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

Don't Look Now (1973)
R Drama Horror Thriller Erotic Distant Location
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

The Daisy Chain (2008)
R Drama Horror Thriller
Adoption Death of Child Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Martha, an emotionally fragile woman, moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas following the tragic death of their baby girl. While ther...

Director : Aisling Walsh
Cast : Samantha Morton, Steven Mackintosh, Mhairi Anderson, David Bradley

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
R Horror Mystery
Psychopathy Delusional

When horror novelist Sutter Cane goes missing, an insurance investigator named John Trent studies the claim made by his publisher, Jackson Harglow, an...

Director : John Carpenter
Cast : Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, David Warner

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

Death Nurse (1987)
NR Horror Thriller
Alcoholism Tuberculosis Abuse, Emotional Weight Challenged Abuse, Sex Abuse, Physical

Edith, a murderous nurse, and her brother run a fake medical facility from the suburban house that they share. They take in patients and then kill the...

Director : Nick Millard
Cast : Priscilla Alden, Albert Eskinazi, Royal Farros, Frances Millard

Citadel (2012)
R Drama Horror Thriller
Death of Spouse Abuse, Verbal Single Parenting Abuse, Physical Agoraphobia

Tommy Cowley is a young father who has had agoraphobia ever since his wife was murdered by a gang of aggressive children. Trapped in the grim suburbia...

Director : Ciarán Foy
Cast : Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Ian Hanmore, Wunmi Mosaku

The Shining (1980)
R Drama Horror Mystery Thriller
Alcoholic Relapse Delusional Amputation Writer's Block Stress Domestic Violence Psychopathy Depression Abuse, Child Anxiety

Hoping to both earn some money and cure his writer's block, Jack, a writer and former teacher, moves his wife Wendy and son Danny to Colorado to manag...

Director : Stanley Kubrick
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

High Tension (2003)
NC-17 Crime Horror Thriller
Psychopathy Dissociative Identity Disorder

A beautiful young Frenchwoman, Alex, travels out of to the country to visit her family and brings along her friend Marie. Soon after they arrive in th...

Director : Alexandre Aja
Cast : Cécile De France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
PG-13 Drama Horror Thriller
Epilepsy Schizophrenia

Reverand Moore is prosecuted for the wrongful death of a girl -- thought to be demonically possessed -- because he administered a church-sanctioned ex...

Director : Scott Derrickson
Cast : Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter

What Lies Beneath (2000)
PG-13 Drama Horror Mystery Thriller
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Lacunar Amnesia Depression, Situational

Norman, a noted research scientist in academia, is concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who hasn't been herself since she was i...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto, James Remar

Misery (1990)
R Horror Mystery Suspense Thriller
Broken Bones Delusional Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Abuse, Physical Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Self-Inflicted Wounds Caregiving Psychopathy

In 1990, best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book when his car crashes his ca...

Director : Rob Reiner
Cast : James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall

Hide and Seek (2005)
R Horror Mystery Thriller
Death of Spouse Adultery Delusional Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Depression, Situational Suicide Denial Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse, Emotional

In 2005, following the suicide of his wife, psychologist David Callaway decides to take his daughter, Emily, away from Manhattan to start a new life i...

Director : John Polson
Cast : Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue

The Grudge 3 (2009)
R Horror Mystery Thriller
Asthma Psychosis Chronic Depression Caregiving Suicidal

The Saeki family lived happily in Tokyo until Kayako fell in love with her college professor, Peter and began to writing about him in her journal. Whe...

Director : Toby Wilkins
Cast : Matthew Knight, Shawnee Smith, Mike Straub, Aiko Horiuchi

Psycho (1960)
R Horror Mystery Thriller Psychological
Dissociative Identity Disorder Adultery Denial Death of Parent Asocial Behavior

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane is frustrated with the life that will soon pass her by. She has to meet her lover Sam during lunch breaks. And worse, h...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam

Danika (2006)
R Drama Horror Mystery
Adultery Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Danika has become an overprotective mother to her family consisting of her successful husband, Randy, two sons, Kurt and Brian, and teenager daughter,...

Director : Ariel Vromen
Cast : Marisa Tomei, Hannah Marks, Guy Camilleri, Akuyoe Graham

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
N/A Drama Horror Suspense Thriller
Stem Cell Research People of Small Stature/Little People Blindness Temporary Speech Loss Depression Disfigurement Mute

When Dr. Praetorious offers a toast to Dr. Frankenstein, he believes it's about his upcoming marriage, but it's actually about a different kind of pro...

