Movies like Eraserhead

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Eraserhead (1977)
 7.4
 89K
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, art house, psychological, avant garde, disturbing, enigmatic, atmospheric, dark humor, stylized, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, baby, existentialism, insanity, cult, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy, psychology, dreams, eccentricity, pencil, claustrophobia, single parent, mutant, parallel world, torture, family relations, loneliness, dysfunctional character, unsupportive parent ...
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 atmospheric, disturbing, psychological and serious films with plots about visceral, insanity, blood, storytelling, dialogue, brutality and supernatural mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Eraserhead: Rosemary's Baby (1968), Gothic (1986), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Three... Extremes (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 167K
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, suspenseful, gothic, scary ...
Plot: mind game, satanic cult, pregnancy, losing-it hero, demonic possession, mystery, paranoia, devil, dreams, curses spells and rituals, under the surface, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 ⇓
77%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 134 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, sexual abuse, seduction, prostitution, mind game, mystery, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, high school, gory, back from the dead, teenager, fear, dreams, burned alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Three... Extremes (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: “Three” is an anthology of three horror shorts from three different Asian countries.In "Dumplings" an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that supposedly have regenerative properties; however, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: cannibalism, anthology, murder, gory, jealousy, betrayal, strangulation, abortion, incest, director, pregnancy, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, small town, deadly creature, blood, immortality, palaces castles and temples, danger, deadly, supernatural, hidden identity, loneliness, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 70s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, europe, bulgaria, seaport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, nightmare, evil, fear, murder, danger, gory, knife murder, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 89K
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: vietnam war, heaven and hell, paranoia, dealing with death, oneiric, soldier, mind game, delusion, dying, nightmare, funeral, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 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, murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, mental illness, supernatural, mad scientist, supernatural ability, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: gothic, dark humor, scary, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: vampire, archaeologist, worm, human sacrifice, temple, deadly creature, cult, supernatural, dangerous attraction, surrealism, curses spells and rituals, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 66K
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, surreal, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: dancer's life, witch, coven, murder, mystery, boarding school, woman in danger, brutality, killing off one by one, student life, conspiracy, ballet ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 201K
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, dark, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, evil, suffering, insanity, sadism, revenge, violence, torture, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 73K
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: torment, torture, child abuse, torture chamber, violence, cult, suffering, gory, brutality, afterlife, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, model, demon, hell, murder, supernatural, police detective, supernatural ability, secret society, domestic disturbance, investigation, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
41%
 6.9
 18K
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, entrails, hell, undead, experiment ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
39%
 6.8
 34K
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 ⇓
39%
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 8.4
 767K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, danger, hotel, insanity, ghost, evil, family in danger, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, maze, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 16K
Inferno (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man returns from Rome to his sister's satanic New York apartment house.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, college, murder, gory, danger, serial killer, slasher, supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 89K
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, scary, disturbing, surreal, colourful ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, psychiatrist, virtual reality, drowning, schizophrenia, alternate reality, surrealism, torture, therapist, dreams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 82K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, sanity, paranoia, construction worker, nightmare, delusion, nervous breakdown, fear, dreams, insanity, apocalypse, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 Japanese cyberpunk film by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto produced by Japan Home Video. This, his third film, is an extremely graphic but also strikingly-filmed fantasy shot in the same low-budget, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, futuristic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: metal, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, hit and run, androids and robots, gory, factory, mad scientist, fetishism, urban, zombie ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, female protagonist, supernatural, mysterious character, organ, supernatural ability, mystery, afterlife, haunted by the past, danger, deadly ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 105K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: fear, cruelty, violence, torture, guilt, isolation, insanity, confined, male nudity, sex, depression, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 160K
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, genius, obsession, paranoia, prodigy, rabbi, delusion, code, alienation, surveillance, neighbor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 328K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: supernatural ability, evil force, supernatural, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, devil, religions or cults, girl, clergy, good versus evil, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 96K
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, priest, prophecy, monk, good versus evil, murder, gory, mystery, death, supernatural ability, apocalypse, ambassador ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, dark humor, serious, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: isolation, intrigue, mystery, confined, dull life, danger, unfulfillment, chaos, confinement indoors, rabbit, surrealism
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 6K
It's Alive (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Heavily pregnant Lenore Davis tells her husband, Frank, that she is in labor. They leave their eleven year-old son Chris with their friend Charley and they head to the Community Hospital. Lenore feels that something is wrong and delivers a monster ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: hospital, baby, mutant, murder, gory, investigation, pregnancy, deadly creature, slasher, mischievous children, devil, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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