Mental Illness

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Created by MUBI user Kenji

Original description:

Thanks to all who’ve made this a surprisingly popular list. There’s a forum thread Great Films Depicting Insanity and Mental Illness worth checking out, and very useful for this list.

I see mental illness as a collective as well as individual, social as well as medical, problem, hence the inclusion of some films here that may raise eyebrows. Individuals need protection from society as well as vice-versa. Oh, the things many of us…

  • Ingeborg Holm
  • The House of Darkness
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Buccaneer's Son
  • Secrets of a Soul
  • A Page of Madness
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • L'Âge d'Or
  • M
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • Stoopnocracy
  • Duck Soup
  • Triumph of the Will
  • Private Worlds
  • The Downfall of Osen
  • Fury
  • That Uncertain Feeling
  • A Bill of Divorcement
  • Blind Alley
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Gaslight
  • Dead of Night
  • Spellbound
  • The Seventh Veil
  • Bedlam
  • The Dark Mirror
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Secret Beyond the Door
  • Rope
  • The Snake Pit
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Idiot
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Europe '51
  • The Sniper
  • Él
  • The Crucified Lovers
  • Ordet
  • The Cobweb
  • I Live in Fear
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Night and Fog
  • Lust for Life
  • Bigger Than Life
  • Moby Dick
  • The Searchers
  • The Lower Depths
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Three Faces of Eve
  • Vertigo
  • Head against the Wall
  • Suddenly, Last Summer
  • Psycho
  • Peeping Tom
  • Victim
  • The Mark
  • Through a Glass Darkly
  • The Innocents
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Pressure Point
  • Tender Is the Night
  • Sundays and Cybele
  • Freud: The Secret Passion
  • Paranoiac
  • The Fire Within
  • Maniac
  • Shock Corridor
  • The Night of the Iguana
  • Lilith
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
  • Marnie
  • Intentions of Murder
  • The Pumpkin Eater
  • Le Bonheur
  • The Collector
  • Repulsion
  • Black Girl
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Our Trip to Africa
  • Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment
  • Persona
  • Marat/Sade
  • Titicut Follies
  • Mouchette
  • The Whisperers
  • Warrendale
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • The Cremator
  • Petulia
  • Matthew's Days
  • Signs of Life
  • if....
  • Death by Hanging
  • Jackal of Nahueltoro
  • L'Amour fou
  • The Dependent
  • Birds, Orphans and Fools