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Girl, Interrupted ( 1999 )
Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.
The Uninvited ( 2009 )
Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.
The Uninvited ( 2008 )
A young woman's nightmarish past returns to trigger off a bizarre phobia she was once cured of; an intense fear of space, eased only by closeness to walls. She becomes a psychological survivalist when her remote house suddenly becomes a spiritual battleground, as evil forces gather to torture her during a night of terror.
Primal Fear ( 1996 )
An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.
The Silence of the Lambs ( 1991 )
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
Fight Club ( 1999 )
An office employee and a soap salesman build a global organization to help vent male aggression.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ( 1975 )
Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse.
Benny & Joon ( 1993 )
A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
House of D ( 2004 )
Set in NYC, House of D is a "coming of age" story of a 13 y/o boy, Tommy (Anton Yelchin), being raised by a single mom (Tea Leoni). This boy befriends the janitor, Pappass (Robin Williams) of his Catholic school & is his co-worker as a deli
A Beautiful Mind ( 2001 )
After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish.
Taxi Driver ( 1976 )
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.
Single White Female ( 1992 )
When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left)...
Gothika ( 2003 )
Ghost story in which a repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the very asylum where she worked with no memory of why she is there and what she has done.
Identity ( 2003 )
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
Proof ( 2005 )
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician (recently deceased) tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs.
The Gift ( 2000 )
A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared.
Reign Over Me ( 2007 )
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
The Mosquito Coast ( 1986 )
An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle...
What About Bob? ( 1991 )
A successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a highly manipulative obsessive-compulsive, tracks him down during his family vacation.
The Fisher King ( 1991 )
A radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a horrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was a victim of it.
The Cell ( 2000 )
A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
As Good as It Gets ( 1997 )
A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship
Factory Girl ( 2006 )
Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.
The Ninth Configuration ( 1980 )
A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S...
The Manchurian Candidate ( 2004 )
When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, while Marco is haunted by dreams of what happened -- or didn't happen -- in Kuwait. As Marco (now a Major) investigates, the story begins to unravel, to the point where he questions if it happened at all. Is it possible the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed to believe Shaw is a war hero as part of a plot to seize the White House? Some very powerful people at Manchurian Global corporation appear desperate to stop him from finding out.
Jarhead ( 2005 )
Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.
Donovan's Echo ( 2011 )
A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.
Secretary ( 2002 )
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Running with Scissors ( 2006 )
Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.
Murder of Innocence ( 1993 )
Newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior. She goes from brief "short-circuits" to overtly murderous behavior. The film never tries to explain the cause of her mental collapse (except for a hint or two) but instead takes us into her frightening state of mind.
The Caveman's Valentine ( 2001 )
A cave-dwelling man sets out to track down the killer of a homeless boy and bring him to justice.
The Pit ( 1981 )
An autistic boy wreaks revenge on the people who harasses him when he discovers something weird in the forest.
May ( 2002 )
Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Lars and the Real Girl ( 2007 )
A delusional young guy strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. full synopsis
Sybil (1976) ( 1976 )
The true story of a young woman named Sybil, whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.
In Dreams ( 1999 )
Claire Cooper dreams strange things from time to time. One night, she dreams about a little girl being taken away by a stranger...
Manic ( 2001 )
Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of serious problems. Lyle interacts with other patients and staff on a human, and sometimes not so human level. The psychological problems of the patients also forms the fabric by which we see what's right with them, and what's wrong with the society that affects them.
Asylum ( 2005 )
In the 50's, the psychiatrist Max Raphael is hired to work as superintendent of an asylum in the outskirts of London, and he moves with his wife Stella Raphael and their son Charlie. Stella has a passionless marriage and is ignored by Max; her boredom changes when her son befriends the handsome inmate Edgar Stark, an sculptor that in a crisis of jealousy had killed and disfigured his wife, and that is treated by Dr. Peter Cleave, an ambitious psychiatrist that aspired Max's position. During the afternoons, Stella has a hot adulterous affair with Edgar until the day he escapes and their affair is discovered. Stella has to take a decision between her family and her wild passion for Edgar.
The Other ( 1972 )
<p> Down in the farmcountry of the US two twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil.
Stateside ( 2004 )
An adventurous romantic drama about a high-school rich kid serving in the Marine Corps to avoid jail, and a schizophrenic actress, whose career is crashing. Mark Deloach lands in the Marine Corps and meets Dori Lawrence before shipping out. Mark and Dori are a perfect match of misfits introduced by a friend, Sue Dubois, whose mother is suing Mark. Dori has left the bright lights of Hollywood to fix her life and mental illness, while at boot camp, Drill Instructor Skeer is on a mission not only to train Mark, but to make a man out of the rebellious teenager. The two outcast lovers, with more than a dose of humor, cling to their romance in spite of obstacles from authorities and circumstances which stand in their way.
The Collector ( 1965 )
Freddie, a socially withdrawn bank clerk and butterfly collector, decides to expand to collecting human specimens. That's where art student Miranda Grey comes in. Miranda matches wits with Freddie the icy psychopath.
Clean, Shaven ( 1993 )
Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family...
The Living and the Dead ( 2006 )
A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh...
King of California ( 2007 )
An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.
Birdy ( 1984 )
Two friends arrive back from Vietnam, scarred in different ways. One has physical injuries, the other...
Spider ( 2002 )
A mentally-disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
The Crush ( 1993 )
A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl whom proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death ( 1971 )
A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again.
Music Within ( 2007 )
The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.
Dark Floors ( 2008 )
While in the hospital for a tomography of the brain of his autistic daughter Sarah, Ben becomes upset when there is a power failure. He decides to leave the hospital with Sarah, while the nurse Emily tries to convince him to leave Sarah for further treatment. They get the elevator with three other passengers, and suddenly the elevator stops; when the door opens, people has vanished from the hospital, the environment is creepy and they are chased by devilish monsters. They find that they are trapped in the hospital, and the creatures seem to be hunting Sarah.
Cosi ( 1996 )
Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney institution for mentally ill. His project is overrun by one of the patients Roy who wants to put on stage Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart). None of the patients in the cast is able to sing and none of them knows Italian which is the language of the libretto. Through a lot of difficulties Lewis and his cast develop a deep understanding. The play smartly adapted for the unusual cast is finally produced: lots of unforeseen situations solved 'a la crazy way'but indeed brilliantly. Great success and sad farewell of the director from his cast.
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