Mental patient movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mental patient movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with mental patient, mental institution, murder, blood, violence, death, serial killer, crimes, psychiatrist and insanity plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mental patient: Patient Seven (2016), Stonehearst Asylum (2014), Joker (2019), Shutter Island (2010), Hannibal (2013), The Professor and the Madman (2019), Unsane (2018), Spider (2002), Veronika Decides to Die (2009), The Lodger (2009).

List of mental patient movies

Patient Seven (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research for his new book. As Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, ...
Style: anthology, macabre, brutal, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: mental patient, psychiatrist, doctor, hallucination, zombie apocalypse, mental institution, interview, death, book, snow, police, ghost ...
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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, insanity, twists & turns, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, plot twist, uncover truth, torture, escape, love ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, 1800s
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
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Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: thought provoking, suspense, atmospheric, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: mental illness, psycho, insanity, psychological trauma, social decay, villain, social problems, mental patient, bad attitude, character change, evil clown, social problem ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, 20th century, year 1981
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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, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, investigation, paranoia, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, mind game, psychopath, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, mental patient, crime, special agents, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Professor and the Madman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, France, Iceland, USA, Mexico, Belgium, UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
Style: thought provoking, based on true events, captivating, disturbing, atmospheric
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mental patient, professor, winston churchill, dictionary, friendship, book, direction and purpose, society, shared dream, insanity
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
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Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mental institution, maniac, obsession, fear, mental patient, psychopath, mental illness, murder, pursuit, stalker, sexual harassment, sexual assault ...
Place: boston, portugal, pennsylvania
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, mystery, vengeance, family relations, infidelity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, england ...
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Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, controversial, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, terminal illness, suicidal, psychiatrist, starting over, suicide, hopes, doctors and patients, coma, mental patient, suicide attempt, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, ireland
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The Lodger (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in Los Angeles with two converging plot lines – The first involves an uneasy relationship between a psychologically unstable landlady and her enigmatic lodger – The second is about a troubled detective engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, serial killer, murder, mind game, mysterious character, mental patient, haunted by the past, mystery, psychopath, insanity, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, santa monica california
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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: sincere, tense, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mental patient, lawyer, female lawyer, female protagonist, female friendship, opposites attract, unlikely friendships, society, danger, escapades, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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The Drowning (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A psychiatrist faces his past, present and future when he finds himself involved in the treatment of a young man recently released from prison for a murder committed when the boy was just 11 years old.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: suicide, mental patient, saving a life, psychiatrist, self defense, husband wife relationship, juvenile delinquent, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, death, child psychologist ...
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Bloody Moon (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Miguel, a horribly disfigured young man, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes and then mutilates a girl. Institutionalized at a mental asylum, he is released five years later, into the care of his sister, Manuela who, along with their ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, violence, party, mental institution, woman in danger, danger, crimes, youth, rape, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, halloween, psychopath, serial killer, masked killer, violent, violence, evil, mask, psychiatrist, small town, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1963, 60s ...
Place: midwest, california
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Delirium (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man recently released from a mental institute inherits a mansion after his parents die. After a series of disturbing events, he comes to believe it is haunted.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric
Plot: haunted house, dead parents, loss of parents, childhood trauma, hallucination, mental patient, blood, mansion, inheritance, nothing goes right, obsession, youth ...
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Shake Rattle and Roll 12 (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The first episode "Mamanyiika" plays on the words "mama" and "manyika" which literally means "mother doll". The story of a possessed doll. The second episode, is the tale of three girls, one of them the apple ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, anthology, exciting
Plot: mental institution, mental patient, dysfunctional family, missing person, cannibalism, death, mother, swimming pool, camera, cat, coffin, lake ...
Place: the philippines
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Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, life turned upside down, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, dishonesty, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Aggar: Passion Betrayal Terror (2007)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Story: With strong suspicions that her husband is cheating on her, successful businesswoman Janvi (Udita Goswami) begins an affair with her co-worker Aryan (Tusshar Kapoor). But when Janvi decides that she's done fooling around, she learns her new ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, one night stand, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, betrayal, disgruntled, crimes, one-night stand, adultery, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: scary, enigmatic, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, university, college, mental institution, school, slasher, violence, mystery, crimes, deadly, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
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Doublegangers (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A comedy centered around three people who each have a lookalike of a lookalike, all with the same name.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Plot: comedy of errors, escapades, buddies, friends, bollywood, nothing goes right, mistaken identity, mental patient, farce, lookalikes, society, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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Murder by Mail (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Dr. Peter Fales’s (Klaus Kinski) patients start getting annihilated by an unknown serial killer, he and his daughter Alison (Donna Wilkes) both come under suspicion. Part slasher film and part psychological thriller, Schizoid co-stars ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: murder, violence, patient, serial killer, doctor, mental patient, suspicion, anonymous letter, doctor patient relationship, group therapy, threat, letter ...
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My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, miner, characters killed one by one, serial murder, serial killer, mine, survival, psychopath, strong violent content, small town, death, slasher killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 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: psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, romantic, fairy tale
Plot: korean, mental institution, childhood trauma, caregiver, healing, anti social, post traumatic stress disorder, psychiatric ward, mental health, psychological trauma, friendship, female writer ...
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You're Killing Me (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Joe just told his boyfriend, George, that he is a serial killer. George thinks that his boyfriend, Joe, is hilarious... and he just saw Patricia Arquette at Target!!! In the horror/comedy hybrid, 'You're Killing Me', we take a look at ...
Style: homoerotic, lgbt cinema, gay cinema, topical humor, humorous ...
Plot: gay lead character, serial murder, criminal, doctor patient relationship, serial killer, killer as protagonist, son murders mother, group of friends, flash forward, friendship between men, son murders father, criminal as protagonist ...
Place: los angeles
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From Beyond (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: body horror, mad scientist, transformation, experiment, bondage, experiment gone awry, zombie, murder, supernatural, parallel world, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
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Don't Go Into the House by the Woods (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man goes to his parents house over the weekend and is scared to death when he starts to receive phone calls from a psycho who might be inside the house.
Style: suspense, dark, twist ending, macabre, twists and turns
Plot: murder mystery, mental institution, serial murder, parents, teenager, small town, serial killer, mental patient, death, murder, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
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Guns for Hire (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Beatle is a quirky loner who refuses to live by society's rules. Her business cards read "Towing/Assassination," and she even has a hit man infomercial to go along with it. Her only human contact is with her psychiatrist and the ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, psychological, psychotronic, unusual plot structure
Plot: plot twist, lesbian, post traumatic stress disorder, female assassin, hitman, mental patient, life is a bitch, violence, lgbt, lesbian interest, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Titus (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, and Brian Hargrove. This sitcom was based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act, more specifically his ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, dark humor, tragicomedy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, mechanic, comedian, family problems, childhood, siblings relations, workplace romance, suburban life, parents and children, white trash, mental patient ...
Time: 90s
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Don't Look in the Cellar (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of college students regret their decision to sneak into the cellar of a haunted asylum on Halloween. One by one they encounter Smiley, the last of a flawed bloodline.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, college, slasher, halloween, masked killer, college student, mental patient, basement, maniac, murder, survival, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Into the Mirror (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Woo Yeong-min retired from the police force after trying to save his partner and causing his death. After a series of mysterious deaths in the shopping mall in which his uncle has allowed him to work as a security guard prior to its reopening, he ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, murder, shopping mall, investigation, parallel world, supernatural, mystery, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, loss of partner ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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