It's no secret that Get Out remains one of the best movies of the past decade. The film's thrills, humor, and themes packed some of the greatest social commentary we've seen in a movie for some time. Director Jordan Peele's love of horror and comedy is on full display here, and it makes for a fantastic movie. It also features one of the best horror protagonists in recent memory. Fans of sci-fi horror or more surreal elements of the genre rejoiced upon its release. Some of the best movies like Get Out share Peele's passion for scares and humor, and if you're looking for something to check out next, we've got you covered.
The 16 Best Movies like 'Get Out' When You're In the Mood for Some Surreal Horror
1. Us (2019)
- Directed By: Jordan Peele
- Written By: Jordan Peele
- Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker
- Why It's Like Get Out: Given that it's Peele's follow-up to Get Out, Us was an obvious inclusion on this list.
The second horror film that Peele wrote and direct, Us, follows a family vacationing at the beach with some of their friends. During their stay, sinister things begin to happen to them, but the true terror begins when they discover that the ones perpetrating the violence are mirrors of themselves.
2. Nope (2022)
- Directed By: Jordan Peele
- Written By: Jordan Peele
- Starring: Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun
- Why It's Like Get Out: Jordan Peele's third film, Nope follows in the tradition of its predecessors of bringing the scares along with some laughs.
Nope is a western, black comedy, alien invasion, and horror movie all rolled into one. While that might sound like a lot, Peele manages to create something truly great with Nope, and if you're a fan of his previous work, you'll love this one. Like Peele's other's movies, its messaging of spectacle, exploitation, and the erasure of African Americans' contributions to history are main themes throughout the film's two hour runtime.
3. They Cloned Tyrone (2023)
- Directed By: Juel Taylor
- Written By: Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier
- Starring: John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, Jamie Foxx
- Why It's Like Get Out: Similar to Get Out, this is a sci-fi black comedy that keeps you guessing until the end.
One of the most recent releases on this list, They Cloned Tyrone stars John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, and Jamie Foxx as petty criminals who unwittingly stumble on a conspiracy occurring in their neighborhood. They slowly begin to realize that it's up to them and the rest of their neighborhood to stop a nefarious group's evil machinations.
4. The Menu (2022)
- Directed By: Mark Mylod
- Written By: Seth Reiss, Will Tracy
- Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Ralph Fiennes, Hong Chau
- Why It's Like Get Out: A horror-comedy with plenty to say about different aspects of modern society.
As a group of people are invited to a famous chef's island restaurant, they begin to realize they were brought there for a reason, and not a good one.
While Get Out focused on the impact of race and how society continues to face a multitude of issues surrounding the topic, The Menu hones in on class, income inequality, and consumer culture.
5. American Psycho (2000)
- Directed By: Mary Harron
- Written By: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner
- Starring: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto
- Why It's Like Get Out: A black comedy and slasher movie that satirizes society in an intriguing way.
American Psycho is a movie that is, perhaps, just as well known for the memes as it is for the film itself, but it has more than earned its status as an internet darling.
Starring Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, a New York City investment banker living a double life as a serial killer, it's become one of the best known black comedies of the past two decades.
6. Candyman (2021)
- Directed By: Nia DaCosta
- Written By: Jordan Peele, Nia DaCosta, Win Rosenfeld
- Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo
- Why It's Like Get Out: A horror film that touches on race and discrimination in society, similar to Get Out in many ways.
Co-written by Jordan Peele, the original Candyman has been cited by the director as influencing many of his movies.
When a series of housing projects in Chicago becomes plagued by a seemingly supernatural serial killer, an artist becomes obsessed with discovering the truth. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he becomes connected to the killer in ways he never thought was possible.
7. The Shining (1980)
- Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
- Written By: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson
- Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd
- Why It's Like Get Out: A true horror classic, you'll be able to spot the similarities between the two films almost immediately.
The Shining follows a family heading to a mountain hotel where an author named Jack Torrance has taken a caretaker's job for the winter season. Unbeknownst to them, the lodge is a home for the supernatural and the spirits there begin to haunt Jack, causing him to slowly lose his grip on reality.
When they command him to commit kill, his family must try and survive his murderous rampage.
8. The Thing (1982)
- Directed By: John Carpenter
- Written By: Bill Lancaster
- Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, T.K. Carter
- Why It's Like Get Out: Much like the Jordan Peele movie, The Thing is all about leaving you in the dark right until the end.
Based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, The Thing centers on a group of scientists in Antarctica who find themselves trapped in their base with a shape-shifting alien.
The alien begins impersonating members of the team and killing the others one by one, leaving the rest questioning who they can really trust.
