Watchworthy
7.7k voters

The Best Movies About Suicide

Updated March 31, 2021 16.4k votes 7.7k voters 664.5k views77 items

List RulesMovies must have suicide plot points.

Here is a list of the best suicide movies ever made, ranked by movie fans. This suicide movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about suicide are at the top of the list. There are many great movies about suicide and self-harm. 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 Netflix or other streaming service, these good suicide movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

Photo:
...more
  • 1
    645
    224

    The Virgin Suicides

    Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner

    Released1999

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    More The Virgin Suicides 

    #38 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time#305 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies

  • 2
    937
    259

    It's Kind of a Funny Story

    Emma Roberts, Viola Davis

    Released2010

    Directed byRyan Fleck, Anna Boden

  • 3
    643
    127

    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Weir

    More Dead Poets Society 

    #108 of 276 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#1 of 83 Great Movies That Take Place In Autumn

  • 4
    195
    75

    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

    More Ordinary People 

    #22 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes#229 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • 5
    376
    138

    Wristcutters: A Love Story

    Tom Waits, Leslie Bibb

    Released2006

    Directed byGoran Dukić

  • 6
    370
    115

    Seven Pounds

    Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

    Released2008

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    More Seven Pounds 

    #183 of 665 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#57 of 197 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

  • 7
    164
    43

    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Capra

    More It's a Wonderful Life 

    It's A Wonderful Life Is Not The Heartwarming Movie You Remember#173 of 246 The Best Rainy Day Movies

  • 8
    157
    51

    Leaving Las Vegas

    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay

    Released1995

    Directed byMike Figgis

    More Leaving Las Vegas 

    #23 of 139 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again#10 of 35 25+ Great Movies About Depressing Couples

  • 9
    162
    59

    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt

    Released1971

    Directed byHal Ashby

    More Harold and Maude 

    #171 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#7 of 75 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way

  • 10
    183
    77

    Million Dollar Baby

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released2004

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    More Million Dollar Baby 

    #66 of 1,184 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#43 of 92 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture

  • 11
    312
    164

    Romeo + Juliet

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd

    Released1996

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    More Romeo + Juliet 

    #51 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time#30 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies

  • 12
    1,692
    328

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev

    Released2012

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

    More The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

    #14 of 95 The Best Film Adaptations Of Young Adult Novels#30 of 53 The Best Coming of Age Movies About Boys

  • 13
    751
    120

    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder

    Released1999

    Directed byJames Mangold

    More Girl, Interrupted 

    #117 of 781 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#752 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • 14
    1,290
    260

    Suicide Room

    Kinga Preis, Agata Kulesza

    Released2011

    Directed byJan Komasa

  • 15
    1,145
    254

    Cyberbully

    Emily Osment, Meaghan Rath

    Released2011

    Directed byCharles Binamé

    More Cyberbully 

    #148 of 324 The Best Teen Movies Of All Time#19 of 64 The Best Movies About Bullying

  • 16
    458
    83

    A Girl Like Her

    Lexi Ainsworth, Jimmy Bennet

    ReleasedMarch 27, 2015

    Directed byAmy S. Weber

  • 17
    73
    39

    21 Grams

    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

    More 21 Grams 

    #18 of 32 30+ Great Movies About Depression in Women#80 of 157 The Best Movies About Tragedies

  • 18
    103
    66

    The Number 23

    Jim Carrey, Rhona Mitra

    Released2007

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    More The Number 23 

    #29 of 134 The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made#16 of 73 The Best Movies About Split Personalities

  • 19
    81
    55

    Suicide Club

    Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi

    Released2001

    Directed bySion Sono

  • 20
    42
    42

    Dead Man on Campus

    Alyson Hannigan, Poppy Montgomery

    Released1998

    Directed byAlan Cohn

    More Dead Man on Campus 

    #197 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#55 of 107 The Best Stoner Movies

  • 21
    346
    101

    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    More Heathers 

    #79 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies#7 of 71 The Greatest Female-Led Comedy Movies

  • 22
    94
    94

    Vertigo

    James Stewart, Kim Novak

    Released1958

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    More Vertigo 

    #53 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#45 of 370 The Best Movies Based On Books

  • 23
    282
    128

    Chatroom

    Imogen Poots, Richard Madden

    Released2010

    Directed byHideo Nakata

  • 24
    128
    42

    Before I Disappear

    Emmy Rossum, Ron Perlman

    Released2014

    Directed byShawn Christensen

  • 25
    50
    57

    Vanilla Sky

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2001

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    More Vanilla Sky 

    #300 of 306 The Greatest Movie Themes#37 of 100 The Best Movies Like Inception