Films about therapy (allmovie.com)by felicityallman | created - 24 Apr 2014 | updated - 24 Apr 2014 | Public
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1. 50/50 (2011)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Votes: 325,226 | Gross: $35.01M
2. A Dangerous Method (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.
Votes: 101,960 | Gross: $5.70M
3. A.C.O.D. (2013)
R | 88 min | Comedy
A grown man caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year divorce discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.
Votes: 13,383 | Gross: $0.17M
4. Thanks for Sharing (2012)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.
Votes: 27,896 | Gross: $1.06M
5. Hope Springs (2012)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
Votes: 42,234 | Gross: $63.54M
6. For Love's Sake (2013)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Family
For Love's Sake is a faith-based drama based on a true story. After the tragic death of her husband, Mary Walker falls into a spiral of suicidal depression and subsequently loses custody of... See full summary »
7. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
R | 100 min | Drama
A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Votes: 53,668 | Gross: $24.74M
8. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 50,425 | Gross: $54.80M
9. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Votes: 921,351 | Gross: $138.43M
10. The Fire Within (1963)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Depressed Alain Leroy leaves the clinic where he was detoxified. He meets friends, acquaintances and women, trying to find a reason to continue living. Will this help him?
11. Marwencol (2010)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Fantasy
Documentary about Mark Hogancamp. After a vicious attack leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. Inspired the movie Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Votes: 3,569 | Gross: $0.11M
13. David and Lisa (1962)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
Teenager David Clemens develops a hysterical fear that he will die if he comes into physical contact with another person. Perturbed, David's overbearing mother places him in a home for mentally disturbed young people.
Votes: 2,962 | Gross: $5.01M
14. The Wackness (2008)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter.
Votes: 30,464 | Gross: $2.08M
15. Awakenings (1990)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Votes: 135,879 | Gross: $52.10M
17. Chances Are (1989)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.
Votes: 12,644 | Gross: $16.28M
18. Shortbus (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.
Votes: 33,192 | Gross: $1.99M
19. High Anxiety (1977)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.
Votes: 21,561 | Gross: $31.06M
20. The Great New Wonderful (2005)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.
Votes: 1,501 | Gross: $0.15M
22. Matchstick Men (2003)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Votes: 128,880 | Gross: $36.91M
23. Panic (2000)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.
Votes: 8,402 | Gross: $0.78M
24. The Ninth Configuration (1980)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A former marine arrives at a mental asylum housed in a remote castle to run it. There he attempts to rehabilitate the patients by letting them act out their craziest fantasies and desires.
25. You Kill Me (2007)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hitman befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.
Votes: 18,373 | Gross: $2.43M
26. The Quiet One (1948)
65 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.
28. Special Treatment (2010)
Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, ... See full summary »
Votes: 611 | Gross: $0.01M
31. The Treatment (2006)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jake Singer is at loose ends in New York City, and neck deep in psychoanalysis with the outrageous Dr. Morales, when he meets the enigmatic and beautiful widow Allegra Marshall.
Votes: 1,100 | Gross: $0.08M
32. The Psychiatrist (1970– )
60 min | Drama
Dr. James Whitman is a psychiatrist at a major LA facility who shakes things up with newer techniques, like group therapy. Dr. Altman is his sometime mentor who helps him evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.
34. The Dark Past (1948)
Passed | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.
36. Prime (2005)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Votes: 40,679 | Gross: $22.83M
37. Lifelines (2008)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
A day that starts like any other turns out to be one family's bitterly hilarious, ultimately painful, day-long journey of self-realization. "Lifelines" chronicles the hapless Bernstein ... See full summary »
39. Couples Retreat (2009)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy
A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.
Votes: 106,450 | Gross: $109.21M
40. Reign Over Me (2007)
R | 124 min | Drama
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Votes: 95,209 | Gross: $19.66M
42. The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A womanizing sculptor named David goes to seek help from a psychiatrist, Marianna, to cure him of his obsession with women.
Votes: 2,287 | Gross: $10.96M
44. The Fourth Kind (2009)
PG-13 | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.
Votes: 76,797 | Gross: $25.46M
45. Beyond Therapy (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy