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Old 06-15-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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I will start if off with "The Machinist". A really great plot with a very interesting main character. The constant guessing about why the main character is going through so much turmoil makes the movie all the more compelling......leading up to a real neat climax.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:52 PM
 
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Black Swan and Scarlet Street are two really good ones I have seen recently. Silence of the Lambs was a great one, a real must-see.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Here is another movie that is very movie and sad, highly recommended:



"Clean, Shaven" [1994] - Transmitter Removal Scenes - YouTube
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Red Road - YouTube

Red Road from 2006 was amazing, especially for a first time director. It also has the distinction of being the only movie I've seen that was released with English subtitles even though the entire movie was in English.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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It's pretty debatable what films would be included in the genre of Psychodrama.

"The War Zone" was an extremely intense British picture.
"Muriel's Wedding" might be classified as psychodrama,
and definitely the Australian picture "The Boys".
The recent Italian picture "Quiet Chaos" was a gentle and charming psychodrama.
"Minus Man" was very good.
The Danish picture "World's Apart" deals with psychosis associated with religious indoctrination.
Charlize Theron's "Monster" is an enduring classic.
I thought "The Fourth Kind" was very well presented.
Mike Leigh's "Career Girls" was good.
Many people would include the 60's classic "Sundays and Cybele", but I didn't see it as psychosis.
Also from the 60s, Fellini's "Juliet of the Spirits".

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Old 12-04-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Silence of the Lambs.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:36 PM
 
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I'm not sure what you mean by psychodrama? I know what it is commonly defined as, and it has little to do with movies. Do you mean exploring motivations of the protagonist?
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:15 AM
 
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The Jacket (2005)
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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A poster at Epinions (metalluk) offered this thoughtful definition of a cinematic psychodrama, which I used in making my nominations here:

What makes a film a psychodrama? In my opinion, the film has to be one that deals with psychological struggles in one or more of the principal protagonists. Furthermore, the psychic problem must be something more, in magnitude or kind, than what is routinely experienced by ordinary people. One or more of the adult characters, I would argue, must have a psychiatric or neurological issue of diagnosable proportions – whether or not it has been actually diagnosed. Furthermore, the film must examine the issue in a manner that lends itself to psychological analysis by the viewer.

Technically, however, a psychodrama, not applicable to this forum, is a diagnostic and treatment device used clinically, in which the patients act out parts in a dramatic representation.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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A poster at Epinions (metalluk) offered this thoughtful definition of a cinematic psychodrama, which I used in making my nominations here:

What makes a film a psychodrama? In my opinion, the film has to be one that deals with psychological struggles in one or more of the principal protagonists. Furthermore, the psychic problem must be something more, in magnitude or kind, than what is routinely experienced by ordinary people. One or more of the adult characters, I would argue, must have a psychiatric or neurological issue of diagnosable proportions whether or not it has been actually diagnosed. Furthermore, the film must examine the issue in a manner that lends itself to psychological analysis by the viewer.

Technically, however, a psychodrama, not applicable to this forum, is a diagnostic and treatment device used clinically, in which the patients act out parts in a dramatic representation.

I think the term "Psycho-drama" in this case may be referring to 'Psychological Thrillers'... But that's where it gets confusing to me, because not all of them would be considered "thrillers"; some definitely belong in the Drama section...

Honestly, I don't even know what you would call these kinds of movies. It's like there's no one category they fit into.


I'm gonna add Donnie Darko to the list though, lol.
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