Movies like The Shining

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The Shining (1980)
 8.4
 923K
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, bleak, suspense, disturbing, cult film, tense, surreal, psychological thriller ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, supernatural, ghost, danger, nervous breakdown, stephen king, psychic, hotel, psychopath, trapped, a vision, caretaker, family in danger, domestic violence, family problems, losing-it hero, writers, snow, child abuse, paranoia, nightmare, domestic disturbance, warning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, oregon, miami, montana

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Most similar movies to The Shining

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, psychological, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, murder, insanity, fear, brutality and storytelling mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Shining: Misery (1990), 1408 (2007), Doctor Sleep (2019), Secret Window (2004), The Amityville Horror (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 190K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, captivity, female psychopath, isolation, psychopath, snow, manic, kidnapping, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.8
 259K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: evil, ghost, haunted house, isolation, survival, fear, insanity, paranoia, trapped, supernatural, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 155K
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off people like them in order to remain immortal.
Style: gothic, disturbing, psychological, enigmatic, dark fantasy ...
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, psychic, magician, doctor, murder, mind control, little girl, ghost, death, hotel, alcohol ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s, year 2019, 80s, year 2011
Place: new hampshire, new jersey, iowa, colorado, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 185K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, isolation, mentally unstable, paranoia, stalking, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, indian burial ground, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 20K
Saint Maud (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspense, bleak, disturbing
Plot: obsession, nurse, terminal illness, loneliness, nightmare, cancer, danger, mental illness, nervous breakdown, supernatural, doctors and patients, insanity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 203K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, danger, ghost, family in danger, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, single mother, dysfunctional family, monster, sleeping, book ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 16K
The Shining (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
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Story: John Torrance is a writer & recovering alcoholic, who ends up taking a job as a winter caretaker for a remote Colorado hotel which he seeks as an opportunity to finish a piece of work. With his wife and son with him, the caretaker settles ...
Style: tense, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: hotel, stephen king, ghost, supernatural, pursuit, alcohol abuse, isolation, domestic violence, supernatural ability, psychic, graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 101K
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: bleak, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, delusion, mind game, dealing with death, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 50K
Repulsion (1965)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Roman Polanski's first English-language film, beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, hallucination, delusion, repression, rent, loneliness, graphic violence, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, indoor, rapist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, ghost, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 344K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, psychic, mysterious character, nightmare, supernatural, spiritualism, uncover truth, ghosts, single parent, parallel world ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.7
 15K
The Entity (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and ...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: invisibility, rape, demon rape, ghost, supernatural, sexual abuse, sexual humiliation, woman in danger, single parent, good versus evil, serial rapist, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, psychopath, deadly, crimes, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, attic, twins, victim ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 6K
Haunted (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its ...
Style: psychological, scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, mentally unstable, deadly, siblings relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 33K
The Innkeepers (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hotel, ghost, paranormal activity, workplace, whispering, amateur detective, survival, workplace situations, escapades, danger, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 64K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: dark hero, supernatural ability, supernatural, coma, destiny, changing the past or future, a vision, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, premonition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 622
True Fiction (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Avery Malone, a wannabe writer and lonely librarian, gets her big break when she's hand-selected to assist her hero, reclusive author, Caleb Conrad. Whisked away to Caleb's remote estate, Avery is given her one and only task; to ...
Style: scary, tense, disturbing, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, nightmare, family in danger, isolation, supernatural, ghost, evil, insanity, paranoia, danger, fear, writer's block ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, gothic, tense ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, ghost, afterlife, supernatural, mystery, investigation, danger, paranormal investigation, legends and myths, psychic, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, supernatural, mad scientist, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, ghost, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 39K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, countryside, death threat, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, mystery, family problems, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, insomnia, castle, voyeurism, nightmare, mental illness, swedish ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
 1K
Dark Remains (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After their daughter is brutally murdered in their home, a grieving young couple, Allena and Julie Pkye; escape the city to find solace in the mountains. Julie photographs an abandoned prison she finds in the woods. Upon developing the prints, she ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: losing-it hero, ghost, family in danger, obsession, haunted by the past, supernatural, isolation, deadly, family problems, murder, death in the family, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4.1
 1K
The Dawn (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following the murder of her family at the hands of her father in the wake of World War I, a young woman is sent to live in a convent. However, the demons that plagued her father follow, reawakening the nightmares of her past.
Style: scary, disturbing, bleak, suspense, psychological
Plot: family, supernatural, fear, evil, paranormal activity, nightmare, devil, church, demon, violence, a vision, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.1
 840
Alone (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: "Alone" follows a writer seeking peace and solitude in the countryside in an attempt to recover from tragedy and finish her book. However, as the welcoming country house turns into a living hell, she soon realizes that her inner demons are ...
Style: suspense, surreal, scary, intense, bleak ...
Plot: ghost, evil spirit, paranormal phenomena, insanity, wilderness, paranoia, creative block, character on the edge, frustration, fear, nightmare, evil ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 119K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
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, insanity, cruelty, violence, explicit sex, guilt, death, isolation, brutality, obsession, motherhood, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: slasher, scary, rough, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, fear, nightmare comes true, disfigurement, teenage life, back from the dead, teenager, murder, high school, sleeping, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
I Trapped the Devil (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.
Style: disturbing, scary, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: deal with the devil, fear, family in danger, family bonds, devil, suspicion, isolation, evil, blood, hallucination, paranoia, pursuit ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 60K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, haunted by the past, parents and children, danger, starting over, supernatural, imaginary friend, elevator, drowning, teacher, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1974, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, woman in danger, isolation, haunted by the past, estate, danger, mentally unstable, deadly, uncover truth, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%