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24 Must-See Movies That Portray Mental Illness and Addiction

What is your favorite movie in which a character deals with a mental illness or addiction? How does this film help educate the community?

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
“This movie is a great reminder that the individuals we serve should not be defined by their mental illness.” – Marcelle R., Massachusetts

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
“I like to watch this film every few years as a reminder of how far we have come in treatment of individuals with mental illness.” – Michelle W., Pennsylvania

Canvas (2006)
“Canvas is a serious film about mental illness and a sentimental heart-warmer and succeeds in both ways. It is the story of a 10 year old whose mother is schizophrenic and whose father is loyal and loving but stretched beyond endurance. The portrayal of schizophrenia in the film has been praised by mental health experts.” – Julie P., Massachusetts

The Dream Team (1989)
“A lighthearted comedy that depicts patients in a psychiatric hospital and how their delusional thoughts may be perceived as reality by someone unaware of their illness. Very enjoyable and eye opening.” – Marylou B., Delaware

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
“The reason I like this movie is because it looks at the reality of mental illness in high school aged people. This movie shows the grim reality of living through a mental illness and having to deal with people who do not understand or care to understand. This movie “normalizes” what Charlie goes through and shows him that there are people that care and understand. My favorite character is Charlie but I also love Sam and Patrick, as they are two seniors who take Charlie under their wing and show him that high school does not have to be so bad and that he is not alone.” – Danielle G., Pennsylvania

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
“It’s a movie about desperation and yet at the same time there’s hope of unconditional love and acceptance, and ultimately recovery, if only the character chose to embrace it.” – Asta O., Massachusetts

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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
“A great philosophical movie about addiction, neglect, and ethics. ” – Asta O., Massachusetts

The Madness of King George (1994)
“One of the best and most realistic I have ever seen is the movie The Madness of King George. King George the 3rd, King of Great Britain during the American Revolution, suffered from acute porphyria, which, among other symptoms, causes acute psychosis. The “Doctor” brought in employs, what is now known as behavior modification, to control him as well as the huge breaches of royal etiquette that have to take place. A great and very realistic movie for all!” – Don S., Massachusetts

Mozart and the Whale (2005)
“A must watch movie! It portrays two young people who fell in love and just happened to have Asperger’s Syndrome. It gives the audience a peek into daily life with this difficult disease. It’s a very heartwarming romantic comedy and I think anyone who watches will enjoy!” – Angel L., Delaware

Benny & Joon (1993)
“This movie shows the support of family and friends to prevent living in a group home. ” – Robert O., Massachusetts

The Soloist (2009)
“A great portrayal of what life can be like for a person living with mental illness. It is a wonderful story about how mental illness can touch anyone’s life, the effects it can have, and how a person can walk the path of recovery.” – Adam L., Pennsylvania

The Vow (2012)
“It shows the difficulties of amnesia and it can also relate to peers who are victim to dementia and Alzheimer’s.” – Robert O., Massachusetts

Patch Adams (1998)
“This movie proves that mutuality and inclusion should be part of treatment.” – Robert O., Massachusetts

When Love is Not Enough (2010)
“This is the story of Lois Wilson, who is the wife of Bill W., one of the founders of the AA program. It depicts the struggle of a family member of a person with a substance abuse problem.” – Marianne H., North Carolina

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Caitlin C., Massachusetts, Mike P., Massachusetts, and Marjorie E. , Massachusetts

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Mike P., Massachusetts

Shutter Island (2010)
Mike P., Massachusetts

Lost in Woonsocket (2007)
Mike P., Massachusetts

My Name is Bill W. (1989)
Mike P., Massachusetts

Lake City (2008)
Norma K., Delaware

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Michelle W., Pennsylvania

The Notebook (2004)
Marjorie E., Massachusetts and Robert O., Massachusetts

The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Nancy M., Rhode Island and Mike P., Massachusetts

The Morning After (1986)
Nancy M., Rhode Island

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7 of the Best Movies About Mental Health – NAMI Tyler

7 of the Best Movies About Mental Health
By Laura Greenstein

There’s no shortage of movies to pick from that talk about topics concerning mental health. Some have honest, poignant depictions, while others—to put it politely—aren’t worth your time. (Don’t worry, we’ve left those movies off this list.) This is by no means a definitive list of the top movies about mental illness, but a selection that I think are worth taking a look at. So without further ado, here are a few of my favorites, some modern and some classic, that portray mental health accurately.

Autism: Rain man (1988)

This classic movie tells the story of a man living with autism, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and his brother Charlie (Tom Cruise). Raymond’s characteristics throughout the film accurately exemplify the habits and ritualistic behaviors of someone who is autistic. The beginning Rain Man is the first time the brothers are meeting, when Charlie discovers that he has an older brother. Their father’s passing has left behind a $3 million dollar inheritance that was supposed to go to Raymond’s care at the mental health hospital where he lives. In order to try to gain this inheritance, Charlie checks Raymond out of the psychiatric hospital and takes him back to LA with him. Their road trip across the country proves to be life changing as the characters get to know each other.

Anxiety: What About Bob (1991)

What About Bob? is a comedic story about the hostile relationship between a self-involved psychiatrist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfus) and his patient, Bob Wiley (Bill Murray). Bob is an extremely needy patient with high levels of anxiety. When Dr. Marvin leaves for vacation, Bob decides to follow him and his family. Dr. Marvin is driven to his breaking point when he cannot get Bob to leave. This movie is humorous in its depiction of a patient vs. psychiatrist dynamic and shows the importance of finding the mental health provider.

OCD: As Good As it Gets (1997)

Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is an anti-social novelist living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in As Good As It Gets . Melvin generally dislikes all people with the exception of a waitress who works at the diner where he eats lunch every day. When his neighbor gets into an accident, Melvin agrees to look after his dog. Taking care of the dog and beginning a friendship with the waitress help him to begin his recovery from OCD. This film truly showcases how ostracizing it can be for someone to live with OCD, and how challenging it can be to make connections with people who understand the symptoms.

Schizophrenia: A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind is a true story of the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr. (Russel Crow), a mathematical savant, who lived with schizophrenia. The movie truly captures the challenges that he faced including paranoia and delusions that alter his promising career and his life. “A Beautiful Mind showed the personal experience of someone with schizophrenia better than anything I have ever seen,” said Deedee Mitchell, a member of our Facebook community.

Bipolar disorder: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

After spending time in a mental health hospital, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) is forced to move back in with his parents. The symptoms of living with bipolar disorder have caused him to lose both his wife and his job. He is determined to get his wife back and meets someone, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him in exchange for being her ballroom dance partner. Silver Linings Playbook represents the range of emotion that often occurs within someone who lives with bipolar disorder in a way that is both real and riveting.

Depression: The Skeleton Twins (2014)

The opening scene of Skeleton Twins shows the two main characters, Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig), both attempting suicide. Milo’s attempt lands him in the hospital, which reunites the brother and sister back together after 10 years of estrangement. Both of these characters express their depression in a way that is both candid and humorous as they learn to accept each other and themselves. “I really enjoyed The Skeleton Twins. I could relate to it, and I thought the story and characters were charming,” said Anne Rinaldi, a member of our Facebook community.

General Mental Health: Inside Out (2015)

This quirky animation personifies the different emotions inside of a young girl’s mind. Joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust try to help guide Riley through a tough time when she is forced to move to San Francisco. The emotions learn to work together to help Riley get through the turmoil of adjusting to her new life. Inside Out is a clever, modern and well-made film that puts mental health into a new context.

18 Best Movies About Mental Illness

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A movie doesn’t need a big fight or a giant action set piece to be exciting or interesting. In fact, sometimes the best films—or aspects of films—come from looking inward for sources of turmoil that can feel more real and be more relatable for viewers than any gunfight or car chase. We’re talking about stories that explore mental illness, and what kind of impact varying illness can have on lives, relationships, and more. And while mental illness still holds far too significant of a stigma in modern society, that stigma is decreasing; mainstream depiction in films seen and loved by many can be a major factor in continuing to break down that wall.

Movies either centering on or touching upon mental illness aren’t a new concept, but the range of genres doing so is wider than ever before. From romantic comedies to action blockbusters, a discussion on mental illness—and mental health—can be found almost anywhere. In fact, a movie doesn’t even need to be about mental illness or mental health to be part of the ongoing surrounding conversation. That could be a good way to normalize the conversation, and some of the movies on out list below do a great job of doing so.

The list below is in no way expansive, but it does cover a lot of ground. Some movies are great, some are merely good, but all do a great job of facilitating the conversation that it’s important for all of us to be having.

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Based on Matthew Quick’s novel of the same name, Silver Linings Playbook follows its two main characters closely. Bradley Cooper plays Pat, a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan and diagnosed bipolar who’s recently been released from a stint in a mental hospital, and Jennifer Lawrence (in her Oscar-winning role) plays a widow dealing with her own mental illness in the aftermath of her husband’s death. Despite those seemingly-heavy themes, the movie is actually a fantastic romantic comedy, showing the ways two people with their own sets of problems can find greatness in one another, even when they aren’t looking for it. Bonus greatness comes in the form of performances from Robert DeNiro, Jackie Weaver, Chris Tucker, and a really great soundtrack.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Perhaps the most famous movie ever made about mental illness is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the classic from Milos Foreman. The movie, rightly considered a classic, finds a criminal who pleaded insanity (Jack Nicholson) in a mental asylum, helping to lead his fellow patients in an uprising against the abusive nurse (Louise Fletcher) who takes advantage of them.

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Girl, Interrupted (1999)

James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) directed Girl, Interrupted which follows a young woman (Winona Ryder) who finds herself institutionalized following a suicide attempt. Inside the institution (called Claymoore) she meets another young woman (Angelina Jolie), and the film explores how these characters grow throughout the course of her 18-month stay.

Girl, Interrupted is set in the late ’60s, and makes for an interested modern day watch because not only do you get to see how the perception of mental illness and health changed between the ’60s and 1999 (when the film was released), but also the differences between 1999 and now. Based on Susanna Kaysen’s book of the same name.

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The King of Staten Island (2020)

The newest movie on this list, The King of Staten Island follows a recent pattern of movies directed by Judd Apatow, in which he allows his lead actor to co-write the movie in order to tell (some version of) their own story. The King of Staten Island, then, follows many of the same beats as star Pete Davidson’s life. He plays a kid from, yes, Staten Island, who’s lost his father at a young age, and has grown up his entire life with depression and a diagnosis with bipolar disorder.

The movie shows the beats of Davidson’s character’s life, and also shows how his own life intersects with those around him, including his mother (Marissa Tomei), sister (Maude Apatow), friends, and mother’s boyfriend (Bill Burr). The movie is funny in many of the ways you’d expect from Apatow and Davidson, but even more manages to tell a great story with a really big heart.

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Black Swan (2010)

Once you know that Black Swan was directed by Darren Aronofsky—a master at following someone slowly losing their grip on sanity—everything else makes perfect sense. Natalie Portman won an Oscar for her role as a dancer who lands a heavily-coveted role in a ballet production, and has trouble dealing with the internal and external pressure that comes after.

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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Ryan Gosling might give his best performance in Lars and the Real Girl, where he plays the titular shy, introverted main character, who finally finds the “real girl” of his dreams…who just happens to be a doll he found on the internet. The movie takes place in a small town where everyone knows one another, so rather than making fun of him, the town mostly plays along, allowing Gosling’s character—and all of the years of trauma that resulted in this delusion—to run its course.

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Fight Club (1999)

If Lars and the Real Girl is mostly a nice movie, well, David Fincher’s Fight Club is…uh, not. Fight Club is aggressive and in your face about what it means, with not-so-subtle points all along the way about toxic masculinity, suppressed pain and trauma, and way more. If you somehow haven’t seen Fight Club and haven’t had it spoiled, you’re in for a big treat—Brad Pitt and Edward Norton are both mesmerizing, and Fincher does as Fincher does. The movie is stunning from start to finish.

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind is a fairly straightforward entry on this list, telling the true-life tale of paranoid schizophrenic mathematician John Nash (Russell Crowe), who takes on additional work and begins to believe that he’s involved in a massive conspiracy. Anyone who’s been watching MCU movies or WandaVision will also be pleased to find a relatively early Paul Bettany performance here as well.

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine doesn’t entirely revolve around mental health or mental illness, but it plays a huge role in the movie. The inciting incident of the film is a family road trip in a yellow VW bus taking young Olive (Abigail Breslin) to compete in a pageant. But just before the events of the film, Frank (Steve Carell) has just attempted suicide, and Duane (Paul Dano) has taken a vow of silence. The movie shows how different people handle different forms of trauma, and does so in a total package that’s both respectful and entertaining.

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It’s Kind Of a Funny Story (2010)

It’s Kind of a Funny Story, based on the novel of the same name, is about a 16-year-old kid who spends time in the psychiatric hospital after contemplating suicide. The movie, which features Keir Gilchrist in the lead, along with Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, and Zach Galifianakis, is not as grim as it may sound. In fact, it’s fairly light in tone, showing that the people who need help are just that: people who need help, people who make jokes, and people who can help others, too.

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The Skeleton Twins (2014)

The Skeleton Twins pairs two beloved Saturday Night Live alums—Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig—together as estranged twins brought together by tragic circumstance: the former attempted suicide, and the latter was about to do the same—until she found out about her brother. The two reunite, and the movie dives deep and carefully into the subject of depression. Of course, the movie takes on a lighter tone as it goes along and we get to know the characters and they learn to accept themselves. Plus, the two great leads do what they’re best at.

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape finds a dysfunctional family where the titular character (Johnny Depp) is a young man who needs to care for his family members, including his mentally-impaired younger brother and mother, who’s morbidly obsese and confined to her home as a result of an eating disorder. The movie not only explores the lives of the latter two characters amidst their impairments, but also the stress and anxiety that it puts on Gilbert as their de facto caretaker.

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Matchstick Men (2003)

Nicolas Cage does a lot of bad movies, but a lot of good movies too. Matchstick Men, where he plays a con man with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is one of the good ones. The movie follows Cage’s character and his partner, played by Sam Rockwell, as the two plan to pull off a big score—only to be interrupted by the discovery of Cage’s character’s daughter from a brief past marriage. One of director Ridley Scott’s most underrated movies, and based on the novel of the same name.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Perks of Being a Wallflower was a YA sensation when it was initially released as a novel by Stephen Chobsky, and it’s proven to be just as lasting a success in film form (which Chobsky directed himself). The story follows Charlie, a high school freshman who’s a bit shy and prone to anxiety at first, but manages to find himself as he makes high school friends.

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Uncut Gems (2019)

Sometimes the most destructive of behaviors are mental illnesses, and a compulsive gambling addiction would certainly qualify. Uncut Gems isn’t only Adam Sandler’s best performance of his career, but the entire movie is fantastic, as Benny and Josh Safdie manage to get the audience on the side of Sandler’s Howard Ratner, a man who risks far too much and brings his entire life to the brink as a way to appease his destructive urges to gamble on basically any and everything.

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Welcome to Me (2015)

Welcome to Me is one of the strangest movies on the list, anchored by a really winning performance from Kristen Wiig. The former SNL star here plays a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery after stopping taking her medication, and immediately uses the money to buy and put on her own daytime talk show. The movie is just as wild as it sounds, but puts the spotlight on a mental illness that doesn’t often get much publicity. Wiig does a great job of playing the character with real traits of Borderline Personality Disorder, including mood swings and inability to maintain relationships.

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Iron Man 3 (2013)

Some may remember Iron Man 3 most for its unexpected plot twist, but it’s also the movie that might make Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the billionaire, genius, playboy, superhero at the MCU’s center, as human as ever. In the aftermath of the events of The Avengers (2012), Tony isn’t doing well—the movie shows him as he comes down with panic attacks, symptoms of PTSD, and constant insomnia. The movie also does a great job of showing not only how those traits and symptoms are affecting him, but how they affect those around him; his girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) helps Tony in the middle of the night when dreams of past trauma return without notice.

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Observe & Report (2009)

When Observe & Report was first released, it sort of slipped under the radar; despite the fact that director Jody Hill, star Seth Rogen, and the rest of the cast and crew had been working on the movie longer, another movie centered on mall security guards—Paul Blart: Mall Cop—came out earlier and was a box office smash.

Observe & Report is definitely not like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. A crude, often very dark comedy, Observe focuses in on a diagnosed bipolar mall security guard named Ronnie (Rogen) who has delusions of becoming a cop like he’s seen in movies, though his behavior in no way warrants it.

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The Best Movies About Mental Health


It’s becoming increasingly more common for Hollywood to highlight mental health conditions in films. Because mental illness affects millions of Americans, it’s an extremely relatable theme. Sometimes, these movies show mental illness in a way that is inaccurate or stigmatizing. For those in “the business” who don’t have lived experience, it can be difficult to depict.

However, there are some movies that realistically show what it’s like to experience mental illness. Here’s a list of a few movies that get it right.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

This movie, based on a true story, highlights the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr. (Russel Crow), a mathematical savant who lived with schizophrenia. The movie beautifully captures the challenges John faced throughout his life, including paranoia and delusions that altered his promising career and deeply affected his life. Through the magic of film, viewers can live John’s hallucinations with him, which feel as real to the audience as they did to him.



Matchstick Men (2003)

Roy (Nicolas Cage) is a con artist working with his protégé to steal a lot of money. While he may be confident in his ability to steal from the rich, he struggles in other aspects of his life. His debilitating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), agoraphobia and panic attacks make it difficult for him to leave his apartment or even open a door. When he discovers he has a 14-year-old daughter, he’s forced to evaluate his career choices and isolated lifestyle. Matchstick Men is an honest depiction of the rituals and behaviors of someone living with OCD.


It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

You wouldn’t think a movie set in a mental health hospital could be a comedy. However, this well-crafted film tells the story of 16-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist) who checks himself into a psychiatric ward because of his depression and suicidal ideation. He ends up staying in the adult unit because the youth wing is under renovation. The hospital is not a scary place and the patients are not portrayed as “mad” or “insane”—it’s a safe place where people struggling are getting help, and using humor as a relief from the serious conditions that brought them there. This Hollywood approach to a psychiatric unit may be more comical than any real-life scenario, but it helps normalize the fact that sometimes people need this level of care.


Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

After a stay in a mental health hospital, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) is forced to move back in with his parents. His previously untreated symptoms of bipolar disorder caused him to lose both his wife and job, and he is determined to get his wife back. In his efforts, Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him in exchange for Pat being her ballroom dance partner. Silver Linings Playbook represents the range of emotion that often occurs with bipolar disorder in a real and riveting way.  


The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Socially awkward Charlie (Logan Lerman) starts high school isolated and anxious. Luckily, he becomes friends with a group of charismatic seniors, including Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller). His friends bring joy to his life, but his inner turmoil reaches a high when they prepare to leave for college. As the film goes on, we learn more about Charlie’s mental health journey—from his stay in a psychiatric hospital to the details of a childhood trauma. This coming-of-age movie does an exemplary job of showing the highs and lows of growing up with mental illness.


The Skeleton Twins (2014)

The opening scene of Skeleton Twins shows the film’s main characters, Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig), both attempting suicide. Milo’s attempt lands him in the hospital, which reunites the brother and sister after 10 years of estrangement. Both characters express their depression in candid and humorous ways as they learn to accept each other and themselves.



Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)

Cam (Mark Ruffalo), a father with bipolar disorder, becomes the sole caregiver for his two daughters while his wife (Zoe Saldana) goes away to graduate school. Throughout the movie, Cam faces many challenges that make it difficult for him to take care of his daughters. However, despite the severity of his condition (and some unique parenting methods that accompany it), Cam learns that he is a good father who cares deeply for his family. Infinitely Polar Bear is a very meaningful portrayal of how families can be impacted by mental illness.


Welcome to Me (2015)

Alice (Kristen Wiig) has just decided to go off her medications for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) when she wins the lottery. She impulsively buys her own talk show with the money, in which she shares her opinions with the world. Although portrayed in a humorous way, Alice shows many of the traits of BPD, including mood swings and unstable relationships. As her behavior pushes away the people closest to her—including her therapist—she starts to take her mental health condition more seriously and works to keep her loved ones in her life. In the process, she falsifies the myth that a person with BPD is selfish.


Inside Out (2015)

This quirky animation personifies the different emotions inside a young girl’s mind. Characters Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust try to help Riley through her family’s move to San Francisco. The emotions learn to work together to help Riley process the turmoil of adjusting to her new life. Inside Out is a clever, modern and well-made film that puts mental health into a new context.



Hopefully, as we continue to spread awareness and education, Hollywood will continue to make movies like the ones in this list that show what mental illness is really like.


Laura Greenstein is communications coordinator at NAMI.


Note: An earlier version of this blog appeared on NAMI.org in December 2015.

9 Movies About Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Movies about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) might seem like an odd topic for a film to some people, but for those who live with the condition, these BPD movies show them they are not alone.

The stigma associated with poor mental health in the United States and other societies around the world, is all too often a reason people suffering from these issues don’t seek help. One of the ways society learns more about mental illness, its symptoms and consequences, is through storytelling. That lens, in modern society, is often film.

Movies are particularly well-suited to showing how people, their family, friends and colleagues, deal with difficult mental health problems, how their lives sometime unravel, and what it takes to recover.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a very serious condition. It’s characterized by unstable moods, and behavior, self-image concerns, or day-to-day functioning issues.

There are intense periods of depression, anxiety and anger that a person is unable to control.

Research suggests that about 1.4 percent of adults in the U.S. – just under 5 million people – coped with BPD in the last year. So BPD movies will not only help them understand more about the disorder, but also their family and friends too.

9 Movies About Borderline Personality Disorder

Here are nine movies about Borderline Personality Disorder that were hits on the big screen as well as the rental and streaming market…

1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

In the film Silver Linings Playbook, Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) suffers from bipolar disorder. Tiffany Maxwell (Jennifer Lawrence) is thought by many in the film to have BPD. Her diagnosis is not explicit, but Lawrence’s character displays many borderline personality symptoms.

The pair find themselves in a relationship and are criticized, at least for a time, by their friends and family while they battle their own illnesses and try to create a life together.

Silver Linings Playbook is consistently chosen by fans as one of their favorite BPD movies about many types of mental health issues.

2. Fatal Attraction (1987)

Fatal Attraction is a thriller that follows the experience of Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) after he has an adulterous one-night-stand with Alex Forrest (Glen Close).

Forrest feels put off by Gallagher’s refusal to continue the affair and has a mental break, stalking him, threatening, being violent in one moment and desperately depressed in another.

Some observers believe Forrest’s behavior in the film are indicative of BPD.

3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) opts to have her memories of her boyfriend Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) erased by a medical procedure after they have a difficult breakup.

Barish does the same and the film unravels as the pair, tragically, begin to forget about each other.

Clementine’s character is considered a free-spirit in the film, though mental health advocates have written that much of her “free-spirited behavior” is consistent with symptoms of BPD.

4. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Girl, Interrupted is a period film set in the 1960s that follows Susana Kaysen (Winona Ryder) who is hospitalized for BPD, after attempting suicide.

While in the hospital, Kaysen meets Lisa Rowe (Angelina Jolie), another patient who portrays more of the violent and dangerous aspects of BPD.

In the film, Kaysen must decide whether or not to try and heal or, perhaps like Rowe, give in to her mental disorder.

5. Prozac Nation (2001)

Based on a bestselling novel of the same name, the film Prozac Nation follows young Elizabeth Wurtzel (Christina Ricci) to her first year at Harvard, and her ensuing struggle with mental illness.

Though Wurtzel’s diagnosis is depression, her unstable identity, troubled relationships, impulsive behavior, fear of abandonment and substance abuse are all indicative of BPD.

6. Single White Female (1992)

In the thriller film, Single White Female, Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda) takes on a new roommate, Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh).

The new roommates quickly develop a relationship, but with the return of Jones’s ex-boyfriend, Carlson begins exhibiting BPD symptoms: fear of abandonment, impulsiveness and attempting, sometimes violently, to take over her roommate’s persona.

7. Monster (2003)

The film Monster is based on the real life story of Aileen Wournos (Charlize Theron), a former prostitute who is diagnosed with BPD and turns into a serial killer, killing seven men between 1989 and 1990.

Her diagnosis is thought to have contributed to her unstable, destructive and violent behavior.

8. One Hour Photo (2002)

After years of developing photos for community members, Sy Parrish (Robin Williams) grows obsessed with the potential infidelity of one of his customer’s husbands in the movie, One Hour Photo.

Parrish’s fragile mental health breaks as he starts to believe he must do something about the situation.

The thriller follows this character’s unpredictable, unstable and violent actions – much like a BPD break – throughout the entire film.

9. American Psycho (2000)

Set in 1987 New York City, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is young, handsome and a success in the world of finance in American Psycho.

His second life, however, is that of a gruesome serial killer. Many of Bateman’s behaviors point to BPD, but the film is also a metaphor for the shallow, money-grubbing hedonism that was often celebrated in what is sometimes called “the decade of greed.”

Movies About BPD and Mental Health

Borderline personality disorder can be caused by genetic or environmental factors, although cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies have shown success for treatment.

The stigma associated with this mental health issue prevents many people from seeking help. Hopefully the portrayal of BPD in movies and films will motivate some people to look for help and find ways to cope with their illness. There’s no shame in getting much needed medical assistance.

Mental illness in general affects a staggering number of people in the United States and many go undiagnosed and are not treated until the symptoms become unbearable. It’s never too soon to get a diagnosis, and the earlier the better.

The month of May is recognized as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month to help bring attention and awareness to this mental health issue.

But any month is a good time to watch many of these outstanding movies about borderline personality disorder.


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11 films for teaching Children’s Mental Health Week

Next week (6-12 February) is Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK, so if you’re planning any work or discussions you’ll need a good way in.

Now, the problem with mental health is that we can all only experience the world through our own minds. So it can be difficult to explain issues to someone who has no experience of it themselves – especially young people.

This is where fiction (and non-fiction) can help bridge that gap, to help others understand and empathise with anyone afflicted with mental health issues and the effects it can have on the people around them.

So, we’ve compiled a list of films that you may or may not have seen that explore various mental health issues.

We all know that film and TV isn’t always the most sensitive medium for portraying these various disorders, but there are many movies and documentaries out there created with sensitivity and subtlety that can be wonderful to improve empathy in the viewer as well as raising awareness about mental health and wellbeing.

Here are some recommendations:

Note: Obviously these films will deal with difficult issues so please research to ensure suitability to your class.


  • The Virgin Suicides (alternatively, try the Turkish remake/reinterpretation Mustang)
  • The Hours
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Anxiety and Stress

Eating disorders


  • Nebraska
  • Amour
  • Still Alice


For younger viewers

6 Movies That Portray Mental Health and Depression Realistically

By Kristance Harlow; from The Fix, Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up.

Movies have the power to shape how we perceive the world. Here are several films that treat mental illness respectfully and honestly, instead of contributing to stigma.

Hollywood holds a lot of influence when it comes to current cultural beliefs surrounding mental illness, which is why fighting stigma should be a central tenet for filmmakers who tackle psychology and mental health in their projects. Films like Split demonize mental illness by twisting real disorders into monstrous villains. The real horror of mental illness is the pain it inflicts on the person with the disorder. Mental illness can affect those closest to us, but not in the horrifying ways portrayed in Split. The movies in this list are all successful in accurately depicting one or more aspects of mental health conditions.

What films are we missing? Add your own recommendations in the comments.


Kirstin Dunst plays the leading role of Justine in Melancholia, a fantastical science-fiction film giving a terribly real reflection on depression. When I first saw this movie, I was in a severe depressive downswing. I was desperate to feel less alone in my isolation, and this movie helped. It was like a friend sitting down next to me and accepting me without me needing to explain myself.

The story circles around two sisters as Justine prepares to be married (clearly unhappily). There are many moments that capture the listlessness of depression, such as when Justine is served her favorite meal, but she can’t taste it. Other characters try to support Justine in completing basic tasks such as bathing and eating, things that can be excruciatingly difficult for someone with depression. It touches on the compulsive urges that drive self-destructive behavior and the dull ache of depression.

“It tastes like ashes.” – Justine

What Dreams May Come

Another fantastical meditation on the complexities of the human condition, What Dreams May Come stars Robin Williams as Chris Nielsen, a bereaved father who then dies himself, leaving his widow to her severe depression. We follow his journey through “heaven” and “hell” to save his wife who later dies by suicide. The colors in this film are out of this world, and the ideas it presents about severe depression and mental illness are beautifully depicted. There are some problematic ideas about a cure for depression, such as saving yourself to save someone else or that someone can save you from the pain of depression. But these potentially troubling aspects of the movie are overshadowed by poignant lines such as:

“Everyone’s Hell is different. It’s not all fire and pain. The real Hell is your life gone wrong.” – Albert

“What’s true in our minds is true, whether some people know it or not.” – Chris

I had a hard time rewatching this movie after my own father passed away, because there is something about Robin William’s thin-lipped smile that was reminiscent of my dad’s closed mouth grin.


90,000 18 best films where heroines suffer from mental disorders

Sigmund Freud stated: “ The great question that I still cannot answer, despite my thirty years of research into the female soul:” What does a woman want? ” “. Although it is doubtful that this could have been revealed to him, given another remark of Freud: “ Women resist change, they are passive recipients, while they themselves do not give “.

But long before Freud shook the world with his theories, the perception of female mental disorders was reduced to a simplified definition – to female hysteria.The diagnosis was described by Hippocrates.

Today science divides the causative factors of mental disorders into internal and external. Externally directed factors, triggered by trauma and cultural expectations of society, have a special place in the films that make this list.

When a person is forced to suppress something inside himself, sooner or later there will be an explosion: not strong, like the clap of a firecracker, which will pour out with sobs, or powerful, like from the detonation of a bomb, and throw it into the clinic. Regardless of the power, the consequences are guaranteed.

She / Elle (2016, Paul Verhoeven)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 6.6; IMDb – 7.2

Another mesmerizing thriller from the creator of Basic Instinct. Isabelle Huppert portrayed the successful owner of a video game company, Michelle LeBlanc. Her character is attacked and raped in her own home. But instead of going to the police and looking for help, Michelle reacts unexpectedly. The main character has a terrible past, her father was a serial killer.Under the influence of PTSD, she enters a cat-and-mouse game with her attacker. The film was shot with hypnotizing skill and scope.

Gone Girl (2014, David Fincher)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.9; IMDb – 8.1

“Gone Girl” David Fincher shot based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn, who adapted it into a screenplay. This is a thriller about a young writer whose wife is missing. The further the investigation progresses, the more evidence appears pointing to Nick’s involvement in her disappearance.

Some critics called this provocative film the most feminist film of the year, while others saw it as an act of misogyny. In fact, the disappeared manic-depressive psychosis. It is also interesting here how the director views the different types of power held by men over women and vice versa. He shows us that deception is an essential part of life. We live in an era of mass disinformation, when anyone can publish a letter on the Web and the whole world will know about it.It doesn’t matter if the information is true, if it evokes an emotional response in people, they will believe.

Augustine / Augustine (2012, Alice Vinokur)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 5.8; IMDb – 6

If you look at the history of disorders of health and behavior in women, you can unearth the term “hysteria”. This outdated medical diagnosis has its roots in ancient Greece. In Europe in the 1870s, Sigmund Freud’s teacher, psychiatrist Jean-Martin Charcot, sorted out the psychogenic nature of hysteria.

In Augustine, Alice Vinokur interprets the story of a psychiatrist and his young patient in her own way. Augustine was admitted to the famous Salpetriere Hospital due to strange, sexually charged epileptic seizures, after which her left eye would not open. Charcot was famous for his lectures, and Augustine was his “star”.

Melancholia (2011, Lars von Trier)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7; IMDb – 7.1

This is the second film in the Depression Trilogy directed and written by Lars von Trier (the other two are Antichrist and Nymphomaniac).The main roles were played by Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The first part of the film is devoted to the wedding of one of the heroines, but the mood is filled with anxiety against the background of uncertainty and quickly turns into doom before the inevitable. The giant gas planet Melancholy is approaching the Earth, threatening death for all living things.

Depression is an often thrown around. People say “I’m depressed” to express sadness or dissatisfaction with a situation. True clinical depression, however, is a different beast.Lars von Trier wrote the script for Melancholy himself, relying on his own experience. He got the idea for the film during a psychotherapy session, when a doctor told him that people who are prone to depression act more calmly in a stressful situation because they already expect bad things. Then the filmmaker decided to portray the apocalypse, focusing on the study of the human psyche during the disaster.

A Dangerous Method (2011, David Cronenberg)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 6.6; IMDb – 6.5

The film by David Cronenberg was shot on an interesting and rare topic.It was based on real events, the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, as well as Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), who evolved from a patient with psychotic hysteria into a doctor’s mistress, and then into a psychiatrist colleague.

Black Swan (2010, Darren Aronofsky)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.7; IMDb – 8

Many of us are perfectionists. But the pursuit of excellence often fetters a person, deprives him of the ability to act without confidence in the success of the result, and can even cause mental health problems.In “Black Swan” it is shown that in order to improve our skills, regardless of what we are doing, it is necessary to let go of perfection as a goal and trust in the process of creation.

In this film, Natalie Portman played the role of Nina Sayers, a young ballerina walking in her mother’s footsteps. She was chosen to play the black swan in the upcoming production of Swan Lake, but doubts and anxiety prevent the ballerina from performing at her full potential. The girl’s psyche can not stand it, and obsessive visions begin to torment her.Natalie Portman won an Oscar, Golden Globe and Saturn Award for Best Actress in this film.

The Hours (2002, Stephen Daldry)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.6; IMDb – 7.6

This dramatic film shows a day in the lives of three women in different eras: writer Virginia Woolf (for this role Nicole Kidman won an Oscar) in 1923, housewife Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) in 1951 and editor of the publishing house in New York Clarissa Vaughan (Meryl Streep) in 2001.All heroines are connected by Wolfe’s novel “Mrs. Dalloway”.

Three storylines develop independently. In the first, we see how Virginia’s clinical depression progresses, which, as you know, led her to death. In the second, the housewife Laura is burdened with family life and tries to suppress lesbianism in herself, and at the end her story will connect with the third storyline, in which Clarissa’s personal drama is played out.

Girl, Interrupted (1999, James Mangold)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.8; IMDb – 7.3

In 1967, 18-year-old Suzanne (Winona Ryder) drank a packet of aspirin and vodka and ended up in a mental hospital, although she insisted that she had not tried to commit suicide.Among the patients she has new friends: the pathological liar Georgina, sexually abused and suffering from bulimia Daisy, the anorexic ballerina Janet, who burned herself Polly, the mentally retarded lesbian Cynthia and the aggressive sociopath Lisa. The role of the latter was performed by Angelina Jolie, for which she received an Oscar and a Golden Globe. This biopic is based on the book by Suzanne Keysen, who spent two years in a mental institution.

Girl, Interrupted is a female response to One One One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.Jolie’s magnetism is comparable to the wild energy of Jack Nicholson. The film says a lot about growing up and a tolerant mind, it is worth watching for every girl.

Safety / Safe (1995, Todd Haynes)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 6.6; IMDb – 7.2

This non-mainstream dysphoria movie challenges mental illness in terms of its tangibility, combining physical and mental symptoms. Despite the name, there is acute anxiety from the start.Wealthy housewife Carol (Julianne Moore) is clearly not satisfied with sex with her husband. She maintains a lifestyle filled with upper-class frivolity, but her relationships and daily life are empty. Carol suddenly develops painful symptoms and is eventually diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). This disease is known as 20th century disease, or 20th century allergy. The diagnosis is controversial, but doctors believe that it is based on psychological problems.Apparently, the director used it as a metaphor to show the stifling suburbia and discontent with life in the 20th century.

Sweetie (1989, Jane Campion)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 6.2; IMDb – 6.9

On the surface “Darling” is a tragicomedy about two sisters. And in fact, this is a story about psychological trauma and the various ways it manifests itself, as well as how it can harm the whole family.

The main character is Kay.A meek, reserved and superstitious girl with an irrational fear of trees (a traditional symbol of rebirth and life). Her complete opposite is the younger sister Dawn, uninhibited, impulsive and creative, but obviously mentally unhealthy person. Diagnoses are not mentioned, but Dawn’s inappropriate behavior and frequent tantrums suggest that she never matured. Her adoring father only contributes to this.

Frances (1982, Graham Clifford)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.8; IMDb – 7.4

A film about a woman who defiantly did not fit into social standards.Not many people know the name of the actress Frances Farmer, whose life this motion picture is devoted to. She became more famous for sensational statements and sensational forced hospitalizations in a psychiatric clinic. As a teenager, Frances was not afraid to voice her opinion. In high school, she wrote an essay about the fact that there is no God, and won an All-American competition with him. After her success in Hollywood, she quickly gained a reputation as a complex, conflicted person who did not want to meet standards, she was constantly accused of non-conformist behavior.

As far as the veracity of the script is concerned, it is a mixture of fact and fiction. But in any case, Francis is a shining example of research into the destructiveness of public expectations. As a result, the main dramatic role of the heroine is her own destiny.

Interiors (1978, Woody Allen)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.3; IMDb – 7.5

One of the few family dramas of Woody Allen, devoid of witty sarcasm, irony and humor. The film is shot in Bergman’s style and focuses on the naked and authentic emotions of the characters.It tells about the relationship of three sisters with a mother who is going through a divorce and suffers from a nervous breakdown.

Eva is a successful and brilliant decorator in the past. Her work has complete control over form and perfection, which is in stark contrast to her mental state, characterized by depression, mental imbalance and narcissism. It can be clearly seen here how the mental breakdown of one person affects his entire family.

Gray Gardens (1975, Albert and David Maisles)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.3; IMDb – 7.7

This independent documentary was a national sensation at its release.It was included in the National Film Register as “Historically Significant”. The Mayles brothers revealed the life story of Edith Bouvier Beale, a retired actress and fashion model who spent many years in seclusion caring for her former socialite mother. It turned out that they live in extreme poverty in a dilapidated mansion littered with rubbish in East Hampton. The story became a sensation also because Edith was Jackie Kennedy’s cousin. Although no diagnoses were reported, it is clear that both women had the disorder, probably due to their alternative inclinations and the expectations of high society.

A Woman Under the Influence (1974, John Cassavetes)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.6; IMDb – 8.2

Mabel (Gina Rowlands) is a Los Angeles housewife who loves her husband Nick (Peter Falk) and desperately wants to please him. Nick works a lot, so he spends little time with his family. And Mabel gets bogged down in caring for children, she does not have enough time for herself, and she cannot express her feelings. Gradually, the heroine begins to show signs of mental illness.Nick sends his wife to a psychiatric clinic, and after her return, he notes with disappointment that from a spontaneous and cheerful Mabel has turned into a meek and quiet. In the end, the question remains who is really crazy and what is the definition of insanity.

Splendor in the Grass (1961, Elia Kazan)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.7; IMDb – 7.8

Written by renowned 20th-century playwright William Inge, the story is based on the story of two people he knew growing up in Kansas.At first glance, this is a typical example of a tragic teenage crush. But he stands out in a remarkable way in his genre for authenticity.

The film beautifully paints a picture of the sexual politics of its time and shows how culturally dictated suppression of female sexuality can have a deeply destructive effect on the human psyche.

Through Dim Glass / Såsom i en spegel (1961, Ingmar Bergman)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 8; IMDb – 8.1

Bergman was influenced by the works of the religious philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and his films are different from all other black and white paintings.They always have a characteristic atmosphere and significant philosophical weight. The story unfolds on a remote island, where the novelist David, absorbed in himself and gripped by an existential crisis, has arrived. His son Minus, son-in-law Martin and daughter Karin, who had just been discharged from a psychiatric hospital, came with him on vacation.

Karin suffers from schizophrenia and hysterical seizures. She hears voices, passionately believes God and waits for his coming. After the incident with her brother, her condition worsens. “Through Dim Glass” is part of Bergman’s “trilogy of faith” (also “Communion” and “Silence”), so here the director paid special attention to the problem of comprehending God and believing in him.

The Three Faces of Eve (1957, Nunnally Johnson)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.7; IMDb – 7.2

Nunnally Johnson’s drama Three Faces of Eve is an adaptation of a documentary book based on a real-life case of multiple personality disorder. The treatment used methods developed by Jung and his successors. Therefore, the film can even be used as a visual aid in lectures on psychiatry.

The main character Eva White (Joanne Woodward) suffers from dissociative identity disorder.In a modest and timid housewife, an alternative bold and cheeky personality develops, and they are balanced by a third – the smart and intelligent personality of Eve.

The film attempts to illustrate the development of an individual, faced with negative aspects, into a holistic personality. According to Jung, this is the need to combine their negative and positive sides while maintaining a public face.

The Snake Pit (1948, Anatol Litvak)

Rating on Kinopoisk – 7.2; IMDb – 7.7

The film is based on the 1946 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Mary Jane Ward and from the very beginning takes the viewer to a psychiatric clinic, where a young woman, Virginia Cunningham, having regained consciousness, cannot remember the last few years of her life.She does not know how and why she ended up in the hospital, does not recognize her husband. Dr. Kick tries to help the patient, and during therapy it turns out that all of Virginia’s problems are related to a traumatic event from her childhood. The story itself, and the realistic display of the theme, and the play of the brilliant Olivia de Havilland, winner of two Oscars, known to many for her role as Melanie in Gone with the Wind, rivets to the screen.

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90,000 10 films on mental disorders


  • Horror, thriller.
  • USA, 2016.
  • Duration: 117 minutes
  • IMDb: 7.4.

What is the film about? Kevin is a person with a rare mental disorder. In his mind, at least twenty-three completely different personalities coexist, the appearance of which he does not control. One of his personalities one day takes three teenage girls prisoner. Waking up in a dark basement, they realize that they have been kidnapped by a real psycho and need to be saved as soon as possible.

What’s wrong with the main character? He has dissociative identity disorder – a mental disorder in which a person’s consciousness is divided and he begins to believe that several individuals live in his body at once.

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2. Cloverfield, 10

  • Horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, detective.
  • USA, 2016.
  • Duration: 104 min.
  • IMDb: 7.3.

What is the film about? A young woman wakes up in a strange underground bunker.She is not there alone, but in the company of two strangers who rescued her after a car accident. They are convinced that due to a chemical catastrophe it is now impossible to live on the surface of the Earth. Gradually, it becomes clear that the point here is not a catastrophe, and the intentions of the saviors are not so good.

What’s wrong with the main character? Accurately diagnosing the disease is difficult, but he clearly has psychopathic inclinations: here and the obsession with the idea of ​​safety, and the obvious maniac maniac.

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3. She

  • Thriller, drama, crime.
  • France, Germany, Belgium, 2016.
  • Duration: 130 min.
  • IMDb: 7.3.

What is the film about? Michelle LeBlanc is a successful and self-sufficient woman with an impeccable reputation. No one could ever even imagine that one day she would become a victim of sexual abuse. Recovering from this terrible incident, Michelle decides to start her own investigation and expose the rapist.

What’s wrong with the main character? Various sexual deviations and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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4. Disappeared

  • Drama, thriller, crime.
  • USA, 2014.
  • Duration: 149 minutes
  • IMDb: 8.1.

What is the film about? At first glance, Nick and Amy Dunn are an exemplary married couple.Their relationship seems to others absolutely cloudless, and boundless love is beyond doubt. But one day Amy suddenly disappears. Who kidnapped her? Is this Nick’s fault? It seems that there are clearly more questions than answers.

What’s wrong with the main character? Extremely erratic behavior, a whole bunch of complexes from childhood, narcissistic personality disorder. This is probably a manic-depressive psychosis.

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  • Crime, drama, comedy.
  • UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA, 2013.
  • Duration: 93 minutes
  • IMDb: 7.1.

What is the film about? Bruce Robertson is a private police officer. He dreams of getting a promotion and finally becoming a detective inspector. But Bruce can hardly be called an exemplary guy: he leads a riotous lifestyle, substitutes colleagues and, on top of that, suffers from a mental disorder.All this greatly interferes with career advancement, but he does not intend to give up.

What’s wrong with the main character? He suffers from manic-depressive psychosis, a mental illness in which periods of depression are followed by euphoria. Bruce’s disorder is also accompanied by hallucinations.

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6. My boyfriend is crazy

  • Drama, melodrama, comedy.
  • USA, 2012.
  • Duration: 120 min.
  • IMDb: 7.8.

What is the film about? Former teacher Pat returns home after months in a mental institution. He intends to establish good relationships with everyone and return to the family. There is only one problem: according to the law, he is forbidden even to approach them. Things get even more complicated when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious stranger with weirdness.

What’s wrong with the main character? He has bipolar disorder, a disorder characterized by mood swings and extremely impulsive behavior.

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7. Seven psychopaths

  • Comedy, crime.
  • UK, 2012.
  • Duration: 110 min.
  • IMDb: 7.2.

What is the film about? Quite harmless at first glance, screenwriter Marty becomes an accidental participant in an intricate crime after his crazy friends kidnap the dog of a local eccentric gangster.

What’s wrong with the main character? Kleptomania – a painful desire to steal things that do not belong to you. The main character was not even stopped by the fact that these things belonged to very bad and dangerous people.

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8. Shame

  • Drama.
  • UK, 2011.
  • Duration: 101 minutes
  • IMDb: 7.2.

What is the film about? Brandon is handsome, smart and popular with women.He has everything to be happy. But in fact, he is infinitely lonely and suffers from many different complexes, in which he is afraid to admit even to himself.

What’s wrong with the main character? Sex addiction is a constant and obsessive desire to have sex with anyone, anytime.

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9. Isle of the Damned

  • Thriller, detective.
  • USA, 2009.
  • Duration: 138 min.
  • IMDb: 8.1.

What is the film about? Partners Teddy Daniels and Chuck Oulu have to investigate a mysterious escape. To do this, they go to a well-secret and carefully guarded hospital for the mentally ill criminals, which is located on an island in the middle of the sea.

What’s wrong with the main character? Schizophrenia is a disease in which a person loses the ability to adequately perceive the surrounding reality.

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10. Obsession

  • Thriller, drama, melodrama, detective.
  • USA, 2004.
  • Duration: 114 min.
  • IMDb: 7.0.

What is the film about? Matthew and Lisa’s ideal relationship ended due to a silly accident. Matthew tries to live on, but still continues to love Lisa so much that he sees her in almost every girl he meets.

What’s wrong with the main character? Obsessive-compulsive disorder – the main character is so lost his head from love that he sees the object of his passion literally everywhere.

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7 films about eating disorders

For some people, food is not just a source of energy or good taste, but a real enemy. Eating food can be associated with serious mental health problems. Anorexia, bulimia, overeating are all eating disorders that people are often unable to resist.Looking at such a person, I want to say: “you need to get better” or “why can’t you just take and stop eating so much?”. But for those with eating disorders, this advice unfortunately doesn’t work.

Treatment of bulimia or anorexia is not just a change in diet, but first of all, in solving psychological problems. In this collection, we share 7 films that reflect the life and inner world of people with eating disorders.

To the Bone (2017)

The young artist Ellen is used to keeping everything under control, including her food. Because of this, she becomes obsessed with her own weight and begins to rapidly lose weight. Realizing that nutritional problems are beginning to threaten her life, Ellen decides to be treated in a specialized clinic. Dr.William Beckham comes to her aid, who uses unconventional methods to save the girl from death.

Hungry Hearts (2014)

This is a tense psychological drama about Jude and Mina – an ordinary couple from New York.Mina avoids doctors and modern technology, even when she realizes that she is expecting a baby. When a son is born, the girl becomes obsessed with veganism and fear of pollution and vaccinations, which is very detrimental to the development of the child. Caring for her son begins to give Mina incredible anxiety, and Jude makes a serious effort to help his wife and son.

Perfect figure (1997)

The fifteen-year-old gymnast is ready for anything, even sacrificing her own health, in order to get the coveted gold medal at the competition.She is sure that an ideal body will help her win, and in order to influence the decision of the judges, she brings herself to exhaustion with diets and insane loads.

Hunger (2003)

Sometimes a mother’s concern can be fatal. The film “Hunger” is about a woman who is obsessed with the pursuit of excellence. This has a serious impact on her two daughters, and brings them to anorexia and food addiction. However, girls do not give up and do their best to cope with their disorders.

Example for weight loss (2014)

The film tells about a girl Hannah, who is going through her adolescence and really wants to be popular among her peers. At one point, she comes across the Internet community, where everyone is convinced that painful thinness is the standard of beauty for young people. On the way to achieving this benchmark, Hannah brings herself to anorexia nervosa, which causes anxiety in her loved ones.

Don’t Forget Me (2017)

Girl Tom is being treated for an eating disorder.Her doctor claims that the process is almost complete and Tom is already very close to recovery, but the girl is very frightened by such news. At some point, Tom meets social phobic musician Neil, and together they try to confront everything that is considered normal in modern society.

Absurd (2015)

This is the autobiography of the Argentinean writer Cielo Latini. The plot revolves around the life of a teenage girl who goes through many difficulties.There is a lot on her way: anorexia, bulimia, misunderstanding on the part of parents, relationships with an adult man, and depression.

Sundance 2014: Bipolar Disorder, Talking Cat and Mr. Karax


Sundance 2014: Bipolar Disorder, Talking Cat and Mr. Karax

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Sundance 2014: Bipolar Disorder, Talking Cat and Mr. Carax

The Sundance Festival will be held from January 16 to 26 in the USA, in Park City, Utah. On the opening day of the film screening, the Weekend project presents a selection of frames from the competing films that will determine what independent cinema will look like in 2014.

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Films about mental disorders – List of the best films about mental disorders

While creating collections of films on various topics, it is impossible not to collect films about mental disorders in one place.How do such films evoke the constant interest of viewers? First of all, the uniqueness of the plots and the unusual behavior of the main characters. In such films, everything is unusual: the logic of behavior, the acting of the actors, the mystery of the surroundings, deep psychologism, the insecurity of people in the face of illness and inevitable compassion for the sick, their environment and sometimes for their victims. And recognition is also disturbing to the soul, because the line between norm and deviation is thin and conditional, because many of the viewers experienced borderline states or experienced various degrees of depression, the exit from which is always possible on either side of such a border.And a small push is enough to either get out of this state to bright light or solid darkness.

Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Brief description of the film: A modest housewife and faithful wife Eva White suffers from severe headaches. From time to time she has memory lapses. Mr. White, noticing the strange behavior of his wife, directs her to a psychiatrist. During the session, Dr. Curtis Luther sees how before her eyes Eve turns into a completely different woman – arrogant, self-confident and vulgar.And a little later, another person wakes up in the patient – an intelligent, intelligent and balanced person.

The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Genre: Drama, Detective
Premiere (world): September 23, 1957
Country: USA

Movie Search Rating: 7.667 (480)
IMDB Rating: 7.30 (4436)

Starring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome, Alena Murray, Nancy Culp, Douglas Spencer, Terry Ann Ross, Kenson Scott, Mimi Anne Ross, Kenson Scott

{banner_inside_after_1} Psycho (1960)
Young woman Marion Crane (Janet Lee) steals 40 thousand dollars, which her boss entrusted her.She did not conceive this crime, the abduction came out spontaneously. Marion just wants to get out of town and start a new life with her lover. Tired of the stress, she decides to turn off the highway and spend the night in a secluded motel, where the police are unlikely to figure out. However, here she faces a much more terrible danger than the threat of being imprisoned …

Psycho / Psycho (1960)

Genre: Thriller, detective, horror
Budget: $ 806 947
Premiere (world): June 16, 1960
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 8.134 (44528)
IMDB Rating: 8.60 (311 995)

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Lee, Martin Bolsam, John McIntyre, Simon Oakland, Frank Albertson, Patrick Vaughn Taylor

Sybil (miniseries) (1976)
The main character of the drama series is the young woman Sybil (Sally Field). As a result of prolonged bullying by her mother, the girl became mentally ill. In difficult situations, she has the consciousness of other personalities, there are more than ten of them.Sybil seeks a psychiatrist (Joanne Woodward) to be cured. This complex process will take 11 years. Sybil has received numerous awards and nominations, including four Emmy Awards. The drama is based on true events.
Sybil (mini-series) / Sybil (1976)

Genre: drama, biography
Premiere (world): November 14, 1976
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 8.577 (293)
IMDB Rating: 8.00 (4436)

Starring: Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martin Bartlett, Jane Hoffman, Charles Lane, Jessamine Milner, William Prince, Penelope Allen7, Heart of Camilla


Angela (1987)
1955, New York, a certain Louis Cypher turns to private detective Harry Angela with a request to find the talented musician Johnny Favorite.In 1943, Mr. Cypher signed one contract with Johnny, but Favorite, returning from the war, ended up in a psychiatric hospital, from where he later disappeared … more mysteries come his way. And there is no turning back.

Angel Heart (1987)

Genre: horror, thriller, detective
Budget: $ 17,000,000
Premiere (world): March 6, 1987
Country: USA, Canada, UK

MovieSearch Rating: 7.689 (14320)
IMDB Rating: 7.40 (52 999)

Starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, Stoker Fontellier, Brownie McGee, Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Whitcraft , Charles Gordon

The Color of the Night (1994)
Bruce Willis as a New York psychologist who has lost a patient – she threw herself out of the window right during the session. To recover, he travels to Los Angeles to his friend, with whom they studied together.There he is present at a group session of psychotherapy, and at night a friend is brutally killed with a knife and inflicted many stab wounds. Not without the participation of the police, the hero of Willis undertakes to lead this group further, since the investigator suspects that the killer may be one of the sick …

Color of Night / Color of Night (1994)

Genre: thriller, drama, melodrama, detective
Budget: $ 40,000,000
Premiere (world): August 19, 1994
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 7.006 (7689)
IMDB Rating: 5.00 (16 718)

Starring: Bruce Willis, Jane March, Ruben Blades, Leslie Ann Warren, Scott Bakula, Brad Dourif, Lance Henriksen O ‘Kevin J Connor, Andrew Lowry, Eric La Salle

The Stranger (1995)
Sarah Taylor is a successful psychologist whose successful career is unhindered. She perfectly understands other people’s passions, but suspects nothing of her own. Her serene life flows quietly in its usual course until she meets a mysterious stranger.Tony conquers Sarah with incredible tenderness and keeps her next to him with fierce rage. All the forbidden feelings that raged behind the mask of an imperturbable woman, she threw out at the feet of the handsome man.

Never Talk to Strangers (1995)

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance, Crime
Budget: $ 6 400 000
Premiere (world): October 20, 1995
Country: USA, Canada Germany

Cinema Search Rating: 6.687 (912)
IMDB Rating: 5.00 (4405)

Cast: Rebecca De Mornay, Antonio Banderas, Dennis Miller, Len Cariou, Harry Dean Stanton, Eugene Lipinski, Martha Barnes, Beau Starr, Phillip Jarrett, Tim Kelleher

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9000 life (1998)
Young attractive woman Jesse lives two lives. By day, she is a happy bride, spending her honeymoon with her newly-married husband somewhere in the southern islands. At night, in dreams, she becomes a hired killer, without emotion and thought following from victim to victim.But balancing on the verge of fantasy and reality, wandering in the labyrinths of sleep, it is very easy to lose control of reality … People around them cease to be who they were yesterday.

Nikita – Double Life / Shattered Image (1998)

Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Detective
Premiere (World): August 28, 1998
Country: USA, Canada, UK

KinoSearch Rating: 5.440 (86)
IMDB Rating: 4.80 (559)

Starring William Baldwin, Anne Parillaud, Lisanne Falk, Graham Greene, Bulle Ogier, Billy Wilmott, O’Neill Peart, Leonie Forbes, Rick Ravanello, Mark Eckerstream

The plot is based on the real story of the famous African American boxer Rubin Carter, who was sentenced to three life sentences for a terrible crime. On December 20, 1963, Hurricane Carter (Denzel Washington) entered the ring to become the champion. This day was a triumph for him.In the first round, he knocked out the reigning world champion. And just ten years later, Carter ended up behind bars, convicted of the murder of three people.

The Hurricane (1999)

Genre: drama, biography, sports
Budget: $ 50,000,000
Premiere (world): September 17, 1999
Premiere (RF): April 28, 2000
Country: USA

CinemaSearch Rating: 8.218 (18038)
IMDB Rating: 7.50 (63 965)

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viselos Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liv Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya, Debbie Morgan, Clancy Brown, David Pamer, Harris Yulin

me and Irene again (2000)
Charlie is a kind and helpful patrol officer. But the trouble is – he suffers from a split personality. When someone tries to push him, Hank appears – Charlie’s second self. This is a rude, cruel, aggressive and ill-mannered type, a lover of booze and foul language.Charlie’s life turns into a real nightmare, because Hank always appears at the wrong time, and constantly ruins his life. Only in one thing do their opinions coincide – they both fall in love with Irene, but which of them will the capricious beauty choose?

Me, me and Irene / Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Genre: Comedy
Budget: $ 51,000,000
Premiere (world): June 15, 2000
Premiere (RF): August 3, 2000, Gemini
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 7.324 (46145)
IMDB Rating: 6.50 (153 143)

Starring: Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee, Jerod Mixon, Chris Cooper, Michael Bowman, Robert Fore Jenkins, Mike Cerrone

Two Lives (1999)
Sweet Marie, the newly widowed mother of two lovely daughters, leads a quiet, peaceful life in a picturesque French town. But every night she finds herself in a different reality, turning into a modern, successful woman.The charming Marty is the head of a literary publishing house in New York. Burning the hearts of fans, the beauty enjoys the fast pace of city life. Wandering in dreams and in reality, Marty-Marie loses touch with the real world.
Passion of Mind (1999)

Genre: science fiction, thriller, drama, melodrama, detective
Premiere (world): January 7, 2000
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 6.638 ( 460)
IMDB rating: 5.50 (2488)

Starring: Demi Moore, Eluise Eonne, Adrian Daganno-Broir, Shia Kueno, Julianne Nicholson, William Fichtner, Sinead Cusack, Joss Ackland, Peter Rigert, Stellan Skarsgard

Two sisters return home after difficult treatment in a psychiatric clinic, where they are, grievingly experiencing the death of their mother. At home, their father and their new stepmother are waiting for them. The sisters did not immediately develop a relationship with a new family member.The girls notice her inappropriate behavior towards them. The stepmother herself tells the head of the family that it is the girls who are the source of all problems. However, the sisters’ lives are in danger as they continue to find frightening signs in the house.

A Story of Two Sisters / Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Detective
Premiere (World): June 13, 2003
Country: South Korea

Cinema Search Rating: 6 …644 (2390)
IMDB Rating: 7.30 (35 397)

Starring: Kim Kap Soo, Yeom Jong Ah, Im Soo Jung, Moon Geun Young, Seng-Bi Lee, Park Mi-Heun

Identification (2003)
A terrible downpour is raging. In search of shelter, ten travelers are forced to spend the night in an old roadside motel. However, they soon discover with horror that this place is not becoming a saving shelter, but a deadly mousetrap. People are dying one after another, and the killer hiding among them is still not figured out.With each new corpse, it becomes more and more obvious to the survivors that it was not fate that brought them all together, but someone’s devilishly sophisticated will, doing its own justice …

Identity (2003)

Genre: thriller, detective
Budget: $ 28,000,000
Premiere (world): April 25, 2003
Premiere (RF): August 21, 2003, Cascade
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 7.720 (29648)
IMDB Rating: 7.30 (145 175)

Starring: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes, Alfred Molina, Clea DuVall, John C. McGinley, William Lee Scott, Jake Busey, Pruitt Taylor Vince

Hypnosis (2004)
Young psychiatrist Beatrice gets a job in a prestigious clinic where dangerous and unpredictable patients are treated with hypnosis. Taking on to help a young patient, she succeeds. But when the girl mysteriously dies, Beatrice begins to suspect that something strange is happening in the white walls of the hospital, lost in the gloomy wilderness.Eerie revelations and frightening visions lead her through a winding maze of fear and death, where a new frightening mystery lurks at every turn.

Hypnosis / Hipnos (2004)

Genre: horror, thriller
Premiere (world): October 8, 2004
Country: Spain

Cinema Search Rating: 5.857 (590) Rating
1 5.40 (1083)

Starring: Cristina Brondo, Demian Bishir, Marisol Membrillo, Julian Villagran, Fyodor Atkin, Natalia Sanchez, Carlos Lasarte, Cesar Nebreda, Vicente Gil, Xus Taywa

The writer Mort Rainey lives in a house on the beach.Until recently, he had a wife and a career as a writer, now he meets with his wife only in order to once again refuse to sign the divorce papers. With creativity, Mort is also not very smooth, he begins to write and immediately erases what he has written. All days Mort just sleeps or stares at the computer screen. But in this measured, dreary life of his, a strange man in a black hat appears. Calling himself Cockney Shooter, he accuses Rainey of plagiarism.

Secret Window (2004)

Genre: horror, thriller, detective
Budget: $ 40,000,000
Premiere (world): March 12, 2004
Premiere (RF): April 1, 2004 , “Cascade”
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 7.345 (54269)
IMDB Rating: 6.60 (117 872)

Starring: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Charles S. Dutton, Len Cariou, Joan Heaney, John Dunn Hill , Vlasta Vrana, Matt Holland

Machinist (2004)
Trevor Reznik is a peeler at one of the industrial factories. Suffering from chronic insomnia throughout the year, his body has practically exhausted all the living reserves of the body and looks more like a withered and withered flower.Due to a series of strange events at work and at home, Trevor gradually begins to doubt his own sanity, questioning the reality around him. Persecuted in a distorted manner by an employee that no one has ever seen besides Trevor.

The Machinist / El Maquinista (2004)

Genre: Thriller, Drama
Budget: $ 5,000,000
Premiere (world): January 18, 2004
Premiere (RF): October 21, 2004, Pyramid »
Country: Spain

Cinema Search Rating: 7.687 (42146)
IMDB Rating: 7.80 (222 942)

Starring: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aytana Sanchez-Gijon, John Sharian, Michael Ironside, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Reg E. , Anna Massey, Matthew Romero Moore, Robert Long

Game of Hide and Seek (2005)
Brief Description of the Film: In the family of the New York psychologist David Calaway, a misfortune occurs: his wife Alison is found dead in a bathtub with open veins. After that, their daughter Emily withdraws into herself, and to unwind, David and her daughter move to a quiet provincial town.The suicide of her mother had a strong impact on Emily: she does not want to have any friends and shuns other people, preferring to be alone. David painstakingly notes his observation of his daughter.

Hide and Seek (2005)

Genre: horror, thriller, detective
Budget: $ 25,000,000
Premiere (world): January 27, 2005
Country: USA, Germany

Movie Search Rating: 7.177 (14506)
IMDB Rating: 5.90 (61 375)

Starring Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elizabeth Shue, Amy Irving, Dylan Baker, Melissa Leo, Robert John Burke, Molly Grant Callins, David Chandler

Gulf War veteran Jack Starks recovering from a head wound. He returns to his home state of Vermont, but the injury makes itself felt by bouts of amnesia. When Starks is accused of killing a police officer, he is sent for a psychiatric examination.Dr. Becker uses experimental treatments, injecting Starks with the latest drugs. After the injections, Starks is put on a straitjacket and placed in the basement. In the intoxication of drugs, Starks’ thoughts rush into the future.

The Jacket (2004)

Genre: fantasy, thriller, drama, detective
Budget: $ 29,000,000
Premiere (world): January 23, 2005
Premiere (RF): May 19 2005, “Central Partnership”
Country: USA, Germany

Cinema Search Rating: 7.886 (59263)
IMDB Rating: 7.10 (79458)

Starring: Adrian Brody, Keira Knightley, Chris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Lee, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro, Daniene Mcintoy, Steve , McKenzie Phillips

Three Keys (2006)
Jennifer Peters is a renowned police investigator and author. It was these two circumstances that targeted her famous psychopathic psychopath, the Mysterious Assassin. ZU, as it is also called, forces its victims, within the limits of their own strengths and capabilities, to guess mysterious riddles in a very short time.But even the smartest and most resourceful ZU kills. He treats Jennifer especially cruelly, forcing her to witness the brutal murder of her own brother.

Three keys / Thr3e (2006)

Genre: horror, thriller, drama, detective
Budget: $ 2,400,000
Premiere (world): December 1, 2006
Premiere (RF): April 12 2007, Luxor
Country: Poland, USA, Great Britain

Cinema Search Rating: 6.041 (1652)
IMDB Rating: 5.10 (3833)

Starring: Mark Blukas, Justin Waddell, Laura Jordan, Max Ryan, Bill Moseley, Sherman Augustas, Priscilla Barnes, Tom Bauer, Jeep Drieff Lee Hollis

Mad Investigator (2007)
The film is set in Hong Kong. A policeman disappears without a trace while on duty. Colleagues of the disappeared are trying in vain to find at least some clue. There is no evidence, nor is there any hope of solving the crime.Then the investigation turns to the brilliant detective Boone, who was fired from the police for presenting his own ear to the boss. Boone is no doubt very smart, but he suffers from schizophrenia. Will the insane investigator be able to sort out a complicated case and get on the trail of the criminal?

Mad Investigator / San taam (2007)

Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Premiere (world): September 6, 2007
Premiere (RF): October 16, 2008, “Cinema Without Borders”
Country: Hong Kong

Movie Search Rating: 7.205 (1643)
IMDB Rating: 7.30 (4696)

Starring: Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tang Lam, Kelly Lin, Kwok-Long Lee, Choi-Ning Lee, Flora Chan, Siu -Fai Chung, Suet Lam, Jay Lau

Helpless (2007)
Summary of the film “Helpless”. The film tells the story of screenwriter Hudson Milbank. Hudson suffers from a disorder of self-awareness, that is, depersonalization – the alienation of his own thoughts, emotions and actions. Not being able to put up with himself, he all the more cannot get along with other people: he lives alone and watches TV all day.Almost nothing can help him, and only the girl opens for him a way to live in a world that he does not feel.

Helpless / Numb (2007)

Genre: Drama
Budget: $ 3 300 000
Premiere (world): April 30, 2007
Country: Canada, USA

Cinema Rating 7.185 2594)
IMDB Rating: 6.80 (6426)

Starring: Matthew Perry, Lynn Collins, Kevin Pollack, Bob Gunton, Helen Shaver, William B.Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Benjamin Ratner, Noah Danby, Monique Ganderton

Dorothy Mills (2008)
Brief description of the film: Dorothy Mills is suspected of assaulting a young child in a modern but timeless village. She is visited by a psychiatrist and an outsider, Jane, who discovers that Dorothy is not responsible for her actions and may be at the mercy of a terrifying and evil force. While helping Dorothy, Jane has to face her past tragedies again, and she begins to unravel another terrible secret hidden in several neighboring villages.

Dorothy Mills / Dorothy Mills (2008)

Genre: horror, thriller, drama, detective
Budget: $ 500,000
Premiere (world): August 6, 2008
Country: Ireland, France 9000 MovieSearch Rating: 6.441 (1227)
IMDB Rating: 6.10 (3672)

Starring: Carys van Houten, Jenn Murray, David Wilmot, Ger Ryan, David Gunley, Gary Lewis, Raina O’Grady , Joe Hanley, Gavin O’Connor, Charlene McKenna

Dark Floor (2008)
Sara is a little girl with autism.Her father, not seeing any improvement in her daughter’s health, decides to take the girl out of the hospital. However, they were not destined to leave the walls of the hospital – suddenly the elevator in which they go down to the exit breaks down, and Sarah, along with her father and other passengers, is trapped. But this is just the beginning of the nightmare. When the elevator doors open, a real horror awaits them – creatures from the other world, whose victims have already become a lot of patients.

