Mental illness & neuropsychiatric disorders

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1.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Schizophrenia ” - Ida_Andersson
 
2.
Donnie Darko (2001)
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A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ Schizophrenia ” - Ida_Andersson
 
3.
Black Swan (2010)
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A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ Psychosis, neurosis, paranoia ” - Ida_Andersson
 
4.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Patient rights at a mental institution. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
5.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s. (127 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorder, Sociopath ” - Ida_Andersson
 
6.
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
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A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls. (105 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Psychosis ” - Ida_Andersson
 
7.
Harold and Maude (1971)
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ Depression, Death Obsession, Psychoanalysis ” - Ida_Andersson
 
8.
United States of Tara (2009 TV Series)
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A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family. (30 mins.)
“ Dissociative identity disorder ” - Ida_Andersson
 
9.
The Experiment (2001)
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For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence. (120 mins.)
“ There is a new American version of this German film coming up. It's planned to be finished during 2011, simply titled "The Stanford prison experiment".

Plot keywords: Mental Abuse, Claustrophobia, Anxiety, Panic Attack ” - Ida_Andersson
 
10.
The Number 23 (2007)
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Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise. (101 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
11.
Starved (2005 TV Series)
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A comedic look at a support group with eating disorders. (30 mins.)
Director: Eric Schaeffer
“ Anorexia, bulimia, overeating ” - Ida_Andersson
 
12.
Snow Cake (2006)
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A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident. (112 mins.)
Director: Marc Evans
“ Autism, Depression ” - Ida_Andersson
 
13.
Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. (107 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
“ Asperger's syndrome ” - Ida_Andersson
 
14.
Manic (2001)
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Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution... (100 mins.)
Director: Jordan Melamed
“ Very intense movie about teenagers in a psych ward. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
15.
Lie to Me (2009 TV Series)
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About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies. (43 mins.)
“ Not about mental illness, but it has a lot to do with psychology. About a team solving crimes by studying micro expressions. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
16.
Mozart and the Whale (2005)
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A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship. (94 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
“ Asperger´s syndrome, savantism, obsessive compulsive disorder ” - Ida_Andersson
 
17.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ Obsessive compulsive disorder, germaphobia. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
18.
Mental (2009 TV Series)
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The psychiatrist seeking to save his sister as well his patients while using any means necessary. (45 mins.)
“ The therapist version of House. Only made it through for one season. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
19.
Running with Scissors (2006)
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Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family. (116 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
“ Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Suicidal Thought ” - Ida_Andersson
 
20.
Benny & Joon (1993)
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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. (98 mins.)
“ Schizophrenia, Psychoanalysis ” - Ida_Andersson
 
21.
K-PAX (2001)
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PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations. (120 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
“ Schizophrenia, Catatonia, Photophobia ” - Ida_Andersson
 
22.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
“ Mental illness is not the main theme, but there are characters suffering from bipolar disorder, depression and sex addiction. And of course, there's a lot of grieving people. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
23.
Frankie & Alice (2010)
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A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her. (101 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Sax
“ Multiple personality disorder. Based on a true story. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
24.
Huff (2004 TV Series)
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Psychiatrist Craig Huffstodt (Azaria) experiences his own midlife crisis. (55 mins.)
“ Not mentioned: Huff has a schizophrenic brother, that he tries to take care of. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
25.
Fearless (1993)
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A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash. (122 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Trauma ” - Ida_Andersson
 
26.
Shine (1996)
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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
“ Schizophrenia ” - Ida_Andersson
 
27.
Proof (2005)
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The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs. (100 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Schizophrenia ” - Ida_Andersson
 
28.
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006 Documentary)
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Stephen Fry presents this documentary exploring the disease of manic depression; a little understood... (120 mins.)
Director: Ross Wilson
“ Bipolar disorder ” - Ida_Andersson
 
29.
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
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Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights. (121 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Mental exhaustion ” - Ida_Andersson
 
30.
Funny Games (2007)
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Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ I'm trying to avoid thrillers and horror movies, they're usually not very correct or fair when it comes to mental illness. I think this one is different.

