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

First Blood (1982)
R Action Thriller
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam winning the Congressional Medal of Honor. But his tour of duty st...

Director : Ted Kotcheff
Cast : Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney

Mine Own Executioner (1947)
APPROVED Drama Thriller War Film-Noir
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Molly Lucian enlists the reluctant help of psychologist, Felix Milne, in treating her potentially homicidal husband, Adam, who refuses to see psychiat...

Director : Anthony Kimmins
Cast : Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray, Michael Shepley, Christine Norden

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

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

The Collector (1965)
UNRATED Drama Thriller
Impotency Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Delusional Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Erotomania

Clerk Freddie, an avid butterfly collector, wins a sports bet. He uses the money to buy a country house with a large basement that he insulates and fu...

Director : William Wyler
Cast : Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

The Rainmaker (1997)
PG-13 Crime Drama Thriller
Leukemia Depression, Clinical Abuse, Psychological Delusional Miscarriage Abuse, Sex Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse Divorce Bone Marrow Donor Abuse, Verbal Orphaned Abuse, Physical

Broke, evicted and unemployed, Rudy, a recent law school grad must resort to his only job offer: working for a law firm run by a lawyer known as "Bru...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Teresa Wright, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, Danny Glover

American Sniper (2014)
R Action Thriller War Biography Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Survivor Guilt Insanity Depression, Situational

Chris was Texan rodeo rider who wanted to become a cowboy, but realized in his thirties that this was just an idea that was going no where. An expert ...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Bless the Child (2000)
R Crime Drama Horror Thriller
Caregiving Asperger's Syndrome

Omens and concepts of good versus evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurs...

Director : Chuck Russell
Cast : Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Christina Ricci, Holliston Coleman, Rufus Sewell

The Hurt Locker (2008)
R Drama Thriller War Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Grandiose Behavior Disorder Addiction, Danger

During their final weeks of duty in Iraq, these soldiers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming live bombs in the heat of combat....

Director : Kathryn Bigelow
Cast : Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Don't Look Now (1973)
R Drama Horror Thriller Distant Location Erotica
Depression, Situational Delusional Death of Child

John and Laura are in Venice, where John is to act as a consultant on the restoration of some murals in a church. They come after the grieving period ...

Director : Nicolas Roeg
Cast : Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Repulsion (1965)
UNRATED Drama Horror Thriller Psychological
Incest Repression Delusional Androphobia Rape Psychopathy Catatonia Abuse,Child

Carole, a manicurist sharing a flat in 1965 London with her sister suffers from androphobia, a pathological fear of interaction with men. When her sis...

Director : Roman Polanski
Cast : Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Black Hawk Down (2001)
R Drama History Thriller

In 1993, the United States sent special forces to Somalia to attack the government and bring food and humanitarian aid to the starving population. Usi...

Director : Ridley Scott
Cast : Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)
Drama Thriller Psychological
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Abuse, Physical Psychosis Narcissistic Personality Disorder Epilepsy Seizures/Convulsions

In Hamburg, Germany, Tore is the newest teenager to be a member of the "Jesus Freaks," a group attempting to correct what other denominations have got...

Director : Katrin Gebbe
Cast : Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Annika Kuhl, Swantje Kohlhof

Suspect (1987)
R Crime Drama Thriller
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Mute Lipreading/Speechreading Deaf Speech Deafness

Carl Anderson, a war veteran who is deaf, mute, homeless man suffering from PTSD is arrested for the murder of a prominent judge's secretary. But Kath...

Director : Peter Yates
Cast : Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson, John Mahoney

Signs (2002)
PG-13 Drama Thriller Science-Fiction

Preacher Graham, has lost his faith in God after his wife dies in a sudden car accident. Along with his son, daughter, and his brother, Merrill, Graha...

Director : M. Night Shyamalan
Cast : Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
X Crime Drama Thriller Science-Fiction
Rape Antisocial Personality Disorder Psychopathy Conduct Disorder

Alex DeLarge is a violent youth in futuristic Britain. He is eventually arrested, convicted, and imprisoned for murder and rape. While in prison, Ale...

Director : Stanley Kubrick
Cast : Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Compulsion (2013)
R Drama Thriller Psychological
Dissociative Identity Disorder Eating Disorders Abuse, Sex Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Bulimia Nervosa Attachment Disorder

Two women with dark pasts, who suffer from various degrees of obsessive disorders, live across from each other in skewed worlds of their own making. T...

Director : Egidio Coccimiglio
Cast : Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon, Joe Mantegna

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

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

Other Voices (2000)
R Drama Thriller
Tourette Syndrome

Phil and Ann may be married, yet each one is having an affair and aware of the possibility that the other is too. eventually Phil confides in his pri...

