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 realistic, melancholic, serious, psychological, weird and talky films and TV shows about / with therapy, therapist, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, doctors and patients, redemption, patient, family relations and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as therapy: To the Bone (2017), Being Erica (2009), Ordinary People (1980), Antwone Fisher (2002), Anger Management (2012), Web Therapy (2011), Anger Management (2003), Prozac Nation (2001), Manic (2001), Nip/Tuck (2003).

List of therapy movies

 6.8
 41K
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, rough, suspense, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: anorexia, eating disorder, therapy, suicide, artist, pregnant woman, smoking, sister sister relationship, abortion, painter, talent, netflix ...
Place: arizona, los angeles
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 7.5
 9K
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, clever, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: therapy, self discovery, changing the past or future, time travel, road not taken, hopes, haunted by the past, psychology, destiny, introspection, thirtysomething life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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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: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: suicide attempt, therapy, dysfunctional family, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, loss of son, coming of age, middle class, family problems, death in the family, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, illinois
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 7.3
 33K
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, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, therapy, african american, redemption, graduation, family reunited, u.s. navy, demotion, thanksgiving, navy, anger, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, cleveland ohio, san diego california, new jersey
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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, humorous, realistic, not serious, melancholic ...
Plot: therapy, therapist, anger management, rage, anger, psychiatrist, disorder, frustration, unconventional method, silly humor, doctors and patients, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is an American animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28, 1995 to December 24, 1999—with a final set of three shelved episodes airing in 2002—starring Jonathan Katz, Jon Benjamin, and ...
Style: cynical, not serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: therapy, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, parents and children, psychotherapist, therapist, patient, family relations, slacker, power relations, artists and showbiz, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa
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 6.6
 4K
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, dark humor, talky, realistic
Plot: therapy, therapist, doctors and patients, dysfunctional character, marital problem, patient, family problems, psychologist, self involved, unconventional method, alienation, treatment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Anger Management (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, realistic, not serious, neurotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rage, therapy, therapist, anger, lawyer, unconventional method, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychology, dysfunctional character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, boston, new jersey
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 6.3
 17K
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, disturbing, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, introspection, university, college, therapy, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, obsession, journalism, roommate ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 7.3
 9K
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, disturbing, psychological, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, therapy, dysfunctional family, youth, juvenile delinquency, self discovery, teenage life, addiction, doctors and patients, manic, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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 7.6
 53K
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
Style: sexy, realistic, stylized, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: womanizer, family problems, family relations, plastic surgery, friendship, ethics, physical appearance, jealousy, doctor, surgical operation, career, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles, california
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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, dark humor, humorous, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: loner, marital problem, therapy, antisocial behavior, doctors and patients, friends, love and romance, power relations, alienation, mad, therapist, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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The Cake Eaters (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The death of the Kimbrough family matriarch affects the three male survivors of the clan. Widower Easy (Bruce Dern) tries to reconnect with his old flame, Marg (Elizabeth Ashley). Eldest son and struggling musician Guy (Jayce Bartok) moves back to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: therapy, family problems, starting over, young lovers, estrangement, small town life, haunted by the past, countryside, family life, reunion, teenage life, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
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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: humorous, not serious, funny, light, witty ...
Plot: mental illness, therapy, obsession, psychiatrist, goofy hero, nothing goes right, disorder, doctors and patients, stalking, treatment, vacation, family vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
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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, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, therapy, psychologist, fall in love, romance, starting over, mysterious character, hidden identity, power relations, small town life, depression, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, west virginia, china
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 7.0
 30K
The Wackness (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, coming of age, friendship, first love, therapy, fall in love, doctors and patients, hip hop, love affair, social misfits, buddies, misfit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Genre: Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A worldwide epidemic encourages a bio-tech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
Style: gothic, cult film, bloody, futuristic, macabre ...
Plot: goth, opera, therapy, support group, surgery, powerful corporation, against humanity, life is a bitch, future dystopia, terminal illness, makeover, stabbing ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: venice, paris france
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural horror, couple relations, adultery, woman in danger, infidelity, dishonesty, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, danger, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
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 5.5
 11K
Paradise Hills (2019)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is sent to Paradise Hills to be reformed, only to learn that the high-class facility's beautiful facade hides a sinister secret.
Style: atmospheric, colourful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: dystopic future, women, island, high society, classism, manners, therapy, garden, pop star, social problems, teenage girl, flowers ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 40K
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: talky, humorous, surreal, not serious, funny ...
Plot: therapy, artists and showbiz, switching roles, satire, celebrity culture, great depression, celebrity, psychiatrist, fictional biography, electroshock therapy, chameleon, character study ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: paris france, bronx new york city, new york, germany, new jersey
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Necessary Roughness (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Necessary Roughness is a USA Network television series starring Callie Thorne and Scott Cohen. The one-hour drama series was picked up for 12 episodes on January 19, 2011. The series debuted on June 29, 2011, with a 90-minute premiere episode. The ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: therapy, football, single parent, single mother, overcoming, changing lives, power relations, family relations, relationship vs career, sport, therapist, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 146K
Analyze This (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben ...
Style: humorous, realistic, witty, clever, suspense ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mafia, gangsters, attempted murder, therapy, anger, crimes, introspection, doctors and patients, power relations, power struggle, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1957, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, miami beach, florida, new york state ...
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: sexual, depressing, sincere, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, self destructing, prostitute, social misfits, addiction, loneliness, suicide, therapy, casino, romance, unlikely relationship, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada
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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, realistic, semi serious, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, aspiring actor, satire, haunted by the past, profanity, mental illness, therapy, rehabilitation, obsession, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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 7.0
 47K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, family problems, housewife, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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Diary of a Sex Addict (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Style: erotic, serious, contemplative, talky, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, interracial sex, rough sex, sexual humiliation, sexual relations, addiction, unfaithful husband, therapy, family problems, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.5
 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, emotional, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, gay love, family relations, self discovery, gays and lesbians, therapy, lifestyle, couples, curses spells and rituals, friends, gender, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay
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 8.5
 229K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, mind game, psychopath, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, mental patient, crime, special agents, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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No Reservations (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Master chef Kate Armstrong runs her life and her kitchen with intimidating intensity. However, a recipe for disaster may be in the works when she becomes the guardian of her young niece while crossing forks with the brash sous-chef who just joined ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, feel good, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: cooking, chef, cooking and food, restaurant, initially antagonists, love, opposites attract, workplace situations, aunt niece relationship, guardian, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, sexy, philosophical, talky ...
Plot: historical character, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, sexual perversion, patient, mentally unstable, spanking, insanity, psychology, mental illness, s&m, seduction ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, year 1912, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, vienna, central europe, austria ...
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