Madhouse movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant madhouse movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, psychotronic, psychological, stylized and cult film films and TV shows about / with madhouse, mental institution, psychiatrist, hiding place, insanity, doctor, mental patient, hospital, mental illness and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Horror genres shot in France, Italy, USA and other countries.
madhouse movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as madhouse: Stonehearst Asylum (2014), It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), Madhouse (2004), King of Hearts (1966), I, Olga Hepnarova (2016), The Bride of the Water God (2017), The Girl on the Broomstick (1972), Steak (2007), The Mad Butcher (1971), Joachim, Put It in the Machine (1974).

List of madhouse movies

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: gothic, twist ending, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, twists and turns, insanity, mental patient, psychiatrist, doctors, plot twist, doctors and patients, conspiracy, mad scientist, madhouse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, year 1900
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
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It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life, a psychiatric ward worker begins to heal with help from the unexpected—a woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.
Style: dorama, romantic, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens
Plot: korean, anti social, mental health, female writer, psychiatric ward, healing, caregiver, psychological trauma, hospital, friendship, mental institution, countryside ...
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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, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, mental illness, mentally unstable, ghost, intern, murder, supernatural, investigation, psychopath, woman in danger, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
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King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.
Style: political, humorous, romantic, heartbreaking, poignant ...
Plot: world war one, war, anti war, french, insanity, small town, hospital, soldier, crazy, satire, bomb, melancholy ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 18th century
Place: france, germany
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I, Olga Hepnarova (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France, Slovakia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Olga is a complex young woman desperate to break free from her unfeeling family and social conventions. With her Louise Brooks-like tomboyish looks she drags herself, chain-smoking, from one job to another until she appears to find her niche as a ...
Style: psychological, realistic, disturbing, serious, art house ...
Plot: socially awkward, true crime, mental institution, lesbian, mental illness, murder, dysfunctional family, paranoia, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, sociopath ...
Time: 70s, year 1975
Place: central europe
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The Bride of the Water God (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Yoon So Ah is a pragmatic neuropsychiatrist who carries a tremendous financial burden to run her own practice. Her family has been tasked with serving Ha Baek, a reincarnated water god, for many generations, and So Ah is forced to do the same. Ha ...
Style: romantic, exciting, enigmatic, dorama, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: couple relations, romance, supernatural, fantasy world, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, fall in love, love and romance, good versus evil, twists and turns, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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The Girl on the Broomstick (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Dívka na koštěti or The Girl on the Broomstick is a 1972 Czechoslovak fantasy-comedy film directed by Václav Vorlíček. It tells a story of a teenage witch, Saxana (played by Petra Černocká), frozen in time as a punishment for 300 years, who ...
Style: fairy tale, psychotronic, neo screwball comedy, urban fantasy, cult film ...
Audience: kids
Plot: witch, coming of age, mythology, supernatural, owl, race against time, spoiled brat, witchcraft, teenage protagonist, cleaning lady, cow, sculptor ...
Place: central europe
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Steak (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French comedy with comedians Eric & Ramzy made by Quentin Dupieux a.k.a. Mr. Oizo.
Style: parody, surreal, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: money raising, gang, society, buddies, friends, disorder, life is a bitch, future dystopia, crimes, fish out of water, plastic surgery, friendship ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: france
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The Mad Butcher (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: Italy, West Germany, Austria, Monaco
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After being released from a mental hospital, Otto returns to his old job as a butcher. He tries to adjust to his new life, but after a bitter argument with his wife, he accidentally kills her. Fearing he will be sent back to the hospital, he grinds ...
