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

Gran Torino (2008)
R Crime Drama Suspense Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Language Acquisition Abuse, Verbal Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Second Language Acquisition Rape Alcoholism, Functional Lung Cancer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grum...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Scott Eastwood, Christopher Carly,John Carroll Lynch, Brian Haley, Brian Howe, Geraldine Hughes

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 Iron Lady (2011)
PG-13 Drama Biography Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

A prisoner in her own home due to a concerned staff and her daughter Carol, Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, looks back on he...

Director : Phyllida Lloyd
Cast : Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Susan Brown, Alice da Cunha

Everybody's Fine (2009)
PG-13 Drama Family Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Addiction, Substance Heart Attack Chronic Respiratory Condition Sexuality Sexual Confusion Death of Child Angina/ Coronary Artery Disease

Frank Goode, a recent widower with a chronic respiratory condition as a result of working with PVC, is the proud father of four that he pushed toward ...

Director : Kirk Jones
Cast : Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell

Robot & Frank (2012)
PG-13 Comedy Crime Drama Senior Interest
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Kleptomania/Shoplifting Caregiving Enabling Dementia Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

In the near future in countrified Colds Springs, New York lives Frank, a long divorced, retired cat burglar. While his successful son, Hunter, tries...

Director : Jake Schreier
Cast : Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandan, Jeremy Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeremy Sisto

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

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

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

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

U Me Aur Hum (2008)
NR Comedy Drama Romance Foreign Senior Interest
Alzheimer’s Disease Alcohol Abuse Caregiving

Ajay and Pia's love story begins at sea where they develop a strong and special bond with one another. Then they rush into marriage despite the advice...

Director : Ajay Devgn
Cast : Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Sumeet Raghvan, Divya Dutta

A Time to Remember (2003)
NR Drama Family Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

An artist and single mother returns home for Thanksgiving, after years of estrangement, in order to to try to repair her relationship with her mother....

Director : John Putch
Cast : Dana Delany, Doris Roberts, Megan Gallagher, Louise Fletcher

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
PG Comedy Drama Senior Interest
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Illiteracy Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving

In 1948 Atlanta, after damaging her car, a 73-year-old widow called Miss Daisy must face the fact that she that can no longer drive. Her son hires a b...

Director : Bruce Beresford
Cast : Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Ulee's Gold (1997)
R Crime Drama Military Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Death of Spouse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Single Parenting Rape Limp From Injury Chronic Depression

As the is the sole survivor from his squad, Ulee Jackson may have survived Vietnam, but much of him was left behind. A third generation beekeeper, he ...

Director : Victor Nunez
Cast : Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Christine Dunford, Tom Wood

Away from Her (2006)
PG-13 Drama Romance Senior Interest
Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Adultery

Grant and Fiona Anderson have been married for forty-four years. Their marriage has been a happy and loving, except for Grant's affairs while being a ...

Director : Sarah Polley
Cast : Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy

My Old Lady (2014)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Depression, Clinical Enabling Caregiving Mobility Alcoholism Self-Esteem Divorce Death of Friend Anxiety Incest Blended Families Alcoholic Relapse Adultery Depression, Situational Suicide Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Illegitimacy

Mathias, an alcoholic New Yorker, divorced three times and down to his last dime, inherits a large, valuable Paris apartment from his wealthy, but lon...

Director : Israel Horovitz
Cast : Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Burstin, Elie Wajeman

Poetry (2010)
NR Drama Foreign Senior Interest
Rape Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Suicidal Stroke

A sixty-something woman, faced with the revelation of a heinous family crime finds she is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Initially, she s...

Director : Chang-dong Lee
Cast : Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hira Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

One Special Night (1999)
PG Drama Romance Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Alzheimer’s Disease

Robert, a general contractor, regularly visits his wife who has Alzheimer's disease in an assisted living home. One night he has problems with his car...

Director : Roger Young
Cast : James Garner, Julie Andrews, Patricia Charbonneau, Stacy Grant

Danny Collins (2015)
R Comedy Drama Music Based on True Events Senior Interest
Substance Abuse Suicidal Death of Parent Chronic Depression Single Parenting Learning Disabilities Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Alcoholism, Reformed Divorce Alcohol Abuse Cancer, Leukemia

In Los Angeles, Danny, a seventy-year-old rock star legend who is still singing songs he hates, abusing drugs and alcohol, and living with women decad...

Director : Dan Fogelman
Cast : Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer

Honig im Kopf (2014)
NR Comedy Drama Family Foreign Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

Tilda loved her grandfather, Amandus. But, Amandus has Alzheimers. Always the charming, humorous, adored head of the family, now he starts acting like...

Director : Til Schweiger, Lars Gmehling
Cast : Til Schweiger, Dar Salim, Jeanette Hain, Mehmet Kurtulus

Iris (2001)
R Drama Romance Biography Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

British writer and philosopher Iris Murdoch, is a young academic, teaching philosophy at Oxford. Murdoch meets and falls in love with fellow professo...

