While PTSD is a very serious and life changing mental state, there’s no denying that with all the darkness and realism involved with this phenomenon, it’s an area that’s prone to cinematic exploration. World Cinema has not let go of this opportunity, as there have been more than several occasions where writers have decided to work around characters having PTSD. Certain films in the list may merely feature a character suffering from PTSD, some may be entirely based on the problem. There have been many masterpieces which involve characters suffering from PTSD. Through this article, I attempt to give you the best. So, here is the list of top movies about PTSD. If you are lucky you might be able find a couple of these best PTSD movies on Netflix.
8. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
This film breaks many rules, purposefully confusing the viewer about the limits of reality and the truths in the film. It is difficult to describe, but far more difficult to forget. Haunting and frightening, you’ll be thinking about it for weeks afterwards, sorting out the realities. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script once had the distinction of being one of Hollywood’s best screenplays, which haven’t been produced, an opinion trumpeted in the pages of Premiere magazine.
Adrian Lyne finally put Rubin’s script on the screen. The script was also revealed to be one of the most convoluted, one that doesn’t seem sure whether it wants to question the government’s use of its soldiers for experiments with a dangerous hallucinatory drug, near-death experiences, or the gradual acceptance of death. ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ deals with all of these subjects, but in such a way as to guarantee that the viewer can interpret the film in almost any way, and on any level, he wants. The result is a complex, fascinating film with an extraordinary cast.
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7. Mystic River (2003)