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10 films about mental disorders
10 films about mental disorders

Over the past ten years, many films have been released about mental disorders. The life hacker chose from a rather impressive list of the most memorable films, the main characters of which have some mental problems.

10 films about mental disorders
10 films about mental disorders

1. Split

  • Horror, thriller.
  • USA, 2016.
  • Duration: 117 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 4.

What is the movie 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 personalities live in his body at once.

2. Cloverfield, 10

  • Horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, detective.
  • USA, 2016.
  • Duration: 104 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 3.

What is the movie 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? It is difficult to accurately diagnose the disease, but he clearly has psychopathic inclinations: here and an obsessive obsession with the idea of safety, and the obvious maniac maniac.

3. She

  • Thriller, drama, crime.
  • France, Germany, Belgium, 2016.
  • Duration: 130 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 3.

What is the movie 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 assault. 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.

4. Disappeared

  • Drama, thriller, crime.
  • USA, 2014.
  • Duration: 149 minutes
  • IMDb: 8, 1.

What is the movie 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.

5. Dirt

  • Crime, drama, comedy.
  • Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA, 2013.
  • Duration: 93 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 1.

What is the movie about? Bruce Robertson is an ordinary 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 replaced by euphoria. Bruce's disorder is also accompanied by hallucinations.

6. My boyfriend is crazy

  • Drama, melodrama, comedy.
  • USA, 2012.
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 8.

What is the movie about? Former teacher Pat returns home after months in a psychiatric hospital. 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.

7. Seven psychopaths

  • Comedy, crime.
  • UK, 2012.
  • Duration: 110 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 2.

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

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

8. Shame

  • Drama.
  • UK, 2011.
  • Duration: 101 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 2.

What is the movie 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.

9. Island of the damned

  • Thriller, detective.
  • USA, 2009.
  • Duration: 138 minutes
  • IMDb: 8, 1.

What is the movie about? Teammates Teddy Daniels and Chuck Oul have to investigate a mysterious escape. To do this, they go to a well-secret and closely 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.

10. Obsession

  • Thriller, drama, melodrama, detective.
  • USA, 2004.
  • Duration: 114 minutes
  • IMDb: 7, 0.

What is the movie about? Matthew and Lisa's ideal relationship ended with 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.