Depression Movies

List of the best movies about depression selected by visitors to our site: Collateral Beauty, Tiger Theory, My Life as a Zucchini, Acrimony, Foxcatcher, The Party's Just Beginning, The Humorist, Thunder Road, Don't Go, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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

Collateral Beauty (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Friends, Actors, Fathers
PlotDepression, Death, Cancer, Computers, Justice
PlaceOffice, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching, Sad ones

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Tiger Theory (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryCzech Republic
PlotTravel, Depression

The last drop for Jan's resolution is the voluntary death of his father-in-law, whose strength and patience ran dry. Grandma made decisions about Grandpa's life, old age as well as the funeral. Jan is sure that he and his wife Olga are on the same route. He recalls his past life when he used to have his own will and dreams and he wants to live again with dignity and freedom. He longs to control his own life again. And his solution is escape from the present life. In this movie we watch, in parallel ,the fates of Jan's married daughters Olinka and Alenka and his sons-in-law Erik and Pepík.

My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, family, cartoon
CountryLuxembourg, France

After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. There, with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family of his own.

Acrimony (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CharactersSisters, Psychologists, Strong women
PlotDepression, Treason, Divorce, Love at first sight, Cheating
PlaceCollege, Hospitals
StyleFor girls, Heavy, Psychological problems

A faithful wife takes action when it becomes clear to her that her devious husband has betrayed her.

Foxcatcher (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
PlotSplit personality, On real events, Sports, Depression, Mental disorders
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think, Action, Depressive, Heavy

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.

The Party's Just Beginning (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotDepression, Death, Relationship, Everyday life, Friendship
PlaceParty, Scotland
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Fascinating, Psychological problems

In a bleak Inverness midwinter, Luisaidh is careening off the rails after the suicide of her best friend. She medicates her misery with joyless sex, chips and a belief in the power of positive drinking. Surrounded by bittersweet memories, she struggles to find someone to talk to or some reason to make life worthwhile at the most stressful time of the year.

The Humorist (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia, Latvia, Czech Republic
CharactersFamily, Celebrities, Actors, Writers
PlotDepression, Art, Freedom, Rivalry, Friendship
StyleFascinating, Touching, Makes me think, Disturbing

The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.

Thunder Road (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersLawyers, Police, Judge
PlotDancing, Depression, Weapon, Funeral, Divorce
PlaceSchool, Cemetery, USA
StyleTouching, Soulful, Fascinating, To cry

A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother.

Don't Go (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotDepression, Death, Dreams, Dreams

Devastated by his daughter's death in a terrible accident, Ben becomes convinced that he can bring her back through a recurring dream. But is it just a dream? Or is Ben losing his mind?

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
PlotTime travel, Love, Lost memory, Depression, Jealousy
PlaceTrains, Office, USA
StyleWorth watching, Fascinating, To cry, Smart, Gloomy

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

Groundhog Day (1993)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CharactersReporters, Immortals
PlotTime travel, Love, Depression, Obsession, Recurring day
PlaceSmall cities, Hotels, USA
StyleTo cry, Smart, Fancy

A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.

Martian Child (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersDogs, Aliens, Parents, Family, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Depression, Baseball, Adoption, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities, USA
StyleLight, Cute, To cry, Touching

A recently-widowed science fiction writer considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially-rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Omelette (2013)
Genrecartoon, short

California Institute of the Arts student Madeline Sharafian created 'Omelette', an animated short film that centers on making food for someone you love. The short features a little dog and an overworked owner who can barely cook himself an omelette.

Limbo (1999)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CharactersParents, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Depression, Survival, Relationship
PlaceForest, Mountains, Islands

Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom guards a secret.

Melancholia (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, France, Germany
CharactersHorses, Parents, Family, Sisters, Friends
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Wedding, Depression, Fear
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Estate, Mansions
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy, Psychological problems

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

There Once Was a Dog (1982)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersFriends, Guests, Dogs, Talking dogs, Wolves
PlotWedding, Depression
PlaceForest, Village, Ukraine
StyleFor children

The day comes when an old watchdog becomes useless but the masters being kind don't decide to drive him away. However they turn exasperated when the Dog stays indifferent during a home theft. The Dog leaves for the forest, where he meets the Wolf, his old enemy.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, France, Greece
CharactersVampire, Zombie, Musicians, Immortals
PlotLove, Supernatural, Depression, True love
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Fancy, Serious

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.

Yes Man (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersPolice, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotAdventure, Love, Success, Depression, Fate
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA
StyleLight, For men, Uplifting, Soulful, For a cozy evening

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

Love of Siam (2007)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CharactersTeens, Parents, Musicians, Friends, Pupils
PlotLove, Depression, Moving
PlaceSchool, Jungle

Two young boys are best friends living quiet family lives in Bangkok. Their lives are disrupted when one boy's older sister goes missing on a jungle trip. The shattered family moves away, separating the boys. Years later, now in their late teens, the boys meet again. One of them is now the leader of an aspiring boy band whose managing assistant bears a striking resemblance to the lost sister. The boys must deal with their family and social lives and their feelings for each other.

Triple Crossed (2013)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, detective
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Neighbors, Girlfriends
PlotWar, Depression, Relationship
PlaceSmall cities, USA

With a tour in Afghanistan behind him, war-torn Chris Jensen struggles to assimilate back to life in California. Drifting and living out of his car, he soon discovers that few are willing to deal with the remnants of a damaged career military man. Chris is self medicating; desperate to silence the echoes from the front lines. When an opportunity finally presents itself, he makes the hard decision to employ his most coveted talents honed in special ops. A job is a job and Chris knows civilian life can be just as cut-throat as time on active duty. But just how close does he have to get to Andrew Warner to secure the kill?