Movie Shelf

Movies I’ve used in class:

A Beautiful Mind (schizophrenia) 135 min.

American Sniper (PTSD)

Analyze This (panic disorder; professional ethics) 103 min.

As Good as It Gets (OCD; post-trauma depression) 139 min.

Benny & Joon (schizophrenia) 98 min.

Birdy (PTSD) 120 min.

Boys Don’t Cry (gender dysphoria)

Brothers (PTSD) 105 min.

Canvas (schizophrenia) 101 min.

Caveman’s Valentine (schizophrenia) 105 min.

Dirty, Filthy Love (OCD, Tourette’s) 93 min.

Fight Club (dissociative identity disorder) 139 min.

Girl Interrupted (institutional drama) 127 min.

Helen (depression) 120 min.

House of Sand and Fog (depression; suicide) 126 min.

I Am Sam (intellectual disability) 132 min.

Identity (antisocial personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder) 90 min.

Infinitely Polar Bear (bipolar disorder)

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (depression; suicide; self-harm)

Keane (schizophrenia) 100 min.

Mad Love (bipolar disorder; depression) 93 min.

Manic (institutional drama with adolescents) 100 min.

Matchstick Men (OCD; Tourettes’s) 116 min.

Me, Myself & Irene (dissociative identity disorder) 116 min.

Memento (traumatic brain injury; anterograde amnesia)

Michael Clayton (bipolar disorder)

Mr. Jones (bipolar disorderI; professional ethics) 114 min.

Nurse Betty (dissociative fugue; amnesia) 110 min.

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (institutional drama) 133 min.

Ordinary People (depression; suicide) 124 min.

Psycho (dissociative identity disorder) 109 min.

Rain Man (autism spectrum disorder) 133 min.

Shine (schizophrenia)

Stop-Loss (PTSD) 112 min.

Sweethearts (bipolar I) 83 min.

Temple Grandin (autism spectrum disorder)

The Aviator (OCD) 170 min.

The Deer Hunter (PTSD; depression; suicide) 182 min.

The Dream Team (institutional comedy)

The Hours (depression; suicide)

The Informant (bipolar disorder

The Madness of King George (organic dementias)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (depression; suicide; sexual abuse) 102 min.

Thirteen (borderline personality disorder) 100 min.

Touched with Fire (bipolar disorder

Silver Linings Playbook (bipolar disorder)

Shutter Island (PTSD; delusional disorder; dissociative identity disorder) 138 min.

The Silence of the Lambs (antisocial personality; gender dysphoria) 118 min.

The Snake Pit (institutional drama)

The Soloist (schizophrenia) 117 min.

The Three Faces of Eve (dissociative identity disorder)

The Tic Code (Tourette’s) 91 min.

 

My To-Buy/To-Watch List:

No Letting Go (bipolar disorder)

Inside Out (depression)

Mozart and the Whale (autism spectrum disorder)

Fly Away (autism spectrum disorder)

The Story of Luke (autism spectrum disorder)

Jane Wants a Boyfriend (autism spectrum disorder)

Jack of the Red Hearts (autism spectrum disorder)

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Melancholia (depression)

Little Miss Sunshine (depression)

Numb (depression)

The Skeleton Twins (depression; suicide)

On the Edge (depression; suicide)

Synecdoche, New York (depression)

Prozac Nation (depression)

Nerve (2011) (social anxiety)

 

Documentaries that I like:

Autism in Love (autism spectrum disorder)

Don’t Foil My Plans (autism spectrum disorder)

Restropo (wartime deployment)

Riding My Way Back (PTSD)

Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia

Hidden Pictures

Minds on the Edge

A Summer in the Cage

Stephen Frye: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

Of Two Minds

Boy Interrupted

  1. I just watched Birdy a couple of nights ago. I thought it was a decent movie. For many when the bandages are removed there are still scars to deal with.

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