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1. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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67 Metascore

In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez | Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 32,205 | Gross: $0.64M

2. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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76 Metascore

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

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 92,805 | Gross: $5.70M

3. The Haunting (1999)

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

4.9
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42 Metascore

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.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor

Votes: 66,565 | Gross: $91.41M

4. Experimenter (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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81 Metascore

In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey authority.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: John Palladino, Anthony Edwards, Jim Gaffigan, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 15,949 | Gross: $0.16M

5. The Jacket (2005)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 103,257 | Gross: $6.30M

6. The Experiment (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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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.

Director: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

Votes: 47,881

7. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 86,791 | Gross: $0.14M

8. La femme publique (1984)

113 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,084

9. The Wave (1981 TV Short)

TV-G | 44 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Bruce Davison, Lori Lethin, John Putch, Johnny Doran

Votes: 2,774

10. Tales That Witness Madness (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.7
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A psychiatrist tells stories of four special cases to a colleague.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasence, Georgia Brown, Donald Houston

Votes: 1,134

11. Shadow People (II) (2013)

PG-13 | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.

Director: Matthew Arnold | Stars: Dallas Roberts, Alison Eastwood, Mattie Liptak, Anne Dudek

Votes: 2,865

12. Intimate Games (1976)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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A psychology teacher assigns his university class a project about personal fantasies.

Directors: Tudor Gates, Martin Campbell | Stars: George Baker, Monika Ringwald, John Benson, Dudley Stevens

Votes: 178

13. My American Uncle (1980)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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The intersecting stories of three people who face difficult choices in life-changing situations are used to illustrate the theories espoused by Henri Laborit about human behavior and the relationship between the self and society.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre, Nelly Borgeaud

Votes: 4,072

14. The Mind Snatchers (1972 TV Movie)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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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.

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joss Ackland, Ralph Meeker, Ronny Cox

Votes: 440

15. I... For Icarus (1979)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it.

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

Votes: 3,167

16. The Third Part of the Night (1971)

105 min | Drama, Horror, War

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,524

17. (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.5
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60 Metascore

From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leaders' extra-marital affairs to financial schemes undermining our economy, dishonesty ... See full summary »

Director: Yael Melamede | Star: Dan Ariely

Votes: 1,828

18. The Attic Expeditions (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.1
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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 »

Director: Jeremy Kasten | Stars: Andras Jones, Seth Green, Jeffrey Combs, Wendy Robie

Votes: 1,559

19. Le jeu de la mort (2010 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary

7.4
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Adapting Milgram's experiment into a game show format, this documentary explores the limits of human obedience to a new type of authority figure: television.

Directors: Thomas Bornot, Alain-Michel Blanc, Gilles Amado | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Laurent Le Doyen, Denis Loubaton, Tania Young

Votes: 227

20. Dogra Magra (1988)

109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A young man kills his bride on the day of his marriage and goes insane. He wakes up in an asylum with no memory, left in the hands of two mysterious doctors who relate his condition with his biological identity.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Shijaku Katsura, Hideo Murota, Eri Misawa

Votes: 240

21. The Incite Mill (2010)

107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job" find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Nagisa Katahira, Shinji Takeda, Masanori Ishii

Votes: 1,028

22. Hysteria (1997)

Not Rated | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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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.

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

Votes: 164

23. Lesson Plan (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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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

Votes: 115

24. Celebs in Solitary (2018– )

Documentary

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Celebs In Solitary is a celebrity edition of In Solitary: The Anti-Social Experiment on Channel 5, in which Anthea Turner, Professor Green, Eddie Hall, and Shazia Mirza attempt to spend five days in solitary confinement.

Stars: George Lamb, Sandra Scott, Professor Green, Eddie Hall

Votes: 5

25. The Shock Doctrine (2007)

6 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.7
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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.

Director: Jonás Cuarón | Star: Naomi Klein

Votes: 800

26. Experiment (2005)

R | 95 min | Thriller

5.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 769

27. The Process of Creative Deception (2001)

106 min

5.5
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Director: Christopher Romero | Stars: Greg Romero Wilson, Annie Biggs, Schnele Wilson, Mark Romero Wilson

Votes: 19

28. Operation Dead End (1986)

95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 43

29. Mechanical Love (2007)

79 min | Documentary

6.8
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"Mechanical Love" is a documentary on the interrelationship between robots and humans. The film portrays people who have a close relationship with a robot, and it takes us from the high ... See full summary »

Director: Phie Ambo | Star: Hiroshi Ishiguro

Votes: 122

30. Randgruppe (2003)

22 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Teenagers make exploitative video-interviews with social minorities.

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

Votes: 11

31. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats (2016)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Star: Abby Martin

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

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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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 »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barry Nelson, Patricia Breslin, Richard Dawson

Votes: 113

33. 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

34. 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

35. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)
Episode: Did We Invent God? (2012)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

7.7
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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

Votes: 84

36. 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

37. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Introduction to Film (2009)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

8.3
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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."

Director: Anthony Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 2,059

38. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)
Episode: Is God an Alien Concept? (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

7.2
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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

Votes: 65

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

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 50

40. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Intimacy Acceleration (2015)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Sheldon and Penny agree to participate in an unusual experiment. Leonard, Amy, Raj and Emily spend the evening trying to escape a room with a "zombie". Howard and Bernadette run into trouble at the airport after returning from Mrs. Wolowitz's funeral.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,904

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

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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Reggie conducts an 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.

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

Votes: 42



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