Top 10 Popular Dissociative Identity Disorder Movies
Dissociative Identity Disorder better known as Multiple Personality Disorder is one of the many mental disorders known to the world. As the name suggests, it is characterized by multiple personalities housing in a single person. It can be divided by spaces in memory and often amnesiac. This concept seems like it is straight out of movies and not of the real world but it’s just the opposite.
Yes! There have been many Dissociative Identity Disorder movies that were made just around the concept of dissociative identity disorder. In fact many of them are based on biographies. Billy Miligan, the man famous for housing 24 different personalities, came into light after committing multiple felonies and was still not charged even when he was tried for insanity. He even had a personality of a young girl in him.
These weird, shocking and surprising things about multiple personality disorder make it quite different, interesting and an area of great concern for people who are suffering and studying it. Today, I am going to list some of the top ten movies about multiple personality disorder. Have a look.
Movies on Dissociative Identity Disorder
Many of the movies here are gory, gruesome while some are full of comedy, drama, romance and even based on real lives. Majority of these movies are based on crime and how multiple personalities can destroy a person’s projected character. How it can drive him in isolation and how people around the patient can suffer if they are unaware of his situation.
1. Fight Club
IMDb Ratings : 8.8/10
This is the Most Popular Dissociative Identity Disorder Movie. If you were born in the 1990s, 1980s and 1970s, chances are that you must have heard of Fight Club. Released in 1999, it is considered as the best movie on the subject by far. Directed by David Fincher, this movie centers around Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. The story revolves around an office worker, who works hard from morning to night and Brad Pitt as a soap maker and a member of the underground fight club. Brad Pitt introduces Edward Norton about the underground life and more.
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IMDb Ratings : 7.3/10
Second on the list of Dissociative Identity Disorder Movies is Hereditary. Starring Tony Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne and directed by Ari Aster. The story starts with a family that is disturbed and haunted by incidents which are tragic in nature. They try to find out their ancestry and the dark secrets related to it.
IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10
Next on the list of Dissociative Identity Disorder Movie is Split. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jessica Sula. The antagonist suffers from diagnosed 23 distinct personalities and kidnaps girls. The story revolves around their escape and more personalities emerging.
IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10
Released in 2003, directed by James Mangold, starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, this movie revolves around murders of newly met strangers at the motel, stranded in a raging storm, confused about who is murdering and who is going to die next, this movie is packed to thrill and perfect example for Dissociative Identity Disorder movies.
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5. United States of Tara
IMDb Ratings: 7.9/10
This movie is on a lighter note when it comes to all the other movies on split personality disorder. A woman struggles with her family that is itself in a chaos and her overwhelming personality which doesn’t ease up the situation. Directed by Toni Collette, this packed comedy movie is sure to give you a laugh.
6. Kill Me, Heal Me
IMDb Ratings: 8.3/10
A love story between a son who hails from a rich family named Cha Do Hyun and her secret psychiatrist, Oh Ri Jin. The protagonist suffers from 7 multiple personalities, which doesn’t help her healer at all. This comic, dramatic movie full of romance is directed by Kim Jin Man.
IMDb Ratings : 7/10
A doctor is handed a young woman who had been through a very difficult and horrific past which led her to develop 16 different personalities. Based on a true story, this movie stars Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, is a must watch.
8. Frankie and Alice
IMDb Ratings : 6.5/10
Frankie and Alice is a Canadian drama movie, directed by Geoffrey Sax, revolves around a therapist who is working hard with a stripper who suffers from split personality disorder. This movie won many awards, including BET award for best actress and more.
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IMDb Ratings : 8.2/10
Directed by S. Shankar, starring Vikram and Sadha, Anniyan is one of my favorite movies. Anniyan comes from Indian cinema. It revolves around Ramanujan, who works as a lawyer by day and a vigilante by night. He uses directives from an ancient text “Garuda Purana” to punish the people he deems harmful to the society.
10. Me, Myself and Irene
IMDb Ratings: 6.6/12
Last on the list of split personality disorder is a movie narrated by Rex Allen Jr. Charlie is a police officer who lives with his wife and his other personality. He is on a trip to drop off his wife in New York when the other personality takes over and makes the situation unfavourable. Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, this movie stars Bobby and Peter Farrelly along with Mike Cerrone.
So these were the top 10 movies on dissociative identity disorder that I wanted to share with you. Dealing with multiple personality disorder can be quite hard and the same can be depicted in these movies. Though some movies revolve on lighter notes while others show some very gruesome scenes, we all need to keep in mind that it is a serious mental disorder which should be treated as soon as possible. There are multiple tests available for successful diagnosis that one should go through. Seeking professional help as soon as possible can help relieve the symptoms.
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