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The Best Movies About PTSD

Updated November 30, 2020 0 votes 997 voters 219.3k 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
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    Fearless

    Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1993

    Directed byPeter Weir

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    The War at Home
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    The War at Home

    Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates

    Released1996

    Directed byEmilio Estevez

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    The Deer Hunter
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    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Cimino

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    Ordinary People
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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

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    Jacknife
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    Jacknife

    Robert De Niro, Ed Harris

    Released1989

    Directed byDavid Hugh Jones

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    American Sniper
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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2014

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Edge of Love
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    The Edge of Love

    Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Maybury

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    The Prince of Tides
    71
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    The Prince of Tides

    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

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    The Manchurian Candidate
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    The Manchurian Candidate

    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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    Brothers
    93
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    Brothers

    Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2009

    Directed byJim Sheridan

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    Jacob's Ladder
    66
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    Jacob's Ladder

    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins

    Released1990

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    Born on the Fourth of July
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    Born on the Fourth of July

    Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe

    Released1989

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    The Best Years of Our Lives
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

    Released1946

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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    Coming Home
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    Coming Home

    Jane Fonda, Jon Voight

    Released1978

    Directed byHal Ashby

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    Heaven & Earth
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    Heaven & Earth

    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds

    Released1993

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    Gran Torino
    81
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    Gran Torino

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker

    Released2008

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    ANONYMOUS 616
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    ANONYMOUS 616

    Daniel DeWeldon, Jessica Boss

    ReleasedApril 2018

    Directed byMike Boss

    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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    Harsh Times
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    Harsh Times

    Eva Longoria, Christian Bale

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend.
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    The Fisher King
    37
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    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

    Released1991

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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    First Blood
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    First Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

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    Taxi Driver
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    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Brothers
    35
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    Brothers

    Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen

    Released2004

    Directed bySusanne Bier

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    The Hurt Locker
    45
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    The Hurt Locker

    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2008

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

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    An Act of War
    30
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    An Act of War

    Russ Russo, Natasha Alam

    ReleasedMarch 31, 2015

    Directed byRyan M. Kennedy

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    Reign Over Me
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    Reign Over Me

    Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Binder

    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.
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