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

Movies With Delusional

Used People (1992)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Delusional Chronic Depression Single Parenting Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Abuse, Emotional

At her husband's funeral, Pearl, the Jewish mother of two divorced daughters, meets an Italian man who her husband confided in many years earlier, and...

Director : Beeban Kidron
Cast : Shirley MacLaine, Marcello Mastroianni, Bob Dishy, Kathy Bates

Don't Look Now (1973)
R Drama Horror Thriller Erotic Distant Location
Depression, Situational Delusional Death of Child

John and Laura are in Venice, where John is to act as a consultant on the restoration of some murals in a church. They come after the grieving period ...

Director : Nicolas Roeg
Cast : Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

The Snake Pit (1948)
APPROVED Drama Psychological
Mental Health Facilities Schizophrenia Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Delusional

In the 1940's Virginia awakens to find herself in a mental hospital with no memory of her arrival. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize...

Director : Anatole Litvak
Cast : Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm, Betsy Blair

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,

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

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
R Horror Mystery
Psychopathy Delusional

When horror novelist Sutter Cane goes missing, an insurance investigator named John Trent studies the claim made by his publisher, Jackson Harglow, an...

Director : John Carpenter
Cast : Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, David Warner

Falling Angels (2003)
NOT RATED Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Adultery Promiscuity Enabling Delusional Unexpected Pregnancy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Alcoholism

This coming of age story about three sisters with dysfunctional parents takes place in 1960's Ontario, near Niagra Falls. Each sister struggles for in...

Director : Scott Smith
Cast : Miranda Richardson, Callum Keith Rennie, Katharine Isabelle, Kristin Adams, Monte Gagne, Mark McKinney

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

The Shining (1980)
R Drama Horror Mystery Thriller
Alcoholic Relapse Delusional Amputation Writer's Block Stress Domestic Violence Psychopathy Depression Abuse, Child Anxiety

Hoping to both earn some money and cure his writer's block, Jack, a writer and former teacher, moves his wife Wendy and son Danny to Colorado to manag...

Director : Stanley Kubrick
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
PG-13 Drama History Based on True Events
Alcoholism Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Heart Failure Delusional Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide

In 1932, during the Depression a manipulative, alcoholic emcee named Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon in Santa Monica, California offeri...

Director : Sydney Pollack
Cast : Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons, Bonnie Bedelia, Susannah York,Bruce Dern, Michael Conrad, Al Lewis

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

Pieces of April (2003)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Self-Esteem Insecurity Alzheimer’s Disease Delusional Breast Cancer

In a run down apartment building in Manhattan, April and her nice, black boyfriend, Bobby are preparing to have her family over for Thanksgiving dinne...

Director : Peter Hedges
Cast : Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Alison Pill

Mermaids (1990)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Alcohol Abuse Virginity, Female Delusional Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial

In 1963, after another failed relationship, Mrs. Flax, a single, Jewish mother uproots and moves her two daughters for the eighteenth time since kinde...

Director : Richard Benjamin
Cast : Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Michael Schoeffling

Singin' in the Rain (1952)
APPROVED Comedy Musical Romance Satire Ballroom Dancing Dance
Insecurity Anxiety Enabling Delusional Accent Reduction Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Denial

In 1927 Hollywood, dashing yet smug silent film star, Don, and his beautiful yet obnoxious screen partner, Lina, are expected by their fans to be the ...

Director : Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Cast : Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse

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

Hide and Seek (2005)
R Horror Mystery Thriller
Death of Spouse Adultery Delusional Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Depression, Situational Suicide Denial Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse, Emotional

In 2005, following the suicide of his wife, psychologist David Callaway decides to take his daughter, Emily, away from Manhattan to start a new life i...

Director : John Polson
Cast : Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue

Lucid (2005)
Comedy Drama Mystery
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Delusional Chronic Depression

Therapist Joel Rothman of Winnepeg, Canada falls apart after his wife, Mari, catches him cheating. His insomnia affects the parenting of his daughter,...

