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

Movies With Death of Parent

While You Were Sleeping (1995)
PG Comedy Romance Holiday
Comatose Orphaned Depression, Situational Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition

In 1995 Chicago, Lucy grieves the death of her beloved, widowed father while she works as a toll booth collector after quitting school to pay his hosp...

Director : Jon Turteltaub
Cast : Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

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

Gran Torino (2008)
R Crime Drama Suspense Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Language Acquisition Abuse, Verbal Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Second Language Acquisition Rape Alcoholism, Functional Lung Cancer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grum...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Scott Eastwood, Christopher Carly,John Carroll Lynch, Brian Haley, Brian Howe, Geraldine Hughes

The Namesake (2006)
PG-13 Drama Romance Distant Location Coming of Age
Death of Spouse Marital Separation Broken Bones Virginity, Female Arranged Marriage Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition Virginity, Male Heart Failure

While reading a book by Nicholai Gogol as he travels by train to visit his grandfather in Calcutta, Bengali-speaking Ashoke converses with fellow-trav...

Director : Mira Nair
Cast : Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett

Of Two Minds (2012)
G Drama
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Schizophrenia Caregiving Death of Parent

Billie's younger schizophrenic sister, Baby, is taken care of by their mother. After she dies, Billie has Baby move in with her family, including her...

Director : Jim O'Hanlon
Cast : Kristin Davis, Tammy Blanchard, Louise Fletcher, Joel Gretsch, Bonnie Bartlett

Stepmom (1998)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Divorce Cancer Blended Families Death of Parent

Anna and Ben, the two children of Jackie and Luke, must cope with their parents divorce and the new, younger woman in their father's life, Isabel, a p...

Director : Chris Columbus
Cast : Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone

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

Hateship Loveship (2013)
R Drama Romance Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Orphaned Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Foster Care Asocial Behavior

Johanna, an orphan who has grown to be quiet caregiver unused to communicating with others, starts a job working for Mr. McCauley and his teenage gran...

Director : Liza Johnson
Cast : Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Kinky Boots (2005)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Music Coming of Age Dance
Anxiety Alcohol Abuse Enabling Death, Sudden Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Crossdressing Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

Charlie may have grown up in Manchester, England beside his father's family shoe business, but he never wanted to fill his shoes. Then, his father's s...

Director : Julian Jarrold
Cast : Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost

Sabrina (1995)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Single Parenting Denial Death of Parent Commitment Phobia Accent Reduction Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Growing up with her widowed British father, the chauffeur to the Larrabee's Rolls Royce in an estate on the North Fork of Long Island, New York , Sabr...

Director : Sydney Pollack
Cast : Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, Fanny Ardant, Richard Crenna,Angie Dickenson, Paul Giamatti, John Wood, Dana Ivey

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

Trainwreck (2015)
R Comedy Romance
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Commitment Phobia Dementia Chronic Depression Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Alcohol Abuse Promiscuity Death of Parent

Amy's parents divorced when she and her sister were young girls. Before moving out, her promiscuous father lectured his daughters about the dangers of...

Director : Judd Apatow
Cast : Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James,

Peyton Place (1957)
G Drama Romance Courtroom Drama Based On Novel
Virginity, Female Sexuality Attachment Disorder Virginity, Male Alcoholism Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Incest Adultery Abortion, Illegal Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide Stress Rape Illegitimacy Denial Frigidity Domestic Violence Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Miscarriage Asocial Behavior

In 1942, Peyton Place, New Hampshire hypocritical adults try to pass off their questionable standards to the next generation with no success. Each fam...

Director : Mark Robson
Cast : Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Diane Varsi, Hope Lange, Russ Tamblyn, Terry Moore, David Nelson, Betty Field, Mildred Dunnock, Lorne Greene, Barry Coe, Leon Ames, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Pretty in Pink (1986)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Alcoholism Insecurity Single Parenting Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

Andie lives on the wrong side of town with an alcoholic, unemployed father and his memory of her dead mother. She's responsible, smart, and works afte...

Director : Howard Deutch
Cast : Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts,

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

No Reservations (2007)
Comedy Drama Romance American Remake
Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Sibling Narcissistic Personality Disorder Temporary Speech Loss Death of Parent

A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at a trendy restaurant in Manhattan. She is up at dawn to buy fresh produce and fish, an...

Director : Scott Hicks
Cast : Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

Where the Truth Lies (2005)
R Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Erotica
Substance Abuse Polio Alcohol Abuse Death, Sudden Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Death of Child Addiction, Sex

In 1957, a young polio survivor is featured on a Miami telethon reported on by her journalist father and hosted by a Martin and Lewis like duo. After ...

Director : Atom Egoyan
Cast : Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, David Hayman

The Departed (2006)
R Crime Drama Thriller Erotica
Substance Abuse Impotency Abuse, Psychological Panic Attacks Single Parenting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Cancer Abuse, Verbal Orphaned Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Addiction, Sex

Billy, a recent orphan and South Boston police officer graduate is requested by his boss to go undercover to infiltrate the Irish mobster, Frank. As B...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Vera Farmiga, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
NOT RATED Drama Historical Fiction Based On Novel
Addiction, Substance Social Anxiety Disorder Abuse, Psychological Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Sexual Harassment, Male Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Schizoid Personality Disorder Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal

During the Great Depression in the 1930's Scout and her older brother Jem live in racially divided Maycomb, Alabama. Having lost their mother young, t...

