10 Psychological Movies I watched more than once.

On these lists are the 10 Psychological Movies I’ve watched more than 10x, psychological films probably one of the Movie Genres I am happy it has ever existed, I like the idea of watching a film not only will entertain me visually but will definitely entertain my mind with the creativity of the writer and how plot was executed in such a way it will greatly satisfy me. These lists are few of my favorite Movies that has given me a satisfying headache after watching.


The Machinist 2004

Directed By: Brad Anderson


Trevor Reznik is suffering from insomnia that has affected his behavior and physical appearance, where he becomes extremely thin or emaciated with his mental deterioration progresses because of inability to sleep he encounters a man named Ivan who introduces himself as an employee where he works but never sees him before, and when he sees him the second time in his workplace he was distracted causing his co-worker to lose his left arm for not paying attention. But who is Ivan? does he really exist? why Trevor can’t sleep? and why he lost so much weight?



Se7en 1995

Directed By: David Fincher

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Investigation of series of murders inspired by 7 deadly sins, leaving clues in the crime scene how vicious his crime was and labeling each of his victims what sin they have committed to deserve that kind of punishment but never fails to leave traces of him, making Detective William Somerset and David Mills they are dealing with a sick but prolific serial killer.



Beautiful Mind 2001

Directed By: Ron Howard


John Nash was a brilliant mathematician but recluse and anti-social, living a very secret and complicated life decoding an encrypted messages by soviet union to know where they are hiding the bombs, he sees a series of codes in his head, and able to decipher it mentally, he was told the messages can be found in some magazine and newspapers, only to find out John Nash is suffering from schizophrenia and that he is creating his own reality make believing that he was indeed deciphering codes.



Requiem for a dream 2000

Directed By: Darren Aronofsky


Four people’s lives shattered from one wrong decision to another, Starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. Sara Goldfarb received a call as she won to be in a TV show, she wanted to look great in that show and plans to wear her red dress, but it doesn’t fit her anymore and goes on a diet but after several attempts in reducing weight not successful she succumbs in taking diet pills that were prescribed by a Doctor that was referred by her friend. Meanwhile, her son Harry and his friend Tyrone is on a drug business and hoping that one day they fulfill their dreams, as for Harry he plans to open up a dress shop for his girlfriend Marion and for Tyrone to move from the ghetto and be able to somehow impress his mother.



The Silence of the Lambs 1991

Directed By: Jonathan Demme

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Clarice Starling FBI Trainee in VA was sent to Baltimore by a Profiler Jack Crawford and is assigned to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter a former Psychiatrist and incarcerated in Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane who can be of help in finding a Serial Killer who is known to have skin his female victims and is nicknamed “Buffalo Bill” by the Detectives. Starling’s assignment is to get as much information as she can from Dr. Lecter so they can get a clear Profile of Buffalo Bill but needs to have so much precaution not to let Lecter get into her head as the Doctor is a very good Manipulator and very skilled at it because if not she might be his next food.



Basic Instinct 1992

Directed By: Paul Verhoeven

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A bisexual, attractive, rich, crime novelist Catherine Tramell was questioned by Detective Nick Curran when her boyfriend was stabbed to death with an ice pick as one of her Novel has similar details of the said crime, but end up being seduced and falling into her trap, he then discovers Catherine had a Lesbian affair back in college with Beth Garner his former lover and Psychologist when he killed two civilians while high on Cocaine.



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Memento 2000

Directed By: Christopher Nolan

A man suffering from amnesia investigating the murder of his wife but having trouble remembering events and names so he always takes note of everything and even tattooed some details on his body, his amnesia was the result of being attacked by one of the men who killed and sexually assaulted his wife and then escaped. The sequence plays backward and with a series of flashback switching from black and white to colored. He recalls being in a similar situation of a man named Sammy Jankis back when he was an insurance investigator, the man is suffering from anterograde amnesia in which it has resulted in killing his wife accidentally by giving her too much insulin causing an overdose.



Black Swan 2010

Directed By: Darren Aronofsky


The story is about a ballet dancer named Nina Sayers who gave all her dedication just to get the part of the Black Swan, when she auditioned for the part she was able to execute the white swan perfectly as like her naive and pure but fails to give justice to the black swan, but despite failing the audition she was reconsidered by Leroy  to get the role, the role that even her Mother did not get back when she was a ballet dancer like her. She was under pressure every day as she still unable to impress Leroy because there are a lot of things that are lacking in her performance every time she switches to the black swan part, as her fears and insecurities consumed her mind black swan in her that she’s been holding back because of her controlling mother was able to creep its way out from her.



Donnie Darko 2001

Directed By: Richard Kelly 


Donnie Darko is a teenager that has cheated death when a 6-foot rabbit calls for his name on October 2, 1988, he followed the voice outside telling him the world will end in approximately 28 days 6 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds, then a jet engine fell into his bedroom for no reason whatsoever, no airplane reported crashed but the engine just fell directly in his room and no one can explain where it came from.



Inception 2010

Directed By: Christopher Nolan 


Planting an Idea by entering in a dream of a subject, and from that dream to another layer of dream and be able to plant that seed in the subconscious mind, that’s basically the plot of the movie, but Cobb’s subconscious always sabotage his mission, he always finds Mal his late wife always willing to attack anyone Cobb’s bring in his dream, his grief of losing Mal is basically one of the antagonists of this movie, he must either face her and kill her accept presence in that dream is just a projection of his subconscious mind.

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