Movies like The Shining

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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
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Rosemary's Baby
Drama, Horror
USA
137 min.
 8.0
Misery
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
107 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to The Shining

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, scary and suspenseful films with plots about brutality, murder, insanity, blood, dialogue, supernatural and visceral mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Shining: 1408 (2007), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Don't Look Now (1973), Misery (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
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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%
 
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
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System:   68%
    User:   75%
 
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 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: suspenseful, serious, 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
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System:   55%
    User:   100%
 
 8.0
 158K
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
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System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
 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
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System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
 7.8
 155K
Misery
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, obsessed fan, insanity, loneliness, hostage, brutality, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, psychopath, rage, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
 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, psychology, losing-it hero, surrealism, sexual abuse, sisters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
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 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: sexual abuse, vengeance, supernatural, serial killer, rape, haunted house, ghost, psychiatrist, blood, hospital, ghosts, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 7.5
 85K
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
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System:   45%
    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: czechoslovakia, eastern europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
 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:   39%
    User:   42%
 
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:   34%
 
 6.4
 8K
The Sentinel
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, devil, ghost, blood, violence, demons, haunted house, supernatural ability, ghosts, catholicism, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
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The Amityville Horror
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, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, island, supernatural, murder, blood, imaginary friend, ghost, police investigation, demons, curses spells and rituals, mystery, ghosts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 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:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 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, gore, small town, splatter, deadly, goth, visceral, dark fantasy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
 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:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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:   36%
    User:   36%
 
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 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, suspenseful, serious, gothic ...
Plot: gory, serial killer, loneliness, obsession, mental illness, murder, cannibalism, insanity, blood, brutality, imaginary friend, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
A Nightmare on Elm Street
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: suspenseful, scary, surreal, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, gory, serial killer, dreams, teenager, murder, blood, death, violence, revenge, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
 7.2
 62K
Audition
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: gory, murder, torture, violence, loneliness, obsession, femme fatale, surrealism, blood, paranoia, visceral, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 7.6
 29K
The Haunting
Genre: Fantasy, 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, domestic disturbance, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1870s, 1960s ...
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 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:   34%
    User:   35%
 
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 6.8
 130K
The Witch
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Brazil
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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, wilderness, isolation, religion, insanity, guilt, devil, gore, blood, violence, parents and children ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
The Legend of Hell House
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, gory, supernatural, mystery, investigation, survival, blood, isolation, ghost, ghosts, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
 7.4
 143K
Carrie
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, revenge, gory, vengeance, school, teacher, supernatural, coming of age, blood, bullying, adolescence, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, near future, year 1979, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
 7.0
 5K
The Other
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, mental illness, death, twins, psychology, supernatural, splatter, unlikely criminals, visceral, blood, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: connecticut, europe, holland, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
 6.9
 21K
The Brood
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, vengeance, psychiatry, divorce, serial killer, child abuse, blood, mental illness, doctors and patients, mutant, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: kindergarten, canada
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System:   30%
    User:   24%
 

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 7.6
 53K
Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, torture, sadism, blood, hostages, postmodernism, brutality, visceral, violent, family in danger, gratuitous violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
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System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
 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:   28%
    User:   26%
 
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