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, atmospheric, stylized and serious films and TV shows about / with danger, death, violence, blood, murder, dialogue, storytelling, fear, brutality and darkness plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark: Silent Hill (2006), Sin City (2005), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), As Above, So Below (2014), Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Deadly Class (2018), The Gracefield Incident (2017), Shutter Island (2010), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Coraline (2009).

List of dark movies

 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, dark, surreal, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, evil, suffering, missing child, insanity, sadism, trapped, violence, torture, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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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, surreal, bleak, dark, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark hero, crime, social decay, justice, loss of loved one, neo noir, crimes, corruption, gory, torture, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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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, disturbing, dark, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, black magic, half breed, adventure, devil worship, couple relations, coming of age, teenager, tribe, teenage love, school ...
Time: 2010s
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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: supernatural, treasure hunt, confined, uncover truth, ancient mystery, ghost, escapades, death, archaeology, survival, found footage, archaeologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, iran
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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, gothic, dark, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, mirror, palaces castles and temples, witch, magic, danger, betrayal, pregnancy, murder, fantasy world, jealousy ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
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 8.0
 5K
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: bloody, dark, atmospheric, brutal
Plot: youth, assassin, private school, gang, danger, death, disciple, drugs, smoking, pistol
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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: suspense, dark, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: alien abduction, paranormal, alien, fear, nightmare, meteorite, love, party, group of friends, husband wife relationship, found footage, cornfield ...
Place: quebec
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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, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mental institution, investigation, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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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, dark ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, gory, witch, curses spells and rituals, murder, investigation, uncover truth, legends and myths, ancient mystery, mysterious character, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1790s, 19th century
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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, stylized, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, danger, family, young heroes, save the day, neighbor, dream, secret place, estate, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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 6.8
 155K
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: suspenseful, scary, dark, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: witch, religion, supernatural, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, wilderness, insanity, guilt, violence, isolation, paranoia ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
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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, infection, eaten alive, blood, apocalypse, virus, survival, military, bunker, teacher ...
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, scary, dark, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, in the woods, legend, danger, survival, friends, wilderness, panic, supernatural, fear, mysterious place, videotaping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
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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, paranormal activity, danger, witch, seance, riddles and clues, paranormal investigation, exorcism, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 1960s ...
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, supernatural, ghost, paranormal activity, psychic, fear, danger, couples, videotaping, invisibility, demonic possession, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san diego california
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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, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: polar bear, climate change, creature, environment, danger, genetics, mutant, animal attack, death, monster, snow, blood ...
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, dark, demonic
Plot: supernatural, danger, dealing with death, filmmaking, curses spells and rituals, drugs/alcohol, paranormal activity, fear, psychological torment, brutality, evil, skepticism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.5
 22K
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, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, supernatural, vengeance, danger, one man army, supernatural ability, heroes, battles, mercenary, destiny, master warrior, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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 5.5
 2K
Heathers (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Based on the 1988 cult classic film.
Style: ironic, dark, dark humor, cynical
Plot: adolescence, high school, sociopath, suicide, violence, social misfits, teenage love, apathy, teenagers, brutality, bullying, unlikely friendships ...
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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, amateur detective, mystery, perversion, investigation, neo noir, postmodernism, surrealism, innocence lost, sexual perversion, villain, psychopath ...
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, macabre, not serious, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, supernatural ability, halloween, parents and children, accountant, eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family relations, mischievous children, supernatural, family problems, family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 6.4
 147K
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, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: buddy cop, police, magic, resurrection, urban fantasy, corrupt cop, bomb, federal bureau of investigation, gang, magical, two man army, interracial couple ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
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 5.7
 117K
The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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: ocean, shark, ancient, danger, survival, swimming, deadly, diver, historian, navy, blood, predator ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, prehistory
Place: usa, shanghai china, china, thailand, california
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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, mysterious death, witchcraft, supernatural power, self sacrifice, elevator ...
Place: london
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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: exciting, suspense, dark, comic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, good versus evil, justice, dark hero, superhero, heroes, save the world, batman, master villain, flying man, fight to the death, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 1981, year 1918
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, africa, washington d.c., tijuana mexico
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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: futuristic, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, space travel, expedition, fantasy world, alien encounter, mysterious planet, spacecraft, mission, hi-tech, heroine, danger ...
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, good versus evil, double life, fighting crime, disguise, undercover, haunted by the past, crime fighter, corruption, justice, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, himalaya, tibet, africa
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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, moral dilemma, violence, rebellion, corruption, small town, lone hero, evacuation, courage, catastrophe, apartment building ...
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: surprise ending, scary, suspense, atmospheric, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, mysterious character, supernatural, psychic, seance, uncover truth, single parent, isolation, parallel world, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, youth, violent death, friends, ghosts, video camera, haunted, wig, korean american, camera ...
Place: south korea
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