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* ''Film/Joker2019'': The Joker undergoes considerable sanity slippage throughout the film, [[DoomedByCanon unsurprisingly.]] At the beginning of the movie, he is an already mentally unstable, struggling man who then deteriorates even more after experiencing multiple stressors around the same time as he loses access to both antipsychotic medication and therapy. By the end of the movie, [[UnreliableNarrator his point of view becomes so skewed]] that it is [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness unclear whether some events really happened or only happened in the Joker's mind. There are also whole scenes that definitely only happened in the Joker's mind, but some are left ambiguous.]]

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* ''Film/TheDescent'' is a British horror film about a traumatised woman named Sarah who goes spelunking with some friends in the Appalachians, but then they get trapped in a cave-in. When things go FromBadToWorse and the party discovers that the cave is home to [[TheMorlocks cannibalistic degenerates]], the women [[DoubleMeaningTitle descend]] into savagery to survive and Sarah completely loses it.

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* ''Film/{{Jungle}}'': Yossi's mental states is slowly degrading almost from the start of the trek into the jungle. However, once he is stranded by himself in the HungryJungle, he goes downhill rapidly. At his lowest point, he creates an ImaginaryFriend to accompany him.

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* In ''Film/TheHandsOfOrlac'', Orlac's sanity starts to slip from the time he wakes up in the hospital with his new hands. He becomes possessed of the desire to kill and believes that along with the hands he has acquired the murderer's predisposition to violence. He decides he can no longer touch anyone with his hands lest he be overwhelmed by the compulsion to kill them. Things get worse as the movie goes on.

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* General Jack D. Ripper goes through this as ''Film/DrStrangelove'' unravels. He sends his base's squadron of B-52s to attack Russia, telling his attache Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake that it's because Washington has been attacked. What Ripper eventually confesses is that he's impotent and that the Russians are responsible for it through fluoridation of the water. Everyone in the Pentagon war room (except, maybe, for General Turgidson) that Ripper went off his nut for pre-empting the failsafe mechanisms the attack plan called for.


* ''Film/{{Accident}}'': Following Fatty's death (which is convinced was aimed at him), the Brain begins a rapid descent into paranoia: seeing conspiracy at every turn.

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* ''Film/{{Accident}}'': Following Fatty's death (which he is convinced was aimed at him), the Brain begins a rapid descent into paranoia: seeing conspiracy at every turn.turn.
* ''Film/Ms45'': At first, Thana only kills men who attempt to take advantage of her. Later, as she loses more of her sanity, she kills any man unlucky enough to be near her.

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* ''Film/{{Accident}}'': Following Fatty's death (which is convinced was aimed at him), the Brain begins a rapid descent into paranoia: seeing conspiracy at every turn.


* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': Max certainly lives up to his name by this point. He's haunted by voices and hallucinations of the people he's watched die and failed to save over the years, [[Film/MadMax1 most of all his wife and son]], he twitches and mutters to himself often, and he shows signs that he's spent so long on his own that he's [[NoSocialSkills forgotten how to interact with people normally]]. These all point to signs of PTSD and schizophrenia.

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Max certainly lives up to his name by this point. He's haunted by voices and hallucinations of the people he's watched die and failed to save over the years, [[Film/MadMax1 most of all his wife and son]], he twitches and mutters to himself often, and he shows signs that he's spent so long on his own that he's [[NoSocialSkills forgotten how to interact with people normally]]. These all point to signs of PTSD and schizophrenia.



* In the documentary ''Film/HeartsOfDarknessAFilmmakersApocalypse'', which chronicles the TroubledProduction of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', director Creator/FrancisFordCoppola summarizes:
-->"There were too many of us, we had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane."

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* In the documentary ''Film/HeartsOfDarknessAFilmmakersApocalypse'', which chronicles the TroubledProduction of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', director Creator/FrancisFordCoppola summarizes:
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summarizes: "There were too many of us, we had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane.""
* ''Film/TheManWhoKilledDonQuixote'': Javier started losing his sanity when Toby was filming ''The Man who killed Don Quixote''. And it progressively happens to Toby as well ten years later.


* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': Max certainly lives up to his name by this point. He's haunted by voices and hallucinations of the people he's watched die and failed to save over the years, [[Film/MadMax1 most of all his wife and daughter]], he twitches and mutters to himself often, and he shows signs that he's spent so long on his own that he's [[NoSocialSkills forgotten how to interact with people normally]]. These all point to signs of PTSD and schizophrenia.

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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': Max certainly lives up to his name by this point. He's haunted by voices and hallucinations of the people he's watched die and failed to save over the years, [[Film/MadMax1 most of all his wife and daughter]], son]], he twitches and mutters to himself often, and he shows signs that he's spent so long on his own that he's [[NoSocialSkills forgotten how to interact with people normally]]. These all point to signs of PTSD and schizophrenia.

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* In the documentary ''Film/HeartsOfDarknessAFilmmakersApocalypse'', which chronicles the TroubledProduction of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', director Creator/FrancisFordCoppola summarizes:
-->"There were too many of us, we had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane."


* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': Max certainly lives up to his name by this point. He's haunted by voices and hallucinations of the people he's watched die and failed to save over the years, [[Film/MadMax most of all his wife and daughter]], he twitches and mutters to himself often, and he shows signs that he's spent so long on his own that he's [[NoSocialSkills forgotten how to interact with people normally]]. These all point to signs of PTSD and schizophrenia.

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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'': Max certainly lives up to his name by this point. He's haunted by voices and hallucinations of the people he's watched die and failed to save over the years, [[Film/MadMax [[Film/MadMax1 most of all his wife and daughter]], he twitches and mutters to himself often, and he shows signs that he's spent so long on his own that he's [[NoSocialSkills forgotten how to interact with people normally]]. These all point to signs of PTSD and schizophrenia.


* Mike in ''Film/DeepEnd'' suffers this, mostly courtesy of Susan. The entire plot of the movie is Mike becoming her StalkerWithACrush -- except it's rather ''hard'' to [[WhatDoesHeSeeInHer understand why, considering]] [[TheVamp her personality]] -- and in the end [[spoiler:his sanity finally snaps completely and he kills her.]] Given how she treated him throughout the entire movie, it's hard to sympathize with her.

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* Mike in ''Film/DeepEnd'' suffers this, mostly courtesy of Susan. The entire plot of the movie is Mike becoming her StalkerWithACrush -- except it's rather ''hard'' to [[WhatDoesHeSeeInHer understand why, considering]] why]], considering [[TheVamp her personality]] -- and in the end [[spoiler:his sanity finally snaps completely and he kills her.]] Given how she treated him throughout the entire movie, it's hard to sympathize with her.


* In Assamese anthology horror film ''Kothanodi (''The River of Fables''), the character Dhoneshwari descends rapidly into a delusional half-dream state as she imagines the python she married her daughter to is adorning her with jewellery on her wedding night, when it reality the python is [[spoiler:eating her.]]

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* In Assamese anthology horror film ''Kothanodi ''Kothanodi'' (''The River of Fables''), the character Dhoneshwari descends rapidly into a delusional half-dream state as where she imagines the python she married her daughter to is adorning her with jewellery on her wedding night, when it reality the python is [[spoiler:eating her.]]

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* In Assamese anthology horror film ''Kothanodi (''The River of Fables''), the character Dhoneshwari descends rapidly into a delusional half-dream state as she imagines the python she married her daughter to is adorning her with jewellery on her wedding night, when it reality the python is [[spoiler:eating her.]]


* It is a thing to behold when this happens to [[DenzelWashington Alonzo Harris]] towards the end of ''Film/TrainingDay'', when he finally realizes that his corrupt methods held no power over anyone any longer, and he was truly going to die.

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* It is a thing to behold when this happens to [[DenzelWashington [[Creator/DenzelWashington Alonzo Harris]] towards the end of ''Film/TrainingDay'', when he finally realizes that his corrupt methods held no power over anyone any longer, and he was truly going to die.

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