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

Movies With Mobility

This curated site has a comprehensive, ongoing, dynamic list of movies about mobility issues that includes films with amputation, polio, cerebral palsy, club foot, antalgic gait/limp, limp from injury, multiple sclerosis, neck injury, paralysis, paraplegia, prosthetics, quadriplegia, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, spinal for injury, wheelchair assisted, knee injuries, sports related injury and many others.

You're Not You (2014)
R Drama
Mobility Marital Separation ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Kate was a classical pianist who now has ALS. Bec is an irresponsible college student. Yet, when Bec takes a job assisting Kate, just as her marriage ...

Director : George C. Wolfe
Cast : Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, Stephanie Beatriz

Words and Pictures (2013)
PG-13 Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Sexual Harassment, Female Rhumetoid Arthritis Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Single Parenting Oppositional Defiant Disorder Depression, Situational Denial Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

In a private school in Maine, Jack is the outspoken, alcoholic English teacher is prone to competitive word games on lunch breaks with colleagues. Din...

Director : Fred Schepisi
Cast : Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison, Navid Negahban, Any Brenneman, Valerie Tian

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

Kelly & Cal (2014)
R Comedy Drama Coming of Age
Mobility Spinal Cord Injury Adultery Postpartum Depression Depression, Situational Sexual Dissatisfaction

Though unaware of it, six weeks after Kelly gives birth to her first child, she is suffering from mild postpartum depression. She feels disconnected f...

Director : Jen McGowan
Cast : Juliette Lewis, Jonny Weston, Josh Hopkins, Cybill Shepherd, Margaret Colin

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
R Comedy Drama History Biography
Mobility Polio Insecurity Adultery Enabling Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

In 1930s Hudson Valley, New York Margaret "Daisy" Suckley is purposely reacquainted with her distant cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to serv...

Director : Roger Michell
Cast : Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman

Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
R Comedy Drama
Mobility Cerebral Palsy Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Caregiving

In Dublin, Rory O'Shea is a rebel. While living at Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, he affects the lives of all the residents and is the ...

Director : Damien O'Donnell
Cast : Steven Robertson, Alan King, Brenda Fricker, Ruth McCabe

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Virginity, Female Amputation American Sign Language Lipreading/Speechreading Caregiving Lung Cancer Deafness Mobility Developmental Delays Alcoholism

John, a man who is deaf and mute, tries to help the people around him. He rents a bedroom in a small Southern town to be closer to his friend Spiros, ...

Director : Robert Ellis Miller
Cast : Alan Arkin, Chuck McCann, Peter Mamakos, John O'Leary

Regarding Henry (1991)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Mobility Head Injury Anxiety Retrograde Amnesia Adultery Diabetes

Henry is an affluent Manhattan lawyer who survives a neighborhood shooting only to find that once he recovers not only can he not recall memories, but...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Michael Haley, Stanley Swerdlow

The Deer Hunter (1978)
R Drama War Military
Mobility Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insanity Unexpected Pregnancy Amputation Domestic Violence

Michael, Steve, Stan, and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who have enlisted in the Vietnam War. Before they depart, they go on one la...

Director : Michael Cimino
Cast : Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken

Porgy and Bess (1959)
N/A Drama Musical Romance
Substance Abuse Mobility Abuse, Sex

In 1912, in the fishing village of Catfish Row, South Carolina, lives Bess, a woman with a past that haunts her and a present that's worse. When she t...

Director : Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian
Cast : Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Ondine (2009)
PG-13 Crime Drama Family Mystery Romance Suspense
Mobility Alcoholism Dialysis Single Parenting Kidney Condition Alcoholism, Reformed

On Ireland's coast, Syracuse is a divorced fisherman who has stopped drinking. His precocious daughter Annie is in a wheelchair due to her failing kid...

