Bipolar disorder movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant bipolar disorder movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, psychological and touching films and TV shows about / with bipolar disorder, mental illness, husband wife relationship, friendship, drinking alcohol, mentor, mother son relationship, redemption, cigarette smoking and crimes plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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bipolar disorder movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as bipolar disorder: Infinitely Polar Bear (2014), Delibal (2015), Mr. Jones (1993), Shameless (2011), Brassic (2019), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Edmond (2005), Filth (2013), The Girl He Met Online (2014), Homeland (2011).

List of bipolar disorder movies

Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bipolar disorder, family relations, parents and children, husband wife relationship, mental illness, trust, neighbor, medication, semi autobiographical, nervous breakdown, youth, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, year 1978, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, boston, new york, massachusetts, new england
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 6.8
 9K
Delibal (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A love story following two young people battling with their emotions and dreams, the pressures of career, family and not knowing what the future holds. Füsun is a brilliant student, destined for a successful career but can't help from falling ...
Style: emotional, captivating, neurotic, touching, romantic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bipolar disorder, love, jealousy, wedding, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, romance, parents and children, conflict, living together, musician, drinking alcohol ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey
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 5.8
 7K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, terminal illness, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, doctors and patients, destructive relationship, rehabilitation, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
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 8.6
 200K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: dark humor, biting, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage sex, gay teenager, sex scene, siblings relations, family relations, alcoholic father, juvenile delinquency, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.3
 4K
Brassic (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia. These lads have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence, but now, on the brink of adulthood, their dealing and stealing is ...
Style: realistic, talky, humorous
Plot: marijuana, bipolar disorder, scheme, money, friendship, gang, crimes, unemployed, lifestyle, youth, escapades, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mental illness, life philosophy, love, romance, family drama, social misfits, male female friendship, mentally unstable, family relations, bipolar disorder, troubled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, baltimore, new jersey
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 6.2
 11K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, cynical, rough ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, unlikely criminals, society, self control, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 101K
Filth (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bigoted junkie cop suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in a bid to secure promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
Style: dark humor, surreal, cynical, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, antisocial behavior, losing-it hero, self destructing, insanity, life is a bitch, anti heroes, cocaine, strong sexual content, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, hamburg germany, edinburgh scotland, new orleans
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The Girl He Met Online (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man's relationship with a bipolar woman becomes dangerous.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, mental illness, couples, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, jealousy, online dating, murder, crimes, obsession, down on your luck
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 8.3
 310K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, top secret, explosion, investigation, danger, surveillance, treason, paranoia, muslim, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
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Touched with Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. ...
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, touching, emotional
Plot: bipolar disorder, mental illness, love, romance, couples, hospital, hopes, friendship, mental institution
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 4.8
 5K
Distorted (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A married couple suspect that the 'smart apartments' in their high tech residence are being used by its owner for sinister reasons.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, surreal, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: brainwashing, bipolar disorder, telepathy, fear, female protagonist, country house, psychological manipulation, ghosts, anxiety, pool party, deception, breaking a car window ...
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Bringing Ashley Home (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her wild younger sister Ashley, who suffers from bipolar disorder and drug addiction, goes missing, Libba Phillips pours all her time and energy into finding Ashley and bringing her home. As the years go by, Libba refuses to give up hope, and, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: rescue, missing person, split personality, mentally unstable, mental illness, bipolar disorder, sister, drug addict, obsessive quest, on the road, siblings relations, drug addiction
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.2
 185
Ten Empty (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A disillusioned son's trip home is complicated when ten years of family secrets explode over one weekend.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: family secret, reunion, family relations, youth, bipolar disorder, family feud, frustration, getting home, father son relationship, secret, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family ...
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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 3.5
 223
Apartment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Preeti Sengupta (Tanushree Dutta) is an airhostess living in with her boyfriend Karan Malhotra (Rohit Roy). They share a nice 2BHK apartment in the northern suburbs of Mumbai and are befriended by their elderly neighbor Madhusudan Tanha (Anupam ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, remake of american film
Plot: femme fatale, dark past, female psychopath, investigation, mental illness, bipolar disorder, roommate, insanity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, anxiety, voyeurism ...
Place: mumbai india
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The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as "The Black Dahlia".
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary ...
Plot: ghost, murder, true crime, supernatural, mystery, redemption, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, gory, paranormal phenomena, extrasensory perception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
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Perfect Revolution (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Kuma is an author, a sex obsessive and a wheelchair user. Beautiful and volatile Ryoko is unlike anybody he’s ever met before. She barrages into one of his lectures, demanding to know why he only talks of sex, not love, before declaring her own ...
