Psychiatric nurse movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychiatric nurse movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, psychological, realistic, weird, cult film and disturbing films and TV shows about / with psychiatric nurse, mental institution, hospital, mental illness, nurse, female protagonist, psychopath, doctor, mental patient and cigarette smoking plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychiatric nurse: Ratched (2020), The Caretakers (1963), Fingersmith (2005), Frances (1982), 55 Steps (2017), The Dead Pit (1989), Valley of the Dolls (1967), Madhouse (2004), Kummeli Goldrush (1997), Asylum (1996).

List of psychiatric nurse movies

Ratched (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
Style: sexy, disturbing, tense, brutal, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, manipulative woman, strong sexual content, mental institution, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, psychiatric nurse, lobotomy, mutilation, nymphomaniac, nurse, psycho killer ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: northern california
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The Caretakers (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital.
Style: psychotronic, campy, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, mental institution, medical, medicine, psychopath, nurse, power relations, kids in trouble, disability, martial arts, doctors and patients, terminal illness ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, ireland
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, dramatic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, human spirit, nurse, society, psychiatrist, unlikely friendships, escaped mental patient, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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Fingersmith (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of two young women collide in Victorian England when a trio of 'fingersmiths' (pick-pockets) concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance. The story alternates between the twisting back alleyways of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gothic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, fall in love, gays and lesbians, betrayal, thief, psychiatric ward, cons and scams, lgbtq, class differences ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england
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Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: disturbing, depressing, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, rich and poor, insanity, actor's life, mother daughter relationship, women, family relations, showbiz, rise to the top, life is a bitch, mentally unstable woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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55 Steps (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 55 Steps is based a the inspiring true story of Eleanor Riese, a mental illness patient herself, who brings a class action suit to give competent mental patients the right to have a say in their medication while they’re in a hospital, and Colette ...
Style: tense, sincere, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, mental health, female lawyer, female protagonist, female friendship, friendship, opposites attract, psychology, escapades, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: year 1991, year 1985
Place: san francisco
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The Dead Pit (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake - which ...
Style: slasher, surprise ending, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: zombie, mental illness, mental institution, psychopath, psychiatrist, insanity, repressed memory, zombie attack, holy water, amnesia, nightmare, earthquake ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
Style: cynical, stylized, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: drug addiction, showbiz, price of fame, glamour, drugs, rise and fall, filmmaking, terminal illness, husband wife relationship, couples, artists and showbiz, porn actress ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: manhattan new york city, usa, los angeles, new york, paris france ...
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Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, mental illness, mentally unstable, intern, murder, ghost, supernatural, investigation, who done it, woman in danger, doctors and patients ...
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Kummeli Goldrush (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Psychiatric patient Elmeri knows about the existence of a gold treasure in Finnish Lapland, hidden there by his late father who somehow managed to capture it from withdrawing German troops on the last days of WW2. His openly gay nurse helps him ...
Style: humorous, light, parody, unusual plot structure, buddy movie ...
Plot: treasure hunt, lapland, nazi, corruption, brutality, culture clash, courage, end of the world, redemption, existentialism, death, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: finland, europe, poland
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Asylum (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Asylum is a British comedy series which was shown on Paramount Comedy Channel in 1996. Set in a mental asylum, it ran for one series of six episodes. Unlike traditional sitcoms or comedy television shows, it was to some extent an opportunity for ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, surreal, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: confined, satire, prisoner, psychiatric nurse, silly humor, nothing goes right, delivery, support group, comedy of errors, power relations, losing-it hero, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, female protagonist, coming of age, insanity, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, teenage girl, psychology, borderline personality disorder, psychiatric ward, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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The Marijuana Conspiracy (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In 1972, young women looking for a fresh start in life endure isolated captivity in a true 98-day human experiment studying the effects of marijuana on females.
Style: psychological, psychedelic
Plot: human experiment, female protagonist, female friendship, captivity, ethical dilemma, eccentricity, interracial relations, women, hallucination, male female relationship, post traumatic stress, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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Patient X (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After twenty years, local police captures the murderer of the older brother of a young boy. Now a doctor, he must go back to his old town and face the murderers himself. He then discovers that the murderers are Aswangs (folkloric Filipino ...
Plot: evil, madhouse, psychiatric nurse, disembowelment, psychiatric ward, child in peril, little boy, doctor patient relationship, man eating monster, strait jacket
Place: the philippines
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Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: scary, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, murder, mental institution, hospital, patient, doctors and patients, isolation, obsession, mind game, losing-it hero, mad scientist, doctors ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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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, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: twists and turns, investigation, mental illness, insanity, suspense, plot twist, psychology, paranoia, psychiatrist, mental institution, memory, isolation ...
Time: year 1954, 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: mental institution, insanity, mental illness, murder, investigation, psychiatrist, journalism, twists and turns, macabre, murder mystery, serial killer, suspense ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, japan, usa, mount fuji
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Sally (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jack is driving aimlessly on a road to nowhere with his imaginary girlfriend, Sally, when he meets Beth. The duo becomes a trio when escaped mental patient Bugs, also fixated on an imaginary woman named Sally, finds himself along for the ride with ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, doctor patient relationship, love, mental institution, doctor, medication, nurse, road trip, imaginary friend, sex crime, hearing voices, dancing ...
Place: minnesota
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Kings and Queen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Nora Cotterelle, a woman in her 30s is caring for her ill father, Louis Jenssens. While Nora tries to present a facade that all is well with her life, she is twice divorced and has a son, Elias, whose father is dead. Nora's present relationship ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, single parent, musician's life, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, destiny, couples, secret ...
Place: paris france
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Return to Oz (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, finds herself back in the land of her dreams, and makes delightful new friends, and dangerous new enemies.
Style: fairy tale, surreal, disturbing, frightening, harsh ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: magic, disney, witch, scarecrow, halloween, fantasy world, robot, psychiatry, culture clash, mirror, princess, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 1890s, 80s, 19th century
Place: kansas, usa
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New Nightmare (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, bloody, splatter ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, alternate reality, serial killer, monster, hospital, demon, suspense, murder, writers, death, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: ohio, los angeles, california, new jersey
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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, surreal, sexual ...
Plot: mental illness, hospital, schizophrenia, sex addict, couples, mentally unstable, fall in love, incest, love and romance, femme fatale, obsession, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, maryland
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High Anxiety (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, ...
Style: parody, funny, absurd, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: satire, murder, farce, false accusation, medical, hotel, elevator, screwball, mentor, lone hero, suspense, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
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Bless the Child (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Maggie's sister Jenna saddles her with an autistic newborn named Cody she touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, intense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, good versus evil, murder, suspense, kidnapping, chase, satanism, religions or cults, save the world, apocalypse, custody ...
Time: 90s, year 1999
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, mental patient, mental institution, couples, artists and showbiz, love and romance, state affairs, media, life is a bitch, actor's life, performer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: washington d.c., seattle
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Crazylove (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Letty Mayer, young and beautiful, has a cherished job as a teacher, a successful attorney boyfriend, and a tight knit family that is excited about her sister's impending wedding. But inside Letty there¹s an anxiety that¹s building. Suddenly ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: introspection, opposites attract, couple relations, couples, prodigy, hopes, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, schizophrenic, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nervous breakdown ...
Time: future
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Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: thought provoking, art house, realistic, semi serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, teenager, teenage girl, prom, high school, first love, father daughter relationship, loss of virginity, teen romance, best friend ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002, year 2003, 21st century
Place: sacramento california, california, new york, usa
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