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

Movies With Depression, Situational

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

In Her Shoes (2005)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Dyslexia Weight Challenged Suicidal Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Bipolar Disorder Depression, Situational Mobility

Two sisters share the same shoe size and traumatic childhood due to their mother's early death. The elder, Rose, is a lonely, responsible Philadelphia...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Mark Feurstein, Shirley MacLaine, Ken Howard, Candice Azzara,Norman Lloyd, Francine Beers, Brooke Smith

Don't Look Now (1973)
R Drama Horror Thriller Distant Location Erotica
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

Eight Men Out (1988)
PG Drama History Sport Based on True Events
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Illiteracy Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Depression, Situational

In 1919 Chicago's professional baseball team, the pennant winning White Sox, are resentful and frustrated because their are under paid by their manage...

Director : John Sayles
Cast : John Cusack, John Sayles, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney, Charlie Sheen, John Mahoney, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Studs Terkel

Adam (2009)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Family Romance
Asperger's Syndrome Adultery Enabling Depression, Situational Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Soon after moving into a Greenwich Village apartment, Beth, a friendly but fragile teacher still flinching from a previous relationship, encounters Ad...

Director : Max Mayer
Cast : Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Frankie Faison, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving Mark Linn-Baker

Where the Boys Are (1960)
APPROVED Comedy Drama Romance Music Roadtrip Coming of Age Based On Novel
Virginity, Female Vision Temporary Blindness Sexual Harassment, Female Rape Sexual Confusion Depression, Situational Insecurity Anxiety Alcohol Abuse

In 1960, four female college students share a car during spring break to drive south from their snowbound college to the mobbed beaches of Fort Lauder...

Director : Henry Levin
Cast : Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Paula Prentiss, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, Connie Francis, Frank Gorshin, Chill Wills, Barbara Nichols

A League of Their Own (1992)
PG Comedy Drama Sport War Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Insecurity Illiteracy Alcoholism, Functional Depression, Situational Limp From Injury

During World War II, the owners of baseball teams, not wanting the sport to be dormant indefinitely, decide to form teams with women. A scout passes t...

Director : Penny Marshall
Cast : Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, David Straitham, Garry Marshall, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Bill Pullman

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

The Right Stuff (1983)
PG Action Adventure Drama Epic History
Marital Separation Stuttering/Stammering Grandiose Behavior Disorder Depression, Situational Panic Attacks

The story of the U.S. Space program begins in the 1950's in a Nevada desert where pilots live under isolated, limited circumstances testing new aircra...

Director : Philip Kaufman
Cast : Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Levon Hlem, Mary Jo Deschanel, Jeff Goldblum, Scott Wilson, Kathy Baker, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Hershey, Veronica Cartwright, Kim Stanley

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R Drama War Biography Based on True Events Inspirational
Substance Abuse Death, Sudden Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Depression, Situational Prostitution Parapalegia Mobility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcohol Abuse

In the mid 1960s, a patriotic, suburban teenager Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines to fulfill his American duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he ...

Director : Oliver Stone
Cast : Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

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

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,

The Descendents (2011)
R Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Comatose Living Wills Enabling Depression, Situational Caregiving

Matt, a native Hawaiian lawyer, finds his world shattering when a boating accident leaves his wife comatose. The complications mount to include her wi...

Director : Alexander Payne
Cast : George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Beau Bridges

Speak (2004)
PG-13 Drama
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Rape Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression, Situational

Melinda Sordino arrives at high school feeling depressed and alone. Her classmates call her the "squealer", because she contacted the police during a ...

Director : Jessica Sharzer
Cast : Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Perkins, Dick Hagerman, Allison Siko

American Sniper (2014)
R Action Thriller War Biography Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Survivor Guilt Insanity Depression, Situational

Chris was Texan rodeo rider who wanted to become a cowboy, but realized in his thirties that this was just an idea that was going no where. An expert ...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

What Lies Beneath (2000)
PG-13 Drama Horror Mystery Thriller
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Lacunar Amnesia Depression, Situational

Norman, a noted research scientist in academia, is concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who hasn't been herself since she was i...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto, James Remar

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

Laurel Canyon (2002)
R Drama Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age Erotica
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Commitment Phobia Sexual Dissatisfaction Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Insecurity Anxiety Alcohol Abuse Abuse, Emotional Sexual Dysfunction Adultery Promiscuity Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Addiction, Sex Depression, Situational Denial Voyeurism

Newly graduated Psychiatrist, Sam and his fiancee, Alex leave the confines of a rigid Harvard life for Sam's residency in Los Angeles. Sam has avoided...

