The Silence of the Lambs vs. The Shining



on 11/19/2010

I'm kind of surprised no one's commented on this match-up...Anyways, Kubrick wins for relying on atmosphere and tension although Demme shouldn't be dismissed.

on 11/21/2010

I agree with emkang. The Shinning has the creepy atmosphere nailed, and as I always say, nostalgia trumps all for me, and the Shinning was one of the first scary movies I ever saw.

on 10/7/2011

Good Clash! Both of them are Scary,scary thrillers with a great sense of immersion n' atmosphere. I agree with my fellow reviewers and gotta give this to The Shinning, you can't be craziest than Jack on this one.

on 1/10/2012

Both great classics! But Kubrick's The shining wins here for me. "Here's Johnny!!"

on 2/12/2012

The Shining is more entertaining than Silence of the Lambs.

on 3/15/2012

Not too difficult, at first it seems like a tough choice but the Shining is clearly superior in my eyes, not that I harbor dislike for The Silence of the Lambs.

on 7/4/2012

The Shining was great, psychological fun the first time I saw it. But I'm never in the mood for it anymore except around Halloween time. I can watch Silence anytime and enjoy it.

on 7/11/2012

The Shining by far. Anthony Hopkins was amazing though.

on 9/22/2012

silence of the lambs

on 9/22/2012

silence of the lambs

on 9/22/2012

silence of the lambs

on 9/22/2012

Ill pick The Shining because if it wasnt for Hopkins Silence would have sucked.

on 9/22/2012

Silence of the Lambs. I also enjoyed the Shining, even though I'm not a Kubrick fan.

on 10/14/2012

Silence of the Lambs! The Shining stinks!

on 10/14/2012

The Shining it is. But extremely tough decision...

on 2/16/2013

The Silence of the Lambs is so much more unsettling. It's an easy winner here.

on 4/20/2013

Gotta go with the silence of the lambs

on 5/31/2013


on 6/8/2013

Silence of the Lambs is simply the far better film.

on 6/24/2013

The Shining. Period

on 7/29/2013

I've gotta give it to The Shining.

on 10/1/2013

Jack Torrance has nothing on Hannibal Lecter.

on 10/10/2013

The Shining

on 11/21/2013

I'm just going to bash your brains in.

on 11/22/2013

Deranged Hopkins beats psychopathic Nicholson this time around.

on 12/11/2013

Shining was made better.

on 5/5/2014


on 6/3/2014

The Silence of the Lambs. I changed my mind

on 6/3/2014

The Silence of the Lambs. I changed my mind

on 6/3/2014

Why do I always accidentally vote twice

on 2/16/2015

Silence is overrated. Shining is better

on 3/11/2015

The Silence is in my top 10, but...THE SHINING ALL THE WAY

on 3/12/2015

Danny, how can you call any film in your own top tem, overrated??? I mean you yourself say that it's one of your ten favorite films... so how can you call it overrated?

on 3/12/2015

No, haha. How i can say this ? LoL. I'm mad. For some reason, i say this, i no know

on 3/13/2015

i would go with Silence but both are in my top 50, there's no real wrong choice

on 3/13/2015

The Shining crushes Silence of the Lambs for me.

on 8/6/2015

It's the matchup to finally close my top 10. Goin' with The Shining because I've watched it a lot more and it means more to me.

on Jun 10

The Shining wins.. Silence of the Lambs is in my top10 at the moment, but The Shining IS the movie that has gotten me into movies and is my all time favourite movie. Btw, both Hopkins and Nicholson were amazing portrayals off psychotic characters.