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

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

16 Years of Alcohol (2003)
R Action Crime Drama Suspense Thriller
Single Parenting Enabling Alcoholism, Reformed Abuse, Physical Domestic Violence Co-Dependent Personality Disorder

A man from Edinburgh, Scotland named Frankie, reflects on his violent childhood raised by an alcoholic father. Then, how his teens were spent with a g...

Director : Richard Jobson
Cast : Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch, Jim Carter, Ewen Bremmer, Stuart Sinclair Blyth

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

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

Together Brothers (1974)
PG Action Crime Drama Thriller

When a five-year-old urban boy witnesses the murder of a kind police officer he is struck mute. His older brother and his gang, however, refuse to let...

Director : William A. Graham
Cast : Ahmad Nurradin, Anthony Wilson, Nelson Sims, Kenneth Bell

Mad Detective (2007)
Action Crime Thriller
Dissociative Identity Disorder

In Hong Kong, a rookie police officer persuades a schizophrenic man, who was formerly an investigative detective, to come out of retirement in order t...

Director : Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Cast : Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam, Kelly Lin

Ben X (2007)
NR Drama Romance Thriller
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Ben and his life is its own universe, where he plays his favorite computer game Archlord avidly and tries hard to prepare himself for the real world. ...

Director : Nic Balthazar
Cast : Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schryver

The Daisy Chain (2008)
R Drama Horror Thriller
Adoption Death of Child Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Martha, an emotionally fragile woman, moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas following the tragic death of their baby girl. While ther...

Director : Aisling Walsh
Cast : Samantha Morton, Steven Mackintosh, Mhairi Anderson, David Bradley

Chocolate (2008)
R Action Crime Drama Thriller

When Zin, former girlfriend of a Thai mob boss, falls for Masashi, a Japanese gangster in Thailand, they are banished by the boss: Masashi to Japan, a...

Director : Prachya Pinkaew
Cast : JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Taphon Phopwandee

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

My Name Is Khan (2010)
PG-13 Drama Romance Thriller
Asperger's Syndrome

Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger's Syndrome complicating his social life. The adult Rizwan marries a H...

Director : Karan Johar
Cast : Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Katie A. Keane, Kenton Duty

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

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

Restraint (2008)
R Drama Thriller

Small time criminal, Ron, has killed the boss of his girlfriend and is escaping from the police. Ron drives to an old manor in the middle of nowhere w...

Director : David Denneen
Cast : Travis Fimmel, Teresa Palmer, Stephen Moyer, Phillip Holder

Flight (2012)
R Drama Thriller
Substance Abuse Alcoholism Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Divorce Single Parenting Paralysis

Whip Whitaker is a senior commercial airline pilot. He's also an alcoholic and drug abuser. During a short flight with a new a young co-pilot the airc...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Nadine Velazquez, Denzel Washington, Carter Cabassa, Adam C. Edwards

Winter Sleepers (1997)
Drama Romance Thriller
Retrograde Amnesia Comatose

A blizzard-filled winter changes the lives of several people: Marco, a handsome ski instructor; Rebecca, his girlfriend; Laura, a nurse and Rebecca's ...

Director : Tom Tykwer
Cast : Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Heino Ferch, Floriane Daniel

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

Ocean's Twelve (2004)
PG-13 Action Crime Thriller

Danny Ocean's gang pulled off one of the biggest heists Las Vegas ever saw, but there's still plenty of unfinished business. Casino owner and rival Te...

Director : Steven Soderbergh
Cast : Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Ed Kross

Death Nurse (1987)
NR Horror Thriller
Alcoholism Tuberculosis Abuse, Emotional Weight Challenged Abuse, Sex Abuse, Physical

Edith, a murderous nurse, and her brother run a fake medical facility from the suburban house that they share. They take in patients and then kill the...

Director : Nick Millard
Cast : Priscilla Alden, Albert Eskinazi, Royal Farros, Frances Millard

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

Citadel (2012)
R Drama Horror Thriller
Death of Spouse Abuse, Verbal Single Parenting Abuse, Physical Agoraphobia

Tommy Cowley is a young father who has had agoraphobia ever since his wife was murdered by a gang of aggressive children. Trapped in the grim suburbia...

Director : Ciarán Foy
Cast : Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Ian Hanmore, Wunmi Mosaku

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

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

Panic Room (2002)
R Action Drama Thriller

Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have bought a turn of the century New York City brownstone. As their tour their new home, they com...

Director : David Fincher
Cast : Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto

High Tension (2003)
NC-17 Crime Horror Thriller
Psychopathy Dissociative Identity Disorder

A beautiful young Frenchwoman, Alex, travels out of to the country to visit her family and brings along her friend Marie. Soon after they arrive in th...

Director : Alexandre Aja
Cast : Cécile De France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

Brothers (2009)
R Drama Thriller War Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Before leaving on his second tour in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill, athlete, husband, and father welcomes his brother Tommy home from prison after h...

Director : Jim Sheridan
Cast : Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard

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

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

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

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
PG-13 Drama Horror Thriller
Epilepsy Schizophrenia

Reverand Moore is prosecuted for the wrongful death of a girl -- thought to be demonically possessed -- because he administered a church-sanctioned ex...

Director : Scott Derrickson
Cast : Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter

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

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

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

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

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

Persona (1966)
NOT RATED Drama Suspense Thriller Foreign
Dissociative Identity Disorder Mute Caregiving Enabling Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Chronic Depression

In 1966 Sweden, a young nurse named Alma is put in charge of Elisabeth, an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects but will not talk. As they...

Director : Ingmar Bergman
Cast : Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

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

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

Airport (1970)
G Action Drama Thriller
Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Head Injury Adultery Denial Unexpected Pregnancy Depression, Situational Suicide

Take one severe snowstorm, one elderly Trans Global Airlines stowaway, shortages, an aging, pilot, unreasonable spouses, manpower issues, fuel problem...

Director : George Seaton, Henry Hathaway
Cast : Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset

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

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

Runaway Jury (2003)
PG-13 Drama Thriller

In New Orleans, Louisian, a failed day trader at a brokerage firm opens fire on his former colleagues and then kills himself. Among the dead is Jacob ...

Director : Gary Fleder
Cast : John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz

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

Gattaca (1997)
PG-13 Drama Thriller Science-Fiction
Parapalegia Genetic Research Genetically Predisposed

It is Vincent's dream to travel into outer space, but his dream is deadened by his invalid status as genetically inferior. " He chooses to change this...

Director : Andrew Niccol
Cast : Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Gore Vidal, Xander Berkeley