23 films about psychos and schizophrenics

The human psyche is a mysterious thing, and it is not known which skeletons in the closet are stored in the brain of the person next to us. We have put together the best films about psychos and schizophrenics, some of which are based on real events.

Split 2017

Genre: thriller, horrors

Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.9, IMDb - 7.3

Disease: multiple personality disorder

According to the director of the film M. Knight Shyamalan, the film "Split" was the hardest work in his career.

The main character abducts three teenage girls. Kevin specially equipped the basement for his captives. The subsequent events of Marsha, Casey and Claire could not have imagined even in the worst dream - the fact is that their captor suffers from multiple personality disorders. The girls have already met 23 people living in Kevin’s head, but they will have yet another acquaintance - with the Beast living inside this person, and dating will not be avoided.

Glass 2019

Genre: drama, thriller, fiction

Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.4, IMDb - 6.7

Disease: multiple personality disorder

Most of the filming process took place in the building, which previously was a psychiatric hospital.

The film is a direct continuation of the thriller "Split". After the abduction of a group of girls and the decisive battle between David Dunn and Kevin Kramb, the heroes find themselves in a mental hospital. It also contains Elijah Prast, suffering from imperfect osteogenesis. Now the psychiatrist treating them should explain to them that their illnesses are not superpowers at all.

Golden Glove (Der goldene Handschuh) 2019

Genre: thriller

Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.5 IMDb - 6.7

Disease: manic psychosis

A pub called The Golden Glove is not only fictitious, but still works. The institution is located in Hamburg.

Events unfold in West Germany in the 70s of the last century. Fritz Honka can be called a typical middle-aged loser. In his life, nothing worthwhile happened, and he spends all his free time in the Golden Glove Pub. After a certain dose of alcohol, he usually gets acquainted with single and elderly women, and leads them to his home. Only at home, in his bachelor’s dwelling, does he let out the monster living inside him.

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Genre: crime, comedy

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.4, IMDb - 7.2

Disease: psychopathy

The film gathered on one set of stars such as Colleen Farrell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.

The idea of ​​a script called "Seven Psychopaths" has long been ripening in the head of the non-pro-script writer Marty. At a time when Marty completely loses inspiration, an unbalanced friend of Billy hurries to help him, not knowing it himself. The thing is that the guy managed to steal the dog from the nutty gangster Charlie, who is not ready to forgive such an act. Now Marty, Billy and the people associated with them are in a big mess that could cost them their lives.

Temple Grandin 2010

Genre: biography, drama

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.9, IMDb - 8.3

Disease: autism

The film is based on the biography of Temple Grandin, who, despite her illness, was able to socialize and make a number of important discoveries both in agricultural life and in social life. Among her designs is a “hugging machine,” which helps autists calm down during an attack.

The plot is based on Temple Grandin's life. Being an autistic from childhood, a woman was able to become a leading scientist in the agricultural industry of America, she designed a huge number of slaughterhouses in the country. The film will tell the story of a man who, after searching the diagnosis, found his place in life.

Ma (Ma) 2019

Genre: thriller

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.8, IMDb - 8.0

Disease: schizophrenia

The main role in the film was played by Octavia Spencer, familiar to the audience from the paintings "The Servant", "Red Bracelets", "Gifted".

Movie detail

What do teens love? Alcohol, parties and permissiveness. This is exactly what Sue Ann, better known as Ma, offers them. She takes custody of children who constantly spend time with her, but gradually Maggie and her friends begin to think that Ma is too intrusive and her actions look more and more strange. They have to find out what secrets are kept not only in the woman’s house, but also in her head.

55 Steps (55 Steps) 2017

Genre: biography, drama

Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.9, IMDb - 6.9

Disease: schizophrenia

The film is based on the true story of Eleanor Reese, a patient in one of the American mental hospitals. The woman managed to defend her rights in court, but did not have to rejoice in the victory for long - because of the excess doses of medications received by Reese in the clinic, she died almost immediately after the court session.

Eleanor Reese was diagnosed with schizophrenia. A woman lives in a psychiatric hospital, receives medications on a schedule, and punishments after her behavior seems abnormal to medical staff. Eleanor wants to manage his life on his own and prove that she is the same person as everyone else. To help her in this difficult matter, a fighter for the rights of patients of mental hospitals Colette Hughes is going to. The meeting will forever change the fate of both women.

Rain Man 1988

Genre: drama

Rating: KinoPoisk - 8.2, IMDb - 8.0

Disease: autism, savantism

Among the films about psychos and schizophrenics "Rain Man" and starring duet Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, which appeared in it, is almost the most recognizable. The picture received four Academy Award.

