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

Movies With Illiteracy

Benny & Joon (1993)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Wendy Syndrome Developmental Delays Illiteracy Learning Disabilities Enabling Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Since their parents died when he was sixteen and she was eleven, Benny, a car mechanic has shared the family home with his schizophrenic sister, Joon,...

Director : Jeremiah S. Chechik
Cast : Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, Dan Hedaya, William H. Macy, Joe Grifasi, CCH Pounder

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

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
PG Comedy Drama Senior Interest
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Illiteracy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving

In 1948 Atlanta, after damaging her car, a 73-year-old widow called Miss Daisy must face the fact that she that can no longer drive. Her son hires a b...

Director : Bruce Beresford
Cast : Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Stanley & Iris (1990)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Illiteracy Single Parenting Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Domestic Violence Caregiving

Stanley is a shy man and illiterate short-order cook who lives with his elderly father. Iris is a newly widowed factory worker who has vowed never to ...

Director : Martin Ritt
Cast : Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz, Martha Plimpton

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

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