James A. Conrad

Hollywood Telekinesis and Psychokinesis Movie List

Compiled by author James A. Conrad

James A. Conrad James A. Conrad Research List. In this top black section is a list of entertainment movies in which the subject of telekinesis is portrayed in storylines set 100 percent (or 99.9%) in the real world and not movies that have aliens, demons, ghosts, magic, monsters, religious gods, significant shape-shifting, witches, wizards, zombies, etc. Additions are welcome, but must be a movie and set in the real world. A second much longer list further down this pages covers ALL psychokinesis-related movies and TV shows and includes the titles listed in this upper section along with a brief synopsis/plot description. Telekinesis is the movement of matter by mental means at the micro and macro levels, while psychokinesis (the general term) applies to any of a variety of more complex mind-matter effects, including TK, but also phasing through walls, extraordinary healing, shape-shifting, etc. Know any titles not listed?

In some instances, entry inclusion relied on volunteer accuracy and tips from the public. If you feel any title does not qualify to be on any of the lists, please nominate it for removal and provide your reasons. Where there are multiple titles for a given year, the listing order is chronological by release date. This list and past versions are available in the Internet Archive. The list is intentionally displayed here as a single page with the researcher in mind to allow for quick scrolling up and down.

UPDATE: This list is now in the Public Domain and is no longer being updated. It is preserved here in its original form and wording. See the declaration at the bottom of this web page.

This top section last updated: March 20, 2022. (final)
See general list below this top black section for more information on these films, including links.
Telekinesis movies — Drama / Action — Real world setting
1912: Entente Cordiale, Max Linder, Harry Fragson, Jane Renouardt (silent film, "Cordial Agreement"; see general list below for plot). IMDb
1913: Will Power, Pearl White, Chester Barnett, Joseph Belmont (silent film, believed to be lost; see general list below for plot). IMDb
1968: The Power, George Hamilton, Michael Rennie; French title: The War of the Brains. IMDb
Project X, Christopher George, Monte Markham. IMDb
1976: Carrie, Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving, et al. IMDb
1978: The Initiation of Sarah, Kay Lenz, Robert Hays. IMDb
The Fury, Kirk Douglas, Andrew Stevens, Amy Irving. IMDb
Jennifer, Lisa Pelikan, Nina Foch, Jeff Corey. IMDb
The Medusa Touch, Richard Burton, Lee Remick. IMDb
Patrick, Robert Thompson. IMDb
Patrick Still Lives, Gianni Dei. (Italian sequel) IMDb
1981: Scanners, Michael Ironside. IMDb
1982: The Sender, Zeljko Ivanek, Kathryn Harold. IMDb
1984: Firestarter, Drew Barrymore, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott. IMDb
1991: Scanners II: The New Order, David Hewlett. IMDb
1992: Scanners III: The Takeover, Lilian Komorowska. IMDb
The Lawnmower Man, Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan. IMDb
1994: Scanner Cop, Daniel Quinn, Richard Lynch. IMDb
1995: Scanner Cop II aka Scanners: The Showdown, Daniel Quinn, Patrick Kilpatrick. IMDb
1996: Phenomenon, John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Duvall, et al. IMDb
1999: The Rage: Carrie 2, Emily Bergl, Amy Irving. IMDb
2001: Project Human Weapon aka Mindstorm, Judge Reinhold, William Zabka. IMDb
2002: Firestarter 2: Rekindled, Marguerite Moreau, Malcolm McDowell, Dennis Hopper (TV movie sequel). IMDb
Carrie, Angela Bettis, Emilie de Ravin (TV movie remake). IMDb
2003: Momentum, Louis Gossett Jr, Teri Hatcher, Grayson McCouch. IMDb
Phenomenon II, Christopher Shyer, Jill Clayburgh (made-for-TV movie). IMDb
2005: Sidekick, David Ingram, Perry Mucci. IMDb
2009: The Echo Game, Alisha Seaton, Jeannie Bolet, Melissa Lee, et al. IMDb
2009: Push, Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, et al. IMDb
2012: Chronicle, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Alex Russell, et al. IMDb
Red Lights, Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, et al. IMDb
Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Pierce Gagnon, et al. IMDb
Parapsychology 101, Joe Walz, et al; written and directed by Dan McCarthy.IMDb
Crawlspace, Amber Clayton, et al. IMDb
2013: Dark Touch, Missy Keating. IMDb
Carrie, Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore (new version again based on the Stephen King novel). IMDb
A Telekinetic Surprise in a Coffee Shop, Andrea Morales (official promo prank video for the 2013 Carrie movie). CINEMOVIE.TV
Patrick, Jackson Gallagher (remake of the 1978 film by the same producer). IMDb
Powerplegic, Shan Agish. IMDb
2014: Birdman Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, et al. IMDb
Lucy, Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked, et al. IMDb
2015: The Mind's Eye, Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos, et al. IMDb
Hardcore Henry, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Sharlto Copley, et al. IMDb
2017: Logan, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, et al. IMDb
Thelma, Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins. IMDb
2018: Psychokinesis, Ryu Seung-ryong (father), Shim Eun-kyung (daughter), et al. PK power: telekinesis. IMDb
The Darkest Minds, Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, et al. IMDb
2019: Code 8, Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell. IMDb
2020: Transference, Melissa Joy Boerger, Jeremy Ninaber. IMDb
2022: Firestarter, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Zac Efron. IMDb
  ?   :  Akira   (live action adaptation of the Japanese graphic novel; manga). IMDb  HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
  ?   :  Charles Fort  (about the early paranormal investigator, plot details unknown). IMDb  HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
  ?   :  Chronicle 2  (in development). IMDb
  ?   :  Mai, the Psychic Girl  (based on the Japanese graphic novels). IMDb
Telekinetic Comedies — Real world setting
1981: Modern Problems, Chevy Chase. IMDb
1982: Zapped !, Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Felice Schachter, Heather Thomas. IMDb
1989: Zapped Again !, Todd Eric Andrews, Linda Blair. IMDb
1991: Bedhead, Rebecca Rodriguez, David Rodriguez (short film). IMDb
1996: Matilda, Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito. IMDb
2015: American Hero, Stephen Dorff. IMDb

Psychokinesis movies — Drama / Action — Real world setting

For comparison purposes, here is a list of advanced psychokinesis related entertainment movies, again set 100 percent (or 99.9%) in the real world. The characters have greater control over matter and do things like phasing through solid objects, heal, control weather, shape-shift, etc.:

  • 1959: 4D Man, Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether (walks through walls; pushes a pencil, hand through a steel block). IMDb
  • 1975: Psychic Killer, Jim Hutton, Paul Burke, Julie Adams. IMDb
  • 1979: The Power Within, Art Hindle, Eric Braeden, David Hedison (elecrokinesis). IMDb
  • 1980: Altered States, 1980, William Hurt, Blair Brown (self-transmogrification; i.e., shape-shifting). IMDb
    Resurrection, Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shephard (healing; film received two acting Oscar nominations; there was a 1999 TV movie remake). IMDb
  • 1982: Tempest, John Cassavetes, Gina Rowlands, Susan Sarandon (weather control). IMDb
  • 1984: Dreamscape, Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert, Kate Capshaw (shape-shifting by psychics while in target's dreams; also has telekinetic object movement). IMDb
  • 1987: Mind Killer, Joe McDonald. IMDb
  • 1995: Powder, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jeff Goldblum. IMDb
  • 1999: The Green Mile, Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan (healing). IMDb
    Resurrection, Dana Delany (healing; TV movie remake of the 1980 theatrical film). IMDb
  • 2008: Jumper, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson (teleportation). IMDb
  • 2010: The Candidate, Robert Picardo, Tom Gulager, Meghan Markle (short film). IMDb
  • 2013: Touchy Feely, Josh Pais, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page. IMDb
  • 2016: Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds. IMDb
    The Healer, Oliver Jackson-Cohen (healing). IMDb
  • 2018: Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds. IMDb
  • 2020: The New Mutants, Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton (based on Marvel Comics characters). IMDb
Psychokinetic Comedies — Real world setting
  • 2009: The Men Who Stare at Goats, George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges. (U.S. military comedy). IMDb
    Super Capers, Justin Whalin, Samuel Lloyd, Ryan McPartlin, Danielle Harris, et al. IMDb
See general list below for more information on the above films.
Examples of Telekinesis Seen in Commercials
(Included for research purposes. These are not paid site advertisements and load from YouTube.)
Butterfinger 2019 - "Butterfinger Is Better Than Ever" - Telekinetic Alien :30
Disneyland Star Tours promo 2011 - "Sword In The Stone - Darth Vader Goes To Disneyland" :36
Skittles 2009 - "Mindbender" :45
Pepsi 1985 - Telekinesis 1:00
TWICE music video 2017 - "SIGNAL" (has telekinesis) 4:18

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General List — Telekinesis and Psychokinesis in Movies and Television

Last updated: March 20, 2022 (final)

Psychokinesis has a well-established existence as a psychic power in movies, television, literature, and other forms of popular culture. This is a list of movies and television series episodes that in some way mentions or depicts psychokinesis or telekinesis. The storylines include the real world, fantasy, mythology, the supernatural, ancient magic, aliens, religion, and so on. Additions are welcome. The list is on one long page so that you do not have to click back and forth between 20 to 30 pages. This web page has been periodically saved in the Internet archive, so you may want to copy the address for your records, in case this website should ever disappear from the Internet: https://jamesaconrad.com/TK/TK-movie-list.html

Movies and television
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein , Movie (1948): a spoof horror comedy, considered a classic today. In it, Bela Lugosi as Dracula could shape-shift into and back from a large flying bat at will.
  • Absolutely Anything , Movie (2015): a British comedy starring Simon Pegg as an ordinary man, who as a test of wisdom, receives the power to do absolutely anything by a small group of space aliens (voiced by the Monty Python comedy group), who will destroy Earth if he fails the test. Also stars Kate Beckinsale. The plot has similarities to H.G. Well's The Man Who Could Work Miracles and Bruce Almighty.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius , TV series (2002 - 2006): the first computer-generated animated series, based on the 2001 theatrically released animated film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, also computer generated.
    • "Sheen's Brain" (2004), an episode that had Jimmy's friend Sheen gaining vast psychokinetic abilities from an experiment gone wrong.
  • Adventures of Superman , TV series (1952 - 1958): in the 1958 color episode "The Mysterious Cube," Superman (played by George Reeves) learned how to phase through matter, in this case, walk through the wall of a thick concrete bunker.
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. See Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Akira (animated film) , Movie (1988): was a Japanese anime film based on the manga of the same title. In the movie version the character Tetsuo and Akira (although he has died by the time of the events of the film) develop telekinetic powers. Tetsuo's grow out of his control and result in the destruction of Neo-Tokyo.
  • Akira (live-action film) , Movie (2021): based on the Japanese manga (graphic novel) of the same title about a young man who possesses powerful telekinesis and is sought after by the military who want to use him and it as a weapon. Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the producers.
  • Alag , Movie (2006): a Bollywood film similar to the movie Powder about a light-skinned youth who has psychic powers. Also titled Alag: He Is Different . . . He Is Alone . . .
  • Alphas , TV series (2011 - 2012): was an American show that ran for two seasons featuring U.S. government investigators and foes with advanced human abilities, some of which were PK related. It was narrated by and starred David Strathairn as the team leader.
  • Altered States , Movie (1980): about researching sensory deprivation with unintended physical effects, such as shape-shifting, as experienced by actor William Hurt's character and unintentionally, that of actress Blair Brown. Based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky.
  • American Hero , Movie (2015): a comedy-drama with some faux documentary thrown in, about Melvin (Stephen Dorff), a guy with telekinetic powers who decides to stop partying and get his act together by fighting crime in New Orleans.
  • Angel , TV series (1999 - 2004): starred actor David Boreanaz as the title character vampire who fought on the side of good against other vampires and demons and who could shape-shift into a normal looking human. The episode "Untouched" shows Bethany Chaulk (Daisy McCrackin), a telekinetic girl whose powers were developed due the trauma of being sexually abused by her father.
  • Aquaman , Movie (2018): based on the DC Comics underwater superhero character Aquaman who also could perfom on land, played in the film by Jason Momoa. The princess character Mera (Amber Heard) has telekinetic control over liquid (hydrokinesis) and telepathic power. In one scene on land she makes the wine in racks of bottles explode outward at her pursuers.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender , TV series (2005 - 2008): An American-produced series set in an Asian fantasy world where there are "Benders" who can control the natural elements of water, earth, fire, and air.
  • The Avengers , Movie (2012): a film featuring numerous Marvel Comics superheroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, etc. Alternate titles: Marvel's The Avengers, Marvel Avengers Assemble.
    • Avengers: Age of Ultron, Movie (2015): A sequel reuniting the team of superheroes.
    • Avengers: Infinity War, Movie (2018): Another sequel, this time including Spider-Man, Black Panther, Gamora, Dr. Strange, Star-Lord, and others.
    • Avengers: Endgame, Movie (2019): Another sequel, this time including Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, and others.
  • Babylon 5 , TV series (1993 - 1998): set on a space station in the future in which Earth and humans exist and where warring factions from different planets and species often meet. Telekinetics were known as "teeks" in the series. There were also made-for-TV movies and spin-off series after the original series ended. See Babylon 5 media franchise.
    • "Mind War" (Mar 2, 1994), the sixth episode of the first season introduced the Psi Cop character Bester (Walter Koenig, best known previously as Chekov on Star Trek), who along with fellow Psi Cop Kelsey (British model-turned-actress Felicity Waterman) arrives on the station in pursuit of a rogue former Psi Cop instructor named Jason Ironheart (William Allen Young). The latter is on the run after uncovering a joint program by Earthforce and Psi Corps to create super telepaths with telekinetic abilities to be used as human weapons. Evolving as a result of being a test subject himself, Ironhart develops uncontrollable "mindquakes" so powerful they shake the space station. The last scene shows the station's resident Psi Corps-licensed commercial telepath Talia Winters (Andrea Thompson) alone in her quarters moving an old Abraham Lincoln U.S. penny across a tabletop mentally as a test to see if she has any telekinetic ability, as only one in 10,000 telepaths do. However, the episode implies that in this instance her TK power was a gift from Ironhart before he evolved into a being of light and left the station.
    • "Secrets of the Soul" (Mar 4, 1998), a season 5, episode 7 story that introduces the telepathic and telekinetic character Peter (Jack Hannibal), who is a stutterer with a gentle personality.
    • "Phoenix Rising" (Apr 1, 1998), the character Peter returns and meets his demise with other telepaths in an explosion caused by Psi Cop Bester in this season 5, episode 11 story.
  • Beautiful Creatures , Movie (2013): a teenage witch learns on her sixteenth birhday whether she will be a good witch or evil witch, a fate not of her choosing. Based on the novel of the same title by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Starred Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, and Emma Thompson.
  • Bedhead , Short film (1991): a slapstick comedy sci-fi story narrated by a young girl (Rebecca Rodriguez) whose older brother (David Rodriguez) has messy, just-awakened hair ("bedhead" hair, but more in an upraised style suggestive perhaps intentionally of the cartoon character Bart Simpson). While fighting with her brother outside, she falls backward, hits her head, and develops TK powers after regaining consciousness, which she uses in comical ways to get revenge against him. This short was a black-and-white student film by young director-writer Robert Rodriguez and stars several of his family members.
  • Believe , TV series (2013 - 2014): a 10-year-old orphan girl named Bo, played by Johnny Sequoyah (yes, a girl with a boy's name in real life) has the powers of TK and levitation and is evolving other abilities. A True Believer" is assigned to protect her.
  • Bell, Book and Candle , Movie (1958): romantic comedy starring Kim Novak as a cat-owning blonde witch in modern day (late 1950s) New York city who must choose between love or the loss of her powers. If a man makes her cry with tears of love, her powers are gone. Cast includes James Stewart as the publisher love interest, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester, and Janice Rule. Based on the stage play.
  • Bewitched , TV series (1964 - 1972): half-hour comedy about a beautiful good witch named Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) who is married to mortal Darrin Stephens (played by Dick York the first 5 seasons, then Dick Sargent for the last 3). She used good magic to produce various PK effects. The TV series inspired a 2005 theatrical film of the same title that starred Nicole Kidman and a spinoff half-hour comedy Tabitha (1977), about Samantha's grown-up daughter, played by blonde-haired Lisa Hartman, who had the powers of a witch, which included TK.
    • "A Vision of Sugar Plums" (December 24, 1964), season one, episode 15 was set at Christmas. In it, Samantha And Darrin bring home a troubled boy named Michael from an orphanage to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at their home. The boy is played by Billy Mumy (post-Twilight Zone, pre-Lost in Space). He doesn't believe in Santa Claus, so Samantha reveals she is a witch to him, magically transforms her clothing into a black gown with pointy hat and flies him and Darrin to the North Pole on her broom to meet Santa and his elves in person. Also appearing at the end of the episode is actor Bill Daly (pre-I Dream of Jeannie), who with his onscreen wife character want to adopt Michael. An excellent representative episode of the series. It was repeated as the Christmas episode the following year in 1965 and in that was included a brief new intro to frame it as a flashback episode.
  • Beyond , TV series (2017 - 2018): a young man named Holden Matthews (Burkely Duffield) wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers that he has paranormal powers, including telekinesis. The series ran two seasons.
  • Beyond Witch Mountain , Movie (1982): a sequel to the 1978 film Return from Witch Mountain, which itself was a sequel to the original Escape to Witch Mountain (1975). Two humanoid alien children with PK powers. Disney films.
  • Bible-based movies such as The Ten Commandments (1956) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977) usually include a display of divinely powered psychokinesis. See also Joshua (2002) this list.
  • Birdman , Movie (2014): an actor (played by Michael Keaton) who once starred as a film superhero called "Birdman" fantasizes himself performing telekinetic feats as he struggles to reinvent his life as a Broadway writer-director-actor. The movie won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Keaton was nominated for Best Actor and Stone, who played his daughter in the film, for Best Supporting Actress.
  • Birds of Prey , TV series (2002 - 2003): the character Black Canary had a daughter who possessed the powers of telekinesis and telepathy.
  • The Bishop's Wife , Movie (1947): A Christmas film that starred Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. Grant played an angel sent to help Niven's character a Bishop, and his wife. The only Cary Grant movie in which he portrayed a character that had superpowers. In one scene he caused a Christmas tree to become instantly decorated and in another a typewriter to type on its own.
    • The Preacher's Wife, Movie (1996): a remake that starred Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington as the angel.
  • Boardinghouse , Movie (1982): a gory, bloody horror film about a ladies' man with TK powers who rents out rooms in his home to attractive young women.
  • The Brain from Planet Arous , Movie (1957): a brain-shaped alien criminal arrives on Earth and inhabits the body of a scientist, threatening the planet and puny Earthlings with various acts of destruction using his mental powers. The movie poster shows two energy beams coming from his eyes destroying a plane in flight.
  • The Brass Bottle , Movie (1964): starred Burl Ives as the character Fakrash, a djinn, or genie, with magical powers who is released by Tony Randall's character Harold Ventimore. His human girlfriend, Sylvia Kenton, was played by Barbara Eden and this role helped her to get her own series I Dream of Jeannie.
  • Brightburn , Movie (2019): similar to the story of Superman in that a small spaceship crashes in Kansas, a male infant is inside that is retrieved and raised by a childless couple (Elizabeth Banks, David Denman) living on a farm, the child (Jackson A. Dunn) then begins to develop superpowers: levitation, heat vision, super-speed, super-strength, and invulnerability. However, unlike Superman, the child becomes evil and uses his powers for death and destruction. The film is in the genre of horror with all the good characters dead by the end of the story. Brightburn then leaves town to begin destroying the world.
  • The Brother From Another Planet , Movie (1984): a dramatic comedy that starred Black/African American actor Joe Morton as the otherwise unnamed titled character, a human-looking alien with TK and PK healing powers who crashes in New York harbor and makes his way through the city while being pursued by two White human-looking aliens who want to return him to their planet.
  • Bruce Almighty , Movie (2003): starred Jim Carrey as Bruce Nolan, a man who was given god-level PK ability for awhile, with comedic results. Also starred actor Morgan Freeman as God.
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century , TV series (1979 - 1981): several episodes featured telekinesis.
    • "The Plot to Kill a City" (October 11, 18, 1979): a two-part episode in which the character Jolen Quince, played by John Quade, was a telekinetic member of the Legion of Death, a small group of criminals. A tall, skinny alien character Varek (Anthony James) had the power to phase the matter in his body so that he could walk through walls and energy beam weapons passed through him. This two-part episode is a noteworthy milestone in the history of telekinesis entertainment because it appears to be the first time a character who is ordinary looking, even unattractive: balding, rough faced, overweight (these traits also describe the actor John Quade in real life) was featured in a storyline having the power to move objects with the mind; thus, providing an inspiration to the audience watching that telekinesis could be possessed by anyone, not just Hollywood handsome types. Several times during the episode Buck Rogers insults the TK villain character Quince by calling him "Porky," a scripted joke. He was wearing outer clothing that made him appear even larger. Also appearing in the episode were regular players Erin Gray and Tim O'Connor and guest stars Frank Gorshin, Markie Post, James Sloyan, and Nancy DeCarl.
    • "Space Vampire" (January 3, 1980): about a humanoid alien with a large head, single eyebrow, and fangs named Vorvon (Nicholas Hormann) who was visible only to his victims, whom he drained the energy from and controlled like puppets or zombies. He could make his eyes glow red and emit an energy beam from the center palm of his hand.
    • "Twiki Is Missing" (January 31, 1980): had actresses Anne-Marie Martin, Bebe Louie and Eugenia Wright as the Omniguard, a trio of women with PK powers.
    • "Journey to Oasis" (January 22, 1981): a two-hour episode that had a blue-skinned, genetically engineered imp named Odee-x, played by actor Felix Silla, who was also the short-heighted body actor for the robot Twiki. Odee-x used telekinesis sometims for serious purposes and other times for mischievous pranks, shooting energy beams from his eyes. When the series went into syndication, this became a two-part episode.
    • "Shgoratchx!" (March 19, 1981): featured seven eccentric and amorous Zirdonians, dwarfish humanoids who could "on-think" to activate or repair devices, or "off-think" to switch off or remove things (in one memorable scene, the Zirdonians try to off-think Colonel Deering's uniform.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer , TV series (1997 - 2003): Numerous characters and beings that possessed PK talents, including shapeshifting vampires, demons, and witches. See List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters. The series was based on the 1992 film of the same title.
  • Cameron's Closet , Movie (1988): It was about a young boy with telekinetic powers that increased enough to open a gateway in which a demon entered, living in his closet.
  • The Candidate , Short film (2010): An employee of a company makes contact with a secret society that has had success in wishing people dead. Starred Robert Picardo, Tom Gulager and Meghan Markle. Duration: 19 minutes.
  • Candid Camera , TV series (1991 - 1992). During this first-run syndicated version of the famous TV series hosted by comedian Dom DeLuise and actress Eva LaRue as co-host, one episode featured a segment involving a woman seated at a conference table in a room with a guest subject. The woman pretended to have a headache and while rubbing her fingers on the sides of her head an ash tray moved down the length of the table to the astonishment of the guest subject and amusement of the television audience who were in on the joke.
  • Captain Marvel , Movie (2019): based on the female Marvel Comics character (there have also been male versions of the character), it stars Brie Larson as a superhero warrior whose DNA was fused with that of an alien race. Now back on Earth, her powers include super strength and the ability to manipulate and emit energy.
  • Carrie , Movie (1976): based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Actress Sissy Spacek portrayed a troubled high school student with telekinetic powers. Director Brian de Palma noted that the film is "basically about adolescent trauma. Her telekinesis is an extension of her anger." Sissy Spacek was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal. Co-star Piper Laurie was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
    • Carrie, Movie (2002): a TV movie remake that starred Angela Bettis and Emilie de Ravin.
    • The Rage: Carrie 2, Movie (1999): a theatrically released sequel to the original 1976 film that starred Emily Bergl as a telekinetic teen relative of the original Carrie.
    • Carrie: The Musical, Stage play (various, 1988 - 2015): first produced in 1988 with a run on Broadway. A new version titled Carrie began an Off Broadway run on March 1, 2012.
    • Carrie, Movie (2013): a new version again based on the Stephen King novel with Chloe Moretz in the title role and Julianne Moore as her mother. An official promotional short prank video was released before the movie came out that was a hit on YouTube titled "A Telekinetic Surprise in a Coffee Shop". It starred Andrea Morales and was produced by the advertising agency Thinkmodo.
    • See also Walk the Prank (Disney prank series) this list.
  • The Cat From Outer Space , Movie (1978): tech-assisted telekinesis (levitation) via the Cat's collar, who was an alien in this Disney comedy.
  • Charles Fort , Movie (in development). Based on the early twentieth century investigator of reports of the paranormal, including levitation. Plot details unknown.
  • Charmed , TV series (1998 - 2006): Magical PK was featured frequently throughout the series by numerous good and evil characters: witches, warlocks, demons and other magical and godly beings. Every episode had some form of PK in it, even the opening credits sequence. Starred Shannen Doherty as Prue Haliwell (telekinetic), Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell (freeze objects in place & cause objects to explode), Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell (premonitions, levitation), and Rose McGowan as long-lost half sister, Paige Matthews (telekinetic orbing).
    • Charmed, TV series (2018 - present): a remake in a college setting starring Madeleine Mantock (telekinetic character), Melonie Diaz (time freezer, a lesbian), and Sarah Jeffery (mind reader).
  • Children of the Damned , Movie (1964): mysterious children with mysterious powers, including telekinesis.
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. See Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Christmas-themed movies usually have a miracle of some kind or feature Santa Claus performing PK, such as teleporting. Note: the Wikipedia List of Christmas Films (linked here) is not complete.
  • Chronicle , Movie (2012): three teenage boys acquire telekinetic superpowers after touching a mysterious object underground in the woods. Told with found footage and security camera elements. A sequel is in development.
  • Code 8 , Movie (2019): in Lincoln City, 4% of the population are called "Specials," people who possess special powers, such as electrokinesis, telekinesis, cryokinesis, super strength, shapeshifting, and healing. Most live in poverty and are discriminated against for being different or turning to crime to make a living. One man, an "electric" named Connor (Robbie Amell) needs money to help his ailing mother (Kari Matchett), who has freezing powers, so he joins a criminal gang of Specials led by Garrett (Stephen Amell), a telekinetic. The police use drones that drop down "Guardian" robots with machine guns to go after the gang. It is a felony to use one's powers to commit a crime. "Code 8" is police terminology for a crisis situation involving a Special. This movie is based on a 2016 short film with the same title that was made to promote investment in the full feature. Both the short film and feature have high production values with excellent visual effects.
  • Code Lyoko , French animated TV series (2003 - 2007): the character Yumi Ishiyama had the power of telekinesis in the virtual world of Lyoko.
  • The Colossus of New York , Movie (1958): a brilliant scientist (played by The Wild Wild West's Ross Martin) dies in a traffic accident and his scientist father transfers his brain into a tall and bulky humanoid robot with glowing white eyes. After a year of being kept hidden and helping solve science problems, he begins to lose his mind and goes on a killing rampage developing along the way the power to disintegrate people with energy rays emitted from his eyes. He encounters his young son finally and talking to him, he regains his former self momentarily and tells his boy sadly to save the world he must shut down his robot body. It is unclear if the deadly light rays are solely the result of the implanted brain or the brain in combination with the robot's circuitry. The film is also notable because it was written by future famous American parapsychologist Thelma Moss, then known by her maiden name Thelma Schnee
  • Conan the Barbarian , Movie (1982): a wizard character played by Japanese-American actor Mako had telekinetic abilities. His character also narrated the film. A sequel, Conan the Destroyer (1984), also featured the wizard character.
  • Creepers. See Phenomena.
  • The Covenant , Movie (2006): about powerful teenage descendants of a 17th-century coven of Witches. Starred Steven Strait, Taylor Kitsch, Toby Hemingway, Chace Crawford, Sebastian Stan, Laura Ramsey, and Jessica Lucas.
  • The Craft , Movie (1996): four girls delve into the occult and acquire access to supernatural powers. In one scene, one of them levitates upward from a lying-on-her-back position on the floor. The girls were played by Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True. Tunney's character Sarah Bailey specifically has TK powers.
    • The Craft: Legacy Movie (2020), a sequel that retells elements of the original story, about four high-school girls who practice witchcaft. As in the original, one of them, Lily Schechner (played by Cailee Spaeny) naturally has TK powers. David Duchovny of X-Files fame is also in the cast. Alternate title: Blumhouse's The Craft: Legacy.
  • Crawlspace , Movie (2012): a military team is sent to rescue scientists at a secret U.S.-Australian research base in Australia where experiments, now out of control, were being conducted successfully on subjects to give them psychic powers, especially the ability to induce telepathic hallucinations. One of the escaped patients at the facility, Eve (Amber Clayton), uses a combination of telepathy and PK to explode a scientist's head near the film's conclusion.
  • Danny Phantom , animated TV series (2004 - 2007): the main character battles many ghosts with several Psychic abilities, including telekinesis.
  • Darby O'Gill and the Little People , Movie (1959): a Disney fantasy with musical elements about an elderly Irishman (Albert Sharpe in the title role) and his encounters with tiny-sized leprechauns, who have magical powers, including telekinesis. In one scene, TK is used to fly a fiddle through the air to Darby to play. The cast also includes Sean Connery, Janet Munro, and Jimmy O'Dea as the King of the leprechauns.
  • Dark City , Movie (1998): a human with PK is being chased by mysterious aliens, who also have PK.
  • The Darkest Minds , Movie (2018): children develop various psychic powers, including telekinesis, and are pursued by the government. Based on the young adult novel by Alexandra Bracken. The cast includes Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie.
  • Dark Phoenix, Movie (2019): See X-Men (film series).
  • Dark Touch , Movie (2013): an emotional 11-year-old girl in Ireland who survived the murder of her abusive parents is taken in by another family. Killings continue wherever she goes and it turns out she's the one doing it by manifesting dark subconscious feelings through acts of telekinesis and pyrokinesis, something she only realizes later in the story. Missy Keating plays the young girl named Niamh.
  • Deadpool , Movie (2016): based on the Marvel Comics character. Ryan Reynolds stars as a mercenary who has super-healing abilities. The story takes place in the X-Men universe and includes appearances by some X-Men members, such as Colossus.
    • Deadpool 2, Movie (2018): a sequel again starring Ryan Reynolds. Actress Zazie Beetz appears as Domino, a mutant with telekinetic powers.
  • Dracula Untold , Movie (2014): another period screen retelling of the classic vampire story, this one boosted by spectacular CGI (computer generated imagery), such as Dracula's demonic-sourced PK ability to transform himself into thousands of flying bats that can swoop down and destroy an entire army. The cast includes Luke Evans in the title role and Sarah Gadon as his wife.
  • Dreamscape , Movie (1984): it stars Dennis Quaid as one of two medical research center operatives who can telepathically project themselves into a patient's nightmarish dream and affect the person physically for good or ill in the real world, either by helping them overcome their fear or by scaring them to death (one of the psychics it turns out is evil). While in the dreamscape, the psychics can perform virtual PK shape-shifting of themselves or their targets. Quaid's character can also perform low-level TK and uses PK to win at gambling. The plot evolves into a sinister plan to kill the U.S. President, who arrives at the center for treatment for his nightmares. The hero (Quaid) comes to his rescue, aided by colleagues at the center. Also in the film are actors Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer (center's bad guy), Eddie Albert (as the U.S. President), Kate Capshaw, David Patrick Kelly (as a rival bad-guy psychic), and George Wendt. The film was noted at the time for its surrealistic landscapes and sets while in the deamscape, which were actually constructed, unlike today's computer-generated imagery.
  • Doctor Strange , Movie (2016): based on the Marvel Comics character, about a neurosurgeon named Stephen Vincent Strange, or Doctor Strange, who acquires control over magical powers. Benedict Cumberbatch played him in this 2016 theatrical film and Peter Hooten portrayed the role in an earlier 1978 TV movie titled Dr. Strange, which was a pilot movie for a proposed series that never happened due to low ratings.
  • Doctor Who , TV series (various; 1963 - present):
    • "The Empty Child" (2005): a small boy who has been brought back to life by "nanogenes" has the power to close a door, make phone calls and set clockwork toys working with his mind.
  • The Echo Game , Movie (2009): A mother tries to protect her young daughter, who has psychic powers including TK, from an evil female scientist who wants to steal them. Unusual for the genre in that it includes a same-sex parent/lesbian plot element.
  • Electra Woman and Dyna Girl , TV series (1976): a segment of the 1976 - 1978 Saturday morning children's series The Kroft Supershow. Sixteen episodes were produced. It was about two crime-fighting female superheroes, Electra Woman (Deidre Hall) and her younger sidekick Dyna Girl (Judy Strangis), who fought villains using advanced technology. A male scientist (Norman Alden) assisted them at their underground "Electrabase." Although the two didn't have PK powers, some of the guest villains did, such as teleportation.
  • Elfen Lied , TV series (2004): mutated humans known as "diclonius" manifest telekinetic powers in the form of long, translucent 'arms' in this Japanese animated show that ran for 13 episodes.
  • Emergence , TV series (2019 - present). A mysterious young girl who names herself Piper (Alexa Swinton) is taken in and protected by the local female Chief of Police in a New York town after finding her at the scene of a nighttime small plane crash on a beach, the lone survivor. The girl displays various telekinetic powers as she is hunted by others who want her and know who and what she is, which is apparently an android with artificial intelligence (AI). Note: This may be the first instance in television and movies of a self-operating AI robot having psychic powers.
  • Entente Cordiale , Movie (1912): Comedy silent film with French title cards. A young attractive woman (Jane Renouardt) answers an ad for a maid in the household of a man (Max Linder, also wrote and directed) and his visiting friend (Harry Fragson), unaware that she is a millionaire heiress only pretending to be a maid because she is romantically interested in one of the men. The two men vie for her affection, including doing her household work and engaging in a failed duel by pistols outdoors. At the end of the story back at Max's luxury apartment her secret is revealed in a letter that arrives from her father and the losing man graciously accepts the outcome. He begins playing the piano and the new couple dances in happiness. The furnishings in the room gradually lift from their places and float in the air as if dancing also in happiness mimicking their emotions. English translation of title: Cordial Agreement. Duration: 17:14. Available in full on YouTube here. The dancing furniture can be see in this tweet and review screenshot.
  • Eragon , Movie (2006): A fantasy sword and sorcery movie based on the #1 New York Times best-selling novel. Various characters have PK-type powers. The princess elf Arya, portrayed by Sienna Guillory, can teleport objects.
  • Escape to Witch Mountain , Movie (1975): was a Walt Disney film based on the 1968 novel by Alexander Key that had two young humanoid alien children who levitated objects, among other mental powers. It starred Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann as the two young aliens and in the adult roles, Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, and Donald Pleasence. A 1995 TV remake with the same title was based on the novel. In the cast of that were Elisabeth Moss and Erik von Detten as the children and Robert Vaughn, Vincent Schiavelli, and Brad Dourif in the adult roles. See also: Return from Witch Mountain (1978), Beyond Witch Mountain (1982), Race to Witch Mountain (2009).
  • E.T. The Extraterrestrial , Movie (1982): the title alien in this Steven Spielberg film could make bicycles with their riders fly through the air. In an earlier scene, E.T. levitated balls and made them spin in mid-air. The movie made child actress Drew Barrymore famous. Her next movie after this was Firestarter.
    • A Holiday Reunion – Xfinity 2019 (4:18, YouTube), Short film (2019): E.T. returns to Earth to visit Elliot at Christmastime and learns he has grown up and has a family of his own in this official tie-in production with the phone/Internet provider Comcast Xfinity. Henry Thomas reprises his role as Elliot, now the father of the family. PK effects include bringing wilted flowers back to life and making bicycles fly, as in the original.
  • Eureka , TV series (2006 - 2012): set in a fictional town called Eureka, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., weekly stories involve resident geniuses and scientists whose work and hobbies create strange problems and world-threatening technological mishaps for the local sheriff to resolve.
    • "Invincible" (2006) was about a scientist who accidentally gained fantastic mental powers, including telekinesis.
  • Fairy tales / Mythology (genre) , such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella and other forms of mythology often have beings or creatures who have some type of PK-related power. See also:
  • Family Guy , TV series (1999 - 2002, 2005 - present):
    • In "Family Guy Viewer Mail #1" (2002), in episode 21 of season 3, the "SuperGriffins" segment features the Griffins gaining super-powers from toxic waste, with baby Stewie gaining a giant, bulbous head and telekinetic powers.
    • Thanksgiving (2011), in episode 6 of season 10, there is a brief flash-forward scene in which bearded future great-grandfather Mayor West, voiced by actor Adam West (of Batman fame), uses his hands to electrically zap one of his great-grandsons to a pile of black ashes because the child did not like the story he was telling the group of great-grandchildren assembled in his living room. After he does this, he turns to the camera and says "Old people are wizards."
  • Fantastic Beasts (film series) , Movies (2016 - present): based on characters and settings created in the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling. Eddie Redmayne plays the wizard. Reportedly, five movies are planned.
  • The Fantastic Journey , TV series (1977): a short-lived series of only 10 episodes in which a variety of characters played by Jared Martin, child actor Ike Eisenmann, Carl Franklin, Katie Saylor, and Roddy McDowall travel through a portal that opens up unexpectedly as they travel on foot and transports them to various strange societies apparently co-existing dimensionally on Earth's plane. If they can get to the other side of the land, there supposedly is a group of portals that can return each traveler to their proper place and time. The later series "Sliders" shares some similarities with the basic premise.
    • "The Innocent Prey" (June 6, 1977), the final episode of the series. In it, actress Cheryl Ladd (just before joining Charlie's Angels) plays a beautiful humanoid alien who demonstrates tech-assisted psychokinesis by making a ball roll in an outdoor lawn game and transmuting a bowl of sliced strawberries into a bowl of candy. As with the Star Trek episode "Catspaw," the source of the PK power is an orb, this one larger that sits on a pedestal. The episode uses footage from the opening credits of the 1967 series "The Invaders" of the flying saucer traveling toward Earth.
  • Fantasy Island , TV series (1977 - 1984; 1998 - 1999): about a tourist island in the Pacific Ocean where the mysterious owner Mr. Roarke, portrayed by Ricardo Montalbán, grants wishes; that is, fantasies to be experienced, to paying visitors.
    • "The Power" (May 10, 1980), featured an insecure man whose fantasy was to have the power of telekinesis so that could impress his girlfriend. Larry Linville and Julie Sommers guest starred. A villain played by Carol Lynley wanted to use his powers for evil.
    • "Reprisal" (January 10, 1981), Maureen McCormick guest starred as an orphaned gymnast given PK powers to help defeat her cousin. Includes a setting-things-on-fire "Carrie"-like power scene.
  • Fate: The Winx Saga , TV series (2021 - present): a live-action Netflix fantasy-drama series about various PK-power-possessing teen-aged fairies (who look like regular teenage girls and boys; albeit played by older actors) attending a special boarding school where they learn how to use their abilities in order to fight the Burned Ones, who want to destroy them. Inspired by the Nickelodeon animated series Winx Club.
  • Fear No Evil , Movie (1981): the devil attends Alexandra High School as a young male student named Andrew Williams. Two archangels as female students battle him. Includes some telekinetic scenes. Starred Stefan Arngrim as the student from hell.
  • Fiend Without a Face , Movie (1958): in Canada, an elderly British scientist researches telekinesis in his lab near a U.S. Air Force base that is doing nuclear power experiments. Soon, an invisible atomic creature begins killing townsfolk, sucking out their brains and spinal cords. A captain from the base is assigned to investigate and suspects the scientist may somehow be involved.
  • Fireball , Movie (2009): a plotline involving a prison character who has fire-igniting pyrokinesis and is seeking revenge. First shown on TV.
  • Firestarter , Movie (1984): a major studio-released film in which the child character Charlie, played by Drew Barrymore, had pyrokinesis with fireballs directed by TK and was able to make a pay phone eject its coins. Her father also made two bad guys blind using psychic power. Based on the Stephen King novel.
    • Firestarter 2: Rekindled, TV miniseries (2002) sequel.
    • Firestarter, Movie (2022), reboot of the franchise by the orignal studio and producer of the 1984 film. Ryan Kiera Armstrong is Charlie McGee and Zac Efron plays her father.
  • 5ive Girls , Movie (2006): a horror story about five girls at a boarding school who individually possess supernatural powers, including telekinesis, object phasing, healing, second sight, and spirit attraction. (Note: the title is intentionally spelled with the number "5.")
  • The Flash , TV series (2014 – present): based on the DC Comics character who can move at super-speed. The Flash/Barry Allen is played by Gary Gustin. Recurring characters the Mardon Brothers: Mark Mardon (actor Liam McIntyre), also known as the Weather Wizard, and younger brother Clyde Mardon (actor Chad Rook) have the power to control weather. In the season one episode "Out of Time" the older brother creates a tsunami.
  • Forbidden Planet , Movie (1956): this classic sci-fi movie featured a human scientist on an alien planet using an advanced machine to turn his subconscious thoughts into reality. The machine earlier destroyed the Krell, the alien race that constructed it. Technology-assisted PK.
  • Forest Warrior , Movie (1996): featured Chuck Norris as a mysterious mountain man who could transmute himself into various animals to battle real estate developers.
  • The 4400 , TV series (2004 - 2007): pronounced "The Forty-four Hundred" and about humans who were abducted by other humans from the future, given powers, and then sent back to "re-seed" the population with people who would have additional tools available to them to help save mankind from a doomed future. One of the abductees, Richard Tyler, played by Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, was an African-American who was abducted in 1951. By the end of season two, he discovered his hidden ability for telekinesis which improved and grew stronger as the series progressed. The story was primarily set in Seattle, Washington, USA, but was filmed in nearby Canada. There were 45 episodes.
  • 4D Man , Movie (1959): two future Star Trek original series guest actors, Robert Lansing and Lee Meriwether, star in this film about a research scientist who discovers a way to walk through walls using psychokinesis, ostensibly by speeding up the atoms in his body in space-time and slipping through. However, this caused a side effect of aging in the process. In the first minutes of the film, a pencil is successfully pushed through a block of metal. Later, accidentally, Lansing's character pushes his hand through, which gets painfully stuck. The film's music is 1950's jazz style and the ending title card says "The End?" after the 4D Man phases slowly through a laboratory wall escaping after being shot. There was no sequel.
  • Freddy's Nightmares , TV series (1988 - 1990): a one-hour horror anthology series introduced by the character Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) of the Nightmare on Elm Street movie franchise.
    • "Killer Instinct" (Oct 23, 1988), a female high-school athelete (Yvette Nipar) is given a good luck talisman pendant that magically causes her desires to become reality, such as running super fast to win a race, but events soon take a turn to the dark side as she uses it to bring harm to her opponents.
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood , Movie (1988): the main character Tina Shepard accidentally resurrects the killer Jason Voorhees with her psychokinetic ability and then later uses her ability to fight him.
  • Fringe , TV series (2008 - 2013): one of the main characters, FBI Agent Olivia Dunham, played by Anna Torv, has various mild psychokinetic powers due to being part of a science experiment involving a mind-enhancing chemical while a young child.
  • Frozen , Movie (2013): a Disney animated film inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen." In Disney's version, there are two princesses: Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), the soon-to-be Queen, and Anna (Kristen Bell). Elsa has the power of cryokinesis and mishap ensues, requiring Anna, with the help of others, to eventually save the day.
  • Fuchsia the Mini-Witch , Movie (2010): a family film about a child witch who goes to school to learn her powers. Produced in the Netherlands. Starred Rachelle Verdel in the title role. Shortened DVD title:The Mini Witch.
  • The Fury , Movie (1978): a major studio film about young people with deadly PK powers. It starred Kirk Douglas, Andrew Stevens, and Amy Irving, the latter two the psychics and Douglas the father searching for his son played by Stevens. Features a human explosion scene by psychic powers near the end that predates the exploding head scene in Scanners (1981). Music by John Williams.
  • Game of Thrones , TV series (2011 - 2019): based on the fantasy novel of the same title by George R. R. Martin, which is part of a series titled A Song of Ice and Fire. Among the characters with unusual abilities, the Lord of Light priestess character Melisandre (Carice Van Houten), also known as The Red Priestess or Red Woman because of her red hair and clothing, has the power to see into the future, to cast an illusion of beauty of herself, pyrokinetic skills, and in one instance, to bring the dead King in the North Jon Snow back from death.
  • Ghost Busters , Movie (1984): in it, ghosts and other supernatural creatures are composed of negatively charged psychokinetic energy. This energy, called PKE, was featured and mentioned extensively in the first two movies and animated series. Also, the Ghostbusters developed a device called a PKE meter for the purpose of measuring the amount of psychokinetic energy in an area. The ghostbusters were played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. The subsequent movies and TV series closed the space in the title and were named Ghostbusters.
  • Ghost Hunt , TV series (2006): in this Japanese series based on the light novels by Fuyumi Ono, there is an explanation of PK types, which are divided into PK-ST, the ability to influence still objects (e.g. spoon bending), PK-MT, the ability to control moving objects (e.g. make the dice roll two when you want it roll a two) and PK-LT, the ability to influence living things (e.g. numerous curses and mind control).
  • The Gifted , TV series (2017 - present): from the same producers as The X-Men film series, and in which universe it is also set, a series about teenage mutants learning to deal with their super-abilities while being pursued by government agents. Cast includes Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White and Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as the parents.
  • The Girl Who Believes in Miracles , Movie (2021): literally a faith-based film using the novel The Mustard Seed as its source material. Eleven-year-old Sara Hopkins (Austyn Johnson) has such great religious faith in the God of Christianity that she suddenly can begin perfoming miracles, including healings and bringing animals back to life (a wild bird and a pet dog). Mira Sorvino and Burgess Jenkins play her parents; Peter Coyote, her grandfather. Kevin Sorbo is a physician whose teenage patient with a severed spine walks again after an encounter with Sara. The underlying basis for the story is an instruction by Jesus in the Bible for perfoming god-level psychokinesis: (Matthew 17:18-20) "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." (See also Matthew 21:18-21, Luke 17:5-6.)
  • The Good Witch , Movie/TV series (2009 - present): A television movie that spawned numerous sequel movies and a TV series starring Catherine Bell in the title role. It is about a witch who takes up residence in an American town. In the series, which debuted in 2015, actress Bailee Madison plays Bell's teenage daughter.
  • The Green Lantern , Movie (2011): Based on the Marvel comic book character, Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, aka Green Lantern, could use his will power to access the green-colored energy from his power ring to create objects and energy effects. The large-headed character of Hector Hammond, played by Peter Sarsgaard, also specifically has telekinesis given to him as a result of exposure to radiation from a meteorite.
  • The Green Mile , Movie (1999): starred Tom Hanks as a prison guard and Michael Clarke Duncan as an inmate sentenced to death who has the power to heal. Set in 1999 with the majority of the story as a flashback to 1935 Louisiana. Based on the 1996 Stephen King novel. The film was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and a supporting actor nomination for Duncan.
  • Guardians , Movie (2017): a Russian film that takes place during the Soviet era about a group of DNA-altered superheroes who battle a villain. Stars Anton Pampushniy, Sanzhar Madiev, Sebastien Sisak, Alina Lanina as the heroes who have a variety of abilities, including shapeshifting and telekinesis. Alternate title: Zaschitniki.
  • Gundala , Movie (2019): an Indonesian-language superhero film (the first) based on the 1969 comics character Gundala. It tells the story of a boy named Sancaka (Muzakki Ramdhan) and later adult (Abimana Aryasatya) who can discharge lightning blasts from his body against villains. "Gundala" is "Thunder" in ancient Javanese, the language of the island of Java in Indonesia.
  • Gundam , TV series, films, multimedia (1979 - present): in the Japanese animated Gundham timelines and worlds, there is a type of evolved human being known as a Newtype, predominantly in the Universal Century timeline. This happens when humanity begins to migrate to space, and to adapt to the new environment humanity begins to slowly evolve to adapt to space. Although Newtypes mostly exhibit enhanced senses and varying degrees of heightened mental awareness, they have sometimes performed amazing feats that are very telekinetic. For example, the main protagonist of the animated series Zeta Gundam, Camille Vidan, has his titular Mobile Suit perform far beyond its expected performance with the power of his mind during instances where he becomes deeply enraged. There are also Newtype-only weapons known as "Funnels" which are psychically controlled modules which are used to remotely attack enemies mentally.
  • Halloweentown , Movie (1998): the first in a series of Disney Channel made-for-TV movies about the adventures of a grandmother witch named Aggie Cromwell (Debbie Reynolds) and her grandchildren, who also have supernatural powers. Sequels, all starring Reynolds, were Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001), Halloweentown High (2004), and Return to Halloweentown (2006)
  • Hardcore Henry , Movie (2015): a Russian-American sci-fi action film involving an evil blonde-haired genius named Akin (Danila Kozlovsky) with telekinetic powers (levitation, force repulsions, etc.) who is building an army of human cyborgs and wants to program them with the memory experiences of a super-killing soldier, so he releases one named Henry (visualized to the audience as a point-of-view camera whose hands, arms, and legs are occasionally visible and who never speaks) into the world where he must defend himself against Akin's killers who are hunting him as part of the training exercise. The cast also includes Haley Bennett as Akin's girlfriend and Sharlto Copley.
  • Harlequin , Movie (1980): an Australian-produced film about a mysterious stranger (Robert Powell, who previously starred in Jesus of Nazareth) who possesses a variety of miraculous powers, including telekinesis, self levitation, pyrokinesis, healing, and who works his way into the family life of a U.S. Senator. Included in the cast were David Hemming, Carmen Duncan, and Broderick Crawford.
  • Harley Quinn , Animated TV series (2019 - present): Based on the DC Comics characters, the recurring villain character Doctor Psycho is a black-haired dwarf with telekinetic and telepathic powers. He has many other psi powers as well. He is a long-standing character in the printed comic books going all the way back to the Golden Age with his frst appearance in Wonder Woman #2 (Fall 1942). This is his first animated appearance.
  • Harry Potter (film series) , Movies (2001 - 2011): a wizards and witches storyline series of films based on the novels by J.K. Rowling. In them, the child character Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, along with his friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) learn about magic at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with other students and have amusing adventures and battles with evil. Psychokinetic-related abilities in the films include flight (self levitation; rare), shapeshifting, and teleportation. Many other psychic powers are also featured.
  • The Healer , Movie (2016): an electrical repairman in England named Alec Bailey (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) is heavily in debt and agrees to his uncle's requirement to move into his house in Nova Scotia, Canada for a year in exchange for his debts being paid. Once there, he learns that he comes from a long line of medical healers, a situation he has difficulty accepting. There is also some TK: a jail cell door and handcuffs mysteriously unlock. The cast includes Jonathan Price (uncle), Camilla Luddington, Kaitlyn Bernard, Jorge Garcia, and Adrian Griffiths.
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys , TV series (1995 - 1999): starred Kevin Sorbo as Hercules and Michael Hurst as his sidekick Iolaus. It was set in ancient Greece and the world of Olympic gods, the latter who would exhibit various advanced PK powers such as teleportation and object disintegration. The companion show which featured many of the same characters was Xena: Warrior Princess.
  • Heroes , TV series (2006 - 2010): the serial killer Sylar played by Zachary Quinto had numerous acquired paranormal talents, including telekinetic abilities, as does the character Peter Petrelli, portrayed by Milo Ventimiglia. See List of characters in Heroes for all the characters and their special abilities.
    • Heroes Reborn, TV series (2015 - 2016): A sequel series with some returning and new characters, including a telekinetic named Francis, played by Peter Mooney.
  • Hex , TV series (2004 - 2008): the main character Cassie Hughes and replacement character Ella Dee, as well as Cassie's son Malachi all possessed an inherent witch power of telekinesis.
  • Higher Power , Movie (2018): a man (Ron Eldard) is forced by a mad scientist (Colm Feore) to undergo experiments that make him angrier and angrier to unleash a super-transformation within him that could save the planet from an impending cataclysmic gamma ray burst from space.
  • HIM , TV series (2016): a British-produced three-episode series about a 17-year-old boy struggling with the burden/gift of telekinetic powers he inherited from his grandfather. The character of HIM (all capital letters) is played by actor Fionn Whitehead.
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , Movie (2012): a prequel series to Lord of the Rings that once again includes the magical wizards Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Saruman (Christopher Lee).
  • Hocus Pocus , Movie (1993): a Disney comedy about three hanged witches from Salem, Massachusetts in 1693 who are brought back from death on Halloween 300 years later in 1993 and cause havoc. It starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the witches.
  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls , Movie (2018): based on the 1973 dark fantasy-comedy children's novel about a 10-year-old boy (Owen Vaccaro) who visits his uncle in the state of Michigan USA just before Halloween. His uncle is a warlock (male witch), who lives in a large mysterious mansion with elements that come to life and is haunted by its previous more powerful evil warlock owner (Kyle McLaughlin). The warlock uncle (Jack Black) can throw fireballs from his hand. Also stars Cate Blanchett as the next-door-neighbor good witch. The three battle the warlock's ghost to prevent the end of the world.
  • The Huntsman: Winter's War , Movie (2016): A prequel and sequel to the Snow White fantasy story told in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), starring Charlize Theron as an evil Queen who has various PK powers and her sister, played by Emily Blunt, whose PK powers include cryokinesis.
  • I Am Not Okay With This Series , TV series (2020 - ): On Netflix, about a high-school girl named Sydney (Sophia Lillis) who learns she has mysterious powers, including telekinesis. Based on the Charles Forsman graphic novel of the same title.
  • I Am Number Four , Movie (2011): featured human-looking aliens on Earth with various PK powers, including telekinesis.
  • I Dream of Jeannie , TV series (1965 - 1970): about a 2000-year-old shapely blonde female genie living in a bottle found by astronaut Major Tony Nelson, portrayed by Larry Hagman. Jeannie, portrayed by Barbara Eden, had various PK abilities, such as telekinesis, teleportation, and transmutation. See also the 1964 theatrical movie The Brass Bottle, above.
    • I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later, TV movie (1985): a sequel to the series; Barbara Eden, Wayne Rogers, Bill Daily.
    • I Still Dream of Jeannie, TV movie (1991): another sequel; Barbara Eden, Christopher Bolton, Bill Daily.
    • Jeannie, TV series (1973-1975): a half-hour animated series loosely based on the 1960s live-action series. None of the characters and situations were the same, however. Jeannie was a pony-tailed redhead voiced by Julie McWhirter and the "master" character was a high-school student voiced by Star Wars actor Mark Hamill.
  • I-Man , Movie (1986): a Disney TV movie pilot for a proposed series about an ordinary man, played by future Star Trek Enterprise Captain, actor Scott Bakula, who was exposed to alien gas when a NASA transport truck exploded, giving him accelerated healing powers from injuries and toxins, after which he became a government agent sent on dangerous missions. The title is presumably an abbreviation of Immortal Man.
  • The Incredibles , Movie (2004). an animated feature about a family with super powers.
    • The Incredibles 2, Movie (2018): a sequel. This time the family has a baby who also exhibits various super powers.
  • The Inhumans , TV series (2017 - present): based on the Marvel comic book, about a royal family with genetically engineered superpowers that escapes a military coup. Some of the powers are psychokinetic related, such as the King's ability to destroy objects or send them flying by a whisper of his voice. The pilot episode also had a limited theatrical release to IMAX theaters ahead of the series TV premiere and was titled Marvel's Inhumans.
  • The Initiation of Sarah , Movie (1978): starred Kay Lenz as a beautiful, shy college girl who uses her telekinetic talents to get revenge against a rival sorority. A TV movie inspired by the success of 1976's Carrie. Trivia: One of the co-writers of the teleplay, Don Ingalls, also wrote the script for the classic Star Trek episodes "The Alternative Factor" (1967) and "A Private Little War" (1968) and wrote for many other 1960s and 1970s TV series.
  • The Innocents , TV series (2018): an 8-episode Netflix series about young-adult shapeshifters, who are called "shifters." The cast includes Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Laura Birn, and Guy Pearce.
  • The Innocents , Movie (2021): A psychological horror film set in Norway about a young girl named Ida Ida (Rakel Lenora Flottum) and a boy, Ben (Sam Ashraf), who develop TK abilities and a third girl, Aisha (Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim), who has telepathy. Language: Norwegian.
  • In Search of... , TV series (1976 - 1982): a half-hour documentary-type series narrated by Leonard Nimoy that included dramatic recreations and speculative versions of events, including of the paranormal and other mysteries.
    • The Castle of Secrets episode was about the mystery of the Coral Castle in Florida. It explored different possibilities as to how its small-statured builder, Edward Leedskalnin, could have constructed it on his own. One scene showed him holding out his hands and arms in the air employing telekinesis to levitate a huge rectangular block of coral inches off the ground, but then he stops suddenly as he realizes, apparently by psychic means, he is being secretly watched from the woods by two young people with binoculars. He smiles and waves at them before walking away. The episode first aired in the United States on January 24, 1981.
  • Isis. See The Secrets of Isis
  • Jason And The Argonauts , Movie (1963): based on Greek mythology and the search for the Golden Fleece, it includes the gods of Mount Olympus who could perform various acts of super-psychokinesis. In one scene, the god Hermes is seen shapeshifting to his younger self and growing larger.
  • Jennifer , Movie (1978): As a child, Jennifer could control snakes. Later as a teenager attending a private all-girls school, rich girls bully her, not knowing she has telekinetic powers. The cast included Lisa Pelikan as Jennifer, Bert Convy, Nina Foch as the school's head mistress, Amy Johnston, John Gavin, and Jeff Corey as Jennifer's father. Another movie inspired by Carrie.
  • Jesus movies. See "Bible-based movies" above and Joshua below.
  • Jimmy, the Boy Wonder , Movie (1966): a low-budget children's musical film about a young boy who stops time on the first day of school by shouting "I wish time would stop!" and the journey undertaken to restart it. Filmed in Florida, including the Coral Castle.
  • Jonny Quest , TV series (1964 - 1965; 1986 - 1987): an animated series with a more serious tone about an 11-year-old American boy who accompanies his government scientist and others on world adventures. The character Hadji was a Hindu Indian youth, also 11, adopted by the scientist father. He could summon telekinetic powers by outstretching his arms and reciting a chant. In one episode he levitated a sleeping man off the ground.
  • Joshua , Movie (2002): a general audience film about Jesus (played by Tony Goldwyn) coming back to earth in modern small town America as a wood carver who mingles with the populace and begins performing miracles, including making a barn roof stop leaking, carrying a 300-pound log to his workshop in the barn (which he rented and also lives), making a blind person see, and raising the dead, the latter which gets him an invitation to the Vatican by way of a skeptical priest (F. Murray Abraham) and a meeting with the Pope (Giancarlo Giannini). There is no twist ending to this film. The character actually is intended to be a "what if" portrayal of the Biblical Jesus in modern times. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Joseph F. Girzone, the first in a series. The inclusion of contemporary Christian songs during some scenes distracts from what could have been a more dramatic film.
  • Jumper , Movie (2008): the main character played by Hayden Christensen is able to teleport, or "jump," instantly using mind power. Other characters also have the same ability in this sci-fi film.
