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People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Treacle Jr. (2010)
Aidan (Aidan Gillen) has brain damage as a result of having his umbilical cord ties around his neck during childbirth and Tom (Tom Fisher) has depression. "Treacle Jr." also studies the effects of abuse and positivity/negativity.
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More of a torture film ha ha. But killer/rapist Martin (superbly played by Laurence R. Harvey) is obviously suffering the aftereffects of his father's sexual abuse. He might even have PTSD IMHO. The film also features a very perverted psychiatrist character.
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8

A documentary which features five kids on the Autism Spectrum performing a play.
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Girlfriend (2010)
This movie is about a boy with Down's Syndrome. It also deals with grief and abusive relationships.
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People who added this item 1302 Average listal rating (710 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Funny Games (1997)
This movie provides a rather obvious commentary on the detriments of violence in the media.
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People who added this item 779 Average listal rating (437 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Perfect Blue (1997)

This movie must be deep I had no idea what was happening LOL. But it deals with reality/unreality concepts and the effect the celebrity life and compromise of values has on young stars. Speaking of compromise, I don't think I've ever used the term LOL ha ha.
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People who added this item 1587 Average listal rating (983 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Downfall (2004)

A look into the tortured mind of Adolf Hitler, this movie paints a portrait of a man who would rather see his countrymen slaughtered by the thousands then surrender a futile war.
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People who added this item 1443 Average listal rating (1120 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 8
Frasier (1993)

Frasier and his brother Niles are both psychiatrists, and the show often makes fun of their hang-ups and their inability to deal with their own issues.
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People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6

A movie that takes some liberties with the mental illness concept to provide a disturbing portrayal of a mentally ill man and his not-so-gradual descent into madness while his cold dad is away on business. Not always subtle or coherent, but haunting and very well-acted.
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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3

"Wild Tigers I Have Known" portrays themes of loneliness, alienation, and sexual identity. Unfortunately the film has such an inflated sense of self-important pretension that it's hard to appreciate the psychological aspects.
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People who added this item 297 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Manic (2001)

Zooey Deschanel plays against type in this hard-hitting cinema verite drama about teens in a juvenile institution. Deals with the kids' various issues (one has a awful temper, one's a youth sex offender) in a candid and intriguing manner. An early role for "(500) Days of Summer" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Based on the critically-acclaimed psychological novel by Irish author Patrick McCabe, "The Butcher Boy" is the story of Francie, a boy from a deprived family who loses his mind after the death of his mother. This movie deals with guilt, projection, mental illness, and sexual abuse by the Catholic church.
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People who added this item 240 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7

Dede (Jodie Foster')s son Fred is a troubled child prodigy. I don't remember much about this movie, but this is a good movie about the price of genius, bullying, and parental love.
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People who added this item 1456 Average listal rating (862 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3

On the surface, "The Fox and the Hound" is a sweet, sad, and colorful portrayal of unlikely canine friends. Look a little deeper, however, and you will see a story of nature Vs. nurture.
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Ratcatcher (1999)

A boy's guilt and grief veers out of control after the accidental drowning death of his friend in this unrelentingly bleak film set during the Glasgow garbage strike.
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People who added this item 249 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5

Saccharine mental retardation-themed romance with a hammy, condescending 'get-in-touch-with-your-inner-spastic' lead performance by Juliette Lewis.
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People who added this item 64 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Baby (1973)
A very trashy depiction of obsessive mothering and sick infantilism.
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People who added this item 1948 Average listal rating (1184 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
I Am Sam (2001)

Sappy story with Sappy Sean Penn giving an "I can play a disabled person- now give me an Oscar!' performance. I could quote Downey Jr.s "Never go full retard" joke from "Tropic Thunder," but why be so predictable?
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People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Buddy Boy (1999)
Campy, weird, sick, but somehow awesome story about a stuttering Catholic man struggling with his crisis of faith and his despondent boozy 'step-mother,; who has secrets of her own. Irish actor Aidan Gillen is awesome here as the stammering youth; Francis (Gillen) is a truly unforgettable character. Be on the lookout for themes of guilt, religion, projection, and repression running throughout.
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People who added this item 3472 Average listal rating (2143 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Rain Man (1988)

Dustin Hoffman plays an Autistic guy, Tom Cruise plays his asshole brother. People are very divided about this film, as someone with high-functioning Asperger's, I think it is very good for the time it was made.
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People who added this item 8982 Average listal rating (5681 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)

A dim-witted sort of fellow manages to be present for lots of major historical events. Oh yeah, and he can play ping-pong really well. Like a champ. I liked this movie when I saw it, but it might be too sappy for me now. Forrest isn't a particularly interesting character. Gump's Mental Disability grants him a spot on this list.
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People who added this item 265 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Ben X (2007)
The film studies the effects of bullying on the Autistic protagonist.
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5

A sincere look at the dreams, nightmares, and inner thoughts of a cinema-loving gay boy growing up in '40's Britain.
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People who added this item 768 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 4379 Average listal rating (2717 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Black Swan (2010)
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People who added this item 8790 Average listal rating (5592 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)
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Tony (2009)
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People who added this item 708 Average listal rating (453 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Side Effects (2013)
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People who added this item 721 Average listal rating (378 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Spider (2002)
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People who added this item 994 Average listal rating (641 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Primal Fear (1996)
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People who added this item 4956 Average listal rating (3165 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
Memento (2000)
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Compliance (2012)
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Gun Hill Road (2011)
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The Fall (2006)
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Frownland (2007)
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The Shining (1980)
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Snow Cake (2006)
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Keane (2004)
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Ocean Heaven (2010)
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Pariah (2011)
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