Is someone gaslighted?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more where someone gets gaslighted.
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity (Wikipedia). It’s no fun to be watching a film only for a character to find out they’ve been lied to and/or manipulated the whole movie.
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Movie • 2019 Report
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AlmaRdgl
The main character’s boyfriend gaslights her, mostly at the start of the film, and throughout the movie there is more gaslighting when characters question things that are happening around them and are told everything is fine and normal.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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rjaxon
SPOILER: all of the barbies in barbieland are brainwashed to think they want the patriarchy, and that it’s better not to think
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
277
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acetraightupmess
Season one a kid's mother keeps being told she is crazy by the community, and in season three, a woman is repeatedly told she's imagining things by the men at her workplace and her boyfriend
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
243
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Maddy by Nate
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
237
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Egan
We watch a character hysterically explain what she's been through during the film, and another character ignores her emotional pleas and clearly blames her.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
235
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Anonymous
Main premise of the movie is a monster that only one person can see, so everyone except that person says she’s “cr*zy.” Trying to get someone to believe her is a large part of the plot
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
234
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KobiReichard
A character is frequently told she has nothing special about her and undermined and lied to about her own abilities. This is proven to be a lie with repressed memories.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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Barbie9927
The chef is really into gas lighting and degrading. He’s not the nicest guy.
Video Game Report
Yes
192
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spice_n_sugar
Dream is known for gaslighting Tommy, Tubbo & Ranboo who are all kids.
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
184
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4
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Nazetel
Scenes of manipulation or threats are quite common throughout the show
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
181
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Jadespade
In Act 2 Monika gaslights the other girls, especially Yuri, by saying that her supposed weird behavior is being exaggerated by them and that they are the ones who are being too clingy to MC.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
169
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4
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Freezer7
Yes. A large premise to the show is the intense gaslighting of one of the characters. He loses his grip on reality, and others do not believe him.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
168
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Charlie is manipulated by his first boyfriend into thinking he is crazy for thinking He ever liked him
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
167
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5
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DarkKitten26
Wednesday is gaslighted by multiple people.
Movie • 2022 Report
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163
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Not believing someone isn’t gaslighting. For this to have been gaslighting, the police would have had to know the truth about what was happening to Tess and acted like she was lying.

I would say that AJ gaslights Tess though.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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beehives
M3gan gaslights multiple characters.
Movie • 1996 Report
Yes
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selinakarter
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Sidney believes her boyfriend is the killer and he constantly tells her she is incorrect and lying. It turns out she was right the whole time.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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10
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BitbatReviewsMovies
Rocket is manipulated and gaslighted into believing he will be with the new men when they go to the new planet
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
150
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21
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Anonymous
An old man begins to lose his short term memory, and is completely unable to remember things that have just been said. When playing a game against another character, he asks for things to be repeated. This other character lies about how the game is going in order to win.

There are several times where a character is tricked/betrayed by someone they trust.
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
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BluebellsBestFriend
In Time's Arrow, a lot of that comes from Beatrice's father.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
144
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sunflowersystem
Bev's father and abusive husband gaslight her
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
141
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5
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howdywrites
Kind of. A parent insists one of the child characters is mentally ill rather than psychic and berates her that they're just dreams and nothing else
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
135
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2
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capnbrowncoat
The title character's main arc deals with coming to terms with the fact that the organisation that raised her is in fact evil, and lied to her all her life about their benevolent intentions. Much time is devoted to her overcoming the effects of this indoctrination.
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
133
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AbbyPika
Through the whole movie, there are themes of gaslighting. Not in a “controlling abusive partner way” more like “I’m gaslighting you so you don’t find out the truth” sort of way
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
131
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3
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Corellon
A character dumps their partner but denies doing so when they get back together. "That's crazy! Why would I break up with you?"
Movie • 2000 Report
Yes
129
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Jethro
This is a complicated one due to the main character being confused and unaware of who he actually is but characters in the film call him by other names and say that he hasn't actually done stuff he vividly remembers doing, all of this is ambiguous due to his deteriorating mental state
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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TFMD
There is lying and manipulation. It's not gaslighting in the typical sense of an abuser/victim dynamic where the abuser convinces the victim that they are insane.
TV Show • 2011 Report
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kiricchan
frank gaslights carl into thinking he has cancer
Podcast Report
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Roosterwhale
There is an entity that causes fear by killing and then imitating a person. The entity is capable of perfectly convincing everyone they are that person, but purposefully lets at least one or two see through the ruse so that they are tormented by how their memories do not match what seems to be reality. The entity also affects photographs, contributing to the fear of insanity and wrongness
Movie • 1980 Report
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JohnCena
Jack gaslights and starts being incredibly cruel to his wife as he looses his sanity