Charlie is a rude and selfish guy who is used to putting money down the drain. After the death of his father, he suddenly finds out not only the fact that he was left without an inheritance, but also that he has a brother, Raymond, who is in a mental hospital. It was to him that his father bequeathed all his money. Charlie decides to take his brother hostage in order to get his share of the inheritance. Charlie’s selfish act suddenly grows into a long way from insensibility to friendship, self-understanding and love.

Stringer (Nightcrawler) 2013

Genre: crime, drama, thriller

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.4, IMDb - 7.9

Disease: schizophrenia

Jake Gyllenhaal not only lost weight and took up physical exercises for the role, but also got used to his image so much that he broke his mirror with his hand during the shooting. The act cost the actor fourteen stitches on his hand.

Louis Bloom is an unemployed person who is desperate to get a job at least somewhere. He witnesses amateur filming of a car accident. The man decides to exchange his bike for a video camera and make a report that would be interesting to local television companies. The recording made by Bloom interested the news director, who saw a man's potential for work. It soon turns out that Louis is ready to do anything to get really worthwhile material.

Perfumer (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) 2006

Genre: crime drama

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.7, IMDb - 7.5

Disease: manic psychosis

This film about real undisguised madness was shot based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Suskind, written by the writer in 1985.

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille has not been needed by anyone since birth. A boy born in the fish market of a Paris market obsessed with the idea of ​​becoming the best perfumer. Step by step, he goes towards his goal. Once he makes the formula for perfect perfumes. To create them, he needs to kill thirteen girls, but is it a sacrifice when you go to your dream?

Joker 2019

Genre: crime, drama, thriller

Rating of expectations (KinoPoisk) - 96%

Disease: schizophrenia

In the samples for the role of the Joker, Bradley Cooper, James Franco, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Skarsgård and many other Hollywood stars took part, but in the end the role went to Joaquin Phoenix.

Movie detail

At the beginning of the 80s, the not so happy comedian Arthur Fleck lives in the city of Gotem. His sick mother wanted the boy to live with a smile on his face from an early age. The comic career failed, and gradually, faced with human rudeness and cruelty, Fleck begins to become embittered. So his alter ego - the Joker - who wants to become the prince of the underworld and get even with the Wayne family, is born.

Mud (Filth) 2013

Genre: comedy, drama, crime

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.6, IMDb - 7.1

Disease: sociopathy, drug addiction, alcoholism

The film is an adaptation of the novel "Shit," written by Irwin Welch.

The main character, detective sergeant Bruce Robertson, has a goal - he wants to become a detective inspector of the Edinburgh detective police. Perhaps he would have become him a long time ago, but Bruce is a man with oddities, in addition, he is a fan of making fun of colleagues and has a serious addiction to sex and cocaine. In pursuit of his dream, an investigation into the murder of a student from Japan committed in one of the underpasses can help him. But he is not alone in the desire to get promoted, and his colleagues are not going to give in to the negligent cop.

The Cell 2000

Genre: thriller, fiction, horror

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.1, IMDb - 6.3

Disease: psychopathy, manic psychosis, schizophrenia

The film was nominated for an Oscar for best makeup, but the cherished statuette received the picture "The Grinch - The Thief of Christmas."

The police manage to catch a maniac psychopath who abducts the girls and drowns them in an airtight room, the location of which no one knows. Karl is in a coma after another schizophrenic seizure. In order to help the last victim of a maniac, it is necessary to penetrate the brain of Carl and save the girl. To help the investigation comes the psychiatrist Katherine, who knows how to penetrate the inner world of patients. She and the investigator will plunge into the consciousness of a schizophrenic who has nothing to do with reality.

Don't Say a Word (Don't Say a Word) 2001

Genre: detective, drama, thriller

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.2, IMDb - 6.3

Disease: anxiety disorder

The creators of the picture wanted to postpone its release due to the fact that it was supposed to take place two weeks after the September 11 terrorist attack, but did not postpone the release.

Psychiatrist Nathan Conrad does not even imagine how much his life will change after meeting with patient Elizabeth Burroughs. Due to the appeal of this closed girl suffering from unmotivated attacks of aggression, Nathan could lose her family. Bandits are taking him close, demanding to get a code from the girl’s memories that will lead them to a ruby ​​worth millions of dollars. Now Conrad must pick up the key to the shy girl and save his loved ones.

Spider (2002)

Genre: drama thriller

Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.9, IMDb - 6.8

Disease: schizophrenia

The thriller was based on the eponymous novel written by Patrick McGrath in 1990. The writer admitted that he took up writing the book after working in a mental hospital.

After staying in a psychiatric hospital, schizophrenic Dennis Clegg returns home. He must undergo rehabilitation and begin to live a normal life. But not always "at home and the walls heal." Dennis is increasingly immersed in the memories of his childhood and the terrible psychological trauma that crippled his entire subsequent life. The past and present in his mind are woven into a single web, to get out of which it is more and more difficult.

Beaver (2010)

Genre: drama

Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.9, IMDb - 6.7

Disease: clinical depression, split personality

The main role could be played by Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, but in the end Beaver was played by Mel Gibson.

Walter Black is an average American who has a family and a job. But the accumulated failures turn into depression, which lasts for years. This is reflected both in his relatives and at work, and gradually he begins to think about suicide. Helps a man cope with the situation ... a doll in the form of a beaver, which Walter put on his hand, about to commit suicide. On the one hand, a man’s life is getting better, and on the other, his eccentric behavior frightens those around him.

Interrupted Life (Girl, Interrupted) 1999

Genre: biography, drama

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.8, IMDb - 7.3

Disease: suicidal tendency, sociopathy

The film is an adaptation of Suzanne Keysen's autobiographical book, which was sent for "voluntary treatment" in 1967.

The events of the picture unfold in the 60s. These are the days of hippies, Woodstock, wars and changes. Suzanne, 18, wages war on herself and once loses - after a failed suicide attempt, she is diagnosed with a borderline condition and sent to a closed psychiatric institution. There, the girl gets acquainted with the Fox, suffering from sociopathy. Together they try to win in the fight against invisible enemies living only in their heads.

Something Wrong with Kevin 2010

Genre: detective, drama, thriller

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.2, IMDb - 7.5

Disease: psychopathy

The painting is based on the novel The Price of Dislike, written by Lionel Shriver, an American journalist and writer.

Eva was once happy, she was a very successful writer and had a family. After the birth of the first-born, she tried to pay all the attention to her son, but something was wrong with Kevin ... Eve will have to face the terrible crime of her son and stay alive. More precisely, trying to live, because one day her fifteen-year-old son will destroy everything that was dear to her, and then she will go to kill someone close to her.

Lollipop (Hard Candy) 2005

Genre: crime, drama, thriller

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.0, IMDb - 7.1

Disease: psychopathy

Filming, called by many critics "the most provocative thriller of 2005," lasted less than three weeks.

It all starts with dating the 14-year-old young Lolita named Haley and 32-year-old photographer Jeff on the Web. They make an appointment. The man really looks like a pedophile, and the girl clearly provokes him. After a brief conversation, they are sent to the man’s home. In the apartment, Haley finds pictures of missing girls, and then everything begins to go completely not according to Jeff's plan.

American Psycho (American Psycho) 2000

Genre: thriller, crime, drama

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.1, IMDb - 7.6

Disease: psychopathy

Among the films about mental disorders, "American Psycho" is perhaps the most famous. The thriller is based on the novel of the same name, written by Bret Easton Ellis.

Patrick Bateman is a successful American. He has a lot that ordinary people can only dream of - a good apartment, expensive clothes, prestigious work and connections. But once his true "I" breaks out, and from a well-mannered man, he turns into a vicious and cruel killer. In the afternoon he is the same Patrick, but at night he is a real beast. But for a long time such a game will not be able to continue.

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Genre: comedy, romance, drama

Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.1, IMDb - 7.3

Disease: anxiety disorder, delusional disorder

A joint project of Canadian and American filmmakers with Ryan Gosling in the title role was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay.

Lars lives in a small provincial town and works in a regular office. Quiet and modest, he once begins to notice that one of the employees is paying attention to him. Since it is very difficult for him to communicate with people, Lars solves the problem in a very non-trivial way - he orders a sex doll and announces that now he is his bride. The stunned city will have to get used to the new inhabitant, in whom the guy falls in love seriously.

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Genre: adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy

Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.7, IMDb - 7.0

Disease: schizophrenia

Having played Manny, Daniel Radcliffe proved to many film critics that it’s time to remove the Harry Potter cliches from him and remember that he is a wonderful actor who can play a wide variety of characters.

The life of the protagonist, Hank, hangs in the balance - he ended up on a desert island, and, desperate, only thinks about how to take his own life. But to life, as it is not strange, the corpse returns him.A corpse named Manny becomes for Hank a pillar, support and a source of hope for salvation. Now that Hank is not so alone, he seeks to get out of the island and return home to his lover.

Chamber (The Ward) 2010

Genre: detective, thriller, horror

Rating: KinoPoisk - 5.9, IMDb - 5.6

Disease: schizophrenia

Completes our list of films about psychos and schizophrenics (some of which are based on real events) the ominous thriller John Carpenter. On the account of the director such horror films as "Christina", "Something" and "Village of the Damned."

The events of the picture take place in the 60s. Kristen set fire to the house, after which she was sent for compulsory treatment to a mental hospital. In addition to her, there are four more patients in the ward. Dr. Stringer, treating the girls, uses alternative methods of treatment for them, and soon terrible and frightening things begin to happen in the walls of the hospital.

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