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Movies about Mental Illness:

14 movies, sorted by rating.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Genre: Biography, Drama
About: Geniuses, Mental illness

Shutter Island (2010)

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
About: Mental hospitals, Mental illness

Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Genre: Drama
About: Mental illness, Schizophrenia

A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly desperate husband ('Max von Sydow'). They are joined by Karin's father ('Gunnar Björnstrand'), who is a world-traveling author that is estranged to his children. The film depicts how Karin's grip on reality slowly slips away and how the bonds between the family members are changing in light of this fact.

Ordinary People (1980)

Genre: Drama
About: Mental illness, Losing a child

The Machinist (2003)

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
About: Insomnia, Mental illness

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Genre: Drama, Romance
About: Small towns, Mental illness

I Am Sam (2001)

Genre: Drama
About: Mental illness, Parenting

The Lookout (2007)

Genre: Thriller, Drama
About: Mental illness, Amnesia