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

Movies With Scapegoat Identity

City Island (2009)
PG-13 Comedy
Voyeurism Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Sexual Confusion Scapegoat Identity Feederism Illegitimacy Depression Denial Insecurity Incest Blended Families Adultery Weight Challenged Stress

The Rizzo family lives In City Island, Bronx, New York and every member of it harbors a secret. Vince, a prison guard longs to become an actor and sec...

Director : Raymond De Felitta
Cast : Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer, Alan Arkin, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Ezra Miller

Doubt (2008)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Suspense Psychological Based on a Play
Abuse, Psychological Sexual Harassment, Male Repression Sociopathy Scapegoat Identity Glaucoma Single Parenting Abuse, Sex Abuse,Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Vision Abuse, Physical

It's 1964 at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, New York. Father Flynn, the new and popular priest is trying to bend the school's strict customs...

Director : John Patrick Shanley
Cast : Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

The Nanny Diaries (2007)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Scapegoat Identity Narcissistic Personality Disorder Enabling Denial Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

After being raised by a single mother who supported them as a nurse, and commuting to school, new graduate Annie has no idea what to do with her degre...

Director : Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Cast : Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy, John Henry Cox, Alicia Keys

Heavy (1995)
R Drama Romance
Social Anxiety Disorder Enabling Eating Disorders Delusional Virginity, Male Alcoholism Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Anxiety Adultery Weight Challenged Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Survivor Guilt Scapegoat Identity Heart Failure Denial Body Image Chronic Depression Caregiving Single Parenting

In 1995, in a roadside Hudson River Valley diner called "Pete & Dolly's," Victor, the son of Dolly and the now deceased Pete, is his mother's caregive...

Director : James Mangold
Cast : Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, Liv Tyler, Deborah Harry, Joe Grifasi, Evan Dando

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy Ballroom Dancing Dance
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Survivor Guilt Scapegoat Identity Bipolar Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Addiction, Sex Addiction, Gambling Genetically Predisposed Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Dolores discharges her son Pat, Jr. from a mental health institution, against his doctor's advice and without the knowledge of her husband, Pat Sr., a...

Director : David O. Russell
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Real Women Have Curves (2002)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Abuse, Emotional Virginity, Female Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Body Image Scapegoat Identity Menopause

This is the story of Ana, an ambitious forward thinking first generation Mexican-American teenager, trapped by her mother's attitudes in Latino East L...

Director : Patricia Cardoso
Cast : America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, Ingrid Oliu, George Lopez

Fly Away (2011)
Comedy Drama Family Coming of Age
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Abuse, Physical Panic Attacks Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Single Parenting Depression, Situational Denial Divorce Anxiety

Two weeks in the life of Jeanne, a divorced, single mother growing increasingly overwhelmed with raising her sixteen-year-old daughter. Mandy is autis...

Director : Janet Grillo
Cast : Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, J. R. Bourne, Greg Germann, Denise Dowse

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

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

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

North by Northwest (1959)
APPROVED Action Adventure Mystery Romance Suspense Thriller Roadtrip Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Enabling Commitment Phobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Sex Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Gaslighting Insecurity Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical

In 1959 Manhattan, at the height of the Cold War, a Madison Avenue advertising executive named Roger is mistaken for another man and kidnapped. To esc...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Jessie Royce Landis

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
PG-13 Family Romance Holiday Dark Comedy
Abuse, Psychological Rehabilitation Facility Recovering Substance Abuser Enabling Caregiving Single Parenting Marital Separation Abuse, Emotional Cancer Adultery Abuse, Physical Unexpected Pregnancy Chronic Heart Condition Stress Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Depression, Situational

In and around Queens, New York, the adult siblings of the extended Fitzgerald family, all hiding their own issues from themselves and each other, are ...

Director : Edward Burns
Cast : Kerry Bishé, Connie Britton, Anita Gilette, Edward Burns, Ed Lauter, Heather Burns