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

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

Elegy (2008)
Drama Romance Based On Novel
Commitment Phobia Breast Cancer Single Parenting

In Manhattan, David Kepesh is a sixty-ish celebrity professor of literature about American hedonism with prestigious stints as a columnist and public ...

Director : Isabel Coixet
Cast : Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Debbie Harry

Labor Day (2013)
PG-13 Drama Romance Coming of Age Based On Novel
Death of Spouse Stillbirth Postpartum Depression Agoraphobia Chronic Depression Miscarriage Mobility Cerebral Palsy Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Blended Families Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Abuse, Child

In the rural town of Holten Mills, New Hampshire in 1987 at the start of the long Labor Day weekend, a severely depressed mother, Adele, with a thirte...

Director : Jason Reitman
Cast : Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Brooke Smith

A Mile in His Shoes (2011)
PG Drama Family Sport Based on True Events Based On Novel
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur “Murph” Murphy and his losing minor league baseball team. As he sets out to recruit new talent he happen...

Director : William Dear
Cast : Luke Schroder, Dean Cain, George Canyon, Chilton Crane

Where the Boys Are (1960)
APPROVED Comedy Drama Romance Music Roadtrip Coming of Age Based On Novel
Virginity, Female Vision Temporary Blindness Sexual Harassment, Female Rape Sexual Confusion Depression, Situational Insecurity Anxiety Alcohol Abuse

In 1960, four female college students share a car during spring break to drive south from their snowbound college to the mobbed beaches of Fort Lauder...

Director : Henry Levin
Cast : Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Paula Prentiss, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, Connie Francis, Frank Gorshin, Chill Wills, Barbara Nichols

Peyton Place (1957)
G Drama Romance Courtroom Drama Based On Novel
Virginity, Female Sexuality Attachment Disorder Virginity, Male Alcoholism Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Incest Adultery Abortion, Illegal Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide Stress Rape Illegitimacy Denial Frigidity Domestic Violence Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Miscarriage Asocial Behavior

In 1942, Peyton Place, New Hampshire hypocritical adults try to pass off their questionable standards to the next generation with no success. Each fam...

Director : Mark Robson
Cast : Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Diane Varsi, Hope Lange, Russ Tamblyn, Terry Moore, David Nelson, Betty Field, Mildred Dunnock, Lorne Greene, Barry Coe, Leon Ames, Erin O'Brien-Moore

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Satire Based On Novel
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Insecurity Divorce Anxiety Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In Manhattan a recent journalism graduate named Andrea is hired to work as the second assistant of the ruthless, dictatorial fashion editor, Miranda, ...

Director : David Frankel
Cast : Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci

A Thousand Acres (1997)
R Drama Mystery Based On Novel
Abuse, Emotional Incest Adultery Death of Parent Breast Cancer Dementia Denial Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child

In Iowa, Larry, a prosperous farmer decides to retire and split his thousand acres of land among his three daughters, Ginny, Rose, and Caroline. Ginny...

Director : Jocelyn Moorhouse
Cast : Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jason Robards, Jennifer Jason Leigh

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
PG Drama Family Romance Coming of Age Historical Fiction Based On Novel
Literacy Death of Spouse Alcoholism Blended Families Promiscuity Pneumonia Unexpected Pregnancy

In 1912 Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the Nolan family barely makes a living to pay the rent to their slum lord. Papa is an alcoholic singing waiter, but it...

Director : Elia Kazan
Cast : Peggy Ann Gardner, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason, John Alexander

To Sir, with Love (1967)
UNRATED Drama Music Coming of Age Based On Novel
Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Sexual Harassment, Female Domestic Violence Learning Disabilities Abuse, Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Divorce Abuse, Emotional

Mark, an unemployed engineer living in London in 1967, begins as a new teacher in a reform school in the poverty stricken East End to earn money whil...

Director : James Clavell
Cast : Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall

Safe Passage (1994)
PG-13 Drama Military Dark Comedy Based On Novel
Temporary Blindness Depression, Situational

In 1993, in a suburban New Jersey town, Maggie, the mother of seven boys awakens from a dream that one of them is in trouble. With only one son left a...

Director : Robert Allan Ackerman
Cast : Susan Sarandon, Nick Stahl, Sam Shepard, Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Sean Leonard, Sean Astin

Cabaret (1972)
PG Drama Musical War Military Historical Fiction Based On Novel Based on a Play Dance
Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Confusion Abortion, Illegal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Unexpected Pregnancy

In pre WWII Berlin, Germany, in 1931, eccentric American Sally Bowles, a cabaret singer at the subversive Kit-Kat Club meets British student Brian Ro...

