Top 10 Movies About Mental Health Illness

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The movie industry has not left any topic behind and they have literally tried out take up almost every topic and mental health illness is also one such topic upon which many movies were made. Movies seems to be a better way to understand about any topic or even complication and even if the topic of mental health illness is not really easy for the industry but there are some movies which proved the statement wrong as they came up with amazing contents about mental health.

You might be wondering about those awesome movies then here are some of the best movies about mental illness that you can consider checking out rather you can watch them out one by one:

The Virgin Suicides

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The story is about 5 sisters and the story has be inspired by Jeffrey Eugenides’s famous novel and as the name suggests, the whole story is about suicides and everything started one of their parents committed suicide.

The story actually targets onto a matter of depression and then explains how a depression got turned into a short as well as tragic game of suicide and the incident took place in the life of those five cousins. Here the depression was all about puberty and the life struggle of the girls and it also sends a short message that people from outside hardly know how much a person can be mentally broken.

Benny And Joon

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The story is about a girl who was not mentally stable and Johnny Depp went in a relationship with the ill girl and soon he moved on to her apartment and shared the space with her brother as well.

The movie faced many criticisms for sure but then also the awesome acting of the main leads made the movie go super hit and the girl Mary who acted ill in the movie did some awesome job in the movie and she won lots of hearts for her mesmerising performance. The movie told that not every turn is bad rather some turns are the chance to get you moving and Mary did the same and she never limited herself.

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We Need To Talk About Kelvin

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This movie has been completely based on the novel written by Lionel Shriver. Here in the movie, it has been shown that a mother came to a term as well as condition with her son because of the dangerous crime her son committed. Here the story is all about a person suffering from antisocial personality disorder and here the problems, as well as risk of this mental illness, has been described well enough and it also explains how dangerous the problem can turn out to be.

Here it not only reveals about the pain as well as fear of the sufferer but it also tells who the people close to the one suffering can also be the sufferer in one or the other way also the relationship of a sufferer and his understanding mother has also been in limelight after this movie and it is for the sure the audience loved her role.

The Hours

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This movie actually describes three women’s live and these women are from different generations and they were all suffered from the novel named Mrs. Dalloway. Here the whole concept is about depression as well as bipolar disorder and they movie reveals how dangerous these things can turn out to be.

This movie proves to be prize winning for the great concept as well as for the great screen play of the actors in the movie. Here the movie shows how depression, as well as bipolar disorder, can turn out to be deadly and it showed that suicides can also take place due to this mental problem. The lead actress Kidman won the award of the best actress for her role in the movie and she nailed her role for sure.

The Fisher King

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Here in this movie it is been showed that a radio DJ did a mistake which is why a restaurant massacre took place and also he became suicidal but at the end was saved from suicide by a nice homeless man. This movie is more of a comedy and drama mixed movie and this is the reason that the movie seems to be extremely entertaining.

Here the DJ went on depression for a restaurant massacre and it has been described that a depression can prove to be so dangerous that it can even cause death and both the sufferer as well as the closed ones of the sufferer suffers from the problem which make their life miserable. Here a romantic dance also took place in the movie which was filmed on a railway station.

As Good As It Gets

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This movie is about a person who was suffering from the obsessive-compulsive disorder and he went on a close relationship with a single mother and also developed friendship with a gay artist. It is said that the movie made it clear for many people about the obsessive compulsive disorder itself and it also simplified the way to tackle this disorder.

The person is lead who was suffering from such condition surprised the audience with his great acting skills and everyone seems to love it. The movie perfectly came up with the mix of emotional scenes as well as perfectly timed comedy flicks and audience enjoyed the movie throughout for sure.

Dear Zindagi

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This movie from Bollywood proved to be a super hit and it perfectly showed out the struggles of a person who is suffering from mental illness. The movie showed how a small incident can make you a lifelong sufferer. Here the movie is all about a girl who is suffering from mental illness and her physiatrist.

Here the physiatrist proved to be the best friend of the sufferer and made her life a little easier and also helped her out in many decisions of life and she started loving as well as enjoying her life only after meeting with the physiatrist.

15 Park Avenue

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This is a classic movie which is not a Bollywood hit but is a documentary film which featured a girl who was suffering from schizophrenia and also tells about the difficulties that both the sufferer as well as her close one had to suffer from due to her illness.

Her life was somehow lost in the imaginary lines and the reality of life and it was really tough for her to believe as well as live the real life and moreover because of the symptoms she suffered a lot.

Heroine

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This is a super hit movie which Bollywood presented the audience with and this is the story of an actress who was once a star but soon she started losing her career which pushed her into deep depression and all her life turned upside down.

The movie is a clear story about the depression that the actress under gone and her depression was all about being replace and also out of fear she did many unacceptable things but her friends as well as family’s support helped her out the situation.

Finding Nemo

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This is an animated movie about a dad fish as well as his son and here it has been shown that how the dad faced his fear of Open Ocean after he lost his son. He overcame ever fear just to find his son who he loved the most and also it is motivational story how will can overcome the fear.

These were few of the best movies about mental illness that you need to check out rather enjoy watching and you can find more about such complications at Healthclubfinder.