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What 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.

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
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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

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
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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

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
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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

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love Shutter Island
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The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police, while the police assign undercover state trooper William "Billy" Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello's crew. ...more on Wikipedia

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