What are some good movies for depression?

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  1. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    Sorry if this has been done before :3
    Haven't found a thread for this myself yet

    What are some good movies that make
    you genuinely feel better about yoursef / life?
    If only just for a little bit?
  2. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    that's a hard one..need to give it some thought.
  3. Silverpuddle

    Silverpuddle Some kind of geek SF Author SF Supporter

    I watch nature documentaries. They're pretty and don't demand a lot from me emotionally. They also distract me from anything I might be anxious about.
  4. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    hmm it depends on the person really tbh, but i can give you my opinion on movies help me...

    here are some that have helped cheer me up.

    Stranger then fiction
    Its all gone pete tong
    any stupid comedy (like There's something about Marry or The Hangover)
    but these are my preferences..as weird as they are...
  5. sweep

    sweep Well-Known Member

    dumb and dumber, with jim carrey. i use to put this on every night before i went to bed, so i could fall asleep to it. it was good to look up at random times and see what part of the film it was at. then my old pc broke down and i lost it cos it was saved to my hard drive :/
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  6. lachrymose27

    lachrymose27 Well-Known Member

    comedies.. laughter is good medicine... or movies that deal with the theme of hope or intersting documentaries.. stuff like

    cashback, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, the hangover, babies, avatar
  7. Fitzy

    Fitzy Well-Known Member

    My cheer me up movies are
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    The Rocky Horror Show
    Mama Mia (no men in drag!!!)
    Nuns on the Run (more drag)
  8. Seems_Perfect

    Seems_Perfect Well-Known Member

    These aren't the happiest films of the last 20 years but for some reason they make me feel better.

    Fight Club
    ...because in public I act as confident as "Tyler Durden" when in reality I'm "Jack"...plus I'm always attracted to "Marla".

    Good Will Hunting
    ...because I relate to not being able to trust anyone and building walls to not get hurt anymore.

    Leaving Las Vegas
    ...because I relate to this movie more than any other.
  9. duka

    duka Well-Known Member

    Recently watched The Butterfly Effect and felt good about myself after. It kind of reminded me how fickle life can be.


    Groundhog Day
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    End of Days
    Batman Begins

    A bit of a strange list, to be sure. There are more I may think of later.
  10. xToxThexGravex

    xToxThexGravex Well-Known Member

    I watch gore films, like "Make Them Die Slowly".
  11. Stripe

    Stripe Well-Known Member

    Seems Perfect has beaten me to suggesting Fight Club, but I would also reccomend watching The Shawshank Redemption.

    Not only is the film awesome, the tag line is "Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free".
    It will cheer you up.
  12. Crue-K

    Crue-K Well-Known Member

    You should try Barfuss (barefoot), it is a really uplifting film with a little romance and a hint of innocent humour. It is however in German with subtitles.
  13. LillMy8989

    LillMy8989 Well-Known Member

    cartoon like disney is ThE medicine!;D others anime(candy, candy) so beautiful.

    Then I like films including mentally illnesses, psych ward, being inunderstandable, lonely, 'fucked up'...
    Makes me so much better folks are actually feels like I do, I wasn't alone. At least..
  14. bluegrey

    bluegrey Antiquities Friend

    I love "The Elephant Man" with John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. It shows humanity at it's worst- those who exploited the horrifically deformed Joseph Merrick and humanity at it's finest- the people who gave Mr. Merrick dignity.
  15. revoltra

    revoltra Well-Known Member

    I have a handfull of movies that I like depending on my mood, not really related to depression or anything though.

    - Breakfast at Tiffany's
    - Funny Face
    - Ferris Buelers day off
    - 500 days of summer
    - Almost Famous
    - The Wizzard of Oz
  16. ZombiePringle

    ZombiePringle Forum Buddy and Antiquities Friend

    I watch Garden state alot when I'm depressed.... not sure why really.
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