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Mind Control Movies and TV

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People who added this item 6259 Average listal rating (4256 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 481 Average listal rating (340 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 62 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 4.2 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 1088 Average listal rating (738 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 746 Average listal rating (460 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7


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 3225 Average listal rating (2128 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 132 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.3 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 497 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 6.1 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 1066 Average listal rating (704 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 372 Average listal rating (225 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 706 Average listal rating (435 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 6241 Average listal rating (4384 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
Inception (2010)
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People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.6
Sci-fi, Remake, Horror, Alien, 1980s, 1986, Aliens
People who added this item 1342 Average listal rating (771 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 5254 Average listal rating (3496 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Memento (2000)
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 802 Average listal rating (414 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
People who added this item 880 Average listal rating (592 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Paycheck (2003)
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People who added this item 2757 Average listal rating (1871 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 1846 Average listal rating (1210 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 778 Average listal rating (511 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Scanners (1981)
People who added this item 858 Average listal rating (532 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 1228 Average listal rating (670 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
People who added this item 899 Average listal rating (628 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 316 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
People who added this item 4191 Average listal rating (2880 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 1247 Average listal rating (722 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 1233 Average listal rating (790 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4


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
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 10041 Average listal rating (7417 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 91 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Prisoner (2009)
People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
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 102 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.9
"When did you stop smoking?"
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Tags: (1), Thriller (1), Sci-fi (1), 1974 (1)
People who added this item 6228 Average listal rating (4474 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1009 Average listal rating (667 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Total Recall (2012)


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People who added this item 1001 Average listal rating (641 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 1423 Average listal rating (884 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Videodrome (1983)
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 331 Average listal rating (192 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 33 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
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 4838 Average listal rating (3354 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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