something Erin, a medical student, drops out of school to become a depressed nurse on the graveyard shift i...

Director : Brad Anderson
Cast : Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Holland Taylor, Robert Klein, Callie Thorne, Ken Cheeseman,

Suspicion (1941)
NOT RATED Mystery Thriller Film-Noir Psychological
Gaslighting Insecurity Enabling Denial Addiction, Gambling Learned Helplessness Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Charming Johnnie Aysgarth woos wealthy but shy Lina McLaidlaw, who runs away with him despite the warnings of her disapproving father. After their mar...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

Yonkers Joe (2008)
R Action Drama
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Single Parenting Down’s Syndrome Addiction, Gambling

Yonkers Joe has been a hustler and gambler for longer than he can remember. He's also the father of a son with Down's Syndrome, Joe Jr.; who at twenty...

Director : Robert Celestino
Cast : Chazz Palminteri, Michael Lerner, Nate Bynum, Frank John Hughes

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

The Joker Is Wild (1957)
G Drama Musical
Alcoholism Addiction, Gambling

Lewis is a young, talented singer who performs in speakeasies. The mob boss who owns the first speakeasy has his thugs try and kill him. Though Lewis ...

Director : Charles Vidor
Cast : Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert

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 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,

Michael Clayton (2007)
R Crime Drama Mystery
Addiction, Substance Panic Attacks Narcissistic Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Depression, Situational Addiction, Gambling Alcoholism Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Anxiety Depression, Situational Suicide

Former prosecutor, Michael, has been employed at the corporate law firm of Kenner, Bach and Ledeen for fifteen years, where he now realizes he will ne...

Director : Tony Gilroy
Cast : George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Michael O'Keefe, Sydney Pollack, Danielle Skraastad

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
PG-13 Drama Sport
Respiratory Failure Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial Artificial Eyes/One Eyed Vision Addiction, Gambling Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Spinal Cord Injury Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Amputation Euthanasia/Right To Die

Frankie Dunn, owner of a boxing training gym, has managed several fighters during a lifetime spent around the ring. The most important lesson he teach...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Bunny and the Bull (2009)
Comedy
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Agoraphobia Addiction, Gambling

Stephen has agoraphobia. He also he won't leave the apartment and meticulously labels and stores everything he owns. He didn't always have it, as a fl...

Director : Paul King
Cast : Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby, Verónica Echegui, Richard Ayoade