Dark past movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dark past movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, psychological and serious films and TV shows about / with dark past, murder, death, blood, violence, brutality, danger, gun, haunted by the past and crimes plots mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark past: Gabriel's Inferno (2020), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Beast (2017), Jason Bourne (2016), Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013), A Simple Favor (2018), Gypsy (2017), Death Waltz (2010), Priceless (2016).

List of dark past movies

Gabriel's Inferno (2020)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel's Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man's escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible--forgiveness ...
Style: affectionate, romantic, sentimental, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: male teacher female student affair, love at first sight, submissive woman, dark past, first sex, love story, university professor, love, male female relationship, female student, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, tough guy, one against many, conspiracy, secret agents, on the run, assassin, uncover truth, tough heroes, agent as target, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, germany, italy ...
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, psychological, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark past, serial killer, father son relationship, boy scout, investigation, church, homicidal maniac, sadistic psychopath, family relations, fear, mysterious villain, sadism ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: midwest
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 6.8
 14K
Beast (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: island, mother daughter relationship, dark past, hunting, suspicion, serial killer, sea, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, isolated community, nightmare, loner, beach ...
Time: 20th century
Place: britain
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 6.6
 226K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: chase, cia agent, tough guy, spy, black ops, rogue agent, cia, espionage, lone hero, amnesia, gunfight, investigation ...
Time: 90s, year 2016, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, london, rome italy, athens greece ...
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Corpse Party: Tortured Souls (2013)
Genre: Animation, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Heavenly Host Elementary School is a legendary elementary school for ghost stories due to its mysterious past. It was torn down following the murders and disappearances of several of its staff and students and now another school called Kisaragi ...
Style: dark, scary, disturbing, sadistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, youth, brutality, survival, death, dark past, murder, curse, killer child, young heroes, mystery ...
Place: japan, asia
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 6.8
 148K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: deception, secret, missing person, female friendship, blackmail, investigation, ruse, murder investigation, small town, murder, missing woman, mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, michigan, connecticut, london
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 6.8
 16K
Gypsy (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: The journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives.
Style: sexy, neo noir, psychological, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbianism, older woman younger woman relationship, lesbian love, lesbian couple, bisexual woman, psychology, double life, lesbian sex, unrequited love, obsession ...
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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 5.2
 560
Death Waltz (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 103 min.
Story: From a policewoman broken leg seems completely slip out of the soil. Life-threatening love triangle mixed with her husband and their criminal friends.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: broken family, dark past, pregnant woman, parent child relationship, love triangle, drug use, murder, policewoman, mystery, crime boss, cheating on husband, wife pregnant by another man ...
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 5.9
 4K
Priceless (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: James, down on his luck and desperate for some quick cash, agrees to drive a small truck across country. He soon realizes that he's made a huge mistake and has inadvertently become involved in a dangerous human trafficking ring. The unlikely ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, touching, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: human trafficking, violence against women, dark past, injustice, oppression, human rights, social injustice, friendship, kidnapping, slavery, sister sister relationship, young woman ...
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 6.7
 1K
Mezzo Forte (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Double the Girls, Double the Guns!! For Mikura, danger is routine and killing is just like breathing. Sleek and sexy, she was born with a gun in each hand and a smile on her face. She specializes in taking risks, but things get a little too hot when ...
Style: hentai, exciting, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, erection, murder, dark past, police investigation, femme fatale, hitman, female killer, crime gone awry, dark heroine, assassin, gangsters ...
Place: japan
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 6.4
 64K
Blood Father (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
Style: harsh, suspense, stylized, road movie, tense ...
Plot: revenge, protector, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, ex convict, drug dealer, gunfight, dark past, parent child relationship, redemption, rescue, gangsters ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, new mexico, los angeles
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural power, tough guy, heroes, genetically altered, anger, experiment, rage, scientist ...
Time: 2000s
Place: nigeria, usa, las vegas, ohio, north america ...
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Darker Than Black (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: supernatural ability, secret agents, future dystopia, paranormal phenomena, dark past, fighting crime, rivalry, escapades, investigation, transformation, fate of humanity, supernatural ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 3.8
 404
The Hollow One (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rachel and Anna return home two years after their mother’s death, and find the town abandoned with their house left in disgusting disarray. When Rachel begins hallucinating about their dead mother and some ancient artifact, terrifying clues begin ...
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, bleak, scary
Plot: survival, dark past, mysterious character, grieving father, escape, uncover truth, supernatural, missing person, homecoming, evil, mystery, sisters ...