  • Jupiter's Legacy , TV series (2021): based on the comic book characters, about a group of elder superheroes on earth and their offspring. The cast includes Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, and Leslie Bibb. Their powers include flight and various PK abilities. The series was canceled soon after it debuted due to budget overruns.
  • The Kid Who Would Be King , Movie (2019): a modern British boy pulls out King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur and, along with the magical powers of Merlin (played by both a twentysomething Angus Imrie and an older Patrick Stewart), and an army of school children, battles the evil sorceress Morgana. Stewart's Merlin is shown telekinetically making objects in a room rotate around him in one scene.
  • Kiss Daddy Goodbye , Movie (1981): a young boy and girl with TK powers reanimate their murdered father, who was killed by a motorcycle gang. The children move objects around and have their zombie-looking dead dad drive them around by car.
  • Krabat — The Sorcerer's Apprentice , Movie (1978): an animated Czechoslovakian film based on the 1971 book "Krabat" and a Sorbian folk tale. A poor begger boy learns black magic while working at a sorcerer's mill.
  • Krrish (film series) , Movies (2003, 2006, 2013, 2020): an India-produced sci-fi franchise involving, initially, contact between aliens and a human (Hrithik Roshan) who acquires superpowers and later so does his son (Hrithik Roshan). Telekinesis is among the powers depicted. The first movie in the series was titled Koi... Mil Gaya (2003).
  • La Femme Nikita , TV series (1997 - 2001): starred actress Peta Wilson as the government agent character Nikita. The season 4, episode 10 story "He Came From Four" (April 2, 2000) was about a 10-year-old boy named Jerome (Michael Cera) who had telekinetic and mind-control powers. In one scene he caused large glass windows to shatter.
  • Lassie , TV series (1954 - 1973): a half-hour drama series about the adventures of the famous collie. During its run, it had different casts and locations some years, but basically Lassie (played by a male collie because the male's coat is fuller) either lived on a farm or with a forest ranger.
    • "Yochim's Christmas" (December 24, 1961), a snowy Christmas episode about a widowed mother and her son Billy who visit the farm home of the Martins (June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly) and Timmy (Jon Provost), owners of Lassie. While out walking with Lassie in the snow, Timmy, Billy, and Lassie rescue a portly middle-aged man (Lloyd Corrigan) trapped under a sleigh that Billy believes is Santa Claus. Billy's father and dog died in the past year and he is sad. Timmy's father checks with all the neighbors to see if anyone has a puppy available that they could give to Billy as a surprise Christmas gift, but he returns and says no one has any. At the end of the episode, a puppy mysteriously is found in fresh snow in the Martins' front yard on Christmas morning along with wrapped gifts for Timmy and Lassie. They notice that there are sleigh tracks in the snow leading away. The implication for the viewer is that the man Billy believed was Santa Claus actually was someone with magical powers.
    • "Lassie's Gift of Love - Part One" (December 15, 1963) / "Lassie's Gift of Love - Part Two" (December 22, 1963), a snowy Christmas episode in two parts. It again features actor Lloyd Corrigan as a Santa Claus/Saint Nicholas type passing through town who comes into contact with Timmy (Jon Provost), Lassie, and his farm family (June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly). This time his character is named Mr. Nicholson, a friendly toy repairman who lives and works in a wagon pulled by a donkey and who accepts the Martins' offer to spend Christmas with them. During the episode, evidence of PK is seen and although the source is never identified, the viewer is led to believe that it is Mr. Nicholson's doing. Effects seen: a fourth potato appears in Ruth's (June Lockhart's) oven after they invite Mr. Nicholson to Christmas Eve dinner, toys move by themselves in Mr. Nicholson's wagon, an out-of-stock pink silk umbrella Timmy wants to buy for his mother suddenly becomes in stock, and the entrance to a small cave Lassie is trapped in with three orphaned wolf cubs suddenly becomes unblocked by snow and debris and she is able to get out with the cubs. At the end of Part Two at night, Timmy, his mother Ruth, and Lassie discover that Mr. Nicholson and his wagon have mysteriously disappeared from the barn, along with the orphaned cubs, even though there are other Christmas guests' cars and trucks blocking the driveway. The three stand outside in the light snow wondering what has happened and look up at the Christmas star in the night sky before returning inside to celebrate the holiday with the others.
  • The Last Airbender , Movie (2010): set in an Asian fantasy world where there are special people called "Benders" who can control the elements of water, earth, fire, and air. Based on the first season of the TV series Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender
  • The Lawnmower Man , Movie (1992): the title character Job eventually develops mental powers including telekinesis as a result of a scientist's (actor Pierce Brosnan's) experiment. In one scene, he mentally squeezes toothpaste out of a tube in his bathroom and in another levitates a chair high into the air as Brosnan's character watches in amazement. There was a 1996 sequel with different lead actors Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace. Video title: Lawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War. In that, however, Job was a virtual character.
  • The Lazarus Effect , Movie (2015): a supernatural horror story about a female researcher (Olivia Wilde) who is fatally electrocuted in a research lab and begins displaying evil TK powers after she is resurrected by a brain-enhancing serum injected into her by a male colleague (Mark Duplass).
  • The Legend of the Lost Keys , TV series (1998): was a British (BBC produced) fictional children's show about twins who went on holiday (vacation) with their uncle, whom they discovered was an alien protecting a magic box that opened a gateway to his home planet. The uncle had TK powers. The series ran 10 episodes.
  • Legends of Tomorrow , TV series (2016 - present): based on DC Comics characters about superheroes who travel through time to correct the timeline.
  • Legion , TV series (2017): a limited episode American series from Marvel Entertainment set in a universe parallel to the X-Men universe about a man in a mental hospital suffering from what appears to be schizophrenia, but may actually be a manifestation of mutant powers, including telekinesis.
  • Lex , Movie (2011): a short movie about a girl born with TK powers who swears never to use them again after a tragedy happens, but when older, she has to decide whether to break her vow in order to save everyone, including her brother, from machines taking over the world.
  • Lidsville , TV series (1971 - 1972): a Saturday morning children's show produced by large-scale puppeteers Sid and Marty Krofft that aired originally on the ABC network in the United States. It was about a boy named Mark (Butch Patrick, after his role on The Munsters) trapped in a fantasy world where hats of various types are characters, as are strange-looking human types, including an evil magician named Horatio J. HooDoo (Charles Nelson Reilly), the villain of the series. HooDoo could shoot lightning bolts of magic to perform various feats such as transforming objects. The underlying plot would be used again in Kroft's children's show Land of the Lost (1974-76) in that the central character was trapped in a strange existence and trying to get back to the normal world.
  • The Listener , TV series (2009 - 2014): set in Toronto, Canada, about a telepathic paramedic named Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) who, when he focuses, can read a person's mind. Sometimes he also gets retrocognitive (past) and precognitive (future) visions. Two episodes dealt with PK-related phenomena:
    • "Iris" (July 16, 2009): S01 EP07, a teenage girl (Michelle Adams) exhibits healing powers that work most of the time, and whose profit-oriented uncle charges a fee to perform, but in the case of one woman the effect was only temporary and her distraught husband kidnaps the girl for another session before it's too late.
    • "Reckoning" (Aug 31, 2011): S02 EP13, a red-haired young woman named Liz/Elizabeth Simmonds (Alex Paxton-Beesley) seeks revenge against her family's murderers by using her psychic power, which involves enhancing a person's guilty conscience to get them to do whatever she wants, including killing themselves. She also uses it to get herself freed from police questioning by making the female detective feel guilty for holding her.
  • Little Boy , Movie (2015): set during World War II, Pepper, also nicknamed "Little Boy," is encouraged to believe in the Biblical teaching by Christ that if your faith is strong enough, you can will anything to happen. He uses this to bring his father home safely from fighting the Japanese. The "Little Boy" in the title also refers to the code name for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
  • The Little Mermaid , Movie (2018): a live-action retelling of the classic children's tale, this one set in 1930s America. One of the female characters, Thora (Shanna Collins), is a fortune teller with telekinetic powers, the power to stop time, and can shoot energy beams from her eyes.
  • Logan (2017). See "X-Men (film series)" below.
  • Logan's Run , TV series (1977 - 1978): based on the 1976 movie of the same title about a male Sandman enforcer name Logan (Gregory Harrison) and a female Runner, Jessica (Heather Menzies), who escape from the City of Domes to search for a place called Sanctuary. Accompanying them in their adventures is an android named Rem (Donald Moffat), a character not in the movie version. Pursuing them are other Sandmen led by Francis (Randolph Powell). Only fourteen episodes of the series were produced before cancellation.
    • "The Collector's" (1977): Humanoid aliens capture Logan and Jessica and use technology to psychically influence their minds so that their thoughts become reality. In one scene, a glass bottle next to Jessica flies across a room and smashes against a wall because she was angry and thinking about doing it. Later, they test practice their tech-assisted PK and Logan makes his hand weapon return and they both make furniture in the room move about. Logan speculates: "If I'm right, our minds are being manipulated. Someone is taking our thoughts and making them real." Angela Cartwright and Leslie Parrish guest star as two of the aliens.
    • "The Crypt" (1977): a group of six scientists is revived from cryogenic preservation in an underground facility being affected by earthquakes. One of the scientists, played by Soon-Tek Oh, is a telekinetic: "Telekinesis is one of my disciplines."
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman , TV series (1993 - 1997): based on the DC Comics superhero.
    • "The Family Hour" (1997): the series finale episode featured a cartoonish big-headed villain named "Fat Head" played by comedian Harry Anderson, who had TK powers.
  • Looper , Movie (2012): a time travel actioner about hit men whose targets are sent from the future. Two of the characters, Emily Blunt as Sara and Pierce Gagnon as Cid, have telekinetic powers. Starring as the primary characters: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Young Joe and Bruce Willis as Old Joe.
  • The Lord of the Rings (film series) , Movies (2001 - 2003): featured the wizards Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Saruman (Christopher Lee) who had magical powers. The two characters continue in a prequel series beginning with The Hobbit in 2012.
  • Lost in Space , TV series (1966 - 1968): episodes that featured some form of PK: [Note: if you know of additional episodes that might qualify, please submit the title and any accompanying link evidence if available to assist in researching. An example would be any episodes that had aliens who used psychic power to teleport, as opposed to technology.]
    • "The Golden Man" (December 28, 1966) actor Dennis Patrick guest stars as the golden Handsom Man "Keema" who tries to trick the Robinson party into helping him defeat a frog-headed alien, but then who shapeshifts into his true hideous form by the end of the episode.
    • "The Galaxy Gift" (April 26, 1967) actor John Carradine guest stars as "Arcon," a good alien who initially appears with a grotesque oversized head who frightens Dr. Smith into fleeing, but then who shapeshifts into a blue-faced humanoid who entrusts Penny with a powerful amulet wanted by other aliens.
  • Lucy , Movie (2014): Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, an American woman in Asia who is forced to transport a mysterious drug in a package placed inside her body. The drug is unintentionally absorbed into her system during a kick to her abdomen by one of her kidnappers. This gives her increasingly powerful psychic powers and enhanced physiological abilities, such as absorbing knowledge, telekinesis, transmutation of matter, connection with life systems, muscular precision, enhanced physical senses, and others, which she eventually cannot control. Morgan Freeman plays a scientist and Amr Waked a French police officer.
  • Magic Mongo , TV series (1977): a segment of the 1976 - 1978 Saturday morning children's series The Kroft Supershow. Sixteen episodes were produced. It was about teenagers who found and released a comedic genie in a bottle on a beach and their magical adventures. Mongo usually pulled on both his ears to produce a PK effect. The cast included Lennie Weinrib (Mongo), Paul Hinckley, Helaine Lembeck, Robin Dearden, Bart Braverman, and Larry Larsen.
  • Mai, the Psychic Girl , Movie (in development): based on the Japanese graphic novels.
  • Making Contact , Movie (1985): a horror-fantasy about a young boy (Joshua Morrell) with a messy bedroom who discovers he has the power to move objects mentally, usually small in size, such as toy balls, an egg at school, raising a girl's pigtails, etc. His toy phone lights up and he believes the voice on the other end is his deceased father. An old ventriloquist's dummy in his bedroom begins terrorizing him and his family. Alternate film title: Joey.
  • Maleficent , Movie (2014): a live-action retelling, with computer-generated imagery and special effects, of Walt Disney's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty with more of the point of view of evil sorceress Maleficent, portrayed by Angelie Jolie. Elle Fanning portrays Princess Aurora. Maleficent has PK powers, including TK.
  • Manimal , TV series (1983: starred British actor Simon MacCorkindale as a millionaire professor who could change himself into animals and fight crime. It was canceled after two months. From the opening narration, voiced by deep-voiced William Conrad: ". . . master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man. . . Manimal!"
    • MacCorkindale reprised his shape-shifting character in a Nov 9, 1998 episode of the sci-fi series Night Man. The episode was titled "Manimal."
    • Manimal, Movie (?): a live-action/CGI movie version was announced as being in development in September 2012, headed by the TV series' creator Glen A. Larson.
  • The Man Who Could Work Miracles , Movie (1936): based on the 1911 short story by H. G. Wells, it portrays a character named George McWhirter Fotheringay, played by Roland Young, with vast psychokinetic powers given to him by angels. Arguing in a bar, Fotheringay tries to make a hypothetical point by saying "to that lamp, as I might do, collecting all my will, 'Turn upsy-down without breaking, and go on burning steady, and — Hullo!'" Wells writes, "The impossible, the incredible, was visible to them all. The lamp hung inverted in the air, burning quietly with its flame pointing down." The lead character goes on to make increasingly dramatic demonstrations of his power, ultimately stopping the earth's rotation. One of his lines uttered near the end is "As I want it, so it will be!"
  • The Man with the Power , Movie (1977): TV movie that was also a pilot for a possible series. High school teacher Eric Smith (Bob Neill) learns his father was a space alien and that he inherited psychic powers from him, most notably macro telekinesis. A government agent played by Tim O'Connor (who would later be the boss on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) recruits him for special assignments. Note: There was also a 1963 episode of The Outer Limits with the same title that featured telekinesis.
  • Mary Poppins , Movie (1964): a Disney-produced, musical feature-length story combining live action and cartoon animation that is based on author P. L. Travers's book series about a nanny in England with magical powers. Julie Andrews (title role) and Dick Van Dyke star.
    • Mary Poppins Returns, Movie (2018): a sequel, again made by Disney, released to theaters Christmas week and starring Emily Blunt as Poppins. Dick Van Dyke has a small role.
  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , TV series (2013 - present): based on the Marvel Comics characters about a peacekeeping and spy agency called S.H.I.E.L.D., pronounced "shield," (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) comprised of extraordinary humans who work with superheroes and have to deal with threats from supervillains and strange phenomena. Guest characters sometimes have various forms of PK powers. See List of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters (Wikipedia).
  • Matilda , Movie (1996): based on the children's novel of the same title by author Roald Dahl, the title child character has telekinesis. In the movie she was played by Mara Wilson. The comedy film was produced, directed, and narrated by Danny DeVito, who also acted it with his wife Rhea Perlman, the two of them playing Matilda's neglectful parents. Actress Embeth Davidtz played a kind teacher who helped Matilda. See the Cast of Matilda Then and Now.
    • Matilda, a stage musical first performed in England in 2010 and produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • The Matrix , Movie (1999): the film's hero Neo can perform acts of psychokinesis when wired into the computer Matrix. It starred Keanu Reeves (Neo), Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.
  • The Medusa Touch , Movie (1978): Richard Burton played John Morlar, a man with telekinetic powers in this British film based on the novel of the same title by Peter Van Greenaway. Among his criminal uses of TK, he caused an automobile to push his parents off a cliff as a child, an airliner to crash into a London skyscraper, and a cathedral's roof to collapse on the inhabitants below. Also starred Lee Remick and Lino Ventura. Includes archival footage of Nina Kulagina shown on a TV set while a French detective (Ventura, his character on exchange in London) watches a research VHS videotape about telekinesis. That tape also shows a fictional school teacher breaking a large pane of glass outdoors in a TK demonstration for scientists. As he watches in quiet amazement, his character utters the single word "telekinesis," pronouncing it in his French accent as "tel-e-keh-neh-sis . . ."
  • Merlin , TV miniseries (1998): about the King Aurthur legend, with magical wizardry performed by Merlin and others. Starred Sam Neill in the title role and Miranda Richardson as the goddess queen Mab.
    • Merlin's Apprentice, TV miniseries (2006): sequel to the above, again with Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson.
  • Merlin , TV series (2008 - 2012): the youthful adventures of the wizard of the King Aurthur legend starring Colin Morgan in the title role. Episodes included both telekinesis and various forms of PK.
  • The Meteor Man , Movie (1993): a comedy starring Robert Townsend, who also wrote, directed, and co-produced, and about a schoolteacher in Washington D.C. who acquires superpowers after encountering a glowing green meteorite and then becomes a crime-fighting superhero. Powers include (sometimes shown comically) flight, levitation, seeing through walls, seeing people in their underwear, green laser heat vision, super-strength, super-breath, self-healing, animal telepathy, super-speed, invulnerability to bullets and other injuries, making it rain, causing vegetables to grow giant size, and absorbing the knowledge of books temporarily by touching them. As for TK, in one scene while self-levitating outside he turns on a TV set being stolen by burglars by pointing his finger at it.
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats , Movie (2009): a comedy, featured George Clooney as a U.S. soldier who had the ability to stop a goat's heart using PK.
  • Mickey's Mellerdrammer , Cartoon short (1933): Mickey Mouse and his friends attempt to perform a stage production of the 1852 anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. In the beginning of the film, the horse cartoon character Horace Horsecollar, after putting on his "Simon" villain makeup appliances and costuming in his dressing room, looks into a full-length mirror and snarls angrily to practice being mean. The mirror cracks in response to his strong emotion, surprising him.
  • Midnight Offerings , Movie (1981): two girls at school, a good witch versus a bad witch, use their powers, including TK to fight over the affections of a boy. Starred Melissa Sue Anderson and Mary Beth McDonough as the two girls. It was a made-for-TV movie in the U.S. that first aired on the ABC-TV network. At the time, Anderson was famous for her work on Little House on the Prairie, and McDonough, The Waltons.
  • Midnight Special , Movie (2016): in the southeast United States, government agents pursue a father (Michael Shannon) and his son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), the latter who is displaying unexplained unusual powers generating energy and light from his eyes and hands. The story involves a connection to a parallel universe existing in the same space as earth. The cast also includes Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, and Sam Shepard.
  • Mind Killer , Movie (1987): a shy male librarian uses a book about positive thinking to acquire psychic powers, which he uses to attract women. A horror film that starred Joe McDonald.
  • The Mind's Eye , Movie (2015): action-horror film about telekinetics who battle a mad doctor at a research institute who wants their power. Stars Graham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, and John Speredakos as the doctor.
  • The Mini Witch, Movie (2010): Shortened DVD title of the movie Fuchsia the Mini-Witch.
  • Miracle Beach , Movie (1992): A blonde genie named Jeannie, played by Ami Dolenz, helps a beach guy (Dean Cameron) with her magic. Also starred Felicity Waterman as a beautiful British supermodel he obsesses over and to which Jeannie's powers cannot work because she cannot control matters of love. Dean Cain, TV's future Superman ("Lois & Clark") had a small part as a vollyball player.
  • Miracle in Milan , Movie (1951): an Italian black-and-white film that features magical happenings. The ending has dozens of townspeople flying up into the sky and into the distance on broomsticks.
  • Miracles , TV series (2003): an investigator played by Skeet Ulrich looks into reports of miracles for the Catholic Church.
    • the pilot episode "The Ferguson Syndrome", featured a young boy named Tommy Ferguson who had the power to heal, at the cost of draining his own life each time.
  • Misfits , TV series (2009 - 2013): set in London, it is about a group of young offenders who acquire superpowers, some of which are PK related, such as invisibility, self-duplication, gender shape-shifting, time travel, and resurrection.
  • Misfits of Science , TV series (1985 - 1986): a young Courteney Cox played a telekinetic teenager in the short-lived TV series. Other characters had different powers.
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children , Movie (2016): the tale of children at an orphanage on an island in Wales, UK, who have various PK powers and are battling an enemy. One of the lead characters, a girl named Emma, played by Ella Purnell, can levitate. Based on the novel by American author Ransom Riggs.
  • Modern Problems , Movie (1981): Chevy Chase played an air traffic controller who is exposed to nuclear waste and develops telekinesis in this comedy.
  • Momentum , Movie (2003): was about good telekinetic government agents versus a groups of bad TKers and starred Louis Gossett Jr., Teri Hatcher, and Grayson McCouch, among others.
  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones , Movie (2013): based on the first in a series of novels by Cassandra Clare. Teenaged character Clary Fray is a descendant of Shadowhunters, who are half-human, half-angel warriors who use their supernatural powers to battle demons.
  • Mr. Merlin , TV series (1981 - 1982): a half-hour comedy set in modern-day San Francisco that starred Barnard Hughes as "Max Merlin," an automobile repair garage owner who was and still is the magical Merlin of ancient times. It ran one season and 18 episodes were produced.
  • Muscle Beach Party , Movie (1964): one of a series of musical comedy beach party movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Three of the movies included a shimmy-shake go-go dancer played by real-life dancer Candy Johnson. The character always wore a fringe-trimmed bathing suit or dress. As she gyrated at a fast speed, she could aim and thrust either of her hips, which caused an invisible telekinetic blast to knock people or objects over or send them flying through the air. She used her telekinetic dance power in Muscle Beach Party and the next film in the series Bikini Beach (also 1964). After leaving the film series she appeared at the World's Fair in New York City, toured with her own dance act, and opened a night club in Manhattan. The 1965 classic rock song "I Want Candy" was named after her. An earlier comedy film that used a similar TK dance move was 1958's Teacher's Pet (see entry).
  • Mutant X , TV series (2001 - 2004): was a syndicated television series created by Marvel Studios that featured characters with various genetically obtained powers, some with PK. The similar nature to Marvel's X-Men properties caused lawsuits filed by 20th Century Fox, who had acquired the film rights from Marvel to make X-Men movies.
  • My Favorite Martian , TV series (1963 - 1966): when uncle Martin (the Martian), played by Ray Walston, pointed his finger at objects, they moved. Also starred Bill Bixby as the earthling he roomed with.
  • Mythica: A Quest for Heroes , Movie (2014): the first in a series of adventure movies about a female wizard named Marek (Melanie Stone) set in an ancient fantasy world. The first three films also star Kevin Sorbo of Hercules fame.
  • Nanny and the Professor , TV series (1970 - 1971): a comedy about a magical woman from England who was a live-in nanny to the three young children of a widowed university professor played by Richard Long. Inspired by, but not based on, the Mary Poppins film. Juliet Mills starred as the nanny.
  • The Nevers , TV series (2021 – present): in 1896 Victorian England, a mysterious event happens in the daytime sky over London that results in a group of mostly women acquiring various paranormal abilities and conditions three years later. Two of the leading characters are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and a young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly). The affected individuals are referred to as the Touched within the show's world because particles of light from the sky event had touched them. The series is called The Nevers because, quoting co-executive producer Daniel Kaminsky in an interview: "The Nevers represents a group of people who were never supposed to have power, never supposed to work together, never meant to change the world — but in our show, they do."
  • The New Mutants, Movie (2020): See X-Men (film series).
  • No Ordinary Family , TV series (2010 - 2011): a recurring character named Joshua had temporary telekinetic powers as a result of a scientist's injection.
  • The Omen (film series) , Movies (various; 1976 - 2006): featured stories about the Antichrist of Bible origin in contemporary times. The films made effective use of Oscar-winning music by composer Jerry Goldsmith during scenes in which the Antichrist Damien Thorn used psychic powers sourced from Satan, the devil.
    • The Omen, Movie (1976): Damien as a young child.
    • Damien: Omen II, Movie (1978): Has a good scene with accompanying "Omen" music where teenager Damien attacks a bully by psychic means in a hallway at military school.
    • Omen III: The Final Conflict, Movie (1981): Damien is potrayed as an adult, age 32, played by Sam Neill.
    • Omen IV: The Awakening, Movie (1991): a made-for-television movie about the young daughter of Damien Thorn. She was played by Asia Vieira.
    • The Omen (2006): a remake of the first film. Also titled The Omen: 666. It starred Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles as the parents and child actor Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Damien.
  • Ominous , Movie (2015): a stranger brings a young boy (played by Gavin Lewis) back to life and soon his parents and others begin to wonder if the boy is possessed or the devil. The boy exhibits various demonic powers, including pyrokinesis.
  • Once Upon A Time , TV series (2011 - present): a live-action series produced by the Disney-owned American televsion network ABC about a fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine in which characters exist from fairy tales and similar stories, some of whom have PK powers.
  • One Step Beyond , TV series (1959 - 1961): a half-hour science-fiction anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone. In each episode, host John Newland appeared oncamera and gave brief commentary on the story in a prologue and epilogue. A 1978 revival of the series, again hosted by John Newland, was titled The Next Step Beyond. It had a total run of 25 episodes, 14 of which were remakes of episodes from the earlier series with different titles.
