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

Movies With Adoption

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

Penny Serenade (1941)
NOT RATED Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Anxiety Adoption Survivor Guilt Death of Child Miscarriage Depression, Situational Denial Infertility

In 1941, Julie prepares to leave her loving but financially irresponsible husband, Roger. Before leaving, she goes through her scrapbook and begins to...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

October Baby (2011)
PG-13 Drama Roadtrip Coming of Age
Genetically Predisposed Adoption Abortion, Illegal

Before Hannah steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut to utter her first lines, she collapses in front of the audience. Later, countless medical...

Director : Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Cast : Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jennifer Price

American Hustle (2013)
R Crime Drama Romance Based on True Events Dark Comedy Historical Fiction True Crime
Substance Abuse Enabling Sociopathy Panic Attacks Agoraphobia Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Gaslighting Insecurity Anxiety Adoption Blended Families Adultery Promiscuity Abuse, Physical Chronic Heart Condition Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Denial

In 1978, Long Island, New York con man Irving Rosenfeld, along with his partner and lover, Sydney, are caught in a scam by ambitious FBI agent Richie ...

Director : David O. Russell
Cast : Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Robert DeNiro, Elisabeth Rohm, Louis C.K.

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

People Like Us (2012)
PG-13 Drama Romance Based on True Events Coming of Age
Death of Spouse Stress Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Alcoholic, Recovering Single Parenting Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Adoption Blended Families Promiscuity Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition

Sam's once successful life, complete with a job and terrific girlfriend, is in trouble. He's blown a big deal and now owes his employer a lot of money...

Director : Alex Kurtzman
Cast : Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Hall D'Addario, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass

Beyond the Sea (2004)
PG-13 Drama Biography Music Dance
Rheumatic Fever Adoption Incest Blended Families Unexpected Pregnancy Chronic Heart Condition Anorexia Nervosa Illegitimacy Abuse, Sex

Spanning 1936 to 1973, Bobby Darin reflects on how his childhood rheumatic fever, which caused permanent heart damage and the prediction of his death ...

Director : Kevin Spacey
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scaachi, Caroline Aaron

Woman of the Year (1942)
N/A Comedy Drama Romance
Marital Separation Adoption Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Tess Harding is a worldly, multi-lingual woman who was raised by a widowed father. She's now settled in Manhattan as a distinguished columnist with a ...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Juno (2007)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Infertility Adoption Single Parenting Denial Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia

After drinking a gallon of orangeade, Juno, a 16-year-old high-school junior in Minnesota discovers she's pregnant from a single act with her best fri...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons

Martian Child (2007)
PG Comedy Drama Family
Death of Spouse Attachment Disorder Adoption Single Parenting Foster Parenting

David is a widower who has been grieving for two years. He writes science fiction and he was considered a weird child. David meets Dennis, a foster ch...

Director : Menno Meyjes
Cast : John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo

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 Daisy Chain (2008)
R Drama Horror Thriller
Adoption Death of Child Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Martha, an emotionally fragile woman, moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas following the tragic death of their baby girl. While ther...

Director : Aisling Walsh
Cast : Samantha Morton, Steven Mackintosh, Mhairi Anderson, David Bradley

Blue Jasmine (2013)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Adoption Enabling Delusional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial

Jasmine French used to be a self-appointed socialite in Manhattan married to a financier who she turned over to the police. Her marriage money gone ov...

Director : Woody Allen
Cast : Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Joy Carlin, Richard Conti, Glen Caspillo

Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Comedy Drama Romance
Illiteracy Blended Families Enabling Commitment Phobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Illegitimacy Prostitution Adoption

Toward the end of WW II in Italy, bombing forces everyone in a brothel to flee for safety. A vain, bemused businessman named Domenico, hears a fright...

Director : Vittorio De Sica
Cast : Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi, Tecla Scarano

Secrets & Lies (1996)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Infertility Divorce Adoption Single Parenting Unexpected Pregnancy

Cynthia is a white, single mother who lives in a dreary area of London with her daughter, a sullen street-sweeper. She has a monotonous job at a facto...

Director : Mike Leigh
Cast : Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook

The Family Stone (2005)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Family Romance Holiday
Substance Abuse Enabling Breast Cancer Sexuality Chronic Depression American Sign Language Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial Deafness Gaslighting Insecurity Anxiety Adoption Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Lipreading/Speechreading

The eldest, prodigal son of five children in the Stone family returns home to Thayer, Mass. to introduce his uptight, soon-to-be fiancee to his tough,...

Director : Thomas Bezucha
Cast : Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Craig T. Nelson, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Claire Danes, Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Tyrone Giordano, Brian J. White, Paul Schneider

Mother and Child (2009)
R Drama Mystery Romance Suspense
Antisocial Personality Disorder Death of Parent Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Attachment Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Illegitimacy Infertility Adoption

Forty years ago a fourteen year old lost her virginity, got pregnant, and gave her baby up for adoption. Fast-forward to three very different women, e...

Director : Rodrigo GarcĂ­a
Cast : Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Cherry Jones, Shareeka Epps, David Morse, Amy Brenneman, David Ramsey, Alexandria M. Salling, Connor Kramme, Annette Bening, Eileen Ryan

A Deadly Adoption (2015)
TV-14 Drama Thriller
Infertility Alcoholic, Recovering Adoption Miscarriage Diabetes

Robert and Sarah Benson are a successful couple expecting a second child. During a lakeside party they are hosting, Sarah, who is heavily pregnant, ta...

Director : Rachel Goldenberg
Cast : Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Debra Christofferson, Matt Corboy