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

Movies With Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

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

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
R Drama Biography
Depression, Clinical Eating Disorders Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Self-Mutilation Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Disfigurement Depression, Situational Suicide Schizophrenia Anorexia Nervosa Body Image

At 18, Susanna attempts suicide and is admitted to Claymoore, a psychiatric hospital. She has been having some delusions and had an affair with the hu...

Director : James Mangold
Cast : Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elizabeth Moss, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambour, Clea Duvall, Whoopie Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave

The Two Faces of January (2014)
PG-13 Crime Mystery Romance Thriller
Death of Spouse Alcoholism Narcissistic Personality Disorder Adultery Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

In 1962 an American couple, Chester and his young wife Colette, arrive in Athens and meet Rydal, a young, multi-lingual American guide who scams touri...

Director : Hossein Amini
Cast : Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, David Warshofsky

Play Misty for Me (1971)
R Horror Mystery Romance Thriller Based on True Events Film-Noir Erotica
Promiscuity Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

In 1971 Carmel, California late night disc jockey Dave Garver still wavers over having sexual freedom or being attached to Tobie, the woman he loves w...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Network (1976)
R Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Alcoholism Marital Separation Divorce Narcissistic Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Depression, Situational Suicide

It's the 1970s, terrorist violence is on every networks' nightly news programming. Meanwhile, the corporate structure of the UBS Television Network is...

Director : Sidney Lumet
Cast : Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Rachel Getting Married (2008)
R Drama Romance
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Antisocial Personality Disorder Detoxification Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Avoidant Personality Disorder Bulimia Nervosa

After nine months in drug rehab, Kym is clean and temporarily released to attend her sister Rachel's wedding. Kym is staying at the family home, where...

Director : Jonathan Demme
Cast : Sebastian Stan, Roslyn Ruff, Anne Hathaway, Bill Irwin

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
R Drama
Enabling Delusional Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Chronic Depression Passive Aggressive Behavior Miscarriage Infertility Alcoholism Adultery Abuse, Verbal Abortion, Illegal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

George and Martha are a middle-aged couple, whose alcohol-fueled marriage is defined by verbal abuse, enabling, and emotional co-dependency. George's ...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

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

Misery (1990)
R Horror Mystery Suspense Thriller
Broken Bones Delusional Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Abuse, Physical Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Self-Inflicted Wounds Caregiving Psychopathy

In 1990, best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book when his car crashes his ca...

Director : Rob Reiner
Cast : James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall

Lust for Life (1956)
NR Drama History Biography
Self-Mutilation Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Bipolar Disorder

Vincent Van Gogh is an artistic genius tortured by an unhappy life of failed careers and relationships. Though he's respected among his fellow painter...

Director : Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor
Cast : Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown

Fatal Attraction (1987)
R Drama Thriller Film-Noir Psychological
Unexpected Pregnancy Histrionic Personality Disorder Adultery Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Happily married Dan Gallagher has it all. A good rep at his Manhattan law firm, a beautiful wife named Beth, and a daughter he adores. Then he attends...

Director : Adrian Lyne
Cast : Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen

Welcome to Me (2014)
R Drama Dark Comedy Farce Satire
Burn Victim Enabling Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Chronic Depression Narcissistic Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder Addiction, Sex Denial Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Insecurity Promiscuity Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

In California, Alice, a girl with manic depression who grows to be a woman with borderline personality disorder, uses her disability earnings on lotte...

Director : Shira Piven
Cast : Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Wes Bentley, Tim Robbins, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh

The Green Mile (1999)
R Crime Drama Fantasy
Prostate Condition Narcissistic Personality Disorder Catatonia Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

During the Great Depression,1930's death row corrections officer, Paul Edgecomb, has walked the mile with a variety of cons. Yet he had never encounte...

Director : Frank Darabont
Cast : Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bonnie Hunt, Sam Rockwell

Prozac Nation (2001)
R Drama
Substance Abuse Virginity, Female Promiscuity Enabling Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Panic Attacks Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Single Parenting Conduct Disorder

"Lizzie" is a teenager accepted into Harvard with a scholarship in journalism. She has been raised by her divorced mother since she was two years old ...

Director : Erik Skjoldbjærg
Cast : Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs, Anne Heche, Michelle Williams

Cabaret (1972)
PG Drama Musical War Military Historical Fiction Based On Novel Based on a Play Dance
Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Confusion Abortion, Illegal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Unexpected Pregnancy

In pre WWII Berlin, Germany, in 1931, eccentric American Sally Bowles, a cabaret singer at the subversive Kit-Kat Club meets British student Brian Ro...

Director : Bob Fosse
Cast : Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Marisa Berinson

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R Drama Thriller
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Attachment Disorder

New FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman feared to be caught by a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. To ...

