10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain

Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain

Bollywood or Hollywood, cinema is one of the best ways to let your thoughts reverberate through the universe. Time and again, both the industries have made an attempt to traverse the genres unknown and succeeded in the endeavors of doing the same.

Mental health is one such issue which has been explored in artistic format and presented before the audience.

Therefore, for those times, when you feel you are lonely, just watch these beautiful stories unfold on celluloid.

It is nothing to be ashamed or scared of, and the way the characters in these movies grow with life, let love and hope blossom inside you too.

We are specifically listing down those movies, that chart out the critical aspects of being sad and down beautifully, but at the same time do not go down the technical and serious route which bogs down everyone.

Here are the movies that showcase happiness and radiate positivity.

 1. Dear Zindagi

Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-Dear Zindagi     

The first one which should be on the list for the mere fact that someone finally thought of making a movie on the dilemmas and depression that the younger generation faces, due to the apathy of people around, and sometimes the generation indifferences induced by the society which distances them from even their parents.

Alia Bhatt’s character was someone we could all relate to, and Shah Rukh Khan’s therapy session helped us all in some way or the other, during the runtime of the movie.

Watch it to soothe your bruised self, you will come out smiling at the end of it. It’s a start of something good, in Bollywood, who has not yet witnessed a mature attempt to tackle mental issues.

2. A Beautiful Mind

Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-A Beautiful Mind 

The biography of a mathematics genius John Nash who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and later on battled it and emerged like a phoenix, to win a Nobel and world acclaim, this movie deserves to be on this list for the sheer positive influence that it exudes and the message it puts forward.

Nothing can beat you in life you choose to beat the monster that is inside you. You are the one who has to decide the course of life it should take.

3. Benny & Joon

 Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-Benny &Joon

We have always been shown that if a person is suffering from deep disorders of the mind, the subject should always be a serious one, and the idea of showing the person in a romantic relationship will not be an acceptable one.

However, when you watch this supremely endearing movie, you would believe that love is nothing short of a miracle that finds way everywhere, even in the hearts of those who are tearing up inside and fill them with the beauty of the feeling.

4. Truly, Madly, Deeply

 Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-Truly, Madly, Deeply

This is a beautiful movie about love and loss, humorous and grieving in equal aspect, and endearing as a whole. A woman who is recovering from a great loss, with her emotions going haywire, and a man who slowly tackles her and loves her no matter what.

This is a beautiful movie that looks into the numerous aspects and multi-faceted layers of human emotions, and the healing powers that love and patience brings along.

5. 50 First Dates

 Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-50 First Dates

This movie showcases the effects of Amnesia in the most heartrending way. How it doesn’t just affect the ones suffering from it, but also their loved ones, who have to love them no matter what, even though they do not remember the moments and the love.

A guy who enacts his romance and affliction every time to ask the love of his life every day. He takes her out for a first date, every single time, and this is the unwavering love that brings a smile to the face of the one who is watching the movie.

6. Inside Out

Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-Inside out 

Watch this movie and fall in love with the personification of various emotions that it brings forth. You will absolutely feel like hugging each and every emotion, and later on, smile when you feel that each of those lives inside you and is a part of you.

This is one movie which can uplift you and make you smile when your mind seems to feel ill at ease.

7. Perks Of Being A Wallflower

 Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-Perks Of Being A Wallflower

This movie too tackles the concept of Depression and PTSD well and is surreal in the way it brings forth the stark reality of those who suffer from it.

However, it also shows how can one overcome and how good humans and feelings can make one gather the strength to get rid of it and take positive steps towards the wonder that life is.

8. Finding Neverland

Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-Finding Neverland 

Switch this on, watch and cry as much as your allowing you. This is a beautiful movie that defines human emotions and the complexities that feelings bring forth. Watch it and let its beauty wash over you.

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It carves out the troubles of a young mind, and how to overcome them too. And also, that it all comes down to love, understanding, and love of those around you.

9. The Silver Linings Playbook

 Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-The Silver Linings Playbook

Get inside the mind of Pat who has just come out of a mental institution, but has a delightful way of looking at things and people around him.

He has a therapist who advises him to have an extramarital affair, an estranged wife who might be coming back and a theory, that it is a mission given to him by God, to be physically fit and emotionally literate.

This movie will certainly bring a smile on your face.

10. Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind

 Cafe Counsel - 10 Hollywood and Bollywood Movies on Mental Health That Will Heal Your Pain-Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind

If you are someone who is going through a breakup, you should definitely watch this one, for broken relationships to leave their mark.

Two people come into a relationship with each other, unaware of the fact that they were in a relationship earlier too, which ended up on a bitter note, and the memories of which have been removed by medics.

Amazing, aren’t they? Take a break from life, slow down the pace, and let these beautiful pieced of delightful cinema entice you, from the first scene.

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