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  1. 15 Park Avenue

    15 Park Avenue (2005)


    15 Park Avenue is a 2005 National Film Award winning English-language Indian film directed by Aparna Sen.

  2. A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind (2001)


    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva Goldsman. It was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. The film stars Russell Crowe, along with Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, and Christopher Plummer in supporting roles. The story begins in the early years of a young prodigy named John Nash. Early in the film, Nash begins to develop paranoid schizophrenia and endures delusional episodes while painfully watching the loss and burden his condition brings on his wife and friends.

  3. A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence (1974)


    A Woman Under the Influence is a 1974 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes. It focuses on a woman whose unusual behavior leads her husband to commit her for psychiatric treatment and the effect this has on their family. It received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Director. In 1990, A Woman Under the Influence was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", one of the first fifty films to be so honored.

  4. Abel

    Abel (2010)


  5. Adam

    Adam (2009)


    Adam is an American romantic drama film written and directed by Max Mayer, starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne. The film follows the relationship between a young man named Adam (Dancy) with Asperger syndrome, and Beth (Byrne). Mayer was inspired to write the film's script when he heard a radio interview with a man who had Asperger's.

  6. Alan & Naomi

    Alan & Naomi (1992)


    Alan & Naomi is a 1992 film about the friendship between two children in 1944 Brooklyn. Lukas Haas and Vanessa Zaoui star as the titular characters, and the screenplay is based on a novel by Myron Levoy. The 1977 novel was nominated for the American Book Award for Children's Literature and is also an honor book for the Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.

  7. Ambush

    Ambush (1999)


    Ambush (Finnish: Rukajärven tie) is a 1999 Finnish war film directed by Olli Saarela. Literally "The Road to Rukajärvi", the film debuted on 22 January 1999 in Finland, after which it was released internationally. The film is based on a book written by Antti Tuuri and its leads are played by Peter Franzén as Lt. Eero Perkola and Irina Björklund as Kaarina Vainikainen, Lt. Perkola's love.

  8. Americanese

    Americanese (2006)


    Americanese is a film by Eric Byler based on the novel American Knees by Shawn Wong, concerning the relationships of a man and woman of Oriental descent in the United States.

  9. Angel Baby

    Angel Baby (1995)


    Angel Baby is a 1995 Australian drama film written and directed by Michael Rymer and starring John Lynch, Jacqueline McKenzie and Colin Friels. The film was produced in 1993–94. It is a love story of two people with schizophrenia.

  10. Asylum

    Asylum (2005)


    Asylum is a 2005 Anglo-Irish drama film directed by David Mackenzie and made by Mace Neufeld Productions, Samson Films, Seven Arts Productions, Zephyr Films Ltd and released by Paramount Classics. It is based on the novel Asylum by Patrick McGrath and was adapted for the screen by Patrick Marber and Chrysanthy Balis.

  11. Autopsy: A Love Story

    Autopsy: A Love Story (2002)


  12. Away from Her

    Away from Her (2006)


    Away from Her is a 2006 Canadian film which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and also played in the Premier category at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The feature-length directorial debut of Canadian actress Sarah Polley, the film is based on Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came over the Mountain", from the 2001 collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage. It was executive produced by Atom Egoyan (Polley's director in both Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter) and distributed by Lionsgate Films.

  13. Bad Habits

    Bad Habits (2007)


  14. Bartleby

    Bartleby (1972)


    Bartleby is a 1972 British drama film directed by Anthony Friedman and starring Paul Scofield, John McEnery and Thorley Walters. It is an adaptation of the short story Bartleby, the Scrivener; A Story of Wall-street by Herman Melville.The film relocates the narrative from New York in the 1850s, to London in the 1970s.

  15. Benny & Joon

    Benny & Joon (1993)


    Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about how two eccentric individuals, Sam (Johnny Depp) and Juniper "Joon" (Mary Stuart Masterson), find each other and fall in love. Aidan Quinn also stars, and it was directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik.

  16. Birdy

    Birdy (1984)


    Birdy is a 1984 American drama film directed by Alan Parker and starring Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage. It is based on the novel of the same name by William Wharton, although the film is set in the Vietnam era and not during the Second World War.

  17. Black Tears

    Black Tears (1998)


  18. Body Count

    Body Count (1987)


  19. Borderline

    Borderline (2002)


  20. Breaking Dawn

    Breaking Dawn (2004)


    Breaking Dawn is a 2004 independent American mystery-thriller written and directed by Mark Edwin Robinson. It is the directorial debut of Robinson, who was 22 at the time and saw the film showcased at the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film and at The Hollywood Film Festival. The film stars Kelly Overton and James Haven.

  21. Canvas

    Canvas (2006)


    Canvas is a 2006 drama film written and directed by Joseph Greco about a Florida family dealing with a mother who has schizophrenia. The film premiered October 2006 at the Hamptons International Film Festival in New York.

  22. Chapter 27

    Chapter 27 (2007)


    Chapter 27 is a 2007 biographical film depicting the murder of John Lennon by Mark David Chapman. It was written and directed by Jarrett Schaefer, based on the book Let Me Take You Down by Jack Jones, produced by Robert Salerno, and stars Jared Leto. The film takes place in December 1980, and is intended to be an exploration of Chapman's psyche.

  23. Checking Out

    Checking Out (1989)


    Checking Out is an American comedy film, made in 1989, directed by David Leland and starring Jeff Daniels.

  24. Children

    Children (2006)


  25. Chocolate

    Chocolate (2008)


    Chocolate (Thai: ช็อคโกแลต; RTGS: Cho̜kkōlæt), also known as Zen, Warrior Within, is a 2008 Thai martial arts film starring Yanin "Jeeja" Vismistananda in her debut film performance. It is directed by Prachya Pinkaew, with martial arts choreography by Panna Rittikrai. It also stars Hiroshi Abe and Pongpat Wachirabunjong.

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