Psychological films

List of the best psychological films according to visitors: The Woman in the Fifth, 438 Days, Come Play, Maladies, Saving Zoë, Double Date, Horse Girl, Un p’tit gars de Ménilmontant, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, Crystal Swan.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Woman in the Fifth (2011)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Poland, United Kingdom
CharactersWriters, Widows
PlaceParis, France
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Soulful, Serious

An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times.

438 Days (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
PlotInvestigation, Political
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think

On the eve of June 28th, 2011 Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson put everything at stake by illegally crossing the border from Somalia into Ethiopia. After months of research, planning and failed attempts, they were finally on their way to report on how the ruthless hunt for oil effected the population of the isolated and conflict-ridden Ogaden region. Five days later they lay wounded in the desert sand, shot and captured by the Ethiopian army. But when their initial reportage died, another story began. A story about lawlessness, propaganda and global politics. After a Kafkaesque trial they were sentenced to eleven years in prison for terrorism. And they were far from alone. Their cellmates were journalists, writers and politicians persecuted for not bowing down to dictatorship. Their reportage about oil was transformed into a story about ink, and their daily lives turned into a fight for survival inside the notorious Kality prison in Addis Ababa.

Come Play (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
CharactersChildrens, Family, Autistic, Parents
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Technology, Self-sacrifice
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Creepy, Serious

A lonely young boy feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses the boy’s devices against him to break into our world, his parents must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.

Maladies (2013)
Markimdb: 5.1
CharactersArtists, Writers, Losers, Actors
PlotDancing, Split personality, Friendship, Loneliness, Mental disorders
PlaceShips, Beach, USA, Small cities, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching

A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.

Saving Zoë (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, crime, detective
PlotFight, Investigation, Friendship
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Echo must deal with the regular dramas of high school, in addition to grappling with the murder of her older sister, Zoë. But when Echo receives a diary from Zoë's boyfriend, she begins to untangle the secret life her sister lived.

Double Date (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotRevenge, Fight, Death, Supernatural
StylePsychological problems, Fancy, Black humor, Disturbing

Meet innocent Jim, terrified of girls, and on a reluctant quest to prove his manhood the night before he turns 30. He and his cocky friend Alex think they’ve hit the jackpot when they meet the beautiful siblings Kitty and Lulu, who seem up for anything on a wild party-fuelled night. But little do they know that the femmes fatales want to make Jim lose much more than just his virginity… Getting laid has never been so bloody difficult.

Horse Girl (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersTeens, Sleepwalkers
PlotMental disorders, Dreams
StyleNetflix, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Psychedelic

A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.

Un p’tit gars de Ménilmontant (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, crime
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

A man leaves prison after a 15-year sentence and returns to his home district to find that it has changed completely, almost beyond recognition. He will find it hard to adjust to a world that is governed by a totally different set of rules...

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotMental disorders, Funeral
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.

Crystal Swan (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryBelarus, Germany, USA, Russia
PlotWedding, Jealousy, Dreams
PlaceVillage, Russia
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Touching

Young Evelina has a law degree, but her dream is to travel to the USA and earn a living as a professional DJ. But it’s 1997 and the girl is living in post-Soviet Minsk...

The Operative (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Israel, Germany, USA, United Kingdom
PlotAdventure, Cheating
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious

A young Western woman is recruited by the Mossad to go undercover in Tehran where she becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler and her subject.

The Affair (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Smart, Explicit scenes

The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book entitled A Person who Visits a Place) and he is struggling to write a second book. He is happily married with four children, but resents his dependence on his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress trying to piece her life and marriage back together in the wake of the tragic death of her child. The story of the affair is told separately, complete with distinct memory biases, from the male and female perspectives.

90 Minutes in Heaven (2015)
Markimdb: 4.8
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think

A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.

She Dies Tomorrow (2020)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, drama
StylePsychological problems, Womens in main roles

Amy is ravaged by the notion that she is going to die tomorrow, which sends her down a dizzying emotional spiral. When her skeptical friend Jane discovers Amy’s feeling of imminent death to be contagious, they both begin bizarre journeys through what might be the last day of their lives.

Compulsion (2013)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
PlotLove, Anorexia, Investigation, Obsession, Breakup
PlaceKitchen, Canada
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fancy, Black humor, Disturbing

A strange and destructive relationship develops between a chef and her neighbor, a former child actress.

30 Miles from Nowhere (2018)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
PlotFight, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Depressive, Disturbing

When five college pals return to rural Wisconsin for their estranged friend's funeral, what begins as an uneasy reunion becomes a terrifying fight for survival.

Observance (2016)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
PlotPassion, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
StylePsychological problems, Serious, Disturbing

In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he surveys her from has birthed a dark presence which slowly threatens to consume him.

The Plan Man (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
PlotMusic, Love triangle
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Touching

The Plan Man is about a man who lives everything according to plan until he meets a woman who wasn't a part of it.

After the Dark (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CountryUSA, Indonesia
PlotSurvival, Rivalry
PlaceBunker, Indonesia
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Philosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think

At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

The Gambler (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotLove, Gambling, Fight
PlaceIndia, Casino, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Heavy, Smart

Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the operator of an illicit gambling ring while garnering the attention of Frank, a paternalistic loan shark. As his relationship with a student deepens, Bennett must risk everything for a second chance.