Depression movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant depression movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out melancholic, realistic, emotional, interesting, serious and clever films and TV shows about / with depression, loneliness, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, redemption, death, life philosophy, catastrophe and honest plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as depression: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), I Am Legend (2007), My Mad Fat Diary (2013), 13 Reasons Why (2017), The Girl on the Train (2016), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Hours (2002), Prozac Nation (2001), Taxi Driver (1976), Melancholia (2011).

List of depression movies

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, teenage love, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, psychiatric ward, friends, shyness, coming of age, adolescence, supportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.2
 626K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, plague, loneliness, zombie, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, teenage life, depression, youth, teenage love, best friends, loneliness, social misfits, first love, high school life, group of friends, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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 8.1
 197K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, loss of friend, high school, human relationship, guilt, teenage girl, depression, loss of daughter, loss, loss of loved one, teenager, audio cassette ...
Place: usa
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, infidelity ...
Place: new york, london
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, depression, hallucinations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.6
 116K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: depression, suicide, writer's life, drowning, housewife, mental illness, aids, literature, introspection, letter, province, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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 6.3
 16K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, cynical, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: college, mental illness, depression, university, drugs/alcohol, therapy, introspection, insomnia, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 8.3
 626K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: lone wolves, obsession, social decay, crimes, character study, violence spree, alienation, deadly, taxi, loner, depression, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 152K
Melancholia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, surreal, serious ...
Plot: depression, human nature, apocalypse, wedding reception, collision, power outage, fear, estate, estrangement, life is a bitch, chaos, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.8
 195K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, teenage love, depression, alternate reality, surrealism, romance, love affair, life changing experience, parallel world, postmodernism, philosophy ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 6.7
 18K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: depression, suicide, therapist, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, haunted by the past, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, human nature, power relations, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.4
 167K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, romance, wheelchair, loneliness, depression, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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 6.5
 44K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: surreal, dark humor, psychological, bleak, humorous ...
Plot: surrealism, depression, office, shyness, losing-it hero, wise man, identity crisis, paranoia, workplace, social misfits, misfit, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, mental illness, depression, supportive parent, fall in love, romance, adaptation, parents and children, obsession, passionate interest, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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 7.1
 167K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, clever, suspense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, doctors and patients, murder, mentally unstable, mental illness, deception, depression, psychiatrist, obsession, mental institution, conspiracy, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 33K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: suicide, depression, support group, obsession, grieving, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, dealing with death, suicide attempt, loneliness, friendship, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, mexico, tijuana mexico
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Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: clever, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: depression, psychiatrist, high school, coming of age, girlfriend, school bus, toilet, private school, suicide attempt, teenage life, coming out, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: afterlife, on the road, depression, suicide, death, record player, grocery store, toast, russian, romance, hitchhiker, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 217K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: ambiguous ending, disturbing, suspense, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, transformation, scientist, mutation, psychologist, research, mission, depression, quarantine, mutant, alligator, paramedic ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 7.1
 159K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: friendship, single parent, age difference, mentor, depression, coming of age, couples, dysfunctional family, odd couple, romance, becoming an adult, single ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, writer's life, depression, actor, director, theater, self fulfillment, fantasy world, schizophrenic, therapist, alienation, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 69K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, bleak, thought provoking, serious, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, social decay, teacher, life is a bitch, unhappy, human relationship, dedicated educator, social problems, social relations, depression, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: witty, humorous, talky, dark humor, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, terminal illness, eccentric family, depression, child prodigy, reconciliation, divorce, parents and children, family conflict, nervous breakdown, forgiveness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 41K
The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
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: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, infidelity, marriage, secret, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: france, iran, europe, paris france
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 8.0
 72K
Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: incest, child abuse, troubled teen, suicide attempt, depression, social worker, haunted by the past, foster child, adolescence, parent child relationship, teenage life, human relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Sarah Marshall dumps aspiring musician Peter Bretter for rock star Aldous Snow, Peter's world comes crashing down. His best friend suggests that Peter should get away from everything and to fly off to Hawaii to escape all his problems. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: breakup, romance, resort, depression, love and romance, nothing goes right, crumbling relationship, one-night stand, broken heart, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, friendship, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen ...
Style: exciting, psychological, serious, futuristic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien encounter, mecha, depression, teen angst, young heroes, save the world, piloted giant robot, super weapon, suffering, future dystopia, father son relationship, self doubt ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 978K
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, cynical, biting, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, loneliness, teenage life, coming of age, youth, age difference, virgin, american dream, parenthood, lust ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 12K
Snow Angels (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie's life have alarmed her. High school student Arthur works at Annie's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, depressing, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, small town, small town life, depression, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, young love, family problems, first love, single parent, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
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