Most Popular Psychological Drama Movies and TV Shows
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2. Serenity (2019)
R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.
Votes: 24,290 | Gross: $8.55M
3. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 705,219 | Gross: $1.48M
8. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 42,861 | Gross: $54.80M
9. The Crying Game (1992)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.
Votes: 47,914 | Gross: $62.55M
11. How Do You Know (2010)
PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After being cut from the U.S.A. softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Votes: 41,587 | Gross: $30.21M
14. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
R | 120 min | Drama
A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.
Votes: 13,153 | Gross: $17.04M
18. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Votes: 53,892 | Gross: $23.65M
19. Play (2019 TV Movie)
89 min | Drama
Seventeen-year-old Jennifer recently moved to a new city with her parents, but finds no connection with her new classmates. The dreamy and in social interaction with others insecure and shy... See full summary »
21. Margaret (I) (2011)
R | 150 min | Drama
A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Votes: 14,855 | Gross: $0.05M
22. Masum (2017)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cevdet (Haluk Bilginer), a retired commissioner, and his wife spend their pensions in peace on a farm away from the city. Suddenly the life of the family is destroyed by the sudden arrival of a terrible news from the little son.
25. The Keeping Hours (2017)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
10 years after the death of their son, a divorced couple is suddenly reunited by supernatural events that offer them a chance at forgiveness.
26. Death Parade (2015)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Horror
After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at the Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim.
27. Jailbait (2014 Video)
TV-MA | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Anna Nix is sent to a juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive stepfather. In the prison, she discovers relationships, drugs, complex mental illness, and her eventual search for redemption.
28. Luna (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama
While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.
29. King of the Gypsies (1978)
R | 112 min | Drama
In the criminal and violent world of modern-day Gypsies based in New York City, their 'king' Zharko Stepanowicz passes his leadership to his unwilling grandson, leaving the skipped father resentful.
Votes: 1,002 | Gross: $7.33M
30. The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
93 min | Crime, Drama
Helen, who is a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old ... See full summary »
33. Frankie & Alice (2010)
R | 101 min | Biography, Drama
A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.
Votes: 4,745 | Gross: $0.69M
34. The Unknown Girl (2016)
Unrated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A female doctor gets obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died shortly after having rung her door for help.
Votes: 6,239 | Gross: $0.15M
36. The Pet (2006)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
A young woman in dire financial straights accepts an offer to be a wealthy aristocrat's human "pet" for six months. Then ruthless modern "pet-nappers" kidnap the woman to sell her on the GSM (Global Slave Market).
38. Night Was Our Friend (1951)
61 min | Drama, Thriller
Martin's plane crashes in the jungle of Brazil. Nobody believes he survived. In the meantime his wife, Sally, has fallen in love with another man, Dr. Harper. Martin is found and returns to... See full summary »
39. Seize the Day (1986)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama
Tommy Wilhelm is a good honest man who's fallen on hard times after losing his job, but what really gets to Tommy is seeing both his friends and family turning their backs on him one after the other. He tries to seize the day - in vain.
40. The Girl in the Bathtub (2018 TV Movie)
TV-14 | Biography, Drama, Mystery
Based on the real life mystery surrounding the death of Julia Law, a young paralegal whose body was found in the apartment of her boss and lover, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer. Was it murder or something more complicated?
42. Heroes (1977)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to start a worm farm in California with his fellow veterans.
Votes: 1,524 | Gross: $33.50M
43. Heart of Midnight (1988)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Carol inherits a night club from her weird uncle. She moves into the place, only to find out just how weird her uncle really was. She begins to remember more about her very special ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,063 | Gross: $0.11M
44. Don't Look There
Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Pre-production
A female clinical psychologist's life spirals out of control as she assists the police hunt a serial killer and she treats a new patient.
45. Child of Rage (1992 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
A priest and his wife adopt a brother and a sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They get her in treatment and try to find out the reason for this.
46. Felicia's Journey (1999)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
A young woman leaves Ireland to find her boyfriend in England, and while there is helped by a man hiding unsettling secrets.
Votes: 7,274 | Gross: $0.82M
47. ToY (2016)
TV-MA | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Young L.A. artist, Chloe, hires prostitutes to pose nude and talk openly about their lives while she films them for her new art project. She falls for one of them, the elegant 40-something Kat. The two begin a tragic passionate affair.
48. The House by the Lake (1976)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
A rich playboy has a large house in the Ontario countryside. One weekend, he invites his girlfriend, a fashion model, but n his way to the house, he drives past a gang of crazed young men. ... See full summary »
49. Pursued (1947)
Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.
50. Underworld (1996)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Thriller
After spending seven years behind bars, Johnny Crown is back on the street, with lots of cash, a psychotherapy degree and a burning desire to find and punish gangsters who had killed his ... See full summary »