Movies like Eraserhead

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Eraserhead (1977)
 7.4
 105K
Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, 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, avant garde, art house, psychological, disturbing, psychedelic, cult film, enigmatic, experimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, cult, insanity, nightmare, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy, psychology, family relations, dreams, eccentricity, pencil, nihilism, dark humor, unsupportive parent, suffering, single parent, dysfunctional character, genetically altered, claustrophobia ...
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, surreal, disturbing and cult film films with plots about surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), blood, hallucination, insanity, brutality and violence mostly in Horror, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Eraserhead: Begotten (1989), Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Rabbits (2002), Inland Empire (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 10K
Begotten (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Begotten is the creation myth brought to life, the story of no less than the violent death of God and the (re)birth of nature on a barren earth.
Style: macabre, surreal, bleak, avant garde, serious ...
Plot: nihilism, chaos, surrealism, self mutilation, necrophilia, obsession, supernatural, postmodernism, perversion, reincarnation, human nature, religions or cults ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, 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: psychological, experimental, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: metal, apocalypse, supernatural, hit and run, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, rivalry, escapades, deadly, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, psychological, atmospheric, cult film, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, hallucination, supernatural, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness, diary, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: canada, philadelphia, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 7K
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, psychological, atmospheric, avant garde, offbeat ...
Plot: dull life, mystery, isolation, confinement indoors, dark humor, danger, confined, surrealism, rabbit, chaos, unfulfillment, intrigue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 54K
Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, actress, danger, seance, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, lifestyle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Subconscious Cruelty (2000)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A surrealistic anthology of horror films; four segments structured as an intense fever dream...
Style: surreal, rough, disturbing, psychological, brutal ...
Plot: torture, genital mutilation, strong sexual content, symbolism, incest, blood, deadly, danger, gory, brother sister incest, pregnancy, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sleeping Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, ...
Style: surreal, odd, art house, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, hidden identity, double life, surrealism, lifestyle change, power relations, unfulfillment, wig, limousine, disguise, dog, model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 133K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, neo noir, atmospheric, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, hallucination, mystery, graphic violence, murder, transformation, prison, character change, dual identity, sexuality, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 20K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: cult film, atmospheric, slasher, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, violence, mental institution, dwarf, pageant, shrine, elephant, circus ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 7K
Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, curse, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 12K
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 Li├Ęge, his van conked out. An odd chap who's looking for a lost dog leads Marc to a shuttered inn...
Style: disturbing, rough, atmospheric, surreal, scary ...
Plot: rape, surrealism, survival, psychopath, village, singer, mentally unstable, danger, isolation, sadism, gory, forest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 82K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 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, cult film, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, witch, lesbian subtext, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, boarding school, ballet, coven, mystery, killing off one by one, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 32K
Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, dark fantasy, mentally challenged, orphan, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, down on your luck, figment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 7K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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, scary, psychological, psychedelic ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, insanity, mind game, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, woman in danger, demon, brutality ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, surreal ...
Plot: voodoo, superstition, hallucination, anthropologist, zombie, rite, supernatural, jungle, leadership, danger, uncover truth, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s, year 1978, year 1985, 70s
Place: haiti, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 1K
Dead Night (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A caring mother loses her sanity, setting off a chain of events resulting in tragedy and murder. The story of Casey Pollack unfolds from two very different perspectives when one night in the woods culminates in absolute terror.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, scary, dark, disturbing ...
Plot: backwoods, witch, supernatural power, supernatural, evil, parents and children, mass murder, violence, search, wilderness, family in danger, paranoia ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.
Style: surreal, mind bending, enigmatic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: hallucination, losing-it hero, parents and children, disorder, surrealism, paranoia, pursuit, family vacation, father son relationship, hearing voices, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 43K
Creepshow (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, bloody, anthology ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, gory, cult, danger, death, dark humor, violence, comics, torture, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1830s, 19th century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, psychopath, psycho terror, serial killer, pregnancy, monster, ghost, danger, good versus evil, nightmare comes true, dream ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, neo noir, surreal ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, hallucination, surrealism, obsession, lesbianism, dreams, strong sexual content, alternate reality, hollywood, lesbian sex, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 85K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
Style: surreal, psychological, disturbing, cult film, psychedelic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, insanity, brainwashing, mind control, paranoia, virtual reality, tv station, investigation, bdsm, tv show, deadly, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, gloomy, gothic, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, island, diary, surrealism, artist, insanity, voyeurism, insomnia, castle, nightmare, mental illness, swedish ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, memory loss, serial killer, murder, burned alive, ghost, rescue, good versus evil, amnesia, nightmare comes true, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: ohio, usa, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.7
 184K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: neo noir, surreal, dark, cult film, post modern ...
Plot: surrealism, mystery, sexual perversion, small town, hallucination, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, innocence lost, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 1K
Rampo Noir (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Mars Canal - Within absolute silence, a naked man wanders through a dark and depressing landscape recalling the excruciating details of his last encounter with his former lover. Mirror Hell - When a series of women are discovered with their faces ...
Style: anthology, suspenseful, serious, psychedelic, avant garde ...
Plot: fascism, obsession, supernatural, split personality, mental illness, deadly, danger, crimes, mysterious character, gory, gore, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 26K
Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, controversial, mind bending ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, perversion, monster, sexual perversion, family problems, supernatural, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ice from the Sun (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An alternate reality encased in ice, a woman who is turned into a dimension-hopping assassin, and a wizard's apprentice who is so evil he is a common enemy to the angels in heaven and the devils in hell.
Style: experimental, scary, suspenseful, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: heroes, supernatural, danger, imaginary, rivalry, deadly, crimes, gory, hitman, chaos, coming out, chaos and mayhem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 100K
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: surprise ending, bleak, twist ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, delusion, mind game, dealing with death, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, cult film, experimental, psychological, adult animation ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rock, music, hallucination, rebellion, isolation, teacher, nightmare, police brutality, alienation, racial slur, paranoia, wall ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 6K
Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, family relations, betrayal, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, reincarnation, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%