Films about hearing voices

Life on Mars (BBC TV, 2006)

Detective inspector Sam Tyler: is he in a coma in 2006 and imagining his experiences? Is he from 1973 and mentally unstable, albeit with remarkably accurate visions of the future, and why is he seeing the past selves of people from his life in 2006? Or, has he somehow travelled back in time from 2006 to 1973?

Stranger than Fiction (2006)

Harold Crick begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life. The narrator it is extraordinarily accurate, and Harold recognizes the voice as an esteemed author he saw on TV. But when the narration reveals that he is going to die, Harold must find the author of the story, and ultimately his life, to convince her to change the ending of the story before it is too late.

Tarnation (2003)

Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette’s documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother — a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more — culled from 19 years of his life.

A beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind is an Academy Award-winning film inspired by the Nobel Laureate (Economics) mathematician John Nash and his experiences of hearing voices.

Das weisse Rauschen (2001)

Lukas zieht mit 21 Jahren in die Großstadt. Sofort stürzt man sich ins Nachtleben. Doch nach einem Drogentrip beginnt Lukas plötzlich Stimmen zu hören.

Some Voices (2000)

A serious, substantial, and compassionate movie which demands to be seen.

The Beach (2000)

The book ‘The Beach’ by Alex Garland, made into a film by Danny Boyle in 2000 and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Carlyle has a voice hearing theme.

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Interesting view of a voice hearer and other strange perceptions. Trauma based voice experience rings true.

The Fisher King (1991)

The film has a voice hearing and vision seeing theme, also dealing with coming to terms with trauma and the healing power of relationships

Field of Dreams (1989)

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer with a wife and a little girl. He has never resolved his conflicts with his baseball loving father who died many years before. Ray begins to hear voices and becomes obsessed with an urge to build a baseball stadium in his best cornfield.

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