Movies like The Shining

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The Shining (1980)
 8.4
 853K
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, suspense, bleak, disturbing, cult film, tense, surreal, demonic ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, evil, danger, psychic, hotel, nervous breakdown, psychopath, ghost, trapped, a vision, snow, losing-it hero, domestic violence, family in danger, axe, family problems, writers, stephen king, loneliness, caretaker, child abuse, paranoia, imaginary friend ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, 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 psychological, serious, scary and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, murder, danger, death, blood, brutality and weird mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Shining: Misery (1990), 1408 (2007), Doctor Sleep (2019), The Entity (1982), The Babadook (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 176K
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, psycho film, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, female psychopath, rage, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.8
 250K
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, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, isolation, fear, evil, trapped, survival, insanity, paranormal activity, supernatural, paranoia, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 103K
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, 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: disturbing, psychological, enigmatic, scary, gothic ...
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, murder, doctor, mind control, psychic, magician, dying, little girl, hotel, ghost, alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 2011, year 1980
Place: iowa, new hampshire, florida, colorado, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 14K
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: rape, supernatural, sexual humiliation, ghost, invisibility, sexual abuse, woman in danger, single parent, good versus evil, serial killer, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 187K
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: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, supernatural, family in danger, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, dark fantasy, monster, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 95K
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: surprise ending, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, dealing with death, hallucinations, delusion, tragic event, mind game, heaven and hell, vietnam veteran, losing-it hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 15K
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, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: hotel, supernatural, ghost, isolation, domestic violence, pursuit, alcohol abuse, supernatural ability, psychic, family problems, couples, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 47K
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, virginity, nervous breakdown, imaginary character, mad ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ 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: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, amnesia, tragedy, suicide, mystery, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 177K
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, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 62K
The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, scary, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: psychic, foreknowledge, extrasensory perception, fortune teller, investigation, murder, missing person, sheriff, clairvoyant, violence, small town, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
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: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family problems, parents and children, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, missing person, psychopath, crimes, deadly, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 88K
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: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, delusion, nervous breakdown, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, fear, evil, family in danger, haunted by the past, ghost, family problems, mute or deaf, childhood trauma ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: supernatural, murder, ghost, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, deadly, siblings relations, haunted by the past, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 32K
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hotel, ghost, paranormal activity, workplace, whispering, amateur detective, survival, workplace situations, escapades, partners, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 59K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, destiny, coma, supernatural, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, tragedy, paranoia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, investigation, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, mystery, danger, paranormal investigation, legends and myths, psychic, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
 5.8
 21K
Wind Chill (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two college students share a ride home for the holidays. When they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they're preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: survival, riddles and clues, ghost, supernatural, danger, on the road, paranoia, road accident, deadly, wilderness, out of the way, evil spirit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s, 2000s ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 47K
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, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, drowning, family relations, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, slasher, supernatural, fear, disfigurement, sleeping, teenage life, nightmare comes true, back from the dead, teenager, high school, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.5
 2K
Camp Hell (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the end of every summer, the children of a Christian community from a suburb of New Jersey attend Camp Hope. They travel deep into the woods far from any distractions the world provides. Here, the children are taught the ways of the Lord, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, confined, curses spells and rituals, isolation, deadly, danger, youth, supernatural, clergy, resort, in the woods, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Seven in Heaven (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sixteen year old Jude discovers each and every one of his fears is true.
Style: tense, suspense, bleak, disturbing, psychological
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, evil, family problems, supernatural, psychopath, a vision, loneliness, paranoia, nightmare, hallucination, mental illness, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, gothic, surreal, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, diary, island, surrealism, artist, insanity, nightmare, castle, insomnia, voyeurism, mental illness, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Disappointments Room (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Style: serious, scary, tense, mysterious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, child in peril, attic, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, estate, haunted house, isolation, deadly, danger, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 14K
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, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, gory, gore, violence, prostitute, stalking, psychopath, park, rage, shotgun, killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: losing-it hero, family in danger, obsession, ghost, isolation, haunted by the past, supernatural, family problems, deadly, murder, death in the family, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%