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

Rio Bravo (1959)
N/A Action Drama Romance Western Music
Alcoholism Antalgic Gait/Limp Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Alcoholic, Recovering

Chance, the sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape...

Director : Howard Hawks
Cast : John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell

The Homesman (2014)
R Drama Western Historical Fiction
Abuse, Psychological Virginity, Female Postpartum Depression Self-Mutilation Panic Attacks Misogyny Sexual Dissatisfaction Diphtheria Caregiving Abuse, Sex Anxiety Abuse, Emotional Insanity Sexual Harassment, Female Depression, Situational Suicide Rape Death of Child Catatonia Depression, Clinical

In 1854, on the brutally harsh Nebraska frontier, a lonely female farmer, Mary Bee, struggles to maintain her farm without the husband she traveled we...

Director : Tommy Lee Jones
Cast : Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson

Cat Ballou (1965)
G Action Adventure Comedy Romance Western Music
Alcoholism Single Parenting Death of Parent

It's the late 1800's, and no sooner has newly graduated school teacher Catherine "Cat" Ballou boarded a train headed west back home, than she's secre...

Director : Elliot Silverstein
Cast : Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye, John Marley, Tom Nardini

True Grit (2010)
PG-13 Action Adventure Drama Western
Amputation Alcoholism Vision Impairment/Eye Patch Artificial Eyes/One Eyed Vision

Following the murder of her father by his hired hand Chaney, a fourteen-year-old year-old farm girl named Mattie decides to capture the killer. She hi...

Director : Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast : Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

Unforgiven (1992)
R Crime Drama Suspense Western
Death of Spouse Smallpox Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Physical Disfigurement Amputation Narcissistic Personality Disorder Single Parenting Alcoholism, Reformed

Except for the abusive sheriff Little Bill, the 1880's town of Big Whiskey is people trying to get by. When a couple of cowboys abuse and disfigure on...

Director : Clint Eastwood
Cast : Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Frances Fisher

Blazing Saddles (1974)
R Comedy Western
Alcoholism

In this satire of westerns, smart railroad worker Bart becomes the first black sheriff of Rock Ridge, a frontier town soon to be destroyed to make way...

Director : Mel Brooks
Cast : Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Slim Pickens

The Man from Laramie (1955)
APPROVED Drama History Western Military
Death of Spouse Head Injury Death of Sibling Blindness Enabling Abuse, Physical Co-Dependent Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder

While attempting to deliver a wagon of dry goods, former cavalry officer Will is attacked and beaten by Dave, the vicious son of the local cattleranch...

Director : Anthony Mann
Cast : James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell

Shane (1953)
APPROVED Drama Romance Western
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) Asocial Behavior Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Retired gunslinger, outcast, and drifter Shane enters a small Wyoming town hoping to quietly settle down as a farmhand. Taking a job on homesteader on...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, Jack Palance

The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Drama Romance Western
Prosthetics Divorce Death of Friend Depression, Situational

After a devastating horseback riding accident in which she loses her best friend and her leg, Grace, sinks into depression. Her mother refuses to have...

Director : Robert Redford
Cast : Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest

El Dorado (1966)
G Action Adventure Drama Western
Alcoholism

Hired gunman Cole Thornton refuses a job offer with Bart Jason, since it would mean having to fight with an old sheriff and friend. Some months later,...

Director : Howard Hawks
Cast : John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt

True Grit (1969)
M Action Adventure Drama Western
Alcoholism Vision Impairment/Eye Patch Attachment Disorder Death of Parent Artificial Eyes/One Eyed Vision

The murder of her father sends fourteen-year-old Mattie on a mission of justice. She recruits an old, alcoholic, marshal Rooster Cogburn because he ha...

Director : Henry Hathaway
Cast : John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate

Annie Oakley (1935)
APPROVED Action Drama Western Biography
Vision

Teenage Annie Oakley's widowed mother and two siblings survive on the sales of the quail she shoots. When, by chance, the modest Annie's skills are no...

Director : George Stevens
Cast : Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, Moroni Olsen

Fool for Love (1985)
R Drama Western Psychological
Incest Blended Families Adultery Delusional Death of Parent Depression, Situational Suicide Single Parenting Denial Alcoholism Divorce

May is living, working, and hiding in a rundown motel in the Southwest. One day a truck pulls up and out steps Eddie, an old boyfriend from childhood....

Director : Robert Altman
Cast : Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid