Movies about psychologists

List of the best movies about psychologists selected by visitors to our site: Split, Stay, Acrimony, The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Report, Who You Think I Am, Mercy Black, Ruben Brandt, Collector, Bloodline, Quacks.

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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.

Stay (2005)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Me and You (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, family
CountryItaly
Duration01:43
CharactersPsychologists, Teens
PlaceItaly
StyleTouching, Atmospheric

An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.

The Hypnotist (2012)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden
Duration02:01
CharactersPsychologists, Partners, Serial killers
StyleDisturbing, Depressive, Unexpected ending

After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving daughter before the murderer does.




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