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

Movies With Suicidal

Yentl (1983)
PG Drama History Musical Romance
Suicidal Falsifying Gender

In an early 1900's Ashkenazic shtetl in Poland, Yentl Mendel is the intellectually precocious daughter and only child of widowed Rebbe Mendel, who te...

Director : Barbra Streisand
Cast : Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff

The Apartment (1960)
APPROVED Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Adultery Suicidal Enabling Sexual Harassment, Female Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Depression Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

By November 1, 1959, C.C. Baxter has been working at Consolidated Life Insurance's gigantic headquarters in Manhattan for close to four years. He alwa...

Director : Billy Wilder
Cast : Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Gods and Monsters (1998)
R Drama Biography Based on True Events
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Suicidal Delusional Stroke Sexual Dissatisfaction Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Denial Seizures/Convulsions

In 1950's Los Angeles, the once powerful Hollywood director best known for creating "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein," James Whale, has b...

Director : Bill Condon
Cast : Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich, David Dukes

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

Sweethearts (1997)
R Comedy Drama
Bipolar Disorder Suicidal

When a man goes on a blind date, he doesn't realize she has bipolar disorder and is in a manic state...until she pulls out a gun and discusses what sh...

Director : Aleks Horvat
Cast : Janeane Garofalo, Mitch Rouse, Margaret Cho, Bobcat Goldthwait

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
R Crime Drama Based on True Events Film-Noir
Substance Abuse Impotency Polio Misogyny Disfigurement Deafness Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Abortion, Illegal Suicidal Promiscuity Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Scoliosis Rape Masochism Addiction, Sex Body Image Commitment Phobia Limp From Injury Domestic Violence

Theresa grew up in a strict Irish Catholic family in the 1960's. She was left with the psychological and physical scars from childhood polio, surgery,...

Director : Richard Brooks
Cast : Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Tom Berenger, Richard Kiley

Poetry (2010)
NR Drama Foreign Senior Interest
Rape Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Suicidal Stroke

A sixty-something woman, faced with the revelation of a heinous family crime finds she is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Initially, she s...

Director : Chang-dong Lee
Cast : Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hira Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Danny Collins (2015)
R Comedy Drama Music Based on True Events Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Suicidal Death of Parent Chronic Depression Single Parenting Learning Disabilities Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Alcoholism, Reformed Divorce Alcohol Abuse Cancer, Leukemia

In Los Angeles, Danny, a seventy-year-old rock star legend who is still singing songs he hates, abusing drugs and alcohol, and living with women decad...

Director : Dan Fogelman
Cast : Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
R Avant-Garde Comedy Drama Satire
Substance Abuse Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Incest Adultery Suicidal Kleptomania/Shoplifting Heart Failure Depression

Three child prodigies, all unique geniuses, are deserted by their father. They grow up lost and bewildered adults with their eccentric mother running ...

Director : Wes Anderson
Cast : Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson

Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Drama Romance Dark Comedy Based On Novel
Death of Spouse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Bipolar Disorder Asthma Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Cancer Adultery Suicidal Death of Parent Stroke Depression, Situational Suicide Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Survivor Guilt Kleptomania/Shoplifting Depression, Clinical

From 1980 to 2005 the inhabitants of a small town in Maine face a number of mental health challenges. Their actions are seen through the harsh, hurt e...

Director : N/A
Cast : Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Kazan, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Murray, Ken Cheeseman, Ann Dowd

Aurora Borealis (2005)
R Drama Romance Senior Interest Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Parkinson’s Disease Panic Attacks Chronic Depression Caregiving Oppositional Defiant Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Adultery Suicidal Kidney Condition Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition Euthanasia/Right To Die Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Duncan is a depressed twenty-something in Minneapolis, Minnesota still playing hockey with his high school friends who mock, rather than help, him. Al...

Director : James C.E. Burke
Cast : Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis, Louise Fletcher, Steven Pasquale, Katie Griffin, Zack Ward

Swimming Upstream (2003)
PG-13 Drama Sport Biography
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Enabling Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Depression Alcoholism

Set in late 1950's Brisbane, Australia this is the true story of Tony Fingleton, a young man in Australia from a large troubled family who defied the ...

