Movies like The Shining

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The Shining (1980)
 8.4
 999K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 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, scary, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing, tense, ambiguous ending, surreal, macabre, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, ghost, insanity, supernatural, snow, evil, psychopath, father son relationship, caretaker, imaginary friend, winter, violence, nervous breakdown, husband wife relationship, nightmare, trapped, identical twins, domestic violence, surrealism, snowstorm, maze, child abuse, chase, telepathy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, montana, oregon, usa, miami, florida

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Most similar movies to The Shining

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, scary, suspense and disturbing films with plots about supernatural, brutality, murder, death, insanity, danger and blood mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Shining: Misery (1990), 1408 (2007), Doctor Sleep (2019), The Amityville Horror (1979), Secret Window (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 208K
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, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, insanity, female psychopath, snow, loneliness, hostage, kidnapping, psychopath, torture, mentally unstable, obsessed fan, captivity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.8
 272K
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, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, survival, hotel, insanity, trapped, fear, isolation, evil, paranoia, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.3
 188K
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: 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, dark fantasy, enigmatic, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: psychic power, psychic, supernatural, ghost, hotel, magician, murder, vampire, doctor, mind control, native american, little girl ...
Time: year 2019, 80s, year 1980, 2010s, year 2011
Place: iowa, new hampshire, florida, colorado, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, macabre, disturbing, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, haunted, indian burial ground, family in danger, paranormal, mystery, family problems, curses spells and rituals, supernatural horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: new jersey, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 196K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, insanity, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, writer's life, paranoia, serial killer, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.4
 209K
The Lighthouse (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Brazil, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Style: suspense, psychological, gothic, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: hallucination, lighthouse keeper, lighthouse, drunkenness, symbolism, isolation, storm, nightmare, homoeroticism, fight, seagull, stolen identity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.4
 107K
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: twist ending, scary, surreal, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, delusion, dealing with death, haunted by the past, mind game, conspiracy, mental illness, memory, soldier, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 35K
Saint Maud (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: suspense, psychological, scary, disturbing, slasher ...
Plot: nurse, obsession, nightmare, terminal illness, loneliness, cancer, nervous breakdown, supernatural, mental illness, isolation, doctors and patients, insanity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 17K
The Shining (1997)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
TV show
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: scary, tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, winter, supernatural, hotel, supernatural ability, child in peril, psychic, hallucination, isolation, domestic violence, haunted house, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, sadistic psychopath, cruelty, sadism, kidnapping, extreme violence, violence, murder, psychopath as protagonist, animal cruelty, serial killer as protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 221K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare, ghost, single mother, family in danger, dysfunctional family, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, mental illness, isolation, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: surreal, gothic, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, artist, isolation, insanity, diary, island, female nudity, hallucination, swedish, voyeurism, castle, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ 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, surreal, scary, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, ghost, haunted house, tragedy, suicide, losing-it hero, nightmare, guilt, amnesia, mystery, delusion, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 53K
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: surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, hallucination, rape, schizophrenia, delusion, surrealism, female protagonist, murder, isolation, repression, insanity, rabbit ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 498K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal investigation, witch, exorcism, fear, investigation, family in danger, death, paranormal activity, supernatural horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, gothic, scary ...
Plot: insanity, investigation, hallucination, paranoia, small town, disappearance, monster, fantasy becomes reality, supernatural, apocalypse, writers, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 160K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, poltergeist, psychic, suburban life, child in peril, haunted, nightmare, parallel world, good versus evil, missing child ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 16K
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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, demon rape, ghost, supernatural, invisibility, paranormal phenomena, female nudity, sexual humiliation, sexual assault, nudity (full frontal - brief), demon ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 7K
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: gothic, scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, murder, mystery, betrayal, nanny, family relations, uncover truth, haunted by the past, siblings relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 35K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, hotel, haunted house, paranormal, paranormal activity, workplace, amateur detective, runaway, devil, cult, zombie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 2.1M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.2
 55K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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: suspense, disturbing, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, drowning, serial killer, hallucination, haunted by the past, psychic, grief, loss of child, sex scene, blindness, mystery, death of daughter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, slasher ...
Plot: snow, insanity, woman in danger, murder mystery, audition, isolation, winter, psychopath, missing person, crimes, attic, imprisonment ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
The Awakening of Lilith (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A woman finds herself in the midst of a dark mystery after the unexplained loss of a loved one. Her mind begins to unravel as her sense of reality begins to slip away.
Style: psychological, suspense, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: survival, death of loved one, murder, death, race against time, mind game, characters in danger, confinement indoors, trapped, isolation, trap, survival horror ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 759
True Fiction (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 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: suspense, disturbing, tense, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: nightmare, ghost, psychopath, evil, isolation, supernatural, insanity, family in danger, survival, fear, paranoia, writer's block ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 63K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, imaginary friend, divorce, supernatural horror, mother daughter relationship, paranoia, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york, usa, seattle
⇓ 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: slasher, psychotronic, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, zombie, mad scientist, vengeance, serial killer, ghost, insanity, monster, husband wife relationship, corpse, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 40K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
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: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, supernatural, death threat, family in danger, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, teenage life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ 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: scary, gothic, psychological, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, psychic, isolation, investigation, paranormal investigation, psychic power, legends and myths, occult ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, serial killer, fear, teenager, murder, nightmare comes true, high school, sleep deprivation, teenage life, disfigurement, burned alive ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%