[[folder:Psychic Assaults]]
* Hero on villain example: In ''Film/TheCrow'', Eric Draven can experience the sensations and memories of others through touch. When he picks up from Officer Albrecht what his fiancee Shelly went through before she died (thirty hours of surgery and intensive care), he's staggered by it all -- though he recovers, as he's already undead and probably quite insane from a certain point of view. He also demonstrates another ability -- to transfer the things he knows through touch, which he uses to full retributive effect on the final target of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, BigBad Top Dollar, whose orders were responsible for Shelly getting raped and beaten to death, and Eric himself being gunned down. Top Dollar, who while evil is quite alive and mostly sane, proves to be unable to stand "thirty hours of pain," all in one shot...
* In ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|TheUndiscoveredCountry}}'', of all places, Spock's mind-meld with Valeris definitely comes close to this trope, and it's ''really'' uncomfortable to watch. The only saving grace being that it is made obvious Spock is almost equally affected by his actions; self inflicted Mind Rape, anyone?
** The {{Novelization}}, recognizing the implications of Spock's act, first explicitly declares a forced mind meld to fall into this category and then explains that Spock didn't force her, he mentally convinced her of the seriousness of the situation and she gave in willingly. Which, uh, doesn't explain the screaming at the end.
* ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' (1996): Captain Picard's transformation into Locutus of Borg from the episode ''The Best of Both Worlds'' seems to have left him with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything violent nightmares, paranoia, isolation and depression]]. His [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled mercy killing towards a potential Borg victim]] and his own desire for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against their species imply this. When he goes home to Earth to visit his family, he tearfully admits to how much it traumatized him, especially being forced to use his skills and knowledge as a Starfleet captain against his own people. [[JustBetweenYouAndMe His conversation with the Borg Queen]] pretty much confirms it.
** In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' (2002), Deanna Troi is literally mind raped by the villain who invades her mind when she and Riker are about to do the business. [[RecycledScript That wasn't the first time]] this happened to poor Troi. One episode of TNG features an alien passenger aboard the Enterprise mind raping the crew in the figurative sense, but he mindrapes Troi in the literal sense, and fairly graphically. The act is even flat out referred to as "a form of rape" at one point, in case anyone didn't quite get the implications..
* Of the BrownNote variety in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. [[spoiler:When Spock is fighting Khan, he briefly mind melds with him. Whether Spock just transferred his feelings of grief and rage or did something else, Khan lets go of him and stumbles around a bit before regaining his feet. It's also possible that, given Khan was attempting to physically crush his skull at the time, Spock was sharing the ''physical'' pain he was experiencing at the time]].
* Samara Morgan from ''Film/TheRing'' has a history of Mind Rape, though not always intentional. Her biological mother tried to [[spoiler:drown her shortly after giving birth because she claims Samara "told her to".]] She caused her adoptive mother terrifying visions for years and was forced to live in a barn, [[spoiler:where the horses got a taste of it and ran themselves off a cliff to get away.]] Fast forward to her killing years, where she apparently Mind Rapes her victims enough to literally scare them to death. Any witnesses get enough second-hand Mind Rape to end up as blank-staring mental patients. Lastly, the scene from ''Film/TheRingTwo'', where Samara [[spoiler:(possessing Aiden)]] mind-rapes (or perhaps [[JediMindTrick mind-tricks]]) a doctor into suicide. Oh, and her video's pretty fucked up, too.
* Repeatedly happens in ''{{Film/Scanners}}''. The movie starts with the hero ''[[PowerIncontinence accidentally]]'' doing this to somebody.
* ''Film/EventHorizon'' was full of mind rape of the rescue crew by the hellish entities that came from another dimension - [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace which is worse than what most of you would imagine as "Hell"]] - via their deepest guilt, and causing several members of the crew to go insane, with one of them ripping out his eyes, mutilating himself and vivisecting a crewmate. Another one of the crewmembers who accidentally fell into the portal and was pulled back out after a moment went temporarily insane and tried to throw himself out of an airlock, telling the rest of the crew that "if you had seen what I've seen, you wouldn't try to stop me."
* In ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'', there are two instances of mind rape by the protagonist/villain, Jobe. One is when he takes his girlfriend Marie into {{cyberspace}} and they try to make love; he loses control of his powers and ends up accidentally mind-raping her instead, leaving her catatonic. The second time is when Jobe, who's now both more in control of his growing powers and becoming more villainous, psychically unleashes a "Lawnmower Man" inside the head of a bully, purposely rendering him catatonic as well.
* Jake does this to WesternAnimation/{{Rango}} upon meeting him causing him to go on a [[VisionQuest quest to find himself.]]
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': The backstory of Col. Stryker involves his telepathic son, Jason, mind-raping him and his wife with hallucinations so horrific that [[PsychicAssistedSuicide the wife took a power drill to her temple to get the images out]].
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Emma Frost uses her telepathy to bring out Erik's traumatic memories of being tortured by Sebastian Shaw as a child in Auschwitz.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': [[spoiler:Charles suffers this torture ''thrice'': the first is being mind-controlled by Apocalypse through Cerebro, the second is during Apocalypse's near-successful GrandTheftMe attempt, and the third is during their mental battle. The sexual assault subtext is ''blatant''; Xavier--a PrettyBoy and a mild form of {{Fanservice}}[[note]]Professor X bares more skin here than in the previous films[[/note]] who gets several downplayed FemaleGaze shots[[note]]he's a sensual subject rather than a sex object[[/note]]--is pushed down and [[ChainedToABed cuffed to a slab]] against his will before his mind, body and soul are violated, and he screams "GET OUT!!!" multiple times, which reinforces the metaphor that he's a victim who can't fight off his attacker. After Charles is freed from Apocalypse's pyramid, the latter behaves like an obsessed stalker who is desperate to possess the body of his prey. Apocalypse later beats Xavier to a pulp on the astral plane, which leaves Charles crawling and covered in blood, and his mind almost dies. There is an IHaveYouNowMyPretty vibe when Apocalypse forcibly shoves his severely injured, but still beautiful-looking captive down to the floor and gloats, "''You're mine now''." Professor X in the AlternateTimeline is thus a survivor of a brutal and violent figurative rape.]]
* In ''{{Film/Push}}'', Cassie lures her EvilCounterpart, the Triad Watcher, into getting sneak attacked by a Wiper, who wipes out her entire memory of her family and knocks her unconscious. And Cassie is supposed to be one of the heroes.
** Really any of the "Pushers" in this movie could qualify, consider how many peoples' memories they rewrite or how the actions they force people to do directly. Kira, to escape a team of Division agents [[MoreThanMindControl pushes one to think he has a brother that the other killed]]. The agent sees his partner brutally murder his "brother" and [[InstantDeathBullet shoots his partner dead]]. Even after he realized he was pushed, he still remembered growing up together with his brother and still felt the grief and shock of his death.
* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Loki uses his staff to mind control [[spoiler: Hawkeye, Erik Selvig, and a few other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents]]. Later, when [[spoiler: Hawkeye]] discusses the experience, his description has heavy shades of this.
** Loki also does a variation of this to the ComicBook/BlackWidow when she attempted to interrogate him. Using information gleaned from his thrall, he taunted her about trying to atone for all of her past crimes, capping it off with threatening to have [[spoiler: a brainwashed Clint]] [[ToThePain torture her to death before releasing him from the mind control to realize what he'd done before killing him as well]].
** Later in the sequel, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlett Witch does the same to the Avengers, implanting horrible visions in their minds, beginning with Tony Stark [[spoiler: who is well known to suffer from PTSD, having had a very public PTSD incident in IM3, and later this leads to the creation of the main villain]] and then the rest of the Team, leaving them numb, desperate and confused.
* In a deleted scene from ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', Azrael subjects Bethany to a vision of what Hell is like thanks to mankind's need to be punished. The script describes it as "ten seconds... of the most fucked up and disturbing imagery that can be crammed into 240 frames of film." Afterward, Bethany convulses uncontrollably from the mental trauma.
