Psychological films

List of the best psychological films according to visitors: The Gift, Unsane, The Roads Not Taken, A Dangerous Method, The Master, The Tree of Life, Tully, Ema, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Girl, Interrupted.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Gift (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Australia, China
Duration02:34

A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.

Unsane (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

The Roads Not Taken (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA, Poland, Spain

The film follows 24 hours in the life of father and daughter Leo and Molly as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s chaotic mental state. But as they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality, for Leo is seamlessly flowing in and out of several parallel lives; a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores in Mexico and a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks the uncomfortable truths of a family life left behind...

A Dangerous Method (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration01:39

Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.

The Master (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.

The Tree of Life (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Tully (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:11

Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.

Ema (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryChile

A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:35

After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:07

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

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.

Arrhythmia (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:35

Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works as a nurse at the hospital emergency department. She loves Oleg, but is fed up with him caring more about patients than her. She tells him she wants a divorce. The new head of Oleg’s EMA department is a cold-hearted manager who’s got new strict rules to implement. Oleg couldn’t care less about the rules – he’s got lives to save; his attitude gets him in trouble with the new boss. The crisis at work coincides with the personal life crisis. Caught up between their patients, alcohol-fueled off-shifts, and an evolving health care system, Oleg and Katya have to find the binding force that will keep them together.

Collateral Beauty (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.

Perfect Strangers (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySpain, Italy
Duration00:47

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.

Good Will Hunting (1997)
Duration02:06

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

The Sea Inside (2004)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountrySpain, France, Italy
Duration02:05

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.

Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.

The Handmaiden (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:01

1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.

Black Swan (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

K-PAX (2001)
Duration02:00

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:45

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Room (2015)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32

Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?

Demolition (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:10

An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets in Chicago.

Mulholland Drive (2001)
Duration02:27

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Mr. Nobody (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryBelgium, Germany, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA
Duration02:18

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

The Prince of Tides (1991)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

The Ice Storm (1997)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hood family is skidding out of control. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.




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