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
Yes
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Kaizokuokubey
It is emotionally manipuative, especially twoards Mike who It attempts to convince is a maniac.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
42
No
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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
41
No
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MariaClocktower
A key point of the film is manipulation, while many characters seem unable to believe said manipulation is occurring
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
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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.
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.
Video Game Report
Yes
17
No
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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
17
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Netflix • 2019 Report
Yes
16
No
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Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
16
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Book Report
Yes
15
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Nina_time
Vriska gaslights Tavros in several occasions.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
15
No
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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.
Yes
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Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
14
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Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
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Netflix • 2016 Report
Yes
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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
Yes
13
No
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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
13
No
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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.
Movie Report
Yes
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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.
Podcast • 2014 Report
Yes
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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.
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
Yes
10
No
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Nazetel
Manipulation happens often throughout the series.
Yes
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Truedegenerate
Piper and Alex have an emotionally abusive relationship, there are also many others.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
9
No
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bencetaurins
a husband ridicules his wife for her supposed crazytalk even though he knows shes telling the truth
Netflix Report
Yes
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No
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BluebellsBestFriend
In Time's Arrow, a lot of that comes from Beatrice's father.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
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Jadespade
The characters are gaslighted in Chapter 6 as they question whether their memories are real or not.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
8
No
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KittyKate
The main character is gaslighted throughout the movie, though it is never specifically addressed or noted that that is what was happening. It's a subtle but major point of her development and seems to have been looked over by a lot of viewers.
Video Game Report
Yes
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TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
8
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TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
8
No
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Movie Report
Yes
7
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Wackd
Lady Bird has sex with a man who's told her he's a virgin. After they have sex, he denies having ever said this.