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

Movies With Depression, Clinical

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

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

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

We Have a Pope (2011)
NOT RATED Comedy Dark Comedy
Depression, Clinical

Following the death of the Pope, the Vatican elects his successor and settles on Cardinal Melville. But as the faithful gather in Saint Peter's Square...

Director : Nanni Moretti
Cast : Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa, Franco Graziosi

The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R Drama Mystery Romance Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Virginity, Female Enabling Denial Depression, Situational Suicide Sexuality

In an ordinary suburb on a lovely tree-lined street in a1970s Michigan suburb lived the five beautiful Lisbon sisters. Their mother so feared their bu...

Director : Sofia Coppola
Cast : James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Danny DeVito

Flipped (2010)
PG Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest Coming of Age Inspirational
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Depression, Clinical Abuse, Emotional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Verbal Down’s Syndrome

Juli Baker devoutly believes in the sanctity of trees, the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens and that, someday, she'll kiss Bryce ...

Director : Rob Reiner
Cast : Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards

The Homesman (2014)
R Drama Western Historical Fiction
Abuse, Psychological Virginity, Female Postpartum Depression Self-Mutilation Panic Attacks Misogyny Sexual Dissatisfaction Diphtheria Caregiving Abuse, Sex Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Insanity Sexual Harassment, Female Depression, Situational Suicide Rape Death of Child Catatonia Depression, Clinical

In 1854, on the brutally harsh Nebraska frontier, a lonely female farmer, Mary Bee, struggles to maintain her farm without the husband she traveled we...

Director : Tommy Lee Jones
Cast : Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson

Call Me Anna (1990)
NR Drama Biography
Depression, Clinical Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Bipolar Disorder Abuse,Child

Actress Patty Duke plays herself in this film based on her autobiography. Born to a poor family in Queens, New York, in the late 1950's she is taken f...

Director : Gilbert Cates
Cast : Patty Duke, Timothy Carhart, Howard Hesseman, Deborah May

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

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

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
R Drama Romance
Prostitution Depression, Clinical Alcoholism Abuse, Sex

After his wife leaves, taking their son with her, screenwriter Ben Sanderson's drinking increases along with his self-isolation. When he gets fired, h...

Director : Mike Figgis
Cast : Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis

Death of a Salesman (1951)
Drama Original Version
Depression, Clinical Narcissistic Personality Disorder Adultery Enabling Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Willy is a married man with two adult sons. He is a depressed, unsuccessful salesman unwilling to face the realities of life at work or at home. His w...

Director : Laslo Benedek
Cast : Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell

The Deer Hunter (1978)
R Drama War Military
Mobility Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insanity Unexpected Pregnancy Amputation Domestic Violence

Michael, Steve, Stan, and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who have enlisted in the Vietnam War. Before they depart, they go on one la...

Director : Michael Cimino
Cast : Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken

Shopgirl (2005)
R Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Depression, Clinical Commitment Phobia Voyeurism

Although recent UCLA graduate Mirabelle, works hard to make a life for herself in L.A. it's tough to pay off her college loan, find work as an artist ...

Director : Anand Tucker
Cast : Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
R Drama Biography Based on True Events
Depression, Clinical

In 1972, a disturbed office furniture salesman concocts a plot to kill President Nixon by dropping a bomb over the White House. The man has separated ...

Director : Niels Mueller
Cast : Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson

Stage Door (1937)
APPROVED Comedy Drama Music Dance
Depression, Situational Suicide Depression, Clinical Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In 1937 at a cheap boardinghouse for unemployed female actresses arrives a wealthy socielite, Terry, slumming it for novelty. She lacks talent, but no...

Director : Gregory La Cava
Cast : Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Ann Miller, Gail Patrick

My Old Lady (2014)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Depression, Clinical Enabling Caregiving Mobility Alcoholism Self-Esteem Divorce Death of Friend Anxiety Incest Blended Families Alcoholic Relapse Adultery Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Illegitimacy

Mathias, an alcoholic New Yorker, divorced three times and down to his last dime, inherits a large, valuable Paris apartment from his wealthy, but lon...

Director : Israel Horovitz
Cast : Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Burstin, Elie Wajeman

A Dog Year (2009)
Comedy Drama Dark Comedy Inspirational
Panic Attacks Depression, Clinical Writer's Block Marital Separation

Jon Katz is a writer with writer's block. His emotional distance has caused his wife to depart and he can barely answer the phone. When a kennel sends...

Director : George LaVoo
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Lauren Ambrose, Lois Smith, Domhnall Gleeson

I Melt with You (2011)
R Drama
Depression, Clinical

In 2011 four forty-four-year old men, best friends from college, meet up for a long awaited reunion in Big Sur. When they graduated in 1986 they forme...

Director : Mark Pellington
Cast : Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe, Christian McKay

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

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

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

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Depression, Situational Suicide Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Sex

15-year-old Charlie, a sensitive and naive outsider, is coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while strug...

Director : Stephen Chbosky
Cast : Logan Lerman, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Patrick de Ledebur

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Domestic Violence Passive Aggressive Behavior Hunger Strike Denial Abuse,Child Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Alcohol Abuse Abuse, Verbal

A story set in Louisiana from pre WWII to 2002. It follows four lifelong friends who stage a drastic, long overdue intervention between one of them, V...

Director : Callie Khouri
Cast : Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Gina McKee, Cherry Jones

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

Two Days, One Night (2014)
PG-13 Drama
Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Nervous Breakdown/Collapse

In a small town in Belgium, Sandra, is hospitalized for clinical depression. During her absence from her job at a small solar-panel factory, her coll...

