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The Best Movies About PTSD

Updated September 16, 2020 5.0k votes 985 voters 218.1k views52 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. 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 Netflix or other streaming service, 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
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    Fearless

    Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1993

    Directed byPeter Weir

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    The War at Home is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    The War at Home

    Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates

    Released1996

    Directed byEmilio Estevez

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    Jacknife is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Jacknife

    Robert De Niro, Ed Harris

    Released1989

    Directed byDavid Hugh Jones

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    The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Cimino

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    Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

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    American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2015

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Edge of Love is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    The Edge of Love

    Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Maybury

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    The Manchurian Candidate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    The Manchurian Candidate

    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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    The Prince of Tides is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    The Prince of Tides

    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

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    Short Term 12 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Short Term 12

    Brie Larson, Stephanie Beatriz

    Released2013

    Directed byDestin Daniel Cretton

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    Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Brothers

    Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2009

    Directed byJim Sheridan

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    Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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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 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

    Released1946

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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    Captain America: The Winter So is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders

    Released2014

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Coming Home is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Coming Home

    Jane Fonda, Jon Voight

    Released1978

    Directed byHal Ashby

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    Heaven & Earth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Heaven & Earth

    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds

    Released1993

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Gran Torino

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker

    Released2008

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    The Bourne Supremacy

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

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    ANONYMOUS 616 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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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 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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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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    Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    The Fisher King is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

    Released1991

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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    First Blood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    First Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

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    Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About PTSD
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    Iron Man 3

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2013

    Directed byShane Black

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