Keyword: mental illness

Control

Control (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 10/09/2007
Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions that fuel his music slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a...
Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/15/2012
Life doesn't always go according to plan... Pat Solitano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's...
Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence

The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/06/2011
Martin is a mentally disturbed loner who lives with his mother in a bleak housing project. He works the night shift as a security guard in an equally grim and foreboding underground parking complex. To escape his dreary existence, Martin loses himself in the fantasy world of the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), fetishizing the meticulous surgical skills of the gifted Dr...
Soloist

The Soloist (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 04/23/2009
Columnist Steve Lopez is at a dead end. The newspaper business is in an uproar, his marriage to a fellow journalist has fallen apart and he can't entirely remember what he loved about his job in the first place. Then, one day, while walking through Los Angeles' Skid Row, he sees the mysterious bedraggled figure Nathaniel Ayers, pouring his soul into a two-stringed violin. At first, Lopez...
Aviator

The Aviator (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 169 minutes Release date: 12/16/2004
A biographical chronicle which charts the early years of famous tycoon, Howard Hughes (1905-1976), whose eclectic career spanned across everything from oil, for which he cared little, to film, casinos, and aviation--as he turned millions of dollars into billions.
Take Shelter

Take Shelter (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 09/29/2011
Curtis LaForche lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and six-year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Curtis makes a modest living as a crew chief for a sand-mining company. Samantha is a stay-at-home mother and part-time seamstress who supplements their income by selling handmade wares at the flea market each weekend. Money is tight, and navigating Hannah's healthcare and special...
Dangerous Method

A Dangerous Method (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 11/22/2011
Early in his career, psychiatrist Carl Jung takes on the challenge of a seemingly impossible case, a deeply disturbed, beautiful young woman named Sabina Spielrein. Jung employs his mentor Sigmund Freud's experimental "talking cure" in treating Sabina and the treatment proves to be successful. This results in Freud and Jung becoming colleagues rather than master and student, but before long, both...
Frank

Frank (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/14/2014
A young wannabe musician, Jon, finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank, a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara.
Voorman Problem

The Voorman Problem (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 13 minutes Release date: 01/30/2014
When Dr. Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr. Voorman, a prisoner who believes he is a god, he must decide if Voorman is a faker or a lunatic. But before making a decision, the doctor has several questions about Voorman's claim. Why would a god choose to be straitjacketed in a prison? Is there a way he can validate his claim? And what has any of this got to do with Belgium?
Bufalo De La Noche

El Bufalo De La Noche (2006)

Rated: NC 17 Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 12/30/2006
A 22-year-old schizophrenic commits suicide after his girlfriend cheats on him with his best friend. Before killing himself, he lays out a plan that will drive the lovers into an abyss of madness.
Mental

Mental (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 03/28/2013
The Moochmore girls are certain they suffer from some kind of undiagnosed neurotic mental issue - because after all, if they're not crazy then they're just unpopular. Unable to cope with her peculiar daughters and her unsupportive, philandering husband Barry, Shirley has a breakdown, living in the world of the Family Von Trapp and singing the songs from "The Sound of Music." When her delusions...
Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/19/2007
Divided into four sections, looks at four different forms of passion--madness, sex, dreams and violence--following four interlocked stories that span four decades involving a mentally ill woman, a young farmer, a school teacher, a nurse, a Chinese man who used to live overseas and his wife.
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 11/09/2006
In 1958 New York, Diane Arbus, the daughter of a posh fur store owner, is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband Allan, a fashion and advertising photographer. One night, Diane's eye is caught by a strange-looking mask the size of a man's head. Later, when Diane gets her first glimpse of her new neighbor, Lionel, in the nighttime street, the mystery only deepens. He is...

The Elephant Song (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Maladies

Maladies (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 03/20/2014
An unstable former soap opera star in 1960s New York tries to restart his floundering creative career. Hoping to find clarity and new purpose as a writer, he holes up with his eccentric sister at the seaside home of their best friend. But as he disappears further into his own mind, reality begins to slip through his grasp.

Director's Cut (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/26/2014
Truth About Emanuel

The Truth About Emanuel (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
A troubled girl, Emanuel becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit Linda's newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.

The Secret Scripture (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/07/2014
The story features two points-of-view in an exploration of the case of a 100-year-old mental patient. Roseanne McNulty begins work on her autobiography, set in the 1920s, writing about her tragic childhood with her father, Joe Clear, who worked in a cemetery when he was drawn into Ireland's civil war. Flashing forward, Roseanne's psychiatrist is meanwhile investigating Roseanne as she is about to...
Side Effects

Side Effects (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 02/07/2013
Emily and Martin Taylor are a beautiful, wealthy couple living the good life, with a mansion, a sailboat and every luxury money can buy-until Martin is sent to prison for insider trading. For four years, Emily waits for him in a tiny apartment in upper Manhattan, but his release is just as devastating as his incarceration, and Emily sinks into a deep depression. After a failed suicide attempt...
Stateside

Stateside (2004)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/20/2004
A love story about two imperfect teenagers who find perfect love. The film follows the story of two teenagers from different worlds--Mark Deloach and Dori Lawrence--as their lives quickly spiral out of control. The rebellious but privileged Mark delves into dangerous antics resulting in a nearly fatal drunk driving accident, and Dori Lawrence, a wild actress and singer slowly loses touch with...

Facing the Wind (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/02/2014
Dark Tourist

Dark Tourist (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 08/22/2013
A disturbed and troubled man has a fascination with serial killers, which leads him on a horrific and menacing journey as he retraces their footsteps.
Repentance

Repentance (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 02/27/2014
Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Thomas Carter has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He's parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that draws the attention of Angel Sanchez, a profoundly troubled man fixated on the untimely death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a...
Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 11/09/2006
One morning, a seemingly average and generally solitary IRS agent named Harold Crick begins to hear a female voice narrating his every action, thought and feeling in alarmingly precise detail. Harold's carefully controlled life is turned upside down by this narration only he can hear, and when the voice declares that Harold Crick is facing imminent death, he realizes he must find out who is...
It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 10/07/2010
Stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, 16-year-old Craig checks himself into a mental health clinic. There he learns that the youth ward is closed and finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby, soon becomes both Craig's mentor and protégé. Craig is also drawn to another 16-year-old, Noelle. With a minimum five days' stay imposed on him, Craig is sustained by...