A Disturbance Upstairs

Mental Illness Movies.
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1.
Shine (1996)
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Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim. (105 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
“ Character- David Helfgott

Actor(s)- Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor

Diagnosis- Schizophrenia (possibly Disorganized) ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
2.
The Butcher Boy (1997)
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent... (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Character- Francie Brady

Actor(s)- Eamonn Owens, Stephen Rea

Diagnosis- Paranoid Schizophrenia

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Character- Annie Brady

Actor(s)- Aisling O'Sullivan

Diagnosis- Bipolar Disorder ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
3.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Character- John Nash

Actor(s)- Russell Crowe

Diagnosis- Paranoid Schizophrenia ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
4.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ Character- Melvin Udall

Actor(s)- Jack Nicholson

Diagnosis- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
5.
Fight Club (1999)
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An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Character- Narrator

Actor(s)- Edward Norton

Diagnoses-
*SPOILERS*
Multiple Personality Disorder & Schizophrenia ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
6.
The Living and the Dead (2006)
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A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh... (83 mins.)
Director: Simon Rumley
“ Character- James Brocklebank

Actor(s)- Leo Bill

Diagnosis- Paranoid Schizophrenia ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
7.
Spider (2002)
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A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood. (98 mins.)
 
8.
Buddy Boy (1999)
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An introvert relieves the tedium of caring for his invalid mother by spying on his neighbor. (105 mins.)
Director: Mark Hanlon
 
9.
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
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A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus. (94 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
“ Character- Julien

Actor(s)- Ewen Bremner

Diagnosis- Paranoid Schizophrenia ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
10.
Revolution #9 (2001)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Tim McCann
 
11.
Michael Clayton (2007)
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A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy
 
12.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Vincent and the Doctor (2010)
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The Doctor and Amy travel back in time to meet Vincent Van Gough and face an invisible monster that only the painter can see (45 mins.)
 
13.
Santa Sangre (1989)
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A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult -, and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms". (123 mins.)
 
14.
Shark in the Head (2004)
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Shark in the Head unfolds into a stunning cinematic powerhouse that combines comedy and drama for a... (75 mins.)
 
15.
Neverwas (2005)
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A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist... (103 mins.)
 
16.
I Am Sam (2001)
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A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family. (132 mins.)
Director: Jessie Nelson
 
17.
Elling (2001)
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When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet... (89 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
 
18.
David and Lisa (1962)
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The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis... (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
19.
Psycho (1960)
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A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
 
20.
Benny & Joon (1993)
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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. (98 mins.)
 
21.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s. (127 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
22.
Red White & Blue (2010)
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A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Simon Rumley
“ Character- Nate

Actor(s)- Noah Taylor

Diagnosis- Anti-Social Personality Disorder ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
23.
Long Pigs (2007)
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A documentary by two desperate young filmmakers who stumble upon the ultimate subject, a 33 year old... (81 mins.)
“ Character- Anthony McAllister

Actor(s)- Anthony Aivano

Diagnosis- Anti-Social Personality Disorder ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
24.
Keane (2004)
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A man in his early 30s (Keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York... (100 mins.)
Director: Lodge Kerrigan
“ Character- WIlliam Keane

Actor(s)- Damien Lewis

Diagnosis- Paranoid Schizophrenia ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
25.
Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
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Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher. (96 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barnz
“ Character- Phoebe Lichen

Actor(s)- Elle Fanning

Diagnosis- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
26.
The Yarn Princess (1994 TV Movie)
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Margaret, who has certain mental disabilities, struggles when her husband, Jake, is diagnosed with schizophrenia... (100 mins.)
Director: Tom McLoughlin