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List Rules Movies must have suicide plot points.

A list of the best suicide movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This suicide movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about suicide are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about suicide you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous suicide movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these suicide movie titles for more information about the films.

The list is made up of a variety of items, including Harold and Maude and Million Dollar Baby.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best suicide movies?" and "What is the greatest suicide movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular suicide movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these suicide movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good suicide movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
PeteBoyle added Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an adaptation of the 1999 epistolary novel of the same name; it was written and directed by the novel's ...more

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Suicide Room is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Soukaina added Kinga Preis, Agata Kulesza, Mateusz Kościukiewicz "Dominik is the product of a marriage driven by success and ambition between Andrzei, a businessman, and his wife Beata. There are only one hundred days to go before Dominik will leave the ...more

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It's Kind of a Funny Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Zach Galifianakis It's Kind of a Funny Story is a 2010 drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

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Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Relapse added Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the ...more

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Cyberbully is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Chloemorgann added Emily Osment, Meaghan Rath, Kay Panabaker Cyberbully is a 2011 drama film directed by Charles Binamé.

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Girl, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
ChrissyBaker added Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution. Directed ...more

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The Virgin Suicides is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito The Virgin Suicides is a 1999 American drama written and directed by Sofia Coppola, produced by her father Francis Ford Coppola, starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh ...more

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A Girl Like Her is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
EvelynA added Lexi Ainsworth, Jimmy Bennet, Hunter King A Girl Like Her is a 2012 documentary film directed by Ann Fessler.

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Seven Pounds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which Will Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. Rosario Dawson, Woody ...more

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Wristcutters: A Love Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Tom Waits, Leslie Bibb, Will Arnett Wristcutters: A Love Story is a 2006 American black comedy romance road movie written and directed by Goran Dukić, starring Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, and Shannyn Sossamon. Its premise is set ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
ChangesDownClub added Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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Chatroom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
yamniapena added Imogen Poots, Richard Madden, Michelle Fairley "When five teenagers meet online, innocent friendships are forged. But soon one dysfunctional member of the group, increasingly drawn to the darker side of the online world, singles out the ...more

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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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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It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Tom Islava added James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", which Philip Van Doren ...more

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Romeo + Juliet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in ...more

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Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romantic drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis and based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by John O'Brien. Nicolas Cage stars as a suicidal ...more

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an ...more

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Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot ...more

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Boy Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added "Boy Interrupted is a film that raises questions. It asks how a young boy can end his life at the tender age of 15. It struggles to find answers about what kind of family he had and the ...more

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was ...more

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Archie's Final Project is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
KaraTeal added David Carradine, Vanessa Lengies, Mariel Hemingway Archie's Final Project is a teen comedy-drama film directed by David Lee Miller and starring Gabriel Sunday. It won the best feature film prize for the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival's ...more

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Prayers for Bobby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Akai Nisshoku added Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Carly Schroeder Prayers for Bobby is a 2009 television film that premiered on the Lifetime network on January 24, 2009. It is based on the book, Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of ...more

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21 Grams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro 21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu from a screenplay written by Guillermo Arriaga. It stars Sean Penn, Naomi ...more

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Before I Disappear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
melanie-kurstin added Before I Disappear Emmy Rossum, Ron Perlman, Paul Wesley Before I Disappear is a 2014 drama film directed and written by Shawn Christensen.

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The Number 23 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Jim Carrey, Rhona Mitra, Logan Lerman The Number 23 is a 2007 American psychological thriller film written by Fernley Phillips and directed by Joel Schumacher. Starring Jim Carrey, the film was released in the United States on ...more

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Secret Cutting is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Abbs0912 added Sean Young, Rhea Perlman, Robert Wisden Secret Cutting is a 2000 dade-for-TV movie directed by Norma Bailey, starring Kimberlee Peterson and Rhea Perlman, about a self-harming teenager, focusing on and her relation with family, friend ...more

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2:37 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Abbs0912 added Teresa Palmer, Gary Sweet, Sarah Hudson 2:37 is a 2006 Australian drama film, written, produced, and directed by filmmaker Murali K. Thalluri and starring an ensemble cast including Teresa Palmer, Joel Mackenzie, Frank Sweet, Charles ...more

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The Hours is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
LindaAnnForis added Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by David Hare is based on ...more

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Suicide Club is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi, Akaji Maro Suicide Club, known in Japan as Suicide Circle is a 2002 Japanese independent horror film that gained a considerable amount of notoriety in film festivals around the world for its controversial ...more

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About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Relapse added Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. It is an adaptation of the 1998 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. ...more

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A Single Man is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
PeteBoyle added Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. It is directed by Tom Ford in his directorial debut and stars Colin Firth, who was ...more

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Gods and Monsters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave Gods and Monsters is a 1998 British-American drama film that recounts the last days of the life of troubled film director James Whale, whose experience of war in World War One is a central ...more

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Better Off Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
matthewstueck added John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers Better Off Dead is a 1985 American teen romantic comedy film starring John Cusack and written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. It tells the story of high school student Lane Myer who is ...more

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'night, Mother is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
jungckmail1125 added Anne Bancroft, Sissy Spacek, Claire Malis 'night, Mother is a 1986 American drama film written by Marsha Norman. The film, which stars Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft, is based on Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. It ...more

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Dead Man on Campus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Segel Dead Man on Campus is a 1998 dark comedy film starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tom Everett Scott. It centers on the urban legend that a student gets straight As if his or her roommate commits ...more

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
PeteBoyle added Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir crime thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. ...more

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Logan's Run is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Jenny Agutter Logan's Run is a 1976 American science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett and Peter Ustinov. ...more

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Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Tom Islava added Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole Amadeus - Directors Cut is a 1984 biography drama film written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Milos Forman.

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The Good Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Gyllenhaal The Good Girl is a 2002 comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta from a script by Mike White, and stars Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and John C. Reilly.

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The Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish The Unforgiven is a 1960 American western film filmed in Durango, Mexico. It was directed by John Huston and stars Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, Charles Bickford and Lillian ...more

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A Long Way Down is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Ang C added Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette A Long Way Down is a 2014 British black comedy film directed by Pascal Chaumeil, loosely based on author Nick Hornby's 2005 novel, A Long Way Down. It stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen ...more

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Gattaca is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
MICHAEL3 added Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan ...more

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Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
PeteBoyle added Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki Battle Royale is a 2000 Japanese action thriller film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same name by Koushun Takami. It is the final film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, the screenplay written by ...more

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Vanilla Sky is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American science fiction thriller film directed, written, and co-produced by Cameron Crowe. It is an English-language remake of Alejandro Amenábar's 1997 Spanish ...more

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Love Liza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Kathy Bates, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Tobolowsky Love Liza is a 2002 tragicomedy film directed by Todd Louiso and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Jack Kehler, Wayne Duvall, Sarah Koskoff and Stephen Tobolowsky.

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Leave Her to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
DavidPousak added Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Jeanne Crain Leave Her to Heaven is a 1945 American Technicolor film noir starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, with Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, Ray Collins, and Chill Wills. The story was ...more

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Pump Up the Volume is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
ChangesDownClub added Christian Slater, Seth Green, Juliet Landau Pump Up the Volume is a 1990 comedy-drama film written and directed by Allan Moyle and starring Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis.

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About Alex is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
melanie-kurstin added Jane Levy, Aubrey Plaza, Maggie Grace About Alex is a 2014 film directed by Jesse Zwick.

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The Happening is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a man, his wife, his best friend, and his friend's daughter as ...more

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Birdman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Tom Islava added Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton Birdman or, commonly referred to as Birdman, is a 2014 American black comedy-drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It stars Michael ...more