Disorder: Telekinesis, Psychokinesis, Telepathy, Telepathic Powers, Psychic Powers, Mind Powers, Brain Powersby Kodi-Lists | created - 24 Jun 2017 | updated - 21 Dec 2017 | Public
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1. The Power (1968)
Unrated | 108 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi
One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and how to stop them.
a man with PK powers is murdering fellow scientists at a research laboratory. It was based on the novel of the same title by Frank M. Robinson and starred George Hamilton, Michael Rennie, Suzanne Pleshette, and various familar character actors of the period. The film includes a scene showing an early example, perhaps the first, of moving a "psi wheel" using telekinesis. In the scene, the psi wheel is on a tabletop and as it spins, witnesses seated around the table watch with amazed looks on their faces as a character uses telekinesis to cause it to spin. (French title: The War of the Brains).
2. Project X (1968)
Unrated | 97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi
A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the ... See full summary »
starred Christopher George as a U.S. government agent whose mind possesses a secret that could destroy the U.S. in a secret plot by China. In an attempt to get the secret, he unleashes a major mental power and creates a "psychic tornado." Also starred Monte Markham. The film was directed by William Castle.
3. Carrie (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Votes: 157,475 | Gross: $33.80M
and its sequel and remakes
4. The Spell (1977 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror
A teenaged girl, taunted by her schoolmates because she's overweight, uses her supernatural powers to take revenge.
a high school girl played by Susan Myers who is bullied because of her being overweight (but not obese) gets revenge against her classmates by using her supernatural telekinetic powers, which her mother, played by Lelia Goldoni, also has, but not, it turns out, as powerful. Once the daughter learns from her mother that she has powers, she enjoys being special and does not want to obey her mother and join others like her. First shown on TV in the U.S. as a made-for-TV movie and was another entry in the inspired-by-Carrie (1976) movies. The cast included Lee Grant (of Damien: Omen II fame), James Olsen, and a young Helen Hunt.
5. The Initiation of Sarah (1978 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.
starred Kay Lenz as a beautiful, shy college girl who uses her telekinetic talents to get revenge against a rival sorority. A TV movie inspired by the success of 1976's Carrie. Trivia: One of the co-writers of the teleplay, Don Ingalls, also wrote the script for the classic Star Trek episodes "The Alternative Factor" (1967) and "A Private Little War" (1968) and wrote for many other 1960s and 1970s TV series.
6. The Fury (1978)
R | 118 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use his mental powers for evil.
a major studio film about young people with deadly PK powers. It starred Kirk Douglas, Andrew Stevens, and Amy Irving, the latter two the psychics and Douglas the father searching for his son played by Stevens. Features a human explosion scene by psychic powers near the end that predates the exploding head scene in Scanners (1981). Music by John Williams.
7. Jennifer (1978)
PG | 90 min | Horror
Ostracized at a snooty private school because of her rural, poor background, a scholarship student is tormented to the point where her only remaining recourse is revenge, using the only ... See full summary »
As a child, Jennifer could control snakes. Later as a teenager attending a private all-girls school, rich girls bully her, not knowing she has telekinetic powers. The cast included Lisa Pelikan as Jennifer, Bert Convy, Nina Foch as the school's head mistress, Amy Johnston, John Gavin, and Jeff Corey as Jennifer's father. Another movie inspired by Carrie.
8. The Medusa Touch (1978)
PG | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Psychological thriller about a telekinetic novelist who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.
Richard Burton played John Morlar, a man with telekinetic powers in this British film based on the novel of the same title by Peter Van Greenaway. Among his crimimal uses of TK, he caused an automobile to push his parents off a cliff as a child, an airliner to crash into a London skycraper, and a cathedral's roof to collapse on the inhabitants below. Also starred Lee Remick and Lino Ventura. Includes archival footage of Nina Kulagina shown on a TV set while a French detective (Ventura, his character on exchange in London) watches a research VHS videotape about telekinesis. That tape also shows a fictional school teacher breaking a large pane of glass outdoors in a TK demonstration for scientists. As he watches in quiet amazement, his character utters the single word "telekinesis," pronouncing it in his French accent as "tel-e-keh-neh-sis . . ."
9. Patrick (1978)
PG | 96 min | Horror
A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.
and its sequel and remake
starred Robert Thompson as an patient in a coma at a hospital who communicates with a nurse by activating an electric typewriter and who uses his PK to control others, including a nurse who wants him dead.
10. Harlequin (1980)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the ... See full summary »
an Australian produced film about a mysterious stranger (Robert Powell, who previously starred in Jesus of Nazareth) who possesses a variety of miraculous powers, including telekinesis, self levitation, pyrokinesis, healing, and who works his way into the family life of a U.S. Senator. Included in the cast were David Hemming, Carmen Duncan, and Broderick Crawford.
11. Scanners (1981)
R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.
