Gloomy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gloomy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out gloomy, atmospheric, serious, visually appealing, stylized and bleak films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, death, brutality, murder, mentor, weird, vengeance, adaptation and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gloomy: True Detective (2014), The Killing (2011), Twin Peaks (1990), Dorian Gray (2009), The Bridge (2011), Stalker (1979), Christiane F. (1981), Tom at the Farm (2013), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Others (2001).

List of gloomy movies

 9.0
 476K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, clever, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, police detective, crimes, partners, investigation, partners against crime, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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 8.2
 94K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, female detective, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, female protagonist, haunted by the past, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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 8.8
 166K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, dark humor, atmospheric, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, villain, insanity, vengeance, social injustice, violence, murderous pair, goth, shaving, haunted by the past, widow, cannibalism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.3
 60K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: deal with the devil, aristocracy, male nudity, society, physical appearance, high society, painting, fall in love, eternal youth, supernatural, immortality, love and romance ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.6
 54K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, mind game, police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, forensics, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 8.2
 109K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house, philosophical ...
Plot: stalker, scientist, russian, wish come true, desire, post apocalypse, surrealism, future dystopia, human nature, heaven and hell, society, escapades ...
Place: russia
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 7.6
 21K
Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug dealing, youth, prostitution, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
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Tom at the Farm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, countryside, gays and lesbians, hidden identity, closeted homosexual, threat, gay relationship, lgbt, family problems, dishonesty, farm, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 70s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, quebec, montreal
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, love and romance, disfigurement, fall in love, singer, musician's life, dangerous attraction, prodigy, disguise, tragic hero, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
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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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 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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 8.8
 1.8M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, mind bending, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, self destructing, insomnia, against the rules, fighting the system, insanity, dissociative identity disorder, fist fighting, nihilism, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 7.2
 217K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, post apocalyptic, apocalypse, post apocalypse, father son relationship, starvation, cannibalism, dying, selflessness, journey, loss of family member, worldwide chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, haunted by the past, vampire human love, manipulations, dark hero, human nature, bonding, victim, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, louisiana, usa, europe, new orleans ...
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 6.4
 13K
Womb (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Hungary, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
Style: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: mother son incest, tragic love, cloning, genetic engineering, moral dilemma, unfulfillment, couple relations, hopes, parents and children, dealing with death, childhood sweetheart, sexual perversion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, world war two, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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 8.3
 19K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, estate, looking for love, social differences, romance, love story, family secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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 7.7
 5K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, family relations, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, post world war two, russian, death, dishonesty, single parent, prison ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, siberia, black sea, new jersey
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 6.8
 144K
From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, tense, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: jack the ripper, who done it, serial killer, police detective, crimes, woman in danger, psychic, police investigation, a vision, murder, clairvoyant, princess ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, ireland, buckingham palace ...
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 6.2
 75K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, child abuse, social worker, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.6
 1.4M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, torture, killings, crimes, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, united states
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, mind bending, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: existentialism, surrealism, introspection, love, deja vu, love and romance, couple relations, love story, power of love, brainwashing, couples, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.8
 19K
The Beyond (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Style: gothic, gloomy, scary, bleak, rough ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, hotel, supernatural, morgue, murder, danger, survival, violence, blindness, experiment, mutilation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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 8.4
 492K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: psychological, twist ending, bleak, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, revenge, losing-it hero, mind game, vengeance, confined, loneliness, sin, older man younger woman relationship, brother sister incest, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, year 2003, 20th century ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, new york, stockholm sweden ...
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, interrogation, communism, iron curtain, politics, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
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 7.7
 220K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, desperation, suicide attempt, tragedy, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, surgery, human nature, unfulfillment, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 8.1
 43K
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 165 min.
Story: An expansive Russian drama, this film focuses on the life of revered religious icon painter Andrei Rublev. Drifting from place to place in a tumultuous era, the peace-seeking monk eventually gains a reputation for his art. But after Rublev witnesses ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: monk, christianity, artist, human spirit, social misfits, hopes, horse, prince, painting, greek, invasion, monastery ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, suspenseful, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: clergy, investigation, monk, monastery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder, serial killer, god or devil, temptation, execution, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, italy, southern france, france
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 8.1
 23K
Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: bleak, touching, gloomy, serious, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, dysfunctional family, poverty, innocence lost, survival, financial problem, journey, responsibility, young kid, greed, tragedy, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, california
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