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

The Namesake (2006)
PG-13 Drama Romance Distant Location Coming of Age
Death of Spouse Marital Separation Broken Bones Virginity, Female Arranged Marriage Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition Virginity, Male Heart Failure

While reading a book by Nicholai Gogol as he travels by train to visit his grandfather in Calcutta, Bengali-speaking Ashoke converses with fellow-trav...

Director : Mira Nair
Cast : Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett

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

The Painted Veil (2006)
PG-13 Drama Romance Distant Location Coming of Age Historical Fiction
Substance Abuse Alcohol Abuse Adultery Cholera Unexpected Pregnancy Sexual Dissatisfaction Virginity, Male Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial

In 1920's London, Kitty, a flirtatious single socialite meets shy, intelligent Walter Fane. Though he's infatuated with her, she only marries him to e...

Director : John Curran
Cast : Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Toby Jones, Liev Schreiber, Anthony Wong

Falling Angels (2003)
NOT RATED Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Adultery Promiscuity Enabling Delusional Unexpected Pregnancy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Death of Child Alcoholism

This coming of age story about three sisters with dysfunctional parents takes place in 1960's Ontario, near Niagra Falls. Each sister struggles for in...

Director : Scott Smith
Cast : Miranda Richardson, Callum Keith Rennie, Katharine Isabelle, Kristin Adams, Monte Gagne, Mark McKinney

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

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
PG Drama Romance Biography Music Coming of Age Country Western
Alcoholism Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Virginity, Female Adultery

In 1948 Loretta Webb lives in grinding poverty. She shares, with her parents and seven siblings, a two room tar-paper shack in rural Kentucky. Doolitt...

Director : Michael Apted
Cast : Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Beverly D'Angelo, Phyllis Boyens

On Golden Pond (1981)
PG Drama Family Romance Senior Interest Dark Comedy Coming of Age Based on a Play
Insecurity Divorce Blended Families Single Parenting Chronic Heart Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease

Eighty-year old Norman, a retired professor, and his wife, Ethel have returned for the summer to their cottage on GoldenPond in New Hampshire. A lette...

Director : Mark Rydell
Cast : Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

People Like Us (2012)
PG-13 Drama Romance Based on True Events Coming of Age
Death of Spouse Stress Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Alcoholic, Recovering Single Parenting Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Adoption Blended Families Promiscuity Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition

Sam's once successful life, complete with a job and terrific girlfriend, is in trouble. He's blown a big deal and now owes his employer a lot of money...

Director : Alex Kurtzman
Cast : Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Hall D'Addario, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Duplass

Animal House (1978)
R Comedy Coming of Age Satire
Substance Abuse Alcohol Abuse Virginity, Female Adultery Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Virginity, Male

Faber College has one fraternity house that is so disreputable that it accepts anyone willing to join. It's neighboring house is full of rich sanctimo...

Director : John Landis
Cast : Tom Hulce, Jim Belushi, Tim Matheson, Kevin Bacon, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, John Vernon, Peter Riegert, Bruce McGill, Verna Bloom, Stephen Furst, Mark Metcalf, Mary Louise Weller

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
PG-13 Drama Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Smoking/Nicotine Addiction Domestic Violence Passive Aggressive Behavior Hunger Strike Denial Abuse, Child Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Alcohol Abuse Abuse, Verbal

A story set in Louisiana from pre WWII to 2002. It follows four lifelong friends who stage a drastic, long overdue intervention between one of them, V...

Director : Callie Khouri
Cast : Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Gina McKee, Cherry Jones

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

The Cider House Rules (1999)
PG-13 Drama History Romance Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Incest Abortion, Illegal Orphaned Abuse, Sex Paralysis

Homer is the fully grown orphan in a remote orphanage in St. Cloud, Maine. As the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, he is taught everything ab...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Michael Caine,Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd,Kathy Baker, Jane Alexander, Kate Nelligan, J.K. Simmons

Tea and Sympathy (1956)
APPROVED Drama Coming of Age Based on a Play
Death of Spouse Suicidal Sexuality Chronic Depression Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Denial Prostitution Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

At a private male boarding school in 1956, seventeen-year-old Tom is more interested in the arts than in sports, something he is constantly reminded o...