Votes: 44,366 | Gross: $14.23M
and all its sequels
about people with deadly telepathic and telekinetic abilities. Sometimes it was hard to tell which they were using when attacking someone's brain or mind. Other incidents were clearly telekinetic based as bad guys were tossed in the air. It starred Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside, and Patrick McGoohan. Directed by David Cronenberg. There were numerous movie sequels and spin-offs:
12. Kiss Daddy Goodbye (1981)
R | 92 min | Horror
Two children who have psychic powers use them to avenge the death of their father, who was murdered by a biker gang.
a young boy and girl with TK powers reanimate their murdered father, who was killed by a motorcycle gang. The children move objects around and have their zombie-looking dead dad drive them around by car.
13. The Sender (1982)
R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A disturbed telepathic man is unable to fully control his ability to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him, or even influence reality. A female therapist tries to help him, but his mother gets in the way.
Votes: 1,333 | Gross: $1.05M
a horror film about a young anonymous male patient named "John Doe" in a mental institution who has the power to project, or "send," his nightmarish intentions, including acts of telekinesis and telepathy, into reality and the minds of others at the facility. Starred Zeljko Ivanek as the patient and Kathryn Harold as a doctor.
14. Firestarter (1984)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
Votes: 27,708 | Gross: $15.10M
and its sequel
15. The Lawnmower Man (1992)
R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.
Votes: 32,385 | Gross: $32.10M
the title character Job eventually develops mental powers including telekinesis as a result of a scientist's (actor Pierce Brosnan's) experiment. In one scene, he mentally squeezes toothpaste out of a tube in his bathroom and in another levitates a chair high into the air as Brosnan's character watches in amazement. There was a 1996 sequel with different lead actors Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace. Video title: Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War. In that, however, Job was a virtual character.
16. Scanner Cop (1994 Video)
R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory ... See full summary »
and its sequel
17. Phenomenon (1996)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Votes: 72,009 | Gross: $104.64M
and its sequel
starred John Travolta as ordinary guy George Malley who develops telekinetic powers as a result of an eventually fatal brain tumor. In the movie, he made a pen and pair of sunglasses spin, a book cover open, and wooden boards move. The film also included the original hit song "Change The World" by Eric Clapton. Also in the cast were Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker, and Richard Kiley.
18. Mindstorm (I) (2001)
R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
A psychic's investigation into the disappearance of a Senator's daughter leads her to a dangerous cult and the truth about her mysterious past.
was about TK and starred Judge Reinhold and William Zabka. Also titled Mindstorm
19. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.
Votes: 547,241 | Gross: $157.30M
and all its sequels
20. Momentum (2003 TV Movie)
R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A man with telekinetic abilities meets a group of people with similair powers.
was about good telekinetic government agents versus a groups of bad TKers and starred Louis Gossett Jr., Teri Hatcher, and Grayson McCouch, among others.
21. Sidekick (2005)
Not Rated | 87 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Mild-mannered computer consultant Norman Neale has two great loves in this cruel world: Comic books and his office's effervescent main receptionist, Andrea Hicks. Norman spends his days ... See full summary »
a corporate computer tech guy named Norman (Perry Mucci), who is also a comic book fan, tries to train a co-worker, Victor (David Ingram), who has telekinesis, to become a superhero, which at first works, but then the TKer turns to the dark side.
22. Chronicle (2012)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Votes: 232,394 | Gross: $64.58M
Three teenage boys acquire telekinetic superpowers after touching a mysterious object underground in the woods. Told with found footage and security camera elements. A sequel is in development.
23. The Echo Game (2009)
R | 78 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
A mother tries to protect her young daughter, who has psychic powers including TK, from an evil female scientist who wants to steal them. Unusual for the genre in that it includes a same-sex parent/lesbian plot element.
24. Push (2009)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.
Votes: 102,032 | Gross: $31.81M
a film with a PK plot set in Hong Kong that starred Chris Evans as a "Mover, Dakota Fanning, and others with psychic powers on the run from a secret U.S. government agency called "the Division."
25. Red Lights (2012)
R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.
Votes: 56,183 | Gross: $0.05M
A psychologist-skeptic portrayed by Sigourney Weaver and a physicist portrayed by Cillian Murphy debunk phony psychics and investigate a famous psychic making a comeback played by Robert De Niro. Includes numerous scenes of alleged telekinetic activity, including black-and-white "archival footage" of a Nina Kulagina-type telekinetic psychic. A notable movie for the genre with two Oscar-winning stars in the leads.
26. Looper (2012)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Votes: 510,322 | Gross: $66.49M
a time travel actioner about hit men whose targets are sent from the future. Two of the characters, Emily Blunt as Sara and Pierce Gagnon as Cid, have telekinetic powers. Starring as the primary characters: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Young Joe and Bruce Willis as Old Joe.
27. Parapsychology 101 (2012)
Not Rated | 71 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After losing funding for his work, paranormal researcher Dr. Alan Greer has devised a way to continue his research and experiments with dozens of willing test subjects. His plan? To become ... See full summary »
University professor Allen Greer (Joe Walz) gives his students the assignment of videorecording their attempts to learn psychokinesis and telekinesis, with eventually dangerous results. Told in a documentary style after the fact using interviews and footage of the students. Written, directed, and produced by Dan McCarthy. The cast includes Mildred Aldaya, Jc Channing, Julie Ann Dinneweth, Eric Dooley, Rosalinda Fallon, Michael Lambert, Lee Madison, Amanda Morales, Ryan Murray, Bryce Ocepek, Tom Riska, Breezy Sharp, Justin Simpson, and Cody Taft.
