Mental Movies

Movies that deal with mental illness.
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1.
The Snake Pit (1948)
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A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution. (108 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
2.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life. (118 mins.)
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
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A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. (91 mins.)
 
5.
Sybil (1976 Mini-Series)
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A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed 16 different personalities. (198 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
An Angel at My Table (1990)
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters... (158 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
The Madness of King George (1994)
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A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced... (104 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
11.
The Aviator (2004)
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A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
12.
Harvey (1950)
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Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows. (104 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
13.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
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A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
 
14.
The Other Sister (1999)
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A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college. (129 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
15.
Radio (2003)
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The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man who he took under his wing. (109 mins.)
Director: Michael Tollin
 
16.
Charly (1968)
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An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius. (103 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
17.
Molly (1999)
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A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude. (102 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
18.
The Cobweb (1955)
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At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head... (134 mins.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her madness proves to be a problem in the marriage. The film transpires to a positive role of madness in the family, challenging conventional representations of madness in cinema. (155 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
21.
Lizzie (1957)
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Elizabeth has reoccurring headaches and trouble sleeping. Threatening letters signed by Lizzie are given to her... (81 mins.)
Director: Hugo Haas
 
22.
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous. (76 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
23.
Autism Is a World (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on an autistic woman's inner world, her writing, and the friends she made while in college. (40 mins.)