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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 3092  Average listal rating (1861 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 798  Average listal rating (476 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
3. Awakenings (1990)

People who added this item 4426  Average listal rating (2895 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 871  Average listal rating (533 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.
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People who added this item 214  Average listal rating (117 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
6. Chocolate (2008)

Name: Zen
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Martial arts

People who added this item 5336  Average listal rating (3423 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
7. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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People who added this item 34  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 5.8 
8. Crazy People (1990)

People who added this item 5138  Average listal rating (3351 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
9. Donnie Darko (2001)
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People who added this item 169  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.4 
10. Enduring Love (2004)
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People who added this item 765  Average listal rating (446 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
11. Fatal Attraction (1987)
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People who added this item 8146  Average listal rating (5224 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 8373  Average listal rating (5317 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 3000  Average listal rating (1767 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
14. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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People who added this item 1725  Average listal rating (1088 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.8 
15. Gothika (2003)
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People who added this item 1826  Average listal rating (1120 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 1301  Average listal rating (830 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
17. K-PAX (2001)
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People who added this item 174  Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
18. The Madness of King George (1994)
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People who added this item 2850  Average listal rating (1852 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.5 
19. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
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People who added this item 659  Average listal rating (421 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
20. Mercury Rising (1998)
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People who added this item 1759  Average listal rating (1166 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
21. Misery (1990)
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People who added this item 194  Average listal rating (106 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 74  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.7 
24. Mr. Jones (1993)
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People who added this item 377  Average listal rating (225 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 3840  Average listal rating (2480 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.8 
26. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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People who added this item 1411  Average listal rating (879 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
27. One Hour Photo (2002)
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People who added this item 93  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
28. Personal Effects (2009)

People who added this item 266  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 (166 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
30. Pollock (2000)
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People who added this item 572  Average listal rating (261 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.3 
31. Prozac Nation (2001)
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People who added this item 3460  Average listal rating (2206 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
32. Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 183  Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.3 
33. Pumpkin (2002)

Name: Pumpkin Romanoff
Disorder: Mental retardation

People who added this item 352  Average listal rating (225 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
34. Radio (2003)

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

People who added this item 3245  Average listal rating (2035 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 857  Average listal rating (450 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
36. Repulsion (1965)

People who added this item 603  Average listal rating (311 ratings) 6.2  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 5564  Average listal rating (3703 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
39. The Shining (1980)
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People who added this item 3682  Average listal rating (2414 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
40. Shutter Island (2010)
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People who added this item 5766  Average listal rating (3937 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
41. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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People who added this item 553  Average listal rating (316 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 590  Average listal rating (299 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
43. The Soloist (2009)

Name: Nathaniel Ayers
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Music

People who added this item 142  Average listal rating (80 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
44. Temple Grandin (2010)

People who added this item 2424  Average listal rating (1464 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
45. There Will Be Blood (2007)
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People who added this item 48  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
46. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
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People who added this item 386  Average listal rating (263 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
47. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
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People who added this item 3216  Average listal rating (2148 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 2321  Average listal rating (1389 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: 6 years, 6 months ago at Mar 22 20:23
My title was better!
Posted: 6 years, 6 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, 6 months ago
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Apr 1 13:10
you forgot 'I Am Sam', 'Forrest Gump', 'Assassination of Richard Nixon'
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Apr 1 14:35
Oh, they're going on now. Thanks dear.
Posted: 6 years, 5 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, 3 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, 3 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: 5 years, 10 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: 5 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago at Aug 11 10:57
Come on Lil. Get the lead out!
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at Aug 12 17:46
http://www.listal.com/movie/crazy-people-1990

Posted: 4 years, 12 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: 4 years, 11 months ago at Nov 2 15:26
How about Repulsion?
Posted: 4 years, 10 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: 4 years, 10 months ago at Nov 23 13:40
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Dec 26 22:24
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at May 28 3:18
name of the illness - character

something like that would be useful
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at May 28 3:18
Shutter Island
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Oct 18 6:13
Name-Leonardo DiCaprio
Disorder-Too Photogenic
Gift-Everything else
Posted: 3 years, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 8 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, 2 months ago at Jul 15 5:43
Clean shaved about schizophrenia, depicts the hallucinations pretty well

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