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

Frankie and Johnny (1991)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Infertility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Promiscuity Abuse, Physical Chronic Depression Epilepsy Depression, Situational Abuse, Sex

Upon his release from his jail for writing bad checks, Johnny is hired as a short order cook in a diner after mastering his cooking skills in jail. It...

Director : Garry Marshall
Cast : Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane

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

Benny & Joon (1993)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Wendy Syndrome Developmental Delays Illiteracy Learning Disabilities Enabling Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Since their parents died when he was sixteen and she was eleven, Benny, a car mechanic has shared the family home with his schizophrenic sister, Joon,...

Director : Jeremiah S. Chechik
Cast : Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, Dan Hedaya, William H. Macy, Joe Grifasi, CCH Pounder

While You Were Sleeping (1995)
PG Comedy Romance Holiday
Comatose Orphaned Depression, Situational Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition

In 1995 Chicago, Lucy grieves the death of her beloved, widowed father while she works as a toll booth collector after quitting school to pay his hosp...

Director : Jon Turteltaub
Cast : Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

Billy Elliot (2000)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Music Dark Comedy Dance
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Caregiving Depression Death of Parent Domestic Violence Alzheimer’s Disease

In 1984, County Durham, England during the longest, most violent coal miner's strike against the Thatcher administration that Britain had seen since W...

Director : Stephen Daldry
Cast : Jamie Bell, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven, Gary Lewis

Educating Rita (1983)
PG Comedy Drama
Alcoholism Anxiety Fertility Abuse, Verbal Denial Asocial Behavior Smoking/Nicotine Addiction

In the 1980's, a married hairdresser from Liverpool named Rita is accepted into an open education program designed to offer a free college education t...

Director : Lewis Gilbert
Cast : Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman

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

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Distant Location
Asperger's Syndrome Death, Sudden Avoidant Personality Disorder Sexual Dissatisfaction Survivor Guilt Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Denial

A visionary sheik believes in his passion for salmon fishing and decides to bring the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no ex...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Rachael Stirling, Tom Mison

Today's Special (2009)
None Comedy
Heart Attack Arranged Marriage

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Director : David Kaplan
Cast : Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Jaffrey, Jess Weixler, Dean Winters, Aarti Mann, Kevin Corrigan, Amir Arison

Art School Confidential (2006)
R Comedy Drama Dark Comedy
HIV infected Alcoholism Virginity, Male Adultery Death, Sudden

Jerome, a teenager from the suburbs passionate about art, goes to New York City's Strathmore College as a drawing major. Competition and petty jealous...

Director : Terry Zwigoff
Cast : Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Angelica Huston, Jim Broadbent

PK (2014)
None Comedy Drama Romance

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Director : Rajkumar Hirani
Cast : Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Stepmom (1998)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Divorce Cancer Blended Families Death of Parent

Anna and Ben, the two children of Jackie and Luke, must cope with their parents divorce and the new, younger woman in their father's life, Isabel, a p...

Director : Chris Columbus
Cast : Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone

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

Mermaids (1990)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Alcohol Abuse Virginity, Female Delusional Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial

In 1963, after another failed relationship, Mrs. Flax, a single, Jewish mother uproots and moves her two daughters for the eighteenth time since kinde...

Director : Richard Benjamin
Cast : Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Michael Schoeffling

Georgia Rule (2007)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Genetically Predisposed Divorce Promiscuity Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Sex Alcoholism

Seventeen year old Rachel is sent to Idaho to spend the summer with her Grandmother, Georgia, who she hasn't seen her sine she was a girl. Georgia and...

Director : Garry Marshall
Cast : Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney

Kinky Boots (2005)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Music Coming of Age Dance
Anxiety Alcohol Abuse Enabling Death, Sudden Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Crossdressing Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

Charlie may have grown up in Manchester, England beside his father's family shoe business, but he never wanted to fill his shoes. Then, his father's s...

Director : Julian Jarrold
Cast : Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost

Shall We Dance (2004)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Music American Remake Ballroom Dancing Dance
Weight Challenged Repression Panic Attacks Sexuality Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Denial Body Image Anxiety

Despite having a long career as a lawyer and a loving family, John Clark is depressed over the fact that something is missing in his life. Then, one n...

Director : Peter Chelsom
Cast : Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Lisa Ann Walter

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
APPROVED Comedy Family Fantasy Animation
Seizures/Convulsions Literacy Angelman Syndrome/Smiling Puppet Syndrome Epilepsy

Jealous of angelic Snow White's beauty, the wicked queen decides to order the murder of her stepdaughter, Snow White, so she is never reminded of her....

