Mental Disorders Portrayed in Film

As a Neuropsychology student I'm highly interested in how cinema portrays mental health issues, so I decided to create this list in an attempt to recognise specific mental disorders (sometimes associated with neurological conditions) depicted in film.
Last updated on 20 December, 2020.

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  • Spellbound
  • The Three Faces of Eve
  • Psycho
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Sybil
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Ordinary People
  • Blue Velvet
  • Rain Man
  • Twin Peaks
  • Awakenings
  • Benny & Joon
  • The Basketball Diaries
  • Trainspotting
  • Primal Fear
  • Lost Highway
  • As Good as It Gets
  • Fight Club
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • American Psycho
  • Memento
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Donnie Darko
  • Mulholland Drive
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Iris
  • The Hours
  • Identity
  • Matchstick Men
  • The Machinist
  • Secret Window
  • The Aviator
  • Mozart and the Whale
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Inland Empire
  • Away from Her
  • Canvas
  • The Number 23
  • Helen
  • Orphan
  • Shutter Island
  • Black Swan
  • FRED: The Movie
  • Simple Simon
  • It's Kind of a Funny Story
  • Beau
  • Take Shelter
  • Suicide Room
  • Waking Madison
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Melancholia
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Munchausen
  • Frozen
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • The Skeleton Twins
  • Infinitely Polar Bear
  • Welcome to Me
  • Still Alice
  • Gone Girl
  • My Skinny Sister
  • Abzurdah
  • Inside Out
  • Room
  • No Letting Go
  • Split
  • To the Bone
  • Feed
  • Gerald's Game
  • Heartthrob
  • At Eternity's Gate
  • Beautiful Boy
  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  • Huracán
  • Horse Girl