Psychological movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant psychological movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, serious, intense, suspense, interesting and clever films and TV shows about / with storytelling, psychology, twists & turns, murder, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, death, violence and blood plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychological: Shutter Island (2010), The Game (1997), Inception (2010), Mulholland Drive (2001), The Sixth Sense (1999), Whiplash (2014), Memento (2000), Gone Girl (2014), Frozen (2010), Lord of the Flies (1990).
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Inception
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA, UK
148 min.
 8.8
Whiplash
Drama, Music
USA
107 min.
 8.5
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Tully
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
USA
95 min.
 7.0
Patrick Melrose
Drama
UK, USA
60 min.
 8.3

List of psychological movies

 8.1
 953K
Shutter Island
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: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, uncover truth, mystery, reality vs fantasy, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, doctors and patients, psychology, mental institution, psychiatry, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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 7.8
 302K
The Game
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, psychology, birthday present, existentialism, manipulation, mind game, rich snob, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 8.8
 1.7M
Inception
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: surreal, psychological, suspense, ambiguous ending, futuristic ...
Plot: dreams, alternate reality, teamwork, neo noir, virtual reality, existentialism, imagination, redemption, philosophy, hi-tech, memory, heist ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles, paris france, sydney australia, japan
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Mulholland Drive
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, surreal, mind bending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: surrealism, amnesia, mystery, postmodernism, imagination, uncover truth, alternate reality, dreams, hollywood, hallucination, plot twist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.1
 812K
The Sixth Sense
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychology, psychiatrist, mystery, doctors and patients, afterlife, able to see the dead, supernatural, ghost, tragic event, redemption, supernatural ability, police investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 8.5
 568K
Whiplash
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: obsession, jazz, music, follow your dream, drummer, music teacher, desire for fame, musician's life, mentor, drumming, teachers and students, music conductor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 989K
Memento
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, non-linear, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, revenge, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, mystery, plot twist, flashback, murder, paranoia, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 6.2
 60K
Frozen
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, stranded, danger, ski lift, death, wilderness, stupidity, life & death, frostbite, youth, ski resort, animal attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Lord of the Flies
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, rough, captivating, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, human nature, literature, isolation, coming of age, innocence lost, violent, brutality, social relations, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 6.9
 90K
Exam
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, ambition, human nature, manipulations, psychology, plot twist, mind game, room, obsession, job, paranoia, dialogue ...
Time: future
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 8.0
 626K
Black Swan
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: surreal, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, mental illness, surrealism, mentor, paranoia, psychology, character study, artists and showbiz, hallucinations, dancer's life, ballerina ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 162K
Fracture
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, mystery, obsession, perfect crime, guilt, revenge, courtroom drama, adultery, murder, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.4
 86K
Eraserhead
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, enigmatic, psychological, art house, avant garde ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, nightmare, art, imagination, baby, cult, crazy, psychology, existentialism, dreams, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 6.5
 47K
The Experiment
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, experiment gone awry, prison life, brutality, psychology, violence, human nature, confined, moral ambiguity, switching roles, bullying, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 7.3
 146K
Cape Fear
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, fear, lawyer, family in danger, crime, dangerous attraction, violence, betrayal, criminal's revenge, psychology, brutality, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Butterfly Effect
Genre: 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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, philosophical, dramatic ...
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, life philosophy, memory, psychology, haunted by the past, altering history, twists & turns, philosophy, existentialism, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, dungeon
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 6.1
 91K
Sphere
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, paranoia, first contact, imagination, danger, dialogue, twists & turns, survival, supernatural, book, psychology, ocean or sea ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, dark ...
Plot: obsession, perfume, serial killer, psychopath, secret formula, sense of smell, dark fantasy, mentor, sexualized violence, psychology, visceral, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.8
 217K
Changeling
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, corruption, police, uncover truth, insanity, kidnapping, missing child, storytelling, manipulation, twists & turns, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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 6.5
 80K
Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: brutal, psychological, scary, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, family, hostages, torture, murder, danger, gory, surveillance, home invasion, bad guy wins, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.9
 188K
Mr. Nobody
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, surreal, philosophical, futuristic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, alternate reality, destiny, love affair, philosophy, time, depression, childhood, utopia, divorce, postmodernism, life ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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 6.4
 32K
The Good Son
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: manipulation, children, problem child, brutality, danger, psychology, rivalry, family, parents and children, crimes, deception, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, maine, usa, japan, new england
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 5.6
 37K
The Ward
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, ghost, murder, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, confined, danger, supernatural, doctors and patients, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 1960s
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 7.6
 340K
Saw
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: torture, survival, serial killer, gory, mind game, insanity, violence, slasher, murder, game of death, brutality, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Requiem for a Dream
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: drug addiction, addiction, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, degradation, downfall, depression, destructive relationship, existentialism, drug use, heroin addict, drug addict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 6.3
 87K
The Cell
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, colourful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, schizophrenia, crime, alternate reality, surrealism, torture, psychiatrist, dreams, imagination, mind game, brutality, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
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 7.1
 101K
The Jacket
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, tricky, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, existentialism, time loop, race against time, memory loss, supernatural, amnesia, mental institution, mentally unstable, alternate reality, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, future, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: vermont
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 72K
Demolition
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets in Chicago.
Style: psychological, melancholic, emotional, philosophical, reflective ...
Plot: relationships, death, depression, existentialism, gay teenager, correspondence, destruction, car accident, death of wife, guilt, homosexuality, unlikely friendships ...
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The Hidden Face
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: isolation, bunker, police investigation, missing person, mystery, secret room, hidden door, surveillance, couples, jealousy, secret, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

tense
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Gone Girl 2014
8.1
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
The Revenant 2015
8.0
Warrior 2011
8.2
Valkyrie 2008
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obsession
obsession movies
Black Swan 2010
8.0
Whiplash 2014
8.5
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006
7.5
Lolita 1997
6.9
The Great Gatsby 2013
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psychology
psychology movies
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
Copycat 1995
6.6
Black Swan 2010
8.0
Fight Club 1999
8.8
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atmospheric
atmospheric movies
The Revenant 2015
8.0
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
The Americans 2013
8.4
Prometheus 2012
7.0
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
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disturbing
disturbing movies
Martyrs 2008
7.1
A Clockwork Orange 1971
8.3
Changeling 2008
7.8
Frozen 2010
6.2
Hard Candy 2005
7.1
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enigmatic
enigmatic movies
Eraserhead 1977
7.4
Blue Velvet 1986
7.8
Zodiac 2007
7.7
Gone Girl 2014
8.1
Fight Club 1999
8.8
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interesting
interesting movies
Memento 2000
8.5
The Prestige 2006
8.5
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Sixth Sense 1999
8.1
City of God 2002
8.6
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cerebral
cerebral movies
The Island 2006
8.0
Inception 2010
8.8
Fight Club 1999
8.8
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Interstellar 2014
8.6
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