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, melancholic, serious and clever films and TV shows about / with therapist, therapy, storytelling, dialogue, power relations, pornography, catastrophe, life philosophy, psychology and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as therapist: Running with Scissors (2006), Transamerica (2005), In Treatment (2008), A Cure for Wellness (2016), Anger Management (2003), Web Therapy (2011), Prime (2005), Anger Management (2012), 50/50 (2011), Tell Me You Love Me (2007).

List of therapist movies

Running with Scissors (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 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: talky, realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous ...
Plot: therapist, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, adoption, marital problem, drinking problem, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, diary, unhappy ...
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, road trip, therapist, cocaine, psychiatrist, family relations, on the road, self discovery, transsexuality, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states, california, new york
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 8.3
 15K
In Treatment (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
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: clever, psychological, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: introspection, psychologist, patient, one on one, doctors and patients, therapist, emotional breakdown, psychotherapist, self involved, power relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional character ...
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, atmospheric, breathtaking, suspense ...
Plot: cure, therapist, patient, violence, torture, employee, health, treatment, mountain, darkness, accident, hospital ...
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps
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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, realistic, not serious, neurotic, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rage, therapy, therapist, anger, trial, doctors and patients, misfit partners, treatment, psychiatrist, psychology, uptight character, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, boston, new jersey
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 6.6
 4K
Web Therapy (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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: dark humor, humorous, not serious, talky, realistic
Plot: therapy, therapist, dysfunctional character, doctors and patients, marital problem, self involved, unconventional method, patient, family problems, psychologist, alienation, treatment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 39K
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, artist, therapist, unlikely couple, romance, love affair, fall in love, couples, thirtysomething life, love of one's life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, israel ...
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Anger Management (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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, realistic, not serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: therapy, therapist, rage, anger, frustration, doctors and patients, uptight character, dysfunctional character, treatment, patient, support group, convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 310K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, doctor, therapist, best friend, fighting illness, coping, buddies, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., canada, hawaii ...
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Tell Me You Love Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, exciting, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: therapist, seduction, sexual tension, sexual relations, romance, couple relations, marital problem, up and down relationship, thirtysomething life, couples, doctors and patients, patient ...
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: sexual exploration, male virgin, loss of virginity, sexuality, cat, priest, therapist, nurse, 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.
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: witty, sentimental, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: therapy, self discovery, changing the past or future, time travel, road not taken, introspection, destiny, hopes, haunted by the past, psychology, thirtysomething life, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 8.0
 2K
Messiah (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned the case.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, therapist, murder investigation, deadly, race against time, crime, therapy, police investigation, chases and races, crimes, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, doctors and patients, power relations, drugs/alcohol, introspection, human nature, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.0
 225K
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: surreal, atmospheric, sexy, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: escape from reality, violence, adventure, sexual abuse, imaginary, alternate reality, survival, lobotomy, confined, escape, child abuse, female assassin ...
Place: vermont
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 65K
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, dark humor, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pedophilia, rape, unhappiness, loneliness, sibling relationship, therapist, divorce, marriage, depression, obsession, dysfunctional family, child abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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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, serious, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: therapist, couple relations, dangerous attraction, couples, femme fatale, intrigue, mysterious character, danger, hospital, neurosurgeon, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 283
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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, suspicion, therapist, mystery, mischievous children, crimes, social misfits, danger, mentally challenged, family life, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 563
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: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, sister, drowning, therapist, family problems, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, afterlife, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 22K
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: femme fatale, mental illness, murder, violence, investigation, danger, paranoia, psychiatrist, mystery, sexual relations, mysterious character, therapist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 133K
Sex Education (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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: sexy, dark humor, light, captivating, touching ...
Audience: teen drama, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage sex, first sex, teenage sexuality, best friends, gay teenager, gay, school, classmate, teenage life, couples, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 4K
Dag (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 23 min.
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, dark humor, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: therapy, marital problem, antisocial behavior, loner, friends, love and romance, doctors and patients, mad, siblings relations, therapist, power relations, alienation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 93K
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, surreal, scary, colourful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, schizophrenia, virtual reality, drowning, surrealism, torture, psychiatrist, crime, crimes, therapist, alternate reality ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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 5.9
 81K
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: gold, prison, going straight, introspection, job seeking, buddies, family problems, doctors and patients, hopes, therapist, custody, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
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The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, estrangement, rehabilitation, redemption, generation gap, treatment, father son relationship, therapist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 19K
Go On (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Ryan King, a recent widower and sports talk radio host ready to get back to work after the loss of his wife. Ryan's alpha-male boss, Stephen, has a different plan in store for Ryan, making him attend grief counseling before returning to the ...
Style: semi serious, sitcom, humorous, realistic, tragicomedy
Plot: support group, coping, loss, grief, death of wife, life turned upside down, widow widower, dysfunctional character, uptight character, therapist, patient, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 113K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: violence, fear, cruelty, insanity, guilt, isolation, obsession, confined, hypnosis, death, coping, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 835
Bob Funk (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After he's fired from his job -- by his mother, no less -- Bob Funk agrees to quit drinking, see a therapist, and eventually report to a new boss, who might just be the woman of his dreams.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: couples, boss and employee, addiction, parents and children, family relations, workplace, boss, therapist, fired, starting over, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 11K
Backtrack (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, United Arab Emirates, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers a horrifying secret that all of his patients share, he is put on a course that takes him back to the small hometown he fled years ago. There he ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, touching, suspense, tense
Plot: memory, ghost, nightmare, therapist, hallucination, murder, death, loss of daughter, police car, female police officer, fainting, train ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 368
Committed (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, not serious, humorous, realistic, neurotic
Plot: therapist, eccentric family, couples, love and romance, couple relations, romance, unlikely couple, disagreement, opposites attract, family relations, optimism, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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