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The Best Movies About Suicide

Updated May 12, 2020 19.1k votes 7.5k voters 653.1k views80 items

List RulesMovies 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 Virgin Suicides is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    The Virgin Suicides

    Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner

    Released1999

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    The film is a 1999 American drama written and directed by Sofia Coppola, produced by her... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    It's Kind of a Funny Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    It's Kind of a Funny Story

    Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham

    Released2010

    Directed byRyan Fleck, Anna Boden

    It's Kind of a Funny Story is a 2010 drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.amazon buy button
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    Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

    Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Wristcutters: A Love Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Wristcutters: A Love Story

    Tom Waits, Leslie Bibb

    Released2006

    Directed byGoran Dukić

    Wristcutters: A Love Story is a 2006 American black comedy romance road movie written and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Seven Pounds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Seven Pounds

    Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

    Released2008

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Capra

    It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt

    Released1971

    Directed byHal Ashby

    Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Million Dollar Baby

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released2004

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Romeo + Juliet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Romeo + Juliet

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd

    Released1996

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflowe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev

    Released2012

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Girl, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder

    Released1999

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Suicide Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Suicide Room

    Kinga Preis, Agata Kulesza

    Released2011

    Directed byJan Komasa

    "Dominik is the product of a marriage driven by success and ambition between Andrzei, a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Cyberbully is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Cyberbully

    Emily Osment, Meaghan Rath

    Released2011

    Directed byCharles Binamé

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    A Girl Like Her is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    A Girl Like Her

    Lexi Ainsworth, Jimmy Bennet

    ReleasedMarch 27, 2015

    Directed byAmy S. Weber

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    21 Grams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    21 Grams

    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

    21 Grams is a 2003 American drama film directed by Mexican director Alejandro González... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Sin City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

    Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Suicide Club is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Suicide Club

    Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi

    Released2001

    Directed bySion Sono

    Suicide Club, known in Japan as Suicide Circle is a 2002 Japanese independent horror film that... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Heathers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Love Liza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Love Liza

    Kathy Bates, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released2002

    Directed byTodd Louiso

    Love Liza is a 2002 tragicomedy film directed by Todd Louiso and starring Philip Seymour... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Happening is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    The Happening

    Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2008

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Number 23 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    The Number 23

    Jim Carrey, Rhona Mitra

    Released2007

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    Chatroom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Chatroom

    Imogen Poots, Richard Madden

    Released2010

    Directed byHideo Nakata

    "When five teenagers meet online, innocent friendships are forged. But soon one dysfunctional... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Amadeus

    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon

    Released1984

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    Amadeus - Directors Cut is a 1984 biography drama film written by Peter Shaffer and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Suicide
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    Leaving Las Vegas

    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay

    Released1995

    Directed byMike Figgis

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