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 stylized films and TV shows about / with dialogue, storytelling, danger, death, murder, brutality, violence, blood, catastrophe and supernatural plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
Save
this
list

to
dark
 1861
dark movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dark: Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Sin City (2005), The Conjuring (2013), Silent Hill (2006), The Blair Witch Project (1999), As Above, So Below (2014), Paranormal Activity (2007), Blue Velvet (1986), The Addams Family (1991), Unnatural (2015).
The list contains the best films ordered by rating. Click "View All" to show all items.
The Conjuring (2013)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
112 min.
 7.5
Shutter Island (2010)
Mystery, Thriller
USA
138 min.
 8.1
The list contains the new films ordered by year. Click "View All" to show all items.
Shatter Me (2020)
Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
Share with Me Your Brightest Colors (2019)
Drama, Western
Colombia, USA

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: dark, fairy tale, scary, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: good versus evil, rescue, palaces castles and temples, witch, danger, magic, betrayal, fantasy world, mirror, fairy, apple, castle ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 704K
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, gloomy, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, social decay, crimes, justice, loss of loved one, urban, tough heroes, stripper, corruption, gory, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 369K
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, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 197K
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, surreal, dark, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, suffering, insanity, evil, torture, sadism, revenge, small town, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
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: scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, in the woods, legend, survival, supernatural, danger, mystery, friends, mysterious place, wilderness, videotaping, panic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: maryland, usa
Is relevant ?
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, dark, suspense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, supernatural, confined, ancient mystery, uncover truth, escapades, ghost, found footage, gory, death, mythology, catacomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, iran
Is relevant ?
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, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, ghost, fear, danger, couples, paranormal activity, videotaping, desperation, invisibility, panic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 156K
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, enigmatic, art house, dark ...
Plot: small town, mystery, amateur detective, postmodernism, neo noir, investigation, surrealism, sexuality, sexual perversion, innocence lost, woman in danger, masochism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Is relevant ?
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, dark humor, humorous, not serious, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: supernatural ability, halloween, goth, family, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, accountant, supernatural, small town, family problems, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Is relevant ?
 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, frostbite, snowmobile ...
Time: 80s
Place: alaska
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 953K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, paranoia, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, psychiatrist, partners ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
Is relevant ?
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: superhero, superhuman powers, justice, good versus evil, save the world, batman, heroes, dark hero, master villain, flying man, death of protagonist, fight to the death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1981, year 1918, 2010s
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, tijuana mexico, washington d.c., africa
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 7.4
 296K
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: supernatural, ghost, witch, curses spells and rituals, investigation, legends and myths, murder, uncover truth, small town, gory, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 524K
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, spacecraft, alien encounter, expedition, space travel, hi-tech, mysterious planet, mission, heroine, danger, scientist ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 1.1M
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: exciting, serious, bleak, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, good versus evil, heroes, haunted by the past, undercover, batman, vigilantism, master villain, justice, disguise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
Is relevant ?
 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, scary, surreal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, family, save the day, danger, young heroes, neighbor, estate, rescue, family relations, circus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 7K
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, serious, atmospheric, dark, suspense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, rebellion, small town, moral dilemma, corruption, violence, courage, catastrophe, lone hero, evacuation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 304K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, 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, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, seance, mysterious character, single parent, isolation, supernatural, psychic, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 6.8
 158K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 93 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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, nightmare, dysfunctional family, family in danger, dealing with death, mental illness, book, depression, insanity, single mother, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 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: bleak, dark, suspense, mind bending, exciting ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, saving a life, tradition, fiance fiancee relationship, vacation, dating show, help, love, rite, cemetery, witch doctor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand
Is relevant ?
 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, kidnapping, murder, sexual perversion, hostages, crimes, rape, isolation, woman in danger, sadism, kidnapped girl, teenage rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
Is relevant ?
 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, dark, disturbing ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, family in danger, insanity, religion, devil, guilt, violence, paranoia ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 82K
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, ancient, danger, survival, shark, swimming, deadly, diver, blood, navy, historian, predator ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory, 2010s
Place: usa, california, shanghai china, china, thailand
Is relevant ?
Related movie lists
 6.7
 150K
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, 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, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, collector, devil, danger, book, artifact, satanism, occult, chase, mystery, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain, southern france, new york, france ...
Is relevant ?
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, supernatural, immortality, gory, love triangle, chase, love affair, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 15th century, 1890s, victorian england ...
Place: england, transylvania, london, europe, ottoman empire
Is relevant ?
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: supernatural, morgue, supernatural horror, witch, corpse, autopsy, self sacrifice, mysterious death, severed tongue, witchcraft, mystery, plot twist ...
Place: london
Is relevant ?
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, killings, perfume, corpse, deadly, genius, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
Is relevant ?
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: halloween, christmas, imaginary kingdom, holiday, skeleton, magic, save the day, dreams, friends, good versus evil, fish out of water, dark fantasy ...
Time: 1990s
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 116K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, supernatural, murder, greed, love, brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, supernatural ability, incest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 93K
The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent, plot twist, lawyer, corruption, drugs, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
Subscribe for new and better recommendations: