Re: What episodes of TNG should I watch before First Contact?
I would also include Family and The Drumhead to Dream's list. Both show the effects and denial Picard went through leading up to the movie.
Absolutely, 100% agree with this recommendation. I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned 'Family.' And I can't praise 'The Drumhead' enough for eluding to Picard's trauma - really, really well done.
"Life is islands of ecstasy in an ocean of ennui, and after the age of thirty land is seldom seen. At best we wander from one much-worn sandbar to the next, soon familiar with each grain of sand we see..."
The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart