Movies

In this category, you’ll find articles on the psychology of film, inlcuding summaries of major films that showcase some of the important phenomena that goes on in our minds.

Pan’s Labyrinth: When Disobedience is a Duty

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), according to many people, is filmmaker’s Guillermo del Toro best work. This film represents how much he loves fantasy. The movie was really successful. It won numerous awards, including three Oscars: Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best…

Perfect Strangers: Have We Lost Our Privacy?

What would happen if your friends and acquaintances had access to your social media accounts all of a sudden? What do we hide in our cell phones? Perfect Strangers (2017) is a Spanish film directed by Álex de la Iglesia…

August: Osage County: Family and Psychological Damage

Our families are the starting points that, in many cases, influence us beyond our childhood. In this sense, the film August: Osage County captures a family that’s far from idyllic. This family seems perfect from the outside, but only those on the…

Coraline: Learning to Love Imperfections

When we think about animated movies, we think about kids. However, in some cases, animated movies even captivate adult audiences. Coraline (2009) is a perfect example of this. Maybe the movie is not entirely for kids, but it’s instead directed toward…

The 6 Best Movies for Personal Growth

Movies tell all kinds of stories and spread amazing messages. Films can help us in different aspects of our lives, including personal growth. The movies we’re going to be showing you in this article are valid examples of how films…

3 Films with a Strong Feminist Message

On March 8, a massive group of women went out to the streets with their feminist message. That day, those women made history. Nothing will be the same after that day. Those women decided to speak out because they all experience…

3 Movies for Self-Discovery

Who doesn’t like spending some time watching TV shows or movies? Watching people portray characters and act out different stories on the big screen is a very common hobby. However, at the end of the day, the most important thing…

Annie Wilkes: Love and Obsession

If we review Kathy Bates’ films, we encounter titles as famous as Titanic or Fried Green Tomatoes. However, the American actress’ biggest success is Misery. Bates won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her brilliant portrayal of the psychopathic…

A Clockwork Orange: Behaviorism and Freedom

What can be said about A Clockwork Orange that hasn’t been said before? What can be said about Stanley Kubrick? You could spend hours and hours talking about the movie, its ending, and its philosophical analysis. It’s impossible for me to…

The Full Monty: Surviving Unemployment

The Full Monty is a 1997 British movie directed by Peter Cattaneo. It stars Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, and Tom Wilkinson. The movie didn’t have a great budget and it wasn’t expected to have a lot of success. Nevertheless, it…

Bend It Like Beckham: The Fight for Integration

We live in an increasingly global world where cultural differences are blurred. As a consequence, we have to make an effort to reconcile the small differences that may arise in order to seek balance and mutual understanding between cultures. Bend It…

The Dark Side of Psychological Strength

The Star Wars saga has become living history. We can all agree that each film release is a great event. This dynamic universe has the support of millions of fans who would surely love to find strength and become Jedis.…

The Matrix: Questioning Reality

“What is the Matrix?” is the question that Neo, the main character of this film, often asks himself. In all honesty, when people watch The Matrix for the first time, they also ask themselves this. This movie trilogy is well-known…

Take My Eyes: Portraying Gender Violence

A subject that’s so unpleasant but yet, at the same time, so relatable and common is not easy to portray on the big screen. Gender violence, unfortunately, continues to claim numerous lives in 2018. I’m not talking about taking lives…