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

S/O Satyamurthy (2015)
Action Family Romance
Diabetes

Sathyamurthy is a weatlhy businessman with a son named Viraj. When Sathyamurthy dies in an accident, Viraj is left with a lot of debt for his father's...

Director : Trivikram Srinivas
Cast : Allu Arjun, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Adah Sharma, Nithya Menon

El Dorado (1966)
G Action Adventure Drama Western
Alcoholism

Hired gunman Cole Thornton refuses a job offer with Bart Jason, since it would mean having to fight with an old sheriff and friend. Some months later,...

Director : Howard Hawks
Cast : John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt

First Blood (1982)
R Action Thriller
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam winning the Congressional Medal of Honor. But his tour of duty st...

Director : Ted Kotcheff
Cast : Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney

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

Bubble Boy (2001)
PG-13 Action Adventure Comedy Roadtrip Satire
Immune Disorders Abuse, Psychological Immune Deficiency Denial

A coming-of-age comedy follows the life of Jimmy Livingston, a young man born without immunities and raised in the world of his zealous, overprotectiv...

Director : Blair Hayes
Cast : Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo

American Sniper (2014)
R Action Thriller War Biography Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Survivor Guilt Insanity Depression, Situational

Chris was Texan rodeo rider who wanted to become a cowboy, but realized in his thirties that this was just an idea that was going no where. An expert ...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

The Devils (2002)
NR Action Crime Drama
Foster Parenting Single Parenting Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Siblings Joseph and Chloé, both twelve, have just been placed in another French foster home. Chloé is autistic. She is mute, feels panic when touched,...

Director : Christophe Ruggia
Cast : Adèle Haenel, Vincent Rottiers, Rochdy Labidi, Jacques Bonnaffé

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
G Action Adventure Comedy Epic History Remake
Anal Retentive Personality Antisocial Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In late 1800's London, eccentric bachelor Phileas Fogg makes a bet, waging his entire fortune during a regular cardgame, that he can travel around the...

Director : Buzz Kullik
Cast : Pierce Brosnan, Eric Idle, Peter Ustinov, julia Nickson, Lee Remick, Roddy McDowell, Jack Klugman, John Mills

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

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
R Action Comedy Crime Dark Comedy
Alcoholism

A struggling screenwriter accidentally finds he's entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih ...

Director : Martin McDonagh
Cast : Michael Pitt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Rockwell, Colin Farrell

Harsh Times (2005)
R Action Crime Drama
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Jim Davis, an ex-Army Ranger suffering from PTSD finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD dissolve...

Director : David Ayer
Cast : Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
PG-13 Action Drama Science-Fiction
Genetic Research Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientist Will Rodman is employed by a major pharmaceutical firm that is trying to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The most recent version of his...

Director : Rupert Wyatt
Cast : James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Richard Ridings

The Loser Takes All (2002)
Action Adventure Drama Fantasy
Alcoholism Cholera

The story revolves around five characters. The "Man," who remembers the "years of cholera;" Odetti, an alcoholic who goes by the pseudonym of "Madame ...

Director : Nikos Nikolaidis
Cast : Giannis Angelakas, Jenny Kitseli, Ifigenia Asteriadi, Simeon Nikolaidis

Face/Off (1997)
R Action Crime Science-Fiction
Seizures/Convulsions Epilepsy Death of Child Psychopathy Death, Sudden

Obsessed with bringing his son's killer, a terrorist named Castor, to justice, FBI agent Sean must track down Castor, who apparently boarded a plane i...

Director : John Woo
Cast : John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
PG-13 Action Adventure Science-Fiction

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, T...

Director : Joss Whedon
Cast : Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Double Jeopardy (1999)
R Action Crime Mystery Thriller
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcoholic, Recovering Death of Child Adultery

When a woman is framed for her husband's murder and imprisoned, she suspects he is still alive and does everything in her power to find him. And if sh...

Director : Bruce Beresford
Cast : Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood

Some Like It Hot (1959)
NOT RATED Action Comedy Crime Romance Music Based on True Events True Crime
Falsifying Gender Alcoholism, Functional Crossdressing Abuse, Physical

When Gerry and Joe, two penniless male musicians, witness and escape the 1929 Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago ordered by mobster Spats Colombo, th...

Director : Billy Wilder
Cast : Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Fearless (2006)
PG-13 Action Drama Biography
Asthma

Huo Yuanjia is the most famous martian arts fighter in China at the end of the 20th Century. He faced personal tragedies, but fought his way from dark...

Director : Ronny Yu
Cast : Jet Li, Li Sun, Yong Dong, Yun Qu

Baby Driver (2017)
Action Crime Music
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Partial Hearing Loss Death of Parent Hearing Condition Foster Parenting

Baby is a young getaway driver living with PTSD and a hearing impairment that he quells with music. He has been in indentured servitude to a crime bos...