Director : William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen
Cast : Roy Atwell, Stuart Buchanan, Adriana Caselotti, Hall Johnson Choir

Skin Deep (1989)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Alcoholism Promiscuity Addiction, Sex

Zach Hutton is a womanizing, alcoholic, irresponsible writer whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams. He's still in love with his ex-wife an...

Director : Blake Edwards
Cast : John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alison Reed, Joel Brooks, Julianne Phillips, Nina Foch

Matching Jack (2010)
ttp://ogp.me/ns# Comedy Drama
Leukemia Caregiving Bone Marrow Donor

In 2010 Melbourne, Australia first, a mother named Marisa finds that her son has leukemia and may survive if a matching donor is found; second, she fi...

Director : Nadia Tass
Cast : Jacinda Barrett, Richard Roxburgh, Tom Russell, James Nesbitt, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
PG Comedy Romance Sequel
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism

In this sequel to the 1981 hit about an irresponsible wealty alcoholic , Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former milli...

Director : Bud Yorkin
Cast : Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Comedy Drama War Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Comatose Retrograde Amnesia Delusional

In 1944, Captain Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the psychiatric ward at an Army hospital in Arizona. Under-resourced, Newman must make the ...

Director : David Miller
Cast : Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Bobby Darin, Eddie Albert

Sabrina (1995)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Single Parenting Denial Death of Parent Commitment Phobia Accent Reduction Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Growing up with her widowed British father, the chauffeur to the Larrabee's Rolls Royce in an estate on the North Fork of Long Island, New York , Sabr...

Director : Sydney Pollack
Cast : Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, Fanny Ardant, Richard Crenna,Angie Dickenson, Paul Giamatti, John Wood, Dana Ivey

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

Trainwreck (2015)
R Comedy Romance
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Commitment Phobia Dementia Chronic Depression Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Alcohol Abuse Promiscuity Death of Parent

Amy's parents divorced when she and her sister were young girls. Before moving out, her promiscuous father lectured his daughters about the dangers of...

Director : Judd Apatow
Cast : Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James,

Being There (1979)
PG Comedy
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

A quiet gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. in the house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out with no k...

Director : Hal Ashby
Cast : Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Spirit (2012)
NR Comedy Drama Foreign Satire
Alcoholism Divorce Commitment Phobia Domestic Violence Mute Single Parenting Denial Deafness

Raghunandan, an ex-Bank of England employee, now works for as an interviewer in a popular television show called Show the Spirit. An alcoholic loner, ...

Director : Renjith
Cast : Mohanlal, Kanika, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Nandu, Madhu,Lena, Kalpana, Thilakan

Arthur (1981)
PG Comedy Romance
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism Enabling

Arthur is a wealthy, spoiled, grown man and happy alcoholic with no ambition. He's also the heir to a fortune which he is told will only be his if he ...

Director : Steve Gordon
Cast : Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

The Bank Dick (1940)
N/A Comedy
Alcoholism

Escaping the henpecking of his entire family, boozer Egbert Sousé seems to have caught a bank robber. He's then hired as guard in the Lompoc Bank, whe...

Director : Edward F. Cline
Cast : W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio

Chandramukhi (2005)
Comedy Fantasy Horror
Dissociative Identity Disorder

When Senthil and Ganga marry against the wishes of their extended family and move into a mansion next to a jealous cousin, strange things start happen...

Director : P. Vasu
Cast : Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Jyothika, Vadivelu

Mean Girls (2004)
PG-13 Comedy Coming of Age
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Eating Disorders Body Image

Teenage Cady Heron was home-schooled in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves back to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to e...

Director : Mark Waters
Cast : Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Acey Chabert, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows

Mary and Max (2009)
NR Comedy Drama Family
Asperger's Syndrome Alcoholism Weight Challenged

In the 1970's, eight year old Australian Mary Dinkle picks the name of a man out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him, including a chocolate ba...

Director : Adam Elliot
Cast : Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana

Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
NR Comedy Drama Romance
Abortion, Illegal Enabling Unexpected Pregnancy Panic Attacks Learned Helplessness Commitment Phobia Narcissistic Personality Disorder Inferiority Complex Anxiety Abuse, Emotional

Angie Rossini, a Macy's sales girl, is the only sister in a claustrophobic apartment that includes her controlling mother and over-possessive brothers...

Director : Robert Mulligan
Cast : Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Tom Bosley, Harvey Lembeck

Another Year (2010)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Death of Spouse Alcoholism Self-Esteem Insecurity Divorce Weight Challenged Smoking/Nicotine Addiction

Four seasons of the year pass In the suburbs of London for a married couple who have managed to remain happy, healthy, and fulfilled after thirty year...

Director : Mike Leigh
Cast : Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

Catch-22 (1970)
R Comedy Drama War Mockumentary Satire
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder Insanity Denial Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Capt. John Yossarian is a pilot stationed in the Mediterranean who flies bombing missions during World War II. Trying to find a way to cope with the m...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Paula Prentiss, Orson Welles, Buck Henry, Jon Voight, Anthony Perkins, Martin Sheen, Bob Newhart, Jack Gilford, Charles Grodin, Norman Fell, Austin Pendleton, Elizabeth Wilson

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

I Love You Again (1940)
PASSED Comedy Romance
Retrograde Amnesia

While alone on a cruise, the controlling, teetotaler, Larry Wilson, gets a hit in the head and develops amnesia, which causes him to revert to his old...

Director : W.S. Van Dyke
Cast : William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe

The Cure (1995)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
HIV infected Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal

Eleven year old Dexter is infected with AIDS from a blood transfusion. He and his next door neighbor, Eric become best friends. Eric also adopts Dexte...

Director : Peter Horton
Cast : Brad Renfro, Aeryk Egan, Diana Scarwid, Annabella Sciorra, Delphine French, Mona Powell

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Biography
Alcoholism Tuberculosis Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Suicide Chronic Respiratory Condition Limp From Injury

When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he he didn't realize it would take 20 ye...

Director : John Lee Hancock
Cast : Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, B.J. Novak, Jason Schwartman, Bradley Whitford, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker, Paul Giamatti

Fatso (1980)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Asthma Weight Challenged Eating Disorders

Dominick has always been heavy because he loves to eat. It is his favorite thing. When his cousin dies due to a lack of exercise and improper diet, Do...

Director : Anne Bancroft
Cast : Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara

Robot & Frank (2012)
PG-13 Comedy Crime Drama Senior Interest
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Kleptomania/Shoplifting Caregiving Enabling Dementia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In the near future in countrified Colds Springs, New York lives Frank, a long divorced, retired cat burglar. While his successful son, Hunter, tries...

Director : Jake Schreier
Cast : Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandan, Jeremy Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto

Barfly (1987)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Alcoholism Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Enabling

Alcolhlic Henry Chinaski believes that life is free and yours to live as you desire. He spends his days drinking, listening to the radio, fighting a b...

Director : Barbet Schroeder
Cast : Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

Elsa & Fred (2014)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dialysis Depression, Situational

For fifty years Elsa has dreamed of enacting the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. She hasn't given up on the dream. For fifty years F...

Director : Michael Radford
Cast : Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden, Scott Bakula

Penny Serenade (1941)
NOT RATED Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Anxiety Adoption Survivor Guilt Death of Child Miscarriage Depression, Situational Denial Infertility

In 1941, Julie prepares to leave her loving but financially irresponsible husband, Roger. Before leaving, she goes through her scrapbook and begins to...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Pretty in Pink (1986)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Alcoholism Insecurity Single Parenting Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

Andie lives on the wrong side of town with an alcoholic, unemployed father and his memory of her dead mother. She's responsible, smart, and works afte...

Director : Howard Deutch
Cast : Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts,

Kelly & Cal (2014)
R Comedy Drama Coming of Age
Mobility Spinal Cord Injury Adultery Postpartum Depression Depression, Situational Sexual Dissatisfaction

Though unaware of it, six weeks after Kelly gives birth to her first child, she is suffering from mild postpartum depression. She feels disconnected f...

Director : Jen McGowan
Cast : Juliette Lewis, Jonny Weston, Josh Hopkins, Cybill Shepherd, Margaret Colin

Reach for Me (2008)
None Comedy Drama
Cancer Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility

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Director : LeVar Burton
Cast : Seymour Cassel, Johnny Whitworth, Lacey Chabert, Alfre Woodard

Elf (2003)
PG Comedy Family Fantasy Holiday
Insecurity Attachment Disorder Single Parenting Little People/People of Small Stature Denial

Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole raised by elves. Once he's a full grown adult, Santa a...

Director : Jon Favreau
Cast : Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner

The Hero (2017)
Comedy Drama
Pancreatic Cancer Divorce

Lee is an experienced actor whose career has ended after his one great role in a film called "The Hero." Now he gets by doing voice overs for commerci...

Director : Brett Haley
Cast : Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter