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Chappie
Year(s): 2015
Keywords: AI, Evolution / Animals, Philosophy of Mind, Robotics
       
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Quality: 3.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 4.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.3 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
This movie deals with the question of what constitutes conscious being. In the film, Chappie says "I am consciousness, I am alive, I am Chappie."
     
 
Ex Machina
Year(s): 2015
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, AI, Robotics, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 6.9 (SD=0.5, 15 votes)  
Relevance: 6.8 (SD=0.6, 12 votes)  
Accuracy: 6.5 (SD=0.8, 12 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A young coder gets invited to visit the world's leading search engine company, but is surprised to be asked to evaluate the human qualities of a new AI.
     
 
Experimenter
Year(s): 2015
Keywords: Psychology, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Dramatic retelling of Milgram's classic obedience study, where participants were asked to give extreme shocks to [what they believed was] another participant.
     
 
Inside Out
Year(s): 2015
Keywords: Psychology, Philosophy of Mind, Memory, Perception
       
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Quality: 6.5 (SD=0.5, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.5 (SD=0.5, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An eleven-year-old's five basic emotions are characters living in her head, and they color her experiences and her memories as she navigates a family move.
     
 
Self/less
Year(s): 2015
Keywords: Memory, Philosophy of Mind, Psychology
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A wealthy man transplants his mind into a young donor's body, but the procedure is imperfect, and the man begins seeing signs of body's mysterious origin.
     
 
Stanford Prison Experiment, The
Year(s): 2015
Keywords: Psychology, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Dramatic retelling of the classic Stanford Prison Experiment, where participants were randomly assigned as prisoners and guards in a mock prison...
     
 
Autómata
Year(s): 2014
Keywords: Robotics, Philosophy of Mind, AI
       
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Quality: 5.0 (SD=0.8, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=1.2, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.3 (SD=1.2, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against harming humans.
     
 
Big Hero 6
Year(s): 2014
Keywords: Robotics, AI, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 6.2 (SD=0.7, 6 votes)  
Relevance: 4.5 (SD=0.5, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.5 (SD=0.5, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A personal healthcare robot helps a boy cope with the loss of his older brother, as they go on to save the city from a supervillian and rescue a lost pilot.
     
 
Imitation Game, The
Year(s): 2014
Keywords: Intelligence, AI
       
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Quality: 5.6 (SD=0.7, 7 votes)  
Relevance: 4.9 (SD=0.8, 7 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.2 (SD=1.0, 5 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Dramatic biopic of Alan Turing's life, and his efforts to decrypt the Nazi's enigma machine during World War II.
     
 
Lucy
Year(s): 2014
Keywords: Neuroscience, Intelligence
       
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Quality: 3.8 (SD=1.9, 21 votes)  
Relevance: 4.6 (SD=1.7, 20 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.8 (SD=1.6, 20 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Accidentally drugged with an experimental serum, Lucy begins to develop superhuman abilities, nearing 100% brain processing capacity!
     
 
Signal, The
Year(s): 2014
Keywords: AI, Philosophy of Mind, Psychology, Robotics
       
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Quality: 2.8 (SD=0.7, 5 votes)  
Relevance: 3.8 (SD=1.0, 5 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=1.4, 5 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A sci-fi thriller intended to draw a contrast between rational and emotional decision making, wrapped-up in a suspenseful tale of alien artificial intelligence.
     
 
Transcendence
Year(s): 2014
Keywords: AI
       
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Quality: 4.0 (SD=1.3, 8 votes)  
Relevance: 5.6 (SD=1.0, 7 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=1.4, 7 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A dying AI researcher's consciousness is uploaded into his computer, giving him unbridled power.
     
 
White God
Year(s): 2014
Keywords: Evolution / Animals, Social Cognition, Psychology
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A girl is separated from her dog, who searches the city for his lost owner, but when that fails, the dog leads an army of other lost dogs, in a canine uprising.
     
 
Ender's Game
Year(s): 2013
Keywords: Intelligence
       
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Quality: 4.6 (SD=1.3, 14 votes)  
Relevance: 3.8 (SD=1.4, 15 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.4 (SD=1.5, 15 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for the final battle to save humanity from alien invasion.
     
 
Her
Year(s): 2013
Keywords: Situated Cognition, Psychology, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 5.7 (SD=1.6, 18 votes)  
Relevance: 6.1 (SD=1.5, 15 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=1.5, 14 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man forms a relationship with, ultimately falling in love with, the voice of an operating system that's designed to meet his every need.
     
 
Host, The
Year(s): 2013
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, Situated Cognition, Memory
       
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Quality: 3.0 (SD=1.9, 11 votes)  
Relevance: 3.3 (SD=2.0, 10 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=1.8, 10 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Parasitic alien creatures possess the minds of humans. But one alien forms a strange relationship with its host, and they attempt to liberate other humans.
     
 
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Year(s): 2013
Keywords: Language, Psychology, Philosophy of Mind
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 6.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 6.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The movie's subtitle says it all: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky.
     
 
Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian
Year(s): 2013
Keywords: Dreams, Clinical Cases, Memory, Psychology
       
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Quality: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
In post-WWII America, a Native American war veteran, mute and suffering from migranes, is given psychotherapy, exploring his dreams and traumatic past.
     
 
Justice is Mind
Year(s): 2013
Keywords: Memory, Neuroscience
       
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Quality: 6.8 (SD=0.4, 9 votes)  
Relevance: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 9 votes)  
Accuracy: 6.9 (SD=0.3, 9 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
In a future where MRI technology can read your mind, the trial of the century soon begins when a defendant faces his own memory.
     
 
Machine, The
Year(s): 2013
Keywords: AI, Robotics, Social Cognition, BCI
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An android's development of integrated information indicates that it's too conscious to be useful as the military weapon the government intended.
     
 
Pacific Rim
Year(s): 2013
Keywords: BCI, Robotics, Neuroscience
       
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Quality: 4.6 (SD=1.7, 16 votes)  
Relevance: 3.9 (SD=1.5, 14 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=1.2, 14 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Humongous robots are built to battle monsters who are invading Earth from another dimension. Our robots are controlled by a neural bridge between two "pilots".
     
 
Trance
Year(s): 2013
Keywords: Amnesia, Memory, Psychology
       
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Quality: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 4.2 (SD=1.5, 6 votes)  
Accuracy: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An art thief gets hit in the head during a heist, and can't remember where he hid the painting. A hypnotherapist tries to help him recover the memory.
     
 
Chimpanzee
Year(s): 2012
Keywords: Evolution / Animals, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An ultimately-feel-good DisneyNature documentary about a wild chimp who is "adopted" by his group's alpha male after a rival group kills his mother.
     
 
Extracted
Year(s): 2012
Keywords: Memory
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A scientist invents a technique to watch peoples' memories, and is challenged to discover whether someone has a memory of committing murder.
     
 
Free the Mind
Year(s): 2012
Keywords: Neuroscience, Clinical Cases, Psychology
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Richard Davidson helps veterans with PTSD and children with ADHD to rewire their brains through meditation and mental exercises.
     
 
Head Games
Year(s): 2012
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Intelligence, Psychology, Neuroscience
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A documentary about concussions in sports, their effects, and why people continue to put themselves, and their children, at risk.
     
