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The Best Psychotherapist Movies

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

Click on these psychotherapist movie titles for more information about the films. This list is made up of many different items, including Good Will Hunting and The Three Faces of Eve, answering the questions, "What are the best psychotherapist movies?" and "What is the greatest movie about therapy?" Various bits of information are included with these popular psychotherapist movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these psychotherapist movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good psychotherapist movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

For TV shows with psychotherapists, check out this list of series with therapy scenes.

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1975

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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  • 2
    Girl, Interrupted
    34
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    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder

    Released1999

    Directed byJames Mangold

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  • 3
    Good Will Hunting
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    Good Will Hunting

    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams

    Released1997

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • 4
    What About Bob?
    23
    4

    What About Bob?

    Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1991

    Directed byFrank Oz

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  • 5
    The Prince of Tides
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    The Prince of Tides

    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

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  • 6
    The Three Faces of Eve
    18
    2

    The Three Faces of Eve

    Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb

    Released1957

    Directed byNunnally Johnson

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  • 7
    Ordinary People
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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

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  • 8
    A Dangerous Method
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    A Dangerous Method

    Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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  • 9
    Antwone Fisher
    16
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    Antwone Fisher

    Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

    Released2002

    Directed byDenzel Washington

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  • 10
    House of Games
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    House of Games

    William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna

    Released1987

    Directed byDavid Mamet

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  • 11
    Shrink
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    Shrink

    Ashley Greene, Robin Williams

    Released2009

    Directed byJonas Pate

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    The Ninth Configuration
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    The Ninth Configuration

    Stacy Keach, Robert Loggia

    Released1980

    Directed byWilliam Peter Blatty

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  • 13
    Veronika Decides to Die
    4
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    Veronika Decides to Die

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Erika Christensen

    Released2009

    Directed byEmily Young

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  • 14
    Another Woman
    5
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    Another Woman

    Gene Hackman, Mia Farrow

    Released1988

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 15
    Deconstructing Harry
    4
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    Deconstructing Harry

    Demi Moore, Jennifer Garner

    Released1997

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 16
    Ruben Brandt, Collector
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    Ruben Brandt, Collector

    Iván Kamarás, Gabriella Hámori

    Released2019

    Directed byMilorad Krstic

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  • 17
    When Nietzsche Wept
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    When Nietzsche Wept

    Katheryn Winnick, Armand Assante

    Released2007

    Directed byPinchas Perry

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  • 18
    Don Juan DeMarco
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    Don Juan DeMarco

    Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando

    Released1995

    Directed byJeremy Leven

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  • 19
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    12
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    Grosse Pointe Blank

    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack

    Released1997

    Directed byGeorge Armitage

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  • 20
    Analyze This
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    Analyze This

    Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal

    Released1999

    Directed byHarold Ramis

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  • 21
    The Mountain
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    The Mountain

    Tye Sheridan, Denis Lavant

    Released2019

    Directed byRick Alverson

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