Depression Movies

List of the best movies about depression selected by visitors to our site: Joker, A Single Man, The Hours, Melancholia, The Virgin Suicides, It's a Wonderful Life, Ordinary People, Side Effects, Revolutionary Road, The Royal Tenenbaums.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Joker (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

A Single Man (2009)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of close friend Charley who is struggling with her own questions about life.

The Hours (2002)
Duration01:50

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Melancholia (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration02:10

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

The Virgin Suicides (2000)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Duration02:10

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Ordinary People (1980)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

Side Effects (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

Revolutionary Road (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Duration01:50

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

The Apartment (1960)
Duration02:05

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

Numb (2007)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:33

Hudson Milbank is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who suddenly and strangely finds himself without any emotional feelings. He tries doctor after doctor and shrink after shrink, but nothing works. The Golf Channel, lesbian exercise classes and a dizzying variety of pills get him through the day, but don't quite solve his problem. His writing partner tries everything to get him back to normal, but it's not until Hudson meets Sara that he finds a real motivation to get better and to actually start feeling again. From the writer of Deuce Bigalow, comes NUMB, a romantic comedy following an unusual man looking for strange love.

The Fall (2008)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, South Africa, India
Duration01:57

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:28

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!

Cake (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.

The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:07

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Two Days, One Night (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryBelgium, France, Italy
Duration01:35

Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.

Sylvia (2003)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:54

Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

An Angel at My Table (1990)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryNew Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, USA

Based on the autobiographical work of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, this production depicts the author at various stage of her life. Afflicted with mental and emotional issues, Frame grows up in an impoverished family and experiences numerous tragedies while still in her youth, including the deaths of two of her siblings. Portrayed as an adult by Kerry Fox, Frame finds acclaim for her writing while still in a mental institution, and her success helps her move on with her life.

Interiors (1978)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, all bets are off when an ebullient stranger enters the picture.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

Helen (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada

On the outside, Helen has it all – a loving family and a successful career – but when her suppressed mental illness resurfaces, the world crumbles around her. Crippled by depression, Helen finds solace through her friendship with Mathilda, a kindred spirit struggling with bipolar disorder.

Taste of Cherry (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryIran, France
Duration01:35

A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take on the job, but initially he has little luck. Eventually, Badii finds a man who is up for the task because he needs the money, but his new associate soon tries to talk him out of committing suicide.

Prozac Nation (2001)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryGermany, Canada, USA
Duration01:44

Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. Her psychiatrist prescribes Prozac … but is that her only choice?

Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryLuxembourg, France, Poland
Duration01:40

Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding human interactions on the bustling streets of Paris proves impossible, and she eventually meets up with Olivier, an old friend who harbors a secret love for her, and who could draw her back to reality.

On the Edge (2001)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:25

On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.




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