Nervous breakdown movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nervous breakdown movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out weird, thought provoking, visually appealing, psychological, interesting and cerebral films and TV shows about / with nervous breakdown, storytelling, insanity, dialogue, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental illness, husband wife relationship, brutality and greed plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nervous breakdown: Acrimony (2018), Secret Window (2004), The Shining (1980), Take Shelter (2011), Wakefield (2016), Dream House (2011), Midsommar (2019), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Shutter Island (2010), The End of Innocence (1990).

List of nervous breakdown movies

Acrimony (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A faithful wife takes action when it becomes clear to her that her devious husband has betrayed her.
Style: tragic ending, emotional, rough, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, divorce, attempted murder, depression, courtroom, female psychopath, financial problem, deception, husband wife relationship, borderline personality disorder, betrayal, unfaithful husband ...
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Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, insanity, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, writer's life, paranoia, serial killer, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, ghost, insanity, supernatural, snow, evil, psychopath, father son relationship, caretaker, imaginary friend, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, montana, oregon, usa ...
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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, atmospheric, ambiguous ending, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia, obsession, nightmare, nervous breakdown, insanity, dreams, apocalypse, delusion, fear, storm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
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Wakefield (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
Style: serious, psychological, sad, weird
Plot: jealousy, nervous breakdown, loneliness, attic, missing person, street life, marriage, midlife crisis, homeless man, husband wife relationship, hiding, neighbor ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, memory loss, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, insanity, investigation, haunted by the past, mental patient, nervous breakdown, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: psychedelic, brutal, disturbing, enigmatic, rough ...
Plot: ritual, cult, paganism, religious cult, sacrifice, burned alive, isolated community, hallucinogenic drug, emotional breakdown, community, grief, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, europe, new york, eastern europe
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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, touching, cerebral, motivational, captivating ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, genius, paranoia, schizophrenia, prodigy, mathematician, obsession, insanity, scientist, nobel prize, existentialism ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 70s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: new jersey, boston, massachusetts, usa, washington d.c. ...
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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, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
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The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, mental institution, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, family problems, rehabilitation center, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age during an intense NYC heat wave.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, witty, funny ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, unemployment, midlife crisis, crumbling marriage, down on your luck, couple relations, family problems, odd couple, unfulfillment, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, fired from the job ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pressure from his boss and a skin-cream client produces a talking boil on a British adman's neck.
Style: light, cynical, ironic, talky, enigmatic ...
Plot: advertising, nervous breakdown, satire, creativity, workplace, advertising agency, obsession, mental illness, introspection, advertising executive, anxiety, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, russia, jerusalem
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The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: epic, captivating, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, aviation, success, pilot, businessman, aviator, test pilot, millionaire, world war two, obsessive compulsive disorder, billionaire, eccentricity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: los angeles, california, connecticut, new york, usa ...
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Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, sexy, surreal, cerebral ...
Plot: ballet, mental illness, obsession, character study, hallucination, surrealism, psychology, insanity, paranoia, dancing, ballerina, dancer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Melancholia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, surreal, art house ...
Plot: depression, nihilism, sister sister relationship, apocalypse, human nature, end of the world, suicide, wedding, collision, nervous breakdown, disaster, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, bleak, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, isolation, moon, loneliness, astronaut, cloning, solitude, dystopic future, space travel, space and aliens, spacecraft, distopia ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: hawaii, mexico
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Hereditary (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: supernatural horror, cult, fear, ghost, possession, secret society, supernatural, evil spirit, grief, demon, seance, spiritualism ...
Place: utah
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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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, newlyweds, isolation, insanity, love and romance, family problems, kidnapping, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
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Cracked (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Psych Crimes Unit, a unique team of police detectives and mental health professionals, is tasked with solving bizarre and chilling crimes that cross the boundary between law enforcement and psychological disturbance.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: forensics, mental disorder, nervous breakdown, mental illness, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, police detective, haunted by the past, psychologist, partners against crime, criminal psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: disturbing, depressing, emotional, surprise ending, sexy ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, destructive relationship, junkie, life is a bitch, obsession, drug addiction, marriage, drugs, lovers, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
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Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: filmmaking, extramarital affair, nervous breakdown, adaptation, art, director, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz, workplace, actor's life, workplace situations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, future, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, nice france, french riviera, riviera
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Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, inspirational, sentimental, sincere, motivational ...
Plot: inventor, business, lawsuit, underdog, car, justice, lawyer, money, betrayal, court, corruption, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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Arizona Dream (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to ...
Style: art house, surreal, atmospheric, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: self discovery, older woman younger man relationship, nervous breakdown, surrealism, fall in love, american dream, family relations, love and romance, eccentric family, on the road, destructive relationship, car salesman ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, papua new guinea, alaska
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The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: tense, political, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, cold war, political conspiracy, brainwashing, korean war, senator, manipulation, assassin, communism, spy, political intrigue, nightmare ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: north korea, korea, new york, usa, ussr ...
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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, mentor, sexual tension, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, funeral, family problems, parents and children, drinking problem, family relations, love story, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, new jersey, usa, alabama
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Gun Shy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Legendary undercover DEA agent Charlie Mayough has suddenly lost his nerves of steel. On the verge of a career-induced mental breakdown, and in complete fear of trigger-happy Mafia leader Fulvio Nesstra, Charlie seeks psychiatric help and finds ...
Style: humorous, talky, psychological, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: group therapy, workplace, psychiatrist, undercover cop, secrets, nervous breakdown, special agents, introspection, nurse, murder, colombian, mission gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
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The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: factual, atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychedelic ...
Plot: rock and roll, music band, drug addiction, drug abuse, musician, lsd, hippie, addiction, singer, music, drugs, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, paris france, usa, new york, britain ...
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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: sexy, psychological, melancholic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: nymphomaniac, sex addict, captive, sex scene, drugs, redemption, sexual abuse, sexual promiscuity, unfaithful girlfriend, friendship, exploitation, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, southern usa, usa, mississippi
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: It's the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.
Style: parody, funny, humorous, not serious, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: journalism, workplace, sexism, farce, stupidity, satire, rivalry, friendship, new job, nervous breakdown, battle of the sexes, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
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