Most Popular Criminally Insane Movies and TV Shows
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1. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 1,024,877 | Gross: $128.01M
2. Identity (2003)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
Votes: 212,049 | Gross: $52.16M
3. Midnight Express (1978)
R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Votes: 66,772 | Gross: $35.00M
4. Bronson (2008)
R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.
Votes: 111,582 | Gross: $0.10M
5. House on Haunted Hill (1999)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Votes: 50,984 | Gross: $40.85M
6. Frailty (2001)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mysterious man arrives at the offices of an FBI agent and recounts his childhood: how his religious fanatic father received visions telling him to destroy people who were in fact "demons."
Votes: 72,038 | Gross: $13.10M
8. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A depressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
Votes: 101,537 | Gross: $59.69M
9. The Informant! (2009)
R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.
Votes: 60,586 | Gross: $33.31M
10. Savage Grace (2007)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...
Votes: 10,218 | Gross: $0.43M
11. Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014 Video)
PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Crime
Batman works desperately to find a bomb planted by the Joker while Amanda Waller hires her newly formed Suicide Squad to break into Arkham Asylum to recover vital information stolen by the Riddler.
12. Instinct (1999)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
When noted anthropologist Dr. Ethan Powell, who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to young psychiatrist Theo Caulder to get through to him.
Votes: 30,435 | Gross: $34.10M
13. The Cat and the Canary (1978)
98 min | Comedy, Mystery, Horror
A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.
14. The Funhouse Massacre (2015)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror
Six of the world's scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse, whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror.
17. The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
93 min | Crime, Drama
Helen, who is a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old ... See full summary »
18. Truth (2013)
TV-MA | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A suspenseful, psychological thriller, "Truth" exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb, who suffers from ... See full summary »
19. Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.
20. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.
21. Beast with a Gun (1977)
Unrated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts ... See full summary »
22. Scream Bloody Murder (1973)
R | 90 min | Horror
A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, ... See full summary »
24. Fallen Angel (2007)
205 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ethereal beauty Angel Wharton (Emilia Fox) is the devil in disguise. When she kidnaps a child as prey for a pedophile, you know she is evil. But what, or who, made her that way? This ... See full summary »
25. Reel Evil (2012)
Not Rated | 78 min | Horror
Struggling filmmakers - Kennedy, Cory and James - finally catch the break they were looking for when they are hired to shoot a 'behind-the-scenes' documentary for a major studio production.... See full summary »
27. Who's There? (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Horror, Mystery
Ashlee Fridenberg Irene González and Natalie Hansen Ewelina Lukaszewska are two college students. On a crazy week, they decide to take a Ryan Air flight to spend the weekend in the forests ... See full summary »
28. This Man Is Dangerous (1985)
Cheng Tzu-hao and Kao Ying-wei, are CID officers in Hong Kong that are transferred to the same action squad to help solve a number of robberies and murders committed by a notorious, vicious... See full summary »
29. Animal Crackers (Pentimenti) (2012)
9 min | Short, Crime, Drama
There is no doubt that Sylvie (Krista Blomberg) adores Little Amanda (Alexis Weil) as she spends time with her and they prepare for Amanda's bath. Ten years later Sylvie is a changed woman ... See full summary »
The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Beyond the Veil
TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
After memories of an alien abduction, Eddie Wexler finds himself at an institute where the staff makes patients with similar memories relive their experiences. Are the patients paranoid, or is the institute infiltrated by aliens?
Harbor Command (1957– )
30 min | Action
A criminally insane sailor vows revenge on the ship captain who fired him. The madman has the technical skill to make good his threat, and rigs up a nitro-charged boat bomb while Captain Baxter scours the waterfront to prevent disaster.
Official Detective (1957– )
30 min | Mystery, Adventure
A mad bomber terrorizes Rockford, Illinois by placing increasingly powerful explosives in homes, churches and factories. The police are stymied because there is no apparent motive or pattern to the disasters - and worse, no suspects.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sara accompanies Grissom to a mental hospital where one of its inmates has been murdered inside his room. Interviewing patients prove to be harder than usual as most of them are mentally ... See full summary »
48 min | Crime, Drama
The two Julies discover a stray cat. Di shows Josh the ropes. Helen moves Podger to G Wing, much to the annoyance of everyone else. Someone sets fire to Nikki's cell.
Entlassen Sie diesen Mann nicht!
59 min | Crime, Drama
Dr. Kroll has been sentenced to an asylum for criminally insane for attempting to murder his wife. After years of therapy, his psychiatrist, Dr. Kraus is convinced that he is now mentally sane and able to live in the society again.
The X-Files (1993–2018)
TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A scientist working for the DOD commits suicide. Mulder and Scully start an investigation only to discover a secret mutation experiment.
The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Carolyn, the unfaithful wife of a city prosecutor, witnesses a murder after meeting her paramour in a hotel. She cannot identify him, but the killer, an escapee from a mental institution, befriends and begins stalking her.
Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
48 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A go-go dancer is discovered murdered and bound with television antenna wire. She was a former policewoman and girlfriend of Starsky's, which sparks him and Hutch to tap several eccentric informants for a lead on the crazed killer.
Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Nature of the Beast
TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
While Michael is tasked by the organization he infiltrated to take down a drug smuggler, Fiona, Jesse, and Strong find out more about its leader, James.
T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)
TV-PG | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Semiconscious after an auto accident, Stacy is taken in by an escaped mental patient claiming to be a doctor.
Persons Unknown (2010– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Joe finds himself strapped towel-only on a surgery table for equally painful physical healing and attitude adjustment, to be either reintegrated in the program or die, contending withs ... See full summary »
Crime Stories (1998– )
The Bedroom Strangler
46 min | Documentary
Women are being attacked in their beds at night. At each crime scene police find no trace of forced entry and are baffled as to how this intruder is gaining access to apartments sometimes ... See full summary »
Bad Girls (1999–2006)
The Turn of the Screw
47 min | Crime, Drama
As Fenner recuperates in hospital, Helen heads the internal investigation into his stabbing. Sylvia arranges for Shell's transfer to Larkhall's "Muppet Wing" where a surprise cell mate awaits. Nikki remains in a state of heartbreak.
Star Trek (1966–1969)
Whom Gods Destroy
TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Kirk and Spock are taken prisoners by a former starship captain named Garth, who now resides at, and has taken over, a high security asylum for the criminally insane.