Director : James Whale
Cast : Boris Karloff, Elsa Lancaster, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger, Valerie Hobson

Bless the Child (2000)
R Crime Drama Horror Thriller
Caregiving Asperger's Syndrome

Omens and concepts of good versus evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurs...

Director : Chuck Russell
Cast : Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Christina Ricci, Holliston Coleman, Rufus Sewell

The Stepfather (2009)
PG-13 Crime Horror Thriller
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Psychopathy

Michael Harding returns home from military school to find his divorced mother happily remarried and living with her new husband, David. As the two men...

Director : Nelson McCormick
Cast : Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Amber Heard

Session 9 (2001)
R Horror Mystery
Dissociative Identity Disorder

After an asbestos abatement crew wins the bid for an abandoned insane asylum, the job is complicated by the obsessions of the crew: Hank is dating Phi...

Director : Brad Anderson
Cast : David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
NOT RATED Crime Drama Horror Romance Film-Noir Dark Comedy
Depression, Clinical Suicidal Insanity Enabling Delusional Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Psychopathy Denial Prostitution

In 1950's Hollywood, Joe Gillis, a broke screenwriter, is caught trying to hide his car from being repossessed in the seemingly deserted mansion of a ...

Director : Billy Wilder
Cast : William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Cecile B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, Jack Webb, Fred Clark, Hedda Hopper

Freaks (1932)
NR Drama History Horror Romance Suspense
Weight Challenged Enabling Disfigurement Amputation Siamese Twins Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Little People/People of Small Stature Denial

A circus trapeze artist, Cleopatra, takes an interest in Hans, a man of small stature who works with her in the circus, to use him. She is the show's ...

Director : Tod Browning
Cast : Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Cat People (1942)
APPROVED Horror Mystery Thriller
Frigidity Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Confusion

Irena Dubrovna, is a beautiful and mysterious Serbian-born fashion artist living in New York City. When she meets, falls in love with and then marries...

Director : Jacques Tourneur
Cast : Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph

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

Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
Comedy Horror Mystery
Dissociative Identity Disorder

When U.S. transplant Siddharth visits his Indian home with his new wife, he insists they stay at a family home, laughing off family members' warnings ...

Director : Priyadarshan
Cast : Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Ameesha Patel, Shiney Ahuja

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
R Comedy Horror
Asthma

Two men, Tucker and Dale, from West Virginia, are headed to their DIY vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishing, and have a good old time. Wh...

Director : Eli Craig
Cast : Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

Angel Heart (1987)
X Crime Horror Mystery Thriller
Dissociative Identity Disorder

Harry, a private detective, is contracted by Louis to track down a singer named Johnny. Soon, everyone he questions about Johnny seems has met a myste...

Director : Alan Parker
Cast : Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Poltergeist (1982)
PG Comedy Family Horror Thriller
Little People/People of Small Stature Delusional Retrograde Amnesia

A family is visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then t...

Director : Tobe Hooper
Cast : Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne,Zelda RubensteinRetro

The Bad Seed (1956)
APPROVED Drama Horror Mystery
Psychopathy Conduct Disorder

Christine Penmark seems to have it all: a lovely home, a loving husband and a perfect daughter. But since childhood, Christine has suffered from a ter...

Director : Mervyn LeRoy
Cast : Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

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

Frankenstein (1931)
UNRATED Horror
Seizures/Convulsions Disfigurement Epilepsy

Obsessed scientist Dr. Frankenstein attempts to create a human by assembling the body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal assistant, Fritz, Fran...

Director : James Whale
Cast : Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Boris Karloff

Devil (2010)
PG-13 Horror Mystery Thriller
Agoraphobia Claustrophobia

In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is grieving for his wife and son who were killed five years ago when someone jumped from a skyscraper onto a truck. ...

Director : John Erick Dowdle
Cast : Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Jenny O'Hara, Bojana Novakovic

The Ambulance (1990)
R Action Comedy Horror
Diabetes

Josh Baker meets a woman named Cheryl on the streets of New York. Suddenly she collapses, and she's picked up by an ambulance. When Josh wants to visi...

Director : Larry Cohen
Cast : Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons

Carrie (1976)
R Horror Thriller Satire
Abuse, Psychological Insanity Delusional Abuse, Physical Androphobia Rape Psychosis Single Parenting Abuse, Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional

Carrie is a sensitive, shy seventeen-year old girl who lives with her child abusing, religiously crazed mother in a small,white house on the edge of t...

