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Mind Control Movies and TV

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People who added this item 6107 Average listal rating (4134 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 469 Average listal rating (329 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 55 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 4.4 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 1063 Average listal rating (715 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 734 Average listal rating (454 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 3145 Average listal rating (2081 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 122 Average listal rating (83 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 469 Average listal rating (281 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 1056 Average listal rating (696 ratings) 5.6 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 349 Average listal rating (209 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 688 Average listal rating (425 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 6118 Average listal rating (4291 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
Inception (2010)
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People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.6
Sci-fi, Remake, Horror, Alien, 1980s, 1986, Aliens
People who added this item 1258 Average listal rating (703 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 5147 Average listal rating (3423 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 223 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 773 Average listal rating (391 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
People who added this item 867 Average listal rating (580 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 2644 Average listal rating (1779 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 1817 Average listal rating (1191 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 738 Average listal rating (482 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Scanners (1981)
People who added this item 1163 Average listal rating (610 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Solaris (1972)
People who added this item 838 Average listal rating (523 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 862 Average listal rating (603 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 1225 Average listal rating (943 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
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 302 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
People who added this item 4145 Average listal rating (2845 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 1196 Average listal rating (689 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 1199 Average listal rating (764 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
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 833 Average listal rating (518 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
People who added this item 641 Average listal rating (367 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 9889 Average listal rating (7291 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 1397 Average listal rating (865 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (139 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 94 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.9
"When did you stop smoking?"
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People who added this item 26 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 6055 Average listal rating (4329 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Tags: Drama (73), Comedy (50), 1998 (28), 1990s (22), Fantasy (20), Reality Tv (16), (15), Satire (14), Television (12), Sci-fi (12), Voyeurism (12), Escape (10), Usa (10), Character Name In Title (8), Controlled Environment (8), Paranoia (8), Simulated Reality (8), God Complex (7), Film Making (6), School (6)
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People who added this item 976 Average listal rating (641 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Total Recall (2012)


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People who added this item 985 Average listal rating (627 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 1371 Average listal rating (842 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 311 Average listal rating (181 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 31 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.9 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 4757 Average listal rating (3293 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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