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51. Mad World (2016)

101 min | Drama

7.3
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A mentally ill stockbroker struggles to reconcile with his estranged father and his perturbed ex-fiancée.

Director: Chun Wong | Stars: Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin, Charmaine Fong

Votes: 1,159

52. The Girl He Met Online (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.4
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A man's relationship with a bipolar woman becomes dangerous.

Director: Curtis Crawford | Stars: Yvonne Zima, Shawn Roberts, Mary-Margaret Humes, Gary Hudson

Votes: 591

53. The Boys Next Door (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Jack Palmer is a social worker whose job has taken precedence over his personal life. Mainly, his job is to help four mentally challenged men live regular lives in a home. They consist of: ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Nathan Lane, Robert Sean Leonard, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Jeter

Votes: 402

54. Veljeni vartija (2018)

98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

4.4
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The story of a Finnish rap artist Cheek and his brother.

Director: Jukka-Pekka Siili | Stars: Antti Holma, Niklas Liukkonen, Julius Liukkonen, Eemeli Masanen

Votes: 686

55. Behind Locked Doors (1948)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A well-known judge has become a fugitive from the police, with a large reward on his head. A reporter believes that the judge is hiding in a private sanitarium, so she seeks out a private ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Lucille Bremer, Richard Carlson, Douglas Fowley, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 706

56. Cause of Death: Unknown (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Thriller

7.6
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After her sister died suddenly and unexpectedly while being treated with prescription antipsychotics, director Anniken Hoel begins a global investigation into the crimes of the ... See full summary »

Director: Anniken Hoel | Stars: Lise Hoel, Ane-Martha Tamnes Hansgård, Øyvind Nyborg Gregersen, David Hudson

Votes: 29

57. The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012)

TV-14 | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

4.5
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While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as "The Black Dahlia".

Director: Brandon Slagle | Stars: Devanny Pinn, Britt Griffith, Noah Dahl, Alexis Iacono

Votes: 627

58. Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

8.1
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Stephen Fry presents this documentary exploring the disease of manic depression; a little understood but potentially devastating condition affecting an estimated two percent of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Wilson | Stars: Stephen Fry, Andy Behrman, Jo Brand, Jo Crocker

Votes: 1,093

59. Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Sport

7.2
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A documentary exploring the rise and fall of 80s skateboard legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.

Director: Helen Stickler | Stars: Mark 'Gator' Rogowski, Stacy Peralta, Tony Hawk, Jason Jessee

Votes: 978 | Gross: $0.13M

60. Bonkers (2005)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Jesse Rinsma, Tom van Kessel, Carice van Houten, Frieda Pittoors

Votes: 403

61. All She Ever Wanted (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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The Stockmans are the perfect couple...young, successful, and deeply in love...but they have one problem: They want children. Since Rachel suffers from severe bi-polar disorder that has to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Marcia Cross, James Marshall, Leila Kenzle, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 123

62. Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (1987)

105 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.3
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This documentary, on the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, is told through his letters to his brother Theo, from 1872 until his tragic death. We gain first hand insight into the man, his motivations, and his humanity.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: John Hurt, Marika Rivera, Gabriella Trsek

Votes: 346 | Gross: $1.58M

63. Louis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids (2010 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.4
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Louis meets parents who have turned to medication to keep their children under control.

Director: Danny Horan | Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,223

64. Ten Empty (2008)

95 min | Drama

5.2
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A disillusioned son's trip home is complicated when ten years of family secrets explode over one weekend.

Director: Anthony Hayes | Stars: Daniel Frederiksen, Lucy Bell, Ethan McIver, Nathan McIver

Votes: 185

65. Breaking Code

Action, Drama | Announced

At the outbreak of the Gulf War, this action drama is based on the true story of an enlisted soldier who unexpectedly stumbles on a web of illegal activities involving the upper chain of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Lively | Star: Billy Campbell

66. The Light (I) (2018)

Short

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An English short film depicting different versions of the struggles every mentally depressed individual goes through in his/her seemingly normal everyday life.

Director: Bala Vasanth | Stars: Ayaan, Bommu Laksmi, Bala Vasanth, Jawahar Srinivasan

Votes: 9

67. The Good Daughter (2012)

30 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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Stars: Kylie Padilla, Rocco Nacino, Raymond Bagatsing, Alicia Mayer

68. Nothing More: Jenny (2015)

6 min | Short, Music

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A music video for Nothing More's song 'Jenny'.

Stars: Jonny Hawkins, Nothing More, Paul O'Brien, Daniel Oliver

69. Em (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.3
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Instinctive mutual attraction brings Josh and Amanda together, but when that initial attraction blossoms into a rich romance, and the two decide to start a new life and a home together, secrets from the past emerge.

Director: Tony Barbieri | Stars: Nathan Wetherington, Stef Willen, Jenny Gabrielle, Sean Kaysen

Votes: 485

70. Up/Down (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.3
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There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Gehring | Stars: Blaise Bronson, Susan Brown, Diana Chaudron, Nancy Danielly

Votes: 167

71. Jellysmoke (2005)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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After being released from a psychiatric ward, a young man attempts to lead a normal life.

Director: Mark Banning | Stars: Michael Ealy, Andre Royo, Opal Alladin, Angela Nirvana

Votes: 27

72. Lily's Mom (2011)

102 min | Drama, Family

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Mary Jones is married to a sociopath, has a shady boss, has no loyal friends and has a dysfunctional family. She has bad healthcare and crippling headaches. Trying to protect her little ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Messina | Stars: Kimberly Harsch, Connie Cowper, Jessica Butler, Don Cochran

73. The Polar Boy (2016)

97 min | Drama

6.6
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Mattias is a young talented photographer in his final year of secondary school, who has a dream to become a student of the Berlin Arts Academy. He unexpectedly falls in love with a wild ... See full summary »

Director: Anu Aun | Stars: Roland Laos, Jaanika Arum, Eric Simonin, Raivo Adlas

Votes: 273

74. Die Welt der Wunderlichs (2016)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.3
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Mimi lives in a difficult family: hyperactive son Felix, a chaotic ex-husband and a gambling father. Felix registers her for a casting show abroad. The prize could amortize their debts, so she decides to go. And the others want to join.

Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Katharina Schüttler, Ernst Wilhelm Rodriguez, Peter Simonischek, Christiane Paul

Votes: 137

75. Perfect Revolution (2017)

117 min | Drama

6.9
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Kuma has cerebral palsy and physically disabled. Being in a wheelchair has meant that he has not been able to satiate his desire for sex. Yet, he strives to change the situation and instill... See full summary »

Director: Junpei Matsumoto | Stars: Lily Franky, Eiko Koike, Amane Okayama, Nana Seino

Votes: 15

76. Don't Blame Jack

Short | Post-production

Manic-depressive Jack must find a way to leave his manic highs behind him. Can the dullness of ordinary life ever compare to the magic of mania? And is sanity and stability really worth the sacrifice?

Director: Dale John Allen | Stars: Jordan Tweddle, Kane Surry, Matthew Heywood, Tracy Gabbitas

77. Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (1990 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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The tragic life and career of two-time Oscar winner Viviemn Leigh, who battled tuberculosis and manic-depression but always remained a star.

Director: Gene Feldman | Stars: Jessica Lange, Vivien Leigh, Gertrude Hartley, Garson Kanin

Votes: 151

78. The Two Sisters (2007)

Drama, Mystery

5.4
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Lannie and Kellie are very close to each other. When university classmates start becoming friends with Kellie, Lannie feels threatened and finds a way to eliminate the problem. Kellie is "the nice one," but also has wicked tendencies.

Director: Terri Dawn Arnold | Stars: Eve Lorraine, Erin Daly, Vince Lasalvia, Kathleen Reed

Votes: 30

79. Brushes with Life: Art, Artists and Mental Illness (2008)

42 min | Short

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Mental illness and creativity have been linked for many years. In this film eight artists who struggle with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other brain disorders talk candidly about how... See full summary »

Director: Philip Brubaker

80. Tenir tête (2019)

78 min | Documentary

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Director: Mathieu Arsenault | Stars: Louis Parizeau, Frédérique Ménard-Aubin, Mathieu Arsenault, Alix Gagnon

81. My Mother and I (2015)

18 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Segev Gershon | Stars: Gilat Ankori, Noam Osadon, Michal Yannai

82. Tuxedo Joe (2007)

100 min | Drama

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An aspiring comedic actor with a promising future has his life and career turned upside down after he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

Director: Michael Donati | Stars: Melissa Austin, Jackie Chilcote, Timothy Corr, Mark Douglas Cuddy

83. Bipolar: A Narration of Manic Depression (2011)

35 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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An experimental short movie, entirely shot in split screen. It follows a manic-depressive author called Andrew Gony. The movie shows Andrew in both mental stages, to visualize that the split screen is used.

