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Mental Disorders in Cinema: 150+ Great Depictions

Note: in dire need of an update. Prior to adding Tyrannosaur, Frownland, Notes on a Scandal, & To the Bone on 12/03/17, and Nyctophobia today, I hadn't added to (or removed from) this list in nine months or so.

I got my bachelor's degree in abnormal psychology, and I've always been interested in the depiction of this subject matter in cinema. This list covers a very broad range illnesses and even includes films which only briefly cover certain specific disorders (e.g. the character of Curtis' mother in Take Shelter). If you'd like me to specify how a certain film qualifies for the list, leave a question in the comments. A number of these choices are somewhat speculative, but please make sure…

There are 9 comedy films in this list released in the 2010s.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    12

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    78

  • The Spectacular Now

    79

  • Blue Jasmine

    115

  • Filth

    122

  • The Dirties

    129

  • Young Adult

    133

  • Sleepwalk with Me

    142

  • Anomalisa

    164