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The Best Psychiatry Movies 

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Updated January 13, 2020 172 votes 75 voters 12.4k views 12 items

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

List is made up of a variety of items, including Analyze This and The Silence of the Lambs.

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

Various bits of information are included with these popular psychiatry movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these psychiatry movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good psychiatry movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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MiloŇ° Forman

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston, Brad Dourif, + more

Released: 1975

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 drama film written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman and directed by MiloŇ° Forman.

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The Silence of the Lambs... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Psychiatry Movies
Jonathan Demme

Actors: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak, George A. Romero, Roger Corman, + more

Released: 1991

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more

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Harold Ramis

Actors: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Molly Shannon, Chazz Palminteri, + more

Released: 1999

Analyze This is a 1999 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the screenplay with playwright Kenneth Lonergan and Peter Tolan. The film stars Robert De Niro as a mafioso and Billy ...more

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Harry Botwick added James Mangold

Actors: Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg, Jared Leto, Brittany Murphy, + more

Released: 1999

Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution. Directed ...more

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Mel Brooks

Actors: Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Dick Van Patten, Harvey Korman, Barry Levinson, + more

Released: 1977

High Anxiety is a 1977 comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the lead. This is Brooks' first film as a producer and first speaking lead role. Veteran Brooks ensemble ...more

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Sidney Lumet

Actors: Richard Burton, Jenny Agutter, Joan Plowright, Eileen Atkins, Harry Andrews, + more

Released: 1977

Equus is a 1977 British-American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Richard Burton. Peter Shaffer wrote the screenplay based on his play Equus. The film also featured Peter Firth, ...more

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Three Christs Jon Avnet

Actors: Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies, Peter Dinklage as Joseph

Released: 2020

Three Christs is an American drama film directed by Jon Avnet, based on the book The Three Christs of Ypsilanti by Milton Rokeach. It follows Dr. Alan Stone, who is treating three paranoid ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock

Actors: Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, + more

Released: 1960

Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Psychiatry Movies
Christopher Nolan

Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, + more

Released: 2005

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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John Cassavetes

Actors: Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Charles Horvath, John P. Finnegan, Mario Gallo, + more

Released: 1974

A Woman Under the Influence is a 1974 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes. It focuses on a woman whose unusual behavior leads her husband to commit her for psychiatric ...more

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Harold Ramis

Actors: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Lynn, Joe Torre, + more

Released: 2002

Analyze That is a 2002 mafia comedy film, and a sequel to the 1999 film Analyze This. The film was directed and co-written by Harold Ramis and stars Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal who ...more

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James Mangold

Actors: Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina, Ray Liotta, Rebecca De Mornay, + more

Released: 2003

Identity is a 2003 American psychological thriller film directed by James Mangold from a screenplay written by Michael Cooney. The film stars John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina, ...more

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