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Psychological Cinema

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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Aidan (Aidan Gillen) has brain damage as a result of having his umbilical cord ties around his neck during childbirth and Tom (Tom Fisher) has depression. "Treacle Jr." also studies the effects of abuse and positivity/negativity.
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People who added this item 311 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 3.8
More of a torture film ha ha. But killer/rapist Martin (superbly played by Laurence R. Harvey) is obviously suffering the aftereffects of his father's sexual abuse. He might even have PTSD IMHO. The film also features a very perverted psychiatrist character.
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A documentary which features five kids on the Autism Spectrum performing a play.
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Girlfriend (2010)
This movie is about a boy with Down's Syndrome. It also deals with grief and abusive relationships.
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People who added this item 1398 Average listal rating (803 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
This movie provides a rather obvious commentary on the detriments of violence in the media.
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People who added this item 1047 Average listal rating (670 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
Perfect Blue (1997)

This movie must be deep I had no idea what was happening LOL. But it deals with reality/unreality concepts and the effect the celebrity life and compromise of values has on young stars. Speaking of compromise, I don't think I've ever used the term LOL ha ha.
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People who added this item 1653 Average listal rating (1034 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Downfall (2005)

A look into the tortured mind of Adolf Hitler, this movie paints a portrait of a man who would rather see his countrymen slaughtered by the thousands then surrender a futile war.
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People who added this item 1485 Average listal rating (1201 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Frasier (1993)

Frasier and his brother Niles are both psychiatrists, and the show often makes fun of their hang-ups and their inability to deal with their own issues.
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 5.9

A movie that takes some liberties with the mental illness concept to provide a disturbing portrayal of a mentally ill man and his not-so-gradual descent into madness while his cold dad is away on business. Not always subtle or coherent, but haunting and very well-acted.
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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.1

"Wild Tigers I Have Known" portrays themes of loneliness, alienation, and sexual identity. Unfortunately the film has such an inflated sense of self-important pretension that it's hard to appreciate the psychological aspects.
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People who added this item 296 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Manic (2002)

Zooey Deschanel plays against type in this hard-hitting cinema verite drama about teens in a juvenile institution. Deals with the kids' various issues (one has a awful temper, one's a youth sex offender) in a candid and intriguing manner. An early role for "(500) Days of Summer" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Based on the critically-acclaimed psychological novel by Irish author Patrick McCabe, "The Butcher Boy" is the story of Francie, a boy from a deprived family who loses his mind after the death of his mother. This movie deals with guilt, projection, mental illness, and sexual abuse by the Catholic church.
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People who added this item 247 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6

Dede (Jodie Foster')s son Fred is a troubled child prodigy. I don't remember much about this movie, but this is a good movie about the price of genius, bullying, and parental love.
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People who added this item 1577 Average listal rating (957 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3

On the surface, "The Fox and the Hound" is a sweet, sad, and colorful portrayal of unlikely canine friends. Look a little deeper, however, and you will see a story of nature Vs. nurture.
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People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Ratcatcher (1999)

A boy's guilt and grief veers out of control after the accidental drowning death of his friend in this unrelentingly bleak film set during the Glasgow garbage strike.
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People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5

Saccharine mental retardation-themed romance with a hammy, condescending 'get-in-touch-with-your-inner-spastic' lead performance by Juliette Lewis.
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People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
A very trashy depiction of obsessive mothering and sick infantilism.
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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)

Sappy story with Sappy Sean Penn giving an "I can play a disabled person- now give me an Oscar!' performance. I could quote Downey Jr.s "Never go full retard" joke from "Tropic Thunder," but why be so predictable?
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Buddy Boy (2000)
Campy, weird, sick, but somehow awesome story about a stuttering Catholic man struggling with his crisis of faith and his despondent boozy 'step-mother,; who has secrets of her own. Irish actor Aidan Gillen is awesome here as the stammering youth; Francis (Gillen) is a truly unforgettable character. Be on the lookout for themes of guilt, religion, projection, and repression running throughout.
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People who added this item 3577 Average listal rating (2243 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Rain Man (1988)

Dustin Hoffman plays an Autistic guy, Tom Cruise plays his asshole brother. People are very divided about this film, as someone with high-functioning Asperger's, I think it is very good for the time it was made.
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People who added this item 9390 Average listal rating (6909 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)

A dim-witted sort of fellow manages to be present for lots of major historical events. Oh yeah, and he can play ping-pong really well. Like a champ. I liked this movie when I saw it, but it might be too sappy for me now. Forrest isn't a particularly interesting character. Gump's Mental Disability grants him a spot on this list.
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People who added this item 271 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Ben X (2007)
The film studies the effects of bullying on the Autistic protagonist.
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People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4

A sincere look at the dreams, nightmares, and inner thoughts of a cinema-loving gay boy growing up in '40's Britain.
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People who added this item 811 Average listal rating (431 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 3331 Average listal rating (2469 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 4797 Average listal rating (3177 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 4588 Average listal rating (2998 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Black Swan (2010)
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People who added this item 9214 Average listal rating (6765 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
Tony (2009)
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People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 727 Average listal rating (473 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Side Effects (2013)
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People who added this item 723 Average listal rating (380 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Spider (2002)
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People who added this item 1048 Average listal rating (684 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Primal Fear (1996)
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People who added this item 5186 Average listal rating (3448 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Memento (2000)
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People who added this item 4597 Average listal rating (3130 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Compliance (2012)
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 1076 Average listal rating (625 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 4409 Average listal rating (2933 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
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People who added this item 982 Average listal rating (583 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Fall (2008)
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 6444 Average listal rating (4468 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
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People who added this item 223 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Snow Cake (2006)
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People who added this item 471 Average listal rating (252 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Keane (2004) (2005)
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 181 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Pariah (2011)
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