Psychological films

List of the best psychological films according to visitors: Under the Skin, Unsane, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Swallow, Perfect Strangers, The Silence of the Lambs, A Dangerous Method, The Gift, Tully, The Roads Not Taken.

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

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Luxembourg
Duration01:48
CharactersAliens
PlotAbduction, Alien invasion
PlaceScotland
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Psychedelic, Depressive, Not for everyone

A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Maniacs, Psychiatrists, Nurses
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Depression
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Tense, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersStrong women, Police, Mothers
PlotCancer, Justice
PlaceCourt, USA, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Black humor, Numbers in the title

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, France
CharactersPsychotherapists, Housewives
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Depression
PlaceHospitals
StylePsychological problems, Serious, Disturbing

Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySpain, Italy
Duration00:47
CharactersGay, Psychologists, Lawyers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Breakup, Mystery
TimeNight
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Cannibals
PlotInvestigation
StyleBy books

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersJews, Psychologists, Lovers, Psychiatrists
PlotPassion, Mental disorders, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Intellectual, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Australia, China
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Gay, Strong women, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Revenge, Relationship, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:11
CharactersFamily, Autistic, Babysitting, Large families, Babies
PlotSplit personality, Friendship, Mental disorders, Depression, Fear
PlaceParty
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot

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.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA, Poland, Spain
CharactersHermits
PlotLife, Travel, Mental disorders, Fate
StylePsychological problems, Smart, Vital signs

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...

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryChile
CharactersTeachers
PlotDancing, Music, Adoption
PlaceSchool
StylePsychological problems, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersPianists, Single mothers, Widows, Singers
PlotDancing, Money, Loneliness, Death, Computers
PlaceParty, Kitchen, Hospitals
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Touching

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersAlcoholics
PlotMental disorders, Meaning of life
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPsychopath, Doctors
PlotPuzzles, The escape, Investigation, Split personality, Chase
PlaceSea, Islands, Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:35
CharactersDoctors, Family, Alcoholics, Nurses
PlotDeath, Birthday, Snow, Divorce
PlaceRussia, Hospitals, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Family, Friends, Sisters, Parents
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Wedding, Depression
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Mansions, Estate
StylePsychological problems, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Makes me think

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersDogs, Police, Mothers
PlotSurvival, Abduction, The escape, Relationship, Mental disorders
PlaceHospitals
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Heavy, Touching, Heartbreaking

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?

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:39
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Obsession, Jealousy
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes, Gloomy

After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersParents
PlotPassion, Obsession, Split personality, Mental disorders, Ballet
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersFamily, Writers
PlotLove, Abduction, Cancer, Art, Divorce
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Tense

Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersLesbians, Psychologists, Criminals, Lovers
PlotOn real events, Money, Friendship, Cancer, Political
PlaceAircraft
TimeHalloween
StylePsychological problems

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersMonsters, Soldier
PlotObsession, Funeral
PlaceVietnam, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeens, Students, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Depression, Cancer
PlaceSchool, USA
StylePsychological problems, To cry, By books, Smart, Vital signs

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Friends, Fathers, Actors
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer, Computers
PlaceItaly, USA, Office
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Inspirational, Heavy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Nephews
PlotHockey, Friendship, Loneliness, Death, Depression
PlaceSea, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Touching, Heartbreaking, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:01
CharactersLesbians, Scammers, Friends, Maids, Orphans
PlotLove, Revenge, Passion, Betrayal, Jealousy
PlaceJapan, Mansions, Korea
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersGay
PlotRelationship, Friendship, Death, Weapon, Depression
PlaceTrains, Beach, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersDinosaurs
PlotPuzzles, Life after death
StylePsychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersGeniuses
PlotOn real events, Chess, Obsession, Mental disorders, Political
PlaceIslands, Russia
TimeCold War
StylePsychological problems, Inspirational, Fascinating, Serious

American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, drama, documentary, reality TV, game
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Psychologists
PlotTravel
PlaceLaboratory

Get ready to have your mind messed with! "Brain Games" is a groundbreaking series that uses interactive experiments, misdirection and tricks to demonstrate how our brains create the illusion of seamless reality through our memory, through our sensory perception, and how we focus our attention.





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