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

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

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

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

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

The Book Thief (2013)
PG-13 Drama War
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In 1938 a young girl Liesel is traveling by train with her mother and her younger brother when he dies. Her mother buries the boy in a cemetery by the...

Director : Brian Percival
Cast : Roger Allam, Sophie Nélisse, Heike Makatsch, Julian Lehmann

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

Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Comedy Drama War Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Comatose Retrograde Amnesia Delusional

In 1944, Captain Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the psychiatric ward at an Army hospital in Arizona. Under-resourced, Newman must make the ...

Director : David Miller
Cast : Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, Bobby Darin, Eddie Albert

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

To Live (1994)
Drama War
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Mute Hearing Loss Death of Child Addiction, Gambling

In 1940's China, a man loses his family's money and property to compulsive gambling. When his family is reunited, they survive by running a shadow pup...

Director : Yimou Zhang
Cast : You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

Catch-22 (1970)
R Comedy Drama War Mockumentary Satire
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder Insanity Denial Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Capt. John Yossarian is a pilot stationed in the Mediterranean who flies bombing missions during World War II. Trying to find a way to cope with the m...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Paula Prentiss, Orson Welles, Buck Henry, Jon Voight, Anthony Perkins, Martin Sheen, Bob Newhart, Jack Gilford, Charles Grodin, Norman Fell, Austin Pendleton, Elizabeth Wilson

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

The Deer Hunter (1978)
R Drama War Military
Mobility Depression, Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Insanity Unexpected Pregnancy Amputation Domestic Violence

Michael, Steve, Stan, and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who have enlisted in the Vietnam War. Before they depart, they go on one la...

Director : Michael Cimino
Cast : Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken

Cabaret (1972)
PG Drama Musical War Military Historical Fiction Based On Novel Based on a Play Dance
Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Confusion Abortion, Illegal Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Unexpected Pregnancy

In pre WWII Berlin, Germany, in 1931, eccentric American Sally Bowles, a cabaret singer at the subversive Kit-Kat Club meets British student Brian Ro...

Director : Bob Fosse
Cast : Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Marisa Berinson

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R Drama War Biography Based on True Events Inspirational
Substance Abuse Death, Sudden Virginity, Male Sexual Confusion Depression, Situational Prostitution Parapalegia Mobility Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcohol Abuse

In the mid 1960s, a patriotic, suburban teenager Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines to fulfill his American duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he ...

Director : Oliver Stone
Cast : Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

MASH (1970)
R Comedy Drama War
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

During the 1950's in Korea, "M*A*S*H" stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and follows the daily trials, tribulations, and distractions of the Am...

Director : Robert Altman
Cast : Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Apocalypse Now (1979)
R Action Drama War Military Psychological Historical Fiction
Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Insanity Catatonia Abuse, Physical

It is the peak of the Vietnam war, U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission: find the insane Green Bere...

Director : Francis Ford Coppola
Cast : Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Combat Shock (1984)
R Drama Horror Thriller War
Substance Abuse Disfigurement Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A day in the life of Frankie, a returning war veteran with no money, a miserable marriage to a woman who no longer knows, and a baby born with severe ...

Director : Buddy Giovinazzo
Cast : Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio, Asaph Livni

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

Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 Drama Epic Fantasy Romance War Dark Comedy Coming of Age Inspirational
Substance Abuse Virginity, Male Single Parenting Abuse,Child Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Developmental Delays Asperger's Syndrome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Incest Promiscuity Death of Parent Amputation AIDS/HIV Scoliosis

Though young Forrest Gump is told he's slow and has scoliosis, he never thinks of himself as disadvantaged thanks in part to his positive, supportive ...

Director : Robert Zemeckis
Cast : Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Senise, Sally Field

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
UNRATED Drama War Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A group of German schoolboys is talked into enlisting in World War I by their teacher. As the teenagers witness death and mutilation all around them...

Director : Lewis Milestone
Cast : Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Coming Home (1978)
R Drama Romance War
Parapalegia Mobility Spinal Cord Injury Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression, Situational Suicide Attachment Disorder

The wife of Bob Hyde, a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally, volunteers at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets a high school cl...