Director : Bob Fosse
Cast : Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Marisa Berinson

Eleanor and Franklin (1976)
Drama History Romance Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Polio Abuse, Psychological Respiratory Failure Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Sexual Confusion Narcissistic Personality Disorder Mobility Alcoholism Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Adultery Death of Parent Heart Attack Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Denial Abuse, Child

From Eleanor and Franklin's meeting as cousins and teenagers in the late 1890's, to their courtship and marriage during their uncle Teddy Roosevelt's ...

Director : Daniel Petrie
Cast : Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Rosemary Murphy, Pamela Franklin

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
PG Drama Sport Based On Novel
Developmental Delays Learning Disabilities Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease

Author and Bruce are members of the New York Mammoths major league baseball team and roommates when they're on the road. Author is the star pitcher an...

Director : John D. Hancock
Cast : Robert De Niro, Michael Moriarty, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello, Phil Foster, Ann Wentworth, Barbara Babcock

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

The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 Drama Sport Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Substance Abuse Developmental Delays Blended Families Learning Disabilities Abuse, Child Foster Parenting

Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy take in a homeless teenager named Michael "Big Mike" Oher. He has no father, and his mother is a drug addict. Assertive, aff...

Director : John Lee Hancock
Cast : Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
N/A Crime Drama Mystery Film-Noir Based On Novel
Substance Abuse Antalgic Gait/Limp Enabling Caregiving Addiction, Withdrawal Psychosomatic Symptoms Parapalegia Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Substance Overdose Abuse, Physical Paralysis Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In 1955, an illegal card dealer and heroin addict named Frankie returns from prison determined to stay clean and employed playing the drums, which he ...

Director : Otto Preminger
Cast : Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang,Darren McGavin, Robert Strauss, John Conte

Wrinkles (2011)
NR Drama Animated Senior Interest Based On Novel
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Alzheimer’s Disease

Based on a comic book, "Wrinkles" is an animated film about the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two elderly men in an assisted living care home....

Director : Ignacio Ferreras
Cast : Tacho González, Álvaro Guevara, Mabel Rivera, Raúl Dans

Camille Claudel (1988)
R Drama History Foreign Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Depression, Clinical Schizophrenia Psychosis Insanity Paranoia

In 1880s France, young Camille, sister of noted writer, poet and mystic Paul, first meets famous sculptor August Rodin when she is hired as his assist...

Director : Bruno Nuytten
Cast : Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grévill

A Town Like Alice (1956)
Drama Romance War Military Based on True Events Original Version Historical Fiction Based On Novel
Abuse, Psychological Delusional Panic Attacks Malaria Psychosis Survivor Guilt Psychopathy Abuse, Child Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Comatose Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Rape

In 1949, post WWII London, a woman named Jean is informed of an inheritance. Her survivor guilt and PTSD send Jean back to Malaya, where she was a Ja...

Director : Jack Lee
Cast : Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Jean Anderson, Tagaki, Marie Lohr, Maureen Swanson,Tran Van Khe

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
NOT RATED Drama Historical Fiction Based On Novel
Addiction, Substance Social Anxiety Disorder Abuse, Psychological Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Sexual Harassment, Male Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Schizoid Personality Disorder Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal

During the Great Depression in the 1930's Scout and her older brother Jem live in racially divided Maycomb, Alabama. Having lost their mother young, t...

Director : Robert Mulligan
Cast : Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford, Robert Duall, Brock Peters, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

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

Front of the Class (2008)
N/R Drama Family Romance Based on True Events Based On Novel
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Tourette Syndrome

After his mother discovers that he has Tourette Syndrome as a child, Brad is sent to the middle school principal's office for being disruptive in clas...

Director : Peter Werner
Cast : James Wolk, Treat Williams, Patricia Heaton, Bird York, Dominic Scott Kay, Sarah Drew

Ford: The Man and the Machine (1987)
Action Crime Drama History Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Abuse, Psychological Cancer Adultery Promiscuity Enabling Delusional Psychosis Bipolar Disorder Genetically Predisposed Abuse, Emotional

During the late 1870's, a humble Michigan farm boy named Henry is fascinated, not with animals, but with machines. He's obsessed with creating a horse...

Director : Allan Eastman
Cast : Cliff Robertson, Hope Lange, Heather Thomas, Michael Ironside

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Drama History Romance Biography Based on True Events Based On Novel
Mobility Polio Insecurity Adultery Chronic Respiratory Condition Amputation Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Heart Failure

Beginning with his Washington DC presidential election in 1932, in this second half of a the two-part biopic, Eleanor Roosevelt recalls their lives d...

Director : Daniel Petrie
Cast : Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Priscilla Pointer, Walter McGinn

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