Cinema is a powerful way to raise awareness for important problems of our society or significant events that happen on a daily basis. Every year, 1 million adults reported making a suicide attempt, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The emotional extremes that push someone to a dark corner have often been the subject of several films. And, raising awareness for teenage suicide, depression and mental illnesses is vital. Therefore, here is the list of movies about suicide, available on Netflix. You can also watch some of these really good suicide movies on Amazon Prime or Hulu.
10. Not Alone (2017)
When Jacqueline Monetta’s best friend committed suicide at sixteen, she decided to try to understand what drove her friend to such an extreme action. “Not Alone” is the documentary that comes from that search of understanding. It features several intimate interviews about depression, self-harm, anxiety, suicide and how to get help and treat mental illnesses.
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9. Audrie & Daisy (2016)
“Audrie & Daisy” is a documentary that looks into the effects of online bullying. It shows teenage girls in the U.S.A being bullied for being rape victims and the consequences of that in their daily lives. One of the real stories documented in this film is the one of 15-year old Audrie Pott, who was sexually assaulted while drunk at a party. After pictures of her during the crime were posted online, she committed suicide. “Audrie & Daisy” is an honest and unbiased documentary that should be mandatory viewing for parents and teenagers.