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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Drama

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious Nurse. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  freedom,  disability,  sexuality,  insanity,  anger,  escape,  drunkenness,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:1960s
Story:nurse patient relationship,  doctor patient relationship,  patient rights,  escaped mental patient,  mental patient,  fishing boat,  evil woman,  promiscuous woman,  sadistic psychopath,  stern nurse,  psychiatric nurse,  escape from a mental institution,  girl stripped down to panties,  girl in panties,  white panties,  reference to the world series,  institutional life,  psychiatric examination,  reference to hell,  wrongful commitment,  blackjack game,  sadistic cruelty,  electroconvulsive therapy,  fighting the system,  monopoly the board game,  yawn,  smothered with a pillow,  bad guy wins,  ambiguous title,  medical treatment,  christ figure,  tragicomedy,  death of hero,  fake illness,  yawning,  villainess played by lead actress,  troublemaker,  lifting an adult into the air,  defiance,  playing card,  lifting male in air,  pacific northwest,  confinement,  individuality,  electroshock therapy,  lobotomy,  authority,  motivational,  deaf mute,  reference to the devil,  restraint,  medical profession,  marina,  lifting person in air,  sitting,  epilepsy,  schizophrenic,  bird in title,  voting,  stuttering,  psychiatric hospital,  persecution,  chewing gum,  oregon,  craziness,  psychoanalysis,  psychiatry,  group therapy,  mental retardation,  fence,  euthanasia,  barbed wire,  hysteria,  social issues,  oppression,  suffocation,  main character dies,  irreverence,  death of protagonist,  asylum,  convict,  mental hospital,  medication,  mental institution,  black humor,  schizophrenia,  compassion,  rebel,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  patient,  sociopath,  claim in title,  strong female character,  premarital sex,  suicide attempt,  christmas tree,  attempted murder,  racial slur,  fishing,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  mental illness,  human rights,  woman,  basketball,  strangulation,  native american,  cleavage,  television,  apostrophe in title,  animal in title,  reference to god,  psychopath,  brawl,  bus,  watching tv,  small town,  helicopter,  swimming pool,  punctuation in title,  based on play,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  number in title,  based on novel,  blood,  death

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Biography, Drama

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Unable to cope with reality and the difficulty that comes with it, 18 year old Susanna, is admitted to a mental institution in order to overcome her disorder. However, she has trouble understanding her disorder and therefore finds it difficult to tame, especially when she meets the suggestive and unpredictable Lisa. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  insanity,  escape,  suicide
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:1960s
Story:doctor patient relationship,  mental institution,  suicide attempt,  psychiatric nurse,  institutional life,  authority,  medical profession,  mental hospital,  schizophrenia,  patient,  sociopath,  racial slur,  mental illness,  television,  cigarette smoking

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Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  anger,  escape
Story:doctor patient relationship,  mental patient,  escape from a mental institution,  schizophrenic,  psychiatric hospital,  mental institution,  schizophrenia,  patient,  sociopath,  claim in title,  attempted murder,  racial slur,  woman,  brawl,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  blood,  death

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

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.

Themes:insanity,  anger,  escape,  drunkenness
Story:sadistic psychopath,  hysteria,  black humor,  schizophrenia,  lifting someone into the air,  sociopath,  premarital sex,  christmas tree,  attempted murder,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  mental illness,  woman,  strangulation,  cleavage,  psychopath,  watching tv,  helicopter,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  based on novel,  blood,  death

K-pax (2001) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Drama, Sci-fi

K-pax (2001)

Themes:suicide
Locations:wheelchair
Story:mental patient,  medical treatment,  craziness,  medication,  mental institution,  schizophrenia,  patient,  attempted murder,  strangulation,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  independent film,  based on novel,  death,  blood

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Misery (1990)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Misery (1990)

Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a headcase. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered (literally)... This is why Misery (1990) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975). (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  insanity,  anger,  escape
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse
Story:evil woman,  sadistic psychopath,  villainess played by lead actress,  medication,  sociopath,  attempted murder,  mental illness,  woman,  psychopath,  small town,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  based on novel,  death,  blood

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery.

