Dissociative Identity Disorder is one of the most difficult topics directors and actors want to conquer via haunting and thrilling movies. The following list includes some of the best movies about dissociative identity disorder that may be your nightmare this night. Take a quick look at this list with Gurugamer.com!

Fight Club (1999)

Directed by: David Fincher

Who’s in it? Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter.

Fight Club tells a story about the life of an automobile recall specialist who suffers from chronic insomnia. On a flight, he meets Tyler Durden - a soap salesman, aka an outlaw. When he comes home, he suddenly realizes that his apartment was burnt down and he has to ask Tyler Durden for help. Things start at this moment…

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Psycho (1960)

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock.

Who’s in it? Anthony Perkins, John Gavin, Vera Miles.

As one of Hitchcock’s best movies, Psycho mentions a hotel on a remote road in which murderer Norman Bates kills victims and believes that the killer is his mother. With a series of mysterious and addictive plots, Psycho becomes one of the undefeatable monuments in Hollywood when revolving around a character with multiple personalities. Don't miss Psycho if you are looking for movies about dissociative disorders.

Shutter Island (2010)

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Who’s in it? Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer.

Shutter Island mentions two FBI agents who come to a prison on an isolated island. Agent Teddy believes that the killer who kills his wife and children is now on this island. After a series of suspicious incidents take place, Teddy thinks that the operator of this prison plot to experiment on prisoners'/patients’ brains. The truth turns out to be more terrible than what you can think. Watch Shutter Island and discover what takes place on this island!

Black Swan (2010)

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Who’s in it? Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey.

On the list of movies about dissociative identity disorder, Black Swan tells a story about an ambitious dancer Nina Sayers who is chosen to play the dual role in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake: innocent White Swan Odette and sinister Black Swan Odile. Nina has a perfect performance as White Swan but can’t become a flawless Black Swan version. She does everything to prevent others from stealing her role, even kills them. However, till the end of the movie, the whole terrific incidents she experienced turn out to come from her imagination.

Black Swan
Black Swan.

The Machinist (2004)

Directed by: Brad Anderson.

Who’s in it? Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Sharian.

The main character is Trevor - a machinist who suffers from chronic insomnia. One day, Trevor meets a new and weird employee and tries to investigate everything regarding him. He finally realizes that the mysterious man is nobody but himself. Turns out that, in the past, Trevor used to make a fatal mistake, leading to his insomnia and dissociative identity disorder.

The Machinist
The Machinist.

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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1931)

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian.

Who’s in it? Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins.

When it comes to dissociative identity disorder in movies, Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde is a must-watch. The movie mentions the two completely different sides in the same person. Dr. Jekyll invents a special serum to transform himself into Hyde who does bad things without being identified. However, Jekyll is then controlled by Hyde and turns into his dark version even without serum. When realizing that he can become Hyde forever, Jekyll decides to write a confession letter with the last sentence as follows: “Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I bring the life of that unhappy Henry Jekyll to an end.”

Split (2017)

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan.

Who’s in it? James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley.

Split tells a story about Kevin - a man with up to 24 different personalities. He believes that kidnapping and imprisoning young girls help him wake the 24th personality, The Beast, up. Split is directed by talented horror movie director M. Night Shyamalan and James McAvoy’s great performance became a phenomenon of 2017.

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Identity (2003)

Directed by: James Mangold.

Who’s in it? John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina.

Identity tells a story about 10 strangers who accidentally meet each other on a stormy night. They include parents and a little son, an actress and her driver, a young couple on the way to Las Vegas, a sex worker, a police officer, and a prisoner. They have their cars broken on the same road and visit the hotel accidentally or intentionally. No one knows. However, they are killed one by one by a mysterious killer. And of course, the killer is the one with multiple different personalities.

Above are some of the best movies about dissociative identity disorder you shouldn’t miss. Which movies on this list have you ever watched? Which movie suits you the most? Tell us in the comment box below.

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