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The Dead Zone (1983)
Director: David Cronenberg
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst and Nicholas Campbell
A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability.
Director: Rockne S. O'Bannon
Starring: Ally Sheedy, Lauren Hutton, Michael O' Keefe, Stan Shaw, Keone Young, Dina Merrill, John Agar and Pruitt Taylor Vince
Psychic Cayce Bridges helps the police catch serial killers and makes a living writing books about it. She can read people's minds and see them in visions even when they aren’t near her if she has touched them or something they have touched.
The latest killer she is linked to is different: he also has psychic abilities and, when he realises what Cayce is doing, he starts targeting the ones she loves.
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Director: Grant Heslov
Starring: George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root and Kevin Spacey
A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. The founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Frankie McLaren, George McLaren and Thierry Neuvic
The story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways: George, a blue–collar American has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie, a French journalist, has a near–death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might — or must — exist in the hereafter.
Red Lights (2012)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen and Toby Jones
A psychologist dedicated to researching theories and claims of human paranormal activity comes to believe that a famous psychic may be a talented fraud.
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Director: Edmund Goulding
Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham
Starring: Tyrone Power, Collen Gray, Helen Walker, Joan Blondell, Mike Mazurki, Ian Keith, Taylor Holmes and Florence Auer
Handsome carnival barker/con-man Stanton Carlisle seduces fellow sideshow artiste Mademoiselle Zeena to learn the secret of the once-lucrative mind-reading act she performed with her alcoholic husband, Pete. Carlisle, who already possesses some actual psychic ability, secures the secret method and sets off with his new carnie wife, Molly, to milk the big-time as a spiritualist in Chicago. As Carlisle’s success grows, it's only a matter of time before his greed - and twisted involvement with femme fatale psychoanalyst Lilith Ritter - bring his world crashing down around him.
The Gift (2000)
Director: Sam Raimi
Screenplay: Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Giovanni Ribisi and Keanu Reeves
A friendly, small town Tarot card reader with extrasensory perception is pulled into an investigation of a young woman who has disappeared.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
Director: John Farrow
Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund and Virginia Bruce
When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to a life of anonymity.
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Starring: John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker and Robert Duvall
After he is struck by a bright streak of light on his 37th birthday, a simple, small-town garage mechanic suddenly develops extraordinary intelligence and telekinetic powers which affect his life in unexpected ways. The government wants to investigate him, scientists want to study him and the townspeople become afraid of him, to the point of ostracism. With the love and support of a young single mother, he is finally able to accept his lot in life.
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
Director: Irvin Kershner
Story: John Carpenter
Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonois and Raul Julia
Fashion photographer Laura Mars suddenly possesses the ability to see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and, with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first, they have to figure out who it is.
Suspect Zero (2004)
Director: E. Elias Merhige
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss, Harry Lennix, Kevin Chamberlin, Keith Campbell and Chloe Russell
A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Director: Scott Hicks
Based on the novella by Stephen King
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem, David Morse, Alan Tudyk, Tom Bower and Celia Weston
A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
A list of my favorite films about people with psychic abilities, including telekinesis.
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list by kathy
Published 3 years, 9 months ago
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