Mental Illness & Neuropsychiatric Disorders

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1.
Donnie Darko (2001)
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A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ Schizophrenia ” - sounas_91
 
2.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
3.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
4.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
5.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
6.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
7.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
8.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
9.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
10.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
11.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
12.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
13.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
14.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
15.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
16.
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, ” - sounas_91
 
17.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
18.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
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 ” - sounas_91
 
20.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
21.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
22.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
23.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
24.
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
 
25.
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Ross Wilson
“ Bipolar disorder ” - sounas_91
 
26.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
27.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
28.
Welcome to the NHK! (2006 TV Series)
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N.H.K ni yôkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K) revolves around the life of Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22 year old hikikomori...
“ Main character suffers from depression and agoraphobia. ” - sounas_91
 
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 ” - sounas_91
 
30.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
31.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
32.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
33.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
34.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
35.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
36.
The Beaver (2011)
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A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating. (91 mins.)
Director: Jodie Foster
“ Depression and some kind of identity confusion. ” - sounas_91
 
37.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
38.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
39.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
40.
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 ” - sounas_91
 
41.
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. ” - sounas_91
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
Ordinary People (1980)
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The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son. (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ Anxiety Disorder ” - sounas_91
 
44.
The Soloist (2009)
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A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
45.
The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
46.
Canvas (2006)
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A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son. (101 mins.)
Director: Joseph Greco
 
47.
The Fisher King (1991)
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A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. (137 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
48.
Play Misty for Me (1971)
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A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture. (102 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Borderline Personality Disorder ” - sounas_91
 
49.
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
“ Schizophrenia ” - sounas_91
 
50.
Psycho (1960)
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A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ Dissociative disorder ” - sounas_91
 
51.
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.)
“ Autism ” - sounas_91
 
52.
Rain Man (1988)
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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Autism ” - sounas_91
 
53.
Fight Club (1999)
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An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Mutliple Personality Disorder/Dissociative disorders ” - sounas_91