Themes:sexuality,  insanity,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse
Story:hysteria,  suffocation,  mental hospital,  medication,  mental institution,  mental illness,  bus,  small town,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood

The Uninvited (2009)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Uninvited (2009)

After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidence to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  escape,  drunkenness,  suicide
Characters:nurse
Story:mental patient,  evil woman,  mental hospital,  mental institution,  schizophrenia,  sociopath,  attempted murder,  mental illness,  strangulation,  cleavage,  brawl,  watching tv,  panties,  surprise ending,  party,  death,  blood

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Eliza Graves (2014) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Eliza Graves (2014)

A couple of days before 1899 Christmas, the Oxford new graduate Dr. Edward Newgate arrives at the Stonehearst Asylum to complete training for his specialty of asylum medicine. He is met by armed men who take him to Dr. Silas Lamb, who welcomes his help and takes him under his wing. Edward is shocked to see the methods that Dr Lamb uses to run this asylum. He becomes infatuated with Eliza Graves, one of the patients who is a lady of status and does not seem to belong. One night, Edward overhears a knocking from the bowels of the facility and is shocked to find that everything is not as it seems in this place and that his uneasy feelings may be justified. What will Edward Choose? (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  escape,  suicide
Characters:nurse
Story:mental patient,  electroconvulsive therapy,  hysteria,  asylum,  mental institution,  patient,  sociopath,  mental illness,  woman,  dancing

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drunkenness,  suicide
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:schizophrenic,  hysteria,  convict,  patient,  suicide attempt,  attempted murder,  basketball,  cleavage,  reference to god,  watching tv,  swimming pool,  panties,  party,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  number in title,  blood,  death

Harvey (1950)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Harvey (1950)

The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places. This is why Harvey (1950) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  drunkenness
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:psychiatric nurse,  lifting an adult into the air,  mental institution,  lifting someone into the air,  mental illness,  based on play,  party,  dancing

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Side Effects (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Side Effects (2013)

Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a "sleepwalking" state. With Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks' practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what's left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  suicide
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:doctor patient relationship,  mental patient,  reference to the world series,  confinement,  electroshock therapy,  barbed wire,  mental hospital,  medication,  mental institution,  suicide attempt,  reference to god,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  death,  blood

The Perfect Storm (2000) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Perfect Storm (2000)

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Story:fishing boat,  fishing,  marina,  blockbuster,  woman,  watching tv,  helicopter,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  death

A Dangerous Method (2011)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

A Dangerous Method (2011)

Suffering from hysteria, Sabina Spielrein is hospitalized under the care of Dr. Carl Jung who has begun using Dr. Sigmund Freud's talking cure with some of his patients. Spielrain's psychological problems are deeply rooted in her childhood and violent father. She is highly intelligent however and hopes to be a doctor, eventually becoming a psychiatrist in her own right. The married Jung and Spielrein eventually become lovers. Jung and Freud develop an almost father-son relationship with Freud seeing the young Jung as his likely successor as the standard-bearer of his beliefs. A deep rift develops between them when Jung diverges from Freud's belief that while psychoanalysis can reveal the cause of psychological problems it cannot cure the patient. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  insanity
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:patient,  doctor patient relationship,  psychoanalysis,  hysteria,  woman,  psychiatric hospital,  based on play,  cigarette smoking,  blood

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Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:irreverence,  patient,  racial slur,  woman,  native american,  television,  psychopath,  watching tv,  small town,  swimming pool,  cult film,  independent film,  death,  blood

Funny Games (2007)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Funny Games (2007)

In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood. This is why Funny Games (2007) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975). (Read More)

Themes:insanity
Story:girl in panties,  white panties,  lifting someone into the air,  sociopath,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  television,  psychopath,  panties,  surprise ending,  independent film,  death,  blood

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:anger,  escape,  drunkenness
Story:premarital sex,  racial slur,  anti hero,  psychopath,  brawl,  watching tv,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  number in title,  blood,  death

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Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  suicide
Characters:doctor
Story:white panties,  fishing,  scantily clad female,  basketball,  cleavage,  watching tv,  helicopter,  swimming pool,  panties,  party,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  death,  blood

