Two drama movies from various times that managed the issues of the rationally sick and conditions in mental foundations were Anatole Litvak's The Snake Pit (1948) with tormented Olivia de Havilland's help from a therapist, and Milos Forman's adjustment of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) with Jack Nicholson as a defiant institutional patient who faked craziness at the end of the day was squashed by Nurse Ratched and the abusive framework.
Bette Davis played a masochist and tyrannical lady in John Huston's In This Our Life (1942). Sam Wood's Kings Row (1942) analyzed the different feelings of dread and fears in a community. Curbed and disallowed from culminating her affection with Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood showed indications of craziness in Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass (1961). Another youngster (Kathleen Quinlan) felt self-destructive propensities because of schizophrenia in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977). Also, 1930s-40s on-screen character Frances Farmer (Jessica Lange) appallingly declined because of a psychological breakdown and resulting lobotomy in Frances (1982). The stifled feelings and lamentable emergencies in an apparently immaculate family were reported in Robert Redford's directorial debut Best Picture and Best Director-winning Ordinary People (1980).