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

Movies With Death of Spouse

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

Georgia Rule (2007)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Genetically Predisposed Divorce Promiscuity Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Sex Alcoholism

Seventeen year old Rachel is sent to Idaho to spend the summer with her Grandmother, Georgia, who she hasn't seen her sine she was a girl. Georgia and...

Director : Garry Marshall
Cast : Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney

An Unfinished Life (2005)
PG-13 Action Crime Drama Dark Comedy
Death of Spouse Enabling Disfigurement Domestic Violence Passive Aggressive Behavior Caregiving Single Parenting Mobility Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Survivor Guilt Death of Child Denial

In order to escape the domestic violence of Gary, her boyfriend, Jean, a single mother with a daughter named Griff, secretly leave Iowa. Broke, with n...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, Damian Lewis, Josh Lucas

Another Year (2010)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Death of Spouse Alcoholism Self-Esteem Insecurity Divorce Weight Challenged Smoking/Nicotine Addiction

Four seasons of the year pass In the suburbs of London for a married couple who have managed to remain happy, healthy, and fulfilled after thirty year...

Director : Mike Leigh
Cast : Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

Everybody's Fine (2009)
PG-13 Drama Family Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Addiction, Substance Heart Attack Chronic Respiratory Condition Sexuality Sexual Confusion Death of Child Angina/ Coronary Artery Disease

Frank Goode, a recent widower with a chronic respiratory condition as a result of working with PVC, is the proud father of four that he pushed toward ...

Director : Kirk Jones
Cast : Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell

The Secret (1992)
G Drama Family
Dyslexia Death of Spouse Denial

Mike's pride had caused him to keep, what he believes to be, a shameful secret. One that has affected his personal relationships, even with his son, P...

Director : Karen Arthur
Cast : Kirk Douglas, Bruce Boxleitner, Brock Peters, Laura Harrington

Elsa & Fred (2014)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dialysis Depression, Situational

For fifty years Elsa has dreamed of enacting the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. She hasn't given up on the dream. For fifty years F...

Director : Michael Radford
Cast : Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden, Scott Bakula

Fading Gigolo (2013)
R Comedy
Prostitution Death of Spouse Insecurity Anxiety

In Brooklyn New York, Murray, the bankrupted owner of a book store, is forced to close his family business. He tells his shy friend, Fioravante, a flo...

Director : John Turturro
Cast : John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Veraga, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber

Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
PG-13 Drama Family
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death, Sudden Depression, Situational Suicide

Bachir, an Algerian immigrant escaping the terrorism that killed his wife and daugher, is hired as the immediate substitute for an elementary school t...

Director : Philippe Falardeau
Cast : Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Marie-Ève Beauregard

Double Jeopardy (1999)
R Action Crime Mystery Thriller
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcoholic, Recovering Death of Child Adultery

When a woman is framed for her husband's murder and imprisoned, she suspects he is still alive and does everything in her power to find him. And if sh...

Director : Bruce Beresford
Cast : Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
None Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Domestic Violence Single Parenting Depression, Situational Death, Sudden

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Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Diane Ladd, Harvey Keitel, Alfred Lutter III, Jodie Foster, Billy Green Bush

Ulee's Gold (1997)
R Crime Drama Military Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Single Parenting Rape Limp From Injury Chronic Depression

As the is the sole survivor from his squad, Ulee Jackson may have survived Vietnam, but much of him was left behind. A third generation beekeeper, he ...

Director : Victor Nunez
Cast : Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Christine Dunford, Tom Wood

Memento (2000)
R Crime Mystery Thriller
Death of Spouse Rape Retrograde Amnesia Diabetes Anterograde Amnesia

Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator, is trying to track down the man who raped and murdered his wife. However, this is difficult however because he ...

Director : Christopher Nolan
Cast : Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Shrink (2009)
R Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Germaphobia Death of Spouse Adultery Depression, Situational

In Hollywood, some people's lives revolve around Dr. Henry Carter, a therapist: Jack, an aging star and adulter; Shamus, a director and cokehead; Patr...

Director : Jonas Pate
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Joe Nunez, Mark Webber, Keke Palmer

Return to Me (2000)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Heart Transplant Death of Spouse Chronic Heart Condition

Heartbroken after his wife's death in a car accident, Bob Rueland agrees to go on a blind date set up by his friend Charlie. Still emotionally broken,...

Director : Bonnie Hunt
Cast : David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia

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

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

Black or White (2014)
PG-13 Crime Drama Dark Comedy
Death of Spouse Addiction, Substance Enabling Death, Sudden Heart Attack Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Caregiving Denial Alcoholism Blended Families

After his seventeen year old daughter dies during childbirth, Elliott and his wife are grandparents raising their bi-racial grand-daughter, Eloise, be...

Director : Mike Binder
Cast : Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr

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

The Chapman Report (1962)
Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Virginity, Female Frigidity Enabling Panic Attacks Sexual Dissatisfaction Sexual Confusion Abuse, Sex Alcoholism Marital Separation Anxiety Sexual Therapy Promiscuity Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Addiction, Sex Denial

Based on the best-selling book that was inspired by the Kinsey Report on the sexual mores of women, the film details the sexual lives of four women wi...

Director : George Cukor
Cast : Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom, Shelley Winters

Message in a Bottle (1999)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Romance
Death of Spouse Alcoholism Divorce Chronic Depression Single Parenting

A single mother and journalist finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore. Determined to track down its author she finds he is a reclusive, som...

Director : Luis Mandoki
Cast : Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Paul Newman, John Savage

Nurse Betty (2000)
R Action Comedy Crime Drama
Death of Spouse Dissociative Identity Disorder Delusional

In 2000, a Kansas City waitress who dreams of becoming a nurse is delusional after seeing her husband murdered for selling drugs. Convinced she's the ...

