Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

6:37 am 27 Dec, 2012

The subject of psychology offers students plenty of ways to learn, study and experience. Movies present an excellent opportunity for psychological students. Students who are studying psychology will almost certainly enjoy watching top 10 movies listed below.

10. My Dinner with Andre:

The film is a theatrical masterpiece centered on the conversation of two protagonists in the movie, sitting in a restaurant for most part of the movie. The film can serve as a great guide for the students who intend to create movies or documentaries.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

9. A Clockwork Orange:

This Stanley Kubrick’s film revolves around an individual who heads a small gang of thugs. The movie uses violence, satire and hilarious inputs to make the plot solid, and appealing. A Clockwork Orange shows how a cruel and violent gang is captured and then rehabilitated in the psychological conditioning camp.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

8. Silence of the Lambs:

A Jodie foster starer movie, Silence of the Lambs is based upon the story of a young FBI trainee who is deputed to Baltimore state hospital to interview a brilliant psychiatrist turned serial killer. Jodie needs to interact and trace out clues from this inmate which will help her in tracing the unknown psychopath serial killer “Buffalo Bill’’ present in the city.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

7. Taxi Driver:

One of the greatest masterpieces by Martin Scorsese, this movie shows Robert de Nero in the classic role of a New York taxi driver. The movie describes the life of Robert de Nero as a person with no thrill and complete alienation in life. He is shown to be a complete psychopath. He could not make bonds with any outsider; later how he tries to do away with his boredom is worth watching.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

6. Memento:

The movie describes life of a person named Leonard who suffers from amnesia. The movie revolves around the life of Leonard who has lost his memory in an accident. Now, he is in search of his wives’ murderer. The movie is divided into two stories. The first one describes the life of the person before the accident and the second one, after it.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest:


Released in 1975, this film was the first to win all five major Academy awards. It is based upon small time criminal Randle McMurphy who has been sentenced to jail on some petty charge. But the conman gets himself shifted to mental institution. Thereafter within days; he instigates the inmates to raise a rebellion against the oppressive nurse.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

4. Magnolia:

It is a Tom Cruise starer American drama released in 1999. The film has many characters; all in search of forgiveness and tranquility; patiently waiting for the happiness in life. The film continues with two parallel stories of two men – both of them about to die. Both are estranged from a grown child, wanting to make contact, and neither child wants anything to do with his dad.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

3. A Beautiful Mind:

This Oscar winning Ron Howard’s brilliant film is a masterpiece describing the pains in the life of a schizophrenic person. The movie has Russell Crowe playing the role of a famous mathematician John Nash who suffers from the disease. The movie beautifully describes the confusions in his life as he endeavors to expose an imaginary government controversy. His wife comes to know about his disorder as the movie proceeds.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

2. Into the Wild:

A celebrated classic with some of the best tracks by Eddie Vedder, Into the Wild revolves around Christopher Mcandless who after graduating from his college abandons all of his possessions including the $24,000 savings account and travels to Alaska to live in wilderness. The movie depicts the experiences and revelations of Christopher.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

1. Fight Club:

Released in 1999, “Fight Club’’ is a film directed by David Fincher starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. The film shows Norton as an unsatisfied person who is bored with his high profile job and wants to try out something adventurous. He forms a fight club along with Pitt and provides a platform to the city people in the form of fight club to vent out their feelings.

Top 10 movies every psychology student must watch

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