Films about mental and social diseases

by Guest4465  |  12 years, 6 month(s) ago

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I teach a high school film class. Please help me with titles of films that contain the following themes/subject matter:

Eating Disorders
Alzheimers Disease
Physical defects or birth defects

I am showing both "Philadelphia" and "One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest" as two teaching tools for the class to see how Hollywood has portrayed these social/medical issues through the decades. Groups of students will be asked to study 2 films in each category. I need some help with titles that are also films that are accessible through film rental stores and/or libraries.


 Tags: diseases, films, mental, Social



  1. John

    Hello Sarah

    Try these.....

    Accidents (2006)

    Thin (2006)

    Girl, Interrupted (1999)

    2:37 (2006)

    301, 302 (1995)

    Eating (1990)

    The Famine Within (1990)

    The Karen Carpenter Story (1989 - TV)

    The Best Little Girl in the World (1981 - TV)

    Sharing the Secret (2000 - TV)

    Minor Adjustments (2002)

    Eating L.A. (1999)

    Time to Say Goodbye? (1997)

    To Lie in Green Pastures (2005)

    Black (2005)

    The Notebook (2004)

    The Savages (2007)

    Away from Her (2006)

    Iris (2001)

    Hope Floats (1998)

    The American Standards (2007)

    But Seriously, Folks (2006)

    The Closer She Gets (2005)

    You Don't Have to Die (1988)

    A Lion in the House (2006)

    Two Weeks (2006)

    On the Bridge (1992)

    My Life Without Me (2003)

    The Bucket List (2007)

    Familie (2001)

    Southern Comfort (2001)

    Angel on My Shoulder (1997)

    Who Will Love My Children? (1983 - TV)

    No Sad Songs for Me (1950)

    Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

    The Lost Weekend (1945)

    Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

    Harvey (1950)

    I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

    A Sensitive, Passionate Man (1977 - TV)

    A Star Is Born (1954)

    Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

    The Mighty (1998)

    The Elephant Man (1980)

    Mask (1985)

    Freaks (1932)

    Le Marais (2002)

    I'm no expert on DVD/VHS rental, so I really can't say which are available and which are not, but you can get out more information for all these films at or

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