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

Po (2015)
Drama Fantasy
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Death of Spouse Cancer Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Single Parenting Death of Parent

David's wife dies of cancer and, suddenly, he finds he is the single father of a ten-year-old son, Po, with special needs due to autism. Both father ...

Director : John Asher
Cast : Christopher Gorham, Julian Feder, Kaitlin Doubleday, Andrew Bowen

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
N/A Adventure Family Fantasy
Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Little People/People of Small Stature Abuse, Physical

In 1939, in the farmlands of Kansas, a teenager named Dorothy fears her dog, Toto, will be killed. So they run away from the home she shares with Aunt...

Director : Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor
Cast : Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr,Jack Haley, Billlie Burke, Margaret Hamilton

The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
PG Drama Fantasy Romance
Caregiving Alcoholism

Recent widow, Charlene Michaelson and her two children, Milly and Louis, move into a house in a new neighborhood. Still grieving, they begin a new lif...

Director : Nick Castle
Cast : Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage, Colleen Dewhurst, Fred Gwynne, Jason Priestly, Louise Fletcher, Mindy Cohen

Hancock (2008)
PG-13 Action Fantasy
Amputation Alcoholism

The superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and one of the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved lives, he's d...

Director : Peter Berg
Cast : Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

The Loser Takes All (2002)
Action Adventure Drama Fantasy
Alcoholism Cholera

The story revolves around five characters. The "Man," who remembers the "years of cholera;" Odetti, an alcoholic who goes by the pseudonym of "Madame ...

Director : Nikos Nikolaidis
Cast : Giannis Angelakas, Jenny Kitseli, Ifigenia Asteriadi, Simeon Nikolaidis

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)
NOT RATED Fantasy Horror
Asthma Asocial Behavior

Martin is a loner who lives with his mother in a grim housing project. He works the night shift as a security guard in a foreboding underground parkin...

Director : Tom Six
Cast : Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Kandace Caine

Evim Sensin (2012)
NR Fantasy Romance Foreign
Alzheimer’s Disease

Esra working for a logistics firm and shares a home with her best friend Didem. While at the wedding of her another friend, Zeynep, she realizes she's...

Director : Özcan Deniz
Cast : Özcan Deniz, Gizem Denizci, Rafi Emeksiz, Fahriye Evcen

Sucker Punch (2011)
PG-13 Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller
Mental Health Facilities Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse, Child

A young girl is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather who is permitting a lobotomy on her in five days. Fearful, she retreats to a ...

Director : Zack Snyder
Cast : Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens

Superman Returns (2006)
PG-13 Action Adventure Fantasy
Asthma

After a mysterious absence, the Man of Steel returns to Earth. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the h...

Director : Bryan Singer
Cast : Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden

The Green Mile (1999)
R Crime Drama Fantasy
Prostate Condition Narcissistic Personality Disorder Catatonia Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

During the Great Depression,1930's death row corrections officer, Paul Edgecomb, has walked the mile with a variety of cons. Yet he had never encounte...

Director : Frank Darabont
Cast : Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bonnie Hunt, Sam Rockwell

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
R Comedy Drama Fantasy Science-Fiction
Depression, Situational Suicide

Depressed over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife populated by suicides in a landscape scattered by old tires, ...

Director : Goran Dukic
Cast : Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Shea Whigham, Leslie Bibb

The Addams Family (1991)
PG-13 Comedy Family Fantasy
Amputation Siamese Twins Retrograde Amnesia

When a man claiming to be Uncle Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, arrives at the Addams' home, the family is thrilled. Morticia, however, b...

Director : Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast : Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Christina Ricci, Elizabeth Wilson, Dana Ivey

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

What Dreams May Come (1998)
PG-13 Drama Fantasy Romance
Depression, Clinical

After Chris Nielsen dies in a car accident, he is guided through to heaven by a spirit named Albert. His new world is beautiful and it can be whatever...

Director : Vincent Ward
Cast : Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

Dark Floors (2008)
R Fantasy Horror Thriller
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Dissociative Identity Disorder

While waiting in the hospital for a brain scan on his autistic daughter, Sarah, Ben is very upset when a power failure occurs. He decides to leave the...

Director : Pete Riski, Alan Smithee
Cast : William Hope, Leon Herbert, Ronald Pickup, Philip Bretherton

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
APPROVED Adventure Family Fantasy
Little People/People of Small Stature

Darby O'Gill is full of blarney, but the stories of leprechauns he tells at the pub are true. In fact, he and King Brian, ruler of the little people, ...

Director : Robert Stevenson
Cast : Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Albert Sharpe, Jimmy O'Dea

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
None Drama Fantasy Sport
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Parent Alcohol Abuse

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Director : Robert Redford
Cast : Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill

Warlock (1989)
R Action Fantasy Horror
Diabetes

In 1691 Boston an evil warlock is taken captive by a witch hunter named Redferne, but the warlock eludes death with supernatural help. Propelled into ...

Director : Steve Miner
Cast : Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant, Mary Woronov

Jack (1996)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Fantasy
Werner Syndrome/Progeroid Syndrome

After a short pregnancy, Karen Powell gives birth to a baby boy whose body ages much faster than the normal rate because he was born with Werner Syndr...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
R Drama Fantasy Dark Comedy
Single Parenting Rehabilitation Facility Recovering Substance Abuser Promiscuity Delusional Depression, Situational Suicide Schizophrenia

Riggan, an rapidly aging actor most famous for playing the comic book hero "Birdman" three times, has decided to take one last stab at proving to hims...

Director : Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast : Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, NaomiWatts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan

Time Bandits (1981)
PG Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy
Little People/People of Small Stature

A young boy's closet contains a hole that takes him back in time. Through this hole a team of little people come while escaping from their master, the...

Director : Terry Gilliam
Cast : Sean Connery, Ian Holm, John Cleese, Katherine Helmond, David Rappaport,Shelley Duvall, Kenny Baker, Jack Purvis, Mike Edmonds, Malcom Dixon, Tiny ross, Craig Warnock

Suicide Room (2011)
NOT RATED Drama Fantasy Thriller Science-Fiction
Depression, Clinical Suicidal Sexual Confusion

Dominik is an above-average high school boy with loads of friends, rich parents, and money to burn. Then one orgasm with a male changes everything. Hu...

Director : Jan Komasa
Cast : Jakub Gierszal, Roma Gasiorowska, Agata Kulesza, Krzysztof Pieczynski

Immortality (1998)
R Crime Fantasy Mystery Romance
Asthma

In London, Steve, a metaphorical poetry quoting vampire, must have the love from the blood of those he seduces to survive. The love creates a manifest...

Director : Po-Chih Leong
Cast : Jude Law, Elina Löwensohn, Timothy Spall, Jack Davenport

Zelig (1983)
PG Comedy Fantasy Mockumentary Satire Historical Fiction
Panic Attacks Social Anxiety Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder Avoidant Personality Disorder

Zelig is a nondescript enigma who out of a desire to fit in and be liked takes on the characteristics of the personalities around him. The story takes...

Director : Woody Allen
Cast : Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan, John Buckwalter

American Beauty (1999)
R Drama Fantasy Romance Satire
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Enabling Delusional Sexual Dissatisfaction Narcissistic Personality Disorder Insecurity Genetically Predisposed Abuse, Emotional Adultery Abuse, Verbal Promiscuity Insanity Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Abuse, Child Mental Health Facilities Depression, Clinical Voyeurism

Lester and Carolyn Burnham believe that they present themselves as the perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house to their neighbors. To themselves ...

Director : Sam Mendes
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Stairway to Heaven (1946)
APPROVED Drama Fantasy Romance
Head Injury Convulsions/Seizures Brain Injury

In May 1945, Peter pilots a plane that is shot down. His crew bails out safely, but figuring he'll be dead soon he radios June, a young American woman...

Director : Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast : David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
APPROVED Drama Family Fantasy Romance Holiday
Parapalegia Mobility Suicidal Death of Parent Heart Attack Chronic Depression Hearing Loss Alcoholism, Functional

A very good, depressed family man named George faces financial ruin on Christmas Eve. Reflecting on the he's led stuck in Bedford Falls, because he co...

Director : Frank Capra
Cast : James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Precious (2009)
R Drama Fantasy Music Based on True Events Inspirational Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Eating Disorders Domestic Violence Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Developmental Delays Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Incest Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Down’s Syndrome Diabetes Denial Body Image Abuse, Child HIV infected

In Harlem, 1987, sixteen-year-old Precious, an illiterate, obese black teen is pregnant with her second child; both children fathered by her biologica...

Director : Lee Daniels
Cast : Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
R Action Fantasy Horror
Orphaned Diabetes

Siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch who leaves them in a candy house. Hansel becomes a...

Director : Tommy Wirkola
Cast : Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala

Dreams and Shadows (2009)
Action Adventure Drama Fantasy Samurai
Paralysis Alcoholism Delusional

Billy is a teenage who works at the local burger joint, only to return home to a father who is alcoholic and a paraplegic man whose happiness faded lo...

Director : Tamarat Makonnen
Cast : James Russo, Shawn-Caulin Young, Yoshi Ando, Kathy Christopherson

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
PG Adventure Family Fantasy
Epilepsy

Harry Potter is nine year old boy with epilepsy who dreams of being a magician. Initially scared about using his magic skills outside of school, he is...

Director : Alfonso Cuarón
Cast : Daniel Radcliffe, Richard Griffiths, Pam Ferris, Fiona Shaw

Ted (2012)
R Comedy Fantasy
Alcohol Abuse

A Christmas miracle happens when John brings his one and only friend, Ted, his teddy bear, to life. The two grow up together in many ways. Then, John...

Director : Seth MacFarlane
Cast : Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale

Perfect Blue (1997)
R Fantasy Horror Mystery Foreign Animation
Rape Dissociative Identity Disorder

A retired pop singer turned actress has her sense of reality shaken when an obsessed fan, that seemingly represents the ghosts from her past that she ...

Director : Satoshi Kon
Cast : Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

The Witches (1990)
PG Adventure Fantasy Horror
Orphaned Diabetes Death of Parent

A young boy, who has been recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At the hotel in which they are staying, he happens to discover a ...

Director : Nicolas Roeg
Cast : Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

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

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

Face to Face (1976)
R Drama Fantasy Foreign Psychological
Depression, Clinical Nervous Breakdown/Collapse

An exploration of the irony of a psychiatrist who suffers from mental illness. Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; b...

Director : Ingmar Bergman
Cast : Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Aino Taube, Gunnar Björnstrand

Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
PG-13 Drama Fantasy
Tourette Syndrome

Young Phoebe has Tourette's and she's not very good at following rules. Her mother and father struggle to understand her, often to the neglect of Pho...

Director : Daniel Barnz
Cast : Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Elle Fanning, Bill Pullman

Prince Valiant (1997)
PG-13 Adventure Fantasy
Seizures/Convulsions Asthma Epilepsy

King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel, Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table spend their spare time jousting, especially to Princess Ilene, a g...

Director : Anthony Hickox
Cast : Stephen Moyer, Katherine Heigl, Thomas Kretschmann, Edward Fox

Click (2006)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Fantasy
Diabetes

Michael Newman is a hard working family man trying please his boss in order to get promoted. Then he meets Morty a wild sales clerk with the ultimate ...

Director : Frank Coraci
Cast : Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

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