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Movies with a Mental Plot

Disorders Usually First Diagnosed In Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence

Movies Depicting Mental Retardation

All the Little Animals (1999)

Antonia's Line (1995)

Being There (1979)

Best Boy (1979)
Director: Irving Wohl

Bill (1981)

Bill, On His Own (1982)

Charley (1968)

Dodes'ka-den (1970)

Dominick and Eugene (1988)

Forrest Gump (1994)

I Stand Alone (1999)

Homer and Eddie (1989)
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The (1968)

Mifune (Sony Classics, 2000)
Director: Soren Kragh-Jacobsen
Molly (1999)

Of Mice and Men (1939)

Of Mice and Men (1992)

On the Waterfront (1954)
Director: Elia Kazan

Other Sister, The (1999)

Sling Blade (1996)
Director: Billy Bob Thornton

Simple Plan, A (Paramount Pictures, 1998)
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe, Bridget Fonda, Jack Walsh, Chelcie Ross, Becky Ann Baker, Gary Cole
MPAA Rating: R

Shower, The (Sony Pictures Classics, 2000)

Director: Zhang Yang

Tim (1979)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Learning Disorders

Motor Skills Disorder

Communication Disorder

Movies Depicting Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Autistic Disorder

Boy Who Could Fly, The (1986)

House of Cards (1993)

Rain Man (1993)

Wizard (Universal, 1989)
Director: Todd Holland

Movies Depicting Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Disorders

Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
(Conduct Disorder)

Young Poisoner's Handbook, The (1996)
Director: Benjamin Ross

Feeding and Eating Disorders of Infancy or Early Childhood

Tic Disorders

Niagara, Niagara (The Shooting Gallery, 1998)
Director: Bob Gosse
Cast: Robin Tunney, Henry Thomas, Michael Parks, Stephen Lang, John MacKay
MPAA Rating: R

Elimination Disorders

Other Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence

Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders



Amnestic Disorders

Memento (2000)

Substance-Related Disorder

Movies Depicting Alcohol Use Disorders

Affliction (1998)

American Heart (Triton, 1993)
Director: Martin Bell
Angel's Ashes (1999)

Arthur (1981)

Barfly (1987)

Basketball Diaries, The (New Line Cinema, 1995)
Director: Scott Kalvert

Bastard Out of Carolina

Beautiful Girls (Miramax, 1996)
Director: Ted Demme

Beloved Infidel (1959)

Best Years of Our lives, The
Bird (1988)
Director: Clint Eastwood

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Boys on the Side

Breakfast of Champions (1999)

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Brother's Kiss, A (First Look Pictures, 1997)
Director: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Cast: Nick Chinlund, Michael Raynor, Cathy Moriarty, Rosie Perez, Marisa Tomei, John Leguizamo, Michael Rappaport, Talent Harris, Justin Pierce, Joshua Danowsky, Adrian Pasdar
MPAA rating: R
Time: 92 minutes

Buddy Boy (2000)

Butcher Boy, The (1998)

Can't Buy Me Love


Cat Ballou (1965)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Cat's Eye

Clockwork Orange, A

Cocaine Fiends, The

Come Back, Little Sheba (Paramount, 1952)
Director: Daniel Mann

Come Fill the Cup (1951)

Curse of the Starving Class (Trimark, 1995)
Director: j. Michael McClary

Dancing in the Dark (1995)

Dark Obsession (1989)

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)


Divided Memories

Down in the Delta (1998)

Dr. T and the Women (2000)

Drunks (BMG Independents, 1997)
Director: Peter Cohn
Cast: Richard Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Diane Wiest, Parker Posey, Amanda Plummer, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Spalding Gray, Calista Flockhart, George Martin, Anna Thomson, Lisa Harris
MPGA rating: R
Time: 90 minutes

Easy Rider (Columbia, 1969)
Director: Dennis Hopper

Educating Rita (Acorn, 1983)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Fire Within, The (1963)

Fool for Love

Fresh Horses

Fried Green Tomatoes

Full Blast (2000)

Gadjo Dilo (1998)


Gervaise (1956)

Graduate, The (1967)

Great Man Votes, The (1939)

Guinevere (1999)

Gulliver's Travels (1996)

Harvey (1950)

Hollywood H20 (1998)

Iceman Cometh, The (1973)

I'll Cry Tomorrow (1995)

Innocent Sleep, The (Castle Hill Productions, 1997)
Director: Scott Michell
Cast: Rupert Graves, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Gambon, Franco Nero, Grahm Crowden, John Hannah
MPAA rating: R
Time: 110 minutes

Ironweed (1987)

Joe the King (1999)


Key Largo (1948)

La Cucaracha (1999

Last Night6 at the Alamo (1983)

Leaving Las Vegas


Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, The (1987)

