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The Best Brainwashing Movies 

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A list of the best brainwashing movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This brainwashing movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about brainwashing are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about brainwashing you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous brainwashing movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these brainwashing movie titles for more information about the films.

List items include Zoolander, Nineteen Eighty-Four and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best brainwashing movies?" and "What is the greatest brainwashing movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular brainwashing movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these brainwashing movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good brainwashing movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange. It employs disturbing, violent ...more

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#332 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #51 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Booksfeaturing Kubrick And Codpieces: Behind The Scenes Of 'A Clockwork Orange'

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Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh
The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and co-stars Angela Lansbury, ...more

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#37 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #302 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #294 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Katie Holmes, James Marsden, Nick Stahl
Disturbing Behavior is a 1998 thriller science fiction film starring James Marsden, Katie Holmes, and Nick Stahl. The screenplay, written by Scott Rosenberg, follows a group of high school ...more
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O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more

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#188 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #23 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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John Hurt, Annie Lennox, Richard Burton
Nineteen Eighty-Four, also known as 1984, is a 1984 British dystopian drama film written for the screen and directed by Michael Radford, based upon George Orwell's novel of the same name. ...more

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#53 of 160 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies #18 of 22 The Best Movies About Surveillance and Hidden Cameras #140 of 565 The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

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Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson
The Ipcress File is a 1965 British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Michael Caine and featuring Guy Doleman and Nigel Green. The screenplay by Bill Canaway and James Doran ...more

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#86 of 194 The Best Movies of the '60s #32 of 134 The Best Political Thriller Movies

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Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master is a 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. It tells the story of ...more

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#5 of 20 Great Movies About Drifters Who Are Lost in Life #14 of 34 Great Movies About Sad Loner Characters

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Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum
Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and, starring Stiller and Owen Wilson. The film contains elements from a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and ...more

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#69 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time #239 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn
The Parallax View is a 1974 American political thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, and starring Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels and Paula Prentiss. The film was ...more

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#134 of 146 The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time #189 of 320 The Best Political Films Ever Made

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside
Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. In 2084, a construction worker, Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger), suddenly finds himself embroiled in ...more

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#148 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #12 of 192 The Best Alien Movies Ever Madefeaturing Every Warning Sci-Fi Writer Philip K. Dick Gave Us About Technology That Is Coming True

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i cant remember the name of this movie, please help if anyone knows it, thanks....

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Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Gabriele Ferzetti
The Confession is a 1970 French-Italian film directed by Costa Gavras and stars Yves Montand and Simone Signoret. It is based on the true story of the Czechoslovak communist Artur London, a ...more
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Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy
Martha Marcy May Marlene is a 2011 American drama thriller film written and directed by Sean Durkin, and starring Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, and Hugh Dancy. The plot focuses on ...more