Director : Lisa Cholodenko
Cast : Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Alessandro Nivola, Natascha McElhone

Words and Pictures (2013)
PG-13 Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Sexual Harassment, Female Rhumetoid Arthritis Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Single Parenting Oppositional Defiant Disorder Depression, Situational Denial Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

In a private school in Maine, Jack is the outspoken, alcoholic English teacher is prone to competitive word games on lunch breaks with colleagues. Din...

Director : Fred Schepisi
Cast : Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison, Navid Negahban, Any Brenneman, Valerie Tian

Born Yesterday (1950)
APPROVED Comedy Romance
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Verbal Enabling Abuse, Physical Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Depression, Situational Abuse, Emotional

In 1950, an abusive junkyard tycoon named Harry descends upon Washington D.C. attempting to buy off s few congressmen. He brings along, Billie, his mi...

Director : George Cukor
Cast : Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Divorce Same Sex Parenting Artificial Insemination Adultery Single Parenting Depression, Situational

Frances is a noted San Francisco book reviewer and author stunned to find out her husband has filed for divorce to marry a woman with whom he's been ...

Director : Audrey Wells
Cast : Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova

Summer of '42 (1971)
R Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Death of Spouse Depression, Situational Virginity, Male

During the summer of 1942, as WWII rages, a teenage Hermie summers on Nantucket Island with his pals Oscy and Benji. Herman meets Dorothy, a wistfull...

Director : Robert Mulligan
Cast : Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Safe Passage (1994)
PG-13 Drama Military Dark Comedy Based On Novel
Temporary Blindness Depression, Situational

In 1993, in a suburban New Jersey town, Maggie, the mother of seven boys awakens from a dream that one of them is in trouble. With only one son left a...

Director : Robert Allan Ackerman
Cast : Susan Sarandon, Nick Stahl, Sam Shepard, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Sean Leonard, Sean Astin

Penny Serenade (1941)
NOT RATED Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Anxiety Adoption Survivor Guilt Death of Child Miscarriage Depression, Situational Denial Infertility

In 1941, Julie prepares to leave her loving but financially irresponsible husband, Roger. Before leaving, she goes through her scrapbook and begins to...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
Drama History Foreign Biography Based on True Events
Schizophrenia Psychosis Insanity Depression, Situational Paranoia

In 1915, in the south of France, Camille, the sister of Christian mystic Paul Claudel, and the former protege and mistress of renowned sculptor, Augus...

Director : Bruno Dumont
Cast : Juliette Binoche, Robert Leroy, Jean-Luc Vincent, Marion Keller

Frankie and Johnny (1991)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Infertility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Promiscuity Abuse, Physical Chronic Depression Epilepsy Depression, Situational Abuse, Sex

Upon his release from his jail for writing bad checks, Johnny is hired as a short order cook in a diner after mastering his cooking skills in jail. It...

Director : Garry Marshall
Cast : Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane

Love on a Diet (2001)
Comedy Romance
Weight Challenged Eating Disorders Depression, Situational Body Image

Mimi Mo is an exchange student sent to Japan. She meets and falls in love with a budding pianist, Kurokawa. Kurokawa leaves to study music in the Uni...

Director : Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Cast : Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Rikiya Kurokawa, Asuka Higuchi

On the Edge (2001)
R Drama
Mental Health Facilities Alcoholism Suicidal Depression, Situational

After the death of his alcoholic father, Jonathan steals his ashes and drives them off a cliff in an attempted suicide, but he survives. He starts thr...

Director : John Carney
Cast : Martin Carney, Paul Hickey, Camille O'Sullivan, Cillian Murphy

Ordinary People (1980)
R Drama Romance
Suicidal Enabling Death, Sudden Survivor Guilt Death of Child Depression, Situational Denial Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Death of Sibling Abuse, Emotional

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of their other son. Conrad has survival guilt to the extent of a suicide...

Director : Robert Redford
Cast : Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Ice Castles (1978)
PG Drama Romance Sport Original Version
Head Injury Brain Injury Blindness Depression, Situational

A pair of teenagers have dreams. She wants to be a figure skating champion and he wants to play professional ice hockey. They are in love and on top o...

Director : Donald Wrye
Cast : Robby Benson, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Colleen Dewhurst, Tom Skerritt

The Rewrite (2014)
PG Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Divorce Alcohol Abuse Promiscuity Alcohol Poisening Writer's Block Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Depression, Situational

After lengthy writer's block causes him to drink too much, lose his wife to his producer, become estranged from his son, and face financial collapse, ...

Director : Marc Lawrence
Cast : Hugh Grant, J.K. Simmons, Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Chris Elliottt, Bella Heathcote, Caroline Aaron, Olivia Luccardi

Brooklyn (2015)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Death of Sibling Abuse, Emotional Virginity, Female Repression Depression, Situational Survivor Guilt Passive Aggressive Behavior

In the 1950's, Eilis, a young woman from Ireland, who is sponsored by a priest, leaves her village and travels alone to Brooklyn where a job and board...