Long Day's Journey into Night (1962)

Lost Weekend, The (1945)

Love is the Devil (1998)

Love Walked In (1998)

Luminous Motion (2000)

Marine Life (2000)

Monument Ave. (1998)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

My Name is Joe (1999)

My Favorite Year (1982)

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

Night of the Iguana, The (1964)

Other Sister, The (1999)

Oxygen (1999)

Pay It Forward (2000)

Pollack (2001)
Director: Ed Harris

Proud and the Beautiful, The (1953)

Pushing Tin (1999)

Ratcatcher (2000)

Shadrach (1998)

She's So Lovely (Miramax Films, 1997)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Sean Penn, Robin Wright Penn, John Travolta, Harry Dean Stanton, Debi Mazar, James Gandofini, Gena Rowlands, Kelsey Mulrooney
MPAA rating: R
Time: 97 minutes

Simpatico (1999)

Skin Deep (1989)

Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman (1947)

Solas (2000)

Source, The (1999)

Still Crazy (1998)

Streamers (1983)
Director: Robert Altman

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Taxi Blues (1990)

Tender Mercies (1983)

Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1945)

Trees Lounge (1996)

True Crime (1999)

Twenty Four Seven (1998)

Under Capricorn (1949)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Under the Volcano (1984
Director: John Huston

Verdict, The (1982)

Vital Signs (1986)

What Price Hollywood? (1932)

When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Andy Garcia, Meg Ryan, Lauren Tom, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tina Majorino, Ellen Burstyn
Rating: R
Time: 124 minutes

Wood, The (1999)

28 Days (2000)
Director: Betty Thomas
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Diane Ladd, Elizabeth Perkins, Steve Buscemir
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 103 minutes

Amphetamine (or Amphetamine-like) Disorders

The American Friend (1977)
Director: Wim Wenders
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Nicholas Ray, Bruno Ganz, Samuel Fuller

Caffeine-Related Disorders

Movies Depicting Cannabis-Related Disorders

Cannabis Use

Acid House, The (1999)

Big Lebowski, The (1998)

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Easy Rider (1969)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Universal Pictures, 1998)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Torro, Tobey Maquire, Gary Busey, Christina Ricci, Ellen Barkin, Cameron Diaz, Harry Dean Stanton, Lyle Lovett, Craig Bierko, Flea, Mark Harmon, Michael Jeter
MPAA Rating: R
Time: 128 minutes

Half Baked (1998)

Homegrown (1998)

Idle Hands (1999)

Platoon (1986)
Director: Oliver Stone

Reefer Madness (1936)

Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Movies Depicting Cocaine-Related Disorders

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Boost, The (1988)

Clean and Sober (1988)

Cocaine Fiends, The (Kent Productions, 1936)
Director: William A. O'Connor
(Also called: The Pace That Kills)

Curse of Cocaine, The


Loosing Isaiah

Postcard from the Edge (1990)
Director: Mike Nichols

Scarface (1983)
Director: Brian De Palma

Seven Per Cent Solution, The (Universal, 1976)
Director: Herbert Ross

Traffic (2000)
Director: Steven Soderbergh

What's Love Got to Do with It?

Hallucinogen-Related Disorders

Easy Rider (1969)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Director: Terry Gilliam

Inhalant-Related Disorders

Nicotine-Related Disorders

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Director: Sharon Maguire
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Embeth Davidtz
Rating:: R
Time: 92 minutes

Cat's Eye (MGM/UA, 1985)
Director: Lewis Teague

Movies Depicting Opoid-Related Disorders

Basketball Diaries (1995)
Director: Scott Kalvert
Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio, Bruce "Bruno" Kirby, Jr. Lorraine Bracco, Ernie Hudson, Patrick McGaw, Juliette Lewis
Rating: R
Time: 102 minutes

Basquiet (1996)
Director: Julian Schnabel

Beautiful People (Trimark, 2000)
Director: Jasmin Dizdar

Bird (1988)
Director: Clint Eastwood

Chappaqua (1966)

Citizen Ruth (Miramax, 1996)
Director: Alexander Payne

Clean and Sober (1988)
Director: Glen Gordon Caron
Cast: Michael Leaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, M. Emmet Walsh, Brian Benben, Tate Donovan
Rating: R
Time: 124 minutes

Connection, The (1961)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James LeGros, Heather Graham. James Remar, William S. Burroughs
Rating: R
Running Time: 100 minutes

Hatful of Rain, A (1957)

High Art (1998)

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Man with the Golden Arm, The (1956)
Director: Otto Preminger

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Director: Quentin Tarantino

Requiem for a Dream (Artisan Entertainment, 2000)
Director: Darren Aronofsky

Synanon (1965)

