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

Movies With Mental Health Facilities

Under the Piano (1996)
G Drama Family Based on True Events
Mental Health Facilities Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Enabling

Rosetta is the autistic child of Regina, a mother bitter over the possible opera career she feels was denied her due to Rosetta's birth; a fact she ne...

Director : Stefan Scaini
Cast : Amanda Plummer, Megan Follows, Teresa Stratas, James Carroll

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

Sucker Punch (2011)
PG-13 Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller
Mental Health Facilities Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse,Child

A young girl is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather who is permitting a lobotomy on her in five days. Fearful, she retreats to a ...

Director : Zack Snyder
Cast : Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens

The Lost Weekend (1945)
NR Drama Romance
Mental Health Facilities Depression, Situational Suicide Alcoholism

Don, long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and thinks he may be over the worst until his craving returns with a vengeance. In order to avoi...

Director : Billy Wilder
Cast : Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Domestic Violence Passive Aggressive Behavior Hunger Strike Denial Abuse,Child Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Alcohol Abuse Abuse, Verbal

A story set in Louisiana from pre WWII to 2002. It follows four lifelong friends who stage a drastic, long overdue intervention between one of them, V...

Director : Callie Khouri
Cast : Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Gina McKee, Cherry Jones

Two Days, One Night (2014)
PG-13 Drama
Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Nervous Breakdown/Collapse

In a small town in Belgium, Sandra, is hospitalized for clinical depression. During her absence from her job at a small solar-panel factory, her coll...

Director : Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Cast : Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Batiste Sornin

The Butcher Boy (1997)
R Comedy Drama
Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Delusional Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Schizophrenia Abuse, Sex Abuse,Child Alcoholism

Francie is a twelve-year-old boy with a wild imagination who lives in the small town of Clones, Ireland in the early 1960's. He needs imagination to e...

Director : Neil Jordan
Cast : Eamonn Owens, Sean McGinley, Peter Gowen, Alan Boyle

He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002)
PG-13 Crime Mystery Romance Suspense Thriller
Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Suicidal Insanity Delusional Paranoia Erotomania Miscarriage Heart Failure Marital Separation Adultery

Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor Loic. Viewers observe her attempts to meet him, gain his attention, leave his wife, and m...

Director : Laetitia Colombani
Cast : Audrey Tautou, Samuel Le Bihan, Isabelle Carré, Sophie Guillemin

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
NR Drama Romance Inspirational
Mental Health Facilities Dependent Personality Disorder Rehabilitation Facility Enabling Detoxification Alcoholic, Recovering Single Parenting Denial Prostitution Alcoholism Marital Separation Adultery Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In 1962 San Francisco, Joe is a rising public relations man obligated to procure anything a client wants, whether it's an article in a prominent magaz...

Director : Blake Edwards
Cast : Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman

The Road Within (2014)
R Drama Romance Roadtrip Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Mental Health Facilities Germaphobia Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Bulimia Nervosa Tourette Syndrome Narcissistic Personality Disorder Anorexia Nervosa Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Divorce Blended Families Death of Parent

In Nevada, Vincent, a young man with Tourette Syndrome, attends the funeral of his mother, who raised him. Robert, his father, who is running for a lo...

Director : Gren Wells
Cast : Dev Patel, Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Patrick

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R Drama Thriller Science-Fiction
Mental Health Facilities Incest Single Parenting Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Denial Conduct Disorder Abuse, Sex Abuse,Child Asthma

College student Evan experiences headaches so painful that he frequently blacks out. While unconscious, Evan recalls difficult moments in his childhoo...

Director : Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Cast : Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart, Elden Henson

The Idiot (1951)
Seizures/Convulsions Mental Health Facilities Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In post-World War II Japan, veteran Kinji experiences seizures from post-traumatic stress-disorder. After he receives treatment at a mental health hos...

Director : Akira Kurosawa
Cast : Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga

Frances (1982)
R Drama Romance Biography
Mental Health Facilities Schizoid Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Bipolar Disorder

In the late 1930's, Frances Farmer rose to fame from Broadway to Hollywood. First, she is derailed by her ambitious, selfish, and cruel mother. Second...

Director : Graeme Clifford
Cast : Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns

Marvin's Room (1996)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy
Mental Health Facilities Leukemia Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Stroke Commitment Phobia Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Single Parenting Denial Bone Marrow Donor

By 1996, Bessie and Lee are sisters who have been estranged for nearly 20 years due to radically different personalities and life choices. Bessie rema...

Director : Jerry Zaks
Cast : Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

An Angel at My Table (1990)
R Drama Biography Inspirational
Mental Health Facilities Schizophrenia Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

This is the inspiring story of Janet Frame, one of New Zealand’s most distinguished author. It begins with her poverty-stricken childhood, to her misd...

