Dark movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dark movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized and suspense films and TV shows about / with danger, death, blood, murder, violence, storytelling, dialogue, brutality, fear and darkness plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
dark movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dark: Sin City (2005), Shutter Island (2010), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), The Ninth Gate (1999), The Witch (2015), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), The Void (2016), Silent Hill (2006), The Blair Witch Project (1999).

List of dark movies

Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark hero, crime, neo noir, social decay, justice, torture, crimes, vigilante, gory, corruption, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, paranoia, insanity, investigation, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, psychiatrist, plot twist, delusion ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: atmospheric, dark, disturbing, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, black magic, devil worship, adventure, couple relations, half breed, teenager, coming of age, school, teenage love, dedication ...
Time: 2010s
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The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: occult, collector, devil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, book, satanism, obsession, secret society, lucifer, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, new york, france, portugal ...
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The Witch (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: dark, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: witch, religion, curses spells and rituals, violence, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, wilderness, insanity, guilt, isolation, paranoia ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
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Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, dark, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, gory, witch, investigation, curses spells and rituals, murder, legends and myths, uncover truth, mystery, ancient mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1790s, 19th century
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Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based somewhat more authentically on the Grimm Brothers' story of a young woman who is unliked by her stepmother, the film includes the talking mirror, a poisoned apple, and some ruffian gold (not diamond) miners (and they aren't dwarfs or ...
Style: dark, fairy tale, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: good versus evil, witch, rescue, mirror, palaces castles and temples, magic, danger, betrayal, pregnancy, murder, fantasy world, castle ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
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The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: macabre, dark, sinister, ambiguous ending, bloody ...
Plot: lovecraftian, body horror, insanity, violence, monster, murder, another dimension, hospital, nurse, mutation, survival, transformation ...
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Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, surreal, dark, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, evil, violence, insanity, suffering, missing child, revenge, sadism, trapped, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: dark, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, in the woods, legend, danger, mysterious place, survival, friends, wilderness, panic, supernatural, fear, videotaping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
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Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, dark, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, vengeance, battles, supernatural, heroes, one man army, mercenary, massacre, destiny, danger, dark fantasy, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, dark, post modern, art house, enigmatic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, small town, surrealism, mystery, amateur detective, perversion, investigation, neo noir, postmodernism, innocence lost, sexual perversion, surveillance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, space travel, expedition, mysterious planet, spacecraft, fantasy world, alien encounter, mission, hi-tech, storm, heroine ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: dark, exciting, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, double life, fighting crime, disguise, heroes, haunted by the past, undercover, crime fighter, corruption, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, africa, tibet, himalaya
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As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, dark, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, treasure hunt, archaeology, confined, ancient mystery, uncover truth, ghost, escapades, death, survival, archaeologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, iran
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The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, frightening, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, witch, seance, riddles and clues, investigation, evil force ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1968 ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
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Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, psychic, danger, videotaping, couples, invisibility, demonic possession, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
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The Gracefield Incident (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On August 16, 2013, the Supreme Court mandated the CIA to declassify files that had been kept secret for the past 75 years. Visual records of documented paranormal events were released to the public. The following incident took place in Gracefield, ...
Style: dark, suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: alien abduction, paranormal, fear, nightmare, alien, meteorite, love, party, group of friends, husband wife relationship, cornfield, forest ...
Place: quebec
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The Possession of Michael King (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Shane Johnson), who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the ...
Style: dark, serious, suspenseful, scary, demonic
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, dealing with death, filmmaking, drugs/alcohol, paranormal activity, fear, psychological torment, evil, brutality, skepticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: suspense, scary, dark, suspenseful, bad ending ...
Plot: morgue, supernatural, witch, corpse, murder, supernatural horror, autopsy, supernatural power, mysterious death, witchcraft, evil power, self sacrifice ...
Place: london
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Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for their 'experience the horror' show at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, a place selected as one of the '7 freakiest places on the planet'. They are to explore the haunted ...
Style: dark, scary, macabre, suspenseful, based on legend
Plot: found footage, fear, mental institution, crew, youth, ghosts, friends, video camera, violent death, night, drone, wig ...
Place: south korea
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The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, a strange fungus has changed nearly everyone into a thoughtless, flesh-eating monster. When a scientist and a teacher find a girl who seems to be immune to the fungus, they all begin a journey to save humanity.
Style: suspense, dark, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: zombie, children, little girl, eaten alive, infection, blood, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, virus, survival, military, bunker ...
Time: future
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Chernobyl (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 330 min.
Story: A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
Style: atmospheric, based on true events, heartbreaking, bleak, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radiation poisoning, radiation, scientist, nuclear power plant, save the world, post nuclear, heroic mission, nuclear threat, communism, nuclear reactor, nuclear power, nuclear explosion ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: ukraine, ussr, soviet union, russia, europe
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Malady (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: To fulfill the last wish of her deceased mother, grieving Holly seeks out love and finds it in Matthew; their relationship swiftly becomes very close and all-encompassing. After receiving the news of Matthew’s ailing mother, both arrive to provide ...
Style: dark, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: mystery, dark secret, dark past, dark heroine, loss of mother, surrealism, love, love story, ritual, christmas, death, religion ...
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Unnatural (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Global climate change prompts a scientific corporation to genetically modify Alaskan polar bears with horrific and deadly results.
Style: dark, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: polar bear, climate change, animal attack, environment, creature, genetics, mutant, danger, death, monster, bikini, fish ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
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Deadly Class (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.
Style: brutal, bloody, atmospheric, dark
Plot: youth, assassin, gang, danger, death, private school, disciple, smoking, drugs, pistol
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Hell House LLC (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
Style: dark, suspenseful, tense, brutal
Plot: haunted house, investigation, dark secret, brutality, violence, halloween, hanging, group of friends, murder, supernatural power, ghost, mysterious death ...
Time: 2000s
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Cold Moon (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cold Moon takes place in tiny Babylon, Fla., where the granddaughter of Clark’s character is murdered by a mysterious assailant, her body sunk into the black waters of the Styx River — the river where her parents disappeared from their boat a ...
Style: dark, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: nightmare, vengeance, secret, sheriff, memory, parent child relationship, supernatural power, banker, murder, corpse, river, night ...
Place: florida
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Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: surreal, gothic, scary, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, adventure, danger, parents and children, family, save the day, loneliness, young heroes, imagination, neighbor, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, dark, suspense, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, moral dilemma, violence, rebellion, corruption, small town, lone hero, evacuation, courage, catastrophe, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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