Movies like Eraserhead

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Eraserhead (1977)
 7.3
 113K
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, experimental, psychedelic, enigmatic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, nightmare, cult, insanity, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, psychology, family relations, dreams, eccentricity, nihilism, crazy, dark humor, single parent, suffering, genetically altered, unsupportive parent, claustrophobia, mutant, parallel world ...
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 surreal, serious, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about surrealism, insanity, hallucination, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession and dialogue mostly in Horror, Fantasy and Drama genres. Some movies like Eraserhead: Begotten (1989), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989), Rabbits (2002), Inland Empire (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 11K
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, avant garde, surreal, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: nihilism, self mutilation, necrophilia, chaos, surrealism, obsession, supernatural, postmodernism, reincarnation, perversion, human nature, religions or cults ...
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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, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, small town, small town life, murder, hallucination, incest, supernatural, seduction, diary, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1988, year 1989
Place: canada, washington state, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, experimental, surreal, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, hit and run, transformation, superhuman powers, outdoor sex, cyberpunk, mad scientist, ghost, good versus evil, androids and robots, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 8K
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, psychological, avant garde, experimental ...
Plot: dull life, confined, mystery, isolation, dark humor, confinement indoors, surrealism, rabbit, unfulfillment, chaos, intrigue, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 57K
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: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: curse, seance, filmmaking, actress, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 140K
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, mind bending, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, hallucination, mystery, murder, transformation, prison, character change, dual identity, sexuality, mistaken identity, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 21K
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: atmospheric, slasher, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, clown, mental institution, dwarf, funeral, circus, shrine, elephant, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 8K
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, curse, mystery, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, catastrophe, death, psychopath ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 46K
Holy Motors (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, art house, enigmatic, atmospheric, experimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, limousine, double life, hidden identity, surrealism, lifestyle change, power relations, unfulfillment, disguise, dog, model, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo
⇓ 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, strong sexual content, symbolism, incest, brother sister incest, cannibalism, pregnancy, masturbation, dead child, religion, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 12K
The Ordeal (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, surreal, rough, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: rape, surrealism, survival, psychopath, village, singer, mentally unstable, isolation, sadism, murder, van, forest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twists and turns, psychological, neo noir, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, hallucination, lesbian, surrealism, hollywood, lesbianism, obsession, strong sexual content, lesbian romance, dreams, alternate reality, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 177K
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, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: insanity, paranoia, mathematics, rabbi, mathematician, obsession, alienation, neighbor, delusion, surveillance, code, loner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 91K
Videodrome (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, psychedelic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hallucination, insanity, brainwashing, mind control, paranoia, virtual reality, postmodernism, investigation, bdsm, tv show, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, toronto ontario canada, brazil, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 33K
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, dark fantasy, psychedelic, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, mentally challenged, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, orphan, friendship, figment, down on your luck, surrealism, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told an important tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Ainar the lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofrieder in a Gimli of old.
Style: clever, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: expressionism, hospital, family relations, dark humor, power relations, parents and children, village life, doctors and patients, plague, human nature, smallpox, avant-garde ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century
Place: iceland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 8K
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: seance, surrealism, mystery, insanity, mind game, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, woman in danger, demon, brutality, mad scientist ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: disneyland, hallucination, amusement park, losing-it hero, parents and children, disorder, surrealism, paranoia, chase, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, family vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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, dark, scary, psychological ...
Plot: backwoods, witch, suspicion, supernatural power, murder, violence, parents and children, evil, mass murder, husband wife relationship, paranoia, supernatural ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 195K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Crime, 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, dark, surreal, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, mystery, sexual perversion, small town, hallucination, postmodernism, investigation, amateur detective, strong sexual content, woman in danger, innocence lost, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, neo noir, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: insanity, hallucination, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, police brutality, mind game, mental illness, apocalypse, monster, small town, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
John Dies at the End (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.
Style: absurd, surreal, not serious, psychedelic, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: portal, dark humor, invasion, buddies, save the world, alternate reality, fictional reality, out of body experience, dog, monster, adaptation, alternate universe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 64K
Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: philosophical, stylized, surreal, captivating, clever ...
Plot: existentialism, philosophy, dream, lifestyle, bohemian life, human nature, daydreamer, alternate reality, lucid dream, surrealism, existence paradox, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, gloomy, gothic, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, diary, island, surrealism, artist, insanity, voyeurism, insomnia, castle, nightmare, mental illness, swedish ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 31K
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, mind bending, enigmatic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, monster, family problems, supernatural, perversion, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife relationship, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 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: serious, suspenseful, psychedelic, avant garde, sexy ...
Plot: fascism, obsession, split personality, supernatural, mysterious character, crimes, mental illness, life is a bitch, dangerous animal, ghost, disability, starlet ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: scary, serious, experimental, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, chaos, rivalry, crimes, heroes, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, coming out, violence, female nudity, male nudity, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 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, betrayal, family relations, 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 ⇓
27%
Friend of the World (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: After a catastrophic war, an eccentric general guides a filmmaker through a ravaged bunker.
Style: suspense, neo noir, surreal, experimental, absurd ...
Plot: post apocalypse, military, zombie apocalypse, nightmare, body horror, surrealism, absurdism, bunker, murder, fight, filmmaker, violence ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dreamier: An American Nightmare (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A Manny Velazquez Psychological Thriller about a young detective (played by Alen Rios) finds a handcrafted Indian sculpture in an alley, and takes it home with him, but he soon realizes that the sculpture is bringing his worst fears to life.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, dark, scary, bleak ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: psychopath, paranormal, murder, homicidal maniac, darkness, paranormal phenomena, masked killer, psycho, home invasion, nightmare, bad guy, serial murder ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%