Top 10 Movies Set at An Insane Asylum

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The Top Ten

1 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Jack Nicholson at his best. The Chief character great too. And don't forget the nurse, who was nominated for an Oscar! Still the best! - riptide32

So many excellent characters, well-developed, and excellent casting, excellent performances by those portraying them - Billyv

2 The Silence of the Lambs
3 Girl, Interrupted
4 Sucker Punch

It's a badass movie involving kuniochi robots katanas monsters and lobotomy tools!

5 Awakenings
6 Shutter Island
7 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
8 K-Pax
9 The Dream Team
10 House on Haunted Hill

The Contenders

11 The Jacket
12 Session 9
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Top Remixes

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2. Shutter Island
3. Awakenings
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2. Awakenings
3. Girl, Interrupted



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