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

The In Crowd (2000)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Thriller
Erotomania

Adrien Williams enters the "in crowd" after she's hired by an East Coast country club. Soon she's befriended by Brittany Foster, the charismatic leade...

Director : Mary Lambert
Cast : Susan Ward, Lori Heuring, Matthew Settle, Nathan Bexton

Philomena (2013)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Biography Roadtrip Based on True Events Dark Comedy
Abuse, Psychological Chronic Depression Death of Child Illegitimacy Depression, Situational Abuse,Child Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Adoption Abuse, Emotional Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Unexpected Pregnancy AIDS/HIV

In 1952 Ireland, a naive teenager named Philomena became pregnant. Her mother dead and her father horrified, he abandoned her to a an abusive workhous...

Director : Stephen Frears
Cast : Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham,Anna Maxwell Martin

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

A Thousand Acres (1997)
R Drama Mystery Based On Novel
Abuse, Emotional Incest Adultery Death of Parent Breast Cancer Dementia Denial Abuse, Sex Abuse,Child

In Iowa, Larry, a prosperous farmer decides to retire and split his thousand acres of land among his three daughters, Ginny, Rose, and Caroline. Ginny...

Director : Jocelyn Moorhouse
Cast : Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jason Robards, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Doubt (2008)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Suspense Psychological Based on a Play
Abuse, Psychological Sexual Harassment, Male Repression Sociopathy Scapegoat Identity Glaucoma Single Parenting Abuse, Sex Abuse,Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Vision Abuse, Physical

It's 1964 at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, New York. Father Flynn, the new and popular priest is trying to bend the school's strict customs...

Director : John Patrick Shanley
Cast : Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

The Boston Strangler (1968)
APPROVED Crime Drama Mystery Based on True Events
Rape Dissociative Identity Disorder

Based on the true story of a series of raped and killed women in Boston, the police launch an investigation headed by John Bottomly. Through chance, h...

Director : Richard Fleischer
Cast : Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Sally Kellerman, Mike Kellin

Notorious (1946)
NR Drama Mystery Romance Film-Noir Psychological
Gaslighting Alcoholism Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial Learned Helplessness

Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., Alicia escapes her complex feelings about her love of the United States, h...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

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

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

Double Jeopardy (1999)
R Action Crime Mystery Thriller
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcoholic, Recovering Death of Child Adultery

When a woman is framed for her husband's murder and imprisoned, she suspects he is still alive and does everything in her power to find him. And if sh...

Director : Bruce Beresford
Cast : Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood

Copycat (1995)
R Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Panic Attacks Agoraphobia Anxiety

Criminal profiler and psychologist Dr. Helen Hudson becomes entangled in the deadly mind game of a deadly copycat serial killer, Peter Foley. Due to a...

Director : Jon Amiel
Cast : Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

Where the Truth Lies (2005)
R Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Erotica
Substance Abuse Polio Alcohol Abuse Death, Sudden Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Death of Child Addiction, Sex

In 1957, a young polio survivor is featured on a Miami telethon reported on by her journalist father and hosted by a Martin and Lewis like duo. After ...

Director : Atom Egoyan
Cast : Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, David Hayman

Ondine (2009)
PG-13 Crime Drama Family Mystery Romance Suspense
Mobility Alcoholism Dialysis Single Parenting Kidney Condition Alcoholism, Reformed

On Ireland's coast, Syracuse is a divorced fisherman who has stopped drinking. His precocious daughter Annie is in a wheelchair due to her failing kid...

Director : Neil Jordan
Cast : Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

Detective Story (1951)
NR Crime Drama Mystery Film-Noir
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Kleptomania/Shoplifting Abuse, Verbal Abortion, Illegal

Jim is a tough, cynical detective who believes in a strict interpretation of the law. The current object of his zealousness is Karl, an abortionist re...

Director : William Wyler
Cast : Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Lee Grant, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Suspicion (1941)
NOT RATED Mystery Thriller Film-Noir Psychological
Gaslighting Insecurity Enabling Denial Addiction, Gambling Learned Helplessness Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Charming Johnnie Aysgarth woos wealthy but shy Lina McLaidlaw, who runs away with him despite the warnings of her disapproving father. After their mar...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

The Tenant (1976)
R Drama Mystery Thriller Film-Noir
Dissociative Identity Disorder

In Paris, a single man named Trelkovsky rents an apartment in an old building with inhabitants who regard him with suspicion and, at times, hostility....

Director : Roman Polanski
Cast : Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet

Spellbound (1945)
UNRATED Mystery Romance Film-Noir
Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia

In 1945 the director of the Green Manors mental hospital in Vermont, Dr. Murchison, retires and is replaced by Dr. Edwardes, a famous psychiatrist. He...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Memento (2000)
R Crime Mystery Thriller
Death of Spouse Rape Retrograde Amnesia Diabetes Anterograde Amnesia

Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator, is trying to track down the man who raped and murdered his wife. However, this is difficult however because he ...

Director : Christopher Nolan
Cast : Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

The Thin Man (1934)
NR Comedy Crime Mystery
Alcoholism

After a four years, detective Nick Charles returns to Manhattan with his wealthy, new wife, Nora, and dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old...

Director : W.S. Van Dyke
Cast : William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Asta, Cesar Romero

Primal Fear (1996)
R Crime Drama Mystery Suspense Thriller Courtroom Drama
Dissociative Identity Disorder Stuttering/Stammering Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Foster Care Abuse, Sex

In Chicago, 1996, Martin, a self promoting lawyer takes the unwinnable case of a young altar boy accused of murdering an eminent Catholic priest. Afte...

Director : Gregory Hoblit
Cast : Richard Gere, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand

Hangover Square (1945)
APPROVED Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Film-Noir
Retrograde Amnesia Dissociative Identity Disorder

One morning composer George Harvey Bone wakes with no memory of the previous night. He has a bloody knife in his pocket and it occurs to him he may ha...

Director : John Brahm
Cast : Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan

Color of Night (1994)
R Drama Mystery Romance
Dissociative Identity Disorder

Psychologist Bill Capa gives up his practice when he unintentionally encourages a patient to commit suicide. In an effort to come to terms with this, ...

Director : Richard Rush
Cast : Bruce Willis, Jane March, Rubén Blades, Lesley Ann Warren

Play Misty for Me (1971)
R Horror Mystery Romance Thriller Based on True Events Film-Noir Erotica
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

The Number 23 (2007)
R Drama Mystery Thriller
Retrograde Amnesia

Walter Sparrow, a dog-catcher, takes a call and notices he's been bit by a dog. He picks up his wife after she's browsed in a bookstore, finding a blo...

Director : Joel Schumacher
Cast : Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston

Separate Tables (1958)
UNRATED Drama Mystery Romance
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Social Anxiety Disorder Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Narcissistic Personality Disorder Sexual Harassment, Female

During the off-season at the Beauregard Hotel, the secrets of the guests are exposed. Lovely but unstable Ann Shankland travels to the hotel in hopes ...

Director : Delbert Mann
Cast : Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, Burt Lancaster, Rod Taylor,

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

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
N/A Crime Drama Mystery Suspense Thriller Film-Noir
Wendy Syndrome Mobility Narcissistic Personality Disorder Psychosomatic Symptoms Panic Attacks Invalid

In the 1940's, Leona is the pampered daughter of a wealthy man. Though she has her pick of suitors, she falls for a handsome man without wealth, conne...

Director : Anatole Litvak
Cast : Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

Message in a Bottle (1999)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Romance
Death of Spouse Alcoholism Divorce Chronic Depression Single Parenting

A single mother and journalist finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore. Determined to track down its author she finds he is a reclusive, som...

Director : Luis Mandoki
Cast : Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Paul Newman, John Savage

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
N/A Crime Drama Mystery Film-Noir Based On Novel
Substance Abuse Gifted and Talented Enabling Caregiving Addiction, Withdrawal Psychosomatic Symptoms Parapalegia Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Substance Overdose Abuse, Physical Paralysis Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In 1955, an illegal card dealer and heroin addict named Frankie returns from prison determined to stay clean and employed playing the drums, which he ...

Director : Otto Preminger
Cast : Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak, Arnold Stang,Darren McGavin, Robert Strauss, John Conte

Spotlight (2015)
Crime Drama Mystery Based on True Events
Substance Abuse Abuse, Psychological Virginity, Female Sexual Harassment, Male Repression Chronic Depression Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Abuse,Child Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Sexual Harassment, Female Rape

In 2011 Boston, Mass, The Boston Globe hires a new editor who is Jewish. As an unbiased outsider with no previous loyalties, he assigns "Spotlight," t...

Director : Thomas McCarthy
Cast : Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, Michael Keaton, Liev Schriever, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Jamey SheridanBilly Crudup,

Femme Fatale (2002)
R Crime Drama Mystery
Depression, Situational Suicide Asthma

In 2001, a thief named Laurie, steals a diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in a heist during an exhibition at the Cannes Film Festival. She dou...

Director : Brian De Palma
Cast : Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Eriq Ebouaney

Black Swan (2010)
R Drama Mystery Thriller Psychological Dance
Weight Challenged Single Parenting Eating Disorders Body Image Self-Mutilation Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company. She lives with her controlling mother, Erica, a former ballerina. The artistic director Thomas ...

Director : Darren Aronofsky
Cast : Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey

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

The Village (2004)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Thriller Psychological
Developmental Delays Anxiety Blindness Learning Disabilities

In a quiet, isolated village in 1800's Pennsylvania, there is a pact between the people of the village and the creatures who reside in the surrounding...