29. Powerplegic (2013)
Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Jeremy Moore, a computer genius, was brutally mangled by a vicious gang. The outcome of this savage act causes Jeremy to become a quadriplegic. However, unbeknownst to the young genius, he ... See full summary »
A computer genius becomes a quadriplegic after a vicious attack and uses his newfound telekinetic powers to get revenge against his attackers. Shan Agish plays the title character.
30. Modern Problems (1981)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
Votes: 4,629 | Gross: $26.15M
Chevy Chase played an air traffic controller who is exposed to nuclear waste and develops telekinesis in this comedy.
31. Zapped! (1982)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.
Votes: 5,735 | Gross: $16.90M
and sequel Zapped Again
32. Matilda (1996)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Votes: 116,057 | Gross: $33.08M
based on the children's novel of the same title by author Roald Dahl, the title child character has telekinesis. In the movie she was played by Mara Wilson. The comedy film was produced, directed, and narrated by Danny DeVito, who also acted it with his wife Rhea Perlman, the two of them playing Matilda's neglectful parents. Actress Embeth Davidtz played a kind teacher who helped Matilda.
33. 4D Man (1959)
TV-PG | 85 min | Action, Horror, Romance
A scientist discovers a formula enabling him to pass through solid surfaces, but he also rapidly ages, which forces him to kill humans in order to reverse the aging process by absorbing his victims' energies.
walks through walls; pushes a pencil, hand through a steel block.
two future Star Trek original series guest actors, Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether, star in this film about a research scientist who discovers a way to walk through walls using psychokinesis, ostensibly by speeding up the atoms in his body in space-time and slipping through. However, this caused a side effect of aging in the process. In the first minutes of the film, a pencil is successfully pushed through a block of metal. Later, accidentally, Lansing's chracter pushes his hand through, which gets painfully stuck. The film's music is 1950's jazz style and the ending title card says "The End?" after the 4D Man phases slowly through a laboratory wall escaping after being shot. There was no sequel.
34. Psychic Killer (1975)
PG | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
A former mental patient uses astral projection to destroy the people he believes have wronged him.
a film that starred Jim Hutton (father of the actor Timothy Hutton) as a prison inmate who uses psychokinetic astral projection to venture to the outside to seek revenge. Also starred Paul Burke, Julie Adams, and other familiar character actors.
35. Altered States (1980)
R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Votes: 30,133 | Gross: $19.85M
self-transmogrification; i.e., shape-shifting
36. Resurrection (1980)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy
A woman enters the afterlife briefly after a car crash that kills her husband. But she survives - and finds herself possessing strange powers.
Votes: 2,546 | Gross: $3.91M
healing; film received two acting Oscar nominations
37. Tempest (1982)
PG | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,055 | Gross: $5.01M
Included scenes of psychic weather control. It starred John Cassavetes, Gina Rowlands, and Susan Sarandon. Based loosely on Shakespeare's play.
38. Dreamscape (1984)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.
Votes: 12,933 | Gross: $11.48M
it starred Dennis Quaid as one of two medical research center operatives who could enter a patient's fantasy-filled dream and affect the person physically for good or ill in the real world.
39. Mindkiller (1987)
PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A lonely library clerk stumbles across a manuscript that he uses to develop psychic powers, which make him irresistible to women. Soon, his powers get out of control, just as they start showing up in his friends.
a shy male librarian uses a book about positive thinking to acquire psychic powers, which he uses to attract women. A horror film that starred Joe McDonald.
40. Powder (1995)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
An off the charts genius who is home schooled and shunned after his last relative dies shows the unconscious residents of his town about connection awareness and the generosity of the spirit.
Votes: 27,478 | Gross: $30.86M
profoundly white-skinned Sean Patrick Flanery played the role of Jeremy "Powder' Reed, a bald albino youth who had various psychic powers, including control over electromagnetic forces. Also starred Jeff Goldblum, Mary Steenburgen, and Lance Henriksen.
41. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Votes: 1,054,672 | Gross: $136.80M
starred Tom Hanks as a prison guard and Michael Clarke Duncan an an imate sentenced to death who has the power to heal. Set in 1999 with the majority of the story as a flashback to 1935 Louisiana. Based on the 1996 Stephen King novel. The film was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and a supporting actor nomination for Duncan.
42. Jumper (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.
Votes: 276,381 | Gross: $80.17M
the main character played by Hayden Christensen is able to teleport, or "jump," instantly using mind power. Other characters also have the same ability in this sci-fi film.
44. Touchy Feely (2013)
R | 89 min | Drama
A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's floundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch.
Votes: 3,373 | Gross: $0.04M
a dentist played by Josh Pais suddenly develops healing touch powers. His massage therapist sister, on the other hand, suddenly develops an aversion to touch. Also stars Rosemarie DeWitt and Ellen Page, the latter of X-Men fame.
45. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
R | 94 min | Comedy, War