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 suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tense, rough and serious films and TV shows about / with dark past, murder, death, flashback, violence, blood, brutality, gun, danger and investigation plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark past: The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Gabriel's Inferno (2020), Beast (2017), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Jason Bourne (2016), Gypsy (2017), Darker Than Black (2007), The Hollow One (2015), Priceless (2016), Mezzo Forte (2000).

List of dark past movies

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: psychological thriller, suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark past, serial killer, boy scout, investigation, father son relationship, church, sadistic psychopath, friendship, teenage boy, murder, mysterious villain, fear ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: midwest
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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, surprise ending
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love at first sight, dark past, love story, old love, love affair, first sex, male female relationship, female student, romance, love, university professor, submissive woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.8
 11K
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 thriller, psychological, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: dark past, suspicion, hunting, serial killer, island, mother daughter relationship, sea, loner, isolated community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nightmare, beach ...
Time: 20th century
Place: britain
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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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, secret agents, on the run, fighting the system, tough heroes, uncover truth, one against many, agent as target, manhunt, conspiracy, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, italy, new york ...
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 6.6
 212K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain
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 ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, spy, black ops, rogue agent, tough guy, espionage, cia, amnesia, gunfight, rescue, assassination ...
Time: year 2016, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, nevada, germany ...
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 6.9
 14K
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, psycho sexual, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian love, psychology, lesbianism, bisexual woman, psychiatrist, lgbt, double life, lesbian couple, lesbian relationship, obsession ...
Place: manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, connecticut, brooklyn new york city ...
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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: rough, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, secret agents, future dystopia, supernatural, dark past, paranormal phenomena, danger, rivalry, fighting crime, investigation, escapades, transformation ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 3.8
 359
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, bleak, disturbing, scary
Plot: survival, dark past, escape, grieving father, uncover truth, supernatural, homecoming, mystery, sisters, missing person, evil, death of mother
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 6.1
 3K
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, tense, touching, twists and turns ...
Plot: human trafficking, injustice, dark past, oppression, violence against women, human rights, social injustice, friendship, sister sister relationship, slavery, kidnapping, death ...
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 6.8
 1K
Mezzo Forte (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 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, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, erection, murder, dark past, female killer, femme fatale, police investigation, hitman, danger, deadly, gangsters, dark heroine ...
Place: japan
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 6.1
 45K
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, swat team, chase, human monster, murder, special agents, haunted by the past, violence, massacre, maniac, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, yugoslavia ...
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 7.1
 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, colonization, dark past, survival, utopia, space opera, corporation, left for dead, loner, hi-tech, new life ...
Time: future
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 6.0
 33K
Rebecca (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: estate, mystery, husband wife relationship, aristocrat, obsession, haunted by the past, housekeeper, dark past, investigation, widower, manipulation, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: monte carlo, cornwall, england, french riviera
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You Were Never Really Here (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Style: psychological, rough, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Plot: childhood trauma, child prostitution, violence, u.s. senator, murder, alarm, hotel, loner, dark past, suicidal thoughts, teenage girl, money ...
Place: new york
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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, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, danger, young heroes, youth, imaginary, survival, prank, curse, student, dark past, murder ...
Place: japan, asia
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Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ship, mermaid, dangerous animal, countryside, danger, rescue, deadly, escapades, creature, metamorphosis, dark past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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An Acceptable Loss (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former top U.S. security adviser Elizabeth "Libby" Lamm is threatened by associates from her dark past including Rachel Burke a steely, commanding politician with an unwavering knack for achieving her goals. Colluding with Rachel is ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Plot: threat, dark past, regret, politician, political conspiracy, betrayal, human sacrifice, pursuit, terrorism, moral dilemma, decision, chief of staff ...
Place: usa, iran, syria
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 5.0
 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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: dark past, redemption, unfulfillment, rise and fall, lifestyle, death, financial problem, self destruction, tragedy, washed up star, fistfight, self destructing ...
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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, suspenseful, tense, psychological, cult film ...
Plot: trapped, dark past, haunted by the past, mind game, hidden truth, psychological manipulation, cat and mouse, strong female character, danger, survival, female protagonist, heroine ...
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 5K
Black Snow (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Accused of killing his brother during adolescence, Salvador lives alone in the middle of Patagonia. Several decades later, his brother Marcos and his sister-in-law Laura, come to convince him to sell the lands they share by inheritance.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: hunting, isolation, dark past, brother brother relationship, mental illness, nightmare, anger, snow, cabin, airplane, leather jacket, caught having sex ...
Place: patagonia, argentina
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Before the Storm (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Leo, a guy in the seventh grade gets harassed by a two years older boy in school and seeks revenge. At the same time, Ali, the father of a girl in Leo's class (who Leo has a crush on) is contacted by a opposition group from his home country ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, dark past, first love, manipulation, fight, teen angst, teenage boy, friendship, chase, husband wife relationship, terrorism, love ...
Time: 2000s
Place: eastern europe, middle east
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 4.2
 199
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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mystery, dark secret, dark past, love, dark heroine, loss of mother, surrealism, love story, ritual, christmas, religion, death ...
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 7.1
 267
Víctor Ros (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: police detective, dark past, mentor, gang, hoodlum, bully, crimes, fighting crime, investigation, society, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 19th century
Place: spain, madrid
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 3.5
 230
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, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, remake of american film
Plot: investigation, femme fatale, female psychopath, dark past, friendship, mental illness, bipolar disorder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, roommate, insanity, insecurity, attempted seduction ...
Place: mumbai india
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 4.6
 26
Chain Mail (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 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, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: death, supernatural power, dark past, friendship, revenge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, characters killed one by one, paranoia, dark secret, survival, haunted by the past ...
Place: the philippines
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Mother of Tears (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ancient urn is found in a cemetery outside Rome. Once opened, it triggers a series of violent incidents: robberies, rapes and murders increase dramatically, while several mysterious, evil-looking young women coming from all over the world are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious, psychological ...
Plot: witch, good versus evil, chaos, coffin, torture, black magic, supernatural, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, danger, supernatural ability, dark secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe
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 6.6
 10K
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, axe, violence, obsession, gory, danger, deadly, teenage life, investigation, dark past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
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Room of Death (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a joyride with the headlights turned off, two men hit and kill another man carrying a satchel full of money. The two men decide to take the money and throw the body into a pond and bury the money in a coal hill. The next morning the police ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, haunted by the past, maniac, serial killer, mystery, missing person, confined, police investigation, crime, crimes, psychopath, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 83 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: suspenseful, dark, tense, bleak, brutal
Plot: abandoned hotel, death, found footage, investigative, investigation, murder, evil, fear, dark secret, supernatural power, journalism, violence ...
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 6.4
 61K
Blood Father (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: protector, revenge, gunfight, father daughter relationship, ex convict, drug dealer, parent child relationship, redemption, rescue, teenage girl, gangsters, survival ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, santa monica california, los angeles
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