Films for Depression - For Inspiration!

Sometimes, we all get so tired that we absolutely don't want anything else from this life. Work, family, relationships, home - these are the areas of life that suffer the most. But do not dare to succumb to sadness - we present to your attention a list of wonderful inspiring paintings and life-affirming films from depression in the comedy genre and not only for men and women!

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Frame from the comedy melodrama “500 Days of Summer”



Genre: biographical, drama, adventure

Producer: Jean-Marc Vallée

World Release: August 29, 2014

Premiere in Russia: April 9, 2015

Starred in the film: Reese Witherspoon (Cheryl), Gaby Hoffmann (Amy), Laura Dern (Bobby), Kin Mack Rey (Leaf), Thomas Sadoski (Paul) and others.

Rating: 7.1

The plot is based on the autobiography of the famous writer Cheryl Streid. This is a novel about how not to lose heart and find yourself real.

This is a story about a young 26-year-old girl Cheryl, who decided to travel alone to recover from a prolonged depression and not to plunge into this state even deeper. She survived the death of her mother and separation from her husband, and drowned out the pain with drugs and alcohol. But at one point Cheryl leaves the comfort zone, packs up her backpack and begins a trekking journey across America ...

Groundhog Day


Genre: comedy fantasy

Producer: Harold Ramis

World Release: February 4, 1993

Premiere in Russia: January 6, 1995

Starred in the film: Bill Murray (Phil), Chris Elliott (Larry), Andy MacDowell (Rita) and others.

Rating: 8.1

During the filming, Bill Murray was bitten several times by a groundhog.

Every year, meteorologist Phil Connors celebrates Groundhog Day in Panksatoni. This time everything was as usual, only when he woke up, Phil discovered that he was on the same day, and everything repeats itself over and over again. What should he do to finally escape from this day?

Knockin 'on Heaven


Genre: drama comedy

Producer: Thomas Yang

World Release: February 20, 1997

Starred in the film: Til Schweiger (Martin Brest), Jan Jozev Lifers (Rudy Wurlicer), Thierry Werwek (Hank) and others.

Rating: 8.6

The main characters were named after the famous director and famous screenwriter.

The main characters meet each other in the hospital, where they are given a fatal diagnosis. But both do not become discouraged, they have a goal for which the heroes run away from the hospital - to get to the sea. On the way there, they steal a car, rob a bank - and all this time the mafia and the police have been hunting for them.

Healer Adams


Genre: drama comedy

Producer: Tom Shadyak

World Release: October 21, 1998

Starred in the film: Robin Williams (Hunter), Monica Potter (Corinne) and others.

Rating: 7.9

The plot of the film is taken from the biography of a real person - Hunter Patch Adams.

Healer Adams is not an ordinary doctor at all - he goes to a psychiatric hospital where he discovers, thanks to her patient, that the best medicine in the world is a laugh that will definitely save anyone.

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And in my soul I dance


Genre: drama comedy

Producer: Damien O'Donnell

World Release: October 10, 2004

Starred in the film: James McAvoy (Rory), Stephen Robertson (Michael Connelly), Romola Garay (Shevon) and others.

Rating: 8.1

In preparation for the role, James McAvoy spent time with people with muscular dystrophy.

Michael spent most of his life in a wheelchair while in a house for the disabled. But this house gave him an unusual acquaintance with Rory, who was confined to a wheelchair like him. He cannot move, which does not bother him - Rory continues to enjoy life. Soon, Michael himself realizes that the world is full of joys and bright colors.

Between heaven and earth


Genre: romance, comedy

Producer: Mark waters

World Release: September 16, 2005

Premiere in Russia: November 24, 2005

Starred in the film: Reese Witherspoon (Elizabeth), Mark Ruffalo (David), Donal Log (Jack) and others.

Rating: 7.6

Comedy is great for women looking for a soul mate.

The film is based on the book by Mark Levy "And if this is true?".

