Lobotomy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant lobotomy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, weird, cult film, suspenseful, suspense and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with lobotomy, mental institution, murder, death, violence, mental illness, insanity, blood, hospital and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
lobotomy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as lobotomy: Ratched (2020), Session 9 (2001), Sucker Punch (2011), Cool Cat Saves the Kids (2015), The Dead Pit (1989), Shutter Island (2010), Planet of the Apes (1968), Thalavattam (1986), Ben-Hur (2016), A Love to Hide (2005).

List of lobotomy movies

Ratched (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
Style: sexy, suspense, disturbing, tense, brutal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, mental institution, manipulative woman, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, psychiatric nurse, nymphomaniac, lobotomy, mutilation, nurse, hate crime ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: northern california
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Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: psychological, scary, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mental institution, mental illness, twists and turns, psychology, lobotomy, ghost, haunted house, insanity, transformation, obsession, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.
Style: surreal, sexy, exciting, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, robot, steampunk, confined, adventure, escape from reality, dragon, samurai, violence, escape, sexual abuse, patient ...
Place: vermont
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Cool Cat Saves the Kids (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Cool Cat is the coolest cat in town. All the kids love him. Except for the bully Butch, who hates Cool Cat for his coolness. He terrorizes Cool Cat, his friends and family with threats, taunting, and the internet. Can Cool Cat face his fears and ...
Style: experimental, educational, educational film, underground film
Plot: interracial family, mental illness, cyberbullying, bullying, surrealism, lobotomy, graffiti, gunfight, breaking the fourth wall, exploitation, electroshock therapy, drug smuggling ...
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The Dead Pit (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with amnesia, and her arrival is marked by an earthquake - which ...
Style: slasher, surprise ending, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: zombie, mental illness, mental institution, supernatural power, zombie attack, holy water, repressed memory, insanity, psychiatrist, amnesia, nightmare, psychotherapy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
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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, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, mental illness, investigation, insanity, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, memory, schizophrenia ...
Time: year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his ...
Style: twist ending, philosophical, surprise ending, futuristic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: astronaut, time travel, post apocalypse, plot twist, space and aliens, survival, end of the world, monkey, twists and turns, slavery, space exploration, apocalypse ...
Time: future, stone age, near future
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Thalavattam (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Vinod/Vinu (played by Mohanlal) is mentally ill and is hospitalized in the institution run by Dr. Ravindran ( M G Soman). Story progresses as Vinod recovers with the help of Dr. Savithri, Dr. Ravindran's daughter (Karthika) and Dr. Unnikrishnan ...
Style: touching
Plot: death of girlfriend, tragedy, mental patient, euthanasia, tragic love, lobotomy, forbidden love, death of protagonist, mental illness, doctor, mental institution, deliberate cruelty ...
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Ben-Hur (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.
Style: biblical, harsh, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient history, ancient rome, roman empire, arena, survival, christian, slavery, justice, mentor, religion, false accusation, friendship between men ...
Time: 1st century
Place: israel, palestine, rome italy, italy, greece ...
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A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sad, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, holocaust, gay relationship, gay couple, world war two, betrayal, lgbt, traitor, life is a bitch, childhood friend, cruelty, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Hellhole (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unlucky woman’s mother is murdered by a scarf-wielding killer named Silk, leaving the woman injured, traumatised and suffering from amnesia. She’s committed to a mental institution, where Silk follows her, looking for the papers he was trying ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: serial killer, amnesia, mental institution, women in prison, lesbian sex, lobotomy, monster, prison, murder, death of mother, doctor, surgeon ...
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Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: depressing, disturbing, emotional, compassionate, factual ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, rich and poor, actor's life, mother daughter relationship, insanity, women, family relations, showbiz, life is a bitch, rise to the top, mentally unstable woman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 70s
Place: california, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Population 436 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, psychological thriller ...
Plot: small town life, brainwashing, religions or cults, isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, mystery, murder, conspiracy, trap, prophecy, religious fundamentalism ...
Time: contemporary
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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, disturbing, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, mental institution, survival, doctors and patients, experiment gone awry, confined, rescue, mad scientist, psychopath, isolation, race against time, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
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Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, hallucination, nightmare, paranoia, experiment, insanity, delusion, experiment gone awry, psychiatrist, surrealism, corporation, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: indonesia
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Advantages of Travelling by Train (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A casual encounter in a train will lead Helga Pato to a circle of insanity, perversion and trash, a lot of trash.
Style: non-linear, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, weird ...