Director : Vincente Minnelli
Cast : Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews, Darryl Hickman, Dean Jones

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
PG Comedy Romance Coming of Age
Weight Challenged Alzheimer’s Disease Abuse, Emotional

Toula is thirty-years-old, single, and stuck working in her family's Greek diner Dancing Zorba's in Chicago. Her father Gus just wants her to marry a ...

Director : Joel Zwick
Cast : Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez, Christina Eleusiniotis, Kaylee Vieira

Pieces of April (2003)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Self-Esteem Insecurity Alzheimer’s Disease Delusional Breast Cancer

In a run down apartment building in Manhattan, April and her nice, black boyfriend, Bobby are preparing to have her family over for Thanksgiving dinne...

Director : Peter Hedges
Cast : Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson, Alison Pill

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

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

Laurel Canyon (2002)
R Drama Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age Erotica
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Commitment Phobia Sexual Dissatisfaction Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Insecurity Anxiety Alcohol Abuse Abuse, Emotional Sexual Dysfunction Adultery Promiscuity Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Addiction, Sex Depression, Situational Denial Voyeurism

Newly graduated Psychiatrist, Sam and his fiancee, Alex leave the confines of a rigid Harvard life for Sam's residency in Los Angeles. Sam has avoided...

Director : Lisa Cholodenko
Cast : Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Alessandro Nivola, Natascha McElhone

Camilla Dickinson (2012)
Drama Family Romance Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Abuse, Psychological Adultery Suicidal Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Abuse, Emotional

In 1948 Manhattan, fifteen-year-old Camilla lives an affluent but sheltered life with an immature, needy mother and a cold, controlling father on the ...

Director : Cornelia Moore
Cast : Adelaide Clemens, Samantha Mathis, Gregg Sulkin, Cary Elwes, Camryn Manheim, Margaret Colin, Colby Minifie

Splendor in the Grass (1961)
NR Drama History Romance Coming of Age
Sexuality Insecurity Virginity, Female Bipolar Disorder Suicidal

In 1928 in oil-rich Kansas high school seniors Bud and Deanie are in love. Bud has a wealthy, dysfunctional family with a promiscuous sister and domin...

Director : Elia Kazan
Cast : Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie, Barbara Loden

The Road Within (2014)
R Drama Romance Roadtrip Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Mental Health Facilities Germaphobia Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Bulimia Nervosa Tourette Syndrome Narcissistic Personality Disorder Anorexia Nervosa Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Divorce Blended Families Death of Parent

In Nevada, Vincent, a young man with Tourette Syndrome, attends the funeral of his mother, who raised him. Robert, his father, who is running for a lo...

Director : Gren Wells
Cast : Dev Patel, Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Patrick

An Education (2009)
PG-13 Drama Biography Based on True Events Coming of Age
Enabling Virginity, Female Adultery

In 1961 London, Jenny is a 16-year-old hoping to be accepted at Oxford University when she meets an older man, David, who courts her with concerts and...

Director : Lone Scherfig
Cast : Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Rosemund Pike, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Emma Thompson, Sally Hawkins, Cara Seymour

Summer of '42 (1971)
R Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Death of Spouse Depression, Situational Virginity, Male

During the summer of 1942, as WWII rages, a teenage Hermie summers on Nantucket Island with his pals Oscy and Benji. Herman meets Dorothy, a wistfull...

Director : Robert Mulligan
Cast : Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R Drama Mystery Romance Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Virginity, Female Enabling Denial Depression, Situational Suicide Sexuality

In an ordinary suburb on a lovely tree-lined street in a1970s Michigan suburb lived the five beautiful Lisbon sisters. Their mother so feared their bu...

Director : Sofia Coppola
Cast : James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Danny DeVito

Stick It (2006)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Sport Coming of Age
Abuse, Psychological Addiction, Danger Addiction, Physical Challenges Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Abuse, Child Insecurity Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Physical

After a run-in with the law for severe sport stunts on a bike in an empty pool in Plano, Texas, seventeen-year-old Haley has a choice: juvenile detent...

