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101 Psychology Films You Must See – Updated List (May 2021)

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Here’s a list of psychological films that incorporate psychological concepts.

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  1. A Beautiful Mind (2001) 
  2. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  3. A Monster Calls (2016)  – Film review by Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall
  4. A Serbian Film (2010)
  5. About Time (2013) – Film review by Isabel William
  6. Adaptation (2002)
  7. American Psycho (2000)
  8. As Good As It Gets (1997)
  9. Awakenings (1991)
  10. Berlin Syndrome (2017)
  11. Black Swan (2011)
  12. Bridget Jones (2001) – Film review by Isabel William
  13. Cape Fear (1991)
  14. Cocoon (1985) – Film review by Jan Cutt
  15. Colors of Night (1994)
  16. Crash (2004)
  17. Dirty Filthy Love (2004) 
  18. Donnie Darko (2001)
  19. Dr Strange (2016) – Film review by Adam Knowles
  20. Duel (1971)
  21. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  22. Experimenter (2015) – Film review by Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall 
  23. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
  24. Faces in the Crowd (2011)
  25. Fatal Attraction (1987)
  26. 26. Fight Club (1999)
  27. First Love (2019)
  28. Get Out (2017)
  29. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  30. Gone Girl (2014)
  31. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  32. Hannibal Rising (2007)
  33. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
  34. Identity (2003) 
  35. I am Sam (2001) 
  36. Inception (2010)
  37. Inside Out (2015) – Film review by Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall 
  38. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  39. Joker (2019)
  40. Journey’s End (2017) – Film review by Dr Stella Compton-Dickinson 
  41. Killing Me Softly (2002)
  42. Limitless (2011)
  43. Ma (2019)
  44. Memento (2000)
  45. Me, Myself & Irene (2000) – Film review by Scott Trettenero
  46. Missery (1990)
  47. My Life (1993) 
  48. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) – Film review by Maxwell Guttman
  49. Paprika (2006)
  50. Pretty Woman (1990)
  51. Psychology of Secrets (2013)
  52. Rain Man (1988)
  53. Raising Cain (1992)
  54. Red Dragon (2002)
  55. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  56. Robocop 2 (1990) – Film review by Maxwell Guttman
  57. Room (2015)
  58. Sex and the City (2008) – Film review by Isabel William
  59. Shutter Island (2010)
  60. Side Effects (2013)
  61. Spider (2002)
  62. Split (2016)
  63. Sybil (1976)
  64. Taxi Driver (1976)
  65. The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
  66. The Aviator (2004)
  67. The Blind Side (2009)
  68. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  69. The Cable Guy (1996)
  70. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  71. The Experimenter (2015)
  72. The Game (1997)
  73. The Girl on the Train (2016)
  74. The Jungle Book (2016) – Film review by Jean-Luc Vannier
  75. The Machinist (2005)
  76. The Madness of King George (1994) –  Film review by Maxwell Guttman
  77. The Number 23 (2007)
  78. The Naked Face (1984)
  79. The Naked Face (1984)
  80. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) – Film review by Dr Berney Wilkinson and Dr Richard Marshall
  81. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  82. The Shining (1980)
  83. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  84. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  85. The Soul Keeper (2002)
  86. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) 
  87. The Stepfather (2009)
  88. They (2002)
  89. Three Faces of Eve (1957) 
  90. Titanic (1997) – Film review by Dale Burden
  91. Trading Places (1983) – Film review by Dale Burden
  92. Up (2009)
  93. Us (2019)
  94. Vanilla Sky (2001)
  95. Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
  96. Vertigo (1958)
  97. What About Bob (1991)
  98. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1994)
  99. When a Stranger Calls (2006)
  100. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  101. 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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