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The Best Movies About Suicide  

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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 Hours is listed (or ranked) 26 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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The Number 23 is listed (or ranked) 27 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) 28 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) 29 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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Suicide Club is listed (or ranked) 30 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) 31 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) 32 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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Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Gods and Monsters is listed (or ranked) 34 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 WWI is a central theme. It stars Ian ...more
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Better Off Dead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
matthewstueck added John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers
This film 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 after his ...more
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Logan's Run is listed (or ranked) 36 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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'night, Mother is listed (or ranked) 37 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) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Lee Kirby added Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery, Jason Segel
This filmd 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 who take his own ...more
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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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Beyond the Lights is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Ang C added Minnie Driver, Danny Glover, Machine Gun Kelly
Beyond the Lights is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed and written by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker, Danny Glover, and rapper ...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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Vanilla Sky is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Birdman is listed (or ranked) 43 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
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Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 44 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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The Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Love Liza is listed (or ranked) 46 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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About Alex is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Leave Her to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 48 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) 49 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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The Happening is listed (or ranked) 50 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