Suicide attempt movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant suicide attempt movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, emotional, reflective, visually appealing and touching films and TV shows about / with suicide attempt, loneliness, storytelling, mentor, depression, runaway, life philosophy, suicide, dialogue and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as suicide attempt: Stay (2005), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Ordinary People (1980), Castaway on the Moon (2009), Last Life in the Universe (2003), Cast Away (2000), Head-On (2004), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Oslo, August 31st (2011), Just Before I Go (2014).

List of suicide attempt movies

 6.8
 74K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, student, patient, guilt, suicidal, mental institution, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, friendship, mentally unstable, coming of age, borderline personality disorder, female protagonist, patient, eating disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, youth, acceptance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, illinois
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Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide attempt, loneliness, isolation, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, society, human nature, rescue, irony, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea, japan ...
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Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, destiny, self discovery, opposites attract, romance, couples, perfectionist, loneliness, gangsters, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, osaka japan ...
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 7.8
 515K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, human spirit, courage, air disaster, sole survivor, adventure, tropical island, solitude ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.9
 51K
Head-On (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: suicide attempt, marriage, muslim, culture clash, romance, love, love affair, redemption, human nature, destructive relationship, rebellion, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, turkey, hamburg germany, europe, frankfurt germany ...
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, desperation, angel, life changing experience, family, holiday, road not taken, suicide attempt, self discovery, small town, alternate reality, generosity ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: usa, new york
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Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, rehabilitation, hopes, starting over, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, thirtysomething life, identity crisis, introspection, loneliness, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
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Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, life is a bitch, suicide, family relations, haunted by the past, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Suicide Shop (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Musical
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A city where suicide is the only growing business. A shop where you can get everything to cater this urge. In the hand of one family for centuries.. till they get a happy baby. And he has to power to make all around him happy as well.
Style: dark humor, humorous, bleak, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family business, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, workplace, hopes, suicide thoughts, life is a bitch, social decay, store ...
Place: france
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pepa resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.
Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: suicide attempt, farce, nervous breakdown, couple relations, track down, twists & turns, terrorist, adultery, male female relationship, female protagonist, frustration, sleeping pill ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, latin america
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 7.2
 44K
Marnie (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Marnie is a beautiful kleptomaniac who is in love with businessman Mark Rutland. Marnie who is a compulsive thief is being watched by her new boss Mark who suspects her of stealing from him and thus decides to blackmail her in the most unusual way. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: honeymoon, horse, suicide attempt, psychology, thief, robbery, kleptomania, blackmail, obsession, romance, cons and scams, mysterious character ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, philadelphia, usa, maryland, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 7.2
 98K
The Full Monty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unemployment, suicide attempt, striptease, stripper, working class, friendship, audition, rehearsal, homosexual, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), repossession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, london
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 8.0
 69K
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: love triangle, russian revolution, nurse, world war one, suicide attempt, infidelity, communism, deportation, war, revolution, betrayal, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, non-linear, captivating, serious ...
Plot: emperor, communism, suicide attempt, world war two, arranged marriage, teacher, childhood, divorce, confession, arson, empress, interrogation ...
Time: 50s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, beijing china, asia, japan
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, bleak, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, athlete and trainer, female boxer, determination, underdog, athlete's life, human spirit, ambition, follow your dream, mentor protege relationship, sport, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, england, california ...
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 7.2
 87K
Heathers (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: dark humor, witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murderous pair, teenage life, suicide, teenage love, sociopath, insanity, deadly, suicide attempt, friendship, social relations, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
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 7.7
 222K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, bleak, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, desperation, tragedy, suicide attempt, guilt, death in the family, surgery, cocaine, human nature, loss of child, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: William has failed to kill himself so many times that he outsources his suicide to aging assassin Leslie. But with the contract signed and death assured within a week (or his money back), William suddenly discovers reasons to live... However Leslie ...
Style: ironic, light, feel good, cynical, absurd ...
Plot: death wish, suicide attempt, hitman, writers, killer, assassin, love and romance, danger, suicidal, telephone call, flashback, restaurant ...
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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicidal, suicide attempt, cancer, suicide, depression, love triangle, redemption, fall in love, family relations, human nature, romance, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, ireland, california
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 7.0
 37K
Two Lovers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A depressed man moves back in with his parents following a recent heartbreak and finds himself with two women.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, depressing, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, suicide attempt, neighbor, romance, fall in love, young lovers, seduction, couples, life turned upside down, lust, desire, living with parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey
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Better Off Dead... (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with ...
Style: humorous, feel good, dark humor, offbeat, light ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: skiing, suicide attempt, machismo, coming of age, romance, teenage love, unfulfilled love, youth, rivalry, young lovers, nerd, duck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, road movie, emotional ...
Plot: introspection, train, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, reconciliation, journey, grief, train ride, on the road, sibling relationship, encounter, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, himalaya, new york
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 7.1
 70K
Whatever Works (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into ...
Style: philosophical, romantic, funny, light, cynical ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, age difference, marriage, family relations, naivete, suicide attempt, homosexual, mentor, love and romance, lifestyle change, unlikely couple, social climbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Memories of Matsuko (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: While combing through the belongings of his recently deceased aunt, Matsuko, nephew Sho pieces together the crucial events that sank Matsuko's life into a despairing tragedy.
Style: realistic, emotional, bleak, humorous, serious ...
Plot: suicide attempt, theft, life is a bitch, tragic hero, looking for love, unfulfilled love, pimp, hopes, love and romance, false accusation, family relations, alienation ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.4
 67K
Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: stewardess, small town, fall in love, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, telephone call, map ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, kansas, mississippi, memphis
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Before I Disappear (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the 2013 Academy Award® winning short film 'Curfew'. At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year-old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
Style: melancholic, depressing, emotional, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, suicide attempt, uncle niece relationship, direction and purpose, low lives, babysitting, brother sister relationship, bowling, death of girlfriend, regret, estranged family member, life ...
Place: new jersey, new york
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 8.5
 14K
Please Like Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 29 min.
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Story: After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh must help his mother with her battle with depression and the ...
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: gay relationship, coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, homosexual, suicide attempt, gay, roommate, self discovery, sexuality, sexual identity, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Secret Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Plot: suicide attempt, redemption, romance, hopes, human nature, parents and children, death in the family, couple relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, christianity, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia, south korea
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