Top 10 Popular Movies About Mental Illness

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6. A Beautiful Mind (Schizophrenia)

John Nash tries to bring about a revolution in the field of mathematics during his early years. He starts teaching after graduation and gets involved with Alicia, a student. The Government then asks him for help after which he gets involved in an intricate conspiracy plot. He gets more paranoid every day and then discovers something that changes his life. He turns to Alicia for help so that he can regain his respectable status. This film is based on the real life story of Nobel prize winner John Nash.


7. Rain Man (Autism)

Charley’s father throws him out during his teenage years after which he learns to manipulate situations and people. He comes to know that his father his died and left behind a car and an autistic son, Raymond who is brilliant with numbers. He kidnaps Raymond and takes him for a road trip.

8. Girl, Interrupted (Borderline Personality Disorder)

Susanna is sent to a mental institution after she tries to kill herself. She finds herself getting fascinated with Lisa, a wild and cold-hearted woman. She finally stands up for herself and gives Lisa a taste of her own medicine after which she gets better at a rapid rate.


9. Donnie Darko (Schizophrenia)

Donnie Darko is a social outcast who starts dating a girl named Gretchen. Donnie has another friend- a big bunny named Frank who is only visible to him. This movie has garnerned a wide cult following ever since its release.


10. Sybil (Multiple Personality Disorder)

Sybil is an anxious young woman who slips in and out of her sixteen personalities. She starts meeting with a kind-hearted psychiatrist who helps her face her troubled childhood. It is revealed that Sybil’s mother used to abuse and torture her and take immense pleasure in her pain.

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