Director : Jonathan Demme
Cast : Jodie Foster, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons, Lawrence T. Wrentz

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
NOT RATED Crime Drama Horror Romance Film-Noir Dark Comedy
Depression, Clinical Suicidal Insanity Enabling Delusional Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Psychopathy Denial Prostitution

In 1950's Hollywood, Joe Gillis, a broke screenwriter, is caught trying to hide his car from being repossessed in the seemingly deserted mansion of a ...

Director : Billy Wilder
Cast : William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Cecile B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, Jack Webb, Fred Clark, Hedda Hopper

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Distant Location
Commitment Phobia Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A 1950s Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom, borrows a Princeton jacket to earn money by playing piano accompaniment at a cocktail party. When the wealt...

Director : Anthony Minghella
Cast : Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

Single White Female (1992)
R Drama Thriller Film-Noir Psychological
Asthma Dissociative Identity Disorder Antisocial Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Having recently broken her engagement from fiancé Sam Rawson, Allison Jones advertises for a roommate to share the rent. When Hedra Carlson arrives, i...

Director : Barbet Schroeder
Cast : Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman

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

The Fountainhead (1949)
APPROVED Drama Film-Noir
Alcoholism Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Individualistic, imperious student of architecture, Howard is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural logic....

Director : King Vidor
Cast : Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG Drama Based on a Play
Histrionic Personality Disorder Enabling Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Rape Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Alcoholism, Functional

Blanche DuBois, a wilted southern belle, has lost the family home to back taxes. With nothing but a valise of faded dreams, she ends up in shock at he...

Director : Elia Kazan
Cast : Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
R Crime Drama Thriller
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Laura and Martin have been married for four years and from the outside, appear to be a perfect, successful couple. The reality, however, is very diffe...

Director : Joseph Ruben
Cast : Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence

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

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

Married to the Mob (1988)
R Comedy Crime Romance Music
Death of Spouse Delusional Death, Sudden Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Depression, Situational Suicide Psychosis Chronic Depression Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Strabismas Eye Disorder Insecurity

In the suburbs of Long Island In 1988, Angela is the unhappily married wife of Frank, a hit man who works directly for the mob boss,Tony. She lives in...

Director : Jonathan Demme
Cast : Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, Mercedes Ruehl, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lazar, Alec Baldwin, Oliver Platt, Joan Cusack

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
APPROVED Crime Drama Suspense Thriller Film-Noir
Mobility Miscarriage Death, Sudden Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Unexpected Pregnancy Paralysis Psychosis

While on a train, writer Richard meets attractive Ellen. She quickly becomes obsessed with Richard and discards her fiancé Russell to be with him. Cau...

Director : John M. Stahl
Cast : Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Daryll Hickman

White Oleander (2002)
PG-13 Crime Drama Coming of Age
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Foster Parenting Depression, Situational Suicide Attachment Disorder Alcoholic, Recovering Narcissistic Personality Disorder Foster Care Abuse, Child

Astrid is a fifteen-year-old teenager who must journey through a series of foster homes after her controlling mother goes to prison for poisoning a fo...

Director : Peter Kosminsky
Cast : Amy Aquino, John Billingsley, Elisa Bocanegra, Darlene Bohorquez

Betty Blue (1986)
Crime Drama Romance Film-Noir
Insanity Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Zorg is a handyman in France, maintaining bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and pursuing his writing in his spare time...

Director : Jean-Jacques Beineix
Cast : Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

The Story of Adele H (1975)
PG Drama History Foreign Biography Distant Location Historical Fiction
Psychopathy Delusional Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Adèle Hugo, daughter of French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. T...

Director : François Truffaut
Cast : Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley

Serena (2014)
R Action Crime Drama History Romance Senior Interest Based On Novel
Stillbirth Postpartum Depression Sociopathy Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Illegitimacy Infertility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Sibling Orphaned Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Amputation Survivor Guilt

In 1930's Depression-era North Carolina, the fate of the Pumberton timber empire hangs as it faces a buyout at a huge loss so the Smoky Mountains loca...

Director : Susanne Bier
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
R Crime Drama Based on True Events Film-Noir
Substance Abuse Impotency Polio Misogyny Disfigurement Deafness Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Abortion, Illegal Suicidal Promiscuity Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Scoliosis Rape Masochism Addiction, Sex Body Image Commitment Phobia Limp From Injury Domestic Violence

Theresa grew up in a strict Irish Catholic family in the 1960's. She was left with the psychological and physical scars from childhood polio, surgery,...

Director : Richard Brooks
Cast : Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Tom Berenger, Richard Kiley

Plain Truth (2004)
Crime Drama Mystery
Virginity, Female Promiscuity Enabling Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Unexpected Pregnancy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child

In 2004, when children discover a dead infant on the grounds of an Amish family farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the police confirm the mother ...

Director : Paul Shapiro
Cast : Mariska Hargitay, Alison Pill, Jan Niklas, Kate Trotter