Director : Neil Jordan
Cast : Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

No Way Out (1950)
NR Action Crime Drama Film-Noir Psychological
Mobility Alcohol Abuse Brain Tumor Abuse, Verbal Deafness Abuse, Physical Mute

After John and Ray Biddle are shot while robbing a gas station, they're taken to the prison ward of the County Hospital. Ray, a rabid racist, wants no...

Director : Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast : Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Stephen McNally, Harry Bellaver, Amanda Randolph

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

My Left Foot (1989)
R Drama Biography
Mobility Cerebral Palsy Alcoholism Caregiving Enabling

In 1932, poverty stricken Dublin, Ireland no one expects much from Christy Brown. As one of the thirteen surviving children his mother delivered, ther...

Director : Jim Sheridan
Cast : Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Hugh O'Connor, Kirsten Sheridan

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
N/A Crime Drama Mystery Suspense Thriller Film-Noir
Wendy Syndrome Mobility Narcissistic Personality Disorder Psychosomatic Symptoms Panic Attacks Invalid

In the 1940's, Leona is the pampered daughter of a wealthy man. Though she has her pick of suitors, she falls for a handsome man without wealth, conne...

Director : Anatole Litvak
Cast : Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
N/A Crime Drama Mystery Film-Noir Based On Novel
Substance Abuse Gifted and Talented Enabling Caregiving Addiction, Withdrawal Psychosomatic Symptoms Parapalegia Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Substance Overdose Abuse, Physical Paralysis Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In 1955, an illegal card dealer and heroin addict named Frankie returns from prison determined to stay clean and employed playing the drums, which he ...

Director : Otto Preminger
Cast : Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang,Darren McGavin, Robert Strauss, John Conte

A Good Marriage (2014)
R Mystery Thriller
Mobility Spinal Cord Injury Limp From Injury Dissociative Identity Disorder

Right after celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary, and directly before their only daughter's wedding, a wife finds solid evidence connecting her...

Director : Peter Askin
Cast : Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephen Lang, Cara Buono, Kristen Connolly

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R Drama War Biography Based on True Events Inspirational
Substance Abuse Death, Sudden Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Depression, Situational Prostitution Parapalegia Mobility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcohol Abuse

In the mid 1960s, a patriotic, suburban teenager Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines to fulfill his American duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he ...

Director : Oliver Stone
Cast : Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Labor Day (2013)
PG-13 Drama Romance Coming of Age Based On Novel
Death of Spouse Stillbirth Postpartum Depression Agoraphobia Chronic Depression Miscarriage Mobility Cerebral Palsy Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Blended Families Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Abuse,Child

In the rural town of Holten Mills, New Hampshire in 1987 at the start of the long Labor Day weekend, a severely depressed mother, Adele, with a thirte...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Brooke Smith

Garden State (2004)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Mobility Developmental Delays Addiction, Substance Epilepsy Bipolar Disorder Learning Disabilities

After many years away, television actor Andrew returns to his small home town in New Jersey to attend his mother's funeral. There he is confronted by ...

Director : Zach Braff
Cast : Zach Braff, Kenneth Graymez, George C. Wolfe, Austin Lysy

St. Vincent (2014)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Military Senior Interest Inspirational
Death of Spouse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease Memory, Short Term Single Parenting Memory, Long Term Addiction, Gambling Prostitution Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Unexpected Pregnancy Stroke

Vincent is a gambling, alcoholic Vietnam veteran with PTSD who owns a run down house in Brooklyn. What money he does have is used to pay for his belov...

Director : Theodore Melfi
Cast : Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd

Coming Home (1978)
R Drama Romance War
Parapalegia Mobility Spinal Cord Injury Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression, Situational Suicide Attachment Disorder

The wife of Bob Hyde, a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally, volunteers at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets a high school cl...

Director : Hal Ashby
Cast : Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine

Khoobsurat (2014)
Comedy Romance
Parapalegia Mobility Comatose Survivor Guilt Death of Child

Dr. Mili Chakravarty is a middle class physiotherapist from Delhi. Having come to the aid of a famous athlete, she has achieved recent fame in her fie...

