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, bleak, weird and psychological films and TV shows about / with storytelling, death, brutality, dialogue, murder, mentor, violence, vengeance, crimes and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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gloomy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as gloomy: The Killing (2011), True Detective (2014), Stalker (1979), The Road (2009), Se7en (1995), The Others (2001), Oldboy (2003), Dorian Gray (2009), Fight Club (1999), No Country for Old Men (2007).

List of gloomy movies

 8.3
 110K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, neo noir ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder mystery, murder investigation, female detective, murder, who done it, crime investigation, crimes, strong female character, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
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 8.9
 554K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, investigation, murderer, crimes, partners, partners against crime, murder, drinking problem, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
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 8.1
 133K
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: philosophical, atmospheric, bleak, art house, gloomy ...
Plot: stalker, post apocalypse, surrealism, russian, scientist, human nature, wish come true, future dystopia, distopia, existentialism, society, escapades ...
Place: ussr, russia
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 7.2
 238K
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, harsh, rough, gloomy, depressing ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, catastrophe, on the road, starvation, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 8.6
 1.6M
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police, police investigation, psychopath, psychology, police detective, crimes, killings, mind game, master criminal, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.6
 362K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, scary, gothic ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, mysterious character, uncover truth, spiritualism, able to see the dead, psychic, nightmare, mansion, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 8.4
 569K
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, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, incest, vengeance, older man younger woman relationship, father daughter incest, brother sister incest, psychological torture, confined, love, mind game, violence, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: south korea, korea, asia, new york, seoul ...
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 6.2
 65K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, 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, sexy, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: eternal youth, deal with the devil, aristocracy, beefcake, male nudity, painting, fall in love, supernatural, society, physical appearance, love and romance, high society ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.8
 2.1M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, greed, brutality, human nature, sheriff, death, peril, desert, serial killer, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
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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: gloomy, tense, sincere, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, spy, stasi, communism, espionage, iron curtain, voyeurism, berlin wall, politics, german, interrogation ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 90s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, europe, east berlin ...
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, 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, gloomy, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: investigation, monastery, clergy, medieval, monk, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder, abbey, inquisition, god or devil, crimes ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, south of france, france, italy
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 6.2
 86K
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, social worker, child abuse, mysterious character, mental institution, uncover truth, family in danger, supernatural horror, demon, murder, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.6
 68K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, captivating, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, mind game, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, forensics, killings, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, scandinavia, copenhagen, europe ...
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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, suspenseful, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, male homosexuality, closeted homosexual, hidden identity, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, family problems, gay relationship, farm, dysfunctional family, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, year 1997, 70s, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
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Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Birdboy and his animal friends plan their escape from an ecologically devastated island in this surreal, animated fantasy.
Style: suspense, gloomy, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: stranded, death, escape, nightmare, murder, hallucination, friends, monster, island, violence, chase, cemetery ...
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 7.5
 25K
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, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: addiction, drug addiction, heroin, downfall, drug abuse, friendship, drug addict, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, drug overdose, teenage prostitution ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, berlin germany, poland, europe, west germany ...
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 7.1
 346K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, curse, death, race against time, female protagonist, urban legend, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle
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 8.1
 176K
Mary and Max (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, friendship, depression, letter, mental illness, asperger's syndrome, unlikely friendships, correspondence, young woman, neighbor, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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 8.0
 28K
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: depressing, touching, gloomy, serious, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: childhood, poverty, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, young kid, child abandonment, malnutrition, tragedy, survival, children, family relations, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
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 8.0
 764K
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, surreal, neo noir, dark, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, corruption, crimes, dark hero, distopia, justice, multiple storylines, hitman, tough heroes, vigilante, killings, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 2000s ...
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 7.1
 143K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, harsh, tense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, small town, life is a bitch, girl, down on your luck, bail, female protagonist, family relations, drug dealer, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, california, 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, atmospheric, gothic horror, gloomy, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, goth, barbershop, insanity, social injustice, judge, villain, vengeance, loss of loved one, revenge, cannibalism ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.8
 194K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, serial killer, supernatural, investigation, small town life, murder, surrealism, hallucination, who done it, mysterious death, secret, double life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1989, 20th century
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.5
 35K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, german, nazism, russian, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, starvation, battles, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
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 7.5
 10K
Submarino (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. ...
Style: gloomy, thought provoking, bleak, depressing, melancholic ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, dysfunctional family, estrangement, redemption, drug addiction, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, loneliness, adaptation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: berlin germany, denmark, europe, copenhagen
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 7.7
 236K
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: mind bending, emotional, gloomy, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, guilt, drugs, drug addiction, suicide attempt, redemption, mathematician, tragedy, multiple storylines, grief, hit and run, faith ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 8.3
 21K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
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: gothic, atmospheric, touching, romantic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, couple relations, rich and poor, unlikely couple, fall in love, love and romance, romance, estate, love story, social differences, looking for love, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, gay, sexual abuse, homosexual rape, child molestation, pedophilia, male rape, homosexual, coming of age, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, man boy relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1991 ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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