Detective movies about psychologists

List of the best detective movies about psychologists selected by visitors to our site: Mercy Black, Prey, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Annihilation, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Morgan, Before I Go to Sleep, Exam, The Fourth Kind, The Orphanage
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Mercy Black (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersFamily, Psychologists, Dogs
PlotMental disorders, Supernatural
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Fifteen years after conjuring an imaginary phantom known as Mercy Black, a repentant woman returns to her hometown to live with her sister and young nephew. But as Mercy continues to haunt her and the death count rises, she must face her deepest terror and discover the truth of her past before Mercy Black claims her nephew. Daniella Pineda, Austin Amelio, Elle LaMont, Miles Emmons, Lee Eddy, and Janeane Garofalo star in this terrifying story of regret, redemption, and the dark side of belief.

Prey (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure, detective
CharactersDemons, Teens, Parents, Psychologists, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, USA, Lighthouse
StyleDepressive, Disturbing

After being put on a supposedly uninhabited island as a form of behavioral rehabilitation, a high school senior finds that he's not alone on the island, and that getting discovered could be deadly.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CharactersFamily, Mothers, Psychologists
PlotThe escape, Missing people, Travel
StyleLight, Exciting

When architect-turned-recluse Bernadette Fox goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica, her 15-year-old daughter Bee goes on a quest with Bernadette's husband to find her.

Annihilation (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersScientists, Psychologists, Bears, Mutant
PlotDeath, Expeditions, Depression, Missing people
PlaceSpace, Lighthouse, Jungle
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Tense

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersPsychologists, Programmers
PlotComputer games, Computers, Technology

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Morgan (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CharactersPsychologists, Scientists, Mutant
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Investigation, Death, Martial Arts, Experiments, Chase
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Smart

A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Sweden
PlotLost memory, Obsession, Investigation
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Action

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Exam (2009)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDetectives, Psychologists
PlotExperiments, Investigation, Test, Survival, Rivalry, Intrigue
StyleExciting, Unexpected ending, Action, Disturbing, Fascinating

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.

The Fourth Kind (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersAliens, FBI, Psychologists
PlotUFO, Investigation, Missing people, Abduction, On real events
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the unsolved cases wide open when, during the course of treating her patients, she finds evidence of alien abductions.

The Orphanage (2007)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersOrphans, Psychologists
PlotSupernatural, Death, Life after death, Ghosts, Fear, Adoption
StyleUnexpected ending

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.

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Stay (2005)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersDoctors, Psychologists, Students, Blind
PlotDeath, Depression, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Parallel worlds
StyleAction, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Gloomy

Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.

Hide and Seek (2005)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersHeroes, Psychologists
PlotSupernatural, Missing people, Ghosts
PlaceNew York, Small cities
StyleFancy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Tense, Action

David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named 'Charlie', but it isn't long before 'Charlie' develops a sinister and violent side, and as David struggles with his daughter's growing emotional problems, he comes to the frightening realisation that 'Charlie' isn't just a figment of Emily's imagination.

The Hole (2001)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPsychologists, Teens
PlotSurvival, Hunger, Obsession, Bulimia
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleAction, Disturbing

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
CharactersFriends, Psychologists
PlotLove, Happiness, Love triangle, Obsession, Jealousy, Virtual Reality, Loneliness
PlaceNew York, Party

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

The Sixth Sense (1999)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersDoctors, Psychologists
PlotGhosts, Death, Love, Mystery, Supernatural, Life after death, Superpowers, Fear
StyleNumbers in the title, Depressive, Unexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Interesting

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 of dead people.

Sphere (1998)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CharactersPsychologists, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Investigation, Supernatural, Alien invasion, Superpowers
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Action, Exciting, Disturbing

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, smart and logical, and the perfect choice to learn more about the spacecraft.

Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CharactersScientists, Psychologists
PlotTime machine, Time travel, Viruses, Disasters, Mystery, Apocalypse, Mental disorders
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

Solaris (1972)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersScientists, Psychologists, Astronauts
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy, Dreams
StyleAtmospheric, Unexpected ending, Makes me think

A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

Copycat (1995)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Psychologists, Maniacs
PlotInternet, Chase
StyleDisturbing, Action, Heavy, Tense, Smart

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.