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Added by steven aka superant on 1 Oct 2012 08:55
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Mind Control Movies and TV

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People who added this item 6171 Average listal rating (4182 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3


Tags: Drama, Crime, Violence, 1970s, Rape, Murder, 1971, Drugs, Prison, Thriller, Dystopia, Cult, UK, Sex, British, Based On Novel, Sci-fi, Future, Revenge, Beethoven
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People who added this item 473 Average listal rating (332 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
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
People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Tags: Animation, Sci-fi, Cgi, Fantasy, Computer Animated (1), Children's (1), Animated (1), Book (1), Cg (1), Bionicle (1), Lego (1), Direct-to-video (1), Based On Toy (1), 2000s.
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People who added this item 1070 Average listal rating (718 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
Tags: Mystery (1), Thriller (1), Sci-fi (1), Action (1), Tv Movie (1), 2003
People who added this item 733 Average listal rating (452 ratings) 7.4 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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People who added this item 3184 Average listal rating (2101 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Dracula (1992)
Tags: Horror, Vampires, Drama, Romance, Vampire, 1990s, Fantasy, 1992, Based On Novel, Thriller, Dracula, Action, Transylvania, Gothic, Castle, Supernatural, Revenge, Character Name In Title , Suicide, Death
People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Dreamscape (1984)


Tags: Sci-fi, Thriller, Horror , Adventure, Assassination , 1984 , Dreams, Stop Motion (2), Dreaming (2), Illness (2), 1980s (2), (2), Science Fiction (2), Conspiracy (1), MMG (1), Assassin (1), Saturn Award Nominee (1), Nightmares (1), Psychic Forces (1), Nightmare
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
People who added this item 480 Average listal rating (289 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Firestarter (1984)
Tags: Horror, 1984 (5), Sci-fi (5), 1980s (5), Fire (4), Thriller (4), Stephen King (4), Child (4), Pyrokinesis (3), Experiment (3), Power (2), Based On A Novel (2), Supernatural (2), Politics (2), Adaptation (2), Horse (2), Firestarter (2), Extrasensory Perception (1), Good Versus Evil (1), Sci-fi
People who added this item 1058 Average listal rating (698 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Gamer (2009)
Tags: Action, Sci-fi (15), 2009 (13), 2000s (10), Thriller (7), Violence (6), Game (5), Usa (5), Revenge (4), Gerard Butler (4), Manipulation (3), Science Fiction (3), Gun (3), Michael C. Hall (2), Zoe Bell (2), Hdd (2), War (2), 1080p (2), Scifi (1), In2009
People who added this item 358 Average listal rating (216 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Gaslight (1944)
Tags: Drama (8), Thriller (8), Mystery (6), 1944 (4), 1940s (4), Black & White (3), Cannes (3), Based On Play (3), Murder (2), Nervous Breakdown (2), Maid (2), Tied Up (2), Remake (2), Piano (2), Lamp (2), Gem (2), Loss Of Aunt (2), One Word Title (1), Police Detective (1), Italy (1)
People who added this item 693 Average listal rating (426 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Homeland (2011)
Tags: War (5), Terrorism (3), Showtime (3), Drama (3), Cia (3), Iraq (2), Security (2), Psychological Thriller (1), Islam (1), Washington D.C. (1), 2010s (1), Washington D.C (1), Drame (1)
People who added this item 6142 Average listal rating (4305 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
Inception (2010)
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.6
Sci-fi, Remake, Horror, Alien, 1980s, 1986, Aliens
People who added this item 1286 Average listal rating (725 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 5186 Average listal rating (3448 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Memento (2000)
Tags: Thriller (65), Drama (48), Mystery (42), Revenge (37), Amnesia (25), 2000s (24), Murder (22), Action (22), Crime (21), 2000 (20), Memory (15), Twist Ending (13), (12), Nonlinear Timeline (11), Neo Noir (10), Tattoo (9), Noir (8), Backwards (8), Usa (8), Cult (6)
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People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 781 Average listal rating (394 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
People who added this item 865 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Paycheck (2003)
Tags: Action, Sci-fi (17), Mystery (11), Amnesia (5), 2003 (5), 2000s (5), Erased Memory (5), Science Fiction (4), Usa (4), Bus Station (4), Gun (4), Motorcycle (4), Train Station (3), Memory (3), Coin (3), Near-future Fantasy (3), Engineer (3), Martial Arts (3), Bird (3), Mexican Standoff
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People who added this item 2687 Average listal rating (1812 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
RoboCop (1987)
Tags: Action (46), Sci-fi (40), Crime (29), 1980s (23), Police (18), Cyborg (17), Dystopia (17), Future (16), 1987 (16), Robots (15), Science Fiction (15), Violence (15), Thriller (13), Drama (13), Usa (10), Robot (9), Futuristic (9), Cyberpunk (8), Gunfights (8), Flashbacks (7)
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People who added this item 1825 Average listal rating (1196 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
Salt (2010)
Tags: Action (37), Thriller (22), 2010 (14), Spy (13), (9), Espionage (7), Russian (7), Cia (6), Mystery (6), Russia (5), Martial Arts (4), North Korea (4), CIA Agent (4), White House (3), On The Run (3), Car Chase (3), Defector (3), Fbi (3), Russian Spy (3), Bunker (3)
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People who added this item 758 Average listal rating (494 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Scanners (1981)
People who added this item 1189 Average listal rating (634 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Solaris (1972)
People who added this item 842 Average listal rating (524 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Solaris (2002)
Tags: Romance, Sci-fi (13), Drama (13), Remake (12), Mystery (11), 2002 (8), 2000s (8), Science Fiction (7), Space Station (5), Suicide (5), Thriller (4), Dead Wife (4), Planet (4), Train (4), Dream (4), Materialization (4), Widower (3), Based On Novel (3), Pregnancy Test (2), Male Nudity
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People who added this item 875 Average listal rating (613 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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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 306 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
People who added this item 4151 Average listal rating (2849 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 1220 Average listal rating (705 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
People who added this item 1208 Average listal rating (772 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Cell (2000)


Tags: Thriller, Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Crime , Suspense, 2000, Serial Killer, 2000s, Drama, Blood, Mental Illness, Science Fiction, Coma, Police, Child Abuse, Disturbing, Murder, Fbi, Psychopath
People who added this item 650 Average listal rating (372 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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
People who added this item 9945 Average listal rating (7335 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Matrix (1999)
Tags: Sci-fi (125), Action (116), Martial Arts (47), Dystopia (40), 1999 (39), Cyberpunk (39), Future (37), 1990s (35), Thriller (31), Science Fiction (30), Futuristic (26), Fantasy (26), Drama (23), Philosophy (23), (22), Trilogy (21), Matrix (21), Prophecy (18), Cyberspace (17), Computers (16)
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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Prisoner (1967)
Tags: 1960s, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Spy, Dystopian, Fantasy, British, Traitor, Island, Conspiracy , Manipulation, Repression, Paranoia, Voyeurism, Espionage, Bbc, Abduction, Sewer, Stepladder
People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Prisoner (2009)
People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.9
"When did you stop smoking?"
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People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 5.8
Tags: (1), Thriller (1), Sci-fi (1), 1974 (1)
People who added this item 6129 Average listal rating (4391 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 986 Average listal rating (649 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Total Recall (2012)


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People who added this item 985 Average listal rating (629 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Unknown (2011)
Tags: Thriller, Drama, Action, 2011, Mystery (17), Coma (10), Identity Theft (10), Based On Novel (10), Delusion (9), Liam Neeson (9), Amnesia (9), Espionage (8), 2010s (8), Car Accident (8), Bomb (7), Germany (7), Crime (4), Spy (4), Book (3), Based On Book
People who added this item 1392 Average listal rating (861 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Videodrome (1993)
Tags: Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller , 1980s, Canada, Drama, 1983, Mystery, Surrealism, Gore, Media, Snuff Film, Television, Sex, Suicide, Gothic, Pornography, Cult, Alternative Reality, Satellite Dish
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People who added this item 316 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3


Tags: Horror, Sci-fi, Paranoia, Fear, School, England, Village, Alien, Paranormal, Eye, Marriage, Invasion, English (4), Murder (4), Mystery (4), Aliens (4), 1960 (4), Professor (4), Children, Eccentric

People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Tags: Drama (1), Korean (1), Asian (1), Asia (1), Korea (1), K-Drama (1), KBS2 (1), Melodrama (1), South Korea (1), Romance
People who added this item 4773 Average listal rating (3305 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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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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