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Added by GemLil on 10 Mar 2008 11:16
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Mental Illness Movies

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People who added this item 3419 Average listal rating (2117 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Aviator (2004)

Name: Howard Hughes
Disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Special gift: Aviation
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People who added this item 982 Average listal rating (596 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Awakenings (1991)
People who added this item 4818 Average listal rating (3193 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2

Name: John Nash
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Mathematics
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People who added this item 956 Average listal rating (591 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 252 Average listal rating (152 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
Chocolate (2008)

Name: Zen
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Martial arts
People who added this item 6206 Average listal rating (4212 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Crazy People (1990)
People who added this item 5798 Average listal rating (3926 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2001)
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Enduring Love (2004)
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People who added this item 948 Average listal rating (562 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 9251 Average listal rating (6801 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)

Name: Norton
Disorder: Multiple personality disorder/Schizophrenia
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People who added this item 9430 Average listal rating (6941 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8

Name: Forrest Gump
Disorder: Mental retardation
Special gift: Ping pong
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People who added this item 3285 Average listal rating (2017 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1868 Average listal rating (1192 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
Gothika (2003)
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People who added this item 1964 Average listal rating (1213 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
I Am Sam (2002)

Name: Sam Dawson
Disorder: Developmental disability
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People who added this item 1433 Average listal rating (932 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
K-PAX (2001)
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People who added this item 216 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 3077 Average listal rating (1996 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 718 Average listal rating (469 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 2082 Average listal rating (1400 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Misery (1990)
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People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.8
People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Mr. Jones (1993)
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Name: Alexandra Rover
Disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder/Schizophrenia
Special gift: Writing
People who added this item 4432 Average listal rating (2952 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
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People who added this item 1536 Average listal rating (971 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
People who added this item 284 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

Name: Phoebe Lichten
Disorder: Tourette Syndrome
People who added this item 382 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 609 Average listal rating (281 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Prozac Nation (2003)
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People who added this item 4186 Average listal rating (2773 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Pumpkin (2004)

Name: Pumpkin Romanoff
Disorder: Mental retardation
People who added this item 375 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Radio (2003)

Name: James Robert "Radio" Kennedy
Disorder: Mental retardation
People who added this item 3590 Average listal rating (2254 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Rain Man (1988)

Name: Raymond Babbitt
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Mathematics
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People who added this item 1044 Average listal rating (568 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Repulsion (1965)
People who added this item 628 Average listal rating (329 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 3224 Average listal rating (2040 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 6481 Average listal rating (4499 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 4348 Average listal rating (2921 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 633 Average listal rating (379 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Sling Blade (1997)

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 632 Average listal rating (343 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Soloist (2009)

Name: Nathaniel Ayers
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Music
People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
People who added this item 2786 Average listal rating (1751 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 448 Average listal rating (315 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 3487 Average listal rating (2331 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Village (2004)

Name: Noah Percy
Disorder: Developmental disability
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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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