Director : Hal Ashby
Cast : Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine

Courage Under Fire (1996)
R Action Crime Drama Mystery War
Amputation Alcoholism Addiction, Substance Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Captain Karen Walden, who died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued when it crashed in Desert Storm, is expected to be the first woman to re...

Director : Edward Zwick
Cast : Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Michael Moriarty, Bronson Pinchot

Jacob's Ladder (1990)
R Drama Horror Mystery War
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Delusional

New York postal worker Jacob Singer is trying to keep his frayed life from derailing. Since he returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, his days are i...

Director : Adrian Lyne
Cast : Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

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 English Patient (1996)
R Adventure Drama Mystery Romance War Military Distant Location Historical Fiction
Addiction, Substance Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Burn Victim Retrograde Amnesia Avoidant Personality Disorder

In 1944, near the end of WW II, s badly burned man, Laszlo is tended by an emotionally wounded nurse named Hana, who fled from her unit in depression ...

Director : Anthony Minghella
Cast : Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth

Private Benjamin (1980)
R Action Comedy Romance War
Death of Spouse Language Acquisition Enabling Sexual Harassment, Female Second Language Acquisition Heart Attack Sexual Satisfaction Sexual Dissatisfaction Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Accent Reduction

In a 1980 Philadelphia suburb, after her second husband, an aggressive lawyer, dies on their wedding night, Judy, who has been raised to be a wife, se...

Director : Howard Zieff
Cast : Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber, Sam Wannamaker, Mary Kay Place, Barbara Barrie

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
NR Drama Romance War
Amputation Prosthetics Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alcoholism, Functional

In 1945 three World War II servicemen from different stations of society return to the same town. Al Stephenson to an influential banking position, fi...

Director : William Wyler
Cast : Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Harold Russell, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael

Gone with the Wind (1939)
G Drama Epic History Romance War
Histrionic Personality Disorder Death of Spouse Death of Parent Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Unexpected Pregnancy Alzheimer’s Disease Sexual Confusion Death of Child Miscarriage Abuse, Sex Developmental Delays

Scarlett is a beautiful, strong-willed, southern woman used to getting what she wants. She survives the Civil War despite the deaths of multiple husba...

Director : Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
Cast : Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Vivien Leigh, Evelyn Keyes

Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R War Biography Military Animation
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

One night at a bar in Israel a friend tells Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by vicious dogs. The two men decide the dream is con...

Director : Ari Folman
Cast : Ari Folman, Ori Sivan, Ronny Dayag, Shmuel Frenkel

Birdy (1984)
R Drama War Military
Disfigurement Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dissociative Identity Disorder Comatose

Al and Birdy became friends in high school despite their different personalities. Al is a popular and athletic extrovert and Birdy is a antisocial int...

Director : Alan Parker
Cast : Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
R Comedy Drama War Biography Military Based on True Events Based On Novel
Substance Abuse Addiction, Danger Promiscuity Stress Scapegoat Identity Passive Aggressive Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Alcoholism Self-Esteem Insecurity

In 1980s Washington, D.C., Charlie is a divorced, alcoholic, bachelor and US congressional representative from Texas, a state which needed nothing maj...

Director : Mike Nichols
Cast : Tom Hanks, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Stop-Loss (2008)
R Drama War Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when, shortly after, he is arbitrarily ord...

Director : Kimberly Peirce
Cast : Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG Adventure Drama War
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Insanity Denial Abuse, Physical

During World War II British prisoners of war are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway under the leadership of Colonel Nicho...

Director : David Lean
Cast : William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

A Town Like Alice (1956)
Drama Romance War Military Based on True Events Original Version Historical Fiction Based On Novel
Abuse, Psychological Delusional Panic Attacks Malaria Psychosis Survivor Guilt Psychopathy Abuse,Child Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Comatose Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Rape

In 1949, post WWII London, a woman named Jean is informed of an inheritance. Her survivor guilt and PTSD send Jean back to Malaya, where she was a Ja...

Director : Jack Lee
Cast : Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Jean Anderson, Tagaki, Marie Lohr, Maureen Swanson,Tran Van Khe

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

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
R Action Comedy Drama War Military
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Narcissistic Personality Disorder Alcoholism, Functional Addiction, Combat Depression

It's 1983 and Tom Highway is a well-decorated career military man in the United States Marine Corps, who has seen action in Korea and Vietnam. His cur...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn, Eileen Heckart