Movies and TV shows like The Shining 1997

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The Shining (1997)
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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 in, only to see visions of the hotel's long deceased employees and guests. With evil intentions, they manipulate him into his dark side which takes a toll on he and his family.
Style: scary, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, slasher
Plot: hotel, ghost, supernatural, stephen king, domestic violence, pursuit, alcohol abuse, isolation, supernatural ability, psychic, writer's life, family relations, graphic violence, resort, danger, family problems, couples, deadly, cons and scams, superior, hallucination, family, winter, hotel bar, haunted ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, colorado

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Most similar movies to The Shining

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, supernatural power, deadly, supernatural ability and murder mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Shining: Storm of the Century (1999), Doctor Sleep (2019), Goosebumps (1995), The Turn of the Screw (1999), Seance (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Storm of the Century (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 257 min.
TV show
Story: A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Plot: village, storm, island, suicide, stranger, murder, blizzard, supernatural, secret, demon, jail, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
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100%
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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, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, ghost, supernatural, danger, stephen king, nervous breakdown, psychic, hotel, psychopath, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
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Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, 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, disturbing, psychological, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: psychic power, psychic, supernatural, magician, murder, doctor, mind control, dark fantasy, little girl, ghost, alcohol, death ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s, 80s, year 2019, year 2011
Place: new hampshire, iowa, new jersey, colorado, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 12K
Goosebumps (1995)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Goosebumps is a Canadian-American children's horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the 1990s.
Style: anthology, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, paranormal phenomena, fright, youth, child in peril, surrealism, danger, heroes, deadly creature, survival, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Turn of the Screw (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.
Style: tense, scary, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: nanny, governess, ghost, possession, pursuit, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, mystery, family relations, family problems, power relations, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Seance (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her ghost ...
Style: bleak, tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, ghost, family problems, supernatural ability, supernatural, unlikely criminals, danger, deadly, crime gone awry, crimes, missing child, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, trapped, adventure, investigation, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural power, surrealism, mystery, paranormal phenomena, deadly, superior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bag of Bones (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
TV show
Story: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy ...
Style: tense, stylized, atmospheric, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, curse, paranormal activity, murder, drowning, writer's life, haunted by the past, mystery, custody, novelist, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.5
 49K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, supernatural power, angel, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, save the world, good versus evil, rescue, demonic possession, exorcism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
American Horror Stories (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: An anthology series of stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore.
Style: anthology, scary, tense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, death, ghost, supernatural power, danger, fear, magic realism, psycho killer, murderer, evil, blood, murder ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Echo Game (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, family relations, parents and children, supernatural ability, deadly, profanity, sexual content, chase, danger, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, mental institution, nightmare, death, danger, witch, insanity, nun, evil, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1952 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kingdom Hospital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, mystery, psychic power, supernatural, mysterious character, deadly, losing-it hero, danger, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
South of Hell (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, religions or cults, demon, danger, siblings relations, small town, track down, family relations, fall in love, family secret, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
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Salem's Lot (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Plot: vampire, hospital, good versus evil, small town, murder, priest, supernatural, danger, rivalry, mysterious character, mystery, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, israel, usa, middle east, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Disappointments Room (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Style: scary, tense, serious, mysterious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, child in peril, family in danger, parents and children, supernatural, estate, danger, deadly, family problems, haunted house, isolation, attic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tower of Terror (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.
Style: serious, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: horror for children
Plot: elevator, ghost, hotel, hollywood, supernatural, halloween, danger, supernatural ability, media, journalism, family problems, rivalry ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 22K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, evil force, society, supernatural ability, danger, punishment, devil, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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American Gothic (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Gothic is an American horror series created by Shaun Cassidy and executive produced by Sam Raimi. The show first aired on CBS on September 22, 1995, and was canceled after a single season on July 11, 1996.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, family relations, black magic, dark fantasy, small town sheriff, blackmail, good versus evil, supernatural power, ghost, fall in love, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
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Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, obsession, serial killer, family problems, murder, overbearing mother, insanity, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Pray for Morning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Looking for a night of thrills, eight friends roam the abandoned Royal Crescent Hotel, where five students were murdered more than 20 years ago. When they discover a severed hand, they conjure up a evil spirit and unleash its bloody wrath. To ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: hotel, supernatural, captivity, mystery, survival, gory, ghost, isolation, danger, riddles and clues, murder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more horror than they could have ever imagined.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tour guide, possession, murder, haunted house, survival, supernatural, seance, legends and myths, deadly, danger, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Before I Wake (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: About an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, supernatural ability, subconscious, supernatural, nightmare, danger, insomnia, child, monster, little boy, boy, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kindred: The Embraced (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kindred: The Embraced is an American television series produced by John Leekley Productions and Spelling Television. Loosely based on the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade, the series premiered on Fox on April 2, 1996, and ran for eight ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, gothic
Plot: vampire, vampirism, supernatural, supernatural ability, femme fatale, imaginary, rivalry, stalking, journalism, deadly, danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, woman in danger, isolation, haunted by the past, estate, danger, mentally unstable, deadly, uncover truth, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 39K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, countryside, death threat, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ghost Whisperer (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: afterlife, psychic power, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, dealing with death, uncover truth, mysterious character, small town, couple relations, newlyweds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 11K
Desperation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, hitchhiker, highway, mysterious character, danger, deadly, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, small town life, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
White Noise 2: The Light (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man's family brought back from the verge of death, he then discovers he can identify people who are about to die.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, ghost, precognition, destiny, suicide, supernatural, hopes, deadly, dealing with death, escapades, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%