Is someone 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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Kaizokuokubey
It is emotionally manipuative, especially twoards Mike who It attempts to convince is a maniac.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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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 • 2019 Report
Yes
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MariaClocktower
A key point of the film is manipulation, while many characters seem unable to believe said manipulation is occurring
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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8BitMonkey
Arthur is gaslighted into believing things he doesn't know whether or not to believe on a regular basis.
Netflix • 2019 Report
Yes
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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.
Video Game Report
Yes
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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 Report
Yes
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salem
Shadowweaver guilts Catra into certain tasks
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
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LinLinLovesAnimals
They try to cover the truth and they cover up the truth and make those involved question everything they knew.
TV Show • 2019 Report
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Corellon
(spoilers) Crowley hits a cyclist with his car, and Aziraphale tries to magically fix her bike before she realizes it's broken. When she asks why it looks different, he re-does the fix behind her back (so as not to let on that he's immortal) and insists it had never changed even though he literally DID just change it. This really unnerves her and is still technically gaslighting even though it's very mild, and he didn't mean it maliciously.
Book Report
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Nina_time
Vriska gaslights Tavros in several occasions.
Movie • 2010 Report
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Corellon
The main character's abusive mother is a main theme in this movie. There's even an entire song dedicated to her gaslighting.
Netflix • 2016 Report
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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
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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swchristina952012
Both his mother and his personal manager manipulate Elton so that he will do what they want him to do.
Movie • 2019 Report
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Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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Movie • 2019 Report
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bencetaurins
a husband ridicules his wife for her supposed crazytalk even though he knows shes telling the truth
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series_of_unfortunate_events
Count Olaf is psychologically manipulative. Adults consistently dismiss the Baudelaires or accuse them of lying when they speak up about being abused/targeted, even when there is obvious evidence that supports their claims.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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MichaelProch
Majorly
TV Show Report
Yes
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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.
Anime • 2006 Report
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zdy1994
Misa. Amane. All I need to say.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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acoconut
Imaginary Hitler encourages Jojo to hate Jewish people. Intensity of Hitler's attempts increases over time, eventually yell-arguing with Jojo.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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crabby
the kid is trying to tell his mom what he saw Chucky do, and she tells him that he didn't see it and he's making it all up.
Netflix Report
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BluebellsBestFriend
In Time's Arrow, a lot of that comes from Beatrice's father.
Podcast • 2014 Report
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Wackd
Memories are erased from our lead characters and information is withheld based on this in a manner that is treated as comparable to gaslighting. The lead characters also gaslight minor and unimportant characters with casual disregard for their wellbeing for trivial and selfish reasons; this is played for comedy.
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Truedegenerate
Piper and Alex have an emotionally abusive relationship, there are also many others.
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
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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.
TV Show • 2018 Report
Yes
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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.
TV Show Report
Yes
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Nazetel
Scenes of manipulation or threats are quite common throughout the show
Netflix Report
Yes
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Nazetel
Someone manipulates their children to murder someone else.