Hypnotism in mystery movies

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1. Hypno

Action, Crime, Mystery | Announced

A TV mentalist becomes the main suspect in a series of horrifying crimes that increase the rating.

Stars: John Leguizamo, Natalia Oreiro, Andrés Parra, Laura Londoño

2. Hypnosis (II) (2019)

7 min | Short, Mystery | Completed

In the middle of the night, a man with unnerving ticks stalks a waitress desperate to save her unborn child.

Directors: Charles-Edouard Dangelser, Grégoire Vaillant | Stars: Flore Vannier-Moreau, Damien Reynal

3. Murderous Trance (2018)

102 min | Thriller

The most incredible series of hypnosis crimes in history send an investigator and a hypnotist into a world of psychological manipulation.

Director: Arto Halonen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Pilou Asbæk, Rade Serbedzija, Christopher Fulford

Votes: 425

4. Titan (2018)

61 min | Fantasy, Mystery

A woman in a glass house hypnotizes herself by piecing together fragments of literature. Images in her mind begin to appear.

Director: Trent Gidaro | Star: Langley Hemingway

5. Die 1000 Glotzböbbel vom Dr. Mabuse (2018)

89 min | Comedy

New master print of Fritz Lang's 1960 film. Dr. Mabuse is a criminal mastermind, who uses people he's hypnotised and bugging equipment from the Nazi-era to steal nuclear technology a visiting American industrialistt carries.

Directors: Dominik Kuhn, Fritz Lang | Stars: Dominik Kuhn, Gert Fröbe, Peter van Eyck, Dawn Addams

Votes: 54

6. Regression (I) (2015)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

32 Metascore

A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating a young woman's terrifying past.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, Emma Watson, Dale Dickey

Votes: 35,125 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani

Votes: 106,989 | Gross: $2.32M

8. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 122,241 | Gross: $38.18M

9. A Play Entitled Sehnsucht (2012)

74 min | Mystery

A mesmeric play taking place inside the mind of Bernard Zeidan the mental Lebanese astronomer. Hypnosis makes Bernard visualize a whole play performed inside his mind.

Director: Badran Roy Badran | Stars: Vartan Meguerdichian, Adoni Maalouf, Cyril Bassil, Ghady Yaghi

Votes: 23

10. Derren Brown: Apocalypse (2012– )

60 min | Documentary, Horror, Mystery

A member of the public is given a second chance at life when mentalist Derren Brown makes him realize how important life is by tricking him into believing that a meteor has hit the earth and is now populated by zombies.

Stars: Derren Brown, Steven Brosnan, Gilbert Martin, Jordan Loughran

Votes: 839

11. On the Count of Zero (2007)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A young girl who loses a precious book and tries to remember the past through an hypnosis session encounters a mysterious man in the hypnosis world.

Director: Gokhan Yorgancigil | Stars: Oktay Kaynarca, Hazim Körmükcü, Damla Tokel, Görkem Yeltan

Votes: 490

12. Chaotic Ana (2007)

TV-MA | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A countdown, 10, 9, 8, 7... until 0, like in hypnosis, through which Ana proves that she does not live alone.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Manuela Vellés, Charlotte Rampling, Bebe, Nicolas Cazalé

Votes: 4,288

13. The Hypnotized (2004)

104 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

A psychiatrist fails to help a mental patient during her stay in hospital. The doctor becomes obsessed with his former patient, seeks her on the outside and uses hypnosis to fulfill his sexual desires.

Director: In-shik Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Tae-woo Kim, Chang Yun, Jeong-su Han

Votes: 416

14. Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind (2004– )

30 min | Mystery, Documentary

Derren Brown demonstrates his unique powers of psychological mentalism, hypnotism, misdirection and showmanship.

Stars: Derren Brown, Nathan Alfred, Arthur Anderson, Marc Bircham

Votes: 584

15. The Mesmerist (2002)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery

"The Mesmerist" is a twisted black comedy about a doctor who convinces a dying man's family to allow him to put the man in a trance and what happens when he descends into the after-world

Director: Gil Cates Jr. | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Capshaw, Howard Hesseman, Jason Carter

Votes: 216

16. Close Your Eyes (2002)

R | 108 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

45 Metascore

A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Paddy Considine, Shirley Henderson, Miranda Otto

Votes: 2,926 | Gross: $0.04M

17. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

52 Metascore

An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Greg Stebner, Woody Allen, John Tormey, John Schuck

Votes: 36,551 | Gross: $7.50M

18. Trance (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Mystery, Thriller

Tony (John Light) works in an auction house, where he is surrounded by many valuable works of art. Enlisting the help of London gangster Brendan (Neil Pearson) and his associates, Tony ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Ahearne | Stars: Sam Callis, Christopher Cazenove, Phil Davis, Susannah Harker

Votes: 133

19. Stir of Echoes (1999)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas

Votes: 71,400 | Gross: $21.13M

20. Search for Grace (1994 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A woman haunted by disturbing flashbacks discovers through hypnotherapy that she and her boyfriend led parallel lives with a doomed couple from 1927.

