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The Best Movies About PTSD  

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A list of the best PTSD movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This PTSD movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about post-traumatic stress disorder are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about post-traumatic stress disorder you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous post-traumatic stress disorder movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these post-traumatic stress disorder movie titles for more information about the films.The list you're viewing contains items like The Bourne Identity and Birdy.This list answers the questions, "What are the best post-traumatic stress disorder movies?" and "What is the greatest post-traumatic stress disorder movie of all time?" Various bits of information are included with these popular post-traumatic stress disorder movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these post-traumatic stress disorder movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good post-traumatic stress disorder movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Fearless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Milo added Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Benicio del Toro
Fearless is a 1993 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez and John Turturro. It was written by Rafael Yglesias from his novel of ...more
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The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken
The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their service in Vietnam. The film stars Robert De ...more
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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
MejaEhrenström added Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin
Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story ...more
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ANONYMOUS 616 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Mike Boss added ANONYMOUS 616 Daniel DeWeldon, Jessica Boss, David Abramsky

A reunion between two couples becomes a massacre when one of the guests with PTSD meets an anonymous person online and willingly becomes a participant on a bloody path to becoming God-like.

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The War at Home is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen
The War at Home is a 1996 motion picture starring Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, and Martin Sheen. Estevez also directed the film as well as served as a co-producer.
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Jacknife is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
clash1977 added Robert De Niro, Ed Harris, Charles S. Dutton
Jacknife is a 1989 American film directed by David Jones and starring Robert De Niro, Ed Harris and Kathy Baker. The film focuses on a small, serious story, with emphasis on characterization and ...more
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American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
MejaEhrenström added Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff
American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal ...more
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Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan
Brothers is a 2009 American psychological drama war film directed by Jim Sheridan, and a remake of Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish film Brødre. Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) returns from being ...more
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Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Milo added Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander
Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. ...more
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The Prince of Tides is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
MejaEhrenström added Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, George Carlin
The Prince of Tides is a 1991 romantic drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name. The film stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. It tells the story of the narrator's struggle to ...more
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Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood
Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Christopher Carley, Bee Vang and Ahney Her. This was Eastwood's ...more
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The Best Years of Our Lives is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
PeteBoyle added Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Fredric March
The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, and Harold Russell. The ...more
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Short Term 12 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
fox_up added Brie Larson, Stephanie Beatriz, Melora Walters
Short Term 12 is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. The film is based on Cretton's short film of the same name, produced in 2009. It stars Brie Larson as ...more
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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
miles-nelgez added Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese
Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film ...more
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First Blood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso
First Blood is a 1982 American psychological thriller and action film directed by Ted Kotcheff, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood veteran. ...more
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Born on the Fourth of July is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger
Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 American drama film adaptation of the best-selling autobiography of the same name by Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic. Tom Cruise plays Ron Kovic, in a performance ...more
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Reign Over Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
cakesmacgowan1982 added Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler, Jada Pinkett Smith
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college room mate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief. In Reign Over Me, two former college roommates Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) and Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) run into each other years later and rekindle their friendship. Charlie, who recently ...more
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Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie
Jacob's Ladder is a 2019 American psychological horror film directed by David M. Rosenthal, and a remake of the 1990 movie. After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer ...more
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The Edge of Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
MejaEhrenström added Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy
The Edge of Love is a 2008 John Maybury drama film starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys from a script by Sharman Macdonald, Knightley's mother. Originally ...more
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The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan
The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action and spy film starring Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne character. Though it takes the name of the second Bourne novel, its plot is entirely ...more
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Depraved is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Depraved David Call, Joshua Leonard
Depraved is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Larry Fessenden. A veteran Army medic suffering from PTSD, Henry (David Call) uses body parts to construct a man, Adam (Alex ...more
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Welcome to Marwen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger
Welcome to Marwen is a 2018 American fantasy drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis, inspired by Jeff Malmberg's 2010 documentary Marwencol. A victim (Steve Carell) of a violent assault ...more
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Coming Home is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern
Coming Home is a 1978 drama film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and Bruce Dern. The screenplay by Waldo Salt and Robert C. Jones was from a story by Nancy Dowd. The ...more
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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
KatieKate added Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley
Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more
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Heaven & Earth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen
Heaven & Earth is a 1993 Vietnam film directed and written by Oliver Stone, and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Joan Chen, and Hiep Thi Le. It is the third and final film in Stone's ...more