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, domestic violence, alcohol abuse, isolation, supernatural ability, psychic, graphic violence, family relations, resort, couples, family problems, writer's life, cons and scams, superior, hallucination, child in peril, winter, family, killer, mountain, escape, writers, snow ...
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, deadly, ghost, 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 Echo Game (2009), 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, serious ...
Plot: blizzard, village, storm, suicide, island, stranger, murder, supernatural, demon, sacrifice, dark and stormy night, jail ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maine, usa
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100%
 8.4
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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, atmospheric, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, ghost, hotel, psychopath, supernatural, nervous breakdown, psychic, a vision, trapped, caretaker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, montana, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: dark fantasy, gothic, enigmatic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: psychic power, psychic, supernatural, magician, doctor, murder, little girl, native american, mind control, ghost, missing child, disappearance ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s, year 2019, 80s, year 2011
Place: florida, colorado, ohio, new jersey, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 13K
Goosebumps (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, dark fantasy ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, fright, good versus evil, child in peril, youth, ghost, surrealism, survival, deadly creature, heroes, monster, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Echo Game (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 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: serious, scary, mind bending, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: mad scientist, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, chase, sexual content, murder, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 2K
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: tense, bleak, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, ghost, family problems, supernatural, supernatural ability, missing child, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime gone awry, police investigation, seance, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: atmospheric, serious, mind bending, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, supernatural, supernatural power, trapped, adventure, investigation, mystery, paranormal phenomena, supernatural ability, totalitarianism, german, nazism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bag of Bones (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 163 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, curse, paranormal activity, supernatural, custody, murder, drowning, writer's life, haunted by the past, mystery, novelist, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: tense, scary, serious, mysterious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, child in peril, estate, family in danger, parents and children, supernatural, haunted house, family problems, isolation, attic, parent child relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, religions or cults, good versus evil, demon, siblings relations, small town, track down, family relations, parents and children, woman in danger, society, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, south carolina, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 53K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Crime, 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, demonic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, angel, exorcism, save the world, demonic possession, supernatural, rescue, possession, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
American Horror Stories (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series of stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural power, supernatural, insanity, nightmare, death, ghost, fear, suspicion, murderer, murder, family in danger ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kingdom Hospital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 608 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, serious ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, mystery, psychic power, supernatural, mysterious character, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, supernatural power, civil war ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 24K
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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, society, evil force, supernatural ability, devil, punishment, love affair, supernatural, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, suspenseful, dark fantasy ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, family relations, supernatural power, blackmail, ghost, good versus evil, black magic, small town sheriff, vampire, supernatural ability, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 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, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Plot: vampire, hospital, good versus evil, murder, small town, priest, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, rivalry, journalism, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maine, usa, israel, middle east, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: kids, horror for children
Plot: elevator, ghost, hollywood, hotel, supernatural, halloween, family problems, supernatural ability, journalism, media, rivalry, crimes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 13K
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, investigation, supernatural ability, woman in danger, haunted by the past, hospital, female protagonist, dream ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, survival, supernatural, captivity, mystery, ghost, murder, isolation, crimes, riddles and clues, destiny, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.2
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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, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, mental disorder, obsession, crimes, small town, family problems, serial killer, insanity, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
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It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, dark fantasy, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: asthma, supernatural, giant spider, friendship, small town, childhood, clown, good versus evil, villain, investigation, child in peril, childhood trauma ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, year 1960, 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, gothic, dark fantasy
Plot: vampire, vampirism, supernatural, supernatural ability, rivalry, stalking, femme fatale, journalism, fall in love, city life, vengeance, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 46K
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, supernatural ability, supernatural, nightmare, insomnia, adoption, monster, supernatural power, child, little boy, dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, mentally unstable, woman in danger, haunted by the past, isolation, writer's life, mind game, confined, uncover truth, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.4
 434K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, supernatural power, ghost, vampire, angel, creature, brother brother relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, death, ghost, witch, insanity, nightmare, evil, evil force, nun, coven ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, dealing with death, small town, mysterious character, couples, uncover truth, investigation, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, confined, isolation, supernatural, rescue, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, evil spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, ghost, precognition, destiny, suicide, supernatural, hopes, dealing with death, supernatural ability, crimes, escapades, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.
Style: mind bending, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, cult, ritual, harvest, small town life, village, village life, curses spells and rituals, social relations, religions or cults, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%