Movies about Project MK-Ultra

Here's a list for conspiracy lovers.

These are the films that deal with sub-themes of MK-Ultra, Project Monarch, Manchurian Candidates etc. Most of these films are highly symbolic and sometimes quite blatant in their portrayal of one of CIA's darkest points in history.

If you've never heard of MK-Ultra, Project Monarch or Manchurian Candidates before, read the articles from

It's quite chilling how terrifying government sub-programs involving torture have been packaged as entertainment over the years.

Here are the sites that offer a more detailed analysis of the films in question:

(as I'm unable to comment on lists because of e-mail validation errors, I'll reply to Amanda here: nowhere did I write that MK-Ultra was just a conspiracy theory, as it's definitely a proven fact by all accounts)

  • Telefon
  • The Watcher in the Woods
  • Firestarter
  • Return to Oz
  • Labyrinth
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth
  • Closet Land
  • The Lawnmower Man
  • Raising Cain
  • Point of No Return
  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • Jason Bourne
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Hide and Seek
  • Death Proof
  • Coraline
  • The Killing Room
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • Black Swan
  • The Ward
  • Sucker Punch
  • Helter Skelter
  • Banshee Chapter
  • American Ultra
  • Spectre
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • The Neon Demon
  • Red Sparrow
  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
  • K-12