The film, like other arts often reflect existential themes, psychological, which can grind generations. A good psychological movie can come from any genre, suspense, thriller, war or Sci-Fi. Some take us into dark and tumultuous world of psychosis, phobias and paranoia, while others are a triumph of hope, retrieval and human resistance, but all have one thing in common – that keep us breathless.
Launched in 1957, directed by Nunnally Johnson, the film is based on a true story. Eve White is a woman which suffers from the syndrome of multiple personalities, all three developing simultaneously without having too many things in common. For the complex role, Joanne Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
09. American Psycho
Patrick Bateman is a cultivated guy, handsome and well educated who seems to live what we call, American dream. Although all looks great, at night the character turns into a maniac who makes frightening and violent experiments. Although the picture may seem scary, American Psycho remains a remarkable film of its genre which certainly keeps you awake until the last minute.
08. Les Diaboliques
The story has in the foreground a wife and the mistress of a feared school’s director. They are plotting to kill an evil plot. They choked him, but the problem is when the two women can not find the body where it was abandoned. The film is a classic thriller with a good dose of suspense and psychological terror.
Indeed the 10 destinies intersect that skillfully portrays the director are related to a Hazard so absurd, that you get, paradoxically, to think it’s about predestination. Everything happens in one day, in the southern California and began when Earl Partridge (Jason Robards), the successful producer of television contests left his wife after finding that she suffers of irremediable cancer, making up with a young girl and beautiful, played by the excellent Juliane Moore.
Bruno wants to kill his father but knows that he will be caught if he will do not build a strong alibi. So, during a lunch in his compartment, devises a crazy scheme in which he and Guy are the protagonists of the perfect crime: Bruno will kill Guy’s wife and Guy will kill Bruno’s father, so none of them will be suspected because there may be no connection between the dead and the killer!
05. Fight Club
The movie will be shocking and hard to digest for those who believe that have almost everything in life and that their situation is perfect. For those who believe there is place for improvement, the movie is a social masterpiece, at this refers this film, but does so subtly that is hard to realize it. The monotonous character of Norton, among which are many of us are antithetical to that of Pitt.
It all begins when New York’s authorities arrested five guys with a bad reputation, allegedly that have participated in the robbery of a truck. Police investigations will trigger a carousel of violence that ends in carnage with 27 deads and a quantity of cocaine worth of 91 million dollars missing.
03. Taxi Driver
Concerned about his sleep and human misery that reigns in the streets of New York it is forced to work night after night, the main character slowly turns into a merciless justice whose only cause is to produce a significant difference in this dusty streets. Meeting with Charles Palantine, the candidate at United States’s Presidency, takes place on the same coordinates of a striking safety needs in the city’s troubled streets.
A hero of superhuman proportions is trying to introduce self-esteem and the sense of individuality in a group of disowned defeated and deprived of personality. The film plays a symbolic conflict between good and evil, desire and abstinence, individual and authority, a Kafkaesque nightmare of normally man closed among crazy people.
Norman Bates is the owner of the motel in which Marion Crane chooses to flee after stealing $40,000 from a client. An unfortunate choice it seems, because Norman was living under a harsh and prolonged influence of the mother. Certainly, a genius thriller that captures the freshness after all these years the image of actor play and techniques used.