The bp Magazine and bpHope online communities are avid viewers of movies portraying bipolar. Here are their picks for the top five dramas and biopics:
#1 All She Ever Wanted (1996)
When a young woman Rachel (Marcia Cross) with bipolar, and her husband Joe (James Marshall) are refused the opportunity to adopt a baby, they endeavor to have their own. With a strong desire for a baby and against the advice of her doctor, Rachel stops her lithium and gets pregnant. The entire pregnancy is fraught with challenges.
#2 The Dark Horse (2014)
The award-winning film tells the true story of Genesis Potini (Cliff Curtis), a New Zealand chess champ with bipolar disorder who volunteers to coach a group of disadvantaged youth. The Dark Horse is hailed as “one of the greatest New Zealand films ever made.”
#4 Pollock (2000)
The biographical film—starring Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden—portrays Jackson Pollock’s life of art, addiction and love. The abstract expressionist was famous for his distinctive style of drip painting. Throughout his life, Pollock struggled with alcoholism and while the term bipolar was not used in the film, the illness is implied.
#5 Vincent & Theo (1990)
The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh (Tim Roth) is broadened by capturing the essence of his brother Theodore (Paul Rhys), who, believing in the genius of his brother, sacrificed much in his life in order to support the his work.
via bpHope – bp Magazine Community