Female mental illness

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1.
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.)
“ We all saw this one ” - monkeybrainjam
 
2.
Repulsion (1965)
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A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Catherine Deneuve and Roman Polanski ” - monkeybrainjam
 
3.
Alyce Kills (2011)
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After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart along with anyone else who gets in her way. (90 mins.)
Director: Jay Lee
“ So dark and sexually ill ” - monkeybrainjam
 
4.
In My Skin (2002)
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A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident. (93 mins.)
Director: Marina de Van
“ Self injurer. autocanibalism ” - monkeybrainjam
 
5.
Lovely Molly (2011)
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Newlywed Molly moves into her deceased father's house in the countryside, where painful memories soon begin to haunt her. (99 mins.)
“ A woman that feels a presence ” - monkeybrainjam
 
6.
Bug (2006)
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An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation. (102 mins.)
“ A woman and a man in a hotel room ” - monkeybrainjam
 
7.
May (2002)
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A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
“ A classic ” - monkeybrainjam
 
8.
Misery (1990)
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Breaking ankles at it's best! ” - monkeybrainjam
 
9.
Martyrs (2008)
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A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
 
10.
Mother's Day (2010)
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The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests. (112 mins.)
 
11.
The Brood (1979)
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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
“ Not one of the greatest, but one of my favorites from Cronenberg. Not to spoil anything, but it amazing what human mind can do ” - monkeybrainjam
 
12.
Catfish (2010 Documentary)
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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. (87 mins.)
 
13.
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage. (155 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
14.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
15.
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
“ I added this one, but we'll miss a little bit the point of the list ” - monkeybrainjam
 
16.
The Ward (2010)
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An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost. (89 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Same as the one before... Not really interesting movie. ” - monkeybrainjam
 
17.
Sucker Punch (2011)
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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape. (110 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ This one is treated as mental illness, but it's not really interesting, and doesn't show that spiraling down to madness I`m looking for ” - monkeybrainjam
 
18.
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
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Ginger's sister Brigitte, now a werewolf herself, must try to find a cure for her blood lust before the next full moon while hiding out in a rehab clinic from a relentless werewolf. (94 mins.)
Director: Brett Sullivan
“ Again set in a mental institution. I like this movie, but madness it's not the main theme ” - monkeybrainjam
 
19.
Ripper 2: Letter from Within (2004)
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Sequel to the hugely successful Ripper:Letter from Hell. (89 mins.)
“ Awful sequel to an awful movie. Again set in a mental institution... ” - monkeybrainjam
 
20.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
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After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ I rather to add movies were the ill one it's the main character. but it works ” - monkeybrainjam
 
21.
Inside (2007)
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Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby. (82 mins.)
 
22.
Bedevilled (2010)
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A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. (115 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Jang
 
23.
He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002)
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A young woman who is in love with a married doctor becomes dangerous when her attempts to persuade him to leave his wife are unsuccessful. However, when things are seen from his point of view, the real situation becomes clear. (92 mins.)
 
24.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
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A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (119 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
25.
Orphan (2009)
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A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
 
26.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
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After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
27.
Legally Blonde (2001)
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Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
28.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
 
29.
Single White Female (1992)
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A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in. (107 mins.)
 
30.
Chloe (2009)
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A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger. (96 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
31.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
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A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, an innocent, desirable girl, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop mysteriously. (90 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
 
32.
Lilith (1964)
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Lilith is a about a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in Maryland, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her... (114 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
33.
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
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A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
34.
Baby Blues (2008 Video)
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On a secluded family farm, a mother suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression, forcing the eldest son to protect his siblings from the mother they have always known and loved. (85 mins.)
“ Crazy mother! ” - monkeybrainjam
 
35.
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
 
36.
Hard Candy (2005)
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A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a sex offender with pedophilia. (104 mins.)
Director: David Slade
 
37.
The Maid (2009)
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A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years. (95 mins.)
 
38.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
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Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. (75 mins.)
 
39.
Confessions (2010)
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A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death. (106 mins.)
 
40.
The Monitor (2011)
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After a baby monitor picks up another channel, Anna begins reliving the nightmare she'd recently escaped. (96 mins.)
Director: Pål Sletaune
 
41.
Love Crime (2010)
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Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant, and she takes delight in toying with the young woman's innocence... (106 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
42.
Dream Home (2010)
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Cheng Li-sheung is a young, upwardly mobile professional finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive - even if it means keeping her would-be neighbors dead. (96 mins.)
Director: Pang Ho-cheung
 
43.
Sorry, Haters (2005)
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Against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America, an Arab cab driver picks up a troubled professional woman with unexpected results. (83 mins.)
Director: Jeff Stanzler
 
44.
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
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Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
45.
The Best of Youth (2003)
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An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s. (366 mins.)
 
46.
Perfect Blue (1997)
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past. (81 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
47.
Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
48.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
49.
The Tall Man (2012)
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When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children. (106 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
 
50.
Code Blue (2011)
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Marian, a middle aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint. Sometimes she even takes on the role of a redeemer... (81 mins.)
 
51.
The Melancholy Fantastic (2011)
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A strange and gripping holiday tale of grief, love, and the horrors of loneliness. (100 mins.)
Director: A.D. Calvo
 
52.
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
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An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on. (90 mins.)
Director: Adam Robitel
 
53.
Love Sick Love (2012)
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A 'boy meets girl' romance that quickly turns into a twisted thriller. Dori, a sexy siren, traps Norman... (83 mins.)
 
54.
Comforting Skin (2011)
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A lonely young woman's desperate need for emotional and sexual companionship draws her into a surreal and ultimately destructive relationship with a shifting and whispering tattoo she has willed to life on her skin. (109 mins.)
Director: Derek Franson