5 Interesting Movies That Talk About Mental Health Issues

5 Interesting Movies That Talk About Mental Health Issues

5 Interesting Movies That Talk About Mental Health Issues

Mental health is such an important topic that many people aren’t comfortable with. Even if you find it hard to talk about mental health, it’s good to see why mental health matters so much. Good mental health is imperative when you’re trying to find success in life. Everyone deserves to have the mental health support that they need so that they can thrive.

There have been some movies over the years that have talked about mental health issues. Not all movies do a good job of realistically representing mental health disorders, but some of them still have interesting things to say. Read on to learn about five movies that talk about mental health issues that are worth watching. You just might discover something new that you’ll want to put in your queue sometime soon.



1. A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind is one of the most well-known Hollywood movies that talks about a mental health condition. It’s a movie that is based on a true story about a genius Mathematician who had to live with schizophrenia. This is a compelling movie that might help some people to better understand what being schizophrenic means. It’s definitely one of the best movies on this list if you’re just looking for something that’s compelling and entertaining.

2. The Fisher King

The Fisher King is a movie that people should check out if they love Robin Williams. Robin Williams is one of the main actors in this movie and he plays a homeless man who has delusions and other mental health issues. The protagonist of the film is a former DJ who inadvertently drove a listener to commit a horrible act. His role in things led him to become depressed and he became an alcoholic.

Where the movie goes from there is something that you should find out yourself. It’s a very interesting film that more people should watch and talk about. If you’re looking for a film that examines the topic of mental health, then it’s a good one to put on your list. It might not be as famous as many of Robin Williams’ other movies, but it stands out as an intriguing film that he was in.

3. Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook is a movie that many people have an easy time relating to. One of the main characters of the film has bipolar disorder and winds up falling in love with a woman who also has a mental illness. It’s a movie that examines mental illness in a unique light. This movie does have its critics, but it’s gained a following and many find it to be an enjoyable and refreshing take on typical romance movies.

4. Rain Man

Rain Man is a movie that is well worth watching for many reasons. It’s a very entertaining film that is responsible for raising awareness about autism. The movie might also be somewhat responsible for misrepresenting autism a bit and having some people associate autism too closely with genius. Regardless, this is a classic film that has lovable characters and a compelling story.

5. Good Will Hunting

Finally, Robin Williams is back again with another movie that has an interesting perspective on mental health. Good Will Hunting won many awards when it came out because it has such a great story. Robin Williams plays a therapist who helps Matt Damon’s character Will to start overcoming his depression. The story is a bit more complex than that since the character of Will also appears to be a brilliant individual who is working as a janitor at one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States.

Anyone who wishes to watch a good movie with great acting should check this one out. It’s considered to be one of the best films that Robin Williams was in, and it’s also one of Matt Damon’s best performances ever. Anyone who is interested in movies that discuss mental health topics will find this movie to be a perfect choice for movie night.

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.