Director : Dan McCormack
Cast : David Aaron Baker, Mary McCormack, Peter Gallagher, Stockard Channing, Campbell Scott, Rob Morrow

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

Carrie (1976)
R Horror Thriller Satire
Abuse, Psychological Insanity Delusional Abuse, Physical Androphobia Rape Psychosis Single Parenting Abuse,Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Abuse, Emotional

Carrie is a sensitive, shy seventeen-year old girl who lives with her child abusing, religiously crazed mother in a small,white house on the edge of t...

Director : Brian De Palma
Cast : Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, William Katt, John Travolta, Nancy Allen

The Departed (2006)
R Crime Drama Thriller Erotica
Substance Abuse Impotency Abuse, Psychological Panic Attacks Single Parenting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Cancer Abuse, Verbal Orphaned Death of Parent Abuse, Physical Addiction, Sex

Billy, a recent orphan and South Boston police officer graduate is requested by his boss to go undercover to infiltrate the Irish mobster, Frank. As B...

Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Vera Farmiga, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
R Drama Thriller Psychological
Rape Narcissistic Personality Disorder Asocial Behavior Abuse, Sex

Martha has run away from an abusive cult where she has been living as Marcy May for two years. She turns to her sister and brother-in-law, who take he...

Director : Sean Durkin
Cast : Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy

Monsieur Hire (1989)
PG-13 Crime Drama Thriller Film-Noir Erotica Psychological
Prostitution Erotomania Antisocial Personality Disorder Voyeurism

In France, their lives a reclusive tailor named, Mr. Hire, an antisocial middle-age man. When his neighbor, Pierrette is found murdered, Mr. Hire beco...

Director : Patrice Leconte
Cast : Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luc Thuillier, André Wilms

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

Single White Female (1992)
R Drama Thriller Film-Noir Psychological
Asthma Dissociative Identity Disorder Antisocial Personality Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Having recently broken her engagement from fiancé Sam Rawson, Allison Jones advertises for a roommate to share the rent. When Hedra Carlson arrives, i...

Director : Barbet Schroeder
Cast : Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman

Con Air (1997)
R Action Crime Thriller

Recently paroled army ranger Cameron Poe is headed back to his wife, but must fly home aboard a prison transport flight with serious criminals: Diamon...

Director : Simon West
Cast : Colm Meaney, Mykelti Williamson, Nick Chinlund, Renoly Santiago

Romper Stomper (1992)
R Action Crime Drama Thriller
Convulsions/Seizures Incest Epilepsy

A group of Nazi skinheads in Melbourne, Australia enact their anger on local Vietnamese, who they view as threatening the local racial purity. Eventua...

Director : Geoffrey Wright
Cast : Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie, Alex Scott

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

Fatal Attraction (1987)
R Drama Thriller Film-Noir Psychological
Unexpected Pregnancy Histrionic Personality Disorder Adultery Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Happily married Dan Gallagher has it all. A good rep at his Manhattan law firm, a beautiful wife named Beth, and a daughter he adores. Then he attends...

Director : Adrian Lyne
Cast : Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen

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

The Last Days (2013)
Adventure Thriller Science-Fiction

A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces and soon the world population is trapped inside b...

Director : David Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Cast : Quim Gutiérrez, José Coronado, Marta Etura, Leticia Dolera

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

Sucker Punch (2011)
PG-13 Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller
Mental Health Facilities Dissociative Identity Disorder Abuse,Child

A young girl is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather who is permitting a lobotomy on her in five days. Fearful, she retreats to a ...

Director : Zack Snyder
Cast : Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens

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

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

Dead Ringers (1988)
R Drama Horror Thriller Film-Noir

The Mantle brothers are both gynecologists and identical twins. Emotionally however, one of them is more confident than the other, and always manages ...

Director : David Cronenberg
Cast : Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

The Master (2012)
R Drama Thriller
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Nervous Breakdown/Collapse

Upon his return from the Navy in World War II, Freddie Quell experiences a series of breakdowns. Finally, he stumbles upon a cult in which he becomes ...

Director : Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast : Joaquin Phoenix, Price Carson, Mike Howard, Sarah Shoshana David

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

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
N/A Drama Horror Suspense Thriller
Stem Cell Research People of Small Stature/Little People Blindness Temporary Speech Loss Depression Disfigurement Mute

When Dr. Praetorious offers a toast to Dr. Frankenstein, he believes it's about his upcoming marriage, but it's actually about a different kind of pro...

Director : James Whale
Cast : Boris Karloff, Elsa Lancaster, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger, Valerie Hobson

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

Anniyan (2005)
Action Drama Thriller
Dissociative Identity Disorder

Ramanujam, a conservative, quiet lawyer during the day and and undertaker at night, suffers from multiple personality disorder. When Ramanujam kills, ...

Director : S. Shankar
Cast : 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj, Vivek