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.

Planes – A Wonderful Film About Overcoming

Some animated films are a great way of transmitting values ​​to little kids. But adults also have a lot to learn, especially when the message of the film talks about overcoming and resilience. The story of Dusty, in the movie…

8 of the Best Films about Autism

Autism spectrum disorders are a group developmental disorders with chronic symptoms that appear in childhood. They affect behavior, communication, and interaction with others, sometimes leading to social rejection. There are multiple associations fighting this rejection with awareness campaigns, often supported by…

Pinocchio and the Importance of Education

Pinocchio is the protagonist of The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, and both children and adults love him in the Disney film. Although there are other adaptations in theater, film, and television, we mostly picture Pinocchio as the wooden boy whose…

The Truman Show and Awakening Consciousness

Nearly 20 years after its release, The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998) is still an educational monument in philosophy and psychology. This movie manages to clearly portray the complex process of awakening consciousness using media and symbols. 

7 Inspiring Quotes From Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn left us quotes that show us she was much more than just a pretty face. In them we see a philosophy of life based on simplicity, the value of self-esteem, the strength of women and above all, a…

5 Addicting TV Shows with Psychological Themes

Who doesn’t like binge-watching a good TV show? Many of us have spent countless nights staying up to the wee hours of the morning watching the latest season of some addicting show. If you’re a fan of intriguing plots and…

Big Fish: The Fish As a Metaphor for Life

Big Fish (2003), directed by Tim Burton, is a movie loaded with symbolism and metaphor. It isn’t full of the dark, sinister scenes that we normally associate with Burton. It is just the opposite. Big Fish is all color, light,…

Fallin Floyd: A Video To Help You Carry On

Hitting rock bottom is similar to finding yourself in a dead-end street and believing that nothing is ever going to save you. You know very well that feeling of intense discouragement and sadness that makes you not want to get out of bed some…

5 Films to Understand the Mind of a Criminal

Criminals are the main characters in many films from all types of genres. Evil characters cause fear, but also fascination among viewers. Their stories reveal that the human mind has mysterious and shadowy paths and that within the human being there lives a monster that sometimes…

3 Movies That Raise Awareness

Movies have an enormous value as an art form, but this value is multiplied when there are important messages enclosed in the undertone of the films. Oftentimes we say that a movie is good or bad based on how it…

3 Movies of Love and Nostalgia

Some romantic relationships mark us for life and even if they’ve ended a while ago, they’ve left a profound imprint on us. This is so strong that the feelings we’ve experienced will remain forever as part of who we are in…

4 Movies That Will Motivate You at Work

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius said this 2500 years ago, and it seems like this piece of advice hasn’t lost any of it’s relevance. Do you like…

Conception and Pregnancy in a Wonderful Video

Feeling a heart beating inside you is an experience reserved exclusively for women. However, thanks to the advances of technology, four minutes is enough to bring us into the marvelous world of conception and the creation of human life.  Nine months…

“Paperman:” Discover the Magic of Destiny

“Paperman” is not simply a love story. In this short film we discover before anything else the desire to love and be loved. It’s about how destiny, subtle and capricious, can suddenly decide to “connect us” with someone in order to shed light…