Infinitely Polar Bear is a 2014 film that looks at a family living in 1970s Boston with a father diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When the mom chooses to go to business school to increase her job options, the dad is left in charge of caring for their two daughters, creating a scenario that tests the family unit.
Ordinary People is a 1980 film about a family coming to terms with the death of their older son, and offers insightful commentary on grief within a family unit.
Postcards from the Edge is a 1980 film that looks at a substance-using actress and her struggle to get back into the acting game, while trying to manage her relationship with her famous and alcoholic mother.
Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 drama that follows the story of Susanna, a young woman hospitalized after a suicide attempt. While inpatient, Susanna meets a host of characters, and we get a glimpse of what a psychiatric hospitalization was like in the 1960s.