Depression Movies

List of the best movies about depression selected by visitors to our site: The Boys in the Band, Chemical Hearts, The Paramedic, She Dies Tomorrow, Saint Frances, The Kid Detective, The Humorist, Joker, The Secret of a Leader, Angel of Mine
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Boys in the Band (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
CharactersGay
PlotDepression

At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.

Chemical Hearts (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Writers
PlotRelationship, Love, Love at first sight, First love, Depression
PlaceSchool
TimeHalloween
StyleTouching, To cry

When a hopelessly romantic high school senior falls for a mysterious new classmate, it sets them both on an unexpected journey that teaches them about love, loss, and most importantly themselves.

The Paramedic (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersDogs, Students, Hackers, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Money, Missing people, Computers, Obsession, Love triangle, Abduction, Viruses, Loneliness, Gambling, Fight
PlaceTrains, Hospitals
TimeNew Year
StyleNetflix

Unable to face his new reality in a wheelchair, Ángel develops a deadly obsession with the woman who left him and unleashes a sinister revenge plot.

She Dies Tomorrow (2020)
Markimdb: 5.1
CharactersFriends
PlotDepression
StyleWomens in main roles

Amy is ravaged by the notion that she is going to die tomorrow, which sends her down a dizzying emotional spiral. When her skeptical friend Jane discovers Amy’s feeling of imminent death to be contagious, they both begin bizarre journeys through what might be the last day of their lives.

Saint Frances (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Teachers, Poets
PlotDivorce, Jealousy, Survival, Depression, Dancing, Hunger, Money, Computers, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Beach
TimeSummer

At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois — nannying a six-year old.

The Kid Detective (2020)
Mark1
CharactersStudents, Teens
PlotInvestigation, Depression, Money, Missing people, Loneliness, Abduction, Fight
PlaceSchool, Small cities, Canada
StyleFor single girls

A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case, to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.

The Humorist (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryRussia, Latvia, Czech Republic
Duration02:08
CharactersActors, Celebrities, Family
PlotDepression, Rivalry, Art, Freedom
PlaceRussia
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Disturbing, Fascinating

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.

Joker (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersClowns, Comedians, Losers, Criminals, Killers, Psychopath
PlotMental disorders, Loneliness, Depression
StyleDC, Gloomy, Atmospheric, Depressive, Worth watching, Tense, Makes me think

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.

The Secret of a Leader (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, family, crime
CountryKazakhstan
CharactersFriends, Mothers, Fathers, Losers
PlotDepression
PlaceKazakhstan

When Kanat hits the bottom, still living with his mother at 40 passed, stuck mid level in his bank job, fantasizing from afar on girls, the unexpected encounter with his evil half, longtime friend Daniyar makes him take a moral u turn and his life takes a plunge in the dark.

Angel of Mine (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDepression, Pursuit
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Action, To cry

A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.

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Elephant (2019)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersWriters
PlotDepression
PlaceRussia

In the center of the plot children's writer Valentin Shubin, accustomed to live in seclusion. His books about the elephant Mishka, written in his youth, enjoyed great success both at home and abroad. A series of random events causes a new surge of interest in the personality and creativity of the writer-introvert. Adults and young readers waiting for new books, but Shubin them does not want to write.

Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountrySouth Korea, USA
Duration01:34
CharactersAliens, Dogs, Scientists, Clowns, Brothers
PlotAdventure, Cheating, Depression, Computers, Technology, Black holes, Teleportation
PlaceSpace, Prison
StyleBy comics

ZIM discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.

3 from Hell (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersPolice, Clowns, Dogs, Cats, Lesbians, Serial killers, Snake, Monsters, Criminals
PlotDeath, Revenge, Depression, Dancing, Hostage
PlaceUSA, Prison, Deserts
TimeHalloween

After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Winslow, the demented Firefly clan escape to unleash a whole new wave of murder, madness and mayhem.

The Mustang (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys, Psychologists, Photographers
PlotAdventure, Depression, Fate, Soccer, Freedom, Fear
PlacePrison, Nature
StyleExciting, To cry

While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

Wild Rose (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
CharactersLawyers, Musicians, Friends, Single mothers, Tourists, Singers
PlotMoney, Dreams, Dancing, Depression, Computers
PlacePrison, Party, England, Hospitals, USA, Trains, Beach, Scotland

A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.

In Family I Trust (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountrySpain
CharactersFriends, Journalists, Family, Teens
PlotDeath, Depression, Love, Love triangle
PlaceTrains, Village, Forest
StyleSoulful, Light, Fascinating

Bea is a successful architect who lives in Barcelona (Catalonia, northeast to Spain) with her boyfriend and boss, Víctor, a CEO of an important company. During a night celebration of an important contract signed to make a skyscraper designed by Bea, in the bar appears the famous TV reporter and anchorwoman Rebecca Ramos, Victor's personal erotic fantasy. Not measuring the consequences of her actions due to the alcohol she drank, Bea makes a meeting between Víctor and Rebecca. When to the next day she wakes up, Víctor proposes to wed Bea and she accepts, but after she arrives to the job, Bea learns about a videotape where Víctor and Rebecca make the love in a car that it's in all TV channels. In front of all CEOs during a full meeting, Bea slaps Víctor and destroys her design, being fired from the job. Looking for a break, she travels her natal coastal town, Santa Clara, just to discover that her rest isn't so easy as it seems: her eccentric, free-spirited and eternal smiling mother ...

Denmark (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Criminals, Bartenders
PlotDepression, Loneliness
PlaceHotels, Beach

Herb’s life is a mess. He’s lost his welfare, can’t hold a job, can’t talk to his son, has a neighbour who won’t shut up and a diet that consists mainly of cheap beer and mushy peas. It’s no way to live and he knows it. Then he learns from a TV news report that Danish prisoners have it way better than he does: a job, accessible healthcare, the quiet of the countryside, even an HDTV. They’re practically living in hotels. He says goodbye (and good riddance) to his dingy flat and smuggles himself to Denmark aboard a cargo ship, landing in a quaint town with everything he needs -- including a bank to rob. But when he meets a friendly local barmaid and a lovable stray dog that won’t leave his side, he begins to wonder if prison really is his only chance of a fulfilling life.

Someone, Somewhere (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
CharactersCats, Sisters
PlotDepression, Dancing, Snow, Loneliness, Social Media
PlaceMountains, Night Clubs
TimeNew Year

Rémy and Mélanie are thirty years old and live in the same district in Paris. She multiplies missed appointments on social networks while he struggles to meet. Both victims of this loneliness of the big cities, at the time hyper connected where one thinks however that to meet should be simpler ... Two individuals, two courses. Without knowing it, they take two roads that will lead them in the same direction ... that of a love story?

Acrimony (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersPsychologists, Strong women, Sisters
PlotDepression, Treason, Divorce, Love at first sight, Cheating
PlaceCollege
StyleFor girls, Heavy

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

The Party's Just Beginning (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:09
CharactersTeens
PlotDepression, Relationship, Everyday life, Death
PlaceParty, Scotland
StyleDisturbing

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.

Thunder Road (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersPolice, Lawyers, Judge
PlotDepression, Funeral, Divorce, Dancing, Weapon
PlaceSchool

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

Don't Go (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.2)
Genredetective
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersFathers
PlotDeath, Dreams, Depression
PlaceBeach
StyleDisturbing

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?

Tully (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:11
CharactersBabies, Large families, Babysitting, Family, Autistic
PlotDepression, Split personality, Mental disorders, Fear
PlaceParty

Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.

Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
PlotInternet, Social Media, Supernatural, Depression, Mystery, Ghosts

​When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.

Unforgiven (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:47
PlotRevenge, Death, Depression, Justice
StyleDepressive

Based on true and tragic events in the life of Vitaly Kaloyev, an architect and family man. In 2002, his wife and children die in a mid-air collision along with 70 other people, mostly children. Vitaly is one of the first people to discover the bodies of his family at the site of the crash. The blame is put on the company responsible for monitoring the air space, as well as the lone air traffic controller on duty at the time. Two years later, after much obstructed efforts to get apologies and answers, Vitaly flies to Switzerland to obtain justice.

The Last Movie Star (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Jews, Actors, Old man, Celebrities, Singers
PlotTime travel, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceLos Angeles, USA, Mansions, Hotels

An aging screen icon gets lured into accepting an award at a rinky-dink film festival in Nashville, Tenn., sending him on a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.

The Year of Spectacular Men (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersSisters, Actors
PlotMoving, Depression

In the year after graduating college, Izzy struggles to navigate the seemingly incessant failures of adulthood, the reality of a substandard dating pool and a debilitating fear of top-sheets, all in between X-Files marathons. Comically unsuccessful in love over the course the year, including five half-hearted relationships with astoundingly self-centered men, Izzy resigns herself to the support of her mother and sister, who are struggling with their own relationship problems. Seeing herself in them, Izzy gradually gains the confidence to be honest and vulnerable.

Sink or Swim (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryBelgium, France
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends, Trainers, Musicians
PlotDepression
PlaceFrance
StyleFor a group of friends, For men, Soulful, Light, Touching

40-year-old Bertrand has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife's encouragement, he is unable to find any meaning in his life. Curiously, he will end up finding this sense of purpose at the swimming pool, by joining an all-male synchronised swimming team.

Unsane (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersManiacs, Dogs
PlotMental disorders, Fear, Obsession, Jealousy, Depression, Pursuit, Loneliness
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

Searching (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryRussia, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersParents, Teens
PlotMissing people, Mystery, Cancer, Death, Depression, Social Media, Internet, Loneliness
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing

After David Kim's 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop.

First Reformed (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:20
CharactersSingers
PlotDeath, Cancer, Depression, Political, Snow, Religious, Funeral
PlaceNew York

A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

Annihilation (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersScientists, Psychologists, Bears, Mutant
PlotDeath, Expeditions, Depression, Missing people
PlaceSpace, Lighthouse, Jungle
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Tense

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

An Interview with God (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersJournalists, Gods
PlotRelationship, Religious, Depression
StylePhilosophical, Deep Meaning, Soulful, Makes me think, 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.

The Cleanse (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
PlotDepression

The story of a heartbroken man who attends a spiritual retreat, only to discover that the course releases more than everyday toxins and traumatic experiences.

The Child in Time (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersPolice, Family, Writers, Mothers, Fathers, Teachers
PlotLove, Depression, Relationship, Divorce, Creation, Time travel, Missing people, Funeral, Abduction, Mental disorders
PlaceForest, England, School, Beach

Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis, a children's author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie has left him, and his best friends Charles and Thelma have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. With tenderness and insight, the movie explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope, and acceptance. The Child In Time is a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss, and the power of things unseen.

Beach Rats (2017)
Mark3 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Friends, Gay, Thieves, Snake, Bartenders, Singers
PlotLove, Depression, Cancer, Dancing, Money, Computers, Chase
PlaceUSA, Beach

An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.

Montparnasse Bienvenüe (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:31
CharactersNeighbors, Cats
PlotLove, Depression, Youth
PlaceFrance, Paris
StyleLight

Broke, with nothing but her cat to her name and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she's determined to make a new start and she'll do it with style and panache.

Woodshock (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersParents, Friends, Mothers, Old man, Spiders, Insects
PlotLove, Depression, Mystery, Mystery, Relationship, Death, Dancing, Money, Mental disorders
PlaceHospitals, USA, Lake
StyleDisturbing, Fascinating

Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, is torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.

I'm Not Here (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersMothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Depression, Loneliness, Pursuit, Death, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching, Heavy

A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.

Cold Hell (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryGermany, Austria
Duration02:11
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police, Neighbors, Serial killers
PlotDepression, Revenge, Investigation, Martial Arts

Özge Dogruol, a young Vienna based taxi driver of Turkish origin. She witnesses an extremely brutal murder. The offender seems to be a crazed serial killer and he is convinced that Özge has seen him. A life-and-death struggle ensues.

The Lullaby (2017)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Africa
Duration01:30
CharactersMothers, Single mothers
PlotGhosts, Depression, Moving, Death, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, Tense

Returning to her home town, overwhelmed by the birth of her firstborn, nineteen-year-old Chloe van Heerden tries to come to terms with motherhood. Despite the support from her own mother, Chloe struggles with the demands of caring for a newborn child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia send her into a dark depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, she sees danger everywhere.

To the Bone (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersDoctors, Sisters, Artists
PlotDepression, Art, Anorexia
PlaceHospitals, Los Angeles
StyleDepressive, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A young woman dealing with anorexia meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersFamily, Mothers, Twins
PlotDepression, Moving
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles

When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.

Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, documentary
CountryUSA
PlotDepression
StyleSmart

Wicked one-liners and soul-baring confessions converge in this uniquely intimate stand-up special from "Chappelle's Show" co-creator Neal Brennan.

The Book of Love (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTeens, Architects
PlotTime travel, Depression, Death

After tragedy strikes Henry and Penny, he befriends a tenacious young girl and discovers she is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Together, along with some unlikely friends, they set forth to construct the vessel and subsequently rebuild their lives.

Lost Girls (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Missing people, On real events
PlaceUSA
StyleDepressive, Tense, Disturbing, For single girls, By books

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Swallow (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, France
CharactersHousewives
PlotDepression, Obsession, Mental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceHospitals
StyleDisturbing

Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.

Invisible Life (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama
CountryBrazil, Germany
CharactersSisters, Pianists
PlotDepression

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950. In the conservative home of the Gusmão family, Eurídice and Guida are two inseparable sisters who support each other. While Guida can share with her younger sister the details of her romantic adventures, Eurídice finds in her older sister the encouragement she needs to pursue her dream of becoming a professional pianist.

Aniara (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, drama, music
CountrySweden, Denmark, USA
PlotDepression, Virtual Reality

A ship carrying settlers to a new home on Mars after Earth is rendered uninhabitable is knocked off-course, causing the passengers to consider their place in the universe.

Lifechanger (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, melodrama
CountryCanada
CharactersMonsters
PlotDepression
TimeNew Year

A murderous shapeshifter sets out on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves.

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