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Movies Exploring Human Psychology

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People who added this item 625 Average listal rating (438 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Lobster (2015)
The psychological pressures, insanity, and questionable nature of the human mating process in a dystopian setting.
People who added this item 2742 Average listal rating (1717 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
A view of secular and religious ambition and opportunism, and the search for and importance of family, and danger of them being taking advantage of.
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People who added this item 1516 Average listal rating (974 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
A look at codependent behavior, highlighting borderline personality disorder, and the delusional experience of being stuck in the past.
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
The seeking of justice and the complex emotions of guilt and remorse and their necessity for forgiveness.
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Painful illustration of the lingering, simmering destructive nature of not accepting loss, and how various life questions affect a marriage.
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People who added this item 4154 Average listal rating (2721 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Artistically disturbing take on dissassociative identity disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and a satire on young professional life in high society
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Discussing the question of what "truth" is, and how opinion and perspective play vital roles in the discussion
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People who added this item 249 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Founder (2016)
The effects of compulsive ambition combined with opportunity and narcissism
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Narcissism and the effects of denial of sexual addiction
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People who added this item 851 Average listal rating (570 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Borderline personality disorder and the struggle with letting emotions take over control of thoughts and behavior
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People who added this item 343 Average listal rating (231 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Short Term 12 (2013)
Dealing with various levels of abandonment, in psychological trauma, emotional & sexual abuse, adoption, and the impact of genuine care and attention.
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People who added this item 491 Average listal rating (331 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Profile of a man consumed with grief, self-blame, and traumatic loss. Explores the crippling effect of a lack of forgiveness but the subtle healing aspects of family and a 2nd chance.
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People who added this item 329 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
The Gift (2015)
Exploring the psychological effects of bullying, psychological abuse and dishonesty.
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People who added this item 1695 Average listal rating (1109 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Identity (2003)
Conceptual take on Multiple Personality Disorder
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People who added this item 1095 Average listal rating (661 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
All About Eve (1950)
Deals with varying facets of envy, betrayal, pathological lying, and the existence of social manipulation on all levels of human interaction, especially to obtain position or goals.
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People who added this item 1856 Average listal rating (1285 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Explores the interaction between highly-pronounced emotional tendencies, such as gambling, bipolar disorder, compulsive lying, and separation denial.
Appreciating and coming to terms with the dysfunction within us all.
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People who added this item 271 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Exploring the significance and severity of the light and darkness inside each person, and how loved ones play into that expression
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People who added this item 391 Average listal rating (262 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Exam (2010)
The psychological destabilization from human competition when critical goals are at stake
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People who added this item 5742 Average listal rating (3874 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2002)
Intertwining concepts of schizophrenia, destructive behavior, and the experience of other dimensions.
Touches on the danger of hidden vices from respected individuals.
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People who added this item 9871 Average listal rating (7280 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Matrix (1999)
Explores the feeling of experiencing life as an empty cycle of distraction.
Explores pursuing our true calling vs. accepting emptiness.
Hints at the power and magnitude of unswerving faith, especially in standing up to corruption and manipulation
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People who added this item 159 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
The deceptive power of addiction and the intense effort and intention required to manage it
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People who added this item 1914 Average listal rating (1351 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Interstellar (2014)
Exploration of the extent and dimensions of human love, between relationships, family, selfish love, and love for humanity as a whole
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People who added this item 5142 Average listal rating (3417 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Memento (2000)
Struggling with short-term memory loss, and assigning our own purpose
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People who added this item 1186 Average listal rating (752 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Examining the effects of altered decisions and priorities, and how to appreciate the present
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People who added this item 2137 Average listal rating (1418 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Up in the Air (2009)
How we weigh the priority of secular dedication vs. family and love
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People who added this item 3555 Average listal rating (2227 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Rain Man (1988)
Struggling with autistic spectrum behavior
Learning to challenge entitlement to develop patience and acceptance
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People who added this item 4794 Average listal rating (3182 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Dealing with OCD and mental illness
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People who added this item 1463 Average listal rating (1107 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Inside Out (2015)
The meaning and purpose of the full range of human emotions, dealing with depression and the consequences of losing stability in life
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People who added this item 1067 Average listal rating (770 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Ex Machina (2015)
The power of attraction and manipulation
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People who added this item 1595 Average listal rating (1077 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Her (2014)
Discussing loneliness, relationship compulsion, and how our interactions are being affected by technology
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People who added this item 2085 Average listal rating (1299 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Insomnia (2002)
The emotional toll of covering the truth to avoid consequences, the struggle between right and wrong, truth and lies.
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People who added this item 4825 Average listal rating (3300 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Juno (2007)
How the preparation for children affects and uncovers true personal aspirations
How interests and intentions play into relationships
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People who added this item 414 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dealing with feelings of being unlovable
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People who added this item 4615 Average listal rating (3047 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
The desire to make the right decisions in life to positively affect the people we love
Explores the concept of futility of choice based on our broken human nature
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People who added this item 4665 Average listal rating (3281 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Discussion of whether we are to blame for thoughts and intentions rather than only actions
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People who added this item 2645 Average listal rating (1601 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Exploring the denial vs. ability to love
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People who added this item 2874 Average listal rating (1828 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Mystic River (2003)
Effects of child abuse complemented by the human tendency to hide from accountability within group dynamics
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People who added this item 1212 Average listal rating (681 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Brothers (2009)
The psychological trauma of war and dealing with distinct emotional differences between family
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People who added this item 4757 Average listal rating (3026 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
The unquenching and all-encompassing power of addiction on the human psyche
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People who added this item 805 Average listal rating (565 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Flight (2012)
The discussion and correlation between high-performance, addiction, and denial
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People who added this item 3736 Average listal rating (2271 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The addictive desire to escape life to simulate control
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People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
The willingness to change who we are for a relationship
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The value of memories and how they're viewed in regards to relationships
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People who added this item 3597 Average listal rating (2365 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Battling with family and society expectations while seeking the full expression of the individual self
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People who added this item 3880 Average listal rating (2532 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Self-limiting behaviors and the wounds that create them
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People who added this item 1054 Average listal rating (771 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Nightcrawler (2014)
Profile of a psychopath
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People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Exploring acceptance vs. denial of buried trauma, and the willingness to address and change perspectives to achieve contentment
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People who added this item 3461 Average listal rating (2285 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
As extraordinarily different individuals, attempting to understand each other's deeply important social, emotional, and psychological battles
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How unresolved trauma can wreak havoc in life, and seeking acceptance beyond it
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People who added this item 1666 Average listal rating (1028 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Seven Pounds (2008)
Dealing with massive guilt
Examining the worthiness to experience love
Seeking meaning in the world
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