Movie Night: 8 Psychological Films With Deep Meaning

Some films have very clear storylines and after you finish watching them, you have all the answers on the plate. And some movies make you think and give you the possibility to find the answer yourself. Here are 8 psychological movies from our Mashbox team, which will give you the possibility to look deeper.

1) Who Am I – No System Is Safe (2014)

IMDb: 7,6

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world’s stage. (c)

If you like movies as “Now You See Me”, “Mr. Robot”, then this one will fit your collection.


2) The Lobster (2015)

IMDb: 7,1

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods. (c)

A movie with deep meaning, which you might need to watch few times to understand the idea completely.


3) The Experiment (2001)

IMDb: 7,8

The movie is based on the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” conducted in 1971. A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For two weeks 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards. The ‘prisoners’ are locked up and have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the ‘guards’ are told simply to retain order without using physical violence. (c)


4) The Wave (2008)

IMDb: 7,6

High school teacher, Rainer Wegner, may be popular with the students, but he’s also unorthodox. He’s forced to teach autocracy for the school’s project week. He’s less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He makes an experiment  to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.(c)


5) The Belko Experiment (2016)

IMDb: 6,1

In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. (c)

Fans of “Scrubs” can see here Dr. Perry Cox in a completely different role.

(c) robots-and-dragons

6) Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

IMDb: 7,5

A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local. (c)

This movie will make you laugh a lot, then cry, and in the end, might motivate you to find the history of your family and find out who you are.


7) The Machinist (2004)


Trevor Reznik is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. He has an obsessive compulsion to write himself reminder notes and keep track of his dwindling weight, both scribbled on yellow stickies in his apartment. (c)


8) Hard Candy (2005)

IMDb: 7,1

After three weeks of chatting with the thirty-two year old photographer Jeff Kohlver over the Internet, fourteen year old Hayley Stark meets him in the Nighthawks coffee shop. Hayley flirts with him in spite of the age difference and proposes to go to his house. Once there, she prepares a screwdriver for them and Jeff passes out. Here begins a cat and mouse game. (c)


Source: IMDb



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