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

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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
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Inception


Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist 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 thief 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. Shortly after finishing Insomnia, Nolan wrote an 80-page treatment about "dream stealers" ...more on Wikipedia

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
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Fight Club


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. Fincher was one of four ...more on Wikipedia

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
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The Departed


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 stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, with Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, and Alec Baldwin in supporting roles. A critical and commercial success, the film won several awards, including four Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. Wahlberg was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. The film takes place in Boston. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello plants Colin Sullivan as a mole ...more on Wikipedia

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
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Donnie Darko


Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. The film depicts the adventures of the title character as he seeks the meaning and significance behind his troubling Doomsday-related visions. Budgeted with $4.5 million and filmed over the course of 28 days, it grossed just under $7.7 million worldwide. Since then, the film has received favorable reviews from critics and has developed a large cult following, resulting in the release of a director's cut on a two-disc special edition DVD in 2004. ...more on Wikipedia

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