Published Updated

Finest Portrayals of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Film

In alphabetical order; I'm not a fan of every film that's listed here but, even if I'm not a fan of the film itself, if it's listed, it means that I think it, at the very least, does an effective job portraying the disorder. Feel free to make as many suggestions of fictional films as you'd like but, if I haven't seen the film, I won't add it to the list unless you back up your suggestion with support/an explanation, so please provide one regardless (unless it's a film that you know, with certainty, that I've seen, due to having read a review that I wrote of it or for some other reason). Furthermore, feel free to argue against any…

  • Antwone Fisher
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Babadook
  • The Beautiful Country
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Big Wednesday
  • Birdy
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • Brothers
  • The Color Purple
  • Combat Shock
  • Come and See
  • Coming Home
  • Communion
  • Creepy
  • Cutter's Way
  • Dead of Night
  • Dead Presidents
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Detachment
  • Dheepan
  • Disorder
  • Dream Boy
  • The Edge of Love
  • Eureka
  • Fearless
  • First Blood
  • The Fisher King
  • Fortune and Men's Eyes
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Goat
  • Good Will Hunting
  • The Guest
  • Halloween II
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harsh Times
  • Heaven & Earth
  • The Hurt Locker
  • In the Valley of Elah
  • It Follows
  • Jacknife
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Johnny Got His Gun
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Love & Mercy
  • Macbeth
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Magdalene Sisters
  • Man on Fire
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Maniac
  • Manic
  • Marnie
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Martyrs
  • The Master
  • The Messenger
  • Ms .45
  • My Dog Skip
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Mystic River
  • Oranges and Sunshine
  • Ordinary People
  • The Pawnbroker
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Piper
  • Possession
  • Prisoners
  • Punisher: War Zone
  • Repulsion
  • Reign Over Me
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Room
  • Ryan's Daughter
  • Shutter Island
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Sleepers
  • Speak
  • Spotlight
  • Straw Dogs
  • Sully
  • Taxi Driver
  • Thriller: A Cruel Picture
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Twist
  • Upstream Color
  • Vertigo
  • The War at Home
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • The Orphanage
  • The Others
  • Bullhead
  • Forgotten