Director : Sean Garrity
Cast : Jonas Chernick, Callum Keith Rennie, Michelle Nolden, Lindy Booth

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

Sybil (1976)
Drama Biography Based on True Events Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Repression Enabling Delusional Genophobia/Coitophobia Single Parenting Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Abuse, Sex Self-Esteem Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse, Emotional Suicidal Abuse, Physical Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Self-Inflicted Wounds Denial Abuse, Child Depression, Clinical

Sybil, a introverted twenty-nine year old student living alone in New York City has blackouts and nightmares about her childhood. After wounding herse...

Director : N/A
Cast : Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

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

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

The Rainmaker (1997)
PG-13 Crime Drama Thriller
Leukemia Depression, Clinical Abuse, Psychological Delusional Miscarriage Abuse, Sex Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Bone Marrow Donor Abuse, Verbal Orphaned Abuse, Physical

Broke, evicted and unemployed, Rudy, a recent law school grad must resort to his only job offer: working for a law firm run by a lawyer known as "Bru...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Teresa Wright, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, Danny Glover

Poltergeist (1982)
PG Comedy Family Horror Thriller
Little People/People of Small Stature Delusional Retrograde Amnesia

A family is visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then t...

Director : Tobe Hooper
Cast : Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne,Zelda RubensteinRetro

Gods and Monsters (1998)
R Drama Biography Based on True Events
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Suicidal Delusional Stroke Sexual Dissatisfaction Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Denial Seizures/Convulsions

In 1950's Los Angeles, the once powerful Hollywood director best known for creating "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein," James Whale, has b...

Director : Bill Condon
Cast : Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich, David Dukes

Cake (2014)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Suicidal Promiscuity Delusional Depression, Situational Suicide Death of Child Caregiving Mobility GroupTherapy

In southern California, a physically and emotionally scarred woman named Claire is kicked out of he chronic pain support group after offering a sarcas...

Director : Daniel Barnz
Cast : Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Chris Messina, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy

The King of Comedy (1982)
PG Dark Comedy
Psychopathy Delusional

Rupert is obsessed with becoming a legendary comedian. Yet after he approaches his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford abut being on his show, Jerry r...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

The Collector (1965)
UNRATED Drama Thriller
Impotency Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Delusional Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Erotomania

Clerk Freddie, an avid butterfly collector, wins a sports bet. He uses the money to buy a country house with a large basement that he insulates and fu...

Director : William Wyler
Cast : Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
R Drama Fantasy Dark Comedy
Single Parenting Rehabilitation Facility Recovering Substance Abuser Promiscuity Delusional Depression, Situational Suicide Schizophrenia

Riggan, an rapidly aging actor most famous for playing the comic book hero "Birdman" three times, has decided to take one last stab at proving to hims...

Director : Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast : Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, NaomiWatts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan

Deceiver (1997)
R Crime Drama Mystery
Seizures/Convulsions Alcoholism Addiction, Substance Adultery Promiscuity Delusional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Epilepsy

The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion to one of her "johns" named Wayland, a brilliant but self-destructive man who is an epileptic and ...

Director : Jonas Pate, Josh Pate
Cast : Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Michael Rooker, Renée Zellweger

Carrie (1976)
R Horror Thriller Satire
Abuse, Psychological Insanity Delusional Abuse, Physical Androphobia Rape Psychosis Single Parenting Abuse, Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional

Carrie is a sensitive, shy seventeen-year old girl who lives with her child abusing, religiously crazed mother in a small,white house on the edge of t...

Director : Brian De Palma
Cast : Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, William Katt, John Travolta, Nancy Allen

Donnie Darko (2001)
R Drama Mystery Thriller
Psychopathy Delusional

Donnie Darko doesn't get along with anyone at home family, in school, in life. The one friend he does make is a girl named Gretchen, the only girl who...

Director : Richard Kelly
Cast : Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase

American Beauty (1999)
R Drama Fantasy Romance Satire
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Delusional Sexual Dissatisfaction Narcissistic Personality Disorder Insecurity Genetically Predisposed Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Verbal Promiscuity Insanity Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Abuse, Child Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Voyeurism

Lester and Carolyn Burnham believe that they present themselves as the perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house to their neighbors. To themselves ...