Director : Robert Mulligan
Cast : Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford, Robert Duall, Brock Peters, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

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,

Danny Collins (2015)
R Comedy Drama Music Based on True Events Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Suicidal Death of Parent Chronic Depression Single Parenting Learning Disabilities Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Alcoholism, Reformed Divorce Alcohol Abuse Cancer, Leukemia

In Los Angeles, Danny, a seventy-year-old rock star legend who is still singing songs he hates, abusing drugs and alcohol, and living with women decad...

Director : Dan Fogelman
Cast : Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer

Love Is All You Need (2012)
R Comedy Romance Foreign
Death of Spouse Eating Disorders Delusional Bulimia Nervosa Breast Cancer Sexuality Sexual Confusion Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Chronic Denial Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcohol Abuse Adultery Death of Parent

Danish hairdresser Ida, who just completed breast cancer treatment and does not yet know the results, returns home before leaving for her daughter's w...

Director : Susanne Bier
Cast : Trine Dyrholm, Stina Ekblad, Sebastian Jessen, Molly Blixt Egelind

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

Ocean Heaven (2010)
NR Drama Family
Cancer Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Single Parenting Death of Parent

A loving, terminally ill father who works in an aquarium attempts to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills he needs to ensure that his can ...

Director : Xiao Lu Xue
Cast : Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Lun Mei Gwei, Yuanyuan Zhu

Hell-to-Pay Austin (1916)
G Comedy Drama Silent
Alcoholism Death of Parent

When a minister dies from alcoholism, his daughter Briar Rose is unofficially adopted by a team of lumberjacks, including the rough Austin. Rose's inn...

Director : Paul Powell
Cast : Wilfred Lucas, Bessie Love, Ralph Lewis, Mary Alden

Leaves of Grass (2009)
R Action Crime Drama Suspense Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Addiction, Substance Death of Sibling Sexual Harassment, Male Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Chronic Depression Wendy Syndrome

The lives of two identical, but estranged twins: one an Ivy League classics professor and the other a small-time, yet brilliant marijuana grower who r...

Director : Tim Blake Nelson
Cast : Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Susan Sarandon, Lucy DeVito, Josh Pais, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Blake Nelson, Melanie Lynskey

Corrina, Corrina (1994)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Death of Parent Stroke Writer's Block Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Caregiving Temporary Speech Loss Single Parenting Denial

In the late 1950's when commercial jingle music writer Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope wit...

Director : Jessie Nelson
Cast : Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Cusack, Larry Miller, Don Ameche, Noreen Hennessey, Lucy Webb, Erica Yohn, Tina Majorino

The Sound of Music (1965)
G Drama Family History Musical Biography
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Parent

In 1930's Austria Maria is failing in her attempts to become a nun. The forgetful postulate is told to think before committing to the church by taking...

Director : Robert Wise
Cast : Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Drama Romance Dark Comedy Based On Novel
Death of Spouse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Bipolar Disorder Asthma Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Cancer Adultery Suicidal Death of Parent Stroke Depression, Situational Suicide Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Survivor Guilt Kleptomania/Shoplifting Depression, Clinical

From 1980 to 2005 the inhabitants of a small town in Maine face a number of mental health challenges. Their actions are seen through the harsh, hurt e...

Director : N/A
Cast : Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Kazan, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Murray, Ken Cheeseman, Ann Dowd

Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)
R Drama Music Coming of Age
Alcoholism Abuse, Emotional Depression, Chronic Denial Death of Parent Narcissistic Personality Disorder Gifted and Talented

In Manhattan twenty-three-year-old Eleanor is working as a waitress and living with her dishonest boyfriend, an aspiring musician. After she leaves hi...

Director : Frank Whaley
Cast : Leighton Meester, Julian Shatkin, Debra Messing, Billie Joe Armstrong

Heavy (1995)
R Drama Romance
Social Anxiety Disorder Enabling Eating Disorders Delusional Virginity, Male Alcoholism Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Anxiety Adultery Weight Challenged Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Survivor Guilt Scapegoat Identity Heart Failure Denial Body Image Chronic Depression Caregiving Single Parenting

In 1995, in a roadside Hudson River Valley diner called "Pete & Dolly's," Victor, the son of Dolly and the now deceased Pete, is his mother's caregive...

Director : James Mangold
Cast : Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, Liv Tyler, Deborah Harry, Joe Grifasi, Evan Dando

Waitress (2007)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Inspirational
Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Verbal Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Unexpected Pregnancy Single Parenting Depression, Chronic Body Image

Jenna is unhappily married and squirreling away money in the small southern town where she lives with her possessive, immature husband, Earl. She work...

