Director: In The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) the main character, Joan of Arc, leads war by following her hallucinations and has some symptoms of schizophrenia. Stars: A total of 42 characters with criteria meeting a diagnosis of schizophrenia were found in 41 movies. This can lead to confusion among the families of those with schizophrenia who might think their family member could develop violent behavior. Das weiße Rauschen (2001) 109 min |... 2. | Friðrik Þór Friðriksson 108 min Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson, based on the book by Einar Már Gudmundsson, Not Rated The same happens in the Bollywood movie Shabd (2005), in Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (2006), in Spider Forest (2004), and in Reprised (2006) a successful writer is likewise sent to an asylum. Drama, Mystery. 1. 79 min Learning more about these conditions can help … MELVIN (AS GOOD AS IT GETS) Jack Nicholson's character in As Good As It Gets (for which he won … Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm, Votes: 98 min $1.48M, R Researchers analyzed movies, released between 1990 and 2010, that had at least one character with schizophrenia for the present study. Format is black and white with English subtitles. At a time when everyone and their grandma were trying to … Ben Piazza, Director: Johnny Depp, | Charlotte Gainsbourg, Colin Friels, Perhaps the best-known movie about schizophrenia, A Beautiful Mind (2001), portrays the character’s hallucinations in a greatly exaggerated manner, since hallucinations are mostly auditory rather than visual. Here are 6 bipolar characters in movies that you need to watch. Depression. Samuel Le Bihan, | Ten movies were chosen for the analysis, all collected from the IMDB database that lists some of the most popular fi lms featuring a schizophrenic protagonist: The Soloist, A Beautiful Mind, Clean Shaven, Shine, Shutter Island, A Caveman's Valentine, Benny and Joon, The Snake Pit, Pi, and The Visit. 60612 ISSN 2155-3017 - Copyright © 2009 [email protected] Visit us at: www.hekint.org| www.hektoeninternational.org, The full list of movies is available from the following link:  http://mentalhealthdaily.com/2014/03/27/all-movies-about-schizophrenia-an-extensive-list/ (accessed 12/23/2014). In Take Shelter (2011) a man’s wife develops schizophrenia and he develops it himself, suggesting that schizophrenia is catching. Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness which affects roughly 1 in a hundred people. Janos M. Bak, Those from wealthy families and good healthcare facilities have better outcomes than those from poor families with little access to healthcare. 109 min The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. | Another common theme is that the character had a troubled childhood before being diagnosed with schizophrenia. 100 min | Richard Kelly | Gross: | Stars: Michael Rymer Such portrayals can mislead families into thinking that symptoms of schizophrenia are due to recreational drugs or alcohol causing  schizophrenia. Julianne Moore, Votes: Aidan Quinn, $1.01M, PG | Gross: Lorraine Gary, Not Rated | | Gross: 698,540 Sources for locating movies were Internet and print movie databases that allowed a search by topic or keyword. | In Spider Forest (2004) a patient with schizophrenia is the main suspect for a series of murders as his finger prints were found, but is too cut out from reality to give his version of the account. Chuckie Finster. There are some characters that are more than just players in a movie… Stars: Overall, I think this movie is a great and accurate example of what is it like to live with schizophrenia … | People can make claims that movie characters are stereotypical accounts that are based on misinformation - but this is the first study to put it to the test. Stars: 92 min Specifically, about half of the characters had low socioeconomic status, which is consistent with data on the illness. | The movie beautifully captures the challenges John faced throughout his life, including paranoia and delusions that altered his promising career and deeply affected his life. Patients with schizophrenia tend to be hospitalized only if they threaten to be violent or to commit suicide, otherwise they may  be placed there for observation before they can leave the hospital. | | Stars: Anabelle Lachatte, Jennifer Connelly, 96 min 108 min Through the magic of film, viewers can live John’s hallucinations with him, which feel as real to the audience as they did to him. Often film writers and directors are poorly informed about schizophrenia, resulting in erroneous portrayals of the people with the disorder, as addressed in the following subsections. 116,442 Director: In the Fisher King (1991) a man with schizophrenia commits mass murder. | Director: 1. Kathleen Quinlan, 135 min Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Jr. - Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of bipolar, … Randall's character in This Is Us highlights mental health issues with a focus on the stigma and struggles of men with… Stars: In Karthik calling Karthik (2010) the patient had a troubled childhood where his brother died while trying to killing him, and reminiscing that episode causes the onset of schizophrenia. Pages in category "Fictional characters with schizophrenia" The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total. Polly M. Bak, A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. Sophie Guillemin, Votes: After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. The 1989 movie Santa Sangre depicts an adult with schizophrenia growing up in a very violent environment filled with drugs and murder. | | Gross: Donnie Darko A group of adolescents, including Donnie who takes medication for a mental illness, presumably schizophrenia because of the delusions he experiences thr… Documentary, Directors: Two schizophrenics meet during therapy and fall passionately in love. Though the film is based in a true story, such cases are very rare. Many psychiatrists argue that rather than mental disorders, it is alcohol and drugs that tends to cause violent behavior and mass murder or serial killings. These fi lms we… Unfortunately, several movies portray people with schizophrenia as serial killers. | Gross: Lukas is not coming back. To be more precise on how the movies portray schizophrenia, forty-five movies dealing with schizophrenia1 were reviewed and the main theme present in the film noted. | Director: ophrenia. English-language commercial movies that featured at least one character with schizophrenia and that were released for theatrical showing between 1990 and 2010 were viewed in their entirety. Mary Stuart Masterson, Rain, He was a Professor at Kaya University and is currently the Assistant Coordinator of the ITS Program at Korea University Sejong Campus. Tobias Amann Russell Crowe, Vincent Cassel, | Ron Howard Documentary, Biography, Director: | Director: Dr. Gregory House - House. A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality. Some would suggest that there are overtones of schizophrenia in this movie. This movie, based on a true story, highlights the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr. (Russel Crow), a mathematical savant who lived with schizophrenia. In Savage Grace (2007) a wealthy mother commits incest with her schizophrenic son. Through the use of content analysis, the author was able to qualitatively measure how schizophrenic characters are portrayed in contemporary fi lms and whether or not their symptoms are exaggerated. Jennifer MacDonald, R Director: Jane … Patricia Owen, Ph.D., a professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and her colleagues sought to understand how schizophrenia … In Keane (2004) the main character experiments with drugs, which also leads to schizophrenia. The character with schizophrenia is in a mental hospital Early movies used to portray characters with schizophrenia as living in insane asylums. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood. Research shows that patients with schizophrenia have diverse backgrounds, some coming from wealthy families and happy childhoods, others having more disturbed childhoods. Daniel Brühl, March 15, 2002 -- Things are getting ugly in Hollywood over the facts behind the Oscar-nominated biopic A Beautiful Mind.Starring Russell … Others believe schizophrenia is the result of poor parenting and that schizophrenics behave unpredictably, are loners and isolated from society, or manifest disruptive behavior. Spring 2015   |  Sections  |  Psychiatry & Psychology, Hektoen International Journal is published by the Hektoen Institute of Medicine, 2240 West Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL. | Gross: Drama. | Most characters displayed positive symptoms of schizophrenia. Two researchers independently rated each character with a checklist that assessed demographic characteristics, symptoms and stereotypes, causation, and treatment. Comedy, Drama, Romance. | While alcohol and drugs can induce hallucinations, paranoid delusions or delirium tremens, research shows that schizophrenia is not alcohol or drug induced. In A Scanner Darkly (2006) a popular drug emerges in the United States which causes addicts to have schizophrenia. Most stay in an asylum for almost the entire duration of the movie or stay there for a long time. Directors: | Robert Altman. | Finally, in Homeless to Harvard, the Liz Murray Story (2003), the main character is the daughter of a schizophrenic mother and a substance addict father who ends up studying and making it to Harvard. After a man suffering from schizophrenia is released from a mental institution, he attempts to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake". $1.64M, R Through a Glass Darkly … Drama, Fantasy. Christopher Plummer, Votes: | As schizophrenia is a mental disorder, most delusions and hallucinations occur within the brain, which makes the disorder difficult to portray in a movie. Portrayals of troubled childhood being the direct factor causing schizophrenia can be misleading for families who may think that a traumatic event the patient experienced as a child is what caused the onset of schizophrenia. Results: Forty-two characters from 41 movies were identified, a majority of whom were male and Caucasian. Drama, Mystery, Thriller. David Cronenberg Romance, Thriller. | Gross: $0.40M, 80 min 35,638 Director: 10 Fascinating Films About Schizophrenia. Drama, Romance. Most get a few medical tests before they are released, and very few spend days on a hospital bed in an asylum as is portrayed in the movies. Schizophrenia is actually the most chronic and disabling of the major mental illnesses … Hilmir Snær Guðnason, The main misconception is that this might lead some families to believe that anyone with schizophrenia might have hidden talents or genius abilities, often features present in some forms of autism but rarely in schizophrenia. Ralph Fiennes, | Drama, Thriller. Jana Kalms, Director: Jake Gyllenhaal, Audrey Tautou, | Stars: A list of movies in which protagonists suffer from typical symptoms like delusions, hallucinations (e.g. Ed Harris, This tragedy starts with the lead character… Mary McDonnell, Stars: John Lynch, AKLI HADID, BA, MA is a Ph.D. | 43,106 | Movies about "split/multiple personalities" are not included because it's not a symptom of schizophrenia.If you want to know more about schizophrenia I recommend the first 4 or 5 movies in my list, these are the most realistic ones and very good, but also tragic..Any suggestions for additional titles welcome. 105 min This list may not reflect recent changes (). Mila Kunis, Drama, Horror, Thriller. Many films and TV shows feature characters with dissociative identity disorder. Anthony Page Stars: Torsten Striegnitz. A Beautiful Mind (2001) features the story of John Nash, the Nobel Prize for Economics winner in 1994, who struggled all his life with schizophrenia. Peter Greene, Lynn Redgrave, Votes: Anthony Hopkins, Gamma Bak, The Snake Pit (1948) deals with a character’s journey in an asylum as she is treated for schizophrenia. Images (1972) Dir. In Nightbreed (1990) a doctor gives drugs to a patient with schizophrenia and orders him to commit murders, which he does. In Angel Baby, two patients with schizophrenia meet at a hospital and fall in love, a rare occurrence. Friedhelm Bartscht, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. Researchers found a total of 42 movie characters that had schizophrenia. Dr. Owens looked at 41 English-language movies produced between 1990 and 2010, where at least one of the main characters has schizophrenia… | Through a Glass Darkly (1961) is about a patient with schizophrenia just released from an asylum. Fictional characters with schizophrenia‎ (34 P) F Films about schizophrenia‎ (1 C, 16 P) Pages in category "Fictional portrayals of schizophrenia" The following 45 pages are in this category, out of 45 total. Ingvar Sigurdsson, a documentary about a group of people who meet in room 4070 to talk about their psychosis related experiences. Director: | | Biography, Drama. In Nightbreed (1990) the doctor drugs his patient, which leads to the onset of schizophrenia. While it is acknowledged that 80 to 90% patients with schizophrenia smoke, often heavily, and that many drink coffee heavily, no study has found a link between drugs or alcohol and schizophrenia. Moreover, about half of the movies … Stars: The movie was not only considered groundbreaking at the time, for the way it dealt with the themes of the consequence fame and delusion, but it is actuality still seen as a very important movie that hasn’t aged a bit. A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. Several movies portrayed schizophrenics as violent characters, serial killers, war heroes, or mobsters. Deborra-Lee Furness, PG-13 Julien Donkey-Boy … The red-haired, bespectacled toddler, Chuckie, with his rabbit-teeth, loose clothes … A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. Stars: Natalie Portman, A Beautiful Mind (2001) Perhaps the best-known movie about schizophrenia, “A Beautiful Mind” is a … The Snake Pit (1948) deals with a character’s journey in an asylum as she is treated for schizophrenia. Bibi Andersson, The review noted, however, the movies did get some characterizations of schizophrenia right. A wealthy writer of children's fiction receives unsettling phone … Comedy, Drama, Romance. | | 10. $23.20M, Not Rated Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi. Movie characters, such as the “homicidal maniac” who has schizophrenia, are examples of the stereotypes on which Hollywood continues to rely. Gabriel Byrne, These movies feature characters living (and often struggling) with mental illness and can help kids understand more about this often sensitive subject. The media, however, especially the movies, portray schizophrenia in a different light than the actual disorder. Chan-wook Park In the Caveman’s Valentine (2001) the main character is a genius pianist who has delusions of grandeur, paranoid delusions, and symptoms similar to schizophrenia. New research shows that these movies often misinform people about the condition. Biography, Drama, Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. The major themes implied that persons with schizophrenia are violent or geniuses; that schizophrenia is drug or alcohol-induced; that schizophrenics have had a troubled childhood and that they spend a long periods in mental hospitals. Symptoms: deleted memory; … Two researchers independently rated each character with a checklist that assessed demographic characteristics, symptoms and stereotypes, causation, and treatment. Miranda Richardson, We follow him on his way to what seems like inevitable doom; at home... See full summary », Director: Willem Dafoe, Winona Ryder, Votes: In Santa Sangre (1989) the boy experiments with drugs and prostitution. Lim Soo-jung, John Madden The lawyer (played by Juilia Roberts) finds him funny because he saved her from a robbery, but doesn’t know that the taxi driver has been spying on her home. | 54,647 | Alice Levitt, Jeremiah S. Chechik | Gwyneth Paltrow, Most characters displayed positive symptoms of schizophrenia. Stars: Granted there are hundreds if not thousands of psychotic movie characters out there, but some are clearly more memorable than others. Ahead of them lies the inevitable road to disaster - one they share to the end. Seong-hun Cheon, R | 98 min One of the first movies to mention schizophrenia by name, the story tells of the young womans plight and relates the strange family dynamics in which she exists. | This film has misled people to confuse schizophrenia with synesthesia, a neurological disorder that makes learning a lot easier. Holmes Osborne, Votes: In the movie, "A Beautiful Mind", the main character, John Nash, is a mathematician who suffers from schizophrenia. Laetitia Colombani This … Results: Forty-two characters from 41 movies were identified, a majority of whom were male and Cau-casian. Such portrayals can mislead families into thinking that patients with schizophrenia should be hospitalized and receive violent treatment. Englar alheimsins (2000) Jake Gyllenhaal, Votes: Stars: Jena Malone, Lodge Kerrigan Some 42% of patients tend to have their symptoms progressively disappear, 35% have an intermediate outcome, and 27% do poorly. 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