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Eva Khatchadourian is trying to piece together her life following the "incident". Once a successful travel writer, she is forced to take whatever job comes her way, which of late is as a clerk in a travel agency. She lives a solitary life as people who know about her situation openly shun her, even to the point of violent actions toward her. She, in turn, fosters that solitary life because of the incident, the aftermath of which has turned her into a meek and scared woman. That incident involved her son Kevin Khatchadourian, who is now approaching his eighteenth birthday. Eva and Kevin have always had a troubled relationship, even when he was an infant. Whatever troubles he saw, Franklin, Eva's complacent husband, just attributed it to Kevin being a typical boy. The incident may be seen by both Kevin and Eva as his ultimate act in defiance against his mother. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  anger
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:doctor
Story:defiance,  medication,  sociopath,  claim in title,  christmas tree,  mental illness,  woman,  basketball,  psychopath,  watching tv,  party,  dancing,  based on novel,  blood,  death

The Gift (2000)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

The Gift (2000)

When Jessica King goes missing, all eyes turn to Annabelle Wilson. Not as a murder suspect, but as a clairvoyant. Many of the towns folk go to Annabelle for help, and Jessica's fiancee, Wayne Collins, turns to Annabelle for possible guidance. Annabelle feels that she can't help, but this doesn't stop her from constantly getting visions of Jessica's fate. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:wheelchair
Story:promiscuous woman,  girl stripped down to panties,  girl in panties,  white panties,  fence,  scantily clad female,  mental illness,  woman,  strangulation,  cleavage,  watching tv,  small town,  panties,  party,  dancing,  independent film,  death,  blood

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The Pledge (2001) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Pledge (2001)

The night he retires as a Nevada sheriff, Jerry Black pledges to the mother of a murdered girl that he will find the killer. Jerry doesn't believe the police arrested the right man; he discovers this is the third incident in the area in the recent past with victims young, blond, pretty, and small for their age. So he buys an old gas station in the mountains near the crimes in order to search for a tall man who drives a black station wagon, gives toy porcupines as gifts, and calls himself the wizard: clues from a drawing by the dead girl. Jerry's solitary life gives way to friendship with a woman and her small, blond daughter. Has Jerry neglected something that may prove fatal? This is why The Pledge (2001) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975). (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  anger,  suicide
Story:sadistic psychopath,  schizophrenic,  mental retardation,  fishing,  woman,  native american,  reference to god,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  based on novel,  death,  blood

Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:doctor
Story:fishing boat,  convict,  schizophrenia,  sociopath,  attempted murder,  anti hero,  strangulation,  psychopath,  brawl,  bus,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  death,  blood

The Wolfman (2010)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Wolfman (2010)

Lawrence Talbot's childhood ended the night his mother died. His father sent him from the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor to an insane asylum, then he goes to America. When his brother's fiancee, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns to his father's estate to learn that his brother's mauled body has been found. Reunited with his estranged father, Lawrence sets out to find his brother's killer... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself. Someone or something with brute strength and insatiable blood lust has been killing the villagers, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline comes to investigate. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:doctor
Story:mental patient,  escape from a mental institution,  electroshock therapy,  asylum,  mental institution,  strong female character,  woman,  animal in title,  surprise ending,  cult film,  blood,  death

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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  insanity,  drunkenness,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:white panties,  marina,  irreverence,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  premarital sex,  suicide attempt,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  mental illness,  woman,  cleavage,  psychopath,  brawl,  surprise ending,  cult film,  based on novel,  blood

Black Snake Moan (2006) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Drama, Music

Black Snake Moan (2006)

In rural Tennessee, Lazarus, a former blues musician who survives by truck farming, finds a young girl nearly beaten to death near his home. She's the white-trash town tramp, molded by a life of sexual abuse at the hands of her father and verbal abuse from her mother, who seems to delight in reminding Rae of her mistake in not aborting her. Lazarus, who is also facing personal crisis at the dissolution of his marriage, nurses Rae back to health, providing her with gentle, fatherly advice as well as an education in blues music. Rae's boyfriend, Ronnie, goaded by the man who nearly beat Rae to death, misunderstands the relationship between Lazarus and Rae, and vows to kill him. Lazarus, exhibiting a street-smart understanding of violence and its motives, calls Ronnie's bluff, senses that he is as troubled as Rae, and becomes a guiding force in the young couple's resurrection. (Read More)

Themes:freedom,  insanity,  anger,  drunkenness
Story:promiscuous woman,  girl in panties,  white panties,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  animal in title,  bus,  small town,  panties,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death

The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. This is why The Deer Hunter (1978) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:1960s
Story:blockbuster,  woman,  basketball,  native american,  animal in title,  watching tv,  small town,  helicopter,  cult film,  party,  dancing,  blood,  death

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Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  escape,  drunkenness
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:premarital sex,  attempted murder,  basketball,  watching tv,  helicopter,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  based on novel,  blood,  death

The Bodyguard (1992)
Action, Drama, Music, Romance

The Bodyguard (1992)

A pop singer has been receiving threatening notes, and her manager hires a bodyguard known for his good work. The bodyguard ruffles the singer's feathers and most of her entourage by tightening security more than they feel is necessary. The bodyguard is haunted by the fact that he was on Reagan's secret service staff but wasn't there to prevent the attack by Hinckley. Eventually the bodyguard and the singer start an affair, and she begins to believe his precautions are necessary when the stalker strikes close to home. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  anger
Story:mental retardation,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  premarital sex,  attempted murder,  racial slur,  mental illness,  brawl,  helicopter,  swimming pool,  party,  dancing,  blood,  death

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  anger,  escape
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:escaped mental patient,  sadistic psychopath,  ambiguous title,  playing card,  sitting,  convict,  schizophrenia,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  sociopath,  attempted murder,  anti hero,  psychopath,  brawl,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  cult film,  party,  blood,  death

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Straw Dogs (1971)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Straw Dogs (1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Themes:anger,  drunkenness
Story:defiance,  chewing gum,  mental retardation,  scantily clad female,  woman,  strangulation,  animal in title,  small town,  panties,  cult film,  party,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  based on novel,  blood,  death

Frequency (2000)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Frequency (2000)

A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via HAM radio. The son uses this opportunity to warn the father of his impending death in a warehouse fire, and manages to save his life. However, what he does not realize is that changing history has triggered a new set of tragic events, including the murder of his mother. The two men must now work together, 30 years apart, to find the murderer before he strikes so that they can change history--again. This is why Frequency (2000) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975). (Read More)

Themes:escape
Characters:nurse
Period:1960s
Story:lifting male in air,  medical profession,  sitting,  compassion,  blockbuster,  lifting someone into the air,  patient,  television,  psychopath,  brawl,  surprise ending,  death,  blood

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Biography, Drama

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize. (Read More)

Themes:anger
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Period:1960s
Story:motivational,  epilepsy,  schizophrenic,  psychiatric hospital,  medication,  mental institution,  schizophrenia,  blockbuster,  mental illness,  woman,  cult film,  party,  dancing,  blood

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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Drama, Romance

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988)

Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever. (Read More)

Themes:freedom,  sexuality
Characters:doctor
Period:1960s
Story:girl in panties,  white panties,  euthanasia,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  swimming pool,  panties,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  based on novel,  death

The English Patient (1996)
Drama, Romance, War

The English Patient (1996)

October 1944 in war torn Italy. Hana, a French-Canadian nurse working in a mobile army medical unit, feels like everything she loves in life dies on her. Because of the difficulty traveling and the dangers, especially as the landscape is still heavily booby-trapped with mines, Hana volunteers to stay behind at a church to care solely for a dying semi-amnesiac patient, who is badly burned and disfigured. She agrees to catch up to the rest of the unit after he dies. All the patient remembers is that he is English and that he is married. Their solitude is disrupted with the arrival at the church of fellow Canadian David Caravaggio, part of the Intelligence Service, who is certain that he knows the patient as a man who cooperated with the Germans. Caravaggio believes that the patient's memory is largely in tact and that he is running away from his past, in part or in its entirety. The patient does open up about his past, all surrounding his work as a cartographer in North Africa, which was interrupted by the war. He may not be running from his work as a spy for the Germans as Caravaggio believes, but rather the memory of an affair he had with married Katherine Clifton, the love of his life, and the memory of a promise not totally fulfilled. Hana may also test her theory of her fates with love and death as she embarks on a relationship of her own with Kip Singh, a Sikh from India, whose unit has camped on the now overgrown lawn of the church. Their work entails sweeping for and diffusing mines, the discovery of one such mine which had earlier saved her life. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  suicide
Characters:nurse
Story:patient,  nurse patient relationship,  euthanasia,  compassion,  blockbuster,  woman,  strangulation,  reference to god,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death,  independent film,  based on novel,  blood

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  anger,  escape
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:hysteria,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  blockbuster,  christmas tree,  helicopter,  panties,  cult film,  dancing,  based on novel,  death