Style: suspense, captivating, thought provoking, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: falling, japanese woman, lust, bipolar disorder, sexuality, disabled person, handicapped, hospital, bookstore, horny, teddy bear, underwater scene ...
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Wunderlich's World (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mimi has her hands full. Her son Felix is hyperactive, her ex-husband Johnny is a mess, her father is a chronic gambler. Then Felix signs her up for a Swiss casting show, because Mimi wanted to be a musician originally. So Mimi decides to head for ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, musician, father daughter relationship, talent show, bipolar disorder, debt, gambling, male nudity, sister sister relationship, german abroad, thief, singing in a car ...
Place: zurich switzerland
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 5.9
 16K
Almost Heroes (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two hapless explorers lead an ill-fated 1804 expedition through the Pacific Northwest in a hopeless, doomed effort to reach the Pacific Ocean before Lewis and Clark.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, inspirational, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, fight, bravery, fish out of water, cons and scams, wilderness, culture clash, adventurer, escapades, partners, race against time, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
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 8.1
 39K
Pink (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Deepak is a lawyer suffering from bipolar disorder who experiences frequent mood swings. One night, Rajveer and his friends get drunk and try to molest Miss Arora and her two roommates leading to an accident. The film revolves around how Deepak ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, talky, disturbing ...
Plot: attempted rape, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, trial, rape accusation, false accusation, bullying, bipolar disorder, wrongful arrest, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, delhi
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The Perfect Stalker (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grace Winston has HPD (Histrionic Personality Disorder) - After murdering her husband, she moves to Philadelphia and finds herself in love and obsessed with her neighbor - How to make him fall for her? She invents an imaginary stalker, and ...
Style: psychological, suspense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: femme fatale, female psychopath, deception, insanity, villainess, murder, stalker, suspicion, wife murders husband, neighbor, lie, obsession ...
Place: philadelphia
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 7.5
 124K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "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 ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, suicide, housewife, drowning, writer's life, aids, mental illness, terminal illness, human nature, introspection, suicidal, literature ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20th century, 21st century, 20s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, england, london, usa ...
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 4.9
 164
Alma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fernando is married to Alma, a very funny woman with bipolar disorder, which kicks him when she learns that he no longer supports her. When Alma meets an Argentine suitor Fernando reacts discovering that still love her. But it's too late.
Plot: bipolar disorder, married couple, divorce, married man, travel, soul music
Place: chile, argentina
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 8.1
 2K
Wasteland (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Hana Sikorova, mayor of a northern Bohemian village, stands up to a large coal mining concern that offers villagers large compensation in exchange for abandoning their houses built on land containing brown coal deposits, her fourteen year old ...
Style: suspense, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, police investigator, mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, strong female character, community, criminal, loss of daughter, countryside, missing person, bipolar disorder ...
Place: central europe
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 6.1
 99K
Vacation (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, a grown up Rusty Griswold takes his wife and their two sons on a cross-country road trip to the coolest theme park in America, Walley World. Needless ...
Style: funny, humorous, not serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family vacation, road trip, on the road, vacation, amusement park, nothing goes right, family relations, parents and children, highway travel, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, arizona, chicago illinois, memphis
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 7.2
 4K
3 (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Ram and Janani are high school sweethearts who eventually get married. However, Janani is mystified when Ram commits suicide all of a sudden and she tries to find out the truth behind his death.
Style: tense, emotional, captivating, touching, psychological ...
Plot: tragic love, true love, romance, social differences, couples, friendship, mental illness, society, rich and poor, love and romance, friends, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Natural Enemies (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man hires hires five hookers to fulfill a final fantasy before killing himself and his family.
Plot: prostitute, suicide, magazine editor, bipolar disorder, brother brother relationship, lesbianism, adultery, brother sister relationship, doctor, murder of family, child murder, marriage ...
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 7.6
 236K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, reluctant partners, chase, gunfight, crimes, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, adventure, mercenary, henchman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, vietnam, california
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To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story follows 19-year-old Renee who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee’s life is that of a darker tale: she’s a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a ...
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, depression, life is a bitch, redemption, youth, addiction, hopes, music, childhood flashback, live music, drugs, halloween ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, orlando florida
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Appropriate Adult (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
TV show
Story: Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, controversial
Plot: serial killer, murder, confession, police interrogation, crime scene, social worker, prostitute, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: england, europe
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