Director : Edgar Wright
Cast : Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González

Dreams and Shadows (2009)
Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Samurai
Paralysis Alcoholism Delusional

Billy is a teenage who works at the local burger joint, only to return home to a father who is alcoholic and a paraplegic man whose happiness faded lo...

Director : Tamarat Makonnen
Cast : James Russo, Shawn-Caulin Young, Yoshi Ando, Kathy Christopherson

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

Con Air (1997)
R Action Crime Thriller
Diabetes

Recently paroled army ranger Cameron Poe is headed back to his wife, but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight with serious criminals: Diamon...

Director : Simon West
Cast : Colm Meaney, Mykelti Williamson, Nick Chinlund, Renoly Santiago

Romper Stomper (1992)
R Action Crime Drama Thriller
Convulsions/Seizures Incest Epilepsy

A group of Nazi skinheads in Melbourne, Australia enact their anger on local Vietnamese, who they view as threatening the local racial purity. Eventua...

Director : Geoffrey Wright
Cast : Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie, Alex Scott

Sucker Punch (2011)
PG-13 Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller
Mental Health Facilities Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse,Child

A young girl is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather who is permitting a lobotomy on her in five days. Fearful, she retreats to a ...

Director : Zack Snyder
Cast : Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens

Atlantic City (1980)
R Action Crime Drama Romance
Invalid Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Enabling

Training as Atlantic City croupier will help Sally realize her dream of going to Monte Carlo, a glamorous symbol of all that has evaded her since leav...

Director : Louis Malle
Cast : Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli, Al Waxman, Hollis McLaren, Robert Goulet, Robert Joy

The Right Stuff (1983)
PG Action Adventure Drama Epic History
Marital Separation Stuttering/Stammering Grandiose Behavior Disorder Depression, Situational Panic Attacks

The story of the U.S. Space program begins in the 1950's in a Nevada desert where pilots live under isolated, limited circumstances testing new aircra...

Director : Philip Kaufman
Cast : Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Levon Hlem, Mary Jo Deschanel, Jeff Goldblum, Scott Wilson, Kathy Baker, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Hershey, Veronica Cartwright, Kim Stanley

Yonkers Joe (2008)
R Action Drama
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Single Parenting Down’s Syndrome Addiction, Gambling

Yonkers Joe has been a hustler and gambler for longer than he can remember. He's also the father of a son with Down's Syndrome, Joe Jr.; who at twenty...

Director : Robert Celestino
Cast : Chazz Palminteri, Michael Lerner, Nate Bynum, Frank John Hughes

The Pilot (1981)
PG Action Drama
Alcoholism

Mike Hagan is a commercial airline pilot in passenger service and a candidate for the annual "Best Pilot of the Year." There is one big problem thoug...

Director : Cliff Robertson
Cast : Cliff Robertson, Diane Baker, Frank Converse, Milo O'Shea

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
NOT RATED Action Crime Drama
Unexpected Pregnancy Abuse, Sex Abortion, Illegal

In 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in control in Romania. Contraception is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death. So Gabi...

Director : Cristian Mungiu
Cast : Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean

Rio Bravo (1959)
N/A Action Drama Romance Western Music
Alcoholism Gifted and Talented Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Alcoholic, Recovering

Chance, the sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape...

Director : Howard Hawks
Cast : John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell

Nurse Betty (2000)
R Action Comedy Crime Drama
Death of Spouse Dissociative Identity Disorder Delusional

In 2000, a Kansas City waitress who dreams of becoming a nurse is delusional after seeing her husband murdered for selling drugs. Convinced she's the ...

Director : Neil LaBute
Cast : Morgan Freeman, Renée Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart, Crispon Glover

Leaves of Grass (2009)
R Action Crime Drama Suspense Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Addiction, Substance Death of Sibling Sexual Harassment, Male Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Chronic Depression Wendy Syndrome

The lives of two identical, but estranged twins: one an Ivy League classics professor and the other a small-time, yet brilliant marijuana grower who r...

Director : Tim Blake Nelson
Cast : Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Susan Sarandon, Lucy DeVito, Josh Pais, Richard Dreyfuss, Tim Blake Nelson, Melanie Lynskey

The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13 Action Mystery Thriller
Retrograde Amnesia

A man's wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. He has amnesia and can remember nothing. So he begins to try to rebuild ...

Director : Doug Liman
Cast : Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Anniyan (2005)
Action Drama Thriller
Dissociative Identity Disorder

Ramanujam, a conservative, quiet lawyer during the day and and undertaker at night, suffers from multiple personality disorder. When Ramanujam kills, ...

Director : S. Shankar
Cast : 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj, Vivek

The Ambulance (1990)
R Action Comedy Horror
Diabetes

Josh Baker meets a woman named Cheryl on the streets of New York. Suddenly she collapses, and she's picked up by an ambulance. When Josh wants to visi...

