Personality Movies

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Personality Movies

Thinking about Personality Movies, there are many movies exploring this idea. Here are 25 of our favorites.

Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier
Rated R

Fight Club is a 1999 American psychological drama film directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. The film tells the story of an unnamed narrator who is struggling with his increasing dissatisfaction with life. He meets Tyler Durden, a mysterious soap salesman, and the two form an underground fight club. The fight club's rules are that there are no rules and its members must fight each other bare-knuckled. As the fight club grows in popularity, it starts to gain a cult-like following and its members start engaging in increasingly dangerous activities. Through it all, the narrator struggles to retain his identity and control. At the end of the film, the narrator learns to accept himself and his place in the world.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Peter Jackson, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom
Rated PG-13

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, based on the second volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The film follows Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) on their journey to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, while their allies Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) fight the forces of Sauron. Meanwhile, Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) are captured by the Uruk-hai and taken to Isengard. As Sauron's forces search for the Ring, their allies must defend the besieged Rohan kingdom, while Frodo and Sam brave the haunted land of Mordor. Ultimately, they must outwit the treacherous creature Gollum (Andy Serkis) who hopes to claim the Ring for himself. As the fellowship of heroes grows, they must face the ultimate challenge and defeat the Dark Lord Sauron.

Psycho (1960)

Psycho
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin
Rated R

Psycho is a classic horror/thriller film written and directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1960. The film follows Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), a secretary who embezzles $40,000 from her employer and goes on the run. After a long drive, she decides to spend the night in the Bates Motel, where she meets the strange proprietor, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). After their conversation, Marion mysteriously disappears and her sister Lila (Vera Miles) and her boyfriend Sam (John Gavin) investigate her disappearance. It is later revealed that Norman is a disturbed individual with an unhealthy attachment to his domineering mother, and he is responsible for Marion's disappearance. In the end, Norman is taken away to a mental institution while Lila and Sam are reunited. The film was a major success, receiving four Academy Award nominations, and is now considered one of the most influential films in cinema.

Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley
Rated R

Set in 1954, Shutter Island follows U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of a patient at an isolated psychiatric hospital on a remote island off the coast of Massachusetts. Along with his new partner, Chuck (Mark Ruffalo), Teddy begins to uncover a sinister plot involving the hospital's inhumane practices. As he delves deeper into the case, Teddy is forced to confront his own personal demons while confronting a horrifying truth that threatens to consume him.

Persona (1966)

Persona
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Ingmar Bergman, starring Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand
Rated Not Rated

Persona is a psychological drama directed by Ingmar Bergman. It tells the story of a nurse named Alma and her patient, Elisabet, a famous actress who has suddenly stopped speaking. As Alma attempts to care for Elisabet and help her find her voice again, the two women's identities become increasingly intertwined. The film builds on the themes of identity, communication, and the relationship between art and life. Through a series of carefully composed shots, Bergman captures the psychological complexity of the characters and their inner turmoil as they struggle to understand themselves and each other. Persona is a powerful exploration of the human condition and its capacity for cruelty, as well as love and understanding.

Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Darren Aronofsky, starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder
Rated R

Black Swan is a psychological thriller that follows Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman), a ballerina in a prestigious New York City ballet company. She is cast as the lead in their production of Swan Lake and must play both the White Swan and the Black Swan. As she embarks on her journey to become the perfect Black Swan, she struggles with the pressure of perfection, her inhibitions and intense competition with a rival dancer. As she begins to lose her grip on reality and enters a dark and distorted world, the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur. Nina must ultimately confront her fears and insecurities, giving her a chance to break free and become the Black Swan she was meant to be.

Sybil (1976)

Sybil
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett, starring
Rated TV-14

Sybil is a 1976 biographical drama film based on the book by Flora Rheta Schreiber about the life of Shirley Ardell Mason, who suffered from dissociative identity disorder. The film stars Sally Field as Sybil, Joanne Woodward as her psychotherapist, and Brad Davis and Martine Bartlett as her family members. The film follows Sybil's story as she seeks the help of her psychotherapist, Dr. Cornelia Wilbur (Joanne Woodward), to help her overcome her painful past. Throughout the course of their sessions, Sybil reveals to Dr. Wilbur that she is actually suffering from multiple personalities, each of which has formed as a result of her traumatic childhood. With Dr. Wilbur's help, Sybil is able to slowly reclaim her life and break free from her past. With the support of her family, she is able to learn to accept and love herself, regardless of her past and her multiple personalities.

The Machinist (2004)

The Machinist
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Brad Anderson, starring Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian
Rated R

The Machinist (2004) is a psychological thriller directed by Brad Anderson. The story follows Trevor Reznik, a factory worker who hasn't had any sleep for over a year. As a result, he is suffering from extreme emotional and physical exhaustion. His paranoia and hallucinations begin to spiral out of control, leading him to believe that his coworkers are plotting against him. In his desperate attempt to find out the truth, Trevor begins to unravel a dark secret that he had kept hidden for many years. His journey takes him to the edge of reality, as he struggles to make sense of his past and confront his demons. In the end, Trevor must choose between redemption and retribution, in a world where nothing is as it seems.

Primal Fear (1996)

Primal Fear
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Gregory Hoblit, starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney
Rated R

Primal Fear is a psychological thriller starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton. Gere stars as an attorney who takes on the case of a young man (Norton), accused of brutally murdering an Archbishop. Gere is convinced of his client's innocence, but as the evidence piles up and more witnesses come forward, it becomes increasingly difficult to believe his story. Through a series of flashbacks and dramatic courtroom scenes, the story of the crime and the motivations behind it are slowly revealed. The film culminates in an emotionally charged climax that leaves the audience guessing until the very end.

Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco
Rated PG-13

Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

Bhool Bhulaiyaa
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Priyadarshan, starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Ameesha Patel
Rated Not Rated

Mr. Brooks (2007)

Mr. Brooks
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Bruce A. Evans, starring Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook
Rated R

Dressed to Kill (1980)

Dressed to Kill
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Brian De Palma, starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon
Rated R

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

A Tale of Two Sisters
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jee-woon Kim, starring Lim Soo-jung, Yum Jung-ah, Kim Kap-su, Moon Geun-young
Rated R

The Boston Strangler (1968)

The Boston Strangler
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Richard Fleischer, starring Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin
Rated Approved

The Mask (1994)

The Mask
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Chuck Russell, starring Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene
Rated PG-13

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

X-Men: The Last Stand
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Brett Ratner, starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen
Rated PG-13

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The Incredible Hulk
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Louis Leterrier, starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
Rated PG-13

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

Me, Myself & Irene
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, starring Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Anthony Anderson, Mongo Brownlee
Rated R

Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Trilogy of Terror
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Dan Curtis, starring Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes
Rated Unrated

Frankie & Alice (2010)

Frankie & Alice
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Geoffrey Sax, starring Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson
Rated R

Lizzie (1957)

Lizzie
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Hugo Haas, starring Eleanor Parker, Richard Boone, Joan Blondell, Hugo Haas
Rated Approved

Hide and Seek (2005)

Hide and Seek
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From John Polson, starring Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue
Rated R

Hulk (2003)

Hulk
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Ang Lee, starring Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas
Rated PG-13

My Bloody Valentine (2009)

My Bloody Valentine
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Patrick Lussier, starring Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue
Rated R

 



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