Movie (film) therapy

Below a list of movies were put together as tools for personal growth and development. As you all know movies tend to portray various life-situations sad or happy, dramatic and/or traumatic etc. Films with their unique interpretations on decision-making and coping, may serve a good base to evoke emotional reactions in the audience. Esentially, film therapy utilizes and works with the inner psych content of clients of the hidden self as they are asked to watch designated movies relating to their own issues with specific guidelines that they later discuss in therapeutic setting.


Dead Poets Society 1989. (R. Williams, R. Sean Leonard, E. Hawke)
Hook 1991. (Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts)
What about Bob? 1991. (Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty)
My life 1993. (Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford)
The Shawshank Redemption 1994. (Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton)
Multiplicity 1996. ( Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Zack Duhame)
The Ghost and the Darkness 1996. (Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson)
Good Will Hunting 1997. (Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck)
Gattaca 1997. (Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law)
As Good as It Gets 1997. (Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear)
The game 1997. (Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger)
Truman Show 1998. Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney)
What Dreams May Come 1998. (R. Williams, C. Gooding Jr., A. Sciorra)
Matrix 1999. (Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne)
Fight Club 1999. (Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter)
Instinct 1999. (Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland)
Titus 1999. (Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Osheen Jones)
The Story of Us 1999. (Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Colleen Rennison)
The Kid 2000. (Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer)
28 Days 2000. (Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West)
The Encounter 2010. (Bruce Marchiano, Steve Borden, Jaci Velasquez)
Intouchables 2011. (François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny)