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

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

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

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

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Adventure Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Addiction, Substance Enabling Depression, Situational Suicide Sexuality Caregiving Temporary Speech Loss Denial Wendy Syndrome

In Albuquerque, New Mexico Sheryl Hoover brings her depressed brother Frank home to her dysfunctional family when he tries to commit suicide, after be...

Director : Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Cast : Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Steve Carrell

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

Sullivan's Travels (1941)
NOT RATED Adventure Comedy Drama Roadtrip Historical Fiction
Head Injury Retrograde Amnesia Arranged Marriage Abuse, Physical

Sullivan is a spoiled, naive director of shallow films who decides he wants to make a consciousness raising film that addresses poverty. Convinced he ...

Director : Preston Sturges
Cast : Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

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

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

The Last Days (2013)
Adventure Thriller Science-Fiction
Agoraphobia

A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces and soon the world population is trapped inside b...

Director : David Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Cast : Quim Gutiérrez, José Coronado, Marta Etura, Leticia Dolera

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

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

Finding Nemo (2003)
G Adventure Comedy Animation
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Memory, Short Term Anterograde Amnesia Disfigurement Agoraphobia

Marlin, a clown fish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his son, Nemo. Despite his father's warnings, Nemo ventures into the open sea and is abduct...

Director : Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Cast : Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Mary and Martha (2013)
TV-PG Adventure Drama Distant Location
Malaria Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Death of Child Caregiving

Mary, an American interior designer and Mary, a British housewife couldn't be more different. Mary intentionally pulls her son from their local school...

Director : Phillip Noyce
Cast : Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn, Sam Claflin, Frank Grillo

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

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

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

The English Patient (1996)
R Adventure Drama Mystery Romance War Military Distant Location Historical Fiction
Addiction, Substance Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Burn Victim Retrograde Amnesia Avoidant Personality Disorder

In 1944, near the end of WW II, s badly burned man, Laszlo is tended by an emotionally wounded nurse named Hana, who fled from her unit in depression ...

Director : Anthony Minghella
Cast : Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth

North 24 Kaatham (2013)
Adventure Comedy Drama
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Fahad Fazil is a software professional who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. On a trip to Trivandrum for a conference, he is at Paravur rail...

Director : Anil Radhakrishnan
Cast : Fahadh Faasil, Nedumudi Venu, Swathi Reddy, Sreenath Bhasi

The Bucket List (2007)
PG-13 Adventure Comedy Drama Senior Interest
Single Parenting Lung Cancer Brain Tumor

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and scholarly mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal cancer. Cole is only sharing...

Director : Rob Reiner
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

Space Cowboys (2000)
Action Adventure Thriller
Pancreatic Cancer Death of Spouse

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Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner

Bad Santa (2003)
R Adventure Comedy Crime Holiday
Alcoholism Little People/People of Small Stature

Willie T. Stokes is a convicted con man who drinks heavily and only works once a year when, dressed as Santa, he and Marcus, his friend of short statu...

Director : Terry Zwigoff
Cast : Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham

Time Bandits (1981)
PG Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy
Little People/People of Small Stature

A young boy's closet contains a hole that takes him back in time. Through this hole a team of little people come while escaping from their master, the...

Director : Terry Gilliam
Cast : Sean Connery, Ian Holm, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond, David Rappaport,Shelley Duvall, Kenny Baker, Jack Purvis, Mike Edmonds, Malcom Dixon, Tiny ross, Craig Warnock

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
APPROVED Adventure Family Fantasy
Little People/People of Small Stature

Darby O'Gill is full of blarney, but the stories of leprechauns he tells at the pub are true. In fact, he and King Brian, ruler of the little people, ...

Director : Robert Stevenson
Cast : Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Albert Sharpe, Jimmy O'Dea

Superman Returns (2006)
PG-13 Action Adventure Fantasy
Asthma

After a mysterious absence, the Man of Steel returns to Earth. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the h...

Director : Bryan Singer
Cast : Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden

True Grit (1969)
M Action Adventure Drama Western
Alcoholism Vision Impairment/Eye Patch Attachment Disorder Death of Parent Artificial Eyes/One Eyed Vision

The murder of her father sends fourteen-year-old Mattie on a mission of justice. She recruits an old, alcoholic, marshal Rooster Cogburn because he ha...

Director : Henry Hathaway
Cast : John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate

The World's End (2013)
R Action Adventure Comedy Science-Fiction
Denial Alcohol Abuse

Twenty years after attempting an ambitious pub crawl, five friends reunite to re-enact the same drinking marathon. The encore is staged by Gary, a for...

Director : Edgar Wright
Cast : Thomas Law, Zachary Bailess, Jasper Levine, James Tarpey

The Lion King (1994)
G Adventure Drama Family Animation
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Young lion Simba, is the heir of his father, Mufasa. Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, plots to steal Mufasa's throne by luring the father and son into a st...

Director : Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Cast : Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
N/A Adventure Family Fantasy
Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Little People/People of Small Stature Abuse, Physical

In 1939, in the farmlands of Kansas, a teenager named Dorothy fears her dog, Toto, will be killed. So they run away from the home she shares with Aunt...

Director : Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor
Cast : Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr,Jack Haley, Billlie Burke, Margaret Hamilton

Treasure Island (1934)
NR Action Adventure
Amputation Limp From Injury Alcohol Abuse

Young Jim finds a treasure map and sails on the Hispaniola to find the fortune. Also on board is the renowned pirate, Long John Silver. As members of ...

Director : Victor Fleming
Cast : Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger, Lewis Stone, Nigel Bruce

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG Adventure Drama War
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Insanity Denial Abuse, Physical

During World War II British prisoners of war are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway under the leadership of Colonel Nicho...

Director : David Lean
Cast : William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
R Adventure Comedy Drama Suspense Music Roadtrip
Depression, Clinical Crossdressing Sexual Reassignment Surgery

Two drag performers and a transsexual female accept a contract to perform a show at a resort in Alice Springs in the remote Australian desert. They bu...

Director : Stephan Elliott
Cast : Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Sidekicks (1992)
PG Action Adventure
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Asthma

Barry is an adolescent with asthma. He lives with his father, a computer programmer, in Texas. Barry struggles to get by and cope with the bullying of...

Director : Aaron Norris
Cast : Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis, Mako, Julia Nickson

The Witches (1990)
PG Adventure Fantasy Horror
Orphaned Diabetes Death of Parent

A young boy, who has been recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At the hotel in which they are staying, he happens to discover a ...

Director : Nicolas Roeg
Cast : Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
R Adventure Drama Biography
Asthma

In 1952, twenty-three year old medical student Ernesto, known as "Che" decides to postpone his last semester of college to join his twenty-nine year o...

Director : Walter Salles
Cast : Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Back to the Future (1985)
PG Action Adventure Comedy Family Romance Science-Fiction
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism

Marty McFly, a typical teenager in the 1980's, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by an eccentr...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
PG-13 Adventure
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Six months after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss and her partner Peeta must participate in Victor's Tour, visiting all the districts. Before le...

Director : Francis Lawrence
Cast : Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair

Cat Ballou (1965)
G Action Adventure Comedy Romance Western Music
Alcoholism Single Parenting Death of Parent

It's the late 1800's, and no sooner has newly graduated school teacher Catherine "Cat" Ballou boarded a train headed west back home, than she's secre...

Director : Elliot Silverstein
Cast : Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye, John Marley, Tom Nardini

Shrek (2001)
PG Adventure Comedy Animation
Social Anxiety Disorder

A green ogre named Shrek discovers that his swamp has been filled with all sorts of creatures by the scheming Lord Fartuaad. So Shrek sets out with a ...

Director : Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Cast : Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
PG Adventure Family Fantasy
Epilepsy

Harry Potter is nine year old boy with epilepsy who dreams of being a magician. Initially scared about using his magic skills outside of school, he is...

Director : Alfonso Cuarón
Cast : Daniel Radcliffe, Richard Griffiths, Pam Ferris, Fiona Shaw

My Favorite Year (1982)
PG Action Adventure Comedy Crime Romance
Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Enabling Panic Attacks Caregiving Single Parenting Denial

In 1950's Manhattan, Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy television show based in Rockefeller Center. Television is a new...

Director : Richard Benjamin
Cast : Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Lainie Kazan

Anastasia (1997)
G Adventure Drama Animation
Retrograde Amnesia

The daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II, Anastasia suffers from amnesia. She is found by two Russian con men, Dimitri and Vladimir, who seek...

Director : Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Cast : Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd

Without a Paddle (2004)
PG-13 Adventure Comedy Mystery
Asthma

In 2004, three friends whose lives have drifted apart as the years have gone by reunite for the funeral of their fourth friend from childhood. As they...

Director : Steven Brill
Cast : Seth Green, Matthew Lillard, Dax Shephard, Matthew Price, Andrew Hampton, Jarred Rumbold, Carl Snell

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
PG-13 Action Adventure Comedy Drama Sport Biography Roadtrip Senior Interest
Prostate Condition Death of Spouse Death of Sibling Crossdressing Coronary Artery Disease Angina/ Coronary Artery Disease

By 1967 Burt Munro has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian, for twenty-five years using home made parts made from hi...

Director : Roger Donaldson
Cast : Anthony Hopkins, Chris Williams, Diane Ladd, Christopher Lawford, Paul Rodriguez, Saginaw Grant, Bruce Greenwood, Jessic Cauffield, Annie Whittle, Tessa Mitchell, Aaron James Murphy

Prince Valiant (1997)
PG-13 Adventure Fantasy
Seizures/Convulsions Asthma Epilepsy

King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel, Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table spend their spare time jousting, especially to Princess Ilene, a g...

Director : Anthony Hickox
Cast : Stephen Moyer, Katherine Heigl, Thomas Kretschmann, Edward Fox

Nim's Island (2008)
PG Action Adventure Comedy Family
Germaphobia Agoraphobia

Nim joins her father, a scientist, when he researches marine life on an island. She spends her time making friends with all the animals, chatting on t...

Director : Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
Cast : Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Michael Carman

True Grit (2010)
PG-13 Action Adventure Drama Western
Amputation Alcoholism Vision Impairment/Eye Patch Artificial Eyes/One Eyed Vision

Following the murder of her father by his hired hand Chaney, a fourteen-year-old year-old farm girl named Mattie decides to capture the killer. She hi...

Director : Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

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