Director : Shashanka Ghosh
Cast : Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Ashok Banthia, Rishabh Chaddha

Frida (2002)
R Drama Romance Biography
Mobility Alcoholism Sexuality Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Amputation

At eighteen, Frida was hit by a pole and sustained permanent injuries as one of the passengers in the collision of two trolley cars. To take her mind ...

Director : Julie Taymor
Cast : Salma Hayek, Mía Maestro, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas

Notting Hill (1999)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Divorce Weight Challenged Eating Disorders Abuse, Physical Depression Parapalegia Mobility Infertility

It's surreal for William, the depressed, divorced, owner of a failing Notting Hill bookstore when Anna Scott, the world's most popular actress, enters...

Director : Roger Michell
Cast : Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfuss, Rhys Ifans, Tim McInnerny,Gina McKee, Alec Baldwin, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans

The Unfinished Song (2001)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Mobility Death of Spouse Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Cancer

Arthur is a moody, predictable man not particularly liked by anyone except his wife, Marion, whom he adores. He rarely sees his son or grandchild and ...

Director : Paul Andrew Williams
Cast : Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp, Christopher Eccleston, Anne Reid, Gemma Arterton

Cake (2014)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Suicidal Promiscuity Delusional Depression, Situational Suicide Death of Child Caregiving Mobility GroupTherapy

In southern California, a physically and emotionally scarred woman named Claire is kicked out of he chronic pain support group after offering a sarcas...

Director : Daniel Barnz
Cast : Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Chris Messina, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy

In Her Shoes (2005)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Dyslexia Weight Challenged Suicidal Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Bipolar Disorder Depression, Situational Mobility

Two sisters share the same shoe size and traumatic childhood due to their mother's early death. The elder, Rose, is a lonely, responsible Philadelphia...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Mark Feurstein, Shirley MacLaine, Ken Howard, Candice Azzara,Norman Lloyd, Francine Beers, Brooke Smith

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
APPROVED Drama Family Fantasy Romance Holiday
Parapalegia Mobility Suicidal Death of Parent Heart Attack Chronic Depression Hearing Loss Alcoholism, Functional

A very good, depressed family man named George faces financial ruin on Christmas Eve. Reflecting on the he's led stuck in Bedford Falls, because he co...

Director : Frank Capra
Cast : James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Distant Location
Enabling Chronic Heart Condition Sexual Dissatisfaction Prosthetics Hip Replacement Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial Mobility Insecurity Anxiety

Seven Brits, respond to an ad for inexpensive, but luxurious retirement accommodations for seniors in Jaipur, India: Evelyn, seeks employment; Graham ...

Director : John Madden
Cast : Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Tena Desae, Diana Hardcastle

Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Drama History Romance Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Polio Abuse, Psychological Respiratory Failure Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Sexual Confusion Narcissistic Personality Disorder Mobility Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Adultery Death of Parent Heart Attack Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Denial Abuse,Child

From Eleanor and Franklin's meeting as cousins and teenagers in the late 1890's, to their courtship and marriage during their uncle Teddy Roosevelt's ...

Director : Daniel Petrie
Cast : Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Rosemary Murphy, Pamela Franklin

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
APPROVED Crime Drama Suspense Thriller Film-Noir
Mobility Miscarriage Death, Sudden Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Unexpected Pregnancy Paralysis Psychosis

While on a train, writer Richard meets attractive Ellen. She quickly becomes obsessed with Richard and discards her fiancé Russell to be with him. Cau...

Director : John M. Stahl
Cast : Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Daryll Hickman

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Drama History Romance Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Mobility Polio Insecurity Adultery Chronic Respiratory Condition Amputation Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Heart Failure

Beginning with his Washington DC presidential election in 1932, in this second half of a the two-part biopic, Eleanor Roosevelt recalls their lives d...

Director : Daniel Petrie
Cast : Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn