Mental Disorders Movies

List of the best movies about mental disorders selected by visitors to our site: A Beautiful Mind, Unsane, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Delirium, Welcome the Stranger, A Cure for Wellness, Joker, Mercy Black, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Piercing.

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

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersScientists, Spy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Inventors
PlotMental disorders, Love, Obsession, On real events
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, Smart, Fascinating, Interesting, Mind-altering

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

Unsane (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersManiacs, Dogs
PlotMental disorders, Fear, Obsession, Jealousy, Depression, Pursuit, Loneliness
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountrySpain, Belgium, France, Portugal, United Kingdom
Duration02:16
CharactersActors, Knights, Dogs, Horses, Giants
PlotAdventure, Mental disorders, Travel, Time travel, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceVillage, Helicopters
StyleAtmospheric

Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth.

Delirium (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersPsychopath
PlotMental disorders

A man recently released from a mental institute inherits a mansion after his parents die. After a series of disturbing events, he comes to believe it is haunted.

Welcome the Stranger (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.7)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersInsects
PlotRelationship, Mental disorders
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Alice arrives unannounced at her estranged brother Ethan's house in an attempt to reconcile, but bizarre visions, the return of his strange girlfriend and Alice's paranoia and suspicion force the siblings to cling onto reality amidst mysterious circumstances.

A Cure for Wellness (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:52
PlotMystery, Mental disorders
PlaceHospitals
StyleGothic

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

Joker (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersClowns, Comedians, Losers, Criminals, Killers, Psychopath
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Depression
StyleDC, Gloomy, Atmospheric, Depressive, Worth watching, Tense, Makes me think

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Mercy Black (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Psychologists, Dogs
PlotMental disorders, Supernatural
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Fifteen years after conjuring an imaginary phantom known as Mercy Black, a repentant woman returns to her hometown to live with her sister and young nephew. But as Mercy continues to haunt her and the death count rises, she must face her deepest terror and discover the truth of her past before Mercy Black claims her nephew. Daniella Pineda, Austin Amelio, Elle LaMont, Miles Emmons, Lee Eddy, and Janeane Garofalo star in this terrifying story of regret, redemption, and the dark side of belief.

Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, film noir
CountryChina, France
Duration01:25
PlotObsession, Mental disorders, Weapon
PlaceTrains
TimeNight

Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled many years ago. He begins the search for the woman he loved, and whom he has never been able to forget.

Piercing (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersKillers, Maniacs
PlotMental disorders
StyleNot for everyone, Tense

In this twisted love story, a man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own.

Touch Me Not (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryRomania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France
Duration01:26
CharactersDisabled people
PlotMental disorders
StyleNot for everyone, Touching

Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives. Craving for intimacy yet also deeply afraid of it, they work to overcome old patterns, defense mechanisms and taboos, to cut the cord and finally be free. Touch Me Not looks at how we can find intimacy in the most unexpected ways, at how to love another without losing ourselves.

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersPolice
PlotSplit personality, Mental disorders, Chase, Relationship
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleBy comics

Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene after Charlie loses his medication.

Nightcrawler (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersLosers, Journalists
PlotInvestigation, Mental disorders, Depression, Obsession, Cheating
PlaceLondon, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Disturbing, Makes me think

When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

The Shining (1980)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:24
CharactersFamily, Writers
PlotGhosts, Mental disorders, Supernatural, Snow, Loneliness
PlaceHotels, USA, Labyrinths
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive, Tense

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.

American Psycho (2000)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrehorror, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersKillers, Serial killers, Cannibals
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Fear
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StyleDisturbing, Creepy

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

The Machinist (2004)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, USA
Duration01:37
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Obsession
StyleFancy, Depressive, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Interesting

The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...

Taxi Driver (1976)
Mark7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersDrivers, Taxi drivers
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Obsession, Depression
PlaceNew York
StyleDepressive, Heavy, Disturbing

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Mark8.2
Genrefantastic, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersKillers, Criminals
PlotMental disorders, Freedom, Experiments
PlacePrison
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Depressive, Unexpected ending

Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.

Vita & Virginia (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
CharactersLesbians
PlotLove, Mental disorders
PlaceEngland, London

Socialite Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf run in different circles in 1920s London. Despite the odds, the magnetic Vita and the beguiling Virginia forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop of their own strikingly contemporary marriages; which inspired one of Woolf's most iconic novels, 'Orlando'.

In Bed with Victoria (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration02:06
CharactersLawyers, Dogs, Bodyguards, Psychologists, Single mothers
PlotPower, Mental disorders
PlaceFrance, Court, Trains

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.




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