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

PK (2014)
None Comedy Drama Romance


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

Mostly Martha (2001)
Comedy Drama Romance Foreign
Depression, Clinical Death of Sibling Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Temporary Speech Loss Death of Parent

German restaurant chef Martha is the narcissistic ruler of her kitchen staff and the adversary of any complaining customer. Her job is her life from h...

Director : Sandra Nettelbeck
Cast : Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
None Comedy Drama
Depression Narcissistic Personality Disorder Cancer

In Los Angeles, a holistic medicine practitioner who immigrated from Mexico is invited to attend the dinner party of one of her wealthy clients when s...

Director : Miguel Arteta
Cast : Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

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

Unexpected (2015)
None Comedy Drama
Unexpected Pregnancy Single Parenting


Director : Kris Swanberg
Cast : Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Enabling Panic Attacks Narcissistic Personality Disorder Hypochondria Caregiving Single Parenting Infertility Inferiority Complex Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Divorce In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Blended Families Adultery Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In 1986, at a Manhattan Thanksgiving Day family gathering, we meet the three daughters of two former actors, now demanding alcoholics. The sisters ar...

Director : Woody Allen
Cast : Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Sam Waterson, Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Diane Wiest, Lloyd Nolan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Max Von Sydow, Daniel Stern

Match (2014)
None Comedy Drama
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Adoption Single Parenting Sexual Satisfaction Sexuality Chronic Depression


Director : Stephen Belber, Fanny Sidney
Cast : Patrick Stewart, Matthew Lillard, Carla Gugino

Lady Bird (2017)
None Comedy
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Chronic Depression

In circa 2003 Sacramento, California, Christine - self-named "Lady Bird" - tries to assert her independence in her senior year at a Catholic High Scho...

Director : Greta Gerwig
Cast : Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lois Smith, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton, Timothée Chalamet

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


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

50/50 (2011)
Comedy Drama Animation
Kidney Condition Chronic Heart Cancer

Adam, a twenty-seven year old writer for radio, receives a cruel surprise: he has malignant tumors along his spine with a 50/50 chance of survival. A...

Director : Jonathan Levine
Cast : Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

No Reservations (2007)
Comedy Drama Romance American Remake
Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Sibling Narcissistic Personality Disorder Temporary Speech Loss Death of Parent

A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at a trendy restaurant in Manhattan. She is up at dawn to buy fresh produce and fish, an...

Director : Scott Hicks
Cast : Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

Tammy (2014)
R Comedy

For Tammy, a fast food waitress, the bad days are getting worse. She wrecks her car, loses her job, and finds her husband in bed with their neighbor. ...

Director : Ben Falcone
Cast : Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney

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

Used People (1992)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Delusional Chronic Depression Single Parenting Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Abuse, Emotional

At her husband's funeral, Pearl, the Jewish mother of two divorced daughters, meets an Italian man who her husband confided in many years earlier, and...

Director : Beeban Kidron
Cast : Shirley MacLaine, Marcello Mastroianni, Bob Dishy, Kathy Bates

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
R Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Addiction, Substance Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Adultery Death of Parent Agoraphobia Chronic Depression

Thirty-year-old Jeff -- a man who is weight challenged, addicted to pot and unemployed -- lives in the basement of his widowed mother's home watching ...

Director : Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Cast : Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Asperger's Syndrome

Barry Egan runs his own company, is continually hounded, but never supported or helped, by his seven sisters, so, he occasionally acts out his anger i...

Director : Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast : Adam Sandler, Jason Andrews, Don McManus, Emily Watson

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

Alfie (2004)
R Comedy Drama Romance Remake
Substance Abuse Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia Biracial Passive Aggressive Behavior Bipolar Disorder Single Parenting Anxiety Sexual Dysfunction Adultery

In Manhattan, a British limousine driver, Alfie, has the busy life of a playboy. Women of all ages are attracted to his affable self confidence and lo...

Director : Charles Shyer
Cast : Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Nia Long, Jane Krakowski, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Omar Epps, Renée Taylor, Jane Krakowski

28 Days (2000)
PG-13 Comedy Drama
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Genetically Predisposed Rehabilitation Facility Detoxification Self-Mutilation Alcoholic, Recovering

After getting into a car accident while drunk and ruining her sister's wedding, journalist Gwen Cummings is given a choice between entering prison or ...

Director : Betty Thomas
Cast : Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins

Palindromes (2004)
NOT RATED Comedy Drama Roadtrip
Blindness Promiscuity Down’s Syndrome Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Epilepsy Single Parenting Abuse, Sex

While visiting family friends with her parents, thirteen year old Aviva seduces their teenage son, Judah, and intentionally gets pregnant. Her parents...