    • "The Burning Girl" (May 5, 1959), a teenage school girl who possesses the unintentional power of pyrokinesis is accused of starting fires and persecuted at home by her mean aunt because of it. While watching this 1959 teleplay, scripted by Catherine Turney, one is reminded of the 1974 Stephen King novel Carrie. Guest stars Luana Anders as Alice Denning.
    • "Ordeal on Locust Street" (September 22, 1959), in Boston, circa late 1800s, the mother of a young man severely afflicted with a scaly skin disease since birth contacts a doctor who uses the experimental technique of hypnosis to convince him to use his "mind force" to cure himself, which he miraculously does.
    • "Dead Ringer" (December 1, 1959), a story involving a man's wife named Norma Crane who unknowingly uses her will power to bi-locate, creating a twin of herself who is an arsonist. Telepathy also is a factor in the story, as the woman claims she can communicate mentally with the other woman and will her to do things. She believes the other woman is her biological twin sister. This episode has an interesting opening and a shocking ending.
    • "The Lovers" (February 16, 1960), a playful poltergeist episode that aired two days after Valentine's Day, it was set circa 1900 in Vienna, Austria and was about a young waitress and an older retired postman who fell in love, but every time they tried to kiss for the first time, objects in their vicinity would take flight. Host John Newland ended the show by saying it was a "nice story."
    • "Vanishing Point" (February 23, 1960), told in a flashback and set in then present day Connecticut, Edward Bins guest stars as a husband accused of his wife's disappearance by a police lieutenant detective (Fredd Wayne). The husband had heard his despondent wife say to herself after an argument while at their country home, "All I have to do is . . . let go, and that would be the end of me." After searching the house and failing to find her, he witnesses a paranormal vision, does newspaper research, and learns that two other people in the distant past also disappeared in the house. He calls the detective to the house and shows him the old newspaper story, but is met with disbelief and the detective leaves. Now severely despondent himself, he recalls what his wife had said, and wills himself gone. This episode has some good original background music as he searches the house, in addition to the usual "One Step Beyond" theme music. Also, host John Newland plays himself as a paranormal investigator, presumably researching story tips for this TV series, in opening and closing scenes with the detective.
    • "The Explorer" (March 15, 1960), a period story about an expedition of three men lost in the hot African desert that encounters a man (Jeremy Slate) who guides them to safety, but who later disappears and is presumed dead. The man turns out to have been a psychic projection of an invalid 22-year-old son of a geography teacher who had been paralyzed since childhood but who explored the world through books and took one last psychic journey before dying at home in his bed.
    • "The Clown" (March 22, 1960), a mute circus clown (Mickey Shaughnessy) manifests a psychic double of himself (bi-location) and avenges the accidental stabbing death of a beautiful young blonde (Yvette Mimieux, age 18 at the time) by her older mean husband (Christopher Dark, 39).
    • "Delia" (May 3, 1960), host John Newland, playing himself, takes a vacation at a tropical island tourist resort. A resident (Murray Matheson) approaches him with a strange story for his television show about a tourist (Lee Philips) who swore he had met and fallen quickly in love one evening with another tourist (Barbara Lord, an actress who has a resemblance to Grace Kelly), a beautiful woman for whom no trace could be found after they had separated briefly. This episode involves dreaming and as Newland describes it at the end, the power of teleportation (it is actually psychic bi-location).
    • "The Visitor" (May 10, 1960), noteworthy for its casting of real-life major movie star Joan Fontaine and Warren Beatty in his last TV role before becoming a major movie star himself (in old age makeup for part of the story), the nighttime tale has Beatty's husband character leaving his estranged alcoholic wife (Fontaine) at their snowy mountain vacation home and driving his car off a mountain road. While unconscious, he pyschically appears to his wife back at their home as his younger self and talks about an earlier tragic time in their lives when their infant daughter died at birth, one of the causes of her subsequent drinking. At the story's conclusion, with him rescued from the car and the two reunited at the home, host John Newland's says: "What happened to Ellen Grayson? Was it a hullucination? Was it an accident in time? Or did the unconscious Harry Grayson will himself back to the man he was to convince Ellen of his love?"
    • "Moment of Hate" (October 25, 1960), Karen Wadsworth (Joanne Linville), a female executive manager of a fashion company seeks psychiatric help after she begins to suspect that she is killing people who anger her and is doing so with the power of her mind by wishing they were dead. The psychiatrist is skeptical, right to the surprise ending.
    • "Justice" (March 7, 1961), another psychic bi-location story (host John Newland incorrectly describes it as teleportation), set in and filmed in circa 1961 contemporary England about a banker whose guilty conscience while sleeping manifests as a corporeal double of himself who leads the local police to the location of his mistress's murdered body and then the buried murder weapon, a knife. Some of the background music in this episode is similar to that used years later in "The Outer Limits," due to both series having the same composer, Harry Lubin.
    • "The Room Upstairs" (March 21, 1961), bi-location and psychic projections are the paranormal aspects of this story set in circa 1961 contemporary England. An American electronics engineer and his wife have been sent to live and work in England. They move into a leased house where, after several strange experiences seeing and hearing two adults and a child in distress calling for her mother, they learn that long ago a young chronically ill girl died in an upstairs room one night because her parents forgot to give her the daily medicine that she needed to live. The parents learn of the new residents' experiences and return to the house, whereupon everyone hears the girl crying for help and they all rush upstairs to the room, but she is not there. Host John Newland says oncamera in the epilogue: "How did their spectres, or living ghosts, appear in this house, reliving that terrible night, over and over? Well, there are some who say that houses retain the aura of great emotional crises. Then there's another theory, that guilty conscience can recreate and project for others to see, the compelling guilt which haunts them."
    • "The Sorcerer" (May 23, 1961), an episode guest starring Christopher Lee as a German officer in World War I who uses a sorcerer (psychic) to mentally teleport himself 800 kilometers back home to his girlfriend's apartment in Berlin, where he kills her for being unfaithful. After teleporting back and now remorseful, he insists to his superiors that he be punished for the crime. They will not because they do not believe it is possible he could have traveled such a great distance and back from the time he was last seen. This episode is about actual point-to-point physical teleporation, not psychic bi-location.
    • "The Tiger" (June 20, 1961), set in England, a little girl (Pamela Weldon) who is being persecuted by a mean governess, wishes a real-life version of her small stuffed tiger into existence that then commits acts of destruction in the mansion at night and then finally protects the child when the governess is about to beat her with a wooden board in the darkened cellar "punishment room." Though there is physical evidence of the creature's existence, such as scratchings, damaged items, and golden hairs, the tiger is never actually seen onscreen, only heard. Host John Newland explains it this way in the opening: "This rarity of psychic penomenon doesn't even have a name. For 'mind over matter' doesn't even begin to explain what happened in this house. Can the human mind create that which is not?" More of a mild horror story, the ending delivers a satisfactory fright for the viewer.
  • The Outer Limits , TV series (1963 - 1965): episodes that featured PK:
    • "The Man With the Power" (October 7, 1963) featured actor Donald Pleasance as a scientist whose mind implant gives him deadly telekinetic powers. Note: There was also a 1977 TV movie with the same title that featured telekinesis.
    • "The Sixth Finger" (October 14, 1963), a scientist's experiment transforms actor David McCallum's character into a super-advanced human. One of his powers is telekinesis.
    • "The Children of Spider County" (February 17, 1964). Actor Kent Smith played a shape-shifting alien who could also emit PK power from his brightly glowing eyes when activated.
    • "The Mutant" (March 16, 1964). On a research outpost on another planet, Warran Oates plays a mutated man with bulging eyes whose touch can kill.
    • "Expanding Human" (October 10, 1964), a scientist played by Skip Homeier tries to advance human evolution by taking his own consciousness expanding drug, which alters his facial appearance and gives him super strength and other abilities, including the PK power to stop his body from bleeding when shot, at least until the drug wears off. The drug also causes him to become evil. Like the episode "The Man With the Power," this one was kept out of those syndicated for reruns in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s and only became available when cable networks began and home video.
    • "The Inheritors Part One and Part Two" (November 21, 28, 1964) A U.S. Government agent named Ballard played by Robert Duvall investigates four soldiers who were shot in the head in battle by bullets made by a meteorite and who now seem to be on a mission to build a spaceship as their IQs increase greatly. Steve Ihnat plays Lieutenant Minns. In a hospital scene in Part One, Minns appears to know psychically that Ballard is about to enter his room. In Part Two, agents try to prevent Minns from leaving a room by shooting him at point blank range. The bullets have no effect on him, suggesting that they were psychokinetically disintergrated in mid air.
  • The Outer Limits , TV series (1995 - 2002): PK/TK episodes:
    • "The Choice" (S01 EP06, April 28, 1995) features actress Thora Birch as a young girl struggling with newfound telekinetic powers. The episode was written by Ann Lewis Hamilton, who also wrote episodes for the time travel series Seven Days and the psychic power series The Dead Zone.
    • "Josh" (S04 EP07, March 6, 1998) airing a month before the Easter season in Christianity, it is about a man who has miraculous paranormal powers. In the opening scene, two hikers from a distance record footage of the 30-something man miraculously healing a collapsed injured girl in the woods with the familiar hand-to-body light-glow effect common to paranormal healers in both film and television. The footage is shown on the news by a reporter, the man is captured by the government, and by episode's end, he is back in the woods rising into the sky in front of witnesses. The narration and script overall posit the question, was this an alien god who returned to earth after 2,000 years? The character Josh is played by actor Alex McArthur. Actress Kate Vernon plays the TV reporter.
    • "Monster" (S04 EP18, July 10, 1998), about a group of government psychic assassins who can kill a human target, particularly terrorist leaders, anywhere in the world by watching him on live television in an underground facility and activating their long-distance TK ability in a jointly concentrated effort. Two of the psychics are played by actors Harry Hamlin and Nicole De Boer. One in the group has second thoughts about participating. Robert Guillaume plays a CIA officer in charge of the project. The "monster" in the title refers to a deadly side-effect manifestation of the subconscious energy of the TKers, a similar plot element used in the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet.
    • "The Shroud" (S05 EP10, April 30, 1999), a woman (Samantha Mathis) who cannot conceive a child naturally is implanted with an embryo at a fertility clinic unaware that it contains DNA from the ancient Shroud of Turin in a plot by a famous televangelist (David Ogden Stiers) and scientist (Sara Botsford) to bring about the second coming of Christ. Robert Wisden plays her husband Justin.
  • Oz: The Great and Powerful , Movie (2013): A prequel of sorts of "The Wizard of Oz" story; based on the 1900 novel, not the 1939 movie, that tells the story of the wizard's arrival in the Land of Oz. It has the three familiar witches with magical powers. Stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and others. Due out in 2013.
  • Parapsychology 101 , Movie (2012): University professor Allen Greer (Joe Walz) gives his students the assignment of videorecording their attempts to learn psychokinesis and telekinesis, with eventually dangerous results. Told in a documentary style after the fact using interviews and footage of the students. Written, directed, and produced by Dan McCarthy. The cast includes Mildred Aldaya, Jc Channing, Julie Ann Dinneweth, Eric Dooley, Rosalinda Fallon, Michael Lambert, Lee Madison, Amanda Morales, Ryan Murray, Bryce Ocepek, Tom Riska, Breezy Sharp, Justin Simpson, and Cody Taft.
  • Patrick , Movie (1978): starred Robert Thompson as an patient in a coma at a hospital who communicates with a nurse by activating an electric typewriter and who uses his PK to control others, including a nurse who wants him dead.
    • An Italian-made sequel to the Australian-made original was titled Patrick Still Lives (1980).
    • Patrick, Movie (2013): A remake of the 1978 original set in modern times and made by the same producer, Antony I. Ginnane. Stars Jackson Gallagher as Patrick.
  • The People , Movie (1972): made for television, it starred William Shatner and Kim Darby. It had a scene of outdoor levitation of aliens in human form tens of feet into the air. The setting was a remote rural community.
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief , Movie (2010): featured god-level psychokinesis. Percy was the half-god son of the Olympic god Poseidon, played by Logan Lerman. The movie was based on the book The Lightning Thief by author Rick Riordan.
  • Phantasm , Movie (1979): the Tall Man, played by Angus Scrimm, exhibited PK abilities in this horror film, often using them to trick or kill people.
    • Phantasm II, Movie (1988): sequel, also known as Phantasm II: The Ball is Back!. Mike, played by James LeGros, acquired PK abilities from the Sentinel Sphere embedded in his head. He tried to use these abilities to kill the Tall Man and failed.
    • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead, Movie (1994): sequel.
    • Phantasm IV Oblivion, Movie (1998): final film to date in the series.
  • Phenomena , Movie (1985): was a horror movie set at a Swiss boarding school. In it Jennifer Connolly played a girl who could control insects and other bugs with her mind, either by telepathy, PK, or a combination of both. Alternate U.S. release title: Creepers
  • Phenomenon , Movie (1996): starred John Travolta as ordinary guy George Malley who develops telekinetic powers as a result of an eventually fatal brain tumor. In the movie, he made a pen and pair of sunglasses spin, a book cover open, and wooden boards move. The film also included the original hit song "Change The World" by Eric Clapton. Also in the cast were Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker, and Richard Kiley.
    • Phenomenon II, Movie (2003): a made-for-television remake that starred Christopher Shyer, Jill Clayburgh, Terry O'Quinn, and Peter Coyote.
  • The Phoenix , TV series (1982): a short-lived, hour-long series about a tall blond English-speaking ancient astronaut, Bennu of the Golden Light (Judson Scott), awakened from suspended animation after being found in a burial chamber at an archaeological site in an unspecified Latin American country (stock footage of South American hilltop Incan ruins in Peru are shown in the opening titles but the pilot episode dialogue says the burial chamber is of Mayan design which would place it in Mexico). He searches for his female partner who has the knowledge to fulfill his mission on Earth (her underground tomb location was set in Arizona in a later episode), while being pursued by bad-guy government agents, with the lead agent played by actor Richard Lynch. Like Superman (the word "superman" in a general sense is actually said by Bennu in the pilot), he uses the sun to energize his special powers involving an amulet he wears on a chain around his neck. His powers include telekinesis (to win at dice in a casino, make weapons fly away from attackers' hands, enhance the effects of punches in fights, etc), pyrokinesis, electrokinesis, teleportation of small objects, levitation of himself and others while in a lying position (no upright levitation or flying), telepathic mind reading, telepathic mind control of both humans and animals, and self healing by placing his glowing hand over his injured body part. Only the pilot movie and four regular episodes were broadcast, then it was cancelled due to low ratings. The pilot movie and last two episodes have some scenes with notweworthy background music by composer Arthur B. Rubenstein.
  • Pokémon , TV series, Movies (1997 - present): many of the cartoon characters possess telekinetic abilities in this Japanese anime. Based on the successful video games.
  • Powder , Movie (1995): profoundly white-skinned Sean Patrick Flanery played the role of Jeremy "Powder' Reed, a bald albino youth who had various psychic powers, including control over electromagnetic forces. Also starred Jeff Goldblum, Mary Steenburgen, and Lance Henriksen.
  • The Power , Movie (1968): a man with PK powers is murdering fellow scientists at a research laboratory. It was based on the novel of the same title by Frank M. Robinson and starred George Hamilton, Michael Rennie, Suzanne Pleshette, and various familar character actors of the period. The film includes a scene showing an early example, perhaps the first, of moving a "psi wheel" using telekinesis. In the scene, the psi wheel is on a tabletop and as it spins, witnesses seated around the table watch with amazed looks on their faces as a character uses telekinesis to cause it to spin. (French title: The War of the Brains).
  • The Power , Movie (1984): a horror story about an ancient demon whose life force is trapped within a small carved Aztec figurine. A newspaper reporter's boyfriend named Jerry (Warren Lincoln) eventually becomes possessed by the demon. His face transforms into a monstrous appearance as he attacks those around him. The usual horror movie TK effects: levitations, house rumbling, doors slamming, etc. There's also a scene in a teenage boy's bedroom where paper clips move toward the statue, an earth globe spins, and a lamp wobbles, scaring the teenager.
  • The Power , TV series (2020 - present). An Amazon Prime streaming TV series based on the 2016 novel by Naomi Alderman about girls everywhere discovering they have the power to electrocute anyone.
  • The Powers of Matthew Starr , TV series (1982 - 1983): was about a white teenage alien prince on Earth played by Peter Barton and his black guardian Louis Gossett Jr. Barton had a big hairdo typical of the 1980s. Also starred Amy Steel as his girlfriend. Leonard Nimoy directed one episode and Walter Koenig wrote another. Telekinesis was among his powers.
  • Powerplegic , Movie (2013): A computer genius becomes a quadriplegic after a vicious attack and uses his newfound telekinetic powers to get revenge against his attackers. Shan Agish plays the title character.
  • Power Rangers , TV series, Movies (1993-2009; 2011-present): in this universe, the title characters can transmogrify, or "morph," into colored-costumed characters who have various super powers. The young male Red Space Ranger character Andros from the planet KO-35 has innate telekinetic abilities.
  • The Power Within , Movie (1979): a daredevil pilot (Art Hindle) is struck by lightning while changing a flat tire at night and gains the power to discharge powerful bolts of elecricity from his fingertips, which he can subsequently control with an implant and a wristwatch-like device that monitors when he needs recharging. He is pursued by two villains (Eric Braeden, David Hedison) who wrongly believe he possesses suspended animation technology until they find out the shocking truth. The cast also includes Edward Binns as his Air Force general father, Susan Howard as a medical scientist, and Dick Sargent. This was a TV pilot movie that didn't make it to series.
  • Project Human Weapon , Movie (2001): was about a secret military effort to create a telekinetic soldier and starred Judge Reinhold and William Zabka. Also titled Mindstorm
  • Project X , Movie (1968): starred Christopher George as a U.S. government agent whose mind possesses a secret that could destroy the U.S. in a secret plot by China. In an attempt to get the secret, he unleashes a major mental power and creates a "psychic tornado." Also starred Monte Markham. The film was directed by William Castle.
  • Prototype , Movie (2009): a horror-sci-fi revenge film about an easily angered man named Alex (Joe Cabatit, only feature film role) who could shapeshift his body, notably his hands into deadly weapons, perform telekinetic jumps, and other feats. There was a video game and six-issue DC comic book with the same title and plot released the same year, though it is unclear which is considered the parent project. The two trailers for the feature film have a darkly humorous slant (search YouTube or Google – Prototype: Alex Mercer's Revenge).
  • Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal , TV series (1996 - 2000): presents to viewers, as the opening narration says, "stories inspired by the actual case files of The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research (OSIR). Cast includes Dan Aykroyd (intro and outro host), Barclay Hope, Matt Frewer, Nancy Anne Sakovich, Colin Fox, Maurice Dean Wint, Soo Garay, Peter MacNeill, and Nigel Bennett. Episodes with telekinesis storylines:
    • "The Power" (S01 EP04, Oct 19 1996, second segment). A mother with out-of-control telekinesis gets help from the OSIR scientific team to calm her emotions.
    • "Hell Week" (S02 EP11, Jan 26 1998), real-life identical twins Yan Feldman and Rafael Feldman play telekinetic brothers at college, one good, one bad.
    • "School of Thought" (S03 EP17, Apr 12 1999), members of the OSIR scientific team pose as high-school teachers to investigate troubled telekinetic teens after a mean-spirited auto shop teacher is injured when he is rammed against a wall during class by a car with no engine. Margot Kidder guest stars.
  • Psychic Killer , Movie (1975): a horror film starring Jim Hutton (father of the actor Timothy Hutton) as a prison inmate who uses psychokinetic astral projection to venture to the outside to, as the title implies, seek revenge. Also in the cast are Paul Burke, Julie Adams, and other familiar character actors.
  • Psycho Goreman , Movie (2020): a sci-fi horror comedy about an ancient, purple-colored, hideous-looking alien overlord (Matt Ninaber in special-effects makeup, not CGI) who has a breathy Darth Vader-ish voice and destructive powers. He is untombed in the backyard of two children, Mimi (Nita-Josee Hanna) and her brother Luke (Owen Myre). Mimi is able to control him to a degree by way of a red-glowing amulet. His normal instinct is to kill and destroy. Alternate title: PG: Psycho Goreman.
  • Psychokinesis , Movie (2018): South Korean sci-fi action film with comedy elements about a bank guard father who discovers he has the psychokinetic power of telekinesis and hopes to earn money as a magic performer. He learns his former wife was tragically killed by gangsters hired by greedy developers. He reunites with his estranged daughter and uses his TK power to help the evictees in her neighborhood. The cast includes Ryu Seung-ryong (father) and Shim Eun-kyung (daughter).
  • Push , Movie (2009): a film with a PK plot set in Hong Kong that starred Chris Evans as a "Mover, Dakota Fanning, and others with psychic powers on the run from a secret U.S. government agency called "the Division."
  • The Quiet Ones , Movie (2014): A horror movie about a professor and students' attempt to create a poltergeist to learn the source of paranormal energy, such as telekinesis. The cast included Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke, and Erin Richards. Inspired by the "Philip Experiment" in which a group of psychical researchers in 1972 attempted to created a table-rapping ghost in Toronto, Canada using the power of their minds. See here for a comparison of the movie versus the real-life experiment.
  • Race to Witch Mountain , Movie (2009): a remake of the 1975 film Escape to Witch Mountain. Actor Dwayne Johnson portrays a cab driver who assists two humanoid alien children who have PK abilities in returning to their spaceship. Both the original and 2009 remake are Disney films.
  • The Rage: Carrie II , Movie (1999): a theatrically released sequel to 1976's Carrie, and set after the events of the original film, it starred actress Emily Bergl as Rachel, a high-school teenager who discovers that she is the half sister of the deceased Carrie, with whom they both shared a father. Also starred Amy Irving in the same role she played in the original film, but now an adult.
  • Raising Dion , TV series (2019 - present). The young son (Ja'Siah Young) of a single widowed mother (Alisha Wainwright) begins to develop superpowers. A Netflix streaming series based on the comic book of the same title.
  • Red Dwarf , TV series (1988 - 1999): a British sci-fi sitcom. In the 1992 episode "Quarantine" both Rimmer and Doctor Langstrom contract a 'holovirus' which gives them telekinetic powers.
  • Red Lights , Movie (2012): A psychologist-skeptic portrayed by Sigourney Weaver and a physicist portrayed by Cillian Murphy debunk phony psychics and investigate a famous psychic making a comeback played by Robert De Niro. Includes numerous scenes of alleged telekinetic activity, including black-and-white "archival footage" of a Nina Kulagina-type telekinetic psychic. A notable movie for the genre with two Oscar-winning stars in the leads.
  • The Reppies , TV series (1996): a half-hour live-action musical children's show featuring a singing and dancing group of reptilian characters (costumed actors resembling cartoon dinosaurs) and their Mary Poppins-like English tutor (American actress Trudie Petersen, who prior to the role worked as a Disney World entertainer for eight years, including playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast musical stage shows). Like Mary Poppins, she sometimes secretly displays what appear to be magical powers. In the episode "Home is Where the Heart Is" she places her right index finger to the side of her face and suddenly "finds" a pet white mouse belonging to the youngest Reppie. Twenty-six episodes were produced along with a one-hour holiday special.
  • Resident Evil (film series) , Movies (2002 - 2017): a sci-fi action zombie-monster storyline series of films based loosely on the computer game. In them, the character Angel, played by Milla Jovovich, acquires telekinesis after treatment by a bioweapons company in the second film, Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004).
  • Resurrection , Movie (1980): Actress Ellen Burstyn played a woman named Edna Mae McCauley in this film set in rural America who discovers she has miraculous paranormal healing powers after recovering from a traffic accident. Burstyn was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal. Co-star Eva Le Gallienne was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. In her 2006 autobiography, Burstein writes at length about the making of the movie and reaction to it, "I still have people approach me on the street and tell me how important the film was in their lives . . . Some people have told me that they stopped denying their psychic abilities after seeing the film and actually developed them instead of hiding them for fear they'd be thought weird. Some people, many in fact, told me they went into the healing profession because of the film. And others told me about feeling healed by the film."
    • Resurrection (1999) Movie. A made-for-television movie remake that starred actress Dana Delany as the psychic-powered healer.
  • Return from Witch Mountain , Movie (1978): was a sequel to the 1975 original Disney film Escape to Witch Mountain (1975).
  • Ring 0: Birthday , Movie (2000): a prequel to the Japanee horror film The Ring (1998). PK and TK effects include healing, a building's interior rattling, a mirror breaking, a photographer's camera flashbulb exploding, someone's neck snapping, and levitation.
  • Rose Red , TV miniseries (2002): also known as Stephen King's Rose Red and scripted by him, but not based on any of his books. In it, an autistic teenage girl has telekinetic powers.
  • Roswell , TV series (1999 - 2002): based on the book series Roswell High by Melinda Metz. In this television adaptation, all three young adult human-looking aliens have various types of psychokinetic powers. The "high-school aged" aliens are played by Jason Behr, Brendan Fehr, and Katherine Heigl. Also stars Shiri Appleby and Majandra Delfino as the boys' girlfriends. The series ran for three seasons.
    • Roswell, New Mexico, TV series (2019 - present). Another hour-long series adaptation based on the books.
  • Ruby , Movie (1977): a vengeance-seeking spirit, who is the dead gangster husband of a drive-in movie theater owner named Ruby (Piper Laurie), returns in 1951 small-town America to inhabit the body of their 16-year-old mute daughter (Janit Baldwin). Objects and people levitate and fly through the air as all hell breaks loose. The cast also includes Stuart Whitman and Roger Davis.
  • Ruby Sparks , Movie (2012): A 29-year-old writer, an author of a lone best-selling novel, dreams of a girl who then comes to life in the real world. It starred Paul Dano as novelist Calvin Weir-Fields and Zoe Kazan in the title role. Kazan also wrote the screenplay. Others in the cast included Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, and Elliott Gould.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch , TV series (1996 - 2003): A situation comedy based on the comic book of the same title in which Sabrina, a teenage half-witch, and her full-witch aunts frequently use their magical PK powers. Related:
  • Saint Maud , Movie (2019/theatrical release Jan 2021): a female home-care nurse in the UK develops fanatical Christian religious beliefs involving self harm. While attempting to save the soul of a sick American dancer client named Amanda she begins experiencing telekinetic events, including levitation and manipulation of liquids. Stars Morfydd Clark in the title role and Jennifer Ehle as Amanda. Directed by Rose Clark.
  • Sapphire & Steel , TV series (1979 - 1982): a British show about a pair of aliens and their associates who solved mysteries on Earth. Saphire, played by Joanna Lumley, had powers that included the manipulation of time within a limit of 24 hours. Steel, played by David McCallum, could perform various feats of PK and TK, among other abilities.
  • Scanners , Movie (1981): about people with deadly telepathic and telekinetic abilities. Sometimes it was hard to tell which they were using when attacking someone's brain or mind. Other incidents were clearly telekinetic based as bad guys were tossed in the air. It starred Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Michael Ironside, and Patrick McGoohan. Directed by David Cronenberg. There were numerous movie sequels and spin-offs:
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World , Movie (2010): the musician character Todd Ingram has telekinetic abilities that are powered by his vegan diet (plant eating). His eyes glow white and an ionic wind surrounds him when he activates his ability.
  • Seconds Apart , Movie (2011): twin teenage boys Johnah and Seth, played by real-life twins Edmund Entin, Gary Entin use telekinetic / telepathic mind control to murder people.
  • The Secrets of Isis , TV series (1975 - 1977 first run, 1978 syndication): a young science teacher (JoAnna Cameron) on an archeological expedition discovers an amulet that allows her to to transform into a modern-day version of the Egyptian goddess Isis with various PK-related superpowers, including flight and control of the elements, that she uses against weekly villains. The half-hour series aired on Saturday mornings in the U.S. During the first season its title was just "Isis" and was one half of the Shazam/Isis Hour on the CBS-TV network. Noteworthy as the first instance of a female superhero having her own TV series, predating Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman.
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack , TV series (1994 - 1998): teenage girl Alexandra "Alex" Mack gains telekinesis after being drenched in the chemical GC-161.
  • The Seeker , Movie (2007): based on the children's fantasy book series The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper and about a boy, Will Stanton (Alexander Ludwig), whose superpowers to battle evil are awakening upon his fourteenth birthday as the seventh son of a seventh son. TK and time travel are among his powers.
  • The Sender , Movie (1982): a horror film about a young anonymous male patient named "John Doe" in a mental institution who has the power to project, or "send," his nightmarish intentions, including acts of telekinesis and telepathy, into reality and the minds of others at the facility. Starred Zeljko Ivanek as the patient and Kathryn Harold as a doctor.
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad , Movie (1958): fantasy movie set in the region around ancient Baghdad with stop-motion animation monsters, a magician with powers, and a genie in a magic lamp who could perform super-PK acts on command.
  • The Shape of Water , Movie (2017): set in the 1960s, the U.S. Government captures an amphibious humanoid creature in a South American river and brings it back to a secret lab to study it, while a Soviet spy also has ideas for it. The creature has healing powers and is played by Doug Jones (in a special makeup effects suit). The cast also includes Sally Hawkins (creature's love interest who rescues it) and Michael Shannon as an American military colonel.
  • Shapeshifter , Movie (1999): a family movie about a boy with magical shapeshifting powers who helps his ex-secret agent parents. Alternate video title: Shifter
  • Shazam! , TV series (1974 - 1976): based on the comic book superhero Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam, that appeared in the Fawcett Comics line of comic books called Whiz Comics (now owned by DC Comics). It was about a boy named Billy Batson who could transform into the superhero by calling out "Shazam!" Among his powers were super strength and flight. The series aired in the United States originally on Saturday mornings as one half of the Shazam/Isis Hour on the CBS-TV network.
  • Shazam! , Movie (2019): based on the DC Comics character about a boy named Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who can transform into a red-suited superhero (played by Zachary Levi) by saying "Shazam!" Among his powers is the ability to shoot a large electrical spark from his finger at targets. This theatrically released, live-action feature film version of the character has an intentional humorous element to the storyline.
  • Sheena , TV series (2000 - 2002): series about an orphaned American girl in the African jungle based on the comic book character. In this version, they gave her the paranormal shape-shifting power to transform into any animal. In a 1955 TV series starring Irish McCalla and a 1984 film starring Tanya Roberts, her power was limited to a telepathic connection to animals, similar to Tarzan. The 2000 series starred former Baywatch cast member Gena Lee Nolin as Sheena and John Allen Nelson.
  • Sidekick , Movie (2005): a corporate computer tech guy named Norman (Perry Mucci), who is also a comic book fan, tries to train a co-worker, Victor (David Ingram), who has telekinesis, to become a superhero, which at first works, but then the TKer turns to the dark side.
  • SIGNAL , Music video (2017): the nine-member South Korean girl group TWICE performs this song about an encounter with a short-heighted, large-headed green alien in a dark suit. In the video, the girls display superpowers, including telekinesis. Duration: 4:18. The storyline appears to be inspired in part by the 1994 X-Files episode "Little Green Men," which was about receiving a signal from outer space and an encounter with an alien and also the Men in Black film series. One of the girls light flashes a Neuralyzer-type device in some scenes. Also spelled Signal.
  • The Simpsons , TV series (1989 - present): Animated half-hour comedy. At least four episodes include psychokinesis in some form (there are very likely others):
    • Treehouse of Horror II (Oct 31, 1991), the second annual Halloween special (season 3, episode 7) has a segment titled "Lisa's Nightmare," which is a take on the story "The Monkey's Paw" about a severed monkey's hand that can grant four wishes. Following this, the second of the episode's three segments is "Bart's Nightmare" and is a parody of the live-action 1961 Twilight Zone PK-themed episode "It's a Good Life."
    • Bart of Darkness (Sep 4, 1994), the season 6, episode 1 includes a brief Itchy and Scratchy cartoon titled "Planet of the Aches." In it, future mice with oversized brains use telekinesis at first to help and then against the cat Scratchy, who had been imprisoned behind a brick wall by the mouse Itchy 3,000 years earlier.
    • The Serfsons (Oct 1, 2017), is a season 29, episode 1 parody of the medieval-styled fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. In it, Lisa reveals to her father Homer that she can control the powers of ancient magic. She demonstrates this by transmuting a lead nugget of his into gold so that they can sell it to buy a powerful healing amulet necklace for Marge's mother to keep her from turning into ice. The episode also has three adult wizards who teleport and kidnap Lisa to serve the King.
    • Treehouse of Horror XXX (Oct 20, 2019), the thirtieth annual Halloween special (season 31, episode 4; episode 666 overall) features parodies of The Omen in the Opening Sequence with baby Maggie demonstrating TK powers and a spoof of the TV series Stranger Things with Lisa performing TK in a segment titled "Danger Things."
  • Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage , Movie (2014): fantasy movie again featuring the Sinbad character, this time played by Shahin Sean Solimon, set in the region around ancient Baghdad. His mission this time is to rescue a kidnapped newborn princess from a sorcerer (Said Faraj) with magical powers who is known in the ancient language as The Deev. Like the 1958 film The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the monster effects are done by stop-motion animation rather than CGI. Patrick Stewart narrates.
  • The Six Million Dollar Man , TV series (1974 - 1978): Colonel Steve Austin, astronaut, a man barely alive. The adventures of the world's first bionic man, part human, part machine, as he goes on assignments for a U.S. government agency, the Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI), headed by Oscar Goldman.
    • "Burning Bright" (April 12, 1974), a first season episode guest starring William Shatner as astronaut Josh Lang, a friend of Steve's who acquires psychic powers after encountering an unusual electrical field during a spacewalk. He uses his mind powers to communicate with dolphins, read minds, and to attack the brains of Steve and others causing pain, pain and unconsciousness, or in one instance the psychic death of a police officer attempting to take him into custody, though the latter appears to have not been his intention. The electrical energy of his brain and delusions proves to be too much for his physiology to handle by episode's end.
    • "Straight on 'Til Morning" (November 8, 1974), a second season episode in which Steve encounters a family of crashed and stranded scout ship aliens whom he tries to help with some initial resistance. Their touch is radioactive to humans, except not to Steve's bionic arm. When humans touch them, they develop sickness and eventually die and vanish into dust and ashes. Only the adult daughter, Minonee, played by Meg Foster, can speak. She communicates to her family telepathically and can read humans' minds close up or from an out-of-sight distance. The father alien has the psychic ability to create mass illusions, which might be PK assisted, as Steve has to try out various filters in his bionic eye to determine that it is not real. The mother does not have any powers except she is the one who knows the code signal to contact the mother ship stationed near Pluto. The adult son's role is to protect the group and he exhibits telekinetic powers throughout the episode, mainly causing rocks to fly, boulders to roll, and a tree to fall on Steve, as they initially consider him a threat. The entire family, except for the daughter who was never touched by a human, eventually dies on the run from a pursuing local sheriff and his search team in the wilderness. With Oscar Goldman's approval, Steve sneaks Minonee onboard a lunar spaceship test flight that crosses the far side of the moon and she is rescued by the mother ship, which is not seen.
  • Sky High , Movie (2005): a Disney comedy about a floating high school in the sky above the Earth where young people with super powers go to get an education. The plot involves Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano), the son of two famous superheroes (played by Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston) who attends as a freshman student. Adults in the cast as school employees include Lynda Carter (principal), Bruce Campbell (gym teacher), and Cloris Leachman (nurse).
  • Sleepwalkers , Movie (1992): based on the novel by Stephen King about the last two members of a shapeshifting vampire species, a mother (Alice Krige) and son (Brian Krause), who feed on human energy rather than blood. Their powers include TK and illusion.
  • Smallville , TV series (2001 - 2011): starred Tom Welling in stories about Superman's youth as Clark Kent in his childhood hometown on Earth.
    • "Legion" (January 5, 2009), a season 8 episode that included Saturn Girl of the Legion of Superheroes from the future. She has TK powers.
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice . There have been numerous adaptations of the 1797 poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about an assistant to a wizard who uses magic to enchant a broom into carrying water buckets with disasterous flooding results:
    • "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", Segment of the 1940 animated film Fantasia that featured Mickey Mouse as the apprentice, accompanied by the orchestral piece of the same title by composer Paul Dukas.
    • The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Movie (2002): a South African-produced live-action version, set in England, that stars Robert Davi and Kelly LeBrock.
    • The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Movie (2010): a Walt Disney-distributed film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It features Nicolas Cage as an ancient apprentice to Merlin who in present day has to find and train Merlin's descendant Dave Stutler (Jake Cherry, 10-year-old; Jay Baruchel, 20s) in the use of magical powers, including energy plasma balls, in order to defeat the evil sorceress Morgana, who has also survived into the future. Cage's character can also transmute matter.
  • The Source / aka The Surge , Movie (2002): four teens go into a forest and find a magical rock. They discover that it gives them each different powers, including TK, healing, telepathy, and psychic suggestion. Released on DVD as The Surge.
  • Space Precinct , TV series (1994 - 1995): a British-produced TV series that had an episode featuring a non-human criminal alien who had telekinetic powers and was pursued by one of the officers on the show. In a chase scene, the alien used TK to move objects into the path of the officer, played by American actor Ted Shackelford.
  • The Spell , Movie (1977): a high school girl played by Susan Myers who is bullied because of her being overweight (but not obese) gets revenge against her classmates by using her supernatural telekinetic powers, which her mother, played by Lelia Goldoni, also has, but not, it turns out, as powerful. Once the daughter learns from her mother that she has powers, she enjoys being special and does not want to obey her mother and join others like her. First shown on TV in the U.S. as a made-for-TV movie and was another entry in the inspired-by-Carrie (1976) movies. The cast included Lee Grant (of Damien: Omen II fame), James Olsen, and a young Helen Hunt.
  • Spider-Man (in film) , Movies (1967 - present; various): the Marvel Comics character has appeared in numerous animated and live-action movie projects since his first appearance onscreen in a U.S.-produced animated TV series and next in a live-action, made-for-TV movie, also in the United States. While Spider-Man himself does not possess any psychokinetic powers (he can, however, sense danger and has super physical abilities, such as balance and agility), some characters in the universe do have forms of PK, such as the shapeshifting character Sandman in Spider-Man 3 (2007) and the power generating Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
  • Spirits , TV series (2004 - 2005): produced in the Philippines, a show about eight children who learn they have special powers. The group's leader, a boy named Red develops telekinesis when exposed to a mysterious light from an alien source.
  • Stalker , Movie (1979): a Russian sc-fi film, at the end of which, the Stalker's young daughter is shown moving drinking glasses one by one across a table by telekinesis, with the third one crashing to the floor.
  • Stargate SG-1 , TV series (1997 - 2007): a team of U.S. military personnel and aliens travel across the universe though stargates exploring and dealing with problems created by unfriendly aliens. Elements of the series that involved psychokinesis include the following: (Note: if you are a Stargate expert, please consider compiling and submitting a list of definite PK-related episode titles.)
    • List of Stargate SG-1 episodes
    • The Ori Priors have psychokinetic abilities that are strong enough to lift a man, or to hurl him several kilometers. Their abilities can be neutralized by specific sound frequencies which interrupt the function of highly evolved sections of their brain.
    • The DNA resequencer can give any human or Ancient telekinesis in addition to other powers. Several characters in the show obtained telekinesis this way, including Khalek (who was given his abilities by Anubis), and several unnamed villagers (who were given their abilities by Nirrti).
    • Ascended beings can influence the physical world.
  • Stargirl , TV series (2020 - present): based on the DC Comics character with actress Brec Bassinger in the title role, about a high-school girl who becomes a superhero after finding a powerful staff. The character Brain Wave is a recurring character and one of his powers is telekinesis.
  • Starman , Movie (1984): an alien visitor in the body of a human who had the PK ability to heal, resurrect (a deer that had been killed by a hunter), and move objects, using small handheld special spheres. It starred Jeff Bridges in the title role, Karen Allen, and Richard Jaeckel as a U.S. government agent named George Fox in pursuit. Directed by John Carpenter (Halloween, 1978). Bridges was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. The theme music in both the film and subsequent TV series is excellent.
    • Starman, (TV series) (1986 - 1987): a spin-off of the theatrical film that starred Robert Hays as the alien and Christopher Daniel Barnes as his half-human son. It depicted their adventures of searching for the boy's mother Jenny Hayden, played by Erin Gray. Pursuing them was a hostile U.S. Government agent of the Federal Security Agency named George Fox (actor Michael Cavanaugh). In the series, he used his glowing sphere to help him perform various PK effects, but in episode 10, "Fever," he demonstrated telekinesis without the sphere by pointing his finger to turn a televison set off and to open and close a hospital bed curtain. His son, Scott, also has a sphere, but he has yet to full master its use. The series ran for one season with 22 episodes and had a good musical score.
  • Star Trek , TV series (1966 - 1969): episodes which featured TK/PK: from the original series, in chronological order:
    • "The Cage" (1965): unaired pilot, scenes from which were used for the two-part epside "The Menagerie."
    • "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (Sep 22, 1966): second pilot featuring the Gary Mitchell storyline about a bridge member who acquires god-level PK powers. Guest starred Gary Lockwood and Sally Kellerman.
    • "Charlie X" (Sep 15, 1966): a young man raised by aliens who gave him PK powers comes aboard the Enterprise.
    • "The Menagerie" (Nov 17,24, 1966): parts 1 and 2, using footage from "The Cage".
    • "Errand of Mercy" (Mar 23, 1967): at the end of the episode, the aliens in human form tranform themselves into blinding bright lights and then disappear.
    • "Who Mourns for Adonis" (Sep 22, 1967): an encounter on a planet with the last of the ancient Greek gods, Apollo).
    • "The Gamesters of Triskelion" (Jan 5, 1968): psychic pain-collar activation by prison supervisor, the alien Galt.
    • "Return to Tomorrow" (Feb 9, 1968): three aliens in energy form with PK powers temporarily take over the bodies, with their permission, of Kirk, Spock, and Dr. Ann Mulhall (Diana Muldaur). The female alien, Thalassa (Muldaur), inflicts pain on McCoy when he later refuses to cooperate further and says the memorable line "I could destroy you with a single thought."
    • "And the Children Shall Lead" (Oct 11, 1968): an alien called Gorgan played by famous attorney Melvin Belli is able to induce psychic power in orphaned children aboard the Enterprise by getting them to chant "As you believe, so shall you do, so shall you do. As you believe, so shall you do, so shall you do." The storyline is more about telepathic mind control, but is included here because the psychic power chant is similar to that spoken by the lead character George McWhirter Fotheringay in the 1936 H. G. Wells classic filmThe Man Who Could Work Miracles: "As I want it, so it will be!"
    • "Day of the Dove" (Nov 1, 1968): an alien light entity heals injured crew members and Klingons as it instigates them to fight.
    • "Plato's Stepchildren" (Nov 22, 1968): aliens acquire telekinesis and force Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and Nurse Chapel to perform for their amusement. Kirk acquires TK himself and defeats their leader. Includes the famous telekinetic-forced kiss between white Kirk and black Uhura.
    • "The Empath" (Dec 6, 1968): a mute alien female heals the wounds of the crew, then herself in a test by two aliens to see if her planet's race is worthy of being saved from an impending catastrophe.
    • "Whom Gods Destroy" (Jan 3, 1969): starred actor Steve Ihnat as a mentally ill former starfleet captain, now calling himself Garth of Izar, who can re-arrange his molecules at will (shapeshift).
    • "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" (Jan 10, 1969): featured actor Frank Gorshin (the Riddler on the 1960s Batman TV series) as a half black, half white alien who used mind power to take control of the Enterprise's command computer while on the bridge in order to force the ship to take him to his home planet.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation , TV series (1987 - 1994): notably, the character "Q" played by John de Lancie had god-level PK and was featured in numerous storylines, including the series pilot and finale. Episodes with Q and episodes with the Traveler, an alien with powerful mental abilities, including the ability to control space and time are listed separately further below:
    • "Unnatural Selection" (Jan 30, 1989): about the genetically engineered children of Darwin Station, who possess telekinesis;
    • "The Survivors" (Oct 9, 1989): starred veteran character actor John Anderson as an alien who recreated his wife and home on a destroyed planet and who used god-level PK to make an entire species of aggressive aliens, the Husnock, disappear throughout the universe.
    • "Transfigurations" (June 17, 1990): showed an alien played by Mark La Mura on the verge of an evolutionary leap who could heal others with his mind and resist physical attacks.
    • "True Q" (Nov 1, 1992): the word "telekinesis" is also specifically used by Q in the episode guest starring Olivia d'Abo as a young female Q.
    Q episodes:
    The Traveler episodes:
    • "Where No One Has Gone Before" (Oct 26 1987): young male shipboard member Wesley is the first to observe the Traveler's powers during a propulsion experiment that sends the Enterprise across the universe.
    • Remember Me" (Oct 22, 1990): young Wesley creates a warp bubble during an experiment that traps his mother, who believes she is on the Enterprise and everyone is disappearing one by one. The Traveler arrives at the end to save the day. This episode is an example of Wesley causing trouble that led to many viewers disliking the character.
    • Journey's End" (Mar 28, 1994): Wesley leaves with the Traveler at the end of the episode to explore the universe.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space 9 , TV series (1993 - 1999): The character Odo was a series regular and a shapeshifter who changed himself into a liquid and "slept" in a bucket. The god-like character Q made one appearance:
  • Star Trek: Voyager , TV series (1995 - 2001): There were at least six episodes that had PK in their storylines:
    • "Cold Fire," (Nov 13, 1995): Kes (Jennifer Lien), the female alien character, learns she has psychic powers, including telekinesis, and tries to develop them.
    • "Death Wish," (Feb 19, 1996): the first appearance of Q (John de Lancie) on the series. The plot involves another member of the Q Continuum named Quinn.
    • "The Q and the Grey" (Nov 27, 1996).
    • "The Gift," (Sep 10, 1997): Kes saves Seven of Nine's life, but her developing PK powers become too dangerous and she leaves the ship.
    • "Fury," (May 3, 2000): Kes (again played by Jennifer Lien) returns after three years. This episode also involves time travel and is the final appearance of the character Kes on the series.
    • "Q2" (Apr 11, 2001): Q brings his mischievous teenage son aboard Voyager. In one scene, he makes the clothes Seven of Nine is wearing disappear, hoping to get a reaction out of her. It doesn't work and he restores her clothes and walks away. He also summons three Borg ships against Voyager to see how the crew responds.
  • Star Wars , Movies and television series (1977 - present): numerous characters, such as the Jedi, have the ability to control the movement of objects using "the Force." In the book Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide it is described this way: "Although such ability is commonly known as a Jedi's 'object movement' power, it is more accurately described as a manipulation of the Force — the energy field that surrounds and binds everything — to control the direction of objects through space. Jedi utilize this talent not only to push, pull, and lift objects, but also to redirect projectiles and guide their starships through combat." The Sith, followers of the Dark Side of the Force, also have telekinetic abilities.
  • Static Shock , TV series (2000 - 2004): in this animated cartoon, the character Madelyn Spaulding develops telekinesis after Static sends a surge of electricity through her brain.
  • Stephanie , Movie (2017): a young abandoned girl named Stephanie (Shree Crooks) is discovered to be just one of many children all over the world being taken over by a destructive mysterious force that uses invisible tentacles to perform evil acts of telekinesis.
  • Stranger Things , TV series (2016 - present): an online Netflix series set in the early 1980s in the state of Indiana, USA, about the search for a young boy who disappears after encountering a creature that escaped from a US Department of Energy laboratory. The cast of characters includes a strange young girl with PK powers.
  • Suicide Sqaud , Movie (2016): based on the DC Comics team of supervillians who agree to dangerous government assignments in exchange for getting out of prison. One of the characters is able to pyrokinetically shoot flames from his hands. The cast includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie as team members.
  • Super Capers , Movie (1999): a comedy about superheroes in training. The cast included Samuel Lloyd as Herman Brainard (TKer), Ryan McPartlin as Will Powers, and Danielle Harris as Felicia Freeze (emitted cryogenic power beams from her hands). TV legends Adam West and June Lockhart had small roles.
  • Supergirl , Movie (1984): starred Helen Slater as Superman's cousin from Argo City, a fragment of the destroyed planet Krypton. Supergirl could fly and had heat vision.
  • Supergirl , TV series (2015 - present): based on the DC Comics character and starring Melissa Benoist in the title role.
    • "City of Lost Children" (May 8, 2017): an alien mother (Dominique Toney) and her son Marcus (Lonnie Chavis), who are members of the telekinetic Phorian race, visit Central City.
    • "Legion of Superheroes" (January 15, 2018): a third season episode in which Saturn Girl/Imra Ardeen (Amy Jackson) uses her telekinetic powers to lift weights in a prison workout yard during a battle scene.
  • Superman , Various media (1941 - present; various): The DC Comics character has appeared in numerous animated and live-action movies, TV series, and early radio shows. Two of his most prominent superpowers are flight and heat vision. Other characters in the Superman universe(s) also possess various forms of PK.
  • Supernatural , TV series (2005 - present): two brothers who investigate and fight the evil side of the paranormal. The two lead characters, brothers Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) have been shown to possess telekinetic powers under the right storyline conditions in certain episodes. In general, telekinesis and other forms of PK exhibited by characters are a frequent feature of the series.
  • Tales from the Hood 2 , Movie (2018): an anthology sequel to the earlier horror anthology film Tales from the Hood (1995). One of the segments, titled "The Medium," is about a murdered pimp named Cliff Bettis (Creighton Thomas) who channels deadly TK effects through a TV psychic to exact revenge against his killers.
  • Teacher's Pet , Movie (1958): a black-and-white romantic comedy starring Doris Day as a journalism professor and Clark Gable as an older journalist. In it, Mamie Van Doren plays a nightclub singer who is the girlfriend of Clark Gable's character. During one scene at the nightclub while Van Doren is singing, she swivels her hips suggestively and Gable's character, seated at a table with Day, reacts as if an invisible telekinetic force had suddenly hit him in the face. This scene is included in the film's trailer viewable on YouTube. This is possibly the first known instance in a movie or TV show of the use of telekinetic dance power. The next known example is in the 1964 comedy Muscle Beach Party (see entry).