Director : Jessica Bendinger
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Julie Warner, Annie Corley, Vanessa Lengies, Nikki SooHoo, Gia Carides

The Ice Storm (1997)
R Drama Suspense Coming of Age
Virginity, Female Promiscuity Sexual Dissatisfaction Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Kleptomania/Shoplifting Death of Child Alcoholism, Functional Depression Death of Sibling Adultery

In 1973 New Canaan, Connecticut affluent families escape through alcohol, adultery, drugs, and spouse swapping at "key parties" over a Thanksgiving we...

Director : Ang Lee
Cast : Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christina Ricci, Tobey McGuire, Katie Holmes, Allison Janney, Jamey Sheridan, Elijah Wood, Kate Burton, Larry Pine, Henry Czerny

Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)
R Drama Music Coming of Age
Alcoholism Abuse, Emotional Depression, Chronic Denial Death of Parent Narcissistic Personality Disorder Gifted and Talented

In Manhattan twenty-three-year-old Eleanor is working as a waitress and living with her dishonest boyfriend, an aspiring musician. After she leaves hi...

Director : Frank Whaley
Cast : Leighton Meester, Julian Shatkin, Debra Messing, Billie Joe Armstrong

Boyhood (2014)
R Drama Coming of Age
Alcoholism Domestic Violence Blended Families Single Parenting

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD is growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason, who literally grows up on screen. before our eyes. B...

Director : Richard Linklater
Cast : Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater

Ginger & Rosa (2012)
PG-13 Drama Based on True Events Coming of Age
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Marital Separation Divorce Adultery Promiscuity Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide Sexuality Single Parenting

In 1962, when the East End of London was still mired in post WWII poverty and light years away from the "Swinging Sixties," two teenage girls born on ...

Director : Sally Potter
Cast : Elle Fanning, Allessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Alice Englert, Oliver Platt, Jodhi May, Timothy Small, Annette Bening

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

Carnal Knowledge (1971)
R Drama Coming of Age
Impotency Virginity, Female Misogyny Sexuality Virginity, Male Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Depression, Chronic Denial Adultery Suicidal Sexual Therapy Promiscuity Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Naive, sensitive, Sandy and charming schemer, Jonathan meet as Amherst college roommates in the late 1940s. Both virgins, they attend a party and comp...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Art Garfunkel, Candice Bergen

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

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,

Running with Scissors (2006)
R Comedy Drama Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Promiscuity Enabling Agoraphobia Sexuality Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder Alcoholism Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal

After years of observing his father's alcoholism and his mother bi-polar disorder, Augusten's parents finally divorce. He lives with his ill mother wh...

Director : Ryan Murphy
Cast : Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood

October Baby (2011)
PG-13 Drama Roadtrip Coming of Age
Genetically Predisposed Adoption Abortion, Illegal

Before Hannah steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut to utter her first lines, she collapses in front of the audience. Later, countless medical...

Director : Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Cast : Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jennifer Price

The Last Picture Show (1971)
R Drama Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Virginity, Female Adultery Promiscuity Sexuality Sexual Dissatisfaction Virginity, Male Abuse, Sex Developmental Delays Alcoholism

In mid the 1950's, high school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a tiny dusty, Texas town. Duane dates the wealthy beauty Jacy, whil...

Director : Peter Bogdanovich
Cast : Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn

The Outsiders (1983)
PG-13 Action Crime Drama Coming of Age
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Suicidal Orphaned Domestic Violence Chronic Depression Abuse, Child

A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers live at odds with their rival gang, the Socials. When the youngest Greasers, Ponyboy and Johnny, are stalk...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Wonder Boys (2000)
R Comedy Drama Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age Satire
Substance Abuse Panic Attacks Writer's Block Sexual Dissatisfaction Chronic Depression Passive Aggressive Behavior Kleptomania/Shoplifting Crossdressing Divorce Alcohol Abuse Adultery Promiscuity Unexpected Pregnancy

Fifty-something Grady is a tenured, creative writing professor teaching at a Pittsburgh university based on the notoriety of his one novel, written se...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Richard Thomas, Jane Adams, Richard Knox

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

Flipped (2010)
PG Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest Coming of Age Inspirational
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Depression, Clinical Abuse, Emotional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Verbal Down’s Syndrome

Juli Baker devoutly believes in the sanctity of trees, the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens and that, someday, she'll kiss Bryce ...