Dark Floor / Dark Floors (2008)

Genre: horror, fantasy
Budget: ? 4 300 000
Premiere (world): February 6, 2008
Premiere (RF): August 7, 2008, Lizard Cinema
Country: Finland, Iceland

Cinema Search Rating: 4.689 (2502)
IMDB Rating: 4.50 (5117)

Starring William Hope, Leon Herbert, Ronald Pickup, Philip Bretherton, Noah Huntley, Dominic McElligot, Sky Bennett,
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Uninvited (2009)
Brief description of the film: Anna, after the death of her mother, goes to the clinic. After treatment, she returns home and learns that her father is dating Rachel, a nurse who once looked after her dying mother. Anna’s dismay gives way to horror when she is visited by the ghost of her mother and informed about the evil intentions of the nurse.Together with her sister, she begins to investigate the strange circumstances of the death of their mother, and soon their confrontation with the intruder reaches its climax …

The Uninvited (2009)

Genre: horror, thriller, drama, detective
Premiere ( world): January 30, 2009
Premiere (RF): April 30, 2009, “Central Partnership”
Country: USA, Canada, Germany

Cinema Search Rating: 7.070 (21142)
IMDB Rating: 6.40 (48 540)

Starring: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Massar, Kevin McNulty, Jesse Moss, Dean Paul Gibson, Don S. Davis, Lex Burnham
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Peacock (2009)
John Skillp from the provincial town of Peacock has a split personality: after the death of his mother, a powerful and violent woman, he begins to change into her clothes and wear a wig. It is more convenient and easier for John to live in the image of a woman: she is charming and sociable, and he is closed in himself.But one day an accident occurs near John’s house, and people flock to his backyard. They see a young man in a woman’s dress, and he introduces himself to everyone as Emma Skilpa. John decides to fake his own death.

Peacock (2009)

Genre: Thriller, Drama
Premiere (World): April 20, 2010
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 6.456 (3340)
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1 6.20 (7208)

Starring Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Susan Sarandon, Josh Lucas, Bill Pullman, Graham Beckel, Keith Carradine, Eden Bodnar, Chris Carlson, Flynn Milligan 46

A summary of the dramatic biopic “Frankie and Alice”.The main character of this psychological drama is a schizophrenic woman. She has a split personality. One of her guises is a white racist who tries to control a normal woman. The woman constantly works with a psychotherapist who helps her to reveal the secret and the reasons for all her inner ghosts that constantly haunt her .. An interesting plot and a great acting …

Frankie and Alice / Frankie & Alice (2009)

Genre: drama, biography
Premiere (world): May 17, 2010
Country: Canada

Cinema Search Rating: 6.609 (337)
IMDB Rating: 6.40 (1583)

Starring Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgard, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson, Alex Dyakun, Joanne Baron, Brian Markinson, Rosaline Frewerm Tyson

The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
14-year-old Millie and her younger brother Lewis move with their mother Charlene to a new home. The children’s father died quite recently, and the family is still going through a tragedy. Their new neighbor turns out to be an autistic boy Eric, acquaintance with whom turns Millie’s life upside down.There is a strong bond between the guys, despite the fact that Erik had hardly spoken to anyone before. He tells his girlfriend about his admiration for flying and infects the girl with the desire to learn to fly.

The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

Genre: fantasy, drama
Premiere (world): August 15, 1986
Country: USA

Movie Search Rating: 7.253 ( 169)
IMDB Rating: 6.40 (3847)

Starring: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage, Colleen Dewhurst, Fred Guinn, Mindy Cohn, Janet McLachlan, Jennifer 906

Rain Man (1988)
Charlie, a rude and selfish young rake, inherited from his father only rose bushes and a Buick ’49.A sudden “surprise” for him was the discovery that the lion’s share of the inheritance was left by his father to his autistic brother Raymond. Having set out to take away his “fair share” of the family property, Charlie kidnaps his older brother and holds him hostage. But what was conceived by him out of selfishness grows into a magical odyssey of friendship and self-understanding.

Rain Man (1988)

Genre: Drama
Budget: $ 25,000,000
Premiere (world): December 12, 1988
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 8.368 (120124)
IMDB Rating: 8.00 (324 868)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenny , Bonnie Hunt, Kim Robillard

House of Cards (1993)
Brief description of the film: Architect Ruth, along with his two children, 6-year-old Sally and 12-year-old Michael, whose father died in Mexico on an archaeological expedition, returns home to North Carolina.To help Sally “return” to the real world, after her father’s death suddenly stopped talking, Ruth invites psychiatrist Jacob, who discovers that a 6-year-old little girl has awakened her dormant psychic powers …

House of Cards / House of Cards (1993)

Genre: drama
Premiere (world): June 25, 1993
Country: USA, Italy

Cinema Search Rating: 7.415 (291)
IMDB Rating: 6.20 (2000)

Starring Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Asha Menina, Shiloh Strong, Esther Rollie, Park Overall, Michael Horse, Anne Pitoniac, Joaquin Martinez, Jacqueline Cassel

Cube (1997)
Summary of the fantastic movie “Cube” – A group of people who are not connected with each other, by unknown means, suddenly find themselves in a strange cube room, each face of which is equipped with a hatch leading to another room of the same kind. The only difference between the rooms is their color and the presence of a variety of deadly traps.Together, these five are trying to find the key to the exit from this gigantic structure.

Cube / Cube (1997)

Genre: Fantasy, Thriller, Detective
Budget: CAD 365 000
Premiere (World): September 9, 1997
Country: Canada

Cinema Rating 7.382 (44072)
IMDB Rating: 7.40 (126 137)

Starring: Maurice Dean Vint, David Hewlett, Nicole de Boer, Nikki Guadagni, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson 46 9000 Mercury in Peril (1998)
Former FBI operative Art Jeffries defends Simon, a nine-year-old boy from ruthless federal agents, who has cracked a new “indecipherable” government code.Simon can read Mercury, the newest cipher code, as easily as other children read books. These abilities jeopardize the very raison d’être of the billion-dollar latest development, especially if the enemies of the United States find out about the extraordinary boy and take him over.

Mercury in danger / Mercury Rising (1998)

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Budget: $ 60,000,000
Premiere (World): April 1, 1998
Country: USA

Movie Search Rating: 7.069 (7995)
IMDB Rating: 6.00 (46 425)

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Chi McBride, Kim Dickens, Robert Stanton, Bodhi Elfman, Carrie Grestinter, Peter Stormare

Crazy about love (2005)
Donald is a kind and harmless guy. Nature endowed him with a vulnerable soul and a phenomenal ability to deftly handle the most complex numbers, depriving him in exchange for this gift of the ability to communicate and express his feelings.The brain does not give Donald rest for a second, he simply cannot live without reliable rules and schemes that fill his every day. But when fate brings him to Isabelle with an equally unique and complex soul, a formula arises before him.

Mozart and the Whale (2005)

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Budget: $ 12,000,000
Premiere (world): September 10, 2005
Country: USA

MovieSearch Rating: 7.503 (7039)
IMDB Rating: 7.00 (6609)

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Rada Mitchell, Gary Cole, Sheila Kelly, Erica Learsen, John Carroll Lynch, Nat Mooney, Rusty Schwimmer, Robert Wizdommer, Robert Wizdommer Allen Evangelista

Snow Pie ​​(2006)
After serving time in prison for the murder of the man who hit his son, Alex goes to his mother. At a roadside cafe, he meets Vivian, a young hitchhiker. She is not embarrassed by the fact that Alex is a former prisoner.She’s charming, spontaneous, and she’s very insistent, so Alex has to give her a ride. An unusual couple are chatting and laughing, and suddenly … a truck crashes into them, and Vivian dies. History repeats itself? Alex feels terrible guilt for her death.

Snow Cake (2006)

Genre: drama, melodrama
Budget: $ 12,000,000
Premiere (world): February 9, 2006
Country: Canada, UK

Search Rating Cinema : 7.554 (3995)
IMDB Rating: 7.60 (9657)

Starring: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire, James Allody, Callum Keith Rennie, Julie Stewart, Jackie East Brown, Scott Weekway

Ben X (2007)
Ben is a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome. Stupid and evil classmates mock him. He plays in the MMORPG ArchLord under the nickname Ben_X, where he has his own princess – Scarlight. Once they decided to meet in real life.However, at the time of the meeting, Ben simply stood next to the girl, but did not dare to speak to her. And the girl left, not realizing that he was standing next to him. In the end, unable to withstand the bullying of peers, the guy decides to take a desperate step …

Ben X / Ben X (2007)

Genre: thriller, drama
Budget: ? 1 500 000
Premiere (world) : August 26, 2007
Country: Belgium, Netherlands

Cinema Search Rating: 7.558 (8922)
IMDB Rating: 7.50 (14 125)

Starring: Greg Timmermans, Laura Verlinden, Marike Pinoy, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schreiver, Bavo Smets, Karin Pirle, Rebecca Lenaerts, Maart Kleissens, Titus De Vogdt

Black Ball (2008)
Fifteen-year-old Thomas Mollison is once again moving to a new city with his family: a military father, a housewife mother and older brother Charlie, who suffers from autism. Thomas begins to go to a new school, and one day his older brother puts him in an awkward position in front of a classmate.Charlie, who needs to be constantly looked after, runs away from home, and then runs into someone else’s house to urinate. Thomas, trying to catch his brother, follows Charlie into the bathroom in someone else’s house …

The Black Balloon (2008)

Genre: drama, melodrama
Budget: AUD 5,000,000
Premiere ( world): February 9, 2008
Country: Australia, UK

Cinema Search Rating: 7.285 (933)
IMDB Rating: 7.40 (6216)

Starring: Reese Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette, Eric Thomson, Gemma Ward, Sarah Woods, Sam Fraser, McRum Fahey-Leigh, Oliver Brooks, Jean Ringrose



Adam has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. The main hobby of the young man is astronomy, and he also works as an electronic engineer in the same company. Recently, Adam’s father died and now he is left all alone in a large apartment. However, not for long. Soon, a beautiful neighbor Beth appears, which Adam really liked.Beth works in kindergarten and writes books for children in her free time. Adam would very much like to get to know Bat better, have a heart-to-heart talk with her ..

Adam / Adam (2009)

Genre: drama, melodrama
Premiere (world): January 20, 2009
Country: USA

MovieSearch Rating: 7.576 (6350)
IMDB Rating: 7.30 (24 587)

Starring: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, Frankie Fazonker, Mark Heinne-Lynn-Baker Morris, Adam LeFevre, Mike Hodge, Peter O’Hara

My name is Khan (2010)
Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from India, moves to San Francisco and lives with his brother and daughter-in-law.Rizwan, suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome, falls in love with Mandira. Despite protests from his family, they get married and start a small business together. They live happily until September 11, 2001, when attitudes towards Muslims change dramatically. When tragedy occurs, Mandira is crushed and their relationship cracks. Rizvan is confused and very upset that the love of his life has left him.

My Name Is Khan (2010)

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Budget: $ 12,000,000
Premiere (world): February 11, 2010
Premiere (RF): September 2, 2010, “Twentieth Century Fox CIS”
Country: India

Cinema Search Rating: 8.313 (29853)
IMDB Rating: 7.90 (46 858)

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Katie A. Keene, Kenton Duty, Benny Neeves, Christopher B. Duncan, Jimmy Shergill, Sonia Jehan , Parvin Dabas, Arjun Mathur

Temple Grandin (TV) (2010)
Autobiographical film about the life of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the leading scientists in the agricultural industry. The girl managed to overcome her illness and found her place in life. Grandin designed more than half of all slaughterhouses in America, advocating humane treatment of animals and, by extension, humane death.The Temple Grandin biopic has received many positive reviews from film critics. The film was nominated for an Emmy Television Award.

Temple Grandin (TV) / Temple Grandin (2010)

Genre: drama, biography
Premiere (world): February 6, 2010
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 8.305 (6003) IMDB Rating: 8.40 (14 450)

Starring: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O’Hara, Melissa Farman, Barry Tubb, Stephanie Farcy, Steve Shearer, Richard Dillardz 9064

The Big Bang Theory (TV series 2007 -…) (2007)
Two brilliant physicists, Leonard and Sheldon, “great minds” who understand how “the universe works”. But their genius doesn’t help them in the least to communicate with people, especially with women. Everything begins to change when the beautiful Penny settles in front of them. When Leonard and Sheldon meet Penny, Leonard immediately becomes interested in her. He sees a great prospect in communicating with Penny, right up to love, but Sheldon realizes that his friend’s dreams are not destined to come true.

The Big Bang Theory (TV series 2007 -…) / The Big Bang Theory (2007)

Genre: Comedy
Premiere (world): September 24, 2007
Premiere (RF): April 10, 2010
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating : 8.730 (89093)
IMDB Rating: 8.70 (371 613)

Starring: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nair, Melissa Rausch, Mayem Anne Bialieu, Carol Kevin Sussman, John Ross Bowie

Imitator (1995)
Police detective MJ Monahan investigates a series of violent crimes that rocked San Francisco.A certain maniac copies the high-profile murders of the past. To understand the psychology of the killer, the detective turns to the psychologist Helen Hudson, who in the past herself suffered from a maniac and now does not leave the house, being under the rule of agoraphobia. Despite her phobia and intense fear of re-attack, Helen agrees to help with the investigation.

Imitator / Copycat (1995)

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime, Detective
Budget: $ 20,000,000
Premiere (World): October 27, 1995
Country: USA

Cinema Rating

: 7.319 (4608)
IMDB Rating: 6.50 (37 455)

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara, Harry Connick Jr., J.E. Freeman, Will Patton, John Rothman, Shannon O’Hurley, Bob Green

Naked Fear (2007)
A young girl named Diana Kalper moves from Texas to New Mexico. Here she gets a job as a dancer. And one morning he wakes up somewhere in the middle of a deserted area and realizes that she is absolutely naked and some crazy hunter opened a real hunt for her, as if she were some kind of wild animal.The instinct of self-preservation that has been activated by the girl tells her that the best defense is an attack … The film in Russian translation has a second name – “Naked Fear”.
Naked Fear (2007)

Genre: horror, thriller
Budget: $ 500,000
Premiere (world): April 1, 2007
Country: USA

CinemaSearch rating: 186)
IMDB Rating: 5.60 (1435)

Starring: Daniel De Luca, Sonia Runar, Ronald Dunas, Arron Shiver, J.D. Garfield, Robin Reed, Kalila Ceccarelli, Mel McCaron, Jenny Marlowe, Rhett Lynch

Frozen with Fear (2001)
Catherine Sullivan suffers from a rare mental illness manifested in the fear of open spaces. It is incredibly difficult for her to force herself to go outside. Katherine witnesses the murder of her own husband and testifies to a police detective. After a while, both the corpse and the investigator disappear. Then Katherine hires private detective Jack Meise to conduct another investigation.However, Jack is not inclined to trust his client and considers her to be crazy.
Frozen with Fear (2001)

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Detective
Premiere (world): June 6, 2001
Country: Canada

Cinema Search Rating: 90 0.000650 ()
IMDB Rating:
4.60 (182)

Starring: Bo Derek, Stephen Shellen, Wayne Rogers, Dawn McKelvey Cyrus, Stephen Morgan, Wally McKinnon, Peggy Gedeon, Janet Monid, Andrew Lutchert


Public Domain (2003)
In a society obsessed with visual spectacle, a variety of pseudo-intellectual programming and reality shows flourish.Many, if not all, dream of getting into the TV show “Public Domain”. The hero of the movie “Public Domain” doesn’t have to do anything – his usual life is filmed on video cameras placed in every corner where he usually spends time. The main requirement: the most outcast members of society are selected for high ratings.
Public Domain (2003)

Genre: – words
Country: Canada

Cinema Search Rating: 0.000 ()
IMDB Rating: 3.00 (122)

Starring: Nicole de Boer, Don McKellar, Nadia Litz, Mike Beaver, Lindy Booth, Dov Tiefenbach, Salvatore Antonio, Jane Eastwood, Courtney Fitzpatrick, Madison Fitzpatrick

Snake Pit (1948)
DeHavilland as Virginia Stuart Cunningham, a mentally unstable young woman who is admitted to a mental institution by her husband Robert Cunningham. He loves his wife, but realizes that the help he is able to give her is not enough.Fortunately, Virginia’s case attracts the attention of Dr. Mark Keek, a patient, thoughtful, and considerate physician. He devotes most of his time to her. Although the hospital is overcrowded and the staff is scarce.

The Snake Pit (1948)

Genre: Drama
Premiere (world): November 4, 1948
Country: USA

Cinema Search Rating: 7.230 (173 Rating) 9064D6 7.70 (4074)

Starring Olivia De Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm, Glenn Langan, Helen Craig, Leif Erickson, Beulah Bondi, Lee Patrick, Howard Freeman

Malholm 9000 2001)
A mysterious girl suffering from memory loss after a car accident chooses the name Rita from an advertising poster for a film with Rita Hayworth and tries to start a new life in Hollywood with a new name.But the secrets of the past haunt her relentlessly. Who were the two men who shared the car with her and died in the accident? Why do the police suspect she was abducted by them? And is it by chance that a new friend, aspiring actress Betty, appears in her life?

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Genre: thriller, drama, detective
Budget: $ 15,000,000
Premiere (world): May 16, 2001
Premiere (RF): March 14, 2002, Central Partnership
Country: France, USA

Cinema Search Rating: 7.729 (36483)
IMDB Rating: 8.00 (193 136)

Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Brent Briscoe, Robert Forster, Catherine Towne, Lee Grant Scott Coffey

Fatal number 23 (2007)
Animal control officer Walter Sparrow reads the mysterious novel “Number 23”, which his wife Agatha gave him for his birthday. As a result, Walter’s quiet and calm life turns into unbearable torment, which can lead both him and those close to him to the saddest end.And the number 23 is to blame. The fact is that the novel, which tells about a terrible murder, is a mirror image of the life of Walter himself.

The Number 23 (2007)

Genre: Thriller, detective
Budget: $ 30,000,000
Premiere (world): February 13, 2007
Country: USA, Germany

Movie Search Rating: 7.288 (51950)
IMDB Rating: 6.40 (138 959)

Starring: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Houston, Lynn Collins, Rhona Mitrilegra, Michelle , Paul Butcher, David Stifel

90,000 What to see this weekend: 5 films about people with bipolar disorder

24 March 2017


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Ten years ago, at a time when we were still watching films on DVD, I was presented with a disc with the title “Psychos rule.10 films on one disc !!! Megacollection !!! ” And so it was written. And they were all gems of world cinema, like Rain Man, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Fight Club. Today we are not talking about them.

In general, there are a lot of films about mental illness in one form or another. I decided to focus on bipolar disorder: this is not the most popular topic in cinema, although it is not uncommon. After reading Kay Jameson’s staggeringly beautiful “Restless Mind,” the topic of bipolar disorder has not let me go.

This, of course, is not a complete list (even on Wikipedia, not all of the films about BAR are indicated), but at least let’s start.

Hours (2002)

Oscar-winning “Watch”. Nicole Kidman is almost unrecognizable here as she plays the writer Virginia Woolf, who, as we know, suffered from bipolar disorder. This is not quite an ordinary biopic: the story is built in four times (1923, 1941, 1951 and 2001).You will put together this associative mosaic and enjoy the play of great actors. This is a deep and thoughtful movie. It shines with pure joy and drowns in hopeless grief. Heavy, but looks in the same breath. Few can leave indifferent.

Mr. Jones (1993)

A kind melodrama (fortunately, not without self-irony) about the difficult relationship between doctor and patient (they should still be simple when the patient is Richard Gere, and the doctor is pretty and charming).The most unexpected role of Richard Gere: we are used to seeing him as a fatal handsome man, and here he is a city madman. The acting is at its best (literally in places), the story is good in itself, and the film is light and leaves a pleasant feeling of dream and flight after watching.

Prozac Nation (2001)

Young Christina Ricci fit into this film as perfectly as she did before into The Addams Family.All in all, Prozac Nation is something of a morbid version of Juno and a little bit almost famous: she is young, talented, writes articles for Rolling Stone, watches Lou Reed alive (yes, he is also here), and then plunges into euphoria and frenzy of parties, then falls into the abyss of depression. A film about the constant struggle for your precarious emotional state, about a mood similar to a roller coaster. And, of course, here is the entire collection of the first times that happen in youth films: alcohol, sex, drugs, existential crisis.

Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)

A touching family movie about the bipolar father of two little girls. “Dad has some kind of polar bear,” they conclude. In general, yes. Surprisingly easy, funny and enjoyable film, despite the fact that it is about a crisis in the relationship of a married couple against the background of lack of money and aggravation of father’s illness.This is a picture of bipolar disorder, not only in all its glory, but in the interior and in everyday situations, which are shown beautifully and with humor. Mark Ruffalo played great here and was nominated for a Golden Globe (if that changes anything).

Wild Love (1995)

The times when Drew Barrymore was young and looked like an angel (well, at least in appearance).The film, as you know, is about love. It could have been an ordinary, non-binding youth melodrama, but no: here is bipolar disorder and rebellion, a crazy explosive girl and an excellent boy who run away from everyone, from reality as well. Adventurism, fireworks and suicidal tendencies, such a flight in dreams and in reality, typical for a bipolar person and fertile for a screenwriter.

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90,000 Pandemic doubled the number of mental disorders among adolescents :: Society :: RBC

Experts note that depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health problems among young people.The authors of the material associate their growth among young people, in particular, with the restrictions introduced to combat the spread of infection. So the closure of schools and general quarantine cut off students from the usual communication with their peers. Amid the pandemic, the level of stress within families has also jumped, as people worry about the health of their loved ones.

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More research is needed to confirm the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental illness in young people, as indicated in the submission.

WHO to create new group to study the origins of coronavirus

Earlier, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus said that the coronavirus pandemic has affected the mental health of millions of people.“COVID-19 has impacted the mental health of millions in terms of the anxiety and fear it causes, as well as disruption to mental health services,” he warned.

At the end of February, it became known that in Russia, against the background of the pandemic, the number of patients with anxiety and depressive disorders also increased: in different regions, the number of people seeking psychological or psychiatric help increased from 10 to 30%. Thus, the Department of Labor and Social Protection of Moscow reported that from March 1 to December 31 of the last year, more than 71 thousand people were sent to the emergency psychological help telephone 051.calls, which is 28% more than in the same period of 2019. The majority (74.9%) of calls were from women. Ilgiz Timerbulatov, the chief psychotherapist of the Ministry of Health of Bashkiria, in turn, noted that the number of visits in connection with the suicidal behavior of adolescents increased by 60%.

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