Many films claiming to raise awareness fall short of the goal. As a result, many individuals believe that the films that have been made so far regarding this genre are inaccurate and exclude important information. Listed below are some films that will both educate and entertain you about the importance of good mental health.
1# All The Bright Places (2020)
If you’re planning to see the film adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s best-selling novel All the Bright Places, don’t forget your Kleenex. The premise of the film takes the audience through the various phases of grief that one experiences after losing someone they have loved. You’re bound to the past by anger, trauma, and memories.
Violet and Theodore, two seniors in high school, are dealing with quite different issues in their lives. One terrible thread binds them together, and soon they begin to find solace in each other’s company.
2# The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower reminds us that depression does not necessarily have to be linked to the death of a loved one. Based on Stephen Chbosky’s novel, “The Notebook,” the 2012 film deals with hard topics such as melancholy and childhood sex abuse.
When Charlie, an introvert, enters his new high school as a freshman, the film’s plot centers around him. Sam and Patrick, two seniors who assist Charlie deal with his trauma, help him get started on this new adventure before the monsters from his past catch up with him.
3# Sylvia (2003)
An English-language film on poet Sylvia Plath and her relationship with fellow poet Ted Hughes is called Sylvia. Sylvia’s father’s abrupt death at a young age leaves her wounded for life, and she soon descends into a deep despair as a result.
Sylvia’s melancholy and emotional instability worsen as time goes on. Sylvia and Ted get married in the midst of the pandemonium, and the couple’s literary success. In spite of this, Sylvia’s ever-increasing morbid fascination with death begins to encroach on her happiness.
4# Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Little Miss Sunshine, a 2006 award-winning film, shows how sadness can become a family affair if we don’t speak up when we’re feeling down. A person suffering from depression should never be taken for granted or mocked. No one has a clue as to how a person manages to maintain a false sense of well-being despite experiencing a whirlwind of emotions.
Olive Hoover’s fantasies of attending a beauty pageant are the focus of the film’s plot. With no knowledge of the approaching tsunami, Olive’s family sets off on a cross-country journey in order to make her happy.
5# Girl, Interrupted (1999)
If we’re talking about films depicting adolescent sadness, the 1999 film Girl, Interrupted has become something of a cult favorite over time. “Girl, Interrupted” was a groundbreaking ’90s film in its emphasis on mental well-being.
A ruthless teen with no concept of what she wants to achieve in life is the focus of the film’s plot. She is taken to Claymoore’s mental health facility following an apparent suicide attempt. She begins to confide in a group of women she’s never met before, and they soon become her friends.