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 4.9
 1K
Any Day (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Following his release from prison, an ex-fighter meets a woman who helps him put his life back together.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: dark past, lifestyle, rise and fall, unfulfillment, redemption, grief, self destructing, fistfight, contests and competitions, financial problem, ex convict, courtroom ...
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The Well (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Story: An injured woman trapped in a deep well must outsmart a manipulative stranger with keys to her dark past to save her daughter from a terrifying ordeal.
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: trapped, dark past, mind game, haunted by the past, psychological manipulation, hidden truth, strong female character, cat and mouse, survival, strong female lead, secret room, tough girl ...
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 6.0
 48K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, commando, swat team, chase, forest, homicidal maniac, murder, special agents, survivalist, haunted by the past, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, former yugoslavia ...
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 4.0
 230
Malady (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
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, macabre
Plot: mystery, dark secret, dark past, surrealism, loss of mother, dark heroine, love, ritual, religion, christmas, love story, death ...
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 7.0
 289
Víctor Ros (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: In 19th century Madrid, after a faithful run-in with the law, a notorious young hoodlum grows up to be a top police detective, who must deal with his shady past, mafia and his police mentor on daily basis.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological
Plot: police detective, bully, dark past, mentor, gang, fighting crime, crimes, friendship, society, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), police officer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
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 3.4
 255
Apartment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Preeti Sengupta (Tanushree Dutta) is an airhostess living in with her boyfriend Karan Malhotra (Rohit Roy). They share a nice 2BHK apartment in the northern suburbs of Mumbai and are befriended by their elderly neighbor Madhusudan Tanha (Anupam ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, remake of american film
Plot: dark past, investigation, femme fatale, female psychopath, friendship, roommate, mental illness, insanity, bipolar disorder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, anxiety, jealousy ...
Place: mumbai india
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 4.6
 35
Chain Mail (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A usual chain mail is forwarded to a group of people. Some pass it while others ignore. One dies and is followed by series of sudden and unexplainable deaths of others. Soon after, a revelation begins to unfold, the chain mail is cursed and so she ...
Style: macabre, suspense, gothic, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: death, dark past, supernatural power, friendship, paranoia, revenge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, dark secret, survival, haunted by the past, evil ...
Place: the philippines
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 7.0
 7K
Origin (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A group of strangers struggles for survival aboard a spaceship heading to a distant planet.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing, intense, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: spacecraft, outer space, survival, space opera, utopia, colonization, corporation, dark past, hi-tech, left for dead, new life, group of strangers ...
Time: future
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Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sequel picks up eight years since the opening night tragedy of HELL HOUSE LLC and still many unanswered questions remain. Thanks to an anonymous tip, an investigative journalist is convinced that key evidence is hidden inside the abandoned ...
Style: dark, suspenseful, brutal, bleak, tense
Plot: found footage, death, abandoned hotel, investigation, evil, dark secret, supernatural power, fear, journalism, murder, dark past, haunted house ...
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, rape, strong female character, sexual abuse, uncover truth, serial killer, missing person, journalist, crimes, partners, sadist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 2010s, year 2011 ...
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
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The Lost Village (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A shady bus tour of young men and women are headed to an elusive village called Nanakimura. A destination where people can partake in an utopian existence, free of the world's obstacles... or so goes the rumor. Heading deep into the mountains, ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, psychological thriller
Plot: supernatural, sociopath, disappearance, child in peril, supernatural power, old man, childhood trauma, paranoia, father son relationship, surrealism, imaginary friend, missing person ...
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 4.7
 258
Presumed Dead (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A famous crime novelist's protigie disappears before the release of author's first new book in years. Is the seeming crime an elaborate publicity stunt, or was this author so desperate for material that he created his own sinister ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: mind game, missing person, police detective, investigation, murder, uncover truth, mystery, writer's life, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, lone hero, tough guy, assassin, fight scenes, chase, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, crimes, murder, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, rio de janeiro, thailand, ukraine, cambodia ...
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 4.4
 3K
Absolution (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA, Ukraine
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a dangerous mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, running a human trafficking operation, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: on the run, damsel in distress, conspiracy, chase, escape, corruption, organized crime, dark past, gangsters, spy, manipulation, corrupt official ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, new york, ukraine
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 7.0
 45K
Shutter (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: twist ending, scary, macabre, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, photographer, suicide, uncover truth, revenge, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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