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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 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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Girl, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Cyberbully is listed (or ranked) 6 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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A Girl Like Her is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Virgin Suicides is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
The film 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 Hartnett, and A. ...more
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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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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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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Chatroom is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 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, who has ended his ...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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Before I Disappear is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
PeteBoyle added Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke
Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. Much ...more
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The Hours is listed (or ranked) 25 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