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

Movies With Illegitimacy

City Island (2009)
PG-13 Comedy
Voyeurism Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Sexual Confusion Scapegoat Identity Feederism Illegitimacy Depression Denial Insecurity Incest Blended Families Adultery Weight Challenged Stress

The Rizzo family lives In City Island, Bronx, New York and every member of it harbors a secret. Vince, a prison guard longs to become an actor and sec...

Director : Raymond De Felitta
Cast : Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer, Alan Arkin, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Ezra Miller

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

Peyton Place (1957)
G Drama Romance Courtroom Drama Based On Novel
Virginity, Female Sexuality Attachment Disorder Virginity, Male Alcoholism Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Incest Adultery Abortion, Illegal Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide Stress Rape Illegitimacy Denial Frigidity Domestic Violence Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Miscarriage Asocial Behavior

In 1942, Peyton Place, New Hampshire hypocritical adults try to pass off their questionable standards to the next generation with no success. Each fam...

Director : Mark Robson
Cast : Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Diane Varsi, Hope Lange, Russ Tamblyn, Terry Moore, David Nelson, Betty Field, Mildred Dunnock, Lorne Greene, Barry Coe, Leon Ames, Erin O'Brien-Moore

The Last King of Scotland (2006)
R Drama History Biography
Adultery Abortion, Illegal Insanity Illegitimacy Abuse, Physical Psychosis Epilepsy

In 1970's Uganda, an idealistic Scottish doctor named NIcholas arrives to assist a rural hospital. Once there, he meets the new President, Idi Amin, w...

Director : Kevin Macdonald
Cast : Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson

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

Beyond the Sea (2004)
PG-13 Drama Biography Music Dance
Rheumatic Fever Adoption Incest Blended Families Unexpected Pregnancy Chronic Heart Condition Anorexia Nervosa Illegitimacy Abuse, Sex

Spanning 1936 to 1973, Bobby Darin reflects on how his childhood rheumatic fever, which caused permanent heart damage and the prediction of his death ...

Director : Kevin Spacey
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scaachi, Caroline Aaron

Serena (2014)
R Action Crime Drama History Romance Senior Interest Based On Novel
Stillbirth Postpartum Depression Sociopathy Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Illegitimacy Infertility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Sibling Orphaned Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Amputation Survivor Guilt

In 1930's Depression-era North Carolina, the fate of the Pumberton timber empire hangs as it faces a buyout at a huge loss so the Smoky Mountains loca...

Director : Susanne Bier
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones

Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
N/A Comedy Crime Drama Romance Senior Interest Holiday
Blindness Unexpected Pregnancy Chronic Heart Condition Amputation American Sign Language Mute Lipreading/Speechreading Single Parenting Little People/People of Small Stature Illegitimacy Deafness Alcoholism

1920's prohibition beggar, Apple Annie, is a well known fixture on Manhattan's Broadway. Especially by bootlegger Dave the Dude, who's convinced her a...

Director : Frank Capra
Cast : Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Mickey Shaughnessy, Sheldon Leonard

The Playboys (1992)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Alcoholism Illegitimacy Denial Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide Alcoholic, Recovering

In the late 1950's Ireland, a young woman named Tara scandalizes her tiny,Catholic village by having a baby out of wedlock and refusing to name the fa...

Director : Gillies MacKinnon
Cast : Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn, Robin Wright, Milo O'Shea

Picnic (1955)
PG Drama Romance Based on a Play
Virginity, Female Arranged Marriage Repression Panic Attacks Commitment Phobia Alcoholism, Functional Single Parenting Oppositional Defiant Disorder Illegitimacy Abuse,Child Alcoholism Insecurity Alcohol Abuse Sexual Harassment, Female

Over one weekend in a small Kansas town in 1955, Hal, raised with abuse by an alcoholic single father and then a football scholarship hero who dropped...

Director : Joshua Logan
Cast : William Holden, Kim Novak, Cliff Robertson, Rosalind Russell, Susan Strasberg, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
R Drama Romance Military
Alcoholism Abuse, Verbal Single Parenting Illegitimacy Abuse, Physical Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide

After Zack's mother dies, he's raised by an absent, alcoholic father in the Navy. To escape his situation he has signed up for Navy Aviation Officer C...

Director : Taylor Hackford
Cast : Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gosset, Jr.,David Keith, Robert Loggia

Postcards from the Edge (1990)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Rehabilitation Facility Recovering Substance Abuser Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide Alcoholic, Recovering Illegitimacy Denial Alcoholism

Substance-addicted Hollywood royalty and actress, Suzanne Vale is out of control. After a stay in rehab, the director of her next film insists, as a c...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

1900 (1976)
R Drama
Illegitimacy Alcohol Poisening Epilepsy

This movie is about two childhood friends in northern Italy during the early 1900's. Alfredo, born to a wealthy family of privilege and, Olmo, is an i...

Director : Bernardo Bertolucci
Cast : Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Comedy Drama Romance
Illiteracy Blended Families Enabling Commitment Phobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Illegitimacy Prostitution Adoption

Toward the end of WW II in Italy, bombing forces everyone in a brothel to flee for safety. A vain, bemused businessman named Domenico, hears a fright...

Director : Vittorio De Sica
Cast : Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi, Tecla Scarano

Saratoga Trunk (1945)
NR Action Drama History Romance
Abuse, Emotional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Suicidal Little People/People of Small Stature Illegitimacy Unexpected Pregnancy

After being exiled to Paris for being the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy New Orleans family, Clio Dulaine's mother accidentally kills her father w...

Director : Sam Wood
Cast : Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin

Mother and Child (2009)
R Drama Mystery Romance Suspense
Antisocial Personality Disorder Death of Parent Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Attachment Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Illegitimacy Infertility Adoption

Forty years ago a fourteen year old lost her virginity, got pregnant, and gave her baby up for adoption. Fast-forward to three very different women, e...

Director : Rodrigo García
Cast : Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Cherry Jones, Shareeka Epps, David Morse, Amy Brenneman, David Ramsey, Alexandria M. Salling, Connor Kramme, Annette Bening, Eileen Ryan

Grandma (2015)
Comedy Drama Romance Roadtrip
Death of Spouse Single Parenting Illegitimacy Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Sexuality

Self-described misanthrope and grandmother, Elle, is also a lesbian poet coping with financial problems, the insecurity of a lost career, and the rece...

Director : Paul Weitz
Cast : Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Sam Elliott, Judy Greer, Elizabeth Pena