Movies in the Classroom is a recurring column in The CPNP Perspective to provide an insight into pop culture perspectives on psychiatric disorders and pharmacotherapy. Browse or search the movies below to find something interesting to watch.

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American Sniper
American Sniper We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00RGZ94SG Product Type:  DVD U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on ...
06/2015
Awakenings
Awakenings We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B0043X1FL8 Product Type:  DVD By opening one man's eyes to the world... he opened his own. Robert De Niro (in an Oscar-nominated performance) and Robin Williams star in this ...
10/2013
Basketball Diaries, The
The Basketball Diaries We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00049QQHI Product Type:  DVD Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. ...
05/2015
Beautiful Mind, A
A Beautiful Mind We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B000FVQLQQ Product Type:  DVD Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and produced by long-time ...
02/2013
Benny and Joon
Benny and Joon We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B000053VAZ Product Type:  DVD Johnny Depp (Sleepy Hollow), Mary Stuart Masterson (Bed of Roses) and Aidan Quinn (Practical Magic) star in this wonderfully unique and ...
07/2015
Black Swan
Black Swan We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B0041KKYEM Product Type:  DVD “You can’t tear your eyes away” (Entertainment Weekly) from this “wicked, psychosexual thriller” (Daily Variety) ...
07/2016
Boy Interrupted
Boy Interrupted We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B002FU6F16 Product Type:  DVD On the night of Oct. 2, 2005, Hart and Dana Perry's 15-year-old son Evan jumped to his death from his New York City bedroom window. This ...
10/2012
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00ILTS626 Product Type:  DVD Like its first breast cancer-themed installment, Call Me Crazy aka Five 2/Five More will feature five short films featuring A-list ...
09/2017
Caveman’s Valentine, The
The Caveman’s Valentine We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00005JCA8 Product Type:  DVD In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction) ...
12/2015
Drugstore Cowboy
Drugstore Cowboy We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  6305594333 Product Type:  DVD Drugstore Cowboy takes place in the early 1970's, in the wake of the cultural revolution when recreational drug use was more widely ...
12/2013
Flight
Flight We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00AFEXRME Product Type:  DVD Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington stars in this “riveting and powerful nail-biting thriller1” from Robert Zemeckis, the Academy ...
04/2014
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Girl, Interrupted (1999) Two time Oscar(r)-nominee Winona Ryder stars in the fascinating true story of a young woman's life-altering stay at a famous psychiatric hospital in the turbulent late 1960's. Questionably diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Susanna (Winona Ryder) rebels against the head nurse (Whoopi ...
03/2012
Life As A House
Life As A House We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00005YUPC Product Type:  DVD Life As A House is a 2001 film, directed by Irwin Winkler, that follows the dysfunctional life of a broken family. This was ...
01/2014
Love and Other Drugs
Love and Other Drugs We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B004L3AR0K Product Type:  DVD Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway co-star in “the smartest, sexiest and downright best screen-melting romance of the year” ...
05/2014
Machinist (2011), The
The Machinist (2011) We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B0007Y08QA Product Type:  DVD THE MACHINIST is the story of Trevor Reznik, a machinist who hasn’t slept in over a year. Working in a machine shop, Trevor faces the ...
04/2012
Matchstick Men
Matchstick Men We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00012QLB4 Product Type:  DVD Nicolas Cage stars as a con man with an obsessive-compulsive disorder whose orderly life and latest scam are threatened by the reappearance of a ...
02/2015
Melancholia
Melancholia Kirsten Dunst plays a bride whose lavish wedding descends into chaos as a new planet called Melancholia is getting dangerously close to Earth. Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgard and John Hurt also star. This movie was reviewed in the Mental Health Clinician.
12/2011
Movie: Still Alice
Movie: Still Alice We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00STSO6KU Product Type:  DVD Alice Howland, a linguistics professor, receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s disease and finds her family bonds wholly ...
03/2017
My Left Foot
My Left Foot We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00008L3RY Product Type:  DVD This cinematic masterpiece is the brilliant portrayal of legendary Irishman Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis) who, despite crippling cerebral palsy, ...
05/2013
Nerve
Nerve We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B008GZ671W Product Type:  DVD In this indie favorite, a young man battles his social anxiety disorder with the help of a pretty psychology student. Little does he know, it'll be ...
06/2013
Notebook, The
The Notebook We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B000683VI4 Product Type:  DVD Behind every great love is a great story. Two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love during one summer together, but are ...
02/2014
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  0790732181 Product Type:  DVD One of the key movies of the 1970s, when exciting, groundbreaking, personal films were still being made in Hollywood, Milos ...
11/2011
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Perks of Being a Wallflower We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00AFEY354 Product Type:  DVD The Perks of Being a Wallflower is based on the wildly popular novel by Stephen Chbosky about a freshman named Charlie (Logan ...
03/2014
Requiem
Requiem We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B000LXHFMM Product Type:  DVD Based on a true story that inspired the horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose. An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at ...
11/2013
Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00005Q4CS Product Type:  DVD On the rusted mean streets of Coney Island in Brooklyn, four people pursue a better life - a Mother, her son, her son's girl friend and ...
11/2017
Shutter Island
Shutter Island We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B001GCUO5M Product Type:  DVD Martin Scorsese puts Leonardo DiCaprio through the wringer again in Shutter Island, a gothic adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel. Leo's ...
11/2011
Silver Lining Playbook
Silver Lining Playbook We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00A81MV3U Product Type:  DVD Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He ...
04/2013
Soloist, The
The Soloist We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B002JQIRTO Product Type:  DVD Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr. and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx star in an extraordinary and inspiring true story of how a chance ...
08/2013
Speak
Speak We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B000A7Q2I2 Product Type:  DVD Based on the novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, this follows a high school freshman who expresses herself in art to go beyond the date rape and the silence ...
07/2017
Spun
Spun We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00005JM23 Product Type:  DVD Three days of epic drug binging become a meth-induced odyssey for college dropout Ross when he becomes the local crystal meth cook's personal driver in ...
01/2017
Take Shelter
Take Shelter We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B006HGXGWU Product Type:  DVD Following his acclaimed debut, Shotgun Stories, writer/director Jeff Nichols reteams with actor Michael Shannon to create a haunting tale that will ...
05/2012
What About Bob
What About Bob We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00004RJ73 Product Type:  DVD Comic wizard Bill Murray (CRADLE WILL ROCK, RUSHMORE) teams up with Academy Award(R)-winner Richard Dreyfuss teams up with (Best Actor, 1978, THE ...
09/2014
Wolf of Wall Street, The
The Wolf of Wall Street We could display an Amazon iframe. Amazon ASIN (or ISBN):  B00H9KKKAY Product Type:  DVD Sex. Money. Power. Drugs. Brace yourself for an outrageous true story from legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio stars ...
09/2015
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