Traffic (2000)
Director: Steven Soderbergh

Trainspotting (1996)
Director: Danny Boyle

Phencyclidine- (or Phencyclidine-Like) Related Disorders

Sedative-Hypnotic or Anxiolytic-Related Disorders

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (Paramount Pictures1982)

Movies Depicting Polysubstance-Related Disorders

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Director: Oliver Stone

Easy Rider (1969)

Postcard from the Edge (1990)
Director: Mike Nichols

Rose, The (1979)

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Vital Signs (1986)

Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Movies Depicting Schizophrenia

Angel Baby (1995)
Director: Michael Rymer

Beautiful Mind, A (Universal Studios, 2001)
Director: Ron Howard

Bennie & Joon (1993)

Caveman's Valentine, The (Universal Studios, 2001)
Director: Kasi Lemmons

Clean, Shaven (1995)

Couch Trip, The (1988)

Caveman's Valentine (2001)

Don't Say a Word (2001)

Fisher King, The (1991)
Director: Terry Gilliam

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)

Images (1972)
Director: Robert Altman

Lilith (Columbia, 1964)
Director: Robert Rossen

Outrageous! (1977)

Possessed (1986)
Director: Curtis Bernhardt

Ruling Class, The (1972)

Saint of Fort Washington, The (1193)
Shine (1996)

Stanley and the Women (BFS, 1991)
Director: David Tucker

Schizophreniform Disorder

Snake Pit, The (1948)

Schizoaffective Disorder

Promise (1986)

Movies Depicting Delusional Disorder

Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
Director: Edward Dymytryk

Conspiracy Theory (199&)

Cupid (1998)

Don Juan DeMarco (New Line Cinema, 1995)
Director: Jeremy Leven

Fan, The (TriStar, 1996)
Director: Tony Scott

Harvey (1950)
Director: Henry Koster
House of Yes (1997)

K-Pax (Universal Studios, 2001)
Director: Iain Softley

Network (1976)
Director: Sidney Lumet

Play Misty for Me (1971)
Director: Clint Eastwood

Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Director: Billy Wilder

They Might be Giants (Universal Studios, 1971)
Director: Anthony Harvey

Tenant, The (Paramount, 1976)
Director: Roman Polanski

Twelve Monkeys (1996)
Director: Terry Gilliam

Vanilla Sky (2001)
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Johnny Galecki, Jason Lee, Kurt Russell , Timothy Spall, Tilda Swinton, Noah Taylor, Alicia Witt
MPAA Rating: R

Brief Psychotic Disorder

Shared Psychotic Disorder

Mood Disorders

Movies Depicting Depressive Disorders

Alice et Martin (2000)

Deer Hunter, The (1978)

Evening Star, The (1996)

Fear Strikes Out

Friend of the Deceased, A (1998)

Full Blast (2000)

Hamlet (2000)

Hospital, The (United Artists,1971)
Director: Arthur Hiller

Horse Whisperer, The (1998)

Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Director: Frederico Fellini

Kadosh (2000)

Last Picture Show, The (1971)

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Legend of Bagger Vance, The (2000)

Life Upside Down (1965)

Marine Life (2000)

Night, Mother (1984)

No Looking Back (1998)

Outcry, The (1957)
Director: Antonioni

Pola X (2000)

Pollack (2001)
Director: Ed Harris

Set Me Free (2000)

Seventh Veil, The (1945)

Shrike, The (1955)

Snake Pit, The (1948)
Director: Anatole Litvak

Solas (2000)

Sophie's Choice

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)

Through a Glass, Darkly (1962)

Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000)

Wrong Man, The (1956)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Movies Depicting Bipolar Disorders
(Manic-Depressive Disorder)

Blue Sky (1994)
Director: Tony Richardson

Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)

Cobb (1994)
Director: Ron Shelton

Ed Wood (1994)
Director: Tim Burton

Fine Madness, A (1966)
Director: Irvin Kershner

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Horsefeathers (1932)

Immortal, Beloved (1995)

Mad Love (1995)
Director: Antonia Bird

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Mosquito Coast, The (1986)

Mr. Jones

Sophie's Choice

Tom and Viv (1995)

Woman Under the Influence, A (1974)
Director: John Cassavetes

Anxiety Disorders

Panic Disorder Without Agoraphobia

Analyze This (Warner Brothers, 1999)
Director: Harold Ramis
Cast: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli, Richard C. Castellano, Chazz Palminteri
MPAA Rating: R
Time: 105 minutes

Panic (Roxie Releasing, 2000)
Director: Henry Bromell

Movies Depicting Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia

Copycat (1996)

Fear Inside, The (Viacom Pictures, 1992)

What About Bob? (1991)
Director: Frank Oz

Agoraphobia Without History of Panic Disorder

Movies Depicting Specific Phobia

Arachnophobia (1990)
(fear of spiders)

Birds, The (1963)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
(fear of birds)

Creepshow (1982)
Director: George Romero
(fear of insects)

Forces of Nature (Dreamworks Pictures, 1999)
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck and Maura Tierney
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Time: 106 minutes
(fear of flying)

Phobia (1980)
Director: John Huston
Cast: Paul Michael Glaser, John Colicos, Susan Hogan, Alexandra Stewart, Robert O'Ree, David Bolt
MPAA Rating: R
Time: 94 minutes
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Director: Steven Spielberg
(fear of snakes)

Vertigo (1958)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
(fear of heights)

What About Bob?