Director : Russell Mulcahy
Cast : Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer, Tim Draxl

Ordinary People (1980)
R Drama Romance
Suicidal Enabling Death, Sudden Survivor Guilt Death of Child Depression, Situational Denial Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Death of Sibling Abuse, Emotional

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of their other son. Conrad has survival guilt to the extent of a suicide...

Director : Robert Redford
Cast : Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

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

Camilla Dickinson (2012)
Drama Family Romance Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Abuse, Psychological Adultery Suicidal Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Abuse, Emotional

In 1948 Manhattan, fifteen-year-old Camilla lives an affluent but sheltered life with an immature, needy mother and a cold, controlling father on the ...

Director : Cornelia Moore
Cast : Adelaide Clemens, Samantha Mathis, Gregg Sulkin, Cary Elwes, Camryn Manheim, Margaret Colin, Colby Minifie

Rear Window (1954)
N/A Comedy Crime Mystery Romance Thriller
Death of Spouse Broken Bones Voyeurism Suicidal Enabling Invalid Commitment Phobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

In 1954 Manhattan, an action photographer named Jeff breaks is recuperating with a leg broken while taking an photograph. Now in a wheelchair and conf...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

A Chorus Line (1985)
PG-13 Drama Musical Music Based on a Play Dance
Abuse, Psychological Biracial Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Sexuality Depression Body Image Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Abuse, Physical

Inside a dark Broadway theater in New York City in the mid-1980's, Zach, a famous choreographer, must narrow down hundreds of unemployed, hopeful danc...

Director : Richard Attenborough
Cast : Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed,

Splendor in the Grass (1961)
NR Drama History Romance Coming of Age
Sexuality Insecurity Virginity, Female Bipolar Disorder Suicidal

In 1928 in oil-rich Kansas high school seniors Bud and Deanie are in love. Bud has a wealthy, dysfunctional family with a promiscuous sister and domin...

Director : Elia Kazan
Cast : Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie, Barbara Loden

Men, Women & Children (2014)
R Drama Dark Comedy
Eating Disorders Sexual Dissatisfaction Addiction, Pornography Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Chronic Body Image Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Addiction, Internet Adultery Suicidal Promiscuity Sexual Harassment, Female

High school teenagers and their parents slowly become aware of how the internet has changed their concept of boundaries, relationships, real versus pe...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer

'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

Sybil (1976)
Drama Biography Based on True Events Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Repression Enabling Delusional Genophobia/Coitophobia Single Parenting Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Abuse, Sex Self-Esteem Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse, Emotional Suicidal Abuse, Physical Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Self-Inflicted Wounds Denial Abuse,Child Depression, Clinical

Sybil, a introverted twenty-nine year old student living alone in New York City has blackouts and nightmares about her childhood. After wounding herse...

Director : N/A
Cast : Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

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

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

Normal (2003)
Drama
Anxiety Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Transgenderism Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Gender Identity Disorder Sexual Dissatisfaction Depression, Situational

A midwestern factory worker, Roy, faints after celebrating his twenty-five years of marriage to Irma, among the fellow citizens in their community. Th...

Director : Jane Anderson
Cast : Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Lange, Clancy Brown

Saratoga Trunk (1945)
NR Action Drama History Romance
Abuse, Emotional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Suicidal Little People/People of Small Stature Illegitimacy Unexpected Pregnancy

After being exiled to Paris for being the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy New Orleans family, Clio Dulaine's mother accidentally kills her father w...

Director : Sam Wood
Cast : Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin

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

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

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

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

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

Carnal Knowledge (1971)
R Drama Coming of Age
Impotency Virginity, Female Misogyny Sexuality Virginity, Male Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Depression, Chronic Denial Adultery Suicidal Sexual Therapy Promiscuity Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Naive, sensitive, Sandy and charming schemer, Jonathan meet as Amherst college roommates in the late 1940s. Both virgins, they attend a party and comp...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Art Garfunkel, Candice Bergen

The Hours (2002)
PG-13 Drama
Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Genetically Predisposed Dissociative Identity Disorder Suicidal AIDS/HIV Sexuality Bipolar Disorder Depression Abuse, Sex

The stories of three generations of women -- author, Virginia Woolf in 1923, pregnant housewife and mother Laura Brown, in 1951, and New Yorker Claris...

