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10 Of the Best Movies Ever Made About Mental Health

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Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Movies

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Melancholia

Melancholia

Movies

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Movies

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.

Ordinary People

Ordinary People

Movies

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

Inside Out

Inside Out

Movies

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley's guiding emotions— Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness—live in Headquarters, the control centre inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life and tries to keep things positive, but the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

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