Insanity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant insanity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, serious, atmospheric, disturbing, intense and interesting films and TV shows about / with insanity, storytelling, death, violence, murder, blood, psychology, twists & turns, dialogue and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as insanity: Shutter Island (2010), Donnie Darko (2001), The Shining (1980), Black Swan (2010), Joker (2019), The Crazies (2010), Misery (1990), A Serbian Film (2010), Requiem for a Dream (2000), A Clockwork Orange (1971).

List of insanity movies

 8.1
 1.0M
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, suspenseful, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, insanity, mental institution, paranoia, investigation, plot twist, mental illness, uncover truth, losing-it hero, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, delusion ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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 8.0
 705K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, 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: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, captivating, interesting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, time travel, supernatural ability, time loop, hallucinations, supernatural, teenage life, imaginary, society, morality, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
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 8.4
 797K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 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, atmospheric, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, hotel, supernatural, evil, psychic, danger, nervous breakdown, ghost, trapped, psychopath, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
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 8.0
 666K
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, atmospheric, mind bending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, insanity, dancer's life, hallucinations, paranoia, losing-it hero, mental illness, rivalry, psychology, surrealism, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.6
 595K
Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: cynical, suspense, thought provoking, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, social decay, villain, psychological trauma, psycho killer, murder, mental patient, evil clown, social problems, clown, comedian ...
Time: year 1981
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 6.5
 105K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, deadly virus, infected, quarantine, on the run, survival, chaos and mayhem, danger, small town, isolation, army ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
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 7.8
 167K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, psycho film, scary, tense ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, insanity, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, rage, snow, escape attempt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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 5.1
 52K
A Serbian Film (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From ...
Style: brutal, banned film, macabre, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: pedophilia, sexual abuse, rape, murder, strong sexual content, sadism, pornography, violence, insanity, necrophilia, incest, gory ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, depression, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, downfall, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, banned film, atmospheric, psychedelic, futuristic ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, brainwashing, violence, social misfits, surrealism, psychopath, social decay, sadism, violence spree, violent ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s, near future
Place: europe, britain
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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, touching, intellectual ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, genius, schizophrenia, insanity, obsession, imagination, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, hallucinations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, stockholm sweden ...
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, captivating, macabre, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, psychopath, dark fantasy, insanity, dangerous attraction, perfume, corpse, deadly, woman in danger, genius, killings ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.3
 387K
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, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, serial killer, schizophrenia, violence, held captive, mercilessness, paranoia, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 6.7
 145K
Event Horizon (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightmare, space travel, space station, outer space, insanity, danger, supernatural, survival, black hole, crew, space and aliens, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
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 6.8
 244K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, fear, ghost, survival, evil, paranormal activity, trapped, hotel, paranoia, supernatural, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 225K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, sentimental, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, life is a bitch, trial, desperation, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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 7.6
 438K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, brutal, psychological, macabre, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, yuppie, insanity, wall street, hidden identity, millionaire, victim, fear, confession, unlikely criminals, sex maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, harvard university
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 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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, mind bending, twists and turns, thought provoking, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, insomnia, nihilism, against the rules, fist fighting, dissociative identity disorder, paranoia, life philosophy, fighting the system, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 6.6
 172K
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, macabre, twist ending, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, psychology, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi river, tennessee, mississippi, new york state
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 6.5
 204K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, surreal, suspenseful, gothic, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, revenge, evil, insanity, suffering, mysterious place, missing child, parallel world, torture, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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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, dramatic, serious, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, human spirit, freedom, insanity, nurse, doctors and patients, dehumanization, anti heroes, plan gone awry, friendship, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: sexy, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, stalking, woman in danger, stalker, blackmail, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, seduction, erotic thriller, psychopath, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 7.4
 162K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, paranoia, obsession, genius, rabbi, alienation, neighbor, surveillance, delusion, prodigy, evidence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Masters of Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: insanity, fear, ghost, murder, disfigurement, supernatural, evil force, gory, nightmare, danger, self destructing, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.6
 108K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, guilt, hypnosis, isolation, male nudity, depression, obsession, confined, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Human Centipede (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, suspense, offbeat, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, insanity, crimes, victim, confined, violence, body horror, psychopath, excrement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 7.6
 120K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, murder, transformation, mystery, sexuality, prison, character change, dual identity, danger, mistaken identity, impotence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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 6.8
 64K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Plot: insanity, home invasion, massacre, slasher, gory, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, serial killer, bound and gagged, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, southern france
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen ...
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, bleak, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suffering, mecha, insanity, alien encounter, depression, self doubt, young heroes, save the world, super weapon, future dystopia, chaos, teen angst ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan
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 8.0
 544K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: time travel, plague, paranoia, time loop, social misfits, post apocalyptic, changing the past or future, save the world, apocalypse, alternate reality, insanity, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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