Join Listal here 
Existing members 
Login here 
Join Listal to create lists, share images, get recommendations and much more
Avatar
Added by GemLil

on 10 Mar 2008 11:16

49
90331 Views 23 Comments

Mental Illness Movies

Choose file... or enter url:
Sort by: Showing 49 items
People who added this item 270  Average listal rating (149 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
1. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 3097  Average listal rating (1868 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
2. The Aviator (2004)

Name: Howard Hughes
Disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Special gift: Aviation
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 801  Average listal rating (485 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
3. Awakenings (1990)

People who added this item 4434  Average listal rating (2908 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
4. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Name: John Nash
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Mathematics
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 876  Average listal rating (538 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
5. Benny & 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.
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 213  Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
6. Chocolate (2008)

Name: Zen
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Martial arts

People who added this item 5348  Average listal rating (3450 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
7. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 34  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.8 
8. Crazy People (1990)

People who added this item 5151  Average listal rating (3370 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
9. Donnie Darko (2001)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 169  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
10. Enduring Love (2004)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 765  Average listal rating (448 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
11. Fatal Attraction (1987)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 8161  Average listal rating (5253 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
12. Fight Club (1999)

Name: Norton
Disorder: Multiple personality disorder/Schizophrenia
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 8387  Average listal rating (5335 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.8 
13. Forrest Gump (1994)

Name: Forrest Gump
Disorder: Mental retardation
Special gift: Ping pong
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 3007  Average listal rating (1783 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
14. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 1727  Average listal rating (1095 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.8 
15. Gothika (2003)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 1831  Average listal rating (1123 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
16. I Am Sam (2001)

Name: Sam Dawson
Disorder: Developmental disability
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 1304  Average listal rating (833 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
17. K-PAX (2001)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 174  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
18. The Madness of King George (1994)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 2857  Average listal rating (1859 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.5 
19. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 661  Average listal rating (423 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
20. Mercury Rising (1998)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 1765  Average listal rating (1180 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
21. Misery (1990)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 195  Average listal rating (107 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 78  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.7 
24. Mr. Jones (1993)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 379  Average listal rating (224 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 3843  Average listal rating (2497 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.8 
26. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 1412  Average listal rating (882 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
27. One Hour Photo (2002)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 93  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
28. Personal Effects (2009)

People who added this item 267  Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
29. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

Name: Phoebe Lichten
Disorder: Tourette Syndrome

People who added this item 343  Average listal rating (168 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
30. Pollock (2000)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 579  Average listal rating (264 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
31. Prozac Nation (2001)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 3468  Average listal rating (2228 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
32. Psycho (1960)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 184  Average listal rating (95 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.3 
33. Pumpkin (2002)

Name: Pumpkin Romanoff
Disorder: Mental retardation

People who added this item 353  Average listal rating (226 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
34. Radio (2003)

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

People who added this item 3247  Average listal rating (2037 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
35. Rain Man (1988)

Name: Raymond Babbitt
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Mathematics
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 859  Average listal rating (459 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
36. Repulsion (1965)

People who added this item 604  Average listal rating (311 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.2 
37. Running with Scissors (2006)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 3012  Average listal rating (1898 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
38. Secret Window (2004)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 5572  Average listal rating (3722 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
39. The Shining (1980)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 3695  Average listal rating (2443 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
40. Shutter Island (2010)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 5781  Average listal rating (3963 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
41. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 556  Average listal rating (320 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
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 591  Average listal rating (301 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
43. The Soloist (2009)

Name: Nathaniel Ayers
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Music

People who added this item 143  Average listal rating (81 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
44. Temple Grandin (2010)

People who added this item 2427  Average listal rating (1474 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
45. There Will Be Blood (2007)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 47  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
46. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 388  Average listal rating (265 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
47. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 3220  Average listal rating (2155 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
48. The Village (2004)

Name: Noah Percy
Disorder: Developmental disability
GemLil's rating:

People who added this item 2324  Average listal rating (1393 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
49. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Name: Arnie Grape
Disorder: Developmental disability
GemLil's rating:


 

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

Added to




Related lists

That's Crazy - Mental Illness on Screen
20 item list by Alabama1971
6 votes
Mental Illness TV
6 item list by Pumpkinate
25 votes 3 comments
Films Featuring Mental Illness
192 item list by C!pH3r
137 votes 34 comments
Authors with Mental Illnesses
23 item list by Pumpkinate
114 votes 32 comments
Mental Illness and Phobias among Celebrities
128 item list by SwtChaos
9 votes 1 comment
famous people with mental issues
113 item list by ST9156
94 votes 18 comments
Mental Illness: A Selection of Films
28 item list by Kenji
4 votes 6 comments
Mental Illness and Disability
49 item list by moviebuff15
23 votes 1 comment
And the mental disorder/illness is...
22 item list by Lex
36 votes 20 comments
Diagnosing Hollwyood
14 item list by C!pH3r
3 votes 2 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for

Aliens Among Us
Games Involving Christmas
Send in the Clones
For the last time, it's not about animals!
The 100 Greatest Britons
Amazing Car Chases
Women With Balls (Characters)
Famous Movie Kisses - Part II (1961-present)
Personal Challenge: 250 by 2010
Bubble Media
Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die
Back to School

More lists from GemLil

Modern 7 Sins: Violation of Human Rights
Greatest War Films
A life in pictures
Shit Wedding Movies
Man vs Machine
Forthcoming Marvel Movies


Comments

Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 22 20:23
My title was better!
Posted: 6 years, 8 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: 6 years, 8 months ago
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Apr 1 13:10
you forgot 'I Am Sam', 'Forrest Gump', 'Assassination of Richard Nixon'
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Apr 1 14:35
Oh, they're going on now. Thanks dear.
Posted: 6 years, 7 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: 6 years, 5 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: 6 years, 5 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 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: 5 years, 3 months 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: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 11 10:57
Come on Lil. Get the lead out!
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 12 17:46
http://www.listal.com/movie/crazy-people-1990

Posted: 5 years, 1 month 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 ago at Nov 2 15:26
How about Repulsion?
Posted: 5 years 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 ago at Nov 23 13:40
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Dec 26 22:24
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at May 28 3:18
name of the illness - character

something like that would be useful
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at May 28 3:18
Shutter Island
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Oct 18 6:13
Name-Leonardo DiCaprio
Disorder-Too Photogenic
Gift-Everything else
Posted: 3 years, 7 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: 3 years, 7 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: 3 years, 7 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 10 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: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jul 15 5:43
Clean shaved about schizophrenia, depicts the hallucinations pretty well

Login or Signup to post a comment