Director : Adrienne Shelly
Cast : Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Adrienne Shelly, Andy Griffith, Eddie Jemison, Lew Temple

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Inspirational
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression, Situational Denial Delusional Death of Parent Asocial Behavior

Lars is a touching, amusing, and humorous man. Unfortunately, his mother's death during his childbirth and his father's ensuing depression and death ...

Director : Craig Gillespie
Cast : Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson, R.D. Reid

Affliction (1997)
R Drama Mystery Thriller
Genetically Predisposed Divorce Abuse, Emotional Enabling Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alcoholism

Wade Whitehouse is the hostile, unhappy sheriff of a small New Hampshire town and an alcoholic who, according to many, has achieved nothing in life. H...

Director : Paul Schrader
Cast : Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Brigid Tierney, Holmes Osborne, Jim True-Frost

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

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

Aurora Borealis (2005)
R Drama Romance Senior Interest Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Parkinson’s Disease Panic Attacks Chronic Depression Caregiving Oppositional Defiant Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Adultery Suicidal Kidney Condition Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition Euthanasia/Right To Die Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Duncan is a depressed twenty-something in Minneapolis, Minnesota still playing hockey with his high school friends who mock, rather than help, him. Al...

Director : James C.E. Burke
Cast : Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis, Louise Fletcher, Steven Pasquale, Katie Griffin, Zack Ward

Mr. Turner (2014)
R Drama History Biography
Depression, Clinical Enabling Disfigurement Chronic Heart Condition Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Abuse, Sex Marital Separation Adultery Insanity Death of Parent

From approximately 1825 to 1850, the last twenty-five years in the turbulent life of J.M.W. Turner, England's finest painter. A punishing, tormented m...

Director : Mike Leigh
Cast : Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage

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

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Alcoholism Sexuality Single Parenting Death of Parent Abuse, Physical

The Pakistani Hussein family has settled in London, striving for the riches promised by Thatcherism. Nasser has a number of small businesses. His imme...

Director : Stephen Frears
Cast : Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Derrick Branche, Rita Wolfe, Soud Faress, Shirley Anne Field, Stephen Marcus

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

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

Termini Station (1989)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Prostitution Infertility Death of Spouse Alcoholism Delusional Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Single Parenting

In 1989, in a small mining town in northern Ontario, Canada Molly Dushane is a hard-drinking, reckless woman with a past and she's desperate for one l...

Director : Allan King
Cast : Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Gordon Clapp, Debra McGrath,

Winter's Bone (2010)
R Crime Drama Mystery Suspense Thriller
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Caregiving Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Amputation

With a meth addicted absentee father and a chronically depressed mute mother, seventeen-year-old year-old Ree has raised her two young siblings alone ...

Director : Debra Granik
Cast : Jennifer Lawrence, Isaiah Stone, Ashlee Thompson, Valerie Richards

Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 Drama Epic Fantasy Romance War Dark Comedy Coming of Age Inspirational
Substance Abuse Virginity, Male Single Parenting Abuse,Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Asperger's Syndrome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Incest Promiscuity Death of Parent Amputation AIDS/HIV Scoliosis

Though young Forrest Gump is told he's slow and has scoliosis, he never thinks of himself as disadvantaged thanks in part to his positive, supportive ...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Senise, Sally Field

Two Weeks (2006)
R Comedy Drama
Caregiving Cancer Kidney Condition Death of Parent Chronic Heart

North Carolina matriarch, Anita, enters the final stage of her battle with cancer. Her four adult children Keith, Barry, Emily, and Matthew gather at ...

Director : Steve Stockman
Cast : Sally Field, Ben Chaplin, Lauren Aboulafia, Julianne Nicholson, Tom Cavanagh, Glen Howerton

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Cancer Death of Parent Sexual Dissatisfaction Survivor Guilt Passive Aggressive Behavior Insomnia Single Parenting Depression, Situational

To flee grief after the death of his wife from cancer, Sam moves from Chicago to Seattle with his eight-year-old son, Jonah. After eighteen months, Sa...

Director : Nora Ephron
Cast : Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Rita Wilson, Victor Garber, Carey Lowell

Little Voice (1998)
R Comedy Drama Romance Music Dark Comedy
Social Anxiety Disorder Enabling Delusional Death of Parent Agoraphobia Caregiving Denial Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Abuse, Verbal

Painfully shy "LV" or "Little Voice," is a recluse who listens closely to her late father's old albums in her room to deny the reality of her lonely l...

Director : Mark Herman
Cast : Michael Caine, Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Philip Jackson

Fool for Love (1985)
R Drama Western Psychological
Incest Blended Families Adultery Delusional Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Single Parenting Denial Alcoholism Divorce

May is living, working, and hiding in a rundown motel in the Southwest. One day a truck pulls up and out steps Eddie, an old boyfriend from childhood....

Director : Robert Altman
Cast : Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid

Psycho (1960)
R Horror Mystery Thriller Psychological
Dissociative Identity Disorder Adultery Denial Death of Parent Asocial Behavior

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane is frustrated with the life that will soon pass her by. She has to meet her lover Sam during lunch breaks. And worse, h...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam