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, emotional, realistic, interesting, dramatic and clever films and TV shows about / with depression, storytelling, loneliness, dialogue, redemption, mentor, life philosophy, drinking, death and relationships 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), Mr. Nobody (2009), The Hours (2002), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Requiem for a Dream (2000), A Single Man (2009), Melancholia (2011), Seven Pounds (2008), 13 Reasons Why (2017), My Mad Fat Diary (2013).

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: depression, mental illness, teenage love, teenage life, psychiatric ward, friendship, friends, shyness, psychiatrist, adolescence, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.8
 200K
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, mind bending, futuristic, surreal, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, utopia, death, surrealism, teenage love, alternate reality, childhood, romance, life changing experience, postmodernism, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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 7.5
 118K
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, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, terminal illness, letter, introspection, human nature, literature ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 20th century, 21st century, 50s ...
Place: england, europe, new york, los angeles, 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, depressing, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mentally unstable, social misfits, romance, love, mental illness, supportive parent, passionate interest, family drama, fall in love, neighbor, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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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, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, depression, downfall, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.6
 100K
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: depression, gay, gays and lesbians, tragic love, broken heart, haunted by the past, loneliness, teacher student relationship, love and romance, homosexual, death, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, denver colorado
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 7.1
 155K
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: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, gloomy ...
Plot: depression, human nature, apocalypse, fear, collision, wedding reception, power outage, estrangement, nervous breakdown, chaos, life is a bitch, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.6
 271K
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, true love, hopes, fall in love, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, vegetarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.8
 228K
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, psychological, emotional, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, guilt, loss of friend, suicidal, depression, high school, teenage girl, human relationship, loss of daughter, death of daughter, loss, abusive relationship ...
Place: usa
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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: teenage life, physical appearance, best friends, depression, loneliness, social misfits, adolescence, youth, teenage love, fat girl, high school life, first love ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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 7.1
 170K
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, suspense, tense ...
Plot: depression, murder, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, deception, mental illness, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, dishonesty, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: depression, afterlife, suicide, on the road, death, russian, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, regret, starting over, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, turkey
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 7.2
 642K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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: zombie, apocalypse, survival, loneliness, future dystopia, plague, post apocalypse, danger, experiment, isolation, chaos, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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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, human nature, blind character, mentor, depression, disability, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, thanksgiving, student, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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 8.3
 648K
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: social decay, vigilante, obsession, lone wolves, loner, violence spree, depression, alienation, character study, crimes, taxi driver, taxi ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, vietnam
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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, depression, college, university, insomnia, introspection, drugs/alcohol, therapy, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, journalism, writer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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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, eviction, tragic event, loss of son, down on your luck, life is a bitch, human nature, tragedy, compassion, desperation, american dream, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
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 7.3
 59K
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, infidelity, drinking, puppet, philosophy, life philosophy, adaptation ...
Time: 2000s
Place: cincinnati ohio
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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, sentimental, cynical, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: bully, psychiatrist, depression, coming out, girlfriend, teenage life, popularity, private school, high school, adolescence, acceptance, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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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: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: memory loss, police investigation, train, obsession, violence against women, psychology, psychiatrist, depression, mental illness, false accusation, infidelity, cheating wife ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
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 7.0
 49K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, loner, depression, stranger, arson, dysfunctional character, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, grief, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.8
 42K
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, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, marriage, infidelity, secret, parenthood, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
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 7.4
 202K
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, drugs/alcohol, friends, funeral, actor, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, obsession, depression, hypocrisy, suicide, robbery, hijacking, airport, revenge, airplane, assassination attempt, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, usa
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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, loneliness, depression, suicide, social misfits, therapy, casino, romance, human nature, unlikely relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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: existentialism, depression, obsession, actor, director, writer's life, theater, self fulfillment, suicide, alienation, therapist, actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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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: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentric family, depression, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, ex couple relations, parents and children, family conflict, uptight character ...
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, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: writer's life, loneliness, depression, artist, rising to stardom, antisocial behavior, self discovery, human nature, new job, ambition, social misfits, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland 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, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suffering, mecha, insanity, alien encounter, depression, self doubt, young heroes, save the world, super weapon, future dystopia, teen angst, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 25K
Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, art house, colourful, thought provoking ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, depression, mother daughter estrangement, secret, childhood, death, friendship, death of husband, hospital, missing daughter ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s
Place: spain, portugal, galicia
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