Social Phobia

Now Voyager (1942)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

As Good As it Gets (TriStar Pictures, 1997)
Director: James L. Brooks

House of Games (1987)

Odd Couple, The (1968)

Movies Depicting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Birdy (1984)

Black Rain (1989)
Director: Shohei Imamura
(Bombing of Hiroshima and its effects)

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Director: Oliver Stone
(Vietnam War)

Chattahoochee (1990)
(Korean War)

Coming Home (1978)
(Vietnam War)

Deer Hunter, The (1978)
(Vietnam War)

Fearless (1993)
(Airplane Crash)

Fisher King, The (1991)

Jacknife (1989)

In Country (1989)
(Vietnam War)

Let There Be Light (1946)
Director: John Huston

Ordinary People (1980)
Director: Robert Redford

Paths of Glory (1957)
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Patton (1970)

Regeneration (Alliance Communications, 1998)
Director: Gillies MacPherson
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Le Miller, Stuart Bunce, Tanya Allen, Dougray Scott, David Hayman, John Neville
MPAA Rating: Unrated

Shoah (1985)

Movies Depicting Acute Stress Disorder

Alive (1993)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Hamburger Hill (1987)

San Francisco (1936)

Touching Tree, The

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

High Anxiety (1977)

Somatoform Disorder

Somatization Disorder

Freud, the Secret Passion (1962)
Director: John Huston

Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder

Movies Depicting Conversion Disorder

Band of Brothers (HBO, 2001)

Part 3: "Carentan"
Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)

Color of Night (1994)

Freud, the Secret Passion (1962)
Director: John Huston

Home of the Brave (1949)
Director: Stanley Kramer

Piano, The (1993)
Director: Jane Campion

Seventh Veil, The (Universal, 1945)

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Pain Disorder

Movies Depicting Hypochondrias

Bandits (MGM Pictures, 2001)
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity
Rating: PG-13
Time: 123 minutes.

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Director: Woody Allen

My Girl (1991)

Poison Ivy (1992)

Send Me No Flowers (1964)

Up in Arms (1944)

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

Factitious Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Amnesia

Dead Again (1991)
Director: Kenneth Branagh

Mirage (1965)

Spellbound (Selznick Productions, 1945)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Movies DepictingDissociative Fugue

Nurse Betty (USA Films, 2000)
Director: Neil LaBute
MPAA Rating: R

Spellbound (Selznick Productions, 1945)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Three Lives of Karen, The (Universal, 1997)
Director: David Burton Morris

Movies Depicting Dissociative Identity Disorder
(Formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder)_

Case of Becky, The (Paramount, 1915)
Director: Frank Reicher

Color of Night (1994)

Dance of Fire (195 )

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,1932)
Director: Rouben Mamoulian

Lizzie (1957)

Me, Myself & Irene (20th Century Fox, 2000)
Director: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly

Raising Cain (1992)
Director: Brian De Palma

Sybil (1976)

Three Faces of Eve, The (1957)

Two-Soul Woman, The

Depersonalization Disorder

Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

Sexual Dysfunctions

Bliss (1997)
Female Orgasmic Disorder
Sexual Aversion Disorder

Dressed to Kill (1980)

Frenzy (1972)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Sexual Pain Disorders

Movies Depicting Paraphilias

Paraphilias: Exhibitionism

King of Hearts (United Artist, 1966)
Director: Philippe de Broca

Paraphilias: Fetishism

Paraphilias: Frotteurism

Paraphilias: Sexual Masochism

Blue Velvet (1986)
Director: Lynche
Dr. Caligari
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Night Porter, The (1974)
Director: Cavani
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Quills (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2000)
Director: Philip Kaufman

Paraphilias: Sexual Sadism

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Director: Quentin Tarantino

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Night Porter, The (1974)

Quills (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2000)
Director: Philip Kaufman

Paraphilias: Transvestic Fetishism

La Cage aux Folles (1978)


The Silence of the Lambs

Paraphilias: Voyeurism

American Beauty (2000)
Director: Sam Mendes

Peeping Tom (Anglo-Amalgamated, 1960)
Director: Michael Power

Lilith (Columbia, 1964)
Director: Robert Rossen
(nymphomania, implied incest)

