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

Movies With Disfigurement

The Elephant Man (1980)
PG Drama Biography Based on True Events
Disfigurement Club Foot Rape Little People/People of Small Stature Depression Body Image Abuse,Child Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical

John Merrick was born disfigured with Neurofibromatosis. He grew up to be used and abused in carnival acts for years in Victorian England before final...

Director : David Lynch
Cast : Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

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

Butterbox Babies (1995)
NR Drama Based on True Events
Death, Sudden Unexpected Pregnancy Disfigurement Passive Aggressive Behavior Death of Child Single Parenting Denial Abuse,Child Infertility Adoption

The true story of a couple that ran an illegal adoption ring out of a home for unwed mothers in Nova Scotia, from the 1928 through the 1945, that was ...

Director : Don McBrearty
Cast : Susan Clark, Peter MacNeill, Catherine Fitch, Michael Riley

Mask (1985)
R Drama Biography
Lionitis Caregiving Single Parenting Disfigurement Craniodiaphyseal Dysplasia

Rocky is a teenager with Craniodiasphyseal dyplasia or lionitis, which causes deformities of the head. He has outlived his life expectancy and expecte...

Director : Peter Bogdanovich
Cast : Cher, Sam Elliott, Eric Stoltz, Estelle Getty

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
R Crime Drama Based on True Events Film-Noir
Substance Abuse Impotency Polio Misogyny Disfigurement Deafness Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Abortion, Illegal Suicidal Promiscuity Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Scoliosis Rape Masochism Addiction, Sex Body Image Commitment Phobia Limp From Injury Domestic Violence

Theresa grew up in a strict Irish Catholic family in the 1960's. She was left with the psychological and physical scars from childhood polio, surgery,...

Director : Richard Brooks
Cast : Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Tom Berenger, Richard Kiley

Nightmare Alley (1947)
NR Drama Film-Noir Psychological
Alcoholism People of Small Stature/Little People Blindness Weight Challenged Disfigurement Siamese Twins

Ambitious Stan works in a sideshow as carnival barker and assistant to the mentalist Zeena, married to the alcoholic Pete. Zeena and Pete developed a ...

Director : Edmund Goulding
Cast : Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes, MIke Mazurki

Of Human Bondage (1964)
APPROVED Drama Romance
Abuse, Psychological Enabling Disfigurement Club Foot Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Death of Child Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) Abuse, Sex Tuberculosis Abuse, Verbal Promiscuity

In 1930's London, an artistic medical student named Philip self-conscious about his club foot. He meets a callous waitress named Mildred and falls int...

Director : Ken Hughes, Henry Hathaway, Bryan Forbes
Cast : Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, Robert Morley, Siobhan McKenna

Ethan Frome (1993)
PG Drama Romance
Limp/Antalgic Gait Hypochondria Orphaned Invalid Disfigurement

In 1911 Massachusetts, Ethan, a poor, lonely farmer lives with his chronically ill tempered hypochondriac of a wife, Zeena. As her caregiver he has li...

Director : John Madden
Cast : Liam Neeson, Joan Allen, Patricia Arquette, Gil Rood, Tate Donovan, Stephen Mendillo

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
N/A Drama Horror Suspense Thriller
Stem Cell Research People of Small Stature/Little People Blindness Temporary Speech Loss Depression Disfigurement Mute

When Dr. Praetorious offers a toast to Dr. Frankenstein, he believes it's about his upcoming marriage, but it's actually about a different kind of pro...

Director : James Whale
Cast : Boris Karloff, Elsa Lancaster, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger, Valerie Hobson

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

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

Combat Shock (1984)
R Drama Horror Thriller War
Substance Abuse Disfigurement Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A day in the life of Frankie, a returning war veteran with no money, a miserable marriage to a woman who no longer knows, and a baby born with severe ...

Director : Buddy Giovinazzo
Cast : Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio, Asaph Livni

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
R Action Adventure Comedy Crime Drama Dark Comedy
Disfigurement Club Foot Abuse, Physical

In the 1930's, somewhere in a fictional part of Europe, Gustave, a legendary concierge at the once famous Grand Budapest Hotel befriends a new lobby b...

Director : Wes Anderson
Cast : Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Saoirise Ronan, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum

Frankenstein (1931)
Seizures/Convulsions Disfigurement Epilepsy

Obsessed scientist Dr. Frankenstein attempts to create a human by assembling the body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal assistant, Fritz, Fran...

Director : James Whale
Cast : Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff

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

Freaks (1932)
NR Drama History Horror Romance Suspense
Weight Challenged Enabling Disfigurement Amputation Siamese Twins Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Little People/People of Small Stature Denial

A circus trapeze artist, Cleopatra, takes an interest in Hans, a man of small stature who works with her in the circus, to use him. She is the show's ...

Director : Tod Browning
Cast : Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Of Human Bondage (1934)
NR Drama Romance
Abuse, Verbal Enabling Disfigurement Club Foot Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Death of Child Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) Abuse, Sex Tuberculosis

In 1930's London, an artistic medical student named Philip self-conscious about his club foot. He meets a callous waitress named Mildred and falls int...

Director : John Cromwell
Cast : Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Frances Dee, Kay Johnson

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
PG-13 Drama Musical Romance

In 1870 Paris Cristine Daae, a young soprano, has a unconventional relationship with the otherwise secretive and unknown, Phantom of the Opera. Meanwh...

Director : Joel Schumacher
Cast : Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson

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

Ryan's Daughter (1970)
R Drama Romance
Limp/Antalgic Gait Enabling Disfigurement Sexual Dissatisfaction Mute Lipreading/Speechreading Caregiving Single Parenting Deafness Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

World War I may seem far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula, but the rivalry between the English and Irish is not, especially when reckless and newl...

Director : David Lean
Cast : Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Trevor Howard, Christopher Jones, John Mills

Birdy (1984)
R Drama War Military
Disfigurement Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Comatose

Al and Birdy became friends in high school despite their different personalities. Al is a popular and athletic extrovert and Birdy is a antisocial int...

Director : Alan Parker
Cast : Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron