Films about post-traumatic syndrome

Films about post-traumatic syndrome
List of the best films about PTSD, selected by visitors to our site: Ordinary People, Mysterious Skin, Intruder, In the Valley of Elah, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Cherry, Ghosts of War, Spellbound, Lethal Weapon 3, Martha Marcy May Marlene.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Netherlands
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Gay, Friends, Refugees
StylePsychological problems, Touching, Serious

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersArchitects, Strangers, Guests
PlotDeath, Missing people, Cheating, Post-traumatic syndrome, Death of his wife
PlaceKorea

Seo-jin is a widower still grieving his wife’s death. Then he receives the news that her long-lost younger sister, Yoo-jin, who went missing 25 years ago, has turned up. Unlike the rest of his family, who welcome her into their arms, Seo-jin feels that Yoo-jin is a stranger.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersStrong women, Military, Veterans
PlotWar, On real events, Investigation
PlaceIraq
StyleAction, Patriotic, Gloomy, Touching, Heartbreaking

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersWarriors, Presidential
PlotSurvival, Death, Love triangle, Mystery, Competitions
PlaceParty
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Drug addict, Relationship, Death

Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSoldier
PlotVirtual Reality, Mystery, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
TimeWorld War II, Dark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

A group of World War II American soldiers encounter a supernatural enemy as they occupy a French castle previously under Nazi control.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersPsychologists
PlotInvestigation, Mental disorders, Mystery, Lost memory
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, USA
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Action, By books, Atmospheric

When Dr. Anthony Edwardes arrives at a Vermont mental hospital to replace the outgoing hospital director, Dr. Constance Peterson, a psychoanalyst, discovers Edwardes is actually an impostor. The man confesses that the real Dr. Edwardes is dead and fears he may have killed him, but cannot recall anything. Dr. Peterson, however is convinced his impostor is innocent of the man's murder, and joins him on a quest to unravel his amnesia through psychoanalysis.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlotHockey, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the beautiful yet hardnosed internal affairs sergeant who catches Riggs's eye.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, short, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersHippies, Sisters
PlotObsession
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating

After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in the cult make peace hard to find. As flashbacks continue to torment her, Martha fails to shake a terrible sense of dread, especially in regard to the cult's manipulative leader.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, western, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersBrothers, Fathers
PlotFriendship, Death, Love triangle
PlaceWild West, USA
TimeWorld War I
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersAliens, Special Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotSurvival, UFO, Alien invasion, Marine Corps, Saving the World
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleSerious

The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:00
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Prison Break
PlaceJungle, Vietnam
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersFathers, Orphans, Nephews
PlotWar

Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, like Emmett, all have problems of one kind or another that relate to their war experiences. Samantha becomes obsessed with finding out about her father.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersManiacs, Special Forces, Special agents, FBI, Hunters
PlotChase
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' after suffering severe battle stress from his time in Kosovo.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryPoland, USA, United Kingdom
Duration01:41
CharactersDogs, Serial killers, Investigators
PlotInvestigation, Split personality, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Rivalry
StyleBy books, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Innocent lives hang on the whim of an elusive psychopathic murderer whose strange riddles and impossible timelines force three people into a mission to end the game before one or all of them die.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersGay, Mafia, Special agents, Psychiatrists, Nurses
PlotJustice
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending, Gloomy, Disturbing

Legendary undercover DEA agent Charlie Mayough has suddenly lost his nerves of steel. On the verge of a career-induced mental breakdown, and in complete fear of trigger-happy Mafia leader Fulvio Nesstra, Charlie seeks psychiatric help and finds himself relying on the support of an unstable therapy group and nurse Judy just to get through his work.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersLifeguards, Truckers, Brothers, Drivers, Old men
PlotSnow, Cold, Fear, Avalanches, Post-traumatic syndrome
PlaceOcean, Caves, Canada
StyleFor men

After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, an ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersLosers
PlotPursuit, True love
StyleSoulful, Fancy

A fidgety, wisecracking video store clerk develops a fixation on a particularly reclusive customer, a frequent visitor to the pornography section of Cinefile, the video store where he works in Los Angeles. After multiple failures to impress her during their brief daily transactions, he finds her street address in the store's database, drives to her apartment building and initiates an unconventional campaign to win her affections.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:20
CharactersDogs, Spy, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival
PlaceVillage, Vietnam, Asia
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Epic, Depressive

Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. She leaves for the city, surviving desperate situations, but surviving nonetheless. Eventually she meets a U.S. Marine named Steve Butler who treats her kindly and tells her he would like to be married -- maybe to her.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, detective, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, Austria, Cayman Islands
Duration01:39
CharactersPhotographers
PlotWar
PlaceIreland, Iraq, Party
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Depressive, Serious

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUnited Kingdom, United Arab Emirates
PlotSupernatural, Post-traumatic syndrome
PlaceLondon
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Serious

Tomaz, an ex-soldier now homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for Magda, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersAliens, Astronauts
PlotUFO, Investigation, Mental disorders
PlaceVietnam, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleLight, Fascinating

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:12
CharactersSoldier, Priests, Mute
PlotWedding, Weapon, Love triangle, Betrayal
PlaceVillage, England, Ireland
TimeWorld War I
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Epic, Touching

An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersFamily
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Supernatural, Depression, Mystery
PlaceIreland
TimeNew Year, Dark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Dogs, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Chess, Recurring day, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Kind, Action, Soulful, Fascinating

The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how -- and whether -- to escape their never-ending day.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Gangsters, Partners
PlotInvestigation

A Detroit cop reluctantly teams with his girlfriend's 11-year-old son to clear his name and take down the city's most ruthless criminal.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersCIA, Special Forces, Military, Terrorists, Lifeguards
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Marine Corps, Hostage, Release of hostages
PlaceSyria, USA
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Having just returned home, decorated U.S. Marine Captain Brad Paxton's wife, Kate, is kidnapped by a terrorist group while working in Morocco. He is forced back into action for a daring and deadly operation to save the woman he loves.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersCriminals
PlotOn real events, Money, Drug addict, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Utah and his girlfriend Opal, are drug addicts living on the streets in rural Ohio. After getting recruited by body broker Wood, and offered treatment in Los Angeles, Wood takes Utah under his wing and introduces him to treatment center mogul Vin. Wood and Vin bring Utah in on their lucrative and illegal dealings, where saving lives comes second to the bottom line.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
CharactersActors
PlotInvestigation, Skirmishes, Mystery
PlaceParis, USA, Los Angeles

A normal New Yorker's life is upended when his girlfriend is murdered by the Bulgarian mob. He flees to Paris to hide from her killers. But three years later, he sees a similar looking woman on the silver screen. Obsession with past love takes Sam to Los Angeles to look for answers, only to put him back into the sights of the Bulgarians. An updated Hitchcockian thriller in the vein of Vertigo and Rear Window





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