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The Best Movies About PTSD

Updated March 5, 2021 4.4k votes 1.1k voters 226.2k views80 items

List RulesMovies must all contain a character with PTSD.

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. They tend to be the ones that show characters and veterans with PTSD following war or other traumatic events. 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 Fearless 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 Netflix or other streaming service, these good post-traumatic stress disorder movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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    Fearless

    Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1993

    Directed byPeter Weir

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    The War at Home

    Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates

    Released1996

    Directed byEmilio Estevez

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    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Cimino

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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2014

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    Jacknife

    Robert De Niro, Ed Harris

    Released1989

    Directed byDavid Hugh Jones

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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

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    Brothers

    Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2009

    Directed byJim Sheridan

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    Born on the Fourth of July

    Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe

    Released1989

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    First Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

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    Birdy

    Nicolas Cage, Matthew Modine

    Released1984

    Directed byAlan Parker

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    Heaven & Earth

    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds

    Released1993

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev

    Released2012

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

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    In the Valley of Elah

    Charlize Theron, James Franco

    Released2007

    Directed byPaul Haggis

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    The Manchurian Candidate

    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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    The Edge of Love

    Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Maybury

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    An Act of War

    Russ Russo, Natasha Alam

    ReleasedMarch 31, 2015

    Directed byRyan M. Kennedy

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    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    Reign Over Me

    Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Binder

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    K-Pax

    Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

    Released2001

    Directed byIain Softley

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    Welcome to Marwen

    Steve Carell, Leslie Mann

    Released2018

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Jacob's Ladder

    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins

    Released1990

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    Man Down

    Shia LaBeouf, Jai Courtney

    Released2015

    Directed byDito Montiel

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    Firefox

    Clint Eastwood, Nigel Hawthorne

    Released1982

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

    Released1946

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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