Post traumatic stress disorder movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant post traumatic stress disorder movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, serious and realistic films and TV shows about / with post traumatic stress disorder, violence, death, gun, husband wife relationship, flashback, blood, family relations, soldier and war veteran plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as post traumatic stress disorder: Thank You for Your Service (2017), Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Cherry (2021), Home of the Brave (2006), Mysterious Skin (2004), Dead Presidents (1995), Rambo: Last Blood (2019), In Our Name (2010), Ordinary People (1980).

List of post traumatic stress disorder movies

Thank You for Your Service (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, military, soldier, haunted by the past, rage, violence, married couple, homecoming, beer, screaming, military industrial complex ...
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
Style: suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, american football, iraq war, soldier, thanksgiving, war veteran, hostile takeover, patriotism, flashback, military, mission, heroism ...
Time: 21st century, year 1937, year 2004, 2000s
Place: dallas texas, texas, los angeles, washington d.c., baghdad iraq ...
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Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zamperini returns to California where he wound up marrying Cynthia Applewhite while wrestling with untreated PTSD, suffering constant nightmares, angry, bitter and deeply depressed, his wife convinces Zamperini to attend the 1949 Billy Graham ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, sentimental, captivating, tense ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, faith, life is a bitch, survival, against the odds, athlete's life, self discovery, redemption, torture, war, soldier, captivity ...
Time: 2010s
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Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: bleak, twist ending, twists and turns, surreal, surprise ending ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, delusion, mind game, dealing with death, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, brooklyn new york city
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Cherry (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: heroin, post traumatic stress disorder, iraq war, bank robber, bank robbery, iraq war veteran, society, american soldier, drug use, self pity, black american, african american ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa
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Home of the Brave (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, hostage, homecoming, anti war, coping, military, buddies, politics, life is a bitch, single parent, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: homosexual rape, male rape, man boy relationship, pedophilia, child abuse, homosexual, child molestation, sexual abuse, gay rape, gay, gay teenager, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, vietnam war, militant, post traumatic stress disorder, urban ghetto life, redemption, friendship, soldier, mercy killing, crime, crimes, civil rights ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, bronx new york city, asia, usa ...
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Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, France, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his housekeeper’s daughter is kidnapped, Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to bring her home but finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels.
Style: serious, tense, emotional, captivating, neo noir ...
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, human trafficking, post traumatic stress disorder, final battle, blood, death, violence, vigilante, justice, rescue, one man army ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: mexico, arizona, sonora, usa
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In Our Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own ...
Style: emotional, realistic, tense, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, parents and children, obsession, paranoia, haunted by the past, homecoming, losing-it hero, introspection, life is a bitch, military, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, texas, houston texas
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The Last Man (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, Argentina, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tov Matheson is a war veteran with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) who perceives that the end of the world is coming. After establishing a relationship with a dubious Messiah, he leaves his normal life and begins the construction of a shelter ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: apocalypse, post traumatic stress disorder, storm, cult, gang, end of the world, suicidal thoughts, contemplating suicide, messiah, war veteran, male protagonist, father daughter relationship ...
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It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
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Story: Desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life, a psychiatric ward worker begins to heal with help from the unexpected—a woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.
Style: psychological, romantic, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, fairy tale
Plot: korean, mental health, anti social, mental institution, childhood trauma, caregiver, healing, mental patient, post traumatic stress disorder, psychiatric ward, psychological trauma, friendship ...
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Loitering with Intent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Fledgling screenwriters retreat to a quiet country manor to work on their script, but a constellation of needy characters produces constant interruptions.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: friends, deadline, post traumatic stress disorder, family relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, ambition, disorder, farm, gardener, house, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new york state
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Check Point (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Port City North Carolina: During a routine camp out, a local vagrant discovers plans for an invasion in America. When he tries to notify the local Sheriff about his discovery, the Sheriff dismisses his claims and has him locked up for loitering. ...
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, brutal
Plot: domestic terrorism, post traumatic stress disorder, invasion, drifter, violence, bad cop, small town, pride and honor, death, state affairs, mentor, male objectification ...
Place: north carolina
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Disorder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ex-soldier with PTSD is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town.
Style: neo noir, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: bodyguard, soldier, rich man, post traumatic stress disorder, ex soldier, threat, paranoia, hallucination, mansion, surveillance camera, anxiety, war veteran ...
Time: 2010s
Place: maryland, france, afghanistan, french riviera
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Mudbound (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: racism, farm, misery, african american, post traumatic stress disorder, post war, prejudice, ku klux klan, civil rights, farming, hate, money ...
Time: post world war two, year 1939, pre world war two, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, belgium
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Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disappearance, ex convict, manslaughter, crimes, revenge, justice, vigilantism, track down, fist fighting, loss of sibling, merciless, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey, appalachia
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The Railway Man (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Style: captivating, intense, emotional, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, war, human spirit, life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, revenge, introspection, captivity, track down, post traumatic stress disorder, autobiography ...
Time: 20th century, year 1942, 1940s, year 1980
Place: thailand, asia, burma, japan, england
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Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: u.s. military, soldier, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, gulf war, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, death, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: natural disaster, courage, rescue, oil rig, explosion, trapped, disaster film, sea, survival, panic, oil, fire ...
Time: year 2010, 2010s, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, wheelchair, politics, fighting the system, vietnam veteran, military, disability, state affairs, homecoming, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, usa, new york, mexico, asia ...
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By Dawn (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A former marine suffering from severe PTSD prepares his family for war as the deadline for an alien invasion approaches.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: alien invasion, post traumatic stress disorder, alien, human versus alien, deadly, humanity in peril, survival, heroes, violence, invasion, family relations, alien attack ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Wander (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: paranoia, car accident, conspiracy, murder, small town, fbi agent, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, private detective, death, investigation, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico
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Triple Crossed (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: gay cinema, homoerotic, sexy, psychological, captivating
Plot: lgbt, post traumatic stress disorder, drug dealer, war veteran, closeted homosexual, jealousy, hitman, ex soldier, gay relationship, hiking, gay soldier, soldier ...
Place: california
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Depraved (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A field surgeon who suffers from PTSD after combat in the Middle East, and creates a living human out of body parts in his Gowanus, Brooklyn lab.
Style: macabre, psychotronic, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: reanimated corpse, post traumatic stress disorder, doctor, revenge, killing spree, mutilated corpse, surgery, murder, corpse, medicine, monster, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Promises (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Self made millionaire Rolando Dominguez (Carlos Guerrero) could not resist the tempting pleasures that came with his success and now finds himself homeless, demented, and tormented by flashbacks of his regretful mistakes and broken promises to his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, contemplative
Plot: riches to rags, millionaire, promise, parent child relationship, post traumatic stress disorder, father son relationship, family relations, money, wealth, homeless, rich, missing child ...
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Breakdown (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A professional contract killer, haunted by visions of his violent past, spirals out of control. His work compromised as he reaches breaking point, he is forced to defend his family from his ruthless employers.
Style: suspense, emotional, psychological, psychological thriller, disturbing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hitman, hallucination, post traumatic stress disorder, ex soldier, family relations, criminal gang, seeing dead people, family in danger, trailer, contract killing, murder ...
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Happy New Year (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A war-torn marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.
Style: psychological, rough, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, military, homecoming, friendship, disability, under the surface, military hospital, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, society, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Event 15 (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Three soldiers get trapped in an elevator when terrorists set off a dirty bomb. But when White escapes, her world turns upside down as she realizes nothing is what it seems.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: military, soldier, elevator, danger, isolation, survival, losing-it hero, confined, post traumatic stress disorder, trapped in an elevator, terrorist attack, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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