Paranoia, hallucinations, psychopaths, asylums, madness

Psychology in thrillers and horror movies
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1.
Antichrist (2009)
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A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Keywords: Depression, hallucination, anxiety, insanity, psychosis ” - Ida_Andersson
 
2.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
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Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ Keywords: Anxiety, hallucination, paranoia ” - Ida_Andersson
 
3.
Sphere (1998)
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A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean. (134 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Keywords: Paranoia, hallucination, insanity ” - Ida_Andersson
 
4.
Funny Games (2007)
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Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
5.
Orphan (2009)
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A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
 
6.
Session 9 (2001)
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Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
 
7.
Dread (2009)
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Three college students set out to document what other people dread the most. However, one of the three turns out to secretly be a sadistic psychopath who uses this knowledge to gruesomely torture the subjects. (108 mins.)
Director: Anthony DiBlasi
“ I think this deserves higher imdb ratings.
Trauma and severe mental illness. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
8.
The Shining (1980)
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
9.
6 Souls (2010)
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A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished. (112 mins.)
 
10.
Mr. Brooks (2007)
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A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce A. Evans
 
11.
Madhouse (2004)
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A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works. (91 mins.)
Director: William Butler
 
12.
Dahmer (2002)
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Biopic about notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, taking place in both the past and the present. (101 mins.)
Director: David Jacobson
 
13.
Insanitarium (2008 Video)
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After he's institutionalized in order to cover for his sister, a young man encounters a doctor who is turning his patients into flesh-eating psychopaths. (89 mins.)
Director: Jeff Bühler
 
14.
The Ward (2010)
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An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost. (89 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Towards the end you realize this movie could have been far more interesting. But if you like psych ward environments it can be worth seeing. ” - Ida_Andersson
 
15.
High Tension (2003)
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Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror. (91 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja