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

Bubble Boy (2001)
PG-13 Action Adventure Comedy Roadtrip Satire
Immune Disorders Abuse, Psychological Immune Deficiency Denial

A coming-of-age comedy follows the life of Jimmy Livingston, a young man born without immunities and raised in the world of his zealous, overprotectiv...

Director : Blair Hayes
Cast : Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo

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

October Baby (2011)
PG-13 Drama Roadtrip Coming of Age
Genetically Predisposed Adoption Abortion, Illegal

Before Hannah steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut to utter her first lines, she collapses in front of the audience. Later, countless medical...

Director : Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Cast : Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jennifer Price

Sullivan's Travels (1941)
NOT RATED Adventure Comedy Drama Roadtrip Historical Fiction
Head Injury Retrograde Amnesia Arranged Marriage Abuse, Physical

Sullivan is a spoiled, naive director of shallow films who decides he wants to make a consciousness raising film that addresses poverty. Convinced he ...

Director : Preston Sturges
Cast : Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Roadtrip American Remake
Substance Abuse Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Sexual Harassment, Male Crossdressing Abortion, Legal

Noxeema Jackson, Vida Boheme, and Chi Chi Rodriguez are three NYC crossdressing beauties who toss their Dynel tresses to the breeze and hit the open r...

Director : Beeban Kidron
Cast : Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

Miss March (2009)
R Comedy Romance Roadtrip
Seizures/Convulsions Epilepsy

Eugene, a twenty-four year old man awakens from a four-year coma to hear from his best friend, Tucker, that his once virginal high-school sweetheart, ...

Director : Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore
Cast : Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Raquel Alessi, Molly Stanton

Hello, My Name Is Frank (2014)
Comedy Drama Roadtrip
Tourette Syndrome Death, Sudden Caregiving

Frank, is a man with Tourette's syndrome who feels truly lost when his caregiver suddenly dies. After recognizing that Frank has become particularly d...

Director : Dale Peterson
Cast : Garrett M. Brown, Rachel DiPillo, Mary Kate Wiles, Hayley Kiyoko

About Schmidt (2002)
R Drama Roadtrip Dark Comedy
Death of Spouse Adultery Enabling Depression, Situational Denial Death, Sudden Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha. Upon his retirement, he realizes he is no longer the boss ...

Director : Alexander Payne
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney

As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 Drama Romance Roadtrip Dark Comedy
Asthma Abuse, Verbal Enabling Abuse, Physical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Agoraphobia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

Melvin, is a successful romance writer, as well as, a cranky, bigoted, agoraphobic man with OCD who dislikes everyone he meets. His life is turned ups...

Director : James L. Brooks
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Shirley Knight, Harold Ramis, Yearly Smith, Lisa Edelstein, Lupe Ontiveros

Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
R Crime Drama Roadtrip
Seizures/Convulsions Addiction, Substance Substance Overdose Addiction, Danger Rehabilitation Facility Death, Sudden Kleptomania/Shoplifting Epilepsy

In 1970's Portland Bob is the leader of his family of drug addicts. It consists of his wife, Dianne, and another couple. Working in pairs, they financ...

Director : Gus Van Sant
Cast : Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, Heather Graham

Funny People (2009)
R Comedy Drama Roadtrip
Cancer, Leukemia Adultery

Having recently been told that he has a fatal form of leukemia, former comic turned popular "B" movie actor, George, watches the stand up comedy a st...

Director : Judd Apatow
Cast : Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana

The Road Within (2014)
R Drama Romance Roadtrip Dark Comedy Coming of Age
Mental Health Facilities Germaphobia Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Bulimia Nervosa Tourette Syndrome Narcissistic Personality Disorder Anorexia Nervosa Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Divorce Blended Families Death of Parent

In Nevada, Vincent, a young man with Tourette Syndrome, attends the funeral of his mother, who raised him. Robert, his father, who is running for a lo...

