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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

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

After fathering a child with a homeless woman, Sam (Sean Penn) -- a grown man with the mental capacity of a 7-year-old -- raises the baby himself until an incident at a birthday party finds the Child Protective Services deeming him an unfit guardian. With the help of yuppie lawyer Michelle Pfeiffer, Sam attempts to regain custody of his daughter and prove that, despite his handicap, he's a truly loving father.

The Lookout (2007)

Genre: Thriller, Drama
About: Mental illness, Amnesia