Psychotherapy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychotherapy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with psychotherapy, psychiatrist, family relations, therapist, flashback, psychologist, therapy, mental illness, violence and psychology plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychotherapy: Trigger (2018), Mr. Robot (2015), Penny Dreadful (2014), Shutter Island (2010), Good Will Hunting (1997), Dear Ex (2018), Split (2016), Arab Blues (2019), BeTipul (2005), Ana, My Love (2017).

List of psychotherapy movies

 7.4
 640
Trigger (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: psychological manipulation, psychotherapy, entrapment, psychotherapist, psychologist, shock treatment, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, self discovery, father son relationship, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.6
 387K
Mr. Robot (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hacker, computers and web, fighting the system, computer hacker, crimes, split personality, secret society, psychotherapy, hacking, paranoia, conspiracy theory, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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 8.2
 123K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller ...
Style: atmospheric, dark fantasy, gothic, gothic horror, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, deadly creature, psychotherapy, black magic, vampire, werewolf, fear, mysterious character, victorian england, supernatural ability, frankenstein's monster ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s, 19th century
Place: england, london
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 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, 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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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, philosophical, uplifting, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mathematics, professor, genius, psychology, life, prodigy, life philosophy, university, philosophy, psychiatrist, existentialism, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, harvard university, massachusetts, usa
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 7.3
 6K
Dear Ex (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Sanlian's ex-husband passes away, she discovers he has altered his insurance policy, cutting out their son in favor of a stranger named Jay.
Style: captivating, humorous, touching, thought provoking, queer cinema
Plot: gay, psychotherapy, lgbt, love, lgbtq, teenager, love triangle, loss of father, grief, loss of loved one, cancer, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
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 7.3
 498K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, psycho, serial killer, murder, schizophrenia, violence, survival, abduction ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 6.3
 3K
Arab Blues (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colorful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.
Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous
Plot: psychotherapy, female psychologist, new job, ambition, problem solving, job, aspiration, psychology, society, social relations, family, coping ...
Place: tunisia, africa, north africa
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 8.3
 339
BeTipul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: BeTipul is an Israeli television drama revolving around the personal and professional life of an Israeli psychologist, Reuven Dagan, played by Assi Dayan. The series portrays a psychologist who treats patients at his clinic five days a week and then ...
Style: psychological, emotional, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, self discovery, introspection, psychotherapy, psychologist, haunted by the past, human nature, relationship vs career, family life, individualism, self fulfillment ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, stylized, colourful, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: childhood, magic, children, chocolate, contests and competitions, adventure, social differences, fantasy world, family, candy, factory, imagination ...
Time: 2000s
Place: bavaria, england, germany, switzerland, india ...
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 6.7
 2K
Ana, My Love (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty, and quickly fall in love. But, because of Ana's mental illness, their relationship slowly collapses.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: panic attack, love, psychotherapy, pregnancy, parents daughter relationship, couples, relationships, love and romance, male female relationship, relationship vs career, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: romania
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 6.5
 615
Yes, But... (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At age 17, Eglantine is troubled by a number of things. Her argumentative parents comprise an absentee and philandering father and an overprotective, occasionally alcoholic mother. Her boyfriend Sébastien is a couple of years older; he's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: coming of age, sex addict, psychotherapy, therapist, friendship, youth, romance, family life, introspection, family problems, social relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, lyon
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 7.4
 2K
The Red Room (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A therapy-situated series that will explore every day problems of every day people. Based on a book by Dr. Gülseren Buğdayıcıoğlu.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: psychotherapist, psychiatrist, psychotherapy, therapy, therapist, psychology, psychiatry, doctors and patients, psychologist, psychological manipulation, relationship problems, psychological trauma ...
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The Fruit of Grisaia (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mihama Academy—on the surface, a closed learning environment established to nurture students who find themselves at odds with the world around them; in actuality, an orchard-cum-prison built to preserve fruit that has fallen too far from its tree. ...
Style: psychological, ecchi, captivating, exciting, brutal ...
Plot: harem, life is a bitch, hardship, tragedy, teenage boy, teenage girl, teenage crush, psychotherapy, evil, juvenile delinquency, academy, student ...
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 5.3
 3K
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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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: chocolate, children, teacher, overweight child, mischievous children, tour guide, surrealism, factory, grandfather grandson relationship, poverty, adventure, childhood ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona, germany, west germany, europe, paraguay ...
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 4.9
 1K
Animas (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, Belgium
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Abraham and his female friend Álex have a close relationship; they share both secrets and fears. When Abraham starts going out with Anchi, he begins to distance himself from Álex, who gradually dives into a living hell where she encounters strange ...
