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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 3441 Average listal rating (2136 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 995 Average listal rating (609 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Awakenings (1991)
People who added this item 4844 Average listal rating (3207 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2

Name: John Nash
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Mathematics
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People who added this item 964 Average listal rating (598 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 255 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Chocolate (2008)

Name: Zen
Disorder: Autism
Special gift: Martial arts
People who added this item 6259 Average listal rating (4256 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Crazy People (1990)
People who added this item 5828 Average listal rating (3950 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2001)
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Enduring Love (2004)
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People who added this item 963 Average listal rating (573 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 9310 Average listal rating (6844 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 9480 Average listal rating (6976 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 3316 Average listal rating (2041 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1881 Average listal rating (1200 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
Gothika (2003)
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People who added this item 1976 Average listal rating (1225 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 1436 Average listal rating (936 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
K-PAX (2001)
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People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 3086 Average listal rating (2005 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 725 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 2109 Average listal rating (1422 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Misery (1990)
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People who added this item 214 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 4462 Average listal rating (2969 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
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People who added this item 1543 Average listal rating (980 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
People who added this item 285 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

Name: Phoebe Lichten
Disorder: Tourette Syndrome
People who added this item 386 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 612 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Prozac Nation (2003)
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People who added this item 4208 Average listal rating (2785 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 208 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Pumpkin (2004)

Name: Pumpkin Romanoff
Disorder: Mental retardation
People who added this item 379 Average listal rating (249 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Radio (2003)

Name: James Robert "Radio" Kennedy
Disorder: Mental retardation
People who added this item 3611 Average listal rating (2271 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 1057 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Repulsion (1965)
People who added this item 631 Average listal rating (332 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 3238 Average listal rating (2048 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 6531 Average listal rating (4542 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 4390 Average listal rating (2953 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 638 Average listal rating (383 ratings) 7.6 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 637 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Soloist (2009)

Name: Nathaniel Ayers
Disorder: Schizophrenia
Special gift: Music
People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
People who added this item 2810 Average listal rating (1770 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 454 Average listal rating (317 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 3495 Average listal rating (2333 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Village (2004)

Name: Noah Percy
Disorder: Developmental disability
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People who added this item 2605 Average listal rating (1593 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7

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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