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, emotional, serious, interesting, melancholic and intense films and TV shows about / with depression, loneliness, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, redemption, life philosophy, catastrophe, relationships and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as depression: It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Mr. Nobody (2009), A Single Man (2009), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Prozac Nation (2001), The Hours (2002), Melancholia (2011), Seven Pounds (2008), 13 Reasons Why (2017).

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, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: depression, mental illness, psychiatric ward, teenage love, teenage life, 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, surreal, futuristic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, destiny, utopia, alternate reality, life changing experience, death, surrealism, teenage love, childhood, parallel world, philosophy, romance ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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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, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: depression, gays and lesbians, gay, tragic love, broken heart, haunted by the past, loneliness, love and romance, homosexual, death, best friends, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, denver colorado
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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, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, drug addiction, depression, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, downfall, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, family drama, love, mental illness, social misfits, romance, supportive parent, bipolar disorder, male female friendship, fall in love, troubled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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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, disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: depression, mental illness, college, introspection, university, therapy, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, obsession, twentysomething life, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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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, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, terminal illness, letter, human nature, introspection, suicidal ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 20s ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
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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, stylized ...
Plot: depression, human nature, nihilism, suicide, fear, collision, nervous breakdown, sister sister relationship, wedding reception, power outage, apocalypse, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, sad, emotional, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, true love, fall in love, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, suicidal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.8
 230K
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: emotional, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: suicide, guilt, loss of friend, teenage girl, depression, suicidal, high school, human relationship, loss of daughter, death of daughter, loss, abusive relationship ...
Place: usa
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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, road movie, offbeat ...
Plot: depression, afterlife, suicide, death, russian, friendship, dealing with death, supernatural, starting over, regret, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, new jersey
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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: fat girl, teenage life, best friends, physical appearance, depression, social misfits, youth, teenage love, adolescence, loneliness, high school life, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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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, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: depression, divorce, coma, dysfunctional family, suicide, secret, infidelity, parenthood, haunted by the past, family reunited, love and romance, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
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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, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, depression, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, deception, mental illness, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, secret, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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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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, mentor, blind character, human nature, 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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 7.7
 70K
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, serious, bleak, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, depression, unhappy, social problems, human relationship, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, society, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 18K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, serious, clever, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, lovers, family relations, tragic event, suffering, single parent, friendship, ambitious, divorce, struggle, social differences, heroine ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, post apocalypse, future dystopia, loneliness, plague, experiment, danger, isolation, chaos, infected ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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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: depression, psychiatrist, marijuana, friendship, self discovery, romance, family relations, friends, drugs/alcohol, funeral, homecoming, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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You're the Worst (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive Jimmy thinks all relationships are doomed. Cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn Gretchen knows that relationships aren't for her. So when they meet at a wedding, it's only natural that the two of ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, situational comedy, light ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sexual activity, depression, love hate relationship, infidelity, best friends, couple relations, couples, love and romance, self destructing, antisocial behavior, doubts and hesitations, self involved ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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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, bully, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, human nature, down on your luck, life is a bitch, tragedy, compassion, desperation, small town, american dream ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
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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: police investigation, memory loss, obsession, violence against women, psychology, depression, psychiatrist, cheating wife, mental illness, infidelity, train, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
Is relevant ?
 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, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, obsession, lone wolves, loner, vigilante, alienation, character study, taxi, paranoia, antisocial behavior, violence spree, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: injustice, depression, unemployment, workplace, working class, employer employee relationship, moral dilemma, human nature, workplace situations, supportive coworker, unsupportive coworkers, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
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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, adolescence, girlfriend, bully, teenage life, popularity, private school, high school, drugs/alcohol, youth, acceptance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 180K
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, love story, fall in love, disability, love, wheelchair, quadriplegic, accident, caregiver, depression, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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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, uplifting, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: depression, life is a bitch, youth, redemption, addiction, rehabilitation, music, hopes, drugs, drug
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
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 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, insomnia, against the rules, nihilism, dissociative identity disorder, fist fighting, dark hero, fighting the system, paranoia, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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