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by JimCulbert | created - 12 Sep 2014 | updated - 12 Sep 2014 | Public

Films dealing with some type of mental illness.

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1. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 5,996 | Gross: $1.05M

2. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 18,441 | Gross: $13.34M

3. Archie's Final Project (2009)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.

Director: David Lee Miller | Stars: David Carradine, Mariel Hemingway, Brooke Nevin, Nora Dunn

Votes: 1,439

4. Bipolar (2014)

80 min | Mystery, Thriller

When Harry Poole tries out a new medication for Bipolar Disorder, he is reborn as "Edward Grey", a seductive but dangerous alter ego who dramatically takes over his life, changing the young man and those around him forever.

Director: Jean Veber | Stars: Andrew J. West, Emma Bell, Beatrice Rosen, Andrew Howard

Votes: 305

5. Clean, Shaven (1993)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama

After a man suffering from schizophrenia is released from a mental institution, he attempts to get his daughter back from her adoptive family.

Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Peter Greene, Alice Levitt, Megan Owen, Jennifer MacDonald

Votes: 4,918

6. Elling (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

Votes: 13,516 | Gross: $0.31M

7. Helen (2009)

R | 120 min | Drama

A talented professor is forced to come to terms with her clinical depression.

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck | Stars: Ashley Judd, Goran Visnjic, Lauren Lee Smith, Alexia Fast

Votes: 1,789

8. Igby Goes Down (2002)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes

Votes: 31,016 | Gross: $4.68M

9. Keane (2004)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

A man in his early 30s (Keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, while fighting serious battles with schizophrenia. We can ... See full summary »

Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Damian Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Amy Ryan, Liza Colón-Zayas

Votes: 5,144 | Gross: $0.03M

10. K-PAX (2001)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 167,967 | Gross: $50.34M

11. Mr. Jones (1993)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

After being arrested during a manic episode, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder is treated by a psychiatrist who begins to develop romantic feelings towards him.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft, Tom Irwin

Votes: 6,457 | Gross: $8.32M

12. Nerve (2011)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

When Josh agrees to be the subject of an experiment pertaining to the treatment of social anxiety, he hopes it will end his troubles - and get him closer to its pretty conductor, Aurora. Little does he know, it'll be the battle of his life.

Director: J.R. Sawyers | Stars: Tyler Langdon, Laura Alexandra Ramos, Peter DiVito, Rebecca Birdsall

Votes: 88

13. Of Two Minds (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Follows the story of the challenging relationship between Billie and her younger schizophrenic sister, Elizabeth Baby. After their mother dies, Billie takes responsibility by moving Baby in... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Kristin Davis, Tammy Blanchard, Joel Gretsch, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 415

14. On the Inside (I) (2011)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.

Director: D.W. Brown | Stars: Nick Stahl, Dash Mihok, Olivia Wilde, Pruitt Taylor Vince

Votes: 1,898

15. Prozac Nation (2001)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Christina Ricci, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica Lange, Anne Heche

Votes: 16,384

16. Shrink (2009)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.

Director: Jonas Pate | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Mark Webber, Keke Palmer, Joe Nunez

Votes: 17,806 | Gross: $0.19M

17. The Butcher Boy (1997)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

The antisocial son of an alcoholic father and a bipolar mother grows up in 1960s Ireland.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle

Votes: 8,715 | Gross: $1.82M

18. The Caveman's Valentine (2001)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Music

44 Metascore

A cave-dwelling man sets out to track down the killer of a homeless boy, and bring him to justice.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore, Ann Magnuson, Damir Andrei

Votes: 6,108 | Gross: $0.69M

19. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

77 Metascore

Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Laurie Allen

Votes: 8,532 | Gross: $0.33M

20. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 74,150 | Gross: $41.90M

21. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 425,866 | Gross: $17.74M

22. Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.

Director: Emily Young | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jonathan Tucker, Erika Christensen, Florencia Lozano

Votes: 11,527

23. Angel Baby (1995)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

Two schizophrenics meet during therapy and fall passionately in love. Ahead of them lies the inevitable road to disaster - one they share to the end.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: John Lynch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Colin Friels, Deborra-Lee Furness

Votes: 1,271

24. Fed Up (2014)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

An examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig | Stars: Michele Simon, Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, Michael Pollan

Votes: 10,873 | Gross: $1.54M

25. Benny & Joon (1993)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore

Votes: 51,999 | Gross: $23.20M

26. Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Brian Fisk, Chloë Sevigny, Werner Herzog

Votes: 6,296 | Gross: $0.08M

27. Manic (2001)

R | 100 min | Drama

60 Metascore

After attacking another player with a bat during baseball at school, Lyle's sent to the psych ward. He meets other teenagers with problems. Will group therapy help?

Director: Jordan Melamed | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Bacall, Zooey Deschanel, Don Cheadle

Votes: 8,945 | Gross: $0.07M

28. On the Edge (2001)

R | 85 min | Drama

On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Martin Carney, Paul Hickey

Votes: 3,633

29. What About Bob? (1991)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

60 Metascore

A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, an obsessive-compulsive neurotic, tracks him down during his family vacation.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 58,372 | Gross: $63.71M

30. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

62 Metascore

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, Will Arnett

Votes: 51,410 | Gross: $0.32M



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