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

Movies With Learned Helplessness

Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
NR Comedy Drama Romance
Abortion, Illegal Enabling Unexpected Pregnancy Panic Attacks Learned Helplessness Commitment Phobia Narcissistic Personality Disorder Inferiority Complex Anxiety Abuse, Emotional

Angie Rossini, a Macy's sales girl, is the only sister in a claustrophobic apartment that includes her controlling mother and over-possessive brothers...

Director : Robert Mulligan
Cast : Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Tom Bosley, Harvey Lembeck

Notorious (1946)
NR Drama Mystery Romance Film-Noir Psychological
Gaslighting Alcoholism Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial Learned Helplessness

Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., Alicia escapes her complex feelings about her love of the United States, h...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Suspicion (1941)
NOT RATED Mystery Thriller Film-Noir Psychological
Gaslighting Insecurity Enabling Denial Addiction, Gambling Learned Helplessness Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Charming Johnnie Aysgarth woos wealthy but shy Lina McLaidlaw, who runs away with him despite the warnings of her disapproving father. After their mar...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

Marty (1955)
NR Drama Romance
Social Anxiety Disorder Weight Challenged Enabling Learned Helplessness Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Attachment Disorder Asocial Behavior Wendy Syndrome Inferiority Complex Abuse, Emotional

In 1955 Bronx, New York thirty-four-year Marty is the last of six children, unmarried and living at home with a controlling mother. After being goaded...

Director : Delbert Mann
Cast : Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Jerry Paris, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli, Joe Mantell, Karen Steele