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 realistic, melancholic, emotional, interesting, clever and depressing films and TV shows about / with depression, storytelling, loneliness, dialogue, redemption, life philosophy, mentor, honest, drinking and relationships plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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depression movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as depression: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), My Mad Fat Diary (2013), 13 Reasons Why (2017), I Am Legend (2007), The Girl on the Train (2016), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Taxi Driver (1976), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Mr. Nobody (2009), The Hours (2002).

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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, teenage love, depression, teenage life, friendship, psychiatric ward, shyness, friends, love and romance, adolescence, coming of age, supportive friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: physical appearance, teenage life, depression, youth, teenage love, best friends, loneliness, social misfits, adolescence, first love, high school life, 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: serious, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, high school, teenage girl, guilt, loss of friend, depression, human relationship, suicidal, loss of daughter, loss, parent child relationship, loss of loved one ...
Place: 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, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, plague, zombie, future dystopia, loneliness, heroes, danger, isolation, experiment, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, psychiatrist, infidelity, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair ...
Place: new york, london
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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, sentimental, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, depression, social misfits, mental illness, supportive parent, fall in love, passionate interest, romance, letter, running, neighbor, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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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, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, character study, crimes, violence spree, depression, alienation, deadly, taxi, loner, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, downfall, drugs/alcohol, insanity, destructive relationship, drug addiction, hallucinations, depression, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, depression, teenage love, alternate reality, childhood, surrealism, romance, life changing experience, death, parallel world, love affair ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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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, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, letter, human nature, introspection, literature, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 20s, 50s, contemporary ...
Place: england, europe, new york, london, los angeles ...
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 7.3
 58K
Anomalisa (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, depressing, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: depression, sex, nightmare, existentialism, love at first sight, loneliness, drinking, infidelity, philosophy, life philosophy, adaptation, obsession ...
Time: 2000s
Place: cincinnati ohio
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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: twist ending, psychological, serious, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, depression, suffering, teen angst, future dystopia, insanity, alien encounter, young heroes, self doubt, save the world, super weapon, chaos ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan
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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: humorous, cynical, sentimental, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: psychiatrist, depression, private school, coming out, girlfriend, teenage life, bully, popularity, high school, adolescence, acceptance, rebel ...
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: humorous, semi serious, depressing, offbeat, melancholic ...
Plot: afterlife, suicide, on the road, depression, death, russian, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, regret, starting over, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, new jersey
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: depression, human nature, apocalypse, fear, collision, wedding reception, power outage, nervous breakdown, estate, chaos, wedding preparations and rituals, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, true love, sacrifice, secret, fall in love, life changing experience, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, marriage, infidelity, secret, parenthood, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
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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, clever, cynical, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, college, depression, university, introspection, drugs/alcohol, insomnia, therapy, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, journalism, writer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, disability, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, depression, mentor, thanksgiving, student, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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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, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, deception, depression, mental illness, psychiatrist, manipulation, obsession, mental institution, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 201K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychiatrist, marijuana, depression, friendship, self discovery, romance, family relations, friends, drugs/alcohol, homecoming, funeral, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: captivating, sincere, depressing, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, prostitute, addiction, depression, loneliness, suicide, social misfits, therapy, casino, romance, unlikely relationship, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
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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, depressing ...
Plot: depression, obsession, actor, director, existentialism, writer's life, self fulfillment, theater, alienation, therapist, suicide, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: depression, loss of son, tragic event, eviction, life is a bitch, down on your luck, human nature, compassion, debt, muslim, american dream, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
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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: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentric family, depression, terminal illness, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, child prodigy, parents and children, ex couple relations, family conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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American Splendor (2003)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Style: neurotic, realistic, stylized, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: writer's life, loneliness, depression, artist, antisocial behavior, self discovery, rising to stardom, new job, ambition, social misfits, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio
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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, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, doctors and patients, power relations, drugs/alcohol, introspection, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.1
 149K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Plot: social misfits, friendship, loneliness, neighbor, depression, correspondence, mental illness, letter, jewish, suffering, young woman, lottery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, usa, new york
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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, touching, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: child abuse, incest, depression, foster child, troubled teen, social worker, suicide attempt, adolescence, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.7
 57K
Control (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, harsh ...
Plot: musician's life, music, punk, singer, music band, depression, journalist, epilepsy, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: europe, england, northern england, manchester england
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