Movies like Eraserhead

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 7.4
 86K
Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, psychological, avant garde, enigmatic, art house, disturbing, atmospheric, dark humor, stylized, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, baby, cult, freak, parents and children, insanity, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy, psychology, existentialism, dreams, eccentricity, pencil, claustrophobia, single parent, parallel world, mutant, torture, babies and infants, family relations, loneliness, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Eraserhead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, scary and surreal films with plots about deadly, blood, supernatural, danger, violence, surrealism and murder mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Eraserhead: Rosemary's Baby (1968), Gothic (1986), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), The Cell (2000), Silent Hill (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
 162K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, gothic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, losing-it hero, satanic cult, pregnancy, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, mystery, supernatural, paranoia, deal with the devil, devil, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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100%
 5.8
 6K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, psychological, scary, psychedelic ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, seance, ghost, supernatural, surrealism, insanity, cult, drugs, hallucination, demons, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, diary, haunted by the past, small town life, angel, seduction, mind game, sexual abuse, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 87K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, surreal, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychiatrist, crime, drowning, schizophrenia, alternate reality, surrealism, torture, virtual reality, therapist, dreams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.6
 197K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, dark, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, suffering, insanity, evil, torture, sadism, revenge, small town, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, creep, serial killer, high school, boiler room, booby trap, dream, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 6K
Rabbits (2002)
Genre: Short, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Suzie ironing, Jane sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, talky, dark humor ...
Plot: isolation, intrigue, confined, mystery, dull life, danger, unfulfillment, chaos, confinement indoors, surrealism, rabbit
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal ...
Style: dark humor, scary, gothic, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: vampire, archaeologist, worm, human sacrifice, temple, deadly creature, supernatural, dangerous attraction, surrealism, curses spells and rituals, cult, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, knife murder, fear, evil, nightmare, murder, danger, gory, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 71K
Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: torment, child abuse, torture, kidnapping, suffering, gory, torture chamber, brutality, afterlife, vengeance, missing person, violence ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 10K
Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.
Style: surreal, dark humor, psychological, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, transformation, surrealism, orgy, body horror, secret society, psychiatrist, high school, gory, cheerleader, delusion, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 58K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, sinister, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: ballet, dancer's life, witch, supernatural horror, supernatural, murder, coven, noise, evil, apartment, danger, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 86K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heaven and hell, dealing with death, vietnam war, hallucinations, paranoia, oneiric, soldier, mind game, delusion, dying, angel, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A psychiatric doctor is driven insane plagued by nightmarish visions of Zé do Caixão's (Coffin Joe) subterranean world of bizarre horror. Under analysis it is discovered that he has a pathological fear that Zé has sexual designs on his ...
Style: serious, offbeat, surreal, scary
Plot: losing-it hero, surrealism, doctor, hallucination, nightmare, dream, demon
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 11K
Calvaire (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A few days before Christmas, traveling entertainer Marc Stevens is stuck at nightfall in a remote wood in the swampy Hautes Fagnes region of Liège, his van conked out. An odd chap who's looking for a lost dog leads Marc to a shuttered inn...
Style: serious, suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: rape, surrealism, gory, survival, haunted by the past, christmas, sadism, village, isolation, murder, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 8K
The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, hell, model, demon, murder, supernatural, police detective, supernatural ability, secret society, domestic disturbance, investigation, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 1K
The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: island, beach, slasher, murder, mystery killer, unknown killer, slasher killer, fear, death, artist, violence, evil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: scary, rough, bloody, macabre, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, urban legend, serial killer, slasher, youth, murder, cannibalism, gory, satanic ritual, violence spree, violence, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 4.8
 602
Queen of Evil (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jonathan Frid portrays a horror novelist who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorize him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. Then the dream becomes reality and it never ends.
Style: serious, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: dream, nightmare, confined, deadly, writer's life, mind game, captivity, chaos and mayhem, isolation, supernatural, it was all a dream, axe murderer ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, bleak, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, small town, blood, immortality, plague, palaces castles and temples, danger, deadly, supernatural, hidden identity, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, europe, bulgaria, seaport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 17K
The Beyond (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, scary ...
Plot: hotel, zombie, ghost, afterlife, gore, blood, violence, blindness, mutilation, acid, hell, entrails ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.4
 937
Horror (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This visually arresting chiller concerns a group of runaway teens that escape from a drug rehab and encounter demonic forces in a rural farmhouse.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, on the run, farm, violence spree, drug abuse, isolation, teenage life, psychopath, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 93K
The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, scary, biblical ...
Plot: devil, monk, good versus evil, priest, prophecy, murder, supernatural ability, gory, apocalypse, mystery, death, archaeologist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, jerusalem, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: island, artist, isolation, diary, obsession, losing-it hero, mental illness, crumbling marriage, breakdown, pregnant wife, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 33K
Inside (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
Style: disturbing, suspense, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gore, murder, baby, gory, pregnancy, female killer, cat, photographer, mysterious character, woman in danger, pregnant woman, french ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 157K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: mathematics, insanity, prodigy, genius, obsession, paranoia, headache, migraine, mathematician, rabbi, delusion, code ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 5K
Asylum (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mental institution, anthology, serial killer, mentally unstable, mental illness, supernatural, mad scientist, mystery, supernatural ability, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.
Style: brutal, bloody, scary, surreal, macabre ...
Plot: torture, murder, demon, serial killer, crime, police, investigation, danger, mysticism, good versus evil, violence, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 816
Succubus (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: West Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games.
Style: sexual, surreal, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, stripper, nightclub, surrealism, dominatrix, succubus, femme fatale, mysterious character, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: dungeon, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beyond the Door II (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surreal, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, suicide, gory, mentally unstable, mysterious character, serial killer, supernatural ability, parents and children, haunted by the past, mental illness, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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