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

Frankie and Johnny (1991)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Infertility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Promiscuity Abuse, Physical Chronic Depression Epilepsy Depression, Situational Abuse, Sex

Upon his release from his jail for writing bad checks, Johnny is hired as a short order cook in a diner after mastering his cooking skills in jail. It...

Director : Garry Marshall
Cast : Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane

S/O Satyamurthy (2015)
Action Family Romance
Diabetes

Sathyamurthy is a weatlhy businessman with a son named Viraj. When Sathyamurthy dies in an accident, Viraj is left with a lot of debt for his father's...

Director : Trivikram Srinivas
Cast : Allu Arjun, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Adah Sharma, Nithya Menon

Benny & Joon (1993)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Wendy Syndrome Developmental Delays Illiteracy Learning Disabilities Enabling Schizophrenia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Since their parents died when he was sixteen and she was eleven, Benny, a car mechanic has shared the family home with his schizophrenic sister, Joon,...

Director : Jeremiah S. Chechik
Cast : Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, Dan Hedaya, William H. Macy, Joe Grifasi, CCH Pounder

While You Were Sleeping (1995)
PG Comedy Romance Holiday
Comatose Orphaned Depression, Situational Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition

In 1995 Chicago, Lucy grieves the death of her beloved, widowed father while she works as a toll booth collector after quitting school to pay his hosp...

Director : Jon Turteltaub
Cast : Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

My Zinc Bed (2008)
TV-MA Drama Romance
Substance Abuse Alcoholism, Reformed

When a hotheaded Alcoholics Anonymous member and poet named Paul is sent on a job interview for a wealthy businessman named Victor, Victor's obsession...

Director : Anthony Page
Cast : Uma Thurman, Jonathan Pryce, Paddy Considine, Sara Powell

The Namesake (2006)
PG-13 Drama Romance Distant Location Coming of Age
Death of Spouse Marital Separation Broken Bones Virginity, Female Arranged Marriage Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition Virginity, Male Heart Failure

While reading a book by Nicholai Gogol as he travels by train to visit his grandfather in Calcutta, Bengali-speaking Ashoke converses with fellow-trav...

Director : Mira Nair
Cast : Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett

Father Goose (1964)
G Action Adventure Comedy Family Romance Suspense War Historical Fiction
Commitment Phobia Passive Aggressive Behavior Alcoholism, Functional Temporary Speech Loss Oppositional Defiant Disorder Denial Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Anxiety

During World War II, Frank, a commander in the Australian Navy, blackmails his American buddy, an alcoholic ex-history professor and confirmed bachelo...

Director : Ralph Nelson
Cast : Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Distant Location
Asperger's Syndrome Death, Sudden Avoidant Personality Disorder Sexual Dissatisfaction Survivor Guilt Narcissistic Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Denial

A visionary sheik believes in his passion for salmon fishing and decides to bring the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no ex...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Rachael Stirling, Tom Mison

The Big Lift (1950)
Drama Romance War Military Based on True Events Historical Fiction
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical

Following WWII, in 1948, the Russians in the Soviet Union blockaded the Allied sectors of Berlin, Germany in an early attempt at Cold War to control t...

Director : George Seaton
Cast : Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, Bruni Löbel

PK (2014)
None Comedy Drama Romance

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Director : Rajkumar Hirani
Cast : Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

The Theory of Everything (2014)
PG-13 Drama Romance Biography
Adultery ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease

In 1969 Stephen Hawking fell in love with Jane, an arts student, at Cambridge in England. Little was expected from Stephen, a bright but casual studen...

Director : James Marsh
Cast : Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry

Mermaids (1990)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Depression, Clinical Alcohol Abuse Virginity, Female Delusional Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Denial

In 1963, after another failed relationship, Mrs. Flax, a single, Jewish mother uproots and moves her two daughters for the eighteenth time since kinde...

