Therapy session movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant therapy session movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, realistic, humorous, psychological, semi serious and touching films and TV shows about / with therapy session, therapist, mother daughter relationship, therapy, brutality, father daughter relationship, couples, psychiatrist, obsession and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as therapy session: Painful Secrets (2000), Special Treatment (2010), Blame Freud (2014), Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010), Fathers & Daughters (2015), Toc Toc (2017), Freaks – You're One of Us (2020), Straight Up (2019), Emmanuelle IV (1984), Bad Therapy (2020).

List of therapy session movies

Painful Secrets (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dawn isn't like other kids her age full of typical teenage angst about boys, school and parents. Her pain goes far deeper, and to deal with her emotional overload she physically cuts herself. The problem of adolescent girls committing ...
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mental illness, psychiatrist, teenage girl, self mutilation, physical abuse, therapy session, female friendship, high school, therapist, female director, loss of virginity ...
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Special Treatment (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, psychological or otherwise, of those they serve, Jeanne ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, hopes, human nature, doctors and patients, introspection, estrangement, lifestyle, life is a bitch, therapy session, female nudity, psychoanalyst, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Blame Freud (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Francesco Taramelli is a psychoanalyst who is dealing with three patients going through various hurdles in their love lives: Marta is chasing a deaf-mute man who has stolen things from her book shop, Sara is a lesbian who was left by her girlfriend ...
Style: talky, light, humorous, semi serious, romanticism ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, psychologist, relationship problems, father and daughter, daughter, age difference, parents and children, humour, psychology, family problems, family relations, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a disturbed and beautiful girl is held captive by a doctor in search of inner peace. Her mind controlled by a sinister technology. Silently, she waits for her next session with deranged therapist Dr. ...
Style: stylized, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, futuristic ...
Plot: mad scientist, behavior control, captivity, confined, power relations, hospital, doctor patient relationship, exploitation, telepathy, profanity, drugs/alcohol, government facility ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1983
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Fathers & Daughters (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.
Style: suspense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: mental breakdown, father daughter relationship, family, single father, death of wife, writers, childhood trauma, family drama, sex in toilet, widow, hospital, fighting illness ...
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Toc Toc (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toc Toc is a 2017 Spanish comedy film directed by Vicente Villanueva. The movie follows the adventures and misadventures of a group of patients with OCD dated at the same time.
Style: humorous, light, psychological, colourful
Plot: mental illness, obsession, psychologist, disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, bug, conflict, dialogue, doctors and patients, problem solving, reading a newspaper, key ...
Place: spain
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Freaks – You're One of Us (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After having a chance encounter with a mysterious character, Wendy, a young working class mother, discovers that she has super powers.
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative, exciting
Plot: super strength, superhero, working class, childhood trauma, co worker co worker relationship, husband wife relationship, supernatural power, electrocution, doctor patient relationship, husband wife conflict, childhood flashback, female boss ...
Place: berlin germany
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Straight Up (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gay brainiac with OCD struggles with accepting his sexuality, and starts a purely romantic, no sex relationship with an actress.
Plot: obsessive compulsive disorder, chance meeting, gay interest, lgbt, sexual identity, psychoanalyst, aspiring actress, gay lead character, bickering couple, racism, screaming, spanking ...
Place: los angeles
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Emmanuelle IV (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to escape from her former lover Marc, Sylvia goes to Brazil where Dr. Santamo transforms her into the beautiful Emmanuelle...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: emmanuelle, erotica, sex, sexual desire, sexual relations, looking for sex, sex scene, starting over, infidelity, lesbian sex, femme fatale, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, los angeles, paris france
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Bad Therapy (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Married couple Bob and Susan Howard decide to see a marriage counselor named Judy Small, who appears trustworthy but harbors dark and conflicted impulses.
Plot: couples therapy, marriage counselor, therapist, real estate agent, death of father, stepfather, teenager, teenage girl, sneezing, pregnancy, detention, rooftop ...
Place: los angeles, san francisco
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American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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Story: A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: family secret, serial killer, murder investigation, dysfunctional family, suspicion, murder, cover up, betrayal, secret, family secrets, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
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Born (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mary Elizabeth goes to bed alone one night, still a twenty one year old virgin, and wakes up the next morning pregnant. Possessed by the demon fetus growing within her womb, Mary Elizabeth obeys her homicidal cravings to kill, for the sake of her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: religions or cults, danger, supernatural, pregnancy, gory, supernatural ability, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, slasher, deadly, mentally unstable, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Phenom (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson has lost his focus. After choking on the mound, he’s sent down to the minors and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist, who pushes him to uncover the origins of his anxiety.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, exciting
Plot: baseball, therapy, baseball pitcher, drinking alcohol, baseball game, drinking, psychotherapy, sport, memory, police siren, police arrest, thief ...
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Glass Houses (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film's plot centres around the libidinous sexual shenanigans of a middle-class Californian family, and deftly explores themes such as marital discord, middle age, adultery, and incestuous desire.
Plot: mistress, bread, generation gap, car radio, symbolism, dating, phone booth, treadmill, friendship between men, neglected wife, gymnasium, pet dog ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, southern california
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Assassin's Bullet (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Assassin's Bullet, Slater plays Robert Diggs, a black ops agent who comes to work for Ambassador Ashdown (Hunger Games star Donald Sutherland), tracking down a vigilante assassin in Eastern Europe. The maverick hit(wo)man has been taking out ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, track down, deadly, chase, crimes, foot chase, femme fatale, spy, revenge, government agent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, europe, paris france
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Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, controversial, reboot ...
Plot: vigilante, dark hero, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, police, death of wife, betrayal, moral dilemma, justice, danger, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, united states, new york, chicago illinois
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Carrie Pilby (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Awkward, isolated and disapproving of most of the people around her, a precocious 19-year-old genius is challenged to put her convictions to the test by venturing out on to the NYC dating scene, in this adaptation of Caren Lissner’s best-selling ...
Style: humorous, light, psychological, captivating, sincere
Plot: genius, dating, personal growth, friendship, therapy, father daughter relationship, strong female lead, society, introspection, teenager, female director, goldfish ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Girl Play (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two real-life lesbian actresses meet by chance when they are cast as lovers in a local stage play, and end up actually falling in love. Robin, who is married to her girlfriend for half a dozen years, and Lacie, someone who never had a lasting ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian relationship, fall in love, love affair, self discovery, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, infidelity, looking for love, couple relations, couples, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, bulimia, mother daughter relationship, teenage daughter, family relations, family life, mental illness, obsession, parents and children, starvation, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Romantics Anonymous (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 80 min.
Story: What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker he has just hired. What occurs when a highly ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shyness, workplace romance, chocolate, group therapy, love and romance, odd couple, overcoming, social awkwardness, support group, awkwardness, social misfits, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Ruby Sparks (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, surreal, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dream, novelist, romance, bittersweet, loneliness, writer's block, career, postmodernism, family relations, imaginary character, success, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mental illness, life philosophy, love, romance, family drama, social misfits, male female friendship, mentally unstable, family relations, bipolar disorder, troubled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, baltimore, new jersey
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Tin Cup (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.
Style: feel good, humorous, sexy, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: golf, underdog, psychologist, romance, sport, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, man-woman relation, opposites attract, rivalry, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, california
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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: twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, mentally unstable, rivalry, lobotomy, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, investigation, private detective, murder, stalking, psychopath, mystery, perversity, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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It Runs in the Family (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, talky, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, human nature, aging, college, school dance, family relations, gangsters, brutality, courage, redemption, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city ...
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Freaky Friday (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, family outing ...
Plot: body swapping, high school, mother daughter relationship, child as adult, adult as child, switching roles, soul transference, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The First Wives Club (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: divorce, battle of the sexes, revenge, best friends, rivalry, yuppie, reunited friends, female protagonist, teamwork, divorced woman, vengeance, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1990s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: new york, san francisco
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The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: hit and run, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, crimes, hopes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
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And Then Came Lola (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A talented, but distracted photographer, Lola, on the verge of success in both love and work, could lose it all if she doesn't make it to a crucial meeting on time. But, as usual, Lola is late. With her job and girlfriend on the line, she has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian lover, lifestyle, race against time, youth, romance, true love, life turned upside down, disorder, couples, lesbian romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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