Director : Sam Mendes
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

This Property Is Condemned (1966)
UNRATED Drama Romance Historical Fiction
Abuse, Psychological Arranged Marriage Promiscuity Delusional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Chronic Asocial Behavior Abuse, Child Prostitution Tuberculosis Abuse, Emotional

Alva Starr is the main attraction at her Mama Hazel's boarding house of prostitution. With loving authority figure Alva is used to her role, yet she ...

Director : Sydney Pollack
Cast : Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid, Mary Badham, Robert Blake, Dabney Coleman

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

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

He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002)
PG-13 Crime Mystery Romance Suspense Thriller
Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Suicidal Insanity Delusional Paranoia Erotomania Miscarriage Heart Failure Marital Separation Adultery

Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor Loic. Viewers observe her attempts to meet him, gain his attention, leave his wife, and m...

Director : Laetitia Colombani
Cast : Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carré, Sophie Guillemin

Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Comedy Drama War Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Comatose Retrograde Amnesia Delusional

In 1944, Captain Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the psychiatric ward at an Army hospital in Arizona. Under-resourced, Newman must make the ...

Director : David Miller
Cast : Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Bobby Darin, Eddie Albert

Repulsion (1965)
UNRATED Drama Horror Thriller Psychological
Incest Repression Delusional Androphobia Rape Psychopathy Catatonia Abuse, Child

Carole, a manicurist sharing a flat in 1965 London with her sister suffers from androphobia, a pathological fear of interaction with men. When her sis...

Director : Roman Polanski
Cast : Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Young Adult (2011)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Depression, Clinical Enabling Delusional Unexpected Pregnancy Paralysis Writer's Block Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Miscarriage Denial Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Nervous Breakdown/Collapse

Thirty-seven-year-old Mavis is a divorced, alcoholic writer of a young adult series that will end when she completes the last book. But Mavis is havi...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser

Jacob's Ladder (1990)
R Drama Horror Mystery War
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Delusional

New York postal worker Jacob Singer is trying to keep his frayed life from derailing. Since he returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, his days are i...

Director : Adrian Lyne
Cast : Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

The Song of Bernadette (1943)
APPROVED Drama Biography
Asthma Delusional

In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the town dump. Although Bernadette never claims it to be anyth...

Director : Henry King
Cast : Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, Vincent Price, Lee J. Cobb

Dreams and Shadows (2009)
Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Samurai
Paralysis Alcoholism Delusional

Billy is a teenage who works at the local burger joint, only to return home to a father who is alcoholic and a paraplegic man whose happiness faded lo...

Director : Tamarat Makonnen
Cast : James Russo, Shawn-Caulin Young, Yoshi Ando, Kathy Christopherson

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

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
NOT RATED Comedy Drama Romance
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Orphaned Delusional Attachment Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Learning Disabilities Depression, Chronic Prostitution Developmental Delays

As 1960 writer and gigolo Paul Varjak, moves into an apartment paid for by his wealthy, married female friend. Soon he runs into his quirky downstairs...

Director : Blake Edwards
Cast : Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Requiem (2006)
Drama Foreign Psychological
Seizures/Convulsions Delusional Epilepsy

In the 1970's German countryside, Michaela, is a new student majoring in Teaching at a university against the will of her rigid mother, Marianne. Her ...

Director : Hans-Christian Schmid
Cast : Sandra Hüller, Burghart Klaußner, Imogen Kogge, Anna Blomeier

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,

Agnes of God (1985)
PG-13 Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Virginity, Female Insanity Delusional Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Rape Death of Child

Near Montreal, Quebec, Dr. Martha Livingston is a court-appointed psychiatrist sent to a convent evaluate Sister Agnes, a young nun whose infant has b...

Director : Norman Jewison
Cast : Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly, Anne Pitoniak

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

Mania Days (2015)
Comedy Drama Romance
Mental Health Facilities Divorce Enabling Delusional Unexpected Pregnancy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder

Carla and Marco have a lot in common. They are both creative writers looking for a muse. They are also two people admitted to the same hospital for bi...

Director : Paul Dalio
Cast : Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne