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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 3384 Average listal rating (2090 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 970 Average listal rating (592 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
People who added this item 4790 Average listal rating (3177 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2

Name: John Nash
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Mathematics
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People who added this item 948 Average listal rating (588 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.
GemLil's rating:
People who added this item 248 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Chocolate (2008)

Name: Zen
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Martial arts
People who added this item 6094 Average listal rating (4125 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Crazy People (1990)
People who added this item 5741 Average listal rating (3875 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2002)
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People who added this item 168 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Enduring Love (2004)
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People who added this item 929 Average listal rating (546 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 9114 Average listal rating (6689 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 9322 Average listal rating (6861 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)

Name: Forrest Gump
Disorder: Mental retardation
Special gift: Ping pong
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People who added this item 3249 Average listal rating (1991 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1860 Average listal rating (1186 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.8
Gothika (2003)
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People who added this item 1967 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 1421 Average listal rating (926 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
K-PAX (2001)
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 3057 Average listal rating (1986 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 712 Average listal rating (465 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 2051 Average listal rating (1374 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Misery (1990)
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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.8
People who added this item 93 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Mr. Jones (1993)
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People who added this item 415 Average listal rating (258 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6

Name: Alexandra Rover
Disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder/Schizophrenia
Special gift: Writing
People who added this item 4375 Average listal rating (2909 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
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People who added this item 1520 Average listal rating (965 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
People who added this item 286 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

Name: Phoebe Lichten
Disorder: Tourette Syndrome
People who added this item 380 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 610 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Prozac Nation (2003)
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People who added this item 4104 Average listal rating (2714 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Pumpkin (2004)

Name: Pumpkin Romanoff
Disorder: Mental retardation
People who added this item 377 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Radio (2003)

Name: James Robert "Radio" Kennedy
Disorder: Mental retardation
People who added this item 3556 Average listal rating (2225 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 1024 Average listal rating (560 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Repulsion (1965)
People who added this item 626 Average listal rating (328 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 3199 Average listal rating (2026 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Secret Window (2004)
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People who added this item 6367 Average listal rating (4407 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
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People who added this item 4283 Average listal rating (2877 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 6476 Average listal rating (4547 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
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People who added this item 627 Average listal rating (376 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 630 Average listal rating (342 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 (114 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
People who added this item 2742 Average listal rating (1719 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 440 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 3459 Average listal rating (2312 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Village (2004)

Name: Noah Percy
Disorder: Developmental disability
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People who added this item 2564 Average listal rating (1560 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8

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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