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84 Psychology Films You Must See – Updated List (September 2020)

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Here’s a list of psychological films that you can show to your students to better understand some psychological concepts.

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  • A Beautiful Mind (2001) 
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • A Monster Calls (2016)  – Film review by Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall
  • A Serbian Film (2010)
  • About Time (2013) – Film review by Isabel William
  • Adaptation (2002)
  • As Good As It Gets (1997)
  • Awakenings (1991)
  • Berlin Syndrome (2017)
  • Black Swan (2011)
  • Bridget Jones (2001) – Film review by Isabel William
  • Cocoon (1985) – Film review by Jan Cutt
  • Colors of Night (1994)
  • Crash (2004)
  • Dirty Filthy Love (2004) 
  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Dr Strange (2016) – Film review by Adam Knowles
  • Duel (1971)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • Experimenter (2015) – Film review by Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall 
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
  • Faces in the Crowd (2011)
A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. (Credit: PSA)
  • Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  • Gone Girl (2014)
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Hannibal Rising (2007)
  • Identity (2003) 
  • I am Sam (2001) 
  • Inception (2010)
  • Inside Out (2015) – Film review by Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall 
  • Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  • Journey’s End (2017) – Film review by Dr Stella Compton-Dickinson 
  • Killing Me Softly (2002)
  • Limitless (2011)
  • Memento (2000)
  • Me, Myself & Irene (2000) – Film review by Scott Trettenero
  • My Life (1993) 
Inception is a 2010 science fiction film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, and co-produced by Emma Thomas. (Credit: Offscreen)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – Film review by Maxwell Guttman
  • Paprika (2006)
  • Psychology of Secrets (2013)
  • Rain Man (1988)
  • Raising Cain (1992)
  • Red Dragon (2002)
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  • Robocop 2 (1990) – Film review by Maxwell Guttman
  • Room (2015)
  • Sex and the City (2008) – Film review by Isabel William
  • Shutter Island (2010)
  • Spider (2002)
  • Split (2016)
  • Sybil (1976)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
  • Three Faces of Eve (1957) 
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • The Blind Side (2009)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • The Experimenter (2015)
  • The Game (1997)
  • The Machinist (2005)
  • The Madness of King George (1994) –  Film review by Maxwell Guttman
  • The Number 23 (2007)
  • The Naked Face (1984)

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) – Film review by Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall
  • The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • The Soul Keeper (2002)
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) 
  • The Stepfather (2009)
  • They (2002)
  • Trading Places (1983) – Film review by Dale Burden
  • Up (2009)
  • Vanilla Sky (2001)
  • Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
  • What About Bob (1991)
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1994)
  • When a Stranger Calls (2006)
  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • 28 Days (2000)

The psychology of film is a subfield of the psychology of art that studies the characteristics of film and its production in relation to perception, cognition, narrative understanding, and emotion.

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