Shock treatment movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant shock treatment movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychological and disturbing films and TV shows about / with shock treatment, mental institution, murder, violence, insanity, death, blood, mental illness, female nudity and mental patient plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, India, Mexico and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as shock treatment: The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (2009), Shock Treatment (1964), The Ward (2010), Shock Corridor (1963), Unsane (2018), Kartavya (1995), Wild Tango (1993), The Firing Line (1988), Cuando tejen las arañas (1979), Hidden Pleasures (1989).

List of shock treatment movies

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, tragicomedy, dramatic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, fighting the system, mental institution, freedom, insanity, anti hero, nurse, anti heroes, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, dehumanization, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr. Anna Fugazzi is a young, attractive psychologist with a loving and devoted (albeit freakish) boyfriend, plenty of stimulating friends, and a bright future ahead of her. But beneath her perfect life and calm exterior lies a deadly secret that she ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surreal ...
Plot: psychopath, sexual abuse, danger, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, deadly, perversion, murder, hallucination, bondage, psychiatry, shock treatment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Shock Treatment (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, shock treatment, doctors and patients, confined, life is a bitch, danger, amateur detective, dishonesty, hidden identity, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, beverly hills
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 5.6
 40K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, danger, confined, murder, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
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 7.4
 11K
Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mental illness, investigation, doctors and patients, journalism, losing-it hero, power relations, uncover truth, insanity, psychiatrist, stripper ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, mount fuji, united states, usa, japan
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 6.4
 39K
Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mental institution, obsession, maniac, fear, mental patient, psychopath, murder, pursuit, stalker, mental illness, psychiatric ward, sexual assault ...
Place: portugal, pennsylvania, boston
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 5.1
 53
Kartavya (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Story: Karan and his mother live a happy life and he is soon to be married to Kajal. But on the day of his engagement, he discovers his mother is not his biological mother.
Plot: escape, evil man, cruelty, villain, holi, mental institution, corrupt cop, shot to death, shock treatment, heroes, revenge, torture ...
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 6.8
 1K
Wild Tango (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A biopic based on the life of one of the pioneer argentine rock stars 'Tanguito'. The movie tells the story of his rise and fall from grace, encompassed in violent times of a military regime.
Plot: medical profession, male nudity, colonel, tragic event, university student, nickname, falling in love, class differences, student, oppression, tragic love, historical event ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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The Firing Line (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An American military advisor becomes disillusioned by the brutality and corruption of the Central American government which hired him. When his shift in sympathies becomes known, he's arrested and tortured but soon escapes, along with a ...
Plot: tank, target practice, grenade, machine gun, war crime, binoculars, jumping off a bridge, rebel, gunshot, tunnel, renegade, governor ...
Place: central america
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Cuando tejen las arañas (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young woman tries to discover the family secret that led to her father being murdered, and she gradually is manipulated into a lesbian relationship.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), shock treatment, suicide, family conflict, insanity, rape, womanizer, lesbianism, modeling, affair, blackmail
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Hidden Pleasures (1989)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is brutally raped and takes her revenge in a bizarre game of cat and mouse.
Plot: pubic hair, mental patient, rape, nudity (full frontal - brief), rapist, erotica, rape and revenge, erotic thriller, bathtub, doberman, psychiatrist, female nudity ...
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 7.5
 2K
Thenali (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Tenali is a comedy based movie in which, Panchabhootam (Delhi Ganesh) is a senior psychiatrist in Vizag. Kailash (Jayaram) is an upcoming psychiatrist. As Kailash takes over Panchabhootam over popularity.Panchabhootam wants to ruin the happiness of ...
Plot: vacation, mental illness, mental patient, mouse, doctor patient relationship, family vacation, phobia, bomb, explosion, neurosis, psychotherapist, shock treatment
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 6.2
 1K
Princess (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happier than the rest of us?
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, patient, depression, treatment, schizophrenia, delusion, doctor, childhood trauma, nurse, suicide attempt, mental health ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
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Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A young boy gets jolted with electricity as he's climbing a cable pylon. As he gets older, he experiences intense fits of violence in which bolts of electricity burst from his fists. Elsewhere in Tokyo, there is an electronics wizard who also ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, electricity, superhero, superhuman powers, vigilantism, vengeance, battles, danger, rivalry, supernatural power, heavy metal, rage ...
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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 6.0
 4K
Victim (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being mysteriously kidnapped by a Doctor and his violent henchman, a young man is held captive in the converted cellar of an old mansion. For reasons unknown, he's forced to endure heinous physical and psychological torture, but slowly ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: torment, torture, diary, confined, crimes, deadly, mysterious character, gory, kidnapping, revenge, rivalry, surgery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 1K
Family Life (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A 19 years old London girl received agressive psychiatric treatments for her schizophrenic behaviour by a doctor who still wants her family to insure the guard of the child without any regards to the facts that it is this family who's ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, schizophrenia, abusive father, siblings relations, doctors and patients, human nature, parents and children, working class, family life, social misfits ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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Night Train to Terror (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane anylum with some very interesting treatment plans. Another involves a ...
Style: anthology, scary, surreal, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: train, supernatural, mental illness, apocalypse, destiny, fall in love, cons and scams, gory, death wish, deadly, stalking, danger ...
Time: 80s
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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The 5th film in the original Godzilla franchise marked a turning point in the series. Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra must put aside their quarrelsome ways to become allies and defend earth from 3 headed Dragon King Ghidorah.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense, scary ...
Plot: giant monster, monster, dragon, alien, princess, rescue, save the world, battles, rivalry, adventure, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Shock Treatment (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Doctors at a rejuvenation clinic discover a formula that will prevent aging. However, it involves harvesting the blood and body parts of young men, a process that the doctors aren't particularly averse to.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, child in peril, doctors and patients, resort, woman in danger, mad scientist, danger, mystery, healing power, under the surface, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, brittany, paris france
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The Story of Piera (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This sometimes confusing erotic drama about the incestuous relationship of a mother and daughter is based on the autobiography of Italian theater actress Piera Degli Esposti though it focuses more on her mother Eugenia.
Style: grotesque
Plot: lesbian lover, incest, sex, lesbian relationship, male homosexuality, eroticism, lesbianism, lesbian sex, extramarital affair, mother daughter relationship, dog, male nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 60s, 70s, 80s
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 5.0
 4K
Insanitarium (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After he's institutionalized in order to cover for his sister, a young man encounters a doctor who is turning his patients into flesh-eating psychopaths
Style: scary, rough, disturbing, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mental institution, survival, psychopath, confined, mad scientist, rescue, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, isolation, deadly, danger, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.0
 35K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, crime, violence spree, obsession, rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, hawaii, arizona ...
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 6.6
 2K
Cosi (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lewis a young director get his first job directing a play at a mental hospital with the patients as the cast. The play that is decided on is Cosi fan tutte an opera by Mozart.
Style: humorous, touching, witty, clever, feel good ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, theater, hospital, love and romance, romance, underdog, addiction, drug abuse, showbiz, couples, wedding ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: australia, sydney australia, california, new jersey
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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, distopia, monkey, ape, astronaut, survival, time travel, adventure, space and aliens, life is a bitch, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future, near future, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, tokyo, los angeles
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Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, prison, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, rebellion, prodigy, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952
Place: florida, usa, korea, miami
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 6.7
 12K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, society, censorship, gay, mental institution, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, california, colorado, greenwich village manhattan new york city, denver colorado ...
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A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, ...
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, love affair, family life, society, love and romance, starting over, social differences, mysterious character, family secret, forbidden love, post war, nurse ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
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