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

Movies With Passive Aggressive Behavior

Father Goose (1964)
G Action Adventure Comedy Family Romance Suspense War Historical Fiction
Commitment Phobia Passive Aggressive Behavior Alcoholism, Functional Temporary Speech Loss Oppositional Defiant Disorder Denial Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Anxiety

During World War II, Frank, a commander in the Australian Navy, blackmails his American buddy, an alcoholic ex-history professor and confirmed bachelo...

Director : Ralph Nelson
Cast : Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good

One True Thing (1998)
R Drama
Passive Aggressive Behavior Cancer Alcoholism, Functional Denial

When Manhattan journalist Ellen finds her mother Kate has cancer, she accept the request of her father, George, to take a leave of absence and return ...

Director : Carl Franklin
Cast : Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott

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

Phil Spector (2013)
Drama Biography Based on True Events True Crime
Parkinson’s Disease Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Pneumonia

In Los Angeles, 2009, the historic, celebrated yet infamous record producer, Phil Spector, hired Bruce Cutler to defend him when he was accused of mur...

Director : David Mamet
Cast : Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Jeffrey Tambor, Chiwetel Ejiofor

The Skeleton Twins (2014)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Sexuality Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Sex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Fertility Blended Families Adultery Suicidal Promiscuity Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Denial Abuse,Child

When their father's suicide is compounded by another frightening event, fraternal teenage twins Maggie and Milo cannot go to their widowed mother; she...

Director : Craig Johnson
Cast : Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

Stick It (2006)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Sport Coming of Age
Abuse, Psychological Addiction, Danger Addiction, Physical Challenges Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Abuse,Child Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Physical

After a run-in with the law for severe sport stunts on a bike in an empty pool in Plano, Texas, seventeen-year-old Haley has a choice: juvenile detent...

Director : Jessica Bendinger
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Julie Warner, Annie Corley, Vanessa Lengies, Nikki SooHoo, Gia Carides

Wonder Boys (2000)
R Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age Satire
Substance Abuse Panic Attacks Writer's Block Sexual Dissatisfaction Chronic Depression Passive Aggressive Behavior Kleptomania/Shoplifting Crossdressing Divorce Alcohol Abuse Adultery Promiscuity Unexpected Pregnancy

Fifty-something Grady is a tenured, creative writing professor teaching at a Pittsburgh university based on the notoriety of his one novel, written se...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard Thomas, Jane Adams, Richard Knox

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
R Drama
Enabling Delusional Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Chronic Depression Passive Aggressive Behavior Miscarriage Infertility Alcoholism Adultery Abuse, Verbal Abortion, Illegal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

George and Martha are a middle-aged couple, whose alcohol-fueled marriage is defined by verbal abuse, enabling, and emotional co-dependency. George's ...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Self-Esteem Weight Challenged Sexual Harassment, Female Commitment Phobia Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Passive Aggressive Behavior Alcoholism, Functional Denial

Bridget Jones is an unmarried 30 'ish woman in London struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her status and, mostly, from her chronic lack o...

Director : Sharon Maguire
Cast : Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Celia Imrie, Jim Broadbent, James Faulkner

Butterbox Babies (1995)
NR Drama Based on True Events
Death, Sudden Unexpected Pregnancy Disfigurement Passive Aggressive Behavior Death of Child Single Parenting Denial Abuse,Child Infertility Adoption

The true story of a couple that ran an illegal adoption ring out of a home for unwed mothers in Nova Scotia, from the 1928 through the 1945, that was ...

Director : Don McBrearty
Cast : Susan Clark, Peter MacNeill, Catherine Fitch, Michael Riley

Risky Business (1983)
R Comedy Crime Drama Erotica Satire
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Promiscuity Virginity, Male Passive Aggressive Behavior Psychopathy Abuse, Sex Abuse,Child Prostitution Anxiety

Joel is the only child and teenage son being crushed by the weight of his parent's expectations: achieve perfect grades in order to be accepted by Pri...

