Mental illness movies are one of the best movies to watch if you need something to stir up your emotions. They give you a view of what people living with such cases go through as they try to blend into society. So, if you enjoy watching films like this, then here are the best movies about mental illness on Netflix you can find now.
So, you’re ready?
Sure, then let’s begin. #enjoy.
…Kindly take note that by the time you’ll be reading this article & in Netflix’s usual tradition, some of the movies listed here might be region-locked, or even worse, completely removed from the platform, just in case you couldn’t find anyone of them on your Netflix’s account.
And having taken note of that, now let’s begin.
35 Best Movies About Mental Illness on Netflix You Should Watch Today
|Joker||2019||2h 2m||8.4/10 (1.3M)|
|Silver Linings Playbook||2012||2h 2m||7.7/10 (710K)|
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||2008||2h 46m||7.8/10 (652K)|
|The Perks of Being a Wallflower||2012||1h 43m||7.9/10 (513K)|
|The Theory of Everything||2014||2h 3m||7.7/10 (452K)|
|A Star Is Born||2018||2h 16m||7.6/10 (384K)|
|The Fault in Our Stars||2014||2h 6m||7.7/10 (378K)|
|As Good as It Gets||1997||2h 19m||7.7/10 (300K)|
|Me Before You||2016||1h 46m||7.4/10 (255K)|
|Like Stars on Earth||2007||2h 45m||8.4/10 (194K)|
|It's Kind of a Funny Story||2010||1h 41m||7.1/10 (144K)|
|The Unforgivable||2021||1h 52m||7.1/10 (110K)|
|Atypical||2017 - 2021||TV Series||8.3/10 (89K)|
|I'm Thinking of Ending Things||2020||2h 14m||6.6/10 (88K)|
|The Fundamentals of Caring||2016||1h 37m||7.3/10 (74K)|
|Isn't It Romantic||2019||1h 29m||5.9/10 (71K)|
|Five Feet Apart||2019||1h 56m||7.2/10 (68K)|
|Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer||2019||3h 7m||8.0/10 (55K)|
|To the Bone||2017||1h 47m||6.8/10 (50K)|
|Miracle in Cell No. 7||2019||2h 12m||8.2/10 (49K)|
|Hillbilly Elegy||2020||1h 56m||6.7/10 (43K)|
|Purple Hearts||2022||2h 2m||6.7/10 (37K)|
|All the Bright Places||2020||1h 47m||6.5/10 (32K)|
|Toc Toc||2017||1h 30m||6.8/10 (20K)|
|Look Both Ways||2022||1h 50m||6.3/10 (18K)|
|Horse Girl||2020||1h 43m||6.0/10 (18K)|
|Hypnotic||2021||1h 28m||5.3/10 (17K)|
|The Deep End of the Ocean||1999||1h 46m||6.3/10 (16K)|
|The Starling||2021||1h 42m||6.3/10 (13K)|
|Accidental Love||2015||1h 40m||4.1/10 (8.6K)|
|The In Between||2022||1h 55m||5.9/10 (8.1K)|
|The Roads Not Taken||2020||1h 25m||5.2/10 (2.4K)|
|Notes for My Son||2020||1h 24m||6.4/10 (952)|
|Strange Voices||1987||1h 40m||6.3/10 (376)|
|God Calling||2018||2h 00m||5.9/10 (153)|
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“Arthur Fleck is a wannabe stand-up comic who suffers from many mental illnesses, including one which causes him to laugh uncontrollably when he is nervous and often gets him into bad situations. Arthur’s mental health causes almost all people in society to reject and look down upon him, even though all he wants is to be accepted by others. After being brutally beaten, and having his medication cut off, Arthur’s life begins to spiral downward out-of-control into delusions, violence, and anarchy until he eventually transforms into Gotham’s infamous Clown-Prince of Crime.”
Miracle in Cell No. 7
“A story of love between a mentally-ill father who was wrongly accused of murder and his lovely six-year-old daughter. Prison will be their home. Based on the 2013 Korean movie 7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul.”
Like Stars on Earth
Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old child whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate are just not important in the world of adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks, and neatness. And Ishaan just cannot seem to get anything right in class.
When he gets into far more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to a boarding school to ‘be disciplined. Things are no different at his new school, and Ishaan has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his family.
One day a new art teacher bursts onto the scene, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, who infects the students with joy and optimism. He breaks all the rules of ‘how things are done by asking them to think, dream and imagine, and all the children respond with enthusiasm, all except Ishaan. Nikumbh soon realizes that Ishaan is very unhappy, and he sets out to discover why. With time, patience, and care, he ultimately helps Ishaan find himself.
And that wraps it up for the best movies about mental illness on Netflix that you should watch today.