Movies like Tideland

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Tideland (2005)
 6.5
 31K
Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak, emotional, offbeat, serious, psychedelic, cult film ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, dark fantasy, orphan, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, mentally challenged, down on your luck, figment, surrealism, drug abuse, loneliness, mental illness, secret, epilepsy, doll, fear, explosion, alone in the world, youth, friends, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, denmark

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Most similar movies to Tideland

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out disturbing, stylized, melancholic and thought provoking films with plots about brutality, weird, storytelling, runaway, loneliness, dialogue and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Tideland: Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Paperhouse (1988), Escape from Tomorrow (2013), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Lighthouse (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 604K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, monster, legends and myths, fairy, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination, cruelty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 5K
Paperhouse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, friendship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, alternate reality, parallel world, house, drawing, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.
Style: surreal, mind bending, enigmatic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: losing-it hero, disorder, parents and children, surrealism, paranoia, hallucination, family vacation, pursuit, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, hearing voices, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, destructive relationship, drug use, degradation, drugs/alcohol, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.6
 115K
The Lighthouse (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Style: gothic, suspense, psychological, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: isolation, lighthouse, lovecraftian, hallucination, lighthouse keeper, nightmare, drunkenness, secret, symbolism, mermaid, island, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Zero Theorem (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Romania, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Style: thought provoking, surreal, cerebral, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: escape from reality, loneliness, computers and web, computer genius, virtual reality, hacker, computer system, uncover truth, social misfits, cause and meaning, future dystopia, existence paradox ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, surreal, dark, stylized ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, dark fantasy, woman in danger, storytelling, legends and myths, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, mind game, dangerous animal ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 26K
Tale of Tales (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Style: tense, disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale ...
Plot: witch, dark fantasy, fantasy world, violence, circus, magic, imagination, obsession, twins, king, castle, ogre ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 68K
Enter the Void (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by ...
Style: psychedelic, atmospheric, touching, meditative, serious ...
Plot: explicit sex, surrealism, hallucination, drug trip, afterlife, stripper, supernatural, ghost, siblings relations, youth, deadly, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 98K
Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, art house, psychological, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, existentialism, insanity, cult, nightmare, baby, freak, parents and children, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.4
 863K
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, evil, supernatural, danger, psychic, nervous breakdown, hotel, psychopath, ghost, trapped, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, miami, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 621K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, captivating, psychedelic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, existentialism, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, drug addiction, society, self destructing, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, london, edinburgh scotland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 5K
Northfork (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is literally about to be "dammed," flooded to make way for a ...
Style: bleak, touching, disturbing, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: small town, hopes, society, human nature, angel, social relations, adoption, hallucination, priest, sick child, terminal illness, boy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: montana, usa, minnesota, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 40K
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: bleak, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, gynecologist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 189K
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: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, supernatural, family in danger, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, dark fantasy, monster, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 114K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, guilt, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, male nudity, confined, hypnosis, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 46K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, strong sexual content, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 8K
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: domestic violence, dysfunctional family, heroin, addiction, alcohol abuse, working class, family relations, mental illness, pub, drug abuse, parents and children, temperamental ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 7K
Gothic (1986)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the "Haunted Summer," five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord ...
Style: gothic, surreal, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: surrealism, seance, mystery, mind game, insanity, supernatural, ghost, hallucination, drugs, cult, woman in danger, demons ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Fisher King (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.
Style: touching, disturbing, compassionate, inspirational, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: self discovery, holy grail, friendship, redemption, insanity, guilt, tragic event, transformation, yuppie, haunted by the past, heroes, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, surreal, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, island, diary, surrealism, artist, insanity, castle, nightmare, voyeurism, insomnia, mental illness, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, society, social differences, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 89K
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 ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, delusion, nervous breakdown, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 8.0
 14K
Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: anthology, atmospheric, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, monk, spirit, supernatural, secret identity, materialism, escapades, heroes, betrayal, husband wife relationship, painting ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century, middle ages, 12th century, 1900s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.
Style: surreal, emotional, tense, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage life, confined, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, imaginary, self control, misfit, youth, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 47K
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, surreal, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, hallucination, delusion, repression, rent, loneliness, indoor, virginity, nervous breakdown, imaginary character, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 21K
Last Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The life and struggles of a notorious rock musician seeping into a pit of loneliness whose everyday life involves friends and family seeking financial aid and favors, inspired by rock music legend Kurt Cobain and his final hours.
Style: psychedelic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: musician, singer, addiction, rock, isolation, drug abuse, musician's life, life is a bitch, lifestyle, music, depression, artists and showbiz ...
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Let the Right One In (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, vampire, friendship, bullying, loneliness, hidden identity, deadly creature, bully, youth, immortality, mysterious character, vampire human love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1700s, year 1982, 18th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In This World (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Torn straight from the headlines, Michael Winterbottom's compelling and prescient 'In This World' follows young Afghan Jamal and his older cousin Enayat as they embark on a hazardous overland trip from their refugee camp at Peshawar, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, sincere, suspenseful, inspirational ...
Plot: refugee, on the road, politics, refugees, life is a bitch, immigrants, hopes, friendship, danger, society, poverty, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, year 2001, year 2002
Place: iran, pakistan, turkey, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 7K
Jesus' Son (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
Style: dark humor, gloomy, thought provoking, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, abortion, on the road, addiction, redemption, heroin, graphic violence, overdose, drifter, couples, realism, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: phoenix arizona, mexico, iowa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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