  • Teen Titans , TV series (2003 - 2006): both Raven of the Titan team and Jinx of H.I.V.E. Academy wield telekinetic powers.
  • Tempest , Movie (1982): Included scenes of psychic weather control. It starred John Cassavetes, Gina Rowlands, and Susan Sarandon. Based loosely on Shakespeare's play.
    • The Tempest, Movie (2010): based on Shakespeare's play, starred Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, and Alan Cumming (Nightcrawler in X-Men II), among other actors.
  • Thelma , Movie (2017): set in modern Norway and with dialogue in Norwegian and subtitles in English (or other language depending on audience), about a girl from a religious background who discovers she has telekinetic powers. Young Thelma in the intro age 6 is played by Grethe Eltervåg and college-aged Thelma, Eili Harboe, throughout the rest of the film. Thelma has seizures at times during the story related to her psychic power and the film comes with a warning for epileptic viewers. Attempting to find out the medical reason for her seizures is part of the plot. Also central to the plot is a blossoming girl-girl romantic relationship between Thelma and a girl, Anja (Kaya Wilkins) she meets at school, the strong and uncertain emotions from which trigger the TK events.
  • Thor , Movie (2011): starred Chris Hemsworth in the title character. Thor did not have PK powers, but his adoptive brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, could shape-shift (transmogrify) and teleport. The evil Frost Giants could shape-shift parts of their body into ice weapons.
  • The Tomorrow People , TV series (1973 - 1979; 1992 - 1995; 2001 - 2007): was a British sci-fi series about people with evolved super powers such as telekinesis and teleportation. A U.S. version with the same title debuted in 2013.
  • Touched by an Angel , TV series (1994 - 2003): starred Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, and, in the final three seasons, Valerie Bertinelli as angels in human form operating on Earth to help humans get through difficulties.
  • Touchy Feely , Movie (2013): a dentist played by Josh Pais suddenly develops healing touch powers. His massage therapist sister, on the other hand, suddenly develops an aversion to touch. Also stars Rosemarie DeWitt and Ellen Page, the latter of X-Men fame.
  • Tourist Trap , Movie (1979): horror film starring Chuck Connors as a demented telekinetic owner of an off-the-beaten-path roadside museum attraction who at first helps, then terrorizes a group of college-aged young people whose car breaks down nearby, gradually turning some of them into mannequins used in his displays. Tanya Roberts and Jocelyn Jones also star, the latter being the sole survivor of the carnage.
  • Transference , Movie (2020): Joshua (Jeremy Ninaber) struggles with how best to protect his troubled twin blonde sister Emma (Melissa Joy Boerger), who possesses telekinetic powers.
  • Tucker's Witch , TV series (1982 - 1983): was a short-lived hour-long comedy-detective series that starred Tim Matheson as Rick Tucker and Catherine Hicks as Amanda Tucker, who learned as an adult from her mother that she was a witch. The two ran a private detective agency and were always getting into trouble. A New York Times newspaper review at the time described her as having telekinetic powers.
  • Twilight Film series (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012): based on the novels, the five films had Native American characters who could transmogrify (shape-shift) themselves into oversized wolves and vampires with supernatual powers. Starred Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner in the lead roles.
  • The Twilight Zone , TV series (1959 - 1964; 1985 - 1989; 2002 - 2003; 2019 - 2020), Movie (1983):
    • "The Prime Mover" (Mar 24, 1961), starred Buddy Ebsen as a worker in a roadside diner who had strong telekinetic power, enough to flip over a car that had been overturned in a nighttime accident. His friend coaxed him into using his power gambling in Las Vegas at the craps table.
    • "The Mind and the Matter" (May 12, 1961) was an episode about an office worker who developed strong PK after reading a book of the same title.
    • ""It's a Good Life" (Nov 3, 1961), the child character played by Billy Mumy has incredible psychokinetic powers. Make him mad and he will send you to the cornfield (because you are dead). The closing narration by Rod Serling is "No comment. No comment at all."
    • ""The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank" (Feb 23 1962), a man rises from his open casket during his funeral and townspeople are alarmed, some believing the explanation that it was a misdiagnosis and others that he may be possessed by a demon. At the end of the episode he makes a match light on its own and a gate close shut. Stars James Best and Sherry Jackson.
    • "The Fugitive" (Mar 9, 1962), a grandfatherly old man who is a friend to a neighborhood's children turns out to be a good alien king on vacation. He cures a crippled little blonde girl who is abused by her aunt and, with the girl's approval, takes her back to his home planet, where it turns out he is much younger and handsome and one day she will be his queen. He has the power to shapeshift and heal.
    • "Black Leather Jackets" (Jan 31, 1964), three aliens disguised as male motorcyclists dressed like gang members take up residence in a town to prepare for an invasion plot to kill all humans and animals and take over the planet. The youngest falls in love with the pretty human next-door-neighbor girl and trys to convince the others and their leader that humans are worth saving. They display TK powers, such as opening their house's front doot when they arrive.
    • "The Road Less Traveled" (Dec 18, 1986; S02 EP07), Cliff DeYoung plays two versions of his character Jeff McDowell in the present, one who has regrets about fleeing to Canada back in 1971 to avoid being drafted and a bearded one in a wheelchair and army jacket who was drafted into the Vietnam war where he lost both his legs, apparently creating a parallel universe when the choice, or fork in the road, happened. The latter suddenly shows up inside the former's home, explaining he was in a Veterans Hospital bed thinking how his life could have been different: "I'm laying there, and I'm wonderin'. And I guess I just 'wondered' myself here." Actress Margaret Klenck plays his wife (she starred in the Starman episode "Peregrine" a month earlier in 1986).
  • Twitches , Movie (2005): A Disney made-for-TV movie that starred real-life twin sisters Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry as separated-at-birth twin witches ("Twitches") who discover each other later as teenagers and that they are good witches. They have the power to move objects and other magical abilities when in each other's presence. Based on the best selling series of children's books.
    • Twitches Too (2007), a sequel starring the same two actresses.
  • The Unholy , Movie (2021): a supernatural story about a journalist (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) investigating miracle healings in a New England town by a young woman (Cricket Brown) who believes she is channeling divine power from the Virgin Mary. Based on the 1983 novel Shrine by James Herbert. The cast includes William Sadler, Cary Elwes, and Katie Aselton.
  • Unsolved Mysteries , TV series (1987 - 1999; 2001 - 2002; 2008 - 2010: Some episodes included segments on psychokinesis-related claimants. These stories were told using dramatic recreations. There may be more than the two listed below.
    • Tina Resch/Columbus poltergeist: August 4, 1993; season 5, episode 32 (#157 overall), "When she was 14-years old, Tina began exhibiting bizarre telekinetic abilities, or in other words the power to move things with her mind."
    • Electric lady: August 4, 1995; season 7, episode #13, "Electric Lady," a woman with electrical psychokinetic powers.
  • The Visitor , Movie (1979): a young girl with developing TK powers named Paige (Katy Collins) assists a group of Satanists with their plan to produce a male child with her unwilling mother (Joanne Nail), who in turn will eventually mate with someone else in their group and become the powerful physical form of an ancient demon from outer space. Another alien in human form (John Huston, the "visitor" in the title) on the side of good comes to Earth to intervene. The cast also includes Franco Nero, Lance Henriksen, Shelley Winters, Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Sam Peckinpah, Neal Boortz, Steve Somers, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  • The Visitor , TV series (1997 - 1998): was an American-produced show starring John Corbett as a pilot who was abducted by aliens in the Bermuda Triangle during World War II and returned to Earth 50 years later with mysterious abilities, including healing. In one episode, he also levitated. The series was created by A-list filmmakers Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, who made Stargate and Independence Day.
  • Walker, Texas Ranger , TV series (1993 - 2005): featured fictional contemporary crime stories, with sometimes flashback tales set in the Old West, solved and dealt with (Chuck Norris style) by a team of Texas Rangers led by Cordell Walker (Chuck Norris).
    • "Brainchild" (November 15, 1997): Walker helps a boy with psychic powers, including TK, escape a research facility.
  • Walk the Prank , TV series (2016 - 2018): A Disney reality TV series in which a group of child cast members perform pranks. The 5-minute prank "Fall Dance Nightmare" features Bailey (Jillian Shea Spaeder) as a telekinetic girl in a prank set at a school dance. Some elements of the plot appear to be inspired by the film and novel Carrie, though being a children's show there is no blood.
  • The Waltons , TV series (1972 - 1981): was an hour drama about a large family in Virginia, USA, in the 1930s-40s. Created by Earl Hamner, Jr. and based on his novel "Spencer's Mountain" and the 1963 movie of the same title.
    • "The Changeling" (October 26, 1978): a Halloween episode, Season 7, Episode 5. One of the Walton children, 12-year-old, red-haired Elizabeth (Kami Cotler) is about to turn 13 and soon the Walton home experiences poltergeist activity in her presence. Recurrent spontaneous PK (RSPK) incidents include a rocking chair rocking and levitating, a Raggedy Ann doll dancing, a piano playing, lights turning off, and wind blowing suddenly in windows.
  • WandaVision , TV series (2020 - ): an online streaming series produced by Marvel Studios for the Disney+ service and based on the Marvel Comics character Wanda Maximoff, who is also the superhero Scarlet Witch, portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen. The series is set in the 1950s and her powers include TK and TP (telepathy).
  • Watchmen , Movie (2009): based on the 1986 - 1987 DC comic book series, the character Doctor Manhattan had god-level psychokinetic powers.
  • Weird Science , Movie (1985): a sci-fi comedy about two American high-school-aged teenagers (Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith) who create a beautiful, sexy woman (model-turned-actress Kelly LeBrock) using a hacked government computer connected to a doll during a thunderstorm. She has magical powers and proceeds to see that her two creators have a good time partying. Inspired by a 1950s EC Comics story "Made from the Future." There was also a 1994–98 Weird Science TV series that ran for 88 episodes.
  • In the anime Weiß Kreuz (Weiss Kreuz) , TV series (1998; 2002 - 2003): Villian Naoe Nagi of the assassin team Schwarz displayed PK abilities many times throughout the series.
  • Will Power , Movie (1913): a silent short film, possibly the first movie specifically with a telekinesis- or psychokinesis-themed plot (see also Entente Cordiale, 2012). It starred Pearl White as "Pearl"; Chester Barnett as her boyfriend "Chester"; and Joseph Belmont as Pearl's disapproving father "Pa." Pearl White would star the following year in "The Perils of Pauline." Plot (see also IMDb): Pearl's father disapproves of Chester as a suitor for his unmarried live-in daughter. He reads a book about will power and how to achieve the mental ability of mind over matter. Testing it, he wills Chester to leave the house, which Chester does suddenly and strangely, leaving Pearl confused and upset. Chester returns, only to be forced away by the father's mental actions, again and again. Afterward, Pearl accidentally discovers the book her father had read and when Chester next comes to visit, a battle of young versus old will power ensues, with Chester being forced out of the house by Pa and Pearl quickly forcing him back inside. Eventually, Pa becomes exhausted and gives in, finally approving of Chester as Pearl's sweetheart. Film status: Sadly, no known copies of this American-produced film exist. The U.S. Library of Conress estimates that ony 14% of all U.S.-produced silent films survive today. See: Library Reports on America's Endangered Silent-Film Heritage
  • Witch Mountain films. See Escape to Witch Mountain (1975, 1995), Return from Witch Mountain (1978), Beyond Witch Mountain (1982), Race to Witch Mountain (2009).
  • The Witcher , TV series (2019 - present): a sword and sorcery Netflix series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter with special talents, including force blast telekinesis by way of extending his hand in the direction of oppenents.
  • The Witches of Eastwick , Movie (1987): Jack Nicolson's devilish character had telekinesis. The movie was based on the novel by John Updike. There has also been various TV series pilot versions and stage musicals (see Wikipedia article).
  • Witch Hunter Robin , TV series (2002): certain witches have the power to control the movement of objects such as trash cans at will.
  • Wolverine films. See "X-Men (film series)" below.
  • The Wizard of Baghdad , Movie (1960): a period comedy-drama (more drama) set in the ancient Middle East in which an inept genie (Dick Shawn) is given one last chance by the wizard king to graduate to a higher level by returning to earth with a talking sidekick horse and fulfilling the prophecy of handsome Prince Husan (Barry Coe) and beautiful Princess Yasmin (Diane Baker) marrying and ruling over the kingdom, which has been taken over by an invading sultan (familiar European-accented TV villain John Van Dreelen). The movie is one hour, 32 minutes and the genie doesn't begin using his restored powers until about 15 minutes before the ending. Genie effects include making food appear, transmuting a sword into a feather and back again, turning wooden doors of the fortress into a paper drawing (through which the heroes' horses gallop through), turning the sultan into a parrot, dressing the prince in fancy clothes, changing a wooden ring into gold, flying carpet scenes, and the horse galloping across the sky. At the end of the film, the wizard king assigns the reluctant genie to become Merlin the magician and go help King Arthur in Britain. The talking horse was likely inspired by the Francis the Talking Mule hit film series of the 1950s (this Wizard movie predates the Mr. Ed TV series). The best scenes are those of 22-year-old Diane Baker's flirtatious princess (including taking a bubble bath).
  • Wonder Woman , TV series (1975 - 1979): An American-produced series based on the DC Comics character. It starred Lynda Carter in the title role.
    • "The Man Who Could Move the World" 1977. Plot (from Wikipedia list of Wonder Woman episodes): A Japanese American man who had been in an internment camp during World War II blames Wonder Woman for the death there of his brother. He has developed telekinetic powers and uses them to try to exact revenge on Wonder Woman.
    • "The Girl from Ilandia" 1978. Plot (from Wikipedia): A mysterious girl with super powers appears and Wonder Woman must not only find a way to get her home but also protect her from a villain that lives at sea.
    • "The Deadly Dolphin" 1978 Plot (from Wikipedia): Wonder Woman shows off her ability to communicate with animals and displays another new power, generating unknown energy bursts which she uses to scare off sharks.
    • "The Girl With a Gift for Disaster" 1979. Plot (from Wikipedia): A young woman with the bizarre jinx-like power to cause accidents around her is exploited by her boyfriend to cover up his criminal activities.
  • Wonder Woman 1984 , Movie (2020): sequel to the 2017 film Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot continues in the title role) involves ancient-relic-assisted psychokinesis whereby wishes come true via an ancient crystal called a Dreamstone: e.g., the resurrection of hero Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), a wealthy power-mad businessman (Pedro Pascal) becomes a telekinetic U.S. President, and a woman (Kristen Wiig) transforms into the human-animal supervillain Cheetah.
  • The Woods , Movie (2006): was a horror movie about a bullied telekinetic teenage girl sent to an all-girls boarding school in New England in 1965. She could make objects stand upright, like a pencil on her school desk and broken pieces of a mirror.
  • Working Miracles , Movie (2010): a Hallmark cable channel movie in the United States that starred Eddie Cibrian as a (handsome) janitor "who gains the ability to heal through touch after an accident sends him into a coma." Originally telecast with the title Healing Hands, it was retitled for the video release.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess , TV series (1995 - 2001): Xena, a human female warrior in a fantasy version of Ancient Greece, developed energy beam psychokinetic ability during a story plot set in the Far East. Other recurring characters routinely displayed godly powers, especially teleportation by the gods of Mount Olympus. This series was set in the same universe as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In seasons 4 and 5, a Jesus Christ-like character called Eli was featured in stories. He first began as an illusionist, levitating in one episode, then realized he actually had powers and was a representative of a godly power based on love.
    • "Purity" (November 8, 1999), a season 5 episode in which Xena, Gabrielle, and Joxer travel to China and Xena aquires hand-emitting energy beam powers by "purity" of her thoughts and actions, while her female foe acquires them by the "purity" of her hatred.
  • The X-Files , TV series (1993 - 2002; 2016 - present): two American FBI agents investigated crimes and conspiracies involving the paranormal, aliens, etc., in this popular series that is regularly included in best of television lists. There were also movies, novels, comic books, and two spin-off TV series Millenium and The Lone Gunmen. See The X-Files franchise for info. PK related episodes of the original series:
    • "Shadows" (Oct 22, 1993): Ghostly TK, meaning a dead person is the source of the TK incidents.
    • "Fire" (Dec 17 1993): pyrokinesis storyline that guest starred Mark Sheppard as the pyrokinetic and Amanda Pays as a London Police investigator and Mulder's former love interest.
    • "Miracle Man" (Mar 18, 1994): psychic healer plot with actor Scott Bairstow as the young healer.
    • "Born Again" (Apr 22, 1994): a young girl, inhabitated by the spirit of a murdered man, exhibits TK-powered revenge against those who killed him.
    • "Excelsis Dei (Dec 16, 1994): ghosts at a nursing home who perform murderous telekinesis acts against the employees who abused them.
    • "D.P.O." (Oct 6, 1995): a notable episode guest starring Giovanni Ribisi as a young man with electrically related PK powers. He is able to affect video arcade games, traffic lights, cell phones, and summon lightening.
    • "Syzygy" (Jan 26, 1996): two high school girls portrayed by Wendy Benson and Lisa Robin Kelly exhibit TK powers in a satanic-plot episode. Two years after this appearance, Kelly played the sexy blonde older sister on the comedy series That '70s Show
    • "How The Ghosts Stole Christmas" (Dec 13, 1998): Ed Asner and Lily Tomlin play ghosts in a dark mansion on Christmas Eve. Tomlin's character in physical material form displays telekinesis in front of Mulder by pointing her finger at a bookcase and causing books to slide in and out as she searches for a particular one. After that she starts a fire in the fireplace (pyrokinesis) and sight unseen teleports muldar's gun out of its holster to her hand.
    • "Je Souhaite" (May 14, 2000): Two dimwitted brothers come into possession of a female jinn, or jinniyah (female genie) in a storage unit and are given three wishes, eventually ending in their deaths. Mulder acquires her and with his three wishes, first wishes for world peace, which causes all humans to disappear. His second wish is for the first wish to be reversed. For his third and final wish he tells the female jinn, who appears in human form, that she be set free from her jinn curse, which causes her to weep with joy as the episode ends.
    • "Nothing Important Happened Today" (Nov 11 & 18, 2001): Scully's baby, William, is shown in the two-part episode to have telekinetic powers as he makes a mobile move that is hanging over his crib.
    • "Sunshine Days" (May 12, 2002): a boy named Anthony Fogelman possesses powerful PK, including TK. Includes scenes involving the 1960s series The Brady Bunch. This episode is after Duchovny left as a series regular and starred Robert Patrick (agent John Doggett), Annabeth Gish (agent Monica Reyes), and Gillian Anderson (agent Dana Scully). In one scene, the boy makes Assistant Director Walter Skinner (actor Mitch Pileggi) float in the air.
    • "Founder's Mutation" (Jan 25, 2016): A doctor's decades-long classified genetic experiments, which are funded by the US Department of Defense and suspected by agents Scully and Mulder of involving a combination of alien and human DNA, produce human children with gross physical abnormalities and for two, superpowers, notably a brother who can scramble people's brains and his sister who has telekinetic powers. They also have telepathic abilities. The title refers to the first profound genetic difference that could begin a new species or subspecies, in this case, of advanced humans. The episode also includes fictional flashback sequences with Scully and Mulder and their young son, William, whom they speculate might have been the result of the same experimentation.
    • "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" (Feb 1, 2016): An immortal humanoid lizard-like monster that can assume human form is initially thought to be behind recent savage killings. This is an episode with comedy in it. Guest stars Rhys Darby and Kumail Nanjiani.
    • "Home Again" (Feb 8, 2016): A tall, putrid humanoid thoughtform unintentionally manifested into existence by a street artist named the Trashman (played by rock star Tim Armstrong), whose art is meant to defend the interests of homeless people in the city of Philadelphia in the United States, goes rogue and begins murdering government officials, bringing the case to the attention of FBI agents Mulder and Scully.
    • "Plus One" (Jan 17, 2018): Murderous twins suffering from multiple personality disorder are able to telepathically play the pencil and paper drawing game of "hangman" and project psychic doubles of their victims who do the actual killing. Scully and Mulder see their doubles in separate experiences and Scully refers to hers a "manifest psychic ideation."
    • "Ghouli" (Jan 31, 2018): Scully's son William appears at various times throughout this epsiode as a teenager named Jackson Van De Kamp, played by Miles Robbins. Psychic powers he demonstrates are the ability to create psychic illusions involving himself and others and making the particles in snow globes swirl; however, it is not clear if the latter are actual acts of distant telekinesis or also illusions.
    • "My Struggle IV" (Mar 21, 2018): Season 11 finale featuring Mulder searching for Scully's son William (Miles Robbins), who demonstrates his psychic powers in deadly and miraculous ways.
  • X-Men (film series) , Movies (2000 - present): based on the Marvel Comics, it showcases mutant characters who have various psychic powers including telekinesis and other forms of psychokinesis. The female character Jean Grey, also known as Phoenix, has very strong telekinetic powers. Magneto can create and control magnetic fields, allowing him to move metal in super powerful ways and also some nonmetallic objects, like humans, using the principle of diamagnetism.
    • X-Men, Movie (2000). The first film in the series, it starred Patrick Stewart (Professor Xavier), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Ian McKellen (Magneto), Halle Berry (Storm), Famke Janssen (Jean Grey), James Marsden (Cyclops), Rebecca Romijn (Mystique), Ray Park (Toad), Anna Paquin (Rogue), and Tyler Mane (Sabretooth).
    • X2: X-Men United, Movie (2003). New mutant characters introduced and the actors who played them included: Alan Cumming (Nightcrawler), Aaron Stanford (Pyro), Shawn Ashmore (Iceman), and Kelly Hu (Deathstrike).
    • X-Men: The Last Stand, Movie (2006). Introduced, among others, actors Kelsey Grammer (Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy / Beast), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryd), Vinnie Jones (Juggernaut), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus), Ben Foster (Angel), Eric Dane (Multiple Man), and Dania Ramirez (Callisto; electrocuted at the end by Storm's lightning bolt).
    • X-Men Origins: Wolverine., Movie (2009). A spin-off starring Hugh Jackman again as Wolverine and Liev Schreiber as Sabretooth.
    • X-Men: First Class, Movie (2011). A prequel that told the back stories of Professor Xavier and Magneto, along with other mutants in the series. Actors/characters included: James McAvoy (Professor Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto), Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw), January Jones (Emma Frost), Nicholas Hoult (teenage Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy / Beast), Jennifer Lawrence (teenage Raven Darkholme / Mystique), Caleb Landry Jones (teenage Banshee), Lucas Till (teenage Havok), and cameos by Hugh Jackman as adult Wolverine and Rebecca Romijn as adult Mystique.
    • The Wolverine, Movie (2013): The second stand-alone film starring Hugh Jackman as the Marvel Comics title character who can heal himself quickly and make sharp metal claws emerge from his hands. Famke Janssen's telekinetic X-Men character Jean Grey also appears in Wolverine's dreams and Ian McKellen as Magneto uses TK in a post-credits scene.
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past, Movie (2014). A sequel to X-Men: First Class. Many of the actors and characters from the first X-Men movies also appear.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse, Movie (2016). A film set in the 1980s that happens after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past and focuses on the return of the first mutant, Apocalypse, who wants to destroy the world created by normal humans and "build a better one." Inludes Professor X, Mystique, Magneto, Storm, and many other familiar mutants and some new ones. Wolverine has a small nonspeaking fighting scene.
    • Logan, Movie (2017). A third and final separate film starring Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine. Patrick Stewart returns as Charles Xavier. The film takes place in 2029 apparently in the timeline created after Days of Future Past and involves an older and physically weakening Logan, Charles, and a young girl named Laura with similar Wolverine mutant powers, who it is revealed is Logan's daughter through genetic engineering. She is portrayed by Dafne Keen. There are other children with mutant powers, including telekinesis, cryokinesis, and electrokinesis.
    • Dark Phoenix, Movie (2019). A story set in the early 1990s 10 years after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse about young Jean Grey turning toward the dark side (Dark Phoenix). The X-Men battle a female alien played by Jessica Chastain, who also wants her power. The cast includes the regulars from the previous young X-Men films. Originally titled: X-Men: Dark Phoenix
    • The New Mutants, Movie (2020): based on characters in the X-Men comic book universe. Originally titled X-Men: The New Mutants. The cast includes Maisie Williams (formerly Arya Stark on Game of Thrones TV series), Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, and Antonio Banderas.
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  • X-Men: Cat Youtube parody videos. (2013 - present): fan-produced spoof videos on YouTube about a cat that has X-Men-type superpowers and uses them against its owner. Parody videos are protected free speech under US copyright law.
  • Zapped! , Movie (1982): a teenage high school whiz kid discovers a formula that, when consumed as a drink, bestows telekinetic powers. He uses it for various mischief, including undressing girls. The cast included Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Felice Schachter, and Heather Thomas.
    • Zapped Again!. Movie (1990): a sequel in which a new generation of high school kids find the old potion and perform similar pranks.
  • Zoom , Movie (2006): a comedy starring Tim Allen as Captain Zoom, who trains a group of young superheroes for a mission. The character Summer Jones/Wonder (Kate Mara) has TK powers. Also in the cast are Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase, Spencer Breslin, and Rip Torn. Based on the children's book Amazing Adventures from Zoom's Academy.
  • In the series Babylon 5 in what episode(s) did the regular character Lyta Alexander display PK ability?
  • Did the 1985 episode "Levitation" of the series Tales from the Dark Side include a surprise telekinetic ending or was it all a magician's trick?
  • Was the 1972 episode "Lady, Lady, Take My Life" of the series The Sixth Sense starring Gary Collins about causing death by PK or by telepathy?
  • Any episodes of The Simpsons or Futurama that have psychokinesis? Surely there must be. See The Simpsons above for at least two Halloween episodes that have PK.
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Quotations about psychokinesis

