What are the best movies about depression?

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    #1The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect is a drama and horror science fiction movie directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. It was first released on January 23, 2004, by New Line studios. It starred Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, and Eric Stoltz.


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    Jane Bennett
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Although this was a good movie, I would not recommend it for best movies about depression. It is a sci-fi thriller and is very suspenseful. Ashton Kutcher is great in this movie. "
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    Secretary is a drama and romance film directed by Steven Shainberg. It was first released on September 20, 2002, by Lionsgate studios with an MPAA rating of R. It starred James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal.


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    Brittany Vargas
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "Secretary is one of those films that you're expected to love just because everyone does. I've tried really hard but just don't care for it. Casting is huge for me in a movie, and I feel like neither James Spader nor Maggie Gyllenhaal were the right actors for Secretary. Spader overacts in everything, which is distracting. And Gyllenhaal is better in more dramatic, emotional roles. "
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    #3Short Term 12

    Short Term 12

    Short Term 12 is a drama movie directed by Destin Cretton. It was first released August 23, 2013, by Cinedigm with an MPAA rating of R. It starred Brie Larson, Rami Malek, and Lakeith Stanfield.


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    Wayne Richards
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "Fantastic film that handles sensitive themes quite well. Centered around a staff member at a foster care facility as she learns how to help teens. "
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    #4Dead Man on Campus

    Dead Man on Campus

    Dead Man On Campus is a comedy movie directed by Alan Cohn. It was first released on August 21, 1998, by Paramount studios with an MPAA rating of R. It starred Tom Everett Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Poppy Montgomery.


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    Craig Allen
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "i do not think this really fits topic"
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    #5About a Boy

    About a Boy

    About a Boy is a drama and comedy movie directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. It was first released on May 8, 2002, by Universal Studios with an MPAA rating of PG-13. It starred Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, and Toni Collette.


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    Hugo Barron
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "Wasnt really about a boy, or anything really. negative ten thousand stars."
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    #6Mad Love

    Mad Love

    Mad Love is a drama film directed by Antonia Bird. It was first released on May 26, 1995, by Touchstone Pictures with an MPAA rating of PG-13. It starred Chris O'Donnell and Drew Barrymore.


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    Mary Stevens
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "While this film does a good job portraying mental illness in young people, I generally wouldn't recommend it for those simultaneously looking for a backdrop relationship that makes sense. Great actors as Barrymore and O'Donnell are, their affection for one another almost seems rushed and mostly focused on sexual attraction. I feel like the writers were aiming for a depiction of a "typical" shallow teenage crush and why they (almost) always fail, but ended up doing their jobs a bit too well. But if you're watching it for the acting, then surely give it a go."
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    #7Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted is written by Susanna Kaysen. With over 100 pages, this book is first published in 1994 by Vintage. In 2000, this book became a bestseller because of a movie based on this book.


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    Harry Bell
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "Girl, Interrupted is one of my favorite movies. Easy to relate to."
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    #8(500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer is a comedy film directed by Marc Webb. It was first released on July 17, 2009, by 20th Century Fox with an MPAA rating of PG-13. It starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. 


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    Brian Myers
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "I like the cast in this movie, they made the movie so realistic. It is a romantic movie about depression, but it is not one of romantic movies that makes you depressed. It is comedy romantic movie and It is not long (95 minutes) so it won't bore you. Watch it if you want to laugh without being extra focused on the movie. I watched it on my tablet."


Best What are the best movies about depression
1The Butterfly EffectMovies 18 Paid
2SecretaryMovies 14 Paid
3Short Term 12Movies 13 Paid
4Dead Man on CampusMovies 9 Paid
5About a BoyMovies 8 Paid
6Mad LoveMovies 6 Paid
7Girl, InterruptedBooks 2 Paid
8(500) Days of SummerMovies 0 Paid

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