FILM LIST


DEFENSE MECHANISMS

 

Shadow of a Doubt - 1943 
Spellbound - 1945 
Marnie - 1964 
Lorenzo's Oil 
ANXIETY DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

PHOBIAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Agoraphobia 
  • Inside Out - 1987 
  • Lunatics: A Love Story 
  • In Person (1935) 
Heights 
  • Vertigo 
Others 
  • Arachnophobia 
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark - 1981 
ANXIETY DISORDERS OCD As Good As It Gets 
House of Games 
The End of Innocence 
ANXIETY DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

PTSD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Born on the Fourth of July 
Pawnbroker 
Chattahoochee 
Ordinary People (Conrad) 
Twelve O' Clock High 
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) 
Deerhunter 
I'll Be Seeing You (1944) 
Home of the Brave 
The Manchurian Candidate* 
Slaughterhouse Five (1972)* 

 
 
 
 
DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Three Faces of Eve* 
Lizzie 
Sybil 
Primal Fear 
Raising Cain - is a child psychologist 
Voices Within - The Lives of Truddi Chase 
Zelig - Woody Allen 
Color of Night 
Loose Cannons 
The Dark Mirror - 1946 
Sisters - 1973 
Dressed to Kill 
Norma Jean & Marilyn - TV movie - 1996 
SOMATOFORM DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

CONVERSION DISORDER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Seventh Veil 
Home of the Brave 
The Secret of Dr. Kildare 
Sorry, Wrong Number 
Twelve O'Clock High 
Let There Be Light - 1946- about Freud & his early cases 
Freud, the Secret Passion - 1963. 
Captain Newman, M.D. -1963 
The Piano (1993) 
Tommy (1975) 
Persona (1966) 
SOMATOFORM DISORDERS HYPOCHONDRIASIS Hannah & Her Sisters-Woody Allen 
Send Me No Flowers - Rock Hudson 
Up In Arms- Danny Kaye 
SOMATOFORM DISORDERS

 

RETROGRADE AMNESIA

 

Spellbound* (The House of Dr. Edwardes) 
Suddenly, Last Summer 
Possessed
MOOD DISORDERS
 

 

MANIA
 

 

Horse Feathers - Groucho Marx 
Good Morning Vietnam 
The Mosquito Coast 
Captain Newman, M.D. 
Blue Sky (1994) 
MOOD DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DEPRESSION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Last Picture Show 
Ordinary People 
The Wrong Man 
The Seventh Veil 
The Shrike 
Unstrung Heroes (1995) 
Alone in the T-Shirt Zone (1986) 
Death in Small Doses (1995) 
Modern Times (1936) 
Natural Enemies (1979)* 
Eraserhead (1976) 
Harold and Maude (1971) 
King of Marvin Gardens (1972) 
Repulsion (1965) 
MOOD DISORDERS
 
 

 

BIPOLAR DISORDER
 
 

 

Call Me Anna 
Vincent & Theo 
Woman Under the Influence 
Sophie's Choice - this or schizophrenia? 
Mommie Dearest 
Mr. Jones 
MOOD DISORDERS ADJUSTMENT DISORDER - WITH DEPRESSED MOOD It's A Wonderful Life 
The Wrong Man 
SCHIZOPHRENIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday's Child 
Through A Glass Darkly (1961) 
Bennie & Joon 
Birdy 
David & Lisa* 
The Fisher King 
Outrageous (1977) 
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden* 
Images 
Lunatics: A Love Story 
Lust for Life* 
Possessed 
Promise 
The Ruling Class 
Saint of Fort Washington 
Shine* 
Shock Corridor 
Sweetie 
Strange Voices 
Clean, Shaven 
Pi (1998) 
Angel At My Table* 
OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Camille Claudel - undefined psychosis 
Housekeeping - questionable mental illness 
Misery 
Repulsion 
Scissors 
Taxi Driver 
The Tenant 
Through a Glass Darkly 
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 

 
 
