Movies like The Shape Of Water 2017

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.

If you already watched and love The Shape Of Water, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The Shape Of Water.

1 Deadpool 2 2018

Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Adventure

Director:

David Leitch

Country:

United States of America
7.7

2 Baby Driver 2017

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

Edgar Wright

Writer:

Edgar Wright

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.6

3 Dunkirk 2017

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Genres:

War, Action, Drama

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Countries:

France, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.9

4 Blackkklansman 2018

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, History

Director:

Spike Lee

Country:

United States of America
7.5

5 Incredibles 2 2018

Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Animation, Family

Director:

Brad Bird

Writer:

Brad Bird

Country:

United States of America
7.6

6 It 2017

In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Andy Muschietti

Writers:

Chase Palmer (screenplay by), Cary Joji Fukunaga (screenplay by) (as Cary Fukunaga) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

7 A Quiet Place 2018

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Genres:

Horror, Drama, Science Fiction

Director:

John Krasinski

Writers:

Bryan Woods (screenplay by), Scott Beck (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

8 I, Tonya 2017

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writer:

Steven Rogers

Country:

United States of America
7.5

9 Lady Bird 2017

A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York, much to the disapproval of wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mother.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Director:

Greta Gerwig

Writer:

Greta Gerwig

Country:

United States of America
7.4

10 Get Out 2017

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller, Horror

Director:

Jordan Peele

Writer:

Jordan Peele

Country:

United States of America
7.7

11 The Florida Project 2017

The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sean Baker

Country:

United States of America
7.6

12 A Star Is Born 2018

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Genres:

Drama, Romance, Music

Director:

Bradley Cooper

Writers:

Eric Roth (screenplay by), Bradley Cooper (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.7

13 Arrival 2016

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Writers:

Eric Heisserer (screenplay by), Ted Chiang (based on the story "Story of Your Life" written by)

Country:

United States of America
7.9

14 Blade Runner 2049 2017

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Drama

Director:

Denis Villeneuve

Writers:

Hampton Fancher (screenplay by), Michael Green (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America
8

15 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2017

After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Martin McDonagh

Writer:

Martin McDonagh

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
8.2

16 A Ghost Story 2017

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Director:

David Lowery

Writer:

David Lowery

Country:

United States of America
6.8

17 Mother! 2017

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Darren Aronofsky

Country:

United States of America
6.6

18 The Killing Of A Sacred Deer 2017

Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor's life in gradually unsettling ways.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Yorgos Lanthimos

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America, Ireland
7.1

19 Annihilation 2018

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror

Director:

Alex Garland

Writers:

Alex Garland (written for the screen by), Jeff VanderMeer (based on the novel by)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.9

20 Call Me By Your Name 2017

In 1980s Italy, a relationship begins between seventeen-year-old teenage Elio and the older adult man hired as his father's research assistant.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Luca Guadagnino

Writers:

James Ivory (screenplay by), André Aciman (based on the novel by)

Countries:

United States of America, Brazil, France, Italy
7.9

21 Moonlight 2016

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Barry Jenkins

Writers:

Barry Jenkins (screenplay by), Tarell Alvin McCraney (story by)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

22 Coco 2017

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Genres:

Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

Directors:

Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina (co-director)

Writers:

Lee Unkrich (original story by), Jason Katz (original story by) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
8.4

23 The Lobster 2015

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Genres:

Thriller, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Science Fiction

Director:

Yorgos Lanthimos

Writers:

Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou (as Efthimis Filippou)

Countries:

France, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom
7.2

24 La La Land 2016

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music

Director:

Damien Chazelle

Writer:

Damien Chazelle

Country:

United States of America
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