Mark, The (20th Century-Fox, 1961)
Director: Guy Green

Gender Identity Disorders

Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa

Best Little Girl in the World, The (1982)

Between Two Women

Bulimia Nervosa

Katie's Secret (1986)

Sleep Disorders

Primary Sleep Disorders: Dyssomnias

Primary Insomnia

Insomnia (2002)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank

Primary Hypersomnia


My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Breathing-Related Sleep Disorder

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

Insomnia (2002)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank

Sleep Disorder
Primary Sleep Disorders: Parasomnias

Nightmare Disorder

Dream Lover (MGM/UA, 1986)
Director: Alan J. Pakula

12 Monkeys (1995)
Director: Terry Gilliam

Sleep Terror Disorder

Sleepwalking Disorder

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (1919)
Director: Robert We

Dream Lover (MGM/UA, 1986)
Director: Alan J. Pakula

Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Movies Depicting Kleptomania

Female Perversions (1996)

Niagara, Niagara (The Shooting Gallery, 1998)
Director: Bob Gosse
Cast: Robin Tunney, Henry Thomas, Michael Parks, Stephen Lang, John MacKay
MPAA Rating: R
Marnie (1964)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock


Cosi (1996)

Movies Depicting Pathological Gambling
Gambling Featured in Movies

American Madness (1932)

Any Number Can Play (1949)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Frank Morgan, Lewis Stone
Time: 112 minutes

Avalanche, The (1919)

Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Harvey Keital, Brian McElroy, Frankie Acciarito, Peggy Gormley, Frankie Thorn
Time: 92 minutes

Bag of Angels (1963)

Banning (1967)

Barbery Coast (1935)

Basket, The (2000)

Betrayal by a Handprint (1908)

Big Gamble, The (1931)

Big Hand for the Little Lady, A (1966)

Big Payoff, The (1975)

BINGO! (1999)

Black Cat, White Cat (1999)

Blondie's Holiday (1947)

Bob Le Flambeur (1955)

Break, The (1995)

Broadway Hostess (1935)

Bronx Tale, A (1993)

Brothers in the Saddle (1949)

Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Cast: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne, Rex Ingram, Ethel Waters
Time: 98 minutes

California Split (1974)
Director: Robert Altman
Cast: George Segal, Elliott Gould
Time: 108 minutes

Call of the Canyon (1942)

Canyon Passage (1946)
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Cast: Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward
Time: 92 minutes

Casino (1995)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, Alfred Nittoli
Time: 178 minutes

Champ, The (1931)

Champ, The (1979)
Director: King Vidor
Cast: Wallace Berry, Jackie Cooper
Time: 85 minutes

Cheaters, The (1984)

Cincinnati Kid, The (1965)
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson
Time: 102 minutes

Corrupter, The (1999)

Croupier (2000)

Dark Desires: Eva (1994)

Dark Hazard (1934)
Director" Alfred E. Green
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Genevieve Tobin, Glenda Farrell
Time: 72 minutes

Daybreak (1931)

Deadly Bet (1992)

Dear Brigitte (1965)
Director: Henry Koster
Cast: Bill Mumy, James Stewart
Time: 100 minutes

Death's Marathon (1913)
Deceiver (1997)

Desert Bloom (1986)

Diner (1982)

Disorderlies (1987)

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1978)

Duke of the Deby (1962)

Earrings of Madame De, The (1953)

Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)

Easy Money (1983)
Director: James Signorelli
Cast: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candy Azzara
Time: 100 minutes

Everybody's All-American (1988)
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Jessica Lange, Dennis Quaid, Timothy Hutton, John Goodman, Carl Lumbly
Time: 127 minutes

Face of a Stranger (1991)

Family Prayers (1991)
Director: Scott M. Rosenfelt
Cast: Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Tzvi Ratner-Stauber, Paul Reiser

Family Prayers (1993)

Fever Pitch (MGM/UA, 1985)
Director: Richard Brooks
Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Bridgette Anderson, Chad Everett, John Saxon
Time: 96 minutes

Follow the Bitch (Gurney Releasing, 1998)
Director: Julian Stone
Cast: Ray Porter, Melissa Lechner, Dion Luther, Michael Cudlitz, Matt Foyer, Thomas Napier, David Teitelbaum
MPAA Rating: R

Frankie and Johnny (1966)
Director: GFrederick De Cordova
Cast: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan, Nancy Kovack
Time: 87 minutes

Frivolous Sal (1925)

Funny Girl (1968)

Funny Lady (1975)

Gamble, The (1988)

Gambler, The (1974)
Director: Karel Reisz
Cast: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Jacqueline Brooks, Burt Young
Time: 111 minutes