Director: Daniel Ruczko | Star: Daniel Ruczko

Votes: 28

84. Richard Müller: Nespoznany (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Director: Miro Remo | Stars: Adela Banásová, Iva Bittová, Dan Bárta, Marián Cekovský

Votes: 54

85. Queer Streets (2007)

40 min | Short

6.9
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A short documentary that takes a hip, gritty look at the reality of life on the street for kids with three strikes against them: They're young. They're gay. They're homeless. Queer youth ... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Feightner, Brooke Sopelsa, Alex Waterfield

Votes: 7

86. Manic (1993 TV Movie)

47 min | Drama

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Director: Alex Chapple | Stars: Ron White, Fiona Reid, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Sharon Bernbaum

87. Can (II) (2012)

Documentary

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36-year-old Vietnamese-American, Can Truong was raised to be strong-minded. He was a model student aspiring to be a doctor one day and got into the University of Chicago. At the University ... See full summary »

Director: Pearl Ji-hyon Park | Stars: John Aldam, Matthew Blair, Phuong Chu, Dj Ida

88. Angel Unaware: The Tara Cole Story (2007)

90 min | Drama

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In August 2006, Tara Denise Cole was brutally murdered by two men who wanted to have "some fun" torturing homeless people. While people often referred to her as "the homeless woman who was ... See full summary »

Director: Leo Hall | Stars: Shawn Stewart, Toya Turner, Raina Lewis, Jonathan Biver

89. Mad Dash (2019)

Short, Drama, Romance

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About a friendship that took place in romantic settings in Europe during 1986, and the onset of bipolar disorder the following year. The purpose of the story is to entertain and offer mental health education.

Director: Matthew Toffolo | Stars: Matt Barnes, Geoff Mays, Manny Pacheco, Steve Rizzo

90. 12th Annual Prism Awards (2008 TV Special)

60 min

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The Annual PRISM Awards recognize accurate depictions of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and addiction in entertainment, including television, feature film, video, music, music videos, and graphic novels.

Stars: Casey Affleck, Dave Annable, Danny Arroyo, Andrea Bowen

91. Four Lives: A Portrait of Manic Depression (1987 Video)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

7.0
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People with bipolar disorder share their struggles to achieve control over the illness and their lives.

Director: Jonathan David

Votes: 6

92. Roger (II) (2014)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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This film tells the story of Roger, an Orange County resident who, plagued by bipolar disorder and a difficult past, struggles to overcome the demons that keep him from the satisfying, independent life of his dreams.

Directors: Yvette Chou, Andrea Suleiman

93. Shmulik Kraus: Behind Blue Eyes (2014)

66 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

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Shmulik Kraus is considered the founding father of modern Israeli music, a controversial figure. Five decades of creative work intertwined with madness, jail time and violence, this film ... See full summary »

Director: Adi Harel | Star: Shmulik Kraus

94. The Melancholic Memory (2010)

24 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Andleeb Aslam | Stars: Adeela Aslam, Uzma Aslam, Usman Ahmed, Kiran Saghir

95. A Quiet Well-Liked Man (1995)

30 min | Drama, Short

5.7
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Director: Jarmo Lampela | Stars: Heikki Paavilainen, Ilkka Koivula, Jyri Ojansivu, Irja Matikainen

Votes: 7

96. A Tire on the Road (2008)

R | Short, Drama

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After Lawrence picks up a bipolar girl with a flat tire, he takes her to Las Vegas to see his favorite band. However, after hours of excessive alcohol, she does the unthinkable. Based on true events.

Director: Garrett Aziz | Stars: Shayna Barry, Jake Copeland, Nina Coppola, Ilsa Pravina Elena Ortiz Peterson

97. Olter (2005)

29 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Director: Krystian Matysek | Star: Jacek Olter

Votes: 10

98. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: A Private Life (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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A gay couple is attacked and one of them is killed, causing controversy among the family and a confession to be made.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,184

99. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Apocrypha (1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A woman detonates a bomb in a parking garage, and prosecutors suspect she was acting under orders of a charismatic cult leader.

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 141

100. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Better Off Dead (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The CSIs dig to find the truth about how a recent shootout at a gun store might connect to a young woman who may have committed suicide.

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 477



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