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Lisa Hartman, Ken Wahl, Richard Masur, Suzzanne Douglas

Votes: 102

21. Dying to Remember (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A woman goes to a psychiatrist because she is plagued by recurring nightmares. The psychiatrist tells her that she was involved in a murder in San Francisco in a past life, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Scott Plank, Christopher Stone, Jay Robinson

Votes: 146

22. Dr. M (1990)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the not-too-distant future, Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides. A policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Alan Bates, Jennifer Beals, Jan Niklas, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 401

23. El monstruo de los volcanes (1963)

76 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A yeti-like monster is stalking the mountains of rural Mexico, sometimes displaying the powers of hypnosis. It ultimately plays a part in destroying two shady characters.

Director: Jaime Salvador | Stars: Joaquín Cordero, Ana Bertha Lepe, Andrés Soler, Jorge Russek

Votes: 21

24. Tales of Terror (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

68 Metascore

Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,928

25. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

103 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

In 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse uses hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dawn Addams, Peter van Eyck, Gert Fröbe, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 2,664

26. The Alligator People (1959)

Approved | 74 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready

Votes: 1,624

27. The Bride and the Beast (1958)

Not Rated | 78 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

When Laura and Dan get married, she's more interested in Dan's gorilla. It's revealed through hypnosis that she was Queen of the Gorillas in a previous incarnation.

Director: Adrian Weiss | Stars: Charlotte Austin, Lance Fuller, Johnny Roth, William Justine

Votes: 341

28. Black Magic (1949)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.

Directors: Gregory Ratoff, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff, Frank Latimore

Votes: 876

29. Silent Conflict (1948)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

One of Hoppy's Bar 20 ranch hands is tricked into participating in nefarious activities after being subjected to hypnosis.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Virginia Belmont

Votes: 103

30. The Mask of Diijon (1946)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A stage illusionist's comeback attempt results in his humiliation. He plots to revenge himself by hypnotizing people into committing murders for him.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Jeanne Bates, William Wright, Denise Vernac

Votes: 167

31. The Woman in Green (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, Henry Daniell

Votes: 5,060

32. The Frozen Ghost (1945)

Unrated | 61 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

A stage mentalist involved in a mysterious death and a discredited plastic surgeon are among the assorted characters involved in mysterious goings-on in an eerie wax museum.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 610

33. Calling Dr. Death (1943)

Approved | 63 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Mystery

A doctor is not sure if he murdered his beautiful but wicked wife, and has his attractive nurse try to find the truth by hypnotizing him.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Patricia Morison, J. Carrol Naish, David Bruce

Votes: 739

34. The Garden Murder Case (1936)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Mystery

Two people with ties to rich murdered socialite Lowe Hammle die from unusual suicides but Vance suspects hypnosis and foul play.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Virginia Bruce, Benita Hume, Douglas Walton

Votes: 359

35. The Silent House (1929)

82 min | Mystery, Crime

A Mandarin hypnotises his partner's daughter to locate hidden bonds.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Mabel Poulton, Gibb McLaughlin, Arthur Pusey, Gerald Rawlinson

Votes: 26

36. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 52,622

37. One Hour Before Dawn (1920)

60 min | Mystery

Hypnotist Norman Osgood entrances guest Harrison Kirke. during a house party at the Copeland residence. Upon waking from his trance, Kirke becomes so angry that he threatens Osgood's life. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: H.B. Warner, Anna Q. Nilsson, Augustus Phillips, Frank Leigh

38. The Two-Soul Woman (1918)

50 min | Drama, Mystery

Two men, one of them a villainous hypnotist, contend for the same woman, unaware that she suffers from dual personality disorder.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Priscilla Dean, Ashton Dearholt, Joseph W. Girard, Evelyn Selbie

40. The Cheval Mystery (1915)

Short, Mystery

A hypnotist turns a nice young woman into a raving lunatic.

Director: Harry Myers | Stars: Harry Myers, Rosemary Theby

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