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

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

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

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

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

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

Come Fill the Cup (1951)
NR Crime Drama Mystery Romance Suspense
Alcoholism Death of Parent Adultery

Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and his woman, Paula. He is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan, who helps him stay clean and f...

Director : Gordon Douglas
Cast : James Cagney, Phyllis Thaxter, Raymond Massey, Gig Young, James Gleason

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

Dear Frankie (2004)
PG-13 Drama Family Mystery Romance
Enabling Death of Parent Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder American Sign Language Lipreading/Speechreading Single Parenting Denial Deafness Abuse, Child

Frankie is a nine-year-old boy who is deaf. He and his single mother, Lizzie, have been on the move all over Scotland ever since Frankie can remember;...

Director : Shona Auerbach
Cast : Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Jack McElhone, Mary Riggans, Sharon Small

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

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 Morning After (1986)
R Crime Mystery Romance
Alcoholism Alcoholism, Reformed

Alex, a former "B" actress and now alcoholic awakens in a Los Angeles bed beside a dead man who's been stabbed. She panics and flees, convinced that d...

Director : Sidney Lumet
Cast : Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger

Mother (2009)
Crime Drama Mystery
Developmental Delays Learning Disabilities

In a small town in Korea, a widow lives with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, who is developmentally delayed. They survive through her meager s...

Director : Joon Ho Bong
Cast : Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won, Ku Jin, Je-mun Yun

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

North by Northwest (1959)
APPROVED Action Adventure Mystery Romance Suspense Thriller Roadtrip Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Enabling Commitment Phobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Scapegoat Identity Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Sex Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Gaslighting Insecurity Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical

In 1959 Manhattan, at the height of the Cold War, a Madison Avenue advertising executive named Roger is mistaken for another man and kidnapped. To esc...

Director : Alfred Hitchcock
Cast : Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Jessie Royce Landis

The Thin Man (1934)
NR Comedy Crime Mystery

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

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

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

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

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

Shutter Island (2010)
R Mystery Thriller
Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Dissociative Identity Disorder

In 1954 U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. Before ...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow

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

Unknown (2011)
PG-13 Action Mystery Thriller
Retrograde Amnesia

A biochemist and his wife arrive in Berlin for a conference. The scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. Whil...

Director : Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast : Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn

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

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

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

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

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 Best Offer (2013)
R Crime Drama Mystery

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

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
UNRATED Drama Mystery Thriller Erotica Based on a Play
Wendy Syndrome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Psychogenic/Dissociative Amnesia Enabling Sexuality Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

A wealthy New Orleans widow named Violet, attempts to bribe Dr. Cukrowicz, a young psycho-surgeon from a mental hospital desperately in need of funds,...

Director : Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast : Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Gaslight (1944)
PASSED Crime Drama Mystery Film-Noir Psychological
Gaslighting Insecurity Antisocial Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Insanity

After the death of her famous opera-singing aunt, Paula is sent to study in Italy to become a great opera singer. While there, she falls in love with ...

Director : George Cukor
Cast : Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty

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

The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
APPROVED Drama Mystery Based on True Events
Dissociative Identity Disorder

Eve White is a quiet, obedient unassuming wife and mother who suffers from debilitating headaches and occasional blackouts. She finally sees psychiatr...

Director : Nunnally Johnson
Cast : Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome

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 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

In the Valley of Elah (2007)
R Crime Drama Mystery
Death of Child Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In Tennessee, Hank gets a call that his son, who is fighting in Iraq, is missing from his base. Hank drives to Fort Rudd, New Mexico, and within a day...

Director : Paul Haggis
Cast : Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon

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

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

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

Lucid (2005)
Comedy Drama Mystery
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Delusional Chronic Depression

Therapist Joel Rothman of Winnepeg, Canada falls apart after his wife, Mari, catches him cheating. His insomnia affects the parenting of his daughter,...

Director : Sean Garrity
Cast : Jonas Chernick, Callum Keith Rennie, Michelle Nolden, Lindy Booth

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

Brokedown Palace (1999)
PG-13 Drama Mystery Thriller

Alice and Darlene decide to take a trip to Thailand to celebrate their high-school graduation. While there, they befriend a charming Australian named ...

Director : Jonathan Kaplan
Cast : Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim

Conspiracy Theory (1997)
R Action Crime Mystery
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Schizophrenia

Jerry is a nervous man in love with a woman he observes from afar, and has never met, who works for the government. He is an outspoken critic of that ...

Director : Richard Donner
Cast : Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

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

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

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

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

Secret Window (2004)
PG-13 Mystery Thriller
Dissociative Identity Disorder

A famous mystery writer, Mort Rainey is confronted by a mysterious stranger outside his house. This stranger calls himself John Shooter and claims tha...

Director : David Koepp
Cast : Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton