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, serious and stylized films and TV shows about / with blood, storytelling, danger, murder, death, violence, dialogue, supernatural, weird and brutality 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: Shutter Island (2010), Sin City (2005), The Possession of Michael King (2014), The Blair Witch Project (1999), The Conjuring (2013), Silent Hill (2006), Sleepy Hollow (1999), The Ninth Gate (1999), The Witch (2015), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018).

List of dark movies

 8.1
 1.1M
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, plot twist, investigation, mental illness, losing-it hero, uncover truth, delusion, confined, deception ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 8.0
 730K
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, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, dark hero, crimes, vengeance, justice, distopia, social decay, anti heroes, crime, torture, gory, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
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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, scary, suspenseful, demonic ...
Plot: occult, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, dealing with death, filmmaking, drugs/alcohol, paranormal activity, psychological torment, evil, brutality, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: teens, student film
Plot: witch, in the woods, legend, wilderness, panic, mysterious place, danger, friends, supernatural, fear, survival, videotaping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
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 7.5
 424K
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, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, witch, paranormal investigation, fear, haunted by the past, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
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 6.5
 209K
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, insanity, survival, revenge, good versus evil, evil, mysterious place, suffering, torture, sadism, ghost town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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 7.3
 319K
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, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, ghost, witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, magical, investigation, murder, gory, legends and myths, mystery, legendary ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era, 1790s, 19th century
Place: new york
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 6.7
 160K
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, dark, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: occult, devil, collector, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, satanism, lucifer, god or devil, secret society, book, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, spain, europe, new york, portugal ...
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 6.9
 183K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: 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, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, religion, wilderness, parents and children, family in danger, insanity, imaginary, guilt, violence, paganism ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
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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, teenager, black magic, devil worship, half breed, adventure, dedication, couple relations, school, teenage love, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
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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, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, witch, supernatural, corpse, supernatural power, evil power, dead woman, autopsy, mysterious death, murder, self sacrifice ...
Place: london
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Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
Genre: Adventure, 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: gothic, dark, fairy tale, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, fantasy world, good versus evil, rescue, palaces castles and temples, magic, danger, betrayal, woman in danger, pregnancy, murder, jealousy ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century, 19th century
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 5.8
 29K
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, ambiguous ending, sinister, bloody ...
Plot: lovecraftian, another dimension, body horror, mutation, insanity, violence, hospital, monster, murder, nurse, transformation, human experiment ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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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, dark, tense, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, archaeology, ancient mystery, confined, treasure hunt, ghost, survival, death, escapades, uncover truth, archaeologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
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 7.8
 173K
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: dark, surreal, post modern, cult film, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, surrealism, mystery, small town, sexual perversion, investigation, amateur detective, postmodernism, strong sexual content, woman in danger, hallucination, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 7.6
 327K
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, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, single parent, isolation, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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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: dark, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, little girl, blood, eaten alive, infection, survival, military, children, bunker, teacher ...
Time: future
Place: london
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 9.4
 464K
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: based on true events, atmospheric, harsh, heartbreaking, dark ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: radiation, radiation poisoning, nuclear holocaust, nuclear threat, nuclear explosion, nuclear reactor, post nuclear, save the day, scientist, nuclear power plant, save the world, salvation ...
Time: year 1986, 80s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, ussr, soviet union, russia, moscow russia ...
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 7.2
 265K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, dark, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police investigation, neo noir, insomnia, murder, guilt, fbi, investigator, police corruption, small town, police detective, snow, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, united states
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 6.4
 19K
Hidden (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A family takes refuge in a fallout shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak.
Style: suspense, dark, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: post apocalypse, quarantine, virus, bomb shelter, survival, epidemic, underground, murder, father daughter relationship, nightmare, mother daughter relationship, military ...
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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, suspense, twists and turns, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, panic, couples, danger, videotaping, handheld camera, demonic possession, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san diego california
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 8.6
 26K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 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: exciting, epic, dark, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, dark fantasy, vengeance, danger, one man army, battles, mercenary, supernatural, heroes, monster, massacre, destiny ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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 7.0
 556K
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: fantasy world, space and aliens, survival, space travel, alien encounter, spacecraft, androids, mission, expedition, distant planet, human versus alien, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
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A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, twist ending, atmospheric, breathtaking, suspense ...
Plot: cure, therapist, patient, violence, torture, employee, health, treatment, mountain, darkness, accident, hospital ...
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps
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 7.7
 188K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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, stylized, scary, bleak ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, adventure, family, parents and children, danger, weirdo, alternate reality, neighbor, young heroes, save the day, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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 8.2
 1.3M
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, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, heroes, batman, disguise, fighting crime, haunted by the past, undercover, crime fighter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: usa, africa, himalaya, tibet
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Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Ireland, USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Style: fairy tale, dark, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: forest, good versus evil, witch, danger, supernatural, brutality, brother sister relationship, lost, kidnapping, country, supernatural ability, witchcraft ...
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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: disturbing, suspense, dark, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien abduction, paranormal, nightmare, fear, alien, meteorite, love, group of friends, husband wife relationship, night vision, forest, cornfield ...
Place: quebec
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Season of the Witch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: gothic, stylized, suspense, dark, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark fantasy, knight, witch, supernatural, good versus evil, gothic horror, legends and myths, monk, supernatural ability, inquisition, curse, witches ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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 7.0
 247K
Underworld (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a ...
Style: gothic, scary, dark, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, vampire human love, forbidden love, supernatural romance, werewolf, supernatural, immortality, transformation, imaginary, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1400s, 15th century
Place: budapest, budapest hungary
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