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20 best movies like Eraserhead (1977)

List of the best movies like Eraserhead (1977): Escape from Tomorrow, Gothic, The Divide, Digging Up the Marrow, Godsend, Before I Wake, Borgman, Tabernacle 101, Ink, Santa Sangre.

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Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersTourists
PlotPursuit, Seduction
PlaceCastle, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:27
CharactersVampire, Doctors, Writers
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Psychedelic, Gothic, Serious

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 Byron and Percy Shelley, Shelley's fiancée Mary Godwin, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron's friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears in a frenzy of shocking lunacy. Horrifying visions invade the castle - realizations of Byron's fear of leeches, Shelley's fear of premature burial, Mary's fear of birthing a stillborn child - all brought forth in a bizarre dreamscape. They share the terrifying fantasies that chase them through the castle that night. The events of that night later inspired Mary Shelley to write the classic "Frankenstein" and Dr. Polidori to pen "The Vampyre," which became the basis for the creation of Dracula..

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersMonsters
PlotSupernatural, Art
PlaceForest, USA
StyleDepressive, Serious, Disturbing

A documentary filmmaker turns his lens on an enigmatic conspiracy theorist who claims he's found the entrance to a vast underground city populated entirely by monsters.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:42
PlotBirthday
PlaceSchool
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor, but bizarre things start to happen years after his rebirth.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersMonsters, Family, Orphans, Parents
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Cancer, Ghosts, Adoption
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

About an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryNetherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration01:53
CharactersDogs
PlotSupernatural, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy

Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence unleashes a crowing gallery of distortion around the careful façade constructed by an arrogant, comfortable couple, their three children and nanny.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryAustralia
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Hunting, Experiments
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

It is about two Atheists who run a video blog debunking Psychics, Mediums and religious beliefs. However, a death experiment goes totally wrong and as a result they attract evil entities that stalk and haunt them.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotSupernatural
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

Invisible forces exert power over us in our sleep. A mercenary named Ink, on a literal nightmare mission, captures the spirit of 8-year-old Emma in the dream world. To save her, the dream-givers marshal all their resources, focusing on saving the soul of Emma's tragically broken father.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryMexico, Italy
Duration02:03
CharactersSerial killers, Clowns, Elephants
PlotRevenge, Life, Mental disorders, Family life, Funeral
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Psychedelic, Serious

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration01:55
CharactersGiants, Writers
PlotOn real events, Seduction
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Smart, Fancy, Explicit scenes

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUSA
Duration01:12
PlotApocalypse, Obsession, Supernatural, Art
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Creepy, Depressive, Serious

Begotten is the creation myth brought to life, the story of no less than the violent death of God and the (re)birth of nature on a barren earth.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersStreet children
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Dreams
PlaceIslands
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration02:05
CharactersZombie, Monsters, Hired assassins, FBI
PlotObsession, Supernatural, Justice
TimeHalloween
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Black humor, Creepy

Taking all that was great from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52
PlotPuzzles, Death, Supernatural, Life after death, Meaning of life
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Psychological problems, Dystopian, Twisted plot

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantasy, detective
CountryFrance, West Germany
CharactersHeroes, Family, Brothers, Unicorns
PlotWar, Apocalypse, Fate, Radio
PlaceNature, Parallel worlds, Moon
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Serious

There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: sister, brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the world through her radio.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, fantasy, short
CountryFrance
Duration00:17
CharactersAnts
PlotDeath, Art, Dreams
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

Un Chien Andalou is a classic European avant-garde surrealist film from the cooperation of director Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali. The film changed the way people made movies. Most famous is the scene of a woman’s eye being cut with a knife.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryFrance, Germany, Belgium
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Models
PlotObsession, Double life
PlaceFrance
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy, Psychedelic, Serious, For men

We follow 24 hours in the life of a being moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes youthful, sometimes old. By turns murderer, beggar, company chairman, monstrous creature, worker, family man.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens
PlotTime travel, End of the world, Travel, Death, Supernatural
PlaceSmall cities
TimeFuture
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fancy, Gloomy, Gothic

S. Darko follows Samantha Darko, the younger sister of Donnie, the protagonist of Donnie Darko, and her friend Corey. On their way to California, their car breaks down, forcing them to wait in a small town until it is fixed. While there, Samantha begins to have dreams that warn her of the end of the universe.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Belgium
Duration02:31
CharactersDogs, Horses, Lawyers, Architects
PlotDancing, Money, Revolution, Weapon, Confrontation
PlaceEngland, Party, London
StyleDystopian, Black humor, Not for everyone

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, False accusations
StyleAction, Tense, Fancy, Black humor, Serious

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Girlfriends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural, Mental disorders
PlaceSchool
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Sixteen year old Jude discovers each and every one of his fears is true.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersAnimals, Wolves, Bears, Snake, Monkeys
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Chase
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Nature, India
StyleSerious

A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersBlonde girls, Spiders, Friends, Insects, Old man
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Money, Death
PlaceForest, Hospitals, Lake, USA
StyleFascinating, Disturbing

Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, is torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersPsychologists
PlotObsession
PlaceCollege
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Psychedelic, Makes me think

A research scientist explores the boundaries and frontiers of consciousness. Using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic mixtures from native American shamans, he explores these altered states of consciousness and finds that memory, time, and perhaps reality itself are states of mind.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersLosers, Businessmen
PlotObsession, Mental disorders, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersAliens, Family, Writers, Psychiatrists
PlotOn real events, UFO, Abduction, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceSpace
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A novelist's wife and son see him changed by an apparent encounter with aliens in the mountains.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersSerial killers, Thieves, Jews, Losers, Orphans
PlotSurvival, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Mental disorders
PlaceGhetto, Forest, Ireland
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersSuperhero, Actors
PlotSplit personality, Loneliness
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePopular, Psychological problems, Oscars, Atmospheric, Smart

A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55
CharactersSisters
PlotMental disorders, Ghosts, Dreams
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

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.





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