Navigating the Complexities of the Mind: 10 Movies About Psychological Disorders

Navigating the Complexities of the Mind: 10 Movies About Psychological Disorders

İrem Uğur
March 01 2023 - 01:13pm

There are many movies that deal with psychological disorders. From schizophrenia to multiple personality disorder, we have compiled a list of films with many psychological disorders. If you are curious about the films that center on different psychological disorders, here you go!

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1. Glass (2019)

1. Glass (2019)

The last film in the trilogy of Unbreakable (2000), Split (2016) and Glass (2019), the plot of Glass is of great interest to psychological thriller lovers. In the movie, the character Kevin suffers from multiple personality disorder. This movie focuses on one of Kevin's multiple personalities and the most dangerous one, the Beast.


James McAvoy

Bruce Willis

Samuel L. Jackson

Anya Taylor-Joy

Sarah Paulson

2. A Beautiful Mind (2002)

2. A Beautiful Mind (2002)

The movie about the life of John Nash, a mathematician struggling with schizophrenia, is one of the most important movies about psychological disorders. Although the famous mathematician John Nash is admired by everyone for his intelligence, he has a problem of harmony with his environment. The movie depicts Nash's struggle with schizophrenia and his inability to distinguish between his fictional world and the real reality.


Russell Crowe

Ed Harris

Jennifer Connelly

Christopher Plummer

Paul Bettany

Adam Goldberg

Josh Lucas

3. Black Swan (2010)

3. Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan is a movie where everyone loves Natalie Portman's performance. The character Nina, played by Natalie Portman, has many psychological disorders in the movie. But the movie is mainly about schizophrenia. Nina, a ballerina struggling with schizophrenia, is the center of the film, which tells the story of Nina's experiences through the struggle between the black swan and the white swan. 


Natalie Portman

Mila Kunis

Vincent Cassel

Winona Ryder

Barbara Hershey

Benjamin Millepied

Janet Montgomery

Sebastian Stan

4. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

4. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

In the movie, which deals with multiple psychological disorders, Bradley Cooper plays Pat, who has bipolar disorder. Tiffany, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is a character who struggles with depression.


Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lawrence

Robert De Niro

Jacki Weaver

Chris Tucker

Anupam Kher

John Ortiz

Shea Whigham

Julia Stiles

5. To The Bone (2017)

5. To The Bone (2017)

This movie, which deals with anorexia, one of the psychological disorders, is among the important psychological films with its striking scenes. The film tells the story of Ellen, played by Lily Collins, who goes to a treatment center to treat her eating disorder.


Lily Collins

Keanu Reeves

Carrie Preston

Lili Taylor

Alex Sharp

Liana Liberato

Brooke Smith

Leslie Bibb

Kathryn Prescott

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6. Shutter Island (2010)

6. Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island is a movie about two police officers who go to a psychiatric hospital to investigate the disappearance of a patient and the events that unfold. Most of the characters in the movie have psychological disorders. Teddy, the police officer in the movie, has dissociative identity disorder. Teddy's wife also suffers from manic depression. Rachel Solando, the missing patient, has borderline personality disorder.


Leonardo DiCaprio

Mark Ruffalo

Ben Kingsley

Max von Sydow

Michelle Williams

Emily Mortimer

Patricia Clarkson

Jackie Earle Haley

Ted Levine

John Carroll Lynch

Elias Koteas

7. Gone Girl (2014)

7. Gone Girl (2014)

Amy has antisocial personality disorder in the movie, which deals with the experiences of Nick, who is blamed for the sudden disappearance of his wife Amy. Amy's antisocial personality disorder is explored in depth in the movie, which is based on this disorder.


Ben Affleck

Rosamund Pike

Neil Patrick Harris

Tyler Perry

Carrie Coon

Kim Dickens

Patrick Fugit 

Missi Pyle

Emily Ratajkowski

Casey Wilson

8. Sylvia (2003)

8. Sylvia (2003)

The movie, which focuses on Sylvia Plath's meeting and marriage with Ted Hughes, also includes the psychological disorders of the famous poet Sylvia. The experiences of Sylvia, who suffered from manic depressive psychological disorder, are portrayed in the movie.


Gwyneth Paltrow 

Daniel Craig 

David Birkin

Alison Bruce 

Amira Casar 

Blythe Danner 

Lucy Davenport 

Julian Firth

9. Cake (2014)

9. Cake (2014)

Focusing on the story of Claire, who withdraws from society after an accident, the movie is about the suicide of her friend Nina, who was in her therapy group. In Cake, Jennifer Aniston's character Claire struggles with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. 


Jennifer Aniston

Adriana Barraza

Anna Kendrick

Sam Worthington

Mamie Gummer

Felicity Huffman

William H. Macy

Chris Messina

Lucy Punch

Britt Robertson

Paula Cale

Ashley Crow

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

10. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

10. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

The movie is about Susanna, who was placed in a psychiatric hospital after drinking too much alcohol, and what happens after she voluntarily goes to a psychiatric hospital. The movie draws attention to the disorders of both Susanna and the other patients in the hospital. In addition to Susanna's borderline personality disorder, Lisa, whom Susanna meets in the hospital, also suffers from sociopathy.


Winona Ryder

Angelina Jolie

Clea DuVall

Brittany Murphy

Elisabeth Moss

Travis Fine

Jared Leto

Jeffrey Tambor

Vanessa Redgrave

Whoopi Goldberg

Angela Bettis

Jillian Armenante

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