Director : M. Night Shyamalan
Cast : Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt

The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13 Action Mystery Thriller
Retrograde Amnesia

A man's wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. He has amnesia and can remember nothing. So he begins to try to rebuild ...

Director : Doug Liman
Cast : Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

A Good Marriage (2014)
R Mystery Thriller
Mobility Spinal Cord Injury Limp From Injury Dissociative Identity Disorder

Right after celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary, and directly before their only daughter's wedding, a wife finds solid evidence connecting her...

Director : Peter Askin
Cast : Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephen Lang, Cara Buono, Kristen Connolly

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R Crime Drama Mystery Suspense Thriller

A disgraced journalist named Blomkvist investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece forty years earlier. He is aided by the pierced, ...

Director : David Fincher
Cast : Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

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

The Best Offer (2013)
R Crime Drama Mystery
Agoraphobia

In the high-end world of art auctions and antiques, Virgil Oldman is an esteemed, eccentric genius. Oldman is hired by an heiress, Claire Ibbetson, to...

Director : Giuseppe Tornatore
Cast : Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland

Affliction (1997)
R Drama Mystery Thriller
Genetically Predisposed Divorce Abuse, Emotional Enabling Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alcoholism

Wade Whitehouse is the hostile, unhappy sheriff of a small New Hampshire town and an alcoholic who, according to many, has achieved nothing in life. H...

Director : Paul Schrader
Cast : Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Brigid Tierney, Holmes Osborne, Jim True-Frost

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
N/A Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Courtroom Drama
Dependent Personality Disorder Enabling Rape Masochism Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Behavior Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Denial Alcoholism Dissociative Identity Disorder

Fred, a lieutenant in the army, is arrested for the murder of a bartender, Barneyl. He claims, in his defense, that the victim had raped and beaten up...

Director : Otto Preminger
Cast : James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell,Eve Arden, George C.Scott, Duke Ellington, Murray Hamilton

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 Minus Man (1999)
R Crime Drama Mystery
Asthma Psychosis Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia

A psychotic serial killer drifts around the country, choosing his victims amongst people who complain about their lives, which indicates to him, a wil...

Director : Hampton Fancher
Cast : Owen Wilson, Sheryl Crow, Dwight Yoakam, Dennis Haysbert

Dark City (1998)
R Crime Mystery Science-Fiction
Retrograde Amnesia

John Murdoch awakens in a strange hotel alone to find that he has lost his memory and he is wanted for a series of brutally bizarre murders. As he tri...

Director : Alex Proyas
Cast : Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly

Saboteur (1942)
PG Action Crime Drama Mystery Thriller Psychological
Siamese Twins People of Small Stature/Little People Blindness Weight Challenged

As WWII rages, Los Angeles aircraft worker Barry Kane sees his best friend die in factory fire and escapes false arrest. Having earlier identified the...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter, Norman Lloyd, Clem Bevans, Alma Kruger, Dorothy Peterson

The Two Faces of January (2014)
PG-13 Crime Mystery Romance Thriller
Death of Spouse Alcoholism Narcissistic Personality Disorder Adultery Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

In 1962 an American couple, Chester and his young wife Colette, arrive in Athens and meet Rydal, a young, multi-lingual American guide who scams touri...

Director : Hossein Amini
Cast : Oscar Isaac, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, David Warshofsky

Mystic River (2003)
R Crime Drama Mystery Suspense
Death of Spouse Abuse, Psychological Death, Sudden Death of Parent Death of Child Abuse, Sex Abuse,Child Developmental Delays Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Marital Separation Abuse, Emotional

In the summer of 1975 in a blue collar boston neighborhood, Dave, Jimmy and Sean are playing on the sidewalk when Dave gets pulled into a car and driv...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Laura Linney, Marcia Gay Harden

Cube (1997)
R Mystery Thriller Science-Fiction

Six different people, from very different walks of life, awaken inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each person has a particlar skil...

Director : Vincenzo Natali
Cast : Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni

Winter's Bone (2010)
R Crime Drama Mystery Suspense Thriller
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Caregiving Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Amputation

With a meth addicted absentee father and a chronically depressed mute mother, seventeen-year-old year-old Ree has raised her two young siblings alone ...

Director : Debra Granik
Cast : Jennifer Lawrence, Isaiah Stone, Ashlee Thompson, Valerie Richards

Mulholland Drive (2001)
R Avant-Garde Drama Mystery Thriller Film-Noir Dark Comedy Erotica Psychological
Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Retrograde Amnesia

A bright-eyed hopeful young actress arrives in Hollywood ready to be the next star. Instead, she's ensnared in a complex conspiracy involving a woman ...

Director : David Lynch
Cast : Naomi Watts, Jeanne Bates, Dan Birnbaum, Laura Harring