Director : Paul Brickman
Cast : Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

Chocolat (2000)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Suspense
Diabetes Depression, Situational Denial Domestic Violence Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Kleptomania/Shoplifting

In the late 1950's, a beautiful and mysterious single mother, Vianne, and her six-year-old daughter move to a village in rural France. They create a s...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aurelien Parent Koenig, Antonio Gil

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
PG Drama Music
Passive Aggressive Behavior Lipreading/Speechreading Artificial Insemination Deafness Panic Attacks American Sign Language

In early 1960's Oregon, recent graduate and hopeful composer, Glenn, Holland believes it's his destiny to write a transcendent piece of music. Since ...

Director : Stephen Herek
Cast : Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis

Brooklyn (2015)
PG-13 Drama Romance
Death of Sibling Abuse, Emotional Virginity, Female Repression Depression, Situational Survivor Guilt Passive Aggressive Behavior

In the 1950's, Eilis, a young woman from Ireland, who is sponsored by a priest, leaves her village and travels alone to Brooklyn where a job and board...

Director : John Crowley
Cast : Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Julie Waters, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Michael Zegen,

When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
R Drama Romance
Alcoholism Rehabilitation Facility Enabling Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Caregiving

A wife and mother, Alice is also an alcoholic. Her husband, Michael, a pilot, is away a lot. He is a patient enabler who doesn't have the will to deal...

Director : Luis Mandoki
Cast : Andy Garcia, Meg Ryan, Ellen Burstyn, Tina Majorino

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
N/A Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Courtroom Drama
Dependent Personality Disorder Enabling Rape Masochism Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Denial Alcoholism Dissociative Identity Disorder

Fred, a lieutenant in the army, is arrested for the murder of a bartender, Barneyl. He claims, in his defense, that the victim had raped and beaten up...

Director : Otto Preminger
Cast : James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell,Eve Arden, George C.Scott, Duke Ellington, Murray Hamilton

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

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Cancer Death of Parent Sexual Dissatisfaction Survivor Guilt Passive Aggressive Behavior Insomnia Single Parenting Depression, Situational

To flee grief after the death of his wife from cancer, Sam moves from Chicago to Seattle with his eight-year-old son, Jonah. After eighteen months, Sa...

Director : Nora Ephron
Cast : Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Rita Wilson, Victor Garber, Carey Lowell

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
R Drama Romance Music
Anal Retentive Personality Insecurity Promiscuity Enabling Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Chronic Depression Passive Aggressive Behavior Single Parenting

Brothers Frank and Jack Baker have been playing piano as partners in Seattle since...they can't remember when. Polar opposites they've enabled each ot...

Director : Steve Kloves
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab

Alfie (1966)
NR Comedy Drama Original Version Satire
Rehabilitation Facility Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial Alcoholism Tuberculosis Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Adultery Abortion, Illegal

For Alfie, the only real life is his sex life, only then can does he feel alive. Attaining elite status has no appeal for him. A working class man is ...

Director : Lewis Gilbert
Cast : Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher

Erin Brockovich (2000)
R Drama Romance Suspense Biography
Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease Cancer, Ovariarian Cancer, Leukemia Neck Injury Denial Cancer, Breast Passive Aggressive Behavior

After being seriously injured in a car accident, Erin Brockovich, an unemployed single mother, hires a lawyer to defend her and, due to her behavior o...

Director : Steven Soderbergh
Cast : Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckart, Marg Helenberger,Peter Coyote, Cherry Jones, Conchetta Farrell,Tracy Walter, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick, Albert Finney

The First Wives Club (1996)
PG Comedy
Alcoholism Insecurity Passive Aggressive Behavior Adultery Weight Challenged Depression, Situational Suicide

After years of helping their husbands achieve success, three ex-wives who were dumped for newer models decide to exact revenge in an exciting new way ...

Director : Hugh Wilson
Cast : Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

'night, Mother (1986)
PG-13 Drama
Suicidal Enabling Death of Parent Convulsions/Seizures Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Epilepsy Caregiving Depression, Chronic Insecurity Anxiety

As Jessie packs and label bags that she hopes will go to charity, she explains to her mother, Thelma, that her depression over her dependent life has ...

