Movie Suggestions By Personality Type

There are millions of movie options across modern streaming services, and it can feel monotonous to scroll endlessly, searching for a movie you might enjoy.

We have a few suggestions to help narrow your choices for a night at home. By knowing your personality type, you can find a movie that fits with your personality type’s natural preferences, which can help you spend less time making up your mind about a movie and more time actually watching it.

Understanding DISC

At Crystal, we use a framework called DISC to help people better understand themselves. DISC classifies personalities into a few categories we refer to as D (dominance), I (influence), S (steadiness), and C (conscientiousness). 

By categorizing personalities in this way, we can easily learn more about ourselves and what we naturally tend to like. For example, a warm, peace-seeking S-type (supportive and people-oriented) is less likely to enjoy a movie that involves intense, adrenaline-inducing situations, than a high-energy, competitive D-type. To read more about DISC types, visit our Personality Hub.

Quick Tip: If you’re reading and wondering what your DISC type might be, look no further than Crystal's free personality test.

D-types

Architects (Dc), Captains (D), Drivers (Di), Initiators (DI)

High-energy, intense D-types are likely to enjoy thrilling action movies that give them a chance to experience an adrenaline rush from their own homes. Busy movies that require the audience to be present throughout, leaving them on the edge of their seats are likely to energize D-type personalities most.

Here are a few movie ideas for D-types:

Panic Room (2002)

When they become trapped in their house’s panic room while hiding from intruders, a woman (Jodie Foster) must figure out a way to get herself and her diabetic daughter (Kristen Stewart) to safety.

The Invisible Man (2020)

After her abusive boyfriend is pronounced dead, a woman (Elizabeth Moss) believes he has created a way to be invisible and is stalking her.

Dunkirk (2017)

Based on the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940, Dunkirk follows soldiers during the battle as they try to stay alive until boats can evacuate them.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the IMF join forces with the CIA to help prevent a major terrorist disaster.

I-types

Influencers (Id), Motivators (I), Encouragers (Is), Harmonizers (IS)

Optimistic, fun-loving I-types may enjoy watching lighthearted and funny movies that allow them to get to know characters and experience an interesting adventure throughout the film. Exciting, comedic movies are likely to connect most with I-type personalities. 

Here are a few movie ideas for I-types:

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

An FBI agent (Tom Hanks) pursues a skilled young con-artist (Leonardo Dicaprio) who always seems to be one step ahead of him.

The Princess Bride (1987)

Based on the novel of the same name, The Princess Bride is a comedic fairy tale about a young farmhand who must go on a quest to rescue his true love from a forced marriage.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The story follows a notable concierge and his trusted lobby boy on an adventure that erupts when one of the hotel’s wealthy clients dies.

Knives Out (2019)

A whodunit mystery about the mysterious death of a wealthy writer, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), and the detective (Daniel Craig) who searches for answers about the killer, relying on Harlan’s nurse and friend (Ana de Armas) for insight into the Thrombey family.

S-types

Counselors (Si), Supporters (S), Planners (Sc), Stabilizers (SC)

People-oriented, sympathetic S-types are likely to appreciate heartwarming movies that allow them to connect with characters and feel uplifted by the end of the movie. Character-driven, touching movies are likely to resonate most with S-types. 

Here are a few movie ideas for S-types:

Little Women (2019)

Based on the book of the same name, Little Women is a coming of age movie that follows four sisters in the 19th century through their lives and relationships.

Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump follows a man (Tom Hanks) with a kind heart but low IQ as he grows up, unknowingly affects major historical moments, and looks to reconnect with his childhood sweetheart. 

Moonstruck (1987)

A widowed Italian-American (Cher) in New York City becomes engaged to her dull boyfriend but soon finds herself falling in love with his younger brother (Nicholas Cage).

The Sound of Music (1965)

Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family singers, a young postulant (Julie Andrews), sent to care for the children of a retired naval captain (Christopher Plummer), brings love and music into the family during a politically-tense time.

C-types

Editors (Cs), Analysts (C), Skeptics (Cd), Questioners (CD)

Deep-thinking, logical C-types may enjoy thought-provoking movies that give them a problem to solve along the way. Films with an element of mystery or science fiction are likely to connect with and excite C-type personalities the most. 

Here are a few movie ideas for C-types:

Momento (2000)

A man (Guy Pearce) is determined to find the man who beat him and killed his wife, but the short-term memory loss he sustained in the attack means he can only track information using tattoos and polaroids.

Arrival (2016)

Based on the short story “Story of Your Life,” by Ted Chiang, Arrival follows a linguist (Amy Adams) as she is tasked with studying the language of new, alien-like creatures, which leads her to learn more than she anticipated.

Ex Machina

A programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) wins a trip to meet his company’s CEO (Oscar Isaac) at his private estate, but becomes part of a test to assess the abilities of a humanlike robot (Alicia Vikander).

The Prestige

Two rival magicians in 19th century London (Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman) try to out-do each other, until one of them creates a teleportation act, leaving the other to desperately seek answers about how it can be done.

Find Movies for You

No matter what your personal taste is in movies, there’s one here for you. While personality is a fun way to find movies you might be more prone to like, you can always try branching out and watching a few from another category if you’re interested. 

Learn more about your personality type by taking our free DISC assessment.

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