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, interesting, intense, clever and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, psychology, twists & turns, death, mentor, murder, secrets, obsession, violence and insanity plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as psychological: Shutter Island (2010), Inception (2010), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Gone Girl (2014), The Sixth Sense (1999), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Devil's Advocate (1997), Donnie Darko (2001), Memento (2000), The Game (1997).

List of psychological movies

 8.1
 1.0M
Shutter Island (2010)
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: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, paranoia, insanity, investigation, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, psychiatrist, plot twist, delusion ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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 8.8
 1.9M
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, exciting ...
Plot: parallel world, manipulations, haunted by the past, teamwork, perfect crime, imagination, redemption, philosophy, mind control, virtual reality, hi-tech, one last job ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, japan, sydney australia, paris france
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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, suspense, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, life philosophy, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, twists & turns, psychology, child abuse, diary, hypnosis, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, dungeon
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 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: 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: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, femme fatale, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, mind game, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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 8.1
 854K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
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, twist ending, surprise ending, atmospheric, dramatic ...
Plot: supernatural, psychology, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, afterlife, psychic, death, life & death, psychologist, psychiatrist, tragic event ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, downfall, drug addiction, insanity, destructive relationship, depression, hallucinations, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, ambition, law firm, hotshot lawyer, ethics, supernatural, evil, marital problem, mentor, sin, temptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, southern usa, manhattan, new york city, florida ...
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 8.0
 705K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, captivating, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, time travel, social misfits, supernatural ability, teenage life, hallucinations, supernatural, time loop, imaginary, society, morality, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, dramatic, serious, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, human spirit, insanity, nurse, freedom, doctors and patients, dehumanization, anti heroes, plan gone awry, friendship, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 8.4
 1.0M
Memento (2000)
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, surprise ending, tense, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, revenge, paranoia, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, twists & turns, plot twist, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, UK
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, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, psychopath, dark fantasy, insanity, perfume, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, killings, deadly, corpse, genius ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.8
 319K
The Game (1997)
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, manipulation, businessman, birthday, neo noir, surveillance, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 8.0
 657K
Black Swan (2010)
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: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, mental illness, insanity, losing-it hero, hallucinations, paranoia, dark fantasy, rivalry, parents and children, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 104K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, supernatural ability, supernatural, mental institution, time loop, life is a bitch, memory loss, psychology, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, murder, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, professor, university, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, philosophy, life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 7.8
 200K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
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: psychological, mind bending, futuristic, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, depression, utopia, teenage love, death, alternate reality, childhood, surrealism, romance, postmodernism, life changing experience, imaginary ...
Time: future, 21st century, 20th century, year 1975
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 8.4
 797K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, hotel, insanity, psychic, danger, evil, ghost, trapped, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
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 7.7
 225K
Changeling (2008)
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: psychological, tense, sentimental, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, desperation, trial, loss of son, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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 6.8
 97K
Exam (2009)
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: mind bending, psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, ambition, psychologist, rivalry, surveillance, human nature, plot twist, confinement indoors, intrigue, room, mystery ...
Time: future
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 6.3
 91K
The Cell (2000)
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, scary, surreal, colourful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, virtual reality, drowning, torture, psychiatrist, crime, therapist, schizophrenia, alternate reality, surrealism, race against time ...
Time: 90s
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 6.9
 92K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, time loop, isolation, supernatural, storm, gory, buddies, ocean or sea, danger, sea disaster, abandoned, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 2000s, 20th century
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
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 7.7
 70K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, unhappy, dedicated educator, social relations, society, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.7
 333K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, insomnia, losing-it hero, mysterious character, torment, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, taunting, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, macabre, melancholic ...
Plot: mad scientist, physical appearance, isolation, surgery, sexual perversion, rape, gender bending, twists & turns, insanity, obsession, disfigurement, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2006
Place: spain, europe
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 7.8
 167K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, obsessed fan, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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 8.5
 206K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibal, psychiatrist, death, special agents, crime, cannibalism, murder, mental patient, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, melancholic, mind bending, captivating, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love, love and romance, couple relations, power of love, deja vu, mind control, brainwashing, couples, memory loss, dreams, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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 8.5
 1.1M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, illusion, secret, deception, magic, diary, stage magic, mystery, performer's life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
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 6.3
 66K
Chloe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.
Style: psychological, sexy, emotional, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, seduction, obsession, lesbian, desire, family relations, first lesbian experience, jealous spouse, couples, dishonesty, temptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada
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The Hidden Face (2011)
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, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: missing person, strong sexual content, couples, isolation, infidelity, jealousy, secret, orchestra, secret room, bunker, hidden door, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
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