Mental Disorders Movies

List of the best movies about mental disorders selected by visitors to our site: Run, Horse Girl, The Occupant, Foxcatcher, Helter Skelter, Dismissed, Hut in the Woods, Ingrid Goes West, Haunt, Maniac.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Run (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Disabled people, Mom and daughter, Single mothers, Guardian
PlotInvestigation, Mental disorders, Mystery, Tracking
StyleWomens in main roles, Disturbing

Chloe, a teenager who is confined to a wheelchair, is homeschooled by her mother, Diane. Chloe soon becomes suspicious of her mother and begins to suspect that she may be harboring a dark secret.

Horse Girl (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersTeens, Sleepwalkers
PlotMental disorders, Dreams
StyleNetflix, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Psychedelic

A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.

The Occupant (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
PlotMental disorders, Depression, Tracking
StyleNetflix, Depressive

An unemployed executive is forced to sell his apartment. When he discovers that he still has the keys, he becomes obsessed with the family that now lives there and decides to recover the life he has lost, at any price.

Foxcatcher (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
PlotOn real events, Sports, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

Helter Skelter (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, drama
CharactersDogs, Sharks, Teens, Lesbians, Models
PlotLove, Passion, Cars, Investigation, Water
StyleAction, Tense

Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, actress, and singer. However, soon, her body, unable to withstand the burdens of surgery, begins to crumble, and along with it so does her mind, as she plummets towards a frightening and inevitable end.

Dismissed (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Teachers, Pupils, Alcoholics
PlotChess, Abduction, Fight, Investigation, Death
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Disturbing

A straight-edged teacher finds trouble when an honors student is willing to do anything to get an A.

Hut in the Woods (2011)
Markimdb: 7
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Mental disorders
PlaceForest, Psychiatric hospitals, Germany
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Two misfit males, one man-child, one boy, find each other, building a small cabin in the woods to create a new life. Their daily struggle for survival creates a strong bond between them until the hut is destroyed and one of the boys carted off. The former psychiatric patient is told that his friend was just a figment of his imagination, but this provokes him to fight back and prove the boy's existence.

Ingrid Goes West (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Artists, Photographers, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Passion, Cars, Fight, Money
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Party, Deserts, Beach, USA
StyleLight, Fascinating, Makes me think

Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor's friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous.

Haunt (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersTeens, Killers, Spiders, Students, DJs
PlotSurvival, Survival, Death, Mental disorders
PlaceParty, Labyrinths, Closed Space, USA, Rides
StyleTense, Creepy, For a group of friends

On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an "extreme" haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.

Maniac (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers
PlotLove, Obsession, Loneliness, Mental disorders
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Disturbing

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

The Ward (2010)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
PlotSurvival, Split personality, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Serious

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Killing Daddy (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
PlotRevenge, Mental disorders, Weapon, Mystery, Blackmail
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Serious

When Cassie's father finds himself vulnerable and bedridden, she believes she has the perfect revenge for her mother's death.

In Bed with Victoria (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Monkeys, Bodyguards, Psychologists, Lawyers
PlotWedding, Mental disorders, Power
PlaceTrains, Court, France
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Victoria Spick, a criminal lawyer who is single, turns up at a wedding and meets three men there: David, the father of her daughters; Vincent, a friend of hers; and Sam, a former drug dealer who she bailed out. The next day, Vincent is accused of attempted murder by his partner.

Fences (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Soldier, Fathers, Parents
PlotRelationship, Mental disorders, Baseball, Snow, Justice
PlaceCemetery, USA
StyleTwisted plot

In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.

The Child in Time (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeachers, Police, Family, Writers, Fathers
PlotLove, Time travel, Abduction, Relationship, Mental disorders
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, Beach, Hospitals

Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis, a children's author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie has left him, and his best friends Charles and Thelma have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. With tenderness and insight, the movie explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope, and acceptance. The Child In Time is a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss, and the power of things unseen.

Bird Box (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersFamily, Blind, Birds
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Supernatural, Pursuit, Mental disorders
TimePost apocalypse
StyleNetflix, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Jack of the Red Hearts (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, family
CharactersFamily, Autistic, Scammers
PlotFriendship, Mental disorders
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Vital signs, Makes me think, Touching

A teenage con artist tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter.

Malevolent (2018)
Markimdb: 4.8
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotFriendship, Supernatural, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Ghosts
StyleNetflix, By books, Tense, Gothic, Disturbing

A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.

About Alex (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersDogs, Friends
PlotDancing, Friendship, Mental disorders, Depression
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences leads to an explosion of drama that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained. A Big Chill for our current social media moment, About Alex is a lighthearted look at the struggles of a generation that has it all—and wants more.

The Dark Horse (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryNew Zealand
CharactersStudents, Losers
PlotOn real events, Travel, Chess, Friendship, Mental disorders
StyleFascinating, Serious

One-time Maori speed-chess champ, Genesis Potini, lives with a bi-polar disorder and must overcome prejudice and violence in the battle to save his struggling chess club, his family and ultimately, himself.