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5 Films Every Psychology Lover Must Watch

Are you bored of the mainstream movies and want to watch something related to psychology? Then, we bring a coveted list of top 5 movies for all you Psychology lovers!

1. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

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The movie is about a girl named, Susanna who was admitted to a private mental institution after attempting suicide and her interaction with other patients. This movie gives us a glimpse of different kinds of disorders in play and the life in a mental institution.

Topic: Borderline personality disorder
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elisabeth Moss and Jared Leto

2. What About Bob? (1991)

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This movie brings out psychological issues in a comedic light. It is based on Doctor Leo Marvin who is an egoistical psychotherapist. The story continues when his patient Bob Wiley who has different phobias is dependent on him and follows him around.

Topics: Agoraphobia and Dependent personality disorder
Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty and Charlie Korsmo

3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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The Silence of the Lambs is about a FBI agent, Clarice who seeks help from Hannibal Lecter who is an imprisoned serial killer and a former psychiatrist. Clarice talks to Hannibal to catch another serial killer who had a unique pattern of killing his victims. It shows psychology in an interesting way and is a highly gripping movie.

Topic: Anti-social personality disorder
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn and Ted Levine

4. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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This movie is based on a mathematical genius who has schizophrenia. This movie gives us a glimpse into the life of a person who goes from being highly successful to dealing with a serious mental illness. John Nash, a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician is the man who inspired the movie.

Topic: Schizophrenia
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg and Judd Hirsch

5. A Dangerous Method (2011)

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This movie captures the history of psychoanalysis and the lives of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. In the movie, a Russian woman named Sabina Spielrein goes to Carl Jung to seek treatment for hysteria. The story revolves around their relationship, depiction of psychoanalysis and the friendship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Topics: Psychotherapy and Hysteria
Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Vincent Cassel

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Sucharitha V

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