Gambler, The (1999)

Gambling Lady (1934)
Director: Archie Mayo
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Pat O'Brien

Get Shorty (1995)

Gladiator (1992)

Great Sinner, The (1949)
Director: Robert Siodmak
Cast: Ethel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Ava Gardner, Walter Huston, Frank Morgan, Gregory Peck
Time: 110 minutes

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Hardhat and Legs (1980)

Hard Times (1975)
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Charles Bronson, James Coburn
Time: 92

Haunting Fear (1990)

Heat (1995)
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Ashley Judd
Time: 171 minutes

High Stakes (1997)

Hole in the Head, A (1959)

Hollywood or Bust (1956)

Homestretch, The (1947)
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Cast: Cornel Wilde, Maureen O'Hara
Time: 99 minutes

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

Hoop Dreams (1994)
Director: Steve James
Cast: William Gates, Arthur Agee
Time: 169 minutes

House on 56th Street (1932)

House of Games (1987)

Hustler, The (1961)
Director: Robert Rossen
Cast: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick
Time: 135 minutes

Illegal (1932)

Inside Out (1986)

Inside Straight (1951)

I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)

It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)

Joker is Wild, The (1957)

Just the Ticket (1999)

Killing of a Chinese Bookie, The (1976)

Knock on Any Door (1949)

Lady Gambles, The (1949)
Director: Michael Gordon
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston
Time: 99 minutes

Lady Luck (1946)

Last Days of Frankie the Fly, The (1996)

Las Vegas Story, The (1952)

Let It Ride (1989)
Director: Joe Pytka
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly, Michelle Phillips, Robbie Coltrane
Time: 86 minutes

Let's Make It Legal (1951)
Director: Richard Sale
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey
Time: 77 minutes

Liberty Heights (1999)

Linguini Incident, The (1992)

Little Miss Marker (1934)

Little Miss Marker (1980)

Lookin' to Get Out (1982)

Lost in America (1985)
Director: Albert Brooks
Cast: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Garry Marshall

Mafia! (Touchstone Pictures, 1998)
Director: Jim Abrahams
Cast: Lloyd Bridges, Jay Mohr, Olympia Dukakis, Christina Applegate, Billy Burke, Pamela Gidley, Tony Lo Bianco
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Time: 86 minutes

Making the Grade (1984)

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Maverick (1994)

Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)
Director: Roy Rowland
Cast: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse
Time: 112 minutes

Metro (1997)

Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940)

Mississippi Gambler (1953)
Director: Rudolph Mate
Cast: Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie
Time: 99 minutes

Money Train (1995)

Now I'll Tell (1934)

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

One Tough Cop (Stratosphere Entertainment, 1998)
Director: Bruno Barreto
Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Chris Penn, Mike McGlone, Gina Gershon, Paul Guilfoyle, Amy Irving, Victor Slezak, Luis Guzman
MPAA Rating: R
Time: 90 minutes

Only Game in Town, The (1970)
Director: George Stevens
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty
Time: 113 minutes

Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

Out to Sea (1997)

Parenthood (1989)
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hulce, Jason Robards
Time: 124 minutes

Phoenix (1998)

Pick-up Artist, The (1987)
Director: James Toback
Cast: Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey, Jr., Dennis Hopper, Harvey Keitel
Time: 81 minutes

Playing to Win, a Moment of Truth (1998)

Please Believe Me (1950)

Proposition, The (1997)

Queen of Hearts (1989)

Queen of Spades (1960)

Reindeer Games (2000)

Riders of the Range (1949)

River Runs Through It, A (1992)

Rounders (Miramax Films, 1998)
Director: John Dahl
Cast: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Turturro, Gretchen Mol, Famke Janssen, John Malkovich, Martin Landau, Michael Rispoli, Josh Mostel
MPAA Rating: R
Time: 120 minutes

Rover Dangerfield (199l)

Rubdown (1993)

Shaking the Tree (1990)
Director: Duane Clark
Cast: Arye Gross, Gale Hansen, Doug Savant, Steven Wilde, Courtney Cox
Time: 97 minutes

Shanghais Gesture (1941)

Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1944)

Show Boat (1929)

Show Boat (1936)

Show Boat (1951)
Director: George Sidney
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey
Time: 77 minutes

Side Out (1990)

Seduction of Gina, The (1984)

Sgt. Bilko (1996)

Silver Queen (1942)

Squeeze, The (1987)

Strike It Rich (1990)

Smart Money (1931)
Director: Alfred E. Green
Cast: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney
Time: 90 minutes

Snake Eyes (Paramount Pictures, 1998)
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino, Stan Shaw, Kevin Dunn, Michael Rispoli, Joel Fabiani
MPAA Rating: R
Time: 99 minutes

Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Sorrowful Jones (1949)

Souls of Sin (1949)

Sour Grapes (Columbia Pictures, 1998)
Director: Larry David
Cast: Steven Weber, Craig Bierko, Matt Keeslar, Karen Sillas, Robyn Peterman, Viola Harris
MPAA Rating: R
Time: 91 minutes

Squibs (1935)

Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson

Suspicion (1941)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Nigel Bruce
Time: 99 minutes

Suspicion (1987)

Swindle, The (1999)

This Is a Hijack (1974)

To Live (1994)

Two Dollar Bettor (1951)

UHF (1989)

Underneath, The (1995)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Peter Gallagher, Alison Elliott
Time: 99 minutes

U-Turn (1997)

Vegas Vacation (1997)
Director: Stephen Kessler
Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry, Marisol Nichols, Wallace Shawn, Sid Caesar
Time: 93 minutes

Vig (1998)

Volunteers (1986)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Cast: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, George Plimpton
Time: 106 minutes

Wheel of Fate (1953)

White Men Can't Jump (1991)
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez
Time: 114 minutes

Who's Got the Action? (1962)

Wine, Women, and Horses (1937)

Winner Take All (1975)

Wise Guys (1986)


Adjustment Disorders

I Never Sang for my Father (1970)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Director: Frank Capra

Wrong Man, The (1957)

Personality Disorders

Movies Depicting Paranoid Personality Disorder

Caine Mutiny, The (1954)

Falling Down (1994)

Toto le Heros (1991)

Treasure of Sierra Madre, The (1948)

Schizoid Personality Disorder

The English Patient

Remains of the Day

Sex, Lies, and Videotapes (1989)

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Taxi Driver (1976)

Movies Depicting Antisocial Personality Disorder
(Sociopath; Psychopath)

A Few Good Men


Alias Nick Beal

Alien (1979)

All About Eve

Along Came a Spider (2001)

An American Werewolf In London

Anatomy Of A Murder

And Then There Were None

Angel Heart

Angel On My Shoulder

A Place In The Sun

Arsenic And Old Lace

A Shock To the System

Assassination Bureau, The

Bad Seed, The

Basic Instincts

(add all of the Batman movies)

Black Widow

Blade Runner (1982)

Blue Velvet (1986)

Body Heat

Boston Strangler, The


Boy Who Cried Bitch, The
Director: Juan Jose Campanella
Cast: Jesse Bradford, J.D. Daniels, Gene Canfield, Karen Young, Harley Cross

Boys From Brazil, The

Boyz N the Hood

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (Decla-Bioscop, 1919)
Director: Robert Weine

Cape Fear


Clockwork Orange, A
Director: Stanley Kubrick


Crimes and Misdemeanors

Damm Yankees

Day Of The Jackal, The

Deliberate Stranger, The

Devil and Daniel Webster, The

Devil's Advocate

Dial "M" For Murder (1954)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Die Hard (1988)


Double Indemnity

Dressed To Kill

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Duel in the Sun

Exorcist, The

Experiment in Terror

Eye of the Needle



Fargo (1996)

Final Cut, The

Forbidden Planet

Frenzy (1972)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Goldfinger (1964)

Halloween I (1978)
Halloween II (
(rest of)

Heavenly Creatures

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2

High Sierra

House of Cards

House of Games


In Cold Blood

In The Company of Men

In the Line of Fire

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Jagged Edge, The

(List of all the James Bond movies)

Jaws (1975)

Judgment At Nuremberg

Just Cause


Kiss of Death

Kiss the Girls

La Femme Nikita

Last of Sheila, The

Last Rites

Last Seduction, The

List of Adrian Messenger, The

Lodger, The

M (1931)
Director: Fritz Lang

Man Bites Dog

Manchurian Candidate, The


M*A*S*H (Twentieth Century Fox,1970)
Director: Robert Altman

Minus Man

Monsieur Verdoux

Murder By Decree

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Director: Oliver Stone

New Janitor, The (1914)

Nightmare On Elm Street

Night Must Fall

No Way Out

No Way To Treat A Lady

Omen, The

Once Upon A Time In The West

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Out of the Past

Package, The

Peeping Tom (Anglo-Amalgamated, 1960)
Director: Michael Power


Postman Always Rings Twice, The

Pretty Maids All In A Row

Primal Fear

Psycho (1960)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Raiders Of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raising Cain (1992)

Ripper, The

Romeo Is Bleeding

Rosemary's Baby

Saving Private Ryan (DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, 1998)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesal, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni, Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Harve Presnell
MPAA Rating: R
Time: 169 minutes

Schindler's List (1993)




Serial Mom

Seven (1995)

Shadow Of A Doubt

Shallow Grave


Silence Of The Lambs, The (1991)

Singin' in The Rain (1952)

