A 2015 indie psychological thriller/ drama, with a humanizing and harrowing portrayal of schizophrenia.
This 2017 drama chronicles the life of A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh, while sympathetically portraying accurate symptoms of PTSD after World War I.
This 2012 experimental animated film delves into the experience of psychosis, creating an immersive and engaging narrative of what it’s like to live with both mental and physical illnesses.
A 2011 historical drama takes a (terrible and biased and probably false) look at the storied relationship between Carl Jung, Sabina Spielrein, and Sigmund Freud.
A real-world reminder of why it’s essential to look at media representations of mental illness with a critical eye.
Infinitely Polar Bear is a 2014 film that looks at a family living in 1970s Boston with a father diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When the mom chooses to go to business school to increase her job options, the dad is left in charge of caring for their two daughters, creating a scenario that tests the family unit.
Ordinary People is a 1980 film about a family coming to terms with the death of their older son, and offers insightful commentary on grief within a family unit.
The Visit is a 2015 found-footage style horror film that follows the story of a brother and sister visiting their estranged grandparents. But who are these grandparents really, and what is going on with them??
The Babadook is a 2014 indie Australian horror movie that tells the story of a mother, her young son, and a monster that comes to haunt them. Already a vulnerable family unit, this top-hatted spectre of doom has even more in store for Amelia and Samuel.
Side Effects is a 2013 drama that follows the twists and turns of Emily Taylor, a young woman seemingly suffering from severe depression. After visiting a doctor to start medication, things really start to go downhill — for both her and the film’s depiction of mental illnesses.