 
Imagine
Year(s): 2012
Keywords: Perception, Situated Cognition, Psychology, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A story of a blind person who can interact with the world using his aural perception.
     
 
Lockout
Year(s): 2012
Keywords: Psychology, Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 3.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
In 2079, violent criminals are incarcerated in a space-jail where they're kept in stasis, which causes psychoses and dementia.
     
 
Of Two Minds
Year(s): 2012
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Psychology
       
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Quality: 4.0 (SD=3.0, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=2.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=2.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of three people living with bipolar disorder in America today.
     
 
Silver Linings Playbook
Year(s): 2012
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Psychology
       
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Quality: 5.3 (SD=1.3, 20 votes)  
Relevance: 4.2 (SD=1.7, 18 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.6 (SD=1.2, 16 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Bipolar character(s) interacting with others dramatically, romantically, and comically.
     
 
Dangerous Method, A
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Psychology, Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 4.4 (SD=1.2, 16 votes)  
Relevance: 4.8 (SD=1.5, 14 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.8 (SD=1.1, 13 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Dramatization of the relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, as they observe themselves developing the [clearly unscientific] field of psychoanalysis.
     
 
Faces in the Crowd
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Perception, Psychology, Memory, Amnesia
       
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Quality: 4.2 (SD=1.5, 4 votes)  
Relevance: 4.2 (SD=1.9, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.5 (SD=2.1, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A serial killer's failed attempt at murder leaves a woman with [dramatized] symptoms of prosopagnosia; she struggles to perceive faces as the killer closes in.
     
 
Fly Away
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Language, Intelligence
       
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Quality: 4.7 (SD=2.6, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=3.0, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=2.8, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future.
     
 
InSight
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Memory
       
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Quality: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An ER nurse tending to a stabbing victim is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator, and the nurse begins experiencing the victim's troublesome memories.
     
 
Limitless
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Neuroscience, Drugs, Intelligence, Memory
       
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Quality: 5.1 (SD=1.4, 69 votes)  
Relevance: 5.1 (SD=1.4, 67 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.1 (SD=1.6, 71 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A guy's friend introduces him to NZT, an experimental drug that "allows him to use 100% of his brain," bringing him wealth and power. But bad guys want it too.
     
 
Perfect Sense
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Perception, Memory, Psychology
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=0.8, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 4.5 (SD=2.1, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=2.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An odd epidemic appears across the globe: people suddenly lose one of their senses. Can love survive?
     
 
Project Nim
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Evolution / Animals, Intelligence, Psychology, Language
       
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Quality: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The story of a chimpanzee who was raised as a human child.
     
 
Real Steel
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Robotics
       
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Quality: 3.8 (SD=1.7, 28 votes)  
Relevance: 3.4 (SD=1.9, 26 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=1.7, 25 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Robots have replaced humans in boxing. When a washed-up boxer has trouble making a living, he and his son build a robot that can contend for the championship.
     
 
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Evolution / Animals, Intelligence, Philosophy of Mind
       
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Quality: 5.1 (SD=1.4, 50 votes)  
Relevance: 4.4 (SD=1.5, 47 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.2 (SD=1.5, 47 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An origin story set in present day San Francisco, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of higher intelligence in apes.
     
 
Source Code
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: BCI, Neuroscience, Memory, Social Cognition
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.6 (SD=1.2, 41 votes)  
Relevance: 4.8 (SD=1.5, 37 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.4 (SD=1.4, 36 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Capt. Stevens is inserted in another man's body, and discovers he's part of a government program to determine the culprit in a terrorist attack.
     
 
The Music Never Stopped
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: Memory, Psychology, Clinical Cases, Amnesia
       
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Quality: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Based on Oliver Sacks' essay "The Last Hippie," the story of a father using music to connect with his son, who has lost the ability to form new memories.
     
 
Transcendent Man
Year(s): 2011
Keywords: AI, BCI, Intelligence, Philosophy of Mind
       
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Quality: 5.5 (SD=1.3, 15 votes)  
Relevance: 5.8 (SD=1.2, 16 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.6 (SD=1.4, 14 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Documentary about Ray Kurzweil and the Singularity, a point when technology will be changing so rapidly that we'll have to enhance ourselves with AI to keep up.
     
 
Chatroom
Year(s): 2010
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Perception, Psychology, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 3.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Teenagers incite each other's bad behavior in a chatroom, blurring reality with online fantasy.
     
 
Enthiran
Year(s): 2010
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
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Quality: 3.0 (SD=2.0, 4 votes)  
Relevance: 2.8 (SD=1.8, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.5 (SD=1.7, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A massive, epic, Bollywood adventure into the "out of control robot" theme.
     
 
Eve no Jikan (Time of Eve)
Year(s): 2010
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A film delving into the social consequences of robotics and potential for AI developing out of a loophole in the "3 rules of robotics."
     
 
Inception
Year(s): 2010
Keywords: Dreams, Memory, Psychology, Philosophy of Mind
       
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Quality: 6.1 (SD=1.1, 139 votes)  
Relevance: 5.2 (SD=1.2, 126 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.7 (SD=1.6, 121 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man who steals corporate secrets from people's minds while they dream is given one last job: plant an idea in someone's mind.
     
 
Temple Grandin
Year(s): 2010
Keywords: Evolution / Animals, Clinical Cases, Situated Cognition
       
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Quality: 5.4 (SD=0.8, 5 votes)  
Relevance: 6.6 (SD=0.5, 5 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.4 (SD=0.8, 5 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An autistic woman becomes an expert in animal husbandry owing to her insight into their mental experience, and develops a therapy for autism using farm tools.
     
 
Tron: Legacy
Year(s): 2010
Keywords: AI, Virtual Reality, Philosophy of Mind
       
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Quality: 5.1 (SD=1.3, 45 votes)  
Relevance: 4.2 (SD=1.2, 40 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.8 (SD=1.1, 39 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Although not as groundbreaking as the original "Tron," CLU and the ISOs in this sequel continue to be great examples for AI and computational neuroscience.
     
 
Wretches and Jabberers
Year(s): 2010
Keywords: Intelligence, Language, Social Cognition, Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Two men with autism embark on a global quest to change prevailing attitudes about disability and intelligence.
     
 
Avatar
Year(s): 2009
Keywords: BCI, Evolution / Animals, Neuroscience, Virtual Reality
       
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Quality: 4.8 (SD=1.7, 120 votes)  
Relevance: 3.7 (SD=1.7, 110 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.7 (SD=1.5, 107 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Aggressive interplanetary miners clash with indigenous aliens. We engineer alien bodies controlled remotely; aliens can plug their brains into stuff.
     
 
Cold Souls
Year(s): 2009
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, Psychology
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A machine is invented to extract one's soul. Hoping to improve his performance, an actor uses this service, but then wants it back, and goes soul searching.
     