Origin: 1863 in The Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man. Fuller quote: "It may be said that, so far from having a materialistic tendency, the supposed introduction into the earth at successive geological periods of life — sensation, instinct, the intelligence of the higher mammalia bordering on reason, and lastly, the improvable reason of Man himself — presents us with a picture of the ever-increasing dominion of mind over matter."

There is also a similar saying coined centuries earlier (19 BCE) "the mind moves matter" by the poet Virgil in his work "Aeneid," book 6, line 727. The latter saying in Latin, "mens agitat molem," is the official motto of the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands.

Possible first use referring somewhat more directly to psychokinesis could be the 1903 book titled "Mind over matter: the influence of will power on disease" by J. W. Martin, Commercial Publishing, 78 pages.

  • "Everyone who believes in telekinesis, raise my hand."
Origin: American stand-up comedian Emo Philips used it as a comedy one-liner (one-line joke) in his 1980s stage act. It can be found on his album "E=MO²" (E Equals M-O Squared) first released in 1985, then rereleased as a CD in 1990. Variation: "How many people here have telekinetic powers? Raise my hand." The humorous saying is sometimes wrongly attributed to magician James Randi and writer Kurt Vonnegut, both of whom have denied coining it.
  • "A talent that has to be seen to be believed" — Rod Serling (1924-1975) in reference to telekinesis, though the phrase itself referring to other performing abilities was allegedly in use long before this, and Serling actually said, phrased grammatically incorrect: "a talent which has to be seen to be believed."

Origin: March 24, 1961 in the introduction written by Serling to the Twilight Zone episode "The Prime Mover" about a telekinetic character played by actor Buddy Ebsen. The episode itself was written by Charles Beaumont from a story by George Clayton Johnson. Fuller quote by Serling, after stepping out of a woodland scene and standing in front of the camera: "Portrait of a man who thinks and thereby gets things done. Mr. Jimbo Cobb might be called a 'Prime Mover,' a talent which has to be seen to be believed. In just a moment, he'll show his friend, and you, how he keeps both feet on the ground, and his head . . . in the Twilight Zone."

  • .PK is the Internet domain name extension for the country of Pakistan.
  • .TK is the Internet domain extension for the territorial islands of Tokelau.
  • In the U.S. military, PK is an abbreviation for "peace keeping" or "probability of kill," while Tk stands for "tank."

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