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

PSYCHOPATHIC /ANTISOCIAL 
PERSONALITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Night of the Hunter 
Five Corners (1987) 
The Sea Wolf 
Kalifornia (1993) 
Kiss the Girls (1997) 
Platoon (1986) 
The Bad Seed (1956 & 1985)* 
Leave Her To Heaven - 1945 
Rampage-1992 
Silence of the Lambs* 
Strangers on a Train - 1951* 
White Heat 
Badlands 
Cape Fear - 2 versions 
Compulsion* (1959) - also - Rope - also - Swoon - all Leopold/Loeb 
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 
In Cold Blood* 

Clockwork Orange - 1971* 
Albino Alligator (1996) 
Young Prisoner's Handbook (1996) 
Con Air (1997) 
Face/Off (1997) 
Reservoir Dogs (1992) 
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995) 
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

SERIAL KILLERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Frenzy (1972) 
The Boston Strangler* 
Copycat 
The Deliberate Stranger 
The Executioner's Song 
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 
Seven 
The China Lake Murders 
Cobra 
Criminal Law 
Out of the Darkness 
Silence of the Lambs 
Apartment Zero (1988) 
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Copycat (1995) 
Cruising (1980) 
Manhunter (1986) 
Peeping Tom (1960) 
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
 
 

 

PARANOIA / PARANOID PERSONALITY
 

 

The Caine Mutiny 
The Conservation 
Toto le Heros - 1991 
The Treasure of Sierra Madre 
Twelve Monkeys (1995) 
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
 
 

 

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY
 
 

 

Fatal Attraction 
Looking for Mr. Goodbar 
After Hours - 1985 
Frances -1982 
Play Misty for Me (1971) 
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
 

 

HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY
 
 

 

Gone With the Wind 
Story of Vivien Leigh & Olivier 
Sunset Boulevard (also Narcissistic) 
Streetcar Named Desire 
Long Day's Journey into Night (also alcoholism & drug abuse) 
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
 
DEPENDENT PERSONALITY
 
The Night Porter - 1973 
Blue Velvet - 1986 
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
 
 
 

 

NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY
 
 
 

 

Alfie - 1966
Shampoo - 1975
American Gigolo - 1980
Citizen Kane - 1941
Lawrence of Arabia - 1962
Patton - 1969
Boogie Nights (1997)
PERSONALITY DISORDERS COMPULSIVE GAMBLER The Gambler - 1974
Hard Eight (1997)
PERSONALITY DISORDERS KLEPTOMANIA Marnie
PERSONALITY DISORDERS O-C PERSONALITY The Odd Couple
PERSONALITY DISORDERS SCHIZOTYPAL PERSONALITY Taxi Driver

 
 
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

ALCOHOL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Barfly - 1987- skid row alcoholism
Ironweed - 1987 - skid row alcoholism*
Fat City (1972)*
The Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Drunks - 1997 - intro to AA
My Name is Bill - founding of AA
Harvey
The Lost Weekend*
The Night of the Iguana
Tender Mercies -1983- recovering alcoholic
Trees Lounge - 1996
Days of Wine & Roses - 1962
My Left Foot
Leaving Las Vegas
This Boys Life (1993)
The Magic Toy Maker (1915)
One Too Many (1950)
A Star is Born (1937 & 1954& 1976)
The Country Girl
Arthur
Come Fill the Cup (1951)*
Come Back Little Sheba
Shattered Spirits (1986)
The Verdict (1982)*
Under the Volcano (1984)*
Hoosiers (1986)
The Cracker Factory*
Paris, Texas (1984)
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Affliction (1997)
The African Queen (1951)
The Boxer (1997)
Henry Fool (1997)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Once Were Warriors (1994)
Smoke Signals (1998)
As You Desire Me (1932)
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

WOMEN ALCOHOLICS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

I'll Cry Tomorrow (Autobiography by Lillian Roth)*
Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman - 1947
Days of Wine & Roses
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Key Largo - 1948
Sweet Bird of Youth
Under Capricorn - 1949
When A Man Loves a Woman
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (1982)
Morning After (1986)
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) (Autobiography of Billie Holiday)
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