Director : John Crowley
Cast : Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Julie Waters, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Michael Zegen,

Boynton Beach Club (2005)
R Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
HIV infected Death of Spouse Death of Child Cancer Depression, Situational

Lois, Harry, Marilyn ,Sandy and Jack haven't connected yet, but they all live in the same "Active Adult" community in Boynton Beach, Florida. Their li...

Director : Susan Seidelman
Cast : Brenda Vaccaro, Dyan Cannon, Len Cariou, Joseph Bologna

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

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

Chocolat (2000)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Suspense
Diabetes Depression, Situational Denial Domestic Violence Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Kleptomania/Shoplifting

In the late 1950's, a beautiful and mysterious single mother, Vianne, and her six-year-old daughter move to a village in rural France. They create a s...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aurelien Parent Koenig, Antonio Gil

Kelly & Cal (2014)
R Comedy Drama Coming of Age
Mobility Spinal Cord Injury Adultery Postpartum Depression Depression, Situational Sexual Dissatisfaction

Though unaware of it, six weeks after Kelly gives birth to her first child, she is suffering from mild postpartum depression. She feels disconnected f...

Director : Jen McGowan
Cast : Juliette Lewis, Jonny Weston, Josh Hopkins, Cybill Shepherd, Margaret Colin

Something's Gotta Give (2003)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Panic Attacks Heart Attack Commitment Phobia Stress Sexuality Menopause Single Parenting Depression, Situational Divorce Anxiety Blended Families

Harry is a famous bachelor known to never date women over thirty. Marin, his latest girlfriend, brings him to a her mother's East Hampton home for the...

Director : Nancy Meyers
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet

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

Ikiru (1952)
NOT RATED Drama Foreign
Cancer Depression, Situational

Kanji is a longtime city bureaucrat who, along with the rest of his office, spends his entire working life doing nothing with any consequence. He lear...

Director : Akira Kurosawa
Cast : Takashi Shimura, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki

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

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Distant Location
Asperger's Syndrome Death, Sudden Avoidant Personality Disorder Sexual Dissatisfaction Survivor Guilt Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Denial

A visionary sheik believes in his passion for salmon fishing and decides to bring the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no ex...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Rachael Stirling, Tom Mison

The Beaver (2011)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Enabling Passive Aggressive Behavior Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Genetically Predisposed Death of Sibling Anxiety Alcohol Abuse Substance Overdose Suicidal Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Depression, Situational Suicide Amputation Prosthetics Self-Inflicted Wounds Depression, Situational Denial Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical

Walter, the CEO of a toy company, is a clinically depressed man who, after trying everything to change his condition, finally begins to sleep all day....

Director : Jodie Foster
Cast : Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin, Cherry Jones

Song One (2014)
PG-13 Drama Romance Music
Depression, Situational Comatose

After being absent from her family in Brooklyn, Franny returns home after an accident leaves her brother, a musician, comatose. In an effort to assuag...

Director : Kate Barker-Froyland
Cast : Anne Hathaway, Mary Steenburgen, Johnny Flynn, Li Jun Li

Normal (2003)
Drama
Anxiety Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Transgenderism Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Gender Identity Disorder Sexual Dissatisfaction Depression, Situational

A midwestern factory worker, Roy, faints after celebrating his twenty-five years of marriage to Irma, among the fellow citizens in their community. Th...

Director : Jane Anderson
Cast : Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Lange, Clancy Brown

The Wrong Man (1956)
APPROVED Crime Drama Film-Noir Psychological
Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Depression, Situational

Musician Manny Balestrero needs money to pay for a dental procedure for his wife, Rose. When he tries to borrow money from their insurance policy, som...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone

Michael Clayton (2007)
R Crime Drama Mystery
Addiction, Substance Panic Attacks Narcissistic Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Depression, Situational Addiction, Gambling Alcoholism Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Anxiety Depression, Situational Suicide

Former prosecutor, Michael, has been employed at the corporate law firm of Kenner, Bach and Ledeen for fifteen years, where he now realizes he will ne...

Director : Tony Gilroy
Cast : George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Michael O'Keefe, Sydney Pollack, Danielle Skraastad

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

Fly Away (2011)
Comedy Drama Family Coming of Age
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Abuse, Physical Panic Attacks Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Single Parenting Depression, Situational Denial Divorce Anxiety

Two weeks in the life of Jeanne, a divorced, single mother growing increasingly overwhelmed with raising her sixteen-year-old daughter. Mandy is autis...

Director : Janet Grillo
Cast : Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, J. R. Bourne, Greg Germann, Denise Dowse