* [[VillainProtagonist The title character]] in ''Film/{{Tamara}}'' does this to nearly everyone she touches, but special mention goes out to what she does to Roger, forcing him to experience what it's like being BuriedAlive (in [[BodyHorror graphic detail]]), and to Keisha, exploiting her insecurity over her body by making her imagine that she's literally vomiting her guts out.
* Pitch to Jack in ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''. His power is finding out what [[IKnowWhatYouFear a person's fear is]], and he uses this to psychologically torment Jack.
* Taken to its most literal extreme in ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' with Judge Anderson, who's psychic, and Kay. Since her abilities are always on, he tries to get to her by imagining himself ''actually'' raping her. She smacks him with her gun to make him knock it off. Later, during their Battle in the Center of the Mind, he tries it again. This time, however, Anderson is ready and changes the [[GroinAttack experience somewhat.]] Not only does he reveal what she wants to know, when it's all over he's [[BringMyBrownPants pissed himself]].
-->'''Anderson:''' [[CrowningMomentofAwesome You're not the only one who can play mind games.]]
* In the ''Series/StargateSG1'' movie ''Film/TheArkOfTruth'', Daniel, Vala, and Tomin are tortured by the Priors of the Ori. The Ori appear to be chanting and using their psychic powers to reduce the good guys to weeping messes.
* In ''Film/EndOfDays'', Satan screws with Jericho by forcing him to relive the murder of his wife and child in a home invasion he wasn't there to stop.

[[folder:"Mundane" Torture]]
* In ''Film/SadieThompson'', Davidson the puritanical, zealous "reformer" does something very like this to Sadie the ex-prostitute. After "three tortured days" she cracks. She casts aside her makeup and flamboyant clothes, lets her hair hang limply, and dons a modest wool dress. She converts to Christianity and accepts that she has to go to San Francisco and serve her sentence, even after O'Hara says he can get a boat to smuggle her to Apia and freedom.
* Of all the Joker's countless acts of villainy in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', among the most ''[[KickTheDog sickening]]'' is his Mind Rape of [[spoiler:Harvey Dent]]. The twisted MonsterClown [[spoiler:approaches the hideously disfigured attorney, confined to a hospital bed and mad with grief for the death of Rachel, and proceeds to [[BreakingSpeech warp his faith in justice into nihilistic cynicism in his most emotionally vulnerable hour]]. [[TheCorrupter What little was left of Harvey Dent dies there, and in his place stands Two-Face, a vengeful and insane murderer who is as much an instrument of anarchy and chaos as the Joker himself]]]].
* In ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', Dr. Hannibal Lecter causes a fellow inmate to kill himself through sheer force of personality.
* In ''Film/DrMabuseTheGambler'', Dr. Mabuse [[MoralEventHorizon killed his own patient]] with nothing but words.
* The plot of ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' is nicely summed up by this trope; the villain protagonist is tortured mentally to the point where his ultra-violent hobbies cause him pain, to achieve a form of brainwashing that will "reform" him.
* Good Cop Bad Cop is forced to undergo this in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', when his Good Cop side is forcibly removed after failing to follow Lord Business' orders. This therefore erases any form of distractions and leaves only Bad Cop to focus purely on his boss' goals, effectively turning him into a puppet. Not only is [[ThePerfectionist Lord Business]] a ManipulativeBastard by forcing his way into his lieutenant's psyche by physically removing a part of him that was no longer required, but this form of brainwashing [[FridgeHorror leaves a lot to be suggested as to the abuse that he may have inflicted on Good Cop Bad Cop over the past 8 and a half years]].
* What essentially happens to Lawrence in ''Film/TheWolfman2010'' after his time in the asylum, poor man.
* ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'''s presentation of a woman's abusive husband slowly driving her out of her mind by making her question her own perception of reality was so iconic that this technique is now called {{Gaslighting}}.