Movies like Shutter Island

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Shutter Island (2010)
 8.1
 989K
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, twist ending, surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns, cerebral, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist, secret, mental illness, disorder, partners, deception, suspicion, tragic event, dishonesty, confined, isolation, haunted by the past, doubts and hesitations, hallucinations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1954
Place: boston

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Most similar movies to Shutter Island

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, suspense, interesting and serious films with plots about storytelling, twists & turns, mystery, secrets, psychology, plot twist and murder mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Shutter Island: Identity (2003), Stonehearst Asylum (2014), The Number 23 (2007), Memento (2000), Dream House (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 207K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychology, investigation, crime, isolation, coincidence, motel, stranded, murder mystery, psychiatrist, death, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, mental patient, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, insanity, uncover truth, infatuation, stolen identity, torture, psychiatrist, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: medical school, england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 183K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insanity, suicide, uncover truth, riddles and clues, nightmare, mystery, investigation, secret, escape from reality, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.0M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, mystery, revenge, haunted by the past, paranoia, murder, mistaken identity, rape, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 59K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, memory loss, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, parents and children, murder, investigation, small town, family in danger, nervous breakdown, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.8
 311K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.7
 327K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, mysterious character, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.8
 100K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: psychological, scary, gothic, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, mental illness, investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, serial killer, psychiatrist, mystery, supernatural ability, mental institution, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 834K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, mystery, afterlife, psychology, psychic, death, untimely death, fear, tragic event, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, psychiatrist, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Place: new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 234K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, mind bending, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, mysterious character, life turned upside down, investigation, danger, coma, hidden identity, crimes, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 70K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, blind character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.7
 222K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, sentimental, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, loss of son, desperation, trial, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, deception, magic, diary, wizards and magicians, mystery, performer's life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 94K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, mind bending, tense, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, rivalry, human nature, surveillance, intrigue, confinement indoors, room, mystery, rules ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 451K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: incest, vengeance, secret, loneliness, sin, revenge, losing-it hero, confined, mind game, violence, life is a bitch, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: korea, asia, south korea, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, genius, obsession, insanity, schizophrenia, hallucinations, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, imagination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, campus, boston, massachusetts, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 384K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 42K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, missing person, infidelity, morgue, haunted by the past, crimes, uncover truth, love, spouse killer, adultery, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, danger, missing person, crime, uncover truth, journalist, strong sexual content, partners, search, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 3K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, dishonesty, deadly, power relations, haunted by the past, dealing with death, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 89K
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: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: paranoia, hallucinations, dealing with death, mind game, nightmare, delusion, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, heaven and hell, dysfunctional character, obsession, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 72K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, private detective, investigation, incest, missing person, amnesia, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, murder, neurosis, blood ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1950s
Place: new orleans, new york, usa, southern usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 263K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, cynical, bleak, tense ...
Plot: private detective, rape, incest, investigation, murder, corruption, surveillance, dishonesty, secret, threat, haunted by the past, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
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: biting, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, insomnia, split personality, violence, social misfits, life philosophy, fighting the system, loneliness, nihilism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 168K
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, divorce, stalking, psychology, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 311K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspense, atmospheric, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, mysterious character, supernatural, seance, uncover truth, psychic, single parent, isolation, parallel world, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.9
 140K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: psychological, twist ending, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, delusion, professor, mystery, symbolism, actor, mysterious character, life turned upside down, disorder, lookalikes, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, actress, jealousy, death, frustration, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%