What are the best movies about mental-illness?

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    Split is a 2016 film directed by M. Night Shyamalan which stars an incommensurable James McAvoy portraying almost 30 different personalities in a breathtaking thriller with a truly epic background story.  


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    John Chen
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Terrifying but really awesome movie. I applaud James McAvoy for being able to portray so many different personalities! I'm surprised he actually didn't got insane while filming the movie."
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    #2Black Swan

    Black Swan

    Black Swan is a 2010 psychological thriller set in the cutthroat world of New York City ballet. Nina, played by Natalie Portman, finds herself locked in a web of intrigue with a new rival at the company, both vying for the role of the Swan Queen. 


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    Isabel Hurtado
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "It's a very cringe movie oh god especially the one with the skin being pulled on the fingers. It scared me tbh but it's a truly fascinating watch. I can't imagine myself suffering from the same illness as Nina I think I would've died early. It's important to seek medical help and acknowledge your illness."
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    #3Inside Out

    Inside Out

    Inside Out is an adventure comedy animated movie directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, and starred by Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Lewis Black. This tells the story of young Riley dealing with her emotions.


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    Nancy Han
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Parents should make their children watch this movie. It's a very good film that can make kids and parents alike understand how important communication is and valuing feelings. I cried in the movie because I can relate. Too much pressure and everything else and keeping everything bottled inside will only make things worse and it's important for kids to understand that at a young age to avoid them suffering from depression when they grow up."
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    Brothers is a drama thriller motion picture that features Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire. It was directed by Jim Sheridan and was written for the screen by David Benioff. The film premiered in 2009 in New York City.


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    Sun Yuan
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I cried during Tobey Maguire's scene. Like, legit cried a river of tears enough to fill the Earth probs. This movie deserves so much more recognition and noise and hype. The characters acted beautifully especially Tobey. His acting is so real it pierces your heart. The shock and trauma of his experience in war is just heartbreaking."
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    #5A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind is a biographical drama film directed by Ron Howard. Released in 2001, the movie was based on the life of John Nash. It starred Russel Crowe, Jennifer Connely, Paul Bettany, Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer and Josh Lucas.


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    Rosa Arroyo
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I have a friend who suffers from schizophrenia and she always tells me these crazy absurd thigns that I can't just understand. When I saw this movie I was horrified with what really is going on with people who has schizo. It made me understand even for just a little bit."
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    #6The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides is a drama romance movie that follows a group of male friends as they become obsessed with the five mysterious sisters who are secluded by their religious parents in Detroit in the 1970s. It was directed by Sofia Coppola in 1999.


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    Jordan Hayes
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "This movies shows how an unhealthy environment can lead down to depression. Depression is a real killer and all of us should be accommodating and considerate of others. You'll never know if the smiles are real or not and everyone is suffering deep inside. It's sad that it's always too late to save someone."
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    #7Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    Shutter Island is a crime thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese released in 2010. Leonardo di Caprio stars as U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels who investigates the disappearance of a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane that quickly turns nightmarish.  


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    Brian Cox
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "We are very lucky nowadays that we have more accommodating mental facilities that have a good understanding of mentally ill people. Shutter island shows how hard it is to be "crazy" back in the days. I was actually feeling scared of Leo's character here throughout the whole movie."
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    #8Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook is a multi-awarded drama and comedy movie directed by David O. Russell. It was first released November 16, 2012, by The Weinstein Company and was rated R by the board. It starred Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro.


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    Heather Medina
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "It is a comedy film and yes it's funny but it has a deeper meaning into it and in real life, mental disorders are no laughing matter. We shouldn't really use the word "Bipolar" loosely. The movie is good because it shows how support is very important for people who are having mental problems."


Best What are the best movies about mental-illness
1SplitMovies 16 Paid
2Black SwanMovies 11 Paid
3Inside OutMovies 11 Paid
4BrothersMovies 8 Paid
5A Beautiful MindMovies 7 Paid
6The Virgin SuicidesMovies 5 Paid
7Shutter IslandMovies 3 Paid
8Silver Linings PlaybookMovies 1 Paid

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