Therapist movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant therapist movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, psychological, clever, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / with therapist, therapy, storytelling, catastrophe, psychiatrist, dialogue, power relations, pornography, life philosophy and psychology plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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therapist movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as therapist: Running with Scissors (2006), Transamerica (2005), Anger Management (2012), In Treatment (2008), A Cure for Wellness (2016), Anger Management (2003), Web Therapy (2011), Sex Education (2019), Prime (2005), 50/50 (2011).

List of therapist movies

Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adoption, parents and children, drinking problem, marital problem, unhappy, diary, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, massachusetts, california, new jersey
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 7.4
 40K
Transamerica (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, hidden identity, therapist, cocaine, psychiatrist, family relations, road trip, female impersonator, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new york
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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: therapist, anger management, anger, rage, therapy, sarcasm, disorder, unconventional method, doctors and patients, frustration, psychiatrist, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 16K
In Treatment (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions and centering around Dr. Paul Weston, a psychotherapist who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanor while treating his patients—but displays a crippling insecurity while ...
Style: psychological, clever, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: psychologist, introspection, patient, one on one, doctors and patients, therapist, dysfunctional character, emotional breakdown, psychotherapist, self involved, power relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century
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A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, twist ending, dark, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: cure, patient, therapist, violence, torture, employee, health, treatment, mountain, darkness, accident, hospital ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, lawyer, therapist, anger, unconventional method, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychology, power relations, uptight character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, boston, bronx new york city, new jersey
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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: humorous, not serious, talky, realistic
Plot: therapy, therapist, doctors and patients, dysfunctional character, marital problem, unconventional method, family problems, self involved, psychologist, patient, dark humor, alienation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 163K
Sex Education (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
Style: light, sexy, captivating, feel good, touching ...
Audience: teen drama, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage sex, first sex, teenage sexuality, gay, best friends, gay teenager, school, couples, classmate, teenage life, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
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 6.2
 40K
Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, artist, therapist, unlikely couple, older woman younger man sex, date, romance, thirtysomething life, couples, fall in love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, salt lake city utah, brooklyn new york city ...
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 7.6
 318K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, patient, doctor, therapist, fighting illness, best friend, buddies, coping, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington, hawaii ...
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Tell Me You Love Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tell Me You Love Me is an American cable television drama series that premiered on HBO and on The Movie Network on September 9, 2007. The series was created by Cynthia Mort and originally conceived as Sexlife. The pilot episode was produced and ...
Style: erotic, serious, exciting, talky, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lust, therapist, seduction, sexual tension, marital problem, romance, sexual relations, couple relations, thirtysomething life, psychologist, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 41K
The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides ...
Style: touching, sincere, compassionate, humorous, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: male virgin, loss of virginity, sexuality, cat, therapist, priest, nurse, sexual exploration, life changing experience, unlikely relationship, misfit, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, boston
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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, thirtysomething life, haunted by the past, psychology, destiny, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 2K
Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
TV show
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, police detective, therapist, deadly, race against time, therapy, crimes, chases and races, police investigation, crime, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, 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, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural horror, woman in danger, couple relations, adultery, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, danger, losing-it hero, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
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Lathe of Heaven (2002)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a near future society a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first but soon decides to use him for his own gain. The 2002 adaptation discards a significant portion of the original plot, some essential ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: utopia quest, therapist, psychiatrist, dream, manipulation, changing the past or future, supernatural, supernatural ability, manipulations, imaginary
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 18K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, introspection, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 372
Committed (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Committed is a television sitcom that aired on NBC as a midseason replacement from January 4 to March 15, 2005. Although originally broadcast twice a week the series eventually settled in a regular timeslot on Tuesdays at 9:30PM EST after Scrubs. ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, neurotic
Plot: therapist, unlikely couple, optimism, opposites attract, eccentric family, love and romance, couples, disagreement, couple relations, family relations, romance, interracial friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 67K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: banned film, cynical, disturbing, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: pedophilia, loneliness, rape, pedophile, dark humor, sibling relationship, marriage, therapist, divorce, depression, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
Is relevant ?
Before the Winter Chill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple: Paul is a respected surgeon and Lucie cooks and gardens exquisitely. But now, in the autumn of his life, Paul can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with a mysterious ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: therapist, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, intrigue, couples, mysterious character, danger, hospital, couple relations, neurosurgeon, rivalry, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 592
Yes, But... (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At age 17, Eglantine is troubled by a number of things. Her argumentative parents comprise an absentee and philandering father and an overprotective, occasionally alcoholic mother. Her boyfriend Sébastien is a couple of years older; he's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: coming of age, psychotherapy, teenager, therapist, friendship, family life, introspection, sex addict, family problems, youth, romance, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, lyon
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 292
Relative Fear (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, suspicion, therapist, mystery, mischievous children, crimes, social misfits, family life, danger, mentally challenged, killer child ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 564
Frozen (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere ...
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: missing person, drowning, therapist, sister, missing sister, dysfunctional family, family problems, sibling relationship, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 23K
Color of Night (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When New York psychiatrist Bill Capa visits Los Angeles to take over his murdered colleague's therapy group, he finds himself embroiled in the thick of a mystery when he bumps into Rose and begins a torrid affair.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mental illness, murder, femme fatale, mystery, mysterious character, group therapy, investigation, secret identity, uncover truth, danger, disguise, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 62K
Atypical (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence and upends his family.
Style: light, sincere, touching, emotional, humorous
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: autism, coming of age, high school, lesbian relationship, social problems, penguins, asperger's syndrome, teenage protagonist, teenager, therapist, overprotective mother, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: connecticut
Is relevant ?
 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, mad, humorous, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: loner, marital problem, dark humor, therapy, antisocial behavior, friends, doctors and patients, love and romance, siblings relations, power relations, alienation, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 41K
Hope Springs (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
Style: sincere, humorous, talky, realistic, complex ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: elderly, golden years, couple relations, romance, doctors and patients, guru, family problems, therapy, therapist, crumbling relationship, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 96K
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: surreal, psychological, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, virtual reality, psychiatrist, drowning, schizophrenia, race against time, swat, graphic violence, woman in danger, surrealism, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 83K
Analyze That (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, gold, going straight, introspection, mob hit, buddies, doctors and patients, family problems, job seeking, hopes, therapist, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 233K
Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, exciting, sexy, mad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: escape from reality, violence, alternate reality, adventure, imaginary, confined, lobotomy, escape, steampunk, sexual abuse, patient, female assassin ...
Place: vermont
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