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

Movies With Prostitution

A Patch of Blue (1965)
NR Drama Romance
Prostitution Alcoholism Blindness Enabling Rape Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

At five years old Selina was accidentally blinded by her alcoholic mother, a prostitute named Rose-Ann. Now eighteen, Selina has spent the last thirte...

Director : Guy Green
Cast : Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford

Termini Station (1989)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Prostitution Infertility Death of Spouse Alcoholism Delusional Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Single Parenting

In 1989, in a small mining town in northern Ontario, Canada Molly Dushane is a hard-drinking, reckless woman with a past and she's desperate for one l...

Director : Allan King
Cast : Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Gordon Clapp, Debra McGrath,

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

Fading Gigolo (2013)
R Comedy
Prostitution Death of Spouse Insecurity Anxiety

In Brooklyn New York, Murray, the bankrupted owner of a book store, is forced to close his family business. He tells his shy friend, Fioravante, a flo...

Director : John Turturro
Cast : John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Veraga, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber

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

Take the Lead (2006)
PG-13 Drama Music Based on True Events Ballroom Dancing Dance
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Abuse, Sex Prostitution Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Abuse, Emotional Artificial Insemination Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Abuse, Physical Sexual Harassment, Female Stress

In New York, a dance instructor, Pierre, sees a black teenager vandalizing the car of an inner city high school principal due to his frustration over ...

Director : Liz Friedlander
Cast : Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard

The Memory of a Killer (2003)
R Action Crime Drama Foreign
Prostitution Alzheimer’s Disease Abuse, Child

Vincke and Verstuyft are the best detective teams of the Antwerp police force. They are confronted with the disappearance of a top official and the mu...

Director : Erik Van Looy
Cast : Laurien Van den Broeck, Dirk Roofthooft, Koen De Bouw, Werner De Smedt

Tea and Sympathy (1956)
APPROVED Drama Coming of Age Based on a Play
Death of Spouse Suicidal Sexuality Chronic Depression Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Denial Prostitution Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

At a private male boarding school in 1956, seventeen-year-old Tom is more interested in the arts than in sports, something he is constantly reminded o...

Director : Vincente Minnelli
Cast : Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews, Darryl Hickman, Dean Jones

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

The Immigrant (2013)
R Drama Romance Historical Fiction
Tuberculosis Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Virginity, Female Abuse, Verbal Virginity, Male Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Sex Prostitution

Fleeing post-WWI Poland in 1921, Ewa and her sister Magda arrive at Ellis Island only to be separated when the doctors discover that Magda has tubercu...

Director : James Gray
Cast : Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
NOT RATED Crime Drama Horror Romance Film-Noir Dark Comedy
Depression, Clinical Suicidal Insanity Enabling Delusional Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Psychopathy Denial Prostitution

In 1950's Hollywood, Joe Gillis, a broke screenwriter, is caught trying to hide his car from being repossessed in the seemingly deserted mansion of a ...

Director : Billy Wilder
Cast : William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Cecile B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, Jack Webb, Fred Clark, Hedda Hopper

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

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
APPROVED Drama Psychological Based on a Play
Prostitution Alcoholism Virginity, Female

Chance Wayne returns to his hometown a gigolo, years after being sent on his way by the concerned father of his former girlfriend, Heavenly. He arrive...

Director : Richard Brooks
Cast : Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
R Drama Romance
Prostitution Depression, Clinical Alcoholism Abuse, Sex

After his wife leaves, taking their son with her, screenwriter Ben Sanderson's drinking increases along with his self-isolation. When he gets fired, h...

Director : Mike Figgis
Cast : Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis

Belle de Jour (1967)
APPROVED Drama Foreign Erotica
Prostitution Sexual Dissatisfaction Virginity, Female Addiction, Sex Abuse, Sex

In appearance, Severine is a chic, affluent woman in Paris married to a respected doctor. While she loves her husband, what he most admires about her ...

Director : Luis Buñuel
Cast : Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page

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

This Property Is Condemned (1966)
UNRATED Drama Romance Historical Fiction
Abuse, Psychological Arranged Marriage Promiscuity Delusional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Chronic Asocial Behavior Abuse, Child Prostitution Tuberculosis Abuse, Emotional

Alva Starr is the main attraction at her Mama Hazel's boarding house of prostitution. With loving authority figure Alva is used to her role, yet she ...

