Movies like Eraserhead

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Eraserhead (1977)
 7.4
 100K
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, art house, psychological, avant garde, disturbing, enigmatic, psychedelic, atmospheric, dark humor, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, cult, existentialism, insanity, nightmare, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy, psychology, family relations, dreams, eccentricity, pencil, nihilism, unsupportive parent, suffering, single parent, mad, 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 scary films with plots about surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), blood, brutality, weird, violence and storytelling mostly in Horror, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Eraserhead: Begotten (1989), Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989), Suspiria (1977), Rabbits (2002), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). 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, experimental, avant garde ...
Plot: nihilism, chaos, surrealism, self mutilation, necrophilia, obsession, postmodernism, supernatural, reincarnation, perversion, gory, 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, supernatural, hit and run, transformation, gore, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, danger, society, life is a bitch, urban, future dystopia ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 77K
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, scary, cult film, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: coven, murder, witch, lesbian subtext, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, ballet, mystery, killing off one by one, supernatural, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ 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, dark humor, atmospheric, psychological, experimental ...
Plot: isolation, dull life, confined, danger, confinement indoors, mystery, surrealism, rabbit, unfulfillment, chaos, intrigue, minimalism
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, atmospheric, cult film, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town life, small town, murder, odd, hallucination, supernatural, diary, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, year 1989
Place: philadelphia, canada, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 14K
Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan, 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: scary, surreal, psychological, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: secret society, surrealism, transformation, delusion, body horror, family relations, friendship, satire, psychiatrist, mystery, youth, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 Li├Ęge, his van conked out. An odd chap who's looking for a lost dog leads Marc to a shuttered inn...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, rough, surreal, scary ...
Plot: rape, surrealism, survival, psychopath, village, singer, mentally unstable, danger, isolation, sadism, gory, crucifix ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 31K
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, orphan, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, mentally challenged, down on your luck, figment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: voodoo, hallucination, anthropologist, zombie, jungle, rite, superstition, supernatural, uncover truth, leadership, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1978, 70s
Place: haiti, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, mind game, insanity, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, cult, woman in danger, demon ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, brother sister incest, blood, symbolism, strong sexual content, genital mutilation, deadly, danger, gory, incest, cannibalism, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: bleak, enigmatic, dark, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: backwoods, witch, husband wife relationship, wilderness, danger, paranoia, supernatural power, search, killing spree, evil, violence, family in danger ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with ...
Style: scary, surreal, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: mental institution, disfigurement, slasher, serial killer, murder, supernatural, ghost, nightmare comes true, back from the dead, serial murder, trapped, sleepwalking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: losing-it hero, parents and children, disorder, surrealism, paranoia, hallucination, family vacation, pursuit, hearing voices, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, silent film, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ancient mystery, nightmare, cult, investigation, supernatural, legends and myths, secrets, existentialism, obsession, inheritance, ocean or sea, religions or cults ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 41K
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, dark humor, scary, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, zombie, murder, gory, cult, danger, death, violence, comics, torture, back from the dead, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1830s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 19K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
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, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, violence, clown, blood, mental institution, slasher, dwarf, pageant, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, 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 ⇓
39%
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Sleeping Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany
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, art house, atmospheric, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, double life, surrealism, lifestyle change, power relations, unfulfillment, existentialism, odd, disguise, model, dog, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 128K
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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: insanity, neo noir, jealousy, graphic violence, murder, transformation, mystery, prison, hallucination, character change, dual identity, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 26K
Tale of Tales (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Style: disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Plot: witch, dark fantasy, fantasy world, violence, circus, magic, imagination, obsession, king, castle, ogre, twins ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, gothic, surreal, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, island, diary, surrealism, artist, insanity, insomnia, voyeurism, castle, nightmare, mental illness, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: memory loss, slasher, serial killer, supernatural, good versus evil, ghost, rescue, psychopath, burned alive, amnesia, nightmare, dream ...
Time: 90s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, psycho terror, slasher, serial killer, murder, pregnancy, monster, psychopath, danger, good versus evil, fetus, birth ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 5K
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: new york, india, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 177K
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: dark, surreal, cult film, post modern, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, surrealism, mystery, sexual perversion, small town, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, hallucination, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 20K
Sleepwalkers (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures come to town to seek out a virgin to feed on.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, supernatural, vampire, mother son incest, danger, kidnapping, slasher, morphing, survival, parents and children, monster, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, indiana, ohio, california, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 97K
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, psychological, bleak, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, dealing with death, haunted by the past, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, delusion, mind game, grief, heaven and hell, losing-it hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, psychedelic, avant garde ...
Plot: fascism, obsession, split personality, supernatural, mental illness, deadly, mysterious character, danger, crimes, gory, gore, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, suspenseful, offbeat, bleak, scary ...
Plot: deadly, heroes, rivalry, danger, crimes, imaginary, supernatural, chaos, gory, hitman, coming out, chaos and mayhem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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