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List: Top 3 Movies About PTSD

List: Top 3 Movies About PTSD

This week on Episode 270 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by You Were Never Really Here, we discussed our top 3 movies about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is, obviously, a delicate and volatile problem for many people, so it needs to be handled well in film for it to make a real impact. There are some films that miss the mark, but others that have extraordinarily hit the bullseye – and those are the films that we focused on for our lists. On that note, what movies would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

**Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections**


1) The Master
2) The Deer Hunter
3) Brothers


1) The Master
2) Taxi Driver
3) First Blood


1) Manchester By the Sea
2) The Machinist
3) First Blood

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Born on the Fourth of July, Apocalypse Now, The Best Years of Our Lives, Jacob’s Ladder, In the Valley of Elah, Coming Home, The Fisher King, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Waltz with Bashir, Gran Torino, American Sniper, Shutter Island, The Hurt Locker, Mystic River, Monster Blue Ruin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Room, Short Term 12, The Hunger Games

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are many other films that cover PTSD that we probably missed that may have ended up on your list. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

Huge movie fanatic and InSession Film founder and owner. I pretend to know a lot about movies, but mostly I'm good at discussing them. My favorite movies include Shawshank Redemption, Warrior, Top Gun and Transformers (fav as a kid!). Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran

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