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Added by GemLil

on 10 Mar 2008 11:16

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Mental Illness Movies

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1. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
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People who added this item 3149  Average listal rating (1915 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
2. The Aviator (2004)

Name: Howard Hughes
Disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Special gift: Aviation
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People who added this item 839  Average listal rating (506 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
3. Awakenings (1990)

People who added this item 4519  Average listal rating (2973 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
4. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Name: John Nash
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Mathematics
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People who added this item 891  Average listal rating (551 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
5. Benny And Joon (1993)

Name: Joon
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special Gift: Art

Description: Joon has a tendency to start fires which worries her older brother, Benny, to such an extent as to take away most of her life's freedoms. Joon feels oppressed thus and only acts out even more.


Name: Sam
Disorder: Unknown
Special gift: Humor

Description: Joon is eccentric and a true comedian. He sees the world from an artist's perspective, which helps him to bond with Joon - maybe a little too closely for Benny's taste.
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People who added this item 217  Average listal rating (123 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
6. Chocolate (2008)

Name: Zen
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Martial arts

People who added this item 5441  Average listal rating (3526 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
7. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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People who added this item 35  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.8 
8. Crazy People (1990)

People who added this item 5249  Average listal rating (3438 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
9. Donnie Darko (2001)
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People who added this item 170  Average listal rating (79 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
10. Enduring Love (2004)
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People who added this item 797  Average listal rating (472 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
11. Fatal Attraction (1987)
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People who added this item 8285  Average listal rating (5321 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
12. Fight Club (1999)

Name: Norton
Disorder: Multiple personality disorder/Schizophrenia
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People who added this item 8506  Average listal rating (5413 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.8 
13. Forrest Gump (1994)

Name: Forrest Gump
Disorder: Mental retardation
Special gift: Ping pong
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People who added this item 3054  Average listal rating (1813 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
14. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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People who added this item 1756  Average listal rating (1120 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.8 
15. Gothika (2003)
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People who added this item 1867  Average listal rating (1144 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
16. I Am Sam (2001)

Name: Sam Dawson
Disorder: Developmental disability
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People who added this item 1330  Average listal rating (864 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
17. K-PAX (2001)
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People who added this item 178  Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
18. The Madness of King George (1994)
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19. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
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People who added this item 667  Average listal rating (431 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.1 
20. Mercury Rising (1998)
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People who added this item 1812  Average listal rating (1222 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
21. Misery (1990)
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People who added this item 200  Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
22. Mozart and the Whale (2005)

People who added this item 35  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.8 
23. Molly (1999)

People who added this item 81  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.7 
24. Mr. Jones (1993)
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People who added this item 387  Average listal rating (231 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
25. Nim's Island (2008)

Name: Alexandra Rover
Disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder/Schizophrenia
Special gift: Writing

People who added this item 3916  Average listal rating (2564 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.7 
26. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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People who added this item 1436  Average listal rating (907 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
27. One Hour Photo (2002)
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People who added this item 93  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
28. Personal Effects (2009)

People who added this item 272  Average listal rating (107 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
29. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

Name: Phoebe Lichten
Disorder: Tourette Syndrome

People who added this item 352  Average listal rating (174 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
30. Pollock (2000)
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People who added this item 591  Average listal rating (270 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
31. Prozac Nation (2001)
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People who added this item 3545  Average listal rating (2281 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
32. Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 190  Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
33. Pumpkin (2002)

Name: Pumpkin Romanoff
Disorder: Mental retardation

People who added this item 357  Average listal rating (227 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
34. Radio (2003)

Name: James Robert "Radio" Kennedy
Disorder: Mental retardation

People who added this item 3309  Average listal rating (2084 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
35. Rain Man (1988)

Name: Raymond Babbitt
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Mathematics
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People who added this item 890  Average listal rating (486 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
36. Repulsion (1965)

People who added this item 611  Average listal rating (318 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.2 
37. Running with Scissors (2006)
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38. Secret Window (2004)
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People who added this item 5682  Average listal rating (3798 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
39. The Shining (1980)
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40. Shutter Island (2010)
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People who added this item 5899  Average listal rating (4047 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
41. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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People who added this item 568  Average listal rating (331 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
42. Sling Blade (1996)

Name: Karl Childers
Disorder: Mental retardation
Special gift: Mechanics

Description: Karl Childers was sent to a mental institution since he was a child up until his being an older adult at the time of Sling Blade's beginning for killing his mother's lover - who he caught with his mom and thought was raping her - with a kaiser blade. He has a thick Southern accent and is a faithful Christian. When he gets out he finds himself bonding with a young boy named Frank Wheatley as well as his mother Linda, and her gay friend Vaughan. Childers becomes protective of the rest of the group from Linda's boyfriend Doyle's mean personality.

People who added this item 598  Average listal rating (310 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
43. The Soloist (2009)

Name: Nathaniel Ayers
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Music

People who added this item 146  Average listal rating (88 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
44. Temple Grandin (2010)

People who added this item 2487  Average listal rating (1528 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
45. There Will Be Blood (2007)
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People who added this item 55  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
46. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
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People who added this item 395  Average listal rating (272 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
47. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
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People who added this item 3260  Average listal rating (2182 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
48. The Village (2004)

Name: Noah Percy
Disorder: Developmental disability
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People who added this item 2383  Average listal rating (1431 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
49. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Name: Arnie Grape
Disorder: Developmental disability
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These movies have important characters with neurological impairments. In the notes more detail is gone into. I apologize if the term "Mental retardation" offends anyone - I mean only to give the generalized term that covers that particular disorder.

If anyone knows of some more or has any general critique of this list, do not hesitate to comment.

--Pumpkinate

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Comments

Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Mar 22 20:23
My title was better!
Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Mar 22 20:58
Ha, well obviously...the next time I hear a complement out of your lips, I think the world will end.
Edit: 7 years, 5 months ago
Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Apr 1 13:10
you forgot 'I Am Sam', 'Forrest Gump', 'Assassination of Richard Nixon'
Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Apr 1 14:35
Oh, they're going on now. Thanks dear.
Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at Apr 18 22:47
I like this list. Makes me want to go out and watch them all in one go, to feel fuzzy inside.
I've got some more to add, but would be *spoilers*. So I won't :-)
Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at Jun 22 7:17
Molly!
http://www.listal.com/movie/molly
More light-hearted than many of the films already in the list. :)
Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at Jun 22 18:19
How about Awakenings with Robert De Niro? Not about mental illness as such more a neurological condition.
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 8 19:51
I bring a message from Thilian:
Tell Gemlil to add Sling Blade, The Squid and the Whale, and What's Eating Gilbert Grape to her list of movies about mental illness."
Posted: 6 years ago at Aug 11 0:07
How about "High Tension"? I won't say why, as spoilers would be involved. I like your list though.
Posted: 6 years ago at Aug 11 10:57
Come on Lil. Get the lead out!
Posted: 6 years ago at Aug 12 17:46
http://www.listal.com/movie/crazy-people-1990

Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Oct 2 22:53
Take out "Squid and the Whale", add Mozart and the Whale (I think that's what chibiyusa meant).

Also add Phoebe in Wonderland, The Soloist, and Front of the Class.

Ta!
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Nov 2 15:26
How about Repulsion?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Nov 11 20:05
Also, Pumpkin.

For anyone who loves movies that are so bad they're funny, this is the ticket.

*sobs* It was consensual!

If you're having trouble keeping up with this list, might you share with me? I'm usually up to date on mental illness movies and don't have too many lists to take care of.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Nov 23 13:40
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Dec 26 22:24
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at May 28 3:18
name of the illness - character

something like that would be useful
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at May 28 3:18
Shutter Island
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Oct 18 6:13
Name-Leonardo DiCaprio
Disorder-Too Photogenic
Gift-Everything else
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 8 3:57
Ideas-

Ben in Ben X played by Greg Timmermans- his hobby is RPG games (Talent unknown- Asperger's)

Micheala Klingler in Requiem played by Sandra Huller- Her hobby is teaching (Talent unknown- Epilepsy)

Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy played by Eamonn Owens- His hobby is comics (Talent unknown- Schizophrenia)

James Brocklebank in The Living and the Dead played by Leo Bill- His hobby is vehicles (Talent unknown- Schizophrenia and possible mental limitations)

Adam in Adam played by Hugh Dancy- his talent is astronomy (Asperger's)

Julien in Julien Donkey-Boy Played by Ewen Bremner- His hobby- sleeping with his sister? Hell, I don't know. (Talent unknown- Schizophrenia)

i would list taxidermy as Norman Bates' talent
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Apr 8 4:16
More Ideas-

Bobby Platt in All the Little Animals played by Christian Bale- His hobby is animals (Mental Retardation)

Dennis 'Spider' Cleg in Spider played by Ralph Fiennes- his talent is weaving spider's webs (Schizophrenia)

Melvin Udall in As Good As it gets Played by Jack Nicholson- his hobby (questionable talent) is novel writing- OCD

Angela in Angela played by Miranda Rhyne- her hobby (obsession) is religion (OCD or Schizophrenia)

Warren in There's Something About Mary played by W. Earl Brown- His hobbies are baseball and MTV- Mental Retardation
Edit: 4 years, 4 months ago
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 30 18:07
I recently watched a documentary called "My Name is Alan and i paint Pictures Its about a British artist that lives in New York City and he suffers from Schizophrenia. He uses his painting to both support himself and as therapy for his illness [Link removed - login to see]
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jul 15 5:43
Clean shaved about schizophrenia, depicts the hallucinations pretty well

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