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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.
  • The Manchurian Candidate1

    The Manchurian Candidate

    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury


    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John...  more
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  • Disturbing Behavior2

    Disturbing Behavior

    Katie Holmes, James Marsden


    Directed byDavid Nutter

    Disturbing Behavior is a 1998 thriller science fiction film starring James Marsden, Katie...  more
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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!3

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic


    Directed byDavid Zucker

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first...  more
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  • A Clockwork Orange4

    A Clockwork Orange

    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke


    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley...  more
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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four5

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    John Hurt, Annie Lennox


    Directed byMichael Radford

    Nineteen Eighty-Four, also known as 1984, is a 1984 British dystopian drama film written for...  more
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  • The Parallax View6

    The Parallax View

    Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss


    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    The Parallax View is a 1974 American political thriller film directed and produced by Alan J....  more
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  • The Ipcress File7

    The Ipcress File

    Michael Caine, Sue Lloyd


    Directed bySidney J. Furie

    The Ipcress File is a 1965 British espionage film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring...  more
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    British surrealistic film that uses Dry Bones as theme song?

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

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  • Total Recall9

    Total Recall

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone


    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. In...  more
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  • The Master10

    The Master

    Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix


    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

    The Master is a 2012 American drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas...  more
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  • Martha Marcy May Marlene11

    Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson


    Directed bySean Durkin

    Martha Marcy May Marlene is a 2011 American drama thriller film written and directed by Sean...  more
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  • The Confession12

    The Confession

    Simone Signoret, Yves Montand


    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    The Confession is a 1970 French-Italian film directed by Costa Gavras and stars Yves Montand...  more
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  • Zoolander13


    Natalie Portman, Paris Hilton


    Directed byBen Stiller

    Zoolander is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and, starring Stiller and...  more
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