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
Plot: hotel, ghost, supernatural, 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, family, winter, hotel bar, haunted, killer, mountain ...
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, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural power 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), The Twilight Zone (2002). 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, murder, blizzard, supernatural, secret, stranger, demon, jail, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
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100%
 8.4
 879K
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 ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, evil, danger, psychic, nervous breakdown, hotel, stephen king, psychopath, ghost, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 130K
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: disturbing, psychological, enigmatic, scary, gothic ...
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, magician, psychic, murder, doctor, mind control, dying, ghost, little girl, hotel, alcohol ...
Time: 80s, year 2019, year 2011, 2010s, year 1980
Place: new jersey, iowa, new hampshire, colorado, florida ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, youth, child in peril, fright, scare, surrealism, good versus evil, paranormal phenomena, danger, family, deadly creature, heroes ...
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: nanny, ghost, governess, pursuit, possession, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, family problems, family relations, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, adventure, trapped, investigation, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural power, mystery, deadly, surrealism, totalitarianism, superior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 2K
Seance (2000)
Genre: Drama, 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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, ghost, family problems, supernatural ability, supernatural, danger, crimes, deadly, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, missing child, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 155
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, mind bending, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, family relations, parents and children, deadly, supernatural ability, chase, danger, sexual content, profanity, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 48K
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, curses spells and rituals, angel, supernatural, save the world, supernatural power, demonic possession, good versus evil, exorcism, rescue, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 8K
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: atmospheric, stylized, tense, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, curse, murder, drowning, haunted house, writer's life, haunted by the past, mystery, custody, novelist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ 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: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, nightmare, danger, mental institution, witch, insanity, evil, couple relations, creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kingdom Hospital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, mystery, psychic power, supernatural, mysterious character, deadly, supernatural ability, danger, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, religions or cults, demon, danger, siblings relations, small town, family relations, track down, fall in love, family secret, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 10K
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, danger, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
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, deadly, danger, haunted house, family problems, 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, hollywood, hotel, supernatural, halloween, rivalry, danger, supernatural ability, crimes, family problems, journalism ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 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, evil force, society, religions or cults, danger, punishment, supernatural, supernatural ability, devil, love affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 95K
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, family problems, mental disorder, mother son relationship, obsession, serial killer, overbearing mother, small town, murder, crimes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, supernatural power, good versus evil, ghost, blackmail, small town sheriff, black magic, dark fantasy, family relations, devil, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, mind bending
Plot: hotel, mystery, survival, supernatural, captivity, ghost, deadly, gory, murder, isolation, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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 ⇓
29%
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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: psychic power, afterlife, ghost, supernatural ability, supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, small town, mysterious character, death, missing person, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, supernatural, vampirism, vampire vs vampire, supernatural ability, journalism, imaginary, rivalry, stalking, danger, deadly, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: isolation, ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, woman in danger, haunted by the past, estate, danger, mentally unstable, deadly, uncover truth, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tour guide, murder, possession, haunted house, survival, supernatural, legends and myths, seance, danger, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.4
 381K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, demon, ghost, supernatural power, angel, god or devil, vampire, deadly creature, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1997, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Urban Ghost Story (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during the 184 seconds that she lay dead, something latched on to ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost, pursuit, poltergeist, deadly, urban, cons and scams, parents and children, city life, family relations, family problems, haunted house, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 38K
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, subconscious, nightmare, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural, dream, dreams, family, youth, graphic violence, insomnia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, small town life, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 802
How to Save Us (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Brian Everett's younger brother Sam goes missing on the island of Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious quarantine forcing Brian to traverse across enemy lines to save his brother from an army of ghosts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: island, survival, missing person, ghost, danger, deadly, confined, isolation, supernatural, rescue, demonic possession, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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