Driven mad movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant driven mad movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, serious, weird, psychological, atmospheric and disturbing films and TV shows about / with driven mad, insanity, obsession, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling, violence, mental disorder, runaway and violent plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as driven mad: Doses of Horror (2018), The Deeper You Dig (2019), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Craft (1996), Lethal Seduction (2015), The Shining (1980), Shock Corridor (1963), Devil Woman (1964), Macbeth (1971), The Ruling Class (1972).

List of driven mad movies

Doses of Horror (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "In an asylum, patients were subjected to watching horror films for psychiatric study... but they all went mad and now those films have been unearthed!" claims the product description. In reality, the "story" is told with silly ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, scary, anthology
Plot: driven mad, research, doctors and patients, hallucination, dark secret, supernatural, experiment gone awry, mental institution, psychiatric ward, female nudity, hiding place, compilation ...
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The Deeper You Dig (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a roadside accident, the line between the living and the dead collapses for a mother, her daughter, and a stranger.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing, mystical
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, psychic, driven mad, car accident, daughter, supernatural horror, mystery, mother and daughter, paranormal, spirit, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: contemporary
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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, insanity, anti war, army, military, violence, soldier, river, war, secret mission, mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, the philippines, southeast asia
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The Craft (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, light, suspense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: witch, magic, witchcraft, supernatural, high school, black magic, friendship, goth, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, good versus evil, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco
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Lethal Seduction (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: High School senior Mark Richards has never minded his overprotective widowed mother,Tanya, and is a good son to her as he prepares to go off to Princeton in the fall. However, when he comes under the sexual spell of the rapacious, manipulative older ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, mother son relationship, older woman younger man, age difference, obsession, violence, widow, teenager, capture, stalker, teenage boy, mother and son ...
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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, suspense, scary, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, ghost, insanity, supernatural, snow, imaginary friend, haunted house, father son relationship, evil, psychopath, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, florida, miami ...
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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, murder, mental illness, investigation, psychiatrist, journalism, twists and turns, murder mystery, serial killer, obsession, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, japan, usa, mount fuji
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Devil Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In medieval times, on a remote plain, a widow and her mother-in-law kill wandering samurai, put their bodies in a hole in the ground and sell their armour and valuables, until the daughter-in-law falls in love with one of their intended victims.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, scary, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: samurai, murder, swamp, demon, witch, vengeance, survival, pagan, female nudity, civil war, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Macbeth (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: shakespeare, murder, medieval, guilt, witch, prophecy, betrayal, ambition, ghost, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, assassination ...
Time: 11th century, middle ages, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe
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The Ruling Class (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is ...
Style: surreal, humorous, witty, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: mental illness, dark humor, insanity, dysfunctional family, farce, country estate, crimes, split personality, misfit, mistaken identity, disorder, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian era
Place: britain, europe, england, london
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A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.
Style: cerebral, art house, psychological, depressing, thought provoking ...
Plot: mental illness, marriage, love, working class, psychology, insanity, husband wife relationship, construction worker, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, domestic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, art house, psychedelic, psychological, avant garde ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, insanity, baby, existentialism, cult, art, loneliness, psychology, eccentricity, psychosis, factory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Network (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Style: talky, realistic, witty, political, satirical ...
Plot: media, television, satire, journalism, adultery, media manipulation, corruption, dark humor, media satire, older man younger woman relationship, murder, workaholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, california, los angeles
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Amadeus (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.
Style: inspirational, epic, atmospheric, visually appealing, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, classical music, genius, mozart, composer, envy, musician, opera, obsession, character study, rivalry, prodigy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: vienna, austria, italy, europe, central europe
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Betty Blue (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Betty Blue, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg, a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two engage in a variety of sexual encounters, and grow more passionate toward each other. Betty finds ...
Style: erotic, sexy, atmospheric, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: obsession, sex, obsessive love, sexuality, sensuality, love, borderline personality disorder, romance, love story, insanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), death of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, spain, europe
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Benny's Video (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, art house ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: murder, videotaping, atrocity, psychopath, obsession, introspection, human nature, parent child relationship, society, crimes, alienation, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, bosnia, europe, egypt, vienna ...
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Perfect Blue (1997)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Style: surreal, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: obsession, murder, twists and turns, stalking, woman in danger, serial killer, actor's life, mentally unstable, crimes, performance, actress, hallucination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, mind bending, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, misfit, paranoia, twists and turns, murder, insanity, psychopath, mystery, mental patient, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: london, europe, east end london, england, united kingdom ...
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: suspense, serious, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: oil, greed, character study, ambition, rivalry, rise to the top, father son relationship, money, sign language, misanthrope, desert, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, middle ages, turn of the century ...
Place: california, pacific ocean, usa, san francisco, los angeles
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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, sexy, suspense, surreal, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, mental illness, obsession, dancing, character study, insanity, hallucination, psychology, surrealism, paranoia, mother daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, mental illness, investigation, insanity, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, memory, schizophrenia ...
Time: year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, hippie, paranoia, sexual abuse, religion, female protagonist, mind control, brainwashing, manipulation, obsession, character study, twists and turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, california, new york, new york state, usa
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Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, bleak, ambiguous ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, nightmare, schizophrenia, insanity, obsession, nervous breakdown, dreams, fear, character study, twists and turns, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
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Color Out of Space (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Malaysia, Portugal
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Gardner family moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard, melts into the earth, and infects both the land ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surreal, tense, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mutation, farm, meteorite, alien invasion, husband wife relationship, alien possession, farmhouse, infected, monster, self mutilation, mind control, brother brother relationship ...
Time: future
Place: new england, massachusetts
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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness. Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.
Style: stylized, intense, harsh, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: superhero, batman, justice, vigilantism, vigilante, murder, psychopath, cruelty, torture, insanity, violent, organized crime ...
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Beneath (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A crew of coal miners becomes trapped 600 feet below ground after a disastrous collapse. As the air grows more toxic and time runs out, they slowly descend into madness and begin to turn on one another. Inspired by true events.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, supernatural, mine, confined, miner, father daughter relationship, race against time, isolation, underground, machismo, hallucination, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Sweatshop (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends break into an abandoned factory in order to throw a impromptu party; unaware that it is not as empty as they originally believed.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, teenage life, strong violent content, confined, youth, isolation, extreme violence, serial killer, oral sex, pimp, dj ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Don't Look Up (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan, South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While filming in Transylvania, a crew unearths celluloid images of a woman’s murder and unleashes the wrath of evil spirits.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, dark
Plot: murder, filmmaking, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, terminal illness, supernatural power, gypsy, curse, found footage, ghost, hollywood, extrasensory perception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, los angeles, transylvania, europe, usa
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Nina (2004)
Genre: Drama, Animation, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Psychological thriller larded with manga-like animations about the young, poor comic strip illustrator Nina, living with her mean landlady. She sinks further and further into a violent fantasy world.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: loneliness, tenant, unsociability, isolation, insanity, landlord, hallucination, female protagonist, brazilian, girl, female nudity, striptease ...
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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Signs of Life (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During World War II, three German soldiers are withdrawn from combat when one of them, Stroszek, is wounded. They are assigned to a small coastal community on the Greek island of Kos while Stroszek recuperates. The men become increasingly stir crazy ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, soldier, german soldier, nazi, war, psychiatry, summer, island, driven mad, military, unfulfillment, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, mediterranean sea, italy
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