Style: suspense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: abusive father, psychotherapy, childhood friend, father son relationship, psychotherapist, mental illness, imaginary friend, split personality, mysterious event, fish out of water, murder, childhood trauma ...
Place: spain
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The Great Hypnotist (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The famous psychologist Xu Ruining has a raising career, when he met the troublesome patient Ren Xiaoyan. The meeting is not easy as feeble-looking Ren is point by point against him.
Style: surreal, enigmatic, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: hypnosis, chinese, hypnotist, psychologist, psychiatric patient, psychotherapy, mysticism, therapist, ghost, surrealism, patient, psychology ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china
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 5.2
 2K
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, captivating, psychological, exciting
Plot: baseball, therapy, psychologist, psychotherapy, sport, pitcher, athlete's life, self discovery, athlete and trainer, introspection, domineering father, family problems ...
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Hands of a Mother (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family reunion aboard a ship becomes a turning point in the life of 39-year-old engineer Markus. When his son Adam (4) gets a little cut after going to the bathroom with his grandmother Renate, Markus recalls for the first time what his mother did ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: parent child relationship, family secret, childhood trauma, dysfunctional family, psychotherapy, repressed memory, mental illness, child abuse, sexual abuse, husband wife relationship, shame, rape ...
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The Consolation (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victim of vertigo and unexplained discomfort, Flavie, a television host, resolves to consult a psychiatrist. The latter suggests a test of the past that she would have concealed and proposes to browse together a photo-album of her childhood. The ...
Style: serious, factual, suspenseful, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: child abuse, rape, psychoanalyst, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, memories, brutality, traumatic childhood, physical abuse, psychologist, psychotherapy, childhood memory ...
Place: france
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Daniel and Ana (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Being kidnapped shatters a brother and sister's harmony, forcing them to confront their desires.
Style: disturbing, touching, psychological, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forced sex, shame, brother sister sex, kidnapping, brother sister relationship, forbidden love, obsession, family in crisis, sexual abuse, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.2
 79
The Uncle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life of Ipse, a 19-year-old girl who cannot get out of her own bed due to psychological trauma, is as motionless as a plant. Having no family and no clue of her family's mysterious history, she lives completely dependent on her neighbors, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: psychotherapy, women, social issues, disability, social awkwardness, social problems, life is a bitch, psychological trauma, social worker, neighbor, female protagonist, childhood ...
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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: dysfunctional family, delusion, cheerleader, teenage life, high school, domestic violence, criminal, social differences, notebook, friends, life is a bitch, hardcase students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Shrink Next Door (2021)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 341 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by the true story of Marty and the therapist who turned his life around...then took it over. When he first meets Dr. Ike, Marty just wants to get better at boundaries. Over 30 years, he'll learn all about them—and what happens when ...
Style: realistic, psychological, thought provoking, funny, serious
Plot: psychiatrist, psychology, psychotherapist, psychological manipulation, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychological trauma, self discovery, character change, doctor patient relationship, power relations, psychological abuse ...
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Nine Perfect Strangers (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 388 min.
TV show
Story: At a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation, nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha, a ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: resort, magic mushroom, animal death, self discovery, psychotherapy, secret, challenge, manipulation, uncover truth, secrets, group of strangers, sexy woman ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
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 7.0
 516
Head Burst (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Markus is a handsome and respectable architect who has a secret: he is a pedophile. Despite feeling disgust of himself, Markus can't help but feel attracted to young boys. When he thinks he won't be able to suppress his deepest feelings, ...
Style: ambiguous ending, psychological, suspense, tense, lgbt cinema
Plot: pedophile, pedophilia, little boy, gay lead character, identity crisis, loneliness, depression, architect, single mother, family relations, co worker co worker relationship, suicidal tendency ...
Time: 21st century
Place: central europe
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Sleepless Nights (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A strong controversial adult drama about troubles facing young married and non-married couples. The old friends are invited at Khaled's and Perry's daughter birthday. Moushira is married to Ali, Amr to Farah , and Sameh is having an affair ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, adultery, infidelity, psychotherapy, party, sex, drugs, prostitute, arab, alcohol
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The Great New Wonderful (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, witty ...
Plot: 9/11, family relations, mental illness, office, americana, bittersweet, terrorism, love and romance, immigrants, ambition, rise to the top, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, italy ...
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 4.1
 620
Exit in Red (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ed Altman is a psychiatrist who relocates to Palm Springs, Calif., in order to avoid a lawsuit. However, he happens to wander directly into more trouble when he begins an affair with the rich and beautiful Ally Mercer (Annabel Schofield), who has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: psychiatrist, murder, sexuality, power relations, love affair, lawsuit, manipulation, infidelity, frame up, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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