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, suspense, clever, intense, interesting and serious films and TV shows about / with psychology, storytelling, mentor, greed, brutality, twists & turns, police investigation, blood, dialogue and obsession plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychology: Identity (2003), The Sixth Sense (1999), Fight Club (1999), Lie to Me (2009), Mindhunter (2017), Shutter Island (2010), Sybil (1976), Black Swan (2010), The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014), The Girl on the Train (2016).

List of psychology movies

 7.3
 207K
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, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychology, investigation, crime, isolation, coincidence, motel, stranded, murder mystery, psychiatrist, death, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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 8.1
 834K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, mystery, afterlife, psychology, psychic, death, untimely death, fear, tragic event, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: biting, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, insomnia, split personality, violence, social misfits, life philosophy, fighting the system, loneliness, nihilism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 8.0
 103K
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: investigation, uncover truth, deception, riddles and clues, talented, research, human nature, dishonesty, crimes, team, interrogation, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 8.5
 119K
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: idiotic, psycho film, bleak
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, psychology, killings, fbi, fbi agent, criminal psychologist, rapist, island, trap, acid ...
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 8.1
 989K
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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 8.0
 6K
Sybil (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 198 min.
Story: The true story of a young woman named Sybil, whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed at least 13 different personalities.
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, psychology, mental illness, child abuse, split personality, child molestation, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, psychologist, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
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 8.0
 648K
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, surreal, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, insanity, mental illness, dancer's life, mentally unstable, hallucinations, showbiz, rivalry, parents and children, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, experiment gone awry, ghost, supernatural, deadly, haunted by the past, danger, losing-it hero, violence, gory, drugs/alcohol, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, psychiatrist, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Place: new york, london
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 6.6
 49K
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, psychopath, profiler, police investigation, police detective, crime, psychology, twists & turns, violence, maniac, agoraphobia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
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 7.1
 103K
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, enigmatic, surreal, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural, supernatural ability, mental institution, memory loss, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, murder, experiment, imaginary, destiny, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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 6.5
 49K
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, haunted by the past, mind game, rivalry, mentally unstable, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.9
 12K
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, captivating, suspense, cliffhanger
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, double life, psychiatrist, obsession, psychology, female protagonist, love, sexuality, neo noir, dark past, investigation, unrequited love ...
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, connecticut
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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: changing the past or future, therapy, time travel, self discovery, road not taken, introspection, hopes, destiny, thirtysomething life, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 6.6
 15K
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: experiment, psychology, couple relations, human nature, workplace, inventions and discoveries, science, electric shock, controversy, insanity, elephant, radical ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, yale university
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Anger Management (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, neurotic, entertaining ...
Plot: anger, therapist, rage, therapy, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychiatrist, psychology, uptight character, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new jersey, boston
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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: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, crime, cannibalism, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: virginia, maryland, usa, washington d.c., ohio ...
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 6.5
 48K
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, experiment gone awry, switching roles, confined, psychology, violence, danger, brutality, punishment, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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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: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, life philosophy, twists & turns, diary, child abuse, parents and children, hypnosis, family relations, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
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 8.0
 458K
Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, melancholic, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, love, unlikely couple, a.i., unlikely relationship, cyberspace, philosophy, impossible love, computers and web, human nature, intelligence ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.3
 626K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, lone wolves, social decay, crimes, violence spree, alienation, character study, deadly, depression, taxi, loner, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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 8.0
 535K
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, bleak, non-linear ...
Plot: time travel, plague, changing the past or future, social misfits, save the world, apocalypse, insanity, future dystopia, time loop, paranoia, mystery, underground ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, year 1917 ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
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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, surprise ending ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, family problems, under the surface, psychology, dialogue driven, family secret, dinner party, husband wife relationship, secrets, game, character study ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new jersey
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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, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 6.6
 168K
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, divorce, stalking, psychology, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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 7.8
 162K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, mentally unstable, loneliness, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, torture, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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 7.7
 161K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 4.9
 66K
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, ghost, evil, supernatural, loner, mystery, estate, survival, danger, domestic disturbance, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.3
 1K
Liar Game (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: The Liar Game is a Japanese manga series originally written and illustrated by Shinobu Kaitani. The manga was first serialized in 2005 in the Japanese manga magazine Weekly Young Jump, published by Shueisha. It was adapted into a TV series, which ...
Style: psychological, serious, intellectual, tense, captivating
Plot: lie, psychology, mind game, betrayal, genius, greed, ex convict, revenge, gambling, naivete, deception, scam ...
Place: japan
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