Movies about psychologists

List of the best movies about psychologists selected by visitors to our site: The Report, Who You Think I Am, Mercy Black, Bloodline, Serf, The Mustang, City Hunter, Prey, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Acrimony
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Report (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Psychologists, CIA
PlotInvestigation, Political, Computers, Justice

The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.

Who You Think I Am (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:43
CharactersSingle mothers, Psychologists
PlotInternet, Divorce, Cheating
PlaceFrance
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young brunette and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why?

Mercy Black (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
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.

Bloodline (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Psychologists, Serial killers
PlotRevenge
PlaceSchool
TimeNight
StyleTense, Disturbing

Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Serf (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersFathers, Rich guys and poor girls, Rich, Psychologists
PlaceRussia
Time19th century

Young major Grisha played in a beautiful life and decided that everything was permissible for him. He has done a lot of things, and now he faces a prison. To correct his son, a desperate oligarch-father goes to extreme measures. Together with his old friend, a psychologist, he comes up with a unique project: the atmosphere of the nineteenth century is being created on the basis of an abandoned village. Grisha gets into a custom-made accident and is allegedly transferred to the past. In fact, a sophisticated psychological experiment is being conducted on him - a spoiled major is turned into the usual servant Grishka, who lives in a stable in the territory of a manor’s estate. He is surrounded by actors whose goal is to change his life and personality. Each of his movements is closely monitored by a team of psychologists using a variety of cameras. Grisha will have to re-learn how to communicate with people, appreciate simple pleasures, work, and also find true love.

The Mustang (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys, Psychologists, Photographers
PlotAdventure, Depression, Fate, Soccer, Freedom, Fear
PlacePrison, Nature
StyleExciting, To cry

While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

City Hunter (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryFrance
CharactersDetectives, Partners, Tough guys, Psychologists, Surgeons
PlotSoccer, Investigation, Weapon, Adventure, Chase
PlacePrison, Aircraft, France, Hospitals, Moon
StyleLight

Nicky Larson is tasked to recover the perfume of Cupid, a perfume that would make anyone who uses it irresistible.

Prey (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
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
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersFamily, Mothers, Psychologists
PlotThe escape, Missing people, Travel
PlaceMansions
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.

Acrimony (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersPsychologists, Strong women, Sisters
PlotDepression, Treason, Divorce, Love at first sight, Cheating
PlaceCollege
StyleFor girls, Heavy

A faithful wife takes action when it becomes clear to her that her devious husband has betrayed her.

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Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, cartoon, crime
CountryHungary
Duration01:29
CharactersCriminals, Psychologists, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Dreams, Art, Chase, Cars
PlaceTrains, Helicopters

Psychotherapist Ruben Brandt becomes the most wanted criminal in the world when he and four of his patients steal paintings from the world's most renowned museums and art collections.

I Kill Giants (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama
CountryBelgium, United Kingdom, USA, China
Duration02:10
CharactersWizards, Giants, Psychologists, Sisters, Monsters, Terminally ill
PlotCancer, Death, Funeral, Fear
PlaceSchool, Sea, Beach
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy

Sophia, a new high school student, tries to make friends with Barbara, who tells her that “she kills giants,” protecting this way her hometown and its inhabitants, who do not understand her strange behavior.

Girl (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryBelgium, Netherlands
Duration01:45
CharactersBallerinas, Gay, Psychologists
PlotDreams, Dancing
PlaceSchool
TimeNew Year
StyleHeavy, Makes me think, To cry, Unexpected ending, Inspirational

A 15-year-old girl, assigned male at birth, dreams of becoming a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sri Lanka
Duration02:18
CharactersPoor, Celebrities, Cats, Journalists, Psychologists, Turtles
PlotSuccess, On real events, Love, Motorcycles
PlaceGhetto, Sea, Aircraft, India, Beach
TimeNew Year

Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Annihilation (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersScientists, Psychologists, Bears, Mutant
PlotDeath, Expeditions, Depression, Missing people
PlaceSpace, Lighthouse, Jungle
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Tense

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

Mara (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:15
CharactersDemons, Psychologists
PlotInvestigation, Dreams, Supernatural, Death, Fear
StyleCreepy, Tense, Disturbing

Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again.

Nothing to Hide (2018)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:19
CharactersFriends, Gay, Psychologists
PlotRelationship, Mystery
PlaceMoon
StyleFor a group of friends, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, For men

To spice up a dinner party, old friends agree to share every private message that pops up on their phones -- with disastrous results.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
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.

An Impossible Love (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersPsychologists, Single mothers, Babies
PlotDancing, Love
PlaceTrains, France, Beach, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Spans the period from 1958 to the present day and tells the story of an unconditional love between a mother and her daughter which is endangered by an unsteady and manipulative father.

Split (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersPsychologists, Captives, Serial killers
PlotSplit personality, Abduction, Superpowers, Survival, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Chase
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Creepy, Unexpected ending

Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Quacks (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Surgeons, Psychologists
PlotCompetitions, Drug addict
PlaceEngland, London

A raucous comedy set in Victorian London about four medical pioneers fighting to make a mark on the world.

Prodigy (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:38
CharactersPsychologists, Military
PlotTelekinesis, Superpowers
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Disturbing, Makes me think

Jimmy is a committed child psychologist who uses his own playbook, but when he is brought in to work with Ellie, he is completely unprepared for his subject—a 9-year-old psychopathic genius with nothing to lose. As he begins to understand the extent of her capabilities and the fate that has been planned for her, he struggles to overcome her defenses before it is too late for them both.

American Violence (2017)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersDoctors, Psychologists
PlotDeath, Investigation
PlacePrison, USA

A psychologist interviews a death row inmate to determine whether or not a stay of execution should be granted.

Battle of the Sexes (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersStrong women, Dogs, Gay, Psychologists, Photographers, Drivers
PlotSports, Tennis, Dancing, Money, Radio, On real events
PlaceHotels
StyleFascinating

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

On Body and Soul (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryHungary
Duration02:11
CharactersFriends, Disabled people, Psychologists, Deer, Autistic
PlotLove, Dreams, Snow

Two introverted people find out by pure chance that they share the same dream every night. They are puzzled, incredulous, a bit frightened. As they hesitantly accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their dream.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersLovers, Lesbians, Criminals, Psychologists
PlotCancer, Justice, Political, Money, Freedom, Seduction, On real events
PlaceAircraft
TimeHalloween

The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.

Bull (2016)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration04:55
CharactersLawyers, Lawyers, Psychologists
PlotInvestigation
PlaceCourt
StyleLight, Fascinating

Dr. Jason Bull is the brilliant, brash, and charming founder of a hugely successful trial consulting firm.

Morgan (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPsychologists, Scientists, Mutant
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Investigation, Death, Martial Arts, Experiments, Chase
TimeFuture
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.

The Phenom (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersHeroes, Thieves, Psychologists, Reporters
PlotSports
PlaceUSA, Prison

Major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson has lost his focus. After choking on the mound, he’s sent down to the minors and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist, who pushes him to uncover the origins of his anxiety.

Shut In (2016)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryFrance, Canada, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersPsychologists
PlotLove, Obsession
PlaceEngland, Country houses
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Depressive

A widowed child psychologist lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. When caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

You Me Her (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersLesbians, Psychologists, Neighbors
PlotLove triangle, Love
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, Soulful, Light

An unusual, real-world romance involving relatable people, with one catch - there are three of them! You Me Her infuses the sensibilities of a smart, grounded indie rom-com with a distinctive twist: one of the two parties just happens to be a suburban married couple.

The Late Bloomer (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Losers, Lesbians, Psychologists
PlotLove, Basketball, Obsession, Love triangle, On real events
PlaceParty, Hospitals

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

Perfect Strangers (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly, Spain
Duration00:47
CharactersFriends, Gay, Lawyers, Psychologists
PlotMystery
TimeNight
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think, Fascinating

Seven friends meet up for dinner on a full moon Friday night and deep secrets will come to the surface, shaking their lives and threatening their relationships.

In Bed with Victoria (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration02:06
CharactersLawyers, Dogs, Bodyguards, Psychologists, Single mothers
PlotPower, Mental disorders
PlaceFrance, Court, Trains

Victoria Spick, a criminal lawyer who is single, turns up at a wedding and meets three men there: David, the father of her daughters; Vincent, a friend of hers; and Sam, a former drug dealer who she bailed out. The next day, Vincent is accused of attempted murder by his partner.

Lucifer (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:05
CharactersGods, Demons, Psychologists, Family
PlotSupernatural, Supernatural
PlaceLos Angeles, Russia
StyleFascinating, Disturbing

Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity could escape.

The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersPsychologists, Students
PlotExperiments, On real events
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAction, Makes me think, Disturbing, Fascinating

This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.

Experimenter (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersInventors, Scientists, Psychologists, Elephants
PlotRelationship, Power, Test, Experiments, On real events
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Tense, Inspirational

Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects don’t stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they’ve been told to do so. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people’s tendency to comply with authority. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha stands by him through it all.

The Invisible Boy (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryItaly, France
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Losers, Dogs, Psychologists
PlotAdventure, Mind reading
PlaceItaly, School, Party, Beach, Small cities
TimeHalloween
StyleExciting

Michele is thirteen year old, shy, unpopular at school, and in love with Stella. After wearing a costume for a Halloween party, he finds out that he's invisible.

Human Capital (2014)
Mark1 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:51
CharactersPsychologists, Businessmen, Cyclists
PlotFate
PlaceItaly, Party
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Touching, Gloomy

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

Force Majeure (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySweden, France, Denmark, Norway
Duration02:00
CharactersStrong women, Dogs, Psychologists, Photographers
PlotDivorce, Depression, Snow, Holidays, Loneliness
PlaceHotels, Party, Mountains
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating

While holidaying in the French Alps, a Swedish family deals with acts of cowardliness as an avalanche breaks out.

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Sweden
Duration01:32
CharactersPsychologists
PlotLost memory, Obsession, Investigation
PlaceEngland
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.

La liste de mes envies (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:34
CharactersPsychologists
PlotLove, Money, Mystery
PlaceFrance, Sea, Beach
StyleTouching

When the little haberdasher Arras discovers she's won 18 million in the lottery and can now afford anything she wants, she has only one fear: losing the small joys of life made simple it cherishes above all. But fate is obstinate, and this is giving too long this good fortune will trigger it, despite herself, a hurricane that will change everything. Everything except her.

She's Funny That Way (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:33
CharactersDogs, Journalists, Psychologists
PlaceNew York, Hotels
StyleLight, Fancy

On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.

Reality (2014)
Mark1 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersPsychologists
PlaceSchool
StyleFancy

A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.

Mama (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountryCanada, Spain
Duration01:40
CharactersPsychologists
PlotSupernatural, Life after death, Ghosts, Adoption
StyleDisturbing, Gothic, Action, Tense

Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.

Son of Cain (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller
CountrySpain
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Psychologists
PlotChess, Cheating
StyleDisturbing, Action

Nico Albert is a very peculiar character teenager, with exceptional intelligence and a single obsession: chess. His parents, concerned about the anomalous attitude of his son, child psychologist hired Julio Beltran. Through therapy and common hobby chess, Julio will delve into the disturbing world of Nico and the complex relationships of this seemingly normal family.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersDogs, Journalists, Friends, Partners, Psychologists, Blind
PlotJealousy, Rivalry, Depression, Success
PlaceNew York
StyleFancy

With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Back in Crime (2013)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, fantasy, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:42
CharactersSerial killers, Psychologists, Strong women
PlotTime travel, Money
PlaceHotels
StyleAction, Atmospheric, For men, Disturbing

Inspector Richard Kemp never got around to putting the handcuffs around the Eardrum Slasher, a dangerous serial killer whose rampage began 20 years before. When Hélène, a psychologist, witnesses the Slasher’s latest crime and offers to testify, Kemp falls in love with her at first sight. In a mysterious turn of event, Kemp is suddenly transported back in time to the site of the Eardrum Slasher’s first murder, he realizes that this could provide a second chance to catch the killer...

The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryDenmark, Sweden
CharactersPriests, Cats, Psychologists
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Prison
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Disturbing

Helen, a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old couple, has attempted suicide while rambling about God. Having been part of an experiment attempting to humanize inmates by assigning them pets, the young man has suddenly gone ballistic. Fearing that he will attempt suicide again priest and scientist must now confront their mutual animosities while trying to grasp the truth. In a race against time the two women begin a shocking journey deeper and deeper into the sick mind of a young man's soul.

Young Ahmed (2019)
CharactersDogs, Psychologists, Teachers, Rabbits
PlotLove

A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran.

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