Delusion movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant delusion movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, realistic, weird, visually appealing, serious and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with delusion, mental illness, storytelling, death, obsession, psychology, dialogue, insanity, husband wife relationship and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as delusion: Shutter Island (2010), Take Shelter (2011), Teenage Dirtbag (2009), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Suicide Room (2011), The King of Comedy (1982), Lars and the Real Girl (2007), I Feel Pretty (2018), Man Down (2015), Defendor (2009).

List of delusion movies

 8.2
 1.3M
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, mental illness, psychology, uncover truth, island, hallucination, psychiatrist, mental patient ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 7.3
 100K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, nightmare, mental illness, nervous breakdown, schizophrenia, obsession, delusion, fear, dreams, insanity, storm, sanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
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Teenage Dirtbag (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A popular high school girl is harassed by a delinquent boy until they are placed in creative writing class together. Through written words, they create a bond, but tragically a bond that cannot withstand her social pressures or his brutal home life.
Style: uplifting, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: cheerleader, high school, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, delusion, teenage life, stalking, criminal, social differences, friends, life is a bitch, notebook ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.4
 107K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: bleak, surreal, twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, mind game, delusion, dealing with death, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 6.6
 11K
Suicide Room (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dominik is an ordinary boy. He's got loads of friends, the hottest girl in school, rich parents and money to spend on brand-name clothes. But one innocent kiss with a mate changes everything. He begins to isolate himself from the outside world, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, teenage boy, gay teenager, escape from reality, self destructing, gay, addiction, fictional reality, life is a bitch, youth, teenage life, cyberspace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
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The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, cynical, realistic, biting, disturbing ...
Plot: character study, desire for fame, ambition, delusion, obsession, showbiz, dark humor, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, sweet, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, mental illness, human relationship, shyness, doll, sex doll, young man, delusion, grief, social relations, psychologist, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, new jersey
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 5.6
 54K
I Feel Pretty (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: China, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A head injury causes a woman to develop an extraordinary amount of confidence and believe she's drop dead gorgeous.
Style: romantic, light, captivating, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, self esteem, confidence, believe in yourself, fat woman, delusion, beauty queen, cosmetics, friendship, couple relations, overweight woman, low self esteem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.9
 10K
Man Down (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A haunted Afghanistan war veteran attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: delusion, post war, mental illness, military, paranoia, friendship, mission, violence, tragic event, husband wife relationship, illusion, dream ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan
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 6.8
 37K
Defendor (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he ...
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, sincere, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: delusion, superhero, lifesaver, wannabe, secret identity, vigilantism, crimes, friendship, righting the wronged, undercover, obsession, crime fighter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Nine Miles Down (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Hungary
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Sahara desert, a sandstorm batters a deserted drilling station. A security patrolman, battles through the high winds to investigate why all contact with the station has been lost. Originally built for gas exploration, and then abandoned, the ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, investigation, geologist, hallucination, hell, mysterious character, delusion, scientific research, desert, mystery, confined, gas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sahara, africa
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 7.4
 184K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, touching, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: benign alien, mysterious character, psychiatrist, patient, hypnosis, crazy, mental institution, planet, investigation, research, extraterrestrial, alien ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, newfoundland, greenland, albuquerque new mexico ...
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 6.7
 41K
The Good Liar (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: elderly, delusion, rich woman, online dating, secret, deception, secrets, con artists, ruse, lie, widow, old woman ...
Time: 21st century, year 2009, year 1943
Place: usa, london, berlin germany
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 7.4
 32K
Forgotten (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jin-seok, 21-year-old, moves into a new house with his family. He suffers from a slight schizophrenia but he carries an ordinary life under the warm care of the family. His older brother Yu-seok is a decent college student, a mentor, and role model ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: delusion, memory loss, revenge, brother brother relationship, uncover truth, home invasion, chase, deception, student, police, hospital, torture ...
Place: south korea, korea
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 6.6
 238K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, tense, scenic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourist, adventurer, utopia, beach, marijuana, island, obsessive quest, exotic island, desire, secret place, hippie, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
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Count Arthur Strong (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Count Arthur Strong is a faded star from the golden days of variety, prone to delusions of grandeur, selective memory loss and the blurting out of malapropisms. He was never as famous as he thinks he was... or still thinks he is. Believing that ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: delusion, desire for fame, elderly, unsuccessful, golden years, farce, actor, cafe, old man, writers, overbearing, british humour
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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 6.8
 6K
Special (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lonely metermaid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy, surreal ...
Plot: delusion, mental illness, hallucination, identity crisis, wannabe, dark humor, misfit, society, obsession, superhero, employer employee relationship, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, family disapproval, delusion, cowboy, dangerous attraction, love and romance, parents and children, father daughter relationship, on the run, family relations, psychopath, drifter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california, south dakota
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 5.8
 66K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, abduction, mind game, air disaster, loss of son, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, conspiracy, life is a bitch, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Singing Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.
Style: surreal, psychological, stylized, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, delusion, private detective, investigation, artists and showbiz, crimes, writer's life, amateur detective, doctors and patients, paranoia, betrayal, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles
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 5.7
 6K
The Monitor (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After escaping an abusive husband, Anna and her 8 year old son move to a secret location in a giant apartment building. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son's room at all times. But strange ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, tense ...
Plot: delusion, mother son relationship, haunted by the past, family relations, social worker, murder, overprotective mother, single parent, child in peril, abused woman, school, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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 6.5
 19K
Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.
Style: surreal, psychological, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret society, surrealism, transformation, delusion, cheerleader, friendship, family relations, satire, psychiatrist, mystery, body horror, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: beverly hills
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 6.8
 6K
Keane (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mentally ill man searches New York for his missing eight year old daughter. He recreates her steps each day hoping for some clue to her disappearance, until he meets and befriend a woman with a daughter the same age. Could she help him with the ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, mental illness, drug abuse, delusion, paranoia, little girl, life is a bitch, parents and children, poverty, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 11K
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, mystery, mentally unstable, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 6.3
 35K
Nurse Betty (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can't be with the love of your life just because he ...
Style: witty, realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, delusion, romance, memory loss, losing-it hero, obsessive quest, crimes, professional killer, salesman, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, rome italy, new mexico ...
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He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (2002)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. We see her attempts to make him leave his pregnant wife, but he does not appear for meetings or finally the booked journey to Florence. Then the movie is turned back to the beginning, and ...
Style: psychological, non-linear, tense, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, adultery, mental illness, delusion, abortion, stalker, female psychopath, artist, insanity, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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Observe and Report (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tragicomedy, satirical, intense ...
Plot: security guard, shopping mall, robbery, delusion, thief, dark humor, workplace, workplace situations, farce, adolescence vs adulthood, unrequited love, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, twist ending, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted house, guilt, nightmare, haunted by the past, family relations, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
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 6.9
 191K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: surreal, twist ending, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: symbolism, paranoia, obsession, mystery, mental illness, delusion, professor, actor, disorder, life turned upside down, mysterious character, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: philosophy, small town, symbolism, delusion, musician, chaos, crimes, social relations, village life, small town life, whale, protest ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
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