Mind control movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mind control movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, suspense and psychological films and TV shows about / with mind control, murder, violence, storytelling, danger, mentor, gun, supernatural, death and destiny plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mind control: Inception (2010), Lucy (2014), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Control Factor (2003), The Darkest Minds (2018), They Live (1988), Gamer (2009), Sense8 (2015), Alphas (2011), The Puppet Masters (1994).

List of mind control movies

 8.8
 2.3M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, mind control, existentialism, parallel world, teamwork, fictional reality, dream, memory, philosophy, sleeping ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, tokyo, africa ...
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 6.4
 490K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: futuristic, surreal, intellectual, exciting, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: intelligence, supernatural, tough girl, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, strong female lead, drugs, telepathy, mind control, experimental drug, telekinesis, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, stone age, future, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, rome italy, paris france, new york, france ...
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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman ...
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspense, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: destiny, alternate reality, changing the past or future, fall in love, forbidden love, mind control, power of love, fictional reality, true love, love story, teleportation, angel ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Control Factor (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An average everyman discovers he's the unwitting target of an ultra secret domestic black-op centering on mind control.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, brainwashing, political conspiracy, manhunt, mind game, investigation, uncover truth, government agency, rivalry, undercover, dishonesty, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
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The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: post apocalypse, teenager, telekinesis, good versus evil, mind control, superhuman powers, runaway teen, super powers, love and romance, escape, friendship, kidnapping ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
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 7.2
 128K
They Live (1988)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, allegory, thought provoking ...
Plot: conspiracy, distopia, alien, alien invasion, mind control, evil alien, invasion, anti conformity, teleportation, brainwashing, dystopic future, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Japan has been invaded and conquered by the Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11 and its citizens known as Elevens. The Britannian Empire takes away Japan's autonomous power and imposes its rule through the use of Knightmares. The ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: rebellion, mind control, young heroes, civil rights, rebelliousness, youth, resistance, peril, leader, emperor, battles, military ...
Time: future
Place: japan, kyoto japan, asia
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 5.7
 135K
Gamer (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, sexy, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberspace, mind control, contests and competitions, computers and web, alone in the world, dystopic future, future dystopia, prison, hacker, life & death, death ...
Time: 21st century, 2030s, future, near future
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 8.2
 153K
Sense8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lgbt, supernatural, supernatural ability, gay, telepathy, love affair, secret organization, lesbian, conspiracy, sex scene, mind control, survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mumbai india, london, san francisco, chicago illinois, berlin germany
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 7.2
 29K
Alphas (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Five ordinary people with superhuman physical and mental abilities are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas. Operating within the U.S. Department of Defense, the team investigates cases that point to others with Alpha abilities.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, investigation, psychic, experiment, mind control, superhuman powers, supernatural, government agency, crimes, heroes, violence, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Puppet Masters (1994)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Earth is invaded by alien parasites aka "slugs" that ride on people's backs and control their minds. A trio of American government agents attempt to thwart this.
Style: scary, suspense, futuristic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: alien, evil alien, alien invasion, alien contact, space and aliens, mind control, deadly creature, ufo, brutality, justice, alien encounter, political corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has ...
Style: philosophical, saga, futuristic, exciting, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, post apocalypse, future dystopia, chosen one, alternate reality, man versus machine, prophecy, oracle, rebel, fight ...
Time: future, distant future, year 2003, 23rd century, 2000s ...
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 6.9
 114K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, memory loss, heist, manipulation, amnesia, art thief, dishonesty, crimes, art theft, mind control, disorder, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: london, england
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Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, touching, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, virtual reality, determination, master warrior, monster, survival, trapped, sword fight, swords and armor, computers and web, struggle, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: japan, asia
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 6.6
 456K
Divergent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In a world divided into factions based on personality types, Tris learns that she's been classified as Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, survival, rebellion, chosen one, heroine, society, youth, choice, teenage life, training, heroes ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his army unit was ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saved his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, then-Captain Ben Marco, was knocked unconscious. Brokering the incident for political capital, Shaw eventually ...
Style: suspense, clever, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, gulf war, political conspiracy, brainwashing, mind control, sniper, senator, surveillance, political corruption, assassination, paranoia, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1991
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york
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 7.4
 546K
X2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses – Magneto and Mystique – to unhinge ...
Style: exciting, intense, humorous, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, super powers, superhuman powers, mutant, mind control, assassination attempt, x men, teenage superhero, dark hero, school, teleportation ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, near future, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., canada, usa, boston
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 6.7
 10K
Faults (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Claire is under the grip of a mysterious new cult called Faults. Desperate to be reunited with their daughter, Claire's parents recruit one of the world's foremost experts on mind control, Ansel Roth.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic, dark ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: brainwashing, kidnapping, mind control, religions or cults, manipulation, cult, redemption, cult leader, character study, hotel, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 35K
Freaks (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat - or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what's really ...
Style: suspense, exciting, psychotronic, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, escape, super powers, grandfather granddaughter relationship, mind control, overprotective father, invisibility, neighbor, supernatural power, little girl, new world, stopped time ...
Time: near future, future
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 6.1
 44K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, neo noir ...
Plot: hacker, distopia, surveillance, technology, female assassin, murder investigation, investigation, mind control, serial killer, privacy, police, police officer ...
Time: future
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 8.8
 525K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, twists and turns, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alternate reality, human nature, distopia, computers and web, social decay, society, satire, dark humor, media satire, technology, media, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, suspense, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, life philosophy, butterfly effect, memory, child abuse, supernatural ability, alternate reality, memory loss, love, psychology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins ...
Style: philosophical, atmospheric, mind bending, surreal, exciting ...
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, future dystopia, distopia, hacker, policewoman, cyborgs, technology gone awry, female spy, cyberspace, female protagonist ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 5.5
 93K
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, supernatural, friends, first contact, evil alien, virus, supernatural ability, mind control, plague, transformation, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: maine, colorado, usa, boston, massachusetts
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 4.1
 500
Pretty Cool (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A high school senior is able to read people's minds and control their thoughts.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sex comedy, touching, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, mind control, curses spells and rituals, cheerleader, telepathy, supernatural, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, couples, sexual relations, sex ...
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 6.0
 8K
Ruby Red (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Gwendolyn Shepherd is a normal 16-year-old, but her family holds a secret: A time-travel gene is expressed in the clan inherited, but not every member of the family is blessed with. Everyone is certain that Gwen's cousin Charlotte has the gene. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: time travel, teenage love, supernatural ability, love and romance, youth, teen romance, supernatural, supernatural romance, prophecy, strong female character, young heroes, time machine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, germany
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 6.0
 2K
The Sender (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A disturbed telepathic man is able to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: mind control, supernatural, mental illness, mental institution, psychic, suicide attempt, mind game, psychopath, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, misfit ...
Time: 80s, year 1965
Place: los angeles
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Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, semi serious, neo noir ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, superhero, strong female character, private detective, super powers, investigation, strong female lead, supernatural power, lawyer, violence, mind control, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: love, memory, surrealism, memory loss, amnesia, introspection, couple relations, existentialism, borderline personality disorder, loneliness, love story, love and romance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Emmanuelle 2000: Emmanuelle Pie (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
Story: Brazen beauty Emmanuelle embarks on more saucy sci-fi antics. A young man uses a mind-control power for his own sexual needs. Miss Emmanuelle shows up to give him more than a slap on the wrist.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: erotica, orgasm, mind control, emmanuelle, sex, female nudity, sex scene, male female relationship, sexual relations, seductress, sexual desire, couple relations ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, year 2000
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