Movies like Take Shelter

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Take Shelter (2011)
 7.4
 84K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, tense, ambiguous ending, depressing, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nightmare, fear, nervous breakdown, delusion, construction worker, insurance, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession, family relations, schizophrenia, psychiatrist, couple relations, deaf, husband wife relationship, losing-it hero, loneliness, prophecy, storm, dog, small town, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa

Most similar movies to Take Shelter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, storytelling, obsession, insanity, mental illness, paranoia and brutality mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Take Shelter: Jacob's Ladder (1990), The Machinist (2004), Donnie Darko (2001), Bug (2006), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 92K
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: surprise ending, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, hallucinations, dealing with death, nightmare, delusion, mind game, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, tragic event, dysfunctional character, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 333K
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, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, insomnia, losing-it hero, mysterious character, torment, uncover truth, paranoia, life is a bitch, confession, hit and run, taunting, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 705K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, captivating, surreal ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, time travel, social misfits, supernatural ability, teenage life, hallucinations, supernatural, time loop, imaginary, society, morality, high school life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 32K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, motel, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 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: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, guilt, haunted house, nightmare, suicide, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, danger, family relations, losing-it hero, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, estrangement, family feud, human nature, americana, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes, dealing with death, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: hippie, sexual abuse, cult, religions or cults, in-laws, lake or river, family relations, haunted by the past, nightmare, life is a bitch, siblings relations, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 44K
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: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, repression, delusion, hallucination, rent, loneliness, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, mad, nervous breakdown, imaginary character ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 797K
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, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, hotel, insanity, psychic, danger, evil, ghost, trapped, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, suburbs, family problems, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, parents and children, psychopath, delusion, mental illness, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, peru, usa, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, hostage, government, supernatural, family relations, supernatural ability, parents and children, superhuman powers, imaginary, danger, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 657K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, mental illness, insanity, losing-it hero, hallucinations, paranoia, dark fantasy, rivalry, parents and children, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 37K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, insanity, addiction, body horror, medical profession, gynecologist, prostitution, receptionist, murder, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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: gothic, surreal, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: insanity, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, violence, police brutality, gory, mind game, deadly, danger, hallucinations, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, religious, prayer, small town, gory, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes, family relations, danger, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 10K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, small town, mental illness, faked death, mystery, schizophrenia, small town life, mayor, husband wife relationship, railroad crossing, guilt, crime gone awry ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 44K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted by the past, hallucination, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, family relations, crimes, serial killer, psychic, gondola ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, atmospheric, gothic, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, insanity, mental patient, doctors and patients, twists & turns, doctor patient relationship, uncover truth, stolen identity, infatuation, torture, psychiatrist ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: medical school, england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 35K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, polish, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 109K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: cheating, obsession, stalker, voyeurism, loner, infidelity, knife, birthday party, theft, dedication, dishonesty, impersonating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 71K
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, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession, race against time, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 176K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, tense, macabre, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, dark fantasy, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, single mother, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, mental illness, nightmare comes true, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 34K
Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: mental institution, mental patient, fear, psychopath, obsession, murder, pursuit, stalker, psychological thriller, mental illness, psychiatric ward, watching someone ...
Place: pennsylvania, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 5K
Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, betrayal, reincarnation, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, usa, asia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 172K
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, macabre, scary, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, psychology, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 3K
Danika (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story follows Danika, a woman whose fears for her children are manifested in premonitions of death and disaster. Bierko plays Tomei's husband, while Hall is her psychiatrist and confidant.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: infidelity, nanny, fear, mentally unstable, couple relations, love affair, crimes, parents and children, obsession, family relations, danger, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 11K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nightmare, social relations, mind game, human nature, manipulations, youth, dishonesty, obsession, rivalry, college, fear, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, downfall, drug addiction, insanity, destructive relationship, depression, hallucinations, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When teenage Molly Hartley moves to a new town, she's haunted by terrifying visions that may have to do with dark secrets from her past. Something evil lurks just beneath the lush surfaces of her private-school world, and it holds the rights to ...
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, danger, starting over, high school life, family relations, drugs/alcohol, curses spells and rituals, hopes, dealing with death, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 173K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, pregnancy, losing-it hero, mind game, demonic possession, deal with the devil, supernatural, mystery, dreams, paranoia, devil, under the surface ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%