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.

11 Psychological Horror Movies

Most of us seem to like being afraid, as long as it’s a controlled situation. We like it as long as there’s no actual danger, and it’s more of an adrenaline rush than actual terror. Horror movies a great way…

5 Movies for Understanding Anorexia

The term eating disorder includes a lot of different disorders related to the way someone with one eats. They usually happen for a variety of psychological reasons and vary by type. We can probably all think of some of those reasons pretty…

6 Ava Gardner Quotes to Make You Think

During the first decades of the twentieth century, the city of Los Angeles was so full of stars that its brightness eclipsed the stars in the sky. In the midst of all this brilliance, a young country girl appeared. Her…

Life is Beautiful – a Film about Overcoming Adversities

Life is Beautiful is probably the most internationally recognized and acclaimed Italian film. The script, the soundtrack and the actors’ interpretations make it an unforgettable film, capable of making us laugh and cry and transmitting an infinity of emotions. In…

The Shape of Water: Life’s True Monsters

In cinema, the Oscars ceremony is the event of the year, and in 2018, The Shape of Water was the big winner. Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is known for his unique style of mixing fantasy and reality, fascinated by…

Joker and Harley Quinn, A Toxic Relationship

The relationship between the Joker and Harley Quinn is one of the best known in animation and comics. They’re the two antagonists in Batman, but so charismatic that people have fallen in love with them. The two are fundamental in…

Narcissism in TV and Movie Characters

Narcissism is ever more common in today’s world, especially in the younger generations. It’s partly because mass media encourages it, and social media is not at all innocent in that regard either. We constantly show off our private lives now. Sigmund Freud…

Carnage the Film: A Caricature of Everyday Life

A film almost completely set in one room and with just four actors doesn’t sound very appealing. But Carnage surprisingly turns out to be a quite magnificent parody of everyday life. Roman Polanski’s film is an adaptation of the play…

5 Inspiring Movies about Friendship

Friendship is just as important to our health as eating a healthy diet, exercising or meditating. Friends are the people who challenge us to be better, who help carry our load when we need a boost. They are the ones…

8 Deep, Sad Films that Will Move You

People say that it’s much easier to make someone laugh from a movie than to make them cry. Connecting with viewers isn’t easy, but it can be wonderful when it does happen. Sad films in particular have a special power to touch…

Chicago – The Price of Fame

Chicago is one of those musicals that never gets old. It has been put on countless times and even adapted for the big screen. The film version, directed by Rob Marshal, won six Oscars. The two big awards were for best picture…

Wonder, the Saga

Wonder is a simple, family-oriented story that came about in a time when readers seemed to be caught in the spell of fantasy and dark stories. It was published in 2012 and made it on the Best Seller lists in…

Mulan: A Great Example For Women

Mulan is a 1998 Disney movie inspired by the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The film was critically acclaimed and was also a success at the box office. Over the years it has become a true classic. Fa Mulan is…

Edward Scissorhands, A Story About Acceptance

Edward Scissorhands, directed by Tim Burton in 1990 and starring a very young Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, is considered by many to be Burton’s masterpiece. Its soundtrack is a highlight, composed by Danny Elfman, who has become an idol himself.…

American Beauty – Appearances Can Be Deceiving

American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes in 1999, is an American film that satirically critiques the society of the time. However, it has ended up becoming a classic. So much so that we can perfectly apply the social portrait it draws…