 
Invention of Lying, The
Year(s): 2009
Keywords: Social Cognition, Language, Evolution / Animals
       
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Quality: 5.0 (SD=1.6, 31 votes)  
Relevance: 4.1 (SD=1.6, 28 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.1 (SD=1.4, 28 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
     
 
Moon
Year(s): 2009
Keywords: AI, Robotics, Philosophy of Mind, Memory
       
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Quality: 6.5 (SD=0.8, 74 votes)  
Relevance: 6.1 (SD=0.8, 64 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.7 (SD=1.0, 61 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
In total isolation, a man performs a 3-year work contract on the moon with a strangely life-like, and yet terribly un-life-like robot assistant.
     
 
Mr. Nobody
Year(s): 2009
Keywords: Amnesia, Memory
       
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Quality: 5.3 (SD=1.8, 19 votes)  
Relevance: 4.6 (SD=1.6, 18 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.6 (SD=1.4, 15 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Nemo Nobody is 118 years old and the last mortal alive. He is suffering from amnesia, but imagining all the different lives he could have lived.
     
 
Surrogates
Year(s): 2009
Keywords: Social Cognition, Virtual Reality, Psychology, Situated Cognition
       
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Quality: 3.9 (SD=1.4, 24 votes)  
Relevance: 4.2 (SD=1.5, 23 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.3 (SD=1.5, 22 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Surrogates explores a world in which humans have no direct social contact with each other, instead using artificial proxies for all of their interactions.
     
 
Eagle Eye
Year(s): 2008
Keywords: AI
       
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Quality: 3.6 (SD=0.7, 8 votes)  
Relevance: 3.6 (SD=1.5, 8 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=1.5, 8 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A supercomputer designed to surveil all of America starts implementing its own plan for the US federal government, using two strangers as pawns in its scheme.
     
 
Sleep Dealer
Year(s): 2008
Keywords: BCI, Virtual Reality, Robotics
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Adventure story in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and robots.
     
 
Synecdoche, New York
Year(s): 2008
Keywords: Social Cognition, Situated Cognition, Philosophy of Mind, Clinical Cases
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.3 (SD=1.9, 18 votes)  
Relevance: 5.1 (SD=1.8, 15 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.7 (SD=2.0, 15 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A mysterious condition systematically shuts down an artist's autonomic functions, as he steadily blurs the line between reality and the world of his play.
     
 
WALL-E
Year(s): 2008
Keywords: Robotics, AI, Situated Cognition
       
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Quality: 6.3 (SD=1.2, 89 votes)  
Relevance: 4.5 (SD=1.6, 78 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.8 (SD=1.6, 76 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
One robot (left alone on overpolluted Earth to clean-up the mess) struggles to save the robot he loves, while humanity has enslaved itself in a life of leisure.
     
 
Welle, Die (The Wave)
Year(s): 2008
Keywords: Social Cognition, Psychology, Situated Cognition
       
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Quality: 6.2 (SD=0.7, 13 votes)  
Relevance: 6.1 (SD=1.0, 12 votes)  
Accuracy: 6.0 (SD=0.6, 10 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A teacher's attempt to demonstrate the perils of dictatorship gets out of control, as his students become swept up in a wave of groupthink and compliance.
     
 
Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The
Year(s): 2007
Keywords: Psychology, Situated Cognition, Language
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=1.6, 25 votes)  
Relevance: 5.7 (SD=1.4, 25 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.6 (SD=1.8, 24 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Memoirs of a man who suffered from "locked-in syndrome" after a massive stroke. He could only communicate by blinking his left eye.
     
 
Number 23, The
Year(s): 2007
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Memory, Psychology
       
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Quality: 5.1 (SD=1.8, 36 votes)  
Relevance: 5.1 (SD=1.6, 30 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.8 (SD=1.8, 30 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Walter becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession grows, his identity becomes blurred with the mysterious author's.
     
 
Away from Her
Year(s): 2006
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Memory, Psychology, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 4.5 (SD=0.5, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.5 (SD=0.5, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's becomes challenged by his own perceptions and memories of their shared experience.
     
 
Idiocracy
Year(s): 2006
Keywords: Intelligence, Evolution / Animals
       
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Quality: 3.9 (SD=1.8, 14 votes)  
Relevance: 3.1 (SD=1.5, 14 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.1 (SD=2.0, 14 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A participant in a classified military human hibernation experiment wakes up 500 years later to find that the world has devolved to idiocracy. Hilarity ensues.
     
 
Paprika
Year(s): 2006
Keywords: BCI, Clinical Cases, Dreams, Psychology
       
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Quality: 6.1 (SD=0.9, 23 votes)  
Relevance: 5.8 (SD=1.0, 23 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.9 (SD=1.4, 21 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A machine that allows therapists to enter patients' dreams is stolen, and the line between reality and fantasy is blurred.
     
 
Scanner Darkly, A
Year(s): 2006
Keywords: Neuroscience, Drugs
       
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Quality: 5.5 (SD=1.5, 35 votes)  
Relevance: 5.1 (SD=1.5, 29 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.6 (SD=1.2, 28 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
In the future, an undercover narcotics agent is addicted to "Substance D," which causes multiple personality disorder.
     
 
Science des Rêves, La (The Science of Sleep)
Year(s): 2006
Keywords: Dreams, Philosophy of Mind
       
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Quality: 4.9 (SD=2.0, 26 votes)  
Relevance: 4.5 (SD=1.6, 24 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.3 (SD=1.7, 23 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A surrealistic depiction of a man's confusion between dreams and reality, as he tries to win a woman's heart.
     
 
Special
Year(s): 2006
Keywords: Drugs, Psychology
       
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Quality: 5.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=1.4, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.7 (SD=0.9, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An experimental drug trial causes an otherwise very normal metermaid to believe that he has super powers.
     
 
Man with the Screaming Brain
Year(s): 2005
Keywords: Neuroscience
       
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Quality: 4.8 (SD=1.1, 4 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=1.4, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 1.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The brains of two murdered individuals (a wealthy industrialist and a taxi driver) are fused, allowing them to pursue the murderer.
     
 
Moustache, La
Year(s): 2005
Keywords: Perception, Amnesia, Dreams, Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 6.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A long-mustached man shaves his mustache and is shocked when no one notices; he is further befuddled as his friends claim he hadn't worn a mustache in 15 years.
     
 
Revolver
Year(s): 2005
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, Psychology
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A fast-paced complex crime thriller that focuses on personal identity and asks the questions: Am I my mind? Is my ego me? Who is in control?
     
 
Stealth
Year(s): 2005
Keywords: AI
       
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Quality: 3.2 (SD=2.0, 13 votes)  
Relevance: 3.8 (SD=1.8, 11 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.5 (SD=1.2, 11 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A top-secret fighter plane, piloted by artificial intelligence, becomes a little too intelligent.
     
 
50 First Dates
Year(s): 2004
Keywords: Memory, Amnesia
       
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Quality: 4.3 (SD=1.5, 87 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=1.7, 85 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.6 (SD=1.3, 86 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man has some difficulty dating a woman with short-term memory loss.
     
 
Crash
Year(s): 2004
Keywords: Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 5.7 (SD=1.6, 33 votes)  
Relevance: 4.7 (SD=1.6, 30 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.8 (SD=1.4, 28 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles, highlighting human motivational factors, decision making, racism, and other social cognition themes.
     
 
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Year(s): 2004
Keywords: Neuroscience, Memory, Amnesia
       
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Quality: 6.5 (SD=0.6, 115 votes)  
Relevance: 6.0 (SD=0.9, 103 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.1 (SD=1.5, 101 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A clinic offers to erase your memories of people whom you'd rather not remember.
     
 
Final Cut, The
Year(s): 2004
Keywords: Memory, Neuroscience
       
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Quality: 6.2 (SD=0.7, 6 votes)  
Relevance: 5.3 (SD=1.5, 6 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.5 (SD=1.3, 6 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Memory implants record the events of your life, which are produced into commemorative movies for the deceased.
     
 
Hole in One, A
Year(s): 2004
Keywords: Neuroscience, Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Showcases the popularity of transorbital lobotomies during the 1940s.
     
 
I, Robot
Year(s): 2004
Keywords: AI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.2 (SD=1.0, 66 votes)  
Relevance: 3.9 (SD=1.6, 60 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.7 (SD=1.4, 59 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
(Un)Helpful robots attempt to take over the world.
     
 
Machinist, The
Year(s): 2004
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Memory, Psychology
       
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Quality: 5.8 (SD=0.4, 6 votes)  
Relevance: 5.6 (SD=0.8, 5 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Christian Bale versus dissociative identity disorder.
     
 
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?
Year(s): 2004
Keywords: Neuroscience, Philosophy of Mind
       
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Quality: 3.0 (SD=2.2, 68 votes)  
Relevance: 3.7 (SD=2.0, 69 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.1 (SD=1.9, 72 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An outrageously deceptive, wacky, untrue, and unethical view of cognition and mental disorders.
     
 
Code 46
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: Memory, Dreams
       
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Quality: 4.7 (SD=1.9, 6 votes)  
Relevance: 5.8 (SD=0.7, 5 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.5 (SD=1.9, 6 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A futuristic detective has a gift for reading people's minds.
     
 
De zaak Alzheimer (Memory of a Killer)
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: Memory, Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 6.5 (SD=0.5, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 6.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A hit man with Alzheimer's disease rediscovers his conscience.
     
 
Dopamine
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: Neuroscience, Philosophy of Mind
       
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Quality: 5.6 (SD=1.1, 11 votes)  
Relevance: 5.5 (SD=0.6, 11 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.5 (SD=0.6, 11 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The physiology of love.
     
 
Matrix Reloaded, The
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: AI, Virtual Reality, BCI
       
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Quality: 4.7 (SD=1.5, 65 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=1.5, 58 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.7 (SD=1.7, 56 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A gifted hacker attempts to free humanity from its artificial prison.
     
 
Matrix Revolutions, The
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: AI, Virtual Reality, BCI
       
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Quality: 4.8 (SD=1.6, 54 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=1.7, 52 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=1.5, 50 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A standoff between AI and what remains of humanity.
     
 
Oldboy
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: Psychology, Memory
       
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Quality: 6.8 (SD=0.4, 4 votes)  
Relevance: 5.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.5 (SD=1.5, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man, locked in a room for 15 years without knowing his captors’ motives, is suddenly released, but his mind remains ensnared in a web of deceit.
     
 
Paycheck
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: Amnesia, Memory
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.7 (SD=1.3, 26 votes)  
Relevance: 3.6 (SD=1.3, 23 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.1 (SD=1.1, 23 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An engineer's memory was erased, leaving him to discover why everyone's after him.
     
 
Salmer fra Kjøkkenet (Kitchen Stories)
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: Situated Cognition
       
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Quality: 5.3 (SD=0.9, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Ethnographic analysis of kitchen routines.
     
 
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 3.6 (SD=1.5, 35 votes)  
Relevance: 3.2 (SD=1.7, 28 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.2 (SD=1.2, 28 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Terminator (working for humans) vs. Terminatrix (female Terminator; working for robots)
     
 
Waydowntown
Year(s): 2003
Keywords: Social Cognition, Situated Cognition
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Four co-workers' ability to fulfill a mundane bet depends heavily on their interaction with the surrounding environment.
     
 
Beautiful Mind, A
Year(s): 2002
Keywords: Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=1.1, 114 votes)  
Relevance: 5.9 (SD=0.9, 105 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.8 (SD=1.3, 106 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Biography of John Nash Jr., and his battle with schizophrenia.
     
 
Bourne Identity, The
Year(s): 2002
Keywords: Amnesia
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.7 (SD=1.3, 79 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=1.5, 77 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.4 (SD=1.5, 75 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A government assassin with retrograde amnesia.
     
 
Cybermutt
Year(s): 2002
Keywords: Robotics, AI
       
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Quality: 4.4 (SD=0.7, 4 votes)  
Relevance: 5.6 (SD=0.5, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A heroic dog is given a second chance at life with the aid of super-canine implants and the all-powerful "theta chip."
     
 
Equilibrium
Year(s): 2002
Keywords: Neuroscience, Psychology, Drugs
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.5 (SD=1.4, 25 votes)  
Relevance: 5.2 (SD=1.4, 20 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.2 (SD=1.4, 20 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A facist society is balanced by Prozium, a mind-altering drug that prevents people from feeling anything.
     
 
Minority Report
Year(s): 2002
Keywords: Neuroscience, Perception
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.2 (SD=1.0, 73 votes)  
Relevance: 4.4 (SD=1.3, 70 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.7 (SD=1.6, 66 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Three genetically-altered humans observe crimes before they happen.
     
 
S1m0ne
Year(s): 2002
Keywords: AI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.0 (SD=1.2, 16 votes)  
Relevance: 3.6 (SD=1.3, 13 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.7 (SD=1.5, 16 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A synthetic actress captivates audiences.
     
 
Artificial Intelligence: AI
Year(s): 2001
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.7 (SD=1.8, 83 votes)  
Relevance: 4.9 (SD=1.6, 78 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.1 (SD=1.5, 78 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An artificial intelligence that can "feel" seeks affection from humans.
     
 
Avalon
Year(s): 2001
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Psychology
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.5 (SD=0.5, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A virtual reality video game is so enthralling that players become addicted, and the game has been outlawed. A hardcore gamer tries to see how far she can go.
     
 
Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The
Year(s): 2001
Keywords: Psychology, Memory
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.9 (SD=1.3, 12 votes)  
Relevance: 3.8 (SD=1.3, 11 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=1.4, 11 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A hypnotized detective commits a burglary that he can't remember, which he then begins investigating.
     
 
Experiment, Das (The Experiment)
Year(s): 2001
Keywords: Psychology, Social Cognition
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.7 (SD=1.4, 20 votes)  
Relevance: 6.5 (SD=0.7, 20 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.4 (SD=1.4, 19 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A cinematic take on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971. Shows how fast and dramatically can people change in different environments.
     
 
Iris
Year(s): 2001
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Memory
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.3 (SD=1.8, 8 votes)  
Relevance: 3.5 (SD=1.8, 7 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.7 (SD=1.9, 7 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
True story of a novelist's battle with Alzheimer's disease.
     
 
Revolution #9
Year(s): 2001
Keywords: Clinical Cases
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.8 (SD=0.6, 7 votes)  
Relevance: 6.1 (SD=0.3, 7 votes)  
Accuracy: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 7 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A realistic depiction of a man's descent into schizophrenia.
     
 
Vanilla Sky
Year(s): 2001
Keywords: Dreams, BCI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.9 (SD=1.3, 46 votes)  
Relevance: 4.5 (SD=1.2, 41 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.8 (SD=1.2, 41 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man is trapped in his own dreams.
     
 
Waking Life
Year(s): 2001
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.5 (SD=2.0, 31 votes)  
Relevance: 5.8 (SD=1.4, 28 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.5 (SD=1.4, 27 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Which is more real: our experiences or our dreams?
     
 
Cell, The
Year(s): 2000
Keywords: Neuroscience, BCI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.7 (SD=1.6, 37 votes)  
Relevance: 4.2 (SD=1.5, 33 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.1 (SD=1.2, 30 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A psychotherapist enters the mind of a serial killer.
     
 
Memento
Year(s): 2000
Keywords: Memory, Amnesia, Clinical Cases
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.4 (SD=0.9, 108 votes)  
Relevance: 6.2 (SD=0.9, 97 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.8 (SD=1.3, 92 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man suffering short-term memory loss attempts to recover the details of his wife's murder.
     
 
Possible Worlds
Year(s): 2000
Keywords: Social Cognition, Dreams, Memory, Philosophy of Mind
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.7 (SD=0.4, 7 votes)  
Relevance: 6.8 (SD=0.4, 7 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=0.5, 7 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man tries to reconcile his experiences in multiple phenomenal worlds.
     
 
Sous le Sable (Under the Sand)
Year(s): 2000
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Dreams, Perception, Psychology
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
     
 
At First Sight
Year(s): 1999
Keywords: Perception, Neuroscience
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.5 (SD=1.3, 11 votes)  
Relevance: 4.9 (SD=0.8, 11 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.3 (SD=1.3, 11 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A blind man regains his sight, and confronts a new and confusing world.
     
 
Being John Malkovich
Year(s): 1999
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.4 (SD=0.7, 78 votes)  
Relevance: 4.7 (SD=1.4, 75 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.7 (SD=1.4, 73 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
What would happen if you could control another person's body?
     
 
Bicentennial Man
Year(s): 1999
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, AI, Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.3 (SD=1.2, 33 votes)  
Relevance: 4.8 (SD=1.5, 31 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.5 (SD=1.7, 31 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A robot purchased for household chores discovers what it is to be human.
     
 
eXistenZ
Year(s): 1999
Keywords: AI, Virtual Reality
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.8 (SD=0.8, 31 votes)  
Relevance: 5.3 (SD=1.0, 27 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.8 (SD=1.4, 25 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A virtual-reality game is controlled by peoples' minds.
     
 
Fight Club
Year(s): 1999
Keywords: Clinical Cases
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.3 (SD=1.1, 105 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=1.7, 94 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.8 (SD=1.7, 91 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A popular culture rendition of multiple-personality syndrome.
     
 
Girl, Interrupted
Year(s): 1999
Keywords: Clinical Cases
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A teenager temporarily living in a mental hospital explores the gray areas of mental illness diagnoses.
     
 
Matrix, The
Year(s): 1999
Keywords: AI, Virtual Reality, BCI, Philosophy of Mind
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.4 (SD=0.9, 110 votes)  
Relevance: 5.6 (SD=1.2, 100 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.6 (SD=1.5, 98 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Artificial intelligence has imprisoned humanity in a simulation.
     
 
Thirteenth Floor, The
Year(s): 1999
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, Virtual Reality
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.6 (SD=0.7, 14 votes)  
Relevance: 5.4 (SD=0.9, 13 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.5 (SD=1.3, 13 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Are we living in a computer-generated parallel world?
     
 
Dark City
Year(s): 1998
Keywords: Amnesia
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.3 (SD=0.8, 34 votes)  
Relevance: 4.6 (SD=1.2, 28 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=1.6, 28 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Amnesia and telekinesis wrapped up in a futuristic murder mystery.
     
 
Disturbing Behavior
Year(s): 1998
Keywords: Psychology, Neuroscience
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.0 (SD=1.4, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 3.3 (SD=1.7, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.0 (SD=0.8, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Unruly high school teens are controlled by evil neuroscientist on the faculty.
     
 
Abre los Ojos (Open Your Eyes)
Year(s): 1997
Keywords: Dreams, BCI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.8 (SD=0.7, 24 votes)  
Relevance: 5.4 (SD=1.1, 22 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.6 (SD=1.4, 22 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man is trapped in his own dreams.
     
 
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
Year(s): 1997
Keywords: AI, Robotics, Philosophy of Mind
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.2 (SD=0.7, 19 votes)  
Relevance: 5.3 (SD=1.2, 18 votes)  
Accuracy: 6.8 (SD=0.5, 20 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A topiary gardener, a lion tamer, a naked mole-rat researcher, and an AI researcher discuss attempts to control behavior.
     
 
Nirvana
Year(s): 1997
Keywords: AI
       
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Quality: 5.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 5.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.3 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Videogame heros become conscious, and struggle with their unpleasant situations.
     
 
Jack
Year(s): 1996
Keywords: Social Cognition, Intelligence, Psychology
       
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Quality: 3.9 (SD=1.5, 8 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=1.5, 6 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.2 (SD=0.7, 6 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Mental and emotional development versus apparent physical age.
     
 
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
Year(s): 1996
Keywords: Drugs, Memory, Psychology
       
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Quality: 4.7 (SD=1.6, 11 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=1.4, 11 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.2 (SD=1.7, 12 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A pharmaceutical company releases an anti-depressant that causes your happiest memory to surface.
     
 
Long Kiss Goodnight, The
Year(s): 1996
Keywords: Amnesia, Psychology
       
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Quality: 5.8 (SD=1.0, 9 votes)  
Relevance: 5.4 (SD=0.9, 8 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.6 (SD=1.2, 8 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A government assassin with amnesia has built a quiet, peaceful life, but her past begins to catch up with her.
     
 
Cité des enfants perdus, La (The City of Lost Children)
Year(s): 1995
Keywords: Dreams, BCI
       
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Quality: 6.5 (SD=1.3, 22 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=1.6, 19 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.3 (SD=2.0, 20 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Children's dreams are stolen to slow a scientist's aging processes.
     
 
Harrison Bergeron
Year(s): 1995
Keywords: Psychology, Intelligence
       
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Quality: 6.5 (SD=0.9, 4 votes)  
Relevance: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Based on Kurt Vonnegut's short story, all Americans are made to have the same level of intelligence, but it's not working on Harrison.
     
 
Johnny Mnemonic
Year(s): 1995
Keywords: Neuroscience, BCI
       
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Quality: 4.2 (SD=1.4, 34 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=1.7, 27 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.2 (SD=1.2, 26 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A data-courier carries a very important 320gb data package in his head.
     
 
Kôkaku Kidôtai (Ghost in the Shell)
Year(s): 1995
Keywords: AI, Robotics, Philosophy of Mind
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.4 (SD=1.0, 30 votes)  
Relevance: 6.1 (SD=0.9, 28 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.2 (SD=1.0, 27 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
"What am I, human or robot?"
     
