TV Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Shutter Island  

Ranker Recs
172 votes 58 voters 2.5k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the best TV shows and movies like Shutter Island.

Wondering what to watch after Shutter Island? The mysterious, Hitchcock-inspired neo-noir thriller captivated audiences the moment it came out. If you're a fan of suspense, period pieces, and surprise endings, you're probably looking for some Shutter Island similar shows and movies to satiate your cravings. Luckily, there are plenty of movies and TV shows out there with a theme similar to Shutter Island
 

What movies and TV shows will you find here? The Departed is also a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a project directed by Martin Scorsese. Fight Club is another good movie for Shutter Island fans, as is the enigmatic Inception.  If you are looking for a TV show like Shutter Island, American Horror Story – especially the first season – is a great choice. Other recommendations include Inception, The Sixth Sense, and Fargo.

Which movie or TV show like Shutter Island is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and add any great programs we may have missed. 

Inception is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain
1 29 VOTES

Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. DiCaprio plays a professional conman who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance of redemption as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. ...more on Wikipedia

Also Ranked

#10 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#23 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#89 on The Greatest Classic Sci-Fi Movies

#74 on The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

24 5
Is this similar to Shutter Island?
see more on Inception
Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
Photo: via Twitter
2 20 VOTES

Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, an "everyman" who is discontented with his white-collar job. He forms a "fight club" with soap maker Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, and they are joined by men who also want to fight recreationally. The narrator becomes embroiled in a relationship with Durden and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter. Palahniuk's novel was optioned by 20th Century Fox producer Laura Ziskin, who hired Jim Uhls to write the film adaptation. ...more on Wikipedia

Also Ranked

#8 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#35 on The Most Rewatchable Movies

#86 on The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

#16 on The Best Movies Based on Books

17 3
Is this similar to Shutter Island?
see more on Fight Club
The Departed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain
3 17 VOTES

The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The film takes place in Boston. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Damon) as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police. Simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William "Billy" Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello's crew. When both sides realize the situation, Sullivan and Costigan each attempt to discover the other's identity before they are found out. ...more on Wikipedia

Also Ranked

#11 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#12 on The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

#42 on The Best Movies of All Time

#3 on The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

14 3
Is this similar to Shutter Island?
see more on The Departed
Memento is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
Photo: Metaweb (FB)/Public domain
4 11 VOTES

Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The screenplay was written by Nolan based on his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story "Memento Mori". It stars Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano. Memento is presented as two different sequences of scenes interspersed during the film: a series in black-and-white that is shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse order. The two sequences "meet" at the end of the film, producing one complete and cohesive narrative. Memento premiered on September 5, 2000, at the Venice International Film Festival and was released in European theaters starting in ...more on Wikipedia

Also Ranked

#5 on The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

#46 on The Best Movies Based on Books

#51 on The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again

#35 on The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title

10 1
Is this similar to Shutter Island?
see more on Memento