Director : Richard Benjamin
Cast : Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Michael Schoeffling

Words and Pictures (2013)
PG-13 Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Sexual Harassment, Female Rhumetoid Arthritis Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Single Parenting Oppositional Defiant Disorder Depression, Situational Denial Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

In a private school in Maine, Jack is the outspoken, alcoholic English teacher is prone to competitive word games on lunch breaks with colleagues. Din...

Director : Fred Schepisi
Cast : Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison, Navid Negahban, Any Brenneman, Valerie Tian

Hateship Loveship (2013)
R Drama Romance Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Depression, Clinical Orphaned Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Single Parenting Foster Care Asocial Behavior

Johanna, an orphan who has grown to be quiet caregiver unused to communicating with others, starts a job working for Mr. McCauley and his teenage gran...

Director : Liza Johnson
Cast : Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti, Jennifer Jason Leigh

The Majestic (2001)
PG Drama Romance
Retrograde Amnesia

Peter Appleton is an ambitious young screenwriter working for HHS Studios in 1951. After Appleton spends a night at a bar, he drives intoxicated throu...

Director : Frank Darabont
Cast : Jim Carrey, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn, Hal Holbrook

Georgia Rule (2007)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Genetically Predisposed Divorce Promiscuity Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Sex Alcoholism

Seventeen year old Rachel is sent to Idaho to spend the summer with her Grandmother, Georgia, who she hasn't seen her sine she was a girl. Georgia and...

Director : Garry Marshall
Cast : Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney

Kinky Boots (2005)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Music Coming of Age Dance
Anxiety Alcohol Abuse Enabling Death, Sudden Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Depression, Situational Crossdressing Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

Charlie may have grown up in Manchester, England beside his father's family shoe business, but he never wanted to fill his shoes. Then, his father's s...

Director : Julian Jarrold
Cast : Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost

Shall We Dance (2004)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Music American Remake Ballroom Dancing Dance
Weight Challenged Repression Panic Attacks Sexuality Chronic Depression Sexual Confusion Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Denial Body Image Anxiety

Despite having a long career as a lawyer and a loving family, John Clark is depressed over the fact that something is missing in his life. Then, one n...

Director : Peter Chelsom
Cast : Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Lisa Ann Walter

Yentl (1983)
PG Drama History Musical Romance
Suicidal Falsifying Gender

In an early 1900's Ashkenazic shtetl in Poland, Yentl Mendel is the intellectually precocious daughter and only child of widowed Rebbe Mendel, who te...

Director : Barbra Streisand
Cast : Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff

The Apartment (1960)
APPROVED Drama Romance Dark Comedy
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Adultery Suicidal Enabling Sexual Harassment, Female Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Depression Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)

By November 1, 1959, C.C. Baxter has been working at Consolidated Life Insurance's gigantic headquarters in Manhattan for close to four years. He alwa...

Director : Billy Wilder
Cast : Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

The Painted Veil (2006)
PG-13 Drama Romance Distant Location Coming of Age Historical Fiction
Substance Abuse Alcohol Abuse Adultery Cholera Unexpected Pregnancy Sexual Dissatisfaction Virginity, Male Narcissistic Personality Disorder Denial

In 1920's London, Kitty, a flirtatious single socialite meets shy, intelligent Walter Fane. Though he's infatuated with her, she only marries him to e...

Director : John Curran
Cast : Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Toby Jones, Liev Schreiber, Anthony Wong

Skin Deep (1989)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Alcoholism Promiscuity Addiction, Sex

Zach Hutton is a womanizing, alcoholic, irresponsible writer whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams. He's still in love with his ex-wife an...

Director : Blake Edwards
Cast : John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alison Reed, Joel Brooks, Julianne Phillips, Nina Foch

Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
PG Comedy Romance Sequel
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism

In this sequel to the 1981 hit about an irresponsible wealty alcoholic , Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former milli...

Director : Bud Yorkin
Cast : Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Sabrina (1995)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Single Parenting Denial Death of Parent Commitment Phobia Accent Reduction Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Growing up with her widowed British father, the chauffeur to the Larrabee's Rolls Royce in an estate on the North Fork of Long Island, New York , Sabr...