 
Runaway Brain
Year(s): 1995
Keywords: Neuroscience
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 3.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Mickey Mouse, trying to buy Minnie a trip to Hawaii, gets a job with a scientist seeking a brain donor for his sinister creation.
     
 
Strange Days
Year(s): 1995
Keywords: Memory, Perception, BCI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.1 (SD=1.4, 16 votes)  
Relevance: 4.7 (SD=1.3, 13 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.7 (SD=1.4, 12 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Memories and emotions are recorded on data-discs. Cop investigates recording of a murder.
     
 
Brainscan
Year(s): 1994
Keywords: Neuroscience, BCI
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Absorbed in a mysterious, highly interactive videogame, a teenager doesn't realize just how real his actions are.
     
 
Clean Slate
Year(s): 1994
Keywords: Clinical Cases, Amnesia, Memory
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 3.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A key witness in a murder suffered a head injury causing him to forget everything that occurred the previous day (waking up with a "clean slate").
     
 
Nell
Year(s): 1994
Keywords: Language, Psychology
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.7 (SD=1.3, 25 votes)  
Relevance: 5.4 (SD=1.3, 23 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=1.3, 24 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A child raised in the backwoods with no one but her aphasic mother confronts the outside world.
     
 
Lawnmower Man, The
Year(s): 1992
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Drugs, Intelligence, Neuroscience
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.5 (SD=1.4, 22 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=1.3, 21 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.8 (SD=0.8, 20 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Intelligence enhancing drugs and virtual reality simulations transform a gardener.
     
 
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Year(s): 1991
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
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Quality: 3.7 (SD=1.7, 30 votes)  
Relevance: 2.7 (SD=1.3, 26 votes)  
Accuracy: 1.8 (SD=1.3, 26 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Bill and Ted are killed and sabotaged by robot clones from the future.
     
 
Bis ans Ende der Welt (Until the End of the World)
Year(s): 1991
Keywords: Memory, Dreams, Neuroscience
       
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Quality: 5.3 (SD=1.3, 13 votes)  
Relevance: 5.3 (SD=1.1, 11 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.2 (SD=2.0, 11 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The CIA wants to confiscate a device that can record your dreams.
     
 
Little Man Tate
Year(s): 1991
Keywords: Intelligence, Clinical Cases, Psychology
       
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Quality: 6.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 6.0 (SD=0.0, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 6.3 (SD=0.9, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Shows a child prodigy's view of the world & his discordance with it, and the troubles society have in dealing with and nurturing the exceptional mind.
     
 
Naked Lunch
Year(s): 1991
Keywords: Drugs, Dreams
       
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Quality: 6.1 (SD=1.1, 17 votes)  
Relevance: 4.6 (SD=1.8, 12 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.2 (SD=1.6, 13 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An exterminator gets addicted to bug-killer, and finds himself spiraling into bizarre hallucinations, and delusional adventures.
     
 
Regarding Henry
Year(s): 1991
Keywords: Amnesia, Memory, Clinical Cases
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.1 (SD=0.6, 14 votes)  
Relevance: 4.8 (SD=0.5, 12 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.4 (SD=1.1, 12 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Following a shooting, Henry tries to recover his memory, speech, mobility, and his life.
     
 
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Year(s): 1991
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.4 (SD=1.2, 44 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=1.2, 37 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.4 (SD=1.1, 36 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Terminator (working for humans) vs. Terminator (working for robots)
     
 
Total Recall
Year(s): 1990 (2012)
Keywords: Memory, Neuroscience, BCI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.2 (SD=1.4, 45 votes)  
Relevance: 4.8 (SD=1.1, 41 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=1.2, 40 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
People purchase memories of vacations. A client begins to suspect that he got more than he paid for.
     
 
Awakenings
Year(s): 1990
Keywords: Neuroscience, Clinical Cases
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.6 (SD=1.3, 42 votes)  
Relevance: 6.1 (SD=1.3, 38 votes)  
Accuracy: 6.1 (SD=1.2, 37 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Comatose patients are awoken through L-Dopa therapy.
     
 
Brain Dead
Year(s): 1990
Keywords: Memory, Neuroscience
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.7 (SD=1.2, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=0.8, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Psychological problems are cured by "memory-resculpting."
     
 
Circuitry Man
Year(s): 1990
Keywords: BCI, Neuroscience
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Humanity gets its kicks from pleasure chips, transferred directly into the brain.
     
 
Hardware
Year(s): 1990
Keywords: BCI, Robotics, Evolution / Animals, Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The head of a cyborg reactivates and rebuilds itself and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment.
     
 
Jacob's Ladder
Year(s): 1990
Keywords: Clinical Cases
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.2 (SD=0.8, 19 votes)  
Relevance: 5.2 (SD=1.4, 17 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.6 (SD=1.1, 13 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Post-traumatic stress disorder blurs a Vietnam vet's line between delusion and reality.
     
 
Robot Jox
Year(s): 1989
Keywords: Robotics, Psychology, AI, Intelligence
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
In the future, war is outlawed. A territorial dispute over the state of Alaska will be determined by a battle between robots.
     
 
Akira
Year(s): 1988
Keywords: Psychology
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.7 (SD=0.6, 10 votes)  
Relevance: 3.7 (SD=1.3, 10 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.9 (SD=2.0, 8 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Military experiments unleash the latent psychic ability of the main character, Akira, which threatens the world.
     
 
Rain Man
Year(s): 1988
Keywords: Clinical Cases
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.1 (SD=0.8, 77 votes)  
Relevance: 5.4 (SD=1.3, 72 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.6 (SD=1.1, 72 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Two brothers, one with autism, discover each other following their father's death.
     
 
Thin Blue Line, The
Year(s): 1988
Keywords: Memory, Perception
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.6 (SD=0.7, 7 votes)  
Relevance: 5.9 (SD=1.0, 7 votes)  
Accuracy: 6.4 (SD=0.7, 7 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Death row inmate wrongly convicted in part by eyewitness testimony (and released as a result of the publicity from this documentary).
     
 
Victim of the Brain
Year(s): 1988
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, Intelligence
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A made-for-television film inspired by and exploring themes from Hofstadter & Dennet's 1981 book "The Mind's I."
     
 
Cherry 2000
Year(s): 1987
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.4 (SD=1.6, 5 votes)  
Relevance: 3.5 (SD=2.1, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=2.3, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man tries to replace his inoperative android wife, Cherry model 2000.
     
 
Making Mr. Right
Year(s): 1987
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, AI, Social Cognition, Psychology
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An android finds more success building meaningful interpersonal relationships than the reclusive scientist who developed him.
     
 
RoboCop
Year(s): 1987
Keywords: Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.6 (SD=1.3, 42 votes)  
Relevance: 3.7 (SD=1.6, 40 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.3 (SD=1.5, 39 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A wounded cop is transformed into a crime-fighting cyborg with a vengeance.
     
 
Deadly Friend
Year(s): 1986
Keywords: Robotics, BCI, Psychology
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A boy genius's friend Samantha is murdered by her father. The boy implants robot parts in her brain to bring her back, but she goes on a murderous rampage.
     