Director : Brian De Palma
Cast : Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, William Katt, John Travolta, Nancy Allen

Antichrist (2009)
NOT RATED Drama Horror
Depression, Clinical Death, Sudden Death of Child

A couple's son falls out the window to his death while they are having sex in another room. The mother's grief sends her to the hospital, but her husb...

Director : Lars von Trier
Cast : Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Boo (2005)
R Horror Thriller
Asthma Rape

Emmett, Freddy, Marie, Kevin and Kevin's girlfriend, Jessie decide to have Halloween night in an abandoned hospital. Meanwhile, the Allan and Arlo Ray...

Director : Anthony C. Ferrante
Cast : Trish Coren, Rachel Harland, Jilon VanOver, Happy Mahaney

Dead Ringers (1988)
R Drama Horror Thriller Film-Noir
Insanity

The Mantle brothers are both gynecologists and identical twins. Emotionally however, one of them is more confident than the other, and always manages ...

Director : David Cronenberg
Cast : Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
R Crime Horror Mystery Thriller Psychological
Seizures/Convulsions Asthma Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Epilepsy Amputation

New Salem, a quiet suburb, is being terrorized by a serial killer who abducts women, holding them captive for weeks and then murdering them. Aubrey, a...

Director : Chris Sivertson
Cast : Bonnie Aarons, Lindsay Lohan, Michael Adler, Julia Ormond

Repulsion (1965)
UNRATED Drama Horror Thriller Psychological
Incest Repression Delusional Androphobia Rape Psychopathy Catatonia Abuse, Child

Carole, a manicurist sharing a flat in 1965 London with her sister suffers from androphobia, a pathological fear of interaction with men. When her sis...

Director : Roman Polanski
Cast : Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

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

Jacob's Ladder (1990)
R Drama Horror Mystery War
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Delusional

New York postal worker Jacob Singer is trying to keep his frayed life from derailing. Since he returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, his days are i...

Director : Adrian Lyne
Cast : Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

Play Misty for Me (1971)
R Horror Mystery Romance Thriller Erotic Based on True Events Film-Noir
Promiscuity Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

In 1971 Carmel, California late night disc jockey Dave Garver still wavers over having sexual freedom or being attached to Tobie, the woman he loves w...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Acolytes (2008)
Crime Drama Horror Thriller
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Asthma Rape Head Injury Brain Injury

Mark, James, and Chaset (the lone female) are best friends, though Mark often feels like an outsider since James and Chase are a couple. They share a ...

Director : Jon Hewitt
Cast : Joel Edgerton, Michael Dorman, Sebastian Gregory, Hanna Mangan Lawrence

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 Uninvited (2008)
UNRATED Horror Thriller
Agoraphobia

A young woman's traumatic past returns to trigger a phobia she was once cured of: her fear of space only eased by the closeness of walls. She becomes ...

Director : Bob Badway
Cast : Marguerite Moreau, Brittany Curran, Colin Hay, Donna W. Scott

The Haunting (1963)
APPROVED Drama Horror Psychological
Social Anxiety Disorder Anxiety Sexual Confusion Delusional Panic Attacks

Dr. Markway is doing research to prove there are ghosts in Hill House, a large, mansion with a history of death and insanity. With him are the skeptic...

Director : Robert Wise
Cast : Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Combat Shock (1984)
R Drama Horror Thriller War
Substance Abuse Disfigurement Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A day in the life of Frankie, a returning war veteran with no money, a miserable marriage to a woman who no longer knows, and a baby born with severe ...

Director : Buddy Giovinazzo
Cast : Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio, Asaph Livni

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

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

Singapore Sling (1990)
NOT RATED Comedy Drama Horror
Psychopathy Delusional Conduct Disorder

Singapore Sling is chasing after Laura, a romantic memory. One night he finds himself in a mysterious villa and he sees two women bury a body. He fall...

Director : Nikos Nikolaidis
Cast : Meredyth Herold, Panos Thanassoulis, Michele Valley

Naked Fear (1999)
Unrated Horror Thriller
Agoraphobia Claustrophobia

Camden, who suffers from agoraphobia, takes in Randy, who suffers from claustrophobia, as a roommate. Unfortunately, Randy turns out to be a serial ki...

Director : Greg Lamberson
Cast : Robert C. Sabin, Tommy Sweeney, Peggy Crown, Terry Spivey