Director : Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Cast : Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Batiste Sornin

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 SO Has Got Depression (2011)
Depression, Clinical

Mikio is a married man who works hard for the company where he is employed. Then one day Mikio is diagnosed with depression. He and his wife, Haruko, ...

Director : Kiyoshi Sasabe
Cast : Aoi Miyazaki, Masato Sakai, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Kanji Tsuda

House of Sand and Fog (2003)
R Drama
Depression, Clinical Alcoholism

An emotionally broken woman, Kathy, suddenly finds herself homeless after her house is wrongly repossessed. Seeking relief from his marriage, Lester, ...

Director : Vadim Perelman
Cast : Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher

Antichrist (2009)
NOT RATED Drama Horror
Depression, Clinical Death, Sudden Death of Child

A couple's son falls out the window to his death while they are having sex in another room. The mother's grief sends her to the hospital, but her husb...

Director : Lars von Trier
Cast : Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

The Last Picture Show (1971)
R Drama Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Virginity, Female Adultery Promiscuity Sexuality Sexual Dissatisfaction Virginity, Male Abuse, Sex Developmental Delays Alcoholism

In mid the 1950's, high school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a tiny dusty, Texas town. Duane dates the wealthy beauty Jacy, whil...

Director : Peter Bogdanovich
Cast : Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn

Airport (1970)
G Action Drama Thriller
Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Head Injury Adultery Denial Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide

Take one severe snowstorm, one elderly Trans Global Airlines stowaway, shortages, an aging, pilot, unreasonable spouses, manpower issues, fuel problem...

Director : George Seaton, Henry Hathaway
Cast : Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset

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

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

Sophie's Choice (1982)
R Drama Romance
Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Enabling Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Bipolar Disorder

In 1947 a southern writer named Stingo moves to Brooklyn, new York to work on a book. The neighbors in hIs boarding house neighbors are lovers Sophie,...

Director : Alan J. Pakula
Cast : Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

Treacle Jr. (2010)
Developmental Delays Depression, Clinical Asthma Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical

Forty-year-old Tom abruptly walks out on his wife, baby, and his seemingly happy life to live on the streets of London. One day he meets Aidan, a happ...

Director : Jamie Thraves
Cast : Aidan Gillen, Tom Fisher, Riann Steele, Ahmed Ali

The Graduate (1967)
APPROVED Drama Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age Satire
Depression, Clinical Alcoholism Adultery Denial Unexpected Pregnancy Virginity, Male Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Ben, a recent college graduate, is home and depressed over the pressure he's getting from his parents and their friends to have his future a professio...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

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

Life as a House (2001)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Prostitution Depression, Clinical Divorce Cancer Blended Families Promiscuity Single Parenting

Divorced for a decade, George is depressed and has grown to hate his twenty year old job as an architect of pre-fabricated homes. In a fit of rage, he...

Director : Irwin Winkler
Cast : Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Mary Steenburgen, Jamey Sheridan, Jena Malone

What Dreams May Come (1998)
PG-13 Drama Fantasy Romance
Depression, Clinical

After Chris Nielsen dies in a car accident, he is guided through to heaven by a spirit named Albert. His new world is beautiful and it can be whatever...

Director : Vincent Ward
Cast : Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Depression, Clinical Rehabilitation Facility Recovering Substance Abuser

Anders, a writer and recovering drug addict, takes a brief leave from his rehab treatment center to interview for a job in Oslo and catch up with old ...

Director : Joachim Trier
Cast : Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Johanne Kjellevik Ledang, Ingrid Olava

Camilla Dickinson (2012)
Drama Family Romance Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Abuse, Psychological Adultery Suicidal Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Abuse, Emotional

In 1948 Manhattan, fifteen-year-old Camilla lives an affluent but sheltered life with an immature, needy mother and a cold, controlling father on the ...

Director : Cornelia Moore
Cast : Adelaide Clemens, Samantha Mathis, Gregg Sulkin, Cary Elwes, Camryn Manheim, Margaret Colin, Colby Minifie

Camille Claudel (1988)
R Drama History Foreign Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Depression, Clinical Schizophrenia Psychosis Insanity Paranoia

In 1880s France, young Camille, sister of noted writer, poet and mystic Paul, first meets famous sculptor August Rodin when she is hired as his assist...

Director : Bruno Nuytten
Cast : Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grévill

Face to Face (1976)
R Drama Fantasy Foreign Psychological
Depression, Clinical Nervous Breakdown/Collapse

An exploration of the irony of a psychiatrist who suffers from mental illness. Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; b...

Director : Ingmar Bergman
Cast : Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Aino Taube, Gunnar Björnstrand

About a Boy (2002)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Depression, Clinical Single Parenting Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Depression, Situational Suicide Commitment Phobia

Marcus Brewer is twelve and lives with his chronically depressed single mother, Fiona, doing whatever he can to lift her mood, even if it causes him g...

Director : Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Cast : Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small, Madison Cook

Mostly Martha (2001)
Comedy Drama Romance Foreign
Depression, Clinical Death of Sibling Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Temporary Speech Loss Death of Parent

German restaurant chef Martha is the narcissistic ruler of her kitchen staff and the adversary of any complaining customer. Her job is her life from h...

Director : Sandra Nettelbeck
Cast : Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner

Fargo (1996)
R Crime Drama Thriller Based on True Events
Depression, Clinical Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial Avoidant Personality Disorder

Jerry Lundegaard is a self-absorbed car salesman in Fargo, Minneapolis whose dreams of financial stardom have gotten him into serious debt. His desper...

Director : Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast : Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Harve Presnell, Kristin Rudrüd

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

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

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