Therapy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant therapy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, realistic, humorous, melancholic, suspense and captivating films and TV shows about / with therapy, therapist, psychology, psychiatrist, dialogue, power relations, redemption, family relations, storytelling and friendship 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: Being Erica (2009), To the Bone (2017), Ordinary People (1980), Mumford (1999), Antwone Fisher (2002), Awake (2012), En thérapie (2021), Prozac Nation (2001), Web Therapy (2011), Dag (2010).

List of therapy movies

 7.7
 10K
Being Erica (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Being Erica is a Canadian comedy-drama television series that aired on CBC from January 5, 2009 to December 12, 2011. Created by Jana Sinyor, the series was originally announced by the CBC as The Session, but was retitled Being Erica before ...
Style: sentimental, witty, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time travel, self discovery, therapy, changing the past or future, road not taken, thirtysomething life, hopes, destiny, psychology, haunted by the past, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 6.8
 49K
To the Bone (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young woman dealing with anorexia meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.
Style: bleak, captivating, psychological, motivational, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: anorexia, therapy, suicide, sister sister relationship, psychology, illness, mental health, pregnant woman, mental disorder, unconventional method, family problems, health situation ...
Place: arizona, los angeles
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Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, sentimental, compassionate ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, therapy, depression, suicide, coming of age, guilt, father son relationship, suburbs, death in the family, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, illinois
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 6.8
 9K
Mumford (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, depression, therapy, psychologist, starting over, mental illness, friendship, psychology, life philosophy, character study, loneliness, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, phoenix arizona, west virginia
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 7.3
 36K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, inspirational, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, child abuse, psychology, u.s. navy, redemption, family reunited, therapy, depression, courage, transformation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, san diego california, cleveland ohio, mexico
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 7.9
 21K
Awake (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, his wife Hannah survives the accident; in the other reality, his son Rex survives. Michael does not know which reality is "real", and uses the wristbands to ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: alternate reality, double life, family problems, therapy, car accident, police investigation, sanity, police officer, insanity, loss of family member, haunted by the past, loss of spouse ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 828
En thérapie (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
TV show
Story: Paris, 2015, right after the terrorist attacks. Philippe Dayan is a renowned psychotherapist whose office is located close to the Bataclan, the epicenter of the Paris horrific attacks. During the days and weeks that follow the tragedy, Dayan will ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: therapy, terrorism, psychiatry, psychologist, psychotherapy, psychotherapist, psychological trauma, mental disorder, workplace situations, workplace, mental patient, mental illness ...
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Style: uplifting, touching, ironic, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, drawing, man in a wheelchair, paralysis, alcoholics anonymous, therapy, cartoonist, rehabilitation, alcoholic, car accident, redemption, art ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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 6.2
 18K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, disturbing, melancholic, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, college, university, coming of age, introspection, dysfunctional family, youth, therapy, suicide attempt, adolescence, nude girl ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 6.7
 5K
Web Therapy (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Fiona Wallice is a therapist with little patience for her patients. Tired of hearing about people's problems for fifty long minutes, she devises a new treatment, the three-minute video chat. And still, the sessions end up being largely about ...
Style: not serious, humorous, talky, realistic
Plot: therapy, therapist, marital problem, doctors and patients, family problems, unconventional method, self involved, patient, dark humor, psychologist, alienation, treatment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.5
 5K
Dag (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Meet Dag, a couple's therapist who holds a 90% divorce rate. His philosophy in life is that people should live alone and he's happy to share that with his patients. Dag leads a quiet life and the only thing he loves more than his solitude ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, captivating, funny ...