Director : Richard Eyre
Cast : Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent

Lovely, Still (2008)
PG Drama Romance Senior Interest
Alzheimer’s Disease

Robert is an elderly and lonely bachelor. He works as a grocery store bagger and is friendly with his boss, Mike.To Robert's shock, his new neighbor, ...

Director : Nicholas Fackler
Cast : Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott

Serena (2014)
R Action Crime Drama History Romance Senior Interest Based On Novel
Stillbirth Postpartum Depression Sociopathy Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Psychopathy Illegitimacy Infertility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Death of Sibling Orphaned Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Amputation Survivor Guilt

In 1930's Depression-era North Carolina, the fate of the Pumberton timber empire hangs as it faces a buyout at a huge loss so the Smoky Mountains loca...

Director : Susanne Bier
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones

Aurora Borealis (2005)
R Drama Romance Senior Interest Dark Comedy
Substance Abuse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Parkinson’s Disease Panic Attacks Chronic Depression Caregiving Oppositional Defiant Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Anxiety Adultery Suicidal Kidney Condition Death of Parent Chronic Heart Condition Euthanasia/Right To Die Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

Duncan is a depressed twenty-something in Minneapolis, Minnesota still playing hockey with his high school friends who mock, rather than help, him. Al...

Director : James C.E. Burke
Cast : Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis, Louise Fletcher, Steven Pasquale, Katie Griffin, Zack Ward

Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
N/A Comedy Crime Drama Romance Senior Interest Holiday
Blindness Unexpected Pregnancy Chronic Heart Condition Amputation American Sign Language Mute Lipreading/Speechreading Single Parenting Little People/People of Small Stature Illegitimacy Deafness Alcoholism

1920's prohibition beggar, Apple Annie, is a well known fixture on Manhattan's Broadway. Especially by bootlegger Dave the Dude, who's convinced her a...

Director : Frank Capra
Cast : Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Mickey Shaughnessy, Sheldon Leonard

Gray Sunset (1985)
NR Foreign Senior Interest
Alzheimer’s Disease

Gray Sunset is a Japanese film about Alzheimer's disease that was directed by Shunya Ito, and was Japan's submission to the 58th Academy Awards for th...

Director : Shunya Itô
Cast : Yukiyo Toake, Minoru Chiaki, Teruhiko Saigô, Yumiko Nogawa

St. Vincent (2014)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Military Senior Interest Inspirational
Death of Spouse Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease Memory, Short Term Single Parenting Memory, Long Term Addiction, Gambling Prostitution Mobility Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Unexpected Pregnancy Stroke

Vincent is a gambling, alcoholic Vietnam veteran with PTSD who owns a run down house in Brooklyn. What money he does have is used to pay for his belov...

Director : Theodore Melfi
Cast : Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd

A Short History of Decay (2014)
R Comedy Senior Interest
Stroke Alzheimer’s Disease

A thirty-five-year-old failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher, visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother has Alzheimer's and his father has rece...

Director : Michael Maren
Cast : Linda Lavin, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Harris Yulin

Wrinkles (2011)
NR Drama Senior Interest Based On Novel
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Alzheimer’s Disease

Based on a comic book, "Wrinkles" is an animated film about the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two elderly men in an assisted living care home....

Director : Ignacio Ferreras
Cast : Tacho González, Álvaro Guevara, Mabel Rivera, Raúl Dans

Swing Shift (1984)
PG Comedy Drama Romance War Senior Interest
Marital Separation Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Little People/People of Small Stature Enabling

In 1941 Santa Monica, California newlyweds Kay and Jack are happy in their nest of enabled co-dependence until he enlists after Pearl Harbor. Against...

Director : Jonathan Demme
Cast : Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Fred Ward, Holly Hunter

The Sting (1973)
PG Action Comedy Crime Drama Senior Interest
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Limp/Antalgic Gait Alcoholism, Functional Avoidant Personality Disorder

In 1930's depression era Chicago, two con men -- one veteran long out of practice and the other a reckless and cocky, small-time crook -- try to get ...

Director : George Roy Hill
Cast : Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Eileen Brennan

A Second Childhood (2010)
NR Drama Senior Interest
Infertility Alzheimer’s Disease

Lino Settembre and his wife Chicca have led married life without any serious problems. They are satisfied with their careers as sports editor at The M...

Director : Pupi Avati
Cast : Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Francesca Neri, Serena Grandi, Gianni Cavina

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Enabling Eating Disorders Panic Attacks Commitment Phobia Sexuality Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder Caregiving Denial Body Image Wendy Syndrome

Rose and Greg, both professors at Columbia University in Manhattan, meet when Rose's sister answers Greg's platonic personal ad on behalf of Rose. Use...

Director : Barbra Streisand
Cast : Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Pierce Brosnan, Mimi Rodgers

Still Mine (2012)
PG-13 Drama Romance Senior Interest
Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Enabling

Craig and Irene are rapidly realizing they are no longer able to make a living from their small coastal New Brunswick farm. Irene has begun to show si...

Director : Michael McGowan
Cast : James Cromwell, Chuck Shamata, Geneviève Bujold, Ronan Rees, Campbell Scott

The Bucket List (2007)
PG-13 Adventure Comedy Drama Senior Interest
Single Parenting Lung Cancer Brain Tumor

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and scholarly mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal cancer. Cole is only sharing...

Director : Rob Reiner
Cast : Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

The Unfinished Song (2001)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Mobility Death of Spouse Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Cancer

Arthur is a moody, predictable man not particularly liked by anyone except his wife, Marion, whom he adores. He rarely sees his son or grandchild and ...

Director : Paul Andrew Williams
Cast : Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp, Christopher Eccleston, Anne Reid, Gemma Arterton

A Song for Martin (2001)
PG-13 Drama Romance Foreign Music Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

Composer, Martin meets violinist, Barbara at one of his performances. Despite the fact that both of them are married and middle aged they fall in love...

Director : Bille August
Cast : Sven Wollter, Viveka Seldahl, Reine Brynolfsson, Linda Källgren

Son of the Bride (2001)
R Comedy Drama Foreign Senior Interest
Divorce Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Single Parenting Heart Attack

At 42 years old Rafael Belvedere is a divorced restaurateur who lives in the shadow of his father, feels guilty about rarely visiting his mother who h...

Director : Juan José Campanella
Cast : Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

Used People (1992)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Abuse, Verbal Weight Challenged Delusional Chronic Depression Single Parenting Alcoholism Insecurity Divorce Abuse, Emotional

At her husband's funeral, Pearl, the Jewish mother of two divorced daughters, meets an Italian man who her husband confided in many years earlier, and...

Director : Beeban Kidron
Cast : Shirley MacLaine, Marcello Mastroianni, Bob Dishy, Kathy Bates

Trouble with the Curve (2012)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Sport Senior Interest
Prostate Condition Death of Spouse Death of Parent Attachment Disorder Glaucoma Single Parenting Denial Abuse, Sex

Gus has been a baseball scout for decades. He loves his job. And, as far as he's concerned, his eroding vision isn't going to change that. His boss fe...

Director : Robert Lorenz
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Scott Eastwood, Matthew Lillard, Robert Patrick, Jay Galloway, Joe Massingill, Chelcie Ross, Raymond Anthony Thomas, Ed Lauter

Thanmathra (2005)
NR Drama Foreign Senior Interest
Caregiving Alzheimer’s Disease

He was the best father and husband a family could have. His only dream was to live long enough to see his son as an IAS Officer. And then he found out...

Director : Blessy
Cast : Mohanlal, Meera Vasudevan, Arjun Lal, Nedumudi Venu

In Her Shoes (2005)
PG-13 Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
Dyslexia Weight Challenged Suicidal Enabling Death of Parent Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Caregiving Bipolar Disorder Depression, Situational Mobility

Two sisters share the same shoe size and traumatic childhood due to their mother's early death. The elder, Rose, is a lonely, responsible Philadelphia...

Director : Curtis Hanson
Cast : Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Mark Feurstein, Shirley MacLaine, Ken Howard, Candice Azzara,Norman Lloyd, Francine Beers, Brooke Smith

The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 Drama Romance Senior Interest
Assisted Living/Managed Care Facility Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Enabling

In 2004, in an assisted living facility, a man reads a story to a disoriented woman with Alzheimer's disease. The story takes place in 1940s South Car...

Director : Nick Cassavetes
Cast : Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, Joan Allen, James Garner, Sam Shepard, James Marsden, Tim Ivey, Gena Rowlands, Starletta DuPois

Boynton Beach Club (2005)
R Comedy Drama Romance Senior Interest
HIV infected Death of Spouse Death of Child Cancer Depression, Situational

Lois, Harry, Marilyn ,Sandy and Jack haven't connected yet, but they all live in the same "Active Adult" community in Boynton Beach, Florida. Their li...

Director : Susan Seidelman
Cast : Brenda Vaccaro, Dyan Cannon, Len Cariou, Joseph Bologna

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

5 Flights Up (2014)
PG-13 Drama Romance Senior Interest
Infertility Biracial Hearing Loss

In 1965, artistic newlyweds named Ruth and Alex became the residents of an apartment in the only place where they felt accepted, Brooklyn. Eventually,...

Director : Richard Loncraine
Cast : Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Carrie Preston, Claire van der Boom

On Golden Pond (1981)
PG Drama Family Romance Senior Interest Dark Comedy Coming of Age Based on a Play
Insecurity Divorce Blended Families Single Parenting Chronic Heart Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease

Eighty-year old Norman, a retired professor, and his wife, Ethel have returned for the summer to their cottage on GoldenPond in New Hampshire. A lette...

Director : Mark Rydell
Cast : Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

A League of Their Own (1992)
PG Comedy Drama Sport War Senior Interest
Death of Spouse Insecurity Illiteracy Alcoholism, Functional Depression, Situational Limp From Injury

During World War II, the owners of baseball teams, not wanting the sport to be dormant indefinitely, decide to form teams with women. A scout passes t...

Director : Penny Marshall
Cast : Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, David Straitham, Garry Marshall, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Bill Pullman