11 Thoughtful Movies About Depression

Emma Keys

Garden State


A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

Storage: Dry is nice


Story of the relationship between poets Edward James "Ted" Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

World’s Greatest Dad


When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an..

Prozac Nation


A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other..

Little Miss Sunshine


A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Girl, Interrupted


Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the late 1960s.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Charlie, a 15-year-old introvert, enters high school and is nervous about his new life.



The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group.

The Royal Tenenbaums


The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder...

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