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Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dolores Claiborne (1995)

Dolores Claiborne works as a maid for a wealthy woman in remote Maine. When she is indicted for the elderly woman's murder, Dolores' daughter Selena returns from New York, where she has become a big-shot reporter. In the course of working out the details of what has happened, as well as some shady questions from the past and Selena's troubled childhood, many difficult truths are revealed about their family's domestic strife. This is cleverly portrayed with present reality shot in cool blue tones blending seamlessly into flashbacks shot in vivid color. As small town justice relentlessly grinds forward, surprises lie in store for the viewers.... This is why Dolores Claiborne (1995) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  suicide
Story:sadistic psychopath,  marina,  strong female character,  christmas tree,  woman,  psychopath,  small town,  based on novel

Carlito's Way (1993) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Carlito's Way (1993)

A Puerto Rican ex-con pledges to stay away from his former drug dealing ways but finds himself being dragged back by his past connections and the naive machinations of his lawyer and best friend. Hoping to raise enough money to get away from New York, Carlito Brigante takes on the job of running a nightclub, renews an affair with a dancer but old associates and old instincts suck him back into a world of violence and mistrust. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:wheelchair
Story:girl in panties,  death of hero,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  premarital sex,  racial slur,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  cleavage,  psychopath,  panties,  surprise ending,  party,  dancing,  based on novel,  death,  blood

Empire Records (1995)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Empire Records (1995)

A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed?

Themes:sexuality,  anger
Story:promiscuous woman,  girl in panties,  white panties,  premarital sex,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  dancing

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Secretary (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Secretary (2002)

An emotionally fragile woman recently released from a mental hospital for self mutilation goes to school to gain secretarial skills to gain employment. She has an alcoholic father and a co-dependent mother who are clueless as to who she really is which a tormented soul who really wants to find something with which she can find success. She is a great secretary and finds a job with a unique, old fashioned, but off center in charge boss with a somewhat sadistic sexual proclivity. She grows and evolves and so does he. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drunkenness
Story:girl in panties,  white panties,  mental hospital,  scantily clad female,  mental illness,  woman,  cleavage,  swimming pool,  panties,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  independent film

Mustang (2015)
Drama

Mustang (2015)

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. (Read More)

Themes:freedom,  escape,  drunkenness,  suicide
Characters:doctor
Story:chewing gum,  oppression,  animal in title,  reference to god,  bus,  watching tv,  panties,  dancing,  blood

Lords Of Dogtown (2005) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Lords Of Dogtown (2005)

A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend. This is why Lords Of Dogtown (2005) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness
Locations:wheelchair
Story:motivational,  oregon,  racial slur,  cleavage,  bus,  watching tv,  swimming pool,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking

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Colossal (2016)
Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Colossal (2016)

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  anger,  escape,  drunkenness
Story:playing card,  lifting person in air,  premarital sex,  woman,  brawl,  watching tv,  small town,  helicopter,  swimming pool,  surprise ending,  dancing,  independent film,  death,  blood

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  escape,  drunkenness
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:lifting person in air,  barbed wire,  main character dies,  death of protagonist,  sociopath,  attempted murder,  racial slur,  anti hero,  strangulation,  brawl,  watching tv,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  blood,  death

Garden State (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Garden State (2004)

Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:doctor
Story:girl in panties,  white panties,  psychiatric examination,  epilepsy,  medication,  christmas tree,  television,  reference to god,  watching tv,  swimming pool,  panties,  cult film,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  death

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Igby Goes Down (2002) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Comedy, Drama

Igby Goes Down (2002)

