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

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

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

Don't Look Now (1973)
R Drama Horror Thriller Distant Location Erotica
Depression, Situational Delusional Death of Child

John and Laura are in Venice, where John is to act as a consultant on the restoration of some murals in a church. They come after the grieving period ...

Director : Nicolas Roeg
Cast : Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

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 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

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Distant Location
Commitment Phobia Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder

A 1950s Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom, borrows a Princeton jacket to earn money by playing piano accompaniment at a cocktail party. When the wealt...

Director : Anthony Minghella
Cast : Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

The Story of Adele H (1975)
PG Drama History Foreign Biography Distant Location Historical Fiction
Psychopathy Delusional Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Adèle Hugo, daughter of French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. T...

Director : François Truffaut
Cast : Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley

The Road from Coorain (2002)
Drama Biography Distant Location Based on True Events
Death of Spouse Death of Sibling Death of Child Adultery Death of Parent Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Born in the 1930's on a remote sheep ranch in New South Wales, Australia Jil learns to love the remote land and escape through books. While her two ol...

Director : Brendan Maher
Cast : Juliet Stevenson, Richard Roxburgh, Katherine Slattery, Tim Guinee

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