Depression Movies

List of the best movies about depression selected by visitors to our site: It's a Wonderful Life, Joker, The Hours, Melancholia, Drive, A Single Man, (500) Days of Summer, Collateral Beauty, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Royal Tenenbaums.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersAngels, Family, Millionaires
PlotFriendship, Depression, Fate, Dreams, Holidays
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersManiacs, Clowns, The Joker, Losers, Psychopath
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, DC, By comics, Atmospheric, Heavy

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.

Duration01:50
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Writers, Terminally ill, Poets
PlotMental disorders, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Intellectual

"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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Family, Friends, Sisters, Parents
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Wedding, Depression
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Mansions, Estate
StylePsychological problems, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Makes me think

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

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes
PlotRobbery, Racing, Adventure, Chase
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersGay, Teachers, Students, Friends
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Death, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Philosophical, Heavy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersGirlfriends, Architects
PlotLove, Travel, Obsession, Friendship, Depression
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Friends, Fathers, Actors
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer, Computers
PlaceItaly, USA, Office
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Touching

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.

Duration02:05
CharactersTeachers, Housewives
PlotPassion, Obsession, Mental disorders, Birthday
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Touching

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Terminally ill, Child Prodigies, Accountant
PlotDepression, Tennis, Divorce
PlaceNew York
StyleBlack humor

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Family, Difficult teens, Sisters, Psychiatrists
PlotRelationship, Loneliness, First love, Depression, Tennis
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersCelebrities
PlotLove, Passion, Money, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceDeserts, USA, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily pain, and every encounter brings him closer to finding his place in the world.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotFriendship, Depression
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersStrong women, Family
PlotJustice
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational, Soulful

Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, is 35 years old and still trying to find a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he'd always dreamed he'd be as a little kid. When his ailing father can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home-school them. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, China
Duration01:41
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Killers, Heroes, Family
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Fight, Weapon, Chase
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Best soundtracks

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersFamily, Students, Disabled people, Friends, Blind
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Explicit scenes, Touching

Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefamily
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Teens, Animals, Family, Military
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Revenge, Fight
PlaceAfghanistan, Caucasus, Georgia, USA
StyleLight, Tense, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersLesbians, Doctors, Psychiatrists
PlotCars, Investigation, Obsession, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Smart

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily, Housewives
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Jealousy, Fate, Moving
PlaceParis, Party
StylePsychological problems, Heartbreaking, Serious, Retro

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, musical, crime
CountryDenmark, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Germany, United Kingdom, Argentina, USA, Sweden, France
Duration02:15
CharactersFriends, Blind
PlotFriendship, Fate, Mystery, Dreams, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Serious

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:29
CharactersAlcoholics, Lovers
PlotFriendship, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceRussia
StyleSmart

Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. Buzykin's main problem is that he's a kind man with a weak character. The lies he is telling his wife all the time are inconvincing, but he never has the courage to tell her the truth. His lover, Alla, is aware of his family life, but gets offended when, for example, he cannot meet her so that he doesn't come home late, or when he doesn't want to go home in a new jacket she gives him to avoid having to explain to his wife. Alla and Nina, Andrei's wife, both leave him, forgive him, and return to him at the same time, and Andrei continues with this kind of life, full of suffering and deceit. Finally, both women are so fed up with his lies that they don't believe him even when he is telling the truth...

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersGirlfriends, Lovers
PlotLoneliness, Love triangle, Holidays
PlaceParty, Office, New York
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeachers, Childrens, Family, Businessmen, Investigators
PlotTravel, Contests
StyleFancy

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

Christmas, Again tells the story of Noel, a young man who travels from upstate NY every year to sell Christmas trees in New York City. Returning without the help of his long-time girlfriend, this year Noel finds it impossible to do the one thing he knows so well---sell Christmas trees. As Noel begins to spiral downwards, alienating co-workers and customers in the process, it turns out this same community of people may be the only ones capable of saving Noel from self-destruction.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
Duration02:15
CharactersLovers
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Loneliness
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

An anthology feature of 10 stories of romance set in the German capital.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersLosers
PlotMental disorders
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersGods, Journalists, Veterans
PlotChess, Relationship, Religious, Depression
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Soulful, Philosophical, Heavy

An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersLesbians, Models
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Explicit scenes

Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, Gia quickly shoots to the top of the modeling world. When Cooper dies of lung cancer, however, Gia turns to drugs – and both she and her career begin to spiral out of control.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, 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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:28
CharactersMusicians
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Death, Supernatural
StyleFancy

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'!





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