OTHER DRUGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

True Romance (1993)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Bird
The Man With the Golden Arm - 1955*
Reefer Madness & The Cocaine Fiends - 1936
A Hatful of Rain
Sweet Nothing -1996-crack
Trainspotting
Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Naked Lunch
Basquiat (1996)
Yellow Contraband (1928)
Bad Boys (1995)
Nico Icon (1995)
Goodfellas (1990)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Ed Wood (1994)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Crumb (1994)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Dream With the Fishes (1997)
What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)
Basketball Diaries (1995)
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
 
 
 

 

WOMEN DRUG USERS
 
 
 

 

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can
Christiane F. - 1981
Lady Sings the Blues
Veronika Voss
Teenage Devil Doll - 1954 - like Reefer Madness in tone
Long Day's Journey Into Night
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

POLYSUBSTANCES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Vital Signs -1986 - Made for TV
Bad Lieutenant - 1992
Born on the Fourth of July
Clean and Sober -1988
Postcards from the Edge
The Rose - 1979 (Janis Joplin story)
Georgia (1995)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Citizen Ruth (1996)
The Betty Ford Story (1987) (The Times of My Life-Autobiography)

 
SEXUAL AND IDENTITY DISORDERS
 

 

PEDOPHILIA
 
 

 

Lolita ( 2 versions)
The Mark
Pretty Baby
Short Eyes
Happiness (1998)
Butcher Boy (1997)
SEXUAL AND IDENTITY DISORDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

INCEST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Murmur of the Heart
My Favorite Season
Something About Amelia
This World, Then the Fireworks-1997
Luna
Chinatown
Close My Eyes
Damage (1992)
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Angels & Insects (1995)
Eve's Bayou (1997)
House of Yes (1997)
Thousand Acres (1997)
Tommy (1975)
HOMOSEXUALITY IN MEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

not a disorder but often treated as such
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

La Cage aux Folles / The Birdcage
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Lianna
Boogie Nights (1997)
Hollow Reed (1996)
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
My Own Private Idaho
Reflections in a Golden Eye*
The Sergeant -1968
The Strange One - 1957
The Maltese Falcon*
Torch Song Trilogy
Prick Up Your Ears
Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Longtime Companion
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Compulsion (1959) - The Rope - Swoon (1992) - Leopold/Loeb
Jeffrey (1995)
Three of Hearts
Crying Game (1992)
The Boys in the Band (1970)
The L-Shaped Rom (1963)
Priest (1994)
Wilde (1997)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)*
Tea & Sympathy (1956)
Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
The Detective (1968)
Cruising (1980)*
Outrageous (1977)
Children of Loneliness(made 1939 - released in '50's)-like Reefer Madness in Tone
Philadelphia (1993)
The Lost Language of Cranes (1992)
HOMOSEXUALITY IN WOMEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

not a disorder but often treated as such
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Personal Best
Fried Green Tomatoes
The Children's Hour
Go Fish
Desert Hearts
The Incredible True Adventure: Two Girls in Love
Bound (1996)
Boys on the Side (1995)
Chasing Amy (1997)
Claire of the Moon (1994)

 
COGNITIVE DISORDERS
 
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
 
Do You Remember Love?
My Girl
On Golden Pond
COGNITIVE DISORDERS TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY Regarding Henry
SLEEP DISORDERS NARCOLEPSY My Own Private Idaho
DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD
AND ADOLESCENCE

 

AUTISM
 

 

The Boy Who Could Fly
Rain Man
Backstreet Dreams
Cries from the Heart
House of Cards (1993)
DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE EATING DISORDERS
 
The Best Little Girl in the World
Katie's Secret
DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
 
ISOLATION

 

Every Man for Himself and God Against All
The Wild Child
Nell
DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
 

 

DELINQUENCY
 
 

 

Kids
The Four Hundred Blows
Los Olvidados/The Young and the Damned
Pixote
Rebel Without A Cause
MENTAL RETARDATION
 
 
 
 
 

 

