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Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)
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Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Story: An investigative reporter Nellie Bly, who’s on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, and feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie is an account of actual events surrounding Nellie’s stay beginning after she has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity.
Style: bleak, dark, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: mental institution, female reporter, violence, investigation, doctors and patients, fish out of water, torture, psychiatrist, strong female lead

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Lethal Eviction (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Fear X (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, Canada, UK, Brazil
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry, prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.
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Crazy as Hell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Committed (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Dr. Dupont arrives at a mental facility to apply for a staff position. World famous Dr. Quilly interviews her, and has her sign papers. She is thrilled to get the job, and is shown her room. However, confusion with her room being on the same floor ...
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Duration: 114 min.
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Country: USA
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