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Mind Control Movies and TV

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People who added this item 5900 Average listal rating (3781 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3


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Tags: Thriller, Terrorism, Drama, Conspiracy, Mystery, 1990s, Crime, 1999, Revenge, Hollywood, Right Wing (2), Car Crash (2), 1990's (2), Paranoia (2), (2), Conservative (2), Grief (2), Engineer (2), Photograph (2), FBI
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People who added this item 1053 Average listal rating (712 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Tags: Thriller, Action, Conspiracy, Mystery, Romance, Crime, 1997, Drama, 1990s, Adventure, Suspense , Thinking, Action Hero, Psychology (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Sort (2), SnP (2), Paranoid Thriller (2), (2), Paranoid
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People who added this item 724 Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Dollhouse (2009)


Tags: Sci-fi, Drama, Action, Thriller, American, Adventure, Fox, Joss Whedon, Brainwashing, FBI, Memory , 2000s, Morality, Identity, Technology, Moral Ambiguity, Mystery, Los Angeles, Science Fiction, 2009
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Dracula (1992)
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People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Dreamscape (1984)


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Tags: Horror, Sci-fi, 1977, Horror Movie (1), American (1), Cult (1), Elvira's Macrabe (1), Double Features (1), Science Fiction (1), 1970s (1), Mutant (1), Suspense (1), Thriller
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People who added this item 443 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6
Firestarter (1984)
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People who added this item 1041 Average listal rating (676 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Gamer (2009)
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People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Gaslight (1944)
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People who added this item 657 Average listal rating (369 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Homeland (2011)
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Inception (2010)
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Memento (2000)
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Paycheck (2003)
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RoboCop (1987)
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Salt (2010)
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Scanners (1981)
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Solaris (1972)
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Solaris (2002)
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Tags: Sci-fi , Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Space , 1970s, Star Wars, Aliens, 1977, Science Fiction, Epic, Drama, Robots, Classic, Trilogy, Empire, Alien, Space Opera, Series, Rebellion
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People who added this item 4097 Average listal rating (2746 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Tags: Action, Thriller, Spy, 2002, Mystery, 2000s, Amnesia, Adventure, Revenge, Cia, Romance, Assassin, Martial Arts, Drama (8), Escape (8), Series, Blockbuster, Matt Damon, Jason Bourne
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People who added this item 1119 Average listal rating (630 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Tags: Silent, Horror, 1920s, German, Germany, 1920, Serial Killer, German Expressionism, Thriller, Drama, Expressionism, Black And White, Classic, Crime, Hypnosis, Kidnapping, Insanity, Somnambulist, B/w, Black & White
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People who added this item 1181 Average listal rating (748 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Cell (2000)


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Tags: Conspiracy, 1960s (12), Drama (11), Thriller (10), Politics (8), Brainwashing (8), Mystery (7), Murder (7), 1962 (6), Kidnapping (6), Korean War (6), Assassination (5), Incest (5), Suicide (5), Communism (5), Trance (5), War (4), China (4), Hotel (4), Nightmare
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People who added this item 9653 Average listal rating (5690 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Matrix (1999)
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The Prisoner (1967)
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Prisoner (2009)
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"When did you stop smoking?"
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People who added this item 5880 Average listal rating (4073 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
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Total Recall (2012)


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People who added this item 974 Average listal rating (605 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Unknown (2011)
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Videodrome (1983)
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When a person's mind is taken over by someone else, or their actions are controlled through deception or false information. This list contains movies and tv shows in which mind control and brainwashing are demonstrated in popular culture. Fictional television shows such as “Dollhouse,” “Falling Skies,” and “Homeland” typically sketch the mind from a wholly individualistic perspective. Like a storehouse filled with memories, the mind can be induced to hold new thoughts, or replaced entirely, to produce a servile, brainwashed minion. As Walter Bishop, the lead scientist in “Fringe,” says in one episode, “The brain is a computer, it’s an organic computer. It can be hijacked like any other.” While the popularity of these shows is compatible with values held by much of the U.S. audience, cognitive research is demonstrating a more social construction of the self than these shows imply.

Ironically, a key feature that enables brainwashing in these shows is the transformation of the self into a collective. In “Falling Skies,” when children are linked by a harness, they share their thoughts. More famously, in “Star Trek,” the fictional alien race the Borg subsume those they conquer into a hive mind. This seems to mirror a fear Americans have of losing their individuality to collective thinking and acting. I think that cognitive research points to a more collective conception of the self. Some scholars, for instance, discusses frameworks that postulate human thought as a result of collective activity. Viewers have different perceptions of the negative and positive values of these shows. (Mind control is viewed in a negative light, and individuals are perceived to be weak if their minds can be controlled.)

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Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Apr 22 12:47
Pretty cool list!
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Apr 23 19:07
I need to check some of these out, great list though!
Posted: 3 weeks, 3 days ago at Nov 22 1:08
That quote from "Fringe" reminds me of when somebody ( I forget who) said that the brain is "a computer made of meat." Yummy!

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