It’s a difficult phase that you are passing through but its one of the most common parts that come once in life and everyone faced it. The most important part is how to cope up with your depression phase. It’s a mental health condition that manifests in a myriad of ways. It can make people feel lonely, detached, down or unmotivated like there’s no point to anything. Even though once considered taboo, depression is a common theme in cinema and in many great films its presented as a central theme that is so useful nowadays. Here is the list of top 10 best movies To Cope-Up With Your Depression.
1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
One of the best classic Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life will definitely make you think twice before end up your life and many ways to make your life happy again as it was. It is actually a dark, bittersweet post-war tale of a savings-and-loan manager who struggles against a greedy banker and his own self-doubting nature in a small town. He comes to terms with the fact that his own life insurance policy may just be more valuable to the citizens of the town if he was dead but an angel shows him what life would have been like without him.
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt and sincere adaptation that’s bolstered by strong lead performances. The movie is about 15-year-old Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. Soon Charlie befriends the veterans Patrick who is gay and his stepsister Sam and they become best friends. The film captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up.
3. Anomalisa (2015)
Charlie Kaufman’s movies always attached emotionally like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Anomalisa that both the films are really inspirational movies. Anomalisa is about the mysterious prison of identity and consciousness, the need to be freed from this prison by love, and the sickening pain of unrequited passion or post-coital letdown that reveals this hope to have been an illusion. The film follows a lonely customer service expert (voiced by David Thewlis) who perceives everyone (all voiced by Tom Noonan) as identical until he meets a unique woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in a Cincinnati hotel.
4. It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
It’s Kind of a Funny Story presents the common suicidal feelings present in “normal” teens with the character of Craig. The movie is based on the 2006 book of the same name by Ned Vizzini. The Story tells the coming-of-age tale about 15-year old Craig with big eyes, a hesitant smile and a diffident, sensitive demeanor. Due to studies pressure and constant t comparison system, he is in a constant state of panic about his future, which makes him prone to fits of stress vomiting and suicidal attempt in the first place. It’s one time watch for all the parents and teenage students who want them free from society’s pressures.
5. World’s Greatest Dad (2009)
World’s Greatest Dad tells a realistic story of dealing with single parenthood and trying to raise a deeply disturbed child who is obsessed with pornography and perverted behavior. Robin plays a dad struggling to help his son who has a fascination with autoerotic and accidentally dies by asphyxiation. Robin tries to cover up the manner of death by making it look like a suicide after his son’s suicide.
6. The Hours (2002)
The Hours based on the Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman. The film shows that how the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. Kidman’s performance as Virginia Woolf is quite simply one of the greatest of all time. She’s outstanding, bringing a profound sadness to the role that was unexpected, going deeper than anyone really expected.
7. The Apartment (1960)
The Apartment has come to be regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, appearing in lists by the American Film Institute and Sight and Sound magazine, and being selected by the United States Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry. The film follows C. C. “Bud” Baxter (Lemmon), an insurance company clerk who permits his bosses to use his Upper West Side apartment to conduct extramarital affairs in hope of gaining a promotion. Simultaneously Bud pursues a relationship with elevator operator Fran Kubelik – unaware she is having an affair with one of the apartment’s users.
8. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Girl, Interrupted is an American psychological drama film starring Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Clea Duvall, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Moss and Vanessa Redgrave. The movie is about Susanna Kaysen who was in the mental hospital for 18th months as she was suffering from depression and eating disorders. The story moves around her relationships with her fellow patients. The film is best with its one-line story that is being kind to all in whatever situation you are facing even depressed.
9. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine is a read film story about a family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. It teaches us to embrace that middle ground, acknowledging that life may just be a beauty pageant, where we’re often going to be outdone by someone prettier, smarter, or just plain luckier, but if we get up on that stage and be ourselves, everything will turn out fine.
10. Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Three Colours: Blue’ is the first film in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s celebrated ‘Three Colours Trilogy’ produced in 1993 and starring Juliette Binoche in the role of ‘Julie’. The collected: ‘Three Colours: Blue’, ‘Three Colours: White’ and ‘Three Colours: Red are all said to represent the three colours of the French flag and the ideals they represent: ‘liberty’ (blue), ‘equality’ (white), and ‘friendship’ (red). Three Colors: Blue is a story of a struggling woman to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.