Psychological Disorders in the Movies: Feature Films

Addenda:
- Also see "Psychological Disorders in the Movies: Documentaries" letterboxd.com/jamawive/list/psychological-disorders-in-the-movies-documentaries/edit/
-One or more characters/people in these movies could be diagnosed with a DSM disorder (see NOTES after each title in list form for my best hypotheses)
-The disorders range in severity
-Not all of these depictions of mental health issues are accurate, or "serious," and not all of these movies are good.
- "So-called" before a diagnosis reflects my opinion that what we see does not correspond to the reality of the disorder, or was an incorrect diagnosis stated in the film (e.g. labeling women as schizophrenic in the 1940s-50s)
-Disorders in these categories are not included: sexual and substance abuse disorders; general "psycho killers" or serial/mass murderers; any disorder depicted in a horror movie context

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  • 55 Steps
  • Abzurdah
  • Adam
  • Adaptation.
  • Affliction
  • Agatha
  • Agnes of God
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • American Sniper
  • Andy
  • An Angel at My Table
  • Angel Baby
  • Anger Management
  • Antwone Fisher
  • The Apostle
  • Archipelago
  • Are You Here
  • The Arrangement
  • The Artist's Wife
  • As Good as It Gets
  • At Eternity's Gate
  • August: Osage County
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Autumn Leaves
  • The Aviator
  • Away from Her
  • The Bachelors
  • Bad Boys
  • Bad Hurt
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Bee Season
  • Being Flynn
  • The Bell Jar
  • Benny & Joon
  • The Best Little Girl in the World
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Big Fan
  • Bigger Than Life
  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
  • Biutiful
  • Black Swan
  • Blood Stripe
  • Blue
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Blue Sky
  • The Boarder
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • Bound for Greatness
  • Boy A
  • Bringing Out the Dead
  • Brothers
  • Brothers
  • Bug
  • The Caine Mutiny
  • Cake
  • Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
  • Canvas
  • Captain Newman, M.D.
  • Charly
  • A Child's Cry for Help
  • Choking Man
  • Christine
  • Clean, Shaven
  • The Cobweb
  • Coming Home
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • Contamination
  • Control
  • Corrode
  • Courage Under Fire
  • The Cracker Factory
  • Crazy/Beautiful
  • Crossfire
  • Daphne
  • The Dark Horse
  • David and Lisa
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Diary of a Mad Housewife
  • The Dinner
  • Dirty Filthy Love
  • Dominick and Eugene
  • Don Juan DeMarco
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Dream Team
  • Drop Dead Fred
  • The Eagle and the Hawk
  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
  • Elizabeth Blue
  • Elling
  • The End of the Tour
  • Equus
  • Face to Face
  • Falling Down
  • Family Life
  • Fatal Attraction
  • The Father
  • Fear Strikes Out
  • Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia
  • Fearless
  • Feed