Plot keywords: Sociopath, psychological torture ” - Ida_Andersson
 
31.
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
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A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. (101 mins.)
“ Suicidal boy goes to psych ward. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
32.
The Beaver (2011)
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A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communication (91 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
“ Depression and some kind of identity confusion. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
33.
On the Inside (2011)
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A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him. (95 mins.)
Director: D.W. Brown
“ "The inside" in this case is an institution for the criminally insane. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
34.
Shutter Island (2010)
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In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Plot keywords: Mental Institution, Criminally Insane, Schizophrenia, Psychological Trauma, Psychotherapist, Psychotropic Medication vs Psychotherapy ” - Ida_Andersson
 
35.
Simple Simon (2010)
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Younger brother with asperger syndrome help his older brother find a girlfriend. (85 mins.)
Director: Andreas Öhman
“ Asperger's syndrome. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
36.
Dead by Monday (2001)
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Dead by Monday is a darkly comic tale of love and death... but not necessarily in that order. Julie is a sweet... (94 mins.)
Director: Curt Truninger
“ Plot keywords: Suicide Attempt, Suicide Pact ” - Ida_Andersson
 
37.
Ben X (2007)
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As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games. (93 mins.)
Director: Nic Balthazar
“ Asperger´s syndrome ” - Ida_Andersson
 
38.
Matchstick Men (2003)
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A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly. (116 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, Germophobe, ” - Ida_Andersson
 
39.
Adam (2009)
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Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth. (99 mins.)
Director: Max Mayer
“ Asperger's syndrome ” - Ida_Andersson
 
40.
Welcome to the NHK! (2006 TV Series)
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This surreal dramedy follows Satou Tatsuhiro as he attempts to escape the evil machinations of the NHK.
“ Main character suffers from depression and agoraphobia. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
41.
The Black Balloon (2008)
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All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother? (97 mins.)
Director: Elissa Down
“ Autism ” - Ida_Andersson
 
42.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
43.
King of California (2007)
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An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia. (93 mins.)
Director: Mike Cahill
 
44.
Hotel (2013)
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Erika has it all: a good job, lots of friends and a secure relationship. Until the day it all falls apart... (97 mins.)
Director: Lisa Langseth
 
45.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
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A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
 
46.
A Summer in the Cage (2007 Documentary)
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"A Summer in the Cage" is filmmaker Ben Selkow's feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam's battle with manic-depressive illness... (82 mins.)
Director: Ben Selkow
“ Bipolar disorder ” - Ida_Andersson
 
47.
Black Box (2014 TV Series)
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Catherine Black, a famed neuroscientist with a job at the Center for Neurological Research and Treatment, struggles with mental illness. However, this is just one of the many secrets she hides from her fiancé and her family. (42 mins.)
“ Bipolar disorder ” - Ida_Andersson
 
48.
Borderline (2008)
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An erotic drama about a woman facing her 30th birthday who looks back at her life growing-up with her grandmother, crazy mother and her over-indulgence with men, sex and alcohol. (110 mins.)
Director: Lyne Charlebois
 
49.
Cake (2014)
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Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barnz
“ Depression ” - Ida_Andersson
 
50.
Gravity (2010 TV Series)
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Black comedy about a group of eccentric individuals in an out-patient program for suicide survivors. (30 mins.)
 
51.
House of Fools (2008)
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At the psychiatric clinic Varden the attendants are mad and the inmates are sane. Here you find life in all it's different faces. Through 24 year old Aina we get to know the insane gang, bringing back her lust for life. (102 mins.)
Director: Eva Isaksen
 
52.
Mr. Jones (1993)
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After being arrested during a manic episode, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder is treated by a psychiatrist who begins to develop romantic feelings towards him. (114 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
53.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
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An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
 
54.
Perception (2012 TV Series)
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Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases. (42 mins.)
 
55.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
 
56.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
Episode: The Vest (2011)
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When the dust settles from an explosion, Saul finds a manic Carrie hospitalized and realizes there may be merit to her wild theories. (55 mins.)
 
57.
Girl Most Likely (2012)
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A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. (103 mins.)
 
58.
Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
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A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier. (90 mins.)
Director: Maya Forbes