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Lra888

Lra888

Enlightened
Sep 30, 2018
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Any movies you know of which depict mental illness, depression and/or suicide?

Here are a few I can think of:

Der Todesking - scene portraying a man preparing for suicide while alone in his apartment. One of many suicides shown.

Jacob’s Ladder - Vietnam vet experiences mental damage from experimental drugs after returning from war (or is it something else?). It really captures the feeling of paranoia, being trapped in hellish life. Atmosphere of despair, hopelessness and loss.

Angst - mentally ill man released from mental hospital is far from cured, commits home invasion and kills several people. Very depressing intimate kills. Depicts his mental anguish and desperation.
 
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nzdarkshark

nzdarkshark

The Loved Mistake
Sep 4, 2018
401
Stay - man kills himself to stop a time loop (I think?)
Suicide Room (Polish - subtitles) - revolves around suicidal people and feeling like an outcast.

Those are the only two I can think of off the top of my head :')
 
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worldexploder

worldexploder

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Sep 19, 2018
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I watched the entire 24 hour collection of videos made by Ricardo López (the Bjork Stalker) on liveleaks. It wasn’t technically a “movie” but it peered deep into the thoughts of a deranged and lonely man from the time he started filming until he shot himself.

I always had an interest in studying people like him.
 
Help_Me

Help_Me

Gene pool mistake
Oct 21, 2018
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Probably "Prozac nation" (2001), but I think it's more about writer's block.

Yea, I saw "Der Todesking" twice, it's pretty good, but I always feel slowly covering despair after it...
 
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Lra888

Lra888

Enlightened
Sep 30, 2018
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Probably "Prozac nation" (2001), but I think it's more about writer's block.

Yea, I saw "Der Todesking" twice, it's pretty good, but I always feel slowly covering despair after it...
It did make me feel horrible but it’s excellent. When I first watched it I was surprised that someone made a movie so depressing like that.
 
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It did make me feel horrible but it’s excellent. When I first watched it I was surprised that someone made a movie so depressing like that.
I wonder what was inside all those envelopes that man sent to random people) I mean what was written in the letters. Also, I'd like to add that I liked some other movies directed by Jorg Buttgereit. Did you check anything else as well ?
 
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Oct 21, 2018
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Yes ! I love Nekromanrik as well. As for me, they all provoked depression inside of me, maybe this is because I'm way too sensitive. Poor Robert, his was just mentally ill and didn't know how to cope with that...
 
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sólstafir

Experienced
Nov 1, 2018
208
The Fire Within (1963), I haven't watched it myself yet, but I know the protagonist lost all interest in life and the movie depicts suicide.
 
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Deleted member 2141

The angel of choice is enduring.
Aug 30, 2018
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Me Before You, it is a film starring a quadriplegic person named Will who had everything in life, but due to some stupid accident, everything that he had and knew was taken away from him. He ultimately ended up dying via euthanasia (assisted suicide).
 
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Sep 7, 2018
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2:37 film ~ Australia (2006)
Til human voices wake us ~ Australia (2001)
I liked the second film more. I don't know if she actually commits suicide but when I snuck out to watch it when I was 5 years old. I thought it was suicide. And I allways kept that memory of her dying in my mind. Its burned into my mind.
 
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Kirakishou

Kirakishou

where is the truth?
Nov 1, 2018
46
colourful is a good one if you like to watch anime
 
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AlePizarnik

AlePizarnik

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Nov 8, 2018
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Mar adentro. It’s more about euthanasia but yeah it was a good movie
 
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Your Own Ghost

Your Own Ghost

Human
Mar 12, 2019
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Ha. I was going to post all the movies about invisible people who sleep most of the day, neglect their hygiene, and do next to nothing while they’re awake besides try to hold on, but you know I just couldn’t find anything…

Instead, here are these I enjoy:

Touched With Fire – (2015) – “Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.”



Before I Disappear – (2014) – “At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.”



Silver Linings Playbook – (2013) – “After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.”



Sylvia -- (2003) – “Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.”

(Can't find a trailer but the did find the whole movie on YouTube.)


*Oh, and then I realized this thread wasn’t made recently and the OP hasn’t been seen since New Year’s Eve. I hope others can enjoy these.
 
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