In today’s world, movies can be a strong tool for raising awareness of vital issues and significant events that occur on a daily basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 million adults attempt suicide every year. Several films have dealt with the extremes of emotions that lead someone to a dark place. It’s also critical to raise awareness of mental health issues among adolescents, including depression and suicide. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of the best Netflix movies on suicide. On Amazon Prime or Hulu, you may find some of the best suicide films.
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
A novelist rarely directs and scripts the cinematic adaptation of their own work. Stephen Chbosky’s ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ is a good illustration of this. Emotional and psychological transformations are depicted in the story. As they become older, they make new acquaintances who help them move on to the next stage of their lives and their journey through it. The film has received critical acclaim and has resonated with young people around the world. This film has found a niche in popular culture, especially among the younger audience, for its nuanced handling of the sensitive topic of mental health. Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Ezra Miller star as Sam, Charlie, and Patrick, respectively, in this ensemble cast.
8. The Discovery (2017)
Using scientific evidence, a scientist (Robert Redford) concludes that there is an afterlife. In spite of his father’s “finding,” his son (Jason Segel) isn’t convinced. His efforts to help Rooney Mara (Rooney Mara) in her quest to learn more about the afterlife are motivated by a series of occurrences. Charlie McDowell, the writer and director of the original sci-fi film, tackles both the purpose of life and the possibility of an afterlife in his film. It’s a fascinating look at the relationship between consciousness and death.
7. My Suicide (2009)
‘Archie’s Final Project’ is also known as ‘My Suicide.’ An award-winning comedy-drama that started a social media campaign to raise awareness about teenage suicide was the inspiration for this film For his film project, Archie (Gabriel Sunday), a high school student, plans to commit suicide in front of the camera and become an internet star. With this, both the most popular and attractive girl in the school as well as the perverted school psychiatrist are drawn in by him. As well as starring in the movie, Gabriel and Sunday are also involved in the film’s writing, directing and editing, as well as the film’s co-production. It’s worth seeing this picture because it uses a novel approach to narrative.
6. 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons (2017)
“13 Reasons Why” fans should check out this documentary, which provides insight into the development of the series and promotes awareness for suicide, bullying, mental illness, and sexual assault. The cast, directors, writers, and producers of the film are interviewed in this documentary. In addition, several psychologists are involved in the project. It’s a wonderful addition to the already compelling series.
5. Bird Box (2018)
‘Bird Box,’ a Netflix original picture, starring Sandra Bullock as a lady who is trying to protect herself and her family from a risk that could lead to their death at any time. It takes place in a dystopian future where the majority of humanity has been wiped out by a race of bizarre animals. As a result, these creatures do not take part in the slaughter. Look at them, and you’ll go insane and kill yourself. It’s up to Bullock’s character Malorie Hayes to save the lives of her own children and the lives of their friends and neighbors by leading them to safety. They’ll also have to keep their eyes closed as they traverse this dangerous terrain. The film’s premise is intriguing, but the rest of the movie is just like every other zombie picture we’ve seen before. As always, Sandra Bullock gives a strong performance as the film’s protagonist.
4. Suicide (2014)
A lawyer by the name of Dafna has been arrested by the police on suspicion of murdering her spouse in this Israeli film. Despite the fact that the death appears to be a suicide, the authorities are unable to be certain of the cause. When Dafna lies about her husband’s death, we learn that she is often dishonest in her business transactions. She has more issues to deal with than just being arrested. She must also commit the perfect crime for a loan shark in order to save the lives of his family members. There are a lot of time lags between scenes, which help us understand why the protagonist makes the decisions he does. ‘Suicide’ is an action thriller that packs a significant punch thanks to its superb cast.
3. 3 Idiots (2009)
Post-secondary education in India is dominated by engineering. The rivalry for admission to the premier engineering schools is, of course, fierce. Three Idiots is an Indian comedy-drama that captures the essence of this entire event. The film revolves around the lives of three students at one of the country’s most prestigious engineering schools. However, Rancho consistently performs at the very top of his class, while the other two struggle to pass their tests. They take dramatic measures, such as taking their own lives, in order to cope with the incessant pressures they face at these colleges. This film takes a scathing look at the Indian educational system, yet it never forgets to inject some wonderful levity into the proceedings. Aamir Khan’s performance as the protagonist is the star of the show.
2. All the Bright Places (2020)
When two teens meet at the end of the school year, their story is both poignant and relatable. Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith) meet at a vulnerable time. As their relationship develops into a profound attachment, it demonstrates the positive effects of love and care on a person in a sad moment. You can never know unless you try to be there in someone else’s life. That’s the takeaway from the movie. It also illustrates how the concept of coping with loss and trauma evolves over time and via various life situations.
1. Evelyn (2018)
Another film completes this list. Orlando von Einsiedel’s film, ‘Evelyn,’ tells the story of the British filmmaker’s own family. Evelyn, Orlando’s brother, committed suicide 13 years before to the release of this film. The film focuses on how Orlando’s family has come to terms with the tragedy. When Evelyn was alive, his family took lengthy walks around the neighborhoods he used to frequent. This is how they remember him. The film demonstrates to us how a suicide case affects not only the suicide victim, but also his family in the most severe of ways. For putting this delicate aspect of his family out for the world to see, Orlando should be commended for his courage.