recommended film and television featuring mental illness

Recommended Movies and Television Shows

I personally endorse the following movies and television shows. I feel that they are accurate and compassionate depictions of various mental health conditions. They are are organized by condition and issues that impact mental health (e.g. Criminal Justice and Women’s Rights) and updated seasonally.  Disclaimer: I have recommended only movies and shows that I have personally watched. While I watch literally hundreds of movies each year, I cannot possibly see everything. My apologies for any unintentional exclusions.  This is by no means an all-inclusive list. Some movies and tv shows – which I find irresponsible and stigmatizing – are intentionally excluded.  To view the entire list, press the PDF link below.  Feel free to print out and/or share.

submitted by: Julie Ridge, LCSW-R, President and Founder of the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  (last updated December, 2020)

recommended film & tv – December, 2020  PDF