Ten Rillington Place

Terminator, The (1984)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The


Third Man, The

Thirty-Nine Steps, The


Time After Time



To Die For

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Play the King

Treasure of Sierra Madre, The

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Usual Suspects, The

Vertigo (1958)

Wall Street

White Heat

Witches of Eastwick, The

Witness For The Prosecution


Wolf Man, The

Sound of Music, The


Strangers On A Train


Movies Depicting Borderline Personality Disorder

A Danger of Love (1992)

After Hours (1985)
Director: Martin Scorcese

Basic Instinct (1992)

Betty Blue (1986)

Black Widow (1986)

Body Heat (1981)

Breathless (1959)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Frances (1982)

Girl Interrupted (Columbia Pictures, 1999)
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg, Clea Duvall, Brittany Murphy, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambor, Vanessa Redgrave
MPAA rating: R
Time: 120 minutes

Goodfellas (1990)

Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The (1992)

La Femme Nikita (1990)

Last Tango in Paris (1973)

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Look Who's Talking (1989)

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Misery (1990)

Murderous Affair (1992)

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Nuts (1987)

Obsessed (1992)

Pacific Heights (1990)

Point of No Return (1993)

Play Misty for Me (1971)

Raging Bull (1980)

Single White Female (1992)

Something Wild (1986)

Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Streetcar Named Desire (1984)

War of the Roses (1989)

What about Bob? (1991)

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Movies Depicting Histrionic Personality Disorder

Anywhere but Here (1999)

Bullets over Broadway

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Gypsy (Warner Brothers, 1962)

La Cage aux Folles (1978)

Long Day's Journey into Night (1962)

Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)

Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Director: Billy Wilder

Movies Depicting Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Alfie (1966)

All that Jazz

American Gigolo (1980)

Citizen Kane (1941)

Frances (1982)

Jerry Maguire

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lilith (Columbia, 1964)
Director: Robert Rossen

Patton (1969)

Shampoo (1975)

Stardust Memories

Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Director: Billy Wilder

Wall Street (1987)


Movies Depicting Avoidant Personality Disorder

Sybil (1976)

Zelig (1983)
Director: Woody Allen

Movies Depicting Dependent Personality Disorder

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Odd Couple, The (1968)

Star Trek
(list of all that feature Spock)

What About Bob? (1991)

Movies Depicting Serial Killers

American Psycho
Director: Mary Harron
Badlands (1973)

Black Widow (1986)

Boston Strangler, The (Twentieth Century-Fox,1968)
Director: Richard Fleischer

Con Air (1974)

Confessions of a Serial Killer (1987)

Copycat (1995)


Fallen (Warner Bros., 1998)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz, Elias Koteas, James Gandolfini, Gabriel Casseus, Robert Joy
MPAA Rating: R
Time: 124 minutes

Frenzy (1972)

Honeymoon Killers, The (1970)

Hannibal (2001)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Part 2 (1996)

Kalifornia (1993)

Kiss the Girls (1997)

Last Supper, The (1995)

M (1931)
Director: Fritz Lang

Manhunter (1986)

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Sea of Love (1989)

Serial Killers

Seven (1995)

Shadow of a Doubt
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)


Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (1974)

Movies Depicting Suicide

Absence of Malice (1981)

After Hours (1985)

And Justice for All (1979)

Angel Baby (Meridian Films/Stamen, 1995)
Director: Michael Rymer

Anna Karenina (1935)

Astronaut's Wife, The (1999)

Beach, The (2000)

Before Night Falls (2000)

Bell Jar, The (Avco Embassy, 1979)
Director: Larry Peerce

Big Chill, The (1983)

Bone Collector, The (1999)

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)

Cookie's Fortune (1999)

Crying Game, The (1992)

Dead Man's Curve (1999)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dreamlife of Angels, The (1999)

End, The (1978)

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Femme Nikita, La (1990)

Few Good Men, A (1992)

Fire Within, The (1963)

Fox and His Friends (1975)
Director: Werner Fassbinder

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

Hamlet (Universal, 1948 and 1991 versions)

Harold and Maude (1971)

Heathers (1989)

Hero (1992)

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)

It's a Wonderful Life (1947)

Jakob the Liar (1999)

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Meet John Doe (1941)

Network (1976)

'Night Mother (1986)

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Ordinary People (1980)

Outside Providence (1999)

Prince of Tides, The (1991)

Rollercoaster (2000)

Show Me Love (1999)

Shrike, The (1955)

Slender Thread, The (1965)

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Speaking in Strings (1999)

Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Thelma and Louise (1991)

This is My Father (1999)

Up at the Villa (2000)

Virgin Suicides, The (2000)

What's New Pussycat? (1965)

Xiu Xiu, The Sent Down Girl (1999)