Director : Stephen Daldry
Cast : Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris

Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
R Drama Romance
Depression, Clinical Suicidal

Veronika, is a woman who appears to have everything: good looks, good job and a great life. Still, she decides to end her own life. Her attempt is uns...

Director : Emily Young
Cast : Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jonathan Tucker, Erika Christensen, Florencia Lozano

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

The Grudge 3 (2009)
R Horror Mystery Thriller
Asthma Psychosis Chronic Depression Caregiving Suicidal

The Saeki family lived happily in Tokyo until Kayako fell in love with her college professor, Peter and began to writing about him in her journal. Whe...

Director : Toby Wilkins
Cast : Matthew Knight, Shawnee Smith, Mike Straub, Aiko Horiuchi

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

Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Comedy Drama Music
Divorce Blended Families Suicidal Single Parenting Depression, Situational

Ricki left her husband Pete and their three children in Indianapolis to chase her dreams of becoming a famous rock star in Los Angeles, yet she's stil...

Director : Jonathan Demme
Cast : Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald

Suicide Room (2011)
NOT RATED Drama Fantasy Thriller Science-Fiction
Depression, Clinical Suicidal Sexual Confusion

Dominik is an above-average high school boy with loads of friends, rich parents, and money to burn. Then one orgasm with a male changes everything. Hu...

Director : Jan Komasa
Cast : Jakub Gierszal, Roma Gasiorowska, Agata Kulesza, Krzysztof Pieczynski

The Outsiders (1983)
PG-13 Action Crime Drama Coming of Age
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Orphaned Domestic Violence Chronic Depression Abuse,Child

A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers live at odds with their rival gang, the Socials. When the youngest Greasers, Ponyboy and Johnny, are stalk...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

A Rage to Live (1965)
Drama Based On Novel
Dissociative Identity Disorder Adultery Suicidal Promiscuity Rape Chronic Depression Addiction, Sex

Pennsylvania newspaper heiress, Grace's hypersexuality manifests as promiscuous affairs that threaten to destroy the reputation of her affluent Pennsy...

Director : Walter Grauman
Cast : Suzanne Pleshette, Bradford Dillman, Ben Gazzara, Peter Graves

Interiors (1978)
PG Drama
Depression, Clinical Rape Marital Separation Adultery Suicidal

When dominating mother and interior designer Eve, and her attorney husband, Arthur, split after decades of marriage, it comes as a shock to their adul...

Director : Woody Allen
Cast : Diane Keaton, E. G. Marshall, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Sam Waterson, Mary Beth Hurt, Maureen Stapleton, Richard Jordan, Diane Keaton

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

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
R Avant-Garde Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Enabling Stress Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Chronic Depression Survivor Guilt Caregiving Single Parenting Anxiety Cancer Adultery Suicidal Orphaned Death of Parent

Harbour has spent his life trying to take care of his suicidal brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable especially by their thirties, when they i...

Director : Lone Scherfig
Cast : Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinlay

What Women Want (2000)
PG-13 Comedy Romance American Remake
Depression, Clinical Panic Attacks Sexual Dissatisfaction American Sign Language Single Parenting Depression, Chronic Denial Deafness Insecurity Divorce Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Suicidal Sexual Harassment, Female

Nick, raised and doted on by a mother who was a Las Vegas showgirl, has grown to be a chauvinistic advertising executive rapidly losing his credibilit...

Director : Nancy Meyers
Cast : Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda, Bette Midler, Judy Greer, Mark Feurerstein, Lauren Holly, Lisa Edelstein, Delta Burke, Valerie Perrine

A Single Man (2009)
R Drama
Suicidal Sexuality Death, Sudden

In 1962, George Falconer, a British man who teaches English in a Los Angeles college, is still finding it impossible to cope since the loss of Jim, h...

Director : Tom Ford
Cast : Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode

Side Effects (2013)
R Crime Drama Thriller
Depression, Clinical Suicidal

After being reunited with her husband from prison, Emily becomes severely depressed and attempts suicide. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, eventually...

Director : Steven Soderbergh
Cast : Rooney Mara, Carmen Pelaez, Marin Ireland, Channing Tatum