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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with shock treatment, mental institution, violence, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, insanity, blood, mental illness and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Italy, Argentina and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as shock treatment: Trigger (2018), The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (2009), Shock Treatment (1964), The Ward (2010), Beyond the Door II (1977), Lansky (2021), Fuga (2006), Shock Corridor (1963), Unsane (2018), Kartavya (1995).

List of shock treatment movies

 7.4
 344
Trigger (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Fashionable uptown Moscow: psychologist Artem practices "provocative therapy", convinced that the fastest and most effective cure is to brutally confront his patients with their fears. Yet his own life is in chaos after he was sentenced to ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: psychological manipulation, psychotherapy, psychologist, psychotherapist, entrapment, investigation, uncover truth, self discovery, shock treatment, false accusation, father son relationship, transformation ...
Time: contemporary
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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, interesting, dramatic, uplifting ...
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, anti hero, unlikely friendships, nurse, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, psychiatrist ...
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: dominatrix, psychopath, danger, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, deadly, sexual abuse, murder, psychiatry, hallucination, perversion, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, serious, realistic, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, shock treatment, deadly, mystery, unlikely criminals, confined, danger, dishonesty, hidden identity, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, beverly hills
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 5.6
 42K
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, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, survival, danger, confined, split personality, murder, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
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Beyond the Door II (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, child in peril, mysterious character, losing-it hero, vengeance, haunted by the past, parents and children, danger, supernatural, deadly, family relations ...
Time: 70s
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 6.3
 3K
Lansky (2021)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: mafia, crime boss, criminal syndicate, mob boss, organized crime, investigation, mafioso, bandit, historical character, gang leader, criminal, criminal gang ...
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 6.2
 1K
Fuga (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Could a brilliant composer's music actually be killing his loved ones? Eliseo can't help but believe it when his younger sister dies tragically and then his pianist Georgina suddenly dies on the piano. Completely traumatized, Eliseo is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, bleak
Plot: mental institution, dishonesty, musician's life, music, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, obsession, haunted by the past, uncover truth, desire for fame, losing-it hero, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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 7.4
 12K
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, 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, japan, mount fuji, united states, usa
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 6.4
 44K
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: psychological thriller, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, obsession, maniac, mental patient, psychopath, fear, stalker, mental illness, murder, sexual assault, chase, pursuit ...
Place: portugal, pennsylvania, boston
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 5.1
 67
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: corrupt cop, evil man, shock treatment, holi, heroes, mental institution, cruelty, murder, villain, revenge, escape, shot to death ...
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 6.8
 2K
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, death, nickname, class differences, singer, historical event, tragic event, song, dictatorship, father daughter relationship, tragic hero, oppression ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: argentina, buenos aires 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: explosion, rifle, renegade, violence, gun, jumping off a bridge, gunshot, kicking, nude swimming, war crime, burned alive, rebel ...
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: shock treatment, insanity, modeling, lesbianism, rape, suicide, family conflict, blackmail, affair, womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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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: rape, bare breasts, isolated house, forest, female nudity, revenge, doberman, shock treatment, bathtub, terror, bondage, pubic hair ...
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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: psychotherapist, shock treatment, bomb, family vacation, mouse, neurosis, explosion, mental patient, phobia, mental illness, vacation, doctor patient relationship
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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, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, schizophrenia, patient, treatment, depression, mental health, childhood trauma, delusion, suicide attempt, doctor, nurse ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 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: superhero, superhuman powers, vigilantism, vengeance, battles, danger, rivalry, electricity, violence, supernatural power, heavy metal, electrocution ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 5.9
 5K
Victim (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 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, scary, mind bending, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: torment, torture, diary, confined, crimes, mysterious character, deadly, gory, kidnapping, revenge, rivalry, surgery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 2K
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, couples, family problems, power relations, siblings relations, doctors and patients, youth, 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, serious, surreal, scary, bleak ...
Plot: train, supernatural, gory, death wish, cons and scams, fall in love, destiny, apocalypse, mental illness, danger, deadly, stalking ...
Time: 80s, year 1979, 70s, year 1944, 1940s
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Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 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: suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, tense, scary ...
Plot: dragon, monster, giant monster, princess, battles, rescue, chaos, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, danger, adventure, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, child in peril, healing power, power relations, under the surface, danger, mystery, mad scientist, doctors and patients, resort, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, brittany
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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: psycho sexual, grotesque
Plot: lesbian lover, incest, mother daughter relationship, beach, father daughter relationship, father daughter incest, eroticism, lesbian relationship, sex, lesbian incest, male homosexuality, infidelity ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 70s, 80s, 60s
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 5.0
 5K
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, mad scientist, rescue, confined, experiment gone awry, doctors and patients, isolation, race against time, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.0
 38K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, crime, violence spree, obsession, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, arizona, tucson arizona, honolulu hawaii ...
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 6.7
 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, wedding, couples, love and romance, drug abuse, showbiz, addiction, underdog, romance ...
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, gorilla, time travel, space and aliens, post apocalypse, astronaut, survival, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future, 80s, 1990s ...
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: serious, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, crimes, fighting the system, rebellion, prodigy ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952, 1950s
Place: florida, usa, korea, miami
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 6.7
 13K
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, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, gay, society, counterculture, censorship, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, post world war two ...
Place: san francisco, manhattan new york city, oklahoma, empire state building manhattan new york city, kansas ...
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