35 Best Movies About Mental Illness on Netflix That You Can Watch Today


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.

Movies About Mental Illness on Netflix

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

Joker20192h 2m8.4/10 (1.3M)
Silver Linings Playbook20122h 2m7.7/10 (710K)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button20082h 46m7.8/10 (652K)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower20121h 43m7.9/10 (513K)
The Theory of Everything20142h 3m7.7/10 (452K)
A Star Is Born20182h 16m7.6/10 (384K)
The Fault in Our Stars20142h 6m7.7/10 (378K)
As Good as It Gets19972h 19m7.7/10 (300K)
Me Before You20161h 46m7.4/10 (255K)
Like Stars on Earth20072h 45m8.4/10 (194K)
It's Kind of a Funny Story20101h 41m7.1/10 (144K)
The Unforgivable20211h 52m7.1/10 (110K)
Atypical2017 - 2021TV Series8.3/10 (89K)
I'm Thinking of Ending Things20202h 14m6.6/10 (88K)
The Fundamentals of Caring20161h 37m7.3/10 (74K)
Isn't It Romantic20191h 29m5.9/10 (71K)
Five Feet Apart20191h 56m7.2/10 (68K)
Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer20193h 7m8.0/10 (55K)
To the Bone20171h 47m6.8/10 (50K)
Miracle in Cell No. 720192h 12m8.2/10 (49K)
Hillbilly Elegy20201h 56m6.7/10 (43K)
Purple Hearts20222h 2m6.7/10 (37K)
All the Bright Places20201h 47m6.5/10 (32K)
Toc Toc20171h 30m6.8/10 (20K)
Look Both Ways20221h 50m6.3/10 (18K)
Horse Girl20201h 43m6.0/10 (18K)
Hypnotic20211h 28m5.3/10 (17K)
The Deep End of the Ocean19991h 46m6.3/10 (16K)
The Starling20211h 42m6.3/10 (13K)
Accidental Love20151h 40m4.1/10 (8.6K)
The In Between20221h 55m5.9/10 (8.1K)
The Roads Not Taken20201h 25m5.2/10 (2.4K)
Notes for My Son20201h 24m6.4/10 (952)
Strange Voices19871h 40m6.3/10 (376)
God Calling20182h 00m5.9/10 (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

Movies About Mental Illness on Netflix

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.

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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.

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