Plot: mental illness, first sexual experience, female rapist, zoophilia, family relations, dark humor, split personality, train travel, psychiatry, soldier, child abuse, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: kosovo, madrid, paris france
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Night Train to Terror (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: slasher, claymation, serious, surreal, scary ...
Plot: train, devil, rock band, railway, rock and roll, exploitation, serial killer, supernatural, mental institution, female objectification, raped woman, mad doctor ...
Time: year 1979, 80s, 1940s, year 1944, 70s
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Strange Brew (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Something is rotten at the Elsinore Brewery. Bob and Doug Mackenzie (as seen on SCTV) help the orphan Pam regain the brewery founded by her recently-deceased father. But to do so, they must confront the suspicious Brewmeister Smith and two teams of ...
Style: parody, humorous, thought provoking, cerebral, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beer, farce, conspiracy, mind control, mental institution, brother brother relationship, ghost, stupidity, shakespeare, chase, satire, road trip ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Screams of Blasphemy (1991)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Pinocchio 964 is a memory-wiped sex slave who is thrown out by his owners for failure to maintain an erection. It is unclear in what ways he has been modified beyond having no memory and being unable to communicate. He is discovered by Himiko while ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, experimental, macabre, psychotronic ...
Plot: apocalypse, body horror, memory loss, distopia, trippy, nightmare, bdsm, fetish, robot, metamorphosis, cult, chaos ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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Cyborg Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ex-DEA agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who has been turned into a cyborg by the drug runner he was after.
Style: semi serious, futuristic, suspenseful, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, police shootout, killer robot, heroes, mad scientist, chaos, journalism, manhunt, police, cybernetics, androids ...
Time: 90s
Place: denver colorado, caribbean
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Hobgoblins 2 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sequel to the Rick Sloane classic from the 1980's, "Hobgoblins."
Style: parody, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: fear, monster, lie, post traumatic stress disorder, soldier, professor, mental institution, nurse, fire, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, puppet, creature ...
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Callan (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Callan, secret agent, is called back to the service after his retirement, to handle the assasination of a german businessman, but Callan refuses to co-operate until he finds out why this man is marked for death.
Style: suspense, neo noir, ambiguous ending, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: spy, fight, doctor, drunkenness, friendship, paranoia, flashback, elevator, car chase, government agent, library, death ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, tower bridge london
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Damn Bastard! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dr. Natalio has been infected, by mistake, by a virus of his own creation. Now his only hope is to make an antidote out of the bodily fluids of a simpleton.
Plot: hallucination, body swapping, sex, dual role, mime, grandmother grandson relationship, mushroom, chainsaw, teddy bear, mad scientist, brain transplant, robot ...
Place: galicia
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Princess (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happier than the rest of us?
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, patient, treatment, depression, schizophrenia, suicide attempt, mental health, childhood trauma, doctor, nurse, delusion ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 80s
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Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Steve Clark is a newcomer in the town of Cradle Bay, and he quickly realizes that there's something odd about his high school classmates. The clique known as the "Blue Ribbons" are the eerie embodiment of academic excellence and clean ...
Style: slasher, suspense, suspenseful, sexy, scary ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, small town, brainwashing, teacher, cheerleading, stereotypes, student, paranoia, violence, mind control, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: scary, surreal, clever, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, parallel world, mathematics, torture, survival, rescue, trap, riddles and clues, isolation, race against time, captivity, memory loss ...
Time: future, 2000s
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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: feel good, clever, witty, touching, humorous ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, hospital, opera, insanity, infidelity, friendship, fight scenes, fantasy world, runaway, rock and roll, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: australia, new jersey, california, sydney australia
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The Black Hole (1979)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The explorer craft U.S.S. Palomino is returning to Earth after a fruitless 18-month search for extra-terrestrial life when the crew comes upon a supposedly lost ship, the magnificent U.S.S. Cygnus, hovering near a black hole. The ship is controlled ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, adventure, cyborgs, disney, mad scientist, astronaut, black hole, robot, escapades, heroic mission, distopia, space exploration ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Alien Abduction (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After being abducted by extra terrestrials, Jean and her friends are committed to a top secret government run mental institution to undergo tests and be brainwashed.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien abduction, mutant, spacecraft, mental institution, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, race against time, on the run, supernatural, military hospital, laboratory, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, sexy, atmospheric, surreal, sincere ...
Plot: gay, poet, poetry, writers, literature, freedom, courtroom drama, art, lgbt, writer's life, twists and turns, courtroom ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, year 1955, post world war two, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, new jersey, idaho, colorado, arkansas ...
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