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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 3385 Average listal rating (2092 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 969 Average listal rating (589 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
People who added this item 4788 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.
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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 6104 Average listal rating (4131 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Crazy People (1990)
People who added this item 5739 Average listal rating (3876 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2001)
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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 933 Average listal rating (550 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 9126 Average listal rating (6698 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 9328 Average listal rating (6865 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 3250 Average listal rating (1993 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1860 Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.8
Gothika (2003)
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People who added this item 1963 Average listal rating (1211 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 1423 Average listal rating (929 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 3055 Average listal rating (1985 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 714 Average listal rating (465 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 2049 Average listal rating (1377 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Misery (1990)
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People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (122 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 94 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Mr. Jones (1993)
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People who added this item 415 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6

Name: Alexandra Rover
Disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder/Schizophrenia
Special gift: Writing
People who added this item 4380 Average listal rating (2915 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
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People who added this item 1520 Average listal rating (964 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (54 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 381 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 609 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Prozac Nation (2003)
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People who added this item 4111 Average listal rating (2717 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960) (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 376 Average listal rating (246 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Radio (2003)

Name: James Robert "Radio" Kennedy
Disorder: Mental retardation
People who added this item 3559 Average listal rating (2227 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 1025 Average listal rating (561 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Repulsion (1965)
People who added this item 627 Average listal rating (330 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 3203 Average listal rating (2030 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Secret Window (2004)
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People who added this item 6370 Average listal rating (4412 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
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People who added this item 4286 Average listal rating (2876 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 6483 Average listal rating (4553 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
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People who added this item 626 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 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 179 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
People who added this item 2747 Average listal rating (1723 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 439 Average listal rating (312 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 3465 Average listal rating (2315 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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