If you know of any other movies that could be classified as highlighting the mental illness that is schizophrenia, feel free to let me know in the comments section so I can add it to the list. He explains his delusions to her such as that he has been victim of U.S. Government testing. Note: The author of this site is not engaged in rendering professional advice or services to the individual reader. I’m sorry I do not know more but it has been a while. Name: Leonard Shelby These extremes have leached into the collective conscious, and ignorance and a lack of education regarding mental illness have added fuel to the fires of misunderstanding. As a young girl, Joan begins having “visions” that inspire her to lead the French battle against English forces. The story is based on the relationship between a wealthy socialite and her son in which they engage in incest. This film was considered very well done and actually won an Oscar. Santa Sangre (Holy Blood) (1989) – This was a Mexican-Italian movie with both flashbacks and flash-forwards in the plot. Schizophrenia is a relatively rare mental illness affecting slightly over 1% of the American adult population. This movie has received pretty positive feedback and still has a large cult following. Many of these movies are not based on true stories, but some are. They are typecast as individuals with no connection to reality and who can't measure their actions. Some very famous or accomplished people have had or are living with schizophrenia. The Soloist (2009) – This was a drama movie featuring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. In this film, a mathematician (Paltrow’s father) developed schizophrenia and she has to take care of him. Donnie starts experiencing hallucinations of a rabbit who announces the end of the days. A taxi driver who is a conspiracy theorist believes that most events that happen in the world are a result of government conspiracies and tells his ideas to the lawyer. It is based on Dennis Lehane’s book “Shutter Island” which was released in 2003. Now, in a study published in theÂ. Such films require extra hard work as compared to the regular films directed. Images (1972) – This is a British-American movie about a wealthy housewife who experiences many delusions and hallucinations regarding her husband. A friendship is born and the journalist will soon find dealing with mental illness requires patience and professional help. She believes his delusions and they end up lighting themselves on fire. Thank you for the movie titles. They end up moving in together, getting pregnant and the wife dies during childbirth. It is set in Mexico and details the crazy story of a boy named Fenix who grew up in a circus. Can anyone help me out please? Calvin (schizophrenia) Calvin is a six-year old boy from the famous comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, with a stuffed tiger named Hobbes. Shutter Island (2010) – Most people have seen this highly popular psychological thriller directed by Martin Scorsese. We all discover that her doctor is none other than her husband. When he is released from an institution, he begins to remember a childhood trauma that occurred – his father’s murder. The story involves flashbacks of religious cults, violence, and symbolism. Learn how your comment data is processed. A review of 41 movies (released between 1990 and 2010) that featured at least one main character with schizophrenia found that most characters engaged in dangerous or violent behaviors toward themselves or others, and nearly a third engaged in homicidal behavior. He ends up doing drugs and becomes increasingly paranoid – he thinks he is being followed. He focuses his efforts towards building a storm shelter in the backyard – but his odd behavior puts a strain on his familial relationship. The title translates to “Those Moments” and is in regards to the quality moments he appreciated with her. Critics have faulted movies for their emphasis on the grossly disor-ganized and bizarre behaviors of characters with schizophrenia, many of whom are shown experiencing vivid visual hallucinations (4,16). His doctor is the actual murderer, but since he is struggling with mental illness, he is an easy victim for a set up. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans (Me, Myself, and Irene) On a lighter note, Jim Carrey‘s character Charlie Baileygates morphs into alter ego Hank Evans as a self-defense mechanism. Both of these individuals have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The VHS is labeled “Danny” British Television, 1990. Trying to dub it to DVD, but the quality is likely abysmal by now. Igby is fearful that he will eventually develop the same mental illness as his father. It was based on the play “Proof” by David Auburn. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (2006) – This movie is based on the 1903 journal that was written by Daniel Paul Schreber. A young woman believes that she is a cyborg and is institutionalized after cutting her wrists. student with schizophrenia (?). The movie attempts to address major issues that influence the life of Alan. Some Bollywood psychological thrillers are not very popular but still they leave an impact on the audiences. He eventually attempts suicide, but instead is rescued by a homeless man suffering from catatonic schizophrenia. Hi Dalton, The movie you are thinking of is “A Beautiful Mind”! All I remember is that it was about a girl who started to develop schizophrenia (? Now, in a study published in the American Psychiatric Association it's stated that from forty films depicting schizophrenia, 80% percent reinforce the myth of patients being violent and sometimes homicidal, when actually most of them tend to lead quiet lives resulting from a reduction of emotions and lack of excitement caused by the medication. ), that came out in the 1980s or 1990s. Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox , Alexia Keogh , Karen Fergusson , Iris Churn She ends up getting company from many strange, wandering men. Through many incidents tied to his condition, we see how Peter fights to prove that he's capable of taking care of his daughter.Â, From from being a psychological thriller or drama, this romantic comedy tells the story of a man and a woman who don't precisely conform to what is not considered "normal." The story is based on the life of actress Sarah Holcomb. The woman ends up telling all of her thoughts to her husband and psychiatrist. Did I leave any movies off the list that may have been about schizophrenia? Proof (2005) – This is an American drama film featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Jake Gyllenhaal. A wealthy writer of children's fiction receives unsettling phone calls from a strange woman who claims that her husband is having an affair. Her mother is emotionally abusive and highly controlling. This is probably one of the few movies that fought to shatter all of Hollywood's clichés about mental disorders, schizophrenia in particular. 15 Park Avenue (2005) – This is an English-Indian movie about a woman in her 30’s who suffers from schizophrenia and is taken care of by her older sister and mother. The only scene from the movie I remember is that she had a can of soda with a straw in it and she held soda covering the tip of the straw, and put drops of soda in each letter of her computer keyboard, ruining it. By topic or keyword up creating an alternate reality in her Mind in which she her. 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