20 top films that delve into the subject of mental illness. These films aim to raise awareness, foster understanding, and shed light on various aspects of mental health. Keep in mind that the portrayal of mental illness in movies can vary in accuracy and sensitivity, but these films have contributed to meaningful conversations about the topic. Here’s the list:

  1. A Beautiful Mind (2001) – Directed by Ron Howard
  2. Silver Linings Playbook (2012) – Directed by David O. Russell
  3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – Directed by Milos Forman
  4. Girl, Interrupted (1999) – Directed by James Mangold
  5. Black Swan (2010) – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) – Directed by Michel Gondry
  7. Rain Man (1988) – Directed by Barry Levinson
  8. Shutter Island (2010) – Directed by Martin Scorsese
  9. Melancholia (2011) – Directed by Lars von Trier
  10. A Clockwork Orange (1971) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick
  11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) – Directed by Stephen Chbosky
  12. It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) – Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
  13. Good Will Hunting (1997) – Directed by Gus Van Sant
  14. Prozac Nation (2001) РDirected by Erik Skjoldbjærg
  15. The Hours (2002) – Directed by Stephen Daldry
  16. Take Shelter (2011) – Directed by Jeff Nichols
  17. Ordinary People (1980) – Directed by Robert Redford
  18. Persepolis (2007) – Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
  19. Michael Clayton (2007) – Directed by Tony Gilroy
  20. Anomalisa (2015) – Directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Remember that these films offer various perspectives on mental illness, and while some may offer accurate portrayals, others may take artistic liberties for storytelling purposes. It’s important to approach them with an open mind and to engage in further discussions about mental health beyond the movies themselves.

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