10 Movies About Multiple Personality Disorder You Might Want to Check
March 15, 2017
Before Kevin (James McAvoy) in “Split” (2017), we have been introduced to many characters with multiple personality disorder. Check out these 10 movies to see how the disorder affects their lives.
1. Shutter Island (2010)
U.S. Marshall, Teddy, and his partner, Chuck, travel to a secluded island home to a mental facility called Shutter Island. The reason for Teddy’s arrival is to investigate the disappearance of a missing patient, named Rachel. As Teddy and Chuck dive deeper into their investigation to find out where Rachel has gone, they reveal the dark secrets of Shutter Island.
2. Secret Window (2004)
Mort Rainey is a author struggling from writer’s block and his wife’s upcoming divorce, he heads to his remote cabin in upstate New York for solitude until John Shooter, a farmer from Mississippi accuses Mort of plagiarizing his story. Mort does his best to dismiss the claims, until Mort learns how dangerously far John Shooter will go in his journey for retribution.
3. Identity (2003)
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one.
4. The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
Set in the fictional world of Middle-earth, the films follow the hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) as he and a Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring, and thus ensure the destruction of its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron (Sala Baker). The Fellowship eventually splits up and Frodo continues the quest together with his loyal companion Sam (Sean Astin) and the treacherous Gollum (Andy Serkis). Meanwhile, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), heir in exile to the throne of Gondor, Legolas, Gimli, Merry, and Pippin, and the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) unite to rally the Free Peoples of Middle-earth in the War of the Ring.
5. American Psycho (2000)
Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.
6. Me, Myself, and Irene (2000)
Charlie is a Rhode Island state trooper with a multiple personalities. He is otherwise mild-mannered and non confrontational until somebody or something pushes him a little too far. That’s when his maniacal alter-ego, Hank, takes over. Charlie is assigned on a routine mission to return alleged fugitive Irene back to upstate New York, but they wind up on the run from corrupt police officers. And their escape would be a lot simpler on everybody involved if Hank didn’t keep stepping in at the most inopportune times…
7. Fight Club (1999)
A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground “fight clubs” forming in every town, until a sensuous eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of control spiral toward oblivion.
8. Primal Fear (1996)
An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a “third person” in the room during the murder. The intensity builds when a surprise twist alters everyone’s perception of the crime and what really happened…
9. Psycho (1960)
Stressed and under pressure because of stealing a large amount of money from her employer and running away, a partly poor office worker who’s committed theft in order to be able to marry the man she loves, gets lost and decides to stay at a motel for the night, regretting what she’s done. But on her single night at the motel, she finds out it was a mistake to choose this motel; as she finds its young depressed manager’s mother an unrelenting psycho.
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Testing his theory that in every man dwells a good and an evil force, the reserved Dr. Jekyll (Fredric March) develops a formula that separates the two, turning him into a violent ruffian named Mr. Hyde. Thinking he has found the answer to one of life’s grandest mysteries, Dr. Jekyll soon realizes he is becoming addicted to his darker self as he unleashes his violent side on earthy dance hall girl Ivy (Miriam Hopkins) and fights Hyde to regain control of his body.
Watch Shutter Island (2010)
Watch Secret Window (2004)
Watch Identity (2003)
Watch The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
Watch American Psycho (2000)
Watch Me, Myself, and Irene (2000)