Movies like The Shape of Water

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The Shape of Water (2017)
 7.3
 358K
The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: biting, touching, fairy tale, disturbing, ambiguous ending, romantic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: female full frontal nudity, interspecies sex, sign language, laboratory, cold war, escape, creature, healing power, supernatural, interracial friendship, love story, rescue, water, scientist, interspecies romance, cruelty, ends with narration, captive, begins with narration, orphan, government, bathtub, loneliness, female protagonist, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, maryland, pittsburgh, united states, soviet union

Most similar movies to The Shape of Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, serious, romantic and visually appealing films with plots about destiny, death, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, chase and mentor mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Romance genres. Some movies like The Shape of Water: Pan's Labyrinth (2006), I Am Dragon (2015), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Midnight Special (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 607K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
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, imaginary, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, fantasy world, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 4K
I Am Dragon (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the midst of the wedding princess Miroslava is kidnapped by a dragon and carried away into his castle on the remote island. Mira left everything behind in the past - family, friends and groom. Now the only things she had were a stone cage and a ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, sweet, touching, exciting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dragon, love and romance, supernatural, legends and myths, adventure, tradition, save the princess, skinny dipping, human sacrifice, lullaby, woman undressing, sailboat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, surreal, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, dark fantasy, fall in love, freak, surrealism, love, romance, suburbs, human nature, snow ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, united states, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, superhero, anti heroes, evil, good versus evil, supernatural ability, heroes, army, anti hero, heaven and hell, psychic, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: northern ireland, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, government, hostage, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, imaginary, danger, superhuman powers, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 57K
Colossal (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.
Style: surprise ending, absurd, melancholic, captivating, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, mental breakdown, giant monster, alcoholic, small town, giant robots, catastrophe, monster, drinking, bullying, remote control ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seoul, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, chase, experiment gone awry, experiment, laboratory, adventure, chases and races, danger, heroic mission, heroes, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, 40s, 80s ...
Place: california, nevada, philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 28K
Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sad, psychotronic ...
Plot: extrasensory perception, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, supernatural ability, miraculous event, healing power, christ allegory, held at gunpoint, flickering light, supernatural power, fainting, albino ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 341K
Passengers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
Style: futuristic, romantic, surprise ending, scenic, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: outer space, isolation, love story, space station, space travel, survival, loneliness, trapped in space, spacecraft, stranded, adventure, malfunction ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Blast from the Past (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, cold war, fall in love, romance, hiding place, couples, teaching the ways of the world, atomic bomb, baseball, fish out of water, happy ending, family ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, future ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Style: touching, humorous, road movie, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: apocalypse, road trip, end of the world, loneliness, profanity, romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, chaos, media coverage, suicide ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 43K
Ladyhawke (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, fairy tale, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: bishop, adventure, good versus evil, rescue, knight, magic, romance, chase, true love, solar eclipse, transformation, curse ...
Time: middle ages, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 113K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending, emotional ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, society, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science, eye ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 2009, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 4K
Fallen (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 180 min.
Story: For high schooler Aaron Corbett, turning 18 means becoming not just a man but a nephilim, too -- half human, half angel, with supernatural abilities.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: angel, fallen angel, good versus evil, supernatural, foreknowledge, chosen one, life turned upside down, adventure, orphan, heroes, supernatural ability, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 113K
The Predator (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: alien, hunter, predator, massacre, machismo, military, warrior, fear, invisibility, space battle, alien race, brutality ...
Time: 2010s, 20th century
Place: mexico, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 42K
Starman (1984)
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, offbeat, road movie ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: alien, fish out of water, rescue, on the run, widow, benign alien, romance, adventure, landing, peaceful mission, disorder, on the road ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., las vegas, arizona, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: island, mutant, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, experiment, genetic engineering, genetics, isolation, confined, deadly, hybrid, chaos ...
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the ...
Style: intense, captivating, tense, exciting, epic ...
Plot: anthropomorphism, brutality, danger, leader, fight, rescue, murder, violence, mercilessness, invasion, gunfight, war ...
Time: contemporary, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, political unrest, danger, crimes, deadly, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, compassion, dishonesty, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, europe, italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dr. Mabuse, criminal mastermind - returns in this epic steam punk thriller, in which six interwoven tales document the downfall of Dr. Mabuse and his city "Etiopomar".
Style: gothic, apocalyptic, suspenseful, suspense, epic
Plot: scientist, revenge, good versus evil, power struggle, fight, politics, race against time, escape, betrayal, murder, megalomaniac, conspiracy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 14K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, love, love affair, navy, rich and poor, love triangle, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, poetry, captain ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 89K
WarGames (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hacker, cold war, computer cracker, nuclear threat, computer genius, chess, nuclear, computer, danger, race against time, faked death, network ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Day of Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, Canada
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Scientists in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure to a military virus that was released in a plane crash and has wiped out the rest of the world.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, experiment gone awry, survival, catastrophe, race against time, air disaster, nuclear holocaust, genetic engineering, chaos, rivalry, escapades, heroes ...
Time: year 1981, year 1982, year 1988, year 1983, 80s
Place: antarctica, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, moscow russia, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 9K
Young Ones (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: South Africa, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a future where water is scarce, a farmer defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, futuristic, clever ...
Plot: survival, water, water shortage, violence, drought, land, farm, murder, human nature, life is a bitch, love, teenager ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 74K
Phenomenon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, miraculous event, terminal illness, telekinesis, small town, goodhearted, supernatural, genius, romance, hopes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Space Between Us (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Style: romantic, futuristic, light, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, adventure, love story, mars, astronaut, scientist, travel, teenager, space colony, fish out of water, search for father, outer space ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 87K
Monsters (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico, Guatemala
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, futuristic, breathtaking, atmospheric ...
Plot: monster, alien, quarantine, alien encounter, survival, jungle, personal safety, getting home, danger, photojournalist, forest, dead fish ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, central america, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, couple relations, singleness, dishonesty, loneliness, adultery, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, seattle washington, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.6
 4K
Maximum Ride (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Six children genetically cross-bred with avian DNA, complete with wings, take flight around the country to discover their origins.
Style: enigmatic, surprise ending, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: experiment, supernatural power, teenage boy, rescue, leader, danger, deception, chase, mutant, stalking, beating, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 457K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, apocalypse, heroic mission, pandemic, neo noir, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, faith ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle washington, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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