Director : Rob Reiner
Cast : Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards

Real Women Have Curves (2002)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Abuse, Emotional Virginity, Female Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Body Image Scapegoat Identity Menopause

This is the story of Ana, an ambitious forward thinking first generation Mexican-American teenager, trapped by her mother's attitudes in Latino East L...

Director : Patricia Cardoso
Cast : America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, Ingrid Oliu, George Lopez

Fly Away (2011)
Comedy Drama Family Coming of Age
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Abuse, Physical Panic Attacks Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Single Parenting Depression, Situational Denial Divorce Anxiety

Two weeks in the life of Jeanne, a divorced, single mother growing increasingly overwhelmed with raising her sixteen-year-old daughter. Mandy is autis...

Director : Janet Grillo
Cast : Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, J. R. Bourne, Greg Germann, Denise Dowse

Dirty Girl (2010)
R Comedy Drama Roadtrip Coming of Age
Abuse, Psychological Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Adoption Abuse, Emotional Blended Families Promiscuity Abuse, Physical

In 1987, the Norman, Oklahoma high school principal banishes Danielle to a separate, remedial classroom for chronic misbehavior. Much of her behavior ...

Director : Abe Sylvia
Cast : Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Zach Lasry, Jonathan Slavin

The Graduate (1967)
APPROVED Drama Romance Dark Comedy Coming of Age Satire
Depression, Clinical Alcoholism Adultery Denial Unexpected Pregnancy Virginity, Male Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Ben, a recent college graduate, is home and depressed over the pressure he's getting from his parents and their friends to have his future a professio...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

The Way He Looks (2014)
NOT RATED Drama Romance Foreign Coming of Age
Virginity, Female Blindness Repression Sexuality Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Virginity, Male Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Insecurity Anxiety Alcohol Abuse

Leo is a teenager in 2014 Brazil attending his local school. Because he is blind and his class typewriter for note taking is not digital but loud and ...

Director : Daniel Ribeiro
Cast : Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
PG-13 Drama Romance Coming of Age Inspirational
Adultery Weight Challenged Single Parenting Down’s Syndrome Agoraphobia

The Grape family lives in the one street, working class town of Endora, Iowa. The family includes Ellen, Amy, Arnie, Gilbert and their weight-challeng...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

White Oleander (2002)
PG-13 Crime Drama Coming of Age
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Foster Parenting Depression, Situational Suicide Attachment Disorder Alcoholic, Recovering Narcissistic Personality Disorder Foster Care Abuse, Child

Astrid is a fifteen-year-old teenager who must journey through a series of foster homes after her controlling mother goes to prison for poisoning a fo...

Director : Peter Kosminsky
Cast : Amy Aquino, John Billingsley, Elisa Bocanegra, Darlene Bohorquez

Digging to China (1997)
PG Comedy Drama Coming of Age
Prostitution Alcoholism Promiscuity Down’s Syndrome Death, Sudden Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Single Parenting

In 1960's North Carolina, ten-year-old Harriet lives with her mother and older sister Gwen in the dilapidated motel that her mother received as part o...

Director : Timothy Hutton
Cast : Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson, Marian Seldes

Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 Drama Epic Fantasy Romance War Dark Comedy Coming of Age Inspirational
Substance Abuse Virginity, Male Single Parenting Abuse, Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Asperger's Syndrome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Incest Promiscuity Death of Parent Amputation AIDS/HIV Scoliosis

Though young Forrest Gump is told he's slow and has scoliosis, he never thinks of himself as disadvantaged thanks in part to his positive, supportive ...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Senise, Sally Field