Best Mental Health-Related Movies You Should Watch

Movies are the visual description of what the community needs, wants, and wishes for. It depicts the lives of every community in the world. When it comes to personal topics like mental health, disorders, and other mind and body-related issues, many movies portray the same with great efficiency and accuracy, while some are way too different from what reality is. Here is the list of the best mental health-related movies that people should watch.

1. Mind Mera Mind

Directed and written by Harsh Agarwal, this movie revolves around the topic of mental health issues faced by the gay community. The lead actor is played by Raghav Sharma, while Harshini Misra acts as Anxiety Aunty, Karan Sonic acts as Insomnia, Shaurya Shah is self-doubt, Saamit Gupta acts as Vijay’s friend, Jagriti Pandey represents loneliness, Naman Kapoor plays as Toxic Masculinity, Gautam Arora is depression Bhaiya and Pew Banerjee is the lead actor’s therapist. Pew Banerjee is also the assistant director of this film. This film tells us the importance of therapy as well as the importance of good influence in our life.

Harsh Agarwal’s films are known for their strong message to the viewers. His previous movie Vaidya says it all. Produced by Niraj Chori, an established and well-known producer who worked on various critically and internationally acclaimed movies like Shadows and Sisak, this movie is partnering up with Grindr, Scratched Stories, The Qknit, Humans of Queer, and Razorpod for spreading the message of mental health to its community members.

The lead character is played by social media influencer and content creator Raghav Sharma. Various other actors – a mix of community members and allies play other roles. Harshini Misra plays Anxiety Aunty, Karan Sonic comes as Insomnia, Shaurya Shah is self-doubt, Saamit Gupta plays the role of a friend as Vijay, Jagriti Pandey personify loneliness, Naman Kapoor acts as Toxic Masculinity, Gautam Arora is depression Bhaiya and Pew Banerjee who is also the assistant director of the film is seen as the therapists.

2.Cop Secret

Cop Secretis an Icelandic film that twirls around a cop who cannot accept his sexuality. Hannes Þór Halldórsson directs the movie and starcasts Auðunn Blöndal, Egill Einarsson, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, and Vivian Ólafsdóttir. Auðunn Blöndal is a tough cop, investigating the string of bank robberies, who falls in love with his new partner. It was a nominee of the Best Film at the Locarno International Film festival. This film also won the award for the Best Feature Film Debut at Nordic Film Days Lubeck.

3. LUZ
The movie is written, directed, and produced by Jon Garcia. The story is about two boys named Carlos and Ruben who meet each other in a prison cell. Ultimately, Carlos becomes the mentor of Ruben and then his lover. Both of them end up developing affection for each other. Soon Carlos is released from prison and goes back to living his life. Years later, when Ruben gets out of prison, he again gets back to Carlos. None of them can decide it was just a hookup due to their loneliness or are still in love. And now they are left in a dilemma whether they will move forward mutually or not.
4. Hello, Stranger: The Movie

The Romcom movie written by Daniel Saniana and directed by Dwein Baltazar. The story is about the two boys Xavier and Mico, who meet in a writing camp. The movie depicts the complete phase of Xavier and Mico from being strangers to lovers and then again to strangers. But both of them are wandered by the surrounding people in different directions. The chemistry between the actors is fantastic, and the whole movie feels like an emotional rollercoaster that appears to be a perfect blend of laughter, pain, and love. Each one of us could relate to this movie at one point or the other.

5. Palmer

A delightful story written by Cheryl Guerriero and directed by Fisher Stevens shows the friendship bond of the former convict and the boy from a troubled home. Starcast of the movie include Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, and Alisha Wainwright in Film. In the beginning, the movie appears to be quite dull but becomes engaging and enjoyable as it progresses. The story portrays Palmer, the lead character who tries to rebuild his life after his sins and develops a great bond with the neighbor’s son. The film was a nominee for the Best Drama film at Golden Trailer Awards.

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