The Thing is a horror classic that is famous for its innovations in body horror and special effects. If you're looking for a good scare, The Thing is a perfect choice.
9. Midsommar (2019)
- Directed By: Ari Aster
- Written By: Ari Aster
- Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter
- Why It's Like Get Out: In the same vein as Get Out, Midsommar has plenty to say when you look beyond the scares.
When a group of friends heads to Sweden to attend a midsummer festival, they quickly learn that things are not what they seem. An examination of everything from religion to traditional masculinity and femininity, Midsommar makes you think as much as it scares you.
Midsommar is not about monsters that emerge from a supernatural world, but rather the monsters that exist within all of us.
10. X (2022)
- Directed By: Ti West
- Written By: Ti West
- Starring: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Scott Mescudi
- Why It's Like Get Out: Like Get Out and other films on this list, X has more to say than what exists on the surface.
In 1979, a film crew goes to a rural farm in Texas to film a pornographic movie. The elderly couple who own the farm allows them to film the movie in the guest house, but they seem far from happy to have them there.
It's a bloody, violent romp, with the killers being just about the last people you'd expect to embark on a murderous rampage.
11. Pearl (2022)
- Directed By: Ti West
- Written By: Ti West, Mia Goth
- Starring: Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderland
- Why It's Like Get Out: Similar to its sequel X, Pearl has a lot to say underneath all of the bloodshed.
It's not often that a movie is able to be a "surprise" release, but Pearl managed to do just that when it was released as a prequel to X. While its predecessor was released in March 2022, Pearl arrived in theaters in September 2022.
Serving as a prequel to X, Pearl tells the story of Pearl, who was the elderly woman who owns the ranch in X. Taking place in Texas during the 1918 flu pandemic, Mia Goth returns as Pearl, who is desperate to begin an acting career. Her desperation leads to her begin to suffer a mental breakdown, and her slide into violence starts.
12. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
- Directed By: Boots Riley
- Written By: Boots Riley
- Starring: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick
- Why It's Like Get Out: If you aren't in the mood for scares, but still want some thought provoking humor, this movie is for you.
Sorry to Bother You examines similar issues as Get Out, such as how young African Americans attempt to fit into a society that has largely swept them to the side.
Played by LaKeith Stanfield, a young man named Cash takes a job as a telemarketer and finds success when he adopts a "white voice." In the wake of his success, he finds himself caught between his coworkers who are trying to organize labor and his newfound success and profit.
13. The Invitation (2022)
- Directed By: Jessica M. Thompson
- Written By: Blair Butler
- Starring: Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Stephanie Corneliussen
- Why It's Like Get Out: A similar "fish out of water" type of story with plenty of thrills.
When a woman named Evie, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, discovers that she has distant relatives in England and receives an invitation to attend a family wedding. Like Daniel Kaluuya's character Chris in Get Out, Evie quickly realizes that there is something wrong with this entire situation.
While Get Out is less supernatural than The Invitation, the similarities between the two films are more than apparent.
14. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
- Directed By: Roman Polanski
- Written By: Roman Polanski
- Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer
- Why It's Like Get Out: Rosemary's Baby follows a similar "fish out of water" trope with horrific consequences
Rosemary's Baby, unfortunately, has a bit of stain on it, given that it's written and directed by Roman Polanski, but on its own, it is a great film.
In Rosemary's Baby, a young woman named Rosemary Woodhouse becomes pregnant after she falls unconscious and is seemingly raped by Satan but is revealed to be her husband. Rosemary begins to believe that her neighbors, members of a Satanic cult, have nefarious plans for the baby.
15. Antebellum (2020)
- Directed By: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
- Written By: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
- Starring: Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston
- Why It's Like Get Out: A mind-bending psychological thriller with plenty to say on the issues of racism and discrimination.
When a 21st-century author wakes up and suddenly finds herself as an enslaved person living on a plantation in the Antebellum South, she struggles to discover how she got there, why, and, more importantly, how she can escape.
While Antebellum received mostly negative reviews from critics, its messaging strikes deep and leaves you with much to think about as we continue to grapple with the legacy of slavery in the United States.
16. Parasite (2019)
- Directed By: Bong Joon-ho
- Written By: Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won
- Starring: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik
- Why It's Like Get Out: Much like Get Out, Parasite carefully, and expertly, crosses genres providing laughs and thrills throughout the movie.
Parasite was a critical and audience darling in 2019, leading to it cleaning up at the 2020 Oscars, winning Best Picture, Best Director and numerous other awards.
Centering on the Kim family, who scheme their way into working for a much wealthier family in order to improve their own lives. It's a story of class, social and economic inequality, and more, which has helped it become a talking point when discussing these issues in Hollywood.
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