Madness

Films in which a character starts off as a relatable protagonist, and throughout the events of the film are transformed and descend into madness and chaos. Can be beautiful madness or evil madness.
- Written and colorized by Siegel
Suggestions welcome!

  • Black Swan
  • The Witch
  • The Dirties
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Persona
  • The Lighthouse
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Network
  • The Lodge
  • Scarface
  • Uncut Gems
  • Whiplash
  • Pi
  • Eraserhead
  • The Babadook
  • Perfect Blue
  • Gone Girl
  • Being John Malkovich
  • The Thing
  • Christine
  • Faults
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Ms .45
  • Benny's Video
  • The Prestige
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Blue Jasmine
  • The Driller Killer
  • Raising Cain
  • Take Shelter
  • Taxi Driver
  • Hereditary
  • Fight Club
  • Nightcrawler
  • The Shining
  • At Eternity's Gate
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Images
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • The Innocents
  • Shock Corridor
  • Enemy
  • Joker
  • The Kindergarten Teacher
  • M
  • The Tenant
  • First Reformed
  • Creep
  • mother!
  • The Aviator
  • Phantom Thread
  • Shirley
  • Shutter Island
  • Amadeus
  • I, Tonya
  • American Psycho
  • The Machinist
  • Barton Fink
  • Nocturne
  • Vertigo
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Cube
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Oldboy
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Horse Girl
  • Woodshock
  • Raw
  • Repulsion
  • Welcome to Me
  • Falling Down