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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 3403 Average listal rating (2104 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 979 Average listal rating (595 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Awakenings (1991)
People who added this item 4794 Average listal rating (3174 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2

Name: John Nash
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Mathematics
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People who added this item 953 Average listal rating (589 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 250 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
Chocolate (2008)

Name: Zen
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Martial arts
People who added this item 6161 Average listal rating (4174 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.9
Crazy People (1990)
People who added this item 5770 Average listal rating (3902 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2001)
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People who added this item 170 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Enduring Love (2004)
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People who added this item 941 Average listal rating (556 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 9193 Average listal rating (6749 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 9380 Average listal rating (6902 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 3266 Average listal rating (2001 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1862 Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
Gothika (2003)
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People who added this item 1960 Average listal rating (1209 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 1426 Average listal rating (928 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
K-PAX (2001)
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People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 3065 Average listal rating (1987 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 719 Average listal rating (471 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 2066 Average listal rating (1389 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Misery (1990)
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People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (25 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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People who added this item 418 Average listal rating (262 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6

Name: Alexandra Rover
Disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder/Schizophrenia
Special gift: Writing
People who added this item 4401 Average listal rating (2929 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
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People who added this item 1530 Average listal rating (968 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 286 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

Name: Phoebe Lichten
Disorder: Tourette Syndrome
People who added this item 384 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 608 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Prozac Nation (2003)
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People who added this item 4154 Average listal rating (2744 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (103 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 3572 Average listal rating (2237 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 1034 Average listal rating (565 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Repulsion (1965)
People who added this item 627 Average listal rating (330 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 3216 Average listal rating (2034 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 6432 Average listal rating (4458 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
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People who added this item 4316 Average listal rating (2897 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 632 Average listal rating (378 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 2763 Average listal rating (1737 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 446 Average listal rating (316 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 3476 Average listal rating (2323 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Village (2004)

Name: Noah Percy
Disorder: Developmental disability
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People who added this item 2573 Average listal rating (1568 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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