Plot: loner, dark humor, therapy, marital problem, antisocial behavior, friends, love and romance, doctors and patients, alienation, therapist, power relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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 6.3
 43K
Hope Springs (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
Style: light, melancholic, twists and turns, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: elderly, couple relations, golden years, romance, therapy, marriage counselor, psychiatrist, marriage, depression, relationships, happy ending, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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 7.2
 10K
Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, coming of age, therapy, addiction, depression, life philosophy, psychiatry, dysfunctional family, youth, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california
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What About Bob? (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, witty, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: mental illness, psychiatrist, vacation, farce, family vacation, therapy, obsession, neurosis, yuppie, sarcasm, psychiatry, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
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 6.6
 12K
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, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: genius, therapy, father daughter relationship, dating, friendship, personal growth, strong female lead, society, introspection, bucket list, therapist, goldfish ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa
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 5.4
 714
Intimate Parts (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Contemporary Moscow, home to several people who apparently lead a totally carefree life. They have all acquired status in society, and at first sight seem to have everything they desire. But each of them is lacking something, and each has their own ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, captivating, ironic
Plot: infidelity, threesome, cheating wife, female nudity, therapy, husband wife relationship, sexuality, intimacy, fat woman, male nudity, circus, photographer ...
Place: moscow russia
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Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, cynical, emotional, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, aspiring actor, mental illness, sex, incest, child star, satire, male nudity, actress, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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 7.7
 42K
Zelig (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, ...
Style: surreal, talky, humorous, funny, parody ...
Plot: celebrity, psychiatrist, therapy, satire, character study, fictional biography, justice, artists and showbiz, switching roles, missing person, disappearance, celebrity culture ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: paris france, new york, bronx new york city, vatican, germany ...
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Anger Management (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Charlie is a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice and he performs pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Prior to his career as a therapist, he was a major league ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: therapist, sarcasm, anger management, therapy, sexual humor, rage, anger, silly humor, disorder, frustration, unconventional method, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.1
 2K
Instinct (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated with the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: doctor patient relationship, psychiatrist, psychopath, therapist, sexual abuse, psychotic, sexual assault, therapy, moral dilemma, rape, prisoner, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: netherlands
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Smiles of sad men (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A writer gets into a rehab where he meets a lot of successful men who destroyed their lives with alcohol.
Style: humorous, thought provoking, captivating, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: alcoholic, addiction, drunkenness, doctor, group therapy, friendship, therapy, female doctor, drunken man, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, marathon ...
Place: europe, prague, central europe
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 6.5
 3K
Fat People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "GORDOS" is a comedy about life's excesses and deficiencies; about our insecurities, phobias, obsessions, traumas, mistakes, fears, blame, desires, hopes, challenges, concessions, goals, relationships, love, sex, health, family... ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: obesity, therapist, therapy, support group, family relations, physical appearance, human nature, social misfits, group of strangers, introspection, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain
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 6.4
 1K
Leo's Room (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Uruguay, Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This casual re-encounter will affect their personal conflicts ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay love, gay, friendship, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, family relations, self discovery, lgbt, therapy, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay
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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, gunfight, suburbs, dark humor, crimes, therapy, secretary, psychiatrist, small town, radio dj, love and romance, high school reunion ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
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 6.2
 41K
Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: sweet, melancholic, funny, light, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, unlikely couple, older woman younger man sex, artist, romance, relationships, mother son relationship, love, family relations, love story, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, paris france ...
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Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays is a Canadian television sitcom that debuted on CBC Television in 2011. Described by the National Post as a cross between What About Bob? and Frasier, the show stars Matt Watts as Michael, a neurotic young man who ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, sitcom ...
Plot: psychiatrist, friendship, introspection, doctors and patients, therapy, workaholic, betrayal, exploitation, gain trust, hopes, dishonesty, office ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 5.5
 1K
Sun Choke (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. But when she develops an ...
Style: sexy, tense, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: held captive, insanity, sex scene, therapy, recovery, obsession, murder, nanny, caretaker, violence, women, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 10K
Triage (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, Austria, Cayman Islands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: photojournalist, war, psychiatrist patient relationship, war crime, life is a bitch, homecoming, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, therapy, photographer, war zone, war violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, iraq, kurdistan, europe, beirut lebanon
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 6.7
 9K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, murder, midlife crisis, crimes, secrets, family business, character study, infidelity, love affair, going straight, crumbling marriage, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
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 7.4
 7K
Take My Eyes (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: domestic violence, violent husband, starting over, therapy, family problems, understanding, haunted by the past, siblings relations, fall in love, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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