Elizabeth is hit by a car, but she does not die, but becomes a ghost. Meanwhile, David settles in her apartment, who, for some reason, can see the girl, unlike others. It turns out that Liz is in a coma, and relatives are about to disconnect her from the apparatus that supports life. Now David will have to save the girl - after all, strong feelings ensued between them that can prevail over all troubles.

Little Miss Happiness


Genre: comedy

Producer: Jonathan Dayton

World Release: January 20, 2006

Starred in the film: Abigail Breslin (Olive), Tony Collette (Cheryl), Paul Dano (Dwayne) and others.

Rating: 7.5

For those overtaken by the autumn depression, this film will definitely cheer you up!

Little Olive dreams of becoming a winner of the contest “Little Miss Happiness”, her parents fully support the girl in her quest, but don’t expect help from them. The whole family needs to go to sunny California so that the girl’s dream comes true. During the trip, strange and funny things happen to the family ...

Until I played in the box


Genre: comedy, drama

Producer: Rob Rainer

World Release: December 6, 2007

Premiere in Russia: March 6, 2008

Starred in the film: Jack Nicholson (Edward), Morgan Freeman (Carter) and others.

Rating: 8.0

The script for the film was written in just 2 weeks.

A billionaire and a simple mechanic are found in a hospital ward. Both have one diagnosis - cancer. Edward makes a to-do list, which he did not have time to do, and Carter motivates him to do all the things from this list. Two people in a terminally ill state do desperate things and go on grand trips.

Always say yes"


Genre: comedy

Producer: Peyton reed

World Release: December 9, 2008

Premiere in Russia: January 15, 2009

Starred in the film: Jim Carrey (Carl), Zoe Deschanel (Alison), Bradley Cooper (Peter) and others.

Rating: 7.8

Jim Carrey and Zoe Deschanel celebrate their birthday on the same day - January 17th.

This is a great inspirational movie for self-development. Karl is depressed: he is unsociable, does not get along well with others, and he answers categorically “no” to all vital questions. The hero attends a seminar where he makes a deal - now he must say yes to everyone. And life is getting better: he meets a girl with whom he immediately falls in love.



Genre: comedy

Producer: Todd Phillips

World Release: May 30, 2009

Premiere in Russia: June 11, 2009

Starred in the film: Bradley Kupper (Phil), Ed Helms (Stuart), Justin Bart (Doug Billings) and others.

Rating: 7.7

The film is definitely suitable for men preparing for the wedding, and tells what happens if you drink too much at the bachelor party ...

As a child, three pairs of infants were used, as well as a mannequin.

Friends made a loud bachelor party in Las Vegas. But in the morning it turned out that none of them remembered anything. Meanwhile, they did a lot of things: an unknown child sits in the closet, a tiger in the bathroom. Now friends have to remember what they did the day before.

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500 days of Summer


Genre: romance, comedy

Producer: Mark Webb

World Release: January 17, 2009

Premiere in Russia: October 22, 2009

Starred in the film: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Tom), Zoe Deschanel (Summer), Chloe Moretz (Rachel) and others.

Rating: 7.6

The film is perfect for depression after breaking up.

Interesting fact: The color correction in the comedy was made to match the color of the eyes of Zoe Deschanel.

Tom works at a greeting card agency. Once in their office a new employee appears - Summer. The hero understands that she is "the same." Their relationship lasted 500 days, at the end of which both radically change their outlook on life. Tom understands that the path to happiness is difficult, and only a bright future lies ahead.

Knight of the Day


Genre: comedy, action

Producer: James mangold

World Release: June 16, 2010

Premiere in Russia: June 24, 2010

Starred in the film: Tom Cruise (Roy), Cameron Diaz (June) and others.

Rating: 7.0

Few people know that 7 bulls that were involved in the film escaped from the set in Spain.

The lonely girl June at the airport meets charming Roy. It turned out that Roy is a secret agent, and now the couple will have to escape from bandits who dream of stealing a certain battery that can become a powerful weapon, and at the same time fall in love with each other.

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End to end


Genre: comedy

Producer: Todd Phillips

World Release: October 31, 2010

Premiere in Russia: November 4, 2010

Starred in the film: Robert Downey Jr. (Peter), Zach Halifianakis (Ethan) and others.

Rating: 7.3

The White Bulldog also appeared in another film directed by Todd Phillips- "The Hangover".

An inspirational travel film about Peter who is about to become a father and who is in a nervous state. Peter was joined by an arrogant actor whom the man, to put it mildly, cannot stand, and a French bulldog.

1 + 1, The Untouchables


Genre: drama comedy

Producer: Olivier Nakash, Eric Toledano

World Release: September 23, 2011

Premiere in Russia: April 26, 2012

Starred in the film: Francois Cluse (Philippe), Omar C (Driss) and others.

Rating: 8.8

The film is based on a documentary about the paralyzed Philippe Pozzo Di Borgo and his assistant from the suburbs.

The paralyzed aristocrat Philip hires Driss as his assistants, who did not aspire to work - he needed a refusal for benefits. But, having begun to help Philip, Driss begins to understand all the values ​​of the world, as well as bring adventure and joy to his life.

Inadequate people


Genre: comedy, romance

Producer: Roman Karimov

World Release: November 17, 2011

Premiere in Russia: January 13, 2011

Starred in the film: Ilya Lyubimov (Vitaliy), Ingrid Olerinskaya (Kristina), Evgeny Tsyganov (Pavel Kozlov) and others.

Rating: 7.7

Not only foreign comedies will be able to cheer you up, but also Russian ones. One such comedy is the film "Inadequate People."

This role was the debut for Ingrid Olerinsky, who, moreover, received it by accident.

Vitaly moved to Moscow, where he met new people: with the eccentric seventeen-year-old schoolgirl neighbor Christina, with a lascivious boss at a new job. But, realizing that he does not like it here, he leaves for his hometown. But only during his stay in Moscow he became so close to Christina that he seemed to fall in love ...

Silver Linings Playbook


Genre: comedy

Producer: David O. Russell

World Release: September 8, 2012

Premiere in Russia: November 22, 2012

Starred in the film: Bradley Cooper (Pat), Jennifer Lawrence (Tiffany), Robert De Niro (Pat St.) and others.

Rating: 7.2

Another positive comedy, proving that after parting, you do not need to be sad. For her role in the film, Jennifer Lawrence received the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Pat spends 8 months in a psychiatric hospital, after which he returns home, and at the same time tries to establish relations with his ex-wife. But one day he meets Tiffany, who, like him, was undergoing rehabilitation in the hospital after the death of her husband. This meeting changes his life.

I can do anything


Genre: comedy

Producer: Terry Jones

World Release: August 12, 2015

Premiere in Russia: November 19, 2015

Starred in the film: Simon Pegg (Neil), Robin Williams (Dennis), Kate Beckinsale (Katherine) and others.

Rating: 6.1

For Robin Williams, the film was the last of his career. The actor died a year before the release of the picture.

The aliens endow the ordinary earthling of the Nile with unusual abilities - now everything he wants is coming true. For Earth, this is the last chance for survival, because if the Nile does not prove that he is worthy of these forces, then the planet will end ...

Beauty on her head


Genre: comedy

Producer: Abby Cohn, Mark Silverstein

World Release: April 19, 2018

Premiere in Russia: July 24, 2018

Starred in the film: Amy Schumer (Renee), Michelle Williams (Avery), Tom Hopper (Grant) and others.

Rating: 6.4

The film was attended by the dog Amy Schumer, with whom the actress talked in breaks.

All her life, Rene did not like her body and she was in eternal attempts to change him. Once she falls off an exercise bike, and after she regains consciousness, she begins to think that she is now an incredible beauty. Only now, nothing really changed in it.

These life-affirming and inspirational films of the comedy genre from depression for women and for men will help to cope with any troubles, once again believe in life and not give in to despondency, and everyone will find on this list what he will like.

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