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, suspense, serious, atmospheric and intense films and TV shows about / with danger, death, dialogue, blood, violence, storytelling, murder, brutality, fear and adaptation plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark: Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Silent Hill (2006), As Above, So Below (2014), Sin City (2005), The Conjuring (2013), The Girl with All the Gifts (2016), The Blair Witch Project (1999), Paranormal Activity (2007), Blue Velvet (1986), The Addams Family (1991).

List of dark movies

Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
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: fairy tale, dark, gothic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, palaces castles and temples, witch, danger, magic, betrayal, fantasy world, mirror, apple, castle, jealousy ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
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 6.6
 201K
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, suspenseful, dark, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, evil, suffering, insanity, sadism, revenge, violence, torture, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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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: treasure hunt, supernatural, confined, uncover truth, ancient mystery, escapades, ghost, death, survival, found footage, treasure, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, iran
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 8.0
 712K
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, bleak, surreal, twists and turns, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, justice, social decay, dark hero, crimes, neo noir, loss of loved one, urban, corruption, gory, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 7.5
 389K
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, danger, paranormal activity, witch, seance, exorcism, paranormal investigation, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1971, year 1968 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
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The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, infection, eaten alive, blood, apocalypse, virus, survival, bunker, military, scientist ...
Time: future
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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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, dark, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, in the woods, legend, survival, danger, friends, wilderness, panic, fear, supernatural, mystery, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
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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, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, fear, danger, couples, videotaping, invisibility, demonic possession, panic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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 7.8
 160K
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, post modern, art house, dark, enigmatic ...
Plot: small town, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, innocence lost, sexual perversion, eccentricity, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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The Addams Family (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very ...
Style: gothic, humorous, not serious, macabre, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, supernatural ability, halloween, parents and children, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, family relations, family, accountant, mischievous children, supernatural, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: alien abduction, paranormal, fear, alien, nightmare, pregnant wife, husband wife relationship, meteorite, night vision, found footage, forest, cornfield ...
Place: quebec
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 4.0
 2K
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, environment, creature, genetics, danger, mutant, animal attack, death, monster, finger, chemical ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
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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: serious, scary, suspenseful, dark, demonic
Plot: supernatural, danger, dealing with death, curses spells and rituals, filmmaking, drugs/alcohol, paranormal activity, fear, evil, psychological torment, brutality, occult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.1
 989K
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, serious, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, paranoia, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, delusion, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman ...
Style: suspense, exciting, dark, comic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, good versus evil, superhero, justice, save the world, batman, heroes, master villain, flying man, fight to the death, death of protagonist, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1918, year 1981, 2010s
Place: usa, africa, u.s. capitol building, tijuana mexico, washington d.c.
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 7.4
 303K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
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, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, gory, witch, murder, curses spells and rituals, investigation, uncover truth, small town, legends and myths, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
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 7.0
 534K
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: suspenseful, futuristic, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, space travel, spacecraft, fantasy world, expedition, alien encounter, mysterious planet, hi-tech, mission, heroine, distant planet ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 8.2
 1.2M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
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: exciting, bleak, suspense, serious, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, good versus evil, heroes, haunted by the past, undercover, batman, justice, unfulfilled love, vigilante, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
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 7.7
 171K
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: gothic, surreal, scary, dark, stylized ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, danger, family, save the day, young heroes, neighbor, estate, family relations, dream, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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 8.0
 8K
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, violence, lone hero, moral dilemma, corruption, small town, rebellion, courage, catastrophe, evacuation, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 7.6
 311K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, atmospheric, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, mysterious character, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, psychic, seance, losing-it hero, single parent, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
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 6.8
 168K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, bleak, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, mental illness, deadly creature, parent child relationship, depression, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.5
 50K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, vampire, curses spells and rituals, witch, destiny, fear, apocalypse, prophecy, chosen one, supernatural power, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 2000s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.2
 251K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, insomnia, police corruption, fbi, small town, investigator, police detective, blackmail, suspect, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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 4.7
 3K
Ghost House (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple go on an adventurous vacation to Thailand only to find themselves haunted by a malevolent spirit after naively disrespecting a Ghost House.
Style: suspense, bleak, dark, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, saving a life, tradition, fiance fiancee relationship, vacation, help, dating show, love, rite, cemetery, witch doctor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand
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 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, kidnapping, sexual perversion, hostages, rape, crimes, isolation, woman in danger, sadism, child abuse, teenage rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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 6.8
 143K
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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: witch, religion, supernatural, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, family in danger, insanity, guilt, violence, paranoia, isolation ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 100K
The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, dark, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, ocean, ancient, danger, survival, swimming, deadly, diver, historian, blood, navy, predator ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory, 2010s
Place: usa, california, shanghai china, china, thailand
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 6.2
 52K
Krampus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, supernatural, family, legends and myths, demon, santa claus, monster, power outage, child in peril, grandmother, dark fantasy, family bonds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 145K
Bright (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.
Style: light, dark, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Plot: police, buddy cop, magic, urban fantasy, corrupt cop, resurrection, gang, federal bureau of investigation, bomb, magical, magic wand, elf ...
Time: 2010s
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