Whether you’re a Psych student or just someone who’s interested in mental illness, movies can prove to be a rich resource of information about the different illnesses known to mankind. You can see actors and actresses showing their acting chops by portraying characters suffering from different illnesses, some of which you may never have heard of before. Below are some of the best portrayals of mental illness in recent movie history.
1. Black Swan (2010)
Nina is a ballerina whose overly disciplined life becomes unstable when a carefree newcomer becomes her rival on the stage. She spirals into a world that she had never experienced in her highly structured life.
2. Shutter Island (2010)
U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels is called to investigate the escape of a murderess from a fortress-like insane asylum. In his investigation, he is forced to confront his dark past if he hopes to get out of the island alive.
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Socially awkward and shy, Charlie is a wallflower who prefers to observe life as it passes him by. That is, until two free-spirited students from his school help Charlie open up and discover the joys of teenage life.
4. Still Alice (2014)
5. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Swept into a world of motherhood that she was never prepared for, Eva struggles to bond with her son who seems to display early signs of sociopathic behavior.
6. Reign Over Me (2007)
In one of his best performances to date, Adam Sandler portrays Charlie Fineman, a man who is stuck in a world of grief after his family died during the September 11 attacks. His world turns upside down when he rekindles a friendship with his old college roommate, and the two men learn to gain strength from each other.
7. Shame (2011)
Brandon seems to be an ordinary man, but this is just a mask he puts on to hide his sex addiction. But when his sister, Sissy, suddenly comes into his life again, he suddenly feels the need to confront his addiction to spare his sister from the damage his addiction may cause.
8. American Sniper (2014)
American Sniper is the biographical account of the life of US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American History. However, once he comes back home he finds himself suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder.
9. Gone Girl (2014)
Nick Dunne’s wife Amy goes missing on the eve of their fifth anniversary. This puts him in the forefront of a media circus that pits him as the primary suspect. What other people don’t know is that Nick and Amy aren’t really the picture perfect couple they seem to be.
10. Nightcrawler (2014)
Louis Bloom is an emotionally detached cameraman who lurks around the city looking for grisly crimes to cover. But in his quest for the perfect crimes, he finds himself going to increasingly greater and morally questionable heights just to get the perfect shot.
Gripping, baffling, and thoroughly enlightening, these movies give you a glimpse into the world of mental illness. Which movies about mental illness have you watched lately, and what’s it about? Let us know below!
4 Game of Thrones Kings that Were Crazier than Cersei
The world of Game of Thrones is full of colorful characters, both royal and low-born. But the most interesting ones always happen to land themselves upon the Iron Throne. We’ve got womanizers, inbred lunatics, and those who think they can turn into dragons. So while we’re waiting for season 7 to come, let's look at the mad royalties of the past who can put Cersei to shame.
1. Baelor I
Also called Baelor the Blessed, this monarch loved The Faith of the Seven almost as much as Cersei hates it. Why was he called the blessed? Well, while most kings are eager to consummate their marriage with their wives to create heirs, Baelor chose to be absolutely chaste by ignoring his wife and locking his 3 sisters (pictured) up in the Red Keep to avoid being tempted by their beauty and to “protect them from the wickedness of the world.”
Low Cost Cosplay Guy Breaks The Internet Again With More Hilarious Costume Ideas
#15 is my favorite. I can’t stop laughing LOL!
I recently saw this on my Facebook feed and I really couldn’t stop chuckling. This dude really has a fantastic sense of humor and impressive creativity. I mean, whoever thought you can use a flat iron to pose as a Titanic, right?
Well, scroll down below and I assure you’ll absolutely go ROFL with his new crazy cosplay creations:
Pokémon Go Players Are Getting Robbed in Missouri
Pokémon Go is now being used to victimize avid players. Beware of “Pokéstops.”
Police from Missouri warn against the use of the new mobile craze “Pokémon Go,” claiming that some robbers are using it to lure victims into a trap.
The dream-come-true for most Pokémon fans is being twisted into something sinister and abused by some teenagers who use it as a means to do criminal activities and felony in Missouri.
At around 2AM on Sunday, police officers of O’Fallon, Missouri responded to a report about a robbery involving four locals aged between 16 and 18 years old. The teenagers were reportedly on-board a black BMW parked at a CVS parking lot.
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