Director : Sydney Pollack
Cast : Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid, Mary Badham, Robert Blake, Dabney Coleman

Life as a House (2001)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Prostitution Depression, Clinical Divorce Cancer Blended Families Promiscuity Single Parenting

Divorced for a decade, George is depressed and has grown to hate his twenty year old job as an architect of pre-fabricated homes. In a fit of rage, he...

Director : Irwin Winkler
Cast : Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Mary Steenburgen, Jamey Sheridan, Jena Malone

Story of Women (1988)
Drama Foreign Historical Fiction
Prostitution Abortion, Illegal Single Parenting Promiscuity

In 1941 Marie is raising two children in occupied France during World War II. When her husband Paul returns from German captivity, he's too weak to ho...

Director : Claude Chabrol
Cast : Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant, Nils Tavernier

Dressed to Kill (1980)
X Mystery Thriller Film-Noir Erotica Psychological
Prostitution Dissociative Identity Disorder Sexual Reassignment Surgery Adultery Death of Parent Sexual Dissatisfaction Sexual Confusion Denial

In 1980 Kate, an unhappily married woman from the suburbs, makes a day trip to Manhattan. Liz, a call girl (who invests her earnings in stock) enters ...

Director : Brian De Palma
Cast : Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

Citizen Ruth (1996)
R Drama Dark Comedy Satire
Prostitution Addiction, Substance Promiscuity Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Single Parenting Miscarriage Foster Care

Ruth Stoops is a single mother addicted to sniffing glue who has lost her four children to foster care due to her inability to reform or develop any s...

Director : Alexander Payne
Cast : Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Kurtwood Smith, Mary Kay Place

Casino (1995)
R Crime Drama Biography Based on True Events
Addiction, Substance Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Verbal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Child Prostitution Abuse, Emotional

In early-1970's, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein is flattered when he's chosen by his mobster bosses to head the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas. A...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Taxi Driver (1976)
R Crime Drama
Prostitution Schizophrenia Grandiose Behavior Disorder Avoidant Personality Disorder Abuse, Child

Travis Bickle is a Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. Since he suffers from insomnia, he spends his nights driving a cab and his days watchi...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Diahnne Abbott, Frank Adu, Victor Argo, Gino Ardito

BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Drama Romance
Enabling Commitment Phobia Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Prostitution Insecurity Anxiety Adultery Promiscuity Death of Parent

Gloria Wandrous grew up with a loving single mother who tolerated her daughter's one-night stands through her own denial. For after Gloria's father di...

Director : Daniel Mann
Cast : Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill, Muriel Dunnock, Betty Field, Susan Oliver

Monsieur Hire (1989)
PG-13 Crime Drama Thriller Film-Noir Erotica Psychological
Prostitution Erotomania Antisocial Personality Disorder Voyeurism

In France, their lives a reclusive tailor named, Mr. Hire, an antisocial middle-age man. When his neighbor, Pierrette is found murdered, Mr. Hire beco...

Director : Patrice Leconte
Cast : Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luc Thuillier, André Wilms

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
NOT RATED Comedy Drama Romance
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Orphaned Delusional Attachment Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Learning Disabilities Depression, Chronic Prostitution Developmental Delays

As 1960 writer and gigolo Paul Varjak, moves into an apartment paid for by his wealthy, married female friend. Soon he runs into his quirky downstairs...

Director : Blake Edwards
Cast : Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

The Grifters (1990)
R Action Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Film-Noir Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Delusional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Asocial Behavior Addiction, Gambling Abuse, Child Prostitution Abuse, Emotional Incest Kidney Condition Insanity Unexpected Pregnancy Kleptomania/Shoplifting

In Los Angeles, Roy, a twenty-four-year old grifter independent since he was sixteen and posing as a salesman, receives a smashed kidney by an angry b...

Director : Stephen Frears
Cast : Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, J.T. Walsh, Pat Hingle, Sandy Baron,

Digging to China (1997)
PG Comedy Drama Coming of Age
Prostitution Alcoholism Promiscuity Down’s Syndrome Death, Sudden Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Single Parenting

In 1960's North Carolina, ten-year-old Harriet lives with her mother and older sister Gwen in the dilapidated motel that her mother received as part o...

Director : Timothy Hutton
Cast : Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson, Marian Seldes