Director : Sydney Pollack
Cast : Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, Fanny Ardant, Richard Crenna,Angie Dickenson, Paul Giamatti, John Wood, Dana Ivey

Trainwreck (2015)
R Comedy Romance
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Commitment Phobia Dementia Chronic Depression Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insecurity Alcohol Abuse Promiscuity Death of Parent

Amy's parents divorced when she and her sister were young girls. Before moving out, her promiscuous father lectured his daughters about the dangers of...

Director : Judd Apatow
Cast : Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James,

Dear John (2010)
PG-13 Drama Romance War
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

US Army soldier John is on summer leave from his German base to visit his widowed father. Being friendly while at the pier, he chats with Savannah, a ...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

Peyton Place (1957)
G Drama Romance Courtroom Drama Based On Novel
Virginity, Female Sexuality Attachment Disorder Virginity, Male Alcoholism Self-Esteem Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Incest Adultery Abortion, Illegal Promiscuity Death of Parent Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide Stress Rape Illegitimacy Denial Frigidity Domestic Violence Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Miscarriage Asocial Behavior

In 1942, Peyton Place, New Hampshire hypocritical adults try to pass off their questionable standards to the next generation with no success. Each fam...

Director : Mark Robson
Cast : Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Diane Varsi, Hope Lange, Russ Tamblyn, Terry Moore, David Nelson, Betty Field, Mildred Dunnock, Lorne Greene, Barry Coe, Leon Ames, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Arthur (1981)
PG Comedy Romance
Commitment Phobia Alcoholism Enabling

Arthur is a wealthy, spoiled, grown man and happy alcoholic with no ambition. He's also the heir to a fortune which he is told will only be his if he ...

Director : Steve Gordon
Cast : Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
NR Comedy Drama Romance
Abortion, Illegal Enabling Unexpected Pregnancy Panic Attacks Learned Helplessness Commitment Phobia Narcissistic Personality Disorder Inferiority Complex Anxiety Abuse, Emotional

Angie Rossini, a Macy's sales girl, is the only sister in a claustrophobic apartment that includes her controlling mother and over-possessive brothers...

Director : Robert Mulligan
Cast : Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Tom Bosley, Harvey Lembeck

I Love You Again (1940)
PASSED Comedy Romance
Retrograde Amnesia

While alone on a cruise, the controlling, teetotaler, Larry Wilson, gets a hit in the head and develops amnesia, which causes him to revert to his old...

Director : W.S. Van Dyke
Cast : William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe

My Name Is Joe (1998)
R Drama Romance
Alcoholism, Reformed

In a rundown section of Glasgow, Scotland in 1988, two thirty-somethings, one an unemployed recovering alcoholic named Joe and community health worker...

Director : Ken Loach
Cast : Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

The Cider House Rules (1999)
PG-13 Drama History Romance Coming of Age
Substance Abuse Incest Abortion, Illegal Orphaned Abuse, Sex Paralysis

Homer is the fully grown orphan in a remote orphanage in St. Cloud, Maine. As the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, he is taught everything ab...

Director : Lasse Hallström
Cast : Michael Caine,Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd,Kathy Baker, Jane Alexander, Kate Nelligan, J.K. Simmons

Fatso (1980)
PG Comedy Drama Romance
Asthma Weight Challenged Eating Disorders

Dominick has always been heavy because he loves to eat. It is his favorite thing. When his cousin dies due to a lack of exercise and improper diet, Do...

Director : Anne Bancroft
Cast : Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara

Mrs Dalloway (1997)
PG-13 Drama Romance War
Panic Attacks Depression, Situational Suicide Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In 1923, Clarissa looks back on her youth as she readies for a part at her house. The wife of a legislator Richard and a doyenne of London's upper-cru...

Director : Marleen Gorris
Cast : Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox

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

Barfly (1987)
R Comedy Drama Romance
Alcoholism Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Enabling

Alcolhlic Henry Chinaski believes that life is free and yours to live as you desire. He spends his days drinking, listening to the radio, fighting a b...

