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 visually appealing films and TV shows about / with mind control, danger, murder, gun, death, blood, dialogue, pistol, storytelling and violence plots mostly in Sci-Fi, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mind control: Inception (2010), Lucy (2014), Control Factor (2003), Gamer (2009), The Darkest Minds (2018), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), The Puppet Masters (1994), Scanners (1981), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Ghost in the Shell (1995).

List of mind control movies

 8.8
 2.0M
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, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, virtual reality, alternate reality, haunted by the past, subconscious, teamwork, manipulations, life philosophy, existentialism, sleeping, fictional reality ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, los angeles, japan, kenya, africa ...
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 6.4
 438K
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, exciting, surreal, serious, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, tough girl, telepathy, supernatural ability, mind control, telekinesis, supernatural, imaginary, strong female lead, artificial intelligence, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, france, new york, berlin germany, rome italy ...
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 5.2
 981
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, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, brainwashing, mind game, manhunt, undercover, rivalry, government agency, investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.8
 129K
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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, computers and web, cyberspace, distopia, contests and competitions, danger, future dystopia, computer genius, chases and races, profanity, wrongful imprisonment, prison ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2030s
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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
Plot: post apocalypse, telekinesis, super powers, mind control, love and romance, escape, good versus evil, superhuman powers, danger, friendship, teenager, soldier ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
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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, suspenseful, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, fall in love, changing the past or future, alternate reality, fictional reality, forbidden love, manipulations, mind control, power of love, foreknowledge, true love, politician ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, united states
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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, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind control, space and aliens, evil alien, alien contact, alien invasion, alien, deadly creature, murder, danger, political corruption, alien encounter, parasite ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.8
 47K
Scanners (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, intense, scary ...
Plot: telekinesis, mind control, violence, scientist, world domination, mind reading, murder, supernatural ability, social misfits, misfit, conspiracy, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, philosophical, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, man versus machine, alternate reality, post apocalypse, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, chosen one, technology gone awry, precognition, save the world, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 23rd century ...
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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: futuristic, mind bending, exciting, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: cyberpunk, future dystopia, artificial intelligence, hacker, androids and robots, policewoman, cyborgs, technology gone awry, mind game, chase, cyberspace, mind control ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
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, mind bending, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, survival, trapped, danger, master warrior, swords and armor, struggle, fall in love, warrior, rivalry, determination ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 6.1
 36K
Anon (2018)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
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: tech noir, twists and turns, exciting, tense
Plot: surveillance, technology, murder investigation, hacker, distopia, mind control, female assassin, investigation, privacy, erased memory, female killer, police ...
Time: future
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 6.9
 109K
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: psychological, twist ending, mind bending, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, dishonesty, neo noir, crimes, heist, disorder, mind control, memory loss, manipulation, amnesia, cons and scams, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
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 6.7
 421K
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, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fighting the system, survival, future dystopia, youth, society, rebellion, young heroes, danger, distopia, rebelliousness, mentor, training ...
Time: future, near future
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
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: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, supernatural ability, battles, prince, imaginary, military, vengeance, young heroes, siblings relations, rebelliousness, mind control, civil rights ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
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 7.3
 130K
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off people like them in order to remain immortal.
Style: disturbing, psychological, enigmatic, scary, gothic ...
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, magician, psychic, murder, doctor, mind control, dying, ghost, little girl, hotel, alcohol ...
Time: 80s, year 2019, year 2011, 2010s, year 1980
Place: new jersey, iowa, new hampshire, colorado, florida ...
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 5.5
 88K
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 136 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, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, in the woods, plague, friends, supernatural, first contact, foreknowledge, evil alien, mind control, supernatural ability, danger, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: maine, usa, boston, massachusetts
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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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: political thriller, political conspiracy, conspiracy, gulf war, sniper, brainwashing, senator, mind control, hypnosis, assassination, state affairs, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.4
 11K
The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, hypnosis, mind control, amnesia, police detective, hallucination, psychosis, stranger, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
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 6.3
 7K
The Prisoner (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".
Style: twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind control, village, desert, confined, uncover truth, isolation, captivity, prison, espionage, mind game, society, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york
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 5.7
 9K
Whisper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted felon Max Truemont (played by Josh Holloway) is hired to execute a kidnapping of the son of one of the richest women in the state. Along with his fiancée Roxanne (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Max joins two other strangers who were also ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, evil child, mind control, murder, hostage, hostages, confined, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, danger, partners in crime, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 7.2
 82K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychological, cult film, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, insanity, brainwashing, mind control, paranoia, virtual reality, tv station, mysterious character, investigation, bdsm, mind game, tv show ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pittsburgh, toronto ontario canada, canada
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 5.9
 110K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, romance, power of love, evil alien, love and romance, youth, true love, invasion, apocalypse, survival, vestiges of humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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 6.2
 7K
Ruby Red (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, stylized, sentimental, captivating, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage love, time travel, supernatural romance, teen romance, youth, prophecy, supernatural, love and romance, strong female character, imaginary, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, germany
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 7.8
 227K
True Blood (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 800 min.
TV show
Story: True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, ...
Style: sexy, tense, stylized, serious, sexual ...
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, love affair, young people, supernatural, small town life, couple relations, love and romance, supernatural ability, unlikely couple, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yu-Gi-Oh! is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on chapters 1-59 of the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998, and October 10, 1998. An ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: duel, heroic mission, adventure, ancient mystery, supernatural ability, good versus evil, mind control, riddles and clues, rivalry, imaginary, escapades, danger ...
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 7.4
 71K
The Animatrix (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world's leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, man versus machine, save the world, technology gone awry, alternate reality, danger, a.i., cyberspace, fighting the system, uncover truth, imaginary, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century, 22nd century
Place: japan, tokyo
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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: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, brainwashing, high school, small town, mind control, insanity, society, chase, student, crimes, mind game, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 5.6
 10K
Altered (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: abduction, mind control, revenge, implant, alien, creature, hysteria, haunted by the past, friendship, danger, race against time, telepathy ...
Time: contemporary
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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: melancholic, psychological, surreal, mind bending, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, introspection, love, love and romance, love story, power of love, couple relations, couples, brainwashing, memory loss, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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