Films Featuring Mental Disorders

This is a list of some of the best films that have themes of mental disorders.

Enjoy the list!

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) – Histrionic personality disorder
Psycho (1960) – Dissociative disorder (multiple personality disorder)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – Anti-social personality disorder *
Ordinary People (1980) – Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Clinical depression
Fatal Attraction (1987) – Borderline personality disorder *
Rain Man (1988) – Autism affective disorder *
The Karen Carpenter Story (1989) – Eating disorder *
Misery (1990) – Bipolar disorder *
Jacob’s Ladder (1990) – Dissociative disorder
The Fisher King (1991) – Schizophrenia *
Beaches (1991) – Histrionic personality disorder *
Single White Female (1992) – Borderline personality disorder *
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) – Autism affective disorder
Benny & Joon (1993) – Schizophrenia *
Mr. Jones (1993) – Bipolar disorder
Copycat (1995) – Agoraphobia *
Good Will Hunting (1997) – Post traumatic stress disorder *
The Virgin Suicides (1999) – Clinical depression
American Beauty (1999) – Clinical depression
Girl, Interrupted (1999) – Anti-social personality disorder, Borderline personality disorder *
Fight Club (1999) – Dissociative disorder (multiple personality disorder)
Me, Myself & Irene (2000) – Dissociative disorder (multiple personality disorder) *
American Psycho (2000) – Anti-social personality disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder
A Beautiful Mind (2001) – Schizophrenia *
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) – Schizoaffective disorder
White Oleander (2002) – Borderline personality disorder *
Matchstick Men (2003) – Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorder (Agoraphobia)
Brothers (2004) – Post traumatic stress disorder
Hide and Seek (2005) – Dissociative disorder (multiple personality disorder) *
Reign Over Me (2007) – Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007) – Delusional psychotic disorder
The Number 23 (2007) – Dissociative disorder (multiple personality disorder)
The Soloist (2009) – Schizophrenia
Black Swan (2010) – Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Schizophrenia, Dissociative disorder, Borderline personality disorder *
Shutter Island (2010) – Dissociative disorder (multiple personality disorder) *
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) – Anti-social personality disorder
The Beaver (2011) – Clinical Depression *
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) – Bipolar disorder *
Run & Jump (2013) – Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Blue Jasmine (2013) – Borderline personality disorder *

 

* Movies I’ve personally seen

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