Director : Barbet Schroeder
Cast : Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance

Elsa & Fred (2014)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dialysis Depression, Situational

For fifty years Elsa has dreamed of enacting the scene in 'La Dolce Vita' at the Fontana di Trevi. She hasn't given up on the dream. For fifty years F...

Director : Michael Radford
Cast : Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden, Scott Bakula

Penny Serenade (1941)
NOT RATED Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Anxiety Adoption Survivor Guilt Death of Child Miscarriage Depression, Situational Denial Infertility

In 1941, Julie prepares to leave her loving but financially irresponsible husband, Roger. Before leaving, she goes through her scrapbook and begins to...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Pretty in Pink (1986)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Coming of Age
Alcoholism Insecurity Single Parenting Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving

Andie lives on the wrong side of town with an alcoholic, unemployed father and his memory of her dead mother. She's responsible, smart, and works afte...

Director : Howard Deutch
Cast : Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, Annie Potts,

A Time to Kill (1996)
R Crime Drama Romance Thriller Courtroom Drama
Alcoholism Rape Marital Separation Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse,Child

In Canton, Mississippi, ten-year-old Tonya Hailey is viciously raped by two white racists. Almost immediately after Tonya is found alive, the two abus...

Director : Joel Schumacher
Cast : Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Judd, Kevin Spacey, Oliver Platt, Donald Sutherland

The Way He Looks (2014)
NOT RATED Drama Romance Foreign Coming of Age
Virginity, Female Blindness Repression Sexuality Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Virginity, Male Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Insecurity Anxiety Alcohol Abuse

Leo is a teenager in 2014 Brazil attending his local school. Because he is blind and his class typewriter for note taking is not digital but loud and ...

Director : Daniel Ribeiro
Cast : Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

The Black Balloon (2008)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Family Romance
Caregiving Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Thomas is turning 16 and life is moving quickly: his dad's in the army and they've just moved to a town in New South Wales; his mom is pregnant; and h...

Director : Elissa Down
Cast : Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Erik Thomson, Gemma Ward

Hope Springs (2012)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Impotency Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Therapy Enabling Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Sexual Confusion Denial

In Omaha, Nebraska Kay and Arnold celebrate their 31st wedding anniversary over dinner with their grown children. As usual, Kay is warm and friendly, ...

Director : David Frankel
Cast : Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart

The Lunchbox (2013)
PG Comedy Drama Romance Foreign
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Enabling

After a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas (lunchbox service) of Mumbai, a relationship begins between Saajan, a lonely widower close to retirement; ...

Director : Ritesh Batra
Cast : Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Do You Remember Love (1985)
NR Drama Family Romance Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

Barbara is an English professor who begins to forget things. After making the same recipe for dinner every night without realizing it, her husband tak...

Director : Jeff Bleckner
Cast : Joanne Woodward, Richard Kiley, Andrea Barber, Judith Barsi

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

The Nanny Diaries (2007)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance
Insecurity Scapegoat Identity Narcissistic Personality Disorder Enabling Denial Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

After being raised by a single mother who supported them as a nurse, and commuting to school, new graduate Annie has no idea what to do with her degre...

Director : Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Cast : Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy, John Henry Cox, Alicia Keys

Miss You Already (2015)
Comedy Drama Romance
Infertility Cancer, Breast Brain Tumor

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Director : Catherine Hardwicke
Cast : Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Paddy Considine, Dominic Cooper,Jaqueline Bisset, Tyson Ritter

Flipped (2010)
PG Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest Coming of Age Inspirational
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Depression, Clinical Abuse, Emotional Narcissistic Personality Disorder Abuse, Verbal Down’s Syndrome

Juli Baker devoutly believes in the sanctity of trees, the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens and that, someday, she'll kiss Bryce ...

Director : Rob Reiner
Cast : Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards

A Place in the Sun (1951)
PASSED Drama Romance
Insecurity Survivor Guilt Abortion, Illegal Single Parenting Denial Unexpected Pregnancy

George, a struggling young man raised by a single mother, leaves Chicago for California hoping to find better prospects through his wealthy uncle, Cha...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Raymond Burr, Fred Clark