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1. The Haunting (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.

Writers: David Self, Shirley Jackson | Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor

2. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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76 Metascore

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Writers: Christopher Hampton, John Kerr | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

3. The Experiment (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

Writers: Paul Scheuring, Mario Giordano, Christoph Darnstädt, Don Bohlinger, Oliver Hirschbiegel | Director: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

4. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

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60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Writers: Mario Giordano, Christoph Darnstädt, Don Bohlinger | Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

5. The Jacket (2005)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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44 Metascore

A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a Doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.

Writers: Tom Bleecker, Marc Rocco, Massy Tadjedin | Director: John Maybury | Stars: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Kris Kristofferson

6. The Wave (1981 TV Movie)

44 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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An experiment in an American High School where students learn how easy it is to be seduced by the same social forces which led to the horrors of Nazi Germany. Based on a true story.

Writers: Johnny Dawkins, Ron Jones | Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran

7. I as in Icarus (1979)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After the recently re-elected President of a fictitious state has been assassinated, one of the members of the investigation committee refuses to sign the final report and is given the task... See full summary »

Writers: Didier Decoin, Henri Verneuil | Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Yves Montand, Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz, Jean-Pierre Bagot

8. The Public Woman (1984)

113 min | Drama

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An unexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's 'The Possessed'. The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short... See full summary »

Writers: Dominique Garnier, Andrzej Zulawski | Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Valérie Kaprisky, Francis Huster, Lambert Wilson, Patrick Bauchau

9. Tales That Witness Madness (1973)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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Dr Tremayne is an enigmatic Psychiatrist running a Futuristic asylum housing four very special cases. Visited by colleague Nicholas, Tremayne explains his amazing and controversial theories... See full summary »

Writer: Jennifer Jayne | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence, Kim Novak, Georgia Brown

10. The Attic Expeditions (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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Trevor is a young man who has been sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend. However, the longer Trevor is in stir, the more he wonders if the ... See full summary »

Writer: Rogan Russell Marshall | Director: Jeremy Kasten | Stars: Andras Jones, Seth Green, Jeffrey Combs, Wendy Robie

11. The Third Part of the Night (1971)

105 min | Drama, Horror, War

7.5
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Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrzej Zulawski, Miroslaw Zulawski | Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Golinski

12. My American Uncle (1980)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René is a technical manager at a ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Gruault, Henri Laborit | Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre, Nelly Borgeaud

13. The Happiness Cage (1972)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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A German scientist works on a way of quelling overly aggressive soldiers by developing implants that directly stimulate the pleasure centers of the brain.

Writers: Dennis Reardon, Ron Whyte | Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joss Ackland, Ralph Meeker, Ronny Cox

14. Experiment (2005)

R | 95 min | Thriller

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A young woman, Anna, walks the streets of a foreign city. Her mind full of pain. No memory of who she is. and plagued by nightmarish visions. Then she meets Morgan, a man who also has no ... See full summary »

Writers: John Harrison, Dan Turner | Director: Dan Turner | Stars: John Hopkins, Georgina French, Mem Ferda, David Gant

15. Hysteria (1997)

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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The inmates of an insane asylum are subjected to experiments using collective consciousness and surgically implanted chips in an attempt to create perfect citizens.

Writer: Rene Daalder | Director: Rene Daalder | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Amanda Plummer, Michael Maloney, Joanne Vannicola

16. The Shock Doctrine (2007)

6 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.6
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Drawing surprising connections between market methods and CIA torture techniques developed in the 1950s, the film explores how well-known events of the recent past have been theaters for the shock doctrine, from Pinochet's coup in Chile, to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, to the war in Iraq today.

Writers: Naomi Klein, Alfonso Cuarón | Director: Jonás Cuarón | Star: Naomi Klein

17. Lesson Plan (2011)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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'Lesson Plan' is a documentary featuring interviews of the original students and teacher of the 1967 Third Wave experiment. This exercise in fascism took place in Palo Alto, California. ... See full summary »

Directors: David Jeffery, Philip Carr Neel | Stars: Ron Jones, Philip Zimbardo, Scott Thomson, Sherry Tousley

18. Dogra Magra (1988)

109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A man is confined to a mental institution after trying to murder his fiancee. Two doctors relate his problem to an Asian philosophy that states that mental defects are transmitted from ... See full summary »

Writers: Toshio Matsumoto, Atsushi Yamatoya, Kyuusaku Yumeno | Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Shijaku Katsura, Hideo Murota, Eri Misawa

19. Operation Dead End (1986)

95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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In order to find out what will happen to people in a concrete shelter in a post-nuclear situation some scientist are looking for three volunteers to stay isolated on a small island. After ... See full summary »

Writers: Stanislav Barabas, Nikolai Müllerschön | Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Hannes Jaenicke, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Isabelle Willer, Günther Maria Halmer

21. Randgruppe (2003)

22 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Teenagers make exploitative video-interviews with social minorities.

Writers: Lars Henning Jung, Alexander Tavakoli | Director: Alexander Tavakoli | Stars: Ines Baric, Joseph Bolz, Luke Förster, Florian Müller-Mohrungen

22. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Anyone for Murder? (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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James Parkerson is a professor and dean of psychology. He places a classified ad in the newspaper offering to help husbands and wives who want to be relieved of their spouses, ostensibly to... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Ritchie, Arthur A. Ross | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barry Nelson, Patricia Breslin, Richard Dawson

23. The Human Zoo (2000– )
Episode: Brief Encounters (2000)

51 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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We are all amateur psychologists, because most of what we do is designed to influence what others think of us. What do people look for when sizing up others during an initial meeting? How ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Gilchrist, Iain Scollay, Nick Curwin | Stars: Mark McDermott, Philip Zimbardo, Dilly Barlow, Charlie Skelton

24. The Human Zoo (2000– )
Episode: Crimes of Obedience (2000)

51 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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How far will people "go along to get along"? A reality-based experiment that tracks the behavior of 12 people isolated in a country house in Britain. Teams of psychologists conduct and ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Curwin | Stars: Mandy Card, Chris Cresswell, Pete Edmunds, Jane Elliott

25. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: Did We Invent God? (2012)

TV-PG | Documentary, Family, Mystery

7.8
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Did God invent humanity? Or did we invent God? Since our brains are where we experience reality, does imagining God make God real? One neuroscientist is trying to find the answer by peering... See full summary »

Director: James Younger | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jesse Bering, Olaf Blanke, Bruce Hood

26. The Human Zoo (2000– )
Episode: Following the Herd (2000)

52 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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In this program - day two at The Human Zoo - the group is divided into two separate but distinctly unequal teams in order to study the concept of herd mentality. In a struggle to reconcile ... See full summary »

Stars: Dominic Abrams, Mandy Card, Chris Cresswell, Andria Hall

27. Community (2009– )
Episode: Introduction to Film (2009)

21 min | Comedy

8.2
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Brita comes between Abed and his father when she signs him up for a film class, and Jeff risks failing a class unless he "seizes the day."

Writers: Dan Harmon, Tim Hobert, Jon Pollack | Director: Anthony Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

28. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: Is God an Alien Concept? (2014)

TV-PG | Documentary, Family, Mystery

7.7
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Is God worshiped in other worlds across the cosmos? How might alien deities differ from our own? Have advanced aliens discovered everything there is to know about the universe, or are they ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Sharp | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Danny Abrams, Marcelo Gleiser, Ben Goertzel

29. Becker (1998–2004)
Episode: The Hypocratic Oath (2000)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.7
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Reggie and a fellow student study rat behavior using a maze. Coincidentally, John's waiting room turns into a maze of boxes when Linda orders too many supplies. Margaret learns that a former patient died and has included her in her will.

Creator: Dave Hackel | Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Ted Danson, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith

30. Becker (1998–2004)
Episode: The Ugly Truth (2001)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.4
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Reggie conducts a experiment on Becker for a psychology course to see if he treats attractive patients more favorably than unattractive ones. Jake is accidentally sent a driver's license.

Creator: Dave Hackel | Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Ted Danson, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith