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The Best Movies About Split Personalities

Updated June 7, 2021 7.3k votes 1.7k voters 232.0k views73 items

List RulesFilms with characters that have multiple or dissociative identities

The best split peronality movies show us that, oftentimes, the most interesting characters are the ones who are split on a dilemma. The internal struggle can be fun to watch because you can never be quite sure which side will win out. But what happens when that internal struggle becomes external and one character becomes two within the same body? Now that’s a character that’s truly struggling. The movies on this list are the best at depicting the war between two or more split personalities and characters who have multiple personalities or dissociative identity disorder. These movies feature characters who have no idea that there’s a darker, sometimes malevolent personality within them, trying to do harm.

Not only do these movies feature split personalities, there is also often a mystery involved, whether it’s about a murder or some other way a second personality is destroying a life. In movies like The Mask and The Nutty Professor, there’s a humorous take on split personalities. Meanwhile movies like The Three Faces of Eve take a more clinical look, while M. Night Shyamalan's horror movie Split shows the darker sides. However, most of the movies on this list are about darker split personalities.

This list of the best movies about split personalities features good split personality movies and multiple personality disorder movies. Which are the best movies about split personalities? This list features quality films about characters dealing with two or more personalities. Vote up the best of these films below! This list of the best movies about split personalities features good split personality movies and multiple personality disorder movies.

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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Sybil

    Jessica Lange, JoBeth Williams

    Released2007

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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    Identity

    Amanda Peet, John Cusack

    Released2003

    Directed byJames Mangold

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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    Primal Fear

    Edward Norton, Richard Gere

    Released1996

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

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    Secret Window

    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Koepp

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    Black Swan

    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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    The Machinist

    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Anderson

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    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder

    Released1999

    Directed byJames Mangold

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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner

    Released1941

    Directed byVictor Fleming

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    Me, Myself & Irene

    Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova

    Released2000

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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    The Number 23

    Jim Carrey, Rhona Mitra

    Released2007

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    Hide and Seek

    Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Polson

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    The Mask

    Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey

    Released1994

    Directed byChuck Russell

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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Fredric March, Wallace Beery

    Released1931

    Directed byRouben Mamoulian

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    Mr. Brooks

    Demi Moore, Kevin Costner

    Released2007

    Directed byBruce A. Evans

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    The Nutty Professor

    Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens

    Released1963

    Directed byJerry Lewis

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    #179 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#220 of 924 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett

    Released1999

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    John Barrymore, Edgard Varèse

    Released1920

    Directed byJohn S. Robertson

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    Raising Cain

    John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich

    Released1992

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    The Incredible Hulk

    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler

    Released2008

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

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    Taking Lives

    Angelina Jolie, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released2004

    Directed byD. J. Caruso