Depression is one of the most painful realities of the human mind. It’s a tragedy that most people do not understand the severity of this condition or how genuine it feels to be sad, dejected and isolated. Grief is inexplicable and how it consumes the human mind takes different forms and depression is the worst of it all. Many films have dealt with the theme of depression but very few have actually been able to present the brutal realities of it. This article takes a look at the list of top depression movies ever. Some of the films on the list are movies about suicidal depression, while others movies are about teenage depression, self harm and anxiety. You can watch some of these best movies about depression on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
18. Rabbit Hole (2010)
Losing a child is a terrible thing. The ones who haven’t suffered this ill fate cannot even begin to comprehend the trauma of the parents. Their souls are broken down completely and it takes a lot to draw them out into the sunshine once again. John Cameron Mitchell’s ‘Rabbit Hole’ captures this pain and the path to acceptance from resignation of two grief-stricken parents after their son is killed in a car accident. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play the unfortunate parents with a chilling excellence, bringing out the pain quite eloquently as they are stuck deep down the rabbit hole of sadness. The final scene is one of the most touching ones in recent times as the parents hold hands and stare into space reminiscing about their son. The path to recovery from loss is a difficult one and is something only the travelers will understand.
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17. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Sofia Coppola is a very humane filmmaker. Her films depict the human condition at its most vulnerable, fragile and and immensely delicate.’The Virgin Suicides’ depicts the lives of a group of teenage sisters in the 70s, living under the strict conditions of a very conservative, religious family. After a failed suicide attempt by one of the sisters, the girls are subjected to live under stricter conditions. This isolation and confinement lead to depression and suicidal tendencies among them. Coppola conveys the girls’ tormented state of mind in a deeply profound and humanistic way, infusing her trademark melancholic charm and sweetness that play beautifully to the narrative.