Everyone has their own problems and anxieties. If you’re not in a good mood, you can watch movies about mental health to share your feelings or maybe raise awareness about how important it is to take care of mental health.
The following are seven mental health – themed films that can increase your concern and may also help ease your depressed mind.
1. Black Swan (2010)
Nina Sayer (Natalie Portman) is a professional ballet dancer who has ambitions to develop her career through the performance of Swan Lake. Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel), who will determine which ballerina is eligible to appear in the performance, finally opens an audition. However, the role that Nina is after is very difficult because she has to be able to play multiple roles.
Nina, who signed up for the audition, initially received unpleasant comments from Leroy, he thought that Nina was still not suitable. Nina, who really wanted to get the role, did various ways to get it and her efforts paid off. Nina managed to get a role in the performance.
Unfortunately, over time Nina began to feel pressured because of the demands to look perfect. Not to mention, when other ballerinas appeared which he felt threatened his role. Nina slowly begins to experience hallucinations and delusions to fulfill her ambition.
2. A Silent Voice (2016)
For those of you who like anime, there is A Silent Voice or Koe no Katachi that you can watch. This anime tells of Shoya Ishida, a boy who when he was in elementary school bullied his classmates and suffered from a deafness, is Shoko Nishimiya. As a result of this treatment, Nishimiya moved schools. After that, Ishida turned into a victim of bullying.
The bullying she experienced traumatized Ishida and refused to be friends with anyone and showed symptoms of social anxiety. Moving on to high school, Ishida was reunited with Nishimiya and now he is determined to correct and make amends for his past mistakes.
Unfortunately, both Ishida and Nishimiya both experience mental stress so that their relationship in high school does not always run smoothly.
3. Joker (2019)
Furthermore, there was a film that had become a hit at the end of 2019. Joker is a psychological thriller film that tells the story of the Joker, a villain who may often be found in various Batman films.
It is told that Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is a man with pseudobular affect who often gets bad treatment from the people around him. Pseudobular affect is a disorder that causes sufferers to often respond to events with uncontrollable laughter or crying.
Arthur, who often experienced violence and various bad events, eventually resulted in a worsening of his mental condition. As a result, he began to turn into a bad person. He did not hesitate to hurt or kill those who had hurt him in the past.
4. All the Bright Places (2020)
This Netflix production film tells the story of a high school girl named Violet (Elle Fanning) who is traumatized by an accident and makes her sister die.
But Violet slowly becomes more cheerful after meeting her schoolmate, Finch (Justice Smith). Finch also helps Violet heal her trauma. However, Violet didn’t realize that Finch had his own misery too.
Apparently Finch was secretly suffering from bipolar disorder due to physical abuse by his father. Until one day, Finch, who is unable to control his emotions, decides to do something bad that takes Violet by surprise. What did Finch do?
5. Horse Girl (2020)
Horse Girl tells the story of Sarah (Alison Brie) who struggles to distinguish between dreams and reality. Everyday she is an introverted woman who works in a craft shop.
Being an introvert, Sarah doesn’t have many friends and is lonely. He spends more time with his favorite horse named Willow. In addition, Sarah also likes to follow stories of supernatural crimes.
Sarah’s seemingly monotonous life begins to change when she feels that all her dreams are real and her mental state is disturbed. What really happened to Sarah?
From the seven films above, we can learn how important mental health is. There is a lot of knowledge that can be obtained by watching the above series of films. Are you interested in watching it?