Seventeen year old Jason Slocumb, Jr. - Igby to most that know him - comes from east coast old money, the second son of self-absorbed and controlling Mimi Slocumb and medically-diagnosed schizophrenic Jason Slocum, Sr., the latter who has for several years been institutionalized in a Maryland psychiatric facility. While Igby's economics-studying Columbia-attending older brother Ollie Slocum has embraced and aspires to continue their wealthy life, Igby has rebelled against it, considering his brother a fascist (although he could soften that label to Republican). Because of Jason's situation, Mimi has largely left the role of male role model for Ollie and Igby to their godfather, D.H. Banes. Igby's rebellion has led to him being kicked out of one prep school after another, the latest, a military academy, from which Igby escapes before he can graduate. As such, Mimi and D.H. arrange for Igby to live in New York with Ollie for the summer while working for D.H. renovating some of his properties, before Mimi arranges for yet another strict school for the fall so that Igby can at least graduate. Igby is largely able to hide out for most of the summer with the help of Rachel, D.H.'s younger heroin addict mistress, and Sookie, a slightly older waitress with who he falls in love. An issue with Sookie and the aftermath of a joint mission with Ollie leads to Igby having a clearer picture of what his immediate future will look like. (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  anger,  suicide
Characters:doctor
Story:schizophrenic,  euthanasia,  suffocation,  mental institution,  schizophrenia,  premarital sex,  scantily clad female,  cleavage,  reference to god,  bus,  panties,  party,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood

Coach Carter (2005)
Biography, Drama, Sport

Coach Carter (2005)

In 1999, Ken Carter accepts the job of basketball coach for his old high school in a poor area of Richmond, CA. As much dismayed by the poor attitudes of his players as well as their dismal play performance, Carter sets about to change both. He imposes a strict regime typified in written contracts that demand respectful behavior, a dress code and good grades for players. Any initial resistance is soon dispelled as the team under Carter's tutelage becomes a undefeated competitor. However, when the overconfident team's behavior begins to stray with too many doing poorly in class, Carter takes immediate action. To the outrage of the team, the school and the community, Carter cancels all team activities and locks the court until the team shows acceptable academic improvement. In the ensuing debate, Carter fights to keep his methods, determined to show the boys that they need good values for their futures and eventually finds he has affected them more profoundly than he ever expected. This is why Coach Carter (2005) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975). (Read More)

Story:girl in panties,  white panties,  motivational,  premarital sex,  scantily clad female,  basketball,  swimming pool,  panties,  party,  dancing,  death

Mar Adentro (2004)
Biography, Drama, Romance

Mar Adentro (2004)

Life story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramon's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramon taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life. Though he could not move himself, he had an uncanny ability to move others. (Read More)

Themes:freedom,  suicide
Locations:wheelchair
Period:1960s
Story:euthanasia,  medication,  compassion,  woman,  reference to god,  watching tv,  cigarette smoking,  death

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Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Se7en (1995)

A film about two homicide detectives' ('Morgan Freeman (I)' (qv) and ('Brad Pitt' (qv) desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" ('Kevin Spacey' (qv)) sermonizes to Detectives Somerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The seasoned and cultured but jaded Somerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while the bright but green and impulsive Detective Mills (Pitt) scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer... (Read More)

Themes:insanity,  anger
Story:sadistic psychopath,  girl in panties,  white panties,  bad guy wins,  blockbuster,  sociopath,  attempted murder,  scantily clad female,  psychopath,  helicopter,  panties,  surprise ending,  cult film,  number in title,  blood,  death

V For Vendetta (2005) is one of the best movies like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Action, Drama, Thriller

V For Vendetta (2005)

Tells the story of Evey Hammond and her unlikely but instrumental part in bringing down the fascist government that has taken control of a futuristic Great Britain. Saved from a life-and-death situation by a man in a Guy Fawkes mask who calls himself V, she learns a general summary of V's past and, after a time, decides to help him bring down those who committed the atrocities that led to Britain being in the shape that it is in. (Read More)

Themes:freedom
Story:woman,  white panties,  fighting the system,  oppression,  suffocation,  death of protagonist,  lifting someone into the air,  scantily clad female,  anti hero,  strangulation,  cleavage,  watching tv,  panties,  cult film,  dancing,  death,  blood

The Fugitive (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Fugitive (1993)

A well respected Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble has found out that his wife, Helen, has been murdered ferociously in her own home. The police found Kimble and accused him of the murder. Then, Kimble (without Justifiable Reason) was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. However, on the way to prison, Kimble's transport crashed. Kimble escapes and is now on the run. Deputy Samuel Gerard from Chicago takes charge of the chase of Kimble. Meanwhile, Kimble takes up his own investigation to find who really killed his wife, and to lure Gerard and his team into it as well. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drunkenness
Characters:nurse,  doctor
Story:bus,  sitting,  convict,  medication,  compassion,  blockbuster,  attempted murder,  psychopath,  brawl,  small town,  helicopter,  surprise ending,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood

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