The Shining

The Shining is a 1980 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the book with the same title. The story is about a family that goes to a remote hotel during winter where an evil and paranormal presence influences the father into violence.


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Age rating:
R
Icon Director
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Icon Genre
Genre:
Mystery, Horror, Psychological Thriller
Icon Release date
Release date:
1980-05-23

Icon Stars
Stars:
Jack Nicolson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

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  • #1
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    Anonymous
    June 2, 2018
    "I think this is the best version of the Shining that has come on the big screen. While I know it wasn't very true to the book, this version was great in its own right. Jack Nicholson's performance was stellar, as was all the other actors. I'm not the best at giving detailed movie reviews and will save that for others, but if you want a movie that will scare you and creep you out, I suggest giving this movie a shot (assuming you haven't seen it already)."
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    Anonymous
    April 17, 2019
    "You probably know this movie from the meme ("Here's Johnny!") or the homage in Ready Player One. I remember watching it when I was a kid and Jack Nicholson scared the đź’© out of me, not to mention those bloody twins! I also remember the ending concerning the old photograph that was a total mindf--k. One of the biggest plot twists ever and Kubrick never explained it!"
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    Anonymous
    October 9, 2018
    "The first time I watched this was on my phone and it was years agooooooo. perhaps a long time ago? And I don't remember the story anymore becasue I always get confused with this one and the Misery of stephen king also. Then my brother and I just decided to watch this together with mom and dad since it's still on netflix, and yeah it's still scary af!!"
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    Anonymous
    April 27, 2018
    "Love The Shining, Jack Nicholson is fantastically creepy and the setting is just amazing ! Enough to give you Cabin Fever just imagining what it would be like to spend months in an empty hotel , let the hallucinations begin ! Love it , One of my Favorite movies. I can't imagine anyone but Jack Nicholson pulling off this character as well as he did"
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    Anonymous
    June 21, 2018
    "Stanley Kubrick, my favorite director! Every element of this film is so creepy. This is one of the best horror novel-based movies for me. The lines are so iconic and the twins also really scared the creep out of me btw. I'd totally recommend watching this if you want a good horror movie to watch."
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    Anonymous
    May 16, 2018
    "All work and no play makes Academy Award® winner Jack Nicholson, the caretaker of an isolated resort, go way off the deep end, terrorizinghis young son and wife Shelley Duvall. Genres Horror, Suspense Director Stanley Kubrick Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd"
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    Anonymous
    January 10, 2017
    "One of the most well known horror films in existence, The Shining is based on a novel. I personally can't stand horror films, so I've never seen it, but it's popular for a reason. Give it a shot, I guess, because it IS on netflix! Just....maybe don't watch it with the lights off?"
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "This is an old classic and it is definitely up there with the best films ever made in this genre. Jack Nicholson's performance is nothing short of sublime, and the story is one of those I can get into again and again. One of the finest scary movies ever made."
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    Anonymous
    April 30, 2019
    "I'm not sure I'd consider The Shining a haunted house movie... but yes, for the Torrance family the Overlook hotel was their house, I guess... but anyway, if you do think its a haunted house movie, then its one of the best. A Stanley Kubrick masterpiece :)"
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    Anonymous
    July 9, 2018
    "WOW this movie terrified me. The shining proves that you don't need any kind of freaky monster or jumpscares to make you fear a movie. It's all about how much you can make your audience relate to your characters and this movie just that"
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  • #11
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    Anonymous
    April 2, 2019
    "I remember the first time i watched The Shining was during my film class and i didn't have any idea what this is about but i had to sit and watch it. TBH i dont see this as one of the best ghost horror movies. It isn't that scary to me"
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "if you've never seen it, you're probably too young to appreciate it. it is kind of slow in some part's but i loved the interplay between carrie and her mother. [spoiler] the ending alone is worth the price of admission. [/spoiler]"
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    Anonymous
    October 31, 2017
    "The shining is a classic and one of King's better book to movie transitions over the years. There's a reason most people have seen this movie and a even better one as to why it has stuck in their memory after all these years."
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "I can't believe I didn't realize red rum backwards is murder. This is a very scary horror movie it had me screaming bloody murder. I hope they do a remake."
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    Anonymous
    July 16, 2018
    "A Stephen King novel which was made into a movie adaptation was beautifully done by Stanley Kubrick. I still feel creepy about Jack Torrance whenever I watch it."
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    Anonymous
    July 16, 2018
    "A Stephen King novel which was made into a movie adaptation was beautifully done by Stanley Kubrick. I still feel creepy about Jack Torrance whenever I watch it."
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  • #17
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    Anonymous
    October 20, 2017
    "Who does not love this movie? This is easy the one movie people think of when they think of horror films. If you have not seen this movie you need to right now!"
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  • #18
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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2018
    "The Shining will always be a classic movie for me. The fear can be felt when the actors acted. It was able to capture the horror portrayed in the book."
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    Anonymous
    March 6, 2018
    "I watched the movie years ago, and thought it was scary then. I picked up the book, it is far superior the the film. One of Kings greatest works IMO."
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    Anonymous
    September 17, 2019
    "I remember watching Jack Nicholson in here and his performance makes the movie very epic... Great horror film just like Halloween movies"
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    Anonymous
    July 10, 2017
    "I absolutely loved this movie. I am not a fan of horror movies, however this one I did actually watch, and it was very capataviting."
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    Anonymous
    January 15, 2019
    "This film is a classic, it is one of the best horror movies ever. No matter how many times I see it, it scares me all the time."
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    Anonymous
    June 20, 2018
    "Compared to Stephen King's novel, this film adaptation was more interesting. It gives true creepiness in every scene."
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    Anonymous
    September 19, 2019
    "This movie's story and everything about it is scary as hell. Really fit for Halloween. Should have been ranked higher tbh"
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    Anonymous
    November 28, 2019
    "Jack nicholson was extra creepy in this one. Very good for a supernatural movie to say the least!"
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    Anonymous
    September 10, 2019
    "i absolutely love movie!! i could watch it over and over again!"
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  • #27
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    Anonymous
    September 10, 2019
    "i absolutely love movie!! i could watch it over and over again!"
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  • #28
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    Anonymous
    January 9, 2020
    "Totally worth the time to see the last few scenes."
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