Movies like The Shining

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The Shining (1980)
 8.4
 767K
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, surreal, bleak, suspense, disturbing, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, insanity, danger, evil, hotel, ghost, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, psychic, family in danger, snow, maze, family problems, trapped, caretaker, child abuse, psychopath, domestic violence, domestic disturbance, loneliness, warning, paranoia, imaginary friend, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana

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Most similar movies to The Shining

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out atmospheric, suspenseful, serious and scary films with plots about supernatural, brutality, storytelling, dialogue, blood, death and murder mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Shining: 1408 (2007), Repulsion (1965), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), The Babadook (2014), American Horror Story (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 240K
1408 (2007)
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, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: fear, isolation, ghost, haunted house, insanity, hotel, evil, paranormal activity, survival, danger, supernatural, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 14K
The Shining (1997)
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: hotel, ghost, supernatural, isolation, domestic violence, supernatural ability, danger, family problems, couples, deadly, resort, superior ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 43K
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, disturbing, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, repression, delusion, hallucination, schizophrenia, rent, loneliness, rapist, imaginary character, nervous breakdown, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, guilt, haunted house, nightmare, delusion, suicide, tragedy, amnesia, losing-it hero, family relations, danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.8
 168K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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: scary, psychological, tense, bleak, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, mental illness, nightmare comes true, deadly creature, single mother, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, scary, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, death, ghost, couple relations, nun, family in danger, danger, insanity, haunted by the past, witch, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 13K
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, disturbing, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, supernatural, sexual abuse, single parent, invisibility, good versus evil, ghost, vengeance, serial killer, obsession, murder, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, mystery, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, supernatural, family problems, parents and children, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 162K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Crime, 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, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, mentally unstable, loneliness, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, torture, obsessed fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 201K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, evil, suffering, missing child, insanity, sadism, torture, revenge, trapped, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 82K
Take Shelter (2011)
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: tense, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, sanity, paranoia, nightmare, nervous breakdown, delusion, fear, construction worker, insurance, dreams, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 31K
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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, supernatural, workplace, ghost, paranormal activity, beer, towel, whispering, escapades, supportive coworker, workplace situations, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, collector, ghosts, danger, family in danger, inheritance, machine, violence, survival, gory, estate ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: scary, suspenseful, surreal, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, back from the dead, teenage life, fear, high school, burned alive, dreams, gory, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 189K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, haunted house, seance, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon, single mother, psychic, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2003, year 1976, year 1977
Place: england, london
⇓ 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, scary, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, slasher, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: tense, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, isolation, haunted house, investigation, ghost, good versus evil, psychic, physicist, supernatural, gory, survival, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, danger, fear, evil, nightmare, supernatural, knife murder, gory, family in danger, woman in danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 12K
Maniac (1980)
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, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, gore, violence, prostitute, stalking, psychopath, shotgun, rage, park, killer, sadism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: danger, attic, isolation, couples, deadly, prison life, prison, missing person, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 168K
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, divorce, stalking, psychology, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new york state, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, nanny, ghost, haunted house, mystery, investigation, family, golden years, mysterious character, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.3
 42K
Don't Look Now (1973)
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, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: supernatural, drowning, haunted by the past, hospital, ladder, mental illness, hallucination, grieving, gondola, psychic, architecture, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 89K
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: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, hallucinations, dealing with death, mind game, nightmare, delusion, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, heaven and hell, suffering, dysfunctional character, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 20K
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: sexual, surreal, disturbing, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, infidelity, breakdown, domestic violence, monster, police, murder, teacher, affair, gore, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, poland, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 54K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, destiny, dark hero, coma, supernatural, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, tragedy, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 143K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: witch, religion, supernatural, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, wilderness, insanity, guilt, violence, isolation, paranoia ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, bully, ghost, orphan, spanish civil war, revenge, murder, drowning, child abuse, radio, teacher, gold ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 328K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: evil force, supernatural ability, priest, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults, devil, girl, good versus evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, middle east, iraq, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%