prof. Metka Kuhar, PhD
Trauma-related movies

Trauma-related movies

family of origin
Alexander and Fanny, 1982
The prince of tides, 1991
This boy’s life, 1993
Shine, 1996
Good Will Haunting, 1997
Enter the void, 2009 (dissociation)
Warrior, 2011
La tête haute, 2015
Lion, 2016
Coco, 2017
You were never really here, 2017

developmental trauma
Sybil, 1976 or 2007
Mr. Jones, 1993
Nell, 1994
Girl, interrupted, 1999
The legend of Bagger Vance, 2000
X-PAX, 2001
The piano teacher, 2001
Mockingbird Don’t Sing, 2001
Antwone Fisher, 2002
Monster, 2003
Lars and the real girl, 2007
The reader, 2008
The king’s speech, 2010
Black swan, 2010
We need to talk about Kevin, 2011
The imitation game, 2014
Home care, 2015
Loveless, 2017
Instant family, 2018 (adoption, foster care)
Joker, 2019

trauma and institutions
One flew over the cockoo’s nest, 1975
The Magdalene sisters, 2002
Short term 12, 2013
La tête haute, 2015
Ma vie de Courgette, 2016
Who we are now, 2017

sexual abuse
Sleepers, 1996
One hour photo, 2002
Mystic river, 2003
Antwone Fisher, 2003
Lilja 4-ever, 2004
Towelhead – Nothing is private, 2007
Short term 12, 2013
Spotlight, 2015
The tale, 2018

violence
Sleeping with the enemy, 1991
Fight club, 1999
Enough, 2002
Še žal ti bo!, 2013 /Spijt!/
Marion, forever 13, 2016 (French; peer violence)

handicap
Whose Life is it anyway, 1981
The art of negative thinking, 2006
The Intouchables, 2011
Wonder, 2017

loss, mourning, grieving
The horse whisperer, 1998
Angel eyes, 2001
Fugitive pieces, 2007
Up, 2009
Rabbit hole, 2010
Hereafter, 2010
Razredni sovražnik (Slovene), 2013
Hotel, 2014 /Hotell/
Farewell, 2019

chronic illness
As it is in heaven, 2004
Alabama Monroe – Broken Circle Breakdown, 2012 (child with cancer)
Still Alice, 2014 (Alzheimer disease)

accidents, falls (individual)
The horse whisperer, 1998
Angel eyes, 2001
Touching the void, 2003
The 9th Life of Louis Drax, 2016

natural / mass / civilizational disasters
Ordinary people, 1980
Fisher King, 1991
Fearless, 1993
Titanic, 1997
Hotel Rwanda, 2004
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, 2011 (September 11th 2001)
The impossible, 2012 (tsunami)
Force Majeure, 2014
Aus dem Nichts, 2017

war trauma
Let there be light, 1946
The Night Porter, 1975
Deer hunter, 1978
Coming home, 1978
Grave of the Fireflies, 1988
Schindler’s list, 1993
Forrest Gump, 1994
Saving Private Ryan, 1998
The pianist, 2002
Fugitive pieces, 2007
Waltz with Bashir, 2008
Shell shock, 2009
Triage, 2009
Brothers, 2009
White ribbon, 2009
The parade, 2011
Remember, 2015
Frantz, 2016
Good Morning Vietnam, 1987
Men Don’t Cry, 2017
You were never really here, 2017
Žaba (Bosnia/Macedonia/Serbia/Croatia/Slovenia), 2017

bondage
Room, 2015

refugees, migrants
Samba, 2014
Brooklyn, 2015

addiction
Things we lost in the fire, 2007
Enter the void, 2009
Thanks for sharing, 2012 (sexuality)
Min lilla syster, 2015 (bulimia)
Amy, 2015 (Amy Winehouse)
Whitney, 2018 (Whitney Houston)
Rocketman, 2019 (Elton John)

trauma and children, adolescents
Short term 12, 2013
La tête haute, 2015
Wonder, 2017

processing trauma
I never promised you a rose garden, 1977
Ordinary people, 1980
The prince of tides, 1991
The horse whisperer, 1998
Antwone Fisher, 2002
Triage, 2009 (war)

trauma miscellaneous
Painful secrets, 2000 (self-cutting)
Frankie and Alice, 2010 (dissociative identity disorder)
Augustine, 2012 (Jean-Martin Charcot)
Frozen, 2013
Before I Go to Sleep, 2014 (thriller)
Infinitely Polar Bear, 2014 (bipolar disorder)
Cialo (Poland), 2015  (eating disorders, psychiatry)
Split, 2016 (thriller, dissociative identity disorder)
Toc Toc, 2017 (obsessive-compulsive disorder)

miscellaneous
It’s a wonderful life, 1946 (sacrificing own ambition for family, and thriving)
Human face, BBC documentary, part 1, 2001 (social engagement system)
Catwoman, 2004 (inspiring regarding female empowerment)
Maleficent, 2014 (about injustice, resentment, forgiveness)
Inside out, 2015 (emotions)
Movies from Hayao Miyazaki (processing important life issues, e.g. life transitions, decisions, values etc.)

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