 
Flight of the Navigator
Year(s): 1986
Keywords: BCI, Psychology
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.2 (SD=0.8, 4 votes)  
Relevance: 2.0 (SD=0.8, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.0 (SD=0.8, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
After falling in the woods, a boy wakes up 8 years later with starcharts in his brain. A recently-crashed UFO performs a brainscan, and also extracts emotions.
     
 
Short Circuit
Year(s): 1986
Keywords: AI, Robotics, Philosophy of Mind
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.5 (SD=1.1, 32 votes)  
Relevance: 4.4 (SD=1.5, 28 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.9 (SD=1.6, 28 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A robot is electrocuted, becomes intelligent, and escapes.
     
 
D.A.R.Y.L.
Year(s): 1985
Keywords: AI, Neuroscience, Amnesia, Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.6 (SD=1.0, 5 votes)  
Relevance: 5.2 (SD=0.8, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=1.9, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A "child" without a memory had been programmed by the government.
     
 
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
Year(s): 1985
Keywords: Memory, Virtual Reality
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The mind of a computer programmer is removed by a totalitarian government and accidentally trapped in a virtual reality simulation.
     
 
Real Genious
Year(s): 1985
Keywords: Intelligence, Psychology, Social Cognition
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.4 (SD=1.2, 10 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=0.9, 10 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.8 (SD=1.2, 10 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Teenage geniouses are fooled into developing a weapon for the government in this quirky comedy. Also explores themes of social isolation and academic pressure.
     
 
Virtuosity
Year(s): 1985
Keywords: AI, Robotics, Virtual Reality
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.0 (SD=1.7, 8 votes)  
Relevance: 5.1 (SD=1.1, 7 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.7 (SD=1.7, 7 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A dangerous virtual serial killer, used for training cops, escapes into the real world.
     
 
Weird Science
Year(s): 1985
Keywords: Robotics, AI, Intelligence
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.5 (SD=1.4, 19 votes)  
Relevance: 3.9 (SD=1.9, 16 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=2.3, 16 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Socially-challenged nerds conspire to create the perfect synthetic woman.
     
 
Dreamscape
Year(s): 1984
Keywords: Neuroscience, Dreams
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.7 (SD=0.9, 6 votes)  
Relevance: 6.2 (SD=0.7, 6 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=0.9, 7 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Through the help of modern technology, psychics are entering people's dreams.
     
 
Electric Dreams
Year(s): 1984
Keywords: AI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.8 (SD=1.3, 4 votes)  
Relevance: 5.5 (SD=1.1, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.8 (SD=0.8, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man's PC accidentally becomes intelligent, and they both fall in love with their neighbor.
     
 
Runaway
Year(s): 1984
Keywords: Robotics, AI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 3.0 (SD=1.0, 2 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Killer robots on the loose! Help us, Tom Selleck!
     
 
Terminator, The
Year(s): 1984
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.2 (SD=1.2, 53 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=1.1, 48 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.4 (SD=1.3, 47 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A "Terminator" from the future attempts to kill the mother of humanity's leader against the evil robots.
     
 
Brainstorm
Year(s): 1983
Keywords: Perception, Memory, Neuroscience, BCI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.3 (SD=0.8, 10 votes)  
Relevance: 6.8 (SD=0.5, 8 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.6 (SD=0.9, 8 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Experiences are recorded from the brain. The recording of someone dying turns out to be dangerous.
     
 
Brainwaves
Year(s): 1983
Keywords: Perception, Memory, Neuroscience, BCI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
To regain consciousness, a comatose patient is stimulated with the neural activity of a dying brain.
     
 
Koyaanisqatsi
Year(s): 1983
Keywords: Situated Cognition
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.2 (SD=1.4, 19 votes)  
Relevance: 4.9 (SD=2.0, 16 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.2 (SD=1.9, 16 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A collection of breathtaking video clips depicting impact and ubiquity of technology.
     
 
Man with Two Brains, The
Year(s): 1983
Keywords: Neuroscience
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.0 (SD=1.7, 11 votes)  
Relevance: 2.9 (SD=0.8, 10 votes)  
Accuracy: 1.7 (SD=0.6, 10 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
After a scientist's "devil woman" wife dies, he replaces her brain with one from the lab, that he'd fallen in love with.
     
 
Videodrome
Year(s): 1983
Keywords: Perception, Neuroscience, BCI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.3 (SD=1.0, 14 votes)  
Relevance: 4.7 (SD=0.8, 11 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.4 (SD=1.3, 10 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A TV show causes brain damage.
     
 
WarGames
Year(s): 1983
Keywords: AI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.4 (SD=1.1, 30 votes)  
Relevance: 4.4 (SD=1.1, 29 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.9 (SD=1.4, 29 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A young hacker breaks into an intelligent military system. He thinks he's playing a video game, but actually brings the world to the brink of World War III.
     
 
Blade Runner
Year(s): 1982
Keywords: AI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.6 (SD=0.6, 85 votes)  
Relevance: 5.8 (SD=1.3, 81 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=1.3, 79 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Artificially-created humans are running from the law.
     
 
Firefox
Year(s): 1982
Keywords: Neuroscience, BCI
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.2 (SD=0.7, 8 votes)  
Relevance: 3.6 (SD=1.4, 8 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.9 (SD=0.8, 8 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Clint Eastwood tries to steal a Soviet jet-fighter controlled by a "neuralink."
     
 
Tron
Year(s): 1982
Keywords: AI, Virtual Reality
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.4 (SD=1.2, 32 votes)  
Relevance: 3.8 (SD=1.6, 31 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=1.6, 30 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A hacker is abducted into a computer game, where he teams-up with a Security program to destroy the Master Controller.
     
 
Heartbeeps
Year(s): 1981
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Two robots, hired for household help, fall in love and elope.
     
 
My Dinner with Andre
Year(s): 1981
Keywords: Psychology, Situated Cognition, Social Cognition
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 2.7 (SD=2.4, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 2.7 (SD=2.4, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.3 (SD=1.9, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Is it most human to be viscerally aware of non-human nature (the forest, the weather), or most human to be embedded in human institutions and technology?
     
 
Scanners
Year(s): 1981
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, Psychology, Drugs
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.7 (SD=1.2, 7 votes)  
Relevance: 4.2 (SD=1.0, 5 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 5 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An underworld of Scanners (with psychic and telekinetic powers) are attempting world domination. A rogue Scanner tries to bring them down.
     
 
Altered States
Year(s): 1980
Keywords: Drugs, Neuroscience
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 5.1 (SD=1.4, 29 votes)  
Relevance: 4.4 (SD=1.6, 25 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.7 (SD=1.5, 24 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A scientist gets carried away while investigating consciousness using hallucinogenic drugs.
     
 
Lathe of Heaven, The
Year(s): 1980
Keywords: Dreams, Psychology
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 4.6 (SD=1.4, 5 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=1.7, 4 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=1.2, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A man whose dreams change reality comes under the care of a psychiatrist who tries to use his gift towards specific ends.
     
 
Being There
Year(s): 1979
Keywords: Intelligence, Situated Cognition, Social Cognition, Language
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 6.7 (SD=0.5, 6 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=1.3, 5 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.5 (SD=1.1, 4 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Mentally limited gardener is perceived as an individual with deep political insight, when his thoughts are applied in the context of economics and society.
     
 
Brain Machine, The
Year(s): 1977
Keywords: Memory, Psychology
       
Category: User Ratings Rate this movie  
Quality: 3.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Several people volunteer for a scientific experiment about mind-reading and memory, but the experiment goes horribly wrong.
     
 
Demon Seed
Year(s): 1977
Keywords: AI
       
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Quality: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 1.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
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Artificial intelligence gets out of control, and rapes the inventor's wife.
     
 
Heroes
Year(s): 1977
Keywords: Amnesia, Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
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A Vietnam war veteran with lacunar amnesia escapes a New York mental ward and goes on a cross-country journey to find his old unit.
     
 
That Obscure Object of Desire
Year(s): 1977
Keywords: Perception, Psychology
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=0.8, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 3.5 (SD=0.5, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A surrealistic exploration of the psychology of obsession. Two actresses play one leading female role, making this an interesting example of change blindness.
     
 
Futureworld
Year(s): 1976
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
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Quality: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Sequel to Westworld. Has the Delos corporation (which gives theme park visitors the opportunity to live out fantasies with robots) cleaned up its act?
     
 
Stepford Wives, The
Year(s): 1975 (2004)
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
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Quality: 4.7 (SD=0.9, 29 votes)  
Relevance: 4.8 (SD=1.0, 28 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.1 (SD=1.0, 28 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Wives in Stepford, CT are being replaced by more obedient robots.
     
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Year(s): 1975
Keywords: Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 6.5 (SD=0.8, 87 votes)  
Relevance: 5.9 (SD=1.2, 79 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.9 (SD=1.1, 78 votes)  
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A healthy man finds his way into a mental institution, where he shakes things up.
     
 
Dark Star
Year(s): 1974
Keywords: AI
       
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Quality: 5.2 (SD=1.1, 6 votes)  
Relevance: 4.8 (SD=1.1, 6 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=1.6, 6 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
An advanced bomb thinks it's God, despite the main computer's attempts at dissuading it.
     
 
Terminal Man, The
Year(s): 1974
Keywords: Neuroscience, BCI
       
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Quality: 3.0 (SD=2.4, 4 votes)  
Relevance: 5.7 (SD=0.9, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.3 (SD=2.1, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Behavior modification via electronic brain implants.
     
 
Young Frankenstein
Year(s): 1974
Keywords: Neuroscience, AI
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=1.7, 35 votes)  
Relevance: 3.6 (SD=1.5, 31 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.6 (SD=1.5, 31 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Dr. Victor Frankenstein's grandson repeats the reanimation experiments, with comedic twists.
     
 
Zardoz
Year(s): 1974
Keywords: AI, Intelligence, Social Cognition, Memory
       
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Quality: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Accuracy: 7.0 (SD=0.0, 2 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The memories and intelligence belonging to the remnants of humanity are stored in the eternal tabernacle, which won't let them die.
     
 
Planète Sauvage, La (Fantastic Planet)
Year(s): 1973
Keywords: Neuroscience, BCI
       
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Quality: 6.3 (SD=0.6, 17 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=1.4, 14 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.8 (SD=1.5, 13 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A domesticated Om escapes from gigantic Draags with headphones that allow information to be put directly in the brain.
     
 
Sleeper
Year(s): 1973
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
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Quality: 5.1 (SD=1.9, 15 votes)  
Relevance: 3.6 (SD=1.9, 14 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.2 (SD=2.0, 13 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Woody Allen and robots.
     
 
Welt am Draht (World on a Wire)
Year(s): 1973
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Dreams, Philosophy of Mind, AI
       
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Quality: 6.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relevance: 5.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=0.0, 1 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
The technology and morality of interacting with intelligent beings in virtual worlds. The possibility that our world is itself simulated.
     
 
Westworld
Year(s): 1973
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
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Quality: 4.9 (SD=1.0, 15 votes)  
Relevance: 4.3 (SD=0.9, 15 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.1 (SD=0.9, 15 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Robot gun-slingers gone awry.
     
 
Solaris
Year(s): 1972 (2002)
Keywords: Intelligence, Philosophy of Mind
       
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Quality: 6.7 (SD=0.6, 25 votes)  
Relevance: 5.8 (SD=1.1, 22 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=1.5, 21 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A baffling alien intelligence has been discovered.
     
 
Brain of Blood
Year(s): 1972
Keywords: Neuroscience, Philosophy of Mind, Psychology
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A brain-transplant surgery, which would save the benevolent ruler of Kalid, gets botched and the brain ends up in the wrong body.
     
 
Silent Running
Year(s): 1972
Keywords: AI, Robotics
       
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Quality: 5.9 (SD=1.3, 12 votes)  
Relevance: 5.8 (SD=1.1, 12 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.2 (SD=1.2, 13 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Space botanist accompanied by robots contemplates life.
     
 
Thing with Two Heads, The
Year(s): 1972
Keywords: Neuroscience, Psychology, Social Cognition
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
To cheat death, a racist rich guy devises a plan to transplant his head, but the only available candidate is a black man from death row.
     
 
Clockwork Orange, A
Year(s): 1971
Keywords: Psychology
       
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Quality: 6.6 (SD=0.9, 79 votes)  
Relevance: 5.6 (SD=1.2, 73 votes)  
Accuracy: 5.0 (SD=1.2, 66 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A hooligan is given aversion therapy that alienates him from society.
     
 
THX 1138
Year(s): 1971
Keywords: Drugs, Neuroscience
       
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Quality: 5.2 (SD=0.8, 22 votes)  
Relevance: 4.8 (SD=0.7, 15 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.4 (SD=0.9, 15 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A future society has outlawed sex, while drugs are used to control the populace.
     
 
Colossus: The Forbin Project
Year(s): 1970
Keywords: AI
       
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Quality: 5.1 (SD=0.8, 10 votes)  
Relevance: 5.4 (SD=1.1, 10 votes)  
Accuracy: 3.6 (SD=1.5, 10 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A intelligent computer is built to control the nation's nuclear arsenal.
     
 
Topo, El
Year(s): 1970
Keywords: Philosophy of Mind, Perception
       
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Quality: 6.2 (SD=0.7, 5 votes)  
Relevance: 4.8 (SD=1.5, 5 votes)  
Accuracy: 4.0 (SD=1.1, 5 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
A cult classic in the truest sense, El Topo is a surrealistic journey toward psychological liberation from one's demons and achieving a "higher" understanding.
     
 
Wild Child, The
Year(s): 1970
Keywords: Intelligence, Psychology, Language, Clinical Cases
       
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Quality: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relevance: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Accuracy: 0.0 (SD=0.0, 0 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
Based on a true story, the movie deals with attempts at educating a feral child, found in the wood at the age of 12, in hope that he can acquire language.
     
 
Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The
Year(s): 1969
Keywords: Memory, Intelligence
       
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Quality: 3.3 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relevance: 3.3 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Accuracy: 2.7 (SD=0.5, 3 votes)  
Relationship to Cognitive Science:
When trying to repair a computer, Dexter (18-year-old Kurt Russell) suffers an electric shock that imbues him with the computer's abilities.