Director : Larry Cohen
Cast : Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons

Serena (2014)
R Action Crime Drama History Romance Senior Interest Based On Novel
Stillbirth Postpartum Depression Sociopathy Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Illegitimacy Infertility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Sibling Orphaned Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Amputation Survivor Guilt

In 1930's Depression-era North Carolina, the fate of the Pumberton timber empire hangs as it faces a buyout at a huge loss so the Smoky Mountains loca...

Director : Susanne Bier
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
R Action Comedy Crime
American Sign Language Lipreading/Speechreading Deaf Speech Blindness Deafness

When a man is murdered, two other men witness it. One of the men is blind and he hears the killer. The other man is deaf and he sees the murder. While...

Director : Arthur Hiller
Cast : Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Apocalypse Now (1979)
R Action Drama War Military Psychological Historical Fiction
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Insanity Catatonia Abuse, Physical

It is the peak of the Vietnam war, U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission: find the insane Green Bere...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
NR Action Crime Drama Thriller
Alcoholism

Upon being released from prison, a notorious thief named Corey is given information from a prison guard about a potential theft. He crosses paths with...

Director : Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast : Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté, Yves Montand

Flesh and Fury (1952)
Action Drama Romance Sport
Deafness Mute Lipreading/Speechreading

In 1952, Paul, an attractive boxer who is deaf and mute, captures the interest of an ambitious woman, Sonya and retired fight manager, Pop; both of wh...

Director : Joseph Pevney
Cast : Tony Curtis, Jan Sterling, Mona Freeman, Wallace Ford

Saboteur (1942)
PG Action Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Psychological
Siamese Twins People of Small Stature/Little People Blindness Weight Challenged

As WWII rages, Los Angeles aircraft worker Barry Kane sees his best friend die in factory fire and escapes false arrest. Having earlier identified the...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter, Norman Lloyd, Clem Bevans, Alma Kruger, Dorothy Peterson

Drunken Master (1978)
PG-13 Action Comedy Drama Samurai
Alcoholism

Wong Fei-hong's father attempts to teach him kung-fu. After finding him too disobedient he decides to send him to learn with his uncle, a severe disci...

Director : Woo-Ping Yuen
Cast : Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang, Kau Lam

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
R Action Adventure Comedy Crime Drama Dark Comedy
Disfigurement Club Foot Abuse, Physical

In the 1930's, somewhere in a fictional part of Europe, Gustave, a legendary concierge at the once famous Grand Budapest Hotel befriends a new lobby b...

Director : Wes Anderson
Cast : Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Saoirise Ronan, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum

Airport (1970)
G Action Drama Thriller
Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Head Injury Adultery Denial Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide

Take one severe snowstorm, one elderly Trans Global Airlines stowaway, shortages, an aging, pilot, unreasonable spouses, manpower issues, fuel problem...

Director : George Seaton, Henry Hathaway
Cast : Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset

Ghajini (2008)
Action Drama Mystery
Anterograde Amnesia

Sunita, a medical student, is driven by curiosity to study the case of Sanjay Singhania, a man with short-term memory loss. So she befriends him, and ...

Director : A.R. Murugadoss
Cast : Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan, Tinnu Anand

Willow (1988)
PG Action Adventure Drama
Little People/People of Small Stature

A baby girl is discovered in a river by Ranon and Mims, the children of Willow, a person of small stature who is a farmer and magician. They take the ...

Director : Ron Howard
Cast : Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Traffic (2000)
R Action Crime Drama Suspense
Substance Abuse Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Enabling Abuse, Sex

An intimate look at America's war on drugs told through four separate yet connected stories: a conservative judge who's just been appointed as the US ...

Director : Steven Soderbergh
Cast : Michael Douglas, Erika Christensen, Amy Irving, Catherine Zeta Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Dennis Quaid, Luiz Guzman, Topher Grace, Steven Bauer, Benjamin Bratt, Jacob Vargas, Andrew Chavez, Michael Saucedo

Air Force One (1997)
R Action Adventure Drama
Asthma

An American President goes to Moscow, Russia to give a stirring speech outlining the USA's new "zero-tolerance" policy on terrorism. Duirng the flight...

Director : Wolfgang Petersen
Cast : Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Matchstick Men (2003)
PG-13 Action Comedy Crime Drama Mystery
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Germaphobia Agoraphobia Chronic Depression

Roy and Frank, are partners in con. What Roy, a veteran of the grift and Frank, his ambitious, younger partner swindle are water filtration systems, ...

Director : Ridley Scott
Cast : Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, Bruce Altman

Courage Under Fire (1996)
R Action Crime Drama Mystery War
Amputation Alcoholism Addiction, Substance Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Captain Karen Walden, who died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued when it crashed in Desert Storm, is expected to be the first woman to re...

Director : Edward Zwick
Cast : Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Michael Moriarty, Bronson Pinchot