10 Best Movies About Therapists And Patients

Monday, January 31 by tiffanie ice

The best movies about therapists and patients, whether they are solely or loosely based on the relationship, are of different genres. Whether you are looking for a comedy, horror or psychological mind trip, movies about therapists and their patients can mean deep, brutal honesty for a movie. 

  1. "What about Bob?" "What about Bob" is a hilarious movie about a multiphobic man named Bob and his therapist Dr. Marvin. Dr. Marvin gets pushed over the edge when he tries to enjoy a family vacation, but his needy patient finds his vacation home and crashes the party. This movie will make you roll with laughter. 
  2. "The Wackness" "The Wackness" is a movie set in New York City about a boy who exchanges marijuana for therapy. Their relationship develops from a therapist-patient relationship to something completely new. 
  3. "Donnie Darko" "Donnie Darko" is a psychological film in which the main character, Donnie, shares his darkest hallucinations with his therapist. His relationship with his therapist is disturbing to say the least and is elaborated in the movie. 
  4. "Grosse Point Blank" "Grosse Point Blank" is a movie about an assassin that becomes depressed and seeks therapy. His therapist is terrified of him, but that is why she stays around to continue treatment. 
  5. "Halloween"  "Halloween" is about a deeply deranged serial killer. The relationship between the killer and his therapist in the movie is a very important focal point due to the deep psychological reasonings behind Michael Myers's murders. 
  6. Alfred Hitchcock's "Spellbound" "Spellbound," a psychological thriller, is set in a mental asylum and portrays a new headmaster who isn't who he seems to be. "Spellbound" is a psychological thriller that portrays the relationship between a crazy therapist and his "normal" patient. 
  7. "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" Going from being a depressed teen to a werewolf can be a tough transition. "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" is about a disturbed young man that seeks therapy for his problems, but the man he seeks is a very disturbed professor whose treatments turn him into something completely new. 
  8. "A Clockwork Orange" "A Clockwork Orange" is a horrifying movie that is very loosely based on the relationship between the main character and his therapist who alters the main character's thoughts and actions to mold his entire life. The main character's relationship with his therapist explains his disturbing behavior throughout the entire movie in time. 
  9. "Silence of the Lambs" "Silence of the Lambs" is a horror movie very well known in the horror-loving community. A young FBI trainee, Clarice, seeks advice from Hannibal Lecter for help catching a serial killer that goes by the name "Buffalo Bill."  
  10. "Basic Instinct" "Basic Instinct" is an erotic thriller that is based on investigating a death of a man who was savagely murdered. There is a side story about one of the disturbed detectives and his relationship with his therapist.