Postpartum depression movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant postpartum depression movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, psychological, realistic, disturbing, captivating and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with postpartum depression, family relations, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, depression, parents and children, love, mother daughter relationship, family problems and baby plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as postpartum depression: Tully (2018), A Mouthful of Air (2021), The Stranger in Me (2008), Mujeres de nadie (2007), You Are Not My Mother (2021), Workin' Moms (2017), Rocks in My Pockets (2014), Saint Frances (2019), Deadwater Fell (2020), Swallow (2019).

List of postpartum depression movies

Tully (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, twist ending, serious, sex comedy, inspirational ...
Plot: motherhood, baby, family relations, female protagonist, mother, nanny, pregnancy, plot twist, depression, husband wife relationship, marriage, family ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, year 1977, 80s, 50s
Place: usa, saudi arabia, phoenix arizona, portland oregon, new york ...
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A Mouthful of Air (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Julie is a new mom and children's book author, who escapes into the bright Crayola-colored world of her creation in order to leave behind the darkness caused by her post-partum depression.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: postpartum depression, tragic past, confronting the past, writer's life, family problems, mystery, husband wife relationship, parents and children, family relations, female writer, family, female protagonist ...
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The Stranger in Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young couple in love: Rebecca (32) and her boyfriend Julian (34) are expecting their first child and are full of pleasant expectation. As Rebecca gives birth to a healthy boy their luck seems to be perfect. But instead of the unconditional ...
Plot: psychology, postpartum depression, breast feeding, depression, pregnancy, female nudity, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity
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Mujeres de nadie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mujeres de nadie (Nobody's Women) is an Argentine telenovela produced by Pol-ka and broadcast by El Trece from May 10, 2007, to November 17, 2008
Plot: abusive husband, hospital, postpartum depression, nurse, sibling relationship, suicide attempt, romantic rivalry, domestic violence, attempted murder, love triangle, extramarital affair, alcohol abuse ...
Place: argentina
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You Are Not My Mother (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a North Dublin housing estate Char's mother goes missing. When she returns Char is determined to uncover the truth of her disappearance and unearth the dark secrets of her family.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, mystical, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, supernatural, family secret, teenage daughter, mysticism, undercover, mother and daughter, mysterious disappearance, mystery, halloween, monster, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland
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Workin' Moms (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Four women juggle love, careers, and parenthood. They support, challenge, and try not to judge each other as life throws them curveballs. Whether it is an identity crisis, a huge job opportunity, postpartum depression, or an unplanned pregnancy – ...
Style: sitcom, funny, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: working mom, motherhood, job, women, husband wife relationship, parenthood, male female relationship, friendship, love, thirty something, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Latvia, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A fantastical tale based on true events, about five women of Signe Baumane's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.
Style: surreal, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: mental illness, strong female presence, depression, family relations, hopes, redemption, mental health, women, psychiatry, escapades, postpartum depression, large family ...
Place: ussr, latvia
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Saint Frances (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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.
Style: disturbing, touching, humorous, light, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, abortion, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, survival, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teacher, brother sister relationship, guilt, ex classmate ex classmate relationship, feminism, female protagonist ...
Place: illinois
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Deadwater Fell (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they knew and trusted, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: murder investigation, control freak, murder, arson, fire, under the surface, family relations, small town life, dealing with death, who done it, extramarital affair, suspicion ...
Place: scotland
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Swallow (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 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.
Style: art house, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, control, mental disorder, child born of rape, bored housewife, husband wife relationship, self harm, pregnancy, party, biological father, pregnant woman, abortion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pittsburgh, new york state, africa
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Baby Blues (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the birth of her first baby turn's her husband's well-ordered existence upside down and forces him to act in response to the unexpected twists and turns of life.
Plot: postpartum depression, videotaping, love, baby, family relations, belief, religion, medical, angst, depression, television
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Desecration (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sixteen year-old Bobby is emotionally damaged by his mother's early death. He accidentally causes a nun's death, unleashing a chain of supernatural events that lead him into the pits of Hell.
Style: psychotronic, avant garde, macabre, cult film
Plot: nun, killer clown, child abuse, hallucination, amusement park, afterlife, supernatural, hell, catholic school, childhood trauma, postpartum depression, insomnia ...
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The Milk of Human Kindness (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman, scared by motherhood and her new born baby, runs away from her home and family to find a shelter at her upstairs neighbour's place.
Plot: neighbor, postpartum depression, lake, running away from home, adultery, newborn baby, motherhood, exhaustion, denial, birthday cake, female director
Time: 2000s
Place: france
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Fear of Fear (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After having her second child, a German housewife suffers from post-partum depression before inexplicably falling into a continually misdiagnosed mental state, befuddling her relatives.
Style: art house, realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: mental disorder, pharmacist, dysfunctional couple, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, depression, psychic, pharmacy, mental breakdown, anxiety, mental health, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 70s
Place: west germany
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Mila from Mars (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Fleeing an abusive relationship, Mila, a teen prostitute, finds herself in a border town, pregnant, alone, and, to her surprise, welcome. The remote village is on a marijuana plantation run by a group of elderly men and women. Not having known much ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: marijuana, starting over, on the run, haunted by the past, youth, drug dealing, social relations, teenage life, village, teenage pregnancy, orphan, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bulgaria
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The Haunting (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesca is a pediatrician who is dedicated to both motherhood and children, married to another physician, Pedro. Following the birth of a new child, Francesca begins to suffer from postpartum depression. Following the advice of friend and ...
Style: suspense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, losing-it hero, supernatural, mystery, obsession, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, starting over, hopes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Therese (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Thérèse is living in a provincial town, unhappily married to Bernard, a dull, pompous man whose only interest is preserving his family name and property. They live in an isolated country mansion surrounded by servants. Early in her marriage her ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, bleak, gloomy
Plot: catholic, unfulfillment, tragic hero, unlikely criminals, crimes, society, crumbling marriage, dull life, crime and punishment, disgraced, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 60s
Place: france, paris france
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Our Children (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young and full of life, Murielle (Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta) has a promising future ahead of her when she meets and falls head over heels for Mounir (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet). A wedding soon follows, and the happy couple quickly set about preparing to ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: generosity, love, downfall, family relations, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, domestic disturbance, mentally unstable, family problems, tragic love, fall in love, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, morocco
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Lost Song (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pierre and Elisabeth, a couple in their thirties, move with their baby into a cottage on a lake for the summer. The setting is idyllic, and the couple’s happiness seems within reach. Every day, Pierre goes to work in the city while Elisabeth ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, introspection, parents and children, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, babies and infants, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Twist and Shout (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danish teens come of age in 1963. Bjorn and Erik are close friends. Bjorn is pursued by Kirsten, a future Stepford wife, but he falls for Anna, who initiates him into love and sex. Erik is somber, caring for his home-bound mentally-ill mother while ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, female nudity, traumatic childhood, family relations, pregnancy, friendship, hide and seek, friends, couples, love and romance, music band, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 60s, year 1963
Place: denmark, norway, sweden, scandinavia, copenhagen
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Romulus, My Father (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, isolation, hopes, family problems, impossible love, rivalry, love and romance, couples, parents and children, teenage life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Surviving Family (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terry hasn't seen or spoken with her family in 2 years. When she shows up unannounced on her father's doorstep - with her fiancé and a plan to get married in 5 days - she learns that she's not the only one with secrets.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, wedding, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, alcohol abuse, family relations, engagement, drug addiction, drug addict, suicide, manic depression ...
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For Keeps? (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, romance, teenager, adoption, high school, unlikely friendships, justice, stereotypes, multiple storylines, love story, underdog ...
Time: 80s
Place: wisconsin, california, san francisco
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The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, captivating, art house ...
Plot: divorce, depression, dysfunctional family, coma, infidelity, parenthood, relationships, suicide, secret, family reunited, love and romance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: iran, france, paris france, europe
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Baby Blues (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a secluded family farm, a mother suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression, forcing the eldest son to protect his sibling from the mother they have always known and loved.
Style: suspense, bleak, serious, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: survival, mental illness, family relations, siblings relations, babies and infants, isolation, mother kills own child, family problems, depression, survival horror, depressed woman, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Babysitter (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Middle-aged sexist Cédric gets suspended from work after drunkenly kissing a female reporter during a prank on live TV. Stuck at home with his long-suffering girlfriend Nadine and their incessantly crying baby, Cédric teams up with his sensitive ...
Style: absurd
Plot: nanny, writing a book, baby, marriage crisis, postpartum depression, misogyny, dream girl, niece, nightmare, farce, journalist, office ...
Place: quebec, montreal
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Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (2022)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 534 min.
TV show
Story: Across more than a decade, 17 teen boys and young men were murdered by convicted killer Jeffrey Dahmer. How did he evade arrest for so long?
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, brutality, lgbtq, victim, serial murder, maniac, psychopath, homicidal maniac, woman in danger, violence, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 90s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin
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Abandoned (2022)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a young couple moves into a remote farmhouse with their infant son, the woman's struggles with postpartum psychosis begin to intensify... as the house reveals secrets of its own.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: house, mental disorder, supernatural horror, psycho, husband wife relationship, mentally unstable, mystery, marital crisis, postpartum depression, female protagonist, female psychopath, family relations ...
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