Director : Neil LaBute
Cast : Morgan Freeman, Renée Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart, Crispon Glover

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

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Deafness Heart Attack Commitment Phobia American Sign Language Lipreading/Speechreading Hearing Loss

The film follows the lives of several friends in London over the course of several years -- four weddings and a funeral -- which serve as the backgrou...

Director : Mike Newell
Cast : Hugh Grant, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristen Scott Thomas, Andie McDowell, Charlotte Coleman

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
R Drama Thriller
Death of Spouse Insanity Chronic Respiratory Condition Psychopathy Miscarriage Learning Disabilities Abuse, Sex Developmental Delays Asthma

After Claire reports her doctor to the police for sex abuse, he commits suicide. This traumatic event caused the doctor's then pregnant wife to miscar...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson, Julianne Moore

Finding Nemo (2003)
G Adventure Comedy Animation
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Memory, Short Term Anterograde Amnesia Disfigurement Agoraphobia

Marlin, a clown fish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his son, Nemo. Despite his father's warnings, Nemo ventures into the open sea and is abduct...

Director : Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Cast : Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Labor Day (2013)
PG-13 Drama Romance Coming of Age Based On Novel
Death of Spouse Stillbirth Postpartum Depression Agoraphobia Chronic Depression Miscarriage Mobility Cerebral Palsy Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Blended Families Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Abuse,Child

In the rural town of Holten Mills, New Hampshire in 1987 at the start of the long Labor Day weekend, a severely depressed mother, Adele, with a thirte...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Brooke Smith

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

Marnie (1964)
NR Drama Romance Suspense Thriller
Death of Spouse Antisocial Personality Disorder Frigidity Invalid Masochism Domestic Violence Kleptomania/Shoplifting Single Parenting Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Traumatized early by something she can't articulate, by 1964 Marnie has grown up to be a beautiful,yet frigid kleptomaniac who steals to support her m...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker, Mariette Hartley, Bruce Dern, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham

The Cut (2014)
Drama History
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Sibling Mute Limp/Antalgic Gait Death, Sudden

Set in the Ottoman Empire in 1915, this film begins during the Armenian Genocide, which resulted in the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian ...

Director : Fatih Akin
Cast : Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

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,

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

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

Citadel (2012)
R Drama Horror Thriller
Death of Spouse Abuse, Verbal Single Parenting Abuse, Physical Agoraphobia

Tommy Cowley is a young father who has had agoraphobia ever since his wife was murdered by a gang of aggressive children. Trapped in the grim suburbia...

Director : Ciarán Foy
Cast : Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Ian Hanmore, Wunmi Mosaku

Stanley & Iris (1990)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Illiteracy Single Parenting Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Domestic Violence Caregiving

Stanley is a shy man and illiterate short-order cook who lives with his elderly father. Iris is a newly widowed factory worker who has vowed never to ...

Director : Martin Ritt
Cast : Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz, Martha Plimpton

Unforgiven (1992)
R Crime Drama Suspense Western
Death of Spouse Smallpox Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Disfigurement Amputation Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Alcoholism, Reformed

Except for the abusive sheriff Little Bill, the 1880's town of Big Whiskey is people trying to get by. When a couple of cowboys abuse and disfigure on...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Frances Fisher

The Man from Laramie (1955)
APPROVED Drama History Western Military
Death of Spouse Head Injury Death of Sibling Blindness Enabling Abuse, Physical Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder

While attempting to deliver a wagon of dry goods, former cavalry officer Will is attacked and beaten by Dave, the vicious son of the local cattleranch...

Director : Anthony Mann
Cast : James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell

About Schmidt (2002)
R Drama Roadtrip Dark Comedy
Death of Spouse Adultery Enabling Depression, Situational Denial Death, Sudden Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha. Upon his retirement, he realizes he is no longer the boss ...

Director : Alexander Payne
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney

Private Benjamin (1980)
R Action Comedy Romance War
Death of Spouse Language Acquisition Enabling Sexual Harassment, Female Second Language Acquisition Heart Attack Sexual Satisfaction Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Accent Reduction

In a 1980 Philadelphia suburb, after her second husband, an aggressive lawyer, dies on their wedding night, Judy, who has been raised to be a wife, se...

Director : Howard Zieff
Cast : Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber, Sam Wannamaker, Mary Kay Place, Barbara Barrie

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

The Unfinished Song (2001)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Mobility Death of Spouse Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Cancer

Arthur is a moody, predictable man not particularly liked by anyone except his wife, Marion, whom he adores. He rarely sees his son or grandchild and ...

Director : Paul Andrew Williams
Cast : Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp, Christopher Eccleston, Anne Reid, Gemma Arterton

Space Cowboys (2000)
Action Adventure Thriller
Pancreatic Cancer Death of Spouse

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Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
R Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Addiction, Substance Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Adultery Death of Parent Agoraphobia Chronic Depression

Thirty-year-old Jeff -- a man who is weight challenged, addicted to pot and unemployed -- lives in the basement of his widowed mother's home watching ...

Director : Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Cast : Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer

Rear Window (1954)
N/A Comedy Crime Mystery Romance Thriller
Death of Spouse Broken Bones Voyeurism Suicidal Enabling Invalid Commitment Phobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

In 1954 Manhattan, an action photographer named Jeff breaks is recuperating with a leg broken while taking an photograph. Now in a wheelchair and conf...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

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

Love Story (1970)
PG Drama Romance
Infertility Death of Spouse Cancer, Leukemia Single Parenting Death of Parent

Rich, legacied Harvard Law student Oliver and Radcliffe scholarship music prodigy, Jennifer, are both smart ambitious students. Oliver is expected to ...

Director : Arthur Hiller
Cast : Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland, Tommy Lee Jones