Director : Jane Campion
Cast : Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Shine (1996)
PG-13 Drama Biography Music Based on True Events Inspirational
Mental Health Facilities Abuse, Psychological Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Schizophrenia Stuttering/Stammering Scapegoat Identity Abuse,Child Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Abuse, Emotional

Australian pianist David Helfgott, is a child prodigy who grows up under the traumatic control of an abusive father who uses his children as scapegoat...

Director : Scott Hicks
Cast : Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Chris Haywood

The Snake Pit (1948)
APPROVED Drama Psychological
Mental Health Facilities Schizophrenia Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Delusional

In the 1940's Virginia awakens to find herself in a mental hospital with no memory of her arrival. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize...

Director : Anatole Litvak
Cast : Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm, Betsy Blair

In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)
G Drama
Mental Health Facilities Foster Care Bipolar Disorder

The five Cain children live with their bipolar mother, Callie. When she is committed to an institution, the children are fostered by a loving couple. ...

Director : Michael Ray Rhodes
Cast : Sarah Jessica Parker, Sally Struthers, Lexi Randall, Gary Graham

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

Helen (2009)
R Drama
Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Sexual Confusion Suicidal

Helen has a great friends, an attentive husband, a lovely daughter, and a university teaching job. Then, it feels as if it is all slipping away from h...

Director : Sandra Nettelbeck
Cast : Ashley Judd, Goran Visnjic, Lauren Lee Smith, Alexia Fast

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

Gigli (2003)
R Comedy Crime Romance
Mental Health Facilities Developmental Delays Learning Disabilities Diabetes

Gigli, an inept hitman, is assigned to a job by the mob to kidnap the developmentally delayed brother of a California district attorney. Gigli abducts...

Director : Martin Brest
Cast : Ben Affleck, Terry Camilleri, David Backus, Lenny Venito

Mania Days (2015)
Comedy Drama Romance
Mental Health Facilities Divorce Enabling Delusional Unexpected Pregnancy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder

Carla and Marco have a lot in common. They are both creative writers looking for a muse. They are also two people admitted to the same hospital for bi...

Director : Paul Dalio
Cast : Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne

Mad Love (1995)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Mental Health Facilities Suicidal Bipolar Disorder

Casey is a new and unusual girl in Matt's high school and he is soon in love. Casey is, in fact, so exciting and reckless that her parents check her i...

Director : Antonia Bird
Cast : Chris O'Donnell, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard, Joan Allen, Liev Schrieber, Richard Chaim

David's Mother (1994)
G Drama Family Romance
Mental Health Facilities Caregiving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since his father left years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging...

Director : Robert Allan Ackerman
Cast : Kirstie Alley, Sam Waterston, Stockard Channing, Michael A. Goorjian

The Fire Within (1963)
Mental Health Facilities Alcoholism Nervous Breakdown/Collapse

Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because for his alcoholism. Although he is still depressed, he leaves the hospital t...

Director : Louis Malle
Cast : Maurice Ronet, Léna Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps

Valley of the Dolls (1967)
PG-13 Drama Romance Music
Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Addiction, Substance Adultery Abortion, Illegal Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide Breast Cancer Alcoholism

Bright, pretty Anne Welles arrives in Manhattan and becomes a secretary at an entertainment law firm. There she falls in love with attorney Lyon Burke...

Director : Mark Robson
Cast : Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward, Lee Grant

Time Out of Mind (2014)
Mental Health Facilities Alcoholism Oppositional Defiant Disorder Delusional

After the tenant of the New York apartment that George squats in is kicked out for the last time, he is homeless and on the streets. After begging, he...

Director : Oren Moverman
Cast : Richard Gere, Jean Malone, Ben Vereen, Kyra Sedgwick, Steve Buscemi, Danielle Brooks, Abigail Savage

Big Sky (2015)
Drama Thriller Roadtrip
Mental Health Facilities Agoraphobia

Hazel suffers from a crippling case of agoraphobia that causes a rift between her and her mother, Dee. Hazel and her mother decide to go on a road tri...

Director : Jorge Michel Grau
Cast : Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgwick, Frank Grillo, Aaron Tveit

Hunger Point (2003)
Mental Health Facilities Weight Challenged Enabling Eating Disorders Body Image Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Obsessed with the idea that having a slender body is the vital to one's being attractive, controlling mother, Marsha Hunter, forces her two daughters ...

Director : Joan Micklin Silver
Cast : Barbara Hershey, Christina Hendricks, Susan May Pratt, Jeremy Akerman