Most Popular Bipolar Disorder Movies and TV Shows
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53. The Boys Next Door (1996 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Jack Palmer is a social worker whose job has taken precedence over his personal life. Mainly, his job is to help four mentally challenged men live regular lives in a home. They consist of: ... See full summary »
55. Behind Locked Doors (1948)
Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A well-known judge has become a fugitive from the police, with a large reward on his head. A reporter believes that the judge is hiding in a private sanitarium, so she seeks out a private ... See full summary »
56. Cause of Death: Unknown (2017)
85 min | Documentary, Thriller
After her sister died suddenly and unexpectedly while being treated with prescription antipsychotics, director Anniken Hoel begins a global investigation into the crimes of the ... See full summary »
57. The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012)
TV-14 | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as "The Black Dahlia".
58. Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary
Stephen Fry presents this documentary exploring the disease of manic depression; a little understood but potentially devastating condition affecting an estimated two percent of the ... See full summary »
60. Bonkers (2005)
83 min | Comedy, Drama
Bonnie, a nine-year-old single child, is part of a family of three living in the Netherlands. They have a love of elephants, passed on by Bonnie's grandfather's grandfather who worked on a ... See full summary »
61. All She Ever Wanted (1996 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
The Stockmans are the perfect couple...young, successful, and deeply in love...but they have one problem: They want children. Since Rachel suffers from severe bi-polar disorder that has to ... See full summary »
105 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
This documentary, on the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, is told through his letters to his brother Theo, from 1872 until his tragic death. We gain first hand insight into the man, his motivations, and his humanity.
Votes: 346 | Gross: $1.58M
69. Em (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
Instinctive mutual attraction brings Josh and Amanda together, but when that initial attraction blossoms into a rich romance, and the two decide to start a new life and a home together, secrets from the past emerge.
70. Up/Down (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the... See full summary »
72. Lily's Mom (2011)
102 min | Drama, Family
Mary Jones is married to a sociopath, has a shady boss, has no loyal friends and has a dysfunctional family. She has bad healthcare and crippling headaches. Trying to protect her little ... See full summary »
73. The Polar Boy (2016)
97 min | Drama
Mattias is a young talented photographer in his final year of secondary school, who has a dream to become a student of the Berlin Arts Academy. He unexpectedly falls in love with a wild ... See full summary »
74. Die Welt der Wunderlichs (2016)
103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Mimi lives in a difficult family: hyperactive son Felix, a chaotic ex-husband and a gambling father. Felix registers her for a casting show abroad. The prize could amortize their debts, so she decides to go. And the others want to join.
75. Perfect Revolution (2017)
117 min | Drama
Kuma has cerebral palsy and physically disabled. Being in a wheelchair has meant that he has not been able to satiate his desire for sex. Yet, he strives to change the situation and instill... See full summary »
76. Don't Blame Jack
Short | Post-production
Manic-depressive Jack must find a way to leave his manic highs behind him. Can the dullness of ordinary life ever compare to the magic of mania? And is sanity and stability really worth the sacrifice?
77. Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (1990 TV Movie)
46 min | Documentary, Biography
The tragic life and career of two-time Oscar winner Viviemn Leigh, who battled tuberculosis and manic-depression but always remained a star.
78. The Two Sisters (2007)
Lannie and Kellie are very close to each other. When university classmates start becoming friends with Kellie, Lannie feels threatened and finds a way to eliminate the problem. Kellie is "the nice one," but also has wicked tendencies.
42 min | Short
Mental illness and creativity have been linked for many years. In this film eight artists who struggle with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other brain disorders talk candidly about how... See full summary »
Director: Philip Brubaker
83. Bipolar: A Narration of Manic Depression (2011)
35 min | Short, Drama
An experimental short movie, entirely shot in split screen. It follows a manic-depressive author called Andrew Gony. The movie shows Andrew in both mental stages, to visualize that the split screen is used.
85. Queer Streets (2007)
40 min | Short
A short documentary that takes a hip, gritty look at the reality of life on the street for kids with three strikes against them: They're young. They're gay. They're homeless. Queer youth ... See full summary »
87. Can (II) (2012)
36-year-old Vietnamese-American, Can Truong was raised to be strong-minded. He was a model student aspiring to be a doctor one day and got into the University of Chicago. At the University ... See full summary »
88. Angel Unaware: The Tara Cole Story (2007)
90 min | Drama
In August 2006, Tara Denise Cole was brutally murdered by two men who wanted to have "some fun" torturing homeless people. While people often referred to her as "the homeless woman who was ... See full summary »
89. Mad Dash (2019)
Short, Drama, Romance
About a friendship that took place in romantic settings in Europe during 1986, and the onset of bipolar disorder the following year. The purpose of the story is to entertain and offer mental health education.
90. 12th Annual Prism Awards (2008 TV Special)
The Annual PRISM Awards recognize accurate depictions of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and addiction in entertainment, including television, feature film, video, music, music videos, and graphic novels.
92. Roger (II) (2014)
13 min | Documentary, Short
This film tells the story of Roger, an Orange County resident who, plagued by bipolar disorder and a difficult past, struggles to overcome the demons that keep him from the satisfying, independent life of his dreams.
93. Shmulik Kraus: Behind Blue Eyes (2014)
66 min | Documentary, Drama, Music
Shmulik Kraus is considered the founding father of modern Israeli music, a controversial figure. Five decades of creative work intertwined with madness, jail time and violence, this film ... See full summary »
96. A Tire on the Road (2008)
R | Short, Drama
After Lawrence picks up a bipolar girl with a flat tire, he takes her to Las Vegas to see his favorite band. However, after hours of excessive alcohol, she does the unthinkable. Based on true events.
Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
A Private Life
TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama
A gay couple is attacked and one of them is killed, causing controversy among the family and a confession to be made.
Law & Order (1990–2010)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A woman detonates a bomb in a parking garage, and prosecutors suspect she was acting under orders of a charismatic cult leader.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Better Off Dead
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The CSIs dig to find the truth about how a recent shootout at a gun store might connect to a young woman who may have committed suicide.