Director : Tom Moore
Cast : Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins

A Wedding (1978)
PG Romance Dark Comedy Satire
Addiction, Substance Avoidant Personality Disorder Abortion, Legal Sexual Dissatisfaction Dementia Sexual Confusion Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Epilepsy Seizures/Convulsions Alcoholism Adultery Promiscuity Death, Sudden Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Mute Addiction, Sex

The wedding of an old money Chicago family (who may be connected to the mob by marriage) and a nouveau riche family from the south. Dino, the groom ha...

Director : Robert Altman
Cast : Carol Burnett, Mia Farrow, Paul Dooley, Geraldine Chaplin, Lillian Gish, Vittorio Gassman, Howard Duff, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Peggy Ann Garner, Nina van Pallendt, Amy Stryker, Lauren Hutton, Pam Dawber

The Upside of Anger (2005)
R Comedy Drama Mystery Romance Sport Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Virginity, Female Enabling Commitment Phobia Virginity, Male Passive Aggressive Behavior Single Parenting Alcoholism Divorce Anxiety Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Stress Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Ulcers

Over the course of three years, in an affluent Detroit suburb, a strong-willed wife named Terry is left to raise her four equally headstrong daughters...

Director : Mike Binder
Cast : Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood, Alicia Witt, Mike Binder

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG Drama Based on a Play
Histrionic Personality Disorder Enabling Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Rape Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Alcoholism, Functional

Blanche DuBois, a wilted southern belle, has lost the family home to back taxes. With nothing but a valise of faded dreams, she ends up in shock at he...

Director : Elia Kazan
Cast : Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

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

August: Osage County (2013)
R Drama Mystery
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Suicidal Death of Parent Scapegoat Identity Passive Aggressive Behavior Caregiving Denial Developmental Delays Alcoholism Abuse, Verbal

After years of living with his wife Violet in Osage County, Oklahoma, a wife who has cancer and a propensity for pills, Beverly, a noted poet and alco...

Director : John Wells
Cast : Meryl Streep, Sam Shepard, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Julianne Nicholson,Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
R Comedy Drama War Biography Military Based on True Events Based On Novel
Substance Abuse Addiction, Danger Promiscuity Stress Scapegoat Identity Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Alcoholism Self-Esteem Insecurity

In 1980s Washington, D.C., Charlie is a divorced, alcoholic, bachelor and US congressional representative from Texas, a state which needed nothing maj...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Bridesmaids (2011)
R Comedy Romance
Blended Families Weight Challenged Enabling Alcoholics Anonymous Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial Alcoholism

Annie is asked by her best friend to be her maid of honor directly after she loses her boyfriend and partner in business. She's broke and sharing an a...

Director : Paul Feig
Cast : Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd, Rebel Wilson, Jill Clayburgh, Jon Hamm, Ben Falcone, Matt Lucas, Ellie Kemper

Born Yesterday (1950)
APPROVED Comedy Romance
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Verbal Enabling Abuse, Physical Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Depression, Situational Abuse, Emotional

In 1950, an abusive junkyard tycoon named Harry descends upon Washington D.C. attempting to buy off s few congressmen. He brings along, Billie, his mi...

Director : George Cukor
Cast : Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John

Alfie (2004)
R Comedy Drama Romance Remake
Substance Abuse Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia Biracial Passive Aggressive Behavior Bipolar Disorder Single Parenting Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Adultery

In Manhattan, a British limousine driver, Alfie, has the busy life of a playboy. Women of all ages are attracted to his affable self confidence and lo...

Director : Charles Shyer
Cast : Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Nia Long, Jane Krakowski, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Omar Epps, Renée Taylor, Jane Krakowski

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
NR Drama Romance Film-Noir
Enabling Unexpected Pregnancy Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Miscarriage Denial Wendy Syndrome Alcoholism

For two decades Doc and Lola Delaney have avoided discussion about Doc's lack of success because he was unable to complete med school due to their "s...

Director : Daniel Mann
Cast : Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel