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.

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…

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,…