Psychology movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychology movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, serious, clever, suspense, interesting and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with psychology, storytelling, mentor, twists & turns, police investigation, dialogue, catastrophe, murder, blood and greed plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychology: The Sixth Sense (1999), Mindhunter (2017), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Lie to Me (2009), The Butterfly Effect (2004), The Jacket (2005), Shutter Island (2010), Session 9 (2001), Identity (2003), The Game (1997).

List of psychology movies

 8.1
 854K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, psychology, afterlife, supernatural ability, death, psychic, psychic power, psychiatrist, psychologist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 8.6
 178K
Mindhunter (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
Style: psycho film, idiotic, bleak
Plot: serial killer, psychology, psychopath, police investigation, criminal psychologist, fbi, fbi agent, killings, rapist, murderer, interview, prison ...
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, murder, crime, fbi, psychology, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois ...
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 8.0
 105K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, uncover truth, deception, human nature, investigation, talented, dishonesty, team, workplace situations, crimes, crime investigation, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, haunted by the past, life philosophy, supernatural ability, psychology, child abuse, diary, love, altering history, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
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 7.1
 104K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural ability, supernatural, haunted by the past, mental institution, memory loss, psychology, mentally unstable, murder, life is a bitch, time loop, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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 8.1
 1.0M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, plot twist, uncover truth, mental illness, losing-it hero, delusion, psychiatrist, island ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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 6.4
 50K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, mind game, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, rivalry, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.3
 212K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psycho film, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, motel, psychology, isolation, investigation, stranded, dissociative identity disorder, coincidence, death, psychiatrist, split personality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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 7.8
 319K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, manipulation, businessman, psychology, game, surveillance, scheme, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.5
 9K
Being Erica (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Being Erica is a Canadian comedy-drama television series that aired on CBC from January 5, 2009 to December 12, 2011. Created by Jana Sinyor, the series was originally announced by the CBC as The Session, but was retitled Being Erica before ...
Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, clever, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: therapy, changing the past or future, self discovery, time travel, road not taken, introspection, destiny, hopes, psychology, thirtysomething life, haunted by the past, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 6.6
 16K
Experimenter (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: psychology, experiment, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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 8.0
 670K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, hallucinations, paranoia, mental illness, losing-it hero, surrealism, rivalry, parents and children, ballerina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, police detective, killings, psychology, torture, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Perfect Strangers (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a dinner, a group of friends decide to share whatever text message or phone call they will receive during the evening - and all hell breaks loose.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, talky, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, psychology, friendship, family problems, secrets, game, under the surface, dialogue driven, husband wife relationship, dinner party, character study, gay ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new jersey
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 6.6
 51K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, police investigation, psychology, murder mystery, profiler, psychopath, crimes, police detective, twists & turns, crime, agoraphobia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
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 6.6
 172K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, macabre, twist ending, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, psychology, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi river, mississippi, tennessee, new york state
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The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, prison, human nature, university, teachers and students, confined, experiment, student, prison life, disorder, experiment gone awry, human experiment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, obsession, violence against women, psychology, depression, psychiatrist, cheating wife, mental illness, infidelity, train, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
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 5.0
 67K
The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, insomnia, psychology, ghost, estate, danger, domestic disturbance, evil, supernatural, delusion, research, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 13K
Gypsy (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.
Style: sexy, psychological, suspense, captivating, cliffhanger
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, bisexual, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, psychology, lesbian love, lgbt, double life, psychiatrist, jealousy, unrequited love, lesbian couple ...
Place: manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, connecticut
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 6.1
 94K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: mind bending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranoia, psychologist, psychology, survival, ocean or sea, underwater, ocean, danger, supernatural, first contact, adventure, alien ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
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The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a world where past meets present and the present gets lost in time, reality is blurred for 5 College psychology students who are pushing all boundaries during an ESP experiment over a lost weekend...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, psychology, supernatural, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past, danger, losing-it hero, deadly, violence, drugs/alcohol, gory, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.2
 42K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, twist ending, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, youth, psychologist, claustrophobia, danger, twists & turns, bunker, psychology, isolation, mystery, school, survival ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales, england
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 7.2
 41K
Marnie (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Marnie is a beautiful kleptomaniac who is in love with businessman Mark Rutland. Marnie who is a compulsive thief is being watched by her new boss Mark who suspects her of stealing from him and thus decides to blackmail her in the most unusual way. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: suicide attempt, honeymoon, horse, psychology, thief, robbery, kleptomania, blackmail, obsession, romance, cons and scams, mysterious character ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 6.4
 49K
The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, prison, human nature, psychology, experiment gone awry, confined, switching roles, violence, danger, brutality, punishment, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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 8.0
 544K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, mind bending, bleak ...
Plot: time travel, insanity, paranoia, plague, social misfits, post apocalyptic, changing the past or future, alternate reality, save the world, time loop, apocalypse, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, usa, baltimore
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The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, talky, surprise ending ...
Plot: immortality, professor, philosophy, hidden identity, society, religion, christianity, mistaken identity, legends and myths, psychology, impersonating, memory ...
Time: middle ages, prehistory, prehistoric, contemporary, 21st century ...
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 6.0
 2K
Bliss (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Joseph and Maria are married for six months and Maria still has never had an orgasm with her husband. They begin to visit mysterious doctor Baltazar who teaches them how to reach ecstasy in sex.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, neurotic, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sex therapist, marriage, infidelity, psychology, betrayal, starting over, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse, sexual arousal, hospital, depression, doctor ...
Time: 90s
Place: vancouver, seattle washington, australia
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 6.3
 11K
WHAT / IF (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: In this neo-noir thriller series, a pair of cash-strapped newlyweds accept a lucrative but morally dubious offer from a mysterious female benefactor.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, twists and turns
Plot: couple relations, psychology, neo-noir, blonde, anthology, power, marriage, sex, money, business, money problems, nothing goes right ...
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