Must Watch Psychological Films #1

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Year: 2010
Length: 2hr 18min
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Summary: In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
The Summary of this film is quite a short one, but I think that's what helps to make the film even more interesting. I would highly recommend going into this film with very little knowledge of what it is about. Whenever anyone asks me to recommend a good film, this is always one of the first ones to come to mind. With amazing actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley, you just know that this film is definitely worth a watch.

Year: 2000
Length: 1hr 53min
IMDB Rating: 8.5/10
Summary: A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.
This is a film that definitely requires some amount of concentration. It switches through-out the timeline a lot in the film, supposedly to make you as confused as the main character is as he struggles with his memory loss. The interesting factor about this though is that the main characters decides to deal with his memory loss in an unusual way; he tattoos on his body what he knows to be fact.

Year: 2011
Length: 1hr 33min
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Summary: A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
I love this film for its incredibly unique concept. At first you wonder what on earth is going on, but as the film progresses it becomes more and more clear. This is one that you just need to trust me when I say that it's a good film with a very unexpected ending and that you need to go and watch it as soon as possible.

Year: 1991
Length: 1hr 58min
IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
Summary:A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
I don't think I could've made a post about psychological films without mentioning this one. Considered a cult classic, this is the first film appearance of the infamous Hannibal Lecter. If you enjoy these films I would highly recommend giving the books a go!


I hope you enjoyed this post! Feel free to tell me some of your favourite psychological films down below. I'm always looking for new ones to watch.

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