Director : Gren Wells
Cast : Dev Patel, Robert Sheehan, Zoe Kravitz, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Patrick

Dirty Girl (2010)
R Comedy Drama Roadtrip Coming of Age
Abuse, Psychological Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Single Parenting Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Adoption Abuse, Emotional Blended Families Promiscuity Abuse, Physical

In 1987, the Norman, Oklahoma high school principal banishes Danielle to a separate, remedial classroom for chronic misbehavior. Much of her behavior ...

Director : Abe Sylvia
Cast : Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Zach Lasry, Jonathan Slavin

Chef (2014)
R Comedy Drama Roadtrip Inspirational
Addiction, Substance Divorce Anxiety Weight Challenged Chronic Depression Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Single Parenting Denial

Carl Casper is a divorced dad and acclaimed, but depressed chef losing whatever artistic freedom he thought he had in the celebrated L. A. restaurant ...

Director : Jon Favreau
Cast : Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Emjay Anthony, Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Dustin Hoffman, Amy Sedaris

Sideways (2004)
R Comedy Drama Romance Roadtrip Dark Comedy
Alcoholism Divorce

Miles is a divorced, alcoholic writer and English teacher in San Diego. Jack is a one hit wonder television actor about to marry into a lifetime of fi...

Director : Alexander Payne
Cast : Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
R Adventure Comedy Drama Suspense Music Roadtrip
Depression, Clinical Crossdressing Sexual Reassignment Surgery

Two drag performers and a transsexual female accept a contract to perform a show at a resort in Alice Springs in the remote Australian desert. They bu...

Director : Stephan Elliott
Cast : Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
PG-13 Action Adventure Comedy Drama Sport Biography Roadtrip Senior Interest
Prostate Condition Death of Spouse Death of Sibling Crossdressing Coronary Artery Disease Angina/ Coronary Artery Disease

By 1967 Burt Munro has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian, for twenty-five years using home made parts made from hi...

Director : Roger Donaldson
Cast : Anthony Hopkins, Chris Williams, Diane Ladd, Christopher Lawford, Paul Rodriguez, Saginaw Grant, Bruce Greenwood, Jessic Cauffield, Annie Whittle, Tessa Mitchell, Aaron James Murphy

Palindromes (2004)
NOT RATED Comedy Drama Roadtrip
Blindness Promiscuity Down’s Syndrome Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Epilepsy Single Parenting Abuse, Sex

While visiting family friends with her parents, thirteen year old Aviva seduces their teenage son, Judah, and intentionally gets pregnant. Her parents...

Director : Todd Solondz
Cast : Matthew Faber, Angela Pietropinto, Bill Buell, Emani Sledge

Grandma (2015)
Comedy Drama Romance Roadtrip
Death of Spouse Single Parenting Illegitimacy Abortion, Legal Unexpected Pregnancy Sexuality

Self-described misanthrope and grandmother, Elle, is also a lesbian poet coping with financial problems, the insecurity of a lost career, and the rece...

Director : Paul Weitz
Cast : Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Sam Elliott, Judy Greer, Elizabeth Pena

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

Where the Boys Are (1960)
APPROVED Comedy Drama Romance Music Roadtrip Coming of Age Based On Novel
Virginity, Female Vision Temporary Blindness Sexual Harassment, Female Rape Sexual Confusion Depression, Situational Insecurity Anxiety Alcohol Abuse

In 1960, four female college students share a car during spring break to drive south from their snowbound college to the mobbed beaches of Fort Lauder...

Director : Henry Levin
Cast : Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Paula Prentiss, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, Connie Francis, Frank Gorshin, Chill Wills, Barbara Nichols

Big Sky (2015)
Drama Thriller Roadtrip
Mental Health Facilities Agoraphobia

Hazel suffers from a crippling case of agoraphobia that causes a rift between her and her mother, Dee. Hazel and her mother decide to go on a road tri...

Director : Jorge Michel Grau
Cast : Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgwick, Frank Grillo, Aaron Tveit