Style: slasher, psychotronic, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, butcher, cannibalism, mental patient, voyeurism, murder, mental institution, psychopath, dark humor, mentally unstable, investigation, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 1930s
Place: austria, europe, central europe, vienna
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Joachim, Put It in the Machine (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sincere provincial young man, Frantisek Koudelka leaves to work in Prague. For the trip he buys a computer made horoscope with biorhythms charts, marked according to his date of birth, there are trappy, precarious, unsuccessful and even critical ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: machine, mental disorder, man in underwear, espionage, auto mechanic, movie theatre, mental institution, destiny, dog, employer employee relationship, mechanic, car race ...
Place: czechoslovakia, prague
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Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hirosuke (Teruo Yoshida) , a medical student with almost no recollection of his past, is trapped in an asylum, despite being perfectly sane. After escaping from the loony bin, and being framed for the murder of a circus girl, he spots the photo of a ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, experimental, slasher, psychedelic ...
Plot: insanity, sexploitation, exploitation, body horror, surrealism, martial arts, samurai, desert island, erotica, mad scientist, brother sister incest, masseuse ...
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Eftyhos... trellathika! (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Greece
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charilaos Maraziotis (Nikos Stavridis) is a shopkeeper who owes the whole market and is in danger of going to jail, both because of his creditors and because of IKA and the tax administration. Iro is his secretary and fiancee, because she is poor, ...
Style: mad
Plot: debt, factory owner, girlfriend, psycho, impersonation, greek, office, business, owner, spirit, commitment, money problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece, athens greece, hellas
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The Limping Devil (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A baleful limping man walks through Prague. He is Asmodeus (Juraj Herz), the fiend of lustfulness, entertaining himself by putting together by magic couples of lovers. He only fails at the swimming pool. Zuzana (Jana Sulcová), the good-looking ...
Style: psychotronic, modern day adaptation, urban fantasy
Plot: time travel, drunkenness, nurse, singer, love, father daughter relationship, wedding, mental institution, doctor, servant, costume party, midget ...
Place: prague
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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: madhouse, psychiatric nurse, doctor patient relationship, child in peril, little boy, psychiatric ward, disembowelment, strait jacket, man eating monster
Place: the philippines
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The Music Lovers (1971)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Composer, conductor and teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexual tendencies by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a wonky, nymphomaniac girl whom he cannot satisfy.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: composer, gay, lgbt, music, female nudity, dancing, sex crime, art, mental disorder, musician, love, gay husband ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: europe, england, russia, london, moscow russia
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Lunacy (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. In 19th century France a young man is plagued by nightmares in which he is dragged off to a madhouse. On the journey back from his mother’s ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, mental institution, blasphemy, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, curses spells and rituals, society, social misfits, s&m, sexual abuse, dark secret, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic
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I Hope for You (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After abandoning her newborn child a woman goes through very difficult times and starts working in a foster house.
Plot: social injustice, new job, railway, suicide attempt, unhappiness, young woman, church, orphan, drug addict, children, orphanage, child abuse ...
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Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 240 min.
Story: He burned with ambition. He lusted for life. He lived for passion. This is the sprawling saga of Honoré de Balzac (Gérard Depardieu), a man who created a great literary oeuvre from the dramas and adventures of his own life - a life that he shaped ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, stylized, contemplative
Plot: writers, art, family relations, couples, power relations, romance, society, writer's life, betrayal, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france, black sea
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Vincere (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, political ...
Plot: dictatorship, fascism, world war one, politics, male star appears nude, world war two, rebellion, ambition, destructive relationship, resistance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, rome italy, milan italy, europe
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, gothic horror, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, goth, barbershop, social injustice, judge, insanity, loss of loved one, revenge, cannibalism, villain, haunted by the past ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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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Requiem for a Maiden (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A fourteen-year-old girl isplaced in an institution for mentally ill instead of a foster-home due to an official mistake. Here she gets a most cruel treatment which is governed by high-handedness of the spineless and perverse nurses. The girl ...
Plot: father daughter incest, incest rape, mental institution, mentally challenged, torture, rape victim, humiliation, psychiatric patient, masturbation, firefighter, house fire, fetishism ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: czechoslovakia, central europe
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