To Kill A Mockingbird
Best Boy
Bill
Bill, On His Own
Dominick and Eugene
Of Mice and Men
Sling Blade
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Charly - from Flowers for Algernon
UNDEFINED MENTAL 
DISORDER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Network (1976)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1952)
Red Desert (1964)
Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966)
Heavenly Creatures - 2 girls who kill one of their mothers
Play Misty For Me
Tattoo
Darlings of the Gods
Dead Ringers
Don't Bother to Knock / The Sitter
Jane Eyre (prequel= Wide Saragasso Sea)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Heart of Darkness (1994) TV Movie
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Diary of a Mad Housewife
The Bell Jar*
Tom & Viv (1994)
Don Juan de Marco (1995)
Catch-22 (1970*)
The Shining (1980)*
Dracula*
The Marat-Sade
Suddenly Last Summer

 
 
 
ATTITUDES & REHABILITATION Nobody's Child
Out on the Edge
She's Been Away (?)
INSTITUTIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Bedlam-1945
Snake Pit - 1948*
Pressure Point - 1962 - episode from Lindner's "50 Minute Hour"
Chattahoochee - 1990
Cuckoo's Nest - 1975*
Shock Corridor
Awakenings*
Beautiful Dreamers - 19th Century
The Caretakers
Inside/Out
Committed
Lost Angels
Without Consent
Frances*
The Keepers (1976)
Shock Treatment (1964)
The Butcher Boy (1997)
TREATMENTS

 

 (other than psychotherapy)

 

Angel at My Table*
Fear Strikes Out
A Fine Madness
Frances*
MENTALLY ILL AS NOT 
REALLY SICK
 
 
 
 
 

 

Larry
Dream Team
King of Hearts
The Couch Trip
Crazy People
Disturbed
A Fine Madness
The Ruling Class -1966
The Magic Christian -1966
You Can't Take It With You (1938)
LEGAL ISSUES
 
 
 
 

 

Anatomy of a Murder*
Natural Born Killers
Rampage
A Time to Kill
Dead Man Out
A Fine Madness
Nuts
Criminal Law
PSYCHIATRISTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Dressed to Kill
Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession - psychiatrist becomes obsessed with a woman
The Best Little Girl in the World
Ordinary People
Equus
Little Man Tate
Front Page - also His Girl Friday
Nuts
Beyond Therapy
The Butcher's Wife
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Captain Newman, M.D*.
Color of Night
The Couch Trip
Dark Past - remake of Blind Alley
Blind Alley (1939)
Dead Man Out
Final Analysis
The Flame Within
Good Will Hunting
High Anxiety
Home of the Brave
Lilith
Lost Angels
The Man Who Loved Women
Mine Own Executioner
No Time for Sergeants
The President's Analyst
See You in the Morning
Still of the Night
Teresa
Whispers in the Dark
Backstreet Dreams
Killer Instinct
Trapped in Silence
What About Bob?
Now, Voyager*
Carefree
Lovesick
Klute
Family Life
Shock Corridor
Suddenly Last Summer
When the Clouds Roll By - 1919 film
Private Worlds - 1935 film
Nightmare Alley - 1947 film
Dark Waters - 1944
Dark Delusion - 1974
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice-used a real psychiatrist
Blume in Love - 1973- used a real Psychiatrist
Taking Off - used a real psychiatrist
Bringing up Baby
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Miracle on 34th Street
Lady in the Dark - 1944
Harvey - 1950
Love at First Bite
Oh Men! Oh Women!
Willie & Phil - 1980 -used a real psychiatrist
The Mark (1961)
Free Love (1930)
Children of Loneliness(made 1939 - released in '50's)
WOMEN PSYCHIATRISTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Agnes of God*
House of Games
Spellbound
Prince of Tides*
Sybil*
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden*
Zelig
Face to Face
Copycat
Night Vision
Face to Face - Bergman film
The Flame Within - 1935
Still of the Night
An Unmarrried Woman - 1978 -used a real psychologist
Mr. Jones
Persona (1966)
Private Worlds (1935)
Nightmare Alley (1947)
High Wall (1947)
Spellbound
Klute