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Reviews are by Keith Oatley except where otherwise specified.

Rating system for movies, adapted from Wedding, Boyd, & Niemiec (2005). Movies and mental illness. Hofgrefe.

         ψ             Some psychological content, don’t bother with the film
       ψψ             Mildly interesting psychologically
     ψψψ             A good film with psychological interest
   ψψψψ             Recommended strongly both psychologically and artistically
 ψψψψψ            The highest quality: artistry combined with psychological insight


A serious man  ψψ                                          directors Ethan & Joel Coen, review by Maja Djikic

Away from her  ψψψψ                                     director Sarah Polley

Blue  ψψψψψ                                                 dir. Krysztof Kieslowski review K. Oatley, M. Djikic

Crash ψψψ                                                     director Paul Haggis

Decalogue 1 to 5  ψψψψ                                   director Krzysztof Kieslowski

Decalogue 6 to 10 ψψψψ                                  director Krzysztof Kieslowski

Fanny and Alexander ψψψψ                              director Ingmar Bergman

Four months, three weeks & two days  ψψψψ      director Cristian Mungiu

Gabrielle  ψψψψ                                             director Patrice Chéreau

Groundhog day  ψψψψ                                    director Harold Ramis, review by Thomas Scheff

I, Robot  ψψψψ                                              director Alex Proyas

Little Miss Sunshine  ψψψ                                directors Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris                  

Lost in translation ψψψψ                                 director Sofia Coppola, review by Thomas Scheff

Pan's labyrinth ψψψψ                                      director Guillermo del Toro

Saraband ψψψψ                                              director Ingmar Bergman

Stranger than fiction  ψψψ                               director Marc Forster             

The great new wonderful  ψψψ                         director Danny Leiner

The lives of others  ψψψψ                                director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The reader ψψψ                                               director Stephen Daldry, review by Thomas Scheff

Vera Drake  ψψψψ                                           director Mike Leigh

Waltz with Bashir  ψψψψ                                  director Ari Folman, review by Raymond Mar