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Best 'Shrink' Movies

Shrinks help us out with our situations but what happens when they get struck too? Here's a list of some of the best movies with psychiatrists playing pivotal roles in shaping the movie.

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Shrink

Shrink

Kevin Spacey plays a top LA celebrity shrink who becomes a pothead after being unable to cope with a personal tragedy.

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Stay

Stay

This 99 minute drama is about a psychiatrist who has to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while triying to maintain his own grip on reality.

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Side Effects

Side Effects

This crime drama will keep you at the edge of the seat till the end! A psychiatrist finds himself in a mess when his patient has extremely dark side effects to a drug he prescribes her.

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Analyze This

Analyze This

Therapist Ben is manipulated into treating a Mob boss who has anxiety attacks only to find that his patient won't even let him marry in peace!

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A Dangerous Method

A Dangerous Method

Russian woman named Sabina Spielrein is cured of hysteria by Jung who uses Sigmund Freud's theories. Two years later Jung and Sabina meet Freud in person, and Jung takes over the treatment of Otto Gross, whose influence leads Jung to begin an affair with Sabina, contributing to a rift with Freud.

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The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

In a bid to catch the new psychopath in town, Clarice, an FBI trainee tries to take the help of Dr Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and a violent psychopath.

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The Wackness

The Wackness

True to it's name, this movie sure is wacky! Marijuana dealer Luke is trading bags for sessions with his therapist who has problems of his own. Ben Kingsley and Luke Shapiro is worth the watch.

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Ordinary People

Ordinary People

With the help of his psychiatrist, teenager Conrad tries to get over his guilt following the death of his older brother and attempts suicide.

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What About Bob?

What About Bob?

Just before psychiatrist Dr Marvin leaves for his vacation, he takes a new patient, Bob who ends up following the doctor to his family's country house. Richard Dreyfuss and Bill Murray are amazing in this movie!

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Paprika

Paprika

Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name "Paprika," is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people's minds. When a prototype is stolen, Atsuko/Paprika springs into action to recover it before damage is done.