Movies like The Shining

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 8.4
 736K
The Shining
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: atmospheric, scary, tense, psychological, suspense, disturbing, surreal, serious, frightening, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, isolation, insanity, maze, supernatural, imaginary friend, ghost, snow, blood, murder, violence, paranoia, nudity (full frontal - brief), losing-it hero, psychology, visceral, adaptation, bartender, violent, ghosts, caretaker, storytelling, book, confined, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, montana, denver colorado

Most similar movies to The Shining

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out atmospheric, serious, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about brutality, blood, storytelling, insanity, murder, visceral and psychology mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Shining: 1408 (2007), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Possession (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
 235K
1408
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: hotel, supernatural, survival, hotel room, insanity, isolation, haunted house, alternate reality, ghost, paranoia, death, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   95%
    User:   59%
 
 6.1
 14K
The Shining
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense
Plot: hotel, ghost, supernatural ability, writer's life, supernatural, resort, cons and scams, domestic violence, isolation, danger, deadly, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, miami, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   100%
 
A Tale of Two Sisters
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 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: atmospheric, tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, mental illness, mystery, supernatural, guilt, insanity, death, mentally unstable, violence, brutality, psychology, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   75%
 
 8.0
 162K
Rosemary's Baby
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: surreal, suspenseful, scary, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: pregnancy, satanic cult, paranoia, devil, mystery, supernatural, demonic possession, obsession, dreams, murder, losing-it hero, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
Shadow of the Vampire
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) makes a Faustian pact with a vampire (Willem Dafoe) to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."
Style: scary, gothic, serious, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: vampire, obsession, gory, supernatural, blood, palaces castles and temples, monster, obsessive quest, human nature, immortality, adaptation, insanity ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: eastern europe, czechoslovakia, berlin germany
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System:   48%
    User:   38%
 
 7.4
 18K
Possession
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, atmospheric, erotic, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, serial killer, mental illness, insanity, surrealism, male nudity, existentialism, mysterious character, strong sexual content, hysteria, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, poland, east germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 7.8
 41K
Repulsion
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, surreal, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, loneliness, rape, insanity, paranoia, isolation, murder, surrealism, psychology, losing-it hero, sexual abuse, sisters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
 7.3
 40K
Don't Look Now
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, death, serial killer, murder, hotel, haunted by the past, neo noir, strong sexual content, blindness, pornography, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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 6.8
 158K
The Babadook
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 93 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: scary, psychological, dark, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, mental illness, book, deadly creature, single mother, nightmare, depression, insanity, dark fantasy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
 6.8
 18K
Salem's Lot
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark ...
Plot: vampire, small town, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, splatter, adaptation, mysterious character, mentor, blood, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
 6.6
 13K
The Entity
Genre: Biography, 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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: rape, supernatural, sexual abuse, vengeance, serial killer, haunted house, psychiatrist, ghost, blood, hospital, ghosts, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 6.0
 3K
Nadja
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional family of vampires are trying to come to terms with each other, in the wake of their father's death. Meanwhile, they are being hunted by ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: vampire, parents and children, dysfunctional family, pornography, deadly, adaptation, supernatural, sexualized violence, obsession, twins, nudity (topless - notable), dracula ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
 5.5
 30K
The Innkeepers
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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, supernatural, haunted house, ghost, ghosts, drinking, blood, workplace situations, splatter, danger, devil, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
 7.5
 86K
Jacob's Ladder
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: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, paranoia, dreams, death, guilt, imagination, memory, conspiracy, hospital, oldies, losing-it hero, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: asia, vietnam, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 6.2
 6K
Haunted
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: gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mystery, family, murder, investigation, guilt, ghost, ghosts, secrets, psychology, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
The Devil's Backbone
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After losing his father, 10-year-old Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucia School, which shelters orphans of the Republican militia and politicians, and is taken in by the steely headmistress, Carmen, and the kindly professor, Casares. Soon after his ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: spanish civil war, supernatural, mystery, revenge, murder, war, civil war, storytelling, children, death, coming of age, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
 6.7
 30K
May
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: gory, serial killer, loneliness, obsession, mental illness, murder, cannibalism, insanity, blood, brutality, imaginary friend, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Dead of Winter
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, suspense, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, kidnapping, missing person, insanity, serial killer, chase, violence, psychopath, prison, violent, twists & turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
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Hour of the Wolf
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: surreal, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: artist, isolation, obsession, island, mental illness, surrealism, insanity, swedish, existentialism, losing-it hero, guilt, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, hollywood, murder, dysfunctional family, guilt, loneliness, torture, violence, sisters, psychology, camp ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
 6.8
 8K
Dumplings
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich woman, Mrs. Li, is losing her attractiveness and longs for passion with her husband, who is having an affair with his younger and more attractive masseuse. In order to boost her image, she seeks out the help of Aunt Mei, a local chef. Mei ...
Style: dark humor, clever, semi serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, aging, visceral, sexualized violence, psychology, violence, twists & turns, brutality, cult, splatter, storytelling, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 7.6
 30K
The Haunting
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, obsession, ghost, ghosts, mentally unstable, mystery, mysterious character, demons, alcohol, disappearance, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1940s, 1870s ...
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 8.0
 13K
Devil Woman
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In medieval times, on a remote plain, a widow and her mother-in-law kill wandering samurai, put their bodies in a hole in the ground and sell their armour and valuables, until the daughter-in-law falls in love with one of their intended victims.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, scary, serious ...
Plot: samurai, murder, vengeance, women, survival, sexuality, visceral, brutality, wartime, tragedy, demons, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
The Tomb of Ligeia
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story about a man haunted by the spirit of his dead wife and her effect on his second marriage.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, supernatural, mystery, estate, stylish, death, life & death, curses spells and rituals, violence, fight scenes, adaptation, goth ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
The Exorcist III
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, supernatural, investigation, murder, police investigation, slasher, hospital, brutality, blood, violence, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: usa, virginia, copenhagen denmark, washington d.c., india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
 7.4
 80K
Take Shelter
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, psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, paranoia, dreams, insanity, schizophrenia, apocalypse, losing-it hero, psychology, sanity, character study, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
 6.2
 7K
Spiral
Genre: Drama, 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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, stylized, dark humor ...
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, death, insanity, surrealism, blood, transformation, school, supernatural ability, gory, suicide ...
Place: japan, tokyo, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
 6.5
 12K
Maniac
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, gore, serial killer, violence, vengeance, slasher, obsession, splatter, brutality, blood, murder, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
 7.2
 8K
Martin
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin sedates women with a syringe full of narcotics and then slices their wrists with a razor blade so he can drink their blood. Martin, who comes to live with his uncle and cousin in the dying town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has romantic ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: vampire, blood, supernatural, radio show, psychopath, mental illness, gore, violence, small town, religion, splatter, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
 7.3
 25K
The Changeling
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mystery, murder, solitude, death, ghost, investigation, chase, revenge, ghosts, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, turn of the century
Place: seattle, usa, new york, new york state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
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