Director : Todd Solondz
Cast : Matthew Faber, Angela Pietropinto, Bill Buell, Emani Sledge

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Self-Esteem Weight Challenged Sexual Harassment, Female Commitment Phobia Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Passive Aggressive Behavior Alcoholism, Functional Denial

Bridget Jones is an unmarried 30 'ish woman in London struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her status and, mostly, from her chronic lack o...

Director : Sharon Maguire
Cast : Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Celia Imrie, Jim Broadbent, James Faulkner

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
R Comedy Drama
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Schizophrenia Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Poppy Cross is 30, lives in the Camden area of London. Cheeky, playful. frank, funny, and talkative, she's also a conscientious primary-school teacher...

Director : Mike Leigh
Cast : Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, Elliot Cowan, Alexis Zegerman, Andrea Riseborough

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

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 Music Man (1962)
N/A Comedy History Musical Romance
Single Parenting Death of Parent

In the early 1900's, a con man and grifter named Harold Hill arrives in cynical River City, Iowa intending to cheat the community with his standard sc...

Director : Morton DaCosta
Cast : Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Ron Howard, Pert Kelton, Paul Ford, Timmy Everett

Elling (2001)
R Comedy Drama
Social Anxiety Disorder Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Virginity, Male Caregiving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Elling is a 40 year old man with autism. When his mother dies, he is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell, a large gentle man ob...

Director : Petter Næss
Cast : Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

Mozart and the Whale (2005)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Asperger's Syndrome

What happens when two people who have Asperger's Syndrome meet, and are attracted to one another, but they have opposing emotional approaches that thr...

Director : Petter Næss
Cast : Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell, Gary Cole, Sheila Kelley

Life Is Sweet (1990)
R Comedy Drama
Bulimia Nervosa

North of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop and teaches aerobics at a primary schoo...

Director : Mike Leigh
Cast : Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks

Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012)
Comedy Romance
Lacunar Amnesia Head Injury

Prem Kumar is all set to get married to his lover Dhanalakshmi. Then, the day before his wedding, he decides to play cricket with his friends and he g...

Director : Balaji Tharaneetharan
Cast : Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie, Bagavathi Perumal, Rajkumar

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
R Action Comedy Crime Dark Comedy

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

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

Risky Business (1983)
R Comedy Crime Drama Erotica Satire
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Promiscuity Virginity, Male Passive Aggressive Behavior Psychopathy Abuse, Sex Abuse, Child Prostitution Anxiety

Joel is the only child and teenage son being crushed by the weight of his parent's expectations: achieve perfect grades in order to be accepted by Pri...

Director : Paul Brickman
Cast : Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

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

Factotum (2005)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism Insecurity

Womanizing, aspiring writer Hank Chinaski has no qualifications, ambition, or ethics. Even the dead-end jobs he lands are lost through laziness, risk ...

Director : Bent Hamer
Cast : Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Didier Flamand, Fisher Stevens

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

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

The Bank Dick (1940)
N/A Comedy

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

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

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Distant Location
Enabling Chronic Heart Condition Sexual Dissatisfaction Prosthetics Hip Replacement Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial Mobility Insecurity Anxiety

Seven Brits, respond to an ad for inexpensive, but luxurious retirement accommodations for seniors in Jaipur, India: Evelyn, seeks employment; Graham ...

Director : John Madden
Cast : Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Tena Desae, Diana Hardcastle

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

La Ciénaga (2001)
R Comedy Drama
Alcoholism Sexuality

In contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country home near La Ciénaga with their teenager children. The adults are constantl...

Director : Lucrecia Martel
Cast : Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemián, Leonora Balcarce

Shower (1999)
Comedy Drama Foreign
Developmental Delays Learning Disabilities

A businessman, Da Ming, is tricked into returning home to Beijing, China because his brother, who has developmental delays, has told him their father ...

Director : Yang Zhang
Cast : Jiayi Du, Bing He, Wu Jiang, Ding Li

Alfie (1966)
NR Comedy Drama Original Version Satire
Rehabilitation Facility Unexpected Pregnancy Commitment Phobia Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial Alcoholism Tuberculosis Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Adultery Abortion, Illegal

For Alfie, the only real life is his sex life, only then can does he feel alive. Attaining elite status has no appeal for him. A working class man is ...

Director : Lewis Gilbert
Cast : Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher

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

The Cure (1917)
NR Comedy Silent
Alcoholism Rehabilitation Facility

Even though Charlie goes to a rehab center to dry out, he takes a trunk of liquor with him. In the process, he tangles with a man's injured foot in a ...

Director : Charles Chaplin
Cast : Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Henry Bergman

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

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

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

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

Everything Must Go (2010)
R Comedy Drama
Alcoholism Divorce

After Nick is fired from his sales job, due to his love of alcohol, he comes home and his wife has kicked him out, changed the locks, and left his bel...

Director : Dan Rush
Cast : Will Ferrell, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Rebecca Hall, Michael Peña

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