Mental breakdown movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mental breakdown movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV shows about / with mental breakdown, mental illness, husband wife relationship, suicide, friendship, death, danger, life is a bitch, doctor and mother daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mental breakdown: Homesick (2005), Fathers & Daughters (2015), Easy Land (2019), Deadline (2009), Colossal (2016), The Titan (2018), Girl in Woods (2016), Green Celery (2013), Rebound (2014), The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001).

List of mental breakdown movies

 6.0
 495
Homesick (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 17-year-old Sami has an accident which resulted in him reluctantly sent to closed psychiatric hospital. Sami refuses to speak or show his feelings, even when the nurse Taneli is trying everything in order to understand how the crash really happened. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, touching
Plot: mental institution, doctor, mental breakdown, sex with mother, mental illness, parent child relationship, broken family, roommate, suicide attempt, mental health, nurse, child abuse ...
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Fathers & Daughters (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.
Style: captivating, sincere, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: mental breakdown, writers, father daughter relationship, family, single father, death of wife, childhood trauma, family relations, father and daughter, male female relationship, kids and family, couple relations ...
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 5.7
 279
Easy Land (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a Serbian refugees mother and daughter, as they struggle to navigate the many obstacles facing newcomers to Canada.
Style: suspenseful, unusual plot structure, psychological, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mental breakdown, architect, troubled teen, mental illness, refugee, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, rescue, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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 4.5
 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: bleak, psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, mentally unstable, woman in danger, haunted by the past, isolation, haunted house, writer's life, mind game, confined, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.2
 64K
Colossal (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.
Style: dark fantasy, surprise ending, absurd, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: creature, giant robots, giant monster, alcoholic, small town, mental breakdown, monster, bullying, moral dilemma, remote control, catastrophe, imagination ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seoul, new york
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 4.8
 31K
The Titan (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On a bleak future Earth, a soldier endures a radical genetic transformation to save humanity. But his wife fears he's becoming more creature than man.
Style: suspense, sad, rough, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: human experiment, transformation, genetic mutation, nasa, pilot, dna, mental breakdown, distopia, mutation, creature, military base, laboratory ...
Time: 2040s, near future
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 3.3
 522
Girl in Woods (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a tragic accident Grace is lost and alone in the Smoky Mountains. Grace's struggle for survival is made more complicated by her troubled past. Battling the demons in her mind may be the only way to come out alive.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: forest, survival, alone, split personality, childhood trauma, marriage proposal, mental breakdown, suicide, paranoia, murder, lost, couples ...
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 1.8
 193
Green Celery (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adriana finds out the son she's expecting suffers a brain malformation that won't allow him to live outside her womb. As therapeutic abortion is illegal in Chile, she must wait until her baby is naturally born.
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: abortion, miscarriage, paranoia, motherhood, pregnancy, mental breakdown, doctors, anguish, rage, anger, husband wife relationship, doctor ...
Place: chile
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 3.9
 314
Rebound (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a young woman finds the love of her life cheating on her, she has a mental break while travelling across country and encounters hostile strangers and debilitating anxiety along the way.
Style: road movie, rough, suspense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: road trip, torture, adultery, infidelity, mental breakdown, serial killer, victim, on the road, stockholm syndrome, acid, unfaithful boyfriend, sledgehammer ...
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The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, "Seven Brothers/Seitsemän veljestä". Although Kivi was among the very earliest authors of prose and lyrics in Finnish language, ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: student, creativity, friendship, class society, love interest, art, mental breakdown, university, mental institution, writers, money problems, politics ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1860s, 1850s
Place: finland
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The Atrocity Exhibition (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A scientist obsessed with World War III hits the road with a woman so he can re-create scenes from history.
Style: avant garde, suspense, rough, scary, bleak
Plot: doctor, patient, mental breakdown, insanity, hospital, car accident, female nudity, architecture, explicit sex, sex, surrealism
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 6.9
 8K
Love Liza (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel turns to huffing gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.
Style: emotional, touching, bleak, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: mother-in-law, suicide, drug abuse, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, disorder, social misfits, solace, nothing goes right, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, new orleans
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 6.9
 58K
Tully (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, twist ending
Plot: motherhood, nanny, autism, family relations, female protagonist, mother, newborn baby, hallucination, baby, depression, parents and children, family ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 50s, year 1977
Place: usa, portland oregon, phoenix arizona, saudi arabia, new york ...
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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: bleak, talky, tense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, mental breakdown, housewife, domestic violence, suburbs, infidelity, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, misfit, couples, treatment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.7
 2K
Kotoko (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from double vision, a single mother (Cocco) tries to take care of her baby in the grip of terrifying hallucinations. Experiencing a nervous breakdown, she is deemed unfit to take care of her child and has it taken away from her. The only ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: depression, single mother, mental illness, child custody, nightmare, hallucination, violence, little boy, mental breakdown, rivalry, baby boy, writers ...
Place: japan
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 6.2
 197
Callback (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Larry is an ardent evangelical Christian, lives in New York, works as a mover, and dreams of breaking into the world of commercial acting. As he seeks his big break, he argues with his boss and leads a solitary life. His fate takes an unexpected ...
Style: feel good, light, psychological thriller
Plot: revenge, acting audition, aspiring actress, violence, voyeurism, mentally unstable, mental breakdown, american dream, dark humor, nudity (full frontal - brief), pastor, argument ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
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Altered States of Plaine (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young man on the run from a mysterious government agency is desperate to find the cure for a condition that causes him to wake up at random places around the world when he falls asleep.
Style: thought provoking, neo noir, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: hallucination, schizophrenic, teleportation, professor, paranoia, craziness, doctor, imagination, mental institution, laboratory, secret, loner ...
Place: paris france, italy, switzerland, france, new jersey ...
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The Casserole Club (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steve Balderson's new film, "The Casserole Club" focuses on a group of mod 1960's era suburban housewives. Close-knit and neighborly, they are all bent on one-upping each other, trying to prove that each is "the hostess with ...
Style: serious, touching, sexy, realistic, sexual
Plot: wife pregnant by another man, swinger couple, wife swapping, love and romance, suburban life, suburbs, contests and competitions, dysfunctional relationship, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, mental breakdown, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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 4.9
 966
Over the Edge (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Just as David and Freja arrive at their newly bought country house close to the Cliffs of Møn the harmony is disturbed by an inexplicably suicide. When David realizes that their new craftsman Roar is linked to the person who fell of the cliff he ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: crime investigation, conspiracy, murder, forced suicide, mental illness, mental breakdown, couples, pregnancy, cat, piano, hunting, handyman ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
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Asylum Seekers (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Six people on the verge of a breakdown decide to check themselves into an insane asylum, only to discover there is just room for one.
Style: surreal, semi serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental institution, dark humor, contests and competitions, surrealism, eccentricity, art, mental breakdown, contest, alternate reality
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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 6.0
 2K
I, Anna (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.
Style: neo noir, captivating, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, police detective, dangerous attraction, fall in love, murder investigation, mental breakdown, homicide detective, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.3
 543
Frownland (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A rotten egg lobbed with spazmo aim at the spotless surface of the silver screen, FROWNLAND centers on social misfit and self-labeled "troll from under the bridge" Keith Sontag (Dore Mann). When he's not trying to sell coupons ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: friends, buddies, misfit, society, love and romance, lifestyle, social misfits, suburbs, fall in love, city life, mental breakdown, insecurity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 4.4
 121
Modern Love (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: JOHN, his wife EMILY, and their small son EDWARD leave the city for what they believe will be a brief foray to the countryside to claim John's inheritance - a small shack. They find themselves in a strange back-woods rural setting. Nothing is ...
Plot: seaside, countryside, mental breakdown, suicide, haunted house, village, uncle, personality change, villager, lake, inheritance, ghost town ...
Place: australia
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Play It As It Lays (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: mental institution, family relations, filmmaking, hollywood, infidelity, mental illness, mental breakdown, couples, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, beverly hills, las vegas, los angeles
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The Haunting of Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.
Style: psychotronic, gothic, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, seance, friendship, basement, mental breakdown, death, haunted house, family relations, family problems, couples, losing-it hero, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
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Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, touching ...
Plot: paranoia, psychiatrist, mental breakdown, suicide attempt, modeling, rape, model, disintegration, fashion, rise and fall, losing-it hero, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, jamaica, paris france
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 6.9
 7K
The Offence (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, manhunt, fighting the system, murder, police brutality, interrogation, mental breakdown, child molester, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
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 7.1
 7K
Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, mental breakdown, countryside, delusion, schizophrenia, surrealism, hallucination, adultery, paranoia, loneliness, waterfall ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, hypocrisy, obsession, depression, robbery, revenge, head of state, assassination attempt, attempted murder, rules and policies, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, usa, vietnam
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 7.5
 6K
Face to Face (1976)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative
Plot: hospital, attempted rape, suicide attempt, mental breakdown, hallucination, family problems, couples, hysteria, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe
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