Schizophrenia movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant schizophrenia movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, twists and turns and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with schizophrenia, mental illness, flashback, hallucination, psychiatrist, insanity, death, paranoia, psychology and twists & turns plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, Spain and other countries.
schizophrenia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as schizophrenia: Perception (2012), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Words on Bathroom Walls (2020), Split (2016), Mr. Robot (2015), Shutter Island (2010), Fight Club (1999), Dual Mania (2018), A Scanner Darkly (2006), The White Sound (2001).

List of schizophrenia movies

Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, odd, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, schizophrenia, fbi, law enforcement, investigation, genius, intelligence, hallucination, prodigy, talented, college professor, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, mental illness, genius, prodigy, insanity, schizophrenia, existentialism, imagination, obsession, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, stockholm sweden, washington d.c. ...
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Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story follows a student navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. An experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and, most importantly, from the girl of ...
Style: realistic, touching, romanticism
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: schizophrenia, teenage protagonist, catholic school, teenager, hearing voices, high school, life turned upside down, diagnosis, hopes, cooking, tutor, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, brazil
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Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, schizophrenia, split personality, serial killer, held captive, female victim, paranoia, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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Mr. Robot (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological thriller, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computers and web, secret society, split personality, fighting the system, schizophrenia, hacking, rebellion, childhood trauma, drug addict, psychotherapy, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, investigation, mystery, insanity, plot twist, paranoia, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, delusion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, nihilism, self destructing, fighting the system, social decay, insomnia, losing-it hero, dark humor, life philosophy, insanity, loneliness, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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Dual Mania (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A psychological suspense thriller dealing with the dual persona a young man possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist.
Style: psychological thriller, neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: dark hero, schizophrenia, good versus evil, violence, sexual murder, crimes, neo-noir, female nudity, profanity, crime
Place: chicago illinois
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A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Style: psychedelic, neo noir, psychological, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: drug abuse, losing-it hero, undercover, disorder, addiction, society, fighting crime, future dystopia, surveillance, schizophrenia, hallucination, split personality ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: california, usa, san diego california
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The White Sound (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lukas, a young schizophrenic man, has to deal with a new town, a new relationship, and the paranoia in his head.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, schizophrenia, hippie, mental illness, haunted by the past, friendship, human nature, sibling relationship, paranoia, brother sister relationship, mental institution, cologne ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, germany, europe
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Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, delusion, nervous breakdown, nightmare, fear, dreams, insanity, sanity, obsession, construction worker, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
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Legion (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the ...
Style: psychological thriller, captivating, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: telepathy, supernatural power, superhuman, schizophrenia, telekinesis, memory, unreliable narrator, mutant, mental illness, mental institution, reality vs fantasy, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Cell (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: surreal, psychological, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, virtual reality, surrealism, psychiatrist, drowning, schizophrenia, woman in danger, race against time, graphic violence, swat, swat team ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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Lost Transmissions (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of the mental health care system.
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, disturbing, social realism ...
Plot: schizophrenia, older woman younger man, medication, music industry, record producer, songwriter, mental institution, help, friendship, mental illness, music, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, mad ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: split personality, schizophrenia, disorder, fall in love, nothing goes right, chases and races, on the run, woman in danger, stupidity, gross out humor, sex aid, african american ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 80s, year 1982
Place: rhode island, usa, new york
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Insanity (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fan Kwok Sang's schizophrenic breakdown led to the accidental death of his wife Wai Ling, and he was committed to a psychiatric hospital three years ago. Now Fan is ready to be released, with Dr. Chow Ming Kit vouching for him even though his ...
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, unusual plot structure, contemplative, psychological
Plot: schizophrenia, psychologist, murder, mental disorder, rehabilitation, mental illness, drug addict, convict, psychiatrist, psychology, death in the family, psychological trauma ...
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Neverwas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Zach Riley (Aaron Eckhart) is a psychiatrist, who leaves a job at a prestigious university, to take up a job at the privately run mental institution, 'Millwood'. What he doesnt reveal at the time of his appointment is that this was the ...
Style: psychological, serious, fairy tale
Plot: secret, psychiatrist, schizophrenia, novelist, writer's life, mystery, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, reality vs fantasy, father son relationship, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Living and the Dead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, ...
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, terminal illness, family relations, isolation, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, parents and children, doctors and patients, schizophrenia, domestic violence, overdose, anxiety ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Angels of the Universe (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of an Icelandic man and his slow descent into madness. Along his journey he meets Dagný, the initial cause of his breakdown. Other people he meets in the asylum have been committed for various reasons, such as signing cheques for Adolf ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, suicide, losing-it hero, wrongfully committed, youth, mentally unstable, dark humor, mental institution, misfit, performer's life, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, iceland
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David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, friendship, mental institution, teenage love, split personality, unlikely couple, unfulfillment, young lovers, love and romance, family problems, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
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A Nice Quiet Life (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two college students fall in love one year before graduation and have bright futures ahead until one of them develops schizophrenia.
Style: queer cinema, romantic, psychological
Plot: gay, schizophrenia, lgbt, gay interest, student, flash forward, gay couple, mental health, mental illness, hearing voices, hallucination, gay relationship ...
Place: california
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Lilith (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Lilith is a about a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her. A restless, but sincere young man with an equally obscure past is seemingly drawn into her web. As time passes, ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, hospital, schizophrenia, mentally unstable, couples, sex addict, fall in love, love and romance, femme fatale, obsession, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, maryland
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Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, supernatural ability, hallucination, time travel, surrealism, imaginary friend, parallel universe, suburbs, society, time loop, first love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
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Mirrors (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Style: scary, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, demons, mirror, family in danger, investigation, evil, uncover truth, demon, family problems, hallucination, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york
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The Legacy of the Bones (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspector Amaia Salazar must return to the Baztan valley in order to solve a series of suicides that seem to follow a similar pattern.
Plot: tomb, serial killer, mystery, superstition, schizophrenia, murder, psychiatrist, ritual sacrifice, judge, cemetery, legend, nightmare ...
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, insanity, brother sister incest, electroshock therapy, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, self destructing, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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The Invisible Guardian (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When the naked body of a teenage girl is found on the banks of the River Baztán, it is quickly linked to a similar murder one month before. Soon, rumours are flying in the nearby village of Elizondo. Is this the work of a ritualistic killer or is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, disturbing, exciting
Plot: murder, investigation, murder investigation, insanity, serial killer, murderer, supernatural, resentment, love, policewoman, secret, schizophrenia ...
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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family problems, family relations, human spirit